August 24

  • K. K Venugopal is the Attorney – General of India
  • In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has declared right to privacy a fundamental right under the constitution on August 24, 2017. A nine-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar ruled that right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty under Article 21 and entire Part III of the Constitution.
  • Nandan Nilekani is appointed as non- executive chairman of Infosys
  • Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and The Netherlands Lieke Martens won best men and women UEFA player of the year award for the year 2016 – 17
  • The Reserve Bank of India will introduced new 200 rupees currency notes
  • Senior IAS officer Rajiv Bansal took charge as the interim CMD of Air India.
  • Retired Supreme Court justice K. S. Puttaswamy is the pettitioner for Right to privacy judgement given by Supreme Court
  • J. S Khehar is the Chief Justice of India
  • Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe willl be visiting the Sri Mookambika Temple at Udupi ,Karnataka
  •  Microsoft has launched its ‘Project Brainwave’ deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI).
  • The first edition of Miss Transqueen India, a beauty pageant for transgenders, will take place in Gurugram, Haryana on August 27, 2017.
  • Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha, has launched a grid-connected rooftop solar programme through the net-metering system at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneshwar in a bid to enable public participation to harness renewable energy
  • The Karnataka Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with software giant Microsoft India to develop a unique “farm price forecasting model” using latest IT tools in a bid to help farmers, administrators and other stakeholders to understand the market behaviour in advance
  • The 2017 International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower” has started in Moscow, Russia on August 24 and will continue till September 3, 2017.
  • The 9th meeting of heads of Governments of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states on disaster prevention and relief has started at Choplon Ata in Kyrgyz Republic on August 24, 2017.
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