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Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 August 2017

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President Ram Nath Kovind presented the National Safety Awards (Mines) for the years 2013 and 2014.

Sanjiv Gupta appointed as President and MD of General Motors India

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Gupta joined General Motors in 2003 and since then, he has served various critical roles in VSSM, Auto Financing, Business Planning, Corporate Finance and Financial Planning in the US and Canada.

President gives away National Safety Awards (Mines) for the years 2013 & 2014

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The award for each mine was received jointly by one management representative and one workers’ representative.

World Humanitarian Day observed globally

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World Humanitarian Day (WHD) was observed across the globe on 19 August 2017 with the theme #NotATarget.

Scientists develop artificial womb to save extremely premature babies

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Scientists have developed an artificial womb that has been successfully tested to incubate healthy baby lambs for a week.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 August 2017

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Asteroid Florence is named in honour of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Reports suggest that it is about 4.4 kilometres in size.

Asteroid Florence to pass safely by Earth on 1 September: NASA

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Asteroid Florence, which is one of the largest near-Earth asteroids, will pass safely by Earth on 1 September 2017 in its closest ever encounter with the planet.

Fact Box: Navika Sagar Parikrama

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The project is expected to promote Ocean Sailing activities in the Navy while depicting Union Government's thrust for ‘Nari Shakti’.

Union Government signs GEF Grant Agreement with World Bank

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India signed a grant agreement worth USD 24.64 million with the World Bank for Ecosystem Service Improvement Project.

NHAI launches mobile App MyFASTag and FASTag Partner

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Moreover, NHAI has also started Online sale of FASTags and offline sale through Common Services Centre (CSC) near toll plazas.

Cabinet approves raising Rs 9020 Cr for Long Term Irrigation Fund

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The Union Cabinet has given its approval for raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) of up to Rs 9020 Cr for Long Term Irrigation Fund as per the requirement during 2017-18.

Mamta Suri takes charge as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board

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Prior to this appointment, Suri was serving as the Chief General Manager of the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India.

Defence Ministry clears proposal to procure 6 Apache attack helicopters for Army

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6 Apache attack helicopters will be purchased at an expense of around 4168 crore rupees.

Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO, Pravin Rao appointed interim chief

1 day ago
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Infosys said that the company’s board had accepted Sikka’s resignation during a board meeting held on 18 August 2017.

World this Week: 7 August to 13 August 2017

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World this week 7 August to 13 August 2017 provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that happened in the week. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

Union Environment Ministry launches Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali Campaign

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The campaign is aimed at enlightening the children about harmful fire crackers.

Veteran photographer S Paul dies at 88

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The photographer who defined photography in his own style was a winner of almost every major international prize associated with the profession.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 18 August 2017

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The Foreign and Defense Chiefs of Japan and the United States have agreed to continue exerting pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs.

Saudi Arabia's King orders border to be reopened for Qatari pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman orders reopening of the border with Qatar to give Qatari pilgrims an easy pass to carry out their annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Union Cabinet approves completion of North Koel Reservoir Project

2 days ago
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The project is situated on North Koel river which is a tributary of Sone river that joins the river Ganga.

Union Cabinet approves new Metro Rail Policy

2 days ago
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The policy enables private investments across a range of metro operations making Public-Private Partnership (PPP) component mandatory for availing central assistance for new metro projects.

India has 27312 elephants: All-India Elephant Population Estimation

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According to the report, Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6049), followed by Assam (5719) and Kerala (3054).

Chilesaurus, the ‘missing link’ in dinosaur evolution mystery found

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Chilesaurus, originally classified as a relative of T rex, may solve the biggest mystery in dinosaur evolution, as it is reported to be the missing link between two major dinosaur groups, plant-eating herbivores and carnivores.

Union Cabinet approves creation of non-lapsable Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh

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The funds arising from the MUSK will be utilized for schemes in the education sector which would be available for the benefit of students of secondary and higher education.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 August 2017

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The Agriculture Ministry said, record production has been achieved in rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses due to the good rainfall and various initiatives taken by the government.

United States designates Pakistan based terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as Terrorist Organisation

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The US decision came nearly two months after adding the group's Pakistan-based chief Syed Salahuddin to its list of designated global terrorists.

Union Government releases 4th Advance Estimate of production of major crops for 2016-17

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The total food grain production in the country is estimated at 275.68 million tonnes, which is higher by 10.64 million tonnes (4.01%) than the previous record production of food grain achieved during 2013-14.

Cabinet approves procedure and mechanism for Strategic Disinvestment

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal of Department of Investment and public Asset Management (DIPAM) for revision in the procedure and mechanism for strategic disinvestment.

Real Madrid beats Barcelona to win 2017 Spanish Super Cup

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The 2017 Spanish Super Cup was the 31st edition of the tournament.

RBI makes Aadhar linkage mandatory for farmers to avail short-term crop loans in 2017-18

2 days ago
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To ensure the concessional crop loan reaches to genuine farmers, RBI has advised banks to ensure proper documentation including the recording of land details even when the farmer avails gold loans for such purposes.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 17 August 2017

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The approval of DIPAM proposal will empower the Core Group of Secretaries to take policy decisions with regard to procedural issues and to consider deviations as necessary from time to time for effective implementation of decisions of CCEA.

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