Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 31st August 2017:
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Modi inaugurated highway and road projects worth Rs15,000 crore for the state in Udaipur, Rajasthan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated highway and road projects worth Rs15,000 crore for the state in Udaipur, Rajasthan. He has also inaugurated Chambal bridge in Kota. Modi inaugurated 12 national highways projects worth Rs5,610 crore and laid foundation stones for 11 projects worth Rs9,490 crore.
State – Rajasthan
Capital – Jaipur
CM – Vasundhara Raje
Governor – Kalyan Singh
Assam forest dept deploys excavators to evict illegal encroachers from Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary
Assam forest department deployed around 10000 security and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel, 20 elephants and 20 excavators to evict 1400 families that have been encroaching upon Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on the northeastern fringe of Guwahati. The sanctuary is spread over 78.64 sq km.
State – Assam
Capital – Dispur
CM – Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor – Banwarilal Purohit
Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary – Guwahati city in the state of Assam
Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting was held in New Delhi
Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting was held in New Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by Minister for State for Commerce and Industry Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman and Tanzanian delegation was led by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Mr. Charles John Mwijage.
Minister for State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry – Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency – Karnataka, Rajya Sabha
Country – Tanzania
Capital – Dodoma
Currency – Tanzanian Shilling
10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue in New Delhi
India and the European Union have agreed to strengthen cooperation between their security and intelligence agencies to combat the threat of terrorism and check terror financing. During the 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue in New Delhi, the two sides deliberated extensively on combating terror financing and challenges posed by radicalization.
Union territory – New Delhi
CM – Arvind Kejriwal
Governor – Anil Baijal
Unicity Launched World’s First ever Genomeceuticals Range of Products in India
Unicity International, headquartered in Orem, Utah, United States has launched world’s first ever Genomeceutical (gene controlling) range of products to India. DNA contains the biological code that defines every single protein in the body. DNA undergoes a process called transcription or gene expression that creates a “messenger” molecule, telling the body to make a specific protein.
Unicity International HQ – Orem, Utah, United States
US President Donald Trump bans transgender recruits from US military
President Donald Trump has formally signed a presidential memo directing the Pentagon to ban transgender people from joining the US military. According to a senior White House official Trump also ordered the military to stop paying for gender-reassignment surgical procedures from March 23.
Country – United States of America
Capital – Washington D.C
Currency – US Dollar
Present President – Donald Trump
BANKING & ECONOMY
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd has been given scheduled bank status by RBI
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd, has been given scheduled bank status by RBI. Currently, Ujjivan SFB has 65 full-fledged brick and mortar branches in eight states and two Union Territories. Ujjivan SFB commenced its operations as a Small Finance Bank with effect from February 1, 2017.
RBI – Reserve Bank of India
Headquarters of RBI – Mumbai
Present governor of RBI – Urjit Patel
Ujjivan SFB – Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
Headquarters – Bengaluru
MD & CEO – Samit Ghosh
Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company (CHOICE) has Launched ‘PoS’ product
Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company (CHOICE) has come up with a ‘Point-of-Sale’ product targeted at the mass-market segment. The product- ‘PoS – Easy Bima Plan’ is the first PoS product for the company and is a pure term insurance plan. While this product has initially been launched through a regional rural bank of Canara Bank, it would be available in the bank branches of Canara Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) in the next two months.
Anuj Mathur is the Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Limited was launched in June 2008.
State-owned NTPC has signed a term loan agreement for Rs. 3,000 crore with ICICI Bank
State-owned NTPC has signed a term loan agreement for Rs. 3,000 crore with ICICI Bank for partially funding its capital expenditure. The loan which has a door-to-door tenure of 15 years will be utilized to part finance the capital expenditure of NTPC. NTPC had commissioned 3,845 MW capacity and added 2,190 MW to its commercial capacity during 2016-17.
ICICI Bank HQ – Mumbai
MD & CEO of ICICI Bank – Chanda Kochhar
Tagline of ICICI Bank – Hum Hai Na, Khyal Apka
Chairman of NTPC – Gurdeep Singh
Rajiv Gauba took over as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Rajiv Gauba took over as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Mr. Gauba joined the Ministry of Home Affairs as Officer on Special Duty on June 27, 2017 and took charge as the Union Home Secretary upon the superannuation of Shri Rajiv Mehrishi.
Union Home Minister – Rajnath Singh
Constituency – Lucknow
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch IRNSS-1H
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its navigation satellite IRNSS-1H this evening. The satellite lifts off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhavan Space Centre at Sriharikotta, on board the rocket PSLV C39.
ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation
HQ – Bengaluru
Chairman of ISRO – A. S. Kiran Kumar
Instagram hack: Celebrity contact details revealed
Instagram has said a flaw in its systems revealed a number of stars’ phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers. The Facebook-owned social network said it believed one or more attackers had targeted high-profile stars to get their contact information. Instagram said passwords had not been stolen but warned users to watch for suspicious activity on their accounts.