Current Affairs & General Knowledge 18 to 24 Sep 2017 – GK Eduwrap

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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India

 

 

1. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister has launched Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shram Anna Sahayata Yojna under which nutritious meal for Rs 5 will be provided to labourers in the state.

 

 

2. A major IT firm along with Maharashtra Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) is building a tool for storage of DNA profile of criminals to help police investigations.

 

 

3. The fifth edition of the North-East Festival will begin in New Delhi on 3rd November 2017.

 

 

4. The government has decided to set up an inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of measures to check rise in financial cybercrimes.

 

 

5. The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu released a Commemorative Coin on Bharat Ratna Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi.

 He also inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Kurai Onrum Illai-MS: Life in Music” on the occasion of Birth Centenary Commemoration of Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi.

 

 

6. The Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh has inaugurated first ‘Pension Adalat’, which is devoted to resolve the issues and grievances related to pensioners.

 

 

7.Himachal Pradesh became the first state of India to introduce electrical bus service in the country.

 This new initiative will boost the green transport in the state and will surely motivate other states to also implement such kind of green transportation.

 

 

8. The International Association for Adolescent Health’s 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health will be held in New Delhi from 27 – 29th October 2017.

The theme for 2017 will be ‘Investing in Adolescent Health-The Future is Now’.

 

 

9. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated to the nation, the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – A trade facilitation Centre for handicrafts at Varanasi.

 

 

10. NITI Aayog and Govt. of Assam launched SATH – Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Guwahati.

 It aims to provide structured support to Assam in identifying key health priorities.

 

 

11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced “Saubhagya Scheme” for providing 24X7 electricity to all on 25th September 2017.

The scheme aims to cover all rural families after expected electrification of all villages by December end this year.

 

 

12. Jammu and Kashmir governor inaugurated the Second International Yoga Festival and International Yoga Sports Championship 2017 in which about 300 people from across the world are participating.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. Japanese postal department has released postage stamps on four of Bengal’s famous exponents of the ancient Indian yoga practice.

 The stamps on Bishnu Charan Ghosh, his son Biswanath Ghosh, daughter Karuna Ghosh and Karuna’s father in law Asutosh Ghosh.

 

 

2. First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from 10 – 13th October 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

 

 

3. The US will provide a humanitarian aid package worth $32 million to the Rohingya Muslim minority.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

 The aim is to upgrade Thondaman Vocational Training Centre(TVTC), Hatton located in Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka.

 

 

2. Three state-run PSUs - National Aluminium Company (Nalco), Hindustan Copper (HCL) and MECL have signed an MoU to form a joint venture “Khanij Bidesh India Ltd”.

 The proposed JV will identify, explore, acquire, develop and process strategic minerals overseas for commercial use and to meet domestic supply needs.

 

 

3. A MoU was signed by Lt Gen Ashwani Kumar and Prof. E Vayunandan, Vice Chancellor at Maharashtra Open University.

 The University will award Diploma in Self-Empowerment and a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Commerce under – PROJECT YASH VIDYA enabling them with academic qualifications for better future.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. According to a survey HSBC has said India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy in the next 10 years but needs to be consistent in reforms and focus more on the social sector.

 

 

2. India has replaced China as the numero uno retail destination in 2017 as part of the global retail development index, according to industry experts.

 

 

3. India gets its first high horse power Locomotive with the bodyshell of 12000 HP loco from Alstom France.

 This is the first major FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) project in the rail sector.

 

 

4. According to OECD – India’s economy will likely grow 6.7% in the Financial year 2018, lower than its estimate of 7.3% in June due to the temporary impact of the rollout of the goods and services tax and demonetization.
5. According to a survey conducted by Brand Finance, London – State Bank of India (SBI) is India’s most trusted and most popular bank in India.

 

 

6. ADB has approved a loan of USD 300 million to continue a comprehensive series of fiscal reforms in West Bengal to bring about more accessible, affordable, and high quality public services.

 

 

 

ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions

 

 

1.  The state-owned Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai delivered the first of six scorpion class submarines to the Indian Navy. The submarine, INS Kalvari will be commissioned soon.

