Weekly GK Update 01 to 07 April, 2017

WEEKLY GK UPDATE 01 to 07 April, 2017 for Bank SSC Exams

Dear Monowers, Nowadays Current Affairs play very crucial Role in Competitive Exams specially in Bank. So We have compiled here Weekly GK Update. In this Article, you can get All Important GK Update & Current Affairs from 01 April to 07 April, 2017. It is easy to prepare Current Affairs week wise rather than month wise. Get Latest National, International News, Awards, Appointments, Sports News of this Week below.

NATIONAL NEWS

Government launched two mobile apps- echallan and mParivahan
The government has launched two mobile apps, echallan and mParivahan,eChallan:- ‘ is an integrated enforcement solution to manage traffic violations. ‘mParivahan‘:-  is an empowering app for the citizen which provides access to various services, information and utilities related to the transport sector.

Union Textiles Minister launches PowerTex India Scheme
The Government has launched PowerTex India, a comprehensive scheme for power loom sector development, simultaneously at over 45 locations in the country.

IISc ranked best educational institution by HRD Ministry
Releasing the list in New Delhi, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar. JNU, New Delhi & BHU, Varanasi comes after IISc.

ADB lends $175 m loan to Power Grid Corporation
Asian Development Bank (ADB) lends a $175 million loan to the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.

Mizoram signs MoU to join in UDAY
Mizoram has become the 27th State to join the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY).

PM Narendra Modi opens Asia’s longest tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
It is  9.2 km long Chenani-Nashri all-weather road tunnel. The road tunnel will reduce the travel time between the two state capitals of Jammu and Srinagar by approximately two hour.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Lenin Moreno to sworn in as the Ecuador President
Ruling Party of Ecuador, Alianza PAIS candidate Lenin Moreno won the Ecuador’s presidential election to sworn in as the Ecuador President.

Germany ‘1st NATO member’ to launch cyber command
Germany is the first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) state to launch a ‘self-contained’ cyber command unit designed to shield IT and weapons systems from growing attacks.

India, UK to set up 240 mn pound fund for green energy
The Green Growth Equity Fund will be a sub-fund of NIIF. India had in 2015 set up the Rs 40,000 crore National Infrastructure and Investment Fund (NIIF) to finance greenfield as well as brownfield projects.

Facebook launches digital assistant ‘M’ in US
Facebook launched its digital assistant named ‘M’ for US users of its Messenger application, ramping up the social network’s efforts in artificial intelligence.

India & Israel sign defense deals worth over 2 billion dollar
The MoU for advanced surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, to further tighten the bilateral strategic partnership ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in July, 2017.

Japan Officially Recognises Bitcoin as Currency 
Bitcoin has finally gained the recognition of a mainstream currency along the lines of other fiat currencies.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Visits India
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is on a 6-day visit to India. This year marks the 60th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations. Malaysia’s father of independence, Tunku Abdul Rahman, visited India in 1962.

SASEC’s Finance Ministers Meeting held in New Delhi
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chaired the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Finance Ministers meeting in New Delhi.

India, Malaysia tie up for skilling, entrepreneurship development
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) has tied up with Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB), an arm of Human Resource Development Fund under Ministry of HRD, Malaysia.

NDB invests $1.5 billion in 7 projects in 2 years of operation
The BRICS-backed New Development Bank (NDB) has invested in seven projects totaling $1.5 billion in about two years of its operation.

India-Malaysia signs seven agreements
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is on a 6-day visit to India. Two countries sign seven agreements including air services agreement and MoUs in education and sports.

Japan commits 371 bn yen assistance for infra projects in India
Japan has committed an ‘Official Development Assistance’ (ODA) of 371.345 billion yen (about Rs 21,590 crore) under 2016-2017 for various infrastructure projects, including the dedicated freight corridor, in India.

STATES IN NEWS

Kanha tiger reserve becomes first in India get official mascot
Kanha tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh has become the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot of its own. The Mascot has been named ‘Bhoorsingh the Barasingha’.

