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INDIAN AFFAIRS

 

Venkaiah Naidu flag off segregated waste collection vehicles

Venkaiah Naidu flag off segregated waste collection vehicles

  1. On the day of the World Environment Day which was on the 5 June on Monday, the Union Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu has launched a recycle of the waste of the municipal waste for National Capital Region (NCR) in the state.
  2. At this ocassion in the Talkatora Stadium, Mr. Naidu said, “The two most pertinent issues plaguing the world right now are terrorism and climate change. So it is important that we take care of the environment, which has been exploited over the years by cutting trees and polluting rivers.”
  3. The Minister said, “It is important that the Capital becomes an example for the rest of the country to follow. You cannot be healthy until and unless you adopt green practices. It is imperative that each household, shop and all other places should have the required green and blue dustbins to dispose of the wet and dry wastes respectively”.
  4. Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu announced and launched the vehicle which will segregate the wastage of the local areas or the urban and this held in the total of nine Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), in that with including Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad, in that there is no any ULBs of the capital Delhi.

 

KEYS:

  1. National Capital Region (NCR) is the most populous metropolitan area in India.
  2. The National Capital Region is a coordinated planning region centred upon the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India.
  3. Segregated waste collection vehicles launched by- Union Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu
  4. Launched on- 5th June

 

 

India’s first public bicycle sharing project launched in Mysuru

India's first public bicycle haring project launched in Mysuru

  1. The Mysuru City Corporation of the India is going to start the new project offers the remove the pollution of the public areas by the India’s first Public Bicycle Sharing service. In this it is the facility that anyone can hire the bicycle from the docking station for his public or the truism purposes and after the use he can return it back at the docking station.
  2. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, “It’s proud moment for us and Mysuru is one among the 600 cities in the world that have the bicycle sharing system. To hire bicycles, one needs to get a membership card, which will be like monthly and yearly passes. Users will have to just swipe the card to rent a bicycle. We also plan to introduce PBS service to Chamundi Hills, Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary and the airport.”
  3. Siddaramaiah on the riding of the bicycle he also get to go in his school and in the colleges in the Mysuru and he also visits in his village Siddaramanahundi, which was about 22 km from the city.
  4. By the announcement the total of 450 bicycles can hired any one from 48 docking stations which has been set at across the city by paying the advance fee. If anyone wants to register himself as the member of this then he can register it by paying the Rs 350 in the user get the refundable fee as the deposited and the smart card from which he can swipe the card for the renting the bicycle.

KRYS:

  1. Mysore was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947
  2. In the center of Mysore is opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty.

 

 

Women to be allowed in combat roles in Indian Army, says Gn Bipin Rawat

  1. It is announced by the Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday that now in the Indian Army women can also enroll herself in the combat of the army, This type of the gender bareer is broken by only few countries. Army chief general Bipin Rawat said told the process of the enrollment of the womens, initially women will be recruited for positions in military police.
  2. Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said, “I am looking at women coming as jawans. I am going to start it soon. Firstly, we will start with women as military police jawans. We have already started the process”.
  3. In the recent and now all women are allowed in the every possible areas like the medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Army but in that only some of the women will get recruited because of the limited seats.
  4. In the year of the 2016 the Indian Air Force (IAF) had created the history by recruiting the three women as fighter pilots; In the recents the Indian Government will start the recruitmnent for the women as the basis of experiment. This decision of the recruiting the women will be confirmed after the calculating the performance of Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh, who are now part of IAF’s fighter squadron.

KEYS:

  1. The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces
  2. The President of India serves as the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army
  3. It is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff, who is a four-star general
  4. Motto: “Service Before Self”
  5. Headquarters: New Delhi, India
  6. Vice Chief of the Army Staff(VCOAS): Lieutenant General Sarath Chand
  7. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS): General Bipin Rawat
  8. Founded: August 15, 1947, India
  9. Color: Gold, red and black

 

 

