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Sanjaya Baru has appointed as the Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Current Affairs Headlines of 04th August, 2017

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→ Baba Ramdev‘s Patanjali Teams Up With Facebook, Google for Online Advertisement Push.

→ Cabinet has approved a MoU b/w India & BRICs countries to set up BRICS Agriculture Research Platform.

→ Cabinet has approved scrapping of no-detention policy in schools till Class 8.

→ Cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians by amending electoral laws.

→ Digital payment company Mobikwik has raised Rs 225 crore from Bajaj Finance.

→ East Bengal honours Dhanraj Pillay with ‘Bharat Gaurav‘.

→ Facebook Acquires AI Startup to Make Messenger Smarter.

→ Former Union Minister Santosh Mohan Dev Passes Away.

→ Gautam Kaushik appointed as PAYBACK India‘s new CEO.

→ Germany has test launched a face recognition surveillance system at Berlin’s railway station that would contribute to anti-terrorism efforts.

→ Google India has reached a milestone of 100,000 villages with its Internet Saathi programme which was launched as a pilot in Rajasthan in July 2015 along with Tata Trusts.

→ Indian Army has developed a mobile application through which serving soldiers can track details like postings & promotions.

→ ISRO’s launch capacity will get a major boost with Satish Dhawan Space Centre set to get a second vehicle assembly building by end of this year.

→ Japan has joined hands with India to aggressively develop infrastructure projects in northeastern states.

→ Karnataka Bank to offer 5% for Saving Deposits over Rs 1 crore, 3% for Deposits Below Rs 1 lakh.

→ KRAS, a joint venture b/w Kalyani Strategic Systems & Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel inaugurated their state-of-the-art facility at Hyderabad.

→ Lok Sabha has passed 2 bills extending Central GST and Integrated GST to Jammu and Kashmir.

→ Multi Commodity Exchange of India and Mahindra Agri. have signed a MoU to provide agriculture related price information.

→ Peter O‘Neill Re-elected Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.

→ Pushpa Bhargava, Scientist And Activist, Dies At 89.

→ Railways has announced that people can now book their ticket under the tatkal quota on IRCTC website & can pay later.

→ Sanjaya Baru has appointed as the Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

→ SEBI forms committee headed by T K Viswanathan on fair market conduct.

→ SEBI has setup a committee on fair market conduct which will suggest measures for improving surveillance of the markets.

→ The 7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held in Shanghai to fight protectionism and safeguard intellectual property rights.

→ The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved three railway connectivity projects worth Rs3,940 crore in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

→ The proposed merger between Bharti Airtel and Telenor India has been approved by the National Company Law Tribunal.

→ The US Senate has confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump.

→ The US Senate has overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray as the man to lead the FBI.

→ Two-time Paralympic gold-medallist Devendra Jhajharia became the first paralympian to be recommended for the country’s highest sporting honour – the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

→ Union Cabinet has been apprised of the pact signed b/w India & Spain on cooperation in the renewable energy sector.

→ Walmart India Appoints Devendra Chawla as EVP and COO.


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