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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Monthly GK Capsules Aug. 2018

Monthly GK Capsules Aug. 2018
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 Aug. 2018. So if you are preparing for any Government, Bank, Railways,SSC Examination this PDF file is very helpful to you. All the best to all participants for the upcoming Examination.

To Download Monthly GK of Aug. 2018 CLICK HERE

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JUNE 2018

                                   DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA NO LONGER A NATION WITH WORLD’S LARGEST POOR POPULATION: WORLD BANK
i. As per Future Development blog of the World Bank’s Brookings Institute titled as ‘The start of a new poverty narrative’ India is no longer a nation having world’s largest poor population.
ii. Nigeria has overtaken India with the largest number of extremely poor people at 87 million in early 2018.
iii. This has been computed for 188 countries and territories, developed and developing, across the world. India is moving down in global poverty ranking.
iv. From 125 million poor people in 2016, India had just 73 million people in the poorest of the poor index as of May 2018.

2.      UAE’S EMIRATES AND US CROP ONE HOLDINGS TO BUILD WORLD’S LARGEST VERTICAL FARM IN DUBAI
i. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) flagship carrier Emirates Airline has launched a joint project with US Crop One Holdings to build the world’s largest vertical farming facility near Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

3.      INDIA 4TH AS WEB ATTACKS ON THE RISE GLOBALLY: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES
i. Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies announced that India ranked fourth in the list of top 10 target countries for Web Application Attacks.
ii. Registering over 2.8 crore attacks, India also ranked eighth globally in the list of Web Application Attack source countries.

4.      NORWAY: THE BEST IN WORLD IN TRAFFIC SAFETY
i. According to European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and reports from newspaper Aftenposten, Norway has least traffic accidents in the world.

5.      MCX LAUNCHES ‘COTTON MISSION’ FOR MAHARASHTRA FARMERS
i. The Multi Commodity Exchange of India LTd. (MCX) signed a MoU with the Maharashtra government to create a value chain with final market linkages for thousands of cotton farmers in Vidarbha.
ii. Government is committed to doubling farmer’s income by 2022 
iii. The Government has increased the budgetary allocation of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Ministry in the budget 2018-19 to Rs 58,080 cr from51,576 cr in 2017-18.

6.      NTPC RANKED 25TH IN INDIA’S GREAT PLACE TO WORK LIST
i. NTPC announced that it has been ranked 25th in the list of India’s Great Place to Work for 2018.
ii. NTPC is the only public sector undertaking in the top 25 of the India’s Great Place to Work for 2018 list.

7.      SONAKSHI SINHA JOINS HANDS WITH UNESCO TO PROMOTE SAFE CYBERSPACE FOR CHILDREN
i. Indian actress Sonakshi Sinha has joined hands with UNESCO to promote a safe and secure cyber environment for youngsters.

8.      INDIAN-ORIGIN LAWYER DEDAR SINGH GILL APPOINTED JUDICIAL COMMISSIONER OF SINGAPORE’S SUPREME COURT
i. Dedar Singh Gill, an Indian-origin intellectual property litigator in Singapore has been appointed judicial commissioner of Singapore’s Supreme Court by Singapore President Halimah Yacob.

9.      JANARDAN SINGH GEHLOT ELECTED INTERNATIONAL KABADDI FEDERATION (IKF) CHIEF
i. This announcement was made after the Annual General Congress (AGC) of IKF. 

10.  YOUSAF SALEEM SWORN-IN AS THE FIRST-EVER VISUALLY IMPAIRED JUDGE OF PAKISTAN
i. Yousuf Saleem, a visually impaired lawyer has become the first-ever visually impaired judge of Pakistan.
ii. Yousuf Saleem is 25 years old. He hails from Lahore. On 26th June 2018, he took the oath to be sworn in as a civil judge at Punjab Judiciary Academy.

11.  ISSF JUNIOR WORLD CUP IN SUHL, GERMANY
i. In the Junior men 10m air rifle final, India’s Hriday Hazarika shot 248.7 points and won gold medal.
ii. In the 10m air pistol event India’s Saurabh Chaudhary with 243.7 points won the gold medal and also created a new world record

12.  INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PARLIAMENTARISM – 30 JUNE
i. 30 June 2018, is celebrated as the first International Day of Parliamentarism.
ii. On 30th June 1889 the Inter-Parliamentary Union was established.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JUNE 2018
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1.      INDIA PLEDGES $5 MILLION FOR UN PALESTINIAN AID AGENCY
i. India has pledged USD 5 million in assistance to the UN agency working for the welfare of Palestinian refugees to help bolster its "severe funding crisis" following US' cut in its annual aid to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees .
ii. A total of 20 countries, including India, announced contributions to the 2018 budget of the UNRWA for Palestine Refugees in the Near East during a meeting.

