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Friday, September 22, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 SEP 2017
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1.   HOME MINISTER LAUNCHES INTELLIGENCE WING OF SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL AND WARB APP
i. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched first Intelligence Wing of Sashastra Seema Bal and Welfare & Rehabilitation Board App in New Delhi authorized to Protect the shared borders of India with Nepal and Bhutan. It has been confirmed as the Lead Intelligence Agency for both the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders.
ii. SSB Director General Archana Ramasundaram informed that Intelligence Wing of Sashastra Seema Bal is used to prevent criminals and smugglers from taking advantage of the friendly borders with Nepal and Bhutan.
iii.The intelligence wing will have 650 field and staff agents to gather information about these borders frequently used by criminals and Kashmiri terrorists returning from Pakistan.

2.   INDIA EXEMPTS IMPORT DUTY ON GOODS FOR FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP
i. The government announced that it has exempted import duty for sports items and a wide range of goods for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India.
ii. The following goods will also be exempted from the integrated tax levied under the GST. All sports goods, sports equipment and sports requisites; team uniform/clothing; fitness equipment; spares, accessories and consumables of the same.
iii. Broadcast equipment and supplies used in organising and during the event imported by FIFA Host Broadcasters too falls in the exemption list.
iv. India, as the host country, is automatically qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017. The 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, has the slogan ‘Football takes over’.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 SEP 2017
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1.   PM MODI DEDICATES SARDAR SAROVAR NARMADA DAM TO THE NATION
i. PM Narendra Modi dedicated the Sardar Sarovar dam built on the Narmada river to the nation at Kevadia in the Narmada district, Gujarat. The project was accomplished by Gujarat government’s Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.
ii. This project is called as “Gujarat’s lifeline”. This project is a boon to the country’s worst dry areas like Saurashtra, Kutch and North Gujarat and even few districts of Rajasthan.
iii. Four Indian states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will receive water and electricity supplied from the dam. About 57% of electricity produced from dam goes to Maharashtra, while Madhya Pradesh gets 27% and Gujarat gets 16%.
iv. The height of the dam was recently raised to 138.68 metres, which will allow maximum ‘usable storage’ of 4.73 million acre feet of water and will greatly benefit the participating States.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MONTHLY GK CAPSULE (NEWSPAPER ANALYSIS) Sept. 2017

Monthly GK Capsules of  Sept. 2017
Here is the new Monthly GK Capsules. This time we are going to share official PDF file of AAA-Bright Academy which contains Monthly GK updates of Sept. 2017. So if you are preparing for any Government, Bank, Railways, SSC Examination this PDF file is very helpful to you. All the bestto all participants for the upcoming Examination.


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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 SEP 2017
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1.   VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR THE FIRST REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE IN HYDERABAD
i. Vice President Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu laid foundation stone for Regional Vocational Training Institute, in Hyderabad.
ii. This Regional Vocational Training Institute for women is the 1st of its kind in Telangana. This would increase skill development opportunities for women and provide them with job opportunities.
iii. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Home, Labour & Employment, Telangana, Mr. Naini Narsimha Reddy, Deputy CM, Govt. of Telangana, Mr. Mohammad Mahmood Ali and Former Minister of State for Labour & Employment and Member of Parliament Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya were also present during the occasion.
iv. It was said that one RVTI would be set up in every state. Budget of Rs.19.95 cr has been allotted for construction of building for RVTI-Hyderabad.
v. Courses such as Fashion Design & Technology, Architectural Assistantship, Front Office Assistant, Cosmetology, Secretarial Practice (English), Food and Beverages Service Assistant would be taught.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 SEP 2017
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1.      KARNATAKA CABINET CLEARS ELECTRIC VEHICLE & ENERGY STORAGE POLICY
i. Karnataka Cabinet has cleared Karnataka Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy 2017 with a clear plan to make Bengaluru the electric vehicle capital of India.
ii. The policy main aim is to reduce pollution. The policy was formulated by the Major and Medium Industries Department after consulting the stakeholders, including vehicle manufacturing industries.
iii. The key objective of the Policy is to maintain the lead share of Karnataka as a preferred destination for attracting investments in manufacture of Electric Vehicle and to attract investments of Rs 31,000 cr and create 55,000 jobs.
iv. Amendments will be made to building by-laws for providing mandatory charging infrastructure in all high-rise buildings.
v. A special purpose vehicle will be created to set up charging centres across the Bengaluru city. ‘Karnataka Electric Mobility Research & Innovation Centre’ will be set up to extend the necessary support.

