Daily GK Update 3 June 2017

 National news

Bank of India  conducts ‘Star Mahotsav’
conducted a mass-contact programme, ‘Star Mahotsav’, across its branch network.

Airtel-Telenor India merger plan gets Sebi, BSE, NSE nod
Bharti Airtel
has received approvals from the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), BSE and the National Stock Exchange of India for its proposed merger with Telenor India.
Airtel entered into an agreement with Telenor South Asia Investments in February, 2017 to buy Telenor India’s operations in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat, UP (East), UP (West) and Assam. These seven circles contribute about 35% to Airtel’s total revenue.

  • Sunil Bharti Mittal is the Chairman of  Bharti Airtel.

Odisha to have first automatic coastal warning for disasters in India
is the first State in India t o have developed an automatic public address system that can be activated along its entire coast.
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.

  • Odisha CM is Naveen Patnaik and Governor is Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir.
  • Simlipal National Park is situated in Odisha

Varanasi to get India’s 1st freight village
Varanasi will get the country’s first ‘freight village’ spread over around 100 acres.

SBI, World Bank finance 400-cr solar project
State Bank of India 
and the World Bank announced that they had financed100 MW of rooftop solar projects worth Rs 400 crore in India.

  • Jim Yong Kin is the President of World Bank and its headquarters is in Washington, D.C, USA

 International news

Indian-American Amul Thapar appointed as Judge in US Court of Appeals
Amul Thapar,
an Indian-American legal luminary, has been appointed a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Donald Trump.

 Appointments &  resign

Shashi Shekar Vempati is new Prasar Bharati CEO
Shashi Shekar Vempati 
has been appointed as the CEO of Prasar Bharati
He will replace Rajeev Singh,

  • Prasar Bharati Board Chairman is A. Surya Prakash
  • Head office of Prasar Bharati is in New Delhi.

Leo Varadkar to be next Ireland PM
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.

  • Irish Capital is Dublin and Currency is Euro.

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic sworn in as new President of Serbia
Aleksandar Vucic
has been sworn in as Serbia’s new president, promising to work for peace and stability in the war-weary Balkans while strengthening the country’s armed forces.

  • Serbia Capital is Belgrade and its Currency is Serbian Dinar.

 Sports News

West Indies cricket team’s official name changed to WINDIES
The cricket board for West Indies
, on its 91st anniversary,has re-branded themselves as Cricket West Indies from the former West Indies Cricket Board.  

  • West Indies was 2016 ICC Twenty20 World Cup Winner.
  • 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Winner was West Indies.

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