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MONTHLY GK CAPSULE (NEWSPAPER ANALYSIS) JUNE 2017

Monthly GK Capsules of June 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 June 2017. 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.


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 01 JULY 2017

(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. PM ATTENDS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF SABARMATI ASHRAM AND LAUNCHES SEVERAL PROJECTS
i. PM Narendra Modi was on a 2-day visit to Gujarat. He attended following events, during the course of this visit:
ii. Centenary celebrations of Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. Event to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji at Sabarmati Ashram.
iii. PM Narendra Modi released coins and a stamp on Mahatma Gandhi’s spiritual guide, Shrimad Rajchandraji, at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He also inaugurated the filling of Aji Dam near Rajkot under SAUNI Yojana.
iv. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Textiles India’, country’s 1st-ever mega trade event for the textiles sector in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. DR JITENDRA SINGH LAUNCHES NEW TRAINING PROGRAMME ‘COMMIT’ FOR STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
i. Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Atomic Energy and Space, Public Grievances & Pensions, launched a new training programme Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training for State Government officials.
ii. The objective of this training programme is to improve the public service delivery mechanism and provide citizen centric administration through capacity building of officials who interact with the citizens on day-to-day basis.
iii. COMMIT is cost effective and has the potential to cover about 3.3 lakh officials annually, compared to 10,000 officials under existing 12-Day Induction Training Programme.
iv. COMMIT will be launched in 6 States of Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal initially on pilot basis during the current financial year 2017-18 and within next year it is expected to cover all India level.
v. COMMIT programme has been developed by Department of Personnel and Training in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme.

2. AADHAAR-PAN LINKING MANDATORY FROM 1 JULY
i. The Government has issued notification to all those who have Permanent Account Number should link to their existing Aadhar card from July 1 in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 139AA.
ii. Under the Finance Act for 2017-18 both Aadhar card and PAN became mandatory for filing tax returns, opening of Bank accounts and financial transactions over Rs.50000.
iii. The 12-digit identification number or Aadhaar enrolment ID is compulsory for those who are applying for new PAN.
iv. Go to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in to link your Aadhaar with PAN and click on the tab ‘Link Aadhaar’. After this first enter your PAN and Aadhaar number; then enter your name exactly as mentioned in Aadhaar and then submit it.
v. After verification of details from the Unique Identification Authority of India, the linking will be confirmed.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. INDIA’S FIRST BLOOD BANK FOR CATTLE TO COME UP IN ODISHA
i. Odisha is all set to become the 1st state in the country to have a blood bank for the cattle.
ii. The 1st of its kind blood bank would be established on the premises of OUAT at an estimated cost of Rs 3.25 cr. The Vice-chancellor of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology is  India's first blood bank for Cattle to come up in Odisha.
iii. A proposal in this regard was earlier submitted to the National Agriculture Development Programme.
iv. After approval from the NADP, the OUAT is now awaiting approval from the state government. The project will have a 60:40 sharing between the Centre and the state government.

2. PM NARENDRA MODI’S FOREIGN VISITS TO PORTUGAL, NETHERLANDS, US: OVERVIEW
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on an official visit to Portugal, US and the Netherlands.
ii. During PM Modi’s visit to Portugal, India and Portugal signed 11 pacts for cooperation in various areas including cooperation in outer space, nano technology, double taxation avoidance,  improving cultural ties, youth and sports, higher education, scientific research, and setting up of a Portugal-India Business Hub and an Indian Chamber of Commerce in Portugal.
iii. India and Portugal announced a 4 million Euros joint fund to bolster research in science and technology.
iv. Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump agreed to continue strengthening coordination for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan as they expressed concern over rising instability in the war-torn country caused by terrorism.
v. During PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the Netherlands, India and Netherlands signed following three agreements : MoU on water cooperation, MoU on Cultural Cooperation and Agreement on Amending Social Security Arrangement

3. INDIA RANKS 93RD OUT OF 128 IN SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX 2017
i. India has ranked 93rd among 128 countries on 2017 Social Progress Index report by Social progress Imperative with support from Deloitte and its strategic partners.
ii. Denmark is at 1st position, Finland is at 2nd position followed by Iceland is at 3rd and Norway is at 4th.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. KALRAJ MISHRA LAUNCHES DIGITAL MSME SCHEME, EXCHANGES MOUS WITH SAP INDIA, INTEL AND HMT
i. Kalraj Mishra has launched the Digital MSME Scheme, exchanges MoUs with SAP India, Intel and HMT. The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is celebrating the 1st UN MSME Day in the Delhi.
ii. It has been celebrated for recognizing the importance of crucial role that the sector plays both in terms of job creation and contribution towards economic growth.
iii. During the event, Mishra launched Digital MSME Scheme and exchanged Memorandum of Understandings with SAP India, Intel and HMT.

