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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 AUG 2017
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1. CABINET APPROVES COMPLETION OF NORTH KOEL RESERVOIR PROJECT
i. The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the proposal to complete the balance works of the North Koel Reservoir Project in Jharkhand and Bihar at an estimated expenditure of Rs.1622.27 cr to be incurred during three financial years from the start of the project.
ii. The Cabinet also approved storage of water in dam restricted at lower level than envisaged earlier to reduce the submergence and to protect Betla National Park and Palamau Tiger Reserve.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 AUG 2017
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1. CCEA APPROVES PROCEDURE AND MECHANISM FOR STRATEGIC DISINVESTMENT
i. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the PM Narendra Modi, approved following two proposals of Department of Investment and public Asset Management for strategic disinvestment:
ii. An Alternative Mechanism consisting of the Finance Minister, Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Minister of Administrative Department will be set up to decide on the matters relating to terms and conditions of the sale from the stage of inviting of Express of Interests till inviting of financial bid.
iii. CCEA has also given its nod for empowering the core group of Secretaries to take policy decisions with regard to procedural issues and to consider deviations as necessary from time to time for effective implementation of decisions taken by the Cabinet.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 AUG 2017
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1. 6TH SESSION OF INDIA-TURKMENISTAN INTER-GOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The 6th session of India-Turkmenistan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific & Technological Cooperation was held in New Delhi.
ii. Turkmenistan Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredovled high-level delegation comprising senior officials of the Government of Turkmenistan participated in this session.
iii. Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Mr. Meredov comprehensively reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and took stock of the progress achieved in the areas of energy, trade and economic cooperation, security cooperation, transport and connectivity, civil aviation, information technology, science and technology, cultural and educational matters.

2. GEM AND CII SIGN MOU TO ESTABLISH GEMSAMVAD
i. A MoU was signed between Government eMarketplace special-purpose vehicle and the Confederation of Indian Industry, in the presence of Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman,  Commerce & Industry Minister at Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.
ii. This MoU between GeM and CII is aimed at establishing GeM Samvaad – a participative and collaborative approach with the industry for promoting Indian industry and entrepreneurship.
iii. As part of this initiative, GeM & the Indian industry shall work together to create GeM related awareness. The MoU also seeks to create a GeM-Industry Forum for collaboration with the Indian Industry for, seeking inputs on the technical specifications of products and services to be procured by the Government agencies, improving the quality of products/services procured especially from the MSMEs, organize annual Public Procurement Convention of all stakeholders and set up GeM Resource Centres at CII Regional Offices.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 17 & 18 AUG

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 17 & 18 AUG

1. THE 6TH SESSION OF INDIA-TURKMENISTAN INTER-GOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION ON TRADE, ECONOMIC, SCIENTIFIC & TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION WAS HELD IN?
a) Mumbai, India
b) New Delhi, India
c) Balkanabat, Turkmenistan
d) Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

ANS - B
2. A MOU WAS SIGNED BETWEEN GEM AND THE CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRY, IN THE PRESENCE OF MS. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN, COMMERCE & INDUSTRY MINISTER AT UDYOG BHAWAN, NEW DELHI. ABBREVIATION GEM STANDS FOR?
a) Government eMandi
b) Government eMoney
c) Government eMarketplace
d) Government eManufacturing

ANS - C
3. INDIA’S 1ST PARTITION MUSEUM WILL OPEN IN?
a) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
b) New Delhi
c) Patiala, Punjab
d) Amritsar, Punjab

ANS - D
4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING LAUNCHED A LIVE TWITTER WALL FOR PROMOTING ‘BHARAT KE VEER PORTAL’ ON THE EVE OF THE 71ST INDEPENDENCE DAY?
a) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu
b) Home Minister Rajnath Singh
c) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
d) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley

ANS - B
5. WHICH COUNTRY WILL HOST THE SUMMIT OF GROUP OF SEVEN INTERIOR MINISTERS TO DISCUSS SECURITY MATTERS?
a) Italy
b) Germany
c) Spain
d) France

ANS - A
6.  UNION CABINET HAS GIVEN ITS APPROVAL TO THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN INDIA AND _______ON COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?
a) Greece
b) Italy
c) Sweden
d) Spain

