Current Affairs 14th August 2017

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Current Affairs 14th August 2017

NATIONAL

  • Union Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey has launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring differently-abled and partially differently-abled children.
  • Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot has inaugurated Inclusive Independence Day celebrations
  • Gujarat Government to Give ‘Namo’ Tablets
  • Jharkhand Assembly has passed Religious Freedom Bill 2017

INTERNATIONAL

  • State-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has brought the country’s first shale oil from the US
  • Aishwarya becomes the first woman to raise Indian flag at IFFM 2017

BANKING & ECONOMY

  • According to the Economic Survey, India has now emerged as one of the most open economies in the world for receiving foreign direct investments (FDI)
  • With the $2.4 billion it just received from Japanese technology and telecom giant SoftBank, Flipkart has become the third most funded private company globally.
  • Hike Messenger has acquired Bengaluru-based tech start-up Creo for an undisclosed amount
  • Finance Ministry issues norms for Central offices to retrofit energy efficient appliances

APPOINTMENT

  • Retired IAS officer I V Subba Rao has appointed the secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
  • David Rasquinha, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Exim Bank of India, has been appointed as Managing Director of the bank.

AWARDS

  • The Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 was given to Nora K. Jemisin, an American speculative fiction writer for her work ‘The Obelisk Gate’.

SPORTS

  • Maheshwari bags memorable bronze at Asian Shotgun Championship