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Current Affairs Quiz–4 4th September, 2017

Current Affairs – 4th September, 2017

  1. National Nutrition Week to be observed from 1st to 7th September
  •  The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September.
  • The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 is “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health”.
  • The basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately National development.
  • The Food and Nutrition Board of Ministry of Women & Child Development, through its 43 Community Food and Nutrition Extension Units (CFNEUs) located in 30 States/UTs, will coordinate with concerned Department of the State/UT Governments, National Institutions, NGOs and organize State/UT Level Workshops, Orientation Training of Fields Functionaries, Awareness Generation Camps, Community meetings during the week on the specified theme.

  1. BRICS Summit kicks off; Xi, Modi display bonhomie
  • The Summit will be the first gathering when the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will meet after New Delhi and Beijing decided on “expeditious disengagement” of their border troops in the disputed Doklam area on August 28 after over a two month standoff between them.
  • Apart from the restricted meet, the leaders will participate in the plenary during which they will explore ways to enhance cooperation within the members of the grouping in key areas.
  • They will also deliberate on international issues of significance, including global economy and challenges.
  • The Summit will end with the adoption of a Xiamen declaration, which will capture the essence of the deliberations and future road map.

  1. Fincare Small Finance Bank starts operations with 25 branches
  • Fincare Small Finance Bank (previously known as Disha Microfin Limited) on Friday kick-started its banking operations with about 25 operational branches across Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
  • The bank was given final small finance bank (SFB) licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in May this year.
  • On the day of its launch, the bank raised over Rs. 225 crore of deposits from its about 1000-odd depositors. This forms about 15 per cent of the bank’s existing balance sheet of Rs. 2000 crore, which includes Rs. 1,350 crore as loans and advances, Rs. 450 crore as investments besides the deposits.
  • The bank aims to be digitally driven, rural and semi-urban bank, focusing on the priority sectors and retail segments of micro and small enterprises.
  • Fincare has laid ambitious plan to have 10 million customers with a deposit base of Rs. 14,000 crore and assets of Rs. 20,000 crore by 2022.

  1. Karnataka to roll out Universal Health Scheme
  • The Karnataka Government has decided to roll out a new Universal Health Scheme (UHC) from November 1 (Karnataka Rajyotsava Day) for providing medical treatment to all 1.40 crore households of the State.
  • The new scheme called “Arogya Bhagya” would eliminate overlapping of existing multiple health schemes and duplication in funds release
  • Regardless of income, all citizens can use the benefits of the new scheme. The annual cost of implementing the new scheme would be ₹869.4 crore.
  • Households of rural and urban areas would be enrolled with Aadhaar details with contribution of ₹ 300 and ₹ 700 per person, respectively.
  • Under the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act, the Government would fix rates for various secondary and tertiary procedures to be paid to private hospitals. Till amendment to the KPME Bill (2017) was done, Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust (SAST) rates would apply for all procedures. The average expenditure would be ₹ 25,000.

  1. Hyderabad airport bags energy efficiency award
  • Hyderabad International Airport Ltd has bagged the National Award for ‘Excellence’ in Energy Management at a conference hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • The event held here focused on recognising companies that are engaged in energy efficiency initiatives and displaying commitment towards energy conservation.
  • During the event, airport developer GMR made a presentation highlighting the energy savings of around 14.8 million units (MU) over the last three years and a drastic decline in green house gases (GHG) emissions after adopting various energy saving measures at the airport.

  1. Star India bags IPL media rights
  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) will find a new home in Star India starting next year. In an all-conquering bid that will cost media baron Rupert Murdoch Rs 16,347.50 crore ($2.55 billion) over the next five years, the Indian entertainment arm swept the global media rights of the IPL, trumping a dozen other tech and media giants. Among those it beat out were Facebook, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Sony.
  • Star India’s global bid exceeded the sum of the individual highest bids in the seven categories, which added up to Rs 15,819.51 crore, by 3.3%. Star India, which was the only one to submit a global bid, will have to pay Rs 54.5 crore per match, making IPL the costliest cricket property in the world.
  • Star India, which also owns the rights to all Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) matches played in India, pays around Rs 43 crore per match under that contract. BCCI owns and runs IPL.

 

  1. MS Dhoni creates world record, becomes first wicketkeeper with 100 ODI stumpings
  • MS Dhoni reached another milestone as he became the first wicketkeeper to have 100 stumpings to his names in one-day international. Dhoni surpassed former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara who had 99 stumpings in 404 matches.
  • The 36-year old reached the milestone by stumping Akila Dananjaya off Yuzvendra Chahal on the last ball of the 45th over in the fifth and the final ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
  • Dhoni, recently, became the sixth Indian player to play 300 matches in the 50-over format. Fourth one-dayer against Sri Lanka in Colombo on August 31 was Dhoni’s 300th match. He joined the elite club comprising of Mohammed Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh.

  1. John Ashbery, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, dies at 90
  • John Ashbery, an enigmatic giant of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died at age 90.
  • Ashbery was the first living poet to have a volume published by the Library of America dedicated exclusively to his work. His 1975 collection, “Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror,” was the rare winner of the book world’s unofficial triple crown: the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle prize.
  • In 2011, he was given a National Humanities Medal and credited with changing “how we read poetry.”

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