03rd and 04th September 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.President Ramnath Kovind laid the foundation stone for a link – 4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme (SAUNI) Yojana in Rajkot, Gujarat.
2.Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first wicket keeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals (ODIs).
3.Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. has bagged the National Award for ‘Excellence’ in Energy Management at a conference hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
4.The 9th BRICS summit has kicked off in Xiamen, China.
5.Karnataka Bank has bagged Best Bank Award among Small Banks for use of Technology for Financial Inclusion in the 13th IDRBT Banking Technology Excellence Awards 2016-17.
6.Nuclear scientist U. Kamachi Mudali has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the Heavy Water Board.
7.New Cabinet Ministers:
Nitin Gadkari – Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Minister of Shipping.
Piyush Goyal – Minister of Railways
Nirmala Sitharaman – Minister of Defence
Suresh Prabhu – Minister of Commerce and Industry
Uma Bharati – Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Minister of Minority Affairs
8.Pulitzer prize winner John Ashbery has passed away.
9.NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to return to Earth after completing 288 days in Space.
10.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was appointed as the country’s Youth Affairs and Sports Minister.
11.Nepal has signed a USD 635 million UN assistance package for 2018-2022 to lay out the country’s development strategy for the next five years.