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Thursday, September 28, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 SEP 2017
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1.   NARENDRA MODI’S VISIT TO VARANASI, INAUGURATES 17 PROJECTS, LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR SIX MORE
i. Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi visited Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and inaugurated 17 projects. He digitally laid foundation stones for 6 more projects.
ii. Mr. Modi inaugurated the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a Trade Facilitation Centre, at Bada Lalpur, Varanasi.The facility has been named after former BJP President Mr. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
iii. The Prime Minister dedicated it to the nation. It focuses on handicrafts. Modi flagged off the Vadodara-Varanasi weekly express remotely through a video link.
iv. Mr. Modi inaugurated banking services of the Utkarsh Bank in Varanasi. He also laid foundation stone for the headquarters building of the bank. This bank focuses on micro-finance.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 SEP 2017
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1.      CABINET APPROVES REVAMPED KHELO INDIA PROGRAM
i. The Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India program at a cost of Rs.1,756 cr for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
ii. The Programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.
iii. An unprecedented Pan Indian Sports Scholarship scheme, which would cover 1,000 most talented young athletes. This is the 1st time ever that a long-term athlete development pathway would be made available to gifted and talented youngsters to excel in competitive sports.
iv. The Program aims to promote 20 universities across the country as hubs of sporting excellence, which would enable talented sportspersons to pursue the dual pathway of education and competitive sports. 

2.      WORLD TRADE TO GROW AT HIGHER 3.6% IN 2017: WTO
i. World trade in goods is estimated to grow at a higher 3.6% in 2017 compared to 1.6% increase in 2016, according to revised estimates circulated by the World Trade Organisation.
ii. Growth in global trade was earlier projected at 2.4% in 2017 by the WTO, which attributed the improved outlook to a resurgence of Asian trade flows. This was mainly due to intra-regional shipments picking up and a recovery in import demand in North America.

3.      INDIA REPLACES CHINA AS TOP RETAIL DESTINATION IN 2017
i. India has replaced China as the top retail destination in 2017 as part of the global retail development index. The change in ranking was an outcome of 4 factors including increased consumer spending beyond essentials, rising mobile and internet penetration, favorable foreign investment climate and bold action on cashless transaction and GST.
ii. In addition to the bigger retailers and brands, the mid-size brands from across the world are also looking to cash on the relaxed retail policy in India.

4.      ZANNAH MUSTAPHA WINS UNHCR NANSEN REFUGEE AWARD
i. A Nigerian, Zannah Mustapha has won the UN High Commission for Refugees 2017 Nansen Refugees Award. He is the Director of Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School. Mr. Mustapha is the first Nigerian recipient of the award.
ii. Mr. Mustapha was chosen as the winner of the award for his humanitarian work in championing the rights of children.

5.      OFFICIAL SLOGAN AND EMBLEM OF FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FRANCE 2019 LAUNCHED
i. The official emblem and slogan for FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 were unveiled in Paris, France. The emblem features the competition trophy wrapped in blue and white, with eight shards of light around football at the top of the trophy symbolizing the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
ii. The slogan of the tournament "Dare To Shine" reflects the development of football, especially women's football.

6.      WEST BENGAL GETS $300 MILLION LOAN FROM ADB FOR FISCAL REFORMS
i. Asian Development Bank has approved a loan of $ 300 million to carry out fiscal reforms in West Bengal to make public services more accessible, affordable, and high quality.
ii. The reforms would be implemented in a period of 2 years. The reforms include linking medium term expenditure plans to actual budgets, strengthening internal audit system and enhancements in the integrated financial management system.
iii. The reforms also include improved tax monitoring and support for information technology systems in tax and land administration.
iv. Gross state domestic product is expected to rise to 2.2 % by 2021- 2022 after these reforms.

7.      DR.SEKHAR BASU ATTENDED 61ST IAEA GENERAL CONFERENCE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
i. Dr.Sekhar Basu, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy attended the 61st IAEA General Conference held in Vienna, Austria.
ii. The 61st Annual International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference is conducted  at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria.
iii. Representatives of IAEA Member States discuss various issues in the Conference. Dr.Sekhar Basu announced that India is collaborating with Russia to build the Roppur power plant in Bangladesh, at the IAEA General Conference. This is India’s first atomic energy plant abroad.

8.      B SAMBAMURTHY APPOINTED AS NPCI INTERIM BOARD CHAIRMAN
i. The Board of National Payments Corporation of India has appointed of B Sambamurthy as interim Chairman of the Board.
ii. NPCI is an umbrella organisation for all retail payment systems in the country. Sambamurthy has replaced Balachandran M.
iii. Prior to that Sambamurthy was formerly Director and CEO of Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology and Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank.

