Current Affairs - 2017

RBI appoints Surekha Marandi as executive director

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director (ED). She was appointed in place of U S Paliwal who retired on December 31, 2016. In her new role, she will look after Consumer Education and Protection Department, Financial Inclusion and Development Department, and Secretary’s Department of the RBI. About… Read More »

Donald Trump names Robert Lighthizer as US trade representative

US President-elect Donald Trump named prominent trade attorney Robert Lighthizer as his chief trade negotiator. He will be in charge of negotiating deals and engaging in trade relationships with other countries. Earlier, Robert Lighthizer had served as the Deputy United States Trade Representative under the Ronald Regan administration and is known for harsh critic of… Read More »

National Green Tribunal orders stay on Pune Metro Rail work

The Western Zone Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued an interim stay on the proposed portion of Pune Metro Rail project route passing through the Mula-Mutha river bed in the city. The directive was given by a two-judge Bench of justices UD Salvi and Ajay Deshpande acting on an Environmental Interest Litigation… Read More »

Current Affairs Daily Digest: January 3, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for January 3, 2017 with important tid-bits on current affairs. National Current Affairs National Green Tribunal orders stay on Pune Metro Rail work CCPA decides to convene Budget Session of Parliament from January 31 Core sector output growth slows to 4.9% in November 2016 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to highlight… Read More »

CCPA decides to convene Budget Session of Parliament from January 31

The meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has decided to convene Budget Session of Parliament from January 31, 2017. The meeting was chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The general budget will be present on 1st February 2017 and the first part of the Budget Session will run till 9th February 2017.… Read More »

Karnataka Minister H S Mahadeva Prasad passes away

Karnataka Cooperation and Sugar Minister H S Mahadeva Prasad passed away in Chikamagalur following a massive cardiac arrest. He was 58. Prasad had become a minister in the Siddaramaiah cabinet after winning Assembly polls representing Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district for the fifth time. He had become a minister in Karnataka for the third time. Earlier… Read More »

SC sacks BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke

The Supreme Court has sacked Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur and BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke after they failed to implement the reforms recommended by the Justice Lodha committee. The apex court held that Mr. Thakur and Mr. Shirke are unfit to continue at helm of BCCI for their obstructionist… Read More »

Seeking votes on religious basis a corrupt act: SC

The Supreme Court in its latest verdict has held that election candidates cannot seek votes on the grounds of the religion, caste, creed, community or language of voters. The ruling was given by a 4-3 majority of the seven-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur. It held that if the candidate is found… Read More »