2.      GUJARAT CM ANNOUNCES AGRICULTURE JWG WITH ISRAEL
i.Israel and  Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani met Israel's Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Uri Ariel and announced a joint working group   between Gujarat and Israel in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors.
ii. The objective of the meeting was strengthening the Indo-Israeli agricultural cooperation and extension of the Indo-Israel Agriculture Plan (IIAP) and also to explore the opportunities of using the hi-tech protective cultivation and precision farming methods of Israel.
Israel Capital- Jerusalem, Currency- Israeli new shekel, Prime Minister- Benjamin Netanyahu.

3.      SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHES MOBILE APP 'REUNITE'
i. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu launched a mobile application called 'ReUnite' which helps to track and trace missing and abandoned children in India.
ii. The app is multiuser where parents and citizens can upload pictures of children, and provide detailed description like name, birthmark, address, report to the police station, search and identify missing kids.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JUNE 2018
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1.      GOVERNMENT APPROVES DRAFT ACT TO REPLACE UGC WITH HECI
i. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development proposed a draft bill to repeal the University Grants Commission  and set up the Higher Education Commission of India .
ii.This move that aims to reform higher education in India.
ii. The draft Act is in accordance with the commitment of Government for reforming the regulatory systems that provide for more autonomy and facilitate the holistic growth of the education system.
iii. The Act entitled ‘Higher Education Commission of India Act, 2018 (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act)’ revamps UGC Act, 1951 and its parent legislation completely.

2.      GOVERNMENT APPROVES 2 MORE STRATEGIC OIL STORAGES IN ODISHA AND KARNATAKA
i. The government has decided to set up two more underground crude oil storages in Odisha and Karnataka to increase emergency stockpile cover by 12 days to 22 days.
ii.The Cabinet has approved setting up of 4 million tonne  storage at Chandikhole in Odisha and 2.5 MT storage at Padur in Karnataka.
ii. The storages will be additional to the existing rock caverns to shore 5.33 MT of crude Visakhapatnam (1.33 MT), Mangalore (1.5 MT) and Padur (2.5 MT).
Dharmendra Pradhan is the present Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

3.      PAKISTAN PLACED ON FATF’S ‘GREY LIST’
i. Pakistan has been placed on the grey list by the Financial Action Task Force for failing to curb anti-terror financing despite its diplomatic efforts to avert the decision.
ii. The decision was taken at the global financial watchdog Financial Action Task Force’s  plenary session in Paris where Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar represented Pakistan.
The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.

Monday, August 27, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JUNE 2018
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1.      SANITATION ACTION PLANS PREPARED FOR 10 NEW SWACHH ICONIC PLACES
i. Ten new Swachh Iconic Places of the country came up with the thorough action plans for raising their sanitation standards to exemplary levels.
ii. The plans were formulated at a two-day consultation in Hyderabad held between Central and State Government agencies, local administrations and the Trusts of the iconic places.

2.      PRESIDENT INAUGURATES UDYAM SANGAM-2018 TO MARK UN SME DAY
i. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Udyam Sangam-2018 in New Delhi.
ii.It is a step forward towards consolidating the convergence and synergy of all the government initiatives relating to MSME Sector.
iii.The President of India launched the Solar Charkha Mission which will cover 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2000 artisans.

3.      EAM SUSHMA SWARAJ INTRODUCES 'PASSPORT SEVA APP'
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the new Passport Seva App.
ii.Now, people can apply for a passport from any part of the country through the App.
iii.EAM Sushma Swaraj has launched Mobile Passport Application on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas (26 June) in New Delhi.
ii. Police verification will be done on the address, provided by the applicant on the app and passport will be dispatched on the same address.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JUNE 2018
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1.      INDIA, BANGLADESH NAVIES INSTITUTE ANNUAL COORDINATED PATROL: CORPAT
i. India and Bangladesh have agreed to institute Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) as an annual exercise between navies of two neighbouring countries.
ii. The first edition of CORPAT between two navies was inaugurated by Indian Navy’s Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during his visit to Bangladesh.
iii.The aim Navy Chief’s visit was to consolidate bilateral defence relations between India and Bangladesh and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.
Bangladesh PM- Sheikh Hasina, Capital- Dhaka, Currency- Bangladeshi Taka.

2.      INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING: 26 JUNE
i. The General Assembly of United Nations has decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
ii. The theme for 2018 is: "Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe."

