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July 28, 2014

28th July 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • Maharashtra government and UNICEF today launched a fortnight-long campaign to mobilize communities, health personnel and political leaders towards prevention of diarrhoea.
  • Army Chief , General Bikram Singh called on Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi.
  • The Delhi High Court on Monday has stayed the Election Commission's show cause notice against former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan asking why he shouldn't be disqualified for hiding details of his 2009 poll expenses.
  • 30 people including children suspected of showing symptoms of Cholera were admitted to a primary health centre and nearby medical camps at Tatar village in West Medinipur district, West Bengal. 
  • Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advise to his ministers on use of social media, the country's largest border guarding force BSF, has asked its personnel to write emails or blogs about the problems and grievances faced by them.

International Affairs
  • Eid-ul-Fitr, the celebration of the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan, will be celebrated tomorrow, Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid announced today.
  • World Hepatitis Day observed today to raise awareness about Hepatitis that causes inflammation of liver.
  • The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement late Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight early Monday morning.
  • The US has asked Russia to stop the flow of heavy weapons like rocket launchers and artillery from the country into strife-torn Ukraine.
    • US Secretary of State - John Kerry
    • Russian  Secretary of State - Sergei Lavrov. 
  • Australia announced an additional AUD 5 million in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza to provide emergency food and medical supplies for the victims of the war-torn territory today.
  • Foreign Minister of Uganda Sam Kutesa today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He conveyed a message of felicitation to the Prime Minister from Mr Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, on his electoral victory, and an invitation to him to visit Uganda.

Business & Economy
  • A recent study report named ‘State-wise analysis of power sector: Consumption, demand & investment’ prepared by Assocham’s Economic Research Bureau has showed that Gujarat topped in new investments attracted by the power sector during the period 2004-05 and 2012-13.
  • Reliance Power Ltd, an Anil Ambani Group firm, has acquired the entire hydro power portfolio of Jaiprakash Power Ventures for an estimated Rs. 15,000 crore.

New Appointments
  • Mr. Ramesh   till recently GM – Vigilance at IDBI Bank joins SHCIL (Stock Holding Corporation Of India Ltd) as MD & CEO

  • Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull.
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 
    • India end day4 with 6 Gold, 9 Silver & 7 Bronze with a total of 22 medals.
    • Satish Sivalingam wins Gold & Ravi Katulu wins silver medal in men's 77kg weightlifting event.
    • Jitu Rai hits the bulls eye in 50 m men's pistol event; India's 7th Gold in the championship.
    • Gurpal Singh wins silver in 50m pistol men's event.
    • Gagan Narang wins silver in Men's 50m Rifle Prone event.
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  1. mam my icici po exam is on 1st of august... i am not sure whether there is a general knowledge section of questions asked ..pls clarify it... tel me the syllabus of it mam pls

    1. i applied for icici po...i didnt get my admit card...should we book the slot or will they notify us about the exam date

  2. Thanks for the update mam

  3. mam can i choose other state for po4 exam........mam plz tell whats the demerits of it

  4. sbi xam was on 27th july section was tough and i could attempt only 25 that 6 or 7 was nt correct.... am expectng nly 15 marks in that section... other sectns was very easy and am 100% confident... is dere any chance 4 me?? last time kerala ga cutof was 12....


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