Daily GK Update 3rd January, 2017

Daily GK Update 03 January, 2017

“BHIM”  Become most popular app in india
BHIM is now number one  free apps in India The app, with a rating of 4.2, has been download more than 1 million times.Within 48 hours of being  launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

BHIM – which stands for Bharat Interface for Money is name after  Dr.BR Ambedkar.

India 3rd among nations offering highest salaries to expats
India has ranked third among the countries offering the highest average annual salary to expatriates, according to HSBC Holdings data. Notably, Switzerland on top offers an average salary of $188,275 a year to expats, the highest in the world and almost twice the global average

PM Modi Inaugurate Indian Science Congress at Tripura
5 day annual Indian science Congress at the shri Venkateswar University. Science and technology for National development would be the focal theme of the Indian science congress Association .

Banks Steeply reducing benchmark lending rate by up to 1.48% after spurt in deposits following demonetization.Taking a cue from State bank of india , other bank and state owned oriental Bank of Commerce and Andhra Bank Announced a cut in the marginal cost of funds based lending rates (MCLR)

SBI along With PNB and Union Bank of India yesterday reduced the lending rate by a good. 9% after Prime minister Narendra Modi in his now year eve address urged the banks to focused on the need of poor and lower middle class.

Centre Launches mobiles apps for Haj application
Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has launched mobile app ‘Haj Committee of India’, which will provide information and facilitate e-payments for Haj pilgrimage.

Maharashtra government to organise Digi Dhan Mela in Mumbai
Maharashtra government will organise a Digi Dhan Mela in Mumbai under the aegis of central government’s Lucky Grahak Yojana for Consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for traders. The day-long event, to be held at Mumbai University, aims to promote digital payment methods and inculcate a digital payment habit among all

Maharashtra Government Bans uses of pursue Seine Nets for Fishing.
Maharashtra Government has declared to ban the use of Purse Seine Nets for fishing across Maharashtra to safeguard the Fingerlings, a fish species. The move is aimed at curbing the exploitation of fish by safeguarding the fingerlings and its eggs to increase their population.

David R Syiemlieh Appointed New UPSC chairman
The President has appointed new UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION chairman David R Syiemlieh. He will take over from Alka sirohi. A former IAS Officer from Madhya Pradesh.

Pakistan approves Hindu marriage bill
Pakistan approved the Hindu Marriages Bill on 2nd January 2017. The much-awaited bill to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan moved closer to reality after a Senate committee approved the landmark draft legislation, nearly four months after it was passed by the National Assembly. iii.The bill will enable the Hindu community members to get their marriages registered. It will become a law after it will be passed by the Senate, the upper house of the Parliament.

Russia Delivered Sukhoi jets to china
Russia has finally delivered four Sukhoi su -35 Fighter jets to china after a delay of  two years. The Su-35 is an advanced version of the Su-30s operated by the Indian Air Force.

Olympic champion Li Xiaoxia announces retirement
China’s table tennis Olympic champion Li Xiaoxia has announced her retirement . She is the eighth table tennis Grand Slam winner in history with singles crowns from the 2008 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, 2012 Olympics in London and 2013 world championships in Paris. She also has several doubles and teams world

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