Daily GK Update 7th July 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. Chhattisgarh has topped the list among all the states in the country for having issued over 43 lakh soil health cards (SHCs) to farmers in the past two years. The process of providing soil health cards, a Union government’s initiative, to farmers for their land is going at a rapid pace in Chhattisgarh.

Daily GK Update 7th July 2017, Important Current Affairs

2. The government will set up ‘Garib Nawaz’ skill development centres in 100 districts of the country to offer employment-oriented training to the youth from minority communities.

3. Naval ships, aircrafts and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in the 10-day long Malabar exercise. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. India's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, Japan's largest warship JS Izumo and super-carrier Nimitz of the United States will be part of the exercise.

4. The government declared the country free from Avian Influenza, commonly called as bird flu.

5. India has moved four places up to the 96th position in recently released FIFA World ranking.

6. The Reserve Bank of India said that customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported to the bank within three days thus putting the onus of such transactions largely on the banks.

7. The BRICS' New Development Bank has 23 new projects amounting to $six billion in the pipeline for financing, including six ventures in India valued at $1.8 billion.

8.  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may consider setting up a Public Credit Registry (PCR), which will be an extensive database of credit information for India that is accessible to all stakeholders.

9. Private life insurance company Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance has entered into an alliance with the Kerala based Dhanlaxmi Bank for marketing various life insurance products.

10. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has sought details from IDFC and Shriram Group's companies on the proposed merger.

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