JULY 12, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Lakshmanan won the 5000 and 1000m gold at Asian Athlectics Championship. Only the player having double gold at the championship.
  2. BCCI announced appointment of Ravi Shastri as the next head coach of the Indian Cricket Team for a period till 2019 world cup.
  3. On the 36th Foundation day of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Finance Ministry said that banks should divert loans to self help groups in order to help generate employments in the unorganised sector of the country.
  4. 5 states – Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Telangana and Arunachal Pradesh- and a Union Territory formally adopted the centre’s initiative called The Government e-Market-place (GeM) that aims to ensure that public procurement of goods and services in India worth more than 5 crore annually is carried out through online platform for transparency and to eliminate corruption.

JULY 11, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Abhijeet Gupta defeated Australia’s veteran International Master Aleksandar Wohl in the ninth and final round of Commonwealth Chess Championship.
  2. IOC said, The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will be the first Games to have an independent drugs testing authority (ITA) in place to deal with doping.

Business:

  1. Gifts from employers to employees worth up to Rs. 50,000 will not attract GST, nor will perquisites enjoyed by employees as part of employment contract, Finance Ministry announced on Monday.

Nation:

  1. The 21st edition Malabar Exercise 2017 among the Naval forces of India, Japan and United States began in Chennai. The Malabar Exercise began in 1992 as a bilateral naval exercise between India and U.S. In 2015, it was expanded into a trilateral format with the inclusion of Japan.

Continue reading

JULY 10, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. The famous blue-bordered sari of Mother Teresa, has been granted the registration of the trademark for the pattern of blue border, by Trade Marks Registry, Government of India.
  2. IGST– Integrated Goods and Services Tax
  3. LUT– letter of Undertaking.
  4. The World’s youngest nation, South Sudan, will not have any official celebrations to mark the anniversary of its birth because of the widespread suffering caused by its ongoing civil war.
    President of South Sudan– Salva Kirr.
  5. Last year World bank ranked the country at 130th position for ease of doing business. The areas where India ranks poorly as per the World bank ranking include starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering a property, paying tax, trading across border, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.
  6. H1N1, commonly known as Swine Flu, is a respiratory disease caused by Type A influenza known as h1N1 (A). It is an airborne infection. Oseltamivir is the medicine that works against H1N1
  7. The 5.5 KM Walled City of Ahmedabad, fonder by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century, has been declared as India’s firs World Heritage City by World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. India’s permanent representative to INESCO is Ruchira kamboj.

JULY 7, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Muhammed Anas and Nirmala Sheron won the Gold in 400m in Men’s and Women’s category respectively.
  2. Virat kohli, with his 18th century in a chase, set the new mark of fastest 17 centuries in his 102nd inning while Tendulkar took 232 innings for his 17 hundreds.

Business:

  1. American tech giant Oracle will open its first digital hub in Asia pacific, which will be based in Bengaluru. This digital hub will provide cloud computing technology and resources to small and medium business to empower them in their digital transformation.
  2. Japan’s Tokio Marine Asia raised its stake in India’s fertilizer co-operative IFFCO from 26% to 49% at a cost of Rs. 2530 crore.
  3. To make India a global leader in innovation and Intellectual Property, the centre has estimated to spend Rs. 29.7 crore on a three year scheme to create awareness on the issue.

Continue reading

JULY 6, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Manpreet Kaur won the country’s first gold medal in a shot put event with a throw of 18.28m.
  2. Indian team achieved its best ever FIFA ranking in two decades, as it rose to the 96th spot in the latest FIFA rankings.

Business:

  1. The retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organization ‘s investment in stocks through exchange traded funds would cross the Rs. 45,000 crore mark by the end of this fiscal year announced by Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya.
  2. According to World Gold Council, A hike in taxes on gold sales in India could pressure short term demand from the world’s no. 2 consumer of Gold. The WGC also said a government move to a ban cash transactions more than Rs. 2,00,000 from April 1 could hurt gold demand in rural areas where farmers often purchase the gold using cash. Two-third of gold demand comes from rural areas.
  3. Alpha Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a direct supplier of defence equipment for Armed forces, announced that its Israeli partner Elbit Security Systems had increased its stake in their joint venture from 26% to 49%.

Continue reading

JULY 5 & 6, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. 22nd Asian Athlectics Championhip begins at Kalinga Stadium in Odisha in the presence of
    Odisha chief minister- Naveen patnaik.
    International Athletics Federatio president- Sebastian Coe
    Athletics Federation of India president- Adille Sumariwalla.
    Opening ceremony included the rendition of popular Sambalpuri folk song Rangabati by Shankar, Ehsaan and loy. Indian contingent with Tintu Luka carrying the flag in the opening ceremony march.
  2. India’s leading cueist Pankaj Advani teamed up with Laxman Rawat defeated Pakistan in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship.

Business:

  1. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved bankruptcy proceedings against Mumbai based EPC firm Jyoti Structures. It is the first case among the 12 cases referred by the central bank under India’s new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.
  2. Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) signed an agreement with four private banks- ICICI, HDFC, Axis, and Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Bank of Baroda for collection of provident fund dues from employers and payments to its subscriber at Zero transaction charge.
    Central provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC)- V.P. Joy.

Continue reading

JULY 4, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Germany clinched the Confederation Cup defeating Chile in the finals.

Business:

  1. India’s first de-mutualised online multi-commodities exchange- National Multi Commodity Exchange (NMCE) will merge with the Indian Commodity Exchange. As per the agreed swap ratio, ICEX shareholders will hold 62.8% stake and NMCE shareholders 37.2% stake in ICEX post merger.
  2. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $220 million loan agreement for improving connectivity, transport efficiency, and safety on the state highways of Rajasthan.
    This amount is the firs tranche of $500 million investment program approved by ADB board.
  3. American multinational Honeywell International Inc. has flown its “The Connected Aircraft” into India to show-case technologies that can help airlines reduce fuel consumption and maintenance cost, while providing high speed Wi-Fi on board.

Continue reading