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8th September 2017 Current Affairs – Latest Current Updates
Current Affairs September 8th 2017 – National Updates
CPI(M) congress next meeting to be held in Hyderabad.
- The CPI (M) made the announcement of the dates for the next party congress which will take place on 18-22 April next year at Hyderabad.
- It will be the last one before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
- The crucial political-tactical line of the party is expected to be announced at the end of the five-day party congress.
By March 2019 at Rs. 3,700 crore government plans wifi for all panchayats.
- The government is giving shape to prestigious Rs. 3,700-crore plan.
- As per sources, the Government plan is to cover nearly 5.5 lakh villages with wifi facility by March 2019.
- The government expects to start broadband services with about 1,000 megabits per second across 1 lakh gram panchayats by the end of this year.
International News – Current Affairs Today September 8 2017
India Refuses to Sign global declaration against Myanmar on Rohingyas.
- India dissociated itself from a declaration adopted at an international conference in reference to violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.
- Sabha Sumitra Mahajan the Speaker Lok Sabha refuses to be a part of the Bali Declaration adopted at the World Parliamentary Forum.
For corruption, Sri Lanka court Jails top former officials.
- The Sri Lankan court jailed and fined two top officials in former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government for misappropriation of funds.
- Colombo High Court sentenced Lalith Weeratunga, former secretary to Rajapaksa, and Anusha Palpita, ex-head of the state-run Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, to three years of rigorous imprisonment.
8th September 2017 Current Affairs – Business Events
ICICI Lombard IPO To Open On September 15.
- ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company’s estimated Rs. the 6,000-crore initial public offer will open for subscription on September 15.
- The offer will open for subscription to the public on September 15, 2017 and shall close on September 19, 2017.
- ICICI Lombard is a joint venture between ICICI Bank and Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.
Current Affairs Today September 8 2017 – Macquarie ink academic has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals.
- To facilitate long-term academic exchanges between the two organizations Australia’ss Macquarie University announces the launch of a strategic collaboration with Apollo Hospitals.
- As part of their degree, students from Macquarie’s will complete five months of clinical learning at Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad.
- In recognition of her work in Indian healthcare, Macquarie University gave the honorary doctorate to Apollo Hospitals joint MD Sangita Reddy.
SoftBank fund leads $250m to hotel brand OYO round and Hero joins the fund also.
- Budget hotel brand OYO says it has closed a$250-million investment led by SoftBank Vision Fund, making it the Japanese part.
- In 2015 SoftBank first invested in OYO.
- The two-wheeler major Hero group joins the latest funding as an external investor.
Science and Technology – Current Affairs Today September 8 2017
SpaceX set to launch the X-37B, the Pentagon’s secretive autonomous space drone.
- After a successful morning launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the X-37B headed yet again to the vital real estate known as low Earth orbit.
- On the tarmac, the X-37B, as it is said, looks tiny, standing not much taller than a person.
- Its wingspan measures less than 15 feet, and it weighs in at just 11,000 pounds.
Images Of strong solar flares has captured by NASA.
- NASA says they have found the two high-intensity solar flares which were emitted on Wednesday.
- The second of which was the most intense record since the start of this Sun cycle in December 2008.
- Solar cycles last on average eleven years. At the end of the active phase, these eruptions become increasingly rare but still can be powerful.
Sports Updates – Today Current Affairs
Sloathe Stephens outlasts Venus Williams to reach the maiden grand slam final.
- Sloane Stephens, who missed 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, reached her first Grand Slam final.
- She reaches the final by beating Venus Williams at US Open.
- She has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour.
Ruthvika, Lakshya enter Vietnam Open quarterfinals – Current Affairs Today September 8 2017
- Ruthvika Shivani Gadde and Lakshya Sen the Rising shuttlers advance to the women’s and men’s singles quarterfinals respectively with straight-game wins at the Vietnam Open Grand Prix.
- At the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati Ruthvika has won the gold medal.
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