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1st June
World Milk Day: 1st June
i. World Milk Day is an initiative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, to celebrate the contribution of the dairy industry
around the globe on 1st June.
ii. The Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk and to publicize activities connected with milk and the milk industry. The first World
Milk Day was held in 2001.
Static Takeaways-
1. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat
hunger.
2. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Headquarter is in Rome, Italy.

India to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Spain to fight terrorism
i. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signed seven agreements with Spain PM Mariano Rajoy to strengthen bilateral cooperation to fight
against terrorism after the visit from Germany.
The seven agreements and MoUs are as follows-
1. Agreement for Transfer of Sentence Persons
2. MoU on Cooperation in Organ Transplantation
3. MoU on Cooperation in Cyber Security
4. MoU on Cooperation in Renewable Energy
5. MoU on Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation
6. Agreement on visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports
7. MoU between Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain.
Static Takeaways-
 PM of Spain is Mariano Rajoy and its Capital and Currency is Madrid and Euro
 Chancellor of Germany Angela Markel and its President is Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

India to be first in world to run all government ports on green energy
i. All 12 major domestic ports will soon switch to renewable energy to meet their entire power requirements, making India the first country to
have all government-owned ports running on solar and wind energy.
ii. The government plans to install almost 200 megawatt solar and wind power generation capacity at the ports by 2019.
iii. Almost 150 mw of this will be solar power and 50 mw wind power generation capacity. The capacity could be ramped up to 500 mw in the next
few years.
Static Takeaways-
 Few major Government Ports are Listed Below:
1. Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
2. Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra Pradesh.
3. Kochi Port, Kerala.
4. New Mangalore Port, Karnataka.
5. Mundra Port, Gujarat.
6. Kandla Port, Gujarat.
7. Port of Quilon - The oldest and second largest port in Kerala

70th World Health Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland
i. The 70th World Health Assembly was held recently (22nd-31st May) in Geneva, Switzerland. In the meeting member nations agreed to increase
their assessed contributions by 3 percent.
ii. Member states also agreed on a five-year action plan that will initiate collaboration between WHO, the International Labor Organization (ILO)
and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in tackling shortfalls in global health and social workforce.
Static Takeaways-
 The currency of Switzerland is Swiss Franc
 Doris Leuthard has been elected to the Swiss presidency for 2017
 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the newly appointed Director-General of World Health Organization.

Delhi Police launch bicycle patrol
i. The Delhi Police launched patrolling on bicycle to improve policing in congested localities in trans-Yamuna region of the city. The move is also
being billed as a green initiative.

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ii. The bicycle patrols will complement and supplement the existing motorcycle and PCR patrols which focus mainly on crime prevention along the
arterial and main roads of Delhi.
Static Takeaways For SBI PO Mains Exams-
 Hansraj Gangaram Ahir the Union minister of state for home affairs
 Amulya Patnaik is the current Commissioner of Police, Delhi
 Sh. J. N. Chaturvedi was the first commissioner of Delhi Police

Arun Jaitley inaugurates Telangana solar plant
i. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated a grid-connected solar power plant of 16 MW capacity at the Ordinance Factory in Telangana’s
Medak district.
ii. He also dedicated a 9 MW capacity windmill project installed at Dammur in Karnataka at a cost of Rs 53 crore by Bharat Earth Movers Limited
(BEML).
iii. The solar power plant at Medak has been set up at a cost of Rs105 crore by Bharat Electronics Limited.
Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains-
 Telangana is the 29th state of India formed in 2014
 The capital of Telangana is Hyderaba
 K Chandrasekhar Rao is the CM of Telangana
 Governor of Telangana is E S L Narsimhan
 KBR National Park and Mrugavani National Park are located in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Indian Railways to launch 'buy now, pay later' feature for tickets
i. To attract more passengers to buy online train tickets, Indian Railways has introduced a service ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ which allow passengers to
make payment for tickets booked online within a window of 15 days.
ii. To buy tickets from the IRCTC website and pay later will decrease the difficulties involved in the payment process at the time.
iii. ePayLater, a Mumbai-based fintech firm has joined hands with IRCTC for adding the new feature to Indian Railways ticket booking services.
Static Takeaways For SBI PO Mains Exam-
 Suresh Prabhu is the Railway Minister of India
 The First Railway Minister of India is John Mithai.

Shaktikanta Das retires as Economic Affairs Secretary; Tapan Ray to take over
i. Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das announced his retirement as the Corporate Affairs Secretary. Shaktikanta Das has been associated
with the Government of India as the Economic Affairs Secretary for nearly 37 years.
ii. He will be succeeded by Tapan Ray, who will take the additional charges as the new Economic Affairs Secretary.
Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
 First Finance Minister of Independent India is Ramasamy Chetty.

ADB and PNB sign $100 million loan to finance Solar Rooftop projects
i. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Punjab National Bank (PNB) signed a $100 million loan to be guaranteed by the Government of
India that will finance large solar rooftop systems on industrial and commercial buildings throughout India.
ii. This is the first tranche loan of the $500 million multi-tranche finance facility Solar Rooftop Investment Program (SRIP) approved by ADB in 2016.
iii. The first tranche loan of $100 million would be financed entirely from the Clean Technology Fund CTF.
Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
 Sunil Mehta is a New MD and CEO of PNB
 ADB President is Takehiko Nakao and its headquarter is in Phillippines.

India signs loan agreement of 36 million dollar with World Bank
i. India has signed a loan agreement of 36 million dollars with the World Bank for Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity
Building Programme.
ii. The project aims to improve the efficiency of public expenditure management and tax administration in Himachal Pradesh.
iii. The agreement was signed by Joint Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs Raj Kumar and the Bank's Country Director Junaid Kamal
Ahmad.
Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
 Jim Yong Kim is the President of World Bank and its headquarter is in Washington, D.C, USA
 World Bank was founded in 1944.

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India’s GDP in Q4 grows 6.1%, loses fastest growing economy tag
i.India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 6.1 percent year-on-year during the January-March, 2017 period according to government data. With
this, India loses its status of the world's fastest growing economy. China's GDP grew 6.9 percent during the same quarter.
ii. The GDP growth rate for the full year (2016-17) came in at 7.1 percent in line with official estimate compared to a revised growth figure of 8 per
cent in FY16.
Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
 Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced in a period (quarterly
or yearly).

2nd june
India, Russia sign St Petersburg Declaration for enhanced ties across the board
i. India and Russia have signed Saint Petersburg Declaration as a roadmap to enhance cooperation after the 18th annual bilateral summit.
ii. The Declaration was signed following the annual bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Both the leaders have signed 12 agreements including the Saint Petersburg Declaration.
iii. Both the countries had agreed to interact closely on various fields including economy, manufacturing, energy etc.
Static Takeaways-
 PM of Russia is Dmitry Medvedev
 The capital of Russia is Moscow and Currency is Russian Ruble.

Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired
i. India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the
Army.
ii. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out using a mobile launcher of the Integrated Test
Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.
Static Takeaways-
 DRDO was formed in 1958
 Dr S Christopher is the current Chairman of DRDO
 Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island is located in Odisha.

Telangana launches T-Wallet for people with and without mobile phones
i. The Telangana Government has launched a digital wallet, named T-Wallet, which doesn’t charge transaction fee from consumers.
ii. T-Wallet is bi-directional in nature. While consumers use it for public and private transactions, the government can use it to make payments to
various beneficiaries. It also can be used over the web version.
iii. One can top up the wallet using credit or debit cards, Internet banking or through cash at Mee Seva centres. It allows a maximum transaction
of Rs1 lakh for e-KYC (know your customer) users. For non-KYC users, the limit is set to Rs20,000.
Static Takeaways-
 Telangana was formed on 2 June 2014 and its CM is Sri K.Chandrashekar Rao
 Governor of Telangana is Sri ESL Narasimhan.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis launches portal for job seekers, employers
i. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a web portal 'Mahaswayam' that will cater to job seekers, employers, entrepreneurs,
and training institutes who can avail details regarding skill development and employment.
ii. Earlier, the state government ran three different portals- Maharashtra State Skill Development Society (MSSDS) portal for Skill Development,
'Maharojgar' for employment and 'Mahaswayamrojgar' for entrepreneurship.
iii. These three have now been merged into 'Mahaswayam', making it easier for all beneficiaries as well as the state to keep a track of the demand
and supply of workforce.
Static Takeaways-
 Governor of Maharashtra is C.Vidyasagar Rao.
 Sanjay Gandhi National Park is situated at Mumbai in Maharashtra.

Inauguration of MITS Mega Food Park at Rayagada, Odisha.
i. The first Mega Food Park in the state of Odisha MITS Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. at Rayagada has been inaugurated by Smt. Harsimrat Kaur
Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries.
ii. To give a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of the supply chain

The UN General Assembly elected Slovak foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak to be the next president of the 193-member powerful body. Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary 3.nic. Department of Information Technology in the Reserve Bank. Ganesh Kumar was Chief General Manager-in-Charge. The INAM portal has already done sales worth Rs32 crore in two years. Ganesh Kumar as Executive Director. Lajcak was elected by acclamation as President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly at a special session. Concurrently. Sanjiv Singh has taken over as the Chairman of the country’s biggest company Indian Oil Corporation. [4] with particular focus on perishables. He replaces B Ashok. Prior to his elevation. Nirupama Rao has been appointed as the public policy fellow of Sino-India ties a top American think-tank based in Washington. Nandankanan Zoological Park 5. Static Takeaways-  India's First mega food park 'Srini' was opened at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. topping the Global Peace Index for the tenth consecutive year followed by New Zealand and Portugal at second and third position while Syria has been named the least peaceful country. ii. Mr. UN General Assembly elects Slovakia's Miroslav Lajcak as next president i. Static Takeaways-  National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDC) is a fully owned company of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.  Headquarter of NHIDC is in New Delhi. Minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has launched 'INAM PRO+'. ii. Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary 2. Reserve Bank of India has appointed S. Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme in the country.  List of five important National Parks and WLS in Odisha 1. The website 'inampro. 2017. India has ranked 137th out of 163 countries on Global Peace Index 2017 published by The Institute of Economics and Peace. The 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly will commence from September 12. Road ministry launches online platform INAM PRO+ for infra raw material i. to procure cement. Government of India. a joint venture company set up to revive the fertilizer plants at Gorakhpur. INAM PRO+ is an updated version of the INAM portal. Static Takeaways-  9th Secretary-General of United Nations is Antonio Guterres and its headquarter is in New York City. Nirupama Rao appointed Public Policy Fellow to US Think-Tank i. This is the eleventh edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI). ii. ii. which was launched by the ministry of road transport and highways in 2015. RBI appoints Ganesh Kumar as ED i. USA.in' launched by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL). he will also be Chairman of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) and Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd (HURL). ii. iii.Singh was Director (Refineries) on the IOC board since July 2014. . It is an e-commerce platform for construction and infrastructure raw material for government and private procurement. Sanjiv Singh takes over as IOC Chairman i. Iceland has been named the world's most peaceful country. Static Takeaways-  Urjit Patel is the 24th governor of RBI  RBI was nationalized in 1949 and its headquarter is in Mumbai. His appointment is consequent upon voluntary retirement of Chandan Sinha. Hadahgarh Wildlife Sanctuary 4. India ranked 137th in the Global Peace Index 2017 i. Static Takeaways-  IOC was established in 1959 and its headquarter is in New Delhi.  Shri Sanjay Mitra is the Chairman of NHIDC. The central bank currently has 11 Executive Directors. Simlipal National Park. Sindri and Barauni. Static Takeaways-  The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an attempt to measure the relative position of nations and regions peacefulness across the world. Prior to being promoted as ED.

