Current Affairs & General Knowledge 10 to 16 July 2017 – GK Eduwrap




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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

 Bills [Amendments & New]



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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India



1. The new taxpayer service module launched by Finance Minister to provide better taxpayer services – Aaykar Setu




2. Karnataka government has constituted a committee to study legalities for the separate state flag.


Members of the committee includes –


 Secretaries to the Departments of Personnel and Administrative Services, Home, Law and Parliamentary Affairs

 President of Kannada Sahitya Parishat

 Chairman of Kannada Development Authority

 Vice-chancellor of Kannada University, Hampi

 Director of Department of Kannada and Culture




3. Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated 12 low cost dwelling units “Ashiana Annexe” in Dehradun, Uttrakhand.


 It is constructed to accommodate officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan during Presidential visits.




4. First State to fix minimum education qualification for cooperative body poll -Rajasthan




5. Indian Railways launched a virtual server that enables faster connectivity at a reduced cost- RailCloud




6. DIPP will establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab.




7. India’s first solar powered Diesel Multiple Unit (DEMU) broad gauge train launched- Indian Railways.


 It is 1600 Horse Power (HP) train with all solar powered coaches.




8. Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport was ranked first in Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Survey among 49 airports in the country.


 It has achieved 4.84 scores on a five- point scale index.




9. A new family planning initiative launched to focus on 146 districts in 7 states with high Total Fertility Rate- Mission Parivar Vikas





10. 3 Best performing states in Ease of doing business- Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat




11. The First edition of WINGS 2017 – “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”- Expanding Regional Connectivity was hosted in New Delhi by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.


 Civil Aviation Minister – P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju




12. First state to launch free injectable contraceptive for women – Maharashtra




13. New name for Urban Development & Housing Ministry- Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)




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



1. A men-only Okinoshima Island in Japan where women are banned has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.




2. Malta becomes the 24th country to legalize same sex marriage.




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



1. Axis Bank has tied up with Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) to facilitate trade with Latin America and the Caribbean.




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



1. 5 States and a Union Territory (UT) have formally adopted the Centre’s Government e-Marketplace (GeM) initiative.


 They are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh and Puducherry (UT).




2. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a MoU with the Government of West Bengal to set up a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine at Kolkata.


 The government approved initiative with an outlay of approximately Rs.200 Crores.




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



1. YES Bank, India’s fourth largest private sector bank has launched ‘YES GST’ program for MSMEs under its MSME CSR initiative ‘Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India’.




2. India contributed an additional $1 million to India-UN Development Partnership Fund.


 The fund was launched to support sustainable development projects across the developing world.




3. GMR Goa International Airports Limited (GGIAL) has successfully executed a debt facility arrangement with Axis Bank.


 The bank will provide the company with Rs. 1330 crore.




4. Yes Bank received $ 150 million funding from the US government and Wells Fargo.


 This was done to increase lending to support women entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises in India.





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



1. President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2016.


 Maharashtra is the first state in the country to formulate a law to punish social boycott.




2. United States House of Representatives has passed an amendment to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), 2018, a $621.5 billion defence expenditure bill to advance defence cooperation with India.




ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions



1. First space probe to complete flyby of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot – NASA’s Juno spacecraft




2. Indigenously developed S-band Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) of India Meteorological Department (IMD) was commissioned at Palluruthy in West Kochi, Kerala.




3. Scientists have discovered the smallest star in the universe - EBLM J0555-57Ab.




4. Indian scientists discovered extremely large supercluster of galaxies located in the direction of constellation Pisces – Saraswati





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



No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. First Women Cricket player to score 6000 runs in ODI cricket Mithali Raj (Indian Women’s Cricket Team Captain)  Mithali Raj
 2. Host country of 8th International Theatre Olympics 2018 India  India
3. World Para Athletics Championships Gold Medalist (Javelin throw event) Sundar Singh Gurjar  Sundar Singh Gurjar
4. Victorian Open Squash Tournament Winner Harinder Pal Sandhu  Harinder Pal Sandhu
5. 2017 Wimbledon Championship Winner Rodger Federer (This was his 8th Wimbledon title)  Rodger Federer
6. Ladies European Tour Winner Atthaya Thitikul  Atthaya Thitikul




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



No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. Australia’s Highest Civilian Award: Order of Australia Winner Guruswamy Jayraman  Guruswamy Jayraman
2. 2017 SDG index India ranked 116 among 157 nations  India
3. Sportsperson of the Year Award P V Sindhu (Badminton)  P V Sindhu
4. Golden Peacock Award for the Year 2017 for Eco-Innovation Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF) Golden Peacock Award-IROAF
5. Asia Pacific App of the Year at FbStart Apps of the Year Awards Maya (Bangalore based Mobile app)  Maya App
6. Personality of the Year’ Award (by Skoch Consultancy Services) Kishore Sansi, Managing Director and CEO of Vijaya Bank  Kishore Sansi
7. TIMES NOW ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards 2017 India’s Global Icon-Shri A S Kiran Kumar- (ISRO Chairman)  ISRO Chairman)
Global Indian Impact Icon-Bahubali movie  Bahubali movie awarded




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



No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team Ravi Shastri  Ravi Shastri
2. Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI) John Joseph  Dr. John Joseph
3. Brand Ambassador of Indian Indoor Cricket Team Sandeep Patil  Sandeep Patil
4. New BCCI Chairperson Justice Vikramjit Sen  Justice Vikramjit Sen
5. Indian Cricket Team Bowling Coach Zaheer Khan  Zaheer Khan
6. New director-general of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DG-DRI) Debi Prasad Dash  Debi Prasad Dash
7. UNICEF’s Global Good Will Ambassador Lilly Singh (“Superwoman”)  Lilly Singh
8. Twitter’s New Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal (former Goldman Sachs banker)  Ned Segal
9. Chief Digital Officer of Tata Sons Aarthi Subramanian  Aarthi Subramanian
10. MD & CEO of Oriental Bank of Commerce Mukesh Kumar Jain  Mukesh Kumar Jain





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



No. Important Days Dates
 1. World Population Day 11th July
2. Malala Day 12th July
3. World Youth Skills Day 15th July





DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?



No. Names Pictures
1. Liu Xiaobo-China’s Nobel laureate  Liu Xiaobo
2. Naresh Chandra- Former Indian Ambassador to US  Naresh Chandra
3. Professor P Chandra Sekharan- Forensic Expert  Professor P Chandra Sekharan
4. Mangesh Tendulkar- India’s Cartoonist  Mangesh Tendulkar



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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. DIPP Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
2. TISC Technology and Innovation Support Center
3. DEMU Diesel Multiple Unit
4. CSI Customer Satisfaction Index
5. MoHUA Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
6. UNESCO The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
7. IIC Inter-American Investment Corporation
8. MSME Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
9. UN United Nations
10. GGIAL GMR Goa International Airports Limited
11. NDAA National Defense Authorization Act
12. NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
13. IMD India Meteorological Department
14. ODI One Day International
15. SDG Sustainable Development Index
16. IROAF Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel
17. CEO Chief Executive Officer
18. ICICI Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
19. DG GSTI Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence
20. DG-DRI Director General of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence
21. UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
22. MD Managing Director
23. ISRO Indian Space Research Organization



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