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SSC CGL 2017 20th August 2017 Questions with Answers (All Shifts)

General Awareness (GK) Questions asked in SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam (20th August 2017)

SSC CGL 2017 20th August  2017 Questions with Answers (All Shifts)

SHIFT-I (Based on Memory)
  1. ICC World Cup 2015 Semi final was held between India and? Australia
  2. Which Mughal king was sent to prison by Aurangzeb? Shahjahan
  3. Demand of normal good increase when income ? Increases
  4. Circulatory system was discovered by? William Harvey
  5. Where is Buland Darwaja? Fatehpur sikri (UP)
  6. Male part of plants? Stamen
  7. Longitudinal valleys between the lesser himalayas and shiwaliks are known as ? 'duns' in the west and 'duars' in the east.
  8. Right to equality comes under? Fundamental Rights
  9. What is the other name of contact force – friction force
  10. Which is a intrusive igneous rock? granite
  11. Which country touches border with Nepal? China
  12. Questions on APJ kalam, IK Gujral books.
  13. Cuba reestablish diplomatic ties after a gap of 37 years, with which country? Morocco
  14. Which scheme is related to panchayat ? Gram uday se bharat uday
  15. Forest is under which list ? concurrent list

Bark up wrong tree, Call it a day

Synonyms: Suffix,  Supple
Antonyms: Stymie
One word: That can be easily affected, pledge
Spelling:  consensus, precedent

Odd one out : 700,350,250,640 ?  Ans 640
Series: 7.25:7.75::9:?   Ans 9.50

SHIFT-II (Based on Memory)
  1. The female part of plant is called?  Pistil
  2. Who discovered Antarctica?Captain Cook
  3. Who was the emperor who sat on the throne at the age of 12? Akbar
  4. 61st Filmfare best movie award? Bajirao Mastani
  5. 2014 FIFA world cup final was held between? Germany vs Argentina
  6. In an adult male how much RBC blood contains? 4.6 - 6.0 million
  7. Which country does not accept visa?
  8. Image formed by plane mirror. Always virtual, upright, and of the same shape and size as the object it is reflecting
  9. When there is few sellers and products are distinct what is that situation called? oligopoly
  10. Soil formation most affected by which factor:
  11. Question on paintings in the school of Mewar in the school of Rajasthan?
  12. Matching question on books and authors.
  13. The process of depositing a layer of zinc on iron is called? Galvanization
  14. Article related to Untouchability? Article 17
  15. Question related to magnetic force.
  16. One question related to river Ganga clean project
  17. One question on u and v curve
  18. One question on cost curve.
  19. Question on 7th schedule
  20. Question on animal tissue.
  21. War winning area is in which list
  22. Question on Namami Gange

1. hcf of two numbers
2. equation of line if x intercept and y intrcept given.
3. reflection of point(3,2) in line y=-2.
4. ABC is right angled at B. If an altitude is drawn from B as BD, find BC if AC=25 and DC=9.
5. Tan 45-(1/sec60 root3)=?
6. area of circle=616,circumference=?
7. in an interview,ratio of selected to unselected is 11:2. If 40 less appeared and 20 less selected then ratio changes to (something given),find total candidates apeared.
8.CP of a goat and sheep is 3500.one sold at profit of 20% and other at 10%loss and SP of both is same.find CP of cheaper animal.
9. a^3+b^3=?if a+b=given and ab also given.(values were simple)
10. if sin theta=20/29,then cos(sin theta)=?(99%value given was this only..little bit unsure about the value for this ques).
11. discount% was given and commodity sold at CP only. then mark up%=?
12. average of 21 to 39 numbers=?
13. principle=15000.amounts to rs 18310(again this value m not sure...1%) in 2 years.find rate%.
14. A and B travel from p to q simultaneously at 35 km/hr and 45km/hr. If B takes 2 hrs less time than A. find the distance bw p and q.
15. 2nd number is 8. 6th number is 20. find 20th number if series is AP.
16. A takes 24 days and B takes 40 days to finish a work. If both work for 10 days then fraction of work left is=?
17. ABC is right angled at B. angle A=30 and BC =6root3.find AC.
tabular data was given of 5 devices A to E and their storage capacity in GB(the values were extremely simple in single digit.) and questions were also extremely easy like if the storage capacity is doubled then percentage of that to storage of any other device...like this( values were so easy that not even pen was reqd.)


