Daily Current Affairs Updates – 13th August 2017

Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 13th August 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.


Government of Telangana Launched ‘Smart Streets Lab’ in Hyderabad

The government of Telangana in association with the World Resources Institute (WRI) India – Ross Centre and the Indian School of Business (ISB) launched the ‘Smart Streets Lab’ program. It is an effort to apply and figure out technology-based solutions for women and road safety in Hyderabad. Through the ‘Smart Streets Lab’, the state government aims to utilize technological interventions from outside and integrate them with its various departments.

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State – Telangana

Capital – Hyderabad

CM – Chandrashekar Rao

Governor – E. S. L. Narasimhan

Delhi Assembly passes Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017,Netaji Subash Varsity bill

The Delhi Assembly has passed the Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017 and the Delhi Netaji Subhash University of Technology Bill 2017. The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017 seeks to make the punishment to violators of minimum wages norm stricter. In the amended bill, the penalty for violation of law had been raised from the existing Rs 500 to Rs 50,000 and minimum imprisonment of 6 months increased to 3 years.

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UT – New Delhi

CM – Arvind Kejriwal

Governor – Anil Baijal

Ministry of Commerce and Industry gave approval of Industrial Parks in Andhra Pradesh

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry has approved two projects for development of industrial clusters at Hindupur and  Bobbili in the respective districts of Ananatapur and Vizianagaram of Andhra Pradesh. These projects have employment potential of about 5500 persons (direct) and 8500 persons (indirect).

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State – Andhra Pradesh

Capital – Amaravati

CM – Chandrababu Naidu

Governor – E. S. L. Narasimhan


Government Launches National Anthem Video in Sign Language

Union Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey has launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring differently-abled and partially differently-abled children. Directed by filmmaker Govind Nihalani, the three-minute video features Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with physically challenged children performing the anthem in sign language with the Red Fort in the background. The video was also launched in Goa, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Kolhapur.

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“National Anthem video in sign language” directed by – Filmmaker Govind Nihalani

The national anthem of India is “Jana Gana Mana” which was written by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

Union Minister of State for HRD – Mahendra Nath Pandey

Constituency – Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh


SEBI and SEO of Iran have entered into a bilateral MoU for mutual cooperation and technical assistance

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO) of Iran have entered into a bilateral MoU for mutual cooperation and technical assistance. It will facilitate mutual assistance, contribute towards efficient performance of the supervisory functions, and enable effective enforcement of laws and regulations governing the securities markets. The MoU was signed by SEBI chief Ajay Tyagi and SEO Iran chairman Shapour Mohammadi.

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SEBI HQ – Mumbai

Chairman of SEBI – Ajay Tyagi


Reenat Sandhu accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of San Marino

ReenatSandhu, (lFS: 1989), presently Ambassador of lndia to ltaly. She has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of San Marino, with residence in Rome.

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Country – San Marino

Capital – San Marino city

Currency – Euro

NPCI has been appointed Dilip Asbe as its chief executive officer

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed Dilip Asbe to act as its chief executive officer in the wake of the retirement of A. P. Hota, its founding managing director. Hota who had served as the MD of NPCI since its inception retired recently. Asbe who currently serves as the organisations’ chief operating officer will continue in the same designation, but will also act as the chief executive of NPCI.

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NPCI – National Payments Corporation of India

Chairman – Shri Balachandran M

Headquarters – Mumbai

Jet Airways India Ltd named Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jet Airways India Ltd named Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jet Airways has been without a full-time CEO since Cramer Ball quit in February 2016. Mr. Dube is currently senior vice president, Asia Pacific with Delta Air Lines Inc., one of the world’s largest and most profitable airlines.

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Jet Airways HQ – Mumbai

Its Parent company is Tailwinds Private Limited

New CEO – Vinay Dube

Actress Vidya Balan has been appointed a Member of the reconstituted Censor Board

The National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan was appointed as part of the reconstituted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

Other Members:

Vivek Agnihotri

Gautami Tadimalla

Narendra Kohli

Naresh Chandra Lal

Neil Herbert Nongkynrih


Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is first Indian actress to hoist the Indian flag at the event. She Hoisted the Indian flag to mark the 70th Independence Day celebration.

Full Winners List:

Best Film – Pink

Best Actress – Konkona Sen Sharma for Lipstick Under my Burkha

Best Actor – Sushant Singh Rajput for Dhoni

Best Actor – (Special Mention) – Raj Kumar Rao for Trapped

Best Director – Nitesh Tiwari for Dangal

People’s Choice Award – Dangal & Bahubali 2

Best Indie Film – Lipstick Under My Burkha

Equality in Cinema Award – Director/Actor Rahul Bose for Poorna

Leadership in Cinema – Karan Johar (he also presented the IFFM Diversity Award to Garth Davis, director of the Academy nominated film LION)

Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


Real Madrid won the 2017 UEFA super cup football tournament

Real Madrid, a professional football club of Spain, has won the 2017 UEFA Super Cup football tournament by defeating Manchester United in the final by 2-1.

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Winner – Real Madrid

Runner – Manchester United

UEFA – Union of European Football Associations

HQ of UEFA – ‎: ‎Nyon, Switzerland

India drops one spot to 97th in latest FIFA rankings

According to the previous FIFA rankings , India dropped one step to be placed 97th in the latest edition of the FIFA rankings issued. Among Asian countries, India is the 12th highest ranked team in the continent while Iran leads the chart at 24th spot.

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Ranking List

India’s Rank – 97th


FIFA – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA “International Federation of Association Football”)

FIFA HQ – Zürich, Switzerland

President – Gianni Infantino

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