JUNE 29, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Asian Atheletic Championship will begin from July 6 at Kalinga stadium, Bhubaneshwar.
  2. Yashwani Singh deswal and Anmol clinched the mixed team gold in air pistol in Junior World Shooting Championship.
  3. Ramkumar Ramanathan won the Antalya Open tennis tournament after beating World No. 8 Dominic Thiem.

Business:

  1. Government took the first step towards divesting its stake in ailing national carrier Air India. Work out on the fine print for the airline sale will be held under ministerial group chaired by Finance Minister.

Nation:

  1. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan introduced a new oil and Gas block licensing policy that is expected to open up 2.8 million square kilometers of sedimentary basins for exploration and productivity activities.
    OLAP– Open Acreage Licensing policy
    HELP– Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing policy.
  2. The Income tax Department issued a notification making it mandatory for all those eligible for an ADHAAR card to link it to their Permanent Account Number (PAN).

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JUNE 28, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Chinese mobile company Vivo has retained the Indian Premier League title sponsorship rights for the 2018-2022 period.

Business:

  1. Government has directed NTPC, BHEL and private power producers to explore technological solutions to ease India’s dependency on imported coal, which currently cost Rs. 1 lakh crore a year. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal told that, “India has one of the largest coal reserves in the world, enough to power us for at least 500 years”. India has 52 million tonnes of coal reserves.

World:

  1. U.S. state Department placed China on its global list of the worst offenders in human trafficking.
  2. The European Union slapped a record euro 2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) fine on Google for breaching EU anti-trust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product.
    European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager.

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NOTE ON MANSAROVAR YATRA- RECENTLY IN NEWS

Recently in news, China confirmed that it had suspended the entry of Indian pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra following an alleged cross border incursion by Indian troops.

On the way to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra a pilgrim crosses territorial boundaries of three countries comprising India, Nepal and China to reach Tibet- Land of Kailash Manasarovar

Mount Kailash is known as one of the most sacred mountains and has become an important pilgrim for four faiths : Buddhists, Jains, Hindus and Tibetan religion of Bon.

However the journey of 52kms/32miles on foot in a single day is not easy and one needs to be strong both physically and mentally to complete it. Generally people take 3 days to finish this walk. The Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims walk around in a clockwise direction but the Jain and Bön followers walk around counterclockwise. Continue reading

JUNE 27, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Youth Olympics finalist Yashaswini Singh Deswal won the air pistol gold at the junior World Shooting championship.
  2. Indian team ended its campaign in World Team chess championship at 4th place. China, Russia and Poland are at top three performers.
  3. India cricket team tops in the most 300 plus scores in ODIs.

Nation:

  1. Eminent scientist, former chief of ISRO and Padma Vibhusan Dr. k. Kasturirangan has been appointed as Chairman of the committee tasked with preparing the final draft of the National Education policy.
  2. India and Mexico will hold an important conference on regional and global disarmament.
    Mexican president– Enrique Pena Nieto.
  3. Lupin Ltd., fourth largest generics pharmaceutical player by market capitalization in the world, founder and chairman Desh Bandhu Gupta passed away.

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JUNE 26, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Sports Journalist Federation of India will award, P. V Sindhu (Rio Olympics silver medalist) with Best Sportsperson of the Year. Also Indian Junior Hockey Team would be given the Best team of the year award.
  2. K Srikanth clinched Australian Open title by defeating Olympic and World champion Chen Lon of China. Earlier he won Indonesian Open and remains runner up in Singapore open.

Emerging Terms, News and Other:

  1. U.S. India — In trade and investment, the U.S. is India’s second largest trading partner and the fifth largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The U.S. is India’s second largest source of import’s behind China.
  2. BEE– Bureau of Energy Efficiency Director general Abhay Bakre.
  3. USIBC- U.S. India Business Council president Mukesh Aghi.
  4. President of Syria- Bashar al-Assad.
  5. FGM– Female Genital Mutilation
  6. Narendra Modi called June 25, 1975- when emergency was proclaimed late at night- “a dark night that no devotee of democracy can forget”.
  7. NISAR- (NASA- ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite)– World’s most expensive satellite till date being made by NASA and ISRO.
  8. Convenient Action – Continuity for Change – A book by PM Narendra Modi- contains initiatives taken by his government post May 2014 at the national level.
  9. Kenneth Juster appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to India.

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JUNE 25, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Anish Bhanwala clinched the 25-metre standard pistol gold in the Junior World Shooting championship.
  2. 23rd Summer Deaflympics (previously called World Games for the Deaf, and International Games for the Deaf) to be staged in Samsun, Turkey from July 18 to 30. Motto- PER LUDOS AEQUALITAS (Equality through sport)
  3. K. Srikanth grabbed a third successive Super-series final spot at the Australian Open with a victory over China’s Shi yuqi.
    Srikanth becomes only the fifth player in the world to contest three successive Super-series finals. His earlier final were in Singapore and Indonesia.
  4. ICC announced the the ICC Women’s World Cup will be the first global sports event to launch special Twitter emojis.

Nation:

  1. Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation completed the construction of India’s first set of underwater transportation tunnels under Hooghly river. Two Tunnel Boring machine (TBM) named Rachna and Prerna were used to dig up to riverbed.
    India has joined a select group of nations that have underwater transport.The first metro train in the country opened its doors for the public in Kolkata in 1984. The 520 metre long tunnels under the river are part of the 10.8 km underground stretch.
  2. United Nation awarded West Bengal for girls scheme, Kanyashree Prakalpa, that promotes girls’ education.

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JUNE 24, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Internation hockey Federation(FIH) president- Narinder Batra.
  2. Eleventh edition of the Women’s Cricket World Cup gets underway in England from 24.06.2017. Last edition was hosted by India in 2013 and Australia emerged as Champions.
  3. RBI widened the scope of the Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2006 by enabling a customer to lodge a complaint against the bank for non-adherence to instructions related to mobile banking and electronic banking services.
  4. Airport Auhtority of India- chairman- Guruprasad Mohapatra.
  5. The centre will soon a high level committee headed by Chief Statistician of India to oversee the country’s progress towards UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aimed at ending poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change.
  6. Magsaysay award winner Shanta Sinha filed petition on Government claim on AADHAR card coverage (95.1%) is sheer “puffery”.
    As per the petitioners, the government claim that Rs. 49560 crore was saved from Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for 2014-15 and 2015-16 is incorrect and a gross exaggeration.
    As per the audit of the saving claim for the PAHAL scheme by CAG for April-December 2015 points out that most of the savings (92%) is due to fall in LPG price in the international market.

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