Current Affairs » August 2017 » Gujarat Government To Give Namo Tablets
→ According to leader in broadband testing Ookla, Norway has the fastest mobile Internet in the world.
→ Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Australia’s annual celebration of film from India and the subcontinent.
→ BSEs India INX has received an approval from SEBI to commence trading in gold options contracts from August 30.
→ Economic Survey has recommended govt to introduce a new law to ensure transparency of rules.
→ Factory output fell to a four-year low and contracted by 0.1% in June with poor performance of manufacturing and mining sectors.
→ Finance Ministry issues norms for Central offices to retrofit energy efficient appliances.
→ Gabriel Chundan, the snake boat powered by oarsmen of Thuruthippuram Boat Club won the 65th edition of Nehru Trophy held at Punnamda Lake.
→ Govt will amend cost audit rules under companies law to ensure parity b/w financial & cost records.
→ Gujarat Government to Give ‘Namo’ Tablets.
→ India & Russia will hold a mega war game involving their armies, navies & air forces for the 1st time to ramp up military ties.
→ India is deploying along its volatile border with Pakistan a smart Israel-developed fencing system.
→ India’s first ‘Railways disaster management village’ is expected to come up on the outskirts of Bengaluru by December next year.
→ Indian Oil Buys First Shale Oil from US.
→ Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected, defeating opposition leader & longtime rival Raila Odinga in a tense contest.
→ Maheshwari Bags Memorable Bronze at Asian Shotgun Championship.
→ Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot has inaugurated Inclusive Independence Day celebrations organized by the National Trust. Around 2500 people from all walks of life participated in the event along with 500 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
→ National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan has been appointed as part of the reconstituted Central Board of Film Certification, to be now chaired by writer Prasoon Joshi.
→ National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed Dilip Asbe to act as its chief executive officer in the wake of the retirement of A. P. Hota, its founding managing director.
→ Neil Chatterjee - Indian American Appointed to Chair US Energy Commission.
→ Report compiled by US govt agency has confirmed that 2016 was the warmest year on record & the 3rd year in a row of record global warmth.
→ Shashi Shekhar Vempati, chief executive officer of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has been appointed as the chief of Rajya Sabha TV.
→ The 15th Ministerial Meeting of BIMSTEC was concluded at Kathmandu, Nepal.
→ The Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 was given to Nora K. Jemisin, an American speculative fiction writer for her work ‘The Obelisk Gate‘. The award was presented at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki.
→ The International Space Station is expected to get its first supercomputer next week.
→ The White House said that President Donald Trump had appointed Neil Chatterjee as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
→ Under-19 cricket Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru, has been moved to Malaysia following Pakistan Cricket Board’s objection to the tournament being held in India.
→ Union Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey has launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring differently-abled and partially differently-abled children.
→ Union Minister, Harsh Vardhan launched ‘Gaj Yatra’, a nationwide campaign to protect elephants on the occasion of World Elephant Day.
→ Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain as the Jamaican crumpled to the track while chasing a final gold medal during the 400-meter relay.
→ Veteran journalist T J S George has been chosen for the first Kesari Media Award, instituted by the Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust.
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