Daily Current Affairs – 18th Aug 2017

  • Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

  • RBI instructs banks to mandatory of Aadhaar, Linkage for Farmers, whoever wants to avail short term crop loan in 2017-18.

  • museum on the Partition of the India, opens up in red-brick Town Hall building in the north Indian border city of Amritsar, include photographs, newspaper clippings and donated personal items meant to tell the story of how the region’s struggle for freedom from colonial rule.

  • National Highways Authority of India launched two mobile Apps namely MyFASTagand FASTag Partner, to facilitate the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection. ( MyFASTag is a consumer App can be downloaded from the App Store for both Android and iOS systems.)

  • MoU between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property (IPRs) approved by govt of India.

  • Ministry of Human Resource Development, announced November 13 as the date for conducting its National Assessment Survey (NAS)for the students of Class 3, 5, and 8.

  • BSNL launched bespoke mobile wallet (mobile payment App)to enable its existing 100 million customers to make Bill payments and transact on e-commerce platforms.

  • SBI Gram Seva, Corporate Social Responsibility launched by STATE BANK OF INDIA which will work in the areas of health, education, environment and rural infrastructure.

  • Indian shuttler Lakshya Senhas clinched the Bulgaria Open International Series title.

  • Karur Vysya Bank, appointed Shri P R Seshadri as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officerof the Bank for a period of 3 years from the date of his taking charge.


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