Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 16 August 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 16 August 2017

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16 August 2017

India 's first museum will open this week in Amritsar Punjab, as India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years as independent nations. The museum will include photographs, newspaper clippings, donated personal items, and screens showing video interviews with survivors. It will have 'The Gallery of Hope', where visitors can scribble... Read More

category: Appointments

16 August 2017

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report 2017, Melbourne (in Australia) world’s most liveable city for a record seventh year in a row. Melbourne scored an overall rating of 97.5 out of 100 on the liveability index. It is the first time in the survey’s 15-year history that a city has held the No 1... Read More

category: International

16 August 2017

The National Company Law Tribunal approved the merger of Reliance Communications (RCom) and Aircel. RCom will merge into Aircel and a new entity will be created called Aircom, with both partners having 50% equity stakes. The new company will have earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of Rs 15,000 crore based on... Read More

category: International

16 August 2017

The Union Government directed internet majors Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to immediately remove links of the dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge. The Ministry of Electronics and IT informed to the internet majors that there are instances of children committing suicide in India while playing Blue Whale... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

16 August 2017

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad lauded the Supreme Court's initiative to make trial court appointments more transparent and appealed to states opposing the proposed centralised selection mechanism, to reconsider their stand. The Supreme Court indicated that it was inclined to go ahead with a proposal for the central government-funded... Read More

category: Appointments

16 August 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to philosopher and sage Sri Aurobindo on his 145th Birth Anniversary.  Sri Aurobindo's rich thoughts and grand vision for India continues to be a great source of inspiration. A spiritual reformer and philosopher, Sri Aurobindo had a major contribution in the Indian freedom struggle.

category: Indian Affairs

16 August 2017

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated as the next generation projection mapping system at the iconic Gateway of India in south Mumbai. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, business tycoon Anand Mahindra, ministers Subhash Desai, Ram Shinde, Jaykumar Rawal were also present on the occasion.

category: Business & Economy

16 August 2017

Scientists from the University of Toronto, Canada have developed an injectable tissue bandage dubbed as AngioChip, smaller than a postage stamp can repair damaged hearts. The AngioChip is a tiny patch of heart tissue with its own blood vessels and heart cells beating with a regular rhythm. It is made out of the biocompatibility,... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

16 August 2017

China and Nepal signed three agreements to further boost their ties in power, energy and economic sectors. The agreements cover three different domains namely economic and technological cooperation, a framework agreement on the promotion of investment and China-aid oil and gas resources survey project. The agreements signed cover oil and gas... Read More

category: Appointments

16 August 2017

Sankara Rao, a Government company is set to have a new Managing Director & CEO in E Sankara Rao who is currently Chief General Manager at India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL). The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has given its nod for the Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposal to appoint Emandi Sankara Rao as... Read More

category: Business & Economy

16 August 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a website to honor all the gallantry award winners since Independence. The portal will preserve and tell the stories of bravest men and women, civilians as well as armed forces personnel. The website gives details of the Chakra Series awardees i.e., Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok... Read More

category: Persons

16 August 2017

India to host the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline. The IGC discussions between both countries comprehensively reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and took stock of the progress. The pipeline first proposed in 1995 will transport natural... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

16 August 2017

Santosh Sharma appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL). He is at present Director (Operations) in the HCL.  The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment to the post for a period of five years, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). 

category: Indian Affairs

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