Syno : Ravine, Realm,  
Anto : Rebuff, Recede
Spelling: Castigated, possesses
Idiom:  Ball in your court 

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SHIFT-III (Based on Memory)
  1. Prime minister announced which scheme along with beti bachao beti padhai - Sukanya Samruddhi
  2. Nobel prize for medicine? Yoshinori Ohsumi
  3. Largest military spending country in world.? USA
  4. Loksabha seats in West Bengal? 42
  5. Gandhi came back to India from which country in 1915? South Africa
  6. Palk strait divides which country from India.?  Sri Lanka
  7. Which river originates in Nepal? 
  8. What happens when current is passed through electrolyte 
  9. When census is taken what is the term for persons outside the country that time - migrants
  10. Match the following on Authors and books
  11. One question on Newtons Second Law.

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Daily GK Update 13th August 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. Govt. launches national anthem video in sign language
i. Union Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey has launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring differently-abled and partially differently-abled children.
ii. Directed by filmmaker Govind Nihalani, the three-minute video features Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with physically challenged children performing the anthem in sign language with the Red Fort in the background. The video was also launched in Goa, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Kolhapur.

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2. Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurates Inclusive Independence Day Celebrations
i. Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot has inaugurated Inclusive Independence Day celebrations organized by the National Trust. Around 2500 people from all walks of life participated in the event along with 500 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
ii. On the occasion, Mr Gehlot administered New India Pledge "Sankalp se Siddhi" to participants. The Initiative aims to provide equal access to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, by means of Inclusive Education, Inclusive Employment and Inclusive Community Life. 

3. Gujarat Government to Give ‘Namo’ Tablets
i. Around 3.5 lakh college students in Gujarat will get tablets at a subsidised rate of Rs 1,000 each under a state government scheme launched by chief minister Vijay Rupani in Ahmedabad. Under this scheme, the first year college students in the state will get 7-inch ‘NAMO E-Tab’ tablets, which have a market value of Rs 8,000 each, by just paying Rs 1,000.
ii. Several students, who had already registered for the scheme, received the tablets from the chief minister at the launch ceremony in Ahmedabad.

4. Jharkhand Assembly passes Religious Freedom Bill
i. Jharkhand Assembly has passed Religious Freedom Bill 2017. It aims to stop the forced conversions in the state. The bill will now be sent to the governor, following whose approval it would go to the President for assent. 
ii. The Bill has provision for the imprisonment of three years and fine of 50,000 rupees or both, and four-year imprisonment and 1 lakh rupee fine, or both, if the person converted is a minor, woman or a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe. 

5. India one of the most open economies globally for FDI
i. According to the Economic Survey, India has now emerged as one of the most open economies in the world for receiving foreign direct investments (FDI), on the back of a host of liberalisation measures. It pointed out that measures taken by the government have resulted in FDI equity inflow of $43.4 billion in 2016-17, which is not only an increase of 8% over the previous year but also the highest ever. 
ii. Mauritius, Singapore and Japan have been top three source countries of FDI inflows to India contributing 36.2%, 20% and 10.8%, respectively, during 2016-17, according to the survey.

6. Flipkart world’s 3rd most funded Pvt company
i. With the $2.4 billion it just received from Japanese technology and telecom giant SoftBank, Flipkart has become the third most funded private company globally. 

ii. The homegrown e-commerce company has to date raised almost $7 billion in the capital, higher than that raised by global behemoths like online house rental aggregator Airbnb ($3.3 billion) and mobile phone maker Xiaomi ($1.4 billion). The top two are both ride hailing platforms— China based Didi Chuxing and the US based Uber.

