|Fact Box: Vice President of India||08 August 2017|
|Senior bureaucrat Aparna appointed Executive Director at World Bank||08 August 2017|
|Rajiv Kumar succeeds Panagariya as new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog||08 August 2017|
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Milkha Singh appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity
Italy would be hosting the summit of the Group of Seven Interior Ministers on security issues in October 2017.
As a WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Milkha Singh will promote Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Prevention and Control Action Plan in South-East Asia Region.
Lanthanum carbonate is the salt formed by lanthanum (III) cations and carbonate anions.
The Defence Bill proposes that the government allocates an additional 260 million Dollars for the development of the missile programme and the same amount to Iran's Quds Force, a branch of the country's Revolutionary Guards Corps.
ICGS Shaurya is the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).
Nine of ten patients admitted in hospitals receive infusion therapy during the course of their stay for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
Iran's parliament has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence and foreign operations programmes by more than $500 million, in response latest US sanctions.
The towering Jamaican, who had dominated the sprint race like nobody else, was helped to his feet.
On this day in history, India was partitioned and Pakistan was given independence from the British Raj, formally ending the rule of the British Indian Empire.
Prasoon Joshi was appointed as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification in an honorary capacity from 11 August 2017 for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
BIMSTEC members agreed to emphasise the need for greater cooperation in trade and investment in order to deepen regional integration in the Bay of Bengal region.
The Day came into existence through the recommendation of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in August 1998 that 12 August should be declared International Youth Day.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to start off on its final mission-five ultra-close orbits around Saturn, before it takes a deep plunge into the planet, bringing an end to its 20-year-long journey.
Banking Regulation Bill enable the Central government to authorize the RBI to direct banking companies to resolve specific stressed assets by initiating insolvency resolution process.
A graduate from IIT-Madras, Nambisan co-authored his first poetry book 'Gemini' with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes.
The working session of the 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was inaugurated on 10 August. It was attended by Foreign ministers of all the member nations.
Naidu who will be holding the second highest constitutional office in the country was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind.
PM Modi through a tweet said, "The Summit is a unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start-ups with a global leader.”
Reports suggest that the Volume 2 of the Economic Survey can contain a commentary on farm loan write-offs and it may argue in favour of sharper interest rate cuts to accelerate growth.
The UCI researchers launched the celestial census after the first ever detection of gravitational waves in the year 2015. It was basically launched to investigate the ‘weirdness of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) discovery.’
The 43 countries included in the Global Retirement Index are the members of OECD, IMF advanced economies and the BRIC (Britain, Russia, India and China) countries.
Acclaimed Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away at the age of 54 after a long battle with kidney and lung cancer.
These 43 countries included in the index are the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Monetary Fund (IMF) advanced economies and the BRIC (Britain, Russia, India and China) countries.
Schools can place their orders for the session 2018-19 by entering their respective Boards’ affiliation numbers and other details till 8 September 2017.
The first round of NDD was observed in February 2015 and 8.9 crore children were administered the deworming tablet across 11 states and Union territories by achieving 85 per cent coverage.
As per the Asia Society, Dev Patel's roles in 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'Lion' challenge the audiences to view India's poor as individuals instilled with hopes, dreams and opportunities.
Fondly called 'Chacha' by all, Sohanpal began his political life by joining the Congress during the 1942 Quit India movement.
The six States have been chosen after a rigorous competitive process based on comprehensive metrics to determine the potential for impact and likelihood of success.
Former Union minister and BJP MP from Ajmer, Sanwar Lal Jat passed away in New Delhi, after suffering from a cardiac arrest during a meeting with BJP Party President Amit Shah.