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Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford
Current Affairs Headlines of 20th August, 2017

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→ ‘Champions of Change‘ Initiative Organised by NITI Aayog.

→ Akshay Urja Diwas is celebrating on 20th August evry year since 2004.

→ Army to Get 6 Apache AH64E Attack Helicopters in Deal worth Rs 4,168 Crore.

→ Axis Bank to waive 12 EMIs on home loans under Shubh Aarambh scheme.

→ Birthday of Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was the Prime Minister of India, serving from 1984 to 1989.

→ Central Government has approved a nearly Rs 32,000 crore plan for boosting Coast Guard capabilities.

→ China launched its first cyber court specializing in handling Internet-related cases in the e-commerce hub of Hangzhou.

→ Dr. Mamta Suri took charge as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) in New Delhi.

→ General Motors India announced the appointment of Sanjiv Gupta as the new President and Managing Director of the company.

→ India’s first World Peace University inaugurated in MIT, Pune.

→ Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford.

→ Qatar has launched a new direct route to Pakistan.

→ Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah was appointed as the chief of Sri Lanka‘s naval forces, making him the first from the minority Tamil community to head the Navy since the brutal civil war erupted in the country 45 years ago.

→ Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev as Russia’s new ambassador to India.

→ Saudi Arabia to open Salwa border point to Qatari pilgrims for Haj.

→ The Finance Ministry and the World Bank signed a grant agreement of $24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for ecosystem service improvement project.

→ The US and Japan have agreed to advance their multilateral security and defence cooperation with countries like India, South Korea and Australia, amidst China‘s growing assertiveness in the Asia Pacific region.

→ Union Bank of India signs agreement with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and Cholamandalam MS General Insurance.

→ US and Japan have agreed to advance defence cooperation with countries like India, South Korea and Australia.

→ Veteran photographer S Paul died at a hospital in New Delhi. He was 88. He was a self-taught photographer. He was the first Indian to win the Nikon International Photo Contest in 1971.

→ World‘s Most expensive player Neymar became the Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International, pledging to work for millions who are “less visible” but deserve equality.


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