Static Takeaways-  BEML full form is Bharat earth Movers Ltd Japan launches satellite for high-precision positioning system i. Deepak Kumar Hota. Static Takeaways- . ii. iii. CMD. The Michibiki system is capable of covering the Asia-Oceania region and works with the US-operated Global Positioning System (GPS). Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-  Odisha CM is Naveen Patnaik and Governor is Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir. ii.General Council of NAAC.C and its Currency is US Dollar Vinay Dube named Jet Airways CEO i. BEML product bags award i. Static Takeaways-  Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju is the Union Minister for Civil Aviation NAAC receives Asia Pacific Quality Network Award 2017 i. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Mr. The plan to set up this project close to the upcoming multi-mode terminal along the Ganga has attracted major players including Dubai Port World and IL&FS. Varanasi will get the country's first 'freight village' spread over around 100 acres. Jet Airways has announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She was India's first woman ambassador to china and also served as India's foreign secretary from 2009 to 2011. ii. iii. APQN Quality Award is among the most prestigious International Awards in quality assurance of higher education. including his security clearance. Odisha can now warn the vast population residing along its 480 km-long coast by pressing a single button from a control room in the State capital in the event of the occurrence of natural disasters like a tsunami or a cyclone. BEML received the award from Defence Minister Arun Jaitley. The State government is all set to commission the ambitious Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) that would enable loud sirens go off simultaneously from towers at 122 locations by July 2017.2 satellite. Static Takeaways-  The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India  The NAAC was established in 1994 with its headquarters at Bangalore  Prof. recently. The award was received by NAAC Adviser Dr. Jagannath Patil in a special ceremony held in Moscow. Odisha is the first State in India to have developed an automatic public address system that can be activated along its entire coast. 3rd june Odisha to have first automatic coastal warning for disasters in India i. ii. has received Asia Pacific Quality Network Award 2017 for International Co-operation in Quality Assurance. Static Takeaways-  PM of Japan is Shinzo Abe  The Capital of Japan is Tokyo and its Currency is Yen. The appointment is subject to receipt of all requisite government /regulatory approvals. Defence public sector BEML Ltd has bagged the Raksha Mantri’s Award for Excellence for design and development of 180-tonne electric hydraulic excavator BE1800E. ii. Static Takeaways-  Donald Trumph is the current and 45th President of USA  The Capital of USA is Washington. Ved Prakash is the President . [5] ii. Uttar Pradesh. Japan launched a satellite to help build a high-precision geolocation system that will complement the US-operated GPS. Dube is currently senior vice-president. Asia Pacific. ii.  Simlipal National Park is situated in Odisha Varanasi to get India’s 1st freight village i. A 'H-IIA' rocket blasted off from the Tanegashima space center in southern Japan carrying the 'Michibiki' No. Delta Air Lines. It will be developed by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) in Varanasi. D.

Maharashtra. aggregators and end-users. an Indian-American legal luminary. SBI. D.C. The Reserve Bank of India has initiated prompt corrective action (PCA) for Dena Bank in view of high net non-performing assets and negative return on assets. PoS machines. ii. has been appointed a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Donald Trump. UP (West) and Assam. Bharti Airtel has received approvals from the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI). and consisting of the Chairman. Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-  Sunil Bharti Mittal is the Chairman of Bharti Airtel. 2017 to buy Telenor India’s operations in Andhra Pradesh. the central bank had initiated PCA for IDBI Bank and UCO Bank in view of high NNPAs and negative ROA. Shashi Shekar Vempati will be the first non-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer to head the public broadcaster. Airtel entered into an agreement with Telenor South Asia Investments in February. Bihar. BSE and the National Stock Exchange of India for its proposed merger with Telenor India. Shashi Shekar Vempati is new Prasar Bharati CEO i. Before his appointment to the Court of Appeals. [6]  IWAI was created by Government of India on 27 October 1986 for development and regulation of Inland waterways for shipping and navigation. Amul Thapar.C. BSE. Press Council of India. USA and the Currency is US Dollar. disbursement under MSME and agriculture. USA BoI conducts ‘Star Mahotsav’ i. Airtel-Telenor India merger plan gets Sebi. SBI has availed of a loan of $625 million from the World Bank for on-lending to viable Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV (GRPV) projects undertaken by developers. State Bank of India and the World Bank announced that they had financed 100 MW of rooftop solar projects worth Rs400 crore in India. Static Takeaways-  Dinabandhu Mohapatra is a CEO and MD of Bank of India  Bank of India headquarters is in Mumbai. and promotion of its products including debit/credit cards. World Bank finance ₹400-cr solar projects i. disbursement of retail loan. ii. internet banking. D. The thrust was in contacting every customer at their doorstep for recovery of bad loans. Leo Varadkar to be next Ireland PM . including housing and vehicle loan. He will replace Rajeev Singh. and the President’s nominee. Gujarat. for installation of rooftop solar systems. These seven circles contribute about 35% to Airtel’s total revenue. ii. ii. Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-  Chairman of SBI is Arundhati Bhattacharya and its headquarters is in Mumbai  Jim Yong Kin is the President of World Bank and its headquarters is in Washington. ii. Surya Prakash  Head office of Prasar Bharati is in New Delhi. Judge Thapar served on the District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Prompt Corrective Action is the action which will not have any material impact on the performance of the bank infact it will contribute to improve the internal controls of the bank and improvement in its activities. NSE nod i. who has been serving as interim CEO since February 2017. Last month (May 2017). Shashi Shekar Vempati has been appointed as the CEO of Prasar Bharati on the recommendation of the three-member committee headed by the Vice-President. Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-  Prasar Bharati Board Chairman is A. Bank of India conducted a mass-contact programme. across its branch network. Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-  George Washington was the first President of USA  The Capital of USA is Washington. etc. Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-  Dena Bank Chairman and MD is Ashwani Kumar and its headquarter is in Mumbai  Urjit Patel is the 24th governor of RBI and its headquarters is in Mumbai. Indian-American Amul Thapar appointed as Judge in US Court of Appeals i. UP (East). RBI initiates ‘prompt corrective action’ for Dena Bank i. ‘Star Mahotsav’. ii.

ii. ii. Aleksandar Vucic has been sworn in as Serbia's new president. professional bodies. Static Takeaways-  Serbia Capital is Belgrade and its Currency is Serbian Dinar. West Indies cricket team’s official name changed to WINDIES i. 4th & 5th june World Environment Day: 5 June i. with all the States agreeing to the July 01st 2017 rollout of the tax. stock exchanges. He will succeed Enda Kenny as leader of the centre-right party within weeks. This year’s host country is Canada. The board also announced in a media release on their official website that the cricket team from now on will be officially known as ‘WINDIES. law firms. [7] i. India successfully test-fires 1st all weather tracked-chassis QR-SAM i. Static Takeaways-  The World Environment Day is an important part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations  The WED is organized around the world by United Nations  The WED was celebrated for the first time in 1974  The host country for 2016 was Angola.” according to Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac. chambers of commerce. . Transition rules have been cleared and everybody has agreed for a July 1 rollout. ii. Maharashtra  Kotak Mahendra Bank is Headquartered in Mumbai and it was founded in 2003. Indian-Origin Leo Varadkar is set to become the Republic of Ireland's next Prime Minister after winning the leadership of the Fine Gael party. Besides Kotak.’ Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-  West Indies was 2016 ICC Twenty20 World Cup Winner. ii. Vucic formally stepped down from his prime minister's post and took over his new role after his landslide win in April's election. States agree to GST rollout from July 1 i. SEBI forms committee on corporate governance i.  2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Winner was West Indies. Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank to help improve the standards of corporate governance of listed companies in India. The test was carried out for validating various parameters of the sophisticated weapon system to further strengthen its air defence system. The GST (Goods and Services Tax) Council has cleared the pending rules. Static Takeaways-  APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha was previously called as Wheeler Island  General Bipin Rawat is the 27th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army. Static Takeaways-  Ajay Tyagi is the current Chairman of SEBI  SEBI is Headquartered in Mumbai. Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has set up a committee under the Chairmanship of Uday Kotak. The 38-year-old will become the first gay Prime Minister and will also be the country's youngest ever leader. including transition provisions and returns. ii. on its 91st anniversary. Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-  Irish Capital is Dublin and Currency is Euro. ii. investor groups. The theme for World Environment Day 2017 is "Connecting People to Nature". World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every on 5 June. the panel comprises of 20 members including representatives of Corporate India. India has successfully test-fired its first all weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM) from a mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic sworn in as new President of Serbia i. academicians and research professionals. has re-branded themselves as Cricket West Indies from the former West Indies Cricket Board. promising to work for peace and stability in the war-weary Balkans while strengthening the country's armed forces. The cricket board for West Indies.

Static Takeaways-  GST is one indirect tax for the whole nation. . Switzerland and Singapore  The rank of India for 2016 was 41st  The IMD World Competitiveness Center is a research group at International Institute for Management Development (IMD) business school in Switzerland  It was formed in year 1989 by Prof. Ambani (1932-2002)  Anil Dhirubhai Ambani is the Chairman of Reliance Group TATA Projects launches initiative to promote green cover i. Reliance Infrastructure-promoted Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) has partnered with Google to display its services in Google Maps application. TATA Projects has announced the launch of Green Thumb. This new initiative of the infrastructure company coincides with World Environment Day (05th June). ii. AP's Vizianagaram bags MGNREGA national award i. MMOPL has collaborated with Google Maps to publish authentic timetable information and associated geographic information of the Metro One stations in the app. India has been ranked 45th. [8] ii. including gold. The list was compiled by the International Institute for Management Development's (IMD) World Competitiveness Center. Static Takeaways-  Parent organization of google is Alphabet Inc. The merged company will be one of India’s largest private sector companies. Reliance Communications (RCom) Chairman Anil Ambani has announced that the merged entities of RCom and Aircel will be called Aircom. in terms of competitiveness in the annual rankings compiled by IMD which saw Hong Kong topping the list. 18 and 28 per cent. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has chaired the 15th meeting of the GST Council. ii. Static Takeaways-  Top three Ranked countries in the list are Hong Kong.200 goods and 500 services in the tax brackets of 5. To bring convenience for the commuters. which is scheduled to decide on the tax rate of six items. textiles and footwear.  CEO of google is Sundar Pichai. Stephane Garelli. Static Takeaways-  TATA Projects headquarters in Hyderabad  Vinayak Deshpande is the Managing Director of TATA Projects. 2006 from district Anantapur in the state of Andhra Pradesh  Coringa National Park is situated in Andhra Pradesh  Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam (Tiger Reserve) is in AP. TATA Projects planted over 42. The GST Council last month fitted over 1. with the USA at the fourth spot. India slips to 45th spot in IMD's World Competitiveness list i. The Ministry of Rural Development has selected Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh as one among the 17 districts across the nation for the MGNREGA annual award ii. These merged entities are Reliance Communications and Maxis Communications Berhad (MCB). Switzerland and Singapore were ranked second and third respectively. Static Takeaways-  MGNREGA was set up on Feb 2. The award was given for effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) Act during 2015- 16. which will make India one unified common market.  In 2003 the Kelkar Task Force on indirect tax had suggested a comprehensive Goods and Services Tax (GST) based on VAT principle. an initiative to enhance the green cover. RCom-Aircel merged wireless company to be called Aircom i. Mumbai Metro One ties up with Google Maps i. down four notches from last year. 12. It will have an asset base of over 65000 crore rupees and net worth of 35000 crore rupees.000 saplings across over 100 locations during 2016-17. ii. ii. Static takeaways-  The Group was founded by Shri Dhirubhai H.

