Important Days August

Important Days in August: 6 August: Hiroshima Day & Anti Nuclear Day To marks the day when world’s first atom bomb dropped over the city of Hiroshima. 7 August: National Handloom Day Last year: 1st Handloom day was celebrated, by Modi. Why 7 August: Date  7 August was chosen as it was on this day in 1905 that the Swadeshi Movement was formally launched, at a mass-meeting in the Town hall of Calcutta. Continue Reading

August: International NEWS

Project Development Fund for CMLV countries The Union Cabinet has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) for improving Indian economic presence in the CLMV countries viz. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. The fund operated through EXIM bank would have corpus of Rs. 500 and shall be housed in Department of Commerce. United States is going to create world’s largest protected marine reserve area named as Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Continue Reading

August: Other NEWS

NEWS Snippets for month of August (18 Aug to 31 Aug): A. MOU’s The Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has signed a MOU with Amar Chitra Katha to publish and distribute comic book on Swachh Bharat Mission. Union Cabinet has approved the MOU signed between India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and CERT-UK. (Read About: CERT-In) India and the United States have signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) that will Continue Reading

August: Person in NEWS

Person in NEWS in month of August 2016 (18Aug to 31Aug): Noted filmmaker Aishwaryaa Dhanush was appointed United Nations Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to appoint Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu as its honorary commandant and brand ambassador. Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal from the 2012 London Summer Olympics has been upgraded to silver. This up gradation Continue Reading

Maharashtra launches Crime Criminal Tracking Network System

Maharashtra became first state in the country to launch India’s first comprehensive ‘Crime Criminal Tracking Network System’ (CCTNS). It was launched in Mumbai through the operationalisation of 42 cyber laboratories across the state in order to combat growing cybercrimes. Additional Facts: CCTNS has been developed by Pune based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC). Through CCTNS, all police stations in the state will be linked with one another for Continue Reading

President appoints new Governors

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed new governors for Manipur, Assam, Punjab and Andaman & Nicobar Najma Heptulla has been appointed Manipur Governor of Manipur. Previously, she was part of Narenda Modi’s cabinet as Union Minority affairs minister but she resigned in July 2016. Banwarilal Purohit has been appointed Governor of Assam. He is a three-time former member of Lok Sabha from Nagpur and Managing Editor of Central India’s daily ‘The Continue Reading

Narsingh Yadav banned for 4 years

Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav has been banned from all competitive sporting events for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The CAS panel did not accept the argument of the athlete that he was the victim of sabotage and noted that there was no evidence that he bore no fault, nor that the anti-doping rule violation was not intentional. Therefore the standard four-year period of ineligibility was imposed Continue Reading

India Post Payments Bank Incorporated

India Post Payments Bank has received the certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs under the Companies Act 2013, paving the way for the postal department’s bank to begin operations in 2017 as announced. IPPBL would be the first PSU under the Department of Posts (DoP). Facts about India Post Payments Bank Limited (IPBL) The Union Government has given its approval for setting up IPPB as a Continue Reading

Current Affairs: August 18

Rajras Current Affairs August 18 NEWS: India has its first Medal at Rio Wrestler Sakshi Malik defeated Kyrgyzstan wrestler Tynybekova in Repechage chance to win Bronze medal. Sakshi Malik created history by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal. Sakshi had lost 2-9 in the quarter-finals to Russia’s Valeriia Koblova in the fifth bout of the day before getting a second chance in repechage when Continue Reading

Current Affairs: August 17

Rajras Current Affairs August 17 NEWS: Food causes WPI inflation to rise to 23-month high WPI inflation rose to 23 month high of 3.6% WPI- Wholesale Price Index Importance: Captures increase in price of products at wholesale level. Who releases WPI: Office of the Economic Adviser in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry is responsible for compiling WPI and releasing it. The new WPI Continue Reading

Current Affairs: August 16

Rajras Current Affairs August 16  NEWS: National Committee on Trade facilitation Union Government has constituted a trade facilitation committee to be headed by Pradeep Kumar Sinha, Cabinet Secretary of India. The committee has been constituted for Trade Facilitation agreement of WTO, which India has ratified. Committee will be responsible for identifying required legislative changes and diagnostic tools needed for assessing compliance to TFA. NEWS: Nickel Production facility in Jharkhand Facility Continue Reading