August 16

  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the live twitter wall for promoting Bharat Ke Veer portal on the eve of 71st Independence Day
  • Dr Bhakti Yadav (92), the first woman doctor of Madhya Pradesh, has recently passed away in Indore on August 14, 2017.
  • India’s first-ever railways disaster management centre is expected to come up near Bengaluru, Karnataka by 2018 and will be used to replicate train accidents to improve rescue operation efforts
  • The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU), which is India’s first-ever aviation university, will soon be inaugurated at Fursatganj in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) will be chaired by Bangladesh at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in the Bay of Bengal in November 2017. The ships and aircraft of the members and observers of the IONS including China, India and Pakistan will participate in the exercise.
  • Santosh Sharma has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Hindustan Coper Limited (HCL).
  • Italy will host a summit of G7 Interior Ministers centered on security issues, which is scheduled to be held in October 2017
  • Shashi Shekhar Vempati, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, has been given the additional charge of CEO in Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV)

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