For Sardar Patel statue, oil PSUs are ‘directed’ to pay Rs 200 crore

  1. By the given the Instruction of the Petroleum Ministry, oil and gas the PSUs will ready to pay at least Rs 200 crore for the 182-metre-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patele Statue which is the sign of Unity, which going to get created at the Sadhu Bet island, which is 3.5 km south of the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.
  2. Chairman and Managing Director, ratified by the ONGC board in April says, “Other oil sector PSU, particularly IOC, has already been directed to contribute in tune of Rs 50 crore for this project. Other than ONGC and IOC, other oil sector PSUs is contributing Rs 25 crore. By taking into consideration the total cost of the project, we may consider the proposal for grant of Rs 50 crore,”
  3. ONGC said in the report, “Project’s admissibility for CSR funds under Schedule VII of the Companies Act was well covered under promoting education, health and hygiene especially for tribal populace among others…ensuring environmental sustainability and protection of national heritage, art and culture.”
  4. This work the Statue is began to start from the October 2014; this statute will be the one of the world’s tallest statue of the World. Its contract was given to the constructor Larsen and Toubro for Rs 2989 crore with a targeted completion date of October 2018.

 

KEYS:

  1. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India
  2. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India
  3. Born: October 31, 1875, Nadiad, India
  4. Died: December 15, 1950, Mumbai, India
  5. Education: Middle Temple
  6. Books: IDEAS OF A NATION: VALLABHAI PATEL

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

 

India overtakes China to top global retail index says GRDI report

India overtakes China to top global retail index says GRDI report

  1. PTI reported that India has beated the China from among the around the world 30 developing countries in term of doing business, according to the study by the Global Retail Development Index for 2017.
  2. US-headquartered A T Kearney said, “Retail is an integral part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development initiatives, Skill India and Make in India, because of its job creation opportunity. Relaxed rules for foreign direct investment (FDI) in key sectors have improved the ease of doing business in India,”
  3. A T Kearney said, “In the past year, the government has allowed 100 per cent foreign ownership in B2B e-commerce businesses and for retailers that sell food products manufactured in India. Government efforts to boost cashless payments (witnessed in the recent nationwide demonetisation exercise) and reform indirect taxation with a nationwide goods and services tax (GST) are also expected to accelerate adoption of modern retail,”
  4. “India’s top ranking is a clear vote of confidence in its retail market and vast growth potential,” said Debashish Mukherjee, partner with A T Kearney and head of the consumer industries & retail products practice for India.

 

KEYS:

  1. Capital of China- Beijing
  2. Population: 1.371 billion (2015) World Bank
  3. President: Xi Jinping
  4. Currency: Renminbi
  5. Official language and national language: Standard Chinese
  6. Official languages: Mandarin Chinese, Standard Mandarin
  7. Government: Unitary state, Communist state, Socialist state, One-party state, People’s democratic dictatorship

 

 

Denmark revokes 334-year-old blasphemy law

Denmark revokes 334-year-old blasphemy law

  1. On Friday Danish lawmakers has repealed a centuries-old blasphemy law in which it is the notes of the public insults of a religion, in that there was the burning of holy books like the Koran, cementing the country’s attachment to freedom of expression.
  2. “Religion should not dictate what is allowed and what is forbidden to say publicly. It gives religion a totally unfair priority in society” Bruno Jerup, an MP who proposed to repeal the law, was quoted on the social media.
  3. Rumours of Quran burnings have the result of the arrests of the people, lynchings and riots in Muslim-majority countries, in this the move was taken for the some far-right and anti-Islamic groups, including the Westboro Baptist Church in America.
  4. In that it is said that that there is many dozens of the cases are pending on which they haven’t reaction from the many times, in the year 2006 when there is the prosecutors who has decided to stop an investigation into the Jyllands-Posten newspaper over a controversial set of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

KEYS:

  1. Capital of Denmark- Copenhagen
  2. Currency: Danish krone
  3. PM of Denmark- Lars Løkke Rasmussen
  4. President of Denmark- Lars Løkke Rasmussen

 

 

Sudan urges ‘reconciliation’ to end Gulf row with Qatar

Sudan urges ‘reconciliation’ to end Gulf row with Qatar

  1. Sudan has offered to Qatar for the launch of the “reconciliation” it is the trial of the Qatar and its neighboring country Gulf Arab countries which get cuts of the relationship of the Doha after accusing it of supporting extremism.
  2. Arab nations Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Yemen these all countries announced on Monday that they are getting finish all ties with Qatar, triggering the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years.
  3. “Sudan is fully ready to undertake all efforts in order to achieve calm and reconciliation that would help serve the interests of the people of the region. Sudan calls on the region’s leaders to work together to overcome this dispute.” the ministry said in a statement.
  4. Qatar facilitates the largest US airbase in the region of his country, which is crucial to the fight against Islamic State group jihadists, and is set to host the 2022 football World Cup.

