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August 22, 2017

22nd August 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (22nd August 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 22nd August 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The United States saw its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse after 99 years yesterday (21st  August 2017) with the path of totality passing through 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina. 
  • The French Presidency today announced an official role for Brigitte Macron (President Emmanuel Macron's wife)
    • Note : This is the first time a spouse of France's head of state has been given an official role (official First Lady title). 
National Current Affairs
  • The 5 Judge bench of Supreme Court today declared the practice of Triple Talaq as 'unconstitutional', and ordered a ban on it
    • The court asked the government to frame and implement a new Muslim divorce law within six months.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to roll out as many as 9,500 road projects worth ₹27,000 crore in a single day in Rajasthan next week. 
  • The Gurugram civic body has announced plans to start online applications for registration and certification of marriages
    • People will need to pay ₹100 while applying for marriage certificates within three months and ₹300 if they apply after one year of marriage. 
  • The Delhi government has announced a complete ban on manual cleaning of sewers
  • Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said that, within a year, Physical police verification for passport applicants will be replaced with online verification with the help of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project. 
Recent Committees in News
  • A 5-member special committee has been constituted by the Delhi government to prepare the Final parking policy for the city
    • This committee will prepare the policy after analysing the 68 suggestions received by the government. 
    • The panel will be headed by : Om Prakash Agarwal (CEO of World Resources Institute (WRI), India)
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The government is planning to reduce the number of state-run banks to 10-15 through a series of mergers and acquisitions so that no bank becomes too-big-to-fail.
New Appointments
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Anatoly Antonov, who is blacklisted by the EU over the Ukrainian crisis, as the new Russian ambassador to the US
  • Uber India has appointed former American Express executive Vishpala Reddy as the Chief People’s Officer (CPO) for its India and South Asia operations. 
  • hE will be responsible for strengthening leadership, and overseeing aspects of gender diversity and inclusion. 
  • Vishal Sikka was appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys after resigning as CEO.
Science & Technology
  • Google today announced 'Oreo' as the name for the latest version of the Android operating system, continuing the dessert-themed names. 
    • Key features of Oreo :
      • 'Notification Dots' : Lets users long press on an app's icon to view the latest notification. 
      • 'Picture-in-picture' mode : Allows users to minimise videos while performing another task.
  • NASA is planning to send microbial life on its Mars 2020 rover mission, which would use Mars' atmospheric carbon dioxide to produce oxygen. 
    • The mission, if successful, would make way for more affordable human missions to Mars where oxygen is needed for life support and rocket propulsion.
    • Note : Mars' atmosphere contains around 95.32% CO2 and only 0.13% oxygen.
Sports Current Affairs
  • The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) in association with BCCI will build a cricket stadium, with a seating capacity of 25,000, at Narsinghgarh. 
    • Note : This will be the second-largest cricket stadium in the North-east after Guwahati's stadium.
  • 7 Indian chess players including former World Champion Viswanathan Anand will be taking part in the Chess World Cup to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, from September 2 to 27.
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