 EESL is registered under the companies Act. Thomas Weikert of Germany is the President of ITTF Executive Commision  Headquater of ITTF is in Lausanne. EESL  Andhra Pradesh was the first state to seek assistance from EESL to replace conventional street lighting with LED lighting in Visakhapatnam. B Sai Praneeth has clinched the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title by defeating Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in a closely-fought final in Bangkok. Never in the history of the UEFA Champions League had a team won the title in consecutive seasons. 6th June EESL takes up first rural LED streetlighting project in Andhra Pradesh i. Unsurprisingly. In April. ii. Static Takeaways-  Madrid is the Capital of Spain B Sai Praneeth rallies to win Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold title i. Now. has initiated a French Agency-funded project to retrofit 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in Andhra Pradesh. This is the first project for rural LED street lighting in the country under the Centre’s Street Lighting National Project (SLNP). Switzerland. iv.116. Under the project. has become the first Indian to be nominated as a member of the Umpires and Referees Committee (URC). the ward of national coach Pullela Gopichand had defeated Kidambi Srikanth in an all-Indian Singapore Open Grand Prix final to claim his maiden Grand Prix title. ii. Agence Française de Développement (AFD). EESL has agreed to carry out the entire annual maintenance and warranty replacement in these gram panchayats for a period of 10 years. Static Takeaways for BOI SO Exam-  Bangkok is the Capital city of Thailand. That is until now — Real Madrid has done it. [9] Real Madrid first to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles i. Telangana government has recently launched the single-women pensions scheme across the state. Static takeaways-  Saurabh Kumar is the Managing Director. Static Takeaways-  Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve is located in Telangana  K. they stand alone as the only team in the history of the competition to win back-to-back titles. ii. iii.  Currency of Thailand is Thai baht. ii. the only assigned competition manager of International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). ii. Chandrashekar Rao is the CM of Telangana and governor is E S L Narasimhan  Pakhal Lake is situated in Telangana. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer first Indian to be inducted in ITTF URC i. first in India i. The entire capital cost of this project is being funded by French Development Agency. Children of single women would be admitted into all Telangana Residential Educational Institutions without having to write an examination or waiting for the lottery system. S.  E. it was Cristiano Ronaldo who found himself at the centre of attention in both wins.116 to Rs75. It is the first such scheme in India. The government had also increased the Kalyana Laxmi and Shaadi Mubarak scheme amount from Rs50. Static Takeaways for RBI Phase-I Exam -  Mr. Single women will be given Rs 1. Narasimhan is the governor of Andhra Pradesh  N Chandrababu Naidu is the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.000 per month. L. 1956 in 2009 and the commencement of business certificate is obtained in 2010. Telangana launches single-woman pension scheme. India’s first public bicycle sharing project launched in Mysuru . Ganeshan’s term as URC member is for a period of two years. Ganeshan is also the chairman of the South Asian Federation technical committee and a member of the Technical Committee of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation. Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Bird Academy have signed an MoU to skill more than 30 thousand unemployed youth from across states in the aviation and aerospace sectors. ii. TRAI launches three new apps i. According to an official release. [10] i. ii. according to a study that cited India’s rapidly expanding economy. RBI kicks off financial literacy week i. ii. Static Takeaways-  Shri B. viz. India overtakes China to top global retail index: GRDI i. Static Takeaways-  The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) established with effect from 20th February 1997 by an Act of Parliament. relaxation of FDI rules and a consumption boom as the key drivers. The apps are being launched with the motive that there is more transparency between the consumers and the service providers. is an Android application for crowdsourced voice call quality monitoring. The three new apps are Mycall app. called the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act. 1934. 1997  R. iii. Static Takeaways-  Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) jointly launched the SMART  SMART is abbreviated as Skill Management and AccReditation of Training Centres. Malaysia was in the third position in the list. Exercising Credit Discipline. iv. Grievance Redress and Going Digital. iii. The GRDI was titled as ‘The Age of Focus’. Kanungo is the newly appointed Deputy Governor of RBI  The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1. Know Your Customer (KYC).P. To emphasize the importance of financial literacy. v.0)' app. The Week will focus on four broad themes. India has surpassed China to secure the top position among 30 developing countries on ease of doing business. The DND service app will enable users to register their mobile number under DND to avoid unsolicited commercial communication/telemarketing calls/SMS.  RBI was nationalized in 1949. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recently launched three new apps to help customers rate quality of services. Mysuru is the first city in India to have a public bicycle sharing system.Sharma is the present Chairman of TRAI  Head Office of TRAI is in New Delhi. NSDC and Bird Academy will set up training centres and centres of excellence with an aim of increasing employability of youth in these sectors. Static Takeaways-  Top three countries in the list are India China and Malaysia  The GRDI 2017 was titled as 'The Age of Focus'  The capital of Malaysia is in Kuala Lumpur. A total of 450 bicycles can be borrowed from 48 docking stations set up across the City for a nominal fee. 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act. MySpeed app will enable TRAI to obtain test-data from users in all service areas.S. Static Takeaways-  Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala is the present Governor of Karnataka  Kempegowda International Airport is located in Karnataka  Magod Falls are situated in Karnataka NSDC signs MoU with Bird Academy for skilling of unemployed youth i. The World Bank. NSE launches international exchange at GIFT City . the Reserve Bank of India is observing June 5-9. Global Environmental Fund. MySpeed app and 'Do not disturb (DND 2. 2017 as Financial Literacy Week across the country. and state govt have jointly funded the initiative. Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah has recently launched India’s first public bicycle sharing (PBS) initiative 'Trin Trin' in Mysuru. without any action by the users. ii. ii. speed and performance. ranks China in second place. The MyCall app.

 The primary objective of monetary policy is to maintain price stability while keeping in mind the objective of growth. Static Takeaways-  Gandaki River is Situated in Nepal  Sher Bahadur Deuba is the newly appointed Prime Minister of Nepal  Xi Jinping is the present President of China  Renminbi is the currency of China. was released recently. ii. procurement. Leading bourse National Stock Exchange (NSE) launched its international exchange in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). construction.50 per cent. The Nepali Congress leader has become the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal. Important Takeaways-  The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1. and  The Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate at 6. for maintaining price stability. . 1934 has been amended by the Finance Act. Several products from the currency. the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to:  Keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6. A total of 558 were cast during the voting. Chiranjibi Nepal is the present Governor of NRB RBI keeps Repo Rate unchanged in Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement. while keeping in mind the objective of growth. Montenegro becomes NATO’s 29th member i. the reverse repo rate under the LAF remains at 6. was the sole candidate to contest in the Prime Minister election as the main opposition UML or any other party didn’t register their candidacies. It is fiction-based novel and will be published by Hamish Hamilton UK and Penguin India.200 MW Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project. will remain operational for a longer period than NSE during a trading day. ii. commodity and equity segments are expected to get listed on the new exchange which may also introduce other innovative products in line with Sebi regulations. Deuba. in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act. As per the agreement. ii. Static Takeaways-  Gujarat International Finance Tec-City is the full form of GIFT City. iii.200 MW Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project.25 per cent. ii.  RBI Act. Price stability is a necessary precondition to sustainable growth. Veteran Nepalese politician Sher Bahadur Deuba was elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the fourth time. 'Ministry of Utmost Happiness' authored by Arundhati Roy launched i. Sher Bahadur Deuba elected Nepal’s Prime Minister for the fourth time i. 1935. 2016. [11] i. Montenegro has officially joined North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and hence became the 29th member country of NATO. 1934  The Central Office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Calcutta but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937. to provide a statutory and institutionalized framework for a Monetary Policy Committee. 70. All the trades will be cleared and settled through NSE IFSC Clearing Corporations Ltd. Nepal’s Ministry of Energy has signed an MoU with China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) for the development of the 1. 2017-18 i. He secured 388 votes in his favor and 170 votes against him. and finance (EPCF) model.  Consequently. 7th June Nepal signs MoU with China for construction of Budhigandaki Hydropower Project i. NSE IFSC Ltd. Nepal has signed a major deal with a China to develop a 1. Static Takeaways-  The Central Bank of Nepal is called as Nepal Rashtra Bank (NRB)  NRB was established in 1956 under the Nepal Rastra Bank Act 1955  Dr. the global exchange promoted by NSE. On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today. The book “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” has been authored by Arundhati Roy. Static Takeaways-  Roy became the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize with her 1997 work. the biggest hydro project in the landlocked country that could resolve its perennial power crisis. the storage project would be built under engineering. Montenegro Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic submitted the official accession papers in a ceremony at the US State Department. He needed 297 votes in the 593-strong Parliament to prove his majority.0 per cent.

ii. 1981  David Rasquinha is the Current MD of EXIM Bank of India. of which USD 39. 1987  The Head Office of NHB is at New Delhi  Shri Sriram Kalyanaraman is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of National Housing Bank. The proposed merger between Aadhar Housing Finance and DHFL Vysya Housing Finance has hit the final lap with it got the nod from housing finance regulator National Housing Bank (NHB). Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. NHB approves merger between Aadhar Housing Finance and DHFL Vysya Housing Finance i.  It is Headquartered in Bengaluru. India Signs Loan Agreement with the World Bank for the project "Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery" i. ii. which says NATO’s steady expansion into the former communist states of Eastern Europe threatens its own security and cannot go unchallenged. Aadhar Housing Finance Chief Executive Officer Deo Shankar Tripathi stated that it had applied to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for the next stage approval. Department of Economic Affairs. Manager.  Present MD & CEO of the Bank is Dr. Vijaya Bank set to develop 100 digital villages i. The move came in the face of bitter opposition from Russia.2 Million from World Bank for the project 'Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery' was signed recently. Static Takeaways-  Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka  Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is Ranil Wickramasinghe  EXIM Bank was established by the Government of India. ii. Speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the bank’s 2031st ATM at Pandit Nehru Bus Station in the Vijayawada. Static Takeaways-  The Capital of Montenegro is Podgorica and its Currency is Euro  The Current President of Montenegro is Filip Vujanovic  The Current Prime Minister of Montenegro is Dusko Markovic  Secretary-General of NATO is Jens Stoltenberg  NATO Headquarters in Brussels. An agreement for International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Credit of USD 39. Both the companies are owned by Wadhawan family promoted Wadhawan Global Capital Pvt Ltd. Operations (India) on behalf of the World Bank. ii.S. India signed an agreement to provide fresh assistance of 318 million US Dollar credit line to Sri Lanka for the development of the railway sector in the country. The agreement was signed in Colombo amidst the presence of senior officials of Sri Lanka’s finance and transport ministries. Static Takeaways-  Vijaya Bank is a Public Sector Bank founded in 1931. International Finance Corporation owns 20% in Aadhar Housing. Andhra Pradesh. 1988. Joint Secretary (MI). Kishore Sansi. Belgium. [12] ii. iii. India signs agreement with Sri Lanka for developing Railway sector i. Hisham Abdo. Vijaya Bank is going to develop as many as 100 digital villages in various States of the country as part of its initiative to promote digital banking among the rural population. The program size is USD 49 million.  The Founder of the bank was Sri Attavara Balakrishna Shetty.2 million will be financed by the Bank. under the National Housing Bank Act. The loan agreement was signed by Shri Raj Kumar. Bank Executive Director B. Rama Rao stated that Vijaya Bank is the only public sector financial institution to develop digital villages with focus on rural areas and it has already developed five villages including the one in Guntur district. iii. Static Takeaways- . commenced operations in 1982 under the Export-Import Bank of India Act. while DHFL Vysya is fully owned by Wadhawan family. and the remaining amount will be funded out of State Budget. Static takeaways-  Aadhar Housing Finance Chief Executive Officer is Deo Shankar Tripathi  The government has initiated a plan "Housing for All by 2022" with the focus to build affordable dwelling units for the lower- income group and wage earners  National Housing Bank is wholly owned by Reserve Bank of India  NHB was set up on July 9.

