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National News

  • President Pranab Mukherjee awarded the badminton player PV Sindhu, owner Wrestler witness, Trmnst Dipa Karmakar and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with shooter Jitu Rai. It is the country’s highest sports award
  • Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur Lunched An Ambulance Service mobile app called “108 HP”. The purpose of this service is to provide quick and convenient ambulance services in the state
  • The Union Government has announced that 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas will be organised in Bengaluru
  • Pakistan will host the 19th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit in Islamabad (capital city) and Murree on November 9 and 10, 2016.
  • Maharashtra legislature to ratify GST Constitution Amendment Bill
  • HRD Minister Javadekar inaugurates IIT-Dharwad
  • Govt may relax ‘creamy layer’ norms for OBCs
  • The Tourism Ministers of BRICS countries will meet in Madhya Pradesh’s temple city Khajuraho for a two-day long conference from September 1
  • President re-promulgates Ordinance to amend Enemy Property Act

International News

  • United States is going to create world’s largest protected marine reserve area named as Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the Hawaiian coast
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral talks with Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, assuring him that 1.25 billion Indians will always stand by Myanmar as partners and friends
  • Russia lifts ban on charter flights to Turkey
  • China starts cargo train service to Russia
  • China launches state-owned aircraft engine maker
  • Turkish army kills 35 civilians in Syria
  • India, US targeting trade worth $500 bn
  • North Korea warns US over ‘deliberate provocations’

 

Business & Economy

  • Big Bazaar’s e-commerce platform to shut down
  • Tata launches research alliance with global institutes
  • Bharti Airtel cuts 3G and 4G prices by up to 80%
  • LIC to fill posts for 2 MDs, yet to name chairman
  • Morgan Stanley sees 40 million users of Reliance Jio next fiscal

Banking

  • HDFC Ltd will issue bonds worth Rs. 500 crore to meet its long-term capital requirements
  • The Oriental Bank of Commerce to raise Rs.1k cr via Tier-1 bonds
  • Banks raise concern over RBI norms for big borrowers
  • Karnataka Bank launches UPI app – ‘KBL-SMARTz’
  • RBI asks banks to provide loans to women self-help groups in rural areas at 7% per annum

New Appointments

  • Usain Bolt was appointed as ‘Chief Speed Officer’ by Digicel

Science & Technology

  • Indian startup to launch smartphone at Rs.501
  • NASA ends year long Mars simulation on Hawaii

 

Sports

  • Former hockey players protest, demands Bharat Ratna for Major Dhyan Chand
  • German driver of Mercedes, Nico Rosberg won the Belgium Grand Prix Formula1 race

Obituary

  • Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel Diad. He was 66
  • Russian journalist Alexander Shchetinin who has been critical of President Vladimir Putin was found shot in the head in his apartment in Kiev

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