Current Affairs & General Knowledge 17 to 23 July 2017 – GK Eduwrap



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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 UIDAI has launched a new mobile application for syncing Aadhaar data on mobile phones – mAadhaar



2. The Union Government released the 76- point National Trade Facilitation Action Plan (NTFAP).

 It was released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi.



3. The Union Finance Ministry has launched Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY), a pension scheme for senior citizens aged 60 years and above.

 Under this scheme, senior citizens will get a guaranteed interest of 8% for 10 years depending upon the investment made by them.



4. A museum in honour of late President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam will be inaugurated on 27th July in Tamil Nadu’s Rameshwaram.



5. The first meeting of the newly formed Integrated Monitoring and Advisory Council (IMAC) was held in New Delhi - chaired by Dharmendra Pradhan.



6. Government has asked recruitment agencies like the UPSC, RRB, SSC to Share Competitive Exam Scores at NCS’s Online Portal.

 The initiative is aimed at the government’s effort to boost hiring by the private sector.



7. The Telangana government launched a special portal to receive complaints from the public- Janahitha.



8. Union Ministry will launch a sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) – Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY).

 AGEY aims to provide an alternative source of livelihood to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs).



9. The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in association with the West Bengal government, will host Horasis Asia Meeting, a global business meet, in Kolkata in November 2017.



10. Former Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu filed his nomination papers for the Vice President’s election.





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



1. India will host Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017, the world’s largest conference on cyber space and related issues in November 2017 in New Delhi.



2. Indonesia has renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea.
3. Australia became the 35th country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

 The aim of ISA is to support developing countries to boost their solar production capacity.



4. India has become the third biggest terror target after Iraq and Afghanistan.





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



1. MobiKwik has integrated its wallet into Samsung Pay Mini, a mobile payment platform focused on Samsung’s budget and mid-range phones.



2. SBI and Carlyle Group will acquire GE Capital’s entire stake in SBI Card, the second-largest credit card franchise in India.





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



1. SEBI has signed a MoU with the ESMA for exchange of information concerning Central Counterparties (CCPs).

 CCPs are entities that facilitate clearing and settlement activities.



2. India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District (in Sri Lanka) at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees.

 The village will be in the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero.



3. Indian Army has signed MoU with DRDO to raise one regiment of the advanced Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles (MRSAM) defence system.



4. Bank of Baroda has signed a MoU with Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) for extending various banking services to Government e-Marketplace (GeM).





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



1. State Bank of India launched a dedicated portal that will help home buyers to choose flats from its 3,000 approved projects across the country- SBI Realty



2. Asian Development Bank cuts India inflation outlook to 4% in 2017-18.

India is expected to achieve its earlier April forecasts of 7.4% growth in 2017-18 and 7.6% in 2018-19, primarily due to strong consumption.



3.Karnataka Bank has announced the launch a single premium plan covering the loan liability of a customer – Met Loan & Life Suraksha (MLLS).

 The bank also introduced ‘KBL MLLS’ app, which marks the celebration of 15 years of partnership with M/s PNB MetLife.





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



1. The Lok Sabha passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill, 2017 to allow 15 IIITs established on a PPP model to grant degrees and get statutory status.



2. The Lok Sabha has passed The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), 2009 to extend the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment.





ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions



1. United States Navy successfully tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS).



2. Indian Navy’s second LCU (landing craft utility) Mark IV L52 ship was formally launched in Kolkata, West Bengal.



3. Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble Space Telescope have detected a massive coronal explosion on sun’s closest star neighbour- Proxima Centauri



4. US and Australia have jointly test-fired a hypersonic missile capable of moving at a speed eight times faster than sound as part of a $54-million research project-HIFiRE



5. Google has launched a recruiting app for small- and medium-sized businesses that also integrates seamlessly with G Suite- Hire

  It is a move to compete with Microsoft-owned LinkedIn.





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



No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. World Para Athletics Bronze Medal Winner Karamjyoti Dala  Karamjyoti Dala
2. ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Winner England  England
3. 2017 Yonex US Open Grand Prix – Gold badminton tournament title H S Prannoy (Indian Shuttler)  H S Prannoy
4. British Grand Prix Winner Lewis Hemilton (Mercedes)  Lewis Hemilton
5. Dutch Open Junior Squash Championships Winner Neel Joshi, Ananya Dabke  Dutch Open Junior Squash Championships Winner
6. Bowling Coach of the Indian Cricket team Bharat Arun  Bharat Arun
7. World Para Athletics Championships 2017- Silver Medalist Amit Saroha  Amit Saroha





