Daily GK Update 13th And 14th March 2017

National News

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar resigned And appointed as the Goa chief minister
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar appointed as the Goa chief minister after BJP concluded hectic negotiations with regional parties and independents to stitch up the numbers to form a government. (Jaitley gets additional charge of Defence Ministry)

The Arunachal Pradesh government has launched a new scheme Adarsh Gram Yojana
The scheme Adarsh Gram Yojana that is in accordance with the basic philosophy of the Prime Minister ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas’. The scheme aims to reach the poor people in rural areas of the state to serve them better.

CM Of Arunachal Pradesh :- Prema Khandu

Rs605-crore ‘KCR Kit’ scheme for pregnant women, new born
The KCR Kit. The scheme is designed to address complications during the time of pregnancy and aimed at reducing infant mortality rate and encourage institutional deliveries.

Telangana Chief Minister:- K Chandrasekhar Rao

OnePlus India Ropes Amitabh Bachchan as its New Brand Ambassador
Chinese smartphone company OnePlus has roped in Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan as its new brand ambassador for India.

The AIADMK IT Wing has launched the first-of-its-kind women safety application in Tamil Nadu.
The app is called Ammavin Aran meaning ‘mother’s fortress’.The app will give the user details about the nearest police station and hospital along with map details and phone number.

International News

Hyundai Signs 3 Bn Euro Deal For Iran Oil Project
Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co
has signed a deal worth 3 billion euros (USD 3.2 billion) with an Iranian investment fund to invest in a major Iranian oil project. This agreement covers construction of the second phase of the Kangan Petro Refining Complex in southwest Bushehr province of Iran in which Hyundai Engineering plans to invest 3.1 billion euros which is 95% of the overall project cost.

Hyundai Engineering Co. :- Korea’s
Iran  Capital : Tehran
President :- Hassan Rouhani
Currency: Iranian rial

Pakistan set to conduct its first census in 19 years
Pakistan is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years which will begin on Wednesday.Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor and Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb addressed a joint conference about preparation for the sixth census,

Airtel Payments Bank Over 1 lakh SB accounts opened in Tamil Nadu.
Airtel Payments Bank, offered by telecom major Bharti Airtel, announced that over one lakh savings accounts were opened in 100 villages acrossThrough the initiative, the villages would have access to banking services along with the option of making digital payments.

Intel to buy Mobileye for $ 15.3 billion
U.S. chip giant Intel has agreed to buy Israeli driver-less technology firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion, the largest ever acquisition of an Israeli high-tech company. The $63.54 per share cash deal is the world’s biggest purchase of a company solely focused on the autonomous driving sector.

Sports News

ICC appoint Sachin Tendulkar as official ambassador of women’s World Cup 2017
Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was announced as the official ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday,.

Important :- The women’s World Cup this year starts  on June 24, 2017 at England and Wales

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upholds lifetime ban on Sergei Portugalov
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a lifetime ban levied against Sergei Portugalov, former chief of the Russian Athletics Federation’s Medical Commission for his role in providing illicit substances to Russian athletes.

Chawrasia clinches second successive Indian Open title in Golf
SSP Chawrasia
has become only the second Indian golfer to successfully defend the Hero Indian Open title.He clinched a seven-stroke win at the redesigned DLF golf and country club in Gurgaon.

All England Open badminton: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia lifts Men’s Singles crown
Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has lifted the Men’s Singles crown at the All England Open badminton championships.In the final in Birmingham, the 34-year-old world number one defeated Shi Yuqi of China.

Banking And Economic

HSBC breaks with tradition, names AIA boss Tucker as Chairman
HSBC Holdings Plc , Europe’s biggest bank, tapped an outsider for its top job appointed insurance veteran and AIA Group boss Mark Tucker as chairman to replace Douglas Flint, who plans to step down in 2017.

UK parliament gives final approval for Brexit bill
In UK, the House of Lords has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the EU.The Prime Minister could theoretically invoke Article 50, which formally starts the Brexit process. The EU Withdrawal Bill was passed unamended after peers voted by 274 votes to 118 not to challenge the Commons again over the issue of whether Parliament should have a veto on the terms of exit.

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