Current Affairs » August 2017 » Gujarat First State To Implement Coal Utilisation Between Power Units
→ 1st phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre, set up to detect cyber security threats has been made operational.
→ 3 Indian companies including HUL, Asian Paints & Bharti Airtel have been ranked among Forbes’s list of World’s Most Innovative Companies.
→ According to a global survey India is the worst place for retirement, In a global retirement index of 43 countries, India ranked the lowest
→ Amazon has announced launch of virtual customer service model, an initiative to create cost efficient employment prospects for skilled candidates.
→ Bangladesh will soon open a new diplomatic station in Chennai.
→ BitBay launches trading platform for digital currency.
→ Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away after a 3 year long battle with kidney & lung cancer.
→ China has sent an unbreakable code from its quantum satellite to Earth, marking realization of quantum key distribution technology for the 1st time.
→ External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj departed for Kathmandu to participate in the 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting (10th and 11th August).
→ External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will depart for Kathmandu to participate in 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting.
→ Gujarat First State to Implement Coal Utilisation Between Power Units.
→ IDFC Bank has partnered with Zeta to launch IDFC Bank Benefits – Payment solution for corporates that digitises employee spends & claims.
→ India ranked 43rd position in 2017 Global Retirement Index (GRI). It is published by French asset management company Natixis Global.
→ ISRO is planning to launch a full-fledged niche Earth observation satellite called Hyperspectral Imaging using a critical chip it has developed.
→ Kynan Chenai & Shreyasi Singh of India have won bronze in mixed team trap event in Asian Shotgun Shooting Championship in Astana.
→ Kynan Chenai Wins Bronze at 7th Asian Shotgun Championships.
→ Logistics Data Bank project, to make India’s logistics sector more efficient through use of IT, will soon expand operations to country’s southern region.
→ MoS for HRD Upendra Kushwaha launched NCERT web portal for supply of textbooks to schools & individuals in Delhi.
→ National Green Tribunal has imposed an interim ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in Delhi.
→ National Skill Development Corporation & Google India will come together to train app developers for mobile platform on Android & web platforms.
→ NITI Aayog Selects 6 States for Transformative Change in Health & Education Sectors.
→ Odisha will partner with Facebook to train women entrepreneurs & Self Help Groups to promote entrepreneurship & digital literacy.
→ Online entertainment platform Netflix announced that it has acquired Millarworld, a comic book company.
→ Oxford Launches Tamil, Gujarati Online Dictionaries.
→ Qatar has scrapped visa requirements for visitors from 80 countries including India to host Football World Cup 2022.
→ SEBI has introduced an online registration mechanism for custodians of securities to make it convenient for them to do business.
→ Softbank has invested in Flipkart through its $100 billion technology-focused Vision Fund.
→ SoftBank Vision Fund Invests in Flipkart to Become One of its Largest Shareholders.
→ Telangana CM Initiates Rs. 2,000-cr Sriram Sagar Modernization Project.
→ The Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd (MCX), the country’s largest commodity exchange has received capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi) approval to launch options trading in gold.
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