NDA & CDS 2017 Exams: Important Facts of August 2017

The article covers all the important events of national and international importance, persons in news and sports.

NDA & CDS 2017 Exams: Current Affairs Recap – August 2017
NDA & CDS 2017 Exams: Current Affairs Recap – August 2017

For the benefit of NDA & NA (II) Exam 2017 aspirants, the Jagran Josh is providing the important current affairs events that happened in August 2017. They are provided in simple bullet form for easy memorization. It is strongly advised to revise and re-revise the material before the exam.

National & States

• The Geographical Indications Registry recently granted Geographical Indication status to Gobindobhog rice. The rice belongs to - West Bengal

• He was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India recently - Justice Dipak Misra

• Supreme Court has struck down the practice of Triple Talaq in Muslim community by saying that the practice violates certain articles of Indian Constitution. The two articles were being violated are - Article 14 and 21

• The assembly of this State has passed the Religious Freedom Bill 2017 with the aim to stop forced conversions- Jharkhand

• He was appointed as Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC, for a period of three years - Prasoon Joshi

• He was re-elected as the President of Kenya on 11 August 2017 - Uhuru Kenyatta

• Government of this state has directed all Madrassa to compulsorily hoist the national flag and sing the national anthem on Independence Day - Uttar Pradesh

• Assembly of this state has passed a bill to reclassify coconut as a tree ensuring legal protection to it – Goa

• Name the mobile application that was developed by the Indian Army to enable serving soldiers to track details like postings, promotions, and monthly payslips as well as form 16 – Humraaz

• ISRO is working on the NISAR mission along with this international space research organisation - NASA

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World Events

• Scientists have developed a technique to edit embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes heart disease in families. The technique is - CRISPR

• External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 31 August 2017 will be participating in the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference that will be held in - Sri Lanka

• The biggest X-ray laser gun on earth named, European X-ray Free Electron Laser, is scheduled to be opened in September 2017. It is located in – Germany

• Android 8.0 Version that was recently launched by Google - Android Oreo

• The Satellite that was launched by NASA for ensuring that astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth - Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M)

• British scientists recently developed the world’s smallest surgical robot named – Versius

• President Juan Manuel in August 2017 declared that the country’s 50-year conflict with the FARC ended, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down. Juan Manuel is the President of this country – Colombia

• NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to begin its final five ultra-close orbits around this planet - Saturn

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Persons in News

• Eminent scientist and Founder-Director of Cellular and Molecular Biology who passed away recently - Pushpa Mittra Bhargava

• He was appointed as the Secretary General of industry chamber FICCI - Sanjay Baru

• This noted economist has been appointed as the new Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog – Rajiv Kumar

• Former Union Minister Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in as Vice President of India on 11 August 2017. With this he became – 13th Vice President of India (in person)

• Veteran barefoot footballer who passed away recently - Ahmed Khan

• He was conferred with the prestigious Global Agriculture Leadership Award-2017 - Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

• Vishal Sikka on 18 August 2017 resigned as Managing Director and CEO of a software company. Name the company is – Infosys

• He was appointed as the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region - Milkha Singh

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• India’s PV Sindhu settled for the silver medal at the 2017 BWF World Championships. Gold was won by - Nozomi Okuhara of Japan

• The winner of the 2017 SAFF U-15 Championship is – India

• The National Sports day is celebrated on this day to mark the birth anniversary of legendary Hockey player Dhyan Chand - 29 August

• Winners of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2017 - Para athlete Devendra and hockey player Sardar Singh

• The winner of the 2016-17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award is - Cristiano Ronaldo

• The winner of the 2016-17 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award is - Lieke Martens

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