August 17

  • The Finance Ministry and the World Bank has signed an agreement of $24.64 millionfrom the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for ecosystem service improvement project.
  • The United States named Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation
  • Aadhar must for subsidised farm loans: RBI
  • Private sector Karur Vysya Bank hasunveiled the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre in Chennai
  • Sohail Mahmood Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India took charge at the High Commission on 16th of August 2017
  • All NH toll plazas to have separate lane for FASTag vehicles from 1st of Sept.
  • India has 27,312 elephants, Karnataka has highest: Census Estimation
  • Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over Barcelona
  • Malala Yousafzai Pakistani born Nobel Laureate gets admission in Oxford University.
  • A six member women’s team of the Indian Navy will set to sail in early September to circumnavigate the globe on the ssailing vessel  ,INS Tarini
  • Emma Stone is the world’s highest paid actress
  • Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu married her British partner Desmond Anthony Bellarnine Coutinho.
  • Preethi Srinivasan, the former State under-19 cricket captain, has bestowed with the 2017 Kalpana Chawla Award for courage and daring enterprise from Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Melbourne has been declared the world’s most liveable city for the 7th consecutive year by The Economist’s annual global liveability survey, despite soaring housing costs and serious congestion challenges.
  • India will host the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline in New Delhi.
  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has conferred the ‘best performance award’ for 2015-16 and 2016-17 to Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB) for its work in the field of credit-linking joint liability groups (JLGs)
  • The Karnataka government and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi have launched ‘Indira Canteen’ in Bengaluru with an aim to reach out to the poorer sections of the society

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