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Daily Current Affairs 3 June 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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National News
1. Indian Army team climb Mount Everest without using oxygen cylinders.

  • A team of four Indian Army personnel successfully climbed Mount Everest without using oxygen cylinders.
  • They have become the first team to scale the world’s highest peak without supplementary oxygen.
  • More than 4,000 people have so far climbed the 8,848-metre peak, of which only 187 people have done this without oxygen on individual basis.
  • Mount Everest is Earth’s highest mountain having height of 8,848 m.

2. IIT Kharagpur develops Ambu Sens.

  • IIT Kharagpur has developed a wireless technology to remotely monitor condition of patients ferried in ambulances.
  • ‘AmbuSens’, the technology has been developed in the SWAN lab of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kharagpur.
  • It is capable of wireless monitoring of various physiological parameters like ECG, heart-rate, temperature and blood-pressure.
  • It can be used to ensure remote monitoring of patient condition by the doctors even before they reach the hospital.

3. Samsung to setup technical schools.

  • Samsung India has signed a MoU with the Ministry of MSME for setting up two new Samsung Technical Schools in Bengaluru and Jamshedpur.
  • The company announced MSME-Samsung Technical School Scholarship programme, under which 1,000 girls and differently-abled trainees will be given a grant of up to Rs. 20,000.
  • Samsung already runs 10 such schools in collaboration with Departments of Technical Education.

4. SEBI forms committee on corporate governance.

  • Markets regulator SEBI has set up a committee to improve the standards of corporate governance of listed companies.
  • The committee will be setup under the chairmanship of Uday Kotak, chief of Kotak Mahindra Bank.
  • The committee would make recommendations to SEBI on ensuring independence in spirit of independent directors.
  • The panel would also suggest measures for addressing issues faced by investors on voting and ways for improving effectiveness of board evaluation practices.
  • Chairman of SEBI – Ajay Tyagi

International News
1. Leo Varadkar to be next Ireland PM.

  • Ireland’s governing Fine Gael party has elected Indian origin Leo Varadkar to become Republic of Ireland’s next Prime Minister.
  • He will become Ireland’s youngest ever and first gay Prime Minister.
  • He will be succeeding Enda Kenny.
  • Capital of Ireland – Dublin
  • Currency of Ireland – Euro

2. UN Security Council expands sanctions against North Korea.

  • UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution with new sanctions against North Korea after it launched its ninth ballistic missile test of the year.
  • The new sanctions extend a travel ban and asset freeze on high-level North Korean officials and state entities that deal with the program.
  • The U.N. resolution sanctions four North Korean entities, which include trading firms Koryo Bank and the Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People’s Army as well as fourteen people.
  • The U.N. Security Council first imposed sanctions on Pyongyang in 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs.
  • Headquarters of UNSC – New York, United States

3. Chinese malware ‘Fireball’ hits computers globally.

  • A Chinese malware named ‘Fireball’ has infected over 250 million computers worldwide.
  • The new threat called “Fireball” is designed to hijack browsers to change the default search engine and track their web traffic on behalf of a Beijing-based digital marketing firm called Rafotech.
  • Fireball has the ability to spy on victims, perform efficient malware dropping, and execute any malicious code in the infected machines.
  • Countries like India and Brazil are worst hit with close to 25 million infected machines each.

Business News
1. Vivo becomes smartphone sponsor for FIFA World Cup.

  • Vivo has become the official sponsor for the 2018 and 2022 editions of FIFA World Cup.
  • Vivo has signed an agreement with International Federation of Association Football to sponsor the FIFA World Cup for six years.
  • It will pay about 60-70 million euros a year to sponsor tournaments.
  • Vivo sponsors the Indian Premier League and Pro Kabaddi League in India.
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia while 2022 edition will be held in Qatar.

Sports News
1. Lionel Messi theme park to open in China.

  • Lionel Messi’s amusement park “Messi Experience Park” will open in China in 2019.
  • The park will use virtual and augmented reality to re-run the highlights of his career and take people through training sessions with a VR Messi.
  • Messi hopes it would inspire a new generation of footballers in China.
  • Mediapro will run the theme park along with Phoenix Group.
  • Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

2. Nitin Kumar wins boys singles title.

  • Indian wild card Nitin Kumar Sinha defeated Malaysian player Christian Didier Chin to win the boys singles title of HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship.
  • Nitin defeated Chin 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in a final match.

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