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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 AUG 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. GREEN AIRPORTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH
i. Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha informed that the Indian Government is encouraging to develop green airports.
ii. The Cochin International Airport Limited became the 1st airport in the world, to be completely powered by solar energy.
iii. Airports Authority of India has inaugurated installation of 1MWp solar power plant at Tirupathi and Vijaywada Airports. Based on the capacity permissible under Net-Metering policy of States, AAI has set up Solar Power Plants at various airports for its captive power consumption.
iv. AAI has completed installation of solar power plants at 29 airports of different locations with a total capacity of 12.84 MWp.


2. SOUTHEAST ASIAN DIPLOMATS OPEN TALKS IN MANILA
i. Southeast Asia’s top diplomats have opened their annual meeting at a convention and theater complex by Manila Bay. Southeast Asian foreign ministers and their counterparts from the U.S., Russia, China, Japan, the two Koreas and other have arrived to the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum meeting in Manila.
ii. Topping the agenda are the intercontinental ballistic missile tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and a siege by pro-Islamic State group militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, which has dragged on for more than two months.

3. CANARA BANK HITS OVERSEAS BOND MARKET WITH $400-MN ISSUE
i. Canara Bank has hit the international debt market with a benchmark dollar bond issue that will have a tenor of 5 years. Through this issue, Canara Bank will raise $400 million as part of its $2 billion medium-term note programme. A medium-term note is a debt note that usually matures in 5–10 years.
ii. Bond sale will be drawn through London branch of Canara Bank. The bonds will be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Foreign rating agency Moody’s has assigned a Baa3 rating to the issue, which is on par with the sovereign rating since majority stake in the bank is owned by the Indian government.

4. KOTAK BANK’S NEW FOREX SERVICE ‘ KOTAK REMIT’
i. Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched a new service called “ Kotak Remit”. This service is an Aadhaar-based integrated outward forex remittance solution for both customers and non-customers.
ii. It is a 24×7 forex remittance service. It offers a completely paperless process that will be helpful to users to register online using Aadhaar and PAN numbers, and initiate remittances instantly.
5. ESSAR ARM TO BUILD COAL TERMINAL AT BEIRA PORT
i. Essar Ports has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Mozambique to develop a 20 million tons per annum coal terminal at Beira Port as part of a Public Private Partnership project.
ii. The project will be executed through a subsidiary, New Coal Terminal Beira, which is a joint venture between Essar and Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique.
iii. The 1st phase of this project will be developed at a cost of close to $275 million and will entail developing dedicated berths, along with state-of-the-art, mechanised and environment-friendly systems.

6. UP CM MAKES AKSHAY KUMAR THE NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR OF SWACHH BHARAT MISSION
i. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared the Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar become the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
ii. His upcoming film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” deals with building toilets in villages and putting an end to open defecation in India.

7. PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME WINS THE RWANDA ELECTION BY LANDSLIDE
i. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a 3rd term in office with a landslide victory in election.
ii. Mr Kagame won 98.66% votes. Frank Habineza of the Democratic Green Party – the only permitted critical opposition party – won 0.45% of votes and independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana scored 0.72% votes.
iii. It is to be noted that Kagame, has been in power for 17 years.

8. KHEL RATNA RECOMMENDED FOR PARALYMPIAN JHAJHARIA, SARDAR
i. Devendra Jhajharia has become the 1st paralympian to be recommended for India’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — along with celebrated former hockey captain Sardar Singh.
ii. Javelin thrower Jhajharia, the first Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals, was the first choice of the awards selection committee headed by Justice (Retd) C K Thakkar.
iii. The committee has picked midfielder Sardar Singh as its 2nd nominee for the top honour and has suggested that both Jhajharia and Sardar be considered for the award jointly.
iv. The awards selection committee has also recommended 17 names for the Arjuna award.

9. JOSHNA AND DIPIKA GET BRONZE AT WORLD DOUBLES SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Indian doubles pair of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik bagged for a bronze medal at the WSF World Doubles Squash Championship. They have lost against English pair of Jenny Duncalf and Alison Waters in the semifinals.
iii. In mixed doubles, Indian pairs of Saurav Ghosal and Dipika and Vikram Malhotra and Joshna Chinappa crashed out one after the other in the two quarterfinals held concurrently on side by side courts.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. IN ORDER TO DEVELOP AIRPORTS IN ___________AS GREEN AIRPORTS, AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA HAS COMMENCED INSTALLATION OF 1MW SOLAR POWER PLANT AT TWO AIRPORTS IN THE STATE?
a)  Telangana
b)  Andhra Pradesh
c)  Haryana
d)  Punjab
Q2. 50TH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS REGIONAL FORUM MEETING BEGUN IN?
a)  Manila, Philippines
b)  Bangkok, Thailand
c)  Hanoi, Vietnam
d)  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Q3. WHICH INDIAN COMPANY HAS SIGNED A 30-YEAR CONCESSION AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF MOZAMBIQUE TO DEVELOP 20 MILLION TONS PER ANNUM COAL TERMINAL AT BEIRA PORTAS PART OF A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECT?
a)  Tata Ports
b)  Reliance Ports
c)  Adani Ports
d)  Essar Ports
Q4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE BRAND AMBASSADOR OF ‘CLEAN UP MISSION’ BY CHIEF MINISTER YOGI ADITYANATH?
a)  Amitabh Bachchan
b)  Akshay Kumar
c)  Ranveer Singh
d)  Ranbir Kapoor
Q5. PAUL KAGAME HAS WON THIRD TERM IN OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF?
a)  kenya
b)  Ghana
c)  Rwanda
d)  Liberai

ANSWERS: 

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

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