KEYS:

  1. Capital of Sudan- Khartoum
  2. President: Omar al-Bashir
  3. Official languages: Arabic, English
  4. Government: Presidential system, Representative democracy, Federal republic
  5. Currency- Sudanese pound

 

 

Kabul Process conference begins on Tuesday: Chaos buries opportunities in Afghanistan

  1. In the Afghan which is the capital of Kabul there is the recent major moment of the terrorist attacks has not only claimed dozens of lives but also as growing chaos could undermine new diplomatic opportunities left the country in panic.
  2. By President of Kabul, Ashraf Ghani there is the preparation of the host conference called ‘The Kabul Process’ in which 20 nations including the US, Saudi Arabia, India and China will participate. This conference will be end and finished on Tuesday is going to be the first of its kind, bringing fruit to Ghani’s diplomacy with regard to ending the Afghan conflict.
  3. Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born American diplomat, tweeted: “Either Pakistan ends terrorist sanctuary or we consider attacking terrorist bases there. In addition, we need to start the process for designating Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism”.
  4. If countries will continue to distinguish between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ terrorists, until then fight against terrorism cannot be won. Afghanistan is under a direct attack from terrorism of the ISIS that is subsidised across the border, an insurgency that is armed, trained, equipped and funded from across the border.

KEYS:

  1. Capital of Afghanistan- Kabul
  2. President: Ashraf Ghani
  3. Official languages: Pashto, Dari
  4. Currency of Afghanistan- Afghan afghani

 

BANKING & FINANCE

 

World Bank keeps 2017 global growth forecast at 2.7%

World Bank keeps 2017 global growth forecast at 2.7%

  1. By the report, Xinhua quoted the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP), “A bright spot in the outlook is a recovery in trade growth to 4 per cent (in 2017) after a post-financial crisis low of 2.5 per cent last year,”
  2. Ayhan Kose, director for the GEP program at the World Bank said, “After a prolonged slowdown, recent acceleration in activity in some of the largest emerging markets is a welcome development for growth in their regions and for the global economy,”
  3. It is said in the report, “Recovering activity in these economies should have significant positive effects for growth in other emerging and developing economies and globally,”
  4. The bank said, “Policy uncertainty is likely to remain high in 2017, and there is a risk that financial market volatility could increase from current low levels,”

KEYS:

  1. The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital programs.
  2. Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  3. Purpose: Crediting
  4. Subsidiaries: International Finance Corporation, More
  5. Parent organization: United Nations
  6. Founders: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White

 

 

NSE launches international exchange at GIFT City

NSE launches international exchange at GIFT City

  1. On Monday by leading the burse of the NSE that will launch its international exchange in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). The global exchange promoted by National Stock Exchange that is NSE IFSC Ltd, will remain operational for a longer period than NSE during a trading day.
  2. By the currency there are many products and the several are, commodity and equity segments are expected to get listed in line with Sebi regulations on the new exchange which may also introduce other innovative products.
  3. NSE had did the partnership in the last year in the month of the December with Association of National Exchanges Members of India (ANMI) held road shows to showcase the products, membership schemes and technology solutions, among others, to be offered on its international exchange.

 

KEYS:

  1. Full form of NSE- National Stock Exchange
  2. Market cap: US$1.41 trillion (March 2016)
  3. of listings: 1,696
  4. CEO: J. Ravichandran (Dec 2, 2016–)
  5. Currency: Indian rupee (₹)
  6. Indices: CNX Nifty; CNX Nifty Junior; CNX 500
  7. Headquarters: Mumbai, India

 

 

ICICI Bank commissions 200 solar-powered ATMs

  1. ICICI Bank announced and to be installed over 200 solar powered ATM sites in the last two years of the commissioned for the reduce carbon footprint and use more clean energy.
  2. “Over the last few years, the Bank has focused largely on reducing its carbon footprint and bringing in more efficient technologies and processes. We have taken several measures to ensure the Bank actively contributes towards environmental sustainability,” ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar said.
  3. “This is equivalent to the amount of energy that can power 42,000 rural households for an entire year. Additionally, the bank has commissioned over 200 solar powered ATM sites,” ICICI Bank said in a statement on the occasion of the World Environment Day.
  4. By the report it has been said that the there is the total carbon emission by nearly 40,000 tonnes due to these efforts, which is equivalent to planting 1,94,000 trees to offset the volume of carbon dioxide emissions.

