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Important Weekly Current Affairs Revision Tit-Bits (1st to 7th September 2017)

1). Gobindobhog Rice from Burdwan district of state Gets Geographical Indication Status – West Bengal

Key Points:

  • The state government had applied for GI status for Gobindobhog rice
  • The region of Burdwan (now divided into the districts of east and west Burdwan) is known as the rice bowl of Bengal.
  • State – West Bengal
  • Capital – Kolkata
  • CM – Mamata Banerjee
  • Governor – Keshari Nath Tripathi

2). Jammu and Kashmir government to set up Eco-Park in – Rajouri district

Key Points:

  • The park is a first-of-its-kind project in the region.
  • It will have a botanical garden, a cactus garden, a cafeteria and other amenities.
  • State – Jammu & Kashmir
  • Capital – Srinagar (Summer), Jammu (Winter)
  • CM – Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed
  • Governor – Narinder Nath Vohra

3). This village becomes North East’s first 100 % computer literate village – Nungthaang Tampak

Key Points:

  • The villagers were taught how to surf, compose text, save them, photoshop, send e-mail, store data and get print outs, etc.
  • The village, about 65 kms south of Imphal, is located in Saikot Assembly constituency of Churachandur district.
  • Nungthang Tampak has become India’s second 100% computer literate village in India.
    Kerala’s Chamravattom village is the country’s first 100% computer literate village.
  • State – Manipur
  • Capital – Imphal
  • CM – Nongthombam Biren Singh
  • Governor – Najma A. Heptulla

4). The person who meets Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo to discuss bilateral issues – Sushma Swaraj

Key Points:

  • Union External Affairs Minister – Sushma Swaraj
  • Constituency – Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh
  • Country – Sri Lanka
  • Capital – Colombo,
  • Currency – Sri Lankan Rupee

5). The person who has been appointed as New CAG of India – Rajiv Mehrishi

Key Points:

  • New CAG – Rajiv Mehrishi
  • Preceded by – Shashi Kant Sharma
  • New Home Secretary – Rajiv Gauba
  • Preceded by – Rajiv Mehrishi

6). The person who has been appointed as New High Commissioner of India to Cyprus – R.K. Raghavan

Key Points:

  • Country – Cyprus
  • Capital – Nicosia
  • Currency – Euro, Cypriot pound

7). The person who has been appointed as Election Commissioner of India – Sunil Arora

Key Points:

  • Chief Election Commissioner of India – Achal Kumar Joti

8). The person who was appointed the first brand ambassador of tyre maker Bridgestone India – PV Sindhu

Key Points:

  • The shuttler has signed a three year deal with Bridgestone India, a subsidiary of Bridgestone which is one of the sponsors for the Olympics 2020 in Japan.
  • Registered Office of Bridgestone India Private Limited is in Pune, Maharashtra
  • State – Maharashtra
  • Capital – Mumbai
  • CM – Devendra Fadnavis
  • Governor – Vidyasagar Rao

9). Tata Sons names this person as Chief Economist & Head of Policy Advocacy – Roopa Purushothaman

10). The Reliance Foundation was rewarded with the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award at – Rashtrapati Bhawan

Key Points:

  • Chairperson of the foundation, Nita Ambani collected the award from President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • For its contribution to the promotion of sports, the award went to Reliance Foundation.
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) also received the Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar for its ‘Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent’ (IDCO) program.
  • Nita Ambani is the chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation and a non-executive director of Reliance Industries
  • 1st President of India – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  • 14th & Present President of India – Ram Nath Kovind

11). Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh are Fastest Growing Economies

Key Points:

  • Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh were the fastest expanding State economies in 2015-16, according to a new series of gross State domestic product data with 2011-12 as the base year published by the Central Statistics Office.

