Current Affairs & General Knowledge 1 to 6 Aug 2017 – GK Eduwrap



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Mergers & Acquisition Updates

Banking & Economics Affairs

Memorandum of Understanding

Science & Technology Events

Sports Current Affairs

Awards & Honours List
Appointments GK Updates

Important Days & Deaths

Recent Deaths Updates

Important Abbreviations

 Bills [Amendments & New]



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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India



1. The Union Government has launched a portal to provide a platform for farmers to sell agricultural produce- e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi (e-RaKAM) portal



2. The Supreme Court has imposed ban on use of five harmful heavy metals like lithium, antimony, mercury, arsenic and lead in the manufacturing of firecracker as they cause air pollution.



3. Maharashtra Government has launched two online portals to streamline the process of direct benefit transfer (DBT) – MahaDBT and MahaVASTU



4. The Union Government is going to launch AGRI-UDAAN Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 programme.

 The aim is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture.



5. The Indian Railways signed its first EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) contract with Larsen and Turbo (L&T) for electrification of railways.

 The contract valuing Rs 1,050 crore was awarded by CORE and Konkan Railways.



6. The Union Finance Ministry has launched second Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF), named Bharat 22.

 It will help to speed up Government’s disinvestment program budgeted to raise a record Rs 72,500 crore in the FY 2018.



7. The MeitY has appointed an expert panel committee to study various issues relating to data protection in the country and will suggest a draft data protection Bill.

 The committee is headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice B N Srikrishna.



8. The government has made Aadhaar number mandatory for the registration of death from 1st October, to “prevent identity fraud”.





InternationalInternational Current Affairs | Know What’s happening around the World



1. Qatar has become the first Arab state to offer permanent residency available to some non-citizens.



2. China has opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti, which is situated on the northwestern edge of Indian Ocean.



3. 7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held in Shanghai, China.





Merger and Acquisition | Stay Updated with MergersInsights of Major Companies & Organizations



1. Airtel Payments Bank has announced a strategic partnership HPCL.

 The aim is to give further boost to digital payments in the country and to add customer convenience.



2. SBI and Samsung India collaborated to advance Digital India initiative.

 They announced the availability of Samsung Pay for higher variants of SBI debit card to advance Digital India.



3. Microsoft ties up with the Telangana to use its artificial intelligence-based MINE platform to screen children for eye problems and prevent avoidable blindness.



4. NCLT has approved the proposed merger between Bharti Airtel and Telenor India.



5. Patanjali has collaborated with Google and Facebook to increase its digital presence for better online marketing.





MMOUsemorandum of Understanding (MoU) | Get the Best Information Out of Top Agreements



1. BSF has signed an MoU with NSDC.

 The MoU will enable NSDC to provide skill training to retired and retiring BSF personnel, as well as to the population residing in the border areas.



2. The Union Cabinet has approved MoU between India and Spain on India-Spain Cooperation in renewable energy.

 It aims at strengthening bilateral cooperation between both the countries.



3. Union Cabinet has approved MoU between India and BRICS countries for establishment of BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP).



4. ISRO and CSIR-NPL have signed MoU to make indigenous regional positioning system NavIC independent from the US clock system.





BEconomicsanking Awareness & Economics Current Affairs | Understand the Top Trends in India



1. SEBI has constituted a committee on fair market conduct.

 It will be headed by former law secretary T K Vishwanathan.



2. RBI announced Third Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for current fiscal 2017-18 on 2nd August 2017.

 Repo Rate – 6.00%.

 Reverse Repo Rate – 5.75%.

 Marginal Standing Facility Rate.

 Bank Rate – 6.25%.

 Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) – 4.00%.

 Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) – 20.00%.



3. Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched Kotak Remit, an Aadhaar-based integrated outward forex remittance solution for both customers and non-customers.





BillsBills [Amendments & New] – See How Many New Bills have been passed in 2017



1. Parliament has passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), 2009 by extending the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualification for appointment.



2. Lok Sabha has passed Central Goods and Service Tax Bill 2017 and Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017.

 The first bill provides for the extension of the CGST Act, 2017 to J&K and the other also provides for the extension of IGST Act 2017 to J&K.



3. Lok Sabha has passed NABARD (Amendment) Bill 2017 by voice vote.

 The bill seeks to amend NABARD Act, 1981.



4. Lok Sabha has passed Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by voice vote.

 It will replace the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017.

 The bill seeks to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.



5.  Parliament has passed Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) (Amendment) Bill 2017.

 The Bill amends IIT Act 2014.



6. Lok Sabha has passed Constitution 123rd Amendment Bill 2017 and National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill 2017.




ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions



1. Indian Army has developed a mobile application through which serving soldiers can track details like posting and promotions- Humraaz App



2. Israel has launched its first environmental research satellite named Venus (Vegetation and Environment Monitoring New Micro Satellite).



3. ISRO and NASA are jointly working on NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) Mission.

 The aim is to co-develop and launch a dual frequency synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite by 2021.



4. India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant was inaugurated near Hyderabad, Telangana.





Sports Current Affairs | Read all the Major SportsAchievements in Popular Tournaments



S. No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. Lagos International Challenge Men’s Singles Winner Rahul Yadav  Rahul Yadav
2. Lagos International Challenge Men’s Doubles Winner Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy  Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy
3. Jordan Junior and Cadet Open Table tennis tournament Winner India  India
4. Hungarian Grand Prix Winner Sebastian Vettel  Sebastian Vettel
5. Host of 2028 Summer Olympics Los Angeles  Los Angeles
6. Most Expensive Football player Neymar  Neymar
7. World Doubles Squash Championship Winner Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik  Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik
8. WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title winner Vijender Singh  Vijender Singh





Awards and Honours | Fetch the List of Top AwardsAwardees in Distinct Fields



S. No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. Asia’s second richest person Mukesh Ambani  Mukesh Ambani
2. Bharat Gaurav- East Bengal Football Club’s highest award winner Dhanraj Pillay  Dhanraj Pillay
3. Most Highly Paid Author by Forbes J K Rowling (Harry Potter Writer)  J K Rowling





Appointments Latest GK Updates | Upgrade AppointmentsYour Knowledge Cart with the List of Top Influencers



S. No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. 13th Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu  Venkaiah Naidu
2. Executive Director of World Bank S Aparna  S Aparna
3. Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Economist Rajiv Kumar  Rajiv Kumar
4. CISCO President of India, SAARC Region Sameer Garde  Sameer Garde
5. New Chief of Eastern Command Lt Gen Abhay Krishna  Lt Gen Abhay Krishna
6. New Secretary General of FICCI Sanjaya Baru  Sanjaya Baru
7. New Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani  Hassan Rouhani
8. InCred Brand Ambassador Rahul Dravid  Rahul Dravid
9. CMD of SIDBI Mohammad Mustafa  Mohammad Mustafa
10. New CEO of Payback Gautam Kaushik  Gautam Kaushik
11. Swachh Bharat Mission Brand Ambassador in UP Akshay Kumar  Akshay Kumar
12. Re-Elected Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill  Peter O’Neill
13. DSP of Punjab Police Harmanpreet Kaur (Indian Women Cricketer)  Harmanpreet Kaur
14. Next Ambassador of India to The Republic of Kazakhstan Prabhat Kumar  Prabhat Kumar
15. Chairman of Special Committee if AIFF Advocate Ushanath Banerjee  AIl India Football Federation
16. Air Officer-in-Charge Administration of IAF Air Marshal Hemant Narayan Bhagwat  Hemant Narayan Bhagwat





IDatesmportant Days & Dates | Mark them to Boost up your General Knowledge



S. No. Important Days Dates
1. Hiroshima Day 6th August





DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?



S. No. Names Pictures
1. Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar- Dhrupad maestro singer  Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar
2. Pushpa Bhargava- Eminent Scientist (Biology)  Pushpa Bhargava
3. Sam Shepard, Actor and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright  Sam Shepard
4. Robert Hardy from England- Harry Potter Actor  Robert Hardy
5. Santosh Mohan Dev- Former Union Minister  Santosh Mohan Dev




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List of Important Abbreviations asked in General Awareness | IBPS, SSC, RRB Exams


Fill up your knowledge cart with the Important Abbreviations that are asked in General Awareness & Current Affairs section of the competitive exams like – IBPS, SSC & RRB. Below, we are presenting you a list of Top Abbreviations that were used in this article. Please check it out –



S. No. Important Abbreviations Full Forms
1. RaKAM Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi
2. DBT Direct Benefit Transfer
3. EPC Engineering, Procurement, Construction
4. FY Financial Year
5. MeitY Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
6. BRICS Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
7. HPCL Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
8. SBI State Bank of India
9. NCLT National Company Law Tribunal
10. SEBI Securities and Exchange Board of India
11. RBI Reserve Bank of India
12. BSF Border Security Force
13. NSDC National Skill Development Corporation
14. ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
15. CSIR-NPL CSIR-National Physical Laboratory of India
16. NABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
17. NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
18. WBO World Boxing Organization
19. NITI National Institution for Transforming India
20. SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
21. FICCI Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
22. CMD Chairman and managing director
23. CEO Chief Executive Officer
24. SIDBI Small Industries Development Bank of India
25. DSP Deputy Superintendent of Police
26. AIFF All India Football Federation
27. IAF Indian Air Force
28. MINE Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare



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