Daily Current Affairs 26 August 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26 August 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26 August 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 26 August 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Modi announces Rs.500 crore relief for flood-hit Bihar

  • PM Modi undertook an aerial survey of Bihar floods and announced the relief package for the state.
  • He also announced fiving Rs.2 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs.50,000 to the injured from the PM’s National Relief Fund.

2.  3 security personnel killed in J&K terror attack

  • Three were killed and seven were injured in an encounter with militants.
  • Four militants are hiding in residential quarters and several families have been evacuated from the vicinity after the incident.

3.  9 Dera Sacha Sauda Ashrams sealed in Kurukshetra

  • The step is aimed to avoid any act of violence similar to the one that led to over 30 casualties in Panchkula after the Ram Rahim verdict.
  • The Army and paramilitary forces also entered the Dera headquarters in Sirsa and evacuated the supporters from the premises.

4. Karnataka govt to renew liquor licences post SC order

  • Karnataka pubs can resume business after the SC allowed to denotify highways within municipal limits.
  • Around 10,060 liquor vends in Karnataka had closed down after the order.

International News

1. Monsoon floods kill over 1,200 in South Asia

  • The death toll from India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200.
  • Six flood affected Indian states accounted for 850 deaths.

2. Man armed with sword arrested at Buckingham Palace

  • A man was arrested by the counter-terrorism police after he attacked and injured two officers.
  • The residence’s entrance has been closed after confirming that no member of the royal family was inside the Palace in UK.

3. N Korea’s test launches fail

  • N Korea test fired 3 short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan.
  • This comes amid the US and S Korea’s ongoing joint military drills which N Korea has denounced as preparation for war.

4. IS seeks negotiations to withdraw

  • A Syrian govt official said that Islamic State asked for negotiations and the Syrian side and Hezbollah agreed.
  • This comes after the pro-Syrian govt coalition and Lebanese Army launched separate operations on the Syria-Lebanon border in an attempt to drive out the ISIS.

Business News

1. Reliance Jio temporarily suspends JioPhone pre-booking

  • This came after its website crashed for a short while following large volumes of requests within minutes of launching the service.
  • The firm is currently allowing prospective buyers to register their interest and check device order status online.

2. Volkswagen engineer gets 40-month prison

  • He is fined Rs.1.27 crore for his role in helping the carmaker cheat US emissions tests.
  • In 2015, Volkswagen admitted to fitting emission cheating devices in 11 million cars.

3. Infosys appoints executive search firm to find new CEO

  • Infosys has appointed Egon Zehnder to help it find a new CEO, a week after Vishal Sikka stepped down from the post.
  • The firm will work with the nomination and remuneration committee to identify the right candidate.

Sports News
1. Saina enters semis

  • Shuttler Saina Nehwal reached Badminton World Championships semi finals for the second straight time.
  • PV Sindhu also entered the semis.

2. Mo Farah wins career’s last 5000m race

  • He won with a margin of 0.04 seconds at the Diamond League.
  • Britain’s Farah won a total of 10 gold medals at the Olympics and World Championships during his track career.

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