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Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 August 2017

14 hrs ago
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Milkha Singh appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity

Italy to host G-7 Interior Ministers' summit on security

19 hrs ago
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Italy would be hosting the summit of the Group of Seven Interior Ministers on security issues in October 2017.

 

Milkha Singh appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity

21 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

As a WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Milkha Singh will promote Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Prevention and Control Action Plan in South-East Asia Region.

Natco Pharma receives USFDA nod to market renal disease drug

22 hrs ago
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Lanthanum carbonate is the salt formed by lanthanum (III) cations and carbonate anions.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 August 2017

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

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.

Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaurya commissioned in Goa

2 days ago
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ICGS Shaurya is the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).

India's first online course on Infusion Therapy launched

2 days ago
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Nine of ten patients admitted in hospitals receive infusion therapy during the course of their stay for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

Iran responds to US sanctions by voting to boost military defence

2 days ago
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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.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 14 August 2017

2 days ago
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The towering Jamaican, who had dominated the sprint race like nobody else, was helped to his feet.

14 August: Day in History

2 days ago
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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 appointed Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 August

Aug 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

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.

International Youth Day 2017 observed globally

Aug 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

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 set to embark on its final mission

Aug 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 August 2017

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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.

Veteran poet Vijay Nambisan passes away

Aug 11, 2017
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A graduate from IIT-Madras, Nambisan co-authored his first poetry book 'Gemini' with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes.

Ministerial meeting of BIMSTEC sets off in Kathmandu

Aug 11, 2017
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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.

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of the country

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Naidu who will be holding the second highest constitutional office in the country was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind.

India and US to co-host Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad in November 2017

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

PM Modi through a tweet said, "The Summit is a unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start-ups with a global leader.”

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 11 August 2017

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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.

Study finds millions of black holes in Milky Way

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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.’

Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 August 2017

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

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.

Actor Sitaram Panchal of ‘Peepli Live' fame passes away

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Acclaimed Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away at the age of 54 after a long battle with kidney and lung cancer.

India ranks 43rd in 2017 Global Retirement Index

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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.

NCERT launches web portal to enable online orders for textbooks

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Schools can place their orders for the session 2018-19 by entering their respective Boards’ affiliation numbers and other details till 8 September 2017.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 10 August 2017

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

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.

Actor Dev Patel honoured with Asian Game Changer Award 2017

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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.

Former West Bengal Minister Gyan Singh Sohanpal dies

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Fondly called 'Chacha' by all, Sohanpal began his political life by joining the Congress during the 1942 Quit India movement.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 August 2017

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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 Sanwar Lal Jat passes away

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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.

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