Current affairs updates for April 20th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

Daily current affairs updates is prepared by keeping the exam pattern and the previously asked questions in IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC Exams. This will be useful to update your GK on daily basis.

1. Delhi overtakes Maharashtra in internet readiness index

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)


Delhi has emerged the top-ranked State in terms of overall internet readiness, overtaking last year’s winner Maharashtra.
The national capital topped the list primarily because of its e-infrastructure and e-participation, according to a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and marketing research firm Nielsen.

2. TRAI releases pre-consultation paper on broadcast sector

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)


In a bid to improve ease of doing business in the broadcasting sector, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a pre-consultation paper to seek industry views on areas that need simplification or regulatory intervention.

3. Nod for purchase of VVPAT machines

Voter-verified paper audit trail


Central cabinet approved purchase of VVPAT machines for Election commission.
Two public sector firms, Bharat Electronics Limited and Electronics Corporation of India, are entrusted with producing these machines. Both have indicated that they can deliver the order by next September if it is placed this month.

4. Modi shows red light to beacons of VIP privilege

Ambulances, fire engine trucks, and police vehicles will be allowed to use blue lights


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to scrap a rule that allowed the Central and State governments to nominate dignitaries who could use Red Beacon lights.
Moreover, States are also being stripped of their power to specify persons whose vehicles can use blue flashing lights. Effective May 1, only emergency services vehicles such as ambulances, fire engine trucks, and police vehicles will be allowed to use blue lights. Red lights will not be permitted on any vehicle. Private vehicles will not be allowed to use either red or blue lights.

5. Nomura launches fintech partnership in India

Nomura Innovation Centre (NICe)


Japanese financial major Nomura has launched its ‘Voyager -Nomura FinTech Partnership’ in India.
The company has set up Nomura Innovation Centre (NICe) at Powai in Mumbai to provide a platform to start-ups that will be selected for the Voyager program.

6. Video gaming to be featured at 2022 Asian Games

2022 Asian Games to be held at Hangzhou, China.


Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess.
The Olympic Council of Asia says it will introduce e-sports to the official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China.

7. Panama Papers case

Pakistan on edge ahead of Suprme Court verdict on Nawaz Sharif


Pakistan is waiting with a baited breath for the Supreme Court’s decision in the high-profile Panamagate case against Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif and his children amid speculation that the adverse ruling may force him to step down.
The Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that its five-member Bench will issue the verdict in Panama case later in the day.

8. One Part Woman bags Sahitya Akademi award

Perumal Murugan’s novel Mathorubhagan



The English translation of writer Perumal Murugan’s novel Mathorubhagan (One Part Woman) has won the Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English.






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