This is being done to bring one single education regulator named HEERA in place. the Presidential elections will take place on July 17. The Office of Copyrights. The Human Resource and Development Ministry (HRD) is working with the Niti Aayog towards the implementation of this new proposed regulatory body. ii. Static Takeaways-  Smt. Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency or HEERA is the name of the new proposed regulator. ii.A. ii.  Kaziranga National Park is situated in Assam  Bihu is the famous folk Dance of Assam. Static takeaways-  Prakash Javadekar the Cabinet Minister of Human Resource Development  Chairperson of NITI ayog is Shri Narendra Modi  Vice Chairperson of NITI Ayog is Arvind Panagariya. The term of President Pranab Mukherjee will come to an end on 24 July 2017. Narendra Modi government to scrap UGC. Centre approves modifications to ‘kambala’ Bill i. under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. As per the Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Nirmala Sitharaman is the Minister of State for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. is mandated to protect the music and film industry besides addressing its concerns. according to PP Chaudhary. iii. The Bill proposes to exempt ‘kambala’ from the ambit of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. The approval by the President will help in the smooth conduct of ‘Kambala’ (the traditional slush track buffalo race) in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka. U. Static Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  Kambala is the traditional slush track buffalo race in Karnataka  Shri Siddaramaiah is the CM of Karnataka . The Centre has approved the modifications to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill 2017 to pave way for organizing ‘kambala’ in the coming season. among others. Union Minister of State for Law and Justice. iii. The overall theme for World Oceans Day 2017 is 'Our Oceans. It is observed globally on 08th June.. Senior bureaucrat Hoshiar Singh has been appointed as Registrar of Copyrights. D.S. Static Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  Rajendra Prasad was the first President of Independent India  Pratibha Patil was the first female President of India. [13]  The World Bank was Formed in July 1945  It is Headquartered in Washington. ii. ii. also called NITI Aayog. the Bill will be placed before the President for his approval. He assumed the office of President in July 2012. The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) will soon be a thing of the past as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre is planning to replace the two education regulators with a new Higher Education Regulator.C. was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1. The process for electing the 15th President of India will begin on June 14 with the Election Commission issuing the notification for the polls. 8th June World Oceans Day. Our Future'. Hoshiar Singh appointed chief of copyrights office i. Now. 2015. AICTE soon with HEERA i. while July 1 will be the last date for their withdrawal. World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.  The National Institution for Transforming India. Static Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  The Ocean Project has promoted and coordinated World Oceans Day globally since 2002. The Commission has set June 28 as the last date for filing nominations.8 June i. Elections for India’s 15th President on July 17 i. iii.  Present President of the World Bank is Jim Yong Kim  The capital of Assam is Dispur  Sarbananda Sonowal is the CM of Assam and its Governor is Banwarilal Purohit. They are working to bring the technical as well as the non-technical institutions under the same umbrella.

holded discussions to develop a synergy and to highlight the way ahead to strengthen the response capabilities of State Disaster Response Forces (SDRF). ii. Kazakhstan. The Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh will be the largest milk bank and lactation counseling center available in the North India. 1981  David Rasquinha is the Current MD of EXIM Bank of India  Headquarter of Export–Import Bank of Korea is in Seoul. [14]  The Governor of Karnataka is Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala. he will also attend the inauguration of the Astana Expo with the theme of “Future Energy”. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) and Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) for export credit of USD 9 billion for infrastructural development in India and for the supply of goods and services as part of projects in third countries. which at present comprises China. the capital city of South Korea during 14-15 June 2017 for the Annual Financial Bilateral Dialogue. The MoU is proposed to be signed between the two banks during the forthcoming visit of the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley. a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) in New Delhi. 1992. test and safely store milk that has been donated by lactating mothers and makes it available for infants in need. Static takeaways for IBPS PO exam-  EXIM Bank was established by the Government of India. At the summit in Astana. The Union Cabinet recently gave its nod for Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to enter into two separate memoranda of understanding (MoU) with securities market regulators of the European Union and Iran. 1992. PM Modi stated that he looked forward to deepening engagement with the SCO countries. in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act. iii. ii. iii. South Korea. including Chinese President Xi Jinping. Oslo University and Norway-India Partnership Initiative (NIPI). PM of India leaves for Kazakhstan to attend SCO summit i. These MoUs are expected to strengthen cooperation between India and the respective countries on matters pertaining to securities market. Static Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  R K Pachnanda is the Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)  NDRF comes under Ministry of Home Affairs  Head Office of NDRF is in New Delhi. Health Secretary inaugurates ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’. where he will attend the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). ii. Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a two-day national level conference on "Capacity Building of SDRF-2017" in New Delhi. a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre i.  Ajay Tyagi has been appointed as the chairman of SEBI in February 2017. and meet some foreign leaders. It is a national human milk bank and lactation counseling center that will collect. SEBI gets nod for MoU with Iran. Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’. On the evening of June 9. pasteurize. Rajnath Singh inaugurated conference on disaster management i. Static Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  J P Nadda is the present Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare  Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was the first health minister in the Indian Cabinet post-Independence. to Seoul. Russia. Static takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  Kazakhstan is a Country in Central Asia  The Currency of Kazakhstan is Kazakhstani tenge  The Capital of Kazakhstan is Astana  Bakytzhan Sagintayev is the PM of Kazakhstan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for Kazakhstan. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Korea for export credit of USD 9 billion i. The conference was organized by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). . Uzbekistan. Kyrgyzstan. India and Pakistan will become full members of the grouping. commenced operations in 1982 under the Export-Import Bank of India Act. and Tajikistan. Shri C K Mishra. Ahead of his two-day visit. EU counterparts i. Static Takeaways-  The Securities and Exchange Board of India was established on April 12. It is established in collaboration with the Norwegian government. ii. ii.

and 3. Seeded seventh. Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (BSBDA) . K G Karmakar. Ministry of AYUSH inaugurates 2nd National Health Editors' Conference on Yoga i. 9th June UDAN scheme: Tamil Nadu govt signs MoU with Aviation Ministry i. The event was inaugurated by Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik. aapke dwaar. About IPPB in Brief-  IPPB was launched on January 30th. The conference aimed at giving insight to the journalists about the scientific aspects of yoga and its benefits for health. of India on 17th August 2016. saving two match points. 2017 in Ranchi and Raipur  For now. Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski produced a fighting performance to beat their German-Colombian opponents Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah in the final to clinch their maiden French Open mixed doubles title in Paris. 12-10 on Philippe-Chatrier Court. along with digitally enabled payments and remittance services of all kinds between individuals  IPPB offers 3 distinct accounts. though not in use.Ashok Gajapathi Raju is the Civil Aviation Minister. France ii. Static takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  Bhupathi won India’s first Grand Slam title in 1997 when he partnered Japan’s Rika Hiraki to claim the French Open.Sugam. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved their appointment to the post on the board of directors of the bank for a period of three years. ii. The second National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga has begun in New Delhi. The Government of Tamil Nadu has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry for the implementation of the UDAN scheme in the state. after Leander Paes. [15] Kerala government implements ‘green protocol’ for weddings i. Regular Account – Safal. With the implementation of the protocol. three of the tier-two industrial towns such as Hosur. with the state government coming out with a green protocol to make auspicious occasions more nature-friendly. Salem and Neyveli are to be developed in the first phase where airstrips are available. Wedding ceremonies in Kerala are all set to become ‘green’. Vidyasagar Rao is the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Gauri Shankar appointed directors of IPPB i.1. Govt. 6-2. Bopanna and Dabrowski took an hour and six minutes to win. France. The IPPB has been incorporated as a public sector bank under the Department of Posts with 100 percent equity of the government of India. ii.  P. Bopanna has become only the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam crown. IPPB is offering Savings account up to a balance of Rs 1 Lakh.  IPPB incorporated as a public limited company under the Department of Posts.Sathasivam is the present Governor of Kerala  Sasthamkotta Lake is situated in Kerala  Onam is Kerala's harvest festival  Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is in Kerala. Under the Regional Air Connectivity scheme UDAN. ii. Static Takeaways-  The Ministry of AYUSH was formed on 9th November 2014  Earlier it was known as the Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) which was created in March 1995 . BSBDA Small - Saral. as they overcame the unseeded Groenefeld and Farah 2-6. plastic and other non-biodegradable articles including disposable glasses and plates and thermocol decorations will be kept at bay from marriage functions. Static takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  Pinarayi Vijayan is the present Chief Minister of Kerala  P. 2.  French Open 2017 is organized in Paris. iii. ii.  The Tagline of IPPB is Aapka bank. K G Karmakar and Gauri Shankar were appointed as Independent Directors of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). Static Takeaways-  Amaravathi Dam is situated in Tamil Nadu  CM of Tamil Nadu is Edappadi K. Rohan Bopanna wins French Open mixed doubles title to clinch maiden Grand Slam i. Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza. The theme of the conference is 'Yoga for Health and Harmony'. Palaniswami  C.

Raja Chari is the first Indian American after Kalpana Chawla to be chosen by NASA for one of its missions at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. including an Indian American named Raja Chari. Shri J P Nadda has launched 'Skill for Life. The Initiative aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare system. Shri J P Nadda launches Skill for Life. Tamil Nadu. France. India signed the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) multilateral convention that aims to check cross-border tax evasion by multinational companies. Col. Biodegradable cards can also be recycled. and Naturopathy. ii. India signs OECD pact to check tax evasion by MNCs i. . Static Takeaways-  Robert M. iii. With this. Civil Aviation Ministry is adding a digital experience for Air travelers through 'DigiYatra' Platform in New Delhi. France to implement tax treaty.related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting. The card has the look and feel of regular plastic cards and can be used in PoS terminals and ATMs. Save a Life' initiative to promote skill development in the health sector. Lightfoot Jr. Static Takeaways-  The Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) was established in 1948  OECD Headquarters in Paris. Under this initiative. is NASA Acting Administrator  NASA was established in 1958. Yoga. Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November 2003. who will be trained for missions into Earth orbit and to deep space. iii. Lakshmi Vilas Bank appoints B K Manjunath as part-time chairman for 3 years i. Axis Bank Ltd has announced biodegradable prepaid gift cards on the occasion of World Environment Day (05th June). the bank has become the first to introduce biodegradable cards in the country.  Headquarter of Axis bank is in Mumbai. Save a Life initiative to promote skill development in the health sector i. two medical doctors. first to issue biodegradable prepaid gift cards i. ii. Axis Bank.  Secretary-General of OECD is Angel Gurria. Static Takeaways-  LVB is Headquartered in Chennai. ii. The Multilateral Convention is an outcome of the OECD/G20 Project to tackle Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) which is resorted to by MNCs through tax planning strategies by exploiting gaps and mismatches in tax rules. three scientists. The 12 new candidates include six military officers. Lt. Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) has appointed B K Manjunath as a part-time chairman for three years.  Shripad Yasso Naik is the Minister of Ministry of AYUSH. Static Takeaways-  Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was the first Health Minister of India. This is the largest group NASA has selected in almost two decades. the maximum validity of pre-paid gift instruments is three years. from a record number of over 18. Unani. ii.000 applicants. Indian American Raja Chari among 12 new astronauts chosen by NASA i. Static Takeaways-  According to a circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India on 1 July 2014. Manjunath is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a practicing charted accountant for the last 25 years. a lead engineer at SpaceX and a NASA research pilot.  Shikha Sharma is the MD and CEO of Axis Bank. various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well as for the general public. [16]  It was renamed as Department of Ayurveda. Civil Aviation Ministry to roll out ‘DigiYatra’ for air travellers i.  LVB was founded in 1926. NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts. This initiative aims at bringing together entire industry to develop a digital ecosystem that will deliver customers a seamless and paperless service experience at every stage of journey. ii. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley signed the multilateral convention in Paris.

