Daily Current Affairs 3 September 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 3 September 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 3 September 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 3 September 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Latest Cabinet reshuffle

  • PM Modi inducted 9 new ministers and promoted 4 to expand his Cabinet.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman became the Defence Minister.
  • Piyush Goyal got Railways and Coal.
  • Suresh Praphu got Commerce and Industry whereas Sushma Swaraj retained External Affairs Ministry.

2. Ram Rahim to lose access to VIP lounges

  • The Airports Authority of India has written to Civil Aviation Ministry to remove rape convict Ram Rahim Singh’s name from the list of people who have access to VIP lounges in the airports.
  • The access to lounges is granted to dignitaries like the PM, President and the Cabinet secretary among others.

3. World Bank suggest safety measures to Indian Railways

  • This was done to help the Railways in averting accidents.
  • It advised that the trains be painted yellow to enable visibility during twilight hours and has asked the Railways to set up an independent rail safety regulator.

4. 33 yr old building in Thane begins to tilt

  • The Thane Municipal Corporation evacuated the building after it began to tilt.
  • The civic body claimed that the tenants were unwilling to vacate the structure even after it had declared the structure dangerous and served notices.

International News

1. N Korea’s 6th nuclear test 9.8 times powerful

  • South Korean weather agency claimed that the 6th test was 9.8 times powerful than the 5th test conducted in Sep 2016.
  • N Korea has hailed the bomb test as a perfect success and a meaningful step to complete its nuclear programme.

2. UN suspends food aid to refugees in Myanmar

  • The UN’s World Food Programme(WFP) has suspended the aid works citing safety concerns as the ethnic violence escalated among Rohingya Muslims.
  • The violence erupted after Rohingya Muslims attacked Myanmar’s security forces last October

3.Duterte revokes order allowing to bomb mosques

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has revoked his order which allowed country’s military to bomb mosques in order to fight militants hiding in the mosque.
  • He said that the bombing will breed an unending hatred.

4. US takes control of Russian trade mission

  • The Russian trade mission building in Washington DC has been closed down and its staff are barred access.
  • The US State Department is conducting a search inside the building which the Russia’s US embassy spokesperson called ‘illegal’.

Business News

1. Aditya Birla Group’s valuation crosses $50 billion

  • The Group has crossed market capitalisation of $50 billion after the listing of Aditya Birla Capital.
  • Among Indian conglomerates, Tata is on the top with a total valuation of its listed firms at over Rs.8.46 lakh crore.

2. Infosys promoters offer shares for buyback

  • Promoters including Narayana Murthy and Nandan Nilekani have offered to sell around 1.77 crore shares worth Rs.2038 crore.
  • This is Infosys’s first buyback offer in its 36 yr history.

3. Nike fires 20% of employees in India

  • Sportswear giant Nike has fired 20% of its Indian workforce and asked many others to join its operations in Southeast Asia.
  • Earlier, as a cost cutting measure, Nike closed around 35% of its stores in India.

Sports News
1. Bumrah sets record for most wickets in 5-match ODI series

  • Jasprit Bumrah set the record in a 5-match bilateral ODI series after taking his tally in the India-Sri Lanka series to 15.
  • He overtook Australia’s Clint McKay who had taken 14 against Pakistan in 2010.

2. Rajyavardhan Singh first sportsman to become sports minister

  • Olympic silver medal winning shooter was named the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the cabinet reshuffle.
  • He is the first sportsperson to hold the position and he replaced Vijay Goel.

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