Important Weekly Current Affairs Revision Tit-Bits (15th to 21st August 2017) – Download-in-PDF

Important Weekly Current Affairs Revision Tit-Bits (15th to 21st August 2017) – Download-in-PDF:

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list Important Current Affairs Weekly Revision Tit-Bits (15th to 21st August 2017). Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming IBPS PO/Clerk 2017-18 can make use of it.

Important Weekly Current Affairs Revision Tit-Bits (15th to 21st August 2017)

India-ASEAN Youth Summit held in – Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Key Points:

  • The exercise will mark the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership in the ongoing year and also the commemorative year’s theme of “Shared Values, Common Destiny”.
  • State – Madhya Pradesh
  • Capital – Bhopal
  • CM – Shivraj Singh Chouhan
  • Governor – Om Prakash Kohli (Additional charge)
  • Minister of State for External Affairs – General Vijay Kumar Singh
  • Constituency – Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

The person who has resigned as president of the Nagaur District Association, Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) – Lalit Modi

Key Points:

  • State – Rajasthan
  • Capital – Jaipur
  • CM – Vasundhara Raje
  • Governor – Kalyan Singh

“Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra” an initiative providing job opportunities to unemployed youth has been launched in – Maharashtra

Key Points:

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra an initiative providing job opportunities to unemployed youth in Mumbai.
  • There are various schemes like farmers weekly market, farmers mobile market and mother’s Tiffin, under this Yuva Rojgar Kendra.
  • State – Maharashtra
  • Capital – Mumbai
  • CM – Devendra Fadnavis
  • Governor – Vidyasagar Rao

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched a program of Facebook for women entrepreneurs in Odisha – ‘She Means Business’

Key Points:

  • Under the scheme 25, 000 women entrepreneurs and self-help group (SHG) members will be given training on digital marketing skills within next one year.
  • State – Odisha
  • Capital – Bhubaneswar
  • CM – Naveen Patnaik
  • Governor – S C Jamir

The person who has launched the live twitter wall for promoting Bharat Ke Veer portal – Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Key Points:

  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the live twitter wall for promoting Bharat Ke Veer portal on the eve of 71st Independence Day.
  • Ministers of State for Home Affairs – Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
  • Constituency – Chandrapur, Maharashtra
  • Union Home Secretary – Rajiv Mehrishi

Indian government has directed internet majors to immediately remove the links of dangerous online game – Blue Whale Challenge

Key Points:

  • Union Minister of Law and Justice, electronics and Information Technology – Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Constituency – Bihar, Rajya Sabha

The greatest sprinter of modern times, from Jamaica retired from the Athletics – Usain Bolt

Key Points:

  • Usain Bolt – A pure Non-drug Athlete in the History
  • Country – Jamaica
  • Capital – Kingston
  • Currency – Jamaican dollar

The state Government which will soon launch “Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran” (DAMON) – Odisha

Key Points:

  • “Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran” (DAMON), a special programme to prevent the spread of malaria in remote areas of Ganjam district.

India’s first museum on Partition of the Indian subcontinent opened in – Amritsar Punjab

Key Points:

  • The museum will include photographs, newspaper clippings, donated personal items, and screens showing video interviews with survivors.
  • State – Punjab
  • Capital – Chandigarh
  • CM – Captain Amarinder Singh
  • Governor – VP Singh Badnore

The country is going to Host Next Steering Committee Meeting of TAPI Gas Pipeline – India

Key Points:

  • India (New Delhi) will host the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline senior officials on both sides confirmed.
  • TAPI – Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India
  • TAPI natural gas pipeline being developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas – Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Constituency – Bihar, Rajya Sabha
  • Asian Development Bank HQ – Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • President of ADB – Takehiko Nakao

The person who has launched a website to honour all the gallantry award winners – Narendra Modi

Key Points:

  • 1st Prime Minister of India – Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1st Women Prime Minister of India – Indira Gandhi
  • Present Prime Minister of India – Narendra Modi

The country which has approved the world’s biggest single tower solar thermal power plant – Australia

Key Points:

  • A 150-megawatt structure to be built in South Australia by 2020
  • Country – Australia
  • Capital – Canberra
  • Currency – Australian Dollar

The country which has the fastest mobile Internet in the world, report by broadband testing Ookla – Norway

Key Points:

  • In only 13 months, Norway has jumped from 11th to first place on the list of world best providers of fast Internet connection.
  • 1st – Norway (capital – Oslo, currency – Norwegian krone)
  • 2nd – Netherlands (capital – Amsterdam, currency – Euro)
  • 3rd – Hungary (capital – Budapest, currency – Hungarian forint)

The country which has halts iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea – China

Key Points:

  • Country – North Korea
  • Capital – Pyongyang
  • Currency – North Korean won
  • Kim Jong-un is the Supreme Leader of North Korea

The city which has been named world’s most liveable city – Melbourne (in Australia)

Key Points:

  • Melbourne (in Australia) has been named world’s most liveable city for a record seventh year in a row, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report 2017.
  • 1st city – Melbourne (Australia)
  • 2nd city – Vienna (Austria)
  • 3rd city – Vancouver (Canada)
  • Austria (capital – Vienna, currency – Euro)
  • Canada (capital – Ottawa, currency – Canadian Dollar)

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund has launched a new website called – ‘PlanYourGoal.com’

Key Points:

  • ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund has launched a new website ‘PlanYourGoal.com’ to help users plan their investments according to their future financial goals.
  • Headquarters of ICICI – Mumbai
  • CEO – Chanda Kochhar

The person who has Appointed as CMD of Hindustan Copper Limited – Santosh Sharma

Key Points:

  • Santosh Sharma is at present Director (Operations) in the HCL.

