26 Jun 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (25th & 26th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (25th & 26th 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 DAY
26th June - International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit is observed on June 26th. The theme for 2017 is- "Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe."




STATE
Rath Yatra or Chariot Festivalstarted at Puri, odhisa
In Odisha, the most awaited biggest annual festival of Rath Yatra or Chariot Festival at Puri commences today (25th June 2017). This is one of the most celebrated Hindu festivals of the country as well as the whole world. The famous festival that is celebrated usually in the month of June-July commences when the chariots of Lord Jagannath accompanied by his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra are brought out on to the main street of Puri. The Chariots are then taken to the Shri Gundicha Temple to their aunt’s house, where the deities enjoy nine days stay and are served with sweet pancakes. The festival honours the Lord Jagannath’s visit along with his siblings to the temple of Queen Gundicha. Jagannath Puri temple is called ‘Yamanika Tirtha’ where, according to the Hindu beliefs, the power of ‘Yama’, the god of death has been nullified in Puri due to the presence of Lord Jagannath, popularly known as Lord Krishna, and his siblings – Lord Balbhadra and deity Subhadra – in the Jagannath Puri temple.
Useful Info
State – Odisha
Capital – Bhubaneshwar
CM – Naveen Patnaik
Governor - Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir
The Konark Sun Temple – Puri, Odisha
Bhubaneshwar – The temple city of India

Haryana government to implement health insurance scheme for poor
Haryana government will implement a health insurance scheme in the state to provide free health services to the poor. The state government will bear the cost of the premium. Chief Minister Manohar Lal said this after inaugurating a medical college and hospital at Mohri village in Kurukshetra district yesterday. He said the state government is establishing medical colleges in every district to meet the shortage of doctors in government hospitals. Chief Minister also said that as many as 28 colleges will be established in the state over the next two years. He said private organisations have been invited to establish Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy colleges in the state.
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State – Haryana
Capital – Chandigarh
CM –Manohar lal khattar
Governor - Kaptan Singh Solanki

UP government banks on informers to curb female foeticide
Uttar Pradesh government has started a scheme under which informers will alert the state authorities about attempts and incidents of female foeticide. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed concern over the declining sex ratio in the state and launched the 'Mukhbir Yojana' or Informer Scheme aimed at checking the cases of female foeticide at an event in Lucknow yesterday. The Chief Minister also launched 181 Women Helpline and flagged off 64 rescue vans. He said that the state government is committed to provide complete security to women and also ensure that they are empowered - socially and economically.
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State – Uttar Pradesh
Capital –Lucknow
CM –Yogi Adityanath
Governor - Shri Ram Naik

NATIONAL
PM Modi calls upon people to use E-GEM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon the people to use Government -E- Marketplace, E-GEM portal to sell their products or services to the government. Sharing his Mann Ki Baat on All India Radio with the countrymen and the people abroad today, the Prime Minister said, the E-GEM portal is an excellent example of minimum government and maximum governance. He said, its objective is minimum price and maximum ease, efficiency and transparency.
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E-GEM - GOVERNMENT EMARKETPLACE

Aadhaar not valid for travel to Nepal, Bhutan: Home ministry
Home Ministry has said the Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan. They can travel to both countries for which they don't need visas if they possess a valid national passport or election ID card issued by the Election Commission. In a communique, the ministry said the Aadhaar card is not an acceptable travel document for travel to Nepal and Bhutan.Moreover, persons over 65 and below 15 years can show documents with photographs to confirm their age and identity. These include PAN card, driving licence, Central Government Health Service card and ration card but not Aadhaar.The advisory assumes significance as Aadhaar is mandatory for a host of things, including government subsidies on LPG and other social welfare schemes.
Useful Info
Country – Nepal
Capital – Kathmandu
Currency - Nepalese rupee
PM - Sher Bahadur Deuba
President - Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Country – Bhutan
Capital –Thimphu
Currency –Ngultrum

Naidu launches book titled ‘The Emergency-Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour'
Venkaiah Naidu has launched the book which titled 'The Emergency - Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour'.
A book is written by Surya Prakash who is a chairman ofPrasarBharati. The book was launched at a conference to mark the anniversary of the Emergency and to honor all those who fought for the restoration of democracy in the country in the mid-1970s.

