Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 22 April 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 22 April 2017

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22 April 2017

The Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto (SBCZ) in the northeastern state of Nagaland, India, is finally set for dedication after almost a decade since its construction began. Largest church building in Asia, the Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto stands tall at 1864.9 m above the sea level and measures 23,73,476 Sq.ft.

category: Persons

22 April 2017

The World Bank has approved a loan of $375 million for capacity augmentation of National Waterway-1 (NW-1) on the river Ganga under the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP).  The  financial assistance from the World Bank would help to develop the Rs 5,369-crore NW-1 from Haldia to Varanasi. The project will enable commercial navigation... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 April 2017

RBI has decided to observe the week June 5-9, 2017 as Financial Literacy Week across the country. The literacy week will focus on four broad themes, viz. KYC, Exercising Credit Discipline, Grievance Redressal and Going Digital (UPI and *99#). An online quiz will be hosted for the general public on the four broad themes to generate... Read More

category: Persons

22 April 2017

1st ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’ held in Jakarta. Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal and Indonesia's Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Ignasius Jonan met for this Energy Forum This Energy Forum was preceded by 2nd Joint Working Group... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

22 April 2017

The Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd (GNFC) won the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2017 in the category of Innovative Product / Service for pioneering a cashless township transformation model. The Golden Peacock Awards were established by the Institute of Directors (IOD) in India in 1991. The GNFC won from among 313... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 April 2017

International Conference and Exhibition on Steel Industry 'India Steel 2017' was held at Mumbai Exhibition center in Mumbai from 19th-21st April 2017. It was inaugurated by Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh. First of its Kind exhibition-cum-conference was organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry... Read More

category: Persons

22 April 2017

General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) has become the first re-insurer to open an office at India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). Wholly-owned by the government, GIC Re, which supported the growth of general insurance business in the country through... Read More

category: Business & Economy

22 April 2017

The Reserve Bank of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information” with Bank of Guyana. The MoU was signed by Dr. Gobind N. Ganga - Governor of Bank of Guyana and Dr. Urjit R. Patel - Governor of Reserve Bank of India. The Reserve Bank has entered into MoU,... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 April 2017

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted its first-ever mock exercise on forest fire in Uttarakhand to help improve the preparedness and response mechanism in the event of a forest fire. The event  was conducted on the principle of Incident Response System (IRS), which identifies stakeholders and clearly attributes... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

22 April 2017

Senior National Conference (NC) leader and former speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Ali Mohammad Naik, passed away. He was 87. Naik, a resident of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, was suffering from chest disease . He had served as general secretary of Plebiscite Front under NC founder and former chief... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 April 2017

The Indian Railways will increase 3AC coaches in long distance trains to cater to the growing demand for air-conditioned coaches. Railway data shows that between April 1, 2016 and March 10, 2017, 3AC coaches carried 17 per cent of all passengers in long-distance trains which accounted for 32.60 per cent of all the earnings from passenger... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 April 2017

 Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up 40 Yoga wellness centres in 40 districts during current financial year. Of them 23 will be set up at Ayurvedic hospitals, 12 at homeopathic and 7 at Unani hospitals and colleges. State will seek assistance from union government to set up such centres in remaining 35 districts. After viewing... Read More

category: Sports

22 April 2017

"This year celebrates 148th birth anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke (father of Indian Cinema)" Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Best Feamale Actress For the film Sarabjit)  Hema Malini (Kala Shree - category)  Shoojit Sircar (Creative Director Award for film named Pink)  Zeenat Aman (receives Lifetime Achievement... Read More

category: Persons

22 April 2017

The 14th Edition of United Nations International Day of Vesak 2017 will be hosted by Sri Lanka from 12-14 May 2017. Narendra Modi will inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Colombo on May 12, 2017. "Vesak Day is also known as Buddha Poornima." Vesak Day is regarded by all Buddhist traditions as the anniversary of the... Read More

category: Persons

22 April 2017

 Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 The 'theme' for the World Earth day - 2017 is “Climate Literacy and Environment”.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged for a 'Swachh Bharat (clean India)' on the occasion of Earth Day. World Earth Day began in 1970 in the United States... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 April 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given (I) Ex-post facto approval for introduction of (i) Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill 2017 and (ii) National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament; and (II) Approval for retention of posts/incumbents and office... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

22 April 2017

Dr Bhakti Yadav is Indore’s first woman MBBS graduate. At the age of 91, when almost everyone retires from their job, she continues to treat her patients  for free. She has been conferred with the Padma Shri award this year. Dr Yadav has been offering free treatment for the last 68 years and is known for her close association... Read More

category: International

22 April 2017

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has assured to bring the national nutrition scheme on track in Assam in a meeting with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. They discussed modalities to strengthen nutritional mechanism for women and children and provide nutritional food sachets in schools and other centres where... Read More

category: Environment

22 April 2017

Apple outlined a plan to train operators of self-driving cars , the latest clues to the company's autonomous vehicle technology aspirations. Apple was granted a permit to test self-driving cars on April 14 by the California Department of Motor Vehicles but the company has never revealed about the testing. Apple is looking for... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 April 2017

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries regained its status as India’s most valued firm by market capitalisation, overtaking Tata Group’s crown jewel TCS. Shares of RIL were trading 3.43% higher at Rs 1,416.40 on BSE  giving the company a market capitalisation of Rs 4,60,291.20 crore - the highest for any listed firm... Read More

category: Business & Economy

22 April 2017

*E-sports (Video Gaming)* will be included in the official sporting programme of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The move is the result of a partnership between *Alisports* , the sports wing of e-commerce giant Alibaba, and the *Olympic Council of *Asia* (OCA) It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in... Read More

category: International

22 April 2017

NASA released a photo taken from the Cassini spacecraft that shows a tiny-looking Earth from the view between Saturn’s icy rings. The image was taken from the spacecraft on April 12, when Cassini was approximately 870 million miles from Earth. A zoomed-in version of the same photo also shows Earth’s moon visible to the... Read More

category: Sports

22 April 2017

Emphasising “digital inclusion for Digital India”, Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad has inaugurated three welfare initiatives that would facilitate access to justice for the poor. The 3 schemes are: ‘Pro-bono (in public interest) legal services’, ‘Tele-law service’ and ‘Nyaya... Read More

category: Persons

22 April 2017

The 2017 BRICS Film Festival will be held in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province from June 23 to 27.BRICS is an association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. There will be 30 films from BRICS countries screened during the festival, including an anthology by five directors from the aforementioned... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

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