the first-ever expansion of the China-dominated security grouping after 2001. a digitally unified flying experience across all stages of their journey. and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha stated that the initiative envisages providing airline travelers in India. iii. 2017 SCO summit was based on the theme “Future Energy”. Tajikistan. aimed at raising awareness about female foeticide and sex selection. The top-seeded Indian beat the second seeded player 6-2. iii. India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan lifted the ITF (International Tennis Federation) men’s Futures tennis title after outplaying Raymond Sarmiento of the USA in straight sets in Singapore. [17] ii. Important Takeaways-  The SCO was founded at a Summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the Presidents of Russia. 10th June India. iii. Takeaways from above News-  Current ICC ranking of Virat Kohli is Third  Cristiano Ronaldo is from Portugal and plays for the Team of Real Madrid Ramkumar Ramanathan lifts ITF men’s Futures tennis title i. was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in London. Minister of Railways Inaugurates 1st Indian Railways HR Round Table Conference i. India and Pakistan became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). China. the lone female athlete to make the cut this year. President Pranab Mukherjee today launched the 'Selfie with Daughter' mobile application. (1) Stakeholders Expectations from HR. The Sri Lankan spin great was honored during the innings break of the India versus Sri Lanka Champions Trophy match at The Oval. Kapil Dev. The aim of the campaign is to motivate society to feel proud to be parents of a girl child.  SCO is regarded as a counterweight to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Virat Kohli has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ with a total pay of $ 22 million that includes $ three million from salary and winnings and another 19 million from endorsements. Muttiah Muralidaran becomes first Sri Lankan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame i. Bishan Bedi. ii.  The currency of Singapore is Singapore Dollar. Anil Kumble. The Conference was organized around three themes i.e. which. Static Takeaways-  Dr. Static Takeaways-  Minister of State for Civil Aviation is Jayant Sinha. Virat Kohli sole Indian in top 100 of Forbes list of world’s highest paid athletes i. Muttiah Muralidaran. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature in the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. iii. the most successful bowler in Tests and One-Day Internationals. He became the first player from Sri Lanka and the 83rd overall to be inducted into the Hall of Fame when ICC CEO Dave Richardson presented him with a commemorative framed cap. It was the first title of the season for Ramkumar. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India. The campaign was started by Sunil Jaglan in June 2015 in village Bibipur in Haryana's Jind district. will result in improving child sex ratio. Pakistan Become Full Members Of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation i. President Pranab Mukherjee launches 'Selfie with Daughter' mobile app i. ii. ii. and Sunil Gavaskar. Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated Indian Railways' 1st HR Round Table Conference in New Delhi. (2) The Future of Work – HR Role (3) Creativity Within Constraints . SCO now represents over 40% of world population and nearly 20% of the global GDP. 6-2 in the final of the event. Static Takeaways for IBPS PO-  There are four Indian Players in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame viz. Tennis star Serena Williams is at the 51 spot with $ 27 million. ii. in turn. Static Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  ITF Futures Tennis Title was held in Singapore. With the inclusion of India and Pakistan. ii.

Maharashtra. Static Takeaways-  Ajay Tyagi is the Chairman of SEBI  SEBI is headquartered in Mumbai  The National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India Limited is the leading stock exchange of India. the loans will be offered at 8.000 branches. home. the Lead Bank for Thiruvananthapuram district. ii.  Headquarter of Canara bank is in Bengaluru. RBI Governor to appear before House panel on July 6 i. to sell policies through its branches. ii. Static Takeaways-  The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1. His term with the BCCI ends in August 2017. Under the agreement. G. Banking Takeaways-  New India Assurance Co Ltd is a 100 % Govt owned multinational general insurance company operating in 28 countries and headquartered at Mumbai. ii. SEBI had delayed clearing his appointment as he was also part of the four-member Supreme Court-appointed panel managing the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Subramaniakumar MD & CEO of IOB. According to SBI.60 percent.  IOB is headquartered in Chennai.  Canara Bank was founded as 'Canara Bank Hindu Permanent Fund' in 1906. Tamil Nadu. This is the fourth time Patel has been summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Finance. ii. iii. headed by Congress MP and former Union Minister Veerappa Moily. marine. SBI cuts interest rate on home loans above Rs 75 lakh by 10 bps i. [18] ii. and engineering insurance policies through branches of Canara Bank. ii. New India Assurance will make offer a bouquet of products such as motor. The Retail Mart has been designed with an aim to complete all the pre-release formalities at the customer’s doorstep and sanction quality retail loans at a competitive rate of interest with a minimum turnaround time. health. fire. in Kerala's capital city. travel.  Mr.  John Mathai was the first Minister of Railways of India. Indian Overseas Bank launches retail mart in Thiruvananthapuram i. The State Bank of India. 1934  Urjit Patel is the 24th Governor of RBI. country’s largest lender cut the interest rate on home loans above Rs 75 lakh by 10 basis points (bps) to 8. Canara Bank has inked pact with the state-owned general insurer The New India Assurance Company Ltd. Arundhati Bhattacharya is the Chairperson of SBI  SBI is headquartered in Mumbai. has launched the Retail Mart. located in Mumbai. The home loan rates offered are lowest in the industry. For salaried women borrowers. Banking Takeaways-  Shri R. Canara Bank ties up with New India Assurance Company i. Static Takeaways-  Indian Railways is the biggest civilian employer in the country. the new rates will be effective from June 15. Important Takeaways-  SBI was established in 1955  Smt. Srinivasan is the present Chairman cum Managing Director of New India Assurance Company. The pact allows Canara Bank to offer non-life insurance products to its customers across metros and tier II and III cities through the bank’s extensive network of over 6. Indian Overseas Bank (IOB). . SEBI clears Vikram Limaye as NSE chief i. HR experts and leaders of industry held round table discussion on each of the above mentioned themes. a retail lending concept. Capital market regulator SEBI has given conditional approval for the appointment of Vikram Limaye as the MD and CEO of the NSE.55 percent. RBI Governor Urjit Patel will appear before a Parliamentary panel on July 6 during which he is expected to be questioned about total deposits made in banks post government’s demonetisation move.  Sir Osborne Smith was the first Governor of the Reserve Bank. 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act.

Govt sets up 18 sectoral groups for smooth GST rollout i. Charulata. Hamid Dalwai. Events & Recreational Tourist Areas. and oil and gas. textiles. Takeaways from Above News-  The GST Council is headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. passed away. Switzerland..  The Ministry of AYUSH was formed on 9th November 2014 to ensure the optimal development and propagation of AYUSH systems of health care. The IOC’s Executive Board made the decision at a meeting in Lausanne. This deal cost $100 million.C. USA. IOC approves new events for 2020 Tokyo Game i. Static Takeaways-  2018 Olympic Winter Games will be held in PyeongChang. ii. Haryana and Lucknow.  Headquarters of Microsoft is in Washington D. Dadasaheb Phalke award winner. ii. exports. a noted social activist and author. comprising senior members from the Centre and the States. transport. The first such event was held in Rohini area of the National Capital. information technology. ii. Public Places. Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee to receive Legion d' Honneur i. The 18 groups pertain to sectors such as banking and insurance. The campaign is underway at Delhi NCR. and the wife of one of modern Maharashtra’s most remarkable and formidable social reformers. the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. T. has initiated a Yoga Awareness Drive through Mascots and Flash Mobs (YogMob) prior to International Yoga Day (21st June) to increase the popularity of Yoga. ii. Switzerland. The mascots Provide an eye-catching way of helping boost the awareness of International Day Of Yoga. Her autobiography. Chatterjee featured in some of Ray’s most talked about movies such as Apur Sansar. Table Tennis will also get a mixed doubles competition.N. Microsoft signs agreement to acquire Israeli security firm Hexadite i. especially among the youth. Manoharan is the Chairman of Canara Bank. The event was featured in the recent world championships in Germany. "Mi Bharun Pawle" is considered an inspirational piece for progressive movement. Ransomware attacks have prompted Microsoft to sign an agreement to acquire Hexadite.  Yoga is a 5. Aranyer Din Ratri and Sonar Kella. Which Aims to transform both body and mind. The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) under the Ministry of AYUSH. Thespian Bengali actor. Soumitra Chatterjee has been conferred with the France's highest civilian honour. ii. the coveted Legion of Honour. The International Olympic Committee has approved new events for the 2020 Tokyo Games. . to ensure the smooth rollout of the Goods and Services Tax. illustrative Yoga sessions with the help of mascots were organised where the Mascots demonstrated a few Yoga asanas to the crowd. They are connecting with families by providing added entertainment and interactivity. According to the Ministry. especially at Malls. She was 87. Eminent rights activist Mehrunnisa Dalwai passes away i. Government of India. mental and spiritual practice Having its origin in India. The choices reflect the IOC’s focus on gender equality and appeal to young people. 11th June Ayush Ministry launches yoga awareness drive using attractive mascots i. [19]  Shri. including a number of mixed gender competitions. ii. Static Takeaways-  Soumitra Chatterjee first worked with Ray in `Apur Sansar' in 1959. Mehrunnisa Dalwai.  International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne. Three-on-three basketball is an example of the IOC’s focus on youth and urban sports. The award comes to the octogenarian Bengali screen legend exactly 30 years after Satyajit Ray got the honour by the then French President Francois Mitterrand in 1987. The award will be presented to the Kolkata-based actor by the Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler. The government has set up 18 sectoral groups. The additions include a mixed team event for judo. Static Takeaways-  On December 11 in 2014. on one of the famous Apu trilogy. Hexadite is an Israeli startup that uses Artificial Intelligence to identify and protect against cyber attacks. Important Takeaways-  CEO of Microsoft is Satya Nadella.000-year-old physical.

supported by the French and German government. With this win. satirised version of the actor. A well known US actor. NITI Aayog launches SATH programme i. Jelena Ostapenko won French Open title 2017 i. a program providing ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital’ with the State Governments. Venus and Harrison defeated Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and American Donald Young 7-6 (7/5). EU. Five States were shortlisted post project presentation by 14 States. More funds would be provided to India as the loan to take forward the smart city and sustainable transport initiatives in the three cities on the pilot basis.will get the grant as part of the EU’s commitment under the Paris Climate agreement according to French Development Agency (AFD).  Arvind Panagariya is Vice-Chairman of Niti Aayog.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is Chairperson of NITI Aayog.  The French Open is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. Static Takeaways-  Emmanuel Macron is present President of France. France and the European Union have extended a grant of 3.5m euros to curb emissions in India i. France. SATH programme will be implemented by NITI Aayog along with global consultancy McKinsey & Company and IPE Global consortium in the three selected States after the signing of MoUs. 6-3 in the final at Roland Garros. Aiming to reduce emissions and promote sustainability to help India’s smart city programme. Static Takeaways-  The National Institution for Transforming India. ii. He was suffering to leukaemia for some time. Ostapenko also recovered from a break behind in the third set and finished the contest with a flashing backhand winner to become the first unseeded player to win the title since Briton Margaret Scriven in 1933. Static Takeaways-  Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player.  Michael Venus-Ryan Harrison clinches French Open men's doubles title 2017.  NITI Aayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India. The program addresses the need expressed by many states for technical support from NITI.  The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. France grant 3. three States will be selected through further assessments. The 29-year-old is just New Zealand's second Grand Slam winner in the modern era after Onny Parun teamed up with Australian Dick Crealy to win the men's doubles crown in Paris 43 years ago. Michael Venus became New Zealand's first Grand Slam champion since 1974 when he partnered American Ryan Harrison to the French Open men's doubles title. Three Indian cities. 6-4. constituted the NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission instituted in 1950.  The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent. described by series creator Seth MacFarlane as an "alternate universe". ii. 2015. ii. Kochi and Ahmedabad -. Adam West rose to prominence in the 1960s for a TV series Batman. he voiced Quahog's eccentric Mayor Adam West. NITI Aayog invited all States and Union Territories for the three-stage selection process out of which 16 responded. The vision of the program is to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors. Jelena Ostapenko won her first Grand Slam title by beating Simona Halep 4-6.  The Government of India. ii. providing both directional and policy inputs. also has financial support from the European Union (EU). 6-7 (4/7). Adam West. the unseeded Latvian became the youngest women’s champion at Roland Garros in 20 years. [20]  Soumitra Chatterjee or Soumitra Chattopadhyay is an Indian Bengali film and stage actor and poet. was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1. Subsequently. TV's Batman dies at 88 i. also called NITI Aayog.5 million euros under the ‘Moblise Your City’ (MYC) initiative. in keeping with its reform agenda. NITI Aayog has launched SATH.Nagpur. The MYC.  Prime Minister of France is Edouard Philippe. Furthering the agenda for cooperative federalism. Michael Venus-Ryan Harrison clinch French Open men's doubles title i. He was 88. Adam West died in Los Angeles. First appearing in season two in 2002. 6-3 in just under two hours in the women’s final of the French Open 2017. .