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



No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. 18th IIFFA Awards 2017 Best Film Neerja  Neerja
Best Director: Anirudh Roy Chaudhary for Pink  Anirudh Roy Chaudhary
Best Actor (Male) Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab  Shahid Kapoor
Best Actor (Female) Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab  Alia Bhatt
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female) Shabana Azmi for Neerja  Shabana Azmi
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) Anupam Kher for MS Dhoni-The Untold Story  Anupam Kher
IIFA Woman of The Year Tapsee Pannu  Tapsee Pannu
 2. World’s Best City San Miguel de Allende in Mexico  San Miguel de Allende
3. World Fastest Growing Economies List 2017 India ranked 4th  India
4. Most Powerful Arab Women in Government 2017 Winner Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi  Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi
5. Lokmat Parliamentary Awards 2017Lok Sabha: -Lifetime Achievement Award  LK Advani  LK Advani
Best Parliamentarian Award 2016 N K Premchandran  N K Premchandran
Best Woman Parliamentarian Award 2016 Kumari Sushmita Dev  Kumari Sushmita Dev
Best Debut Woman Parliamentarian Award 2016 Meenakshi Lekhi  Meenakshi Lekhi
Rajya Sabha: -Lifetime Achievement Award - Sharad Yadav  Sharad Yadav
Best Parliamentarian Award 2016 Sitaram Yechury  Sitaram Yechury
Best Woman Parliamentarian Award 2016 Jaya Bachchan  Jaya Bachchan
Best Debut Woman Parliamentarian Award 2016 Rajani Patil  Rajani Patil
6. 2017 Fortune Global 500 List Topped by Walmart  Walmart
7. WPC Excellence Award Indian Oil  Indian Oil
8. Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index India ranks 132 among 152 countries  India





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



No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. 19th Chief Minister of Nagaland TR Zeliang  TR Zeliang
2. India’s 14th President Ram Nath Kovind  Ram Nath Kovind
3. New Chief Justice of Nepal Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli  Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli
4. New Boards of Directors Appointed in Tesla James Murdoch and Linda Johnson Rice  James Murdoch and Linda Johnson Rice
5. First Female President of UK Supreme Court Brenda Hale  Brenda Hale
6. Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office Gopal Baglay  Gopal Baglay
7. Secretary to new President Sanjay Kothari  Sanjay Kothari
8. Next Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar  Raveesh Kumar
9. Additional Charge of I & B Ministry Smriti Irani  Smriti Irani
10. Additional Charge of Urban Development ministry Narendra Singh Tomar  Narendra Singh Tomar
11. New members of Lok Sabha Farooq Abdullah (National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister)  Farooq Abdullah
PK Kunhalikutty (Indian Union Muslim League leader)  PK Kunhalikutty
12. UK India Business Council Lord Davies  Lord Davies
13. COO of the Indian Premier League Hemang Amin  Hemang Amin





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



No. Important Days Dates
1. World Day for International Justice 17th July
2. Nelson Mandela International Day 18th July





DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?



No. Names Pictures
1. Udupi Ramachandra Rao- Space Scientist and Former Chairman of ISRO  Udupi Ramachandra Rao
2. Nar BahadurBhandari- Former Sikkim CM  Nar BahadurBhandari
3. Chester Bennington- American rock band Linkin Park’s lead vocalist  Chester Bennington
4. Maryam Mirzakhani –First Woman to Win Math’s Highest Award  Maryam Mirzakhani
5. Martin Landau- Hollywood Actor  Martin Landau



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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. UIDAI Unique Identification Authority of India
2. NTFAP National Trade Facilitation Action Plan
3. PMVVY Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
4. IMAC Integrated Monitoring and Advisory Council
5. UPSC Union Public Service Commission
6. RRB Railway Recruitment Board
7. SSC Staff Selection Commission
8. NCS National Career Service
9. DAY-NRLM Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission
10. AGEY Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana
11. SHGs Self Help Groups
12. ICC Indian Chamber of Commerce
13. GCCS Global Conference on Cyber Space
14. ISA International Solar Alliance
15. SBI State Bank of India
16. GE capital General Electric Capital
17. KBL MLLS Karnataka Bank Limited- Met Loan & Life Suraksha
18. SEBI Securities and Exchange Board of India
19. ESMA European Securities and Markets Authority
20. DRDO Defence Research and Development Organisation
21. MRSAM Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles
22. DGS&D Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal
23. LCU Landing Craft Utility
24. ICC International Cricket Council
25. IIFA International Indian Film Academy Awards
26. I & B Ministry Information & Broadcasting Ministry
27. COO Chief Operating Officer
28. ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
29. CM Chief Minister



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