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Renaming of central sector scheme SAMPADA as PM Kisan Sampada Yojana approved by CCEA
Current Affairs Headlines of 24th August, 2017

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→ According to Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the government has decided to proffer 40 per cent reservation for girls at 100 Navodaya-type schools and five higher education institutes it plans to set up for minority community students.

→ Alibaba Group’s Jack Ma is back on top as Asia’s richest man following gains in the company‘s earnings and share price. Jack Ma is worth $37.4 billion, according to the Forbes real-time billionaires list.

→ Ashok Mittal, Chairman of the Railway Board submitted his resignation to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. His resignation comes in the wake of a number of a high-profile accidents and derailments on the Indian Railways.

→ Ashwani Lohani, the CMD of Air India has been named as the new Chairman of Railway Board, following the resignation on A.K. Mittal. Ashwani Lohani, an IRSME cadre has previously served as DRM, Delhi Division.

→ Brian Aldiss, British Science Fiction Writer Passes Away.

→ Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

→ During April-June 2017, FDI jumps 37% to 10.4 billion USD.

→ Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing Passes Away.

→ Government confirms introduction of new Rs. 200 notes.

→ Govt to provide pensions for transgender soon: Andhra CM.

→ In February Air India Museum to be opened in Mumbai.

→ In Kolkata ‘Food ATM’ installed for poor and needy.

→ India Football Star Oinam Bembem Devi Receives Arjuna Award.

→ IOC to Invest Rs 52,000 cr in Paradip Refinery Post Pact with Odisha Govt.

→ Last surviving member of 1st Parliament post 1947 passes away.

→ Nepal PM Deuba on 5 day visit to India.

→ New Zealand‘s oldest cricketer Tom Pritchard has passed away. He was 100. Pritchard claimed 818 wickets across 200 first-class games, including 695 during a decade of service at Edgbaston.

→ ONGC gives in-principle nod to acquire govt’s stake in HPCL.

→ Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offers to resign over train accidents.

→ Renaming of central sector scheme SAMPADA as PM Kisan Sampada Yojana approved by CCEA.

→ Rescue wagon launched by Karnataka for mass casualties.

→ The former rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg is Hollywood‘s highest-paid leading man, earning $68 million pretax in 12 month scoring period. From India, Shahrukh Khan is the highest paid actor (Rank 8) followed by Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Wahlberg has replaced out last year‘s top-ranked star, Dwayne ‘The Rock‘ Johnson.

→ The government gave its go-ahead to the Reserve Bank of India to issue Rs 200 notes that will ease pressure on lower-denomination currency bills.

→ The government has hiked the ceiling for the creamy layer from Rs. 6 lakh per annum to Rs. 8 lakh per annum for central government jobs,

→ 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.

→ To offer voice-based shopping Google partners with Walmart.

→ Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, addressed the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi.

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