August 2017 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs August 2017: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of August 2017 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been elected as the 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan by country's National Assembly.
  • Senior bureaucrat S. Aparna, presently Principal Secretary to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has been appointed as an Executive Director in the World Bank in the US. 
  • The government appointed songwriter-poet Prasoon Joshi as the chairperson of the censor board replacing Pahlaj Nihalani.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev as Russia's new ambassador to India.
  • CISF ADG Dharmendra Kumar has been appointed as Director General of the Railway Protection Force.
  • Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India on 28 August 2017. He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind during a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan. He is succeeding Justice JS Khehar, who retired as CJI on 27 August 2017.
  • Mohammad Mustafa took charge as the chairman and managing director of Small Industries development Bank of India (SIDBI). 
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Paralympics gold medalist Devendra Jhajharia will become the first para athlete to be awarded the 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna', the country's highest sporting honour.
  • The Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer 'Pink' was named the Best Film at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017. Sushant Singh Rajput was named the Best Actor for 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' and the Best Actress award was given to Konkona Sen Sharma for 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'.
  • La La Land actress Emma Stone has topped Forbes' list of World's Highest-Paid Actresses in the year 2017. Jennifer Aniston is on the second place in this list.
  • Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao has been selected for the Agriculture Leadership Award 2017, instituted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture.
  • Indian American novelist and playwright Padma Viswanathan won the 2017 Porter Fund Literary Prize.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Three Indian firms Hindustan Unilever (7th place), Asian Paints (8th place) and Bharti Airtel (78th place) are among Forbes list of the world's 100 most innovative companies, where has replaced Tesla Motors on the top position.
  • ICICI Bank introduced an instant credit card which can be availed online and helps a customer to start shopping even before the plastic card gets delivered.
  • Adani Transmission has acquired 100 per cent share capital of Hadoti Power Transmission Services Ltd from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd (RVPN).
  • The Union cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding signed between India and Israel to set up USD 40 million funds for industrial research and technological innovation.
Top India Current Affairs
  • The Maharashtra government launched a motorbike ambulance service to provide swift medical assistance to patients.
  • The nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar in a landmark unanimous decision has declared right to privacy a fundamental right under the constitution.
  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel has announced that the first edition of Rural Games or Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be started from Delhi. It will take place from 28th August to 3rd September 2017.

Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • American neuroscientist Marian Diamond who studied Albert Einstein's brain in 1984, passed away. She was 90.
  • Actor Robert Hardy, who portrayed the role of Minister of Magic 'Cornelius Fudge' in four of the 'Harry Potter' films passed away. He was 91.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Vishal Sikka resigned from the post of Managing Director and CEO of Infosys. Sikka has now been appointed as executive vice-chairman of the company. 
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Kenya's Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui won the men's world marathon. Kirui, this season's Boston marathon winner, clocked 2:08:27 for gold, 1 minute 22 seconds ahead of Ethiopian rival Tamirat Tola.
  • The Asian Cricket Council decided to shift the U-19 Asia Cup tournament from Bengaluru to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused to send its team to India. 
  • Germany's Alexander Zverev defeated Roger Federer to win the Rogers Cup tennis tournament title.
  • Australia defeated Iran to win the FIBA Asian Basketball Championship 2017.
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been named 'UEFA's Best Player of the Year' for the 2016/17 season, becoming the first footballer to receive the honour thrice.
  • Manchester United's Paul Pogba has been awarded with UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award for 2016-2017.
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and sports has launched Sports Talent Search Portal to spot the best talent from among the young population of the country. The portal was launched by the Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Ma Huateng, Chairman of Chinese internet giant Tencent, became China's richest man after overtaking e-commerce major Alibaba's Founder Jack Ma.
  • Australian city Melbourne has been named the world's most liveable city for the seventh year in a row by The Economist in its Global Liveability Report. 
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