Daily Current Affairs Updates – 28th August 2017

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Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 28th August 2017:

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STATE

External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj inaugurated the country’s first ‘VideshBhavan’ in Mumbai

External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj inaugurated the country’s first ‘VideshBhavan’. The Bhavan integrates all offices of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in Maharashtra It is located in the BandraKurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai.As a first pilot project, four offices of MEA – Regional Passport Office (RPO), Protector of Emigrants (PoE) office, Branch Secretariat and Regional Office of ICCR – have been assimilated and brought under one roof at the state-of-art office.

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State – Maharashtra

Capital – Mumbai

CM – DevendraFadnavis

Governor – VidyasagarRao

Union minister for External Affairs – SushmaSwaraj

Constituency – Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu launches National Sports Talent Search Portal in New Delhi

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu launched the Sports Ministry’s much-awaited National Sports Talent Search Portal at a function in the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.The portal will be available in English and other regional languages so that any boy or girl can upload his or her achievements from any part of the country.The portal will also be available as App which can be downloaded on smart phones.

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1st Vice President – SarvepalliRadhakrishnan

Present & 13thVice President –Venkaiah Naidu

Goa CM ManoharParrikar wins Panaji Assembly by-election

Goa Chief Minister ManoharParrikar won the Panaji Assembly by-election, defeating his nearest rival, GirishChodankar of the Congress, by 4,803 votes.

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State – Goa

Capital –Panaji

CM – ManoharParrikar

Governor – MridulaSinha

NATIONAL

IRDAI Launches Central Database of Insurance Sales Persons

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has launched a Central Database of all Insurance Sales Persons in the country.Named as `Envoy’, the database will ensure that all licensed insurance sales persons working for insurers and intermediaries including entities such as insurance agents, broker qualified persons, specified persons of corporate agents do not work with multiple insurers and intermediaries in the same business category.

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IRDAI – Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India

HQ – Hyderabad

Chairman – TS Vijayan

INTERNATIONAL

SushmaSwaraj participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference to be held in Colombo

External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj will participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in which Sri Lankan prime minister and president are among key speakers.The theme of the conference is peace, progress, and prosperity. It will see participation from around 35 countries and have speakers from 25 countries. The conference will be held in Temple Trees, the official residence of the Lankan prime minister.

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Country – Sri Lanka

Capital – Colombo (Commercial Capital), Sri JayawardenepuraKotte (legislative Capital)

Currency – Sri Lankan Rupee

PM – RanilWickremesinghe

President – MaithripalaSirisena

India and China have agreed to withdraw their troops from Doklam

India and China have agreed to withdraw their troops from Doklam after being in a standoff for over two months. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the expeditious disengagement has been agreed to and is going on.The standoff had started after India objected to China constructing a road in the disputed area.

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Country – China

Capital –Beijing

Currency – Renminbi, (Yuan)

President – Xi Jinping

DhruvGarg, 13-year-old Indian-origin boy in UK gets top score in Mensa IQ

A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy in the UK has got the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, placing him in the top one per cent people in the world who achieved this feat. DhruvGarg, from Wokingham in south east England, was looking for something to occupy his time during the summer holidays and decided to try out for the intellectual society.

BANKING & ECONOMY

HDFC Bank announced a software upgrade to create a single point-of-sale (PoS) machine

HDFC Bank announced a software upgrade to create a single point-of-sale (PoS) machine which will accept payments through Unified Payments Interface (UPI), BharatQR, SMS Pay and the bank’s mobile wallet, in addition to the traditional mode of swiping cards.The merchant has to do is to update his/her machine with a software at no cost. The new software will work only on HDFC Bank-issued PoS machines, but will accept any card or app from any bank/service provider.

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Headquarters of HDFC Bank – Mumbai

MD – AdityaPuri

Tagline –We Understand Your World

Banks importing gold and precious metals have to pay 3 per cent tax under the GST

Banks importing gold and precious metals will have to pay 3 per cent tax under the GST which can be claimed as input tax credit.Under GST 3% Integrated-GST is payable on all imports of precious metals in addition to the basic customs duty. IGST paid can be taken as input tax credit by the banks.

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GST –Goods and Services Tax

Chairman of GST Council – Finance Minister (ArunJaiyley)

First Country which implement GST – France in 1954

India Has the Highest Tax Slab in GST – 28%

Argentina has the second Highest Tax Slab in GST – 27%

APPOINTMENT

CISF ADG Dharmendra Kumar has been appointed as Director General of the Railway Protection Force

CISF ADG Dharmendra Kumarhas been appointed as Director General of the Railway Protection Force. Kumar, who is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, took charge.After the retirement of S K Bhagat in June 2017, the additional charge of DG, RPF, was being handled by National Security Guard (NSG) DG, SudhirPratap Singh. Kumar will retire on September 30, 2018.

