Friday, 18 August 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 18th August 2017


1. Sahitya Sabha will honour nine writers with 'Sabhapotir Satabarshiya Sahitya Samman' to
a. Dr Pranabjyoti Deka for his book Sarjageet and Buddhatantra.
b.Anubhav Tulasi for his poetry collection Barashunor khetiyok
c.Sibananda Kakati for his collection of stories, Barania Alibaat
d.Neelim Kumar for his Neelim kumaror Shrestha kobita
e.Manikuntala Bhattacharya for Bandha Ghoror Khirki
f.Pankaj Gobinda Medhi for his novel Sorai Suburi
g.Abdus Samad for Bon kukurar Daak
h. Maya Baruah( Jhankaar, translated version of Mitra Phukan's Monsoon of Music)
i.Shekhar Das( Koshagar , collection of Bengali stories)

Dr Dhurbajyoti Bora is the president of Assam Sahitya Sabha

2.Defence Ministry gave its nod for the procurement of six Apache Helicopters alongwith with weapons from American giant Boeing.

3.World Food India Roadshow held in Guwahati . Union Minister of state for Food Processing Industry Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was present on the occasion

4. Governor of Assam Banwarilal Purohit launches 'Affordable Health Mission' for appropriate healthcare service in the state

5.Manipur Civil Rights activist married Desmond Coutinho under special Marriage act

6.India is leading ahead on China in Retail Development Index

7.Bsnl Launches new mobile wallet alongwith Mobikwik

8.Sanjiv Gupta of General Motors is elevated to the designation of President and Managing Director of the company

9.HDFC bank launches HDFC ISIC student Forex Plus Card for the students travelling abroad for studies.

10.Minister of State for External Affairs M.J.Akbar kicks off 'Namaskar Africa 2017' which is a India - West trade and exhibition forum in Ghana

11. Real Madrid defeated Barcelona in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup at Santiago Barnabeu in Madrid

12. Shuttler Lakshya Sen won the Bulagaria Open International Series title against Croatia's Zvonimir Durkinjak

13. Guwahati and Ahmedabad join Vodafone Premier Badminton league. The Guwahati will be known as ' Guwahati Eastern Warriors ' and the Ahmedabad team will be known as ' Ahmedabad Smash Masters' .

14.Sahil Mahmood takes charge as Pakistan's High Commissioner to India

15.India and Sweden signed Mou on Intellectual Property Rights(IPR)

16.India won 37 Medals at World Dwarf Games, Canada. Joby Matthew from India topped the list with 6 medals to his name

17.Emma Stone topped the 'Forbes' list of most paid actress( 26 million dollar)

18.Rahul Gandhi inaugurated Indira Canteen in Bengaluru, Karnataka to serve  food to poor at subsidised rates

19.NABARD conferred the best performance award 2015-2016 and 2016- 2017 to Karnataka Vikash Grameen  Bank ( KVGB) for its work in the field of Credit linking Liability Groups .

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