1. August 23- International day for the remembrance of slave trade and its abolition.
2. K Chandrasekhar Rao ( Telangana CM) was selected for Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2017 by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture ( ICFA). Rao launched various initiatives fort the welfare of farmers in state such as providing free power to farmers, waving of 1 lakh loan of every farmer , supplying fertilizers in time and announced to credit 4000 per acre per crop to every farmer
3. The Information and Broad casting Ministry has constituted a 40 –member “ Preview committee “ for the International Film Festival of India 2017 ( IFFI) with the film maker Vivek Agnihotri as the convenor.
4. Google introduced new Andriod version named Oreo. Android Oreo is more secure with inbuilt Google Play Protect, Security Front and tight app install controls.Google Android operating systems have always been named after sweet treats such as Cup cake, Donut, Honey comb, Jelly bean, Kit Kat, Lolli pop , Marsh mallow , Nougat and the latest being Oreo
5. A new research has suggested that an asteroid that eliminated dinosaurs 66 million years ago would have also pushed earth into darkness for nearly two years. The study was recently published in the journal “Proceedings of the National academy of sciences.”
6. Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing Passed away.
7. Union Government launches Digital Police Portal under CCTNS ( Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems) . it is to integrate the various organs of the Criminal Justice system such as the police, courts, Prisons, Prosecuition, forensic laboratories, finger prints and juvenile homes with the CCTNS database.
8. The Construction work of Asian Trilateral Highway will commence shortly to catalyze the Act East Policy. The Asian Trilateral Highway is a high way under construction that connects Moreh , India
with Mae Sot, Thailand Via Myanmar .
9. Government to replace physical police verification of passports with online verification and the Union Govt is planning to connect with CCTNS.
10. India grants Pfizer patent for Pneumonia Vaccine . Pfizer is a US pharmaceutical company
11. Mumbai amongst 17 most polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country. The data is based on the reports of the central pollution control board ( CPCB) .
12. National Sports museum to be established in New Delhi by Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel .
13. Indian Student developed nano missile for Indian army and local police for fighting against terrorism . Dacharla Panduranga Rohith , a student of SRM university, Chennai was recognized by World records of India for developing nano missile.