Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 22nd August 2017


1. Assam's Agriculture Minister Keshab Mahanta said that Assam will soon have state of Flood Monitoring and Flood Warning System

2.BK Khutiala Committee formed by University Grants Commission to study the proposal of granting deemed University status to Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)

3.Microsoft Speech Recognition System achieved new milestone of 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far . This means for the first time the computer has been able to recognize the words as well as a  person could .

4.HCL Infosystems to distribute Apple products including iPhone  in the Indian Markets

5. Myanmar Government is taking initiative to preserve its  largest freshwater lake Idawgyi,which is also the 3rd largest freshwater lake of Southeast Asia

6.China will run the World's fastest bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai.The new generation Fuxing will cover a distance of 1250 kms in 4.5 hours at a speed of 350 km per hour

7.Grigor Dimitrov won the Cincinnati Open title (Tennis) by beating Australia's Nick Kyrgio

8. Wimbledon Champion Gabrine Muguraza won the Cincinnati Masters Open for Women. She defeated Simona Halep

9. Supreme Court of India declares Triple Talaq 'unconstitutional'. In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Triple Talaq practice in a 3:2 judgment asked Union Government to bring legislation in 6 months. A five-judge bench pronounced the verdict. The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, included Justice Kurian Joseph who is a Christian, Justice Rohinton Nariman who is a Parsi, Justice Uday Lalit who is a Hindu and Justice Abdul Nazeer, a Muslim.

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