Current Affairs & General Knowledge 28 to 31 Aug 2017 – GK Eduwrap




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National Current Affairs

International Current Affairs

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



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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India



1. The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the YUVA.

 It is a skill development program and an initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.



2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 11 National Highway projects in Rajasthan, covering a total length of about 873 km.
 The projects include a 6-lane cable stayed bridge across river Chambal at Kota


 4-laning of Gomati Chauraha-Udaipur section of NH-8, and Rajsamand-Bhilwara section of NH-758.



3. The IRDAI has launched a central database of all insurance sales persons in the country – named as Envoy.





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



1.  US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order imposing “strong, new financial sanctions” on Venezuela.



2. Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj will participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) scheduled to be held at Colombo from 31st August.




3. Kenya has imposed world’s toughest laws to reduce plastic pollution.

 People selling or using plastic bags at risk of up to 4 years in prison & fines of up to 4m Kenyan shillings ($38,000).



4. Youtube has changed its logo for the first time since it was launched 12 years ago.

 Google-owned Youtube and they have refreshed its logo.




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



1.  Airtel announced a partnership with Symantec Corp to provide cyber security solutions to businesses in India.



2. Solar energy services company Freyr Energy has tied up with Axis Bank.


 The merger is aimed to offer term loans ranging from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.50 lakh for tenures up to five years.




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



1. India and Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the Indo-German Energy Program – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC).



2. Drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) have signed MoU with National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

 The aim is to increase athlete’s awareness about drugs.




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



1. The Government’s new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy suggests that foreign airlines may not be allowed to buy a stake in the national carrier Air India.



2. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) estimated that people had returned almost 99 per cent of the scrapped Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes after demonetization.



ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions



1.  Defence Minister Arun Jaitley handed over the Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) jointly developed by India and Israel, to the Indian Navy, at Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL).



2. Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have successfully created an implantable bioartificial pancreas model grown within 3D silk scaffold.





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



S. No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. World Badminton Championship 2017 Silver Medalist P.V Sindhu  P V Sindhu
2. The First Player to Score 350 La Liga Goals Lionel Messi  Lionel Messi
3. Belgian Grand Prix 2017 Winner Lewis Hamilton  Lewis Hamilton
4. Host Country of Fourth & Final Grand Slam Season- US Open New York  New York





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



S. No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. Miss Trans queen India 2017 Nitasha Biswas  Nitasha Biswas
2. Women Transforming India Awards 2017 NITI Aayog  NITI Aayog
3. International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Medal 2017 H Purushotham  H Purushotham





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



S. No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. 45th Chief Justice of Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra  Justice Dipak Misra
2. BSE Board- CEO Ashish Chauhan  Ashish Chauhan
3. First Brand Ambassador of Bridgestone India PV Sindhu  P V Sindhu
4. New CEO of Uber Dara Khosrowshahi  Dara Khosrowshahi





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



S. No. Important Days Dates
1. National Sports Day 29th August





DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?



S. No. Names Pictures
1. Ahmed Khan – Olympian Footballer  	Ahmed Khan



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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. NH National Highway
2. NITI National Institute for Transforming India
3. MEA Ministry of External Affairs
4. IOC Indian Ocean Conference
5. INCOIS Indian National center for Ocean information Services
6. SC Supreme Court
7. FSDC Financial Stability and Development Council
8. IGEN Indo-German Energy Program
9. BDL Bharat Dynamics Limited
10. NPPA National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority
11. NADA National Anti-Doping Agency
12. RBI Reserve Bank of India
13. FDI Foreign Direct Investment
14. LRSAM Long Range Surface to Air Missile
15. GEN Green Energy Corridors



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