7. Hike Messenger acquires tech start-up Creo 
i. Homegrown messaging and social media technology company Hike Messenger has acquired Bengaluru-based tech start-up Creo for an undisclosed amount. 
ii. The Creo team constitutes over 50 members and was founded in December 2013 by Sai Srinivas Kiran G and Shubham Malhotra. In the past, Creo has launched hardware products that include streaming media dongles and smartphones. 

8. I V Subba Rao appointed secretary to Vice President
i. Retired IAS officer I V Subba Rao has appointed the secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The Prime Minister's Office cleared the appointment a day on which Naidu assumed charge as the 13th vice president of the country. N Yuvaraj, Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS officer of 2006 batch, will be the private secretary to Naidu.
ii. Rao, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, retired from service as special chief secretary last year. He held several important posts in Andhra Pradesh and later served the UNESCO.

9. David Rasquinha appointed as Exim Bank MD
i. David Rasquinha, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Exim Bank of India, has been appointed as Managing Director of the bank. This appointment will be valid for a period of three years.
ii. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has given its nod for the elevation of Rasquinha to the post of Managing Director, official sources said. A formal order in this regard is expected from the Department of Financial Services in the Finance Ministry in the next few days.

10. Indian Oil buys first shale oil from the US
i. State-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has brought the country’s first shale oil from the US and is looking to step up imports from America as part of its crude diversification strategy. IOC bought 1.9 million barrels of US crude in its second import tender seeking oil from the Americas. 
ii. India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, joins Asian countries like South Korea, Japan and China to buy US crude after production cuts by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) drove up prices of Middle East heavy-sour crude, or grades with a high sulphur content.

11. Finance Ministry issues norms for Central offices to retrofit energy efficient appliances
i. The Union Finance Ministry has issued guidelines for mandatory installation of energy efficient appliances in all Central Government buildings across India. It has directed that usage of LED based lightings and energy efficient cooling equipment such as fans and air conditioners in government buildings will lead to savings in the long run through the reduction in energy consumption.

ii. Under the programme, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) intends to bring in the investment of around Rs. 1000 crore covering more than 10,000 large government/private buildings by 2020.

12. The Obelisk Gate' wins Best Novel 2017
i. The Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 was given to Nora K. Jemisin, an American speculative fiction writer for her work 'The Obelisk Gate'. The award was presented at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki. 
ii. The awarded book was the second in the trilogy that started with 'The Fifth Season', which was New York Times Notable Book of 2015 and won Jemisin the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016. 

13. Aishwarya becomes the first woman to raise Indian flag at IFFM 2017
i. Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Australia’s annual celebration of film from India and the subcontinent.
ii. The official Twitter handle of IFFM posted a picture of the 43-year-old actress. 

14. Maheshwari bags memorable bronze at Asian Shotgun Championship
i. Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan bagged a bronze medal at the Asian Shotgun Championship to earn India's first women's skeet individual medal at a top international competition in Astana, Kazakhstan. 
ii. Maheshwari also led India to the team silver alongside compatriots Rashmmi Rathore and Saniya Sheikh. 

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Daily GK Update 12th August 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. The International Youth Day: 12 August
i. The International Youth Day was observed across the world on 12 August with the theme 'Youth Building Peace'.
ii. This year, the Day is aimed at celebrating young people’s contributions in preventing conflicts and bringing about transformations along with inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.

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2. Telangana Government Launches ‘Smart Streets Lab’ in Hyderabad
i. The government of Telangana in association with the World Resources Institute (WRI) India – Ross Centre and the Indian School of Business (ISB) launched the ‘Smart Streets Lab’ program.
ii. It is an effort to apply and figure out technology-based solutions for women and road safety in Hyderabad. Through the ‘Smart Streets Lab’, the state government aims to utilize technological interventions from outside and integrate them with its various departments.

