Current Affairs & General Knowledge 14 to 20 Aug 2017 – GK Eduwrap



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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 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 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.






InternationalInternational 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 MergersInsights of Major Companies & Organizations



1.  Reliance Communications merged with Aircel got National Company Law Tribunal.





MMOUsemorandum 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.





BEconomicsanking 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’




ScienceScience & 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 SportsAchievements in Popular Tournaments



S. No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. Asian Shotgun Championship Gold Medalist Mairaj and Rashmmi  Mairaj and Rashmmi
2. World Athletics Championships Winner Usain Bolt  Usain Bolt
3. India v/s Sri Lanka Test Series 2017 winner India India
4. 6th Golden Glove Women’s Boxing Tournament Indian boxers clinch 10 medals  India
5. Host Country of ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018 New Zealand  New Zealand
Spanish Super Cup 2017 winner Real Madrid  Real Madrid
7. Bulgaria Open International Series winner Lakshya Sen  Lakshya Sen
8. Top ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen Virat Kohli  Virat Kohli
9. Winner of 65th edition of the prestigious Nehru Trophy Gabriel Chundan  Gabriel Chundan
10. The player who was banned by Spanish Football Federation for 5 matches Cristiano Ronaldo  Cristiano Ronaldo
11. 6th Golden Glove Women’s Boxing Tournament India bagged two gold medals  India bagged two gold medals





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



S. No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. EIU Live Ability Index 2017 topper Melbourne  Melbourne
2. Fortune’s 2017 ’40 Under 40′ 5 Indian-origin persons  Fortune 40 uunder 40 Indian origion 5 persons
3. Highest-Paid Female Actor 2017 Emma Stone  Emma Stone
4. First Kesari Media Award Veteran journalist TJS George  TJS George
5. Youngest person to Reach Mt Stok Kangri in Kashmir 9-year-old Kaamya Karthikeyan  Kaamya Karthikeyan
6. Kalpana Chawla Award Preethi Srinivasan  Preethi Srinivasan





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



S. No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. Additional charge of RS TV Shashi Shekhar Vempati  Shashi Shekhar Vempati
2. IFCI Chief Executive Sankara Rao  Sankara Rao
3. Appointed CMD of Hindustan Copper Limited Santosh Sharma  Santosh Sharma
4. Executive Director, IBBI Dr. Mamta Suri  Dr. Mamta Suri
5. Karur Vysya Bank Appoints as MD and CEO P R Seshadri  P R Seshadri
6. The Person who resigns as MD and CEO of Infosys Vishal Sikka  Vishal Sikka
7. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood  Sohail Mahmood
8. General Motors India Appoints as President, MD Sanjiv Gupta  Sanjiv Gupta
9. Russia’s New Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev  Nikolay Kudashev
10. Ambassador of India to the Grand Duchy Luxembourg Gaitri Issar Kumar  Gaitri Issar Kumar
11. EXIM Bank MD David Rasquinha  David Rasquinha
12. Earthport appointed new India Head Sandeep Gupta  Earthport appointed new India Head
13. Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International Neymar  Neymar





IDatesmportant 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





DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?



S. No. Names Pictures
1. S Paul- Veteran photographer  S Paul
2. Vijay Nambisan- Veteran Poet and Writer  Vijay Nambisan
3. Shobha Sen- Theatre personality  Shobha Sen
4. Stephen Wooldridge- Australia’s Olympic champion  Stephen Wooldridge
5. MK Damodaran-  Sita Former Advocate General of Kerala  MK Damodaran



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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. 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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