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Current Affairs 2017

Delhi Police chief Alok Verma appointed new CBI Director

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Alok Kumar Verma as the new CBI Director. His appointment will be for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of his office. Shri Alok Kumar Verma, currently Delhi Police commissioner, is a 1979 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR TRANSFORMING INDIA

The Planning Commission, which was established in 1950 was on 1st January 2015 replaced by a new body, NITI Aayog or National Institution for Transforming India, which will serve as a policy think-tank for the central as well as state governments and have Prime Minister as its chairperson. NITI Aayog will have a CEO and a vice chairperson, to be appointed by the Prime Minister, in addition to some full-time members and two part-time members, while four union ministers would serve as ex-officio members. The NITI Aayog will have a governing council comprising of all state chief ministers and Lt Governors and will work towards fostering a 'co-operative federalism' for providing a "national agenda" to the Centre and states.

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has made the following appointments to the NITI Aayog