Friday, 25 August 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 25th August 2017


1.Civil Aviation Ministry has tweaked the Regional air Connectivity 'UDAN' to focus on priority areas like Northeast and Himachal Pradesh.

2.The Minister of Law and Justice has extended the term of Assistant Solicitor General of India SC Keyal of Gauhati High Court by another 3 years

3. Supreme Court declares 'Right to Privacy' as fundamental right under Article 21 where Right to privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of right to life and personal liberty and as a part of freedom guaranteed under part 3 of the Constitution.

4.Rajiv Bansal has been appointed as the interim Chairman and Managing  Director of Air India for 3 months by the Government of India

5. General Electric(GE) appointed Vishal Wanchoo as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE South Asia replacing Banmali Agrawala

6.RBI will issue 200 rupee denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi new series

  • About 200 note
  • Motif : Sanchi Stupa which is in Madhya Pradesh
  • Colour: Bright yellow
  • Dimensions: 66MM x 146MM
  • Bleed lines: 4( basically for visually important)
  • Circles: 2

7.Sanjivani Jadhav an Indian athlete won silver medal in women's 10,000 metres 29th World University Games

8.Tata Sons appointed Roopa Purshottam as Chief Economic and head of Policy Advocacy to drive Research . She also served as Vice President of Goldman Sachs

9. India and Nepal has signed 8 Mou in various fields including Housing grants , Prevention of illicit trafficking in Narcotic drugs, Education sector , Healthcare sector, Heritage Sector

10. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the name of new Central Food Processing scheme as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana ( PMKSY) for agro Marine  Processing cluster.

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