Monday, September 18, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 SEP 2017
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1.      JAPAN PM SHINZO ABE IN AHMEDABAD FOR INDIA-JAPAN ANNUAL SUMMIT: INDIA'S FIRST BULLET TRAIN PROJECT INAUGURATED
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Mr. Abe is in India on a 2-day visit to attend the India-Japan annual summit meeting. The 12th edition of the summit will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
ii. PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone of the 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail in Ahmedabad. The two leaders visited the Sabarmati Ashram after Abe’s arrival in Gujarat.
iii. About the Bullet Train Project in Brief- It is 508-km long High-Speed Rail that will run between Mumbai-Ahmedabad. The cost of the project is Rs 1,10,000-cr.
iv. The train which will have a top speed of 350 km per hour will reduce travel time between the two cities to around 2 hours from the existing 7 hours. The Project is scheduled to complete by December 2023. The project is mostly on Japanese soft loan.

2.      INDIA, BELARUS SIGN TEN MOUS
i. PM Narendra Modi met Belarus President Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko in New Delhi and discussed various issues of mutual interest of both countries. A number of agreements were signed in several areas after the talks.
ii. Mr. Lukashenko’s visit was significant as it took place in a year when Belarus and India are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
iii. Following Agreements/MoUs were signed:
1. MoU between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus
2. Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
3. MoU between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Government of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Republic of Belarus for Cooperation in the Field of Vocational Education and Training
4. Protocol amending the Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus signed on April 16, 2007.
5. MoU between Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India and Belarusian State Agricultural Academy, Gorki, Belarus for Cooperation in Agricultural Research and Education
6. Programme of cooperation between the Government of Republic of India and the Government of Republic of Belarus in the field of culture for 2018-2020.
7. MoU between M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas of the Republic of India and Belarusian State Concern of Oil and Chemistry in the Oil and Gas Sector.
8. MoU between JSV "Belzarubezhstroy” and National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. MoU between JSC Belarusian Potash Company and Indian Potash Ltd.
9. Agreement on the implementation of MoU signed between OJSC Minsk Tractor Works and Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. India in Pune

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 SEP 2017
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1.      DR.HARSH VARDHAN INAUGURATES CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES & FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
i. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a 2-day conference on “Sustainable landscapes and forest ecosystems: Theory to Practice”, in New Delhi.
ii. The Minister insisted on bringing up solutions for increasing the forest cover up to a minimum of 33 % and for the problem of weeds.
iii. He launched the “Wood is Good” campaign. The Partnership for Land Use Science is a joint programme between United States Agency for International Development and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
iv. The aim of Forest-Plus is to improve the capacity of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in India.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 SEP 2017
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1.      UNION GOVERNMENT REORGANISES SIX COMMITTEES OF CABINET
i. After the recent ministry reshuffle the Union Government has reorganized six Committees of the Cabinet.
ii. Defence minister Nirmala sitharaman and Railway minister Piyush whose portfolios was recently elevated were inducted in Cabinet Committee on Political affairs.
iii. Nirmala sitharaman, Piyush , Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan were also included as permanent members of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 SEP 2017
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1.INDIA, SRI LANKA HOLD MINISTERIAL LEVEL TALKS IN NEW DELHI
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Sri Lankan counterpart Tilak Marapana held wide-ranging talks to deepen bilateral relationship between the two countries. It is Marapana’s first overseas visit after assuming charge as foreign minister on 15th August. Marapana also met PM Narendra Modi concluding the official part of his 3-day visit.
ii. Issues discussed: – Talks on the plight of fisherman issue was discussed from both sides, the talks are going on for the past one year in Colombo to arrive at a permanent solution. Wide range of co-operation in the areas of trade and investment.
iii. Faster implementation of bilateral projects like finalising the Mattala airport project near Hambantota as well as a container terminal at the Colombo Port.

