Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 23rd August 2017



1.Swachhathon 1.0 which is organised by the Mission Directorate of Swachh Bharat Grameen (Assam) with the objective to source ideas for  some of the pressing problems related to Sanitation and hygiene in Assam

2. The Circuit House and the Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok will be merged together for a grand state  guest house cum Convention Centre.

3.Ajay Vipin Nanavati has been appointed as the Chairman of the Syndicate Bank.
About Syndicate Bank

  1. Established: 1925
  2. Headquarter:Manipal
  3. Tagline: Your Faithful and Friendly Financial Partner
  4. MD & CEO: Melwyn Rego


4.Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a digital police under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System(CCTN)which aims to provide a Nation wide Criminal Tracking.

5.Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) ADG Dharmendra Kumar has been appointed as the Director General of Railway Protection Force replacing Director General of CISF O.P Singh was in additional charge .

6.Anatoly Antonov appointed by Vladimir Putin as the new ambassador to USA

7.Mudit Nani won 3 medals ( one gold,one silver, one bronze) including a gold in 2017 EL Salvador Junior and Cadet Open. About EL Salvador: It is a small Central American Nation known for its Pacific ocean beaches

  1. Capital:San Salvador
  2. Currency:Dollar
  3. President: Salvador Sanchez Ceremony


8.ONGC Board gave it's approval to acquire government's 51.11percent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited(HPCL)
About ONGC

  1. Founded: 1956
  2. Chairman & MD : DK Sarraf
  3. Headquarter : Dehradun

About HPCL

  1. Founded:1974
  2. Headquarter: Mumbai

9.Navy has inducted a landing craft utility ship LCU L52  to its fleet which is designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers ( GRSE), Kolkata. It is commissioned by Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Jagdish Mukhi. Admiral Sunil Lamba is the 23rd Chief of Navy

10.US based Uber has appointed Vishpala Reddy as the chief people officer for India and Southeast Asia operations
About Uber

  1. Founded:2009
  2. CEO:TRAVIS KALANICK
  3. HEADQUARTER: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA


11.Indian Council of Medical and Research (ICMR) has entered into an Agreement to collaborate on vaccine Research and Development with International Vaccine Institute ( IVI), South Korea
About ICMR

  1. Founded:1911
  2. Headquarter: New Delhi
  3. Secretary & Director General: Soumya Swaminathan


12. Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javedkar has launched 'Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat Programme'  in Kochi, Kerela

13.Australia  defeated Iran to win the FIBA Asian Basketball championship 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon. About FIBA( International Basketball Federation)

  1. Headquarter: Mies, Switzerland
  2. Formed:1932
  3. Secretary General: SG Patrick Bauman


14.South Korea and United States has began their Annual Military Excercise ' Ulchi Freedom Guardian'

15.Ram Kumar Ramanathan became India's number ONE player in Association of Tennis Professionals(ATP). His world ranking is 156
The list is topped by

  1. Rafael Nadal( Spain) 
  2. Andy Murray(UK)
  3. Roger Federer (Switzerland)


16. Sarbananda Sonowal Inaugurated mobile water purification and Packaging plant 'Prabah' in Dibrugarh

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