Daily Current Affairs Updates – 6th August 2017

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Important Current Affairs Daily Updates 6th 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

Bihar Government announced Compulsory retirement for non-performing teachers and education officials above 50

The Bihar Government has informed that it has decided to compulsory retirement to the non-performing teachers, head masters and education department officials above the age of 50 years. The committee is headed by RK Mahajan. The main aim is to improve results in matriculation and intermediate.

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State – Bihar

Capital – Patna

CM – Nitish Kumar

Governor – Kesari Nath Tripati

India’s First Heli-taxi service launched by MoS for Civil Aviation Jayanth Sinha in Bengaluru

Thumby Aviation, a private helicopter service provider, and Bangalore International Airport Ltd., (BIAL) have partnered to launch Heli-Taxi service from Bengaluru Airport. Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is the first airport and Bengaluru is the first city in the country with such a service.

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State – Karnataka

Capital – Bengaluru

CM – Siddaramaiah

Governor – Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala

Union Civil Aviation Minister – Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Constituency – Vizianagaram (AP)

Minister of State for Civil Aviation – Jayant Sinha

Constituency – Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

Maharashtra government dedicated 10 motorbike ambulances

The Maharashtra government dedicated 10 motorbike ambulances equipped with primary facilities to provide swift assistance to patients, as part of a pilot project. This will work as an emergency first responder medical service, which will be available through 108 free helpline and have teams of paramedics who will stabilise the patient until the four-wheeler ambulance arrives.

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State – Maharashtra

Capital – Mumbai

CM – Devendra Fadnavis

Governor – Vidyasagar Rao

NATIONAL

Aadhaar number has been made mandatory for the registration of death from 1st of October

Aadhaar number has been made mandatory for the registration of death from 1st of October. The rule will come into force across the country except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud. Under the new rule, applications for a death certificate would have to provide the Aadhaar number, or enrollment number of the dead person.

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UIDAI – Unique Identification Authority of India

CEO of UIDAI – Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Aadhaar Number – 12 Digits

The first meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region was held in New Delhi

The first meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region was held in New Delhi. The Japanese delegation was led by the Japanese Ambassador to India, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu while Secretary, Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Shri Naveen Verma led the Indian side.

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Country – Japan

Capital – Tokyo

Currency – Japanese Yen

INTERNATIONAL

Qatar becomes first Arab country to offer permanent residency to non-citizens

Qatar’s Cabinet approved a draft law making permanent residency available to some non-citizens of the country. Under the new law, Residency permits will be granted to children of Qatari women married to foreigners. The residency permit gives holders similar rights as Qataris in terms of property ownership and access to generous education and health care services. According to the provisions of the bill, the minister of interior may grant a permanent residency ID to a non-Qatari if they meet the conditions specified in the law.

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Country – Qatar

Capital – Doha

Currency – Qatari Riyal

BANKING & ECONOMY

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announces new ETF-Bharat-22, Sectoral cap set at 20%

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) under the name Bharat 22, comprising shares of 22 companies from 6 sectors of the economy. This decision comes on the basis of past experiments with CPSE-ETF which proved to be successful. The ETF will feature four banking stocks — SBI, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda and Indian Bank — other than CPSEs such as Nalco, ONGC, IOC, BPCL and Coal India. Besides, there will be nine other PSUs as well as REC and PFC.

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Union Finance Minister – Arun Jaitley

Constituency – Gujarat, Rajya Sabha

IndusInd Bank became the 6th Indian bank whose market capitalisation soared past the Rupee 1 lakh crore-mark

IndusInd Bank became the 6th Indian bank whose market capitalisation soared past the Rupee 1 lakh crore-mark. HDFC Bank is the country’s most valued bank with a market capital of Rupee 4.6 lakh crore, followed by State Bank of India, and ICICI Bank.

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IndusInd Bank HQ – Mumbai

CEO – Romesh Sobti

Owner – Hinduja Group

APPOINTMENT

Venkaiah Naidu has been elected as the 13th Vice President of India

Venkaiah Naidu is going to succeed Hamid Ansari as the new Vice-President of India. Naidu’s victory was a foregone conclusion, the NDA candidate having the support of a majority of MPs who ally with the BJP. The Election Commission said that 771 votes were polled, of which 760 were valid and 11 were valid. Venkaiah Naidu secured 516 and Gopalkrishna Gandhi 241 votes. This means, that Venkaiha Naidu will become the 13th Vice President of India.

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1st Vice President of India – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

1st President of India – Rajendra Prasad

13th Vice President of India – Venkaiah Naidu

14th President of India – Ram Nath Kovind

Rajiv Kumar will be the next Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog

Economist Rajiv Kumar will be the next Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, which is a think-tank that replaced the Planning Commission. He will succeed Arvind Panagariya, who had recently quit as Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog. Meanwhile, the Centre has also appointed Vinod Paul, a Paediatrician at AIIMS, as a member of NITI Aayog.

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Chairman of NITI Aayog – PM Modi

New Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog – Rajiv Kumar

Preceded by – Arvind Panagariya

CEO of NITI Aayog – Amitabh Kant

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission in UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced the appointment of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission in the state. The chief minister also announced to make the film tax-free in the state. The chief minister also released the film’s toilet anthem, ‘Karle Toilet Ka Jugar’, which has been sung by the actor himself.

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State – Uttar Pradesh

Capital – Lucknow

CM – Yogi Adityanath

Governor – Ram Naik

SPORT

Vijender Singh beats Zulpikar Maimaitiali to win WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title

Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh outslugged his Chinese opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali to retain the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and win the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title. In the pro boxing bout, termed as ‘Battleground Asia’, at Mumbai, Vijender recorded a unanimous decision win over his Chinese opponent and continued his undefeated streak. It was Beijing Olympic bronze medallist’s ninth successive win in his professional career.

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Winner – Vijender Singh (India)

Runner – Zulpikar Maimaitiali (China)

Neymar signs world record deal with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)

Neymar has become the most expensive player in football history after completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million). Neymar had signed a five-year contract to PSG until June 2022. This is the first time in history that a French club has broken the record, with Spanish, Italian and English clubs.

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Neymar – Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

PSG – Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, commonly known as Paris Saint-Germain and familiarly as PSG or Paris SG, is a French sports club founded in 1970, and based in the city of Paris in France.

OBITUARY

Robert Hardy, Harry Potter actor, dies at 91

English actor, Robert Hardy, famous for his role as Cornelius Fudge in Harry Potter, passed away. He was 91.

SUNDAY CHARGER

  • Solicitor general of India (presently) – Ranjit Kumar
  • Attorney general of India (presently) – K K Venugopal
  • Ama Jangal Yojna (my forest scheme) a bid to enhance forest cover in the state was launched in Odisha.
  • Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy – Dehradun
  • 1st ISO certified micro finance company in India – Village Financial Services
  • ESIC – Employee’s state insurance corporation
  • Vikram sarabhai space center – Thiruvananthapuram, kerala
  • Project Tiger India was launched in 1973
  • Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was the 1st Health Minister of India
  • National Tree of India – Banyan (Ficus Bengalensis)

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