Saturday, 19 August 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 19th August 2017


1. Central Pollution Control Board has asked three states namely Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland  to make a joint action plan to control Air Pollution .

2. Nalbari has been first open defecation free district of the state under Swaach Bharat Mission. The position of the state is 127 among 634 in terms of cleanliness

3. Atal Amrit Yojana begins in Silchar .

4. Vijay Sikka has quit as the CEO of Infosys

5.US based Assamese Sandy( Sanzib) Khaund featured in Forbes Magazine for his startup which want to use Blockchain to make events

6.US and Japan have decided to boost their multilateral security and defence co-operations with countries like India, South Korea and Australia amidst China's growing assertiveness in Asia Pacific Region

7.Virat Kohli topped the chart in the recent ICC One day international Rankings for batsmen. Australian David Warner is second.

8. The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change has launched 'Harit Diwali' Swasth Diwali campaign

9.Five Indian Origin featured in ' Fortune' annual list of '40 under 40' young and influential people in the field of business inspiring others. They are Divya Nag, Rishi Shah, Shradha Agarwal, Leila Janah and Leo Varadkar(Irish Prime Minister). The list was topped by Emmanuel Macron ( President of France)

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9. Rajasthan government has signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation to set up a joint venture company for Petroleum Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex at Barmer, Rajasthan

10.Three Indians have made to 'MIT Technology Review Magazine Innovators under 35'. They are Neha Narkhede (Data Handling Systems) , Suchi Daria (Disease Diagnosis Algorithm), Radha Boya (Fluid  channel for water Filtration)

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