Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 9th 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.
SriLankan Airlines fromVisakhapatnam -Colombo flight launched
The inaugural flight of SriLankan Airlines from Visakhapatnam to Colombo was flagged off by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju at Visakhapatnam International Airport on Saturday. A total of 103 passengers travelled on the inaugural flight.
Country – Srilanka
Capital – Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (Administrative center), Colombo (Commercial Capital)
Currency – Sri Lankan Rupee
Ahmedabad city has been declared as a World Heritage City
Ahmedabad cityhas been declared as a World Heritage City at the 41st session of UNESCO’s world heritage committee being held at Krakow in Poland. Nomination of Ahmedabad was supported by close to 20 countries, including Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia, Portugal, Peru and Kazakhstan. The walled city has 26 ASI-protected structures, hundreds of ‘polls’ that capture the essence of community living and numerous sites associated with Mahatma Gandhi who lived here from 1915 to 1930. Now, Ahmedabad will join the world heritage cities like Paris, Cairo and Edinburgh. Out of total 287 world heritage cities across the globe, there were only two cities in the Indian subcontinent- Bhaktpur in Nepal and Galle in Sri Lanka. The UNESCO tag will add immense value to Ahmedabad city which will also boost tourism.
UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
HQ – Paris, France
Director-general – Irina Bokova
India and Bangladesh have decided to construct a bridge over Khawthlangtuipui river
To facilitate trade and to improve communication between the two countries, India and Bangladesh have decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui river (also known as Karnaphuli river).
Country – Bangaladesh
Capital – Dhaka
Currency – Taka
From January 1, 2018 MRP to be sole price of a packaged good
From January 1, 2018, the price of a packaged good would no longer depend on where you bought it- be it a local Kirana store, a mall, a five-star hotel or an airport. The Consumer Affairs Ministry has amended the rules that govern packaged commodities to this effect. As per the amended Legal Metrology rules for packaged commodities, the Centre has clarified that the retail sale price shall be the maximum retail price (MRP) inclusive of all taxes, with the provision to round off the price to the nearest rupee or 50 paise.
Minister of Consumer Affairs – Ramvilas Paswan
Constituency – Hajipur, Bihar
Canara, HSBC, Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance ties up with Dhanlaxmi Bank for marketing bancassurance
Private life insurance company Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance has entered into an alliance with the Kerala based Dhanlaxmi Bank for marketing various life insurance products. As part of the agreement, the Bank will be a corporate agent for 3 years. All the life insurance products of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance would be made available to customers of Dhanlaxmi Bank and would be sold by the licensed staff of the bank.
HQ of Dhanlaxmi Bank – Thrissur, Kerala
Tagline – Tann. Mann. Dhan
MD& CEO – G. Sreeram
China’s biggest banks lost $15 billion value in a week
China’s biggest banks, including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Agricultural Bank of China, lost a combined $15 billion (nearly 97,000 crore rupees) in value in a week.
Country – China
Capital – Beijing
Currency – Renminbi – Yuan
President – Xi Jinping
ICBC – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
HQ – Xicheng District, Beijing, China
Agriculture Bank of China
HQ – Beijing, China
RBI is considering setting up of Public Credit Registry (PCR), an extensive database of bank loans
RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharyasaid, that the Reserve Bank of India is considering setting up of Public Credit Registry (PCR), an extensive database of bank loans. Acharya suggested the registry would be managed by a public authority like the central bank, and reporting loan details should be mandatory.
RBI – Reserve Bank of India
HQ – Mumbai
Governor – Urjit Patel
Indian-origin man Guruswamy Jayraman awarded Australia’s highest civilian award
Guruswamy Jayraman, a 69-year-old Glenwood resident who migrated from Delhi to Australia in 1991, has been awarded Order of Australia for community work, the highest civilian award in Australia.
Country – Australia
Capital – Canberra
Currency – Australian Dollar
PM – Malcolm Turnbull
Tata Steel Ltd has bagged Prime Minister’s trophy for ‘Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant’
For the third consecutive year, Tata Steel Ltd has bagged Prime Minister’s trophy for ‘Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant’.
HQ – Mumbai
Founder – Jamsetji Tata
AR Rahman has been nominated at the World Soundtrack Awards
Music composer AR Rahman has been nominated at the World Soundtrack Awards for his music in the film ‘Viceroy’s House’.
Film – Viceroy’s House
Music Composer – A R Rahman
Director – Gurinder Chadha
Harinder Pal Sandhu won the South Australian Open squash title
India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu has defeated Rhys Dowling of Australia to lift South Australian Open squash title.
Winner – Harinder Pal Sandhu (India)
Runner – Rhys Dowling (Australia)