ANS - C
7.  CABINET COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS CHAIRED BY THE PM NARENDRA MODI HAS GIVEN ITS APPROVAL TO THE SCHEME OF PROVIDING BUDGETARY SUPPORT UNDER GOODS AND SERVICE TAX REGIME FOR THE ELIGIBLE INDUSTRIAL UNITS LOCATED IN STATE OF JAMMU & KASHMIR, UTTARAKHAND, HIMACHAL PRADESH AND NORTH EASTERN STATES INCLUDING SIKKIM TILL?
a) 2027
b) 2023
c) 2022
d) 2019

ANS - A
8.  UNION FINANCE MINISTRY HAS SIGNED A GRANT AGREEMENT OF $24.64 MILLION WITH WHICH INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ORGANISATION FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT?
a) International Monetary Fund
b) World Bank
c) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
d) Asian Development Bank

ANS - B
9.  WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS TAKEN CHARGE AS PAKISTAN’S NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER TO INDIA?
a) Shahid Ali
b) Anees Akram
c) Nazeem Raza
d) Sohail Mahmood

ANS - D
10.  WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING FOOTBALL CLUB HAS WON THE SPANISH SUPER CUP FOR THE 10TH TIME?
a) Barcelona
b) Arsenal
c) Real Madrid
d) Manchester United


ANS - C

Sunday, August 20, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 AUG 2017
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1. PRESIDENT APPROVES GALLANTRY AWARDS TO ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL, MEMBERS OF PARAMILITARY FORCES
i. President Ram Nath Kovind approved 112 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces which include 5 Kirti Chakras, 17 Shaurya Chakras, 85 Sena Medals (Gallantry), 3 Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and 2 Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).
ii. CRPF commandants Pramod Kumar and Chetan Kumar Cheetah, along with Major David Manlun, Major Preetam Singh Kunwar and Havildar Giris Gurung have been awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest gallantry award in peace time.
iii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a website, http://gallantryawards.gov.in to honour all the gallantry award winners since Independence.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 AUG 2017
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1. FIRST TRI-SERVICE “INDRA” EXERCISE TO BE CONDUCTED BY INDIA AND RUSSIA IN OCT 2017
i. India and Russia will hold a major bilateral military exercise in October 2017 involving their armies, navies and the air forces for the 1st time to further ramp up defense ties. The exercise ‘Indra’, which will be held in Russia in October 2017, will primarily focus on achieving coordination between forces of the two countries in a tri- services integrated theater command scenario.
ii. Russia has been a long-standing defense partner of India and both the countries are now eyeing to further deepen the ties.
iii. During PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia in June 2017, both countries had decided to upgrade and intensify defence cooperation through joint manufacture, co-production and co-development of key military hardware and equipment.
iv. A vision document issued at the time of PM Modi’s visit to Russia stated that both the countries have decided to work towards a qualitatively higher level of military-to-military cooperation.

Friday, August 18, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 15 & 16 AUG

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 15 & 16 AUG

1. WITH WHICH COUNTRY, INDIA WILL HOLD A MAJOR TRI-SERVICE MILITARY EXERCISE ‘INDRA’ IN OCTOBER 2017 INVOLVING ARMIES, NAVIES AND THE AIR FORCES?
a) France
b) UK
c) Russia
d) US

ANS - C
2. THE INDIAN NAVY WOULD JOIN THE CHINESE NAVY IN THE MAIDEN INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE EXERCISE TO BE CHAIRED BY ______AT THE INDIAN OCEAN NAVAL SYMPOSIUM IN NOVEMBER 2017?
a) Bangladesh
b) Myanmar
c) Sri Lanka
d) Thailand

ANS - A
3. SANTOSH SHARMA HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF WHICH PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISE?
a) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
b) Steel Authority of India Ltd.
c) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
d) Hindustan Copper Limited

ANS - D
4. PAKISTAN HOISTED THE LARGEST FLAG IN ITS HISTORY IN WHICH CITY TO MARK THE COUNTRY’S 70TH INDEPENDENCE DAY?
a) Karachi
b) Lahore
c) Peshawar
d) Islamabad