2. GROUP INSURANCE COVER FOR AMARNATH PILGRIMS RAISED TO RS 3 LAKH
i. The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has announced to enhance the group insurance cover for the pilgrims and service providers from existing Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh.
ii. SASB manages the annual yatra to the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir, Himalayas. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra is the chairman of SASB.
iii. He has announced the enhanced group insurance while interacting with ‘ponywalas’ and  Group insurance cover for Amarnath pilgrims raised to Rs 3 lakh‘ pithoowalas’ during a visit to various camps en route the holy cave shrine.
iv. The representatives of Army, CRPF, J&K Police, BSF, SDRF, NDRF, the leader of the mountain rescue team and camp directors regarding the arrangements being made on and along the track from Upper Sangam- Lower Holy Cave- Holy Cave for the smooth conduct of the Yatra.
v. Proper sanitation arrangements should be ensured and deep garbage pits should be dug to ensure the proper disposal of bio-degradable waste.

3. PRIYANKA CHOPRA APPOINTED AS AMBASSADOR FOR GOVERNMENT’S SKILL INDIA CAMPAIGN
i. Actress Priyanka Chopra has appointed as ambassador for government’s flagship Skill India campaign, with the National Skill Development Corporation .
ii. Priyanka will use her celebrity status to motivate youngsters to hone their abilities through a media campaign.
iii. Earlier, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Singer Mohit Chauhan, Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra and Shabana Azmi had also become goodwill ambassador for Skill India.
iv. The MD and CEO of National Skill Development Corporation is Manish Kumar. The Skill India campaign was launched by Prime Minister Modi in July 2015.

4. MIHAI TUDOSE NAMED AS PRIME-MINISTER DESIGNATE IN ROMANIA
i. Romania has announced Mihai Tudose as Prime Minister.
ii. Tudose has replaced Sorin Grindeanu whom they ousted last week in an internal party rift over anti-corruption policy.
iii. PSD filed a no-confidence motion against ex-Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu for causing delays in implementing reforms.

5. RUSSIAN NAVY TEST-FIRES SUBMARINE-LAUNCHED MISSILE
i. The Russian military has successfully test-fired a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile.
ii. The Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine has launched the Bulava missile. It has launched from a submerged position in the Barents Sea.
iii. The Yuri Dolgoruky is the 1st in a series of Borei-class submarines carrying the Bulava. The Bulava, which has been commissioned by the Russian navy after a long cycle of development, carries 6 nuclear warheads and has a range of up to 9,300 kilometers.
iv. According to ministry the missile’s mock warheads reached their designated targets on the opposite side of Russia, the Kura shooting range on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.
v. Russia now has 3 such submarines, and 5 more are under construction to gradually replace some of the older Soviet-built ones.

6. ISSF JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: INDIA WIN TEAM BRONZE IN 25M RAPID FIRE PISTOL
i. India shooters have won a bronze medal in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team event at the ISSF Junior World Championship Pistol.
ii. The ISSF Junior World Championship Pistol held in in Suhl, Germany. Anish, Anhad Jawanda and Shivam Shukla got up a combined score of 1711 to claim third place.
iii. India’s overall tally received 2 gold 1 silver and 1 bronze medal. It was Anish’s 2nd medal of the competition after having won the 25m standard pistol gold on the opening day of the competition.
iv. Yashaswini Singh Deswal had won India its 2nd gold of the competition by winning the 10m air pistol individual women event.

7. UP GOVT SIGNS PACT WITH ADB FOR STRENGTHENING OF ROADS
i. Uttar Pradesh Government has signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank for a loan of 1950 cr rupees for strengthening of roads in different district. The agreement was signed at Lucknow in the presence of CM Yogi Adityanath and ADB President Takehiko Nakao.
ii. As per agreement, ADB will provide the loan amount for Uttar Pradesh Main District Roads Development Project of 2782 cr rupees cost. State government will spend 832 cr rupees form its own resources on the project.
iii. Project is scheduled to be completed by 2024 and ADB will provide the loan for the period of 25 years on the interest rate of 2%.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH SCHEME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR PROMOTION OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES SECTOR?
a)  ‘MSME Next’
b)  ‘Hi-Tech MSME’
c)  ‘Next Gen MSME’
d)  ‘Digital MSME’
Q2. WHICH BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS AMBASSADOR FOR GOVERNMENT’S FLAGSHIP SKILL INDIA CAMPAIGN?
a)  Sonam Kapoor
b)  Deepika Padukone
c)  Priyanka Chopra
d)  Alia Bhatt
Q3. MIHAI TUDOSE, HAS BEEN NAMED AS PRIME MINISTER –DESIGNATE OF WHICH COUNTRY?
a)  Romania
b)  Austria
c)  Belgium
d)  Buglaria
Q4. NAVY OF WHICH COUNTRY SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED A SUBMARINE-LAUNCHED INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE ON JUNE 26?
a)  UK
b)  Russia
c)  China
d)  North Korea
Q5. ANISH, ANHAD JAWANDA AND SHIVAM SHUKLA ARE ASSOCIATED WITH WHICH SPORT?
a)  Wrestling
b)  Swimming
c)  Boxing
d)  Shooting

ANSWERS: 

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

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