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Current Affairs and Updates of 25 August, 2017
Raghuram Rajan Pens Book on RBI Stint in Turbulent Times
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has written a book titled ‘I Do What I Do: On Reform, Rhetoric & Resolve’. In his new book, Rajan explains economic concepts and talks of issues like tolerance and connection between political freedom and prosperity. This book will available in stores from 4th September, exactly after he quit as the RBI governor.
Indian Cinematographer Ramananda Sengupta Passes Away
India’s Oldest Cinematographer Ramananda Sengupta, who worked with Indian Film Industry’s legends like Ritwik Ghatak, Jean Renoir and Mrinal sen, has died in kolkata. He was 101 years old.
UIDAI Launches Door Step Aadhar Enrolment in Delhi
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in copration with CSC India has launched door step enrolment facility in Delhi for the elderly, patients and others who are unable to travel the Aadhar centers. The van was flagged off by Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The van will provide Aadhaar enrolment service at door step in Delhi area.
Ronaldo won UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Third Time
Real Madrid star Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award for the 2016/17 season. He received the award at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco. Ronaldo will pick the trophy for the second consecutive season and record third time in total.
Indian Navy Band Participates in International Military Music Festival in Russia
The International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower” is the parade of the best military music bands of Russia and other countries that takes place every year at Red Square in Moscow. This time Indian Navy Band is participating in the festival.
Right to Privacy is Fundamental Right Under constitution : Supreme Court
In a landmark unanimous decision of the nine judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice J S Kehar, declares right to privacy a fundamental right under the constitution. Earlier, right to privacy is not protected under the Indian Constitution.
The Supreme Court verdict 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 Returns to Infosys as New Chairman
Nandan Nilekani, return to Infosys is one of the most dramatic comebacks in recent corporate history. The celebrated technocrat who delivered the idea of a unique identification number for every citizen of India, has returned to Infosys to restore the glory of the country’s second largest software service company. He is replacing R Seshasayee, who resigned as chairman of the board on Thursday.
Tony de Brum, Voice of Climate Change Passes Away
Tony de Brum, an international voice in the fight against climate change has passes away at the age of 72. He was the former Marshall Islands Foreign Minister and leading advocate for the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. Tony Brum was also the Pacific nation’s climate ambassador.
India And Nepal Inked 8 MoU
Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba allianced by his mate Dr. Arzu Deuba is on a state visit to India at the invitation of prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the second day of Nepalese PM visit following MoU were signed between India and Nepal :-
MoU on Modalities for Utilization of India’s Housing Grant Component to support Reconstruction of 50,000 Houses.
- MoU on Modalities for Utilization of India’s Housing Grant Component to support Reconstruction of 50,000 Houses.
- MoU on Implementation of the Grant Component of India’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Package in the Education Sector in Nepal.
- MoU on Implementation of the Grant Component of India’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Package in the Cultural Heritage Sector in Nepal.
- MoU on Implementation of the Grant Component of India’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Package in the Health Sector in Nepal.
- MoU for Implementation Arrangement on Cost Sharing, Schedules and Safeguard Issues for Construction of Mechi Bridge under ADB’s SASEC Road Connectivity Program.
- MoU on Drug Demand Reduction and Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursor Chemical and Related Matters.
- Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Standardization and Conformity Assessment.
- MoU between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal.
Andhra pradesh First to Implement Bharat QR Digital Payments
Andhra Pradesh’s Eastern Power Distribution Company Ltd (EPDCL) and the Southern Power Distribution Corporation of AP Ltd. (SPDCL) have become the first state-owned distribution companies in India to accept payments through Bharat QR.
SAMPADA Scheme Renamed as PMKSY
The new central Sector Scheme – Scheme for Agro-Marine processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA) is renamed as “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samoada Yojna” (PMKSY). For the period of 2016-20 coterminous with the fourteenth Finance commission cycle. The main objectives of PMKSY is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease Agri-Waste.
Ajay Nanavati is New Syndicate Bank Chairman
The appointments committee of the cabinet has approved Ajay vipin Nanavati’s appointment as non-official director/non-executive chairman of Syndicate Bank for three years. In 2015, the government had introduced the post of chairman and managing directors in public sector banks. Now, the chairman bears the soul responsibility for overall policy directions, the managing director and chief executive officer performs as executive head, accountable for day-to-day functioning of the bank.
Rajiv Bansal Appointed as New Air India CMD
Rajiv Bansal, Additional Secretary inn the petroleum minstry, has been appointed as the interim CMD of Air India. The 1988 batch IAS (Indian Administrative Services) officer, Bansal’s appointment came a day after the appointment of current Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani as the chairman of Railway Board.
Ashwani Lohani New Railway Board Chairman
The CMD of Air India, Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as Chairman of the Railway Board after the recent resignation of A. K. Mittal. Ashwani Lohani, an IRSME cadre has previously served as DRM, Delhi Division.
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