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B.N.Laihri was the first DG of Railway Protection Force

Union Minister for Railways – Suresh Prabhu

Constituency – Andhra Pradesh, RajyaSabha

Justice DipakMisra was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India

Justice DipakMisra was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India. At a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of RashtrapatiBhawan, President RamnathKovind administered the oath of office to Mr. Misra.Justice Misra, 64, assumes office following the retirement of Justice J.S. Khehar. Justice Misra will have a tenure of about 14 months till October 2, 2018.

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1st CJI – H. J. Kania

44th CJI – J.S. Khehar

New & 45th CJI –DipakMisra

AWARDS

BijuPatnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 presented to Prof DigambarBehera

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik granted the BijuPatnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 to Prof DigambarBehera.DigambarBehera is senior professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh. The award is given by OdishaBigyanAcademy(OBA) each year for outstanding research contribution in science and technology, during the five years preceding year of award.

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State – Odisha

Capital – Bhubaneshwar

CM – Naveen Patnaik

Governor -S C Jamir

DEFENCE

Indian Coast Guard Training Ship Varuna Decommissioned

The Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, which was part of the First Training Squadron of the Navy, was decommissioned with full armed forces honors at a ceremony. The ship had an illustrious service spanning about 30 years.ICGS Varuna was the fourth of in its class of offshore patrol vessels built by the Mumbai-based Mazagon Dock. The ship had numerous operational achievements to its credit, including a record number of apprehension of smugglers with gold worth crores of rupees during the late 1980s.

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Union Defence Minister – ArunJaitley

Constituency – Gujarat, RajyaSabha

ICGS Varuna has now been replaced by ICGS Sarathi in the First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy

Defence Minister ArunJaitleyhanded over the Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) to Indian Navy

Defence Minister ArunJaitleyhanded over the Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) jointly developed byIndia and Israel, to the Indian Navy, at Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL). LRSAM is an advanced combat suit for missile defence against air targets and missiles, and has full capabilities of air and surface surveillance, threat alert and fire control.The minister also dedicated a first-of-its kind 50-tonne Rocket Motor Static Test Facility. He inaugurated the ASTRA Manufacturing Unit at the BDL’s Bhanur unit.

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Chief of Naval Staff – Sunil Lanba

SPORTS

Messi Becomes First Ever Player to Score 350 La Liga Goals

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a second-half brace against Alaves, becoming the first ever player to score 350 goals in La Liga.Messi’s best goal tally for a season came in 2011/12 when he netted 50 goals in 37 appearances. Messi, who has played 384 league matches, is now 66 goals ahead of rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Lionel Andrés Messi- Argentine professional footballer

He plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

Country – Argentina

Capital – Buenos Aires

Currency –Argentine peso

PV Sindhu won the Silver medal in World Badminton Championship 2017

PV Sindhu won the Silver medal in World Badminton Championship 2017. She lost the historic match against Japan’s NozomiOkuhara in an epic final, in Glasgow, Scotland. In the longest match of the tournament, Sindhu lost (19-21 22-20 20-22) after battling hard for one hour and 49 minutes.For India, it still is a historic edition since for the first time country’s shuttler are returning with two medals. SainaNehwal won a bronze.

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PV Sindhu – Indian Badminton Player

World Badminton Championship 2017–Glasgow, Scotland

Gold Medal winner – NozomiOkuhara (Japan)

Silver Medal Winner –PV Sindhu (India)

Bronze Medal Winner – SainaNehwal (India)

Lewis Hamilton Wins Belgian Grand Prix 2017

Mercedes’ British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton registered his 58th career race win after claiming the Belgian Grand Prix title. Hamilton’s rival Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came second, while Daniel Ricciardo was placed third. With the win, Hamilton has cut Vettel’s lead at the top of the drivers’ championship to seven points.

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Lewis Hamilton – British Formula One driver

He is Driving for Mercede’s

Sports Minister Mr. Vijay Goel announced that the first edition of Rural Games or GrameenKhelMahotsav will start from Delhi

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Mr. Vijay Goel announced that the first edition of Rural Games or GrameenKhelMahotsavwill kick-start from Delhi.The Rural Games will aim at popularising the indigenous games like wrestling, athletics etc. and will also have fun games like Matka Race, Tug of War for senior citizens to add the fun element in the games.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports – Vijay Goel

Constituency –RajyaSabha, Rajasthan

 

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