AUGUST 14, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Hardik Pandya became the fifth India player to score his maiden First class century in a test. Vijay Manjrekar, Kapil Dev, Ajay Ratra and Harbhajan Singh were the others to do so.
  2. The Geographic information SystemAn online database of more then half a million hectares of land assisting industry. The database is being designed by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and National e-Governence  Division.
    IT currently has a specific details in each state on industrial parks/  clusters, the focus sectors, common facility for industry, industrial land in use and available industrial land, approved and pending projects, infrastructure  including state/ national highways, airports, ports, railway stations and others.
    Database also has information on the distance from airport/port to each industrial area/ cluster and satellite map view o f the area.
  3. Japanese encephalitis (JE) is caused by a mosquito borne virus. It is a kind of encephalitis which falls under a spectrum of diseases called Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and is caused by flavivirus. It is a viral infection of brain and there is no cure for JE.
  4. IONS– Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

AUGUST 12, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. ICC Test Ranking: India, South Africa, England
    ODI Ranking: South Africa, Australia, India
    T20I Ranking: New Zealand, England, Pakistan
  2. Badminton:
    Men- Son Wan Ho, India’s Highest K. Srikanth at NO. 8
    Women- Tai Tzu Ying, India’s highest P.V. Sindhu at no. 5
  3. Tennis:
    Men- Andy Murray
    Women- Karolina Pliskova

Business:

  1. The Economic Survey has raised red flag over the telecom sector’s rising share in NPA. The share of NPA in the total NPAs of infrastructure sector rose 8.7% in 2016-17 from 5% in 2015-16.

Nation:

  1. The Indian Economy’s growth in 2017-18 is more likely to be closer to 6.5% than 7.5%, according to Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian.
  2. The government appointed lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi as Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, replacing Pahlaj Nilhani

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AUGUST 11, 2017 DAILY ENGLISH WORDS OF THE HINDU

  1. Eulogised– To praise some for good work
  2. Disfigurement– spoiling the appearance of something or someone
  3. Plunge– Push or dive or thrust quickly and energetically
  4. Electrocuted – injure or kill (someone) by electric shock

AUGUST 11, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Brazil topped the FIFA ranking while world champion Germany dropped to second despite winning the Confederation Cup. Argentina is at third place.
  2. A 25 year old national level wrestler Vishal Kumar died after being electrocuted in a stadium in Ranchi.

Business:

  1. The government has finalized the transaction adviser – SBI Caps and legal advisor – Crawford Bayley & Company  for the disinvestment of chopper operator Pawan Hans.

Nation:

  1. Railway have detected fake currency with a face value of Rs. 1.11 crore at its cash counters in the last ten years, according to the report of a Parliamentary Standing Committee.
  2. Vijay Nambisan, a poet, writer and journalist, passed away at the age of 54. He became the first All India Poetry champion in 1988 for his iconic poem “Madras Central”
  3. Supreme Court directed that vehicles without valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates would not be eligible for annual insurance.

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AUGUST 10, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Commerce Ministry has started the process of shutting down the more than 100 year old government procurement arm, the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal. Publich procurement is being made by ministry’s e-marked platform since last year.
  2. Quatar announced a programme to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism, amid a two month boycott imposed on the Gulf countries by its neighbours.
    Soccer world  cup 2022 will be hosted in Quatar
    Nationals of 33 countries will be allowed to stay for 180 days and the other for up to 180 days.
  3. SUNRISE– A solar project aimed at developing printed photo-voltaic cells and new manufacturing process which can be used to make solar energy products in India.
    A consortium of 12 Indian and British universities including Oxford and Cambridge has received a €7 million grant from the U.K. government to build self sufficient solar powered buildings in remote Indian villages.
  4. TTI– Table Tennis federation of India.
  5. Eleventh Hour– The last possible moment for doing something.
  6. Navin kumar– Chairman of GST Network.
  7. South Korea is the third largest host of American troops and Japan is the largest country  having U.S. military personnel.

AUGUST 9, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. India’s Ravindra Jadeja edge out Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to claim the top rank among all rounders, apart from retaining the NO. 1 spot in the bowlers’chart in the latest ICC rankings.

Business:

  1. Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, was helping India’s watch-to-jewellery maker Titan company to foray into inline selling in the United States through its Global Selling Programme.
  2. Commerce Ministry has started the process of shutting down the more than 100 year old government procurement arm, the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal. Public procurement is being made by ministry’s e-marked platform since last year.

Nation:

  1. Centre cleared the appointment of Justice Dipak Misra as the 45th Chief justice of India with effect from August 28, as present CJI J.S. Khehar will be retiring on August 27.
  2. Kerala and Haryana tops the list for sanitation survey, as per the findings of a government commissioned survey on rural sanitation which was under taken by the Quality Council of India between May and June this year. UP and Bihar were among the worst performers in terms of rural coverage.

AUGUST 8, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Satendar Rawat and Mohit Khatana won silver medals in the Asian junior boxing championship.
  2. Debendranath Sarangi, elected as a member of the World Squash Federation’s Ethic Commission. He is the first Asian and first Indian to get elected to this commission which is to be chaired by David Howman.
  3. Australian sprinter Betty Cuthbert has died aged 79. He is the only athlete to have won the Olympic 100m, 200m and 500m titles.
  4. The decision of BCCI to impose life ban on cricketer S. Sreesanth in the wake of the IPL 2013 spot fixing scandal has been quashed by Kerala High Court. Court said that there was no material or evidence before the disciplinary committee and conclusion was based in circumstantial evidence.
  5. Food company Britannia Industries Ltd is keen to increase its international foot print by setting up units in Africa and Myanmmar. It is already implementing its maiden Greenfield project in Nepal.
  6. PSC- The production sharing contracts signed for exploration and development of oil fields , requires operator to pay a pre-determined share of the surplus petroleum output to the Centre as a form of royalty. Profit petroleum may be exempt from levy of GST.
  7. North Korea defiant after new sanctions, Neither shall we flinch even an inch from the road to bolstering up the nuclear forces chosen by ourselves unless the hostile policy and nuclear threat of the U.S against us are fundamentally eliminated.

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