Daily Current Affairs for Exams

16 Aug, 17

16 Aug, 17    Tags: India & The World

India will be the host of the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.

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16 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

E Sankara Rao will be the new Managing Director & CEO of IFCI Ltd.

Important for Exam?       5 found it important.

16 Aug, 17    Tags: Economics

The international exchange from BSE, IndiaINX, received an approval from the regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), to commence trading in Gold Options contracts – the first for India at GIFT IFSC

Important for Exam?       5 found it important.

16 Aug, 17    Tags: Policies/Initiatives Regional

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra, a farmers’ market on wheels, which aims at delivering farm-fresh organic produce at reasonable prices

Important for Exam?       4 found it important.

16 Aug, 17    Tags: Regional

A special programme “Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran” (DAMON) would soon be launched to prevent the spread of malaria in remote areas of Odisha’s Ganjam district.

Important for Exam?       3 found it important.

16 Aug, 17    Tags: Economics

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund has launched a new website ‘PlanYourGoal.com’ to help users plan their investments according to their future financial goals

Important for Exam?       3 found it important.

16 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

UN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres has appointed senior UN official Ruby Sandhu-Rojon as his new Deputy Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel.

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16 Aug, 17    Tags: Awards/Honors Defence

Major Mitali Madhumita is the first woman officer to receive a gallantry award in the Army.

Important for Exam?       6 found it important.

16 Aug, 17    Tags: International

The 2017 Global Liveability Ranking got released by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Melbourne tops the list.

Important for Exam?       3 found it important.

15 Aug, 17

15 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

Prasar Bharati CEO Mr. Shashi Shekhar Vempati has been given the additional charge of Rajya Sabha TV’s CEO after Mr. Gurdeep Singh Sappal resigned from his post.

Important for Exam?       6 found it important.

15 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

Tata Motors Group appointed Mr. P.B. Balaji as its Chief Financial Officer from November 2017.

Important for Exam?       5 found it important.

15 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

Santosh Sharma was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Coper Limited (HCL)

Important for Exam?       3 found it important.

15 Aug, 17    Tags: Awards/Honors

The US-based Marconi Society has announced its Lifetime Achievement Award to Indian-born Stanford University professor Thomas Kailath.

Important for Exam?       1 found it important.

15 Aug, 17    Tags: National

India-ASEAN Youth Summit will be organised in Bhopal from Aug 14-19

Important for Exam?       3 found it important.

15 Aug, 17    Tags: India & The World

Indian Navy would join the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in a maiden maritime search and rescue exercise to be chaired by Bangladesh at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in November this year.

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15 Aug, 17    Tags: International

According to global leader in broadband testing OOKLA , Norway has the fastest mobile Internet in the world

Important for Exam?       2 found it important.

15 Aug, 17    Tags: International

The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country polio free

Important for Exam?       3 found it important.

15 Aug, 17    Tags: National

A limited edition silver coin on Lord Krishna will be released on Janmashtami on August 15 by the Republic of Chad in commemoration of the 5,244th birth anniversary of the Hindu God.

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15 Aug, 17    Tags: National

A global authority in infusion therapy launched India’s first online course on Infusion Therapy for nurses, under which it aims to train over 3,000 nurses in the vital medical procedure

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15 Aug, 17    Tags: National

India’s first railways disaster management centre will be near Bengaluru for generating training on rescue, medical relief and rolling stock restoration techniques

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15 Aug, 17    Tags: National

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a website to honour all the gallantry award winners since Independence. http://gallantryawards.gov.in

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15 Aug, 17    Tags: National

The first South Asian Youth Summit-2017 is all set to be organised in the Bhubaneswar City of Indian state of Odisha from September 17

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15 Aug, 17    Tags: Important Days

India Celebrates Independence Day: 15 August 2017

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14 Aug, 17

14 Aug, 17    Tags: Appointment

David Rasquinha was appointed as Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank).

Important for Exam?       2 found it important.

14 Aug, 17    Tags: Awards/Honors

Veteran journalist T J S George has been chosen for the first Kesari Media Award, instituted by the Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust.

Important for Exam?       2 found it important.

14 Aug, 17    Tags: Awards/Honors

The Hindu Playwright Award 2017 went to Gerish Khemani and Akshat Nigam for their play ‘In Search of Dariya Sagar’.

Important for Exam?       2 found it important.

14 Aug, 17    Tags: Reports/Surveys

Three Indian firms — Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel — are among Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies, where Salesforce.com has replaced Tesla Motors on the top position.

Important for Exam?       1 found it important.

14 Aug, 17    Tags: Sports

Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan secured a bronze at the Asian Shotgun Championship to earn India’s first women’s skeet individual medal at a top international competition.

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14 Aug, 17    Tags: International

Kenya election: Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga.

Important for Exam?       1 found it important.

14 Aug, 17    Tags: India & The World

India and Russia will hold a mega war game ‘Indra’ in October involving their armies, navies and the air forces for the first time to further ramp up military ties.

Important for Exam?       3 found it important.
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