Daily Current Affairs – 27th Aug 2017

  • National Sports Talent Search Portal is all set  to launch by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on August 28.

  • Maharashtra education board launched a web portal with online question banks to help students prepare for competitive exams on their own.The portal, which can be accessed for free, will function as a substitute for expensive coaching classes, board officials said.

  • Department of Women Development and Child Welfare with govt of Telangana launched a Women Helpline Nu. 181 aims to support women affected by harassment, trauma and violence both in private and public spaces such as family, community and workplace.

  • Dacharla Panduranga Rohith  a student of Chennai’s SRM University, has developed a nano Missile on 21 August 2017 recognized by World Records of India.

  • Dharmendra Kumar appointed as Director General of the Railway Protection Force.

  • Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, First Training Squadron of the Navy, was decommissioned.

  • Prof Digambar Behera (senior professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine), awarded with Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

  • India is now the largest two wheeler  market globally, by volume, for Japanese automobile major Honda,  Honda motorcycle & Scooter India’s (HMSI) volume contribution globally hit 32% in the first quarter of this financial year

  • Jet airways tied up with Airbnb allowing a wide range of global hospitality choices to its guests from India.

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