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Microsoft Ties Up With Telengana To Use AI To Screen Kids For Eye Issues
Current Affairs Headlines of 05th August, 2017

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→ 2nd Agri UDAAN Program Launched in New Delhi.

→ A new representative body US-India Strategic Partnership Forum is being set up to enhance business relations b/w the 2 countries.

→ Aadi Perukku Festival Celebrated in Tamilnadu.

→ Agriculture Ministry has signed a MoA for setting up a regional centre of global rice research institute IRRI in Varanasi, to develop high- yielding rice varieties.

→ Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017, which was promulgated in May, was passed in Lok Sabha.

→ Brazil‘s Neymar has become the world‘s most expensive footballer, with Paris Saint-Germain signing him for a five-year deal from Barcelona for a fee of Rs1,680 crore (€222 million).

→ Department of Health & Family Welfare has terminated its 10-year contract with GVK-EMRI which provides emergency response service 108 Arogya Kavacha.

→ Financial Minister Arun Jaitley launched a new ETF under the name Bharat 22, which will comprise shares of 22 companies.

→ First Meeting of Japan-India Coordination Forum held in New Delhi.

→ Govt has launched Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign in a phased manner for across the country to reduce measles morbidity and mortality.

→ Govt inks MoA to set up IRRI’s regional centre in Varanasi.

→ Govt is launching a new AGRI-UDAAN programme that will mentor startups & help them connect with potential investors.

→ Harmanpreet Kaur to be Appointed DSP by Punjab government.

→ HeliTaxi Services From Bengaluru Airport to Electronic City Launched.

→ IBM has opened its 1st Machine Learning Hub in Bengaluru which would provide a physical space to organisations for hands-on training on machine learning.

→ In order to make desi GPS independent from the US clock system ISRO will sign an MoU with CSIR-National Physical Laboratory for time and frequency traceability services.

→ Infosys has signed an agreement to acquire Brilliant Basics, a London-based product design & customer experience innovator.

→ IRCTC Launches Book Now, Pay Later Scheme For Tatkal Tickets.

→ Israel has launched it’s 1st environmental research satellite from Guiana, in a JV b/w Israel Space Agency & CNES.

→ ISRO & NASA are working towards realisation of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar mission by 2021.

→ Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched Kotak Remit — an Aadhaar-based integrated outward forex remittance solution for both customers and non-customers.

→ Lok Sabha has passed NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by voice vote that seeks to amend National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981.

→ Lok Sabha Passes Bill to Raise NABARD’s Capital to Rs30,000 crore.

→ Maharashtra has launched MahaDBT portal, through which benefits of all govt schemes will be transferred directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries in the state.

→ Microsoft Ties Up With Telengana To Use AI To Screen Kids For Eye Issues.

→ Mohammad Mustafa has been appointed as Chairman and Manging Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India.

→ Neymar has completed his move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee worth £200m.

→ Qatar’s Cabinet has approved a draft law making permanent residency available to some non-citizens, marking a shift from its reliance on its longstanding visa-sponsorship system.

→ State Bank of India plans to raise Rs. 2,000 crore by allotting Basel-III compliant bonds to various investors.

→ Tata Memorial Centre has joined hands with Indian Dental Association to start India’s 1st digital initiative for prevention & early detection of oral cancer.

→ Telangana govt has signed an agreement with Microsoft India to adopt cloud-based analytics solution for Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram.

→ The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the proposed merger between Bharti Airtel and Telenor India.


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