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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Veteran Photographer S Paul Dies


Veteran photographer S Paul died at a hospital in New Delhi. He was 88. He was a self-taught photographer. He was the first Indian to win the Nikon International Photo Contest in 1971.

Sri Lanka Appoints First Tamil Navy Chief After Four Decades


Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah was appointed as the chief of Sri Lanka's naval forces, making him the first from the minority Tamil community to head the Navy since the brutal civil war erupted in the country 45 years ago.

Union Bank Signs Insurance Deals


Union Bank of India entered into a corporate agency agreement with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and Cholamandalam MS General Insurance for distribution of their insurance products.

Neymar Becomes Goodwill Ambassador for Disabled


World's Most expensive player Neymar became the Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International, pledging to work for millions who are “less visible” but deserve equality.

Putin Appoints Nikolay Kudashev as Russia’s New Ambassador to India


Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev as Russia’s new ambassador to India. 

US, Japan Vow To Boost Defence Cooperation With India, S Korea, Australia



The US and Japan have agreed to advance their multilateral security and defence cooperation with countries like India, South Korea and Australia, amidst China's growing assertiveness in the Asia Pacific region.

World Humanitarian Day: 19 August


World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

China Launches First Cyber Court in e-commerce Hub


China launched its first cyber court specializing in handling Internet-related cases in the e-commerce hub of Hangzhou.

Sanjiv Gupta Appointed President and MD of General Motors India


General Motors India announced the appointment of Sanjiv Gupta as the new President and Managing Director of the company.

Mamta Suri Takes Charge as Executive Director of IBBI


Dr. Mamta Suri took charge as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) in New Delhi.

Friday, 18 August 2017

World Bank Pledges $24 Million to Enhance India's Forest Ecosystem Services


The Finance Ministry and the World Bank signed a grant agreement of $24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for ecosystem service improvement project.

Government Bans Export of Gold Items Above 22-Carat Purity


The government has banned exports of gold jewellery, medallions and other articles above 22- carat purity in a bid to check round tripping of the precious metal.

Government to Conduct ‘World’s Largest Sample Survey’ for Students


The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has announced November 13 as the date for conducting its National Assessment Survey (NAS) for the students of class 3, 5, and 8.

Cabinet Approves Completion of North Koel Reservoir Project


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the proposal to complete the balance works of the North Koel Reservoir Project in Jharkhand and Bihar at an estimated expenditure of Rs.1622.27 crore to be incurred during three financial years from the start of the project.

Lakshya Sen Wins Bulgaria Open International Series


Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen clinched the Bulgaria Open International Series title after notching up a hard-fought win over Croatia’s Zvonimir Durkinjak in the men’s singles final in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Emma Stone Named as 2017’s Highest-Paid Female Actor


Emma Stone has been named Hollywood’s best-paid female actor in Forbes annual list of top earners.

BSNL Launches Digital Wallet Powered by MobiKwik


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) went digital by launching a bespoke mobile wallet (mobile payment App) that would enable its existing 100 million customers to make Bill payments. This digital wallet was launched at an event by Manoj Sinha, Minister for Telecommunications in the capital.

US Declares Hizbul Mujahideen as Global Terrorist Group


The United States named Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist group.

5 Indian-Origin Persons in Fortune’s Annual ‘40 Under 40’ List


Five Indian-origin persons, including Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, have featured in Fortune’s annual list of 40 young and influential people in the field of business. Fortune’s 2017 ‘40 Under 40’ list is an annual ranking of the most influential young people who are under 40 in business.

Tata Power, First Power Utility to Use QR Code


Tata Power has become the first power utility to introduce a QR code based bill payments system in India. The QR code linked to Unified Payments Interface (UPI) will be printed on the electricity bills.

Sohail Mahmood- Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India


Sohail Mahmood has assumed the charge of Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India in New Delhi.

HDFC Bank Revises Interest Rates On Saving Accounts


HDFC Bank Ltd has announced a revision in its savings bank interest rate effective August 19, 2017. Post revision, customers maintaining savings bank account balance of Rs 50 lakh and above will continue to earn interest at 4 per cent per annum.

Environment Minister Launches “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” Campaign


Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr.  Harsh Vardhan, launched the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign.

Infosys CEO and MD Vishal Sikka Resigns


Vishal Sikka of Infosys Ltd has resigned as Managing Director and Chief Executive of the company with immediate effect.

NHAI Launches Mobile App MyFASTag and FASTag Partner


National Highways Authority of India launched two mobile Apps – MyFASTag and FASTag Partner in New Delhi, to facilitate the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection. 

Current Affairs Based on The Hindu for IBPS RRB, IBPS PO & IB (18th August 2017)

Dear Readers,

THE HINDU CURRENT AFFAIRS 18th August 2017


This show is dedicated to the current affairs from India’s Leading Daily “THE HINDU” Additionally you will also learn the same again in a quiz format. It is very useful for upcoming exams SSC CGL, SBI PO, SBI PO 2017, BANK PO, SBI PO VACANCY, LIC, RAILWAYS, UPSC and other competitive exams.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

IAAF World Championships 2017


The 16th edition of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships 2017 was held in London. The championships were held in the London Stadium in Stratford. 'Hero-the Hedgehog' was a Mascot of 2017 IAAF World Championships and 'Whizbee-the Bee' was the Mascot for the Para Athletics.

