Current Affairs Today – June, 29th, 2017 | Latest News and Updates

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Current Affairs Today – June, 29th, 2017 | Latest News and Updates

INDIAN AFFAIRS

Kalraj Mishra Launches Digital MSME Scheme, exchange MoUs with SAP India, Intel and HMT

Kalraj Mishra Launches Digital MSME Scheme, exchange MoUs with SAP India, Intel and HMT

  1. This is the first MoMSME program that is going to celebrate, the aim of this is to recognize the importance of the role of these Enterprises in the creation of the roll and the aspects of the job in the various field. MoMSME has organized this program for the current and future aspects of the coming MSME entrepreneurs through National MSME Awards.
  2. The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) has been celebrated its first UN MSME Day in the capital state, that is in Delhi. The aim of this is to recognize the importance of the role of these Enterprises in the creation of the roll and the aspects of the job in the various fields.
  3. This programme was established and installed by Union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra together with the MoS MSME Giriraj Singh and Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary. MSME Secretary KK Jalan and DC MSME SN Tripathi, they were also present at the event.
  4. They government of the India has been decided that “Digital MSME” Scheme for promotion of Information & Communication Technology in MSME Sector with a total budget of Rs. 85.705 Crore including Government of India’s contribution of Rs. 58.105 crore during 2017- 18 to 2019-20.

KEYS:

  1. Full form of MoMSME- Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  2. Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California that was founded by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce
  3. CEO: Brian Krzanich (16 May 2013–)
  4. Headquarters: Santa Clara, California, United States
  5. Founded: 18 July 1968, Mountain View, California, United States
  6. Subsidiaries: Mobileye, Intel Security, Altera, Nervana Systems, more
  7. Founders: Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce

 

 

After border face-off, China justifies construction of road in Sikkim sector, says area not under border disputes

After border face-off, China justifies construction of road in Sikkim sector, says area not under border disputes

  1. On Wednesday the China has justified the construction of a road in the Sikkim sector, and has given the statement that “undoubtedly” is located on its side of the border as per the 1890 Sino-British Treaty.
  2. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement, “According to the treaty, zhe is the ancient name of Sikkim. As per this treaty, the area over which the Indian army has raised objection is undoubtedly located on the Chinese side of the border,”
  3. Lu Kang said in a statement, “Indian leaders, the Indian government-related documents, the Indian side in the Sino-Indian boundary issue Special Representatives meeting confirmed that the two sides signed the treaty in 1890, the Sino-British treaty and the China- India boundary of Sikkim to have the direction of a consensus,”
  4. On Wednesday night a Chinese foreign ministry statement said “the Indian border guards crossed the boundary in the Sikkim section of the China-India border and entered the territory of China and obstructed normal activities of the Chinese frontier forces in the Donglang area recently, and the Chinese side has taken counter-measures.”

KEYS:

  1. Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal
  2. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga
  3. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s
  4. Capital: Gangtok
  5. Admission to Union †: 16 May 1975
  6. Chief minister: Pawan Kumar Chamling

 

 

Four years after Uttarakhand tragedy: Eight psychiatrists for over 1 crore people, many fighting mental trauma

  1. The search of the 23-year-old Prahlad Singh has been ended on June 12. He was founded by the vllagers by tightening in the rope around his neck. “He was about to kill himself,” says Prahlad’s mother Rajeshwari Devi. She told that, on that day hed run away from his home, like on many occasions since the day four years ago, when Prahlad, who worked as a porter at the Kedarnath shrine, witnessed death up close.
  2. B S Rawat, Joint Director (non-communicable diseases) said, “Currently, for a population of over 1 crore, there are only eight psychiatrists in government hospitals across the state. It’s a job not many want to take up in Uttarakhand, perhaps due to the state’s difficult terrain,”
  3. “He would stay quiet. He was probably suffering from depression, but didn’t tell us anything. One day (in September 2014), he drank poison,” says Uniyal’s younger brother Prem Prakash, holding back tears.
  4. Dr Malini Srivastava, clinical psychologist at the Dehradun-based Himalayan Hospital who treated several patients of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the deluge, says, “At a workshop on PTSD held at Guptkashi in 2016, where I was present as a resource person, I could see that people were still traumatized. A lot needs to be done at the level of primary health centers and community health centers towards training their staff so that they can provide basic counseling and psychological first-aid to disaster victims.”

