Current Affairs » August 2017 » International Youth Day Is Being Observed On 12th August
→ Cab-hailing firm Ola has raised over Rs231 crore from Tekne Private Ventures through issue of preference shares.
→ Canara Bank has unveiled 2 new digital services for online payments – Bharat QR and Bharat Bill Payment System.
→ Code on Wages Bill, which seeks to fix a national minimum wage for over 4unorganizednised sector workers, was introduced in Lok Sabha
→ Davinder Singh Kang has become the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw World Championships.
→ Delhi India‘s Largest, Asia‘s Fastest Growing City - Four Indian Cities In Top 5.
→ German-born nun Ruth Pfau, who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan died in southern city of Karachi.
→ Govt has decided to launch a new sub-scheme named Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana as part of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission.
→ India and US to Co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad.
→ India and US will co-host Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad from November 28 this year.
→ International Youth Day (IYD) is being observed on 12th August.
→ Lok Sabha Passes Bill Approving Merger of Associate Banks with SBI.
→ Multi Commodity Exchange has received capital markets regulator SEBI’s approval to launch options on gold.
→ National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 10 projects in Bihar, West Bengal & Uttar Pradesh worth Rs 2,033 crore.
→ Oxford University Press has launched online dictionaries in Tamil and Gujarati as part of its special focus on Indian languages.
→ Poet and writer Vijay Nambisan, who became the first All India Poetry Champion in 1988, passed away on August 10.
→ Pseudathias vizagensis - Vizag‘s ‘Rayichapalu‘ Declared One Of The Rarest Fish In The World.
→ Punjab National Bank (PNB) has introduced biometric attendance in the place of the existing system of signing attendance in the attendance register.
→ RBI to Pay Rs 30,659 cr Dividend to Government.
→ Tata Motors & Volkswagen group firm Skoda have decided not to pursue a proposed long-term partnership due to feasibility issues
→ The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed an interim ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in the entire national capital.
→ The second round of National Deworming Day is observed between 10th of August to 23rd August in 33 States and Union Territories to tackle worm Infections, targeting more than 11 crore children.
→ To improve road safety, govt of Telangana in association with WRI India Ross Centre & ISB launched Smart Streets Lab programme.
→ Uttar Pradesh Govt has launched a new awareness drive called Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra.
→ Vinay Dube has joined as the CEO of Jet Airways after receipt of all requisite govt & regulatory approvals.
→ Wayde van Niekerk’s dreams of emulating legend Michael Johnson’s 200m/400m world double lay in tatters on as Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev edged the 200m final.
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