The government of India has launched ‘Tele Law’ service to provide legal aid for the people living in rural areas through video conferencing. GST Council revises rates for 66 items i. insulin. India and Mauritius have signed an MoU to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments of the two countries. In the first phase. [21] 12th June India. the council revised rates on 66 items such as pickles. out of which 10. CSC at the panchayat level. Static Takeaways from above News-  The President of Mauritius is Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. sauces. with joint participation of the Union Ministry of DoNER and the Government of Manipur. Kolkata. Govt launches Tele Law to provide legal aid in rural areas via video conferencing i.8 km runs under the ground.8 km. the Tele-Law portal will be available across the CSC network connecting the citizens to legal service providers. ii.  Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius. spread across the country. Manipur. Kolkata. insulin. and 1%. HADP was launched during the Fifth Five Year Plan aimed at balanced regional development. Kolkata to get India's first underwater Metro i. 502 meters is under the water. ii. Under the scheme. iii. cashew nuts.6 km long. the Tele-Law scheme will be tested as a pilot across 1000 CSCs in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. notebooks. against Rs 50 lakh previously.  The currency of Mauritius is Mauritian rupee. ii. The project connects Howrah to the west and Salt Lake to the east.  Howrah Bridge is a propped cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in. coloring books. ii. Jitendra Singh Announces “Hill Area Development Programme” for Northeast i. Mrs. Dr Jitendra Singh announced the launch of “Hill Area Development Programme” (HADP) for Northeast in Imphal. following representations from industry. The Ministry of Law and Justice partnered with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to provide legal aid services through its Common Service Centres. respectively. The project is expected to be completed by December 2019. He announced the launch of the program to address a meet of Investors and Entrepreneurs. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). printers. fruit preserves. . Static Takeaways from above News-  Keibul Lamjao National Park is situated in Manipur. The program aims to bridge the gap between the hill and valley districts in terms of infrastructure. ii.  Nongthombam Biren Singh is the newly selected CM of Manipur. iii. the ‘City of Joy’ is about to experience a wonder in the form of an underwater Metro train which will run beneath the Hooghly river. organized by NEDF (North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd). The entire project is 16. Of this 10. Restaurants. At its meeting in New Delhi. agarbattis and cinema tickets. school bags. West Bengal. The service has been launched to make legal aid easily accessible to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas. Mahajan was on a five-day visit to Mauritius from 6th of June with a Parliamentary delegation. Mauritius sign MoU to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments i. manufacturers and traders having a turnover of up to Rs 75 lakh can avail of the composition scheme with lower rates of 5%. It’s one of the path-breaking projects in India as never before a tunnel has been dug beneath a flowing river. Dr. quality of roads. Takeaways from above News-  Ravi Shankar Prasad is the Law & Justice. cutlery. health and education. Static Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  Managing Director of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd is Satish Kumar. Electronics & Information Technology Minister of India. with lower compliance. 2%. iii. The service was launched by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The MoU was signed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Speaker of National Assembly of Mauritius Santi Bai Hanoomanjee in Port Louis.

[22] iii. bearing the signature of Dr. The World Chess Championship was held in Slovakia. The French open title 2017 was held recently from 22 May-11 June 2017 at Roland Garros in Paris. France.Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko (1st Grand Slam Title) defeated Simona Halep (Rome). which was received by Anand Neelakantan for his contribution towards literature. French Women's Doubles Title.  RBI was nationalized in 1949. In continuation of issuing of Rs500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender. Bleaching and cleaning of human hair. which was given to Paramita Satpathy for her contribution to Odia poetry. Banking Takeaways-  Shri B. Static Takeaways-  The Capital of Georgia is Tbilisi. Urjit R. ii. This year the KLF introduced two new awards -. Here is the complete list of all the winners in different categories of The French Open 2017. was launched by Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the Indira Gandhi Memorial.Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) and Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) defeated Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua. 2017. 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act. 4. Jairam Ramesh’s book on the naturist in Indira Gandhi launched i. 3. essayist Haraprasad Das gets Kalinga Literary Award i. in circulation has the inset letter "E". and the Kalinga Karubaki Award. Patel Governor. The book “Indira Gandhi – A life in Nature”.the Kalinga International Literary Award. Static Takeaways from Above News-  The Capital of Slovakia is Bratislava and its Currency is Euro.P. 1. Shashikant Kutwal has won the gold medal at the 17th World Individual Chess Championship for differently-abled. The 488-page book was launched to mark the birth centennial year of the former Prime Minister. French Men's Doubles Title. Shashikant Kutwal wins gold at world chess championship for differently-abled i. Reserve Bank of India. ii. They will continue to be valid. will not face any tax. ii. The three-day literary festival was inaugurated by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Legendary poet and essayist Haraprasad Das was conferred with the covetous Kalinga Literary Award for his work and contribution to literature at the fourth edition of Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF). The new series earlier released and currently. with the year of printing '2017’ on the reverse.Michael Venus (New Zealand) and Ryan Harrison (USA) defeated Santiago Gonzalez and Donald Young. The book was authored by Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh. The design of these notes is similar in all respects to the Rs500 banknotes. The French Open 2017. a big industry in Midnapore. ii. ii. Poet. Takeaways from above News-  GST Council is Headed by Finance Minister of India Mr. Shashikant Kutwal is a railway employee with Pune Division.Complete list of Winners i. She will now participate in the "Little Miss World 2017" competition that will be held at Greece from Sept 25 to Oct 1. This is the first time that a 12 yr Indian girl has won this beauty pageant title. a new batch of banknotes with inset letter “A” in both the number panels. are being issued. 2. French Men's Singles Open Title.  Its Currency is Georgian lari. A 12-year-old Padmalaya Nanda from Odisha has created history by becoming the youngest girl to bag the "Little Miss Universe Internet 2017" and "Little Miss Actress" crowns at the Little Miss Universe 2017 at the port city of Batumi in Georgia. French Women's Singles Open Title. . A GST rate of 5% will be applicable on outsourcing of manufacturing or job work in textiles and the gems and jewelry sector. French Open Mixed Doubles title.Rohan Bopanna (India) and Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah.Spain's Rafael Nadal (10th French Title) defeated Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland). 5. Arun Jaitley. 13th June Indian girl bags Little Miss Universe Internet 2017 crown at Little Miss Universe in Georgia i. 1934. Kanungo is the newly appointed Deputy Governor of RBI  The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1. RBI Issues New Rs500 banknotes with inset letter ‘A’ i.

 Vice President of USA is Mike Pence. Akshay Kumar Make It to Forbes World's Highest-Paid Celebrities List i.  Qinghai Lake is the largest Lake in China. Static Takeaways-  The Capital of the USA is Washington D.000 panels resting on a lake that emerged after the collapse of a coal mine in central Anhui province. Sean Combs $130 Million (Musicians). The 40-megawatt power plant has 160. ii. at a function to be organized at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on June 19. France beat Iran by an identical score to win the bronze in the event. ii. Rafael Nadal rises to second in ATP world rankings i. [23] Nalanda model of water conservation chosen for National Award i.  Its President is Donald Trump. On the list.5 million. ii. World’s largest floating Solar Farm launched in China i. Important Takeaways-  Forbes is an American business magazine was founded in 1917  Forbes headquarter is in New York City. 3. ii.  Nalanda University is one of the oldest University in Bihar. Salman Khan. India’s Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu combined to clinch the gold medal in mixed team 10m air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup. A model of water conservation adopted successfully by the authorities in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar. Amitabh Bachchan has not made to the list. Azerbaijan. Beyoncé Knowles $105 Million (Musicians).  The Currency of Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani manat. beating Russia in the final in Gabala.  The President of China is Xi Jinping. The World’s smallest and cheapest private jet 'Vision Jet' was launched in the USA recently.150 miles at 28. 430 athletes from 45 countries are competing for medals in the ongoing World Cup. Top three names in the list are- 1.C. J. The Forbes list of world’s highest-paid celebs is out and has Sean Combs right at the top. Rafael Nadal’s magnificent run to a 10th French Open title has earned the Spaniard a move into second in the latest ATP world rankings. which is the last chance for rifle and pistol shooters to qualify for the ISSF World Cup Finals. On his heels is Salman Khan at the 71st spot with $37 million earned in 2016-2017. The jet can fly at a speed of 345mph and has an operating altitude of 28. Rowling $95 Million (Authors). thus keeping production and maintenance costs low for the users. China has launched world’s largest floating solar farm in Anhui province. China has been the world's largest investor in clean energy since 2012. spending $88 billion on the wind and solar power in 2016 Static Takeaways-  The capital of China is Beijing and its Currency is Renminbi. Bollywood big stars with Shah Rukh Khan leading the charge at the 65th position with $38 million in earnings this year. Static Takeaways-  Valmiki National Park located in West Champaran district of Bihar. has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee program (MGNREGP). 2. World’s smallest & cheapest private jet ‘Vision Jet’ launched in USA i.000 feet. Jitu Rai-Heena Sidhu clinch gold medal in ISSF World Cup i. It is the first Private Jet with a single engine and can be conveniently operated by a single pilot. by the ministry of rural development. ii. Akshay Kumar is at 80th position with $35. The award for excellence will be conferred on ‘Project Jal Sanchay’. USA. . Static Takeaways-  The Capital of Azerbaijan is Baku. the water conservation model developed in chief minister Nitish Kumar’s native district. Unlike last year.K. As per the Reports. Shah Rukh Khan. The Vision Jet can haul five adults up to 1.000 feet.