ANS - B
5. INDIA’S 1ST RAILWAYS DISASTER MANAGEMENT VILLAGE IS EXPECTED TO COME UP BY DECEMBER 2018 NEAR?
a) Bengaluru
b) Bhopal
c) Vizag
d) Rajkot

ANS - A
6.  WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE KIRTI CHAKRA, THE SECOND HIGHEST GALLANTRY AWARD IN PEACE TIME?
a) Major David Manlun and Preetam Singh Kunwar
b) Chetan Kumar Cheetah and Pramod Kumar
c) Havildar Giris Gurung
d) All of the above

ANS - D
7.  ODISHA GOVERNMENT WILL SOON LAUNCH “DURGAMA ANCHALARE MALARIA NIRAKARAN” (DAMON), A SPECIAL PROGRAMME TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF MALARIA IN REMOTE AREAS OF ______ DISTRICT?
a) Khordha district
b) Nuapada district
c) Ganjam district
d) Kandhamal district

ANS - C
8.   CHIEF MINISTER OF WHICH STATE LAUNCHED NAMO YUVA ROJGAR KENDRA AN INITIATIVE PROVIDING JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO UNEMPLOYED YOUTH?
a) Gujarat
b) Maharashtra
c) Rajasthan
d) Madhya Pradesh

ANS - B
9.  THE 5-DAY LONG INDIA-ASEAN YOUTH SUMMIT STARTED IN?
a) Bhopal
b) Mumbai
c) Jaipur
d) Kochi

ANS - A
10.  WHICH CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE WAS LAUNCHED BY STATE BANK OF INDIA TO WORK IN THE AREAS OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE?
a) SBI Grameen Seva
b) SBI Rural Seva
c) SBI Gram Seva
d) SBI Village Seva


ANS - C

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 13 & 14 AUG

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 13 & 14 AUG

1. WHICH PUBLIC SECTOR BANK UNVEILED TWO NEW DIGITAL SERVICES FOR ONLINE PAYMENTS – BHARAT QR (QUICK RESPONSE) AND BHARAT BILL PAYMENT SYSTEM?
a) Canara Bank
b) Syndicate Bank
c) Bank of India
d) Corporation Bank

ANS - A
2. WHICH THREE INDIAN FIRMS HAVE FEATURED IN FORBES’ LIST OF THE WORLD’S 100 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES?
a) Infosys, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel
b) Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel
c) Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints and Infosys
d) Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints and Patanjali Ayurved

ANS - B
3. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN AWARDED ‘HINDU PLAYWRIGHT AWARD 2017’?
a) Mohit Rastogi and Akshat Nigam
b) Gerish Khemani and Mohit Rastogi
c) Gerish Khemani and Akshat Nigam
d) Ravi Jain and Akshat Nigam

ANS - C
4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS REPLACED PAHLAJ NIHALANI AS NEW CHAIRPERSON OF CENTRAL BOARD OF FILM CERTIFICATION?
a) Mukesh Khanna
b) Babul Supriyo
c) Javed Akhtar
d) Prasoon Joshi

ANS - D
5. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF INDIA?
a) David Rasquinha
b) Victor Fernandes
c) Rakesh Goyal
d) Vincent Lewis

ANS - A
6.  UNION MINISTER FOR PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS, DHARMENDRA PRADHAN COMMISSIONED WHICH INDIAN COAST GUARD SHIP IN GOA?
a) Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Suraj’
b) Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shaurya’
c) Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Sanjay’
d) Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shoorvir’

ANS - B
7.  WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF NATIONAL PAYMENTS CORPORATION OF INDIA?
a) Prashant Nair
b) Praveen Joshi
c) Dilip Asbe
d) Manohar Das

ANS - C
8.  PARLIAMENTARY PANEL HEADED BY _________ HAS RECENTLY TABLED ITS REPORT IN PARLIAMENT. IN THE REPORT, THE PANEL HAS RECOMMENDED 100% PENSION TO WIDOW OF DECEASED SOLDIER?
a) Prahlad Dhawan
b) Rajat Divekar
c) Rajendra Singh
d) B C Khanduri

