Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 22 August 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 22 August 2017

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22 August 2017

Tata Power its joint venture company Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL) synchronized 186 MW Shuakhevi Hydro Project in Georgia.  AGL is a Tata Power joint venture with Norway’s Clean Energy Invest AS Norway (Clean Energy) and IFC InfraVentures (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. It is is the largest hydro power plant to be... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 August 2017

The 413th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is being celebrated all over Punjab, Chandigarh, and Haryana. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has extended warm greetings to Punjabis living across the globe on the occasion. His teachings are even more relevant today and should be emulated by one and all for the creation of an... Read More

category: Environment

22 August 2017

Google launched its version 8.0 of the operating system as Android Oreo. The Oreo boasts of a two times faster boot speed, autofill option, and a longer battery life. The new update comes with a Picture-in-Picture feature that allows the user to see two apps simultaneously. Google is also making it easier to log into different apps, extending... Read More

category: Appointments

22 August 2017

The board of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) given 'in-principle' approval to acquire government's 51 (point) 11 percent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. They approved the sale of its 51.11 percent stake in oil refiner HPCL to India's largest oil producer ONGC.  HPCL is a Government... Read More

category: Persons

22 August 2017

A team of scientists from United States of America (USA) has discovered an inexpensive prevention technique (therapy) against sepsis in newborn babies. The team was led by US-based Indian doctor Pinaki Panigrahi. Each year globally, more than 600,000 infants die of sepsis most of them in developing countries. In the new oral prevention... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 August 2017

The Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country grew by 37 percent to USD 10.4 billion during the first quarter of the current financial year. According to the figures of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), India had received USD 7.59 billion FDI during April-June 2016-17. The main sectors which attracted the highest... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

22 August 2017

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Ministry of Health inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Vaccine Institute. The signing of the MoU is a continuation of India’s partnership with IVI to provide safe, effective and affordable vaccines for people around the world. India is a vaccine industry... Read More

category: Important Days

22 August 2017

Physical police verification for a passport will not be needed from next year as the Centre is planning to connect the procedure with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems, CCTNS. The CCTNS is expected to be linked with the passport service of the External Affairs Ministry allowing online police verification for passports within a... Read More

category: International

22 August 2017

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar launched ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ Programme. The programme is an initiative of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to prepare a physical Health and Fitness Profile Card for more than 12 lakhs. It aims to provide a comprehensive and inclusive report... Read More

category: Business & Economy

22 August 2017

Karnataka Government launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari in Bengaluru under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall. It aims to condense small water particles by clouds (size less than 10 microns) to droplets of 50 microns, which can constitute rains. Cloud seeding (also known as weather modification technique) is an... Read More

category: International

22 August 2017

Indian Navy’s second CU (landing craft utility) Mark IV L52 ship was commissioned at Port Blair, capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. LCU L52 is the second LCU Mk-IV class ship to be inducted into the Indian Navy. It is designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. It is an amphibious ship with the... Read More

category: International

22 August 2017

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs Shri Rajnath Singh launched digital police portal under Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project (CCTNS). The portal is a smart policing initiative of the Government to provide services to citizens and aid efficient police investigation. It is a portal of a platform for citizens to file... Read More

category: International

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