Current Affairs » August 2017 » Home Minister Rajnath Singh Launches Digital Police Portal
→ ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ Programme, an initiative of KVS to prepare a physical Health & Fitness Profile Card for more than 12 lakhs of KV students was launched in Kochi.
→ 10 year-old golfer, Aryaman Singh wrapped up the season on a high note, blazing his way through the first five events of the Indian Golf Union-West Zone.
→ 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress took place in New Delhi.
→ AIADMK Merger: O Panneerselvam Sworn in as Deputy CM of Tamil Nadu.
→ American Tennis Player Serena Williams has topped the Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes of 2017 with $27 million in earnings between June 2016 and June 2017.
→ Arunachal Pradesh has adopted a rehabilitation policy which deals with matters concerning land lease, extending Central & state benefits to Tibetans residing in the state.
→ Ashok Leyland and Indian Institute of Technology Madras have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a Centre of Battery Engineering at IIT Madras.
→ August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
→ Australia defeated Iran 79-56 to claim the championship of the FIBA Asian Cup basketball tournament in Beirut.
→ Cab hailing firm Uber has tied up with Axis Bank & HDFC Bank for Unified Payments Interface based payments.
→ CISF ADG Dharmendra Kumar has been appointed as director general of the Railway Protection Force.
→ Delhi social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam has announced a blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers.
→ Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country grew by 37 percent to USD 10.4 billion during the first quarter of the current fiscal. According to the figures of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), India had received USD 7.59 billion FDI during April-June 2016-17.
→ Google has launched its version 8.0 of operating system as Android Oreo
→ Govt is planning to end physical police verification for passports by replacing it with a connection to national database of crimes & criminals that will keep track of background of a passport applicant.
→ Home Minister Rajnath Singh Launches Digital Police Portal.
→ India Football Star Oinam Bembem Devi Receives Arjuna Award.
→ Indian Council of Medical Research & Union Ministry of Health inked a pact with International Vaccine Institute, South Korea to collaborate on vaccine research & development.
→ IOC to Invest Rs 52,000 cr in Paradip Refinery Post Pact with Odisha Govt.
→ Lakshmi Vilas Bank has roped in McKinsey for consultation on strengthening & reorganising MSME business, especially in southern region.
→ NASA Launches Satellite to Help Astronauts Talk to Earth.
→ National Sports Awards 2017 Announced.
→ Navy has inducted a landing craft utility ship LCU L52 which was commissioned by Lt Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Jagdish Mukhi.
→ Nestle India Ties up With Amazon.
→ ONGC board approves HPCL takeover of 51.11% stake.
→ Qatar Airways has entered into an interline partnership with Vistara, under which customers of 2 carriers will have seamless travel to & from India to over 150 destinations.
→ Smriti Irani Inaugurates Handicraft Manufacturing Unit in Jharkhand.
→ The 10th round of negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement between India and Canada started in New Delhi.
→ The board of ONGC has given ‘in-principle’ approval to acquire the government’s 51.11% stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation.
→ The cloud seeding experiment called Project Varshadhari was launched in Bengaluru under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall.
→ The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a 40-member ‘preview committee’ with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri as its convenor to select movies for the international film festival.
→ The Information and Broadcasting Ministry on 21 August 2017 constituted a 40-member ‘preview committee’ for the International Film Festival of India 2017, which is going to be held in Goa.
→ The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan assistance of Rs 1,349.55 crore to the Rajasthan government for the creation of rural infrastructure in the state under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
→ Triple talaq, the controversial Muslim divorce law that allows men to leave their wives immediately by uttering “talaq” thrice has been banned by Supreme Court.
→ Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar launched the ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ Programme in Kochi, Kerala.
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