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Bandhan Bank became the seventh most valued Indian bank by overtaking Yes Bank - 01 Aug 18

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RBI Monetary Policy:2018 ,increase the repo rate by 25 basis points - 01 Aug 18

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Seema Nanda became the first Indian- American ever to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Committee - 01 Aug 18

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“Scutoid”: The newest shape discovered by the scientists in human cells - 01 Aug 18

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Apple Inc. became the first U.S. company to surpass $1 trillion in market value - 02 Aug 18

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Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards: Presidents confers to five MPs - 02 Aug 18

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  • President Ram Nath Kovind has conferred Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on five Members of Parliament.
  • Recipients are :
  • Dr Najma Heptulla: 
  • She is former Rajya Sabha MP. She was selected for this award for the year 2013. 
  • Hukumdev Narayan Yadav:He is Lok Sabha MP. He was selected for this award for the year for 2014.Ghulam Nabi Azad: He is Rajya Sabha and was selected for this award for the year for 2015. He is leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha representing Congress party. 
  • Dinesh Trivedi: He is Lok Sabha MP and was selected for 2016. Bhartruhari Mahatab: He is Lok Sabha MP and was selected for 2017.He is Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader.
  • The award was established in 1992 by Shivraj Patil who was then Speaker of Lok Sabha. 
  • Indian Parliamentary Group selects outstanding sitting Member of Parliament after considering his/her overall contribution in Parliament. 
  • The award is aimed to motivate elected representatives to work better.

Government introduces new scheme ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ - 02 Aug 18

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Kumar Mangalam Birla and Y.C. Deveshwar appointed as non-official independent directors in Air India - 02 Aug 18

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BIS banned the use of three chemicals in printing of packaging materials used for food products - 03 Aug 18

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) achieved 5 crore beneficiaries - 03 Aug 18

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Delhi Gujarat as the most investor-friendly state in India - 03 Aug 18

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Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu launches logo, tagline for Geographical Indications - 03 Aug 18

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Tech Mahindra inks MoU with Telangana for India's first Blockchain district - 04 Aug 18

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Supersonic Interceptor Missile Successfully Test Fired In Odisha - 04 Aug 18

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FICCI FLO launches mobile app for women's wellness - 04 Aug 18

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NITI Aayog Launches Global Hackathon to Crowdsource Mobility Solutions - 04 Aug 18

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India elected president of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broa dcasting Development - 05 Aug 18

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Mughalsarai Junction railway station to be named Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction - 05 Aug 18

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World Badminton Championship final: PV Sindhu wins silver,loses to Carolina Marin - 05 Aug 18

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Ajay Data, first Indian elected in to ICANN - 05 Aug 18

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Indra Nooyi will step down as CEO, PepsiCo,replced by Ramon Laguarta - 06 Aug 18

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Rajan Nanda a noted industrialist Escorts Group passed away - 06 Aug 18

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Justice Banerjee and Saran, and Justice Joseph swearing-in:SC - 06 Aug 18

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Child Mortality Rate: India is far behind to meet 2030 targets - 06 Aug 18

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Veteran Congress leader RK Dhawan passes away - 07 Aug 18

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno become the first Maruti Suzuki car to be sold as a Toyota - 07 Aug 18

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Pie: The latest version of Android operating system officially released by Alphabet Inc - 07 Aug 18

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Maitree 2018 :Indo -Thailand Joint Military Exercise to be held - 07 Aug 18

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World's 1st hypersonic aircraft nuclear warheads sucessfully test fired by China - 08 Aug 18

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M.Karunanidhi, a legendary leader of Tamil Nadu, passed away - 08 Aug 18

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Parliament passes Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 - 08 Aug 18

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S. Gurumurthy appointed to the board of RBI - 08 Aug 18

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World’s first thermal battery plant to be unveiled in Andhra Pradesh - 09 Aug 18

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TRAI chairman R.S. Sharma gets extension - 09 Aug 18

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Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as the new Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha - 09 Aug 18

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RBI to pay Rs 50,000 cr dividend to govt for F.Y-2018 - 09 Aug 18

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Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve Becomes 11th Biosphere Reserve - 10 Aug 18

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World Biofuel daybeing observed on 10th August 2018 - 10 Aug 18

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Rekha Sharma appointed as New National Commission for Women Chairperson - 10 Aug 18

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Rajya Sabha passes amendments to SC/ST Act - 10 Aug 18

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Centre launches portal for scientific research, funding - 11 Aug 18

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Venezuela will continue to sell oil to India despite US ban - 11 Aug 18

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V.S. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85 - 11 Aug 18

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Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet appointed new UN human rights chief - 12 Aug 18

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Axis Bank introduces iris authentication for Aadhaar-based transactions - 12 Aug 18

