Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 5th 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.
Narendra Modi on Tuesday became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel in 70 years. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu received Modi at the airport, in a departure from the normal practice. Modi’s three-day visit aims at commemorating 25 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries and strengthening cooperation in the areas of defence, agriculture and science and technology.
Currency: Israeli new shekel
Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu
President: Reuven Rivlin
China has set up its first research base in the country’s Sichuan province to counter illegal flying drones. The base will encourage the development of anti-drone technology and enhance aviation safety. Notably, the number of cases of drones disrupting the normal operations of civil airports in the country has risen from four in 2015 to 23 last year.
President: Xi Jinping
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:
South Korean electronics maker Samsung plans to launch a standalone smart speaker powered by its own voice assistant technology ‘Bixby’, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The speaker, codenamed Vega, has been in the works for over a year. If launched, the speaker will compete with Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Home.
Head quarters: Seoul, South Korea
Microsoft India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) to equip 55,000 schools across 23 Indian states with digital classrooms. This partnership aims to create an enabling ecosystem for schools to improve accessibility, affordability, and quality of education. NISA currently caters to over 90 lakh students across the country
Company: Microsoft India
Head quarters: Gurugram
With Jio claiming 6.4% market share in 2016, telecom majors Airtel, Vodafone and Idea saw their market shares drop, data by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) suggests. Country’s largest operator Airtel’s market share dropped 0.49% reaching 23.58% even as its subscriber base increased 9.3%. Similarly Vodafone’s market share dropped 1% despite adding 1.1 crore new users.
Organisation: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Headquarters: New Delhi
Chairman: R. S. Sharma
Ex-Gujarat Chief Secretary Achal Kumar Joti has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and will take charge after Nasim Zaidi retires on July 6. Joti, a retired 1975-batch IAS officer had been appointed as an Election Commissioner (EC) in May 2015. He is expected to serve as the CEC until he turns 65 in January next year.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has submitted an expression of interest to host the Under-20 FIFA World Cup in 2019. Preparing to organise October’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup, AIFF president Praful Patel has said that hosting the FIFA Under-20 World Cup would be the next “logical step for the development of football in India”.
Pakistan’s limited-overs captain Sarfraz Ahmed has been named the side’s Test captain by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday. Sarfraz recently led the Pakistani cricket team to its maiden Champions Trophy title. The 30-year-old wicketkeeper will take over from Misbah-ul-Haq, who stepped down as the Test side’s skipper after Pakistan’s series.