Current Affairs » August 2017 » 71st Independence Day Is Celebrating India On 15th August
→ 71st Independence Day is celebrating India on 15th August.
→ A three-day annual cultural festival named ‘Fete de Puducherry’ organised by the government of India begins in Puducherry.
→ Alexander Zverev shocked second seed Roger Federer in straight sets in the Montreal Masters final to win his fifth title of the season.
→ Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
→ Chief executive of Commonwealth bank will retire amid pressure from regulators over alleged breaches of laws on laundering and terrorism financing.
→ Environment Minister Launches ‘Gaj Yatra’ to Mark World Elephant Day 2017.
→ Finance Ministry has issued guidelines for mandatory installation of energy efficient appliances in all Central Govt buildings across India.
→ Gabriel Chundan won the 65th edition of the prestigious Nehru Trophy held at the Punnamda Lake in Kerala.
→ Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints in Forbes‘ top 10 Innovative Firms List.
→ India‘s First Online Course on Infusion Therapy Launched.
→ India’s 1st aviation university, Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University will be inaugurated on Aug 18 in UP’s Rae Bareli district
→ Indian Navy would join the People’s Liberation Army Navy in a maiden maritime search and rescue exercise at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium in November.
→ Indian pair of Mairaj Khan and Rashmmi Rathore won gold in the mixed skeet team event at 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Kazakhstan.
→ Infusion Nurses Society – A global authority in infusion therapy launched India’s first online course on Infusion Therapy for nurses.
→ Jharkhand Assembly has passed Religious Freedom Bill 2017 that aims to stop forced conversions in the state.
→ Lalit Modi has resigned as the president of the Nagaur District Association, severing his ties with the Rajasthan Cricket Association.
→ Legendary Sprinter Usain Bolt Retires.
→ Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra an initiative providing job opportunities to unemployed youth in Mumbai.
→ Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra.
→ Mairaj-Rashmmi Pair Bags Gold at Asian Shotgun Championship.
→ Maratha Yoddhas edged out Haryana Warriors 10-9 in finals to win the inaugural edition of Super Boxing League at Siri Fort Squash & Badminton Stadium.
→ Ministry of Culture Organizes ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi Program‘ in Coimbatore.
→ Odisha Government and Facebook Launches ‘SheMeansBusiness‘ Program.
→ Pakistan hoisted largest flag in its history at Attari—Wagah border near Lahore to mark country’s 70th Independence Day.
→ S. Aparna, an IAS officer from Gujarat cadre has been appointed as Executive Director, World Bank to represent the constituency of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka for three years.
→ SBI has reduced its staff headcount by 6,622 in 1st quarter of FY18 to 2.73 from 2.80 lakh due to retirements & voluntary retirement scheme.
→ Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has been appointed as the chief of Rajya Sabha TV.
→ SpaceX is set to launch an unmanned cargo ship towards International Space Station, including a super-computer that could direct astronauts on deep-space missions.
→ The India-ASEAN Youth Summit begins in Bhopal. The event is being organised by Foreign Ministry, Madhya Pradesh government and India Foundation. Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh (in picture), and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the five day Summit.
→ To take forward the initiative PM Modi for a New India movement from 2017 – 2022, a Sankalp Se Siddhi programme was held in Coimbatore.
→ Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina came out with a stupendous performance as she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to clinch women’s singles title of Rogers Cup.
→ Ultrasensitive DNA sensor that can detect S. pyogenes, a bacterium which causes a wide range of diseases in about 30 min has been developed.
→ UN Declares Somalia Free of Polio.
→ Veteran journalist T J S George has been chosen for the first Kesari Media Award, instituted by the Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust.
→ World Health Organisation has declared Somalia polio free as it has not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last 3 years.
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