Current Affairs & General Knowledge 23 to 31 Oct 2017 – GK Eduwrap

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Memorandum of Understanding

Science & Technology Events

Sports Current Affairs

Awards & Honours List
Appointments GK Updates

Important Days & Deaths

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Important Abbreviations

Banking & Economics Affairs

 

 

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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India

 

 

1. India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities has launched in New Delhi under Skill India Mission in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

 

 

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a global conference on consumer protection in New Delhi.

 The theme of the conference was Empowering Consumers in New Markets”.

 

 

3. The Union Ministries of Power and Textiles have jointly launched an initiative ‘SAATHI’ (Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to help small industries).

 

 

4. PM Narendra Modi dedicated the Bidar – Kalaburagi New Railway Line to the Nation by unveiling a plaque at Bidar Railway Station in Karnataka.

 

 

5. India will host the next United Nations (UN) Global Wildlife Conference in 2020, which was announced at the closing CMSCOP12 plenary, Philippines.

 The theme of the conference was ‘their Future is Our Future – Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People’.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. Burundi became the first nation ever to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), set up 15 years ago to prosecute those behind the world’s worst atrocities.

 

 

2. India and the United States have agreed to implement the program for Helicopter Operations from Ships Other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC).

 They “agreed on the importance of a rules-based international order” in which all the nations can prosper, and the ‘need to work together’ against the common threat of terrorism.
3. The world’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has started running in China, marking a big step in the application of green energy in public transport.

 It can run for 40 kilometers at a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour after being refilled with 12 kilograms of hydrogen.

 

 

 

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

 

 

1. NRDC has signed a MoU each with EBTC and Lovely Professional University.

 The MoU is for capacity building in intellectual property management by organizing training programmes in IP management and patent research and analysis and commercialization of IPRs.

 

 

2. Bangladesh has signed a long-term sales and purchase MoU with an Indian Refiner to import gas oil to meet the country’s energy demand.

 The MoU was signed between Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL).

 

 

3. Central American country Nicaragua has signed the Paris Agreement on climate change to face global warming and its effects.

 

 

4. Karnataka government announced the signing of an MoU with Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited.

 The aim is to empower smallholder farmers with technology-oriented solutions that will help them increase income.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1.  The State Bank of India has launched the second edition of its hackathon named ‘Digitize for bank’ that will be held from 1 – 12 November 2017.

  This will focus on four Cognitive themes namely Facial Recognition, Signature Recognition, Voice based Authentication and Cheque Truncation Enhancers.

 

 

2. IndusInd bank, in association with Mobikwik had announced the launch of a co-branded wallet ‘Induslnd MobiKwik’

 The aim is to allow its customers to pay at the commercial network using their accounts, with a ‘Direct Debit feature’.

 

 

3. The Asian Development bank and the Government of India signed a $300 million loan to continue a series of fiscal reforms in the State of West Bengal.

  The aim is to improve the quality of public service delivery.

 

 

4. Reserve Bank of India has constituted a 10-member ‘High Level Task Force on Public Credit Registry (PCR) for India’.

  The aim is to suggest a roadmap for developing a transparent, comprehensive and near-real-time PCR for India.
5. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated that making use of the Public Finance Management System (PFMS) mandatory for all central schemes which will ensure benefits of government schemes to reach the last mile.

  The move would help in tracking and monitoring the flow of funds to the implementing agencies.

 

 

 

ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions

 

 

1. Indian Navy Ship “Sukanya” had arrived at Indonesia to participate in the 30th edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy.

 The exercise is aimed to boost the maritime ties with countries located on the rim of the Indian Ocean.

