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INDIAN AFFAIRS

 

Narendra Modi is turning his strength Kashmir into India’s weakness, says Rahul Gandhi: BJP slams Congress mindset  

  Narendra Modi is turning his strength Kashmir into India's weakness, says Rahul Gandhi: BJP slams Congress mindset

  1. Rahul Gandhi the vice-president of the party Congress has accused the Narendra Modi government of mishandling the situation in insurgency-hit in the Jammu and Kashmir, after the killing of a popular militant leader last July, where public clashes with security forces were escalated.
  2. Rahul blamed the NDA government for the current unrest in Kashmir and said in the report, “They (government) are creating a problem for this country by their incompetence and by trying to utilise Kashmir as a political asset. The government of India and the Prime Minister are completely mishandling Kashmir. Kashmir is India’s strength and they are making it India’s weakness. Mishandling Kashmir and they are going to set it afire. But Jaitley brushed me aside and said Kashmir is peaceful.”
  3. To attend the 94th birthday of DMK patriarch K Karunanidhi, Rahul Gandhi was in the Tamil Nadu’s capital. In this event there vere many of the host had arrived that of leaders from the anti-BJP bloc, such as Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Derek O’Brien.
  4. Rahul Gandhi the vice-president of the party Congress said that a united opposition will “fight and defeat” the BJP and RSS’s attempts to “thrust one idea” on a country that celebrates diversity.

KEYS:

  1. President of Indian National Congress- Sonia Gandhi
  2. Headquarters- 24, Akbar Road, New Delhi 110001
  3. Founder- Allan Octavian Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
  4. Founded on- December 28, 1885
  5. Newspaper- Congress Sandesh
  6. Ideology- Social liberalism, Gandhian socialism, Indian nationalism, Social democracy, Secularism, Democratic socialism
  7. Political position- Centre-left politics

 

 

Maharashtra farmers strike day 5: Protests continue as Shiv Sena supports statewide shutdown, excludes Mumbai

Maharashtra farmers strike day 5: Protests continue as Shiv Sena supports statewide shutdown, excludes Mumbai

  1. It is seen in the farmes of the Maharashtra who had continued his striking of the all types of the food and neccessary things for the fourth day on Sunday and the supply of vegetables and milk had affected in the large ammount, farmers’ outfits said they were firm on going ahead with the ‘Maharashtra bandh’ on Monday.
  2. Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader and sitting MP from Kolhapur, Raju Shetti, said, “I am personally supporting the farmers’ strike and members of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna (SSS) will participate in it in various areas of the state. Khot has brokered the deal with the government and sabotaged the agitation. His action is against the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna’s decision to support the strike. He will be called before the state-level meeting of working committee of the SSS “
  3. “Sadabhau has breached the trust of the farmers. He was once the favourite leader of farmers, but now he has become a traitor. He wants to be close to power than protesting for the farmers’ rights,” Shetti said when asked about the role Khot
  4. A senior state government official said, “The vegetable and milk supply has to be smooth as its lower availability will have double impact, the farmers who could not send their produce will incur losses, while the artificial increase in vegetables prices will affect the consumers”.

KEYS:

  1. Full form of SSS- Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana
  2. Founded By the Raju Shetti

 

 

Chinese choppers ‘breach’ Indian airspace in Uttarakhand

  1. A helicopter that was the Chinese helicopter was that was seen today on the flying over Indian Territory in Barahoti area of Chamoli district close to Sino-India border, to see this the authorities of the India has to be launch a probe.
  2. Superintendent of police, Chamoli, Tripti Bhatt told in the report of the interview that the helicopter of the chinese base was entered in the Indian airspace from Tibetan side and hovered over Barahoti and it was for about four minutes at 9.14am on Saturday before it flew back.
  3. Confirming the incident, Chamoli superintendent of police (SP) Tripti Bhatt said, “Two helicopters flew over Badahoti area at the Sino-India international border for about three minutes during the morning hours on Saturday. We cannot say as of now whether the choppers violated the Indian air space or not. One chopper was sighted hovering over Barahoti area violating Indian airspace at 9.15 AM. It remained inside the Indian airspace for nearly four minutes,”
  4. To see this incident the leader of the district get ontacted to the Chamoli district magistrate Ashish Joshi and decied to declined to make a comment, saying that the matter of the seen the helicopter of the chines base was concerned to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the military intelligence. After the incident was reported, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel visited Badahoti area to take stock of the situation.

