Current affairs updates for September 28th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

1. Soon, you will be able to order diesel online

Delivery will be made at doorstep

 

Speaking at the India Mobile Congress Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and officials in his Ministry said “The Ministry of Petroleum is working towards creating an e-commerce platform in which customers can order diesel online and get delivery at their doorstep”

2.Army hits ultras on Myanmar border

No casualty: Army

 

The Kolkata-based Eastern Army Command has said that “The Army has inflicted heavy casualties on NSCN(K) militants in an operation close to the Myanmar border on Wednesday morning.”
It said in an official statement “In the early hours of 27 September, a column of the Army, while operating along the India-Myanmar border, was fired upon by unidentified insurgents,”.

3. Cabinet approves anti-superstition Bill

To be tabled

 

The State Cabinet approved the much-delayed and debated Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017 — better known as the anti-superstition Bill — which seeks to ban among other practices the controversial ‘made snana’ ritual (devotees rolling over plantain leaves having food leftovers) in public/religious places.

4. CCS clears internal security scheme

It will strengthen law and order mechanism and mordernise the police forces

 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that ” The Union Cabinet has approved a ₹25,000-crore internal security scheme to strengthen the country’s law and order mechanism and mordernise the police forces”.

5. CSIR’s biggest global deal stalled

₹45-crore agreement on the rocks as Ethiopian agency fails to release funds

 

A person familiar with the development said “The biggest international deal signed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to transfer technology and training to a company in Ethiopia has stalled.”
The CSIR had signed a $7 million (₹45 crore approximately) agreement with the Metal Industries Development Institute (MIDI) on June 13.

6. Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

Women rejoice

 

Saudi King Salman ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, state media said, ending the conservative Islamic kingdom’s status as the only country where that is forbidden.
According to state news agency SPA “The royal decree ordered the formation of a ministerial body to give advice within 30 days and then implement the order by June 2018”

7. Twitter scraps 140-character limit

Meant to even out differences caused by different scripts

 

Twitter announced that it is doubling its character limit to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. In an official blog post, the company announced that the feature is being availed by a small group of people for testing.
At its inception, a tweet, modelled after an SMS message, was restricted to 140 characters. Over the years, Twitter found ways to sneak in a few more characters, first by excluding any form of media and later the @reply from the character count.

8. India woos SMEs in Britain

Scouts for 50 firms for investments as part of ‘Access India’

 

The Indian High Commission in London has begun an initiative to encourage small and medium sized British businesses to invest in India, in a renewed focus away from the larger firms that aims to match the success of the relationship between India and Germany which has seen strong partnerships in this area.

9. Citibank, SCB invest in SWIFT India

SWIFT, however, did not reveal the extend of investment by Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank

 

Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) have become shareholders of SWIFT India Domestic Services Private Limited.
Through shared resources and capital, SWIFT India enables harmonised exchange of structured financial information between domestic participants in the domestic Indian community. SWIFT India opened for a second capital call that was oversubscribed, with Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank showing keenness to be a part of the initiative.

10. LVB gets board nod to raise Rs 800 cr via rights issue

Capital Raising Committee to determine the terms and conditions of the issue

 

Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) is planning to raise funds through rights issue. The bank’s Board of Directors’ approved the financial entity’s proposal to raise funds by way of issue of equity shares on rights basis to existing shareholders of the LVB for an amount of up to Rs 800 crore.

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