9.      FINO PAYMENTS BANK LAUNCHES MOBILE BANKING APP – BPAY
i. Fino Payments Bank launched its mobile banking app called BPay in India. BPay is an extension of its already existing wallet in the same name that was launched in December 2016.
ii. This app enables simple, paperless and convenient banking that allows customers to make bill payments, recharges, fund transfers and buy insurance. It also allows customers to access wallet as well as savings account, with a single login.
iii. Also, people can open Fino bank account from BPay mobile app. More customer-centric features would be added to BPay in future.

10.  INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
i. The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
ii. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
iii. The theme defines the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes and those leaving in search of a better life.
iv. The International Day of Peace focuses on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. It is about bringing people together and reminding them of their common humanity.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH STATE HAS RECEIVED $300 MILLION LOAN FROM ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK FOR FISCAL REFORMS?
a)  West Bengal
b)  Gujarat
c)  Sikkim
d)  Bihar
Q2. WHERE DID THE 61ST IAEA GENERAL CONFERENCE HELD?
a)  Budapest , Hungary
b)  Vienna, Austria
c)  Hamburg , Germany
d)  Moscow, Russia
Q3. TO WHICH ORGANIZATION B SAMBAMURTHY APPOINTED AS INTERIM CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD?
a)  NBTC
b)  NACP
c)  NPCI
d)  NBCC
Q4. LAWYER ZANNAH MUSTAPHA’S WAS AWARDED WITH UNHCR TOP UN PEACE PRIZE. HE BELONGS TO WHICH COUNTRY? 
a)  Austria
b)  South Africa
c)  Cuba
d)  Nigeria
Q5. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BANK HAS LAUNCHED ITS MOBILE BANKING APP CALLED BPAY IN INDIA?
a)  Catholic Syrian Bank
b)  Fino Payment Bank
c)  RBL Bank
d)  Federal Bank

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


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 SEP 2017
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1.   INDIAN ARMY TAKES SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN TO INDIA’S HIGHEST BATTLEFIELD , SIACHEN
i. Siachen is India’s highest and hardest battlefield situated at an average altitude of 18,000 ft above sea level. Our Indian Army carried PM Narendra Modi’s agenda of Swachh Bharat and make Siachen stays clean.
ii. It is a logistics challenge to move all types of waste out of the glacier so that these do not become an environmental hazard. Soldiers are at risk of getting frostbite if their bare skin touches any metal object for more than 15 seconds

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 SEP 2017
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1.   JHARKHAND GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES SHAHEED GRAM VIKAS YOJANA
i. Jharkhand Government launched the “Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana”  at  Ulihatu Village ,Khunti district of Jharkhand. BJP President Amit Shah along with Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched the initiative.
ii. The scheme aims at developing the villages of freedom fighters in the state. Ulihatu Village is the birth place of freedom fighter and Jharkhand’s tribal icon, Birsa Munda.
iii. villages of many tribal freedom fighters will be developed and their habitants will be provided basic amenities. Amit shah gave away gas connections, solar lamps to some of the beneficiaries.

Friday, September 22, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 SEP 2017
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1.   HOME MINISTER LAUNCHES INTELLIGENCE WING OF SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL AND WARB APP
i. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched first Intelligence Wing of Sashastra Seema Bal and Welfare & Rehabilitation Board App in New Delhi authorized to Protect the shared borders of India with Nepal and Bhutan. It has been confirmed as the Lead Intelligence Agency for both the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders.
ii. SSB Director General Archana Ramasundaram informed that Intelligence Wing of Sashastra Seema Bal is used to prevent criminals and smugglers from taking advantage of the friendly borders with Nepal and Bhutan.
iii.The intelligence wing will have 650 field and staff agents to gather information about these borders frequently used by criminals and Kashmiri terrorists returning from Pakistan.

2.   INDIA EXEMPTS IMPORT DUTY ON GOODS FOR FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP
i. The government announced that it has exempted import duty for sports items and a wide range of goods for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India.
ii. The following goods will also be exempted from the integrated tax levied under the GST. All sports goods, sports equipment and sports requisites; team uniform/clothing; fitness equipment; spares, accessories and consumables of the same.
iii. Broadcast equipment and supplies used in organising and during the event imported by FIFA Host Broadcasters too falls in the exemption list.
iv. India, as the host country, is automatically qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017. The 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, has the slogan ‘Football takes over’.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 SEP 2017
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1.   PM MODI DEDICATES SARDAR SAROVAR NARMADA DAM TO THE NATION
i. PM Narendra Modi dedicated the Sardar Sarovar dam built on the Narmada river to the nation at Kevadia in the Narmada district, Gujarat. The project was accomplished by Gujarat government’s Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.
ii. This project is called as “Gujarat’s lifeline”. This project is a boon to the country’s worst dry areas like Saurashtra, Kutch and North Gujarat and even few districts of Rajasthan.
iii. Four Indian states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will receive water and electricity supplied from the dam. About 57% of electricity produced from dam goes to Maharashtra, while Madhya Pradesh gets 27% and Gujarat gets 16%.
iv. The height of the dam was recently raised to 138.68 metres, which will allow maximum ‘usable storage’ of 4.73 million acre feet of water and will greatly benefit the participating States.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MONTHLY GK CAPSULE (NEWSPAPER ANALYSIS) Aug. 2017

Monthly GK Capsules of  Aug. 2017
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. 2017. So if you are preparing for any Government, Bank, Railways, SSC Examination this PDF file is very helpful to you. All the bestto all participants for the upcoming Examination.


