August 19

  • The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), in a joint initiative with the Northern Railway, launched the ‘mosquito terminator train’ at the New Delhi Railway station on 18th of Aug 2017.
  • State-run power transmission utility Power Grid Corp  announced that it will get a loan of USD 500 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its various projects.
  • SmritiI rani has inaugurated Jharkhand’s first textiles manufacturing and export unit‘Orient Craft Ltd’.
  • RBI Introduces ₹ 50 banknote in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series
  • The first regional centre of the New Development Bank was officially opened on 17thAugust 2017 by South African President Jacob Zuma and the banks Indian head K V Kamath. It was set up by India and other BRICS nations.
  • Nestle India has tied up with Amazon India for the launch of its new Nutritious range of Maggi Noodles.
  • On August 16, 2017 Dr. (Ms.) Mamta Suri took charge as Executive Director, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) in New Delhi.
  • Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah was appointed as the chief of Sri Lankas naval forces.Sinniah is the first from the Tamil community to head the Navy since the outbreak of the civil war in the north and east of the island in 1972.
  • Bengaluru-based social education start-up Meghshala Trust has launched Meghshala (‘School on the Cloud’) offline mobile app on Google Play Store for the Android platform.
  • Serena Williams named highest paid female athlete of 2017
  • Rinku Hooda bags silver at World U-20 Para Athletics Championships
  • World Humanitarian Day -August 19
  • World Photography Day – August 19
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