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National Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India
1. The government has launched Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali Campaign.
The aim is to reduce adverse environmental conditions especially pollution in the country after Diwali.
2. NHAI has launched two mobile Apps – MyFASTag and FASTag Partner in New Delhi, to facilitate the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC)
3. Navika Sagar Parikrama: A six-member all-woman team of the Indian Navy will set to sail to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini.
This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-woman crew.
4. The Central government is prepared to consider an exemption for one year from the NEET system for students of government colleges in Tamil Nadu if the state brings forward an ordinance.
5. Home Minister has launched live twitter wall on ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ on the eve of 71st Independence Day of India,
6. PM has launched a website http://gallantryawards.gov.in/ to honour gallantry award winners.
7. Maharashtra CM has launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra, a farmers’ market on wheels,
It aims at delivering farm-fresh organic produce at reasonable prices.
8. Indian Government has asked Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo – to immediately remove the links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to the suicide of children in India and other countries.
9. In the pursuit to achieve a New India by 2022, Government has organized Swachh Sankalp se Swachh Siddhi Competition.
The core objective is to generate mass involvement in Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and related issues.
10. A three-day annual cultural festival named ‘Fete de Puducherry’ begins in Puducherry.
The Puducherry government has been holding the festival since 1985 as part of celebrating Independence Day and also Liberation Day of Puducherry (16th August).
11. The Make in India Seminar was held in New Delhi.
12. The “Champions of Change” Initiative was organized by NITI Aayog at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra.
International Current Affairs | Know What’s happening around the World
1. India-ASEAN Youth Summit was held in Bhopal from 14th August 2017.
2. India, US established Two-By-Two Ministerial Dialogue to enhance strategic coordination between them and maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
3. China has launched first cyber court in e-commerce hub of Hangzhou.
The cyber court will handle cases such as online trade disputes and copyright lawsuits. These cases handled by the court will be tried online.
4. Italy will Host G-7 Interior Ministers’ Summit on security issues.
5. India signs Global Environment Facility (GEF) Grant Agreement Global Environment Facility (GEF) to improve forest quality, sustainable land management and benefits from Non-Timber Forest Produce for forest dependent communities in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Merger and Acquisition | Stay Updated with Insights of Major Companies & Organizations
1. Reliance Communications merged with Aircel got National Company Law Tribunal.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) | Get the Best Information Out of Top Agreements
1. GeM and CII have signed MoU to establish
It aims to create awareness about the online purchase of goods and services by government agencies.
2. Nepal and China have signed three pacts to boost energy & economic ties.
The agreements signed covers oil and gas resources exploration, economic and technological co-operation and promotion of investment.
3. The Union Government has inked the US $24.64 million Grant Agreement from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for Ecosystem Service Improvement project.
4. The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property (IPRs).
It was launched to take stock of progress made by Swachh Bharat Mission in Rural India.
Banking Awareness & Economics Current Affairs | Understand the Top Trends in India
1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue new banknotes of the 50 denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series.
The base colour of the new notes will be fluorescent blue.
2. RBI makes Aadhaar Linkage Mandatory for farmers.
3. BSNL has launched Digital Wallet in partnership with MobiKwik to make Bill payment on E-commerce portal.
4. ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund has launched a new website ‘com’
Science & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions
1. India’s first online course on Infusion Therapy launched by INS (Infusion Nurses Society).
It aims to train over 3000 nurses in the vital medical procedure.
2. India and Russia for the first time conducted tri-services exercise -Indra.
3. NASA successfully launches Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M.
TDRS-M is third and final satellite in a series of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS), next generation communications satellites.
