Current Affairs & General Knowledge 1 to 9 July 2017 – GK Eduwrap

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We have catered the Important GK Updates from the major Current Affairs Categories below. Please have a look –
 

 

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National Current Affairs

International Current Affairs

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

 

 

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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India

 

 

1. The state which opens GST Call centres to help people- Jharkhand

 

 

 

2. The village adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Wrestlers- Kakarahia

 

 

 

3. Foundation Stone for Country’s Biggest Global Skill Park

 

 Total cost of construction- 645 crore rupees.

 

 Training will be imparted to 1000 students every year.

 

 

 

4. Karnataka launched Elevate 100 Scheme to identify and nurture 100 most innovative start -ups in the state.

 

 

 

 

5. JIGYASA- Student- Scientist Connect Programme - Implemented by CSIR and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).

 

 The main focus of the program is to connect school students and scientists as well as to extend student’s classroom learning to a very well-planned research laboratory based learning.

 

 

 

6. 4 Digital Initiatives to push E-Education launched-HRD Ministry.

 Swayam

 Swayam Prabha

 National Academic Depository

 National Digital Library

 

 

 

7. Walled city of Ahmedabad declared as India’s World Heritage City by World Heritage Committee of UNESCO.

 

 First Indian city to get the honour.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. 12th G20 Summit held in Hamburg, Germany.

 

 Leaders of G-20 countries agreed for taking concrete steps to stop funding of the terror activities.

 

 

 

2. India and Bangladesh decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui river (also known as Karnaphuli river).

 

 The aim is to facilitate trade and to improve communication between the two countries.

 

 

 

3. 5th Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Education was held in Beijing, China.

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. Indus Operating System partners with YES Bank.

 

 The aim is to launch Operating System integrated UPI (Unified Payment Interface) payment platform in India.

 

 

 

2. South Indian Bank tied up with PFG Forex.

 

 Under this arrangement, NRIs can enjoy cost-effective and fast remittance services using SIB’s Express facility.

 

 

 

3. Canara, HSBC, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Life Insurance ties up with Dhanlaxmi Bank for marketing bancassurance.

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. 7 MoU between India and Israel.

 

 MoU for setting up of India-Israel Industrial R&D & Technological Innovation Fund (I4F).

 MoU for Conservation of Water in India.

 MoU on State Water Utility Reform in India.

 India-Israel Development Cooperation- 3-year work program in Agriculture (2018-2020).

 Plan of Cooperation regarding Cooperation in Atomic Clocks.

MoU regarding Cooperation in GEO-LEO Optical Link.

 MoU regarding Cooperation in Electric Propulsion for Small Satellites.

 

 

 

2. 65 MoUs signed at Textiles India 2017.

 

 The MoUs signed related to exchange of information and documentation, Research & Development, commercialization of handloom products and silk production, cooperation in Geo textiles, skill development the supply of cotton and trade promotion with overseas partners, etc.

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. RBI has issued directions on Customer Protection – Limiting Liability of Customers in unauthorized Electronic Banking Transactions.

 

 If the customers report to the banks regarding the loss they suffer through online banking transactions within three days, then the amount involved will be credited to their accounts within a time period of 10 days.

 

 

 

2. Karnataka Bank has unveiled KBL Image Credit Card to transform customer satisfaction to customer delight.

 

 

 

3. Svatantra Microfin launched Cashless Solution App Saathi.

 

 This app will help in handling the operations in areas such as loan originating system, loan management system and collections.

 

 

 

4. Punjab National Bank will block all Maestro debit cards from 31st July.

 

 PNB Maestro debit cards holders will face a card blockage if they fail to replace it with a more secure EMV chip based card by the end of this month.

 

 

 

5. FINO Payments Bank becomes payments bank with effect from 30th June 2017 – Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

 

 The other applicants which have launched payment bank operations are Airtel M Commerce Services, Department of Posts and Paytm Payments Bank.

 

 

 

6. The state which has joined the Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 after 1st July- Jammu & Kashmir.

 

 

 

7. Restrictions on cash dealings of 2 lakh rupees or more will not apply to credit card bill payments, business correspondents appointed by banks and issuers of prepaid instruments- Revenue Department.

 

 

 

8. The price of every packaged goods will be decided by its MRP with effect from 1st January 2018.

The retail sale price shall be the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) inclusive of all taxes, with the provision to round off the price to the nearest rupee or 50 paise.

 

 

 

ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions

 

 

1. India, Japan and US navies have kicked off 2017 MALABAR Trilateral Naval Exercise near Chennai in Bay of Bengal.

 

 

 

2. Scientists have developed the World’s Sharpest Laser with record-breaking precision.

 

 This newly developed laser has linewidth of only 10 millihertz (0.01 Hz), — closer to the ideal laser than ever before.