Important Takeaways-  ATP stands for Association of Tennis Professionals. Takeaways from Above News-  Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) was Launched on October 2.  It was founded in the year 1979 by Rippan Kapur. is quite limited as it covers only 50% percent of this population. It was the three-time champion’s sixth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. organization preschool education. Static Takeaways-  The Capital of Canada is Ottawa. and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers. He had received the Jnanpith Award for the year 1988. static Takeaways from Above News-  Khangchendzonga National Park is situated in Sikkim. According to the Child Rights and You (CRY) report. Sanjay Agarwal is whole-time director and CEO.50. 1975. Sikkim govt signs MoU with British Council i.28. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of 2. education. Andy Murray. ii. iii.1. ii. followed by Bihar with 1. Stan Wawrinka. iii.  Lewis Hamilton races for the Mercedes. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has taken over the administration of Sahara India Life Insurance.087 children and Maharashtra where the number stands at 82. which was introduced with the intent of providing a strong base to these children. R. He was honored with Padma Shri in 1977 and Padma Bhushan in 1992 by the Government of India. It was the 56th title of his career. It was Hamilton’s third victory of the season and also his third in a row. The current board of Sahara India Life is headed by Chairman OP Srivastava. The Top three players in the list are. over 8 lakh children in India between the age group 5 and 6 years are engaged in child labor.  Its Objective is to provide food. general manager. ii. Sharma. Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian GP for sixth time i. by Government of India.847. [24] ii. The Human Resource Development department of Sikkim government signed an MoU with the British Council to enhance the quality of education in the state. 14th June IRDAI takes over management of Sahara Life Insurance i. 2. He was 85. Writer C Narayana Reddy Passes Away i. and 3. ii.672 children engaged in labor. Uttar Pradesh tops the list with maximum child labor in the state– CRY report i.  Its Currency is Canadian dollar. He was also the president of the Telangana Saraswatha Parishath. Rafael Nadal.  Chris Kermode is the Executive Chairman & President of ATP.K. Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix for the sixth time. a first of its kind move in the insurance sector.  CRY is an organization working to restore child rights in India. Veteran Telugu Poet. and skills by strengthening the capacity of the teachers and other professionals. ii. The MoU will improve the educational structure of the schools of Sikkim. The report has outlined that reach of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). . The purpose of the MoU is to support the aims and aspirations of the young people of Sikkim through collaborative projects in the area of English. He won against Sebastian Vettel’s overall championship and lead to 12 points. He was also a former Rajya Sabha MP.  It is promoted by Sahara Pariwar Group headed by Subrata Roy. working with youth in the state and support its cultural economy. Legendary Telugu poet and writer C Narayana Reddy passed away. Takeaways from Above News-  Lucknow-based Sahara India Life Insurance was the first wholly Indian owned life insurance company in the private sector. IRDA has been appointed as the administrator with “immediate effect” to manage Sahara India Life Insurance Company.

Narasimhan is the Governor of Telangana. . Group of Seven (G7) Environment Ministers Meeting was held in Bologna. Chandrashekar Rao is the CM of Telangana.telangana. Switzerland.  Paolo Gentiloni is the Prime Minister of Italy. ii. The online sale or purchase of cattle through pashubazar. Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya.  The ILO was created in 1919. A’Hearn died at the age of 76. S. NASA has posthumously awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A’Hearn. India ratified two key ILO conventions on child labor. Canada will hold the G7 presidency in 2018. citizen involvement. UK. Important Takeaways from above News-  NTPC was Incorporated on November 7. Germany.  ILO Headquarters in Geneva. which requires states to set a minimum age under which no one shall be admitted to employment or work in any occupation. NASA confers Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A'Hearn posthumously i.in website will help farmers as the cattle need not be brought to shandies every time and farmers can save on transportation cost on cattle.  G7 presidency rotates annually between member countries. India's first canal top solar PV system at NTPC Mouda i. Animal Husbandry. which focuses on important issues such as resource efficiency indicators. ii. The Telangana government has launched a website to facilitate this service. The Pashu Bazaar platform was developed to help farmers to sell their animals without physically taking them to weekly markets. ii. Takeaways from Above News-  G7 members include US. India ratifies two key ILO conventions on child labour i. Special Chief Secretary. The meeting was attended by the Environment Ministers of the seven countries (US. Italy i. G7 environment ministers meeting 2017 held in Bologna. 1975.320 MW. The farmer can keep maximum five registrations for sale at any time. Canada. and Japan. iii. India is the 170th ILO member state to ratify Convention No 138. UK. the Minimum Age Convention (No 138) and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No 182). According to ILO. according to a statement issued by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva. This novel Solar PV system makes use of side walls of CW channels as load bearing structure thereby significantly decreasing cost of civil and mounting structure. Mouda Thermal Power Project.  Rome is the Capital of Italy. Important Takeaways from Above News-  ILO Director-General is Guy Ryder. [25]  Rangit Dam is a famous Dam in Sikkim. Italy to discuss issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea. Switzerland. ‘5-year Bologna Roadmap’ was adopted at the meeting. France. near Nagpur in Maharashtra. Italy. the Government of India deposited with the International Labour Office the instruments of ratification of the two fundamental ILO Conventions concerning the elimination of child labor. Suresh Chanda launched the website developed with NIC’s support. Germany.gov. L. Canada and Japan) and the Commissioners of the European Union for Environment and Climate. ii. The Presidency for the year 2017 is held by Italy. France. who is in Geneva stated that the ratification reaffirmed India’s “commitment to a child labor free society”.  E. State-run power giant National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has energized India's first 150 kWp canal top solar PV System on cooling water (CW) channel inside power station premises at its 2. one of the world’s leading comet scientists. Italy. except for light work and artistic performances. Telangana launches PashuBazar website for online cattle sale i. Takeaways from above News-  K. awareness on food waste and economic analysis of the efficient use of resources.  Shri Gurdeep Singh is the Chairman and MD of NTPC.

India to be Co-Partner Country in ANUGA 2017 i. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) 2.  Dublin is the capital of Ireland and its currency is Euro. She also signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Participation in the ANUGA Exhibition with Ms Katharina C Hamma. Top three ODI Batsman are- 1. Koelnmesse GmBH (Organizers of ANUGA). 4. 2. and ensuring public access to data from NASA missions and related projects. David Warner (AUS) 3. Minister of Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal addressed a Joint Press Conference with the organizers of ANUGA . In a major shakeup at the top of the rankings after the group stages of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. leadership in space missions. ii. Virat Kohli becomes No. The signing of MoU between India and Armenia on cooperation on youth matters 5. 2017: The Bill would provide for a comprehensive resolution framework for specified financial sector entities to deal with bankruptcy situation in banks. officially took over from Enda Kenny as Taoiseach. Bharat Ratna. Mitchell Starc (AUS) Ex-Uttarakhand CM Pokhriyal authors book on Vajpayee ‘Yug Purush. 15th June Indian-origin Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland’s youngest PM i. Imran Tahir (SA) 3.1 ranked ODI batsman in the world while Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood took over from Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada as the No. Recent Cabinet Approvals. The Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) for farmers for the year 2017-18: This will help farmers getting short term crop loan up to Rs. a 38-year-old Indian-origin doctor.1 ranked bowler.an international business platform for Food Industry to be held in Cologne. as the Irish prime ministerial title is known. Atal Ji’ i. has officially handed over the first copy of the 450-page book titled -‘Yug Purush. The NASA Medal is for “fundamental work on comets and small bodies of the solar system.  Robert M.339 crore for this purpose. is NASA Acting Administrator. Atal Ji’ to the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Takeaways from above News-  Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote. AB de Villiers (SA) Top Three ODI Bowlers are- 1.14th June 2017 i. after a parliamentary vote in Dublin confirmed him as the leader by 57 votes to 50. Indian captain Virat Kohli displaced South Africa’s AB de Villiers as the No.  NASA was established in 1958. The proposal to introduce a Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill. Germany. Lightfoot Jr.1 ranked ODI batsman i. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval in the various fields and has also approved some important MoUs. scripted history by becoming Ireland’s youngest and the first openly gay Prime Minister of the Catholic-majority country.” Takeaways from above News-  National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the full form of NASA. The signing of MoU between India and Bangladesh for promoting cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics. Virat Kohli (IND) 2. 3. Leo Varadkar. About ANUGA in Brief: . 3 lakh payable within one year at only 4% per annum. insurance companies. Chief Operating Officer. with 47 abstentions. The important approvals of the Cabinet are as follows- The Cabinet has approved- 1. Ex-post facto approval to the MoU between Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture in the State of Palestine on agriculture cooperation. Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank. [26] ii. Bharat Ratna. the country’s first Indian-origin premier. Varadkar. ii. 20. The Government has earmarked a sum of Rs. and financial sector entities.

189 exhibitors from 109 countries with over 85% of Exhibitors from abroad. 3. World Bank approves over $500 million for Afghanistan to boost economy i. Gaitri Issar Kumar.  Ashraf Ghani is the Present President of Afghanistan. Mission Retro-Fitment is an ambitious program to upgrade the level of furnishing & amenities in the coaches of Indian Railways. which began in 2011. some 205. including envoys to the European Union. Ajit Vinayak Gupte. that were surveyed got ‘high’ ranking. DCB Bank. The eight private sector banks that got ‘high’ rating are.  Copenhagen is the Capital of Denmark.000 coaches will be refurbished and retrofitted in the next five years. help improve service delivery in five cities and support Afghan refugees sent back from Pakistan. joint secretary in the President’s Secretariat. has been named India’s Ambassador to Denmark. This is one of the largest retro fitment project in the world as Indian Railways’ 40. Reenat Sandhu was named as India’s new Ambassador to Italy. USA. Special exhibition and attractive industry events  ANUGA is the leading export platform with 7. Italy. aesthetics & amenities and better safety features with a view to provide a safe and comfortable travel. Italy.  It takes place bi-annually (every 2 years). He has replaced Anil Wadhwa. According to the Code Compliance Rating of banks done by the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI) 2017. India has announced a number of new diplomatic appointments in its missions abroad. The World Bank has approved financing worth more than 500 million dollars for Afghanistan to support a string of projects to boost the economy. .C.  Kabul is the Capital of Afghanistan. RBL Bank and YES Bank. IndusInd Bank. D. joint secretary in the external affairs ministry. ICICI Bank. The second AUSINDEX exercises are aimed at increasing interoperability between Australian and Indian naval forces. He will take over from Rajeev Shahare.an acronym for Allgemeine Nahrungs Und Genußmittel Ausstellung ( General Food and Non essential Provisions Exhibition) is the world’s biggest and most important trade fair for Food and beverage trade. only one (IDBI Bank) out of 26 public sector banks and eight out of 17 private sector banks got ‘high’ rating for their adherence to code compliance.  ANUGA 2017 is the 34th edition. HDFC Bank. India-Australia naval exercise ‘AUSINDEX 17’ begins i. The international troop withdrawal.  The Headquarter of IDBI Bank is in Mumbai. ii. ii. Railway Ministry launches Mission Retro-Fitment to enhance the passenger experience i. Important Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-  Jim Yong Kim is the President of World Bank and its headquarters is in Washington. The largest chunk of the package. Indian warships began a week-long naval exercise off the coast of Western Australia. New Delhi. Belgium.4 million dollars. ii. will go toward supporting communities affected by refugees returning from Pakistan. was named as India’s Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union which has its headquarters in the Belgian capital of Brussels. 1. Government announces Indian envoys to European Union.Axis Bank. IDBI Bank only PSB to get ‘high’ rating for code compliance i.  The first train in India ran between Bombay and Thane in 1853. Static Takeaways from Above News-  The first Railway Minister of India was John Mathai. Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu has launched MISSION RETRO-FITMENT in Rail Bhavan. 2. Kotak Mahindra Bank. The three foreign banks are Citibank. Belgium and Denmark i. Static Takeaways from Above News-  Rome is the Capital of Italy. HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank. To enhance the passenger's experience by upgrading existing fleet of coaches with better furnishing. Banking Takeaways from Above News-  The Chairman of BCSBI is A C Mahajan.  Brussels is the Capital of Belgium. executing complex naval manoeuvres.  It offers an extensive supporting programme with Lectures. [27]  ANUGA . and Denmark.  CEO of IDBI bank is Mahesh Kumar Jain. and political uncertainties have impacted Afghanistan’s economy deeply.

