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Daily Current Affairs 01 September 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 01 September 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 01 September 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 01September 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Rajiv Gauba appointed as Union Home Secretary.

  • Rajiv Gauba on August 31 took charge as the Union Home Secretary after superannuation of incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi.
  • Interestingly, Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

2. Kokani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail receives 2016 Saraswati Samman.

  • Prominent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail was presented with the Saraswati Samman 2016 for his Novel ‘Hawthan’.
  • The novel published in 2009, captures cultural lives of traditional pottery community in Goa.

3. Rajeev Kumar takes charges as NITI Aayog Vice Chairman.

  • Economist Rajeev Kumar took over as Vice Chairman of government think tank NITI Aayog. He replaced Arvind Panagariya, an Indian-American economist who left the think tank to return academia.
  • Interestingly, PM Narendra Modi is the Chairman of NITI Aayog.

International News

1. Iraq plans to restore air service to Russia after 13 years.

  • Iraqi airways plans to resume flying between Baghdad and Moscow after 13-year break.
  • Flights between Russia and Iraq ceased at the start of the US military operation against the Saddam Hussain regime.

2. International Hindu conference begins in Nepal.

  • The three-day International Hindu Conference began with an aim of reinstating Kathmandu as the global capital of Hinduism.
  • Hindu scholars, religious leaders, Hindu activists and officials from different countries including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the US and the UK are attending the conference with the theme of ‘Emerging spiritualism: Renaissance of Hinduism’

3. ISIS chief Baghdadi likely still alive: US general.

  • Elusive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is probably still alive and likely hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, a senior US general said.
  • With a USD 25 million US bounty on his head, Iraq-born Baghdadi has successfully avoided an intense effort to seek him out for six years or more.

4. US bans its citizens from travelling to N Korea.

  • The United States banned its citizens from travelling to N Korea months after death of an American student who had been imprisoned in the country for 17 months.
  • Notably, violators of this ban could face 10 years imprisonment.

Business News

1. Swede’s ‘saab’ to tie up with Adani group to make fighter jets in India.

  • Sweden’s Saab will tie up with India’s Adani Group to bid for a contract to make fighter aircraft in India.
  • The partnership will compete with US defence giant Lockheed Martin in a two horse-race to equip the Indian military with single-engine jets to be produced locally under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make-in-India” initiative.

2. Reliance Foundation awarded with Prestigious Rashtriy Khel Protsahan Puraskar.

  • The Reliance Foundation was rewarded with the prestigious Rashtriya Khela Prostahan Award at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • This was awarded for its contribution to the promotion of sports.

3. Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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  • Retired Union Home secretary Rajiv Meharishi was appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General(CAG) of India.
  • Rajiv Meharshi will replace Shashikant Sharma as a 13th CAG of India.

Sports News

1. India post their biggest ODI win in SL, take 4-0 series lead.

  • With the help of centuries of Captain Virat and Vice captain Rohit, India defeated SL by 168 runs in Colombo.
  • Notably, this was 300th ODI of former Indian Captain MS Dhoni.

2. Virat Kohli scored highest runs in ODIs in 2017.

  • Indian Captain Virat Kohali became the leading ODI run scorer this year.
  • Kohli who has scored 907 runs this year, overtook S Africa’s Faf du Plessis, who has 814 runs in 2017.

3. India wins Bronze at World Boxing Championships.

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