Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 12th July 2017 – Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 12th 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.


IMPORTANT DAY
July 12th – Malala Day

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Malala Yousafzai(born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially education of women in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Her advocacy has since grown into an international movement.
STATE
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to launch massive plantation drive

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao will formally launch the third phase of the Telanganaku Haritha haram programme by participating in the plantation of saplings in Karimnagar town. Mr. Rao will participate in the massive plantation drive along with 10,000 students.
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State – Telangana
Capital– Hyderabad
CM – K. Chandrashekhar Rao
Governor– Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan
Punjab government teachers can seek leave online soon

Government teachers in Punjab will soon be able to file online applications to seek approval for leave. Punjab Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary said a portal is being developed by the education department for the purpose. The Minister said the department has set a target of three months to develop the portal and make it operational.
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State – Punjab
Capital– Chandigarh
CM – Captain Amarinder Singh
Governor– V. P. Singh Badnore
President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates ‘Ashiana Annexe’ in Dehradun, Uttarakhand

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the annexe of the presidential retreat Ashiana which has accommodation facilities for accompanying officers and staff of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Ashiana retreat was built originally as a bungalow of the commandant of the President’s Bodyguard and was revived by Mukherjee after long years of disuse. K R Narayanan, in March 1998, was the last president to stay here.
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1stPresident of India – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
13thPresident of India – Pranab Mukerjee
1stFemale President of India – Prathiba Patil
Maharashtra, first state in the country to launch free injectable contraceptive for women

Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to provide women an injectable contraceptive for free. The state’s public health department launched a program called Antara to offer women an injection of Medroxy progesterone acetate (MPA), a birth-control hormone. The announcements were made on the occasion of World Population Day (11th July). According to state health officials, the injection, a safe means of birth control, is effective for three months. The injection will be given intramuscularly to women in the age bracket of 18-45 years.
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State – Maharashtra
Capital – Mumbai
CM – Devendra Fadnavis
Governor – Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao
Tamil Nadu has reported its first case of Zika virus

Tamil Nadu has reported its first case of Zika virus, bringing the tally of the mosquito-transmitted infection in India to four.The previous three cases were confirmed in May, all coming from Ahmedabad.
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State – Tamil Nadu
Capital – Chennai
CM – Edappadi K Palaniswami
Governor – Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao
Karnataka Government constituted a 9-member committee to study the possibility of designing a separate state flag

Karnataka Government constituted a 9-member committee to study the possibility of designing a separate state flag and providing it a statutory standing. This committee was constituted following representation of social activists from the state urged the government to design a separate flag for Kannada ‘naadu’ and accord statutory standing for it. This committee will be headed by Principal Secretary, Department of Kannada and Culture.
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State – Karnataka
Capital – Bengaluru
CM – Siddaramaiah
Governor – Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala
NATIONAL
The new name for urban development& housing ministry is Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)

The government has merged the urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries. Now this will be known as Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This is third time the ministries have been merged.
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Minister of urban development, housing and urban poverty alleviation –Venkaiah Naidu
Constituency – Rajasthan (Rajya Sabha)

National Green Tribunal banned the use of ‘Chinese’ kite strings, made of nylon

The National Green Tribunal banned the use of ‘Chinese’ kite strings, made of nylon or any synthetic material on the grounds that it poses threat to life and environment. The Tribunal directed all state governments to prohibit the “manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use” of synthetic manja or nylon threads and all other synthetic strings used for flying kites with immediate effect. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar ordered the authorities to ban import of any synthetic manja. The judgement came on a plea filed by animal rights body People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and others, contending that ‘manja’ poses a grave threat to humans and animals as every year a number of deaths are caused by it.
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Present Chairperson of NGT – Justice Swatanter Kumar
AICTE has made it mandatory for engineering students to participate in one of five extracurricular activities

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory for engineering students to participate in one of five extracurricular activities, otherwise they won’t be awarded a degree. The activities include yoga, National Service Scheme (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and sports.
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AICTE – All India Council for Technical Education
HQ – New Delhi
Chairperson – Anil Sahasrabudhe
BANKING& ECONOMY
Axis Bank has entered into collaboration with Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) to facilitate trade with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Axis Bank has entered into collaboration with Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) to facilitate trade with Latin America and the Caribbean. Axis Bank becomes the first Indian bank to participate in the Trade Finance Facilitation Programme as a confirming bank. IIC, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to supporting the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Axis Bank HQ – Mumbai
MD& CEO – Shikha Sharma
Tagline of Axis Bank – Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi
IIC – Inter-American Investment Corporation
HQ – Washington D.C
President – Luis Alberto Moreno
AGREEMENT
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed an MoU for the financial year 2017-18 with the Ministry of Defence

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed an MoU for the financial year 2017-18 with the Ministry of Defence. The annual MoU was signed between Ashok Kumar Gupta, Secretary, Department of Defence Production and T Suvarna Raju, CMD-HAL. The MoU has outlined targets on various performance parameters of the company during the year 2017-18. The revenue from operations has been targeted at Rs. 17,900 crore, the highest ever. HAL has also laid specific emphasis on capacity building, modernization, solar power plants, aiming to achieve capital expenditure of Rs. 1,300 crore.
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Minister of Defence – Arun Jaitley
Constituency – Gujarat (Rajya Sabha)
HAL – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Chairman and Managing Director of HAL – T. Suvarna Raju
HAL Headquarter – Bengaluru
APPOINTMENT
U.S. treasury veteran Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to oversee banking system

Randal Quarles, who served in top Treasury Department positions, has been nominated by Donald Trump to take a key position on the Federal Reserve board in charge of overseeing the banking system. He will work to loosen the banking regulations imposed by the Dodd-Frank legislation.
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Country– United States of America
Capital– Washington D.C
Currency– US Dollar
President– Donald Trump (45th President)
VicePresident– Mike Pence
Leslie Thng is the new CEO of Vistara

The board of TATA SIA Airlines Ltd, which owns and operates the full-service airline Vistara, has appointed former Silk Air head Leslie Thng as Vistara’s new chief executive officer (CEO), effective from October 2017. Singapore-based regional air carrier SilkAir is a wholly- owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), which owns a 49 percent stake in TATA SIA Airlines Ltd.
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Incumbent CEO of vistara – Phee Teik Yeoh
NewCEO of vistara – Leslie Thng
Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines
SPORT
Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the new head coach of Indian cricket team

Ravi Shastri has overcome Virender Sehwag to become Indian cricket team’s new head coach. The appointment was confirmed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Shastri will take charge from India’s upcoming three-Test series against Sri Lanka, starting July 26. Shastri, was chosen by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that included former captains Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and veteran batting star VVS Laxman. Zaheer Khan has been appointed as the bowling coach of Indian Cricket Team.
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Anil Kumble recently resigned from the post of Head Coach
New Head Coach – Ravi Shastri
Bowling Coach – Zaheer Khan
Batting Coach – Rahul Dravid
BCCI Chairman – Vinod Rai
OBITUARY
India’s noted cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar passed away

Mangesh Tendulkar (83), a regular contributor to various magazines and newspapers, was spreading awareness about traffic issues through his cartoons for the last several years and some of his works were also used by the city’s traffic department.
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Mangesh Tendulkar was born in Kolhapur