Monthly Archive: August 2017

Daily Current Affairs – 25 Aug 2017

Privacy is a fundamental right A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court on 24 August 2017 ruled that the Right to Privacy is the Fundamental Right under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The bench observed that privacy is intrinsic to freedom of life and personal liberty guaranteed…
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Daily Current Affairs – 24 Aug 2017

Approval for Public Sector Banks to amalgamate through an Alternative Mechanism The Union Cabinet has given in-principle approval for Public Sector Banks to amalgamate through an Alternative Mechanism (AM). The decision is expected to facilitate the creation of strong and competitive banks in public sector space to meet…
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Daily Current Affairs – 23 Aug 2017

Instant triple talaq invalid, rules Supreme Court in 3:2 verdict   A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar on Tuesday in a split verdict ruled that the practice of instant triple talaq in the Muslim community is invalid. Its…
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Daily Current Affairs – 21 Aug 2017

70-ft Buddha statue to adorn tourist project in Ghantasala To develop Ghantasala village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh as one of the prime Buddhist tourist spots in the State, decks have been cleared for the construction of a Rs. 1.5-crore project which envisages construction of a two-storied…
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Daily Current Affairs – 19 & 20 Aug 2017

TRIFED celebrates World Honey Bee Day To create awareness about Beekeeping and uses of its products including Honey, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) is celebrating World Honey Bee Day (WHBD) on 19.08.2017 in the Country and on 18.08.2017 at all its Regional Offices and…
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Daily Current Affairs – 18 Aug 2017

Navika Sagar Parikrama Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini. This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project is scheduled…
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Daily Current Affairs – 17 Aug 2017

Cabinet clears stalled Bihar dam project The Union Cabinet has decided to revive the North Koel Reservoir Project, stalled since 1993, and claims it will irrigate over 40,000 hectares in some of the most backward and drought-prone regions in Jharkhand and Bihar. The dam threatened to submerge portions…
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Daily Current Affairs – 16 Aug 2017

India moves to revive TAPI gas pipeline India will host the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. The move is also an effort by the government to stave off any Chinese interest in the project, given that Turkmenistan is a close…
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Daily Current Affairs – 15 Aug 2017

Article 35A comes under scrutiny The question whether Article 35A, relating to special rights and privileges of the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, is ultra vires of the Constitution or not is likely to head for a decision before a five-judge Constitution Bench. This indicates that the constitutionality…
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Daily Current Affairs – 13 & 14 Aug 2017

India and China to join Indian Ocean exercise The Indian Navy would join the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in a maiden maritime search and rescue exercise to be chaired by Bangladesh at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in November this year. Bangladesh, the current Chair, is…
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