Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 2nd September 2017:
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Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh are Fastest Growing Economies
Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh were the fastest expanding State economies in 2015-16, according to a new series of gross State domestic product data with 2011-12 as the base year published by the Central Statistics Office. The two States also reported the fastest rise in per capita income in the same year. Arunachal Pradesh’s gross State domestic product (GSDP) expanded 16.5 per cent and that of Jammu and Kashmir 14.7 per cent at constant 2011-12 prices.
Top 5 Largest state Economies are
Maharashtra – (Mumbai, Devendra Fadnavis, Vidyasagar Rao)
Tamil Nadu – (Chennai, Edappadi K Palanisamy, Vidyasagar Rao)
Gujarat – (Gandhinagar, Vijay Rupani, Om Prakash Kohli)
Uttar Pradesh – (Lucknow, Yogi Adityanath, Ram Naik)
Karnataka – (Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah, Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala )
Ahmedabad Formally Accorded Status of India’s First World Heritage City by UNESCO
Gujarat’s commercial capital Ahmedabad was formally accorded the status of India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova handed over the certificate declaring Ahmedabad as a ‘World Heritage City’ to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar. In July, the UN agency had inscribed Ahmedabad as India’s first World Heritage City at a meeting held in Poland.
UNESCO – United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Present Director-General of UNESCO – Irina Bokova
Amazon to help implement Karnataka government’s ‘Ksheera Bhagya’ Scheme
Amazon has announced the partnership with Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement the Karnataka government’s ‘Ksheera Bhagya’ Scheme. Under this scheme school children would be provided a glass of milk each five days a week.
The partnership aims to reach out to 170,000 children across 1,300 government schools in the state.
State – Karnataka
Capital – Bengaluru
CM – Siddaramaiah
Governor – Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala
Harsimrat Kaur Badal launches Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots in Perambalur, Tamilnadu
Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has inaugurated a unit to process small onions in Perambalur district in Tamil Nadu. The unit, set up at Chettikulam village at a cost of Rs 1 crore, will process small onions to produce vacuum packed peeled onion, onion paste, onion flakes and onion powder.
Union Food Processing Minister – Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Constituency – Bhatinda (Punjab)
Modi inaugurated the two-day annual conference, Rajaswa Gyan Sangam, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the two-day annual conference, Rajaswa Gyan Sangam, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The conference, jointly organized by the Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Central Board of Excise and Customs. The main objective of the conference is to enable a two-way communication between the policy-makers and senior officers in the field offices with a view to increase revenue collection and facilitate effective implementation of law and policies in key result areas.
New Delhi CM – Arvind Kejriwal
Governor – Anil Baijal
Cabinet Reshuffle: Kalraj Mishra resignes from Modi’s Cabinet
Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra has resigned ahead of the Cabinet Reshuffle tomorrow. Earlier Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanjeev Balyan, Minister of State for Human Resources Development Mahendra Nath Pandey and Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste had resigned from their posts. There are reports that some more ministers will resign before tomorrow’s reshuffle.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been ranked 9th in the world
India’s largest autonomous public organisation Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been ranked ninth in the world. The institute has been ranked ninth amongst a total of 1,207 government institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017. It is the only Indian organisation which has found place amongst the Top 100 Global Institutions. The ranking (Government Institutions) was topped by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
CSIR – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Director General of CSIR – Girish Sahni
BANKING & ECONOMY
Markets regulator SEBI barred Orion Capital as well as Orion Broking from Markets for 10 years
Markets regulator SEBI barred Orion Capital as well as Orion Broking and their partners from the securities markets for 10 years for failing to redress several investor grievances pertaining to non- settlement of funds due to the clients. The nature of investor complaints received against both the firms are predominantly on non-settlement of the funds and securities and balances due to their clients. The claim amount is more than Rs 6 crore against Orion Capital and over Rs 4 crore against Orion Broking.
SEBI – Securities and Exchange Board of India
Headquarters – Mumbai
Chairperson – Ajay Tyagi
IAS officer Anita Karwal was appointed as the new Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education, (CBSE)
IAS officer Anita Karwal was appointed as the new Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE. The 1988-batch officer from Gujarat cadre is currently serving as additional secretary in HRD Ministry. She would be replacing Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi, who has been appointed as Director General of the National Skill Development Agency.
New Chairperson of CBSE – Anita Karwal
Preceded by – Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi
US President Trump names James Bridenstine to head NASA
US President Donald Trump has announced that he plans to appoint James Bridenstine, a former navy pilot and Republican congressman, to head the US space agency NASA. Bridenstine, who backed Trump during the US presidential campaign, had long been considered the favorite for the job of NASA administrator.
Country – United States of America
Capital – Washington D.C
Currency – US Dollar
President – Donald Trump
India and Switzerland signed two MoUs in the field of Railways
India and Switzerland signed two MoUs in the field of Railways. The two MoUs were signed between Ministry of Railways and Swiss Confederation after high-level talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Doris Leuthard, President of Swiss Confederation during her visit to New Delhi.
The MoU was signed between Ministry of Railways and Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, and Communications of the Swiss Confederation for technical cooperation in Rail Sector. The MoU aims at cooperation in the following areas:
- Traction Rolling stock
- EMU and Train sets
- Traction Propulsion Equipment
- Tilting Trains
The second MoU was signed between Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. The MoU aims to help the Konkan Railway in establishing the George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology (GFITT) at Goa, especially for assimilation and dissemination of knowledge in the field of tunneling.
Union Minister for Railways – Suresh Prabhu
Constituency – Andhra Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
Country – Switzerland
Capital – Bern
Currency – Swiss Franc
Swedish defence major SAAB announced its tie-up with Adani Group
Swedish defence major SAAB announced its tie-up with Adani Group to manufacture the Gripen E fighter jets in India under the Defence Ministry’s $10 billion single-engine fighter jet procurement programme. The announcement comes within months of US’ Lockheed Martin announcing its joint venture with Tata Advanced Systems for producing the latest version of F-16 in India.
Chairman and Founder of the Adani Group – Gautam Adani
Country – Sweden
Capital – Stockholm
Currency – Swedish krona[WpProQuiz 292]