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Friday, July 27, 2018

Monthly GK Capsules June 2018

Monthly GK Capsules June 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 June 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 June 2018 CLICK HERE

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 JUNE 2018


                                   DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA’S 1ST NATIONAL POLICE MUSEUM TO COME UP IN DELHI
i. The Union Government has announced to establish India’s first national police museum in Lutyens' Delhi. The museum is expected to be inaugurated on 21st October 2018 on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day.
ii. The unique museum, depicting the history, artefacts, uniforms and gear of central and state police forces, will come up as an underground facility in the premises of the national police memorial in Chanakyapuri area.

2.      SEBI CONSTITUTES EXPERT COMMITTEE TO FRAME RULES FOR DIRECT LISTING OF INDIAN FIRMS ABROAD
i. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) constituted an Expert Committee to frame rules for direct listing of Indian firms abroad.
ii. The committee will examine the economic case for permitting direct listing of Indian companies overseas and listing of Indian companies on foreign bourses in India. The committee includes nine members.

3.      INDIA TO HOST 1ST BIMSTEC MILITARY EXERCISE
i. India will host first military exercise of the BIMSTEC Countries in September 2018 in Pune, Maharashtra. The theme of the exercise includes counter-terrorism in semi-urban terrain and cordon and search.
ii. The main aim of this military exercise is to promote strategic alignment among the member-states and to share best practices in the area of counter-terrorism. Each participating member country will bring in some 30 soldiers.
iii. BIMSTEC countries had held disaster management exercise in 2017 in New Delhi, but this will be the first military exercise of the grouping.
BIMSTEC stands for Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation.
Member countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka from South Asia and Myanmar, Thailand from South East Asia.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVIND TO LAUNCH SOLAR CHARKHA MISSION
i. President Ram Nath Kovind will launch Solar Charkha Mission which will entail a subsidy of 550 crore rupees in the initial two years for 50 clusters. According to the Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh, the scheme is aimed at linking five crore women and self-help groups to the initiative.
ii. 15 new technology centres will be set up and out of these, ten will be made operational this year. These centres will provide technological support to small industries.

2.      INDIA, US AGREE TO HOLD COMPREHENSIVE TALKS TO ADDRESS TRADE & ECONOMIC ISSUES
i. India and the US have agreed to hold comprehensive talks to address trade and economic issues.
ii. The decision in this regard was taken during a series of meetings, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu had with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Mr Suresh Prabhu was on a two-day visit to the US.

3.      INFLATION RISES TO 14-MONTH HIGH OF 4.43% IN MAY
i. Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to a 14-month high of 4.43% in May on increasing prices of petrol and diesel as well as vegetables. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation stood at 3.18%in April and 2.26% in May 2017.
ii. According to government data released, inflation in food articles was at 1.60% in May 2018, as against 0.87% in the preceding month. Inflation in vegetables climbed to 2.51% in May. Inflation in ‘fuel and power’ basket rose sharply to 11.22% in May from 7.85% in April as prices of domestic fuel increased in line with rising global crude oil rates.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PRESIDENT DECLARES QUEEN PINEAPPLE AS TRIPURA'S 'STATE FRUIT'
i. President Ram Nath Kovind has declared Tripura's queen variety pineapple as state fruit and its export was a major step in connecting the state with world trade.
ii. The state holds good potential in world trade. Export of the pineapple to foreign countries is a major step in connecting with world trade. Tripura exported its first consignment of one-tonne pineapples to Dubai earlier this month.

2.      RBI TO SET UP PUBLIC CREDIT REGISTRY TO CURB BAD LOANS
i. In a bid to check loan defaults, RBI stated that a Public Credit Registry (PCR) will be set up containing information on all borrowers to ensure financial stability.
ii. Following a report by Yeshwant M Deosthalee headed High-Level Task Force, RBI stated it has considered the recommendations and decided to set up a PCR in a modular and phased manner.

