August 18

  • The Prime Minister has interacted with Young Entrepreneurs at the “Champions of Change” initiative organised by NITI Aayog at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra.
  • Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan haslaunched the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign on 17th August 2017.
  • Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has inaugurated Dr.Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University (MITWPU), at PUNE
  • Government bans Export of Gold Items Above 22-Carat Purity
  • Under the new scheme Shubh Aarambh Home Loans Axis Bank will waive 12 equated monthly installments (EMIs) on regular repayments of loans of up to Rs 30 lakh.
  • Dr Nanda Kumar Jairam, CEO, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals, India, has been awarded the ‘Healthcare Personality of the Year’ award
  • Vishal Sikka has resigned from his post as Managing Director and CEO of Infosys on 18th of August 2017
  • Neymar named goodwill ambassador for Handicap International
  • State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) went digital by launching a bespoke mobile wallet (mobile payment App)on 17th of August 2017.
  • National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched two mobile Apps,MyFASTag and FASTag Partner on August 17 2017.These mobile apps will be useful forElectronic Toll Collection (ETC).
  • Indian athletes bag record 37 medals at World Dwarf Games
  • Young Indian shuttlerLakshyaSen has won the Bulgaria Open International Series title on 16th of August 2017.

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