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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA RECORDS 22% REDUCTION IN MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO SINCE 2013
i. India has achieved a remarkable decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) with 22 %
reduction in such deaths since 2013, as per the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin released on 6th June 2018.
ii. Uttar Pradesh has topped the list in reduction of maternal deaths with 30 % decline.

2.      ELECTION COMMISSION LAUNCHES ITS ONLINE RTI PORTAL
i. Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat launched the online RTI Portal of Election Commission of India.
ii. The website of online RTI Portal of Election Commission of India is available at: http://rti.eci.nic.in.

3.      INDIA RANKS 136TH ON GLOBAL PEACE INDEX 2018
i. According to a report of Economics and Peace in Sydney Australia, India ranked 136th on the Global Peace Index 2018. The number of countries ranked is 163.Iceland got the top rank
ii. New Zealand is 2nd , Austria is 3rd .Syriabeing the least peaceful country ranking 163rd.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 JUNE 2018
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1.      GROUP TO STUDY SEZ POLICY FORMED
i. The Indian government has formed a group to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy  of India, headed by Baba Kalyani.
ii. The group that has been formed will evaluate the SEZ policy. It will suggest measures to cater to the needs of exporters according to the current economic condition.
iii. It will also make the SEZ policy WTO compatible, suggest course correction in SEZ policy.

2.      IDFC BANK, CAPITAL FIRST SHARES RECEIVE RBI NOD FOR MERGER
i. IDFC Bank received RBI’s approval for merger of Capital First, Capital First Home
   Finance and Capital First Securities with the company.

3.      WORLD BANK APPROVES RS. 6,000 CRORE  FORATAL BHUJAL YOJANA
i. World Bank approved an amount of Rs. 6000 crore for the implementation of Atal Bhujal  Yojana.
ii. This scheme aims to improve ground water management through community participation.
iii. Under this scheme , priority is given to areas with critically low ground water level The priority areas are 7 states Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,  Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh .

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 JUNE 2018
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1.      GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES ‘JANAUSHADHI SUVIDHA’*
i. Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L. Mandaviya, launched the ‘JANAUSHADHI SUVIDHA’, the Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya JanaushadhiPariyojana (PMBJP).
ii. The affordable sanitary napkins will be made available at more than 3600 JanaushadhiKendras in 33 States/UTs in India.
iii. He said that the average price of sanitary napkins in the market is nearly Rs. 8 per pad. The SUVIDHA napkins are offered at Rs. 2.50 per pad.

2.      WHO LAUNCHES GLOBAL ACTION PLAN ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY*
i. WHO Director-General Dr TedrosAdhanom Ghebreyesus and Portugal Prime Minister António Costa launched the new “WHO Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world.”
ii. The action plan explains how countries can reduce physical inactivity in adults and adolescents by 15% by 2030.

3.      SAUDI ARABIA STARTS ISSUING DRIVING LICENSES TO WOMEN*
i. Saudi Arabia gave away its first batch of driving licenses to women after decades long ban.
ii. Saudi Arabia the only country where women are not allowed to drive.
iii. Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia :Mohammed Bin Salman.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JUNE 2018
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1.   VIRAT KOHLI ONLY INDIAN IN WORLD’S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES LIST
i. India cricket captain Virat Kohli is among the world’s highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes’ compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.
ii.Kohli, the only sportsperson from India to be featured in the list, is ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million.
iii. The  ‘World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2018’ list is topped by 41-year-old Mayweather, with USD 285 million earnings.

2.   CENTRE CONSTITUTES GROUP TO SUGGEST CHANGES IN SEZ POLICY
i. The Centre has constituted a group of eminent persons headed by Bharat Forge’s Baba Kalyani to study the Special Economic Zones  policy of the country and suggest measures to make it more relevant for exporters and compatible with World Trade Organisation  norms.
ii. The SEZ Act was passed in 2005 giving tax incentives to investors, but investments in the zone were subsequently brought under the ambit of Minimum Alternate Tax and Dividend Distribution Tax leading to a dwindling in the flow of money into the SEZs.

