Current Affairs » August 2017 » The Founding Day Of Madras Is Considered To Be 22nd August 1639
→ 12-year-old Indian-Origin Crowned Child Genius in UK.
→ 1st shipment of American crude oil worth $100mn will reach India next month.
→ 5 think tanks from BRICS countries has signed a memorandum to begin exchanges & conduct joint research
→ According to the Agriculture Ministry India is losing $9 to 10 billion every year in extreme weather events.
→ American Tennis Player Serena Williams has topped the Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes of 2017 with $27 million in earnings between June 2016 and June 2017.
→ British scientists have developed worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients.
→ Career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev has been appointed as Russia’s new ambassador to India.
→ Centre has doubled child care allowance for women employees with disabilities to Rs. 3000 per month.
→ Centre will provide Rs. 70,000 as monthly fellowship to those researchers doing their PhDs in Indian Institutes of Technology or Indian Institute of Science.
→ Defence Ministry has approved delegation of administrative & financial powers to Border Roads Organisation.
→ Dick Gregory, the legendary comedian and civil rights activist passed away.
→ Dr. Nanda Kumar Jairam, CEO, Chairman & Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals, India, has been awarded ‘Healthcare Personality of the Year’ award.
→ Goa govt has launched 3 biofuel-powered buses on a pilot basis.
→ Google will be unveiling latest Android operating system, Android O through a live streaming event from New York City.
→ Govt is exploring the possibility of setting up an eco-park under public-private partnership mode to make R&D in e-waste recycling commercially viable.
→ India and US are scheduling the first meeting of the newly established “2+2” format, of the defence and foreign ministers from each side.
→ Indian-origin boy has been crowned as the UKs Child Genius in a popular television quiz competition.
→ Japan has launched a rocket & put the 3rd of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system.
→ NASA has launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.
→ Nestle India has tied up with Amazon India for the launch of its new Nutrilicious range of Maggi Noodles.
→ Power Grid has entered into a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank for an amount of $500 million for its various projects.
→ Rajasthan government and state-owned oil firm HPCL inked an agreement to form a joint venture company for Barmer petroleum refinery and petrochemical complex.
→ Smriti Irani has inaugurated Jharkhand’s first textiles manufacturing and export unit ‘Orient Craft Ltd’.
→ Sports Ministry has dropped para-sports coach Satyanarayana from the list of this year’s Dronacharya awardees.
→ The 1st regional centre of New Development Bank was officially opened in Johannesburg, South Africa.
→ The country’s largest lender, SBI, accounts for over 27 per cent of the total amount owed to public sector banks by wilful defaulters. As many as 1,762 wilful defaulters owed SBI Rs25,104 crore.
→ The first regional centre of the New Development Bank, set up by India and other BRICS nations, was officially opened by South African President Jacob Zuma and the bank‘s Indian head K V Kamath.
→ The founding day of Madras is considered to be August 22, 1639.
→ The Indian Army is working on a project to add more teeth to its T-90 main battle tanks by arming them with a third generation missile system.
→ To celebrate 2nd phase of ‘Momentum Jharkhand’, Smriti Irani was made the chief guest of the event.
→ UK Scientists Create World‘s Smallest Surgical Robot.
→ Union Ministry of Defence Approves Delegation of Powers to Border Roads Organisation.
→ US and South Korea 10-day Annual Military Exercise Begins.
→ With 2.47 lakh applications, Indians continued to be largest group of H-1B visa aspirants during first nine months of the current US financial year.
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