Current Affairs Capsule 3

6/14/2017
  • Veteran Parliamentarian and freedom fighter passed away at Vellore in Tamil Nadu _____ Era Sezhiyan.
  • Tamil poet popularly known as ‘Kavikko’ has passed away in Chennai ____S. Abdul Rahman.
  • Who will be the new President of United Nations General Assembly______ Miroslav Lajcak.
  • Who has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati for a period of five years _____ Shashi Shekar Vempati.
  • An Indian-origin doctor is set to become the Republic of Ireland's next Prime Minister _____ Leo Varadkar.
  • Former Indian envoy to the US has appointed public policy fellow to a Washington-based think-tank____ Nirupama Rao.
  • The first Indian to be nominated as a member of the ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee (URC) ___ Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer.
  • The new Director General (DG) of National Water Development Agency (NWDA) _____ Sharad Jain.
  • The veteran Nepali Congress President has taken the oath of prime minister Nepal ___Sher Bahadur Deuba.
  • Who has been appointed as the Economic Affairs Secretary ___Tapan Ray.
  • Who has resigned as BCCI administrator due to personal reasons ____ Ramachandra Guha.
  • India successfully launched its communication satellite GSAT-19 with heaviest Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III D-1 at the ______Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
  • The Union Home Minister ‘Rajnath Singh’ has inaugurated the two-day national level conference on “Capacity Building of SDRF-2017” in ______ New Delhi.
  • Who has inaugurated the 5th international conference of 'SPIC MACAY' at IIT Delhi___ Narendra Modi.
  • The committee on corporate governance has been formed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) ____ Uday Kotak committee.
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has passed a resolution to rename the city’s ‘The Officers' Mess Road’ in Chanakyapuri area to _____Alexander M Kadakin Marg.
  • The TATA Projects has launched initiative to promote green cover and to protect the environment ____Green Thumb.
  • India successfully test-fires 1st all weather tracked-chassis____ QR-SAM.
  • Who has signed a pact with Bird Academy to train more than thirty thousand unemployed youth across various states in the aviation space___ The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
  • Who has launched the source segregation campaign at Talkatora Stadium Delhi ____ Venkaiah Naidu.
  • Who has released a handbook and module on safe child programme at a function in New Delhi____ J S Mathur.
  • The Union Minister has inaugurated a new bridge on Savitri River at Mahad on Mumbai-Goa highway in Maharashtra____ Nitin Gadkari.
  • Who has approved Rutland Island (South Andaman) site for the country’s long-range missile test facility ___National Board of Wildlife.
  • Who has launched three mobile Apps (Mycall App, Myspeed App and Do Not Disturb), an upgraded official website and a portal in New Delhi____ Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
  • India has signed an agreement with Sri Lanka to provide fresh assistance of 318 million US Dollar credit line for the development of _____Railway sector.
  • The ministry has launched ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’ initiative to promote skill development in the health sector in New Delhi___ Health Ministry.
  • UNDOC will collaborate with the state govt. to intensify anti-drug drive ____ Punjab.
  • India’s first automatic coastal warning for disasters will come up in the state ___ Odisha.
  • India’s first state to launch single-women pension scheme ___Telangana.
  • The state govt. has launched a web portal 'Mahaswayam'_____ Maharashtra.
  • India’s first freight village will be developed by the Inland waterways authority of India (IWAI) in_____ Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • India’s first-ever Rural LED Street Lighting Project will be set up in the state ___ Andhra Pradesh.
  • The state government has launched digital wallet ‘T-Wallet’___ Telangana.
  • Six countries of the Arab region have cut off their diplomatic ties with ____Qatar.
  • The country has launched satellite for high-precision positioning system to complement GPS ____ Japan.
  • India and Spain signed agreements in cyber security, renewable energy, technical cooperation in civil aviation, visa waiver for diplomatic passport holders___ seven.
  • The first-ever United Nations Oceans Conference has started in the country_____ United States.
  • Who has officially joined North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and become the 29th member country ___ Montenegro
  • The temple was discovered by Chinese archaeologists, remained hidden for nearly 1000 years, ____ The Fugan Temple.
  • The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy has begun in ____ London.
  • The first Indian woman to cross the 65m mark in the hammer throw ___Sarita R Singh.
  • Who has won boys singles title at the 2017 HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship___ Nitin Kumar Sinha.
  • Who has won the 2017 men’s singles title at the Thailand Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament ____ B Sai Praneeth.
  • The football club has won the 2017 UEFA Champions League trophy__ Real Madrid.
  • West Indies cricket team's official name changed to ____WINDIES.
  • First Indian Pair to reach Quarter finals in World TT Championships ____ Manika Batra and Mouma Das.
  • Who has lifted the ITF men's Futures tennis title in Singapore___ Ramkumar Ramanathan.
    The Cricketing country has launched Twenty20 league, the league will be called the T20 Global League___ South Africa.
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