- The Blue Whale Game also “Blue Whale Challenge”, is an Internet “game” that is claimed to exist in several countries. The game allegedly consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide.The term “Blue Whale” comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to suicide.
- A 12 year old Indian origin boy Rahul Doshi has been crowned as th U.K’s ‘Child Genius’ .
- British athletics legend Mo Farah retired from athletics.
- The two-day Chief Electoral Officers’ Conference of all States and Union Territories has been inaugurated by Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti and Election Commissioner OP Rawat in New Delhi on August 18, 2017.
- Arun Jaitley, the Union Minister of Finance, Defense and Corporate Affairs, is the Chief Guest at the National Conference on ” Insolvency and Bankruptcy: Changing Paradigm”, which is held at Mumbai on August 19, 2017.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently appointed career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev as Russia’s new ambassador to India.
- Tata Power has become the first power utility to introduce a QR code based bill payments system in India.
- The 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup will be held in India from October 6 to 28, which is first-ever FIFA tournament in India.