KEYS:

  1. CEO: Chanda Kochhar (May 1, 2009–)
  2. Headquarters: Mumbai, India
  3. Founder: Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
  4. Founded: June 1994, Vadodara, India
  5. Subsidiaries: ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, ICICI Lombard,

 

 

NTPC sets up electric vehicle charging stations in Delhi, Noida

  1. The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has announced and going to launched the charging station for the charge vehicle at Delhi and Noida, and this will be soon expand the its procedure in another NCR region.
  2. Power minister Piyush Goyal had also said that the ministry of heavy industries and the NITI Aayog both are working for the pramotion of the Environmental issues. The minister also said in the term of the coast, saying people would like to buy EVs when they find it cost effective.
  3. In April, power minister Piyush Goyal said, “We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way. We are going to make electric vehicles self-sufficient like Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA). The idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country.”
  4. NTPC is among the firm of the state run PowerGrid which are looking at creating new business segment of EV charging points, in line with India’s ambition to have all electric vehicles by 2030 to cut fuel import bill and running cost.

KEYS:

  1. Full form of NTPc- National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
  2. CEO: Gurdeep Singh (Jan 28, 2016–)
  3. Headquarters: New Delhi, India
  4. Formerly called: National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd
  5. Profit: INR 10242.91 Crores (US$ 2.31 billion) (2015-16)
  6. Founded: November 7, 1975
  7. Subsidiaries: Ratnagiri Gas and Power, NSPCL,

 

 

Science and Technology

 

Mongolia’s first university satellite flies into space from the US

Mongolia's first university satellite flies into space from US

  1. The first satellite of University Mongolia that is named after the Mongolian endangered ‘Gobi bear Mazaalai’ that is on Sunday was sent into space in the United States.
  2. The Mongolian CubeSat is the component of the Birds 1 satellites, it also includes four other countries CubeSats belonging to Japan, Nigeria, Ghana and Bangladesh. They were launched from the SpaceX by the Falcon9 Rocket.
  3. The Mazaalai satellite was decided to send in the space on the June of 2nd, then this flight was postponed due to rain fall. It’s the second satellite of Mongolia after the Mongol Sat-1 was sent into space on April 19.

KEYS:

  1. Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture
  2. Capital: Ulaanbaatar
  3. Currency: Mongolian tögrög
  4. Official language: Mongolian
  5. PM of Mongolia- Chimed Saikhanbileg
  6. President of Mongolia- Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

 

 

Trai launches three apps for tracking call data quality

Trai launches three apps for tracking call data quality

  1. The telecom regulator TRAI has launched three apps and a portal for the tracking of the data call service providers, besides revamping its own website for making information access easier to consumers.
  2. “We think crowdsourcing is the best way to get customer feedback, better and cost effective than surveys or other studies, and we’ve tried to leverage this technology tool in the past for bringing out the true picture of the impact of the services,” Trai chairman RS Sharma said Monday.
  3. “Now we can make statistically valid sampling, to give a better more accurate report. The crowd sourced data so collected can be viewed in aggregated form on the interactive map based portal,” the regulator said.

KEYS:

  1. Full form of TRAI- Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
  2. Regulatory agency executives: R. S. Sharma, Chairman; Sudhir Gupta, Secretary;
  3. Founded: February 20, 1997
  4. Headquarters: New Delhi, India
  5. Formed: 20 February 1997; 20 years ago

 

 

 

Researchers create black hole in lab using ultra-powerful X-ray laser

  1. This was the first time to break up molecules,this kind of extreme light has been used, and it may help understand the damages from X-ray radiation when it is used to take an X-ray picture.
  2. “We think the effect was even more important in the larger molecule than in the smaller one, but we don’t know how to quantify it yet,” lead researcher Artem Rudenko explained in the press release.
  3. “But they also damage and eventually destroy the object we are trying to study. If we can understand the mechanisms that cause the damage, theorists can model how the structure changes during the picture-taking process, allowing researchers to either avoid the damage or to account for its influence,” said Daniel Rolles, one of the principle investigators in the research

KEYS:

  1. X-radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation
  2. Most X-rays have a wavelength ranging from 0.01 to 10 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz and energies in the range 100 eV to 100 keV.

