Daily Current Affairs Updates – 10th May 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates – 10th May 2017:
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.

World Migratory Bird Day 2017 observed with theme Their Future is our Future

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2017 was observed across the world on 10 May 2017. The theme for WMBD 2017 isTheir Future is our Future – A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People”. The theme for the year throws light on the topic ofSustainable Development for Wildlife and People.
PM Modi launches integrated case management system of Supreme Court inpresence of CJI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the digital filing system of the Supreme Court today which will mark the movement towards a paperless Apex Court. Mr. Modi uploaded Integrated Case Management Information System ICMIS with Supreme Court Website. Greeting the people on the occassion of Budha Purnima Mr Modi congratulated the Supreme Court for the new initiative. He also said that he was happy that High Court and Supreme Court Judges cut short their vacation and are working for the poor. Prime Minister also recalled that on this day the first movement of Independence began in 1857.
Assam govt decides to set up Act East Policy Affairs department in state

The Assam govt. has decided to set up Act East Policy Affairs department in the state. The new department will be set up in a bid to give the boost to the ‘Act East policy’. The State Cabinet has also decided to create a Rhino Protection Force to curb poaching.
State : Assam
Capital : Dispur    
Chief Minister : Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor : Banwarilal Purohit
PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka to attend International Vesak Day celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two day visit to Sri Lanka from tomorrow where he will attend International Vesak Day celebrations. Briefing media on the visit, Joint Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry Sanjay Panda said, during his stay Mr Modi will inaugurate 150 bed multi specialty hospital at Dickoya. Mr. Panda said, the hospital is part of developmental cooperation with the island nation. He said, there will be no formal meetings and signing of agreements as the visit is in connection with Vesak day, however meetings will take place with Sri Lankan leaders on the sidelines of the celebration.
Country: Sri Lanka.
Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
President: Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe
Railways to acquire EOTT system to run trains without guards

The Indian Railways will soon run 1000 trains without guards by installing sophisticated equipment in them. A senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project said, Railways will acquire 1000 End of Train Telemetry ,EoTT equipment to begin with, for its container operations and later more such units will be procured for all trains.

Haryana to start door-to-door survey to collect data of every resident

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has decided to gather a detailed data of every resident and issue a sleek identity for every house in Haryana. The objective of this two-month long data generating exercise, to be launched on June 15, 2017 is to get details of land holdings and status of facilities. The facilities includes social security pension, scholarship, MGNREGA, loans and LPG connection. During the survey, address of each house,  location, details of owner of the house, bank account numbers, IFSC code and Aadhaar and personal details will be gathered.
State : Haryana
Capital : Chandigarh
Chief Minister : Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor : Kaptan Singh Solanki
Oracle signs MoU with Jharkhand for cloud-based citizen services

The Government of Jharkhand and Oracle signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) intended to improve cloud-based citizen services and to make Jharkhand an attractive destination for start-ups. Oracle will offer its support to the state through its vast portfolio of technology solutions, including Oracle Cloud. As part of the MoU, the Government of Jharkhand and Oracle will jointly explore and identify areas in which Oracle’s latest cloud-based technologies can be used to deliver improved citizen services and to address the state’s citizen and business requirements.
Buddha Purnima being celebrated today; President,VP and PM greets nation on theoccasion

Buddha Purnima is being celebrated today. It not only marks the day when Gautam Buddha was born but also the day when he attained Nirvana under the Mahabodhi tree at Bodh Gaya. President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation on the occasion.
Supreme Court to become paperless,digital court from today

The Supreme Court will take its first step towards becoming a paperless, digital court today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the digital filing system at a function in New Delhi where the Integrated Case Management System will be connected with the Supreme Court website. The event will also be attended by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and judges of the apex court.
Justice Karnan is the first High Court judge to be sentenced to jail by Supreme Court

A seven-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court (SC), headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar sentenced Justice C S Karnan, the Calcutta High Court judge, to six months of imprisonment.Justice Karnan has been sentenced for imprisonment for repeated incidents of contempt of court. It is the first time that the Supreme Court has sent a high court judge to jail on charges of contempt
DIPP& WIPO to set up Technology and Innovation Support Centers

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have signed an agreement to establish Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC). WIPO’s Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) program provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high-quality technology information and related services, helping them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights.
India to replace its research station in Antarctica

India has decided to replace its Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years. The same was announced by Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences. Rajeevan made the announcement while speaking on the sidelines of a programme to formally commence ship building by Titagarh Wagons Ltd in Kolkatta, India. He also stated that India is poised to expand its research activity in the coldest continent and a new ship, with a special ice-cutting facility, will be procured for the purpose.
Edelweiss Tokio launches India’s first life insurance Product

Edelweiss Tokio launched India’s first and the simplest life insurance product that can be bought at a point of sale (PoS) has finally been launched. Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has recently launched PoS Saral Nivesh the first product to be approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India’s (IRDAI) guidelines on point of sale-life insurance products. PoS Saral Nivesh is a non-linked, non-participating endowment life insurance plan which offers both protection and saving.
Government sets up a task force to compute reliable and timely employment data

