Monday, 7 August 2017

Current Affairs: Daily GK Update 06th and 07th August 2017

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i. National Handloom Day is being celebrated today to give an impetus to the sector and encourage the use of handmade loom. 7th of August was chosen to celebrate the day due to its special significance in India's history. It was on this day that the Swadeshi Movement was launched in 1905. The movement involved the revival of domestic products and production processes.

ii. In Assam, the main event of the National Handloom Day is being celebrated in Guwahati. Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal, Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta attended the program. 

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the first National Handloom Day in 2015 at a national level function in Chennai.


i. Come September, PNB customers will have to pay charges for depositing cash above Rs. 5,000 in a non-base branch even if it is located in the same city. Currently, the customers of Punjab National Bank have levied charges only for depositing cash over Rs. 25,000 at a non-base branch within the same city.

ii. It has been decided to revise the non-credit related charges (exclusive of GST) with effect from September 1, 2017, for cash deposit above Rs. 5,000 at other than base branch within the same city.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Sunil Mehta is Present Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PNB.
  • The Headquarter of Punjab National Bank is in New Delhi.


i. A High-Level Committee set up to review the Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India has submitted its report to the Union Law Ministry. It was headed by Justice (retired) BN Srikrishna.

ii. The Union Government is committed to the speedy resolution of commercial disputes and to make India an international hub of Arbitration. So the government has decided to look into the recommendations and amended laws according to need.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Ministry of Law And Justice comprises of the Legislative Department and the Department of Legal Affairs. 
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad is the current Union Minister holding Law and Justice and Ministry of Information Technology portfolio in the Government of India.


i. Noted economist Rajiv Kumar will be the next Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, which is a think-tank that replaced the Planning Commission. He will succeed Arvind Panagariya, who had recently quit as Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog.

ii. Meanwhile, the Centre has also appointed Vinod Paul, a Paediatrician at AIIMS, as a member of NITI Aayog.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • PM Narendra Modi is present Chairperson of NITI Aayog.
  • NITI Aayog or the National Institution for Transforming India is a Government of India policy think-tank to replace the Planning Commission.


i. Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh outslugged his Chinese opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali to retain the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and win the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title. 

ii. In the pro boxing bout, termed as 'Battleground Asia', at Mumbai, Vijender recorded a unanimous decision win over his Chinese opponent and continued his undefeated streak. It was Beijing Olympic bronze medallist's ninth successive win in his professional career.


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