Daily Current Affairs 27 August 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 27 August 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 27 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 27 August 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Air Chief inaugurates 56th annual aerospace conference.

  • Air Chief marshal BS Dhanoa inaugurated the 56th annual three day conference of Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine in Banglore.

2. Dipak Misra to be India’s next Chief Justice.

  • Justice Dipak Misra will take office as the 45th Chief Justice of India on Monday.
  • This comes after CJI JS Kehar retired on 27th August.

3. Mahatma Gandhi and PM Modi to figure at Madame Tussauds.

  • Wax figures of the leaders will be part of a new special zone at Madame Tussauds to be housed at the Regal building in New Delhi.
  • Notably, first Madame Tussauds museum in India was open in Delhi.

International News

1. US imposes fresh sanctions against Venezuelan government.

  • In US president Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions against Venezuela restricting country’s financial system from dealing in new debt from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government or its state oil company.
  • The financial sanctions are aimed at restricting the ability of Maduro’s regime to finance its Unconstitutional and Undemocratic behavior.

2. Boko Haram shoot, slit throats killing 27 villagers.

  • Nigeria based Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria’s Borno state
  • Such deadly attacks in recent months have pressured Nigeria’s government to increase its efforts against a homegrown Islamic extremist group it last year declared to be “crushed.”

3. Pakistan court quashes corruption case against former President Asif Zardari

  • Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari has been acquitted by an anti-corruption court in an old corruption case in which he was accused of possessing illegal assets.
  • Mr. Zardari’s counsel Farooq H Naek requested for acquittal of Mr. Zardari and Justice Khalid Mahmood Ranjha National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court accepted it.

Business News

1. Australia to help India to become a Pulse processing hub.

  • Australia is learnt to be exploring ways to help India transform into a ‘pulses-processing hub’.
  • Regarding this the Australian government and that country’s agri-business companies will hold talks with the Government of India and Indian companies including those into processing, retail and imports of pulses, on the sidelines of the ‘Australia Business Week in India’ (ABWI)

2. Commerce ministry set up task force on Artificial Intelligence.

  • Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a Task Force chaired by V. Kamakoti of IIT Madras to explore possibilities to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) for development across various fields.
  • The ‘task force on AI for India’s Economic Transformation’ will submit concrete and implementable recommendations for government.

3. Government restricts import of Gold and Silver from S Korea.

  • In a move to curb surging gold and silver imports from South Korea, the government has decided to put these items in the restricted category wherein importers will need permission from the government before importing them.
  • This comes in the wake of more than a $1 billion worth gold imports from South Korea between July 1-August 21.

Sports News
1. May weather undefeated with record 50-0.

  • Undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated UFC champion Conor McGregor in the richest fight in History.
  • May weather, who came out of a two year retirement for bout, now takes his professional boxing career’s record to 50-0.

2. Lionel Messi first ever to score 350 La Liga goals.

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has become the first ever player to score 350 goals in La Liga.
  • Messi has played 384 league matches and scored 350 goals, He is ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo by 66 goals.

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