Union Government releases 4th Advance Estimate of production of major crops for 2016-17
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, on 16 August 2017 released the 4th advance estimates of production of major crops for 2016-17.

The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback rec More..

Cabinet approves procedure and mechanism for Strategic Disinvestment
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal of the Department of Investment and public Asset Management (DIPAM) for strategic disinvestment.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ap More..

Real Madrid beats Barcelona to win 2017 Spanish Super Cup
Real Madrid on 16 August 2017 defeated Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the 2017 Spanish Super Cup to seal the win.

Real Madrid achieved the feat without Cristiano Ronaldo, who was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee More..

RBI makes Aadhar linkage mandatory for farmers to avail short-term crop loans in 2017-18
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 16 August 2017 made Aadhar linkage mandatory for farmers who wish to avail short-term crop loans in 2017-18.

In its, notification RBI has said, “To ensure hassle-free benefits to farmers under Interes More..

India’s first Partition Museum opens after 70 years of Independence
A new museum on the Partition of the Indian subcontinent was inaugurated in the third week of August 2017 after 70 years of bloodstained tragedy that had split British India into India and Pakistan in 1947.

LED bulbs, tubelights, fans to go on sale at petrol pumps across India
The Energy Efficiency Services Limited on 16 August 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with three state-owned oil marketing companies for the distribution of energy-efficient appliances through petrol pumps across India.

The ene More..

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Sweden on Intellectual Property Rights
The Union Cabinet, presided by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 16 August 2017 gave green signal to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).


GeM and CII sign MoU to establish GeMSamvad
The Government eMarketplace (GeM) SPV and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 14 August 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish GeMSamvad, a GeM -Industry forum.


Bullock Cart Racing to remain banned in Maharashtra until rules are out: Bombay HC
The Bombay High Court on 16 August 2017 restrained the Maharashtra state government from granting permission to bullock cart racing until the government frames rules to govern the same.

The decision was taken by a bench of justices inc More..

100 million years old damselfly named after Sir David Attenborough
A 100 million year old damselfly species, discovered in Myanmar, was on 16 August 2017 named after British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

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