Current Affairs: Daily GK Update 03rd November 2017

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i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the most anticipated International Mega Food event- World Food India 2017, the biggest congregation of global investors and business leaders of major food companies.
ii. The event is organised by the Food Processing Industries Ministry in Delhi. The three-day event aims to transform food economy and realise the vision of doubling of farmers' income by establishing India as a preferred investment destination.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains-
  • This is the first time that India is hosting such an event for the food processing sector.
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the Minister of Food Processing Industries.

i. With more than 1.5 million book titles and 1,650 publishing houses from 60 countries, Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) opened its doors to public and trade visitors. It is the third largest book fair in the world.
ii. The book fair was held under the theme ‘A World in My Book’. The event has been organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA). Sharjah also inaugurated Sharjah Publishing City (SPC) which is the world’s first specialised book publishing free zone.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains-
  • Sharjah is a city in the UAE.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recently announced Sharjah as the ‘World Book Capital 2019’.

i. Five Indian women led by ICICI Bank chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) Chanda Kochhar and including Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, have featured on the list of the world’s 100 most powerful women compiled by Forbes. The list was topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
ii. Kochhar was ranked 32, while HCL Corp. CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra took the 57th position. Priyanka Chopra was at 97.

The Top 5 Women in the List are-

1. Chancellor of Germany- Angela Merkel,
2. UK Prime Minister- Theresa May,
3. Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation- Melinda Gates, 
4. Facebook chief operating officer (COO)- Sheryl Sandberg,
5. General Motors CEO- Mary Barra.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains-
  • Angela Merkel retained the top spot for the seventh consecutive year and 12 times in total.

i. A fourteen-day joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017” between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army commenced with the Opening Ceremony at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.
ii. The joint exercise is aimed at enhancing the military ties between the two countries as also at achieving interoperability between the two armies. The training contingents comprise of platoon strength from the 11th Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army and a similar strength of the Kazakhstan Army.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains-
  • Astana is the Capital of Kazakhstan.
  • Kazakhstani tenge is the currency of Kazakhstan.

i. Walmart India launched its first fulfilment centre in Mumbai. The fulfilment centre is a new format of its cash-and-carry store model that will focus exclusively on FMCG products and staples and will not stock fresh food or electronics.
ii. The company has also planned another fulfilment centre in Lucknow.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains-
  • Krish Iyer is the President and CEO of Walmart India.

i. Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) and Singapore-based ITE Education Services (ITEES) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for skill development in the State. 
ii. ITEES is a subsidiary of Singapore’s prestigious Institute of Technical Education (ITE). 100 ITI teachers will be trained at Singapore at the ITE in 2018 as per the provision of the MoU.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains exam-
  • Naveen Patnaik is the CM of Odisha.
  • SC Jamir is the Governor of Odisha.

i. Uttar Pradesh cabinet decided to make India's first conservation reserve for blackbuck in Allahabad's Meja. The decision taken for the protection of black deer will also help in wooing tourists.
ii. In addition to this, the other decisions taken by the UP cabinet includes developing eco-tourism in nearly two dozen places in the state. Apart from this, the decision to open 13 commercial courts in the state was also taken.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains exam-
  • Yogi Adityanath is the CM of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Ram Naik is the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

i. Yes Bank, unveiled a superior payment wallet service, BHIM Yes Pay by fully integrating the application with all the IndiaStack APIs and NPCI Products.
ii. Yes Bank has over 5.5 lakh registered users on BHIM Yes Pay. The freshly updated application, BHIM Yes Pay, integrates three other products of National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI)– RuPay Virtual Card, BharatQR and Bharat Bill Payment Service (BBPS) in addition to other payment infrastructures like UPI and IMPS.

Important Takeaways from the above News:
  • Yes Bank Headquarters in Mumbai.
  • CEO of Yes Bank is Rana Kapoor.

i. Almost a year after it reopened, The Royal Opera House has been awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
ii. The building was closed to the public in 1993 and sat crumbling for years before a restoration project was undertaken eight years ago to replicate the heritage structure. It was originally inaugurated by Britain’s King George V in 1911 and completed in 1916.

i. Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Annu Raj Singh has also won the bronze medal in the women’s 50m pistol competition.
ii. London Olympics bronze medallist Narang, who is appearing in his first major tournament since the 2016 Rio Olympics, shot a total of 617.6 in the qualification to end fourth.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains-
  • Heena Sidhu clinched a gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event.

i. India ace Kidambi Srikanth has grabbed a career-best ranking of World No. 2 after jumping two places in the latest BWF ranking. Srikanth now has 73,403 points and is 4527 points away from World Champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.
ii. In women’s singles, P V Sindhu, who also reached the semifinals at France, was static at World No. 2, while former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal was also steady at the 11th spot.
iii. The sports Championship won this year (2017) by Kidambi Srikanth are as follows-
1. Denmark Open Superseries Trophy,
2. Australia Open Super Series,
3. Indonesia Open Super Series,
4. French Open Title.

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