Current Affairs and News- Today Headlines Saturday 26th August 2017

Current Affairs and News
National

  • RBI has officially announced to brought Rs. 50 and Rs. 200 denomination currency Notes.
  • Specification of Rs. 50 Banknotes
  1. The base color of the note is Fluorescent Blue.
  2. It bears the signature of RBI Governor Urjit R. Patel and Mahatma Gandhi’s Portrait at the centre
  3. The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 135 mm.
  4. On front side of the note Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right. On the top left side and bottom right side, Number series is in form of growing size small to big.
  5. The Year of printing is to the left on the back side of the banknote.
  6. It has a motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse side.
  7. 15 Languages panel.
  8. Swachh Bharat logo and its slogan.
  • Specification of Rs. 200 Banknotes
  1. The base color of the note is Bright Yellow.
  2. It bears the signature of RBI Governor Urjit R. Patel and Intaglio of Mahatma Gandhi’s Portrait at the centre.
  3. The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 146 mm.
  4. It has Motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse side.
  5. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.
  6. The Year of printing is to the left on the back side of the banknote.
  7. 15 Languages panel.
  8. Swachh Bharat logo and its slogan,
  9. Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised Identification mark H with micro-text Rs 200, four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides.
  • Raghuram Rajan authored the Book ‘I Do What I Do’ on his RBI Stint.
  • In a bilateral meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal’s PM Sher Bahadur Deuba at New Delhi, India and Nepal signed 8 MoUs. in various fields, including Housing grant, prevention of drugs, post-earthquake econstruction packages in health and education sectors. India and Nepal jointly inaugurated the Kataiya-Kusaha and Raxaul-Parwanipur cross border Transmission lines.
  • UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) with CSC (common service centers) launched door step enrollment facility In Delhi for those citizens’ who can’t travel to Aadhar centers due to health or age issue.
  • Karnataka Agriculture Department inks a MoU with Microsoft India to develop “farm price forecasting model”. This model will help farmers, administration and others to understand the market behavior in advance by earlier forecasting of crops prices, weather, rainfall and external factors that impact market behavior.
  • DHFL(Dewan Housing Finance Limited) Pramerica Life Insurance Company made Dhanlaxmi Bank as its bancassurance partner. Bancassurance means selling insurance product through banks.
  • Uzbek India Trading House (Joint Venture Company) formed at Delhi during bilateral meeting between India and Uzbekistan in New Delhi.

 

International

  • Microsoft launched “Project Brainwave” for real-time Artificial Intelligence.
  • Co-founder Nandan Nilekani Returned to Infosys as non-executive chairman replacing R Seshasayee.
  • Indian Navy Band will Participate in International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower” at Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

Sports

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA(The Union of European Football Associations) Men’s Player of the Year award for 2016-17.
  • Upul Tharanga suspended for slow over-rate.
  • Sohail Khan recalled in Pak T20 squad for World XI series.
  • No Duleep Trophy in 2017-18 domestic calendar.
  • World Badminton C’ships: PV Sindhu stuns Sun Yu to reach semis.
  • Captain Jhingan turns into `Indian spiderman` Subrata Paul’s fan.
  • Messi told to leave Barca and prove his greatness.
  • Ronaldo beats Messi, Buffon to claim ‘Best Player in Europe’ award.
  • Test century No. 6 for Ben Stokes. Rapid as ever!

Tragedy

  • Veteran cinematographer Ramanda Sengupta (101 year old), who also known as country’s oldest cinematographer died in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • The former Marshall Islands foreign minister Mr.Tony de Brum (72 year old) has died aged 72.

Headlines

  • BJP chief Amit Shah and Union textile and I&B minister Smriti Irani took oath as Rajya Sabha members. Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu administered the oath to both of them. Both were elected to the upper house from Gujarat.
  • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said to Tax payers that they will have to link their PAN with Aadhaar within stipulated time. The government had mandated linking of PAN with Aadhaar by31st August 2017.
  • A CBI’s special court on Friday found guilty of raping and sexually exploiting two female disciples Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
  • 29 killed, 250 injured in violence after Dera chief’s conviction.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday said “a minor rape victim should not be forced to knock the doors of the court for getting permission to terminate her pregnancy raised due to any sexual offence.
  • ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) tells court Taj Mahal is a tomb not a temple.
  • Asian bronze-medallist Amit Phangal(49 Kg) has given a winning start to India at 19th World Boxing Championship at Hamburg, Germany. Amit Phangal defeated Italy’s Federico Serra in first round.
  • PV Sindhu defeated China’s Sun Yu to enter in the quarter-finals. And Kidambi Srikanth was beaten by South Korean Son Wan Ho in two successive sets 21-14, 21-18. At World Badminton Championships, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Sandeep Tomar (57kg) loosed the chance to play bronze-medal round at World Wrestling Championships at Paris, France.
  • The Sports Ministry has backed Heera Nand Kataria nomination for Dronacharya award. Selection panel nominated Kataria for his contribution in kabaddi.

Entertainment

Hollywood:

  • Amy Schumer dismisses rumors of equal pay; says ‘they aren’t true’.
  • Gal Gadot shuts down ‘Wonder Woman’ body shaming.
  • ‘The Batman’ is in DCEU, Matt Reeves confirms
  • James Cameron faces Twitter backlash for negative comments on ‘Wonder Woman’

Bollywood:

  • Keep calm and watch Sidharth’s ‘A Gentleman’ amid Ram Rahim verdict riots
  • It’s Out! Revamped version of `Chalti Hai Kya 9 se 12`
  • Sonam Kapoor confirms that she is doing ‘The Zoya Factor’
  • Varun’s `#Tantanatan` moment with Karisma Kapoor
  • ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ gets US release date
  • Simran’s melodious love ballad ‘Meet’ is out!

Technical

  • LIKE exceeds one million downloads on Android, IOS phones
  • Nandan Nilekani chairs first board meeting; reiterates to bring stability in Infosys
  • Tips every seller should follow while doing business through social media
  • Start-Up Expo-2017 creates platform for women entrepreneurs
  • Paytm targets 10 mn monthly tickets across its flights, trains and bus ticket bookings this year
  • BSNL has edge over Jio, Airtel, MTNL, RailTel, Google, Facebook and Tata Docomo in Wi-Fi
  • OMEGA launches limited edition commander’s watch to celebrate legend of James Bond.

Bollywood Gossips

  • Ajay Devgan-Emraan Hashmi starrer ‘Baadshaho’ gets clear chit from CBFC
  • Jacqueline Fernandez: No one has the right to judge my film journey
  • Ileana D’cruz talks about her striptease in ‘Baadshaho’ song ‘Rashke Qamar’

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