Current Affairs & General Knowledge 21 to 27 Aug 2017 – GK Eduwrap




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Science & Technology Events

Sports Current Affairs

Awards & Honours List
Recent Deaths Updates

Important Abbreviations

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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India



1.  HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar has launched ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’

 It is an initiative of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to prepare a physical Health and Fitness profile card for more than 12 lakhs of Kendriya Vidyalaya students.



2. Indian Navy has commissioned its second ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV, Navy at Port Blair.
3. Home Minister has launched Digital Police Portal under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project which will enable citizens to register FIRs online.



4. Karnataka has launched Cloud seeding project- Varshadhare at Jakkur Airfield.

 It aims at catalyzing the process of precipitation, so that rainfall could be increased by 15-20 per cent in drought-affected areas of the State.



5. NITI Aayog has launched Mentor India Campaign- A strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders for guiding and mentoring students at Atal Tinkering Labs.

6. The Supreme Court of India has declared Islamic practice of instant divorce through triple talaq as unconstitutional, illegal and void and not protected by Article 25 of Constitution.



7. 17th Meeting of FSDC Held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley.

8. Government has finalized New Cadre Policy of IAS, IPS, IFOS which is aimed at ensuring national integration in the country’s top bureaucracy.



9. The Supreme Court has declared Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right which was held by J.S Khehar



10. Andhra Pradesh becomes the first to implement Bharat QR Digital Payments.

 Bharat QR is a secure, network-agnostic interface that enables customers to use their smartphones to make payments.

11. The Ministry of External Affairs has inaugurated first Videsh Bhawan in Mumbai.

 The Ministry has decided to integrate all its offices in Maharashtra into a single building – the “Videsh Bhavan” – for effective management.

12. The Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs is going to establish National Sports Museum at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

 The aim of the sports museum is to popularize the sports as a way of life within the country.

13. The Government has formed a task Force on Artificial Intelligence.

 It will explore the possibilities to leverage Artificial Intelligence for development across various fields for the country’s Economic Transformation.

14. Unique Identification Authority of India has Launched Door Step Aadhar Enrolment for the elderly, patients and others who cannot travel the Aadhar centers.



15. The Prime Minister interacted with Young Entrepreneurs at the “Champions of Change” Initiative organized by NITI Aayog.






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



1. The first regional centre of New Development Bank has opened in South Africa.

 It was set up by India and other BRICS nations.



2. The Festival of India was being organized in Cote D’ivoire, Liberia and Guinea-

 The Festival will highlight diverse Indian culture, i.e. classical and folk dances.



3. The International Military Music Festival was held in Moscow.

 Every year about 1500 musicians, military men, and other artists from around 40 countries perform at the “Spasskaya Tower”.



4. Google has brought its public Wi-Fi programme ‘Google Station’ to Indonesia that will help improves access to Internet at railway stations and other locations.





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



1.  Qatar Airways has entered into Interline Partnership with full-service domestic airline Vistara.



2. TRAI has signed a deal with Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to jointly conduct capacity building exercises in the fields of broadcasting and telecommunications regulation.
Karnataka tie up with Microsoft to Develop India’s First Farm Price Forecasting Model.





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



1. 8 MoUs were signed between India and Nepal.

 The MoUs signed will largely provide aid to Nepal for the recovery from its disastrous earthquakes.



2. The Union Cabinet has approved an MoU between India and Nepal for starting construction of a new Bridge over Mechi River at India Nepal border.

 The new bridge will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 158.65 crore.



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



1. NABARD sanctions Rs. 1,350-cr loan to Rajasthan Government- for creation of rural infrastructure in the state under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).




2. FDI jumps 37% to 10.4 Billion USD during April-June 2017.

 India had received USD 7.59 billion FDI during April-June 2016-17.

 The main sectors which attracted the highest foreign inflows include services, telecom, trading, computer hardware and software and automobile



3. RBI to issue Rs. 200 notes which are likely to be in circulation shortly.




ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions



1.  Android Oreo Released by Google, which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits.



2. Microsoft has unveiled ‘Project Brainwave’ for Real-Time AI for deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI).



3. Taiwan has launched First Homegrown Satellite- Formosat-5, the first homegrown observation satellite, from an air base in the US.



4. The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Varuna’ was decommissioned.

 ICGS Varuna was fourth of its series, known as Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) and built by Mazagaon Dock, Mumbai.





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



S. No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. Junior Shotgun World Cup- Bronze Medalist Shapath Bharadwaj  Shapath Bharadwaj
2. World Badminton Championships Leading players of India PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal & K Srikant  PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal & K Srikant
3. Host country of 58th edition of Subroto International Cup for Football Tournament India  India
4. Host country of 2018 Table Tennis Team World Cup London  London





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



S. No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. Agriculture Leadership Award K Chandrashekhar Rao  K Chandrashekhar Rao
2. National Sports Awards 2017 Para Olympian Devendra Jhajharia and Hockey player Sardar Singh  Devendra Jhajharia and Sardar Singh
3. Arjuna Award Oinam Bembem Devi (Indian Football Star)  Oinam Bembem Devi
4. Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence Naveen Patnaik (Odisha Chief Minister)  Naveen Patnaik
5. UEFA Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo  	Cristiano Ronaldo
6. Asia’s Richest Man (Alibaba’s) Jack Ma  Jack Ma





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



S. No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. DG, Railway Protection Force Dharmendra Kumar  Dharmendra Kumar
2. New Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani  Ashwani Lohani
3. Chairman of Infosys Nandan M.Nilekani  Nandan M.Nilekani





DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?



S. No. Names Pictures
1. P V Narasimha Rao -Media Advisor to Former PM  P V Narasimha Rao
2. Jerry Lewis- Comedy legend  Jerry Lewis
3. Rishang Keishing- Former Manipur CM  Rishang Keishing
4. Brian Aldiss, British Science Fiction Writer  Brian Aldiss
5. Tony De Brum- ‘Hero’ of Paris Climate Agreement  Tony De Brum
 6.  Ramananda Sengupta, India’s Oldest Cinematographer  Ramananda Sengupta



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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. LCU Landing Craft utility
4. ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
5. FIR First Information Report
6. SC Supreme Court
7. FSDC Financial Stability and Development Council
8. IAS Indian Administrative Service
9. IPS Indian Police Service
10. IFS Indian Forest Service
11. QR Quick Response
12. FIFA Federation International de Football Association
13. MEA Ministry of External Affairs
14. AI Artificial Intelligence
15. UIDAI Unique Identification Authority of India
16. CEO Chief Executive Officer
17. GPS Global Positioning System
18. NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
19. BRICS Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa
20. NDB New Development Bank
21. IT Information Technology
22. ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
23. HPCL Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
24. USD United States Dollar
25. RBI Reserve Bank of India
26. TRAI Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
27. FSDC Financial Stability and Development Council
28. FDI Foreign Direct Investment
29. NABARD National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development



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