August 23

  • The union cabinet approved a proposal to set up a commission to examine the issues of sub-categorization of the Other Backward Classes (OBC).
  • The Union cabinet increased the “Creamy layer ” ceiling for OBC to 8 Lakh per annum from the existing 6 lakh per annum.
  • The Supreme Court has clarified that its nationwide ban on sale of liquor within a distance of 500 meters along national and state highways does not extend to municipal areas
  • Ten couches of Delhi bound Kaifiyat express Derailed in U P
  • Nepal’s PM “Sher Bahadur Deuba” arrived in New Deli .
  • The Reserve Bank of India is not in favour of non – banking finance companies (NBFCs)  to accept deposits according to Deputy Governor of RBI N S Vishwanathan
  • The cabinet committee on Economic Affairs approved the closure of Bharath Wagon and Engineering company limited.
  • Former England national Football captain “Wayne Rooney” annouced retirement from International football.
  • “Morgan Freeman” will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement award in January 2018
  • Hollywood actor “Mark Wahlberg” is is highest paid actor of 2016 – 17 .
  • NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has launched the Mentor India Campaign in New Delhi on August 23, 2017.
  • Ashwani Lohani, an officer of the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), has been appointed as the new Chairman of Railway Board after AK Mital tendered his resignation following recent train accidents.
  • Rishang Keishing (96), the former Manipur Chief Minister and a member of the first Lok Sabha, has passed away in Imphal, Manipur on August 23, 2017.
  • The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in New Delhi
  • The National Sports Museum will be established in New Delhi that will showcase India’s achievements in sports and also focus on the traditional sports within the country.
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