ANS - D
9.  WHICH BANK INTRODUCED 2-TIER INTEREST RATE STRUCTURE FOR SAVING BANK ACCOUNTS AND WILL OFFER 4% INTEREST PER ANNUM FOR INCREMENTAL BALANCE OVER RS 50 LAKH AND 3.50% PER ANNUM FOR BALANCE UP TO RS 50 LAKH?
a) Indian Bank
b) Vijaya Bank
c) Federal Bank
d) Syndicate Bank

ANS - A
10.  ‘WORLD ORGAN DONATION DAY’ IS OBSERVED ON WHICH DATE EVERY YEAR?
a) 10th August
b) 13th August
c) 12th August
d) 14th August

ANS - B


Thursday, August 17, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 AUG 2017
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1. INDIAN COAST GUARD SHIP ‘SHAURYA’ COMMISSIONED IN GOA
i. Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan commissioned Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shaurya’ in Goa.
ii. ICGS ‘Shaurya’ is the 5th in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels. It has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.
ii. ICGS ‘Shaurya’ draws 2,350 tonne and is propelled by 9100 kilowatt diesel engine. ICGS ‘Shaurya’ will be based at Chennai and will be placed under the operational and administrative control of Commander Coast Guard Region (East).

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 AUG 2017
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1. CANARA BANK LAUNCHES TWO NEW DIGITAL SERVICES
i. Canara Bank unveiled two new digital services for online payments. Bharat QR (Quick Response) for payment settlement at merchant locations and Bharat Bill Payment System, an integrated bill payment system for net banking customers.
ii. Bharat QR is a mobile application, which enables a merchant to accept payments as settlement for sale of goods or services. The service product rides on VISA/MasterCard/RuPay cards and holders need not divulge card information to merchants.
iii. Bharat Bill Payment System is an initiative of the Reserve Bank of India and is managed by the National Payments Corp of India. It offers bill payment services to the bank’s net banking customers with network of agents.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 AUG 2017
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1. LOK SABHA PASSES STATE BANKS (REPEAL AND AMENDMENT) BILL, 2017
i. The Lok Sabha passed State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill 2017 to repeal the SBI (Subsidiary Banks) Act 1959, State Bank of Hyderabad Act 1956 and to further amend the State Bank of India Act, 1955, following the merger of 5 associates with the parent State Bank of India.
ii. From April 1, 2017, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Travancore and Bharatiya Mahila Bank were merged into State Bank of India.
iii. On account of this merger, these subsidiary banks ceased to exist and, therefore, it became necessary to repeal the SBI India (Subsidiary Banks) Act and the State Bank of Hyderabad Act which established these subsidiaries.

2. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY GAVE APPROVAL OF INDUSTRIAL PARKS IN ANDHRA PRADESH
i. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under Ministry of Commerce and Industry has approved two projects for development of industrial clusters at Hindupur and  Bobbili in the respective districts of Ananatapur and Vizianagaram of Andhra Pradesh. 
ii. It comes under ‘Modified Industrial Infrastructure Up gradation Scheme’. The objective of the above projects is to provide quality and reliable infrastructure to industrial units located in these clusters.
iii. These projects aim to provide road network, drainage, power and water supply networks. It also provide some other common services like  health centres, dormitories, canteens, crèches, parking areas, etc.

3. TELENGANA CM INITIATES 2000-CR SRIRAMSAGAR MODERNISATION PROJECT
i. Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao has initiated Rs 2,000-cr project that seeks to modernise and strengthen its network. It has been initiated to modernise the SriramSagar project and increase the area served by this lifeline project.
ii. The project on the Godavari River has the capacity to boost water supply to several districts in the State. The State plans to keep the reservoir full throughout the year by filling it with water from the Kaleshwaram project.
iii. The project aims to ensure that water will flow continuously in the canals of SRSP and all lakes will get steady inflow of water.
iv. Under the SriramSagar project revival and repairing initiative, water from the Pranahitha River, which joins the Godavari, will be diverted at Medigadda and pumped into the SriramSagar project.
v. Under the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project, from Medigadda, water will be diverted to Yellampally SRSP flood canals and Mid Manair and Lower Manair.