 

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

 

 

S. No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. Best FIFA Player (Male) Cristiano Ronaldo  Cristiano Ronaldo
2. ISSF World Cup Final Winner Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu  Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu
3. NBA G-League Side-2nd Indian Player to be Signed Gokul Natesan  Gokul Natesan
4. ISSF World Cup Final – Bronze Medalist Amanpreet Singh  	Amanpreet Singh
5. ISSF World Cup Final Double Trap- Silver Medalist Sangram Dahiya  Sangram Dahiya
6. FIFA U17 World Cup Winner England  England
7. Third Pro Kabaddi Successive Title Winner Patna Pirates  Patna Pirates
8. Johor Cup Hockey – Bronze Medalist Indian Junior Team  Indian Junior Team
9. Fastest Batsman to Score 9000 ODI Runs Virat Kohli  Virat Kohli
10. Mexican Grand Prix 2017 Winner Lewis Hamilton  	Lewis Hamilton
11. French Open Super Series Trophy Winner Kidambi Srikant  Kidambi Srikant
12. Asia Cup Hockey 2017 Tournament Winner India  India
13. Macau Open Winner 2017 Gaganjeet Bhullar(this was his 8th Asian title)  Gaganjeet Bhullar

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. Forbes World’s Highest Paid Athlete List 2017 Cristiano Ronaldo  Cristiano Ronaldo
2. America’s Top Young Scientist Gitanjali Rao  Gitanjali Rao
3. Most Powerful Passport Singapore  Singapore
4. US Award for AIDS Research Salim Abdool Karim & Quarraisha Karim  Salim Abdool Karim & Quarraisha Karim
 5. Industrial Innovation Award L&T Technology Services Ltd  L&T Technology Services Ltd
6. 7th spot in the Brand Value List of Forbes Virat Kohli  Virat Kohli
7. First Country to Grant Citizenship to a Robot Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia
8. Best Country to Visit in ‘Best in Travel 2018’ list Chile  Chile
9. Country has 3rd Highest Number of Family-Owned Business India  India
10. UK’s Most Influential Black Person of the year Gina Miller  Gina Miller
11. AICTE Award for Supporting Start-Ups Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India  Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
12. First Indian Company to Cross Rs 6 Trillion Market Capital Reliance Industries Ltd  Reliance Industries Ltd
13. Second Largest Smartphone Market India  India
14. Golden Peacock Award London N Chandrababu Naidu  N Chandrababu Naidu
15. Lifetime Achievement Award Sharmila Tagore  	Sharmila Tagore
16. Best Mobile App for Travel at Mobexx Awards Cleartrip  Cleartrip
17. Pramod Mahajan Smriti Award Anupam Kher  Anupam Kher

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. Ambassador of India to Switzerland Sibi George  Sibi George
2. New CEO of HSBC Jayant Rikhye  Jayant Rikhye
3. CEO of Association of Mutual Funds India NS Venkatesh  NS Venkatesh
4. New CBI Special director Rakesh Asthana  Rakesh Asthana
5. Next High Commissioner of India to Zambia N.J. Gangte  N.J. Gangte
6. Vice Chief of Naval Staff Ajit Kumar  	Ajit Kumar
7. New World’s Richest Person Jeff Bezos  Jeff Bezos
8. New PM of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern  Jacinda Ardern

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Important Days Dates
1. United Nations Day 24 October
2. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 27 October

 

 

 

 

DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?

 

 

S. No. Names Pictures
1. I.V. Sasi – Legendry Indian Filmmaker  I.V. Sasi
2. Girija Devi – Padma Vibhushan Thumri Singer  Girija Devi
3. Punathil Kunjabdulla – Malayalam Writer  Punathil Kunjabdulla
4. Melanmai Ponnusamy – Tamil Writer  Melanmai Ponnusamy

 

 

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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. PMKK Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra
2. SAATHI Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to help small industries
3. UN United Nations
4. PFMS Public Finance Management System
5. ICC international Criminal Court
6. IIT Indian Institute of Technology
7. HOSTAC Helicopter Operations from Ships Other Than Aircraft Carriers
8. NRDC National Research Development Corporation
9. EBTC European Business Technology Centre
10. BPC Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation
11. NRL Numaligarh Refinery Limited
12. PCR Public Credit Registry
13. CORPAT Coordinated Patrol
14. FIFA Fédération Internationale de Football Association
15. ISSF International Shooting Sport Federation
16. NBA National Basketball League
17. AICTE All India Council for Technical Education
18. CEO Chief Executive Officer
19. CBI Central Bureau of Investigation
20. HSBC Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
21. ODI One Day International

 

 

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