Daily Current Affairs Updates – 5th August 2017

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Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 5th August 2017 – Specially for Upcoming Exams 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.  

STATE

Tirupathi and Vijaywada Airport in Andhra Pradesh going to be green airport

As a part of Government of India’s initiative to develop green airports, two airports in Andhra Pradesh- Tirupati and Vijayawada are going to go completely green. AAI has commenced installation of 1MWp solar power plant at Tirupathi and Vijaywada Airports. It has also completed installation of solar power plants at 29 airports/locations with a total capacity of 12.84 MWp.

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State – Andhra Pradesh

Capital – Amaravati

CM – Chandrababu Naidu

Governor – Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan

Maharashtra Government has launched two online portals MahaDBT and MahaVASTU to streamline the process of direct benefit transfer (DBT)

Maharashtra Government has launched two online portals MahaDBT and MahaVASTU to streamline the process of direct benefit transfer (DBT) and to bring in more transparency in construction sector. MahaDBT portal: It is an Aadhaar-authenticated electronic mechanism that will enable direct transfer of benefits for over 40 schemes currently implemented. MahaVASTU portal: It is an online building permission management system, through which construction approvals will be sanctioned with full transparency.

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State – Maharashtra

Capital – Mumbai

CM – Devendra Fadnavis

Governor – Vidyasagar Rao

Mughalsarai railway station in UP to be renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station

The Centre recently approved the Adityanath-led UP government’s proposal to rename the Mughalsarai railway station after the Jan Sangh leader as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station. This comes as the part of the state government’s attempt to revive the legacy of Upadhyaya who died in 1968. The UP government in its proposal pointed to the mysterious death of Upadhyaya at the Mughalsarai station as one of the primary reasons to rename the station.

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State – Uttar Pradesh

Capital – Lucknow

CM – Yogi Adityanath

Governor – Ram Naik

Delhi Police’s women safety mobile application ‘Himmat’ can be access via cab aggregator Uber’s application

Passengers can now access the Delhi Police’s women safety mobile application ‘Himmat’ via cab aggregator Uber’s application while travelling in taxis. This is Delhi Police’s first partnership with a technology company to intensify its focus on the safety of women in the city. With this partnership, Himmat will now be accessible to lakhs of women riders in one go. Uber also aims to act as a force multiplier and expand its access to all of its women riders.

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Uber HQ – San Francisco, California, United States

Founder of UBER – Travis Cordell Kalanick

NATIONAL

India’s First Private sector Missile Manufacturing Facility was inaugurated near Hyderabad

India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a joint venture between the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., was inaugurated near Hyderabad. The Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant will make anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) Spike.  Besides supplying to the Indian Army, the plan is to export to South East Asian countries.

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Country – Israel

Capital – Jerusalem

Currency – Israeli new shekel

INTERNATIONAL

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling world’s most highly-paid author announced by Forbes

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has been named the world’s most highly-paid author with earnings of £72.2m ($95m). It is the first time that Rowling has topped Forbes’ list of the 10 highest earners in the global industry for the first time in almost 10 years. Other authors included in the list were Paula Hawkins and EL James.

BANKING & ECONOMY

Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched Kotak Remit

Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched Kotak Remit — an Aadhaar-based integrated outward forex remittance solution for both customers and non-customers. The 24×7 forex remittance service offers a completely paperless process that enables users to register online using Aadhaar and PAN numbers, and initiate remittances instantly.

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Kotak Mahindra Bank HQ – Mumbai

Managing Director – Uday Kotak

AGREEMENT

India signed a loan agreement with AIIB of USD 329 million for Gujarat Rural Roads Project

India signed a loan agreement with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for financing of USD 329 million for Gujarat Rural Roads Project. The objective of the project is to improve the rural road connectivity and accessibility to 1,060 villages in all the 33 districts in Gujarat state benefiting about 8 million people. The project will also benefit the service providers such as public transport operators, educational institutions, hospitals, local markets and traders.

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State – Gujarat

Capital – Gandhi nagar

CM – Vijay Rupani

Governor – Om Prakash Kohli

AIIB – Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

HQ – Beijing

President – Jin Liqun

Microsoft Ties Up With Telengana To Use AI To Screen Kids For Eye Issues

Microsoft ties up with the state of Telangana to use its artificial intelligence-based MINE platform to screen children for eye problems and prevent avoidable blindness. MINE -Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare -is a global consortium of eyecare providers, research and academic institutions that will apply artificial intelligence to help in eye care delivery.

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Microsoft HQ – Redmond, Washington, United States

CEO – Satya Narayana Nadella

APPOINTMENT

Prabhat Kumar has been appointed as the Next Ambassador of India to The Republic of Kazakhstan

Shri Prabhat Kumar, presently Ambassador of India to Colombia has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Kazakhstan.  Prabhat Kumar was Director General, in-charge of the Energy Security and Investment and Technology Promotion Division in the Ministry of External Affairs Kumar was earlier posted to the Permanent Mission of India to the conference of disarmament in Geneva. He also served in the Indian Embassies of Nepal, Croatia and Spain.

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Prabhat Kumar present Ambassador of India to Colombia

Country – Kazakhstan

Capital – Astana

Currency – Kazakhstani tenge

AIFF has appointed senior advocate Ushanath Banerjee as the chairman of a special committee

AIFF has appointed senior advocate Ushanath Banerjee as the chairman of a special committee. It will deal with the players’ transfer disputes’. The Committee entrusted the Chairman to make a detailed and reasoned paper based on the review of the rules and regulations as mentioned above for consideration of the members for a decision thereafter.

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AIFF – All India Football Federation

President of AIFF – Praful Patel

Air Marshal Hemant Narayan Bhagwat Appointed as Air Officer-in-Charge Administration of IAF

Air Marshal Hemant Narayan Bhagwat took over as Air Officer-in-Charge Administration (AOA) of Indian Air Force at Air Headquarters in New Delhi. Air Marshal Bhagwat, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vayu Sena Medal (VM) awardee, was commissioned in Administrative branch of the Indian Air Force in June 1981. After serving for seven years as an Air Traffic control Officer in three different operational bases of the IAF, he qualified as Parachute Jump Instructor and served in instructional capacity for fifteen years.

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The current CAS is Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who took office on 31 December 2016.

AWARDS

Veteran Actress Sharada Selected for ‘Prem Nazir’ Award

Veteran actress and national award winner Sharada has been selected for this year’s Prem Nazir Award. Sharada had won three national awards with the first being for her performance in 1968 tragedy film “Thulabharam”, which was remade in Tamil also. She has acted in several Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films.

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‘Prem Nazir’ Award was instituted by people of Chirayankeezhu, in memory of Kerala’s evergreen actor Prem Nazir.

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