4. GOVERNMENT FIXES TARGET OF INSTALLING 60 GIGA WATT WIND POWER CAPACITY BY 2022
i. Government has fixed an ambitious target of installing 60 Giga watt wind power capacity in the country by 2022. Power Minister Piyush Goyal said, the current wind power installed capacity in the country is over 32.5 GW.
ii. Till 2016-17 the wind power was being procured through Feed in Tariff determined by respective State Electricity Regulators. Annual wind power capacity addition of around 5500 megawatt is required to meet wind capacity target of 60 GW by 2022.

5. 15TH MEETING OF THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF BIMSTEC COUNTRIES
i. 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.
ii. The meeting was attended by foreign ministers from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan  and the deputy foreign ministers from Myanmar and Thailand. Union Minister of External Affairs, Ms. Sushma Swaraj also attended this meeting.
iii. Speaking at the meeting, Ms. Swaraj mentioned that India will host the 1st BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise in October 2017, to build regional capacities.
iv. Progress and achievements in the 14 identified areas of cooperation was reviewed and ways to accelerate the cooperation under the BIMSTEC processes were discussed at the meeting.
v. Besides, discussions were also held on appointment of the next secretary general, date and venue of the 16th BIMSTEC ministerial meeting.

6. RBI TO PAY RS. 30,659 CRORE DIVIDEND TO GOVERNMENT
i. This year, Reserve Bank of India will be transferring to the Government Rs 30,659 cr as dividend. This amount is less than half the amount of Rs 65876 cr it transferred to Government last year.
ii. The reduction in the transfer of surplus to the government could be due to a number of factors including higher cost of printing new currency notes and cost of managing excess liquidity generated from phasing out of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
iii. During last year, foreign currency reserves of RBI were fetching less return because most of the foreign countries were giving negative returns or very low returns.
iv. Also, throughout the year the reverse repo has been high that means that RBI has to pay to banks. The whole of last year there was surplus liquidity and RBI had to pay more interest to the banks.

7. MCX GETS SEBI APPROVAL FOR LAUNCHING GOLD OPTIONS
i. The Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd has received markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s approval to launch country’s first gold options contract.
ii. MCX has received the approval to launch options on futures in gold contract from SEBI. MCX will soon finalise exact contract specifications and launch date.
iii. SEBI has mentioned that options could be launched on futures contract of only those commodities that are among the top 5 in terms of total trading turnover value of previous 12 months.
iv. For agricultural commodity and agri-processed commodities the average daily turnover of underlying futures contracts in past one year should be at least Rs 200 cr.
v. SEBI had also stipulated necessary guidelines with regard to the product design and risk management framework to be adopted for trading in options on commodity futures.

8. FACEBOOK TO MONITOR MSME GROWTH IN ODISHA, LAUNCHES SHEMEANSBUSINESS
i. Facebook will monitor the growth of the MSMEs in Odisha after imparting training to them in next one year.
ii. Facebook has partnered with the Odisha’s MSME department and Project Mission Shakti to train 25,000 entrepreneurs by the end of 2018.
iii. The state government has plans to organize hands-on workshops for MSME entrepreneurs and women SHGs on ‘Digital Marketing Skills’. The partnership aimed to reduce the digital divide and empower nearly 25,000 entrepreneurs and SHGs over the next one year.
iv. Facebook will also prepare a data base through registrations in which they will take the email ids and mobile numbers of entrepreneurs in all the workshops.
v. Facebook has launched its SheMeansBusiness programme in Bhubaneswar, which was attended by about 1,100 women entrepreneurs of the state.
vi. The programme of Facebook is launched in 16 countries around the world including India. It is designed to aspire and established women entrepreneurs to help them build and grow their business online.

9. REAL MADRID WON THE 2017 UEFA SUPER CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
i. Real Madrid, a professional football club of Spain, has won the 2017 UEFA Super Cup football tournament by defeating Manchester United in the final.
ii. Union of European Football Associations European Super Cup held at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia. It is 4th UEFA Super Cup title for real Madrid.

10. DAVINDER SINGH KANG, 1ST INDIAN TO QUALIFY FOR JAVELIN THROW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
i. Davinder Singh Kang has become the 1st Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw World Championships.

ii. The IAAF World Athletics Championships is going on in London. Kang, who was competing in the qualification round of Group B qualified for the finals.

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