KEYS:

  1. Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites
  2. Rishikesh, a major centre for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit
  3. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River
  4. The state’s forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife
  5. Chief minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat
  6. Capitals: Dehradun, Nainital (Judiciary)

 

Kaushik Basu takes over as President of IEA

  1. Former chief economic advisor, the Kaushik Basu has been taken the place of the president of the International Economic Association (IEA). The three years of term of the Basu is started from the date June 23.
  2. “Basu’s leadership kicked off with the closing of IEA’s 18th World Congress in Mexico, at which Basu spoke, along with Cornell’s Ravi Kanbur,” the Cornell University said in a statement.
  3. Before this the Former chief economic advisor Busu has served as the senior vice-president and chief economist at the World Bank from 2012 to 2016 and as the chief economic adviser to the Government of India from 2009 to 2012. Currently he is working as the C. Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell.
  4. The IEA is a leading organisation for professional economists and it seeks to shape global economic policy and research. Among IEA’s past presidents are Nobel laureates Kenneth Arrow, Robert Solow, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz.

KEYS:

  1. Secretariat- Paris, France
  2. Membership- 29 states
  3. Executive Director- Fatih Birol
  4. Deputy Executive Director- Paul Simons
  5. Establishment- 1974 (43 years ago)

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

US designates Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist

US designates Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist

  1. After the one day by the Syed Salahuddin, chief of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen, has been declared as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the US Department of State, to see this the Pakistan has started the defence in his favour, calling the move “completely unjustified”.
  2. The foreign ministry statement said, “The designation of individuals supporting the Kashmiri right to self-determination as terrorists is completely unjustified,” a Pakistani spokesperson said in a statement that did not name the 71-year-old Salahuddin. “Pakistan shall continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support for the just struggle of the Kashmiri people,”
  3. The Pakistani spokesperson added, “Pakistan has demonstrated a longstanding commitment of combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The people and government of Pakistan have rendered immense sacrifices in both blood and treasure to end this scourge, which has been acknowledged by the international community,”
  4. Responding to the order, India said, “It does vindicate India’s longest-standing position that cross-border terrorism is behind disturbance created in Kashmir since last year. The outfits that Syed Salahuddin leads, they have perpetuated, from the territory of Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, cross-border terrorism against India including in Kashmir for a number of years.”

KEYS:

  1. The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean
  2. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC
  3. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is famed for filmmaking
  4. Capital: Washington, D.C.
  5. Dialing code: +1
  6. President: Donald Trump
  7. Population: 321.4 million (2015)
  8. States: California, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Alaska, more

 

US declare China Worst human trafficking offenders

US declare China Worst human trafficking offenders

  1. The United States has announced and declare that the China is the worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor in the world, placing it alongside countries the U.S. has long disparaged the countries Iran, North Korea and Syria.
  2. China will be saying in the placed of the third tier of the State Department’s ranking system, putting the country in the lowest category that is reserved for nations that fail to reach the minimum standards to thwart human trafficking, it is said in the report of the media.
  3. The 2017 report lists China is on the Tier 3 human trafficking and forced labor offender, the lowest ranking, according to officials familiar with the ranking. The 2016 report placed China on a Tier 2 “watch list” deserving special scrutiny in the last year.
  4. China has been ranked in the Tier 3, the ranking system’s lowest category, which applies to countries failing to meet minimum standards to prevent human trafficking or making significant improvement efforts. Other countries that have recently been on that list include Sudan, Iran and Haiti.

