Important August 2017 current affairs (in English)

20 most important August 2017 current affairs for BPSC PT 2018:

  1. Gobindobhog Rice (from Burdwan district of West Bengal): Gi Tag
  2. OPERATION ALL-OUT: Operation All-Out was launched in March 2017 to counter the militant violent attacks in Kashmir.
  3. A proposal to build a 70 ft. Buddha statue (themed on Mahaparinirvana) in Ghatasala in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh has been passed by the government.
  4. SAI promoted Indigenous Games and Martial Arts (IGMAs) are as follows:
    Kalaripayatu– martial art- Kerala
    Silambam– martial art- Tamil Nadu
    Archery– Jharkhand
    Kabaddi– Telangana, Andhara Pradesh and Maharashtra
    Malkhamb– Manipur
    Mukna– Manipur
    Thangta– Manipur
    Gatka– Punjab
    Khomlainai– Assam
  5. Recently the nation celebrated 75th Anniversary of the Quit India Movement. Theme of this year’s celebration was “Sankalp se Sidhi” urging the people to take a pledge to fight poverty and malnutrition. Failure of Cripps Mission=>Quit India Movement, July 1942
  6. Malpelo Plate: new tectonic plate discovered
  7. INCOIS inaugurated an Ocean Forecasting System for Comoros, Madagascar and Mozambique at third meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (RIMES).
  8. Recently, India’s first private missile production facility was unveiled near Hyderabad.
  9. In 2017, Earth Overshoot Day(calculated by WWF and Global Footprint Network) fell on August 2.
  10. Tamil Nadu govt in collaboration with IIT Madras have been restoring Vaan Island in Gulf of Mannar by deploying artificial reefs near vulnerable islands.
  11. Pangong Tso Lake: landlocked, brackish water lake in the Ladakh Himalaya.
  12. The Indian Navy will join the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) for maiden International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) chaired by the Bangladesh Navy in the Indian Ocean.
  13. second ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) : Bharat 22
  14. 15th ministerial meeting of BIMSTEC held at Kathmandu. The BIMSTEC member states—Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal. HQ- Dhaka
  15. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has opened a uranium bank for Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) in Oskemen city of Kazakhstan.
  16. The RCEP is billed as an FTA between the 10-member ASEAN
    bloc and its six FTA partners — India, China, Japan, South Korea,
    Australia and New Zealand.
  17. The Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI), also known as Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline, is a natural gas pipeline being developed by the Galkynysh – TAPI Pipeline Company Limited with participation of the Asian Development Bank
  18. NRIs permitted to vote through proxy in the Lok Sabha and
    assembly elections. Earlier, this was permitted only to service personnel.
  19. Article 35A was incorporated into the Constitution in 1954 by a Presidential order issued under Article 370(1) (d) of the Constitution
    Article 35A of the constitution empowers J&K legislature to define state’s “permanent residents” and their special rights and privileges without attracting a challenge on grounds of violating the Right to Equality of
    people from other States or any other right under the Constitution.
  20. Supreme Court ruled that Right To Privacy is an intrinsic part of life and liberty under Article 21

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