- Justin Gatlin won the World 100 meters title beating the Jamaican superstar and World Champion Usain Bolt.
- Medha Patkar’s, leader of Narmada Bachao Andolan, indefinite fast for rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Dam enterd 11th day.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.