Top 5 Largest state Economies are

  • Maharashtra – (Mumbai, Devendra Fadnavis, Vidyasagar Rao)
  • Tamil Nadu – (Chennai, Edappadi K Palanisamy, Vidyasagar Rao)
  • Gujarat – (Gandhinagar, Vijay Rupani, Om Prakash Kohli)
  • Uttar Pradesh – (Lucknow, Yogi Adityanath, Ram Naik)
  • Karnataka – (Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah, Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala )

12). City which has Formally Accorded Status of India’s First World Heritage City by UNESCO – Ahmedabad

Key Points:

  • UNESCO – United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • Present Director-General of UNESCO – Irina Bokova

13). The organization which has to help implement Karnataka government’s ‘Ksheera Bhagya’ Scheme – Amazon

Key points:

  • Under this scheme school children would be provided a glass of milk each five days a week.
  • The partnership aims to reach out to 170,000 children across 1,300 government schools in the state.
  • State – Karnataka
  • Capital – Bengaluru
  • CM – Siddaramaiah
  • Governor – Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala

14). Harsimrat Kaur Badal launches Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots in – Perambalur, Tamilnadu

Key points:

  • Union Food Processing Minister – Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  • Constituency – Bhatinda (Punjab)

15). The person who was appointed as the new Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education, (CBSE) – Anita Karwal

Key Points:

  • New Chairperson of CBSE – Anita Karwal
  • Preceded by – Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi

16). Government has issued an alert on the spread of new malware – ‘Locky Ransomware’

Key Points:

  • Ransomware is a malicious software and the Locky Ransomware is learnt to be demanding the ransom of half Bitcoin, which at present rate is equivalent to over Rs 1.5 lakh.
  • Union Minister for Electronics and IT – Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Constituency – Bihar, Rajya Sabha
  • Malware – software which is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain authorized access to a computer system
  • Bitcoin – a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.

17). World’s Highest Sandcastle Built in – German City

Key Points:

  • Country – Germany
  • Capital – Berlin
  • Currency – Euro
  • Chancellor – Angela Merkel
  • Indian Sand Artist – Sudarsan Pattnaik

18). 9th BRICS Summit was held in – Xiamen, China

Key Points:

  • Brazil – Brasília, Brazilian real
  • Russia – Moscow, Russian Ruble
  • India – New Delhi, Indian Rupee
  • China – Beijing, Renminbi (Yuan)
  • South Africa – Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Currency – South African Rand
  • The theme of the 9th BRICS Summit is “Stronger Partnership for a better future”.
  • The country which has signed a USD 635 million UN assistance package for 2018-2022 to lay out the country’s development strategy for the next five years – Nepal

Key Points:

  • The package involves 26 individual UN agencies.
  • The National Planning Commission, apex advisory body of the Government of Nepal, and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Nepal signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)
  • Country – Nepal
  • Capital – Kathmandu
  • Currency – Nepalese Rupee
  • United Nations Secretary-General – Antonio Guterres

19). National Teachers’ Day: 5th September

Key points:

  • Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India on 5th September in honor of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888.
  • Radhakrishnan was India’s second president and a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient.
  • 1st vice president of India – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
  • 2nd president of India – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

20).  National Nutrition Week: 1st-7th September

Key Points:

  • The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 is “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health”.

21). The person who has been appointed as New Sports Minister – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Key Points:

  • New Youth Affairs & Sports Minister – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
  • Preceded by – Vijay Goel

22). The person who laid the foundation stone of the second phase of SAUNI Yojana – Ram Nath Kovind

Key Points:

  • Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI)
  • State – Gujarat
  • Capital –Ahmedabad
  • CM – Vijay Rupani
  • Governor – Om Prakash Kohli
  • President of India – Ram Nath Kovind

23). The country which has Bans Raising Funds Through Crypto currencies – China

Key Points:

  • Country – China
  • Capital – Beijing
  • Currency – Renminbi (Yuan)
  • President – Xi Jinping

24). UJALA Scheme Launched in – Melaka, Malaysia

Key Points:

  • UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All)
  • Country – Malaysia
  • Capital – Kuala Lumpur
  • Currency – Malaysian ringgit
  • PM Modi on January 5, 2015, had launched the world’s largest, and most extensive LED distribution program, UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All).

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