Daily Current Affairs – 29 June 2017

  • ISRO successfully launched GSAT-17 communication Satellite, on board the Ariane-5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center at French Guiana.

  • Petya Ransomware is found as part of a new wave of cyber-attacks and has infected computer servers across the world.

  • Odisha is all set to become the 1st state in the country to have a blood bank for the cattle.

  • Election Commission of India joined hands with Facebook to launch nationwide voter registration reminder. Will remind eligible Indian voters to register themselves on the electoral rolls.

  • Dr Manoj Soni has taken charges, Office and Secrecy as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

  • MoUs signed between between India and Netherlands:
  • MOU on Cultural Cooperation,
  • MOU on Water Cooperation
  • Agreement on Amending Social Security Arrangement

  • To combat rising pollution and climate change, China has officially started building the world’s first ‘Forest City.

  • UNESCO has crowned Sharjah with the prestigious ‘the World Book Capital’ for 2019.

  • Vidya Balan has been named the ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

  • As per Social Progress Tier, India comes in the Lower-Middle tier, along with China, Nepal, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. India with an aggregate score of 58.39 is Rank 93 among the 128 countries.

  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company and Utkarsh Small Finance Bank have signed an agreement for the distribution of general insurance products through the bank’s network of branches across the country.

  • Priyanka Chopra has been appointed as the ambassador for government’s flagship Skill India campaign.

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