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NITI Aayog Announced Winners of the Women Transforming India Awards 2017
Current Affairs Headlines of 31st August, 2017

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→ A 101-member Indian Police contingent has returned to country with record breaking haul of 321 medals including 151 Gold, 99 Silver and 71 Bronze medals at the World Police & Fire Games held in Los Angeles, Calfornia in USA.

→ Amazon has announced a partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement the Karnataka Government’s Ksheera Bhagya Scheme in the city.

→ Bihar govt releases Rs 1935 crore to undertake relief operations in flood affected areas.

→ Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company (CHOICE) has come up with a ‘Point-of-Sale’ product targeted at the mass-market segment. The product- ‘PoS - Easy Bima Plan’ is the first PoS product for the company and is a pure term insurance plan.

→ Centre to extend Aadhaar deadline till December 31.

→ Defence Accounts Department (DAD) organized its first Synergy Conference on Defence Pensions in New Delhi.

→ Goods and Services Tax Collection for First Month reached Rs 92,283 Crore.

→ Google-owned YouTube has refreshed its iconic logo and introduced some major design changes to its desktop and mobile apps.

→ Haryana CM rules out resignation for violence.

→ India and the European Union have agreed to strengthen cooperation between their security and intelligence agencies to combat the threat of terrorism and check terror financing.

→ Indian Hotels Company Ltd., (IHCL) names Puneet Chhatwal as CEO & MD.

→ Narendra Modi to Attend 9th BRICS Summit in China.

→ NITI Aayog Announced Winners of the Women Transforming India Awards 2017.

→ Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated highway and road projects worth Rs15,000 crore for the state in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

→ Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have successfully created an implantable bioartificial pancreas model grown within 3D silk scaffold.

→ Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) said Mohammad Mustafa has assumed office as the chairman and managing director.

→ Solar energy services company Freyr Energy has tied up with Axis Bank to offer term loans ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 50 lakh for tenures up to five years, for solar rooftop installations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

→ Tata group hospitality firm Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has appointed Duetsche Hospitality chief executive Puneet Chhatwal as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

→ The Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting was held in New Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by Minister for State for Commerce and Industry Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman and Tanzanian delegation was led by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Mr. Charles John Mwijage.

→ The Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to launch PSLV-C39 carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS-1H).

→ The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) decided to open the Low Enriched Uranium Bank in Kazakhstan. The IAEA opened the bank to ensure the supply of nuclear fuel in the event of disruption due to political or market problems.

→ The Sanath Jayasuriya-led Sri Lankan cricket selection panel has stepped down in the wake of the country’s horrible performance against India.

→ Top stock exchange BSE‘s board has approved another five-year term for its chief Ashish Chauhan.

→ Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the YUVA – a skill development program.

→ UP government decides to end interview in government jobs.

→ Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat flags off run in Dhyan Chand’s memory.

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