Friday, 20 October 2017

GENERAL AWARENESS


                                       

                        



Ramesh Narayan has been elected as the President of the India Chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA). 

Veteran theatre, television and film actor Tom Alter has passed away recently. He was 67. 

Rajiv Sabharwal has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Tata Capital. 

AAI’s Srinagar and Raipur Airports have been awarded as Best Airports under National Tourism Awards 2015-16. 

Indian Army and JMIU have signed an MOU for academic collaboration, technical advancement and progression of Army Personnel. 

Sambit Patra has been appointed as the director on the board of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd. 

Former veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is the first cricketer of India to have a cricket stadium in the name of him. 

Air India has tied up with Punjab National Bank and IndusInd Bank to take 3,250 crore loans for meeting working capital requirements. 

Banwarilal Purohit has sworn in as the 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu. 

Hollywood star George Clooney will be honoured with the AFI Life Achievement Award.

 India and Ethiopia has signed an agreement in the field of trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties.

 International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has won the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2017.

Activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh will be posthumously given the 'Anna Politkovskaya Award' this year. 

ISRO would set up a research Centre in Guwahati for start-ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs.

Pooja Kadian has become the first ever Indian sportsperson to win a Gold medal at the Wushu World Championship. 

Mahaveer Raghunathan has become the first Indian to win European Racing Championship. 

Mastercard has signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government for digitally transformation of the state's technology sector.

 Paul Otellini, the former Chief Executive Officer of Intel, passed away. He was 66.

According to Forbes' Report Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani has emerged as India's wealthiest Person.

 Ukhnaa Khurelsukh has been elected as the prime minister of Mongolia. 

India has signed €300 million Finance Contract with European Investment Bank (EIB) for financing Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II- Line R6. 

President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed 5 New Governors. Fitch has projected India’s GDP growth rate to 6.9 per cent for the financial year 2017-18.

 Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has unveiled a 1.8-metre-tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

 The Nobel prize in the field of physiology or medicine has been awarded to a trio of American scientists. 

The Meenakshi Temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai has been named the cleanest iconic place in India under the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' programme. 

Sri Lankan veteran spinner Rangana Herath became the first left-arm spinner to take 400 wickets in Test cricket.

 Red Bull's Formula One driver Max Verstappen has won the Malaysian Grand Prix title 2017. 

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes.

2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be held on November 28-30 at Hyderabad.

 Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish has won the 2017 Nobel prize in Physics. 

Indian academician Prajapati Trivedi has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration in the US. 

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed as the deputy directorgeneral of World Health Organization (WHO). 

Former president of Iraq Jalal Talabani has passed away recently. He was 83. 

Karnataka’ chief minister Siddaramaiah has launched a Mathru Poorna scheme. 

National Highways Authority of India has launched PMIS Mobile Application. 

Reserve Bank of India has opened its new branch in Dehradun. 

Bangladesh has signed USD 4.5 billion agreement with India for infrastructure and social sector development. 

Union Cabinet has given its approval for the signing and ratification of the Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania. 

GOI has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER). 

RBI has reduced the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) by 50 basis points from 20.0 percent to 19.50 per cent. 

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson has won the 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry.

Rajnish Kumar has been appointed as the next Chairman of the State Bank of India.

Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.

According to the latest report by 'Twiplomacy', Donald Trump is now the world’s most followed leader on Twitter.





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