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Current Affairs Quiz–3 3rdSeptember, 2017

Current Affairs – 3rdSeptember, 2017

 

  1. Cabinet Reshuffle Highlights: Nirmala Sitharaman First Woman Defence Minister After Indira Gandhi
  •  ·In Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third cabinet rejig, Nirmala Sitharaman was named defence minister, taking over from Arun Jaitley, while Piyush Goyal took over railways from Suresh Prabhu.
  • Among the new ministers of State are two former bureaucrats, one retired diplomat and an ex-police commissioner – an indication of the Prime Minister’s focus on professionalism and administrative experience.
  • Here is the list:
  1. Former Mumbai Police chief Satyapal Singh
  2. Former IAS officer Alphons Kannanthanam
  3. Lok Sabha MP’s from M.P Virendra Kumar
  4. From Karnataka Anant Kumar Hegde
  5. From Rajasthan Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
  6. From Bihar Ashwini Kumar Choubey & Raj Kumar Singh
  7. 8.. Rajya Sabha MP from U.P Shiv Pratap Shukla

  1. Government issues alert on spread of ‘Locky Ransomware’
  • The government has issued an alert on spread of new malware ‘Locky Ransomware’ that can lock computers and demand ransom for unlocking them.
  • Ransomware is a malicious software and the Locky Ransomware is learnt to be demanding ransom of half bitcoin, which at present rate is equivalent to over Rs 1.5 lakh.
  • The alert, issued on Cyber Swachhta Kendra, said it has been reported that a new wave of spam mails is circulating with common subject lines to spread variants of Locky Ransomware.

 

  1. Five banks of BRICS nations sign pact for credit lines
  • Five banks of the BRICS Bank Cooperation Mechanism have agreed to establish credit lines in the national currencies and cooperate on credit ratings.
  • Brazilian Development Bank, Vnesheconombank, Export-Import Bank of India, China Development Bank and Development Bank of South Africa signed the agreement in Beijing.
  • The agreement on credit ratings enables them to share information about internal credit ratings and rating assessment.
  • Ahead of the BRICS summit, the New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved 1.4 billion US dollar loans for sustainable development projects in India, Russia and China.
  • For India, the Bank has approved 470 million US dollars loan for Madhya Pradesh’s Multi-Village Rural Drinking Water Supply Scheme Project.

  1. Hockey India sacks chief coach Roelant Oltmans
  • Hockey India sacked Oltmans with immediate effect and made High Performance Director David John in charge of the national men’s team till a suitable replacement is found.
  • The HI arrived at the decision after a three-day review meeting of its High Performance and Development Committee.
  • Oltmans had joined the Indian team as High Performance Director in January 2013 and took over as coach in July 2015 after the ouster of Paul Van Ass.

 

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