Important Weekly Current Affairs Revision Tit-Bits (1st to 7th August 2017) – Download-in-PDF

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

  • The person who launched “JIYO PARSI PUBLICITY PHASE – 2” – Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Key Points:

Union Minister of state for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs – Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Constituency – Rajya Sabha, Uttar Pradesh

In the year of 2013 “Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-1” was initiated to increase the small minority population of  parsi community.

  • The newly opened Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge is located in – Switzerland

Key Points:

The bridge has broken the record for the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, according to Zermatt Tourism.

  • The RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs. 3 crore on this bank for “non-compliance” with the directions on Know Your Customer (KYC) norms – Union Bank of India

Key Points:

This action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.

  • The bank which has cut interest on savings account deposits by 50 basis points to 3.5 per cent on balance up to Rs 1 crore – SBI

Key points:

Revision of saving bank rate will enable the bank to maintain marginal cost of fund based lending rate (MCLR) at existing rates.

  • Donald Trump recently Awarded First Medal of Honor to Vietnam Army Medic – James McCloughan

Key Points:

An Army medic from Michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades is the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump in Washington

  • Amazon Prime Video has signed deal with this Bollywood star recently – Salman Khan.

Key Points:

Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Amazon Video India and James Farrell, Head of Content, Prime Video, Asia Pacific, also participated in signing deal.

  • The person who won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2017 Formula 1 title – Sebastian Vettel

The city to host 2024 summer Olympics – Paris

The city to host 2028 summer Olympics – Los Angeles

Key Points:

International Olympic Committee HQ – Lausanne, Switzerland

President – Thomas Bach

  • The person who won the men’s single badminton title at Lagos International challenge in Nigeria 2017 – Rahul Yadav
  • The maestro and custodian of the venerable Dhrupad tradition of Hindustani classical music and a member of the eminent Dagar family who passed away recently – Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar
  • World breastfeeding week 2017 is celebrated from 1st to 7th August 2017 with the theme – “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”.

Key Points:

WABA – World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

UNICEF Headquarters – New York

WHO Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) meetings and other related meetings were held recently in – Hyderabad.

Key Points:

Union Minister for Commerce (Independent Charge) – Nirmala Sitharaman

Constituency – Karnataka, Rajya Sabha

  • The first vice-chairman of Niti Aayog who resigned recently – Arvind Panagariya

Key Points:

NITI Aayog – National Institution for Transforming India

Chairman – Narendra Modi

CEO – Amitabh Kant

  • The person Becomes Asia’s Second-Richest Person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index – Mukesh Ambani
  • The person Becomes Asia’s Richest Person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index – Jack Ma
  • The Supreme Court of India imposed a ban on the use of five harmful metals – lithium, mercury, arsenic, antimony, and lead in firecrackers.

Key Points:

PESO – Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation

HQ of PESO – Nagpur

CPCB – Central Pollution Control Board

  • Narendra Modi has announced a fund for relief, rehabilitation and building flood mitigation infrastructure in the flood-affected North-Eastern states including Assam – Rs 2350 crore
  • Airtel Payment Bank joined hand with this organization for ATM services recently – Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

Key Points:

First Airtel Payment Bank was opened in Rajasthan.

MD & CEO of Airtel Payment Bank – Shashi Arora

HPCL – Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

HPCL Headquarters – Mumbai

Chairman of HPCL – M.K. Surana

  • The person who recently appointed as Cisco president for India, Saarc region – Sameer Garde

Key Points:

Cisco HQ – San Jose, California, United States

New Cisco President for India, Saarc region – Sameer Garde

Preceded by – Dinesh Malkani

  • The person who has appointed as the Chief of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command – Lt General Abhay Krishna
  • China opened its first overseas military base with a flag raising ceremony in – Djibouti

Key Points:

Country – Djibouti

Capital – Djibouti city

Currency – Djiboutian Franc

  • The organization which recently allowed India to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers – World Bank

Key Points:

World Bank allowed India to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).