3. 10 Namami Gange Projects Approved 
i. National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved ten projects in Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh to the tune of about Rs 2,033 crore. Eight of the ten projects pertain to sewage infrastructure and treatment, one to river front development and one to Ganga Knowledge Centre.
ii. These projects were approved in the 5th meeting of the Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga. In Bihar, three major sewage infrastructure projects with total estimated cost of Rs 1461 crore have been approved.
iii. In West Bengal, three projects at an estimated cost of Rs 495.47 crore have been approved. In Uttar Pradesh, sewage infrastructure work in Chunar, district Mirzapur, has also been approved at an estimated cost of Rs 27.98 crore.

4. Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY) Launched
i. The Government of India has decided to launch a new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
ii. The Self Help Groups under DAY-NRLM will operate road transport service in backward areas. This will help to provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services to connect remote villages with key services and amenities. AGEY will be initially implemented in 250 Blocks in the country on Pilot basis.

5. 15th Ministerial Meeting of BIMSTEC Concludes at Kathmandu
i. The 15th Ministerial Meeting of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) concluded at Kathmandu, Nepal. 
ii. They agreed to emphasize the need for greater cooperation in trade and investment in order to deepen regional integration in the Bay of Bengal region.

6. Canara Bank Unveils Two New Digital Services
i. Canara Bank unveiled two new digital services for online payments. Bharat QR (Quick Response) is for payment settlement at merchant locations and Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) is an integrated bill payment system for net banking customers.
ii. The first service is a mobile application, which enables a merchant to accept payments as settlement for sale of goods or services. The second product (BBPS), an initiative of the RBI  offers bill payment services to the bank's net banking customers with network of agents.

7. Government Reconstitutes Existing CBFC for Three Years
i. The Centre has appointed lyricist Prasoon Joshi as Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for a period of three years. Mr. Joshi has replaced former Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani.
ii. The government has also reconstituted the existing CBFC with immediate effect for a period of three years. There are 12 members in the new board, which include Ms. Gautami Tadimalla, Narendra Kohli, Naresh Chandra Lal, Vivek Agnihotri and Mrs. Vidya Balan.

8. Milkha Singh Appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador
i. Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh has been appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity in South-East Asia Region.
ii. Mr. Milkha will promote WHO South-East Asia Region's NCD (non-communicable diseases) Prevention and Control Action Plan which seeks to reduce the level of insufficient physical activity by 10 percent and NCDs by 25 percent by 2025.

9. Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta Re-elected
i. In Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected as President following the election. Election Commission Head Wafula Chebukati announced in Nairobi that Kenyatta got 54.27 per cent votes beating his rival Raifa Odinga who got 44.74 per cent of votes.
ii. The opposition rejected the results even before they were declared, calling the process a charade.

10. Dilip Asbe Appointed as Acting Chief Executive of NPCI
i. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed Dilip Asbe to act as its chief executive officer in the wake of the retirement of A. P. Hota, its founding managing director.
ii. Hota who had served as the MD of NPCI since its inception retired recently. Asbe who currently serves as the organisations’ chief operating officer will continue in the same designation, but will also act as the chief executive of NPCI. 

11. Jet Airways Appoints Vinay Dube as CEO
i. Jet Airways India Ltd named Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jet Airways has been without a full-time CEO since Cramer Ball quit in February 2016.
ii. Mr. Dube is currently senior vice president, Asia Pacific with Delta Air Lines Inc., one of the world’s largest and most profitable airlines.

12. SEBI Ties Up with Iran Counterpart for Technical Assistance
i. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO) of Iran have entered into a bilateral MoU for mutual cooperation and technical assistance.
ii. It will facilitate mutual assistance, contribute towards efficient performance of the supervisory functions, and enable effective enforcement of laws and regulations governing the securities markets. The MoU was signed by SEBI chief Ajay Tyagi and SEO Iran chairman Shapour Mohammadi.

