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Chipmaker AMD presented a new line of microprocessor chips called ‘Ryzen Pro’ for commercial desktop workstations to be available in India and other countries by end of 2017. At the global launch of Ryzen Pro leading PC makers HP, Dell and Lenovo introduced new high-end workstations using Ryzen Pro to meet the demand of present scenario toughest computing-tasks. The Ryzen Pro desktop processor is an 8 core and 16 thread CPU and much faster than the rival Intel’s ‘Core i7’ which is of 4 core and 8 thread.

Indian-origin veteran civil servant JY Pillay appointed Singapore’s acting President. He replaces Tony Tan Keng Yam who completed a six-year term. According to the report, this is the first time the office has fallen vacant since the elected presidency was introduced in 1991.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports approved Constitution of 13-member Empowered Steering Committee (ESC). It will shape and influence India’s preparation for multi-disciplinary events, including 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. It will have chairperson appointed by the Government. It will have the mandate to work until December 31, 2020, with clearly defined terms and reference.

Swedish defence major SAAB to tie-up with Adani Group to manufacture the Gripen E fighter jets in India under the Defence Ministry’s $10 billion single-engine fighter jet procurement programme. The announcement comes within months of US’ Lockheed Martin announcing its joint venture with Tata Advanced Systems for producing the latest version of F-16 in India. Gripen is now used by the air forces of Hungary, Thailand, South Africa, Brazil and the Czech Republic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the two-day annual conference, Rajaswa Gyan Sangam, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The conference, jointly organized by the Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Central Board of Excise and Customs. The main objective of the conference is to enable a two-way communication between the policy-makers and senior officers in the field offices with a view to increase revenue collection and facilitate effective implementation of law and policies in key result areas.

The National Nutrition Week (NNW) observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of for the year 2017 is “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health“. The objective of this event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an overall impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately National development.

The world's highest sandcastle is now standing 16.68 meters tall in the German city of Duisburg. A German travel operator organized the construction of the mammoth sandcastle, bringing in 3,500 tons of sand over the past three and a half weeks to the site at a former steelworks in the inland city. The new sandcastle is decorated with sand models of tourist attractions such as Athens' Acropolis, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Ahmedabad in Gujarat formally accorded the status of India's first World Heritage City with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director General Irina Bokova handing over the certificate in this regard to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Ahmedabad was selected out of 250 cities in the race for the coveted status. India is second after China in terms of a number of world heritage properties in ASPAC (Asia and Pacific) region, and overall seventh in the world.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for a two nation tour to China and Myanmar. He will reach Xiamen to attend the 9th BRICS Summit. He will hold discussions with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on matters of mutual interest and also call on President U Htin Kyaw.

The world’s largest and powerful X-ray laser- European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) unveiled in Hamburg, Germany. The XEFL is series of 3.4-kilometer tunnels up to 38 meters underground near the city of Hamburg. It took 8 years to build 1.5-billion-euro ($1.7 billion) facility. It has the capacity to generate extremely intense laser flashes, at a rate of 27,000 per second generated by Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE).

Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot launched a scheme that provides for physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens belonging to the BPL category. The centrally-sponsored scheme, `Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana', was unveiled on April 1 this year and since then it has already been launched in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Under the scheme, devices were distributed to senior citizens free of cost. These devices will help the elderly people overcome their age-related physical impairment and lead a dignified and productive life with minimal dependence on care givers or other members of the family.

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