Haryana government to provide Rs 21,000 to families for third girl child
Haryana government has decided to provide a one-time grant of Rs 21,000to all those families whose third girl child was born after August 24, 2015, under the ‘Aapki Beti, Hamari Beti’ scheme.

Yogi Adityanath govt waives Rs 36,359-crore loan for UP farmers
The BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh decided to waive off crop loans of up to Rs 1 lakh of small and marginal farmers in the state.

Jhargram becomes 22nd Bengal district
Jhargram has been formed by bifurcating West Midnapore, which has a population of more than 11.37 lakh. Mamta Banerjee announced a budget of Rs 200 crore for the development of Jhargram.

PM to lay foundation stone of a multi-modal terminal on River Ganga in Jharkhand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of a multi-modal terminal on River Ganga at Sahebganj in Jharkhand.

Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 3-day National Children’s Film Festival
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a three-day National Children’s Film Festival in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Berhampur Thakurani Yatra fetival begins in Odisha
The famous Berhampur Thakurani Yatra, one of the biggest festivals of southern Odisha, has been celebrated with pomp and gaiety. Nearly a month-long festival celebrates the journey of the deity Maa Budhi Thakurani.

A Malaysian company MTN agrees to set up technology park in Andhra Pradesh
A Malaysian company MTN has agreed to help set up a technology park in Andhra Pradesh that’s expected to attract private sector investment of $100 million in the first phase.

19th commonwealth forestry conference to begin in Uttarakhand today
19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference (CFC) 2017 will begin today at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

BANKS IN NEWS

The Reserve Bank of India has released the first Bi-monthly Monetary policy (2017-18)
GDP
growth has hiked to 7.4% from 6.7%.
Repo Rate under the (LAF) unchanged at 6.25%.
The Reverse Repo Rate (RRR) under the (LAF) :-  6% from 5.75%.
The Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate are at 6.50% decline from 6.75%.
Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) :-  4%
Statutory Liquidity Ratio 
(SLR) :- 20.50%.

RBL Bank opens IFSC Banking Unit in GIFT City
Ratnakar Bank limited (RBL) Bank announced the opening of its Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) Banking Unit (IBU) at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).

Aditya Birla Group gets RBI licence to start payments bank
it is the the seventh entity to receive a final licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up a payments bank.

SBI gets new logo and enters in the league of top 50 Global Banks
From April 1, the associate banks which will be merging with State Bank of India will sport the lender’s signage and logo, with its iconic keyhole set against the background of inky blue. On the design, “SBI” legend will be seen in white colour and will be written in a new font called Effra.

Kotak Mahindra Bank launches 8-11 app to double customer base
Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched the ‘811 banking app’ which is part of the lender’s vision to double customer base in 18 months.

Axis Bank ties up with Wells Fargo for US remittances
Axis Bank has tied up with Wells Fargo (the third largest American bank by assets) to offer real-time remittances from the Indian diaspora to their relatives back home.

MoU/ AGREEMENTS

IIT-Madras signs MoU with Indian Army
The Indian Army has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M). The objective of the agreement is to identify and enhance the critical technological areas that can be enhanced in the armed forces.

Gionee India ties up with RCB for IPL 10
Handset maker Gionee India announced its association with the ‘Royal Challengers Bangalore’, as their presenting sponsors for the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Ola integrates with UPI to simplify payment options:- Pay by UPI
Cab aggregator Ola has integrated with Unified Payment Interface (UPI) to simplify digital payment options for its customers.

Amazon.in launches ‘Classroom’ for new sellers
To make on-boarding easy for new sellers, Amazon India has launched an initiative called ‘Amazon Classroom’, a virtual training program to help teach them the nuances of selling.

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace: 06th April
6 April was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly.

World Health Day is celebrated on 7th of April
World Health Day is celebrated on 7th of April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization.
The theme of 2017 World Health Day is Depression: Let’s Talk’.