INTERNATIONAL
Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak: UN
The United Nations today warned that Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world. A statement by UNICEF and the WHO says the number of suspected cholera cases in the war-torn country has exceeded two lakh. It says in just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate, with an estimated 5,000 new cases every day in the country. So far more than 1,300 people have died, one quarter of them were children. The UN said, the death toll expected to rise. The two UN agencies say they are doing everything they can to stop the outbreak from accelerating.
Useful Info
Country – Yemen
Capital –Sana'a
Currency - Yemeni rial
UNICEF - United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
HQ – New York
WHO - World Health Organization
HQ - Geneva, Switzerland

BANKING & ECONOMY
RBI amends Banking Ombudsman Scheme
The central bank has extended the scope of Banking Ombudsman Scheme. The Reserve bank said that under the amended scheme, a customer would also be able to lodge a complaint against the bank for its non-adherence to RBI instructions with regard to mobile banking/ electronic banking services in India. As per the amendment, the pecuniary jurisdiction of the Banking Ombudsman to pass an award has been doubled to 20 lakh rupees.Banking Ombudsman is a quasi-judicialauthority functioning under the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, 2006. The authority was created to enable resolution of complaints of customers of banks relating to services rendered by the lenders.

APPOINTMENT
IDFC Bank elevates Sunil Kakar as MD and CEO for 3 Years
IDFC Ltd announced the elevation of its CFO Sunil Kakar as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from July 16 for three years. Mr. Kakar has also been appointed as additional director. Both the appointments are subject to shareholders' approval at the annual general meeting (AGM).

Besides, the company announced that the Board has approved the resignation of veteran banker VikramLimaye from the post of MD and CEO who is set to join leading stock exchange NSE as its new Managing Director and CEO.

AWARDS
Doon girl Bhumika Sharma wins Miss World title in bodybuilding championship
Bhumika Sharma, another Indian has become Miss World in bodybuilding championship.
Dehradun’s girl gained maximum points in three categories – individual posing, body posing and fall in that eventually bagged her the Miss World title and the gold medal at the world championship in Venice, Italy. The championship drew 50 competitors from different countries.

AGREEMENTS
India and Portugal have signed eleven MOUs for cooperation in various areas
India and Portugal have signed eleven MOUs for cooperation in areas including double taxation avoidance, science and technology, trade and investment, nanotechnology, space research, administrative reforms and culture. 11 MoU's were exchanged out of which seven and there was the announcement of the launch of a joint science fund for which both India and Portugal will contribute Euros two million each. 5 of the MoU's were in the area of science and technology. One of the MoU's was signed for the creation of an India Portugal Space Alliance and for advancing collaborative research. These agreements will promote India's science and technology partnership with Portugal, towards the establishment of a unique Centre on the Azores Archipelago - the Atlantic International Research Centre.
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Country – Portugal
Capital – Lisbon
Currency – Euro
Current President –Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Current PM - Antonia Costa

SPORTS
Kidambi Srikanth wins Australia Open Super Series

In Badminton, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Australian Open Superseries trophy in Sydney. In the summit clash, 11th world ranked Srikanth stunned former world number one and Rio Olympics Gold medalist Chen Long of China in straight games, 22-20, 21-16. It was Srikanth's first victory over the Chinese in 6 matches.

Junior World Rifle/Pistol Championship: India's YashaswiniDeswal wins gold
India's Yashaswini Singh Deswal today won a gold at the women's 10 metre air pistol event in the ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol competition.In the event being held in Suhl, Germany, her medal consolidated India's second position in the medals tally at the end of Day Two, with two gold, one silver and one bronze.China top the standings till now.Earlier in the day, India had won a team bronze in the men's 10 metre pistol event.
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Country – Germany
Capital – Berlin
Currency - Euro

AnishBhanwala set a junior world record at World Championship
Haryana's AnishBhanwala gave a robust start for the Indian challenge by clinching the 25-metre standard pistol gold with a world junior record in the Junior World Shooting Championship in Suhl, Germany. The 14-year-old Anish shot 579 to win the gold seven points ahead of Florian Peter of Germany. In the process, Anish also bettered the junior world record of 574 set by Denis Koulakov of Russia in Lahti, Finland, in 2002.

India became the team to score the most 300-plus totals in One Day International (ODI) Cricket
India became the team to score the most 300-plus totals in One Day International (ODI) Cricket. India did so when they scored a total of 310 for the loss of five wickets in the second ODI against West Indies. It was the 96th time that India crossed the 300-run mark, surpassing Australia’s 95. The other teams posted 300+ scores in ODIs as follows: Australia 95, South Africa 77, Pakistan 68, Sri Lanka 62, England 57 and New Zealand 51.
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ICC – International Cricket Council
Motto - Great Sport Great Spirit
HQ – Dubai
President - Zaheer Abbas (former Pakistani cricketer)
Chairman - ShashankManohar
CEO - David Richardson (former South African Cricketer)

Ankush claims gold, Devendro gets silver at Mongolia boxing tournament
The fast-rising AnkushDahiya (60kg) clinched a gold while the experienced L Devendro Singh (52kg) settled for a silver medal on the final day of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia.

The 19-year-old Ankush, who is a former Asian youth silver-medalist, defeated Korean Man ChoeChol in a split verdict, while Devendro lost to Indonesia's AldomsSuguro, again a split decision. India thus signed off with a gold, a silver and three bronze medals from the tournament.

         


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