Current Affairs » August 2017 » Flipkart Has Launched Budding Star Programme To Help Employees Achieve Their Dreams
→ According to a new study from Oxford Economics, Indian cities are set to expand the most across Asia, with growth speeding up from past 5 years.
→ According to a survey covering 4626 villages across the country by Quality Council of India, 62.4% of households had access to a toilet
→ Bajaj Auto has announced a partnership with UK’s Triumph Motorcycles to jointly make mid-capacity motorcycles for Indian and global markets.
→ BJP’s Member of Parliament from Ajmer and former Union minister Prof Sanwar Lal Jat passed away in New Delhi.
→ Flipkart has launched Budding Star Programme to help employees achieve their dreams by providing financial assistance & paid leave.
→ ICICI Bank has launched instant credit cards enabling its savings account customers to get a credit card instantly, in a completely digital & paperless manner.
→ IIT Delhi campus has recently launched a day care facility to support researchers & faculty.
→ India and United States of America will conduct ”Yudh Abhyas” joint exercise between their armies in September.
→ India has ratified 2nd commitment period of Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming its stand on climate action.
→ India shooter Kynan Chenai won a bronze in men’s trap event, his first international medal at the senior level, at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun at Astana, Kazakhstan.
→ Indian American Dilip Chauhan has been appointed to a key position of Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs in New York‘s Nassau county.
→ Indian-American Dilip Chauhan has been named as Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs by Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos.
→ International Biodiesel day - 10th August.
→ Jyoti Amge - Worlds Shortest Woman Unveils 51-Feet High Book.
→ Kotak Mahindra Bank will offer debit card at a special price of Rs 99 for the 1st year for customers who will open account under its 0 balance account scheme.
→ Nation is celebrating 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement with “Sankalp se Siddhi – The attainment through resolve” being the theme for 2017.
→ NITI Aayog has announced partnership with 3 States each to radically transform their Health & Education sectors.
→ Olympic Champion Wayde Van Niekerk won men’s 400 m event & retained his title in World Athletics Championships in London.
→ ONGC Videsh, overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corp, plans to invest $150 million in exploration this fiscal year.
→ Online entertainment platform Netflix announced that it has acquired Millarworld, a comic book company.
→ Over 100 delegates from 10 ASEAN countries will participate in the India-ASEAN Youth Summit to be held in Bhopal from August 14-19.
→ Private sector lender Axis Bank reduced interest rate on savings bank accounts by 50 basis points to 3.5 per cent for deposits up to Rs 50 lakh.
→ Private sector lender IDFC Bank has partnered with digital payments company Zeta, to launch ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’. It is a payment solution for corporates that digitizes employee spends and claims, making the process simple, real-time and paperless.
→ Rana Sarkar, an Indo-Canadian entrepreneur, has been appointed Canada‘s consul general in San Francisco as well as a member of the Canadian official team tasked with renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the US and Mexico.
→ Real Madrid captured the UEFA Super Cup for a second straight year, defeating Manchester United in finals to win 2-1 in Macedonia.
→ Second Phase of Measles-Rubella Campaign to Target 3.4 Cr Children.
→ South African president, Jacob Zuma has narrowly survived a motion of no confidence against him in parliament.
→ Sri Lankan Navy has commissioned an India-built state-of-the-art Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV), the first-ever purchase from a foreign ship builder, to boost its search and rescue capabilities.
→ Syndicate Bank has pared its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 5-10 basis points in certain maturity buckets.
→ The country‘s largest private sector lender, ICICI Bank, launched instant credit cards enabling its savings account customers to get a credit card instantly, in a completely digital and paperless manner.
→ The government has constituted a committee of joint secretaries for ensuring enhanced affordability, availability and accessibility of drugs for the citizens.
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