KEYS:

  1. China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline
  2. Capital Beijing mixes modern architecture with historic sites such as the Forbidden City palace complex and Tiananmen Square
  3. Shanghai is a skyscraper-studded global financial center
  4. The iconic Great Wall of China runs east-west across the country’s north
  5. Capital: Beijing
  6. Currency: Renminbi
  7. Official language and national language: Standard Chinese
  8. President: Xi Jinping
  9. Recognised regional languages: Mongolian; Tibetan; Uyghur; Zhuang; various others

 

EU slaps Google with 2.42 billion euros Fine

  1. The European Union’s antitrust regulator that was held on Tuesday has fined Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL -2.47% Google a record €2.42 billion ($2.71 billion), and claims that search engine stacks the deck in favor of its own comparison-shopping service.
  2. In the announcement of the European Union’s in the mean of Google decision, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager stressed that dominant companies have special “responsibilities” and not to get it in the competition of the search market. “They are not allowed to abuse their power in one market to give themselves an advantage in another,” European Union’s antitrust regulator said.
  3. Google General Counsel Kent Walker said “we respectfully disagree with the conclusions announced today.” The company said it will review the decision and consider an appeal.
  4. Antitrust experts and tech executives have said that the question will arises in areas where tech giants have introduced major innovations like Google’s search engine that become gateways to the internet. European Union’s antitrust regulator have the tension of the tech firm, by inserting themselves into such a key role of funneling and directing consumer traffic, could take unfair advantage.

KEYS:

  1. The European Union is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe
  2. It has an area of 4,475,757 km², and an estimated population of over 510 million
  3. Headquarters: City of Brussels, Belgium
  4. Capital: Brussels (de facto)
  5. Founded: 1 November 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands
  6. Members: Germany, Poland, Italy, France, United Kingdom, more
  7. Founders: Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
  8. Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, Princess of Asturias Award for Concord

BANKING & FINANCE

World’s First ATM celebrates its 50th Birthday

World’s First ATM celebrates its 50th Birthday

  1. The world’s first ATM that is turn as gold by celebrating its 50 years that is in the Britain on Tuesday. Since the invention of the machine, revolutionizing banking around the globe. The Barclay’s bank in Enfield unveiled the new cash point for the occasion, complete with red carpet.
  2. The first ATM was established by the Barclays at their Enfield branch in north London on 27 June, 1967. “The invention of the ATM was a historical moment that completely changed the way the world thought about and used cash,” Barclays said.
  3. “To celebrate the ATM’s golden anniversary – an iconic moment in banking – Barclays is turning the Enfield cash machine into a local landmark,” the bank said. The world’s most southerly ATM is at the McMurdo Station research base on Antarctica, while the highest is at 4,693 metres in Pakistan’s Khunjerab Pass near the Chinese border. There is an ATM inside the Forbidden City in Beijing, mobile ATMs on trucks, one on a golf buggy in the US state of Georgia and one in a Dubai hotel that dispenses gold bars.
  1. “Even though recent years have seen a huge uptake of digital banking and card payments, cash remains a crucial part of most people’s day-to-day lives — whether it’s paying for groceries or doing the office coffee run,” said Raheel Ahmed, Barclays’ head of customer experience.
  2. The British record for the most cash withdrawn in a single day was broken last December as Christmas shoppers withdrew £730 million ($935 million), according to industry figures.

KEYS:

  1. Great Britain is an island separated from the European mainland by the English Channel and North Sea
  2. It comprises the nations of England, Scotland and Wales
  3. Its long history is evident in prehistoric sites such as Neolithic Stonehenge and medieval castles like those at Warwick, Dover and Caernarfon
  4. Roman ruins include Hadrian’s Wall, which once divided Roman Britain from the northern Scottish Lowlands
  5. Population rank: 3rd
  6. Island group: British Isles
  7. Destinations: London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, more

 

12 large NPAs: SBI chief rules out big hit on bottom lines

12 large NPAs: SBI chief rules out big hit on bottom lines

  1. The India’s largest lender State Bank today has been ruled out the additional provisioning towards the 12 largest NPA accounts which have been referred to insolvency proceedings denting the bottomlines very hard as most of the provisioning has already been done.
  2. Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya told reporters after the AGM here this late evening, “The increased provisioning requirements, more or less, in all of these accounts we have pretty large provisions. But yes, we have to make a little more but it should not very badly impact our earnings going forward,”
  3. Domestic ratings agency Crisil said, “We estimate a 60 per cent haircut would be needed on these loan assets. That would mean banks will have to increase provisioning by another 25 per cent or Rs 40,000 core more this fiscal, compared with 9 per cent in the last,”
  4. The chairman of SBI which is the lead banker to six of these 12 accounts said, “The only thing is that they have given us three quarters to do it which I think is adequate. Also, provisioning doesn’t mean write-offs. It merely means that you keep the provisions if things are better, and then we can write it back,”

