August 26

  • Joshna Chinappa and Sourav Goshal claimed 74th national squash championship in women’s and men’s category respectively
  • Sania Nehwal won bronze medal at the World badminton championship
  • Guru Ram Rahim Singh is Chief of Dera Sacha Sauda
  • Minister of State Shri MJ Akbar made official visits to Ghana and Equatorial Guinea from August 14 to August 18, 2017 to launch the Freedom@70 celebrations and to inaugurate FICCI’s ‘Namaskar Africa’ trade show.
  • ‘Varuna’ Indian Coast Guard Ship which was part of the First Training Squadron of the Navy was decommissioned.
  • The fifth round of Foreign and Security Policy Consultations between India and the European Union were held in New Delhi on 25th of Aug 2017
  • Manipur’s Nungthaang Tampak village has emerged as the ‘100% computer literate’ in the entire North East announced on 24th August 2017.
  • Kerela Government has launchd E-waste disposal in state schools
  • HDFC Bank has launched an all-in-one offering, DigiPoS Machine that offers a complete suite of digital payment solutions announced on 22nd of Aug 2017. With DigiPoS, a merchant can use as many as 12 various digital payment options like UPI, Bharat QR, SMS Pay, PayZapp, Tap & Pay, EMIs  in addition to debit/credit card swiping.
  • According to the government norms the Banks importing gold and precious metals will have to pay 3% tax under the GST which can be claimed as input tax credit.
  • Airbnb announces its first airline partnership in India with Jet Airways
  • On 24 August 2017 odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik granted the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 to Prof Digambar Behera.
  • As per the latest research by scientists from Japan, delicate mosses found on rocks and trees in cities around the world can be used to measure the impact of atmospheric change and could prove a low-cost way to monitor urban pollution.

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