Important Current Affairs August 17 2018 – One liner
- The Odisha government is setting up a world-class interpretation centre at Dangamal near Bhitarkanika National Park to showcase its efforts in protecting crocodiles and preserving its rich mangrove diversity.
- A forest genetic resource tree park, developed on 20 acres of land near Vandalur, Tamilnadu. The park has 300 species of trees from both Eastern and Western Ghats.
- Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister.
- In Sri Lanka, the ten-day Buddhist festival of the historic Esala Maha Perehera began In Kandy with a grand procession.
- Sarvatra Technologies, a payments and banking solutions provider announced the on-boarding of ‘Sevalia Urban Co-operative Bank’ as the 450th co-operative bank.
- International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology (iCRAFPT) got underway at Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur in Tamilnadu.
- FSSAI sets up Panel to review red-labelling draft – Headed by B Sesikeran, former director of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)
- Amnesty International India is launching a new campaign ‘Our Safety, Our Rights’, which aims to create awareness amongst children to help them understand and identify sexual abuse.
- President’s certificate of honour for the year 2017 – Sristi Lakshminarasimham from Prakasam district for his outstanding contribution to enrichment of Sanskrit.
- Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals had unveiled the ‘first-ever’ artificial intelligence-powered cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score API (application program interface), designed to predict the risk of CVD in the Indian population.
- The Asia Cup Cricket tournament will be held from September 15 to 28 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
- The All-India G.V. Mavlankar shooting championship, a qualification event for Nationals, returns to Tamil Nadu after a gap of 14 years.
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