21 Jun 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (21st June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (21st 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.

IMPORTANT DAYS
June 21st - International Day of Yoga

The International Day of Yoga is celebrated across the world on 21 June. It aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. The theme for the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is 'Yoga for Health.' The theme highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving equilibrium between mind and body.
STATE
Ram Nath Kovind resigned from the post of governor of Bihar

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has resigned from his gubernatorial post. The resignation follows his nomination as the ruling NDA’s presidential candidate. President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Kovind as the Governor of Bihar. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will discharge the functions of the Governor of Bihar, in addition to his own duties.
Useful Info
NDA - National Democratic Alliance
First female president of India - Pratibha Devisingh Patil
Wi-Fi hotspots across Hyderabad launched

Hyderabad Mayor B. Rammohan on Tuesday launched the ‘Hyderabad City Wi-Fi Project’ or ‘Hy-Fi’ with over 1,000 hotspots where citizens can access Internet free for about half-an-hour. Mr. Rammohan said these hotspots would be upgraded to 3,000 across different areas of the twin cities.
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State – Telangana
Capital – Hyderabad
CM - K. Chandrashekar Rao
Governor - E. S. L. Narasimhan
INTERNATIONAL
To promote Cooperation in the Field of Archives, India and Portugal sign an agreement

A Protocol of Cooperation was signed between the National Archives of India and the Minister of Culture of the Portuguese Republic in the field of archives in Lisbon, Portugal. As a first step under this agreement, the Torre do Tombo (National Archives of Portugal) handed over to the National Archives of India digital copies of 62 volumes of the collection known as ‘Moncoes do Reino’ (Monsoon correspondence). These volumes were originally part of over 456 volumes that cover the period from 1568 to 1914 and form the largest of all record collections in the Goa State Archives.
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Country – Portugal
Capital – Lisbon
Currency – Euro
Saudi king names son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince

Saudi King Salman today named his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince. This completes a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been fired. According to a royal decree issued by the official Saudi Press Agency, Mohammed bin Salman, was also named deputy Prime Minister, and maintains his post as minister of defence.
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Country – Saudi Arabia
Capital – Riyadh
Currency – Saudi riyal
French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard quits

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard quit her job on Tuesday, saying she did not want to stay on because of a probe overshadowing her MoDem party’s afairs in the European Parliament.


BANKING & ECONOMY
Government asks banks, post offices to deposit scrapped Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000 notes to RBI by 20th July
Government has asked banks to deposit demonetised notes at RBI by the 20th of next month. The government has permitted banks and post offices to deposit junked Rs. 500 and 1,000 notes with the Reserve Bank by the deadline. This is the second window being provided to banks, post offices and cooperative banks for depositing the notes. The earlier window was open till December 31, a day after the 50-day period of demonetisation of high value currency.
Useful Info
India’s history with demonetization
1st Demonetisation – 1946 (ban of 1000 Rs & 10000 Rs)
2nd Demonetisation – 1978 (ban of 1000, 5000 & 10000 Rs)
3rd Demonetisation – 2016 (ban of 500 & 1000 Rs)
RBI – Reserve Bank of India
HQ – Mumbai
Governor – Urjit Patel
4 Deputy Governors - BP Kanungo, S S Mundra, N S Vishwanathan and Viral Acharya
AGREEMENT
Tata Group has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin to produce and export new generation F-16 fighter aircraft
The defence arm of the Tata Group has signed an agreement with American firm Lockheed Martin to produce and export new generation F-16 fighter aircraft, potentially kick-starting a mega ‘Make in India’ project. The agreement has been signed at the Paris Airshow, Lockheed to produce F-16 fighter planes in India. It is the newest and most advanced version of the world’s most successful, combat-proven multi-role fighter.
Useful Info
Lockheed Martin HQ – Bethesda, Maryland, United States
CEO - Marillyn Hewson
AWARD
The first recipient of the PM’s Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of Yoga is Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute
Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune has been selected as the first recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of Yoga. The Institute has worked to spread Yoga, internationally, over a period of four decades.
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The institute was established on January 19, 1975
DEFENCE
The Indian Navy’s first indigenously built floating dock (FDN-2) launched
The Indian Navy’s first indigenously built floating dock (FDN-2), developed by Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T), was launched at L&T’s shipyard in Kattupalli on Tuesday. The floating dock is 185 metres long and 40 metres wide and will enable docking of all kinds of vessels, including Naval ships and submarines (excepting aircraft carriers and tankers) of up to 8,000 tonnes displacement, with draughts of up to seven metres, during both day and night.
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larsen and toubro HQ – Mumbai
The Chief of the Naval Staff - Admiral Sunil Lanba
SPORTS
Anil Kumble resigned from the post of Head Coach of the Indian Cricket team
Anil Kumble, the former Indian Captain, resigned from the post of Head Coach of the Indian Cricket team. His resignation came before the limited-overs tour of the West Indies team.

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