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Today Current Affairs 17-08-2016
Odia – Official Language – Odisha
From today onwards the Odia language will become the official language in all government offices of Odisha. Now all the government letters and files will be carried in Odia language. Aditya Prasad Padhi who is the chief secretary has prepared the panel to make the Odia as the state language.
CLRI – A P J Abdul Kalam Award
P Shanmugam who is the Principal Scientist (CLRI) Central Leather Research Institute has bagged the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award. He was awarded for his meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu (TN). Jayalalitha, the chief minister, has presented the award. He was awarded 8 grams gold and 5 lakh cheque.
China – world’s first quantum satellite
The world’s first quantum satellite has launched by the China. This satellite has launched for establishing hack-proof communications between space & ground as it is equipped with security features to prevent wiretapping and the intercepts. Micius is the nickname of the satellite launched by the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.
First Speaker – Delhi Assembly – Charti Lal Goel – passes away
Charti Lal Goel who is the first speaker of the Delhi Assembly has passed away. He was 89 years old. At All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he has his last breath.
More Current Affairs 17th August
Jayalalithaa – hike in pension – freedom fighters
Jayalalitha who is the Tamilnadu chief minister has announced the Rs.1,000 increase in the pension of freedom fighters. On the occasion of Independence day, this announcement has done.
India – $ 1 million grant – Zimbabwe
China – bullet trains – 350 kmph speed
On Monday China has begun its operating bullet trains which can run 350 kmph speed. The train number was announced by the China Railway Corporation. This train will make departures from Dalian for Shenyang.
Latest Current Affairs on 17th August
Usain Bolt – Gold medal – men’s 100 meters
Usain Bolt who was the Jamaican Sprinter won the gold medal in 100 meters run. Bolt has become the first man to win the one event for the times. He won this race in 9.81 seconds.
The crucial GST Bill (Goods and services tax Bill) has unanimously passed by the Bihar state assembly. Bihar has become the first non-Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled state. Assam became the first state to ratify the Bill.
Tata AutoComp – acquire TitanX
TitanX which is a leading global engine cooling supplier acquired by the Tata AutoComp Systems. It is the Tata Group-owned auto-component conglomerate. It is currently owned by the EQT Opportunity & Fourier transform. The engine & powertrain were supplied by the TitanX to the vehicle industry having plants across North America, South America, Europe and China with sales of approximately $200 million.
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