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June 26, 2017

26th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (26th June 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 26th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump to have One-on-One and delegation level talks in Washington tonight.
    • Focus to be on bilateral cooperation, counter-terrorism and defence partnership.
    • Note : This will be the first meeting between the two leaders. 
  • On the last leg of ​his three-nations tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit The Netherlands tomorrow. 
    • During this visit, he will meet Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte. 
    • The discussions between both leaders will cover whole gamut of bilateral issues including investments & trade, scientific & technical collaborations, and cultural exchanges. 
  • The Indian government has increased the visa fee for the foreign nationals visiting India by up to 50% across categories.
National Current Affairs
  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in various parts of the country.
  • India is going to build the world's highest railway line connecting Leh in Jammu & Kashmir to parts of Himachal Pradesh including Manali. 
    • Important Points to Note :
      • The 498-km-long line, to be built at an altitude of 3,300 metres will overtake the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. 
      • It will also help boost India's defence against China at the Sino-Indian border.

Meet Miss India 2017 - Manushi Chhillar

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Manushi Chhillar of Haryana has won the Femina Miss India Title for the year 2017. Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir was the 1st Runner up and Priyanka Kumari of Bihar was the 2nd Runner up. Femina Miss India 2016 titleholder Priyadarshini Chatterjee has crowned the winner Manushi Chhillar. 

This is the 54th edition of the beauty pageant. The event was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on
Sunday night. The pageant was organised by Femina, a women's magazine published by The Times Group.

Touted to be one of the most coveted beauty pageants in the country, actors Vidyut Jammwal, Ileana D'Cruz, Abhishek Kapoor, Arjun Rampal were the judges who picked the final winners of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017.

2017 Australian Super Series (badminton) Winners List

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The 2017 Australian Super Series was held during 20th to 25th June 2017 at State Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia. This was the sixth Super Series badminton tournament of the 2017 BWF Super Series. This tournament is important for upcoming competitive exams becaues India's Kidambi Srikanth has won this title in Men's Singles category by beating Rio Olympics champion China's Chen Long. This is his second consecutive Superseries title after Indonesia Open and 4th overall Super Series title. Here is the complete winners list of Australian Super Series 2017.

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 17th June 2017

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Friends, due to some personal issues I was unable to post The Hindu Vocabulary regularly. From today onwards you will get vocabulary posts on regular basis. Happy Reading :)

Hindu Editorial Vocabulary dated 17th June 2017

  • Periodic - happening regularly though not frequently
  • Compile - to make a list by bringing together information from many different places
  • Swiftly - quickly or immediately
  • Quarterly - done or produced four times a year
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Dossier - a set of documents about a person or situation
  • Workforce - the total number of people who work in a particular company, industry, or area
  • Statistics - a collection of numerical facts or measurements, as about people, business conditions, or weather
  • Assertion - a statement or claim that something is true

June 25, 2017

25th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th June 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 25th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (25th June) is the Day of the Seafarer.
    • Seafarer means "person who travels by sea"
    • This day is observed as an expression of thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world.
    • The observance of the day also acknowledges the risks and personal costs endured by seafarers while being in their jobs.
    • Day of the Seafarer (DotS) Theme 2017 : "Seafarers Matter".
  • PM Narendra Modi presented the Overseas Citizen of India card to Portugal's Indian-origin PM Antonio Costa during his visit to Lisbon yesterday. 
    • Important Note : During a visit to India in January, Costa was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President.
  • Pakistan has issued its 1st third-gender passport  to a transgender activist. 
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Portugal have signed 11 agreements after in-depth talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa.
    • Note : This is the first-ever bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Portugal.
    • Both countries agreed to set up a joint Science and Technology fund of four million euros.

India's Srikanth has won Australia Open Super Series

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Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth has won the Men's Singles title of Australia Open Super Series 2017 at Sydney today. In the finals he defeated the Chinese Olympic champion Chen Long to win this title.

This is world number 11 Srikanth's second successive Superseries title in a span of eight days. Earlier he has won the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier last Sunday.

Srikanth had reached the final of the Singapore Open in April and Indonesia Open before this tournament and has thus become only the fifth player in the world and the first Indian male shuttler to contest three consecutive Super Series finals.
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