Uber Launches B2B Model for Business


Ridesharing app Uber has launched a business to business model called "Uber for Business " to enable new use cases like daily commute, late-night rides home from work, between-office transportation.

Karur Vysya Bank Appoints P R Seshadri as MD and CEO


Karur Vysya Bank Ltd has informed BSE that the Reserve Bank of India has accorded their approval for the appointment of Shri P R Seshadri as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Bank for a period of three years from the date of his taking charge.

Karur Vysya Bank Opens its First Aadhaar Enrollment Centre


Karur Vysya Bank rolled out an Aadhaar Enrollment Centre at its Nelson Manickam Road Branch in Chennai.

Government Slaps USD264 Million Penalty on RIL


The government has imposed a new penalty of USD 264 million (about Rs 1,700 crore) on Reliance Industries Ltd and its partners for producing less than the targeted natural gas from eastern offshore KG-D6 fields in 2015-16.

Real Madrid Beats Barcelona to Win 2017 Spanish Super Cup


Real Madrid defeated Barcelona in the second leg of the 2017 Spanish Super Cup to seal the win at the Bernabeu, Spain.

Cabinet Approved raising of over Rs 9000 cr through NABARD for Completing Irrigation Projects


The Union Cabinet has approved raising extra budgetary resources up to 9,020 crore rupees for Long Term Irrigation Fund in 2017-18 under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). According to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the amount will be raised by NABARD through Bonds. 

Karnataka Bank on Social Media


Karnataka Bank Ltd has ventured into social media by opening its official pages in social networking sites such as FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Reliance Defence is Now Reliance Naval and Engineering


Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure-controlled Reliance Defence and Engineering is changing its name to Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd (RNEL). According to the Company, change of name is in line with company’s focus on building capabilities for the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard.

CCEA Approves Proposal of DIPAM for Strategic Disinvestment


The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal of Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) for the strategic disinvestment. The approval will help in speedy completion of strategic disinvestment transactions.

RBI Makes Aadhaar Linkage Mandatory for Farmers


To ensure hassle-free benefits to farmers under Interest Subvention Scheme, the Reserve Bank of India has advised banks to make Aadhaar linkage mandatory for availing short-term crop loans up to Rs 3 lakh in 2017-18.

SBI Gives Leg-up to CSR Initiatives


State Bank of India has launched a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative, SBI Gram Seva, which will work in the areas of health, education, environment and rural infrastructure.

RCom's Merger with Aircel Gets NCLT Nod


The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) admitted proposals for the merger between Aircel and Reliance Communications wireless business, as well as the latter's sale of its tower business to Canada's Brookfield.

Italy to Host G-7 Interior Ministers' Summit on Security


Italy will host a summit of G-7 interior ministers centered on security issues in the fall. According to Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti, the meeting is being organized at the request of Italy's G-7 partners: Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States.

CURRENT AFFAIRS | THE HINDU | RRB, IBPS |17th August 2017



This show is dedicated to the current affairs from India’s Leading Daily “THE HINDU” Additionally you will also learn the same again in a quiz format. It is very useful for upcoming exams SSC CGL, SBI PO, SBI PO 2017, BANK PO, SBI PO VACANCY, LIC, RAILWAYS, UPSC and other competitive exams.

NABARD Awards for Corporation Bank


Corporation Bank has bagged the best performance awards for SHG-bank linkage program for Karnataka for 2015-16 and 2016-17 from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard).

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

KVGB Bags Best Performer Award


National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has conferred the ‘best performance award’ for 2015-16 and 2016-17 to Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB) for its work in the field of credit-linking joint liability groups (JLGs).

‘Indira Canteen Scheme’ Launched in Bengaluru


Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi launched the ‘Indira Canteen’ scheme, dedicated to former Prime minister Indira Gandhi- a state government initiative to provide food at low cost to cater to the urban poor.

Tata Motors Appoints P B Balaji as New Chief Financial Officer


Tata Motors announced the appointment of P B Balaji as the new Chief Financial Officer, Tata Motors Group from November 2017. He has replaced C R Ramakrishnan.

SBI Holds Home Loan Utsav in Bengaluru


State Bank of India successfully held two-day Home Loan Utsav in Bengaluru. The loan Utsav saw title sponsor, GM Infinite. Subtitle sponsors, Brigade Group, Salarpuria Sattva and DSR Infra.

Union Cabinet Approves New Metro Rail Policy


The government approved a new metro rail policy for expanding the metro network across various cities in the country. The new policy was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Sweden on IPRs


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the MoU between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property (IPRs).

Earth's Largest Volcanic Region Discovered in Antarctica


The largest volcanic region on Earth, with nearly 100 volcanoes, has been discovered two km below the surface of the vast ice sheet in West Antarctica. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Britain found a staggering 91 previously unknown volcanoes, adding to the 47 others.

Alexander Zverev Beats Roger Federer to Win Rogers Cup


Alexander Zverev won 6-3 6-4 at the Rogers Cup to claim his second Masters 1000 title and extend his winning run to 10 matches.

India Opens First Partition Museum in Amritsar


India's first museum on Partition of the Indian subcontinent will open this week in Amritsar Punjab, as India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years as independent nations. The museum will include photographs, newspaper clippings, donated personal items, and screens showing video interviews with survivors.

Melbourne Named 'World's Most Liveable City'


Melbourne (in Australia) has been named world’s most liveable city for a record seventh year in a row, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report 2017Melbourne scored an overall rating of 97.5 out of 100 on the liveability index.