Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 10th 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.
First Edition of WINGS 2017 – “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”- Expanding Regional Connectivity Hosted in New Delhi
The First edition of WINGS 2017 – “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”- Expanding Regional Connectivity was hosted in New Delhi by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The Plenary session was chaired by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju.
Civil Aviation Minister – P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju
Constituency – Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh
Anti-Copying bill will be introduced by Uttar Pradesh government
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to introduce an ‘Anti-Copying’ Bill in the upcoming assembly session to check for cheating in the state examinations.
State – Uttar Pradesh
Capital – Lucknow
CM – Yogi Adityanath
Governor – Ram Naik
President launches three digital initiatives over e-education
President Pranab Mukherjee has launched digital initiatives – Swayam, Swayam Prabha and National Academic Depository – in New Delhi to push e-education in the country. The aim of the initiatives is to raise the Gross Enrollment Ratio in the higher education from 24.5 to 30 by 2020. Massive Open Online Courses, Swayam will host courses taught in classrooms from Class 9th to post-graduation, which can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. It will target those students who could not complete their studies and professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge. Swayam Prabha is the platform of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programmes 24X7 using GSAT-15 satellite. National Academic Depository will facilitate online verification of certificates. All the courses are interactive and available free of cost.
DTH – Direct to Home
GSAT –Geosynchronous Satellites
First President of India –Dr. Rajendra Prasad
13thPresident of India – Pranab Mukerjee
First International Aviation Security seminar organised by National Security Guard in Haryana
The Minister of State for Skill Development& Entrepreneurship (I/C) Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy attended the second day of the first International Aviation Security Seminar in Manesar Haryana. National Security Guard (NSG) has organized the seminar, with the aim of bringing all major stakeholders under one roof and facilitate them sharing views/opinion, discussions, brainstorming with the matters concerning Aviation Security. Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy also hoisted the National Flag at NSG Campus, during the National Flag Foundation program. It is the India’s 67th Flagpole and 26th highest Monumental Flagpole.
NSG – National Security Guard
HQ – New Delhi
Current Director General – Sudhir Pratap Singh
Minister of State for Skill Development& Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) – Rajiv Pratap Rudy
Constituency – Saran, Bihar
India to import crude oil from US for first time
India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, will import crude oil from the United States for the first time after Indian Oil Corp bought a cargo that will be delivered in October 2017. India is the latest Asian country to buy US crude after South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Australia and Taiwan as the countries seek to diversify oil imports from other regions after the OPEC cuts drove up prices of Middle East heavy-sour crude, or grades with a high sulphur content.
Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. – Sanjiv Singh
India is going to invite the 10 leaders of ASEAN for 2018 Republic day Celebrations
India is going to invite the 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as Chief Guests for 2018 Republic Day celebrations. If this happens, the Republic Day 2018 would be the first Republic Day event that will have so many leaders as the chief guests.
10 Member Countries of ASEAN are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a summit on December 12
Speaking at the G20 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that Paris will host a summit on December 12 to address financing issues on the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The summit would aim to mobilise private and public financing for the projects committed to in the Paris agreement.
Country – France
Capital – Paris
Currency – Euro
PM – Édouard Philippe
President – Emmanuel Macron
UNESCO has voted to leave Australia’s Great Barrier Reef off its “List of World Heritage in Danger”
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted to leave Australia’s Great Barrier Reef off its “List of World Heritage in Danger” despite several reports claiming major coral bleaching at the 2,300-km-long ecosystem. However, the UN body expressed “serious concern” about the reef’s health. The reef, which is also the largest living thing on Earth, was recently valued for the first time, at $42 billion.
UNESCO – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
HQ – Paris, France
Director-General of UNESCO – Irina Bokova
RBI said Ombudsman cannot handle note ban plaints
Customers’ complaints about problems like cash withdrawal and exchange of old notes faced post demonetisation cannot be entertained under the Banking Ombudsman (BO) scheme, the Reserve Bank of India has said.
Banking Ombudsman Scheme
First BO office in India –RBI, New Delhi (jurisdiction over Delhi and Jammu& Kashmir)
Second BO office in India –New Delhi (jurisdiction over Haryana (except Panchkula, Yamuna Nagar and Ambala Districts) and Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar districts of Uttar Pradesh)
Total BO office in India currently –20
Nepal SBI launches first paperless Banking services sbi INTOUCH
Nepal SBI Bank, a subsidiary of the State Bank of India, launched its fully automatic digital banking services in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. This is for the first time the State Bank of India has expanded the paperless banking system outside India. Digital banking provides various services including cash deposit, the opening of new accounts, distribution of debit card, ATM and online banking information on the touch of the screen. Customers can avail the services from SBI Intouch Bank. The digital banking unit also has a robot, which provides important information to customers in an interactive manner.
Country – Nepal
Capital – Kathmandu
Currency – Nepalese rupee
President – Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Prime Minister – Sher Bahadur Deuba
SBI – State Bank of India
HQ – Mumbai
Chairperson – Arundhati Bhattacharya
Tagline of SBI –with you all the way, Pure Banking Nothing Else, The Nation’s Banks on us.
John Joseph has been appointed as Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI)
A key intelligence agency tasked with checking evasion of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has got its new chief. Senior bureaucrat John Joseph has been appointed Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI). Joseph, a 1983 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), has worked in the Finance Ministry’s important departments, including the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). The DG GSTI is the new name given to the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI), mandated to check service tax and central excise duty evasion.
Valtteri Bottas won the Austrian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas won the Austrian Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finishing a mere 0.6 of a second.
Valtteri Bottas –Russian Formula 1 driver
He drives for Mercedes
His first victory –Russian Grand Prix 2017
Harinder Pal Sandhubeat Rhys Dowling of Australia in the final of South Australian Open squash title
India’s Harinder Pal Sandhubeat Rhys Dowling of Australia in the final to lift South Australian Open squash title. He mounted a comeback to win it on extra points.
Dipika Pallikal was the Champion of 2016 South Australian Open title
India has topped the medal tally for first time in Asian Athletics Championships history
India has topped the medal tally for the first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships. In a stunning show of dominance on the fourth and final day of competitions in Bhubaneshwar, India clinched five gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze. With that, the hosts ended the championships on top with a haul of 29 medals which included 12 gold, 5 silver, and 12 bronze. India’s earlier best came way back in the 1985 Jakarta edition where they had won 22 medals. India pushed China to the second spot (20 Medals). China ended this edition with a tally of 8 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze. Kazakhstan finished third (8 Medals) with 4 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze while Iran ended on fourth with 4 gold and 1 bronze.
22ndAsian Athletics Championships, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, odisha
Mascot – olly (Olive Ridley sea turtle)
Flag bearer – Tintu Luka
Oath taken by – Sravani Nanda
Special performance by famous singer –Shankar Mahadevan
Total 45 nations, 655 participants
1stIndia’s Total Medal – 29
2ndChina’s Total Medal – 20
3rdKazakhstan Total Medal – 8
Atthaya Thitikul, a 14-year-old amateur from Thailand has won on the Ladies European Tour
Atthaya Thitikul, a 14-year-old amateur from Thailand has won on the Ladies European Tour, supplanting Lydia Ko as the youngest champion on the circuit. She clinched a two-stroke victory at the Ladies European Thailand Championship at Phoenix Country Club in Pattaya. New Zealander Ko held the previous record as the youngest winner on the tour, after claiming the 2013 New Zealand Open at the age of 15 years, nine months and 17 days.
The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women. It was founded in 1978.
Country – Thailand
Capital – Bangkok
Currency – Thai baht