Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 17th July 2017 – Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 17th 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
Matunga railway station in Mumbai becomes India’s first railway station run by women

 

Central Railway has taken a step towards women empowerment by appointing an all-female work staff at the suburban Matunga station, Mumbai. Matunga station has now become the first such ladies special station. According to the official, women have been manning this station, which falls on the Central Railway, since the past two weeks. A total of 30 women staffers, including 11 booking clerks, five RPF personnel, seven ticket checkers are working under the supervision of station manager MamtaKulkarni since last two weeks.
Useful Info
Central Railway Headquarters –Mumbai CST
State – Maharasthra
Capital – Mumbai
CM –DevendraFadnavis
Governor –VidhyasagarRao
Mumbai railwayis going to introduce a software to book tickets through USSD

 

The Mumbai railway is going to introduce a software which will help commuters book tickets through Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes. The software will make use of SMS services, which will allow commuters without smart phones to book tickets.
 
 
 
NATIONAL
Government setting up passport centre every 50 kilometresin the country

 

Union Minister MJ Akbar today said that the government is working towards setting up a passport centre every 50 kilometresin the country.
Minister of state for External affairs – M J Akbar
Constituency –RajyaSabha, Jharkhand
 
 
 
BANKING& ECONOMY
Government has launched a GST training programme to skill around two lakh youths in six months

The government has launched a GST training programme to skill around two lakh youths in six months to handle tax compliance issues like invoice making. The people would be trained under the PradhanMantriKaushalVikasYojana (PMKVY). The new training course would cater to the need of GST trained professionals to help businesses in areas such as registration and calculation of tax liability under the new tax regime.
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Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) – Rajiv Pratap Rudy
Constituency –Saran, Bihar
Chairman of GST – ArunJaitely
AWARDS
18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2017

The 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards was held in New York. SonamKapoor’s film Neerja won the best film award. Actor ShahidKapoor earned the Best Actor award for his role in Udta Punjab, while Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor (Female) award for the same film.
Complete list of the IIFA 2017 winners:
·       Best Film-Neerja
·       Best Director-AnirudhRoyChaudhary for Pink
·       Best Actor (Male)-ShahidKapoor for Udta Punjab
·       Best Actor (Female)-Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab
·       Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female)-ShabanaAzmi for Neerja
·       Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male)-AnupamKher for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
·       Best Debutant (Female):DishaPatani for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
·       Best Debut (Male)-DiljitDosanjh for Udta Punjab
·       Best Lyricist- Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Channa Mere Ya from AeDilHaiMushkil
·       Best Playback Singer (Male)-Amit Mishra for AeDilHaiMushkil
·       Best Playback Singer (Female)-KanikaKapoor for Udta Punjab and Tulsi Kumar for Airlift
·       Best Music Direction-Pritam for AeDilHaiMushkil
·       Best Actor In Comic Role-VarunDhawan for Dishoom
·       Myntra Style Icon Award-Alia Bhatt
·       IIFA Woman Of The Year-TapseePannu
Useful Info
18thIIFA award 2017
Venue – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
1stIIFA award 2000
Venue – Millennium Dome, London (UK)
PatanjaliAyurvedhas been featured among the Top 10 most influential brands in India

Baba Ramdev-led PatanjaliAyurvedhas been featured among the Top 10 most influential brands in India along with MukeshAmbani-led Reliance Jio, according to research firm Ipsos. Google has been ranked at the top, while Microsoft and Facebook are ranked second and third,respectively.The State Bank of India (SBI), the only financial institution on the list, moved up four ranks tothe fifth position.
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Ipsos – Ipsos Group S.A. is a global market research and a consulting firm
HQ –Paris, France
CEO – Didier Truchot
San Miguel de Allende in Mexico has been named the World’s Best City

San Miguel de Allende in Mexico has been named the World’s Best City in a survey by Travel and Leisure magazine. India’s Udaipur has been ranked 14th in the list.



