Current Affairs & General Knowledge 9 to 15 Oct 2017 – GK Eduwrap

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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

 Important Abbreviations

 

 

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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India

 

 

1.  President Ram Nath Kovind has launched “Mata Amritanandamayi” initiative to provide clean drinking water to 10 million villagers across the nation.

 

 

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched “Intensified Mission Indradhanush”.

 Through this programme, Government of India aims to reach each & every child under 2 years of age and all those pregnant women, who have been left uncovered under the routine immunization programme.

 

 

3. Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated the two-day Yoga for wellness at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi on 10tth October 2017.

 

 

4. Uttarakhand State Government has launched Solar Briefcase to provide electricity in far-flung areas in the hill state.

 The scheme is launched by Uttarakhand State Government and a charitable funding agency named Swan Cultural Center and Foundation at Kedarnath Dham.

 

 

5. Fintech company Mastercard announced the launch of its ‘Global Research & development arm’ Mastercard Labs in Pune, India.

 After Singapore this will be the 2nd Mastercard Labs in Asia-Pacific and ninth in the world.

 It aims to bring payment and technology ideas at a fast pace in the country.

 

 

6. The 5th India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise “Mitra Shakti 2017” was held Aundh Military Station in Pune, Maharashtra.

 The aim of joint training is to exchange best of military practices of two countries and build strong military-to-military (M2M) relation between two armies.

 

 

7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to give Rs 10,000 crore for the development of top 20 universities to ensure that the top-ranking institutions are counted among the best in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1.  United Nations & Israel announced that they will withdraw from UNESCO.

 

 

2. The Union Minister Arun Jaitley participated in the G – 20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting in Washington D.C.

 The discussion focused on Global Economy & Framework for Growth, Compact with Africa & International Financial Architecture.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1.  Axis Bank has tied up with Freecharge, the merger is aimed to strengthening its position in the payments space.

 

 

2. Visa has tied up with the Andhra Pradesh government for Digital Dhan Sankalp project.

 It is an initiative to develop Visakhapatnam into India’s first ‘less cash’ city.

 

 

 

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

 

 

1.  IIT Kharagpur signed MoU with Samsung for Digital Academy.

 The aim is to set up a digital academy on the institute’s campus.

 

 

2. India and Japan have signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the “Technical Intern Training Program

 The TITP is an ambitious program to send Indian technical interns to Japan on the job training for a period of 3 – 5 years.

 

 

3. Odisha government’s Directorate of Treasuries and Inspection and State Bank of India have signed a MoU for integration of SBI e-Pay with cyber treasury.

 

 

4. Reliance Commercial Finance Ltd has signed an agreement with IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency) for Rs.300 crore loan, in Mumbai.

 

 

5. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra has approved two new World Bank supported schemes of 6,655 crores.

 Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotions (SANKALP) is Rs 4455 crore Centrally sponsored scheme.

 Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) is a Rs. 2,200 crores – central sector scheme.

 

 

6. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have teamed up to launch deep learning interface ‘Gluon’ which will help developers to deploy machine learning models across several platforms.

 

 

 

ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions

 

 

1.  Indian Air Force has launched an innovative mobile health App ‘MedWatch’ on the occasion of its 85th anniversary.

 The app was launched to keep up with the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Digital India’.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1.  Reserve Bank of India will soon launch a program ‘financial literacy’ with a cost of Rs 18.40 crore in 9 states to educate people on e-transactions.

 

 

2. ICICI Bank, the country’s largest private sector bank committed financial assistance of Rs. 10 crores to the Indian Armed Forces which will be used for two programs.

 The first will support post-graduation of the widows of the soldiers.

 While the second program will provide financial assistance for marriages of the daughters of ex-servicemen.

 

 

3. Canara bank has launched its first ‘Digital Banking Branch’ which will provide an end to end digital experience to customers at Spencer Towers in MG Road, Bengaluru.

 

 

4. SBI will set up country’s largest innovation center in Navi Mumbai with an investment of around Rs 100 crore.

 The innovation center is part of a Rs 200-crore allocation that the bank has earmarked for innovation 2016.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship Winner (female) Anupama Ramachandran  Anupama Ramachandran
2. First Asian Tour title Ajeetesh Sandhu  Ajeetesh Sandhu
3. Japanese Grand Prix 2017 Winner Lewis Hamilton  Lewis Hamilton
4. India’s First Portal for Para-Sports thenationspride.com  thenationspride.com
5. Smallest Country to Qualify for FIFA World Cup 2018 Iceland  Iceland
6. Indian Cricketer to retire from International cricket on 1st November Ashish Nehra  Ashish Nehra
7. Country suspended from International Football by FIFA Pakistan  Pakistan
8. Winner at Bulgarian International Tournament Gurusaidutt  Gurusaidutt
9. World Archery Youth Championship 2017 Jemson Nigthoujam & Ankita Bhakat  Jemson Nigthoujam & Ankita Bhakat
10. Country Qualified for AFC Asian Cup 2019 India  India

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. Germany’s Highest Civilian Honour Rajesh Nath  Rajesh Nath
2. Country’s Best Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation  Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation
3. 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award Shri Ram Nath Kovind  Shri Ram Nath Kovind
4. National Award for Senior Citizen Gurbax Singh Sandhu (Indian Boxing Coach)  Gurbax Singh Sandhu
5. World’s Safest City 2017 Tokyo  Tokyo
6. Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016 M K Sanu  M K Sanu
7. National Award for Literature Namita Gokhale  Namita Gokhale
8. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for 2017 Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak  Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
9. Brands Finance Nation Brands List 2017 India ranked at eighth position  Brands Finance Nation Brands List 2017
10. Country’s first Aadhaar enabled airport Kepegowda International Airport  Kepegowda International Airport

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. PNB MetLife – MD & CEO Ashish Srivastava  Ashish Srivastava
2. Ambassador to Principality of Monaco V.M. Kwatra  V.M. Kwatra
3. New President of US India Business Council Nisha Desai Biswal  Nisha Desai Biswal
4. New Chairman of Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) Anupam Kher  Anupam Kher
5. New CEO of Freecharge Sangram Singh  Sangram Singh
6. Laureus’ First Indian Ambassador Yuvraj Singh  Yuvraj Singh
7. Next UNESCO Chief Audrey Azoulay  Audrey Azoulay

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

S. No. Important Days Dates
1. International Day of the Girl Child 11 October
2. International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October
3. World Standards Day 14 October
4. World Students Day 15 October

 

 

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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. KIA Kepegowda International Airport
2. GRDA Global Research & Development Arm
3. UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
4. FMCBG Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors
5. IIT Indian Institutes of Technology
6. TITP Technical Intern Training Program
7. IREDA Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd
8. STRIVE Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement
9. SANKALP Skills Acquisition and knowledge awareness for livelihood promotions
10. FIFA Federation International de Football Association
11. AFC Asian Football Confederation
12. US United States
13. MD Managing Director
14. CEO Chief Executive Officer
15. SBI State Bank of India

 

 

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