 It will replace the Indian Navy’s aging Sindhughosh and Shishumar class of submarines.

 

 

2. A multi-agency exercise was conducted on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake – ‘Pralay Sahayam’

 National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Armed Forces towards jointly tackling an urban flooding scenario in Hyderabad.
 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. Singapore Grand Prix 2017 Winner Lewis Hamilton  Lewis Hamilton
2. Women’s pentathlon fifth Asian Games Gold Medalist Purnima Hembram  Purnima Hembram
3. First Indian AIBA representative at IOC athletes’ forum MC Mary Kom  MC Mary Kom
4. ITF Men’s Future Tennis Tournament Winner Sasi Kumar Mukund  Sasi Kumar Mukund

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. ANR National Award S S Rajamouli  S S Rajamouli
2. UN peace prize “Annual Nansen” Zannah Mustapha  Zannah Mustapha
3. First Asian man to win Emmy Award in Acting Riz Ahmed  Riz Ahmed
4. Rajbhasha Keerti Award IIM Ahmedabad  IIM Ahmedabad
5. 128th Rank in Health-Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) India  India
6. India’s Entry to Oscars – 2018 Bollywood film Newton  Bollywood film Newton
7. Von Hippel Award Prof CNR Rao for materials research  Prof CNR Rao
8. Ranked 3rd Country to face most Natural Disasters India  India
9. UN Equator Prize Pune NGO for women farmers – Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP)  Pune NGO

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission in Uttarakhand Akshay Kumar  Akshay Kumar
2. Chief of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Y.C Modi  Y.C Modi
3. Peru’s new Chief Minister Araoz  Araoz
4. New president of News Broadcasters Association (NBA) Rajat Sharma  Rajat Sharma
5. New High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria  Ajay Bisaria
7. NPCI interim Board chairman B Sambamurthy  B Sambamurthy
8. Next Ambassador of India to Estonia Vani Sarraju Rao  Vani Sarraju Rao
9. Next Ambassador of India to Palau Jaideep Mazumdar  Jaideep Mazumdar
10. NHPC Ltd as Chairman & Managing Director Balraj Joshi  Balraj Joshi
11. Next Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi  Rajiv Mehrishi
12. One-year extension as a CEA Arvind Subramanian  Arvind Subramanian

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Important Days Dates
1. International Day of Peace 21 September
2. World Alzheimer’s Day 21 September

 

 

 

 

DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?

 

 

S. No. Names Pictures
1. Mahant Chand Nath – BJP MP  Mahant Chand Nath
2. Jamaica’s Violet Brown – Japan’s oldest women 117  Jamaica’s Violet Brown
3. Dr Kirpal Chugh – India’s father of nephrology  Dr. Kirpal Chugh
4. Shakila – Bollywood Actress  Shakila
 5. Jake LaMotta – Boxing legend  Jake LaMotta

 

 

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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 –

 

 

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S. No. Important Abbreviations Full Forms
1. FSL Forensic Science Laboratory
2. DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
3. ATH Action for Transforming Human Capital
4. NITI National Institution for Transforming India
5. SDGs Sustainable development goals
6. WHO World Health Organization
7. NDRF National Disaster Response Force
8. BIMSTEC Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical & Economic Cooperation
9. NCR National Capital Region
10. GHMC Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
11. USA United Nations of America
12. RBI Reserve Bank of India
13. NGO Non-government organization
14. PSU Public Sector Undertaking
15. Nalco National Aluminium Company
16. HCL Hindustan Copper Limited
17. IIS Indian Institute of Science
18. HP Horse Power
19. NBA News Broadcasters Association
20. FDI Foreign Direct Investment
21. SBI State Bank of India
22. ADB Asian Development Bank
23. IOC International Olympic Committee
24. USD United States Dollar
25. CAG Comptroller and Auditor General of India
26. CEA Chief Economic Adviser
27. NPCI National Payments Corporation of India
28. NIA National Investigation Agency
29. ANR Akkineni Nageswara Rao
30. ATH Action for Transforming Human Capital
31. MECL Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited
32. OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
33. HSBC Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

 

 

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