Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
• Senior IAS officer Rajiv Mehrishi was appointed as the next Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. He will succeed Shashi Kant Sharma who is going to demit office on September 25, 2017.
Trade-distorting farm subsidies must go: India-China.
• India and China have jointly submitted proposal to World Trade Organisation (WTO) calling for elimination of most trade-distorting farm subsidies by developed countries.
Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner.
• The Union Government has appointed former Information and Broadcasting secretary Sunil Arora (61) as Election Commissioner.
Eight core sectors growth slips to 2.4% in July 2017.
• The growth of eight core sectors slowed to 2.4% in July 2017 due to contraction in output of crude oil, refinery products, fertiliser and cement.