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Ashwani Lohani appointed as Chairman of Railway Board

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Mittal's resignation came hours after Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express got derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district early on 23 August 2017.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 24 August 2017

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In an another decision, the Cabinet has increased the creamy layer ceiling for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing RS 6 lakh for central government jobs.

International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and Its Abolition 2017 observed globally

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The Day marks the anniversary of the 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which is now known as Haiti.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 August 2017

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The 1 cm nano missile can fly by burning the red phosphorus, and hit the target of three metres distance was developed with an aim to help Army personnel in their fight against terrorism.

National Sports Museum to be established in New Delhi

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The decision in this regard was taken three months back. The current venue for museum was finalized by the Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel himself.

Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing passes away

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He retired from the Rajya Sabha as its oldest member in 2014 after serving two terms since being elected to the upper house in 2002.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 23 August 2017

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As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Mumbai features amongst the 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 August 2017

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The bench that pronounced the judgement on Triple Talaq issue comprised judges from different religious communities -- Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim.

Indian Navy inducts second ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV

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The ship is commanded by Commander Kaushik Chatterjee and has a complement of 05 officers, 46 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition.

K Chandrashekhar Rao selected for Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2017

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Rao launched various initiatives for the welfare of farmers in the state such as providing free power to farmers, waiving off 1 lakh loan of every farmer, supplying fertilizers in time and announced to credit 4000 per acre per crop to every farmer.

I & B Ministry constituted 40-member preview panel for IFFI

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The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a 40-member 'preview committee’ for the International Film Festival of India 2017 with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri as the convenor.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 21 August 2017

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The high-level panel formed by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation had said the proposed schools could work on the patterns of Kendriya Vidayala or Navodaya Vidyalaya.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 22 August 2017

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The negotiations for the agreement, officially dubbed as the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), were launched in November 2010 to boost bilateral trade and investments.

A total Solar eclipse to sweep across North America after 241 years

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On 21 August 2017, the people of the United States would be witness to a complete eclipse of the sun, a spectacle that would be visible exclusively in the US.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 August 2017

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The Indianapolis sank in 12 minutes, making it impossible for it to send a distress signal or deploy life-saving equipment.

Polish-US writer Janusz Glowacki passes away

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His dark and absurd humour was also helpful in protecting his works from censors like the 1970 movie 'The Cruise' that in intricately showed the absurdities of life under communism in Poland.

Rahul Doshi crowned as ‘Child Genius’ in UK

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Rahul Doshi won the title by answering a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.

Union Ministry of Defence approves delegation of Powers to Border Roads Organisation

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The Union Ministry of Defence intends to bring transformational changes in the BRO in order to improve the pace of execution of works and to achieve the desired outcomes according to the requirement of the Armed Forces.

Nikolay Kudashev appointed as Russia's Ambassador to India

Aug 20, 2017
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The appointment of Kudashev came seven months after the death of Russia's previous Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 August 2017

Aug 19, 2017
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President Ram Nath Kovind presented the National Safety Awards (Mines) for the years 2013 and 2014.

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

Aug 19, 2017
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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

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

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 August 2017

Aug 18, 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.

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

Aug 18, 2017
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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

Aug 18, 2017
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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

Aug 18, 2017
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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.

Veteran photographer S Paul dies at 88

Aug 18, 2017
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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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 August 2017

Aug 17, 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.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 17 August 2017

Aug 17, 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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