Top 5 in the List:
·       San Miguel de Allende (Mexico)
·       Charleston (US)
·       Chiang Mai (Thailand)
·       Kyoto (Japan)
·       Florence (Italy)
Tamil Nadu governmentState Film awards
The Tamil Nadu government has announced the State Film awards for six consecutive years from 2009-2014.
Winners of Best Picture Category
·       Pasanga (2009)
·       Myna (2010)
·       VaagaiSoodaVaa (2011)
·       Vazhakku En 18/9 (2012)
·       Ramanujan (2013)
·       KutramKadithal (2014)
APPOINTMENT
Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli will be the new Chief Justice of Nepal

Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli will be the new Chief Justice of Nepal. The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) unanimously endorsed Justice Parajuli’s name for the post of Chief Justice of Supreme Court. After endorsement by PHSC the President will now appoint him as the Chief Justice. He will head the judiciary till April 28, 2018. Justice Parajuli is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court and officiating as acting Chief Justice after the retirement of Chief Justice SushilaKarki.
Useful Info
New Chief Justice of Nepal – Gopal Prasad Parajuli
Preceded by – SushilaKarki
Country – Nepal
Capital –Kathmandu
Currency –Nepalese Rupee
President – Bidhya Devi Bhandari
PM – SherBahadurDeuba
Shri R K Pachnanda takes charge as Director General, ITBP

Shri R K Pachnanda, an IPS officer, took charge as the new Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), recently. Shri Krishna Chaudhary, DG who retired on superannuation, handed over the customary baton to ShriPachnanda. ShriPachnanda is the 29th Chief of the ITBP.
Useful Info
New DG-ITBP – Shri R K Pachnanda
Preceded by – Shri Krishna Chaudhary
ITBP Headquarter – New Delhi
Tibet is a region in China
Country– Tibet
Capital – Lhasa
Currency –Renminbi
SPORTS
Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976. This was his 11th Wimbledon final and 29th title at the majors. With this victory, Federer also became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set in the entire tournament.
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Roger Federer – Switzerland
Wimbledon – The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.
Founded – 1877
Harinder Pal Sandhu wins Victorian Open squash tournament held at Melbourne, Austraila

India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu has won the second title in two weeks, beating top-seed Rex Hedrick of Australia in a 77-minute final of Victorian Open squash, a PSA Tour event, in Melbourne, Austraila. Third-seeded Sandhu had recently won the South Australian Open. In the Women’s PSA W10 final, Hong Kong’s Tsz-Ling showed every bit of her undoubted class in a straight games victory over fourth seed, Amanda Landers-Murphy.
Useful Info
Country – Australia
Capital – Canberra
Currency – Australian Dollar
PM – Malcolm Turnbull
I H Manudevhas won the first National Masters snooker tournament title in Chennai

I H Manudevhas won the first National Masters snooker tournament title in Chennai. Alok Kumar, a former national men’s champion, had been in fine form coming into the summit clash but found Karnataka’s Manudev a tough proposition. Manudev capitalized on the chances he got and kept scoring heavily and won the game by four impressive frames.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the fifth time

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the fifth time – matching the record of Jim Clark and Alain Prost to cut Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to just a single point. They allowed ValtteriBottas to grab second from KimiRaikkonen to secure a Mercedes one-two, as Vettel trailed home seventh.
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Lewis Hamilton – British Formula 1 Driver
He Drives for Mercedes
GarbineMuguruza of Spain won Wimbledon 2017

GarbineMuguruza of Spain came out with the spectacular performance as she defeated seven-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams in straight sets to clinch her maiden Wimbledon title. The 14th-seeded Spaniard defeated Williams 7-5, 6-0 in what eventually turned out to be a one-sided contest lasting one hour and 23 minutes on the Centre court.
Useful Info
Winner – GarbineMuguruza (Spain)
Runner – Venus Williams (USA)
OBITUARY
Former Sikkim CM Nar BahadurBhandari passes away

Nar BahadurBhandari, one of the longest-serving chief ministers of Sikkim has died recently. Mr. Bhandari, a three-term former Chief Minister was 77 years old. He became the Chief Minister of Sikkim for the first time in 1979 on a JanataParishad ticket and then again in 1984 and 1989 on a Sikkim SangramParishad ticket. The founder of the SSP, Mr. Bhandari remained its President till his death.
Useful Info
State – Sikkim
Capital – Gangtok
CM – Pawan Kumar Chamling
Governor – ShriniwasPatil