KEYS:

  1. Uttarakhand, 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

 

 

Countdown begins as ISRO all set to launch GSLV-Mark III today 

  1. At India’s biggest space research center at the Sriharikota, the countdown for the launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) – Mark III had started for the launch of the which will take off at 5:28 pm on Monday. The ISRO which is just going to the launch of the vahicle has indicated that in addition to being a human-rated vehicle, it is the marks the efforts of the ‘Make in India’ space project is completely indigenous.
  2. ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar told in the report, “The focus of this first developmental flight of GSLV-MKIII (D1) set for launch on June 5 is to put a heavier communication satellite GSAT-19 in geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). It will be boosted by an indigenous cryogenic engine of an advanced version of 20 ton thrust.”
  3. Sivan, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, told IANS earlier, “The rocket’s design carrying capacity is four tonnes. The payload will be gradually increased in future flights of the GSLV Mk-III,”.
  4. GSLV MK III Vehicle director J Jayaprakash told in the report, “With this launch, India need not depend on European Space Agency (ESA) for further heavy launch of INSAT-class satellites of 3.5 ton that incurs a cost of Rs 800 crore each. At one third the cost or at about Rs 350 crore, India can launch heavier satellites on GSLV-Mk III,”

KEYS:

  1. Headquarters of ISRO- Bengaluru, India
  2. Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
  3. Founded: August 15, 1969
  4. Primary spaceport: Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
  5. Director: A. S. Kiran Kumar

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

 

Bahrain, Saudi cut ties with Qatar in a move to protect them from ‘terrorism’ 

Bahrain, Saudi cut ties with Qatar in a move to protect them from 'terrorism'

  1. With Qatar, with the rattling of the powerful 36-year-old Gulf states union, over what they say is the country’s support of terrorism, the countries, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have broken diplomatic relations. The country of the sand, Egypt has also cut off relations with the tiny Gulf state.
  2. US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said, “I think what we’re witnessing is a growing list of irritants in the region that have been there for some time, and they’ve bubbled up so that countries have taken action in order to have those differences addressed.”
  3. Rex Tillerson said, “We certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address those differences. If there’s any role that we can play in terms of helping them address those, we think it is important that the GCC remains unified.”
  4. US secretary said, “I do not expect that this will have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified – the united – fight against terrorism in the region or globally. All of those parties you mentioned have been quite unified in the fight against terrorism and the fight against Daesh, ISIS, and have expressed that most recently in the summit in Riyadh.”

KEYS:

  1. Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes
  2. Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design
  3. Capital: Doha
  4. Currency: Qatari riyal
  5. PM of qatar- Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani

 

 

South Korea launches $10 billion fiscal package to boost jobs, welfare

South Korea launches $10 billion fiscal package to boost jobs, welfare

  1. On Monday the new government of the South Korea had announced that a 11.2 trillion won fiscal stimulus package, by increasing the social welfare subsidies and it have aims to create 810,000 public sector jobs with taking steps to deliver on President Moon Jae-in’s election promise.
  2. Park Chun-sup, South Korea’s chief of budget, told in a news conference, “This is the first supplementary budget for jobs purposes. Regarding weak consumption, we believe adding jobs will boost income and affect consumption eventually. As we propose this supplementary budget, our intention is to best maintain fiscal soundness and we’re not issuing more debt”.
  3. The finance minister of the South Korea has told in the report that to create the public sector in the areas and for the social services job, the stimulus package allocates 5.4 trillion won, in this it have included the places for fire fighters, teachers and postal workers.
  4. Cheon, who recently returned from an English language program in Canada have said in the report, “Everybody wants to get a civil service job, I mean everybody. I want to take a look at what becomes available from this policy and want to apply. All jobs are really competitive, and my friends have told me that public sector jobs have less late-night work and office dinners, so I see competition for public servant jobs becoming tougher,”

KEYS:

  1. South Korea is an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula
  2. South Korea shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea
  3. South Korea is equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul
  4. Capital: Seoul
  5. President: Moon Jae-in
  6. Currency: South Korean won
  7. Prime minister: Hwang Kyo-ahn
  8. Government: Presidential system, Unitary state, Constitutional republic

 

 

