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Current Affairs Headlines of 19th August, 2017

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→ 5 Indian-origin persons, including Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, have featured in Fortune’s annual list of 40 young and influential people in the field of business inspiring others with their work.

→ BSNL has unveiled its mobile wallet in partnership with MobiKwik to enable one-tap bill payment for its over 100 million subscribers.

→ Cabinet Approves Completion of North Koel Reservoir Project.

→ Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of DIPAM for the strategic disinvestment.

→ CCEA has given approval to the Scheme of providing budgetary support under GST for eligible industrial units in J&K, Uttarakhand, HP & north eastern states including Sikkim.

→ Dr. Mamta Suri has taken charge as Executive Director, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India.

→ Emma Stone has been named Hollywood’s best-paid female actor in Forbes annual list of top earners.

→ General Motors India has announced the appointment of Sanjiv Gupta as the new President and Managing Director of the company.

→ India has approved the purchase of six Boeing Co.-made Apache AH-64E multi-role attack helicopters valued at Rs4,168 crore for the army.

→ Infosys chief executive officer Vishal Sikka resigned after being at the helm for a little more than 3 years.

→ Karur Vysya Bank has unveiled Aadhaar Enrolment Centre following UIDAI’s directive last month.

→ National Highways Authority of India launched two mobile Apps – MyFASTag and FASTag Partner in New Delhi, to facilitate the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection.

→ On-demand payments platform for small & medium businesses Instamojo has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-series B funding from AnyPay.

→ RBI has made it mandatory for the farmers to link Aadhaar numbers to their accounts to avail subsidized farm loan.

→ SBI is planning initial public offerings of 2 regional rural banks in next one year, the first such move by a public sector bank.

→ Sohail Mahmood has assumed the charge of Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India in New Delhi.

→ Tata Power has become the first power utility to introduce a QR code based bill payments system in India. The QR code linked to Unified Payments Interface (UPI) will be printed on the electricity bills.

→ The 16th edition of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships 2017 was held in London.

→ The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for raising Extra-Budgetary Resources of up to Rs 9020 crore during the financial year 2017-18.

→ The Finance Ministry and the World Bank signed a grant agreement of $24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for ecosystem service improvement project.

→ The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has announced November 13 as the date for conducting its National Assessment Survey (NAS) for the students of class 3, 5, and 8.

→ The Union Cabinet approved the proposal to complete the balance works of North Koel Reservoir Project in Bihar, stalled since 1993.

→ The United States named Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist group.

→ Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, launched the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign.

→ US & Japan have agreed to advance their multilateral security & defense cooperation with countries like India, South Korea & Australia.

→ Veteran photographer S Paul died in New Delhi at the age of 88.

→ Vishal Sikka of Infosys Ltd has resigned as Managing Director and Chief Executive of the company with immediate effect.

→ World’s most expensive player Neymar has become Handicap International’s 1st ever ambassador at a ceremony at UN in Geneva.

→ Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen clinched the Bulgaria Open International Series title after a hard-fought win over Zvonimir Durkinjak in the men’s singles final in Sofia, Bulgaria.


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