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→ 2nd World Congress of Optometry is going to be held in Hyderabad during Sep 11-13.
→ A museum based on partition of the Indian subcontinent is set to open in Amritsar.
→ According to Deutsche Bank report, India’s growth momentum will get stronger with revival in private investment cycle.
→ Bill Gates has made his largest donation in 17 years giving away $4.6 billion worth of shares in Microsoft Corp. Donation reduces Gates stake to 1.3%.
→ Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi launched ‘Indira Canteen’ in Bengaluru with the vision of providing good quality of food to the poor at a cheap price.
→ Corporation Bank has bagged the best performance awards for SHG-bank linkage programme for Karnataka for 2015-16 & 2016-17 from National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development
→ CSS Corp was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in Best New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Platform as a Service category at 14th Annual International Business Awards 2017.
→ Govt has directed internet majors – Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft & Yahoo to immediately remove links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge.
→ Govt has imposed a penalty of $264 million on Reliance Industries & its partners for producing less than targeted natural gas from eastern offshore KG—D6 fields in 2015-16.
→ IFCI is set to have a new Managing Director & CEO in E Sankara Rao.
→ India & Turkmenistan discussed India’s joining to Ashgabat Agreement that envisages establishment of International Transport & Transit Corridor b/w Iran, Oman & Turkmenistan.
→ India is among top 11 countries as 7 of its companies are among a list of 200 largest publicly traded entities that are making significant revenue from clean energy.
→ India will host the next steering committee meeting of proposed 1,814km long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.
→ Italy will host a summit of Group of Seven Interior Ministers centered on security issues in the fall.
→ Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced that he’ll be setting up a coaching academy in Dubai Pacific Sports Club in UAE.
→ Melbourne has been declared the most liveable city in the world for 7th year running by Economist’s annual global liveability survey.
→ Members of Indian diaspora in UK took part in 1st ever Freedom Run to mark India’s 71st Independence Day.
→ National Company Law Tribunal has approved the merger of Reliance Communications & Aircel.
→ National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to UP govt over deaths of dozens of children & others at Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur.
→ Nepal & China have reached 3 different bilateral agreements to bolster economic cooperation between the two countries.
→ One of the foremost theatre personalities of Bengal, actor and director Shobha Sen, died in Kolkata.
→ Prime Minister Modi has said his govt plans to invest Rs 1,000 cr to transform 20 universities into “world class” educational institutions.
→ Santosh Sharma has been appointed as chairman & managing director of Hindustan Copper Ltd.
→ SBI has launched a CSR initiative, SBI Gram Seva which will work in areas of health, education, environment & rural infrastructure.
→ Scientists have developed an injectable tissue bandage smaller than a postage stamp that can repair damaged hearts.
→ Scientists have developed the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine that may be more effective, safer and cheaper than other vaccines.
→ Tata Motors, India biggest automobile company has appointed PB Balaji as its new group chief financial officer. He will take over the reins from CR Ramakrishnan.
→ Tenure of L C Goyal as Chairman and MD of India Trade Promotion Organisation has been extended by 1 year.
→ The govt has approved a new metro rail policy for expanding the metro network across various cities in the country.
→ The govt of South Australia has announced plans to construct the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta.
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