India welcomes to play role in reconstruction of Syria: Prez Assad

  1. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced on the conference in the sunday that the India is for the reconstruction of the war-revaged country for the both of the nation is going to welcome and started to play a role. He also announced that the both country, India and Syria were become the victims of terror and they should support each other in the fight against the menace.
  2. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said, “India is welcome to play an economic role in the reconstruction of Syria, something we have already started. We started this project in Damascus, and now we are expanding that project in most of the cities in Syria, of course after the liberation from ISIS and al-Nusra and those terrorist groups. Of course, we welcome any Indian company,”
  3. In the press conference of the Sunday it is said in the report that to see the point of the terror attack in the country, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also said that the India and Syria could learn from each other and should work towards building a “genuine coalition” against terrorism.

KEYS:

  1. Syria is officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic
  2. Syria is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest
  3. Capital: Damascus
  4. President: Bashar al-Assad
  5. PM of Syria- Imad Khamis
  6. President of Syria- Bashar al-Assad

 

BANKING & FINANCE

PSBs plan to mobilise Rs 58k crore from capital markets this fiscal

 PSBs plan to mobilise Rs 58k crore from capital markets this fiscal

  1. The bank which re in the public sector like the SBI, Bank of Baroda and IDBI Bank, during the current fiscal report of the country to meet Basel-III norms and clean up their balance sheets, these bank are planning to raise Rs 58,000 crore through equity dilution. To see this fiscalreport the India’s largest lending bank SBI is planning to raise Rs 15,000 crore through share sale and expects, and this plan of the investment is finish in this year, and this will complete through a qualified institutional placement (QIP).
  2. Finance minister Arun Jaitley had said, “In line with the Indradhanush road map, I have provided Rs 10,000 crore for recapitalisation of banks in 2017-18. Additional allocation will be provided, as may be required,”
  3. SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya has said, “This is something for which we have everything in place but we will go when we find the market is conducive,”
  4. The loans given by the India’s lender bank have rose upto the Rs 1 lakh crore in the first nine months and before this the last fiscal report of the bad loans was upto Rs 6.07 lakh crore by 31 December 2016. Gross NPA of PSBs has stopped at Rs 5.02 lakh crore in the end of the month March 2016, before this the fiscal report was upto from Rs 2.67 lakh crore at the end of March 2015.

 

KEYS:

  1. Full form of v- Qualified institutional placement
  2. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) introduced the QIP process through a circular issued on May 8, 2006, to prevent listed companies in India from developing an excessive dependence on foreign capital.
  3. Finance Minister of India- Arun Jaitley

 

 

Bank union urges Narendra Modi to fill workman/officer bank director vacancies

Bank union urges Narendra Modi to fill workman/officer bank director vacancies

  1. For the vacancies of the Workman and the officer directors the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) have sought the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal written note of the letterfor the fill of the vacancies on Sunday.
  2. In a letter that was introduced by the works man of the AIBEA, the General Secretary C.H.Venkatachalam of the AIBEA said that the posts of workman and officer directors in the all banks that have kept blank for the years from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 that are still remain vacant and there is no any representation of employees and officers on the boards of all the banks.
  3. In the letter it is said, “It is a matter of concern that the posts of workman and officer directors in the banks that have fallen vacant from 2014, 2015 and 2016 still remain vacant with the result that there is no representation on the Boards of all the banks representing the employees and officers,”
  4. “Since our efforts with the finance ministry and also the finance minister could not yield any result, we are constrained to address this direct communication to you seeking your personal attention and positive intervention,” said the letter written by C H Venkatachalam, secretary general, AIBEA, to the Prime Minister”.

 

KEYS:

  1. The General Secretary of AIBEA- C.H.Venkatachalam

 

 

