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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 31 August 2017

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31 August 2017

Eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail (74) was bestowed with prestigious Saraswati Samman 2016. He was awarded for his novel “Hawthan" portraits about cultural lives of traditional pottery community in Goa. The award comprises of plaque and a cash purse of Rs.15 lakh by Union minister for commerce and industry Nirmala... Read More


31 August 2017

Unicity International, headquartered in Orem, Utah, United States launched world's first ever Genomeceutical (gene controlling) range of products to India. DNA contains the biological code that defines every single protein in the body. It undergoes a process called transcription or gene expression that creates a "messenger"... Read More

category: Environment

31 August 2017

Shri Rajiv Gauba, IAS (Jharkhand cadre-1982 batch) took over as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Mr. Gauba joined the Ministry of Home Affairs as Officer on Special Duty on June 27, 2017. He took charge as the Union Home Secretary upon the superannuation of Shri Rajiv Mehrishi.

category: Obituary

31 August 2017

Dr. R.K. Raghavan appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Cyprus announced. He served as a former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director from January 4, 1999, to April 30, 2001. He served as the director of Tamil Nadu Fire Service and as the director-general of the Tamil Nadu State Vigilance Directorate.

category: Business & Economy

31 August 2017

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Limited included in the second scheduled to the RBI Act 1934 on 30th Aug 2017. This grants the ‘Scheduled Bank’ status to Ujjivan Small Finance Bank’ from the date of notification. Currently, Ujjivan SFB has 65 full-fledged brick and... Read More

category: Sports

31 August 2017

The Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Myanmar for the conservation of earthquake-damaged pagodas at Bagan. The MoU will be signed during the official state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Myanmar during 6-7 September 2017. Pagodas are the Buddhist temple typically in the form of a... Read More

category: Appointments

31 August 2017

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch PSLV-C39 carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS-1H). The satellite will lift off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, on board the rocket PSLV C39. NavIC system is equivalent to the GPS service having a footprint over... Read More

category: Important Days

31 August 2017

The India and the European Union agreed to strengthen cooperation between their security and intelligence agencies to protect from the threat of terrorism and check terror financing. During the 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue in New Delhi, the two sides deliberated extensively on combating terror financing and... Read More

category: Persons

31 August 2017

Solar energy services company Freyr Energy tied up with Axis Bank to offer term loans ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 50 lakh for tenures up to five years, for solar rooftop installations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The loans will be given to MSMEs and self-employed individuals to install Freyr rooftop solar plants for industrial and commercial... Read More


31 August 2017

The Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting was held in New Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman and Tanzanian delegation was led by the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment Mr. Charles John Mwijage. With an investment of US $ 2.2... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

31 August 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated highway and road projects worth Rs15,000 crore for the state in Udaipur, Rajasthan. He has also inaugurated Chambal bridge in Kota.  He opened around 12 national highway projects worth Rs5,610 crore and laid foundation... Read More

category: Business & Economy

31 August 2017

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog in partnership with MyGov and the United Nations announced the winners of the Women Transforming India Awards, 2017. Honourable Minister for Textiles and Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani awarded top 12 winners honoring their courage and role in transforming societies. The top... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

31 August 2017

The Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up US $40 million India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund. India and Israel will make a contribution of US $4 million (Rs.25 crore) each for Fund. The MoU aims at a promotion of bilateral Industrial Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

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