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Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 5th September 2017:

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IMPORTANT DAYS

National Teachers’ Day: 5th September

Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India on 5th September in honor of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888. Dr. Radhakrishnan was India’s second president and a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient.

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1st vice president of India – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

2nd president of India – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

National Nutrition Week: 1st-7th September

The National Nutrition Week is observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 is “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health”.

STATE

Rajnath Singh, Yogi Adityanath to flag off Lucknow Metro today

In Uttar Pradesh, The first commercial run of Lucknow metro rail starts today. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and governer Ram Naik will flag off the maiden run of first phase of Lucknow Metro. The 8.5-km-long ‘Priority Corridor’ from Transport Nagar to Charbagh, which is part of the Phase 1 of the project, and has 8 stations in between will be operational for the public from 6 am to 10 pm everyday. Cost of this phase is around 2600 crores and it took almost 3 years to complete. People of the city are so excited to travel in metro that after sell of smart cards started by LMRC last Friday more than 3000 had already purchased them.

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State – Uttar Pradesh

Capital – Lucknow

CM – Yogi Adityanath

Governor – Ram Naik

NATIONAL

‘Prakriti Khoj’- An Environment Quiz on Teachers’ Day

The Union Environment Ministry launched an environment awareness initiative on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. Under the initiative, an online environmental quiz competition named Prakriti Khoj will be conducted at the national level.

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Union Minister for Environment – Harsh Vardhan

Constituency – Chandni Chowk (Delhi)

INTERNATIONAL

China Announced $80 Million Funding Plan for BRICS

China will give 500 million yuan ($76.4 million) for a BRICS economic and technology cooperation plan, and another $4 million for projects at the BRICS countries’ New Development Bank stated Chinese President Xi Jinping. The announcement came amid questions over the relevance of BRICS and China’s commitment to its New Development Bank (NDB) in light of the Belt and Road initiative and the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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Country – China

Capital – Beijing

Currency – Renminbi (Yuan)

President – Xi Jinping

Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth

Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth. Finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space. Peggy Whitson, 57, is also the oldest female astronaut in the history of space exploration, was the first female International Space Station commander, and holds the record for number of spacewalks by a woman.

APPOINTMENT

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has been appointed as New Sports Minister

Olympic silver-medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore being appointed as the new Youth Affairs and Sports Minister. The 47-year-old Rathore was up until now serving as the Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting. Rathore also won multiple medals at the Commonwealth and Asian Games. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005. Rathore served as a commissioned officer in The Grenadiers regiment of the Indian Army before retiring in 2013 as a colonel.

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New Youth Affairs & Sports Minister – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Preceded by – Vijay Goel

AWARD

Hyderabad International Airport Bags Energy Efficiency Award

Hyderabad International Airport Ltd has bagged the National Award for ‘Excellence’ in Energy Management at a conference hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The event held here focused on recognizing companies that are engaged in energy efficiency initiatives and displaying commitment towards energy conservation.

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State – Telangana

Capital – Hyderabad

CM – K. Chandrashekar Rao

Governor – Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan

UNESCO Announced Winners of Literacy Prizes

UNESCO has announced the winners of the 2017 International Literacy Prizes, which honours excellence and innovation in the field of global literacy. The awards will be handed out to five laureates from Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Pakistan and South Africa on the occasion of International Literacy Day, which falls on September 8.

The prizes are divided into two categories-

  • The UNESCOConfucius Prize for Literacy sponsored by China, and
  • The King Sejong Literacy Prize sponsored by South Korea.

This year’s Confucius Prize is given to the AdulTICoProgram from Columbia, The Citizens Foundation from Pakistan, and the FunDza project from South Africa. The King Sejong prize is shared by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance from Canada and the We Love Reading programme from Jordan.

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Present Director-General of UNESCO – Irina Bokova

Karnataka Bank has bagged the ‘best bank’ award among small banks

Karnataka Bank has bagged the ‘best bank’ award among small banks for the use of technology for financial inclusion at the 13th IDRBT Banking Technology Excellence Awards 2016-17.

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Karnataka Bank Headquarters in Mangaluru

MD & CEO – Mahabaleshwara M.S

SPORT

Amritpal Singh, First Indian to be Signed by Australian Basketball Team

Captain of Indian basketball team Amritpal Singh created history by becoming the first Indian player to be signed by an Australian Basketball team. He will be a part of the Sydney Kings during their pre-season tour where they will also take on the game against Utah Jazz side. Born in a village of Punjab, Singh initially played for the Pune Peshwas in the Indian Basketball League.

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Country – Australia

Capital – Canberra

Currency – Australian Dollar

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