9 Jun 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates (9th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates (9th June 2017)
Daily Current Affairs Updates (9th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017:
Dear Readers, Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.




NATIONAL
‘Digi Yatra’ for air travellers is announced by Civil Aviation Ministry
Civil Aviation Ministry is adding a digital experience for Air travelers through 'DigiYatra' Platform in New Delhi. This initiative aims at bringing together entire industry to develop a digital ecosystem that will deliver customers a seamless and paperless service experience at every stage of journey.
Useful Info
Minister of state for civil aviation – Jayant Sinha
Constituency – Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
Cabinet Minister for Civil aviation – Ashok Gajapathi raju
Constituency – Vizhianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’ initiative launched by health minister J P Nadda
J P Nadda has launched 'Skill for Life, Save a Life' initiative to promote skill development in the health sector. ‘Skills for Life, Save a Life’ Initiative’ aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare system. Under this initiative, various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well as for the general public. Shri Nadda further informed that the curriculum has been designed by National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) and AIIMS, Delhi.
Useful Info
Cabinet minister for health and family welfares – J P Nadda
Constituency – Himachal Pradesh (Rajya Sabha)

2nd National Health Editors' Conference on Yoga in New delhi
The second National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga has begun in New Delhi. The conference aimed at giving insight to the journalists about the scientific aspects of yoga and its benefits for health. The theme of the conference is 'Yoga for Health and Harmony'. Eminent experts of yoga and modern medicine present highlights from recent research work on aspects of yoga.
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Minister of state (independent charge) for AYUSH – Shripad Yesso Naik
Constituency – North Goa
AYUSH - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

INTERNATIONAL
One Million USD Fund Established for BRICS Media
The Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping has established a one million dollar fund for boosting media cooperation in the five-nation grouping. During the inaugural session of the BRICS Media Forum held in Beijing, Xinhua News Agency and executive president of the Forum had announced that the Xinhua news agency will invest one million U.S. dollars for bolstering BRICS media.
Useful Info
BRICS countries
B – Brazil
R – Russia
I – India
C – China
S – South Africa

AGREEMENT
India signed the OECD multilateral convention to check tax evasion by MNCs
India signed the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) multilateral convention that aims to check cross-border tax evasion by multinational companies. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley signed the multilateral convention in Paris, France to implement tax treaty- related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting.
Useful Info
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
HQ – Paris, France
Secretary General - Angel Gurria

BANKING & ECONOMY
Biodegradable prepaid gift cards announced by Axis Bank
Axis Bank Ltd has announced biodegradable prepaid gift cards on the occasion of World Environment Day (05th June). With this, the bank has become the first to introduce biodegradable cards in the country. The card has the look and feel of regular plastic cards and can be used in PoS terminals and ATMs. Biodegradable cards can also be recycled.
Useful Info
PoS – Point Of Sale
Axis Bank
HQ – Mumbai
MD & CEO – Shikha Sharma
Slogan – Badhti Ka naam Zindagi

AWARDS
Mumbai Press Club’s RedInk Awards presented by Devendra Fadnavis
The Mumbai Press Club’s RedInk Awards for Excellence in Indian Journalism, 2017, were presented at the National Centre for Performing Arts. Veteran journalist Vinod Dua was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Raj Kamal Jha was presented the Journalist of the Year award.



APPOINTMENT
B.K.Manjunath appointed as non-executive chairman of Lakshmi Vilas Bank
Lakshmi Vilas Bank has appointed B.K. Manjunath as its non-executive chairman for a period of three years.
Useful Info
Lakshmi Vilas Bank
HQ – Chennai
MD & CEO - Parthasarathi Mukherjee

SPORTS
Muralitharan became the first Sri Lankan to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
Muttiah Muralitharan, the most successful bowler in Tests and One Day Internationals, became the first Sri Lankan to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He was awarded the honour.
Useful Info
Country – Sri Lanka
Capital – Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial)
Currency – Sri Lankan rupee
Muttiah Muralitharan – sri Lankan bowler
ODI wickets – 534
Test cricket Wickets – 800

Kohli has been ranked 89th in the Forbes 100 list
India cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature among the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’.
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Topped by - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), pay of $93 million

Bopanna & Dabrowski won the mixed doubles in French open
Rohan Bopanna won his first Grand Slam title.Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski won their mixed doubles title in the French open tennis tournament.
Useful Info
Rohan Bopanna – India
Gabriela Dabrowski – Canada



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Facebook launches maps for disaster relief and aid
Facebook has launched disaster maps to help humanitarian organisations save lives in emergencies, said its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The maps will reflect the location of people before, during and after disasters to help aid agencies find where they should deliver food, water and medical supplies.
Useful Info
Facebook
HQ – Menlo Park, California, United States
CEO – Mark Zuckerberg

Hottest Known Planet in the Universe -  KELT-9b
Scientists have discovered the hottest known exoplanet, designated KELT-9b which is warmer than most stars in the universe. The study has been published in the journal Nature.


Indian American Raja Chari is one of the 12 astronauts chosen by NASA
NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts, including an Indian American named Raja Chari, from a record number of over 18,000 applicants, who will be trained for missions into Earth orbit and to deep space. The 12 new candidates include six military officers, three scientists, two medical doctors, a lead engineer at SpaceX and a NASA research pilot. Lt. Col. Raja Chari is the first Indian American after Kalpana Chawla to be chosen by NASA for one of its missions at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. This is the largest group NASA has selected in almost two decades. Lt Col Raja “Grinder” Chari, 39, is a commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron and the director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Useful Info
SpaceX
HQ – Hawthorne, California, United States
CEO - Elon Musk

OBITUARY
Social activist and author Mehrunnisa Dalwai passed away
Mehrunnisa Dalwai (87), noted social activist and author, and the wife of one of modern Maharashtra’s most remarkable and formidable social reformers, Hamid Dalwai, passed away at her residence. She was born in Pune on May 25, 1930.







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