13. Indian Bank Brings 2-tier Interest Rate for Savings Accounts
i. According to the PSU lender Indian Bank, it has introduced two tier interest rate structure for saving bank accounts and will offer interest rate of 4 per cent per annum on savings account with incremental balance of over Rs 50 lakh and 3.50 per cent per annum for deposit up to Rs 50 lakh.
ii. The new interest rate will be effective from August 16, 2017. 

14. Veteran Poet and Writer, Vijay Nambisan Passes Away
i. Poet and writer Vijay Nambisan, who became the first All India Poetry Champion in 1988, passed away. He co-authored Gemini, a poetry book, with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes. 
ii. He championed the ethical use of language and made an appeal to readers, writers and enthusiasts of literature in his book ‘Language as an Ethic’. He was 54 years old.

15. Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Passes Away
i. Ruth Pfau, a German nun who devoted her life to combatting leprosy in Pakistan, has died at the age of 87. Pfau, who was known locally as Pakistan's Mother Teresa, came to the southern port city of Karachi in 1960.
ii. She was the founder of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi. She was honored by the state with the country's two highest civilian awards, the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and the Hilal-e-Pakistan.

16. World’s Oldest Man Dies in Israel at 113
i. Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest man, died aged 113.
ii. Kristal, originally from Zarnow, Poland, was born on September 15, 1903, three months before the Wright brothers’ first successful powered airplane flight. 

17. Reenat Sandhu Concurrently Accredited As Next Ambassador of India to the Republic of San Marino
i. Ms. Reenat Sandhu, presently Ambassador of lndia to ltaly, has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of San Marino, with residence in Rome.
ii. She is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

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Daily GK Update 11th August 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as Vice President of India
i. Today, former Union Minister ‘Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu (68-year) has sworn in as the Vice President of India.
ii. He has been administered the oath of office and secrecy by President ‘Ram Nath Kovind’ at a special function in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
iii. Earlier, Naidu was elected as the Vice President by defeating opposition candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi's grandson).
iv. The Vice-President of India is elected by an electoral college consisting of Elected and nominated members of both houses (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) of Parliament.
v. The Vice-President holds office for a term of 5 years.

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2. NGT bans use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Delhi
i. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed an interim ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in the entire Delhi.
ii. An environment compensation of Rs. 5,000 on anyone found in possession of such banned plastic.
iii. The tribunal directed Delhi government to seize the entire stock of plastic within one week.
iv. Earlier, the green panel had banned the use of disposable plastic in Delhi and NCR with effect from 1st January 2017.

3. Industrial Parks approved in Andhra Pradesh
i. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry has approved two projects for the development of industrial clusters at Hindupur (Ananatapur) and Bobbili (Vizianagaram) in Andhra Pradesh, under ‘Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS)’.
ii. The objective of the above projects is to provide quality and reliable infrastructure to industrial units located in these clusters.
iii. These projects have employment potential of about 5500 persons (direct) and 8500 persons (indirect).

4. Rajya Sabha passes Banking Regulation Bill
i. Parliament has passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with the Rajya Sabha approving it, the Lok Sabha has already passed it.
ii. Now, the wilful defaulters will not be spared and prosecutions are being launched against them.
iii. The Non-Performing Assets (NPA) in the banks stand at 6.41 lakh crore in the public-sector banks while total stressed assets are at 8.02 lakh crore.
iv. The bill seeks to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 to insert provisions for handling cases related to stressed assets of banks.

5. NSDC & Google India to launch mobile app development program
i. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Google India has launched the Android Skill Development Programme to impart mobile app development training on the Android and Web platform.
ii. It will also improve the quality of mobile app development ecosystem in India.
iii. Now, NSDC would introduce a specific course to create applications for the mobile platform that can be used on smart phones and tablets running on the Android operating system.