 

 

 

3. Quick Reaction Surface to Air (QRSAM), a short-range missile successfully test-fired from Odisha Coast- DRDO.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S.No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners  Pictures
1. Asian Athletics Championships 2017 Gold Medalists Women’s Shotput event-Manpreet Kaur Manpreet Kaur
Men’s 5000 metres event-Govindan Laxman  Govindan Laxmanan
2. South Australian Open Squash Title Harinder Pal Sandhu  Harinder Pal Sandhu
3. 2017 Confederations Cup Final Germany  Germany
4. FIA Formula 3 European Championship race Jehan Daruvala  Jehan Daruvala
5. Austrian Grand Prix Winner Valtteri Bottas- (Mercedes)  Valtteri Bottas
6. Pakistan’s Test Team Captain Sarfraz Ahmed  Sarfraz Ahmed
 7. FIFA World Ranking 2017 India reached 96th position  India
8. Asian Snooker Team Championship at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat  Pankaj Advani

 

 

 

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

 

 

S.No. Awards Names Awardees Names  Pictures
1. PM’s trophy for best Integrated Steel Plant Tata Steel  Tata Steel
2. 2017 Trafficking in Person Report Hero Award by US State Department Mahesh Muralidhar (Telangana IPS Officer)  Mahesh Muralidhar
3. Great Immigrants: The Pride of America Award 2017. Shantanu Narayen (Adobe Chief)  Shantanu Narayen
Vivek Murthy (US Surgeon General)  Vivek Murthy
4. Indian of the Year Award Preeti Shenoy (Writer)  Preeti Shenoy
5. GSMA Asia Mobile Award Health Ministry’s Mobile App eVIN  EVin App
6. Mohun Bagan Ratna Award Subrata Bhattacharya (Indian footballer)  Subrata Bhattacharya
7. Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) released by ITU. India ranked at 23rd position out of 165 nations  India

 

 

 

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

 

 

S.No. Position & Organization Name  Pictures
1. IIT Kharagpur Chairman Sanjiv Goenka  Sanjiv Goenka
 2.  Hong Kong’s First Female Leader Carrie Lam  Carrie Lam
3. New Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti  Achal Kumar Jyoti
4. New Secretary (Economic Relations) in Ministry of External Affairs Vijay Gokahle  Vijay Gokahle
5. Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Chief RK Pachnanda  RK Pachnanda
6. Tata Global Beverages Limited Chairman N Chandrasekaran  N Chandrasekaran
7. Ambassador of Realty Firm Signature Global Vidya Balan  Vidya Balan
8. New Attorney General of India KK Venugopal  KK Venugopal
9. Head of Indian Consulate in New York Sandeep Chakravorty (Indian Ambassador to Peru)  Sandeep Chakravorty
10. President of Mongolia Khaltmaa Battulga  Khaltmaa Battulga
11. WHO’s Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in South-East Asia Saima Wazed (from Bangladesh)  Saima Wazed
12. Next Ambassador of India to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat  Pradeep Kumar Rawat
13. Director General of National Disaster Response Force Sanjay Kumar  Sanjay Kumar

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S.No. Important Days Dates
1. National Doctors Day / National CA Day 1st July 2017
 2. World Sports Journalists Day 2nd July
Introduction – The day was established by International Sports Press Association (AIPS) in 1994 to mark the 70th anniversary of its foundation.
3. World Zoonoses Day 6th July

 

 

 

 

DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?

 

 

S.No. Names Pictures
1. Madhukar Todarma (Veteran Marathi Actor-Writer)  Madhukar Todaramal

 

 

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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 –

 

 

No. Important Abbreviations Full Forms
1. CSIR Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
2. UNESCO The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
3. GST Goods & Service Tax
4. HSBC Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
5. DRDO Defence Research and Development Organisation
6. FINO Financial Inclusion Network & Operations
7. FIFA Federation International de Football Association
8. GEO Geosynchronous Earth Orbit
9. LEO Low Earth Orbit
10. FINO Financial Inclusion Network & Operations
11. ITU International Telecommunication Union
12. GSMA Global System Mobile Association
13. WHO World Health Organization
14. eVIN Electronic Vaccine Intelligent Network
15. GCI Global Cybersecurity Index
16. G-20 Group of Twenty
17. BRICS Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
18. UPI Unified Payment Interface
19. SIB South Indian Bank
20. KBL Karnataka Bank Limited
21. PNB Punjab National Bank
22. RBI Reserve Bank of India
23. MRP Maximum Retail Price
24. QRSAM Quick Reaction Surface to Air
25. EMV Europay, MasterCard and Visa
26. IIT Indian Institute of Technology
27. ITBP Indo Tibetan Border Police
28. CA Charted Accountant

 

 

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