KEYS:

  1. State Bank of India is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services company
  2. It is a government-owned corporation with its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  3. Chairperson: Arundhati Bhattacharya
  4. Headquarters: Mumbai
  5. Founded: 1 July 1955
  6. Subsidiaries: SBI Cards, State Bank of Hyderabad, more
  7. Managing directors: Shri B.Sriram (Corporate Banking Group), more

 

IRDAI spent only 40 per cent of ad budget in 2016-17

  1. Irdai is looking for innovative methods to utilise this year’s advertisement budget that has been raised to Rs 66.5 crore, and this is not possible to spend even 50 per cent of earmarked funds for insurance awareness last fiscal.
  2. Irdai has posted his budget of 60 crore towards advertisement, but only an estimated Rs 24 crore, or 40 per cent, was spent. The advertisement for consumer affairs department of Irdai for 2017-18 has been budgeted at Rs 66.50 crore.
  3. The functioners of the marcket wants to fund the money on the advertising programmes for promoting insurance awareness among the public, issuing notices, quarterly journal and calendar, among other activities.
  4. In the starting of this fund of the insurance liberalisation, the sector has reported a consistent increase in market penetration to 5.20 per cent in 2009, from 2.71 per cent in 2001. Since then, this has been in decline. However, there was a slight increase in 2015, when it reached 3.44 per cent compared to 3.3 per cent in 2014.

KEYS:

  1. Full form of IRDA- Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
  2. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is an autonomous, statutary agency tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and re-insurance industries in India
  3. Website: irdai.gov.in
  4. Founded: 1999
  5. Sector: Insurance
  6. Headquarters: Hyderabad
  7. Agency executive: T.S.Vijayan (Chairman)
  8. Type: Statutory corporation

Science and Technology

Russian Navy test- fires submarine- launched missile

Russian Navy test- fires submarine- launched missile

  1. The Russian Northern Fleet’s Project 955 underwater missile cruiser Yuri Dolgoruky has been tested successfully and fired a Bulava missile from the Barents Sea and hit all the designated targets at the Kura practice range in Kamchatka, Russia’s it is told in the report of the Defense Ministry on Monday.
  2. The Defense Ministry said, “The Project 955 Borey-class underwater missile cruiser Yuri Dolgoruky has made a successful launch of a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from the designated area of the Barents Sea towards the Kura practice range in Kamchatka. The launch was made from the submerged position in compliance with a combat training plan,”
  3. The Defense Ministry said, “The parameters of the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile’s flight trajectory were practiced in the normal regime. According to the confirmed data of the registering equipment, the warheads of the intercontinental ballistic missile performed a full cycle of the flight and successfully hit the designated targets at the practice range,”
  4. The submarine Yuri Dolgoruky is the Project 955 Borey-class that is the full lead vessel. This Yuri Dolgoruky, underwater cruiser is armed with a set of Bulava sea-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles and also with torpedoes. The sub can be armed with cruise missiles. It has a full displacement of 24,000 tonnes, is about 160 meters long and 13 meters wide.

KEYS:

  1. The Russian Navy is the naval arm of the Russian Armed Forces
  2. The present Russian Navy was formed in January 1992, succeeding the Navy of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which had itself
  3. Commander-in-Chief: Admiral Vladimir Ivanovich Korolev
  4. March: “Экипаж—Одна семья” (The Crew—One Family)
  5. Color: Blue, White
  6. Founded: January 1992
  7. Anniversaries: Navy Day (last Sunday in July); Submariner’s Day (19 March)
  8. Motto: “С нами Бог и Андреевский флаг!” (God and St. Andrew’s flag are with us!)

