August 12

  • Shortage of oxygen led to the deaths of 60 children undergoing treatment at the Baba Ragha Das medical college in Gorakhpur(Uttar Pradesh)
  • The karnataka state  lawn tennis association is set to host $100,000 ATP challenge tournament from November 20 to 26 .
  • Nehru trophy boat race is held in Alappuzha a district in Kerala 
  • Gurdeep Singh Sappal has resigned as Rajya Sabha T V CEO and Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi  Shekhar Vempati has been given additional charge of the post.
  • According to the broadband testing app Ookla ,Norway has the fastest mobile internet in the world
  • Actor Sushant Singh Rajput and actress Konkona Sen Sharma have won best actor and actress award at Melbourne film festival.Best film went to Amitab Bachchan starrer pink
  • SITA (Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa) is the project of international trade center covering Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and United Republic of Rwanda and India.
  • Indian Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan has won a bronze at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship to earn India’s first women’s skeet individual medal in Astana, Kazakhstanon on August 11, 2017.
  • The International Youth Day (IYD) is observed every year on August 12
  • Milkha Singh, the legendary athlete, has been appointed as the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR).
  • Gerish Khemani and Akshat Nigam have won The Hindu Playwright Award 2017 for their play ‘In Search of Dariya Sagar’
  •  Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, has launched a nationwide campaign “Gaj Yatra” in New Delhi to protect elephants on the occasion of World Elephant Day (WED).
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