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→ According to a report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the island of Tuvalu was the least visited country in 2016.
→ Ahmed Khan, a member of India’s gold winning football team at the first Asian Games in 1951 passed away at the age of 91 after prolonged illness..
→ Arun Jaitley hands over LRSAM to Indian Navy.
→ Barcelona star Lionel Messi became the first player to pass 350 goals in La Liga with a double for Barcelona in the 2-0 win against Alaves.
→ Central Board of Direct Taxes has recently notified the revised rules for a safe harbour regime.
→ China and India have agreed to end a lengthy stand-off at the Sikkim border that began in June.
→ Defence Minister Arun Jaitley handed over the Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile jointly developed by India and Israel, to the Indian Navy, at Bharat Dynamics Ltd here.
→ Defence Minister Arun Jaitley launched BEML’s third Line ultra modern metro manufacturing facility in Bengaluru.
→ Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen defeated Lin Dan in straight games to claim the men’s singles gold at the World Championships in Glasgow.
→ External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the country‘s first ‘Videsh Bhavan‘. The Bhavan integrates all offices of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in Maharashtra It is located in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai.
→ External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Colombo to participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference to be held from August 31.
→ In Kenya, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000. It is the world’s toughest law which is aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.
→ India and Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC).
→ India‘s two-time Olympic footballer and East Bengal legend Ahmed Khan passed away at the age of 90.
→ Insuranace Regulatory & Development Authority of India has launched a Central Database of all Insurance Sales Persons in the country.
→ International Day against Nuclear Tests to be observed on 29th August.
→ Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India.
→ Lalrokima and Vikram struck in the second half to guide India to SAFF Under-15 Championship title win as India beat Nepal.
→ Lewis Hamilton defeated Formula 1 title rival Sebastian Vettel in the Belgian Grand Prix to close the gap in the championship to seven points.
→ Mercedes‘ British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton registered his 58th career race win after claiming the Belgian Grand Prix title.
→ National Sports Day: 29 August.The country‘s largest telecom services provider, Bharti Airtel, entered into a partnership with Symantec Corp, the world’s leading cyber security company, to serve the growing cyber security requirements of businesses in India.
→ Nitasha Biswas, a transwoman from Kolkata was crowned the first Miss TransQueen India. The competition was held in Gurugram, Haryana. Biswas is currently pursuing Masters in Business Management in Kolkata, West Bengal.
→ P V Sindhu Won Silver at World Badminton Championship 2017.
→ PV Sindhu won the silver medal at the 2017 World Championship. She was defeated by Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.
→ Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lieke Martens were named the UEFA Players of the Year 2017.
→ Scientists from CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram have been able to turn waste into wealth.
→ Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years of imprisonment. The sentencing came three days after the CBI court in Panchkula convicted Singh in a 2002 rape case.
→ The 56th annual three-day conference of the Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine is being held in Bengaluru.
→ The Finance Ministry has imposed a five year anti-dumping duty on Sodium Nitrite imports from China.
→ The Finance Ministry has imposed a five-year anti-dumping duty on Sodium Nitrite imports from China. Deepak Nitrite Ltd had filed the petition, which was also supported by Punjab Chemicals & Crop Protection Ltd, seeking sunset review investigations on Sodium Nitrite imports from China.
→ The Income Tax Department has imposed Rs 7,900 crore penalty on the tax demand of the same amount on a unit of billionaire Li Ka-shing’s CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.
→ The Indian Institutes of Technology, Bombay and Indore, have jointly developed a biosensor that makes it possible to detect kidney disorders in less than eight minutes.
→ The Indian U-15 football team completed a brilliant comeback win over Nepal to win the SAFF U-15 Championships in Kathmandu, Nepal.
→ The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has launched a Central Database of all Insurance Sales Persons in the country.
→ The vice president of India Venkaiah Naidu launched the National Sports Talent Search Portal, a government initiative to unearth sporting talent from every nook and corner of the country.
→ Tobe Hooper, best known for his work in the horror film genre, passed away at the age of 74.
→ Transport Company Uber has finally selected a new CEO of the company- Dara Khosrowshahi. He is from Iran. Khosrowshahi is the CEO of online travel booking company Expedia Inc.
→ Uber has chosen Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO.
→ Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Mr. Vijay Goel announced that the first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav will kick-start from Delhi.
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