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Morning Current Affairs Updates: 11 August 2017

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.

Aug 11, 2017 09:00 IST
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Venkaiah Naidu to be sworn in today as 13th Vice President of the country

Former Union Minister Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu will be sworn in as the 13th Vice President of India on 11 August 2017. He will be administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a special function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

After the ceremony, Naidu will take charge as the Chairman of Rajya Sabha at Parliament House and will preside over the proceedings in the Upper House. Naidu was elected as the Vice President on 5 August 2017 by defeating opposition candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi.

Jaitley to present 2nd volume of Economic Survey 2016-17 in Parliament today

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the second volume of Economic Survey 2016-17 in both houses of the Parliament on 11 August 2017, the last day of Monsoon Session. The second volume authored by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian and his team will contain updated macroeconomic data.

World Athletics Championships: India's Davinder Singh Kang becomes 1st Indian to qualify for javelin throw final

Davinder Singh Kang on 10 August 2017 became the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.

Competing in the qualification round Group B, Kang, who was carrying a shoulder injury, cleared the automatic qualification mark of 83 meters in his third and final throw as he sent the iron spear to a distance of 84.22 meters. He had an 82.22m in his opening throw and then came up with 82.14m in his second.

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