Current Affairs For Sarkari Naukri Preparation 02nd August 2017

World breastfeeding week – August 1-7, 2017

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Tuesday 1 August marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week. According to the World Health Organisation, 37% of deaths in children under the age of five are as a result of malnutrition.

It was found that by breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life, these deaths can be decreased by 13%.

Mowbray Maternity Hospital’s clinical facilitator Viyiswa Rurumeni says breastfeeding is beneficial for both mother and baby.

“Breastfeeding reduces the need for trips to the healthcare facilities and costs incurred by ill health. It also reduces incidents of breast cancer in mothers, ovarian cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.”


Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Army Medic.

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President Trump awarded his first Medal of Honor on Monday to 71-year-old James McCloughan, a former army medic who served during the Vietnam War. At a Monday ceremony at the White House, McCloughan accepted the military’s highest honor for his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” during a bloody, 48-hour battle in 1969. He joins a group of more than 3,500 U.S. service members who have received the award since its inception in 1861.


China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti.

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China formally opened its first overseas military base on Tuesday with a flag raising ceremony in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, the same day as the People’s Liberation Army marks its 90th birthday, state media said.

Djibouti’s position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fueled worry in India that it would become another of China’s “string of pearls” military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

China began construction of a logistics base in Djibouti last year. It will be used to resupply navy ships taking part in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions off the coasts of Yemen and Somalia, in particular.


Marian Diamond, neuroscientist who studied Einstein’s brain, dies at 90.

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Marian Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein’s brain and “literally changed the world” with groundbreaking work on rats that showed the brain’s anatomy can change with experience, has died. She was 90.

Diamond, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, died on 25 July in Oakland, the university said.

Diamond became famous in 1984 when she examined preserved slices of Einstein’s brain and found it had more support cells than the average person’s brain.


Mukesh Ambani is Asia’s second richest person with net worth of $35.2B.

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Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani is now the second-wealthiest person in Asia after adding $12.5 billion (around Rs 80,000 crore) to his wealth this year.

Mukesh Ambani, the long-time chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), has overtaken Hong Kong real estate mogul Li Ka-Shing to become the second-richest person in Asia as his company’s shares hit a record high.

Ambani has added $12.5 billion to his wealth this year alone, taking his net worth to a total of $35.2 billion (around Rs 2.2 lakh crore), according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This surge in wealth also makes him the 19th richest man in the world, up from 29th at the end of 2016. Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma is currently the richest person in Asia with a net worth of $43.7 billion.


Commodity trade at 4 Indo-Bangla border haats allowed.

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The government has allowed trade of several commodities such as locally produced vegetables and garments at four border haats between India and Bangladesh, the commerce ministry today said.

The commodities will be allowed to be traded in the border haats at — Baliamari-Kalaichar, Lauwaghar – Balat, East Madugram and Middle Place of Sagaria – Srinagar, and Tarapur – Kamalsagar.

The products include fruits, spices, bamboo, bamboo grass, items of cottage industries, agricultural equipment, fruit juice, toiletries, cosmetics and stationary.


Lt Gen Abhay Krishna named chief of eastern command amid China border tensions.

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Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna has been appointed as head of the Army’s crucial Eastern Command which guards a major part of Sino-India border including the Sikkim sector where armies of India and China have been locked in a face-off. Lt. Gen. Krishna, who was heading the Army’s South Western Command and has vast experience of the Sikkim sector, succeeds Lt. Gen.

Praveen Bakshi, who retired today. “Lt Gen Abhay Krishna brings with him a great measure of professional competence and vast operational experience,” the Army said in a statement. He has served four tenures along the Line of Actual Control on the northern borders and commanded an infantry battalion in Sikkim.

He had also commanded an infantry division and a Corps in the Northeast. Krishna will assume charge of the Eastern command tomorrow. He is a gallantry award winner in counter insurgency operations in Manipur and commanded Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in the Kashmir Valley. He had also served two tenures as UN observer in Mozambique and Rawanda and another in Burundi.


Summer Olympics Host : Paris , Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES — The Summer Olympics will head to Los Angeles in 2028.

The city said it has struck a deal with the International Olympic Committee to host the games. The announcement clears the way for Paris to hold the Olympics in 2024.

Earlier this month, the IOC broke with tradition by deciding to award two games at once. It said the 2024 and 2028 games would go to Paris and Los Angeles — it just hadn’t decided which city would get which year.


Moeen Ali First English Spinner in 79 Years to Take Test Hat-trick.

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Moeen Ali on Monday became the thirteenth Englishman to take a hat-trick in a Test match as he took the last three wickets of the South African innings to guide the hosts to a massive 239-run win in the third Test at the Kensington Oval. The victory puts England 2-1 up in the four-match series with the last Test starting on August 4 at the Old Trafford in Manchester.


Eminent Dhrupad singer Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar passes away at 78.

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Known to his admirers as Sayeed Bhaai, Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar succumbed to kidney and other related ailments. The maestro died in a Pune hospital late on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was part of the illustrious Dagar family of musicians.

Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar, one of the foremost exponents of the Dhrupad tradition, died in a Pune hospital late on Sunday evening following prolonged illness, an official said. He was 78. Sayeeduddin Dagar is survived by his two sons, said medical superintendent of MJM Hospital, Pune, Shrirang Patwardhan.

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