Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 01 August 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 01 August 2017

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1 August 2017

Arvind Panagariya, the first vice-chairman of NITI Aayog was considered to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal pick for economic reforms announced his resignation. The 62-year-old Panagariya is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics at Columbia University.  It is known for his market-friendly views and is a... Read More

category: Business & Economy

1 August 2017

Tech giant Cisco named former Philips Healthcare executive, Sameer Garde as President for its India and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) operations. He succeeded Dinesh Malkani. He will remain associated with Cisco as the strategic advisor till the end of September 2017.

category: Indian Affairs

1 August 2017

The Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) was recently declared as the world’s first green metro after it added a green certification for all its major buildings and installations. They got the platinum rating for its 10 residential colonies for adherence to green building norms by the Indian Green Building Council... Read More

category: International

1 August 2017

Union Government launched ‘Swachh Survekshan-2018’ to rank all the 4,041 cities and towns in the country based on infrastructure development for improved sanitation services and their sustainability, outcomes, citizen connects and visible impact on the ground. Under the survey launched by Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, 500... Read More

category: International

1 August 2017

Los Angeles reached an agreement with the leaders of the International Olympic Committee on plans to host the 2028 Summer Games. It announced its bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics after agreeing on a deal that paves the way for Paris to host in 2024. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896.

category: Business & Economy

1 August 2017

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into 9 Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (UAPAs) with Indian taxpayers. The taxpayer has the option to rollback the APA for four preceding years, it makes a total of nine years of tax certainty is provided. The international transactions covered in these nine APAs include the provision of... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

1 August 2017

India won total 24 medals at the Jordan Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament. It includes 7 Gold, 7 Silver and 10 Bronze medals in the event, India was the second best finishers. Payas Jain won silver in the tournament recently.

category: Awards and Honours

1 August 2017

The Supreme Court imposed a ban on the use of five harmful heavy metals like lithium, antimony, mercury, arsenic and lead in the manufacturing of firecrackers as they cause air pollution. The apex court held that it is the responsibility of the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) to ensure compliance with ban order particularly in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

1 August 2017

The new bilateral Agreement on Trade Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan came into force recently. It aims to further strengthen the bilateral trade relations between both countries. The bilateral trade relations between India and Bhutan are governed by the Agreement on Trade, Commerce, and Transit. The agreement provides for a free... Read More

category: Obituary

1 August 2017

President Donald Trump awarded his first Medal of Honor to James McCloughan, an Army medic who served in Vietnam. He rescues Vietnam War is the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump in Washington. Donald John Trump is the 45th and current President of the United States.

category: Sports

1 August 2017

Indian shuttler C Rahul Yadav and Men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy won the Men’s singles and Men’s doubles title at Lagos International challenge. It was held in Nigeria. Rahul recently won the bronze medal in the Russain Open Grand Prix.

category: Business & Economy

1 August 2017

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge the Europabrücke or Europaweg (Europe Bridge) a ribbon-thin span nearly a third of a mile long at in Randa, Switzerland. It measures 1,620 feet long and rises as high as 278 feet above the Grabengufer ravine. It replaces an older bridge which was closed in 2010 after it was damaged by... Read More

category: Appointments

1 August 2017

The 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) meetings and other related meetings were held from 17 to 28 July 2017 in Hyderabad, India. The parallel meetings were also held by the three main Working Groups on Trade in goods, services, and investment. Working Groups in other areas... Read More

category: Business & Economy

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