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August 14, 2017

14th August 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (14th August 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 14th August 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (14th August) is the Independence Day of Pakistan
    • Note : Pakistan celebrates it's Independence day a day before India because the British Viceroy Lord Mountbatten transferred power to Pakistan on August 14, 1947, so that he could be present in New Delhi the next day for India's Independence Day celebrations. 
    • To celebrate this year's Independence Day, Pak hoisted a 400-foot-high flag at the Attari-Wagah border. 
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    • This Pakistani flag, the country's highest, is reportedly also the highest in South Asia and the 8th highest in the world.
  • India and Russia for first time are going to conduct Indra Tri-Services Exercise, involving their Armies, Navies and the Air Forces in October 2017 to further ramp up military ties. 
    • Note : It will be for the first time India will participate in a tri-services exercise with a foreign country with such large scale participation by Army, Navy and Air Force.
    • A total of 350 Indian Army personnel will participate in the event.
    • This exercise will be held in October at Russia. 
    • Main focus of this exercise is to achieve coordination between forces of the two countries.
  • The Russian Air Force will begin training female military pilots for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
  • Bangladesh is going to conduct Indian Ocean Naval Symposium’s (IONS) Maiden International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) in November 2017 at the Bay of Bengal. 
    • IONS - Indian Ocean Naval Symposium
    • There are 35 members - navies of the IONS which have been geographically grouped into the following four sub-regions:-
      • South Asian Littorals : India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles and Sri Lanka
      • West Asian Littorals : Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen
      • East African Littorals : Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eriteria, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan and Tanzania
      • South East Asian and Australian Littorals :  Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Timor Leste.
  • The India-ASEAN Youth Summit began in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh to commemorate 25th anniversary of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)–India dialogue partnership in the ongoing year.
    • The first of its kind event was organised by Union Foreign Ministry, Union Sports Ministry, Madhya Pradesh government and India Foundation.
National Current Affairs
  • India's first 'Railways disaster management village', to be developed at a cost of ₹44.42 crore, on the outskirts of Bengaluru by December next year. 
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University, India's first aviation university, will be inaugurated on August 18 at Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh). 
New Appointments
  • Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio, has additionally been appointed as the CEO of Rajya Sabha TV
    • Vempati, the first non-IAS officer to head Prasar Bharati, will replace Gurdeep Singh Sappal, who has been serving as the CEO and editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV since 2011. 
Books & Authors
  • The Adivasi Will Not Dance, a book of short stories by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, has been banned by the Jharkhand government on the grounds that it is offensive to the dignity of Santhal women.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Implementing the latest UN sanctions against the reclusive state over its nuclear programme, China today announced a ban on imports of coal, Iron Ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and sea food from North Korea.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Delhi-based Kshitij Kumar Singh, a 13-year-old striker has signed for Netherlands-based football club NEC Nijmegen.
  • Indian pair of KMairaj han and Rashmmi Rathore won Gold in the mixed skeet team event on the concluding day of the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Kazakhstan today. 
    • Important Note : India finished the championship with a total of 8 Medals.
  • Former world champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of retirement after 12 years today to participate in Rapid and Blitz tournament in St Louis, Missouri. 
  • France's Yohann Diniz won the Men's 50-kilometre walk at the IAAF World Championships in London today. 
    • With this, the 39 year old became the oldest man to win a world athletics championship
  • The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has release the Notification for IBPS PO VII Today. 
    • Check complete details of this notification from HERE
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