Aug 25 2016 

  • The first driverless taxi went into service on Thursday In a limited public trail on streets of Singapore.  
  • A nu Tommy  is the name of  self driving taxi
  • Proxima centauri is the sun’s closest star
  • Srilanka’s cricketer Tilakaratne dilshan has announced retirement from one day international cricket
  • RBI retained the “too big to fail” tag for SBI and ICICI Bank
  • Unified payment interface a payment application by which a recipient can initiate the payment request from smart phone has been made operational
  • India is deploying Brahmos cruise missile in the eastern sector. It is jointly developed by India and Russia. It has a range of 290 Km
  • The centre has banned the depiction of cruelty or  violence towards animals in any form on television,  cable and other broadcasting network
  • The worlds largest aircraft the airlander has suffered damage
  • Govt launches sugamya pustakalaya app for persons with print disabilities.
  • IIT Council clears project vishwajeet. The project aims to assist 7 IITs : Mumbai, Delhi, kharagpur, kanpur, Madras, roorkee and Guwahati  to break in to top 100 universities in d world by 2018 and top 50 by 2020
  • Monsanto withdraws genetically modified cotton seeds from I Indian Market
  • “kisan suvidha”  a app for farmers is launched by punjab CM
  • Rio olympics bronze medal winner Sakshi malik has been made brand ambassador for “beti bachaoo beti padao”  campaign

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