3.      PALLAVI DARUA CROWNED AS INDIA'S 1ST 'TRIBAL QUEEN'
i. Pallavi Durua, who belongs to Odisha's Koraput district, was crowned as the first Tribal Queen at the Adi Rani Kalinga Tribal Queen competition held at Utkal Mandap.
ii. Panchami Majhi of Titlagarh and Rashmirekha Hansdah of Mayurbhanj were declared as the first and second runners-up of the beauty pageant, respectively.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JUNE 2018
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1.      GUJARAT LAUNCHES 'SURYASHAKTI KISAN YOJANA' FOR FARMERS
i. The Gujarat government launched a solar power scheme for farmers- Suryashakti Kisan Yojana enabling them to generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell the surplus power to the grid and earn an extra buck.
ii. As per the scheme, farmers having existing electricity connection will be given solar panels as per their load requirements.
iii.The State and Central governments will give 60% subsidy on the cost of the project.
iv.The farmer is required to take 5% cost, while 35% will be provided to him as an affordable loan with interest rates of 4.5-6%.

2.      SAUDI ARAMCO, ADNOC SIGNED MOU FOR REFINERY PROJECT OF MAHARASHTRA
i. Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company  have signed an MoU to jointly develop and build an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
ii. The MoU was signed by Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco President and CEO and Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State & ADNOC Group CEO.
Saudi Arabia Capital- Riyadh, Currency- Saudi riyal.

3.      SEYCHELLES PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO INDIA
i. Seychelles President Danny Faure is on his first bilateral visit to India.
ii. He held the talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reviewed the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries, including in the fields of defence and security.
iii. MOU between India and Seychelles regarding Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of Small Development Projects through Local Bodies, Educational and Vocational Institutions,
iv.. Cultural Exchange Programme between India and Seychelles for the years 2018-2022,
v.. MOU between the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs of India and the Department of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles.
Seychelles Capital: Victoria, Currency: Seychellois rupee.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 JUNE 2018
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1.      HM RAJNATH SINGH LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR MONGOLIAN REFINERY
i. Mongolia broke ground for the construction of country’s first oil refinery with the help of a USD 1 billion loan from India.
ii.Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the refinery at ‘Stantsiin Hooloi’ and described it as an important milestone in the bilateral ties.
Mongolia Capital- Ulaanbaatar, Currency- Mongolian togrog.

2.      ARIJIT BASU APPOINTED SBI'S NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
i. The government appointed Arjit Basu as Managing Director of the country's largest lender State Bank of India .
ii.He will fill the position that fell vacant following the elevation of Rajnish Kumar as the chairman.
SBI Chairman- Rajnish Kumar, Headquarters- Mumbai, Established on- 01st July 1955.

3.      MINISTRY OF WOMEN & CHILD DEVELOPMENT RECEIVED SKOCH AWARD
i. SKOCH Group has conferred the ‘Best performing Social Sector Ministry’ award on the Ministry of Women and Child Development for the achievements in delivering the promises made and for its significant achievements and initiatives from the last 4 years.
ii. Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has received the award on behalf of the Ministry in an event held in New Delhi.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 JUNE 2018
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1.      KOTA IN GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS FOR LARGEST YOGA SESSION
i. A Guinness World Record was created in Rajasthan’s Kota city, where more than 1.05 lakh people performed yoga to mark International Yoga Day.
ii. The event took place at R.A.C. Ground in the presence of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

2.      MONGOLIA LAUNCHES ITS FIRST OIL REFINERY WITH $1 BILLION INDIAN AID
i. Mongolia launched construction of its first oil refinery that is funded by India in a ceremony that was attended by Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh and the Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa.
ii. It is planned for completion in late 2022.

3.      TOURISM MINISTER TO ATTEND INCREDIBLE INDIA ROAD SHOWS IN THE USA
i. The road shows were held in several major cities of US including New York, Chicago & Houston.
ii. This is to project India as a ‘must visit’ tourist destination.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 JUNE 2018
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1.      NSG PLENARY MEETING HELD IN JURMALA, LATVIA
i. The 28th Plenary Meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group was held in Jurmala, Latvia On 14th and 15th June 2018.
ii. The NSG plenary meeting was chaired by Ambassador Jānis Zlamets of Latvia.
iii. The NSG reviewed the developments since the last meeting in Bern in 2017. 

2.      GRAND FINALE OF THE FIRST HARDWARE EDITION OF SMART INDIA HACKATHON 2018
i. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the 5 day Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 – Hardware edition through Video conferencing in New Delhi.
ii. Hardware edition is the first of its kind innovative initiative by Ministry of HRD to provide national platform to young technical minds of India to showcase their disruptive innovations and creative products which can bring out revolutionary changes in crucial sectors like agriculture, health, clean water, waste management, automotive, smart communication, and education.

3.      ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE AWARDED FOR ATAL PENSION YOJANA
i. Oriental Bank of Commerce has been awarded as the best public sector bank for Atal Pension Yojana for the year 2017-18.
ii. MoS for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla presented the awarded to Mukesh Kumar Jain, MD and CEO of the bank.

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