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National Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India
1. A Panel to Frame National Education Policy (NEP) – HRD Ministry
Members – 9
Head of the Panel – Space Scientist K Kasturirangan
Other Members –
(i). Former IAS Officer – K.J. Alphonse Kanamthanam
(ii). Vice-Chancellor of Baba Saheb Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh – Ram Shanker Kureel
(iii). Former Member Secretary of the Karnataka State Innovation Council – M.K. Shridhar
(iv). Professor of Persian at Guwahati University – Dr. Mazhar Asif
(v). Former Director of Education, Uttar Pradesh – Krishan Mohan Tripathi
(vi). Mathematician from Princeton University – Manjul Bhargava
(vii). Expert on Language Communication – T.V. Kattimani
(viii). Former Vice Chancellor of Mumbai’s SNDT University – Vasudha Kamat.
2. Key Facts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meet with Donald Trump (The US President)
Pakistan – It will not use its soil for cross border terror strikes.
Drones – US will offer Gaudian Unmanned Aerial Systems to help India in keeping watch on Indian Ocean.
Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin – US designated him has a Global Terrorist.
Trade Barriers - A fair and reciprocal trade relationship will be maintained between India & the US.
GST – Donald Trump has given a thumb up to India’s GST that has come into effect from July 1.
Naval Exercise – India & the US to join Japan to conduct the maritime war game ever conducted in the Indian Ocean.
Afghanistan - Shared Concerns to strengthen cooperation for establishing peace in the war-torn country.
North Korea - Trump and Modi have labelled the missile programs of North Korea as a grave threat to global peace.
Sneak Peek of the India-US Meet – Trade, Commerce & Investment will be the key areas of Mutual Co-Operation. Apart from these, India will also be enhancing its Technological Abilities, Innovation & Knowledge Economy.
3. First state to open a Blood Bank for Cattle – Odisha.
4. Arunachal Pradesh govt raises retirement age of employees to 60 years.
It will come in effect from 1st January 2018.
International Current Affairs | Know What’s happening around the World
1. World’s Worst Offenders in Human Trafficking Report by the US – China.
The United States is going to declare China as World’s Worst Offenders on Human Trafficking in its Annual Trafficking in Persons Report.
2. First Foreign Leader to have a White House dinner after joining of the New US President Donald Trump – Indian President Mr. Narendra Modi
3. The United States’ New VISA Criteria for Six Muslim Countries.
As per this criterion, the candidates from six major Muslim countries would not be able to travel in the United States until they prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the US.
4. Germany has legalized same-sex marriage in line with a host of other European countries.
German lawmakers had voted 393 for- and 226 against legalizing same-sex marriage.
Merger and Acquisition | Stay Updated with Insights of Major Companies & Organizations
1. Apple acquires Senso Motoric Instruments.
SMI is an eye tracking company.
2. Aegon Ilkley Challenger Trophy Winner – Tennis Star Leander Paes.
Banking Awareness & Economics Current Affairs | Understand the Top Trends in India
1. World Banks’ approved the loan of USD 250 Million to aid the Skill India Mission (Making Indian Youth more employable through Reskilling)
2. The European Union’s competition watchdog fined Google a record of 2.42 billion euro
For breaching the anti-trust rules by illegally favoring its shopping service. The European Commission has fined Google the biggest penalty till yet. They have asked Google to stop its Anti-Competitive Practice in 90 Days or to pay penalty for the same.
3. GST 2017 is all set to be launched on midnight of 30th June.
Review the Highlights of GST here – What is GST 2017 in India? Important Highlights, Facts, FAQs, & Rates.
4. India’s contribution of $ 100,000 to the UN Trust Fund for International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN Tax Fund).
The fund is aimed at helping the developing countries to actively participate in the discussion of tax issues.
5. The Asian Development Bank has committed USD 10 billion to support infrastructure building and to cater to the immediate development needs of less-developed States in India.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) | Get the Best Information Out of Top Agreements
1. MoU between Indian & Netherland
MOU on Cultural Cooperation
MOU on Water Cooperation
Agreement on Amending Social Security Arrangement
2. Agreement between the Election Commission of India and Facebook.
To launch Nation-wide Voter Registration Reminder to remind eligible Indian Voter to register themselves on the Electoral Rolls, the Election Commission of India has committed a deal with Facebook.
Science & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions
1. Rocks were found at the edge of Endeavour Crater said NASA
NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has found rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater that might have been a lake of liquid water. The scientists believe that the rocks were either transported by a flood or eroded in place by the wind.
2. Satellite Based Chip System to Alert Road Users at Unmanned Level Crossings
ISRO has developed a Satellite-based chip system to help road users at unmanned level crossings about approaching trains. These chips will also help the railways in tracking train movement on a real-time basis.
3. Bullet – Proof Helmets for Indian Army
A Kanpur based MKU Industries has designed the first batch of Bullet-Proof Helmets for Indian Army at the cost of Rs. 180 Crore.
