Daily Current Affairs Updates – 17th August 2017

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Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 17th 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.

 

NATIONAL:

Delhi’s voters was integrated with the national database through an ERONET system on 16th August

To prevent the issuance of multiple voter identity cards, the database of Delhi’s voters was integrated with the national database through an ERONET system on 16th August. It will help in real-time detection of people who apply for voter ID in Delhi while already possessing one in another state. Notably, ERONET is a single database of all voters registered across India.

Punjab CM to inaugurate India’s first Partition Museum in Amritsar on August 17:

  • Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh will inaugurate India’s first Partition Museum in the historic Town Hall building of Amritsar on August 17.
  • India ‘s first museum will open this week in Amritsar Punjab.
  • India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years as independent nations.
  • The museum will include photographs, donated personal items, newspaper clippings, and screens showing video interviews with survivors.
  • It will have ‘The Gallery of Hope,’ where visitors can scribble messages of love & peace.

Useful Info

State- Punjab

Capital-Chandigarh

Governor-V P Singh Badnore

Chief Minister- Amarinder Singh (INC)

Central Ministers to get electric cars from November

The government is planning to get 1,000 four-door Electric Vehicles (EV) for Central ministers and senior bureaucrats by November. The cars can reportedly run 120-150 km on a single charge. Notably, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, a company promoted by state-run power utilities, is set to float global bids to install 10,000 battery operated cars and 4,000 charging stations in NCR.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:

Air India all-women crew operates maiden Stockholm flight

Air India launched direct Delhi-Stockholm flights on 16th Agust, with an all-women crew operating the Dreamliner Boeing 787. Olympic shooter Gagan Narang and cricketer Harbhajan Singh were among the passengers onboard the maiden flight, which was launched in the presence of Air India Chairman Ashwani Lohani. Air India is expected to launch flights to Danish capital Copenhagen next month.

Airtel’s stock surged 33% in 2017 despite fall in profits

Shares of Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel have gained 33% till date in 2017, while the Sensex gained 19%. The surge in stock came even as the country’s largest telecom operator reported a 75% fall in June quarter net profit to ₹367 crore. The fall in profit came mainly due to the entry of Reliance Jio in September 2016.

Useful Info

Organization – Airtel

Headquarters-  New Delhi

Chairman – Sunil Mittal

CEO – Gopal Vittal

Reliance Communications merger with Aircel got National Company Law Tribunal

  • The National Company Law Tribunal approved the merger of Reliance Communications (RCom) and Aircel.
  • Reliance Communications will merge into Aircel, and a new entity will be created called Aircom, with both partners having so% equity stakes.
  • The new company will have earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (Ebitda) of Rs 15,000 crore based on current trends.

Useful Info

(i) Organization – Reliance Communications

Headquarters – Mumbai

Chairman – Anil Ambani

(ii) Organization – Aircel

Headquarters – Haryana

CEO – Kaizad Heerjee

APPOINTMENTS:

Sohail Mahmood appointed Pak’s new Ambassador to India

Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday took over as Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to India, succeeding Abdul Basit. A Pakistan Foreign Service officer of 1985 batch, he previously served as Ambassador to Turkey and Thailand. Notably, Mahmood has no experience of serving in any senior positions dealing with India or other South Asian countries.

SPORTS NEWS:

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate to win Super Cup

European and Spanish Champions Real Madrid, playing without Cristiano Ronaldo, downed rivals Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate, after a 2-0 second-leg win on Wednesday, to win the Spanish Super Cup. This was the Los Blancos’ 10th Super Cup, compared to Barcelona’s 12. Over the two legs, Real youngster Marco Asensio scored two long-range goals while Messi scored Barcelona’s only goal.

Indian athletes bag record 37 medals at World Dwarf Games in Canada

The 21-member Indian contingent captured a record haul of 37 medals at the recently concluded 7th World Dwarf Games in Canada. India won 15 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals across events at the games, which saw participation of nearly 400 athletes from 24 countries. Indian athletes were felicitated at the Indian consulate in Toronto on Independence Day.

 

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