6. NASA's Cassini spacecraft set to begin its final five ultra-close orbits around Saturn
i. NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to begin its final five ultra-close orbits around Saturn, before the probe plunges into the atmosphere of the ringed planet and ends its epic 20-year-long journey.
ii. The spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, making the first of the five passes over Saturn.
iii. The spacecraft's point of closest approach to Saturn during these passes will be between about 1,630 and 1,710 kilometres above Saturn's cloud tops.

7. India ranks 43rd in 2017 Global Retirement Index
i. India has ranked last at 43rd position in 2017 Global Retirement Index (GRI) published by French asset management company Natixis Global.
ii. The Global Retirement Index ranks 43 countries on the basis of four factors, which are the material means to live comfortably in retirement (Material Well-being), access to quality financial services to help preserve savings value and maximize income (Finances), access to quality health services (Health), and a clean and safe environment (Quality of Life).
iii. Top three countries in 2017 GRI are Norway, Switzerland, and Iceland.

8. Sri Lankan Navy commissions India-built AOPV
i. The Sri Lankan Navy has commissioned an India-built state-of-the-art Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) to boost its search and rescue capabilities.
ii. The new patrol vessel is named as “SLNS Sayurala”.
iii. It is the largest vessel built by an Indian ship builder for a foreign navy to date.
iv. Built at the Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) in India.

9. India & US to co-host Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad
i.  India and US will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad from 28th to 30th November this year.
ii. The Summit is a unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start-ups with global leaders.
iii. Mr. Modi during his meeting with Trump in Washington in June had invited Ivanka (US President Donald Trump’s daughter) for the Summit.

10. e-Shakti initiative of NABARD
i. e-Shakti is a pilot project of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for digitization of Self Help Groups (SHGs).
ii. It was initiated to address certain concerns like improving the quality of book keeping of SHGs and to enable banks to take informed credit decisions about the group through a Management Information System (MIS).

11. Veteran poet Vijay Nambisan passes away
i. Veteran poet and writer Vijay Nambisan (54-year) passed away due to illness.
ii. In 1988, he became the first All India Poetry Champion for his poem 'Madras Central' organized by the Poetry Society of India and the British Council.
iii. He also translated works of devotional poetry of Poonthanam and Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri.

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Daily GK Update 10th August 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. India Ratifies 2nd Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol
i. India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming its stand on climate action. With this, India became the 80th country to accept the amendment relating to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty.
ii. The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.

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2. Sushma Swaraj Attends BIMSTEC Meeting in Nepal
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj departed for Kathmandu to participate in the 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting (10th and 11th August).
ii. During the two-day meet, Foreign ministers of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries will review the progress in identified fourteen areas of cooperation and discuss ways to accelerate cooperation.

3. Kerala, Haryana Top Sanitation Survey
i. According to the survey, almost all rural households in Kerala and Haryana had access to a toilet report. The survey is released by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and was carried out by the Quality Council of India (QCI).
ii. The survey, covering 4626 villages across all States and Union territories, claimed that 62.45% of the households had access to a toilet. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh has least access to toilets compared to other states.

4. Second National Deworming Day: 10 August
i. The second round of National Deworming Day (NDD) is observed on 10 August in 33 States and Union Territories to tackle worm Infections, targeting more than 11 crore children.
ii. August 10, is the second round of National Deworming Day, held twice a year. The NDD program was launched in 2015. Under the NDD programme, children aged between 1-19 are provided deworming tablets in schools and anganwadis across the country, except in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh where deworming is carried out once a year.

5. NITI Aayog Selects 6 States for Transformative Change in Health & Education Sectors
i. NITI Aayog has shortlisted Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka under its ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital’, SATH initiative to handhold them and transform their health sector. 
ii. The Aayog has also selected Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha under its SATH initiative to transform their education sector.

6. India Ranks 43rd in Global Retirement Index
i. India ranked 43rd position in 2017 Global Retirement Index (GRI). It is published by French asset management company Natixis Global.
ii. The 43 countries include members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Monetary Fund (IMF) advanced economies and the BRIC countries. The top three countries in 2017 GRI are Norway, Switzerland, and Iceland.