Government has created a task force on employment data. In view of the importance of timely and reliable data on employment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed his Office and concerned Ministries to come up with a solution to fill the long standing gap in the country’s statistical architecture. The task force will recommend solutions which can be implemented in a time bound manner. The Prime Minister directed that the task be expedited so that policies on employment can be formulated with a proper appreciation of impacts, based on credible data.
Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea’s 19th president

The newly elected President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, has been sworn in as 19th President of the country. Mr. Moon took the oath of office, a day after his liberal Democratic Party’s decisive victory in a snap election called to find a replacement for Park Geun-hye, who was ousted in March over a corruption scandal. Soon after the swearing in ceremony, Mr. Moon, in a departure from current policy, said he would be willing to visit North Korea in the right circumstances. South Korean President said he is ready to negotiate with China and the United States over a controversial anti-missile defense system.
Country: South Korea
Capital :Seoul
Currency: South Korean won
Prime minister:Hwang Kyo-ahn
President:Moon Jae-in
ICJ Stays Kulbhusan Jadhav’s Hanging

India has received a stay order preventing Pakistan from executing the death sentence awarded to the former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav from the International Court of Justice at The Hague. India’s team of lawyers led by senior advocate Harish Salve accused Pakistan of gross violations of international laws. They also pointed out the violations of the Geneva convention that deals with Consular relations. Pakistan had denied consular access to India despite 15 attempts. It also refused to give  any details of Jadhav’s arrest and trial until the death sentence was passed.
International Court of Justice located at: The Hague
Jordan, US launch Eager Lion military exercise
Jordan and the United States kicked off Eager Lion, an annual military exercise in Jordan with about 7,400 troops from more than 20 nations taking part. Jordan is a key recipient of US financial aid and a partner in the US-led coalition battling Islamic State group jihadists in Syria and Iraq.
Techmagnate acquires BlogX, the largest blog conference in India

Techmagnate, India’s leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired BlogX, India’s largest blog conference where bloggers and content managers connect. In the event, top bloggers from across the country share their experiences and stories of journey towards becoming successful bloggers. The blogger’s meet emphasizes on content, relationship and brand building.
Ola ties-up with Airtel to roll out integrated digital offerings to customers

India’s largest cab aggregator Ola has partnered with Bharti Airtel to launch a range of integrated digital offerings to customers. As part of the partnership, Ola will integrate Airtel Payments bank to its app and Airtel will integrate Ola’s mobile wallet Ola Money as a payment solution on Airtel website and MyAirtel app for mobile recharges and bill payments.
‘Lion’ actor Sunny Pawar named Rising Star at Asian Awards

Child actor Sunny Pawar, best known for his performance in the Oscar-nominated film Lion, has been chosen for the Rising Star Award. The award will be presented to Sunny at the 7th Annual Asian Awards. He portrayed young Saroo Brierley in the film.

Adil Hussain’s Mukti Bhawan wins the Best Film award at the New York Indian FilmFestival

“Mukti Bhawan”, a movie about a man who accompanies his father on a journey to Varanasi, has won the Best Film at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). NYIFF was held in New York between April 30-May 7, 2017.

Taranjeet Singh becomes New Country Director of Twitter

Twitter has elevated Taranjeet Singh as its Country Director for India. Prior to this appointment, Singh was responsible for sales and marketing support for Twitter’s advertisers in India. Before joining twitter, Taranjeet Singh held various positions at BBC Advertising and Outlook Publishing etc. India is among the lucrative social media markets in the world. It is already among the world’s fastest growing markets for companies like Facebook, WhatsApp and Google. Twitter has over 319 million users globally and counts India among its top five audience markets.
Venu Rajamony appointed India’s Ambassador to Netherlands

Press Secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee and senior diplomat Venu Rajamony has been appointed India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands. Mr. Rajamony will also be India’s Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Prevention of Chemical Weapons based in The Hague and cover the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and other international organisations based in the Netherland.
Asian Wrestling Championship begins today in New Delhi;Sakshi Malik to leadIndian challenge

Rio Olympics bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik will spearhead the Indian challenge at the Asian Wrestling Championship beginning in New Delhi today. Sakshi along with Olympian Sandeep Tomar and Bajrang Punia will be aiming for podium finishes India had bagged 9 medals – 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze – in the last edition of the tournament held in Bangkok last year.
Jhulan Goswami becomes highest wicket taker in Womens One Day Internationals

Indian women’s team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in the history of Women’s One-Day Internationals. Goswami broke the decade-long record Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick ’s 180 wickets from 109 matches.

Heena Sidhu wins bronze in Grand Prix of Liberation Plezn 2017 Shootingchampionship

Heena Sindhu claimed a bronze medal in the women’s 10m Air Pistol as India ended the Grand Prix of Liberation Plezn 2017 Shooting championships in Czech Republic with seven medals. On the final day of the championship, Heena shot 218.8 in the eight-woman final, won by Greek shooter Anna Korakaki claimed gold medal sot 246.3 to finish ahead of Germany’s rising star, Michelle Skeries took silver with a score of 237.8.

Pakistani sitarist Ustad Raees Khan passes away

Legendary sitar player ‘Ustad Raees Khan’ (77-year) passed away in Karachi, Pakistan. He was born in 1939 in Indore (India) in a family of musicians later in 1968, he moved to Pakistan. He was honored with the Presidential award (2005) and Sitara-e- Imtiaz (2017).

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