AUGUST 18 AND 19, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. A six member women’s team of the Indian Navy will set sail in early September to circumnavigate the globe on the sailin vessel, INSV Tarini. This is the first ever circumnavigation of the globe by an all woman crew from India.
  2. Global Entrepreneurship Summit will take place in Hyderabad.
  3. All toll plazas on national highways will have electronic toll collection devices, known as FASTags, beginning from September 1.
    FASTags is a device that can be installed on the windshield of any vehicle and toll payments can be made directly from the pre-paid account linked to it. The dedicated FASTags lanes will become operational at all 371 national highways from September
    NHAI- Chairman- Deepak Kumar.
  4. Vishal Sikka, CEO and MD of Infosys, resigned from his post .

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