Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 11 August 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 11 August 2017

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11 August 2017

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) approved ten projects in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal to the tune of about Rs. 2,033 crore. These projects were approved in the 5th meeting of the Executive Committee of NMCG. NMCG is the implementation wing of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection, and Management of River Ganga... Read More

category: Committee

11 August 2017

The 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) ministerial meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal. The two-day meet was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba and will be chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister. The BIMSTEC is a sub-regional grouping comprising of... Read More


11 August 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that India and the United States will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad from November 28, 2017. The Summit is a unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start-ups with global leaders.  It is being organized by the NITI Aayog in coordination with the Ministry of... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

11 August 2017

Softbank fund invests one of its largest shareholders Flipkart Group (Flipkart) India’s leading e-commerce marketplace announced an investment a mix of primary and secondary capital from SoftBank Vision Fund (Vision Fund), the world’s largest technology focused investment fund. This is the biggest ever private investment in an... Read More

category: International

11 August 2017

 M Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as the 15th Vice President of India. His predecessor Hamid Ansari and the first vice president S Radhakrishnan had held the post for two consecutive terms. He served as BJP president, a minister in various portfolios and a long-time Rajya Sabha member.

category: International

11 August 2017

Facebook launched Youtube competitor called ‘Watch’ recently. Watch is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work. In the first phase “Watch’’ will be introduced to a limited group of people in the US and plan to bring the... Read More

category: Sports

11 August 2017

The Lok Sabha passed the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.  The bill seeks to repeal the two Acts namely State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959, and State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956. It is to amend the State Bank of India (SBI) Act, 1955 to remove references to subsidiary banks and powers of State Bank of India... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

11 August 2017

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Google India launched Android Skill Development Programme to launch mobile app development training on the Android and Web platform and improve the quality of mobile app development ecosystem in India. The 100-hour duration course is designed to be delivered by NSDC’s partner agencies,... Read More

category: Business & Economy

11 August 2017

Davinder Singh Kang becomes the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw World Championships. He had an 82.22m in his opening throw and then came up with 82.14m in his second. He is the first ever Indian who is qualified in the men’s javelin throw final round in any World Championship.

category: Indian Affairs

11 August 2017

The Multi Commodity Exchange Limited (MCX), the country’s largest commodity exchange has received capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) approval to launch options trading in gold. It will allow investors and hedgers to minimize their price risk at a fraction of the cost compared to currently... Read More

category: Sports

11 August 2017

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao initiated a Rs. 2,000 crores project that seeks to modernize the project. This project on the Godavari river has the potential to serve several districts in the state. Under this project, water from the Pranahitha river joins the Godavari, will be diverted at Medigadda and pumped into the... Read More

category: Persons

11 August 2017

Oxford University Press (OUP) launched online dictionaries in Tamil and Gujarati as part of its special focus on Indian languages. Oxford Global Languages (OGL) is a major initiative from Oxford Dictionaries aims to build dictionaries and lexicographical resources for round 100 of the world's languages and to make them available online.


11 August 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed an interim ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in the entire national level. They issued a fine of fine of Rs 5,000 on anyone found in possession of non-bio degradable plastic bags less than 50 microns, which is the thickness of a human hair.  It also... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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