Andhra Bank and Allahabad Bank to sell worth Rs 6,000 crore of bad loans

  1. The BSE of the Andhra Bank is 0.34 % and the BSE of the Allahabad Bank is the 0.28 %, both have put up their BSe for sale nearly Rs 6,000 crore of bad loans, that are going to do because of the state lender’s pressure of the banks and because of the clearence of the record.
  2. In that the Andhra Bank is wishing to sell off more than 100 accounts with adding to about Rs 4,000 crore of loans, Allahabad Bank has invited bids for 73 accounts with outstanding loans of Rs 2,000 crore.
  3. The sale of the banks have decide to taken by the, Seven Hills Hospital, Visa Power, Visa Steel, L&T Chennai Tada Toll Road, KS Oil, Transstroy India and a few of its associate companies, Maheshwari Ispat and Abhijeet Power, two senior executives told ET. In the recents the some of the twelve assets of the nad loans reconstructions companies or ARCs will participate in spending for these bad loans on offer, and this all happen on the condition of anonymity.
  4. The total outcome after the selling of these twelve assets have given the positive impression on the sale of bad loans in the coming quarters, the executives of the lender ban have said. As per the recetaly report of the BSE, ARCs will have to pay at least 50 per cent of the purchase price in cash and the balance 50 per cent can be paid in form of security receipt or SR.

KEYS:

  1. Headquarters of Andhra Bank- Hyderabad, India
  2. Founder: Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya
  3. Founded: November 20, 1923, Machilipatnam, India
  4. CEO: Shri Suresh N Patel (Nov 2, 2015–)
  5. Headquarters of Allahabad Bank- Kolkata, India
  6. CEO: Rakesh Sethi (Mar 12, 2014–)
  7. Founded: April 24, 1865

 

Science and Technology

 

Nellore: GSLV-Mk III launches Today

Nellore GSLV-Mk III launches Today

  1. At India’s biggest space research center at the Sriharikota, the countdown for the launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) – Mark III had started for the launch of the which will take off at 5:28 pm on Monday. The ISRO which is just going to the launch of the vehicle has indicated that in addition to being a human-rated vehicle, it is the marks the efforts of the ‘Make in India’ space project is completely indigenous.
  2. ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar told in the report, “The focus of this first developmental flight of GSLV-MKIII (D1) set for launch on June 5 is to put a heavier communication satellite GSAT-19 in geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). It will be boosted by an indigenous cryogenic engine of an advanced version of 20 ton thrust.”
  3. Sivan, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, told IANS earlier, “The rocket’s design carrying capacity is four tonnes. The payload will be gradually increased in future flights of the GSLV Mk-III,”
  4. GSLV MK III Vehicle director J Jayaprakash told in the report, “With this launch, India need not depend on European Space Agency (ESA) for further heavy launch of INSAT-class satellites of 3.5 ton that incurs a cost of Rs 800 crore each. At one third the cost or at about Rs 350 crore, India can launch heavier satellites on GSLV-Mk III,”

KEYS:

  1. Headquarters – Bengaluru, India
  2. Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
  3. Founded: August 15, 1969
  4. Primary spaceport: Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
  5. Director: A. S. Kiran Kumar

 

 

 

NASA’s first-ever mission to study spinning neutron stars to be launched on June 3!

NASA's first-ever mission to study spinning neutron stars to be launched on June 3!

  1. It is the after the fifty years the scientist of the NASA have discovered the spinning neutron stars that is the densest objects in the universe this discovery is done by the NASA on the Sunday.
  2. Keith Gendreau, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland said, “The nature of matter under these conditions is a decades-old unsolved problem. Theory has advanced a host of models to describe the physics governing the interiors of neutron stars. With NICER, we can finally test these theories with precise observations,”
  3. In the recent after the 50th anniversary of British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell’s discovery that is on July 25, the team of the scientist at the the NICER will have to collected enough data “to make a little bit of a splash,” it is announced by the NICER Deputy Principal Investigator Zaven Arzoumanian.
  4. Their intense gravity of the densest object that is te spinning neutrons thats crushes an astonishing amount of matter often more than 1.4 times the content of the Sun or at least 460,000 Earths into city-sized orbits, creating stable, yet incredibly dense matter not seen anywhere else in the universe.

 

KEYS:

  1. Full form of NICER- Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer
  2. Full form of NASA- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Administrator- Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr.
  4. Deputy Administrator- Lesa Roe

 

 

After Ransomware, India hit by new ‘Fireball’ malware; among worst affected

  1. After the recent malware the “WannaCry” there is the new malware that has already affected the over 250 million computers in the worldwide. Over the worldwide the most hit by this malware that is called “Fireball”, country is the India; it is said in the report of the security firm Check Point.
  2. Maya Horowitz, head of Check Point research team has said by his tweet, “A quarter-billion computers could very easily become victims of real malware. It installs a backdoor into all these computers that can be very, very easily exploited in the hands of the Chinese people behind this campaign,”
  3. Rafotech, WIRED.com firm said, “But only a fraction of those victims, around 5.5 million PCs, are in the US. Far worse hit are countries like India and Brazil, with close to 25 million infected machines each,”
  4. The new threat malware that is the Fireball is automatically allows its administrators to turn their unwanted ad-revenue generation audience into a botnet, or to harvest credentials and other private data en masse.
  5. Horowitz said that the intension of the developer of the malware is not only to monetise on advertisements and it looks like they want to have the opportunity to take it to the next level.