3.   INDIA RECORDS 22% REDUCTION IN MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO SINCE 2013
i. India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio  recording a 22-percent reduction in such deaths since 2013.
ii.According to the Sample Registration System bulletin, the MMR has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Monthly GK Capsules May 2018

Monthly GK Capsules May 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 May 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 May 2018 CLICK HERE

Thursday, June 14, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GOVT LAUNCHES 'KRISHI KALYAN ABHIYAAN' TO HELP FARMERS IN ASPIRATIONAL DISTRICTS TO RAISE THEIR INCOME
i. The government has announced the launch of 'Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan' under which farmers in select villages will be given assistance and advice on ways to improve farming techniques and raise their income.
ii. The Agriculture Ministry in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 has launched the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan from 1st June to 31st July 2018.

2.      GOVT ANNOUNCES RS. 8,000-CRORE PACKAGE FOR SUGARCANE FARMERS
i. The Union government has announced a package of more than Rs 8,000 crore aimed to provide relief to sugarcane farmers and to clear their dues.
ii. The government has also decided to ensure a minimum sale price of Rs 29/kg for sugar.

3.      MK JAIN APPOINTED RBI DEPUTY GOVERNOR
i. The Centre has appointed MK Jain, Managing Director, and CEO of IDBI Bank, as the RBI’s Deputy Governor
ii. The central bank now has four serving RBI Deputy Governors NS Vishwanathan, Viral V Acharya, BP Kanungo and newly appointed MK Jain  .

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES SFDR PROPULSION BASED MISSILE
i. Making a breakthrough in missile technology, India successfully carried out the flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet propulsion based missile, according to the Defence Ministry.
ii. The technology demonstrator flight test was conducted from the Launch Centre-III of Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.

2.      INDIA RANKS 113TH ON CHILDHOOD INDEX
i. According to a Save the Children’s "End of Childhood Index 2018”, India ranks 113 among 175 countries with regards to where childhood is threatened as a result of poor health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child labour, and child marriage.
ii. The child marriages in India have come down to 15.2% from 21.1% in 2017.
ii. India jumped three positions up from 116 last year with improvement in India’s overall score by 14 points from 754 to 768 on a scale of 1000.
iii.Singapore and Slovenia are placed at the top sharing the first place in the index and Niger figures at the end of the list at 175.

3.      INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES 'AGNI-5' OFF ODISHA COAST
i. India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Long Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-5 from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
ii. The state-of-the-art surface-to-surface missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation  has a strike range of 5,000 kilometres and can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      ORDINANCE TO SET UP COUNTRY’S 1ST NATIONAL SPORTS UNIVERSITY GETS PRESIDENT’S ASSENT
i. President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in Manipur.
ii. The Union Cabinet had approved an ordinance in May 2018 in this regard.

2.      MANEKA GANDHI LAID FOUNDATION OF INDIA'S 1ST ADVANCED DNA FORENSIC LAB
i. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi laid the foundation stone of India's first advanced DNA forensic laboratory in Chandigarh.
ii.It is setup to reduce the backlog of cases needing advanced forensic analysis.
ii. Ity will help Central Forensic Science Laboratory campus to assist in investigation and prosecution of crimes including those committed against women and children.

3.      INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES NEW BENAMI TRANSACTIONS INFORMANTS REWARD
i. The Income Tax Department has issued a new reward scheme titled “Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018” to seek people’s participation in the Income Tax Department’s efforts to unearth black money and to reduce tax evasion.
ii. The scheme is aimed at encouraging people to give information about benami transactions and properties as well as income earned on such properties by such hidden investors and beneficial owners.

Monday, June 11, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      NIRMALA SITHARAMAN INAUGURATED 1ST IAF COMMANDERS CONFERENCE
i. The First biannual Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference was inaugurated by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Air Headquarters in New Delhi.
ii.  The Exercise ‘Gagan Shakti’ was mentioned as the landmark exercise for IAF.
iii.The two-day conference discussed operational, maintenance and administrative takeaways identified during the Exercise and the way ahead.

