Current Affairs » August 2017 » FMCG Britannia To Set Up Largest Plant In Maharashtra
→ ‘Dawn of cruise tourism in India’ inaugurated in Mumbai.
→ 2030 Water Resources Group will help Maharashtra Govt raise $270mn from Green Climate Fund.
→ 8th Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Ministerial Meeting Held in Manila.
→ Amazon India has said it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Telangana Department of Handloom and Textiles.
→ Amazon India, Telangana Handloom dept ink pact.
→ Ankur Mittal Clinches Two Golds At The Asian Shotgun Championship.
→ Axis Bank has cut savings account interest rate by 50 bps to 3.5% on balances of up to Rs. 50 lakh.
→ British Indian actor Dev Patel has been selected for the prestigious Asia Game Changer award in recognition of him using celebrity to place a spotlight on India’s poor.
→ Centre has decided to observe this Independence Day as ‘Sankalp Parva’ and asked the people to dedicate themselves to social causes.
→ Centre has declared entire Assam as a “disturbed” area under controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for 1 more month.
→ Centre has launched Swachh Survekshan Gramin to encourage states and districts to improve sanitation coverage and solid liquid waste management.
→ Coconut Regains ‘Tree‘ Status in Goa as Assembly Passes Bill.
→ FMCG Britannia to set up largest plant in Maharashtra.
→ Foreign ministers of Southeast Asia & China have adopted a negotiating framework for a code of conduct in South China Sea.
→ General Insurance Corp. of India has filed draft red herring prospectus for its initial public offering.
→ Govt is planning to install a 24X7 seamless virtual fence with sensors along the India-Pakistan border to curb infiltration bid.
→ Health & wellness startup CureFit has signed actor Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador for 5 years at Rs100 crore.
→ India finished the Asian Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines with two silver and six bronze medals.
→ India’s Ravindra Jadeja edged out Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to become top-ranked Test all-rounder as per the latest ICC rankings.
→ Indian businessman & philanthropist in UAE, Firoz Merchant was honoured with UAE’s prestigious Community Service Medal.
→ International Day of the World‘s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9th August.
→ Japan Remembers Nagasaki Atomic Bomb - 9th August.
→ Justice Dipak Misra has been appointed as the 45th Chief Justice of India. He was nominated by present CJI JS Khehar last month.
→ Maharashtra to raise $270 m from Green Climate Fund.
→ Maria Sharapova has accepted an invitation to make her seventh appearance at the China Open in Beijing.
→ Market regulator Securities & Exchange Board of India has directed stock exchanges to initiate action against 331 firms that it suspects are shell companies & are listed on bourses.
→ Mastercard & PayPal have extended their partnership into Asia Pacific to enhance consumer experience & make Mastercard a payment option with PayPal.
→ Omar McLeod of Jamaica won the 110m Hurdles final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.
→ Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh released a book on the popular author titled ‘Khushwant Singh: In Wisdom and in Jest’.
→ The Railways has earned an additional revenue of Rs 540 crore in less than a year through the flexi fare scheme and there is no plan to discontinue it.
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