27.08.2017 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

Uttarakhand

 

  • Uttarakhand government likely to bid for Sahara land in Haridwar

 

  • With an eye to expand its land pool in Haridwar, the Uttarakhand government is planning to explore possibilities of buying a land parcel of over 80 acres (reported to be worth around Rs 223 crore) which is owned by the Subrata Roy-led Sahara group in Haridwar. The land would be up for auction on July 28.

 

  • As per a notice issued by SEBI regarding the modalities involved in participating in the auction, the bidder has to deposit an amount equivalent to 25 % of the reserve price of the land as earnest money.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

  • Google Expands Public Wi-Fi to Indonesia.

 

  • After a successful run in India, Google has brought its public Wi-Fi programme ‘Google Station’ to Indonesia that will help improves access to Internet at railway stations and other locations.

 

  • Google is partnering with CBN and Fiberstar to bring high-speed public Wi-Fi to hundreds of locations across Indonesia.

 

  • Google, in collaboration with Railtel, has rolled out free Wi-Fi service at several railway stations in India, offering high-speed internet to millions of people.

 

  • Google launched its first free WiFi services at Mumbai Central station in January 2016.

 

  • London to Host 2018 Table Tennis Team World Cup

 

  • England has been awarded the right to host the 2018 Table Tennis Team World Cup, which will be held in London.

 

  • The event will take place at the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 22-25 February.

 

  • It will be the first major table tennis-only event to be held in London since Wembley hosted the 1954 World Championships.

 

  • The last team World Cup was held in Dubai in 2015, in which 12 men and 12 women teams took part.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

  • Union Government notifies Banking Regulation Amendment Act.

 

  • The Union Government notified theBanking Regulation (Amendment) Act,

  • The Parliament approved the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which replaced an ordinance in this regard.

  • It empowers the Central government to authorize the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to direct banking companies to resolve specific stressed assets.

 

  • The RBI had identified 12 accounts each having more than Rs. 5000 crore of outstanding loans and accounting for 25% of total NPAs of banks for referral for resolution under the bankruptcy law. The bulk of the NPAs are in various sectors including power, steel, road infrastructure and textiles.

 

  • India win U-15 SAFF Football Championship

 

  • India football team won the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)Under-15 Championship at the ANFA Complex.

  • Bangladesh’s Foysal Ahmed declared as the top scorer of the tournament.

  • India’s Vikram Pratap Singh was chosen as the Best playerof the tournament.

 

  • P V Sindhu Won Silver at World Badminton Championship 2017
  • PV Sindhu won the Silver medal in World Badminton Championship 2017.

  • She got defeated by Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara.

  • For India, it still is a historic edition since for the first time country’s shuttler are returning with two medals.

  • Saina Nehwal won a bronze in the same tournament.

 

 

  • Raghuram Rajan Pens Book ‘I Do What I Do’.

 

  • Raghuram Rajan is all set to publish a book ‘I Do What I Do’about his tenure as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) where he explains economic concepts and talks of issues like tolerance and connection between political freedom and prosperity.

 

  • The book is a collection of essays and speeches during his stint as RBI head.

 

  • This is not Mr. Rajan’s first book. He co-authored “Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists” with Luigi Zingales and wrote “Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy”, for which he was awarded the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs prize for best business book.

 

 

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