Current Affairs » August 2017 » Retired IAS Officer I V Subba Rao Has Been Appointed As The Secretary To Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu
→ According to Economic Survey India has emerged as one of the most open economies in the world for receiving FDI.
→ Controversial censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani has been sacked from his position. He will be replaced by Noted lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
→ David Rasquinha has been appointed as the managing director of Export-Import Bank of India.
→ Engineers at Purdue University in US have designed & tested a micro propulsion system that uses liquid water as a propellant for orbital manoeuvring of tiny satellites called CubeSats.
→ Hike Messenger has acquired Creo – A Bengaluru-based tech start-up that makes dual-SIM smartphone Mark 1.
→ Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, who last year was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, died in Israel, aged 113.
→ Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 was given to Nora K. Jemisin, an American writer for her work The Obelisk Gate.
→ India, World’s biggest buyer of vegetable oils, has raised import taxes on crude and refined edible oils to protect local oilseed farmers.
→ Indian Bank has introduced two tier interest rate structure for saving bank accounts.
→ International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations, observed annually on 12 August.
→ IOC has bought 1.9 mn barrels of US crude in its 2nd import tender seeking oil from America, making it 1st Indian refiner to purchase Eagle Ford shale oil.
→ Jet Airways India Ltd named Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jet Airways has been without a full-time CEO since Cramer Ball quit in February 2016.
→ Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta Re-elected.
→ Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh has been appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity in South-East Asia Region.
→ MoS for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaurya in Vasco, Goa.
→ National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved ten projects in Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh to the tune of about Rs 2,033 crore.
→ National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed Dilip Asbe to act as its chief executive officer in the wake of the retirement of A. P. Hota, its founding managing director.
→ National Payments Corporation of India has appointed Dilip Asbe, its chief operating officer, to act as its chief executive officer.
→ RBI will pay Rs 30,659 cr dividend to govt for the year ended 30 June, less than half of what it paid in the previous year.
→ Retired IAS officer I V Subba Rao has been appointed as the secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
→ SEBI has entered into a pact with its counterpart in Iran to promote technical assistance and facilitate cross-border co-operation in the area of securities regulations.
→ Sprint legend Milkha Singh has been appointed as World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region.
→ The Centre has appointed lyricist Prasoon Joshi as Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for a period of three years. Mr Joshi has replaced former Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani.
→ The Government of India has decided to launch a new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
→ The government of Telangana in association with the World Resources Institute (WRI) India – Ross Centre and the Indian School of Business (ISB) launched the ‘Smart Streets Lab’ program.
→ The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO) of Iran have entered into a bilateral MoU for mutual cooperation and technical assistance.
→ Under a state govt scheme launched by CM Vijay Rupani, Around 3.5 lakh college students in Gujarat will get tablets at a subsidised rate of Rs 1,000.
→ Union Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey has launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language.
→ With $2.4 billion funding from SoftBank, Flipkart has become the 3rd most funded private company globally.
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