The person who has been appointed as MD & CEO of IFCI – Sankara Rao

Key Points:

  • IFCI – Industrial Finance Corporation of India
  • IIFCL – India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd

The person who has received ‘Kalpana Chawla Award for Courage and Daring Enterprise’ – Preethi Srinivasan

Key Points:

  • State – Tamil Nadu
  • Capital – Chennai
  • CM – Edappadi K. Palaniswami
  • Governor – Vidyasagar Rao

The state which has Launches ‘Indira Canteen’ – Karnataka

Key Points:

  • Indira Canteen’, aimed at serving food to poor at subsidized rates, was inaugurated in Bengaluru, by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
  • State – Karnataka
  • Capital – Bengaluru
  • CM – Siddaramaiah
  • Governor – Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala

The person who has launched the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign – Harsh Vardhan

Key Points:

  • Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change – Dr. Harsh Vardhan
  • Constituency – Chandni Chowk, Delhi

Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi Approves Completion of North Koel Reservoir Project in – Jharkhand and Bihar

Key Points:

  • Betla National Park – Jharkhand
  • Palamau Tiger Reserve – Jharkhand

National Highways Authority of India launched two mobile Apps – MyFASTag and FASTag

Key Points:

  • Chairman of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) – Deepak Kumar

The person who has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid female actor in Forbes annual list – Emma Stone

Key Points:

  • Emma Stone – won the best actress at the 2017 Oscars for her performance in La La Land

Uber has launched a business to business model called – “Uber for Business”

Key Points:

  • Uber HQ – San Francisco, California, United States

Government has banned exports of gold jewellery, medallions and other articles above – 22 carat purity

Key Points:

  • The government has banned exports of gold jewellery, medallions and other articles above 22- carat purity in a bid to check round tripping of the precious metal. According to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)

The 16th edition of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships 2017 was held in – London

Key Points:

  • ‘Hero-the Hedgehog’ was a Mascot of 2017 IAAF World Championships
  • ‘Whizbee-the Bee’ was the Mascot for the Para Athletics

Top 5 Countries in the list of Medals

  • US (30 Medals)
  • Kenya (11 Medals)
  • Great Britain (6 Medals)
  • Poland (8 Medals)
  • China (7 Medals)
  • Legendary Sprinter Usain Bolt Retires.
  • Justin Gatlin wins men’s 100m gold.
  • Davinder Singh Kang has become the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at World Championships.
  • High jump champion Ruth Beitia of Spain receives Fair Play Award.

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on – 19 August

Key Points:

  • UN – United Nation
  • Headquarters – New York, United States
  • Secretary general – António Guterres

The country which Launches First Cyber Court in e-commerce Hub – China

Key Points:

  • Country – China
  • Capital – Beijing
  • Currency – Renminbi, Yuan
  • President – Xi Jinping
  • Alibaba – E-commerce company
  • HQ of Alibaba – Hangzhou China
  • President/Founder of Alibaba – Jack Ma

Qatar has launched a new direct route to – Pakistan

Key Points:

  • Qatar has launched a new direct route between the country’s Hamad Port and Pakistan’s port of Karachi.
  • Country – Qatar
  • Capital – Doha
  • Currency – Riyal
  • Hamad Port – Qatar

Axis Bank to waive 12 EMIs on home loans under – Shubh Aarambh scheme

Key Points:

  • Under the new scheme Shubh Aarambh Home Loans Axis Bank will waive 12 equated monthly installments (EMIs) on regular repayments of loans of up to Rs 30 lakh.
  • Axis Bank HQ – Mumbai
  • MD & CEO – Shikha Sharma
  • Tagline – Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi

The person who was appointed as the chief of Sri Lanka’s naval forces – Travis Sinniah

Key Points:

  • Country – Sri Lanka
  • Capital – Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (legislative capital), Colombo (commercial capital)
  • Currency – Sri Lankan Rupee
  • President – Maithripala Sirisena
  • Prime Minister – Ranil wickremesinghe
  • New Navy Chief – Travis Sinniah
  • Preceded by – Vice Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne
  • Travis Sinniah is the second Tamil to head the Lankan Navy after Rajan Kadirgamar, who was the commander in the late 1960s.

The person who took charge as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) – Mamta Suri

Key Points:

  • IBBI – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India
  • Chairman of IBBI – Dr. M. S. Sahoo

World’s Most expensive football player who became the Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International – Neymar

Key Points:

  • Neymar – Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer
  • Country – Brazil
  • Capital – Brasília
  • Currency – Brazilian real

The Sadbhavana Diwas or Harmony Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi on – August 20th

Key Points:

  • Rajiv Ratna Gandhi was the 6th Prime Minister of India
  • 1st PM of India – Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1st Women PM of India – Indira Gandhi

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launched – ‘Swachh Uttar Pradesh, Swasth Uttar Pradesh’ campaign

Key Points:

  • State – Uttar Pradesh
  • Capital – Lucknow
  • CM – Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor – Ram Naik

Karur Vysya Bank inaugurates AADHAAR enrolment centre in – Chennai

Key Points:

  • KVB – Karur Vysya Bank
  • Headquarter – Karur, Tamil Nadu
  • Chairman – Swaminathan
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