Daily Current Affairs Updates – 9th August 2017

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Important Daily Current Affairs Updates 9th August 2017:

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IMPORTANT DAYS

9th August Nagasaki Day

The atomic age began with the US dropping the first atomic bomb dubbed “Little Boy” on August 6, 1945, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, after its July 16 pre-dawn birth in successful testing at Alamogordo, New Mexico. Three days later, on August 9, 1945, the second bomb—“Fat Man”—was dropped on Nagasaki, incinerating the city and its unexpecting inhabitants. Their combined devastation was unimaginable.

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Country – Japan

Capital – Tokyo

Currency – Japanese Yen

The World War II started in 1939 and ended in 1945

 

STATE

The Goa Legislative Assembly passed a bill which reclassifies coconut as a `tree’

The Goa Legislative Assembly passed a bill which reclassifies coconut as a `tree’, ensuring legal protection for it. Goa Forward Party, a partner in the Manohar Parrikar-led government, had promised to reclassify coconut. The previous Laxmikant Parsekar-led government had changed classification of coconut tree to a `palm’. The Assembly, on the last day of Monsoon session, passed the Goa, Daman and Diu (Preservation of) Trees Act, 1984 to regulate felling of coconut trees and reclassify it as a tree.

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State – Goa

Capital – Panaji

CM – Manohar Parrikar

Governor – Mridula Sinha

Amazon India has signed a MoU with the Telangana Department of Handloom and Textiles

Amazon India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Telangana Department of Handloom and Textiles, to educate, train and enable weavers and artisans to directly sell their products to Amazon customers across the country. According to a statement issued by the e—commerce giant, with over 17,000 handlooms in the state, this association will further help elevate popular handloom products from clusters such as are Pochampally, Warangal, Gadwal, Narayanpet and Siddipet which have a tremendous potential and demand in urban areas.

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Amazon HQ – Seattle, Washington, United States

State – Telangana

Capital – Hyderabad

CM – Chandrashekar Rao

Governor – Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan

Dawn of cruise tourism in India was inaugurated in Mumbai

The dawn of cruise tourism in India was inaugurated in Mumbai There is the launch of three reports, “Mumbai Port SoP’s for cruise operations”, “Road map for Sea cruise tourism” and “Cruise terminals in India”.

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State – Maharashtra

Capital – Mumbai

CM – Devendra Fadnavis

Governor – Vidyasagar Rao

 

NATIONAL

8th meeting of Regional Technical Group on Trade, Commerce and Investment CBM of the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process held in New Delhi

The eighth meeting of the Regional Technical Group of Confidence Building Measure on Trade, Commerce & Investment Opportunities under the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process was hosted by India in New Delhi. The meeting was co-chaired by the Acting Director General, Economic Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Mr. Hassan Soroosh, and Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Dr. Deepak Mittal and attended by representatives of 17 participating countries and supporting international organisations, including Azerbaijan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Australia, Egypt, Germany, the UK, the US, the EU and the UN.

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Country – Turkey

Capital – Istanbul

Currency – Turkish Lira

Flipkart has launched ‘Budding Star Programme’, an exclusive programme aimed at Flipkart employees

Flipkart has launched ‘Budding Star Programme’, an exclusive programme aimed at Flipkart employees to help them achieve their dreams by providing them financial assistance and paid leave. The programme will cover all national and international sports and non-sports competitors recognized by the govt. authorities. Flipsters who have completed six months with the company are eligible for the ‘Budding Star Programme’.

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Flipkart HQ – Bengaluru

CEO – Kalyan Krishnamurthy

India has celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement

India has celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement. This year’s theme is “SANKALP SE SIDDHI”- the Attainment through Resolve. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his recent Mann Ki Baat program had called for launching the mega campaign Sankalp Se Siddhi. The exhibition has been organized titled “Quit India-75-Chalo Dilli” and it will be thrown open to public after inauguration till 1st of September. People will get a chance to have a glimpse of original documents related to Quit India Movement and the files related to Indian National Army or Azad Hind Fauz free of cost.

Government gives funds to States/UTs under NAM to develop AYUSH System of Medicine

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik, informed that during the year 2016-17, central Government released Rs. 41711.849 lakhs fund to State/UT Governments under National AYUSH Mission (NAM). Abbreviation AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH – Shripad Yesso Naik

Constituency – North Goa

AYUSH – Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

India’s first micro forest being built in Chhattisgarh

The land of 19 acres of land which housed around 70 government office buildings in Chattisgarh’s Raipur is being converted into India’s first micro forest to create an oxy-zone.

