3 Jul 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 3rd July 2017 - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 3rd July 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
Madhya Pradesh conduct a massive plantation campaign to save the environment and conservation of the Narmada River
In Madhya Pradesh, a massive plantation campaign was undertaken to save the environment and conservation of the Narmada river. According to official sources over six crores, saplings were planted in 24 districts of Narmada basin in just 12 hours. Arrangements were made to record the whole event for the Guinness World Record. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the plantation drive at Amarkantak of Anooppur district. Later he also took part in plantation drives in Jabalpur and Omkareshwar.
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State – Madhya Pradesh
Capital – Bhopal
CM – Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor - Om Prakash Kohli
Rajeev Pratap Rudy & Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid foundation stone of country’s biggest Global Skill Park
Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Pratap Rudy and MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of the country’s biggest Global Skill Park in Bhopal today. Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team K. Shrikant was present on this occasion.
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Minister of state (independent charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship – Rajeev Pratap Rudy
Constituency – Saran Bihar
NATIONAL
IGNOU has announced exemption of fees for its transgender students
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced exemption of fees for its transgender students of all programmes. Vice Chancellor Ravindra Kumar announced the initiative during the 22nd Prof G Ram Reddy Lecture.
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IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University
Located in New delhi
Chancellor – President of India
Vice Chancellor - Ravindra Kumar
BANKING & ECONOMY
FINO Payments Bank has commenced operations as a payments bank
FINO Payments Bank has commenced operations as a payments bank with effect from 30th June 2017 according to the Reserve Bank of India. FINO PayTech Ltd, Mumbai, was one of the 11 applicants which were issued in-principle approval for setting up a payments bank. Besides FINO, the other applicants which have launched payment bank operations are Airtel M Commerce Services, Department of Posts and Paytm Payments Bank.
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FINO Payment Banks HQ – Mumbai
FINO PayTech CEO – Rishi Gupta
GST to boost India’s GDP, positive rating by Moody's
Moody's Investors Service has said, Implementation of the GST will be positive for India's rating as it will lead to higher GDP growth and increased tax revenues. In a statement, Moody's Vice-President, Sovereign Risk Group, William Foster said, over the medium term, GST is likely to contribute to productivity gains and higher GDP growth by improving the ease of doing business, unifying the national market and enhancing India's attractiveness as a foreign investment destination.
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Moody’s – Credit rating agency
HQ – New York City, USA
CEO - Raymond W. McDaniel Jr.
APPOINTMENT
Serbian parliament voted in Ana Brnabic, an openly gay woman, as the country's prime minister
Serbian parliament voted in Ana Brnabic, an openly gay woman,  as the country's prime minister in a landmark move for the patriarchal conservative country and the entire Balkans region. The 41-year old Brnabic and her cabinet were backed by 157 MPs in the 250-seat parliament after being proposed by President Aleksandar Vucic. Brnabic becomes Serbia's first female prime minister and the first openly gay premier in the Balkans, where homophobia remains widespread. Serbia is home to about seven million people, most of them Orthodox Christians.
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Country – Serbia
Capital – Belgrade
Currency - Serbian Dinar
Ana Brnabic - first female prime minister of Serbia
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
China’s new heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails
China’s ambitious space programme suffered a rare setback on Sunday as its new heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Long March-5 Y2 failed to put the country’s largest satellite into orbit. An anomaly occurred during the flight of the rocket, which blasted off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan.
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Country – China
Capital – Beijing
Currency – Renminbi – Yuan
President – Xi Jinping
AWARDS
CISF security at IGI airport rated the best
The CISF security cover at the Delhi airport has been rated as the best service in this domain by World Quality Congress, a global quality rating agency. CISF chief O.P Singh said the award is “recognition of the hard work” by his men and women at the airport.
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CISF - Central Industrial Security Force
HQ – New Delhi
CISF Chief – O.P Singh
SPORTS
R. Karan Rajan became the champion of the Guatemala badminton future series
R. Karan Rajan of Chennai beat Hamblers Heymard of Guatemala 21-19, 21-12 in the final to emerge the champion of the Guatemala badminton future series. Karan earlier upset the top-seed Ruben Castellanos in the semifinals. He has now become the first player from Tamil Nadu to win an International singles event.
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Country – Guatemala
Capital – Guatemala city
Currency – Guatemalan quetzal
Germany has won their maiden Confederation Cup Football title
Germany have lifted their maiden Confederation Cup Football title. In the final played at St Petersburg, the four-time World Cup winners defeated Chile by a solitary goal. Lars Stindl put Germany ahead in the first half against the run of play, and Germany then held on to the lead.
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Country – Germany
Capital – Berlin
Currency – Euro
Chancellor – Angela Merkel

Krestovsky Stadium - Saint Petersburg, Russia