KEYS:

1.    Editor-in-Chief of Wired- Nicholas Thompson

2.    Former editors – Louis Rossetto

3.    Categories- Business, technology, lifestyle, thought leader

 

SPORTS

 

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India’s comfortable win a result of an archaic, insipid Pakistan show

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India's comfortable win a result of an archaic, insipid Pakistan show

  1. It is said by the fans of the crickets of the worldwide about the excitement. As per the ICC ODI rankings, the rank of the India is on the no.3 but according to the latets update the India is now have rankup its place on the second that is update on the 4th of June while Pakistan were at 8th position.
  2. In the yesterday’s match it seen that there were the best batting batting and the best bowliing on the field. Besides this in different ages, it was an encounter between two sides. In that match it become to see that there were two teams in one teams there were it is seen that the better ideasa and the plan and in another the next some of the fields.
  3. In the last of the match the battle between the team India’s improvement and Pakistan’s archaic methods proved to be the difference between both the nations.

KEYS:

  1. Full form of ICC- International Cricket Council
  2. President: Zaheer Abbas
  3. Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  4. CEO: Dave Richardson (Jun 28, 2012–)
  5. Founded: June 15, 1909
  6. Motto: Great Sport Great Spirit

 

         

Anu Rani smashes own national record, books World Championship berth

  1. Javelin thrower Anu Rani who is reprasenting the Uttar Pradesh, she have break her own national record the route to winning the gold medal on the fourth and final day of the 21st Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships.
  2. Rani, who is representing the state Uttar Pradesh, threw the spear to a distance of 61.86m to better her own earlier national record that was mark of 60.01m in the last event of the competition at the NIS Patiala.
  3. “I was expecting to make a national record here but I am satisfied with the meet record. I will target the national record at the Asian Championships,” said Nirmala.

KEYS:

  1. Javelin throw was started in- 708 BC
  2. Spear length -2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

 

Hometown singer wins Gold Guitar Award

Hometown singer wins Gold Guitar Award

  1. A packed audience in the field of the guitar show gets to myriad sounds and country music at the New Zealand Gold Guitars last night.
  2. Awards publicity officer Shona Hewlett said, “It’s been running for 44 years now and it’s just smoothly run and it ticks along as it’s supposed to. We’ve had great audiences and the contestants all seem happy”.

KEYS:

  1. Capital of New Zealand- Wellington
  2. Currency: New Zealand dollar
  3. Continent: Oceania
  4. PM of New Zealand- Bill English

 

OBITUARY

 

David ‘Dandy’ Nicholls: Former trainer dies aged 61

David 'Dandy' Nicholls: Former trainer dies aged 61

  1. Son of David ‘Dandy’ Nicholls, Adrian, said, “He passed away in his sleep at home this morning. He’d been battling a few problems of late. Everybody knows in racing what he did. He was a very good jockey and an even better trainer and probably an even better dad. His record speaks for itself. There are a few other people snapping at his heels to take the ‘Sprint King’ title, but they’ll be doing well to do what he did.
  2. Adrian said, “Even yesterday, he was watching the racing and saw Sovereign Debt win at Epsom. He was good with apprentices and would always help jockeys out. There are a lot of lads who wouldn’t be where they were if it wasn’t for his help. He’d go out of his way to help you.”

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DAYS

 

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

  1. Every year on the date of the June 5 the World Environment Day is celebrated, this day is celebrated for the United Nation’s principal motivation for encouraging worldwide awareness for the atmosphere and the economical and action for the protection of our environment.
  2. World Environment Day was first celebrated in the year 1974, it has the decided the motto for the raising the aware the awareness among the people of the nation for the environmental issues of the structure.

 

KEYS:

  1. First Celebrated on – June 5, 1974s

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