2.GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH PROJECT INSIGHT
i. The Union Finance Ministry, has announced that is has planned to launch ‘Project Insight’ from October, 2017, in a move to restrict black money holdings and transactions.
ii. The Government has signed a contract with L&T Infotech Ltd., regarding ‘Project Insight’. The aim of this project is to observe and check high value transactions, and track tax evaders with the help of technology to restrict black money holdings.
iii. Puropose of Project Insight: The linking of Permanent Account Number with Aadhaar will help identify and analyze the transactions of tax payers.
iv. This Information Technology method is non-intrusive. Whereas, the earlier method was search and seize, which was highly intruding the tax payers.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 SEP 2017
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1.   ASSAM ENACTS INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES (ASSAM AMENDMENT) BILL 2017
i. Assam passed the Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017, regarding lay off of employees, in Guwahati. The law enables employers to lay off up to 300 employees without prior permission from the government.
ii. The employee count has been increased from 100 to 300. The law is said to increase the ease of doing business. As, employers are hesitant to recruit more number of employees because when the employee count increases more than 100, there would be problems during lay off.
iii. The Government has decided to increase the compensation of a labourer from the current 15 days salary to up to 60 days salary.

2.   WEST BENGAL LEADS IN NEW TAX REGISTRATION UNDER GST REGIME
i. According to the reports, the national average is 23%; Bengal leads the pack with as high as 77% in new tax registration under the GST regime in India. As per the reports, about 245,000 people in the state are tax payers while the number in the country stands at around 8 million.
ii. States such as Gujarat and Maharashtra are behind West Bengal in GST registration. The figures were disclosed by Mr Arvind Singh, the new principal commissioner of GST & CX, eastern region.
iii. The figures were disclosed at a session titled “Democratisation of Services” on the second of the two-day ICT East organized by CII.

3.   DEFENCE MINISTER NIRMALA SITHARAM FLAGS OFF INSV TARINI AT INS MANDOVI
i. Defence Minister flagged off Navy women team’s historic voyage from Goa for circumnavigation. The Indian Navy’s woman team has embarked on a circumnavigation of the globe, with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
ii. The Indian Navy calls it a “historic” day for the country. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba were also present on the occasion.
iii. The minister flagged off the first such expedition by the Indian Navy, ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’, at a ceremony at the INS Mandovi naval training base, Panaji Goa. The 6-member women crew will circumnavigate the globe on an India-built sail boat, INSV Tarini, which is being captained by Lt Commander Vartika Joshi.
iv. The circumnavigation is to be covered in about 165 days at sea. The first stop would be in Free-Mantle in Australia, New Zealand and then to Falklands before reaching their last stop in Cape Town in South Africa.

4.   ICICI LOMBARD, SBI LIFE INSURANCE GETS SEBI APPROVAL FOR IPO
i. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company and SBI Life Insurance gets SEBI approval for Initial Public Offering. SBI Life Insurance has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India for an IPO of up to Rs 8,400 cr ($1.3 billion), with launch targeted for the September 20-22 period.
ii. The IPO will involve 120 million secondary shares, or 12% of the insurer’s equity capital. State Bank of India, which currently owns 70.1% of the insurer, will sell 80 million shares and BNP Paribas Cardif, holder of a 26% stake, will sell 40 million.
iii. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company has got approval from capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s which could be the first by a general insurer in the country.
iv. ICICI Lombard is a joint venture between ICICI Bank and Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. According to market sources, the IPO could be worth about Rs 6,000 cr.