 

Scientist create brightest light ever produced on Earth

  1. Scientists discovered the brightest light that has since produced on the earth, shining a billion times stronger than the surface of the sun. And, when they shone the “unimaginably” bright beam, the researchers discovered it could be used as a new type of X-ray, capable of taking higher resolution images than the traditional kind.
  2. In the reaction it is happen that electron scatters just one photon of light at a time, but the light beam produced in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Extreme Light Laboratory saw nearly 1,000 photons scattered at a time.
  3. Dr Donald Umstadter, one of the researchers, said: “When we have this unimaginably bright light, it turns out that the scattering – this fundamental thing that makes everything visible – fundamentally changes in nature. It’s as if things appear differently as you turn up the brightness of the light, which is not something you normally would experience, normally becomes brighter, but otherwise, it looks just like it did with a lower light level. But here, the light is changing [the object’s] appearance. The light’s coming off at different angles, with different colours, depending on how bright it is.”

KEYS:

  1. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, often referred to as Nebraska, UNL or NU, is a public research university in the city of Lincoln, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States
  2. Undergraduate tuition and fees: Local tuition: 8,170 USD (2015), Domestic tuition: 22,090 USD (2015)
  3. Subsidiaries: University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law, more
  4. Mascot: Herbie Husker, Lil’ Red

 

SPORTS

Shock therapy: Ramkumar tames World No. 8 Thiem

Shock therapy: Ramkumar tames World No. 8 Thiem

  1. India’s 22-year-old Ramkumar Ramanathan has won most of the lower-rung tennis events in which he has participated, by including that has won in this year. Besides this there is so much a Futures circuit champion could get him. So this season, the Chennai lad mixed up his schedule, throwing in a few Challengers and the odd ATP 250 event.
  2. Facing top seed and world number 8 Dominic Thiem in the Round of 16, Ramkumar, ranked 222 who started the tournament as a qualifier, got the better of the Austrian to win 6-3, 6-2. Ramkumar Ramanathan said, “My coach told me to enjoy myself, which isn’t easy. But I was serving well. I’d like to use this (win) and build on it. But it’s good to have a win over Thiem.”
  3. Somdev Devvarman says, “That’s what you want to play for, you want to compete against the best and have a chance to beat the best. To get a top-10 win is a really good accomplishment,”. He also said that the world number 222 needs to keep up his participation in bigger events. Subsequently, the words of encouragement and praise too have changed.
  4. Zeeshan Ali, coach of the Davis Cup team, “He’s got the big serve, the big forehand, and he’s not too bad when it comes to volleying. Something like this will give him the belief that he can indeed play and compete in the bigger tournaments,”

KEYS:

  1. First played- Between 1859 and 1865, Birmingham, England
  2. Team members- Single or doubles
  3. Mixed gender- Yes, separate tours & mixed doubles
  4. Type- Outdoor
  5. Equipment- Tennis ball, tennis racket
  6. Venue- Indoor or outdoor tennis court
  7. Country or region- Worldwide
  8. Olympic- Yes, Part of Summer Olympic programme from 1896 to 1924, Demonstration sport in the 1968 and 1984 Summer Olympics, Part of Summer Olympic programme since 1988

 

Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin clinch Aegon Ilkey Challenger title

Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin clinch Aegon Ilkey Challenger title

  1. Veteran tennis star Leander Paes have benn get ready for the Wimbledon championships by winning the Aegon Ilkley Challenger trophy that was with the Canadian partner Adil Shamasdin, that was the after the winning over of the Brydan Klien and Joe Salisbury.
  2. Top seeded Paes and Shamasdin rallied has beaten the number by the local raqnk that is 2-6 6-2 10-8 in the summit clash of the Euro 127,000 grass court event.
  3. It is seen that both side of the team has been broken by each other and that was twice and won 52 points each in the 66 minute match. His first title of the season had come in Leon, Mexico with Shamasdin in March.
  4. It is third title of the season for Paes on the ATP Challenger Tour and second with Shamasdin. The 45-year-old Indian had won the Tallahassee Challenger with American partner Scott Lipksy in April.

