Current affairs updates for August 17th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

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This is a extract of our 10by10 Current Affairs show – Live Video Stream from Youtube.
Watch the show live every evening at 08.00P.M. (as of 17/08/2017).

1. Melbourne Becomes The ‘World’s Most Liveable City’

For The Seventh Time In A Row!


Melbourne has been awarded the title of the world’s most liveable city for the seventh consecutive year. The city scored 97.5 out of 100 by the Economist Intelligence Unit – a score that remains unchanged from 2016.
The city beat 140 cities around the world to win this title. The top 10 cities also remained unchanged from last year. Vienna and Vancouver came second and third respectively, while Adelaide and Perth were placed at fifth and seventh spots, respectively.

2. Corporation Bank wins awards for SHG banking



Corporation Bank has bagged two first prizes in the Annual Best Performance Awards for the SHG-Bank linkage Programme for Karnataka for 2015-16 and 2016-17 from NABARD.
D.M. Mujumdar, General Manager of the bank, received the awards from Karnataka Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia at NABARD, Bengaluru.

3. MS Dhoni embarks on new cricket venture

Sets up Academy in Dubai


MS Dhoni, India’s World Cup winning captain, has announced that he’ll be setting up a coaching academy in the Dubai Pacific Sports Club (PSC) in the UAE.
Meanwhile, Dhoni, who will be joining the Indian team in Sri Lanka for the five-ODI series starting August 17.

4. New metro rail policy: Centre Approved

States to collaborate with Pvt players


The central Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new metro rail policy, making private participation a must for states to get central assistance for new metro rail projects in the country.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley said that The policy will focus on innovative models of implementation and financing, as well as standardisation and indigenisation of hardware and software, to create jobs locally.

5. Amma Canteen clone by Karnataka

Named Indira Canteen


Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi inaugurated “Indira canteens,” which will provide food at a subsidised cost to the poor in Karnataka capital, Bengaluru. His party, which rules the state, has borrowed the idea from neighbouring Tamil Nadu’s AMMA CANTEENS, ahead of assembly elections due in less than a year.

6. Indian-origin kid is overnight hero on British TV

IQ of 162


Rahul, A 12-year-old Indian-origin contestant on a British television show has become an overnight sensation after he answered all questions correctly.He has an IQ of 162. Rahul correctly recited the letters in words like garrulous and accouchement

7. PM to brainstorm withstart-ups, young CEOs

200 startups and 400 CEOs


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with nearly 400 young CEOs, professionals and start-up representatives over the week and deliberate over possible solutions for India’s critical development challenges.
PM would spend close to five hours with representatives from 200 start-ups across the country on Wednesday and Thursday.

8. Smartphones under scanner for ‘leaking’ data

Chinese Phones are leaking data to China


Concerned about instances of Indian mobile phone users’ contact lists, details and text messages being leaked to other countries, including China, the government has asked all firms selling smartphone handsets in the country to share details of the processes they follow to ensure there is no possibility of data thefts or leakages from their devices.
The government is concerned not just about the security features of the handsets being sold, but also of the embedded programmes that are a part of the user experience, such as the operating system, browser and pre-loaded applications.

9. 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers deactivated

Following 11 Lakh PAN Deactivation


Not even a month after cancelling over 11 lakh PANs on account of multiple issuance, the government has now deactivated around 81 lakh Aadhaar accounts.
The cancellations were done under sections 27 and 28 of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016.
Regional UIDAI officers have the authority to deactivate Aadhaar numbers.

10. Centre approves Rs. 32,000 cr plan to modernize Coast Guard

175-ship and 110-aircraft planned for 2022


The Indian government has approved a Rs. 31,748 crore “definitive five-year action programme” to modernize the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
The move will arm the ICG, currently the Ministry of Defence’s smallest armed force, into one that’s larger than the Pakistani Navy.
The role of the ICG has become more crucial since the 26/11 attack in 2008, as the terrorists entered Mumbai by sea.




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