3.      OPERATION NISTAR: INDIAN NAVY BRINGS BACK 38 INDIANS FROM CYCLONE-HIT SOCOTRA ISLAND IN YEMEN
i. In a swift operation, the Indian Navy has rescued 38 Indians from Socotra island in Yemen where they were stranded for nearly 10 days after a severe cyclonic storm hit the area.
ii. The Navy had diverted its ship INS Sunayna from the Gulf of Aden to Socotra as part of the operation ‘NISTAR’ to rescue the Indians.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      CENTRE LAUNCHES 'RAIL MADAD', 'MENU ON RAILS' MOBILE APPS
i. The Ministry of Railways has launched two mobile applications to ease the traveling experience. The two apps, 'Rail MADAD' and 'Menu on Rails', were launched by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State (MoS) Manoj Sinha during a press conference organized to highlight the achievements of the Ministry in the last four years.
ii. While Rail MADAD will enable travelers to lodge complaints, Menu on Rails will facilitate seamless ordering of food. The Minister stated Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh has been created with a corpus of one lakh crore rupees for making additional funds available for safety-related works.

2.      INDIA BEAT KENYA TO LIFT INTERCONTINENTAL CUP FOOTBALL TITLE
i. India has lifted the Intercontinental Cup football title. In the summit clash in Mumbai, they defeated Kenya 2-nil. Both the goals were netted by skipper Sunil Chhetri. He gave India the lead in the eighth minute before scoring the second goal in the 29th minute.
ii. Sunil Chhetri has become the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi with his 64th strike for the country against Kenya.

3.      NORTHERN RAILWAYS TO MONITOR CLEANLINESS OF TRAINS USING WHATSAPP GROUPS
i. The Northern Railways will now monitor the cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp groups supervised by senior officials. Every department, be it the pantry, bedrolls etc., will have separate WhatsApp groups, in which status report of cleanliness will be uploaded on a daily basis.
ii. WhatsApp groups have been created for train and pantry cleanliness, bedrolls and functionality of air conditioners in trains. Photographs are being uploaded in these groups for monitoring by senior officials.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PUNJAB GOVT LAUNCHES BUSINESS FIRST PORTAL
  i. In a major step to give a big push towards the ease of doing business in Punjab, the state government has launched a "Business First Portal". It was unveiled by Industry Minister Sunder Sham Arora in Jalandhar.
ii. The online portal will facilitate the industrialists for Regulatory Clearances and Fiscal Approvals, real-time tracking of applications at the common platform.

2.      PRESIDENT DISTRIBUTES LPG CONNECTIONS TO 20 BENEFICIARIES UNDER PMUY IN AGARTALA
i. President Ram Nath Kovind has distributed LPG connections to 20 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Raj Bhavan in Agartala, Tripura.
ii. During his two-day visit to Tripura, the President inaugurated 73 km long National Highway connecting Udaipur town in Gomati district and Sabroom in South Tripura. He also laid the foundation stone for the re-development of Matabari Temple Complex at Tripura Sundari temple.

3.      RBI AMENDS GOLD MONETISATION SCHEME TO MAKE IT MORE ATTRACTIVE
i. RBI has made changes in the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) to make it more attractive. The revamping of the scheme is aimed at enabling people to open a hassle-free gold deposit account.
ii. The short-term deposits should be treated as bank's on-balance sheet liability. These deposits will be made with the designated banks for a short period of 1-3 years (with a facility of rollover). Deposits can also be allowed for broken periods (e.g. 1 year 3 months; 2 years 4 months 5 days; etc.).

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      BRICS AND IBSA MINISTERIAL MEETINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attend BRICS meeting of foreign ministers and
   meeting of IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa)
ii. This would commemorate the 125th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s journey against racial discrimination .

2.      INDIAN SHIPS IN GUAM,USA TO PARTICIPATE IN EX-MALABAR 2018
i. Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamortawill take part in the 22nd edition of ii. Exercise Malabar, off Guam, United States.
ii. Exercise Malabar was started in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between the US Navy and the Indian Navy.
iii. From 2007, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) also takes part in this exercise.

3.      RBI AMENDS GOLD MONETISATION SCHEME
i. The scheme was first launched by the government in 2015 to mobilise the idle gold of the  household or institutions to the banks as deposits for a fixed period of time .
ii. The interest rate varied from 2.25% to 2.5%.
iii. In the latest amendment , RBI allowed the customers to deposit the gold in a broken time period where the short term period of 1-3 years can be broken to 1 year 3 months , 2 years 3 months 15 days etc.

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
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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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
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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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
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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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  .

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