Daily Current Affairs 2nd July, 2017

Daily Current Affairs 2nd July 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Uttarakhand becomes 20th state to ban begging

Uttarakhand has banned begging, making it one of the twenty states and two union territories to have banned the practice.

  • Following a High Court order, the state issued the notification that gives the police right to arrest people begging on the streets. Notably, the begging ban was earlier applicable only in the temple town of Haridwar.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

World’s oldest emergency phone line marks 80th anniversary

Police forces across Britain has celebrated 80th anniversary of World’s oldest emergency phone line since the introduction of the world’s first emergency call telephone number 80 years ago

  • Now the 999 number to alert police, fire, ambulance and coastguard in emergencies is the best-known phone number in Britain.


FINANCE & ECONOMY

RBI to release Rs. 1700 cr towards farm loan payments

According to a statement from Press Information Bureau (PIB), an amount of Rs. 23, 000 crore is to be disbursed to the State farmers by the RBI. As an immediate measure, Rs. 1700 crore will be released now.


PNB to block all Maestro debit cards from July 31

Punjab National Bank has announced that its Maestro debit cards holders will face a card blockage if they fail to replace it with a more secure EMV chip based card by the end of this month.

  • As per RBI advisory, existing magnetic stripe only cards need to be replaced with EMV chip and pin based cards by December 31, 2018, irrespective of the validity period of the cards.
  • And from January 31, 2016 onwards, banks are directed to issue only EMV based debit and credit cards.


SPORTS

New Kalinga stadium to host 22nd AAC

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated the new Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha which will host the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships (ACC) from July 5-9.


Djokovic clinches Eastbourne tennis title

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has defeated France’s Gael Monfils to clinch the Eastbourne International title.



OBITUARIES

Former Indian diplomat Nirupam Sen dead

Nirupam Sen, a former Indian Permanent Representative to the UN has passed away.


Veteran Himachal journalist dead

Veteran journalist Ravinder Randev, who was active in journalism in Himachal Pradesh for over four decades has passed away.



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