Current Affairs & General Knowledge 1 to 8 Oct 2017 – GK Eduwrap

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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India

 

 

1. The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated the Pratham-Shyok Bridge that will connect Leh to Karakoram on Shyok Gong river.

 

 

2. The 3rd annual “Women of India Organic Festival” will be celebrated from 1st – 15th October 2017, in New Delhi.

  The aim is to promote women entrepreneurs & farmers in the organic sector across India.

 

 

3. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a New airport at Shirdi in Ahmednagar and Alliance Air commercial flight to Mumbai.

 

 

4. Madhya Pradesh C.M Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a pension scheme “Single Click Pension Delivery” where the money will go directly into the account of the beneficiaries.

 

 

5. The Medical Council of India will provide Unique Permanent Registration Numbers to all doctors to help in digitizing India’s registry of doctors.

 

 

6. Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a bronze statue on the 148 Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

 

 

7. Andhra Pradesh Government has introduced a new rule - “No helmet, no petrol” for two wheelers to reduce road accident deaths.

 

 

8. Karnataka Government has launched a new scheme named “Mathru Poorna” to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas.

  Under this programme the pregnant & lactating poor women in rural areas will get one nutritious meal daily for 25 days a month.

 

 

9. Assam becomes the first state in the country to set up an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) exclusively for the differently-abled.

  The ITI will offer courses in 3 trades with 20 seats per trade.

 

 

10. The State Government of Gujarat has cut Value-Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel, making it the first state to follow the Centre’s directions.

 

 

11. The Ministry of Tourism is organizing a “Paryatan Parv” programme with the objective of drawing focus on the benefits of tourism, highlighting the cultural diversity of the country.

 

 

12. A 6-year project called SECURE Himalaya was launched by the Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan.

  The aim of the project is to ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in the high Himalayan ecosystem.

 

 

13. President Shri Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate India Water Week on 10th October.

  The theme of India Water Week – 2017 is “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth”.

 

 

14. A three-day international conference began Global Medical Conference at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) in Chandigarh.

  The aim of the conference is to engage industry and academic leaders to discuss current unmet medical needs globally.

 

 

15. The first ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

  This exercise will be a platform for sharing Best Practices on all aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) from 10 – 13 October 2017 in Delhi.

 

 

16. The 3-day international exhibition -9th Annual ‘World Dental Show 2017’ has opened at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai which was hosted by International Dentist Association (IDA).

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. The World Government Summit announced that India is a guest country in its upcoming gathering.

 The annual gathering is scheduled from 11th – 13th February 2018.

 

 

2. India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, a reflection of its growing closeness with the two eastern neighbours.

 

 

3. The high- level delegations from the Government of India and United States met to plan the “Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017” to be held in Hyderabad from 28th to 30th November.

  It is the annual gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from around the world.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1.  India and Myanmar has signed an MoU.

 The aim is the upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Center with technical & financial assistance from Government of India, at Yamethin, Myanmar.

 

 

2. Vijaya Bank has entered an MoU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) for enabling all HPCL retail outlets with BHIM/UPI merchant solutions.

  Through this, customer can make payments by scanning a payment QR code.

 

 

3. Bangladesh signed a whopping USD 4.5 billion third line of credit (LoC) agreement with India for its infrastructure and social sector development.

 

 

4. The government of India and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed the Finance Contract for lending of 300 million for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II Line.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the 4th Bi-Monthly Policy 2017-18.

  The Repo Rate and Reverse Repo Rate were kept unchanged at 6 percent and 5.75 percent respectively.

 

 

2. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a certain restriction on banking activities of government-owned Oriental Bank of Commerce which has suffered huge losses due to the sharp rise in the bad loan.

 

 

3. HDFC Life Insurance Company has launched Neo – a servicing bot for Twitter that uses artificial intelligence for customer service.

 

 

 

ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions

 

 

1.  ISRO will set up a research center in Guwahati for startups, academicians, environmentalists, and entrepreneurs.

 The center will be a research facility in Assam to explore the possibility of using geospatial technology, which includes data generated through global positioning system (GPS).

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. Malaysian Grand Prix Max Verstappen  Max Verstappen
2. Gold In Wushu Worlds Pooja Kadian  Pooja Kadian

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. First State to get “Transgender People Toilet” Bhopal  Bhopal
2. Swacchata Award for Voluntary Citizen Action KRIBHCO Fertilizer Corporative  KRIBHCO Fertilizer Corporative
3. Swachh Iconic Place in India Meenakshi temple  Meenakshi temple
4. 10th Place in Global Financial Centres Index Gujarat International Finance Tec-City  Gujarat International Finance Tec-City
5. Nobel Prize 2017 in Physiology or Medicine Michael Rosbash, Michael W. Young & Jeffrey C. Hall  Michael Rosbash, Michael W. Young & Jeffrey C. Hall
6. Nobel Prize 2017 in Physics Rainer Weiss (awarded for discovery of gravitational waves)  Rainer Weiss
7. Best department for contribution during Swachhta Pakhwada Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
8. Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Award 2017 Manik Bhide  Manik Bhide
9. Nobel Prize 2017 in Chemistry Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson  Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson
10. Teaching Innovator Award-2016 P C Narayan  P C Narayan
11. India’s Wealthiest Man Mukesh Ambani  Mukesh Ambani
12. Nobel Prize 2017 in Literature Kazuo Ishiguro  Kazuo Ishiguro
13. Anna Politkovskaya Award Gauri Lankesh  Gauri Lankesh
14. Nobel Prize 2017 in Peace International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons  International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. New Governor of Arunachal Pradesh B.D. Mishra  B.D. Mishra
2. New Governor of Bihar Satya Pal Malik  Satya Pal Malik
3. New Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit  Banwarilal Purohit
4. New Governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi  Jagdish Mukhi
5. New Governor of Meghalaya Ganga Prasad  Ganga Prasad
6. Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Devendra Kumar Joshi  Devendra Kumar Joshi
7. Elected Members for Sub-Categorization of other Backward ClassesChairperson G.Rohini  G.Rohini
Member(Ex-officio)-Director Anthropological Survey of India  Anthropological Survey of India
Member (Ex-officio)-Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India  General and Census Commissioner, India
Chairman of Process Plant and Machinery Association, India Yatinder Pal Singh Suri  Yatinder Pal Singh Suri
8. 25th Chairman of SBI Rajnish Kumar  Rajnish Kumar
9. Mongolia’s New Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa  Khurelsukh Ukhnaa
10. Next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Macedonia Pooja Kapur  Pooja Kapur

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Important Days Dates
1. International Day of Older Persons 1st October
2. Swachh Bharat Diwas 2nd October
3. World Teachers Day 5th October

 

 

 

 

DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?

 

 

S. No. Names Pictures
1. Purushottam Lal – Former I&B Minister  Purushottam Lal
2. Kundan Shah – Filmmaker  Kundan Shah

 

 

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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. ITI Industrial Training Institute
2. VAT Value Added Tax
3. HDFC Housing Development Finance Corporation
4. IMTECH Institute of Microbial Technology
5. BIMSTEC Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
6. IDA Indian Dental Association
7. IOC Indian Oil Corporation
8. BPCL Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
9. UN United Nations
10. DRR Disaster Risk Management
11. HPCL Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
12. RBI Reserve bank of India
13. ISRO Indian Space Research Organization
14. GPS Global Positioning System
15. NDRF National Disaster Response Force
16. QR Quick Response Code
17. I&B Information & Broadcasting
18. SBI State Bank of India

 

 

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