7 . Amazon Launches Virtual Customer Service in Four Indian Cities
i. Amazon announced the launch of virtual customer service (VCS) model, an initiative launched to create cost efficient employment prospects for skilled candidates seeking more flexible work opportunities.
ii. VCS has currently been launched in Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore, and Noida and is hiring for entry level job opportunities along with opportunities for team managers and group managers in these cities. This initiative will help many people resume their career and find an earning with the comfort of being at home.

8. BitBay launches trading platform for digital currency
i. BitBay, one of the top ten cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world, has launched a dedicated platform for trade and exchange of digital currencies such as bitcoin, litecoin, ether, Lisk, monero, dash and gamecredits.
ii. The company will also work towards creating awareness about digital currencies and also removing misconceptions related to these currencies in a market like India.

9. Gujarat First State to Implement Coal Utilisation Between Power Units
i. The Gujarat government has issued a tender for power developers to receive cheap coal marked for the state in return for selling coal-based power at less than Rs 2.82 a unit.
ii. Through the auction, Gujarat will transfer the coal allocated to power generating stations owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) to more fuel-efficient private power plants. The aim is to reduce the cost of fuel for financially ailing distribution companies and ensure effective distribution of domestic coal.

10. Oxford Launches Tamil, Gujarati Online Dictionaries
i. After the Hindi version, Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched online dictionaries in Tamil and Gujarati as part of its special focus on Indian languages.
ii. Launched in September 2015 Oxford Global Languages (OGL) is a major initiative from Oxford Dictionaries which aims to build dictionaries and lexicographical resources for around 100 of the world's languages and to make them available online.

11. Telangana CM Initiates Rs. 2,000-cr Sriram Sagar Modernization Project
i. In an effort to modernize the Sriram Sagar project and increase the area served, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao initiated a Rs. 2,000-crore project that seeks to modernize the project.
ii. This project on the Godavari river has the potential to serve several districts in the state. Under the Sriram Sagar project revival and restoration initiative, water from the Pranahitha river, which joins the Godavari, will be diverted at Medigadda and pumped into the Sriram Sagar project.

12. SoftBank Vision Fund Invests in Flipkart to Become One of its Largest Shareholders
i. Flipkart Group (Flipkart), India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, has announced an investment - a mix of primary and secondary capital - from SoftBank Vision Fund (Vision Fund), the world’s largest technology-focused investment fund.
ii. This is the biggest ever private investment in an Indian technology company and will make the Vision Fund one of the largest shareholders in Flipkart. The amount is about $2 billion.

13. SEBI Allows MCX to launch Gold Options
i. The Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd (MCX), the country’s largest commodity exchange has received capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi) approval to launch options trading in gold.
ii. It will allow investors and hedgers to minimise their price risk at a fraction of cost compared to currently available futures trading.

14. Kynan Chenai Wins Bronze at 7th Asian Shotgun Championships
i. Indian shooter Kynan Chenai won a bronze in men’s trap event, his first international medal at the senior level, at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun at Astana, Kazakhstan.
ii. He shot a score of 30 to finish behind gold medallist Abdulrahman Al Faihan of Kuwait, who shot 39 for a new Asian finals record and another Kuwati Talal Al Rashidi, who bagged the silver with an effort of 38.

15. Peepli Live Actor Sitaram Panchal Passes Away
i. Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away after almost a year-long battle with kidney and lung cancer. He was 54.
ii. Sitaram Panchal, who made his Bollywood debut in 1994 with Bandit Queen, was best known for his work in films like Peepli Live, Pan Singh Tomar, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Slumdog Millionaire.

16. BJP MP from Ajmer and Former Union Minister Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat passed away
i. Former Union minister and BJP MP from Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat passed away. He was 62. Jat had served as Minister of State for Water Resources in the Narendra Modi government.
ii. The leader was appointed as the Chairman of the state Farmers’ Commission in October 2016.

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