AUGUST 7, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Justin Gatlin won the World 100 meters title beating the Jamaican superstar and World Champion Usain Bolt.

Nation:

  1. Medha Patkar’s, leader of Narmada Bachao Andolan, indefinite fast for rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Dam enterd 11th day.
  2. Aparna, has been appointed as an Executive Director in the World bank in the U.S. She will represent the constituency of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka in world Bank.
  3. The Supreme Court ban on the use of antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead in the manufacture of firecrackers to prevent air pollution. Various colour producing chemicals are:
    Yellow: Sodium salts (Nitrates and Oxalates of sodium)
    Blue:- Copper salts (carbonate and oxides of copper)
    Green:– Barium salts (nitrates, carbonates, chlorides and chlorates of barium)
    Purple:- A combination of copper and strontium compounds.
    White:- The burning of metals like Magnesium, aluminium and titanium.
    Orange:- Calcium salts (carbonates, chlorides and sulphates of calcium)
    Red:– Strontium salts (Nitrates, carbonates, and sulphates of strontium)

Emerging Terms, News and Other:

  1. Commander Abhilash Tomy, the only Indian to sail around the world non-stop and solo in the Goa built yatch INSV Mhadei, was set to launch his new sailing boat Thuriya. The 32 foot wooden boat is a replica of the iconic Suhali, which was built in Mumbai  and was sailed by the legendary Sir Robin Knox-Jhonston in the first solo nonstop circumnavigation of the world.
  2. Japan on 06-Aug-2017 marked 72 years since the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima. Japan suffered two nuclear attacks at the end of the Second World War by the United States- in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and in Nagasaki 3 days later. The bombing claimed the lives of 1,40,000 people in Hiroshima and 74,000 people in Nagasaki.
    Japan announced its surrender in the second world war on august 15, 1945.

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