Current Affairs – September 14, 2017

INDRA 2017:

India-Russia to conduct first tri-services military services. In October, 2017 in Russia.

Russia:

  1. Capital: Moscow
  2. Currency: Ruble
  3. Prime Minister: Dmitry Medvedev
  4. President: Vladimir Putin

 ‘September 14’ is celebrated as National Hindi Divas

* They are 2 official languages in India → Hindi, English

* Under Article 343 of the Indian constitution. Hindi written in Devanagri script was adopted as official language.


India is planning to launch major connectivity Initiative

→ Chennai – Vladivostok via sea route. With an aim to harness. Natural resources from Asia and western pacific region.

* It enable to transfer Cargo between Chennai and Vladivostok.


New Chairman and MD of United Indian Insurance as à M. Nagaraja Sharma.

→ The post was vacant after their retirement of Milind Kharat.


74th Venice film festival, 2017 at Venice, Italy. Important award is ‘The Golden Lion’

Like golden palm in Cannes

Golden bear of Berlin

  1. Golden lion → The shape of water, directed by Guillermo Del Toro
  2. Silver lion →  Beat director Xavier Legrand
  3. Best Actress →  Charlotte Rampling
  4. Best Actor →  Kamal El Basha

A new Guinness World Record has been set in Germany for the tallest sandcastle, which is 16.68 metres.

→ It has broken the record held by Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on 14.84 metres Puri, Odisha to promote world peace.

* Official Guinness world records adjudicator Jack Brokeback was on hand to verify the record.


Global Human Capital Index:

The list compiled by Geneva based world Economic forum (WEF)

* India has been placed at a low 103rd rank. Lowest among BRICS Economics 130 Country’s topped by ‘Norway’

* Previous year, India ranked 105th

* Topped by Finland


21st GST council meeting in Hyderabad, Telangana.

→ Government constitutes GOM to resolve IT challenges faced in GST implementation.

→ Committee on exports to look into issues of exports.

GOM à Group of Ministers

India’s 1st advanced Homeopathy virology lab was inaugurated at Dr. Anjalai Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homeopathy in Kolkata West Bengal.

West Bengal

City of place→  Kolkata

CM → Mamata Banerjee

Governor →  Keshari Nath Tripathi

* Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport →  Kolkata

* Bagdogra Airportà Siliguri, West Bengal


Indian Railways permits M-Aadhar as ID proof for travellers.

* M-Aadhar is a mobile app launched by unique identification authority of India on which a person can download his/her Aadhar card.

Static:

* Union minister of Railways – Piyush Goyal

Constituency – Haharahtra

Union minister of commerce and Industry – Nirmala Sitharaman

* 1st Railway line laid between Mumbai to thane on 16th April, 1853.

 


Goa to host 36th National games.

→ National games were formerly known as Indian Olympic games. The games were held every two years and the Indian Olympic games were renamed as National games in 1940.

* 1st modern National games were held in 1985 in New Delhi.

Goa

  1. CM: Manokar Parrikar
  2. Governor: Mirdhula Sinha
  3. Capital:  Panaji

India’s smallest state → Goa

 


Niti Aayog’s vice chairman resigns from DHFL board.

→ Rajiv Kumar, Niti Aayoug vice chairman has resigned from the post of independent director in the board of Dewan. Housing finance corporation (DHFL) 3rd largest loan and housing finance company in India.

Full form of NITI Aayog?

National Institution for Transforming India

Formed on 1 Jan, 2015 and 1st meeting was held on 8 Feb 2015.


Union Govt plans to release commemorative coins to mark MG Ramachanran’s birth century.

* Union finance ministry decided to release a commemorative coins of Rs. 100 and Rs.10 denomination to celebrate MG Ramachandran.

* Aforesaid commemorative coins will be minted by security printing and minting corporation of India limited.


 

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