Daily Current Affairs – 19 Aug 2017

  • World Humanitarian Day – 19 Aug.

  • To Internet-related cases, China launched 1st cyber court in the e-commerce hub of Hangzhou. (Hangzhou is home to many Internet companies, including e-commerce giant Alibaba.)

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue new banknotes of Rs 50 denominationin the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series.

  • A six-member all-woman team of the Indian Navy will set sail to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-woman crew.

  • Union Bank of India has entered into a strategical agreement with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and Cholamandalam MS General Insurance for distribution of their insurance products.

  • Government has banned exports of gold jewellery, medallions and other articles with purity above 22 carats in a bid to check round tripping of the precious metal.

  • Sohail Mahmood appointed as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India.

  • Mamta Suri has been appointed as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).

  • Vishal Sikka has resignedas the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Infosys Ltd.

  • On the occasion of world Entrepreneurship Day, ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) has bestowed Mobikwik co-foundeUpasana Taku with the ‘Best Woman Entrepreneur Award 2017’.

  • Bappi Lahiri, 1st music director who composed songs for Bharat Ratna Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar gifted the CDs to Honorable President of India Mr. Ram Nath Kovind.


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