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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 SEP 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      NARENDRA MODI CABINET RESHUFFLE WITH 9 NEW FACES AS MINISTERS
i. The cabinet got extended and reshuffled for the 3rd time. Modi expanded his council of ministers twice–1st on November 9, 2014 and then on July 5, 2016. Nine new Ministers of state were inducted into the Union Council of Ministers.
ii. Ministers of State who got into Cabinet Rank: – The ministers promoted were Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan and Nirmala Sitharaman.
iii. Nirmala Sitharaman - She is promoted to ministry of defence. She is the 1st full time independent women defence minister. Prior to her, former PM Indira Gandhi held the defence portfolio as an additional charge on two occasions. Commerce and Industries department which was held by Nirmala sitharaman is now transferred to Suresh Prabhu who exits as railway minister.
iv. Piyush goyal -The railway department which was held by suresh prabhu is now transferred to Piyush Goyal. Apart from Railways, Piyush Goyal retains the ministry of coal.
v. Dharmendra Pradhan - Dharmendra Pradhan, now cabinet minister, will continue to have charge of Petroleum and Natural Gas and will also be minister for skill development and entrepreneurship, which Rajiv Pratap Rudy gave up two days ago.
vi. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - Minority Affairs Minister Muqtar Abbas Naqvi continues in his departments as a Cabinet minister.
vii. New members to the Cabinet : – Shiv Pratap Shukla - Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla is a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development. He served as a Cabinet Minister in the Uttar Pradesh government for 8 years, and is known for his work in Rural Development, Education and Prison reform during his tenure.
viii. Ashwini Kumar Choubey - Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey is a Lok Sabha MP from Buxar, Bihar. He is member of the Parliamentary Committee on Estimates and Standing Committee on Energy. He is also a Member of Central Silk Board.
ix. Virendra Kumar - Shri Virendra Kumar is a Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgah, Madhya Pradesh. He has had a distinguished career in Public Service as a 6 term Lok Sabha MP. Virendra Kumar is the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour, and has been Chairman of the Joint Committee on Office of Profit and a Member of National Social Security Board.
x. Anantkumar Hegde - Shri Anant kumar Hegde is a Lok Sabha MP from Uttara Kannada, Karnataka. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and Human Resource Development.
xi. Raj Kumar Singh - Shri Raj Kumar Singh is a Lok Sabha MP from Arrah, Bihar. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Health and Family Welfare, Personnel, Pensions and Public Grievances and Law & Justice.
xii. Hardeep Singh Puri - Shri Hardeep Puri is a decorated former IFS officer of the 1974 batch, known for his experience and expertise in foreign policy and national security.
xiii. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat - Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is a Lok Sabha MP from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and Chairperson of the Fellowship Committee.
xiv. Satya Pal Singh- Shri Satya Pal Singh is a Lok Sabha MP from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs and Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Offices of Profit.
xv. Alphons Kannanthanam - Shri Alphons Kannanthanam is a distinguished former IAS officer of the 1979 batch, Kerala cadre. He is also a practicing advocate…..click here to view complete detail


2.      FIVE BANKS OF BRICS NATIONS SIGN PACT FOR CREDIT LINES
i. Five banks of the BRICS Bank Cooperation Mechanism have agreed to establish credit lines in the national currencies and cooperate on credit ratings.
ii. The agreement was signed ahead of the BRICS summit in China’s Xiamen city on September 3rd in which leaders of the five countries, including PM Narendra Modi took part.
iii. “Brazilian Development Bank, Export-Import Bank of India, Vnesheconombank, China Development Bank and Development Bank of South Africa have signed an agreement to establish credit lines in the national currencies, as well as a memorandum of cooperation on credit ratings,” Russian news agency TASS reported.
iv. The New Development Bank of the 5 nations has approved $1.4 billion loans for sustainable development projects in China, India and Russia. For India, the bank has approved $470 million loan for Madhya Pradesh’s Multi-Village Rural Drinking Water Supply Scheme Project.

3.      KENNETH I. JUSTER NAMED U.S AMBASSADOR TO INDIA
i. The United States has announced the name of economic policy maker and expert on India, Kenneth I Juster, as the next US ambassador to India.
ii. The position of ambassador to India, has been lying vacant since January 20, when Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Juster has previously served as Under Secretary of Commerce from 2001-2005, Counselor (acting) of the State Department from 1992-1993, and deputy and senior adviser to the Deputy Secretary of State from 1989-1992.

4.      RAJYAVARDHAN SINGH RATHORE WAS APPOINTED THE NEW SPORTS MINISTER
i. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has appointed as the country’s Youth Affairs and Sports Minister.
ii. He has succeeded Vijay Goyal as the Sports Minister and is the first sportsperson to become the head of the Sports Ministry. Rathore joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2013 and was sworn in as minister of state for information & broadcasting when the Modi government came to power in May, 2014.
iii. He is the 1st Indian shooter to win an Olympic medal after his silver at the 2004 Athens Games. He also has three gold medals from the Commonwealth Games to his name from 2002 and 2006, along with a silver.

5.      “GOVERNMENT ISSUES ALERT ON SPREAD OF ‘LOCKY RANSOMWARE’
i. The government has issued an alert on spread of new malware ‘Locky Ransomware’ that can lock computers and demand ransom for unlocking them.
ii. Ransomware is a malicious software and the Locky Ransomware is learnt to be demanding ransom of half bitcoin, which at present rate is equivalent to over Rs 1.5 lakh.
iii. A new wave of spam mails is circulating with common subject lines to spread variants of Locky Ransomware. According to the reports that over 23 million messages have been sent in this campaign.
iv. To target users, spams showing links to fake dropbox websites is being used to spread Locky variants.
v. Users are advised to exercise caution while opening e-mails and organisations are advised to deploy anti-spam solutions and update spam block lists.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. How many new ministers of state were inducted into the Union Council of Ministers?
a)  8
b)  6
c)  7
d)  9

Q2. Who 0f the following has been promoted as Ministry of railways?
a)  Raj Kumar Singh
b)  Dharmendra Pradhan
c)  Piyush goyal
d)  Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Q3. Which bank of India signed in 5 banks of the BRICS Bank Cooperation Mechanism agreement to establish credit lines in the national currencies, as well as a memorandum of cooperation on credit ratings?
a)  State Bank of India
b)  Exim Bank
c)  Union Bank
d)  Reserve Bank of India

Q4. Who will be named as next U.S ambassador to India?
a)  Kenneth I Juster
b)  Kathleen Stephens
c)  John Kenneth Galbraith
d)  Richard Verma

Q5. Who is the first sportsperson to become the head of the Sports Ministry?
a)  Abhinav Bindra
b)  Bhim Singh
c)  Vijayendra Singh
d)  Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Ans:  1 - D            2 - C       3 - B       4 - A       5 - D


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