22 Jun 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (22nd June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (22nd 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.





STATE

Free Education For Girls From Nursery To PhD in Punjab



The Punjab Government has announced free education for girls in government schools and colleges from Nursery to Ph.D. This is the major step towards women empowerment by Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh. Reservation for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies has already been increased by the government from 33 per cent to 50 per cent. The CM also announced free Wi-FI for 13,000 primary schools and all 48 government colleges.
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State- Punjab
Capital – Chandigarh (Shared with Haryana)
CM - Captain Amarinder Singh
Governor - VP Singh Badnore
Indore become the first city in India to use robot to control unruly traffic

The number one clean city of India - Indore has got another milestone to its name. This commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh has reportedly become the first city in India where the robot is being used on an experimental basis to control its ever growing and unruly traffic. The traffic police in association with a private engineering college of the city for the first time has installed a metallic robot at a busy MR 9 intersection on an experimental basis to control the chaotic traffic in the locality.
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State – Madhya Pradesh
Capital – Bhopal
CM - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor - Om Prakash Kohli
New airport in Kurnool to boost business, employement opportunities: Chandrababu Naidu

In Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that with the construction of new airport in Kurnool district, many industries will come up and thus enhance the growth in business and more employment opportunities. He laid the foundation stone of the Greenfield Airport at Orvakal on Wednesday. The airport will be constructed in 2,000 acres land at a cost of 120 crore rupees with international standards. It will be completed just in a year.
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State – Andhra Pradesh
Capital – Hyderabad (Capital of both Telangana & Andhra Pradesh for 10 years from separation), Amaravati (New capital of Andhra Pradesh)
CM - N Chandrababu Naidu
Governor - Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan
BANKING & ECONOMY
Hike Messenger launched the new version of the app in collaboration with Yes Bank
Hike Messenger launched the new version of the app with a completely new interface and the addition of a mobile wallet, in partnership with YES Bank. With Unified Payments Interface support enabled in Hike 5.0, users can now do free and instant bank-to-bank transfers with their friends. The feature works even if your friends aren't on Hike. For those who don’t actively use a bank account, Hike still allows them to send and receive money with your friends through the Wallet. The app now also allows users to recharge their phones and pay their postpaid bill right from inside Hike.
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CEO of Hike Messenger - Kavin Bharti Mittal
Yes Bank HQ – Mumbai
Tagline of Yes Bank – Experience our Expertise
MD & CEO - Rana Kapoor
SEBI relaxes norms for banks to take over stressed assets of listed companies to recover bad loans
Capital markets regulator, SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India) relaxed takeover norms for the acquisition of stressed assets of listed companies to help the government and the RBI in their efforts to tackle bad loans. SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi took the decision after a board meeting in Mumbai. SEBI’s board also approved a proposal to tighten rules for participatory notes through the imposition of a regulatory fee on issuers of such instruments. SEBI will also issue a discussion paper for easier registration of foreign investors.
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SEBI HQ – Mumbai
Chairman - Ajay Tyagi
APPOINTMENT
Ayurveda physician ‘Vaidya’ Rajesh Kotecha has been appointed as special secretary in Ayush Ministry
Ayurveda physician ‘Vaidya’ Rajesh Kotecha has been appointed as special secretary in Ayush Ministry. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Kotecha’s appointment for three years on a contract basis, according to an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Vaidya (meaning physician) Kotecha is the chief consultant of Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic, Jaipur. The appointment is in line with the Centre’s efforts to bring in specialists from the private sector in the government.
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Minister of AYUSH - Shripad Yasso Naik
Constituency – North Goa
AYUSH - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy
AWARDS
Sachin Tendulkar's mother-in-law and social activist Annabel Mehta has been awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire)
Sachin Tendulkar's mother-in-law and social activist Annabel Mehta, a British national, has been awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her work and service to the underprivileged. The award will be presented to her at Buckingham Palace in London later this year.  Annabel has been recognized and honored for over 40 years of service to underprivileged communities in India. Much of this has been through her leading role within the NGO, Apnalaya, of which she has been President since 2013.
Qatar Airways was announced the World’s Best Airline 2017
Qatar Airways was announced the World’s Best Airline at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards. Qatar Airways was voted Best Airline by travelers across the world in the annual passenger survey. The Doha-based carrier has now won the prestigious Airline of the Year title for a fourth time. Qatar Airways also won the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best First Class Lounge and the Best Airline in the Middle East awards. On the other hand, Malaysia-based Air Asia won awards for being the Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia for a month year in the row, and also as World's Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin 2017.
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Country – Qatar
Capital – Doha
Currency – Qatari rial
Qatar Airways CEO - Akbar Al Baker

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
India & Russia have identified key areas to bolster cooperation in the science and technology sector
India and Russia have identified key areas to bolster cooperation in the science and technology sector, including space and marine technologies, IT and deep ocean engineering. The areas were chosen at the first meeting of India-Russia Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. The meeting was co-chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitryi Rogozin. Inspired by India's 'Make in India' initiative, Moscow has launched a “Do It In Russia” initiative to promote local manufacturing and technology development.
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Country – Russia
Capital – Moscow
Currency – Ruble
The world's first train that operates on a virtual track has been made by China
China has unveiled the world's first train that operates on a virtual track using sensor technology instead of metal rails. The new trains are battery powered and are nonpolluting. The train's top speed is 70 kilometers per hour, and it can travel 25 kilometers in distance after just 10 minutes of charging. The train can reportedly carry up to 307 passengers despite the fact that it is only about 32 meters long. The vehicle is fitted with sensors that detect the dimensions of the road allowing it to follow routes without the need for metal rails. The train will be ready to roll out to the public by 2018.
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Country – China
Capital – Beijing
Currency – Renminbi – yuan
President – Xi Jinping

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