Current Affairs-Monthly Updates-August-2017

current affairs august 2017

Current Affairs -August-2017

1 Aug,17 Amendment of Right of Children to free & compulsory education is passed by Indian Parliament.
2 Aug,17 The Army developed a mobile app named the Humraaz for soldiers to track details of posting and promotions etc.
3 Aug,17 Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS),India’s first missile sub-systems manufacturing plant in private sector was inaugurated near Hyderabad
4 Aug,17 Mr Rajiv Kumar new vice-chairman of NITI Aayog.
5 Aug,17 Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is  elected as 13th Vice President of India.
7 Aug,17 Merger of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD)
8 Aug,17 Assam is declared as ‘disturbed’ area under AFSPA for one more month.Read about AFSPA
9 Aug,17 Celebration of 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement with theme “Sankalp se Siddhi- the attainment through resolve”.
10 Aug,17 India imposes anti-dumping duty on 93 Chinese products to protect the domestic industry.
11 Aug,17 MCX got approval of SEBI to launch India’s first gold options contract
12 Aug,17 Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Shaurya (105-metre long) was commission in Vasco, Goa.
14 Aug,17 US Scientists developed the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine
16 Aug,17 Pacts between China and Nepal to boost their ties in power, energy and economic sectors
17 Aug,17 Australian city Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world, as per Global Liveability Report 2017.
18 Aug,17 Launch of  the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign.
19 Aug,17 The EIU Liveability index scores 140 major cities of the world on the scale ranging from 0 (least liveable city) to 100 (most liveable city) based on healthcare
20 Aug,17 Launch of digital police portal under CCTNS-Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project.
21 Aug,17 HRD launched ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ Programme.
23 Aug,17 NITI Aayog has launched Mentor India Campaign, to engage leaders for mentoring students at Atal Tinkering Labs.
24 Aug,17 Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar has declared right to privacy a fundamental right under the constitution.
25 Aug,17 Ashwani Lohani,new Chairman of the Railway Board (Ministry of Railways)
26 Aug,17 Constitution of a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) by central govt.
28 Aug,17 Justice Dipak Misra 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI)
29 Aug,17  Geographical indication (GI) status to Gobindobhog rice of Burdwan district of West Bengal granted by GIR.
30 Aug,17 Approval to 100% disinvestment through strategic sale of Central Electronics Ltd. (CEL).
31 Aug,17 Launch of IRNSS-1H ,India’s first satellite built by consortium of private firms unsuccessful.

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