 

SPORTS

 

Ramkumar wins ITF Futures title in Singapore

Ramkumar wins ITF Futures title in Singapore

  1. Indian player Ramkumar Ramanathan has set the record the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis title after outplaying Raymond Sarmiento of the USA in straight that played on the Sunday.
  2. The ranked India has also played his roll and shows the hard work to a 6-2 6-2 win over the second seeded player from USA in the final of event last night.
  3. Ramkumar, had recently competed in the qualifying event of the French Open but failed to make it to the main round of the Grand Slam tournament, he was a regular in India’s Davis Cup team.

KEYS:

  1. Full form of ITF- International Tennis Federation
  2. Formation- 1 March 1913; 104 years ago
  3. Membership- 211 national associations
  4. President- David Haggerty

 

 

India plays Nepal in a mismatch

India plays Nepal in a mismatch

  1. “They are a hard-working team and have a strong mentality. They will fight for the ball. they run a lot and have been a thorn in our side for many years,” says the head 54-year-old coach.
  2. “I see no reason why this team cannot go forward and qualify for the Asian Cup. The skill and talent is all there, but we just need to maintain our focus and commitment.” says goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
  3. “He (Sunil) will certainly not play against Nepal. We’ve taken the decision more as a precaution. But there are players who staking a claim for a place in the side that will play Kyrgyz Republic (on June 13 in Bangalore),” says Constantine.

 

KEYS:

  1. PM of Nepal- Pushpa Kamal Dahal
  2. President of Nepal- Bidhya Devi Bhandari
  3. Capital: Kathmandu
  4. Currency: Nepalese rupee
  5. Official language: Nepali

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

 

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to receive Bharat Gaurav Award by NRI community of US

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to receive Bharat Gaurav Award by NRI community of US

  1. Madhur Bhandarkar, the director of the Indian Cinema who is known for his path-breaking films he was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India last year.
  2. The filmmaker, Madhur Bhandarkar has already honoured with the National Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Director for Page 3 and Traffic Signal respectively.
  3. Bhandarkar on getting the award said, “I am honoured. As an Indian it makes me proud and humble.”

KEYS:

  1. Full form of NRI- Non-resident Indian and person of Indian origin
  2. A Non-Resident Indian is a citizen of India who holds an Indian passport and has temporarily emigrated to another country for six months or more for employment, residence, education or any other purpose.
  3. South Africa: 1,560,000
  4. Canada: 1,016,185
  5. Australia: 496,000
  6. France: 65,000
  7. Singapore: 950,000
  8. United Arab Emirates: 3,803,751
  9. United Kingdom: 1,825,000

 

OBITUARY

 

Peter Sallis: Wallace and Gromit actor dies aged 96

Peter Sallis: Wallace and Gromit actor dies aged 96

  1. “I’m so sad, but feel so grateful and privileged to have known and worked with Peter over so many years. He was always my first and only choice for Wallace,” Park said in a statement.
  2. Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park led tributes to Sallis, “Working with him was always a delight and I will miss his wry, unpredictable humour and silliness – that started the moment he greeted you at the door, and didn’t stop when the mic was switched off.”

 

IMPORTANT DAYS

 

Sivaji crowns himself King of India on 6 June 1674

Sivaji crowns himself King of India on 6 June 1674

  1. On the date of 6th June in the year 1674, the great King of the Maharashtra or the Marathas, Shivaji’s crowned ceremony was celebrate according to the Shastras by Vishweshwar, also called Gaga Bhatta, of Varanasi, a master of the four Vedas, the six philosophies and all the Hindu scriptures before the some sculpture of the ceremony, genealogy brought by Balaji Avji Prabhu, Shivaji’s secretary, which showed that the Bhonsles were a branch of the highly respected Sisodias of Mewad, the Kshatriyas of the purest Rajput clan.
  2. A fierce warrior, the unifier of the Hindus, and the Mughals’ worst enemy, Chhatrapati Shivaji was a valiant king and a secular ruler who respected all religions equally. Shivaji was crowned on this day in 1674.

KEYS:

  1. Shivaji Bhonsle, also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan.
  2. Born: Pune district, India
  3. Died: April 3, 1680, Raigad Fort, India
  4. Height: 5′ 0″
  5. Full name: Shivaji Bhosale
  6. Children: Sambhaji Bhosale, Rajaram Chhatrapati, More
  7. Spouse: Sakvarbai (m. 1656–1680), Putalabai (m. 1653–1680), Sai Bhosale (m. 1640–1659), Soyarabai (m. ?–1680)

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