August 06

  • On August 4, 2017, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched a new Exchange Traded Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announces new ETF-Bharat-22, Sectoral cap set at 20%Fund (ETF) under the name Bharat 22, comprising shares of 22 companies from 6 sectors of the economy
  • Thumby Aviation, a private helicopter service provider, and Bangalore International Airport Ltd., (BIAL) have partnered to launch Heli-Taxi service from Bengaluru Airport announced on 4th August 2017.
  • The state government of Assam government has decided to distribute 13 lakh Soil Health Cards among farmers.
  • The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) on 3 August 2017 submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding creation of Garoland for the Garo Tribe, to be carved out of tribal Garo inhabited areas in Meghalaya and Assam.
  • The Centre recently approved the Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government’s proposal to rename the Mughalsarai railway station after the Jan Sangh leader as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station.
  • The Archaeological Survey of India has declared all ASI protected Monuments and Archaeological Sites as ‘Polythene Free Zone’ announced on 4th of August 2017.
  • On August 2nd 2017, The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution to preventing terrorists from acquired weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons
  • Devendra Jhajharia has become the first paralympian to be recommended for India’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared the Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar become the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • Canara Bank has hit the international debt market with a benchmark dollar bond issue that will have a tenor of 5 years.
  • Railways have launched to provide the ‘buy tickets now and pay later’ service for any Express trains announced on 3rd of August 2017.

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