21 &22.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

 

 

  • The State govt was celebrating Year 2017-18 as Garib Kalyan Varsh.

 

  • Chief Minister will distribute assets worth crores on the occasion. Approx 44,000 benefeciares from 10 villages of , ,Ramgarh and Kolhan are expected to participate in the event.

 

 

  • Now fish farmers could also claim for loan under FCC(Fish credit cards).

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

·       Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Internet Calling Apps like WhatsApp and Skype

 

  • Saudi Arabia introduced the ban of internet phone calls – known as Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) in 2013.
  • Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince,Mohammed bin Salman lifted theban on voice calls on Skype, Whatsapp and other applications to make Saudi Arabia more attractive for business.

 

·       Nigerian Zannah Mustapha wins UN High Commission for Refugees 2017 Award

  • For Educating Boko Haram Victims, a Nigerian, Mr Zannah Mustapha, the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)2017 Nansen Refugees Award.
  • Mr Mustapha will be presented with his award at ceremony in the Swiss city of Geneva on 2 October.

 

·       International Day of Peace -21st September

 

  • Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This day was established in 1981 by unanimousUnited Nations(UN) resolution.
  • Theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

 

·       launches fastest bullet train in the World, running between Beijing and Shanghai

 

  • China launches the world’s fastest bullet train ‘Fuxing’ between Beijing and Shanghai at 350 kms per hour, covering the 1,250-km-long distance in just 4 hours and 30 minutes.
  • China has the world’s longest high-speed rail network of over 22,000 kilometres, about 60% per cent of the world’s total.

 

·       Qatar Airways becomes the World’s First Airline to launch Double beds in Business Class

  • Qatar Airways has put double beds in the business class sections of aeroplanes from London to Doha in Qatar.
  • Such cabins, called Qsuites will be rolled out next in flights from Paris and New York.

 

·       Liliane Bettencourt, Richest Woman in the World Dies at 94

 

  • French businesswoman and heiress of cosmetics giant L’OrealLiliane Bettencourt, 94, has died.

    In March 2017, Forbes ranked Bettencourt the world’s richest woman, putting her net worth at $39.5 billion.

 

NATIONAL 

 

·       Rs. 5 lakh annual scholarship for Athletes under revamped Khelo programme

 

  • The Narendra Modi government will invest Rs 1,756 crorefor a period of three years for the revamping of ‘Khelo India’ scheme, which has been taken with twin goals: Sports For All and Sports For Excellence.
  • Each athlete selected under this scheme will receive an annual scholarship worth Rs 5 lakh for 8 consecutive years.
  • Some features of this programme:

    A pan India scholarship which will sponsor at least 1000 athletes across India.

    2. It will cover around 200 million children in the age group of 10-18 under a massive national physical fitness drive.

 

·       Indias First indigenously built Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari delivered to Navy

  • The first of the Scorpene class submarines,INS Kalvari, was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL).
  • Kalvari is named after the dreaded Tiger Shark, a deadly deep sea predator of the Indian Ocean.
  • Similarly, other Scorpene class submarines Khanderi and Karanj are undergoing trials and development.

 

·       Kuldeep Yadav becomes First Indian spinner to take hat trick in ODIs

 

  • Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav (22-year-old from Kanpur) became the first Indian spinner to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket during the second match of the ongoing series against Australiaat Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
  • Yadav took the wickets of Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in consecutive balls in his eighth over. This was the first ODI hat-trick by an Indian in over 26 years.
  • He becomes the third Indian to achieve this feat, after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma.
  • Yadav had also become the first Indian to take a hat-trick in the U-19 World Cup, achieving the feat against Scotland in 2014.

 

·       film Newton chosen as Indias official entry to Oscars 2018

  • The Rajkummar Rao starrer black comedy bollywood  film ‘Newton’ has been selected as India’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film categoryat Oscars 2018.
  • Directed byAmit V Masurkar.
  • The Film Federation Of India (FFI) confirmed this nomination
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