5.   IRDAI ALLOWS ONE-TIME PASSWORD FOR OPENING ONLINE INSURANCE ACCOUNT
i. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority announced usage of OTP for opening e-Insurance Account as an alternative to electronic signature, in New Delhi.
ii. IRDAI said that in order to facilitate the opening of e-Insurance Account through online or electronic means, the authority has permitted validation by One Time Password.
iii. Now, e-signature of the e- insurance account holder on the application form for opening the account is considered as a valid authentication. Also IRDAI has permitted the e-KYC facility offered by Unique Identification Authority of India which provides unique Aadhaar numbers.

6.   MICROSOFT CEO SATYA NADELLA ANNOUNCES HIS FIRST BOOK ‘HIT REFRESH’
i. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has launched his 1st book named Hit Refresh. The book includes the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, Nadella’s own personal journey, Vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.
ii. The book goes on sale globally on 26th September and is available for pre-order. Satya Nadella will donate all proceeds from Hit Refresh to Microsoft Philanthropies.
iii. The book also includes a set of questions for anybody searching for improvement for themselves as leaders, for their institutions and for society.

7.   INDIA WINS 2ND SABA U-16 CHAMPIONSHIP
i. India won the 2nd South Asian Basketball, SABA, Under – 16 Championship, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
ii. The championship was held at Dashrath Rangshala Stadium, in Kathmandu. India won all its 4 matches and obtained a total of 8 points.
iii. India was followed by Bangladesh in the 2nd position and Nepal in the 3rd. The championship followed a round robin league format.
iv. India has now qualified for the 2017 International Basketball Federation, FIBA, Under-16 Asian Championship to be played in Malaysia, in 2017.

8.   WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY 2017
i. World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 was observed throughout the world. This year’s theme was ‘Take a minute, change a life.’
ii. This is the 15th World Suicide Prevention Day. The day was first observed in 2003, as an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization.
iii. The following activities are carried out on the World Suicide Prevention Day: Launch of new government initiatives to prevent suicide, Media programs that promote suicide prevention, Conferences, educational seminars and public lectures regarding suicide prevention.
iv. Memorial services or candlelight ceremonies to remember those who died by suicide, Organizing cultural or spiritual events, fairs and exhibitions, Launches of publications about suicide awareness and prevention and Training courses about suicide and depression awareness.

9.   HIMALAYA DAY BEING OBSERVED ACROSS UTTARAKHAND ON SEPTEMBER 9
i. Himalayan Day observed across the country on 9th September and the main programme held in Dehradun. Himalayan Day would be observed at 400 venues across the country to highlight its importance.
ii. The theme for this year was ‘Contribution of Himalayas and Our Responsibility’. The mission took out a rally in Dehradun to mark the day and CM Trivendra Singh Rawat was the chief guest at the workshop.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH STATE HAS PASSED THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES REGARDING LAY OFF OF EMPLOYEES?
a)  Hyderabad
b)  Assam
c)  Kerala
d)  Tamil Nadu
Q2. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATE IN INDIA LEADS IN NEW TAX REGISTRATION UNDER GST REGIME?
a)  Maharashtra
b)  Uttarakhand
c)  West Bengal
d)  New Delhi
Q3. WHO FLAGGED OFF WOMEN CREW ‘NAVIKA SAGAR PARIKRAMA’OF INDIAN NAVAL SAILING VESSEL TARINI AT THE INS MANDOVI NAVAL TRAINING NEAR PANAJI?
a)  Piyush Goyal
b)  Manohar Parikar
c)  Arun Jaitley
d)  Nirmala Sitharaman
Q4. WHICH TWO BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE GOT APPROVAL FROM SEBI?
a)  ICICI Lombard and SBI Life insurance
b)  IDFC
c)  HDFC Life Term plan
d)  IDBI and Yes Bank
Q5. WHO HAS LAUNCHED THE BOOK HIT REFRESH?
a)  Jeff Bezos
b)  Sachin Bansal
c)  Satya Nadella
d)  Mark Zukerberg

ANSWERS: 

1 - B    2 - C    3 - D    4 - A    5 - C

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