Tuesday, 1 August 2017


Around INDIA

  • After a row broke out, DRSDO banned the media and the visitors taking photograph at Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam memorial
  • State must stop lynchings: Centre
  • Ahead of the festive seasons of Dussehra and Deepavali, the Supreme Court prohibited the se of five chemicals, labelled as toxic by the CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) in the manufacture of firecrackers
  • No firecrackers should contain antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead in any form
  • DRDO launched India's first unmanned tank MUNTRA (Mission UNmanned TRAcked) that was developed in Avadi, Chennai
  • Flood toll in West Bengal claimed 39 lives; while in Odisha lightning claims 34 lives
  • Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, has invited ideas for his address to the nation on 15th August 2017.
  • Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs released a song with opening line ‘Swachhata Ki Jyot Jagi Hai’.(The flame of sanitation has been lit); scripted by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Babul Supriyo, Udit Narayanan and Alka Yagnik
  • Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched the third cleanliness survey named the Swachh Survekshan - 2018 to rank 4041 cities and towns across the country
  • Doordarshan to change its 53 years logo
  • Government suffered another set back on the NEET issue with the Madras High Court upholding the order of single judge who quashed the government notification providing 85% reservation for students from the State Board in admissions to MBBS / BDS courses under the State quota
  • Government clarified that it would continue to provide ration supplies to all eligible ration card holders under the Universal Public Distribution System, despite notifying some guidelines as part of the implementation of the National Food Security Act
  • Divide Tamil Nadu into 60 districts: PMK Chief, Dr. Ramdoss
  • Why can't CBI probe on gutkha scam? - Madras High Court
  • Kerala: Chief Minister, Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan convened all - party meeting to restore peace in the State
  • Maharashtra: Government is planning to create cycle tracks through "Streets with Cycle Track" project in order to encourage the use of bicycles, to ease congestion and reduce air pollution; the pilot project will be implemented in 10 cities across the state
  • Telangana: we are forced to sell land for the Kondapochamma Reservoir Project - Farmers to TJAC (Telangana Joint Action Committee)
  • Indian Army Team with T90 tanks participated in Tank Biathlon 2017 in Russia
  • New Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan has come into force
  • In order to facilitate movement of cargo across the border, India and Bangladesh have agreed to operate Petrapole-Benapole ICP 24x7, with effect from 01st August 2017. 
  • India and Pakistan hold talks on two hydropower projects (Kishenganga and Ratle) under the framework of 1960 Indus Water Treaty at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D. C.
  • China: successfully produced natural gas from methane hydrate, also known as "flammable ice" in an experiment project conducted in the South China Sea
  • Russia: President Mr. Vladimir Putin signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia; the law will ban the use of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and other technologies, (known as anonymisers) that allow people to surf the web anonymously
  • USA: tested the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) system in Alaska by launching a ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean; the missile - defence system test came after North Korea conducted an ICBM test
  • Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mr. S. S. Mudra to retire today
  • Core sector growth slows to 0.4% in June (May: 6.92%); lowest since the growth of 0.18% in Nov 2015
  • HDFC Life, Max call off merger
  • Falcons TTC won the inaugural edition of UTT (Ultimate Table Tennis) league by defeating Shaze Challengers in the finals
  • World Swimming (Aquatics) Championship 2017 (held at Budapest): Caelb Dressel (USA) won the historic seventh gold medal, equalling the record of Michael Phelps; USA lead the medal table with 46 medals followed by China with 30 and Russia with 25
  • Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) was declared as the World's first green metro after it added a green certification for all its buildings and installations
  • Noted Hindustani classical vocalist Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar passed away

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