  • Union Government has launched a portal to provide a platform to sell agricultural produce and strengthen the agriculture-oriented Indian economy – e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi(e-RaKAM)

Key Points:

It is a digital initiative that aims to bring together the PSUs, civil supplies, farmers and buyers on a single platform.

Union minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution – Ram Vilas Paswan

Constituency – Hajipur, Bihar

  • The 7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held in – Shanghai, China.

Key Points:

A six-member delegation led by Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman attended the meeting.

Minister of state independent charge for commerce & Industry – Nirmala Sitaraman

Constituency – Rajya Sabha, Karnataka

  • The US Senate has confirmed this person to lead the FBI – Christopher Wray
  • US has urged Americans to leave this country before ban kicks in on September 1 – North Korea

Key Points:

Country – North Korea

Capital – Pyongyang

Currency – North Korean won

  • India and this country has signed a bilateral agreement for the transfer of sentenced persons – Somalia

Key Points:

The agreement was signed between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Yusuf Garaad Omar.

  • The person who has been appointed as the chairman of the board of directors of the BSE – Dhirendra Swarup

Key Points:

Dhirendra Swarup, who was a public interest director at the BSE, replaces incumbent Sudhakar Rao.

SEBI – Securities and Exchange Board of India

Headquarter of SEBI – Mumbai

Chairman of SEBI – Ajay Tyagi

BSE – Bombay Stock Exchange

PFRDA – Pension Funds Regulatory and Development Authority

  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has appointed this person to head committee to study issues related to data protection – Justice B.N Srikrishna

Key Points:

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology – Ravi Shankar Prasad

Constituency – Bihar, Rajya Sabha

  • SEBI has set up a committee on ‘fair market conduct’ headed by – T K Viswanathan
  • The person who has appointed as the Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Sanjaya Baru

Key Points:

Sanjaya Baru succeeds A Didar Singh, who served as Secretary General for 5 years.

  • The person who has been reappointed as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea – Peter O’Neill

Key Points:

Country – Papua New Guinea

Capital – Port Moresby

Currency – Papua New Guinean kina

  • The person who was honoured with the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ by East Bengal Football Club – Dhanraj Pillay
  • The Indian Army has developed a mobile application through which serving soldiers can track details like postings and promotions – ‘Humraaz’.
  • Senior Congress leader and former Union minister who passed away recently – Santosh Mohan Dev
  • The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor passed away recently – Sam Shepard
  • Aadi Perukku Festival Celebrated in – Tamilnadu

Key Points:

Aadi Perukku is celebrated for the birth of the Tamil month of Aadi.

  • National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the proposed merger between – Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

Key Points:

Airtel HQ – New Delhi

Airtel CEO – Gopal Vittal

Airtel Founder – Sunil Bharti Mittal

Telenor Headquarter – ‎Fornebu, Norway

President and CEO of Telenor – Sigve Brekke

Chairman of the Board – Gunn Wærsted

  • The bank which plans to raise Rs 2,000 crore by allotting Basel-III compliant bonds to various investors – SBI
  • Agriculture Ministry signed a Memorandum of Association (MoA) for setting up a regional centre of the global rice research institute IRRI in – Varanasi

Key Points:

Minister of Agriculture – Radha Mohan Singh

Constituency – Purvi Champaran, Bihar

  • The person who was appointed as Chairman and Manging Director (CMD) in Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) – Mohammad Mustafa

Key Points:

SIDBI – Small Industries Development Bank of India

Headquarters – Lucknow

New CMD – Mohammad Mustafa

Preceded by – Kshatrapatishivaji

  • The state government which has appointed Indian women team cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur as a DSP in the state police – Punjab state government

Key Points:

England Women’s cricket team beat India in women’s world cup 2017 at Lord’s

Harmanpreet Kaur scored 171 not out from 115 balls in the semi-final against Australia

  • The person who sworn in as Iran’s president for a second term – Hassan Rouhani

Key Points:

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei gave his official approval for Rouhani’s appointment.