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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 SEP 2017
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1.   VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR THE FIRST REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE IN HYDERABAD
i. Vice President Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu laid foundation stone for Regional Vocational Training Institute, in Hyderabad.
ii. This Regional Vocational Training Institute for women is the 1st of its kind in Telangana. This would increase skill development opportunities for women and provide them with job opportunities.
iii. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Home, Labour & Employment, Telangana, Mr. Naini Narsimha Reddy, Deputy CM, Govt. of Telangana, Mr. Mohammad Mahmood Ali and Former Minister of State for Labour & Employment and Member of Parliament Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya were also present during the occasion.
iv. It was said that one RVTI would be set up in every state. Budget of Rs.19.95 cr has been allotted for construction of building for RVTI-Hyderabad.
v. Courses such as Fashion Design & Technology, Architectural Assistantship, Front Office Assistant, Cosmetology, Secretarial Practice (English), Food and Beverages Service Assistant would be taught.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 SEP 2017
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1.      KARNATAKA CABINET CLEARS ELECTRIC VEHICLE & ENERGY STORAGE POLICY
i. Karnataka Cabinet has cleared Karnataka Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy 2017 with a clear plan to make Bengaluru the electric vehicle capital of India.
ii. The policy main aim is to reduce pollution. The policy was formulated by the Major and Medium Industries Department after consulting the stakeholders, including vehicle manufacturing industries.
iii. The key objective of the Policy is to maintain the lead share of Karnataka as a preferred destination for attracting investments in manufacture of Electric Vehicle and to attract investments of Rs 31,000 cr and create 55,000 jobs.
iv. Amendments will be made to building by-laws for providing mandatory charging infrastructure in all high-rise buildings.
v. A special purpose vehicle will be created to set up charging centres across the Bengaluru city. ‘Karnataka Electric Mobility Research & Innovation Centre’ will be set up to extend the necessary support.

Monday, September 18, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 SEP 2017
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1.      JAPAN PM SHINZO ABE IN AHMEDABAD FOR INDIA-JAPAN ANNUAL SUMMIT: INDIA'S FIRST BULLET TRAIN PROJECT INAUGURATED
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Mr. Abe is in India on a 2-day visit to attend the India-Japan annual summit meeting. The 12th edition of the summit will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
ii. PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone of the 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail in Ahmedabad. The two leaders visited the Sabarmati Ashram after Abe’s arrival in Gujarat.
iii. About the Bullet Train Project in Brief- It is 508-km long High-Speed Rail that will run between Mumbai-Ahmedabad. The cost of the project is Rs 1,10,000-cr.
iv. The train which will have a top speed of 350 km per hour will reduce travel time between the two cities to around 2 hours from the existing 7 hours. The Project is scheduled to complete by December 2023. The project is mostly on Japanese soft loan.

2.      INDIA, BELARUS SIGN TEN MOUS
i. PM Narendra Modi met Belarus President Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko in New Delhi and discussed various issues of mutual interest of both countries. A number of agreements were signed in several areas after the talks.
ii. Mr. Lukashenko’s visit was significant as it took place in a year when Belarus and India are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
iii. Following Agreements/MoUs were signed:
1. MoU between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus
2. Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
3. MoU between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Government of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Republic of Belarus for Cooperation in the Field of Vocational Education and Training
4. Protocol amending the Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus signed on April 16, 2007.
5. MoU between Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India and Belarusian State Agricultural Academy, Gorki, Belarus for Cooperation in Agricultural Research and Education
6. Programme of cooperation between the Government of Republic of India and the Government of Republic of Belarus in the field of culture for 2018-2020.
7. MoU between M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas of the Republic of India and Belarusian State Concern of Oil and Chemistry in the Oil and Gas Sector.
8. MoU between JSV "Belzarubezhstroy” and National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. MoU between JSC Belarusian Potash Company and Indian Potash Ltd.
9. Agreement on the implementation of MoU signed between OJSC Minsk Tractor Works and Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. India in Pune

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 SEP 2017
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1.      DR.HARSH VARDHAN INAUGURATES CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES & FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
i. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a 2-day conference on “Sustainable landscapes and forest ecosystems: Theory to Practice”, in New Delhi.
ii. The Minister insisted on bringing up solutions for increasing the forest cover up to a minimum of 33 % and for the problem of weeds.
iii. He launched the “Wood is Good” campaign. The Partnership for Land Use Science is a joint programme between United States Agency for International Development and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
iv. The aim of Forest-Plus is to improve the capacity of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in India.

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