4. A first plant-based vaccine against Zika virus was developed using proteins derived from Tobacco plant.
5. Japan has launched New Satellite to improve country’s GPS- H- II A Rocket.
Sports Current Affairs | Read all the Major Achievements in Popular Tournaments
|S. No.||Tournaments/Sports Names||Winners||Pictures|
|1.||Asian Shotgun Championship Gold Medalist||Mairaj and Rashmmi|
|2.||World Athletics Championships Winner||Usain Bolt|
|3.||India v/s Sri Lanka Test Series 2017 winner||India|
|4.||6th Golden Glove Women’s Boxing Tournament||Indian boxers clinch 10 medals|
|5.||Host Country of ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018||New Zealand|
|Spanish Super Cup 2017 winner||Real Madrid|
|7.||Bulgaria Open International Series winner||Lakshya Sen|
|8.||Top ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen||Virat Kohli|
|9.||Winner of 65th edition of the prestigious Nehru Trophy||Gabriel Chundan|
|10.||The player who was banned by Spanish Football Federation for 5 matches||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|11.||6th Golden Glove Women’s Boxing Tournament||India bagged two gold medals|
Awards and Honours | Fetch the List of Top Awardees in Distinct Fields
|S. No.||Awards Names||Awardees Names||Pictures|
|1.||EIU Live Ability Index 2017 topper||Melbourne|
|2.||Fortune’s 2017 ’40 Under 40′||5 Indian-origin persons|
|3.||Highest-Paid Female Actor 2017||Emma Stone|
|4.||First Kesari Media Award||Veteran journalist TJS George|
|5.||Youngest person to Reach Mt Stok Kangri in Kashmir||9-year-old Kaamya Karthikeyan|
|6.||Kalpana Chawla Award||Preethi Srinivasan|
Appointments Latest GK Updates | Upgrade Your Knowledge Cart with the List of Top Influencers
|S. No.||Position & Organization||Name||Pictures|
|1.||Additional charge of RS TV||Shashi Shekhar Vempati|
|2.||IFCI Chief Executive||Sankara Rao|
|3.||Appointed CMD of Hindustan Copper Limited||Santosh Sharma|
|4.||Executive Director, IBBI||Dr. Mamta Suri|
|5.||Karur Vysya Bank Appoints as MD and CEO||P R Seshadri|
|6.||The Person who resigns as MD and CEO of Infosys||Vishal Sikka|
|7.||Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India||Sohail Mahmood|
|8.||General Motors India Appoints as President, MD||Sanjiv Gupta|
|9.||Russia’s New Ambassador to India||Nikolay Kudashev|
|10.||Ambassador of India to the Grand Duchy Luxembourg||Gaitri Issar Kumar|
|11.||EXIM Bank MD||David Rasquinha|
|12.||Earthport appointed new India Head||Sandeep Gupta|
|13.||Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International||Neymar|
Important Days & Dates | Mark them to Boost up your General Knowledge
|S. No.||Important Days||Dates|
|1.||World Humanitarian Day||19th August|
|2.||71st Independence Day||5th August|
|3.||Sadbhavana Diwas||20th August|
|4.||World Honey Bee Day||19th August|
Recent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?
|1.||S Paul- Veteran photographer|
|2.||Vijay Nambisan- Veteran Poet and Writer|
|3.||Shobha Sen- Theatre personality|
|4.||Stephen Wooldridge- Australia’s Olympic champion|
|5.||MK Damodaran- Sita Former Advocate General of Kerala|
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.||AGEY||Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana|
|2.||NITI||National Institute for Transforming India|
|3.||NEET||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test|
|4.||ASEAN||Association of Southeast Asian Nations|
|5.||IONS||Indian Ocean Naval Symposium|
|6.||ICICI||Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India|
|7.||BSNL||Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited|
|8.||GEF||Global Environment Facility|
|9.||GeM||Government eMarket Place|
|10.||NSDC||National Skill Development Corporation|
|11.||ISRO||Indian Space Research Organisation|
|12.||FIFA||Federation Internationale de Football Association|
|13.||ICC||International Cricket Council|
|14.||INS||Infusion Nurses Society|
|16.||TDRSS||Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System|
|15.||CEO||Chief Executive Officer|
|16.||GPS||Global Positioning System|
|17.||NASA||The National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|18.||ETC||Electronic Toll Collection|
|19.||PLA||People’s Liberation Army|
|NHAI||National Highways Authority of India|
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