Current Affairs and News- Today Headlines Sunday 27th August 2017

Current Affairs and News

  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has given a approval to Spice Digital Ltd. for processing bill payments under the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) as a Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU).
  • The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has constituted a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic lection. The Committee panel has 18-members including experts, researchers, industry leaders from different fields. Committee is headed by Dr. V. Kamakoti, a professor of computer science and engineering.
  • The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under Ministry of commerce has banned import of items made of gold and silver from South Korea. India has a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea.
  • A parliamentary standing committee on science & technology and environment & forest said in its report that no genetically modified (GM) crop should be introduced unless its biosafety and socio- economic desirability is evaluated. The report named as “GM crop and its impact on environment”.
  • The Union Civil Aviation Ministry has eased several norms under UDAN Schmem (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik Scheme). Government wants to attract more airlines and helicopter service providers to participate in regional connectivity scheme (RCS). Recently second round of bidding for the RCS were announced and results will be announced in November.
  • North East’s village Nungthaang Tampak in Manipur has beome India’s 2nd and North East’s First 100% Computer Literate Village. First village is Kerala’s Chamravattom. The computer courses was organized by Mangal Rural under Digital India program. The computer courses are affiliated with All India Society for Electronics and Computer Technology (AISECT).
  • Reserve Bank of India has appointed a committee who suggested banks link their home loan rates to the RBI’s repo rate. Repo rate is the rate at which it RBI lends to banks.
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the grid-connected rooftop solar project through net-metering system. CM also launched rooftop solar programme web portal – www.rtsodisha.gov.in.
  • The Indian Coast Guard Training Ship Varuna decommissioned after its 30 year of service. Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarathi will take place of ICGS Varuna.
  • Disposal of E-Waste like electronic gadgets, laptop, desktop, mobile, pen drive, harddisfk, speaker, printer components, network devices etc. has started in Kerala schools.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government has decided a first-of-its-kind project to build an Eco-Park in the region
  • Nepal launched its climate-smart snow leopard landscape management plan. Plan lead to safe endangered species and to protect its habitat. This is the first climate-smart landscape management plan for snow leopard conservation in the world.
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAN) inked a MoU with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN). Mr. Nilesh Vikamsey, President-ICAI and Mr. Prakash Jung Thapa, President-ICAN exchanged the MoU.
  • England will host the 2018 Table Tennis Team World Cup, Event will be held in London during 22-25 February 2018.

Headlines

  • BJP defends Haryana CM Khattar on Panchkula violence: says situation controlled in 3 hours.
  • The death toll due to the Swine flu disease in Gujarat since January has reached at 323,
  • US President Trump fired Advisor Sebastian Gorka from White House
  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh conviction: 36 dead and 269 injured in violence
  • Nandan Nilekani takes 3 Steps to Make Infosys Great Again
  • WikiLeaks report claims, US agency CIA may have access to Aadhaar data, Govt denies
  • 440 Died and 1.71 crore people still affected due to flood in Bihar.
  • Vishal Sikka denies joining HP Enterprise.
  • Tata Motors working on alternative plans for Nano: Official
  • Green Card for USA now tougher as Donald Trump administration introduces new norms.
  • Suresh Prabhu continue his services with Railways reforms and sharp vigilance on safety and execution.
  • Arun Jaitley said Steps taken to bring down cost of digital transactions.
  • Jio 4G phone booking started at just Rs. 500
  • Hurricane Harvey rolled over Texas coast: USA.
  • Gaza gets its first proper cinema after three decades: Palestine
  • Indian shuttler PV Sindhu Break the Chinese Wall to Reach in World Badminton Championships Final at Glasgow
  • Saina Nehwal loses Semi-Final against Nozomi Okuhara in World Badminton Championships, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Saina Nehwal blamed hectic schedule for World Badminton Championships loss.
  • Joshna Chinappa cruised her 15th women’s singles title and Saurav Ghosal secured his 12 men’s singles crown at the HCL National Squash Championship, Greater Noida. Joshna Chinappa defeated Lakshya Ravendran and Saurav Ghosal defeated Mahesh Mangaonkar in finals.

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