  • InCred, the Mumbai-based new age financial services group, has signed up this person as its Brand Ambassador – Rahul Dravid
  • Two Airports in Andhra Pradesh going to be completely green airport – Tirupati and Vijayawada

Key Points:

AAI has commenced installation of 1MWp solar power plant at Tirupathi and Vijaywada Airports.

  • Maharashtra Government has launched two online portals to streamline the process of direct benefit transfer (DBT) – MahaDBT and MahaVASTU
  • This railway station in Uttar Pradesh to be renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station – Mughalsarai railway station

Key Points:

This comes as the part of the state government’s attempt to revive the legacy of Upadhyaya who died in 1968.

  • Delhi Police’s women safety mobile application ‘Himmat’ can be access via – cab aggregator Uber’s application
  • India’s First Private sector Missile Manufacturing Facility was inaugurated near – Hyderabad

Key Points:

India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a joint venture between the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd.,

  • The world’s most highly-paid author announced by Forbes recently – Harry Potter creator JK Rowling

Key Points:

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has been named the world’s most highly-paid author with earnings of £72.2m ($95m).

Other authors included in the list were Paula Hawkins and EL James.

  • India signed a loan agreement with AIIB for Gujarat Rural Roads Project – USD 329 million
  •  The person who has been appointed as the Next Ambassador of India to The Republic of Kazakhstan – Prabhat Kumar

Key Points:

Prabhat Kumar present Ambassador of India to Colombia

  • All India Football Federation has appointed this person as the chairman of a special committee – Ushanath Banerjee
  • The person who has been appointed as Air Officer-in-Charge Administration of IAF – Air Marshal Hemant Narayan Bhagwat
  • The state government which has announced Compulsory retirement for non-performing teachers and education officials above 50 – Bihar state government

Key Points:

The committee is headed by RK Mahajan.

The main aim is to improve results in matriculation and intermediate.

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

Key Points:

Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is the first airport and Bengaluru is the first city in the country with such a service.

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

Key Points:

The rule will come into force across the country except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya.

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 country becomes first Arab country to offer permanent residency to non-citizens – Qatar
  • The bank which became the 6th Indian bank whose market capitalisation soared past the Rupee 1 lakh crore-mark – IndusInd Bank

Key Points:

IndusInd Bank HQ – Mumbai

CEO – Romesh Sobti

Owner – Hinduja Group

  • The person who has been elected as the 13th Vice President of India – Venkaiah Naidu

Key Points:

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

  • The person who has been elected as the next Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog – Rajiv Kumar

Key Points:

Chairman of NITI Aayog – PM Modi

New Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog – Rajiv Kumar

Preceded by – Arvind Panagariya

CEO of NITI Aayog – Amitabh Kant

  • The person who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission in Uttar Pradesh – Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar
  • The state government which has decided to distribute 13 lakh Soil Health Cards among farmers – Assam
  • The institute which develops a new antibacterial drug-delivery system – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
  •  Mobile wallet major MobiKwik has entered into a strategic partnership with this firm to transform itself into a financial services app from a payments app at present – Bajaj Finance

Key Points:

Mobikwik HQ – Gurugram

CEO of Mobikwik – : Bipin Preet Singh

Bajaj Finance HQ – Pune

  • Government revises the base year of All-India Wholesale Price Index (WPI) – from 2004-05 to 2011-12

Key Points:

The number of items in the basket has increased from 676 to 697 and the number of price quotations has increased from 5482 to 8331.

  • Payback India has appointed this person as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Gautam Kaushik
  • The person who won the Rwanda president Election recently – Paul Kagame

Key Points:

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide victory in election.

Country – Rwanda

Capital – Kigali

Currency – Rwandan franc

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