ii. many of which have improved their innovation capacities in recent years. India continued to rise in the Global Innovation Index (GII) rankings for the second year in succession. after four consecutive years of decline. ii. a combination of Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) solution and Zinc tablets. Top three most innovative countries in the list are- 1.  Marise Payne is Australia’s 53rd Minister for Defence. it has 14 Advisory Members. DRDO successfully test fires third generation anti-tank ‘Nag’ missile in Rajasthan i. in its report. [28] ii. the Ministry will mobilize health personnel. Switzerland tops the list i. Its improvement is part of a trend both in the middle-income countries and Asian countries. ii. The first AUSINDEX was held in the Bay of Bengal in 2015. iii. S Christopher. Through this initiative. India has claimed the top spot among the remittance-receiving nations. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) in order to intensify efforts to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea. It aims to create mass awareness about the most effective and low-cost diarrhoea treatment. Important Takeaways-  Jagat Prakash Nadda is the Ministers of Health and Family Welfare of India. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired the anti-tank missile “Nag” in a desert in Rajasthan’s western sector. India improved its position from 66 to 60. State Governments and other stakeholders to prioritize investment in control of diarrhea. Pakistan (113th) 5. Sri Lanka (90th) 3. Switzerland 2.  Malcolm Turnbull is the present PM of Australia. surpassing China. in May 2017. GII Rankings: India 60th most innovative globally. about 200 million migrants globally sent more than 445 billion dollars as remittances in 2016 to their families. Sweden 3. Netherlands Ranking of Neighbouring countries of India- 1.  Currently.  The indigenous nuclear capable Prithvi-II had been successfully testing fired from a range in Odisha. Important Takeaways-  9th Secretary-General of United Nations is Antonio Guterres. Bangladesh (114th) Important Takeaways-  The first report of GII was released in 2007. . The United Nations. Important Takeaways from above News-  In May 2017. 16th June India tops global remittance-receiving list i. Important Takeaways from Above News-  The Chairman of DRDO is Dr. The Nag missile is a third generation “fire and forget” anti-tank missile. It has reportedly also been equipped with highly advanced Imaging Infrared Radar (IRR) seeker and has integrated avionics technology in its arsenal. Nepal (109th) 4. In 2017 rankings released in Geneva (Switzerland). stated that Indians working across the globe sent home 62. one of the most common childhood illnesses. Singapore and India held a maritime bilateral exercise 'SIMBEX 17'  Canberra is the Capital of Australia and its currency is Australian dollar. Centre launches IDCF to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea i.7 billion US dollars in 2016. USA. China (22nd) 2.  Its headquarter is in New York City. According to the ‘One Family at a Time’ study by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development. ii.

hiring and expanding branches. So far. its initiative to promote entrepreneurship in the country. 550km (341 miles) above the Earth.  The President of China is Xi Jinping. Chadha is only the second woman to be the judge of ITLOS in its two decades of existence. China launches 1st X-ray space telescope to study black holes i. Central Bank has reported loss of Rs 2439 crore for the fiscal year 2016-17. For bank accounts other than Yes Bank accounts. The 2. ii. She will have a nine-year term as the Judge at ITLOS from 2017 to 2026. China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved USD 150 million equity investment loan to the India Infrastructure Fund. Indian nominee Neeru Chadha became the first Indian Woman to be elected as the Member of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). ii. Rajeev Rishi is the Chairman & Managing Director of Central Bank of India. The Board of Directors of the AIIB.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT). Georgia and Tajikistan.  Ms. Private sector lender Yes Bank has partnered with mobile payments switch TerraPay to enable real-time money transfer to bank accounts in India. pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. iii. Yes Bank partners with TerraPay for faster international remittance i. ii. the partnership will make it faster and convenient for consumers to send money to any bank account. RBI places restrictions on banking activities of Central Bank of India i. China. clearing and settlement service for mobile wallets.' was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi desert. Chadha. who met in Jeju in South Korea has approved USD 150 million equity investment to the India Infrastructure Fund.  CBI is Headquartered in Mumbai. The government of India has appointed a senior executive of Tata Consultancy Services Ramanathan Ramanan to head Atal Innovation Mission. TCS executive Ramanathan Ramanan to head Atal Mission under NITI Aayog i. Powered by TerraPay’s global clearing and settlement service. Banking Takeaways-  Mr. Dena Bank and Indian Overseas Bank. an eminent jurist from India P Chandrasekhara Rao is a judge at the tribunal. ii. in which India is a lead partner. named 'Insight. has approved two loans and one equity investment totaling USD 324 million to support infrastructure projects in India. Banking Takeaways-  Shri. [29] Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank grants USD 150 mn loan for India Infrastructure Fund i. According to the RBI. got 120 votes with the highest in the Asia-Pacific group. . China successfully launched its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes.  TerraPay is a Global transaction processing. Currently. Important Takeaways-  The Hamburg (Germany)-based ITLOS was established in 1996. The bank.  Xichang Satellite Launch Cente is in China. RBI has triggered PCAs for four banks – IDBI Bank. the international law expert. Rana Kapoor is the Managing Director & CEO of YES Bank. popularly known as IMPS. The service is available 24X7. UCO Bank.  Yes Bank is Headquartered in Mumbai. Important Takeaways-  Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) headquarters in Beijing. ii. Yes Bank will disburse funds using the immediate payment service. TerraPay has partnered with Yes Bank in a Rupee Drawing Arrangement which enables TerraPay’s network partners to make instant cross- border money transfer to bank accounts in India. Neeru Chadha elected as first Indian woman Member of ITLOS i. The RBI has placed Central Bank of India under prompt corrective action (PCA) which puts restricts on banking activities such as from lending. by the Long March-4B rocket.  The Bank was founded in 2004. It was delivered into orbit. It is the bank's first such loan to fund private projects. Important Takeaways-  The capital of China is Beijing and its Currency is Renminbi. He was elected as the member of the tribunal in 1996 and his term will expire in September 2017. the PCA has been triggered in view of negative return on assets and high ratio of bad loans.

Stepping up its fight against tax evasion.000 rupees. the Government had made it mandatory to seed PAN with Aadhaar and quote it in income-tax returns. Benefits and Services) Act.  The tagline of Aadhaar . follows the philosophy of modern competition laws. senior vice president at TCS.000 pounds ($64.50. The award consists of 51. The country's competition watchdog has imposed a penalty of Rs 87 crore on Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor India for anticompetitive conduct. a memento and a certificate.  Nandan Nilekani was the first chairman of UIDAI. the carmaker imposed arrangements upon its dealers that resulted in resale price maintenance — a deal not to sell a product below a specified price — in sale of passenger cars manufactured by it. Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017 for his novel `A Horse Walks Into a Bar'. The new rules mandate existing bank account-holders to provide their Aadhaar details by December 31. Important Takeaways.50. Static Takeaways-  Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for her brilliant and poetic novel “The God of Small Things” in the year 1997 making her the first Indian to receive the prestigious award. under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017 i.  Devender Kumar Sikri is the Chairperson of Competition Commission of India. starting June 1.  Competition Commission of India (CCI) has been established by the Central Government with effect from 14th October 2003. ii. Grossman's novel is about a failing standup comic and his final performance. Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi conferred Bhupen Hazarika Award i. By the Finance Act. 2002. as amended by the Competition (Amendment) Act. iii.  The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory authority. Important Takeaways. 2005 notified earlier this month. in the rank of additional secretary on secondment basis from the IT bellwether for two years initially.transactions above Rs. it has been named after Bhupen Hazarika. banks will have to demand both Aadhaar and the Permanent Account Number (PAN) for verification of identity. 2017. murmuring hearts) which won the Sahitya Akademi award in 2005. According to the notification. Important Takeaways-  Chairperson of NITI Ayog is Shri Narendra Modi.  UIDAI was established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies. the Centre has made it mandatory to quote the Aadhaar number for opening bank accounts and for transactions exceeding Rs. Important Takeaways-  PM Modi had recently inaugurated India’s longest bridge in Assam. under the government’s premier think tank NITI Aayog. Ramanathan Ramanan.  The Head Office of CCI is in New Delhi. Ramanan’s appointment will be without pay and allowances.  Vice Chairperson of NITI Ayog is Dr. ii. CCI slaps Rs 87 crore fine on Hyundai Motor India for anti-competitive conduct i. [30] ii.  J Satyanarayana is the present Chairman of the UIDAI. 2017 has been conferred to an eminent writer from Arunachal Pradesh Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi. 2016 (“Aadhaar Act 2016”) on 12 July 2016 by the Government of India. has been appointed as mission director of Atal Innovation Mission.000) that is split evenly between Grossman and translator Jessica Cohen. in contravention of the provisions of Section 3(4)(e) read with Section 3(1) of the Competition Act. However. ii. His most important novel is Mauna Onth Mukhar Hriday (Silent lips. According to the Competition Commission of India (CCI). Such arrangements also included monitoring of the maximum permissible discount levels through a Discount Control Mechanism.  The prize for 2016 Booker prize was awarded to `The Vegetarian' by South Korea's Han Kang. Grossman beat out five other finalists. Meri Pehchan. The Fifth Bhupen Hazarika National Award. 2002.000 i. The Award has a prize of 50. 17th June Aadhaar made mandatory for new bank accounts. ii. 2007. while new applicants will be expected to quote either the 12-digit number or offer proof that they have applied for Aadhaar enrolment.000.  The Competition Act. including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain's prestigious Booker Prize. With the amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules.'Mera Aadhaar. Arvind Panagariya. the Supreme Court had held that only those individuals who possess an Aadhaar card need to link it with PAN. .

ii. 95. from the 2015 Super Bowl's viral "Left Shark" debacle during her performance to her participation in the 2016 election. is survived by his wife Prabhavati Bhagwati and three daughters. share their views. was the longest-serving German chancellor of the 20th Century. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. considered a pioneer of judicial activism in the country for introducing the concept of Public Interest Litigations (PILs) was passed away in New Delhi after brief illness. As Germany's leader for 16 years. Former German Chancellor. Justice Bhagwati. sending out over 8. Kerala Governor P Sathasivam. Kochi Metro Rail Limited is a 50-50 Joint Venture of Centre and the Kerala government. making her the most-followed person on the platform. ii.Reading Month Celebrations. Perry joined Twitter back in 2009. she's been an active user. ii. expectations and experiences and develop closer bonds with the contemporary India. He took a ride in the Metro from Palarivattom station to Pathadippalam station. Mr. died at his house in Ludwigshafen. PM Modi inaugurates Kochi Metro i. Kohl. He also served as Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court and was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court in July 1973. who led the centre-right Christian Democrats. Since then. Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and E Sreedharan popularly known as Metro man also travelled with Mr Modi. Katy Perry just keeps soaring in popularity. Former Chief Justice PN Bhagwati Passed Away i. She's also been at the center of many memorable conversations and pop culture moments on the platform. Perry was ranked No. The 17th Chief Justice of India. that's about a thousand each year. The Witness singer and pop culture lightning rod became the first person to reach 100 million followers on Twitter. . This programme is aimed at promoting awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by the country in various fields such as economic and education. making her something of an early adopter as a celebrity. Together with his French ally President Francois Mitterrand.  This month.500 tweets in her time on the service.  Katy Perry is an American singer-songwriter. he was responsible for the introduction of the Euro. ii. in the western state of Germany. He was 87. Kohl was credited with bringing East and West Germany together after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Twitter reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Kochi Metro. Important Takeaways. Sushma Swaraj inaugurates KIP for young overseas Indians i. ii. Helmut Kohl passes away i. Former Chief Justice of India PN Bhagwati. with $33 million in earnings. The Know India Programme is a three-week orientation programme for the Indian diaspora. Kohl was remembered for reuniting the country and for making a huge political and economic contribution to Europe's integration. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has inaugurated Know India Programme (KIP) for young overseas Indians at a function in New Delhi. Architect of Germany's re-unification. Modi also launched the PN Panicker National Reading Day . [31] Katy Perry Becomes First Person to Reach 100 Million Twitter Followers i. 95 (tied with Chance The Rapper) on the FORBES list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities. Kochi Metro is the first public transport system to reserve jobs for members of the third sex and it will be manned mainly by women a self-help group. Helmut Kohl. It provides a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to visit India. Justice Bhagwati remained on the highest judicial post between July 1985 and December 1986.