Road ministry launches online platform INAM PRO+ for infra raw material
Minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has launched ‘INAM PRO+’. It is an e-commerce platform for construction and infrastructure raw material for government and private procurement.
Telangana launches T-Wallet for people with and without mobile phone
The Telangana Government has launched a digital wallet, named T-Wallet, which doesn’t charge transaction fee from consumers.
It allows a maximum transaction of Rs1 lakh for e-KYC (know your customer) users. For non-KYC users, the limit is set to Rs20,000.
- Telangana was formed on 2 June 2014 and its CM is Sri K.Chandrashekar Rao
- Governor of Telangana is Sri ESL Narasimhan.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a web portal ‘Mahaswayam’
job seekers, employers
the portal for cater to job seekers, employers, entrepreneurs, and training institutes who can avail details regarding skill development and employment.
- Governor of Maharashtra is C.Vidyasagar Rao.
- Sanjay Gandhi National Park is situated at Mumbai in Maharashtra.
The first Mega Food Park in the state of Odisha MITS Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. at Rayagada
India’s First mega food park ‘Srini’ was opened at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.
India, Russia signed 12 agreements St Petersburg Declaration for enhanced ties across the board
India and Russia have signed Saint Petersburg Declaration as a roadmap to enhance cooperation after the 18th annual bilateral summit.
Both the countries had agreed to interact closely on various fields including economy, manufacturing, energy etc.
- PM of Russia is Dmitry Medvedev
- The capital of Russia is Moscow and Currency is Russian Ruble.
Appointments & resign
Vinay Dube named Jet Airways CEO
Jet Airways has announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju is the Union Minister for Civil Aviation
RBI appoints Ganesh Kumar as ED
Reserve Bank of India has appointed S. Ganesh Kumar as Executive Director. His appointment is consequent upon voluntary retirement of Chandan Sinha.
The central bank currently has 11 Executive Directors.
Sanjiv Singh takes over as IOC Chairman
Sanjiv Singh has taken over as the Chairman of the country’s biggest company Indian Oil Corporation. He replaces B Ashok.
- IOC was established in 1959 and its headquarter is in New Delhi.
UN General Assembly elects Slovakia’s Miroslav Lajcak as next president
The UN General Assembly elected Slovak foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak to be the next president of the 193-member powerful body.
The 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly will commence from September 12, 2017.
- 9th Secretary-General of United Nations is Antonio Guterres and its headquarter is in New York City, USA.
Nirupama Rao appointed Public Policy Fellow to US Think-Tank
Nirupama Rao has been appointed as the public policy fellow of Sino-India ties a top American think-tank based in Washington.
She was India’s first woman ambassador to china and also served as India’s foreign secretary from 2009 to 2011.
In The eleventh edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) India ranked 137th in the Global Peace Index 2017
India has ranked137thout of 163 countries on Global Peace Index 2017 published by The Institute of Economics and Peace.
Iceland has been named the world’s most peaceful country,
New Zealand On second Position while Syria has been named the least peaceful country.
Science & Technology
Japan launches satellite for high-precision positioning system
Japan launched a satellite to help build a high-precision geolocation system that will complement the US-operated GPS.
A ‘H-IIA’ rocket blasted off from the Tanegashima space center in southern Japan carrying the ‘Michibiki’ No.2 satellite.
- PM of Japan is Shinzo Abe
- The Capital of Japan is Tokyo and its Currency is Yen.
Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired
India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Army.
The trial of the surface-to-surface missile,which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out using a mobile launcher of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.
- DRDO was formed in 1958
- Dr S Christopher is the current Chairman of DRDO
- Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island is located in Odisha.
NAAC receives Asia Pacific Quality Network Award 2017
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), has received Asia Pacific Quality Network Award 2017 for International Co-operation in Quality Assurance. The award was received by NAAC Adviser Dr. Jagannath Patil
- The NAAC was established in 1994 with its headquarters at Bangalore
- Prof. Ved Prakash is the President – General Council of NAAC.