07th September 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.NITI Aayog has constituted an Expert Task Force, headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar to provide a major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports.
2.Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All) Scheme in the State of Melaka, Malaysia.
3.India and Japan have agreed to collaborate closely in defense production including on dual-use technologies.
4.Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has been appointed as the first Indian woman Ambassador of the “Friend of Australia” (FOA) advocacy panel by Tourism Australia.
5.Exide Life Insurance has announced a partnership with Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank Ltd (PMC Bank) to offer its protection and savings products to the customers of PMC bank.
6.Andhra Pradesh government joined hands with a US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) to introduce India’s “Hyperloop” transportation system.
7.SBI Life Insurance has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of up to Rs.8,400 crore.
8.Gujarat International Finance-Tec City (GIFT City) has won the prestigious Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) Services Excellence Award.
9.India will host the 2019 edition of the Commonwealth (Youth, Junior, and Senior) Weightlifting Championships.
10.Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore retained a top position among Indian Universities in the Times World University Rankings 2018.(Topped by Oxford University).
11.The 7th edition of India-Sri Lanka joint maritime naval exercise “SLINEX 2017” was started near Vishakhapatnam in the Bay of Bengal.