KEYS:

  1. First played- Between 1859 and 1865, Birmingham, England
  2. Team members- Single or doubles
  3. Mixed gender- Yes, separate tours & mixed doubles
  4. Type- Outdoor
  5. Equipment- Tennis ball, tennis racket
  6. Venue- Indoor or outdoor tennis court
  7. Country or region- Worldwide
  8. Olympic- Yes, Part of Summer Olympic programme from 1896 to 1924, Demonstration sport in the 1968 and 1984 Summer Olympics, Part of Summer Olympic programme since 1988

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Former Indian hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay to get Bharat Gaurav

Former Indian hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay to get Bharat Gaurav

  1. Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay will be given the prestigious and the East Bengal football club’s highest honour that is Bharat Gaurav on the movment of at its foundation day ceremony on August 1.
  2. Dhanraj Pillay has started his international hockey debut in 1989 in Allwyn Asia Cup. He has led the India to Asian Games glory in 1998 and also won the Asia Cup in 2003. Pillay has also received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for his remarkable performance in 1999-2000 and was later awarded the Padma Shri and civilian award in 2000.
  3. The East Bengal club has chosen former India footballers Syed Nayeemuddin and Subhas Bhowmick for the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the function.
  4. The secretary of East Bengal, Kalyan Majumdar said,”Pillay’s contribution to Indian hockey is immense. We have chosen him for this year’s Bharat Gaurav. The club is honoured and humbled that he has accepted our request and will be present here for the Foundation Day on August 1.”

KEYS:

  1. Dhanraj Pillay is a retired Indian field hockey player and former captain of the Indian national team
  2. He currently serves as the manager of the team
  3. Born: 16 July 1968 (age 48), Khadki
  4. Height: 1.73 m
  5. Nationality: Indian
  6. Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Hockey
  7. Siblings: Ramesh Pillay
  8. Parents: Nagalingam Pillay, Andalamma Pillay

OBITUARY

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, of Dragon Tattoo and John Wick, dies at 56

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, of Dragon Tattoo and John Wick, dies at 56

  1. Michael Nyqvist, who was the starter of the Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie thrillers with Noomi Rapace, has died on Tuesday after fighting with lung cancer, at the age of 56 years.
  2. “Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him,” a family statement read.
  3. Nyqvist’s representative released a statement on Tuesday that read: “It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.”

KEYS:

  1. Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains
  2. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands
  3. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen
  4. Capital: Stockholm
  5. Dialing code: +46
  6. Currency: Swedish krona
  7. Capital and largest city: Stockholm; 59°21′N 18°4′E / 59.350°N 18.067°E
  8. Official language: Swedish

IMPORTANT DAYS

June 29 2001 – DGP Rejects Veerappan’s Offer to Surrender

June 29 2001 - DGP Rejects Veerappan's Offer to Surrender

  1. Veerappan is known as the India’s most deadly dacoits and he was lived in the forest and and being active by covering the 6,000 km sq. across the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. He has killed around 184 people, most of them police officers and forest officials, Veerappan was finnaly killed by the police of three states.
  2. Veerappan was also the guilty of the potch of the 200 elephants and smuggling ivory and sandalwood worth millions of dollars. At that time there was the price of Rs. 5 crores to catchers of the Veerappan’s head and he escaped the police for twenty years until he was killed by the police in 2004.
  3. In the year 1990s, Veerappan had started the kidnapping of the famous people in the term of the return back money. It is also believed that Veerappan buried most of the money he received in various parts of the forest. After his death, the police recovered Rs. 33, 66,350 from his gang, some of whom had no idea about the money they held.
  4. Veerappan was finally killed on October 18th 2004 by the Tamil Nadu Special Forces. Veerappan’s death was termed as “death of a demon” by the Guardian, UK. The villagers of Gopinatham, where Veerappan originated from burst crackers as a sigh of joy and relief.

KEYS:

  1. Koose Muniswamy Veerappan, commonly known only as Veerappan, was a notorious Indian brigand and dacoit
  2. He was active for nearly 30 years in the scrub lands and forests in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
  3. Born: 18 January 1952, Karnataka
  4. Died: 18 October 2004, Papparapatti, Dharmapuri
  5. Spouse: Muthulakshmi (m. 1990–2004)
  6. Escaped: 1986
  7. Reward amount: ₹5 crore (equivalent to ₹13 crore or US$2.1 million in 2016)
  8. Escape end: 2004

 

 

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