Sunday, 20 August 2017

Current Affairs: Daily GK Update 20th August 2017

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i. MIT World Peace University, the first of its kind in India, was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis.
ii. Following the celebrations, a two-day ‘Global Summit Science and Spirituality for World Peace’ was organized on the next day discussing issues of national and international importance and how a different outlook towards education could solve many of them.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • C V Rao is the present Governor of Maharashtra.


i. The Sadbhavana Diwas or Harmony Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary (August 20) of Rajiv Gandhi.
ii. On this day national integration, peace, love, affection and communal harmony among all Indians is encouraged. Shri Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944, in Bombay. At 40, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest Prime Minister of India.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Rajiv Ratna Gandhi was the 6th Prime Minister of India, serving from 1984 to 1989.
  • He was assassinated on 21 May 1991.


i. PM Narendra Modi addressed a gathering of young entrepreneurs and CEOs startups at an event organised by NITI Aayog. The event called 'Champions of Change' was organised by India’s policy think-tank, was aimed at bringing together young businessmen at a place and share ideas.
ii. The "Champions of Change" initiative is one effort to bring together diverse strengths for the benefit of the nation and society.

Important Takeaways From Above News-
  • PM Narendra Modi is present Chairperson of NITI Aayog.
  • Economist Rajiv Kumar to be new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog.



i. The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series signed by Governor of RBI Dr. Urjit Patel. The base colour of the note is fluorescent blue.
ii. The new Rs 50 banknote has a motif of Hampi with a chariot, depicting the country’s cultural heritage, and the Swachh Bharat logo with slogan on the reverse. All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 50 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.

Important Takeaways From Above News-
  • RBI Headquarters in Mumbai.
  • The 24th Governor of RBI is Dr. Urjit Patel.
  • In November 2016, the RBI had introduced new banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 denominations with base colours of stone grey and magenta, respectively.


i. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has been selected for the prestigious Agriculture Leadership Award-2017. The award will be presented on September 5 at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.
ii. The Chief Minister has been selected for the award for his innovative services rendered to the welfare of farmers and the farm sector. 

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The award, instituted by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture in 2008, is presented every year since then.
  • E S L Narasimhan is the present Governor of Telangana.


i. The Indian contingent created history in the World Dwarf Games by winning a record haul of medals.
ii. The 21-men Indian team won 37 medals including 15 golds, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals in the 7th edition of the World Dwarf Games. It was held in Toronto, Canada. Arunachalam Nalini, who won five medals, including one gold.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Ottawa is the Capital of Canada.
  • Canadian dollar is the currency of Canada.




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