August 05

  • Spanish motorcycling legend Angel Nieto has passed away
  • Senior bureaucrat Mohammad Mustafa has been appointed as the Chairman and Manging Director in Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
  • Indian Grandmaster R.R. Laxman clinched the National Blitz Chess Championship title held in Kolkata
  • Qatar’s Cabinet has approved a draft law making permanent residency available to some non-citizens, marking a partial shift from its reliance on its longstanding visa-sponsorship system
  • The 15th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC countries will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 10th and 11th August. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent India in the meeting.
  • The Loan and Project Agreements for Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) lending of US$ 329 million for Gujarat Rural Roads Project have been signed between the Government of India/ Government of Gujarat and the AIIB
  • The government of Telangana and Microsoft had signed an MoU in November 2016 to use Microsoft’s cloud technology to drive citizen services and digital inclusion.
  • As part of the commemorative events to mark the 25th anniversary of the India-Asean dialogue partnership, an India-Asean Youth Summit will be held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh from August 14 to 19
  •  The first meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region was held in New Delhi
  • Seeking to make desi GPS – indigenous regional positioning system named as Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) – independent from the US clock system, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will sign an MoU with CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) for time and frequency traceability services.
  • A High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Justice BN Srikrishna which was set up to review the Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India has submitted its report
  • Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has initiated a cleanliness drive ‘Swachata Ka Shankhnad’ in the state.
  • According to the latest guidelines, the families of a deceased will now have to produce his/her Aadhaar number for establishing his/her identity in order to register the death and proceed with the norms to obtain a death certificate. The new rule is said to be applicable starting October 1, 2017
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