Current Affairs 7th May 2017

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs 7th May 2017

NATIONAL:

  • Punjab govt makes Aadhar cards mandatory for all financial assistance schemes
  • Govt working towards transforming India into digitally empowered nation: RaviShankar
  • Consultation on effective implementation of Juvenile Justice Act, POCSO Act beginsin Jaipur
  • Haryana govt to offer meals at subsidised rates for workers
  • Odisha govt increases pension of freedom fighters
  • India’s First Private Sector Small Arms Manufacturing Plant Inaugurated
  • TRAI to launch app for users to rate call quality
  • Biggest Combing Operation in 15 years conducted in South Kashmir
  • Madhya Pradesh Assembly declares Narmada living entity
  • Facebook launches Express WiFi in India
  • Centre declares entire Assam as ‘disturbed’ area under AFSPA

INTERNATIONAL

  • Nepal’s Supreme Court orders reinstatement of Chief Justice Sushila Karki
  • Russia blocks China’s social media app WeChat
  • Russia, Turkey and Iran Sign Deal on Safe Zones in Syria
  • China to launch its own encyclopedia as a rival to Wikipedia

BANKING NEWS

  • RBI makes substantial changes in norms for dealing with stressed loan
  • Know About: The NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  • RBI tightens Rules for JLFs

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:

  • Forex Reserves Touch Life Time High of $372.73 billion
  • Reliance, SAP launch ‘SARAL GST’ solution for taxpayers
  • Quikr acquires home services start-up ‘Zimmber’

AWARDS AND HONOURS :

  • Kashmir based Saqib Majeed has bagged 2016 Wisden-MCC Cricket ‘Photograph of the Year’ Award

APPOINTMENTS:

  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta appointed Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University

SPORTS NEWS:

  • India’s Shiva Thapa, Sumit Sangwan reach final of Asian Boxing Championships
  • Sindhu awarded 2014 CWG medal prize money 3 years after win
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