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International Youth Day observed on 12 August - 12 Aug 18

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Veteran parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89 - 13 Aug 18

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Liveability Index : Pune most livable, Rampur in UP is the worst - 13 Aug 18

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'Digital North East Vision 2022'released in Guwahati - 13 Aug 18

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India’s first all-woman SWAT team gets cracking, to secure Independence Day function - 13 Aug 18

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Justice Manjula Chellur appointed as New Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity - 14 Aug 18

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Iran Unveils Next Generation Fateh Mobin missile,Rising Tensions With US - 14 Aug 18

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ISRO plans to launch TV channel to promote scientific temper - 14 Aug 18

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Govt announces Rs 10,000 crore connectivity plan for NE states - 14 Aug 18

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Third Party Survey Report on Station Cleanliness: Jodhpur, Marwar ranked cleanliest rail stations - 15 Aug 18

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Ease of Living Index: Mumbai ranked third, Navi Mumbai one step ahead - 15 Aug 18

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'Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme' (AB-NHPS) will be launched on Sept 25 - 15 Aug 18

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Swadesh Darshan Scheme: First project North East Circuit launched - 15 Aug 18

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1st ‘Hindu court’ set up on lines of Sharia system - 16 Aug 18

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, dies at 93 - 16 Aug 18

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“Parker Solar Probe”: NASA launched highly ambitious robotic spacecraft mission to the Sun - 16 Aug 18

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Rahul Bajaj dethroned the Aditya Birla Group to emerge third most valued group in India based on market capitalization - 16 Aug 18

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Legendary Indian cricketer and former captain Ajit Wadekar passed away - 17 Aug 18

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World’s Most Liveable City: Vienna tops in list by Economist survey - 17 Aug 18

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Sarvatra technologies launches 450th cooperative bank - 17 Aug 18

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International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology (iCRAFPT) held at Thanjavur - 18 Aug 18

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18th Asian Games inaugurated in Jakarta - 18 Aug 18

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Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s PM - 18 Aug 18

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Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of United Nation, dies at 80 - 18 Aug 18

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Campaign against sexual abuse of children launched by Amnesty International India - 18 Aug 18

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India triumph at the Women’s SAFF U-15 Championship, defeat Bangladesh 1-0 in final - 19 Aug 18

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IIT Kharagpur to resolve problems of sewage disposal and access to clean potable water - 19 Aug 18

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Delhi govt. official bags WHO World No Tobacco Day Award - 19 Aug 18

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India building new fighter jet Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) - 19 Aug 18

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Indigenous weapon SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) systems tested - 20 Aug 18

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Bhaskar Ramamurthy to be headed the JEE (Advanced) reform committee - 20 Aug 18

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Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at 94 - 20 Aug 18

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India wins bronze medal in Men’s Sepak Takraw at 2018 Asian Games - 20 Aug 18

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  • India won bronze medal in Men’s Sepak Takraw event at 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia. 
  • It was India’s maiden medal in Sepak Takraw sporting event. 
  • In the semifinal match of event, Indian team lost to defending champion Thailand by 0-2 score. 
  • In its first match of the event, India had defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17.
  • However it had lost to Indonesia (0-3 score) in the second Preliminary Group B match of day but still advanced to last-four stage and won bronze medal.
  • Sepak takraw (kick volleyball) is traditional sport of countries Southeast Asia. 
  • It has similarities like Volleyball which is played with hand but sepak takraw is played with the feet, knee, head and chest. 
  • Sepak takraw has been part of Asian Games since 11th edition in Beijing 1990. 

General Suhag awarded US ‘Legion of Merit’ - 21 Aug 18

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  • The United States government has awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) to General
  • Dalbir Singh Suhag (Retired), of the Indian-Army" for exceptionally meritorious service as chief of the Army staff, Indian Army. 
  • The award was presented to General Suhag on August 17, 2018, at Pentagon, Washington DC, in the presence of his family members and the Indian Military Attache to the United States of America.
  • The Legion of Merit to General Dalbir Singh was announced by the US Government in March 2016 when he was in chair as the Chief of Army Staff, with the intention of conferring the award to him during his official visit to the United States in April 2016.
  • However, procedural delays in obtaining necessary government sanction for the award presentation resulted in this not being presented during the official visit. General Dalbir Singh subsequently retired on December 31, 2016. 
  • The citation of the award stated that in the period August 2014 to April 2016 as Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army, Gen Dalbir Singh rendered exceptionally meritorious service. 
  • It commended his leadership for the Indian Army's counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations and its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief during the Nepal earthquake in 2015. Gen Dalbir Singh was also lauded for sustaining Indian Army contributions to global peacekeeping as one of the World's largest provider of forces to the UNIO.
  •  Notably, the expansion in India-US Army to Army bilateral engagements, improved interoperability and close functional cooperation during Gen Dalbir Singh's tenure as the chief of the Indian Army, came for special mention and high appreciation.
  • The Legion of Merit is awarded in four degrees; Degree of Chief Commander; Degree of Commander; Degree of Officer; and Degree of Legionnaire. 
  • It is noteworthy that the award of Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) to Gen Dalbir Singh (Retired) is only the second time that an Indian military officer is being awarded this specific degree, the first being General Rajendra singhji Jadeja in 1946.

