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Gujarat First State to Implement Coal Utilisation Between Power Units
Current Affairs Headlines of 11th August, 2017

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→ 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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