2.      FACEBOOK TIES-UP WITH NATIONAL WOMEN COMMISSION TO LAUNCH DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAMME
i. Social networking giant Facebook partnered with the National Commission for Women  to launch a Digital Literacy Programme .
ii.The DLP will be launched in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF).
iii. Cyber Peace Foundation is a Ranchi, Jharkhand-based civil society organisation involved in training related to all aspects of cybersecurity.
NCW is a statutory body established under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women.

3.      ANDHRA PRADESH GETS ITS OWN SYMBOLS
i. Neem and black buck have been declared as the state tree and animal respectively of Andhra Pradesh.
ii. The rose-ringed parakeet will be the state bird while jasmine will be the state flower. The announcement was made by the Principal Secretary of Environment and Forests G Anantha Ramu.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PATANJALI LAUNCHES NEW MESSAGING APP 'KIMBHO'
i. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali launched a new swadeshi messaging application called 'Kimbho' to compete with WhatsApp.  Kimbho caters to private and group chats with free phone and video calling.
ii. The tagline of Kimbho is "Ab Bharat Bolega". Patanjali has recently tied up with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to enter the telecom sector by launching Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards.

2.      INDIA AND WORLD BANK SIGNS $500 MILLION ADDITIONAL FINANCING FOR PMGSY
i. The Government of India and the World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana .
ii. Govt. of India, which will build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technologies.
ii. The $500 million loan, from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), has a 3-year grace period, and a maturity of 10 years.

3.      WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY: 31 MAY
i. Every year, on 31 May, World Health Organization and partners mark World No Tobacco Day . 
ii.The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease."
ii. The day highlights the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      POWER MINISTER LAUNCHES WEB PORTAL AND APP CALLED 'PRAAPTI'
i. RK Singh, Minister of State for Power, launched the web portal and an app namely 'PRAAPTI' that stands for ‘Payment ratification and analysis in power procurement for bringing transparency in invoicing of generators’.
ii. The portal ‘www.praapti.in’ has been developed to bring transparency in power purchase transactions between Generators and DISCOMs.

2.      GUJARAT GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES 'REUSE OF TREATED WASTE WATER POLICY'
i. The Gujarat government unveiled its 'Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy' which aims to reduce the state's dependence on freshwater sources like the Narmada river.
ii. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel launched the policy at a function held in Gandhinagar. The policy will promote the use of treated wastewater and will see the setting up of sewage treatment plants (STP) in all major towns and cities of Gujarat.

3.      MICROSOFT IS NOW THIRD MOST VALUABLE FIRM GLOBALLY
i. Software giant Microsoft has surpassed Google’s parent company Alphabet in market capitalisation for the first time in three years. Microsoft has now become the third most valuable firm globally after Apple and Amazon.
ii. Microsoft had a market cap of $753 billion at the close of trading, almost $14 billion ahead of Alphabet. While Apple leads with a market cap of nearly $924 billion, Amazon is at a distant second, with nearly $783 billion.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      QUEEN MAXIMA OF KINGDOM OF NETHERLANDS ON VISIT TO INDIA
i. Queen Maxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands who is also the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development has arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit to India.
ii. During the visit, Queen Maxima will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant.

2.      SANGEETA BAHL BECOMES OLDEST INDIAN WOMAN TO SCALE MOUNT EVEREST
i. Sangeeta Bahl, a 53-year-old former model, has become the oldest Indian woman to conquer Mount Everest.
ii. Bahl, who currently resides in Gurugram, scaled the peak with the help of two Sherpas and was felicitated at the Indian embassy in Kathmandu.
iii. She has already conquered six out of the seven highest peaks in the world.

3.      BCCI, UN ENVIRONMENT SIGN AGREEMENT TO PROMOTE ‘GREEN’ CRICKET
i. The BCCI and UN Environment signed an agreement to promote ‘green’ Cricket in India.
ii. BCCI acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment, signed a letter of intent in Mumbai.
iii. The partnership aims to spread greater awareness about key environmental challenges facing the country, and highlight alternate and more sustainable solutions.

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