New Governors Appointment : Satya Pal Malik appointed as J&K Governor - 21 Aug 18

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Rajiv Sadbhavna Award confreres to Gopalkrishna Gandhi - 21 Aug 18

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NOTA option cannot be permitted in Rajya Sbha polls:SC - 21 Aug 18

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Asian Games 2018: 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary wins 10m air pistol gold - 22 Aug 18

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Bajrang Punia bagged India’s first gold medal of the 18th Asian Games - 22 Aug 18

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Vinesh Phogat becoming the first-ever Indian woman win a wrestling gold medal in Asian Games - 22 Aug 18

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Malaysia announced cancelling major Chinese-backed infrastructure projects - 22 Aug 18

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Iran unveils 'first domestically manufactured' fighter jet - 23 Aug 18

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Actor Raveena Tandon becomes brand ambassador of SGNP - 23 Aug 18

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Chhattisgarh’s Naya Raipur will be the new name as Atal Nagar - 23 Aug 18

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Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian female shooter to win a gold at the Asian Games - 23 Aug 18

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HAL becomes first PSU to transact on TReDS: RXIL - 24 Aug 18

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2GUD : The new portal launched by Indian e-commerce behemoth Flipkart - 24 Aug 18

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Centre approves 1.12 lakh more houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna - 24 Aug 18

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India poised to overtake US to become 2nd largest middle-class market - 24 Aug 18

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Voluntary retirement is not a right:Supreme Court - 25 Aug 18

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22 new AIIMS coming up across the country: J P Nadda - 25 Aug 18

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Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy appointed DRDO Chief - 25 Aug 18

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Punjab National Bank gets top rank in digital transaction - 25 Aug 18

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PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first-ever India Tourism Mart - 26 Aug 18

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Asian Games -2018: Iran's Moradi breaks 94kg weightlifting world record - 26 Aug 18

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Asian Games 2018: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan Clinch Gold Medal In Men's Doubles Tennis - 26 Aug 18

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Spiritual guru Dada JP Vaswani dies in Pune - 27 Aug 18

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee launched the NETA mobile application - 27 Aug 18

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Scott Morrison elected as the new Prime Minister of Australia - 27 Aug 18

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world’s first satellite capable of wind-sensing launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) - 27 Aug 18

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Maruti Suzuki launched a first-of-its-kind motorcycle-based roadside service - 27 Aug 18

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Asian Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra wins gold in javelin throw - 28 Aug 18

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India's first biofuel flight, operated by SpiceJet, undertakes maiden voyage - 28 Aug 18

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Union Goverment and 6 states sign MoU for Lakhwar Yamuna Basin project - 28 Aug 18

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Facial Verification will be an essential security feature to get a new SIM card - 28 Aug 18

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‘Amaravati Bond 2018’: A local authority of Andhra Pradesh launched the bonds of BSE - 29 Aug 18

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Cabinet clears Rs.1,600-crore mission to map coasts - 29 Aug 18

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World Bank to provide $250-million loan to Rajasthan to improve power distribution - 29 Aug 18

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Food grain output to be record 284.83 million tonnes - 29 Aug 18

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PM Modi arrives in Nepal to attend BIMSTEC Summit - 30 Aug 18

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Google has tied up with HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Federal Bank - 30 Aug 18

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Asian Games-2018: Manjit Singh won gold medal in men’s 800m race - 30 Aug 18

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Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with SBI changed names and IFSC codes - 30 Aug 18

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First SAARC Agri Cooperative Business Forum held in Kathmandu, Nepal - 30 Aug 18

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Asian Games 2018: Swapna Barman wins India's first ever gold in heptathlon - 31 Aug 18

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Mahabaleshwar became the wettest place in India during 2018: IMD - 31 Aug 18

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ADB hands $245m to West Bengal to improve drinking water - 31 Aug 18

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Mohammad Nabi became the first-ever cricketer in history to feature in each of his team's first 100 ODIs - 31 Aug 18

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India and ADB Sign $375 Million Loan to Improve Irrigation Efficiency in Madhya Pradesh - 31 Aug 18

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