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12 Aug, 17

12 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

Delhi High Court appoints SY Quraishi as the new administrator of Archery Association of India (AAI).

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

Athlete Milkha Singh was appointed as the World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador for physical activity in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR).

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

India has announced a number of new diplomatic appointments in its missions abroad, including envoys to the European Union, Italy and Denmark.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

PAYBACK India has appointed Gautam Kaushik as its new Chief Executive Officer.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

Prasoon Joshi to replace Pahlaj Nihalani as Censor Board Chief.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Awards/Honors

The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) honoured Roda Mehta with this year’s AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Awards/Honors

Hindustan Unilever (HUL) won the ‘Green Marketer’ award at the debut edition of Marquee Awards 2017.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Awards/Honors

The Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 was given to Nora K. Jemisin, an American speculative fiction writer for her work “The Obelisk Gate”.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Awards/Honors

Panchpatmalli bauxite mine of National Aluminium Company (NALCO) has been awarded for its initiative in areas like environment, safety and health.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Economics

Facebook launched YouTube competitor called Watch; a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Economics

BitBay, one of the top ten cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world, has launched a dedicated platform for trade and exchange of digital currencies such as bitcoin, litecoin, ether, Lisk, monero, dash and gamecredits.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Economics

IOC buys more US crude oil ; it became the first Indian refinery to purchase 950,000 barrels of light sweet Eagle Ford shale oil and 950,000 barrels of heavy sour Mars crude

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Economics

SEBI ties up with Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO) of Iran for technical assistance.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Economics

State-run Canara Bank unveiled two new digital services for online payments; 1. Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), 2. Bharat QR (Quick Response).

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Economics

The Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd (MCX) has received markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) approval to launch country’s first gold options contract soon.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Sports

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia in the seventh round to jump to the joint top position in the Sinquefield Cup.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: International Sports

Afghanistan hosted its first-ever officially recognised cricket match between Band-e-Amir and Speenghar, which commenced the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Cup.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: National

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017; Best Film: ‘Pink’, Best Actor: Sushant Singh Rajput for ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, Best Actress: Konkona Sen Sharma for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Policies/Initiatives

The Government of India has decided to launch a new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: National

The Rajya Sabha passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which will enable the government to empower the RBI to direct lender banks to act against big loan defaulters.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: India & The World

The Fifteenth BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting was convened in Kathmandu, Nepal on 10-11 August 2017.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: National

Heritage Conservation Society has launched a scheme – ‘Nabin Tan Mon Bikash Yojana’ – in memory of Nabin Sharma to promote health habits among children.

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: National

According to Chief Provident Fund Commissioner V P Joy, from the next month employees PF account will be transferred automatically when they change their job

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12 Aug, 17    Tags: Important Days

International Youth Day: 12 August

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