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Current Affairs 31 Aug 2017 | Read daily current affairs in easiest language to grab the knowledge for Govt exams preparation. Visit regular to get daily updates.

“Hanging bridge” inaugurated in Kota

  • The hanging bridge inaugurated in Kota by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing from Udaipur.
  • The bridge threw open to traffic Rajasthan’s first six-lane cable stayed (CS) bridge in Kota.
  • The bridge, over Chambal River, has the longest main span of 350 metre in the country and will also act as a bypass to Kota City.

World’s first Uranium bank in Kazakhstan

  • World’s first uranium bank opens in Kazakhstan by The International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. global nuclear watchdog.
  • A $150-million facility designed to discourage new nations from enriching the nuclear fuel.
  • The Bank will store up to 90 tonnes of the fuel, enough to power a large city for three years, and sell it to IAEA members if they are unable to procure it elsewhere.

New industrial policy by Government

  • Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Department under the Commerce and Industry Ministry is going to release a new industrial policy by October 2017.
  • It is expected to replace National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) released in 2011.
  • The aims is to make India a manufacturing hub by promoting ‘Make in India’ with focus on encouraging Indian branded products with higher value addition.

Skill development programme launched by Delhi Police

  •  A skill development programme launched by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana with the name of YUVA.
  • The aims to connect with youth by upgrading their skill as per their competencies.
  • It will help them to get a gainful employment under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna under the Ministry of Skill Development.

Privacy safeguards can make Aadhaar a global model

  • The Supreme Court judgement on the right to privacy comes at a critical moment in India’s and the world’s transformation to a digital economy.
  • This decision will also have a major impact on identification technology and policy across the globe.
  • The SC judgement gives the opportunity to provide a strong privacy foundation to Aadhaar.

Geographical Indication status got by Gobindo-bhog rice

  • West Bengal’s Gobindobhog rice has received the Geographical Indication Status form Geographical Indication Registry (GIR) after 2 years.
  • The state government had applied for the GI status on 24 Aug 2015.

India’s 1st medal at World Boxing C’ships by Bidhuri

  • Gaurav Bidhuri, an Indian boxer wins first medal at the World Boxing Championships 2017 after defeating Tunisia’s Bilel Mhamdi to enter the semifinals of the 56kg event.
  • He was a wildcard entrant and now became only the fourth Indian boxer to secure himself a medal in the World Boxing Championships.

Flood warning for 11 states

  • Government of India has issued moderate flood warning to Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
  • Government issued warnings in eleven states in view of heavy to very heavy rainfall forecast by Met Department in the next 48 to 72 hours.

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