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State – Chattisgarh

Capital – Raipur

CM – Raman Singh

Governor – Balram das Tandon

NITI Aayog announces partnership with 6 states to transform Health & Edu sectors

NITI Aayog has shortlisted Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka under its ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital’, SATH initiative to handhold them and transform their health sector. The Aayog has also selected Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha under its SATH initiative to transform their education sector.

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NITI Aayog Chairman – PM Modi

Vice Chairman – Rajiv kumar

CEO – Amitabh Kant

 

BANKING & ECONOMY

Indian Railways has earned additional revenue of Rs 540 crore in less than a year through the flexi fare scheme

The Railways has earned additional revenue of Rs 540 crore in less than a year through the flexi fare scheme and there is no plan to discontinue it. The scheme, launched on 09th September 2016, is applicable in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains, allowing 10 per cent of the seats to be sold at the normal fare and thereafter increasing it by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold with a ceiling of 50 per cent.

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Union Railway Minister – Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Constituency – Andhra Pradesh, Rajya Sabha

 

AGREEMENT

Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles UK have announced a global partnership

Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles UK have announced a global partnership. This non-equity tie-up between Bajaj and Triumph will enable the former to build a range of mid-capacity motorcycles, building on the collective strengths of both companies. The aim of this partnership is to deliver a range of outstanding mid-capacity motorcycles. It will enable to offer a wide range of motorcycles within its domestic market and other international markets.

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Bajaj Auto HQ – Pune

CEO of Bajaj Auto – Rajiv Bajaj

Triumph Motorcycles HQ – Hinckley, United Kingdom

Owner – John Bloor

 

APPOINTMENT

Hritik Roshan has been signed as a brand ambassador by a health and wellness startup Cure.fit

Hritik Roshan has been signed as a brand ambassador by a health and wellness startup Cure.fit in a deal worth Rs 100 crore. The actor will be associated with the brand for five years. The deal also includes the actor’s equity stake in the company in lieu of cash investment, promotions and royalty from his personal brand HRX’s specialised workout plan. Cure.fit will soon be launched as a mobile app and is expected to rake in Rs 250-crore annual business in the coming years.

Union government appointed Justice Dipak Misra as the next Chief Justice of India

The Union government appointed Justice Dipak Misra as the next Chief Justice of India. He will be replacing incumbent Justice J S Khehar, who is set to retire on August 27, 2017. It was Khehar who had recommended Misra’s name to succeed him as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Misra will be sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind on August 27. Justice Misra will retire on October 2, 2018.

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Present & 44th CJI – Justice J S Khehar

1st CJI – H J Kania

Next & 45th CJI – Justice Dipak Misra

Indian American Dilip Chauhan has been appointed as Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs in New York’s Nassau county

Indian American Dilip Chauhan has been appointed to a key position of Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs in New York’s Nassau county. Chauhan had joined the Comptroller’s office in 2015 as Director for Community Affairs, South and East Asia. He has served as senior advisor to the Comptroller since early 2017.

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Country – Bahamas

Capital – Nassau

Currency – Bahamian Dollar

 

AWARDS

Indian-origin actor Dev Patel to be honored with Asia Society Game Changers Award

Indian-origin actor Dev Patel is to be honored by a leading educational organization for making a “transformative and positive” difference for the future of Asia and the world. London-born Dev Patel, who became popular with his debut film Slumdog Millionaire, will be felicitated with the Asia Society 2017 Asia Game Changers Award at a ceremony to be held at the United Nations, New York, in November 2017.

 

SPORT

World Athletics Championships: Wayde Van Niekerk retains men’s 400m title

World Athletics Championships, Olympic Champion Wayde Van Niekerk won the men’s 400 meters event and retained his title in London.

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World Athletics Championships 2017 – London

Wayde Van Niekerk – South African Athlete

Kynan Chenai wins bronze at 7th Asian Shotgun Championship

Indian shooter Kynan Chenai won a bronze in men’s trap event, his first international medal at the senior level, at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun at Astana, Kazakhstan.

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7th Asian Shotgun Championship – Astana, Kazakhstan

Country – Kazakhstan

Capital – Astana

Currency – Kazakhstani Tenge

 

OBITUARY

Ex-MP Vishvjit P Singh passed away

Rajya Sabha mourned the death of its former member Vishvjit P Singh. He had represented Maharashtra for two consecutive terms from April 1982 to April 1988 and April 1988 to April 1994.

BJP MP and former Union Minister Sanwar Lal Jat passes away

BJP’s Member of Parliament from Ajmer and former Union minister Prof Sanwar Lal Jat passed away in New Delhi. He was 62.

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