World Autism Awareness Day: 02nd April 2017
The World Autism Awareness Day 2017 has been observed across the world on 2 April 2017.  World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day,
Theme :-  For the day is “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination”

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Railway Minister released Book Titled ‘Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry’
Minister of Railways  released the book titled ‘Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry’ jointly authored by Shri Bibek Debroy (Member, NITI Aayog) Shri Sanjay Chadha (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce) & Ms. Vidya Krishnamurthi.

APPOINTMENTS

Bhimaraya Metri joins as Director of IIM Trichy
Bhimaraya Metri has taken over as Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Trichy (IIM Tiruchirappalli)

India’s first transgender police officer appointed in Tamil Nadu

After struggling with the social dogma and gender bias K Prithika Yashini, aged around 25 years, is the first transgender person to become a police official in India, appointed in Tamil Nadu.

Raman Roy is new Nasscom chairman
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) appointed Raman Roy (Managing Director of Quatrro Global Services) as its chairman for 2017-2018.

NTPC has appointed Sanjeev Kishore as Group General Manager at Kudgi Super thermal Power Project,
Kishore joined the services of NTPC in 1984 and has served in various capacities of NTPC projects.

Rajiv Kumar Chander appointed as India’s Ambassador and permanent representative to the UN
Rajiv Kumar Chander has been appointed as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India.

Geetha Johri- Gujarat’s first woman Police Chief :-
A 1982 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) Geetha Johri has been appointed as the first woman Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat

Vanaja Sarna appointed as CBEC’s new Chairman
Vanaja N. Sarna was appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). She has replaced Najib Shah.

Vipul takes charge as new Consul General of Dubai
Diplomat Vipul, a 1998 batch Indian Foreign Service officer took up the charge as the new Consul General of Dubai.

Indira Banerjee appointed as new Chief Justice of Madras High Court
Justice Indira Banerjee, a sitting judge of the Delhi High Court, has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.

RANKINGS

India’s ranks 7th in world’s largest tourism economy in terms of GDP
India’s travel and tourism sector ranks 7th in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a new report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), 2016.

OBITUARY

Noted scriptwriter Ajey Jhankar no more
Ajey Jhankar, the noted author and filmmaker passed away. He was the writer of Marathi novel ‘Sarkarnama’.

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away
Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away. She was from Jaipur Gharana and received the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan

SPORTS NEWS

Sindhu lifts India Open badminton title 2017
Olympic silver-medallist P.V. Sindhuhas defeated Carolina Marin (Spain) in straight sets 21-19, 21-16 in 47 minutes at the India Open badminton championship 2017 in New Delhi.

Virat Kohli crowned Wisden’s ‘king of the willow’ for 2016
India’s Virat Kohli was named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016.
Kohli had also won the prestigious ‘Polly Umrigar award’ presented to the ‘International Cricketer of the Year’ at the BCCI Annual Awards.

RCB, Nazara tie up to launch online cricket game
Royal Challengers Bangalore and gaming entity Nazara Games have come together to launch a new mobile cricket game RCB Star Cricket.

P V Sindhu reaches career-best World No.2 ranking
Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu jumped three places to achieve a career-best world number two ranking in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

FIFA bans former Guatemala FA president Brayan Jimenez for life
FIFA
(International Federation of Association Football) banned Guatemala’s former football chief Brayan Jimenez for life over corruption, bribery and other offences.
Headquarter of FIFA :- Zurich.

Indian Cricketer MS Dhoni named CEO of Gulf Oil for 1 day
The former Indian cricket team skipper MS Dhoni became an acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gulf Oil India just for a day.

India ranks 3rd for third year in a row in WADA doping charts
India has been ranked third for the third year in a row in a doping violation report published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015 with 117 athletes from the country being punished after testing positive for banned substances.

Roger Federer wins Miami Open 2017
Roger Federer (Switzerland) defeated Rafael Nadal (Spain) to win Miami Open 2017 Singles title. Miami Open 2017 was held in Florida, USA.

Jepkosgei smashes three world records at Prague Half Marathon
Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei has broken the world half marathon record as well as the 10km and 15km marks at the Prague Half Marathon on the way to winning the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in one hour, four minutes and 52 seconds.

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