4. ISRO’s 3rd Satellite that is launched within 3 Months Span – GSAT-17
5. Petya Ransomware is part of a new wave of cyber-attacks and has infected computer servers across the world. This is a variation of WannaCry cyber-attack.
6. China’s Most Powerful Naval Destroyer – Type 055 (One amongst the Largest Worships in the World).
7. Web Application for Free Legal Services to Prisoners launched by – NALSA.
To monitor the grant of legal aid to the prisoners and to make sure that all prisoners are represented right from their first day in the court, this web application was developed by NALSA.
8. India to receive a C-17 Transport Aircraft by the US.
The US, Russia & Israel has emerged as a top three arms suppliers to India.
9. The NASA has successfully launched Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding Rocket that created colorful artificial clouds visible in the skies of the US.
Sports Current Affairs | Read all the Major Achievements in Popular Tournaments
|S. No.||Tournaments/Sports Names||Winners||Pictures|
|1.||Badminton Australian Open Summit||Kidambi Srikanth from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh|
|2.||Junior World Rifle/Pistol Championship held in Germany Gold Medalists||Women’s 10m Air Pistol Competition – Yashaswini Singh Deswal|
|Men’s 25m Standard Pistol Competition – Anish Bhanwala|
|3.||4,900-km Race Across America (RAAM) – First Indians to Complete RAAM in the solo 18-59 Age Category||Srinivas Gokulnath (Nashik’s Army Doctor)|
|Amit Samarth (Nagpur’s Doctor)|
|4.||Ulaanbaatar Cup Boxing Tournament – Gold Medalist||Ankush Dahiya|
|5.||Ulaanbaatar Cup Boxing Tournament – Silver Medalist||L Devendro Singh|
Awards and Honours | Fetch the List of Top Awardees in Distinct Fields
|S. No.||Awards Names||Awardees Names||Pictures|
|1.||World’s Second Highest Ranking Green Building||SIERRA ODC Building|
|2.||Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017 Winner||Ankit Kawatra (Anti-Hunger Activist)|
|3.||Miss India 2017||Manushi Chhillar from Haryana|
|4.||To be winner of Bharat Gaurav Award||Dhanraj Pillay (Former Indian Hockey Captain)|
|5.||Social Progress Index 2017||India Ranks 93rd among 128|
|6.||World Book Capital for 2019 (UNESCO)||Sharjah|
Appointments Latest GK Updates | Upgrade Your Knowledge Cart with the List of Top Influencers
|S. No.||Position & Organization||Name||Pictures|
|1.||Prime Minister of Romania||Mihai Tudose (Outgoing Economy Minister)|
|2.||President of International Economic Association||Kaushik Basu|
|3.||New Member of UPSC||Dr Manoj Soni|
|4.||US Ambassador to Peru||Krishna R Urs (An Indian-American)|
|5.||President of Indian International Centre (IIC)||N N Vohra (Jammu and Kashmir Governor)|
|6.||Ambassador for Government’s Skill India Campaign||Priyanka Chopra|
|7.||Ambassador of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne||Vidya Balan|
|8.||Next Ambassador of India to Greece||Shamma Jain|
|9.||New CEO & MD of Larsen & Toubro||SN Subrahmanyan|
Important Days & Dates | Mark them to Boost up your General Knowledge
|S. No.||Important Days||Dates|
|1.||World’s 1st ATM’s Birthday||27th June 1967 (Completed 50 Years in 2017)|
|2.||31st Anniversary of the Signing of The Historic Mizo Peace Accord||30th June|
|Introduction – The Mizo Accord was signed by the Mizo National Front (MNF) leaderLaldenga, Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalkhama, and Union Home Secretary R D Pradhan.|
|3.||3 Day MODI (Making of Developed India Festival) Fest||26th June 2017 in Panaji, Goa|
|4.||International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking||26th June|
Recent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?
|1.||O N Dhar – Former Bureaucrat|
|2.||Michael Nyqvist – Swedish Actor|
|3.||N Gurusamy – Former CPI Legislator|
|4.||Desh Bandhu Gupta – Lupin founder and Chairman|
|5.||KR Mohanan – Noted Malayalam Film-maker|
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.||NEP||National Educational Policy|
|2.||HRD||Human Resource & Development|
|3.||GST||Goods & Service Tax|
|4.||SMI||Senso Motoric Instruments|
|5.||NASA||The National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|6.||ISRO||Indian Space Research Organization|
|7.||VISA||Visa International Service Association|
|9.||NALSA||National Legal Services Authority of India|
|10.||RAAM||Race across America|
|11.||UNESCO||The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization|
|12.||UPSC||Union Public Service Commission|
|13.||IIC||Indian International Centre|
|14.||MODI Fest||Making of Developed India Festival|
|15.||MNF||Mizo National Front|
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