Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 3rd November 2017 

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Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 3rd November 2017

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STATE

India’s first conservation reserve for blackbuck in Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh cabinet decided to make India’s first conservation reserve for blackbuck in Allahabad’s Meja. Among the five major decisions taken in the cabinet meeting, the black buck conservation reserve in Meja Forest Division of Allahabad is seen as the most important one. The decision taken for the protection of black deer will also help in wooing tourists. In addition to this, the other decisions taken by the UP cabinet includes developing eco-tourism in nearly two dozen places in the state. Apart from this, the decision to open 13 commercial courts in the state was also taken.

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State – Uttar Pradesh

Capital – Lucknow

CM – Yogi Adityanath

Governor – Ram Naik

Mumbai’s Royal Opera House has been awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation

The Royal Opera House has been awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The building was closed to the public in 1993 and sat crumbling for years before a restoration project was undertaken eight years ago to replicate the heritage structure. It was originally inaugurated by Britain’s King George V in 1911 and completed in 1916.

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UNESCO Headquarters – Paris, France

NATIONAL

Walmart India launched its first fulfillment centre in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Walmart India launched its first fulfillment centre in Mumbai. The fulfillment centre is a new format of its cash-and-carry store model that will focus exclusively on FMCG products and staples and will not stock fresh food or electronics. The company has also planned another fulfillment centre in Lucknow.

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State – Maharashtra

Capital – Mumbai

CM – Devendra Fadnavis

Governor – Vidyasagar Rao

President and CEO of Walmart India – Krish Iyer

PM Modi Inaugurated International Mega Food event, World Food India 2017

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the inauguration Function of Umiya Dham Ashram via Video Conferencing, in New Delhi on October 05, 2017.

Narendra Modi inaugurated the most anticipated International Mega Food event- World Food India 2017, the biggest congregation of global investors and business leaders of major food companies. The event is organised by the Food Processing Industries Ministry in Delhi. The three-day event aims to transform food economy and realise the vision of doubling of farmers’ income by establishing India as a preferred investment destination and sourcing hub for the global food processing industry.

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Present PM of India – Narendra Modi

Latvia Prime Minister Kucinskis holds talk with PM Modi

Visiting Prime Minister of Latvia Maris Kucinskis held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi today. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that the two leaders discussed wide range of bilateral issues. The visiting dignitary will call on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the evening. After that Mr Kucinskis will depart for Mumbai where he will have series of scheduled meetings including with the Governor of Maharashtra.

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Country – Latvia

Capital – Riga

Currency – Euro

INTERNATIONAL

Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) opens

World’s Third Largest Book Fair Opens in Sharjah, With more than 1.5 million book titles and 1,650 publishing houses from 60 countries, Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) opened its doors to public and trade visitors. It is the third largest book fair in the world. The book fair was held under the theme ‘A World in My Book’. The event has been organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA). Sharjah also inaugurated Sharjah Publishing City (SPC) which is the world’s first specialised book publishing free zone.

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Country – United Arab Emirates

Capital – Abu Dhabi

Currency – United Arab Emirates dirham

Chanda Kochhar and including Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra in World’s Most Powerful Women list released by Forbes

Five Indian women led by ICICI Bank chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) Chanda Kochhar and including Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, have featured on the list of the world’s 100 most powerful women compiled by Forbes. The list was topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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PersonsRanks
Angela Merkel (German Chancellor)1st
Theresa May (UK Prime Minister)2nd
Melinda Gates (Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)3rd
Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook chief operating officer – COO)4th
Mary Barra (General Motors CEO)5th
Chanda Kochhar (MD & CEO of ICICI Bank)32nd
Roshni Nadar Malhotra (HCL Corp. CEO)57th
Priyanka Chopra (Actress)97th

 

BANKING & ECONOMY

Yes Bank, unveiled a superior payment wallet service, BHIM Yes Pay

Yes Bank, unveiled a superior payment wallet service, BHIM Yes Pay by fully integrating the application with all the IndiaStack APIs and NPCI Products. Yes Bank has over 5.5 lakh registered users on BHIM Yes Pay. The freshly updated application, BHIM Yes Pay, integrates three other products of National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI)– RuPay Virtual Card, BharatQR and Bharat Bill Payment Service (BBPS) in addition to other payment infrastructures like UPI and IMPS.

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Headquarters of Yes Bank – Mumbai

CEO of Yes Bank – Rana Kapoor

DEFENCE

“PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017” between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army begins

A fourteen-day joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017” between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army commenced with the Opening Ceremony at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh. The joint exercise is aimed at enhancing the military ties between the two countries as also at achieving interoperability between the two armies. The training contingents comprise of platoon strength from the 11th Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army and a similar strength of the Kazakhstan Army.

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Country – Kazakhstan

Capital – Astana

Currency – Kazakhstani tenge

SPORT

Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang Wins Silver in Commonwealth Shooting Championships

Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Annu Raj Singh has also won the bronze medal in the women’s 50m pistol competition. London Olympics bronze medallist Narang, who is appearing in his first major tournament since the 2016 Rio Olympics, shot a total of 617.6 in the qualification to end fourth.

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Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017 – Australia

Country – Australia

Capital – Canberra

Currency – Australian Dollar

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