Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 01 April 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 01 April 2017

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1 April 2017

SBI (State Bank of India) has merged its operations five its four associate banks - State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Mysore, and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur. It has also merged its operations with the Bharatiya Mahila Bank. With this merger, the bank will join the league of top 50... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

1 April 2017

A new Guinness World Record has been set in Philippines where a 24-year-old Filipino Ricardo won the title for the most hamburgers eaten in one minute after gobbling down five 107-gram patties in 60 seconds. The hamburger eating contest was held at Zark's burgers in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.


1 April 2017

Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco-based activist and artist best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65. Gilbert Baker came up with the eight-coloured banner for San Francisco’s 1978 gay freedom day, which later became the Pride festival. Mr Baker's original flag had eight colours, each... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

1 April 2017

After getting tax exemption from Telangana, Karnataka and Delhi, Rahul Bose’s directorial venture Poorna got tax exemption from Maharashtra. The film is based on a true story of Poorna Malavath, the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest. Featuring Aditi Inamdar, Rahul and Heeba Shah, Poorna hit the screens. About Malavath... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

1 April 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as the Visitor of Nalanda University (NU)-Rajgir, appointed Professor Sunaina Singh as the new Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of the University. Singh, who is currently serving in the same capacity at The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, has been appointed for a period of five years from the... Read More

category: Sports

1 April 2017

The Loan Agreement for New Development Bank (NDB) financing of US$ 350 Million for Development and Upgradation of Major District Roads Project in Madhya Pradesh was signed between Government of India and the New Development Bank (NDB). This is the First Loan Agreement for NDB assisted project in India. The Loan Agreement was signed by Mr. Raj... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

1 April 2017

Karnataka Bank, a leading private sector Bank of the country,  has entered into collaboration with SBI Card, India's second largest credit card issuer, to launch co-branded credit cards for Karnataka Bank customers. Through this alliance Karnataka Bank and SBI Card have launched two variants of the co-branded credit card -... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

1 April 2017

Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna has been appointed as Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). She is taking over on superannuation of Shri Najib Shah. Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna has served Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in several capacities over the last 36 years. These include postings in Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax... Read More

category: Environment

1 April 2017

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. The notes in this regard were exchanged in New Delhi between S Selvakumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

1 April 2017

The civil aviation ministry awarded first-ever regional flights based on a new subsidy model to five airlines that will expand flights to many new airports in the country. Air India, Air Deccan, SpiceJet, Air Odisha and Turbo Megha have got rights to fly 128 routes which will require them to cap half the seats at about 50% of the fare. Many... Read More

category: Places

1 April 2017

Apple has announced the opening of its new App Accelerator in Bengaluru, India as part of an effort to support engineering talent and boost growth in India's iOS developer community. iOS is the world’s most powerful mobile operating system and the foundation for iPhone and iPad, and the App Accelerator Bengaluru will provide... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

1 April 2017

Riteish Deshmukh's Comedy Thriller 'Bank Chor' will worldwide release in 16D on June 16. Highlights: The film also stars Vivek Oberoi and Rhea Chakraborty. The actors feature as bank robbers in the film.

category: Places

1 April 2017

Israel has approved the establishment of its first new Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades. The security cabinet voted unanimously to begin construction on a hilltop known as "Geulat Zion", near the Palestinian city of Nablus. It will be used to house some 40 families whose homes were cleared from an... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

1 April 2017

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned yet another coal-based supercritical thermal unit of 800 MW in Karnataka. This is the second unit of the 2x800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station located in Raichur district of Karnataka. The first unit of this power plant was commissioned earlier by BHEL in March, 2016. The... Read More

category: Persons

1 April 2017

The 75-year-old Dylan, who was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” declined an invitation last year to the traditional Nobel Prize banquet and ceremony on Dec. 10 - the date of Alfred Nobel’s death - pleading other commitments. Bob Dylan will finally accept his... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

1 April 2017

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched two mobile applications - e-challan and m-parivahan to provide a comprehensive digital solution for enforcement of traffic rules. These applications will provide access to various services and information, and enable citizens to report any traffic violation or road... Read More

category: International

1 April 2017

The biggest river festival of India, Namami Brahmaputra, begins in 21 districts of Assam. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the festival on the banks of the river, which is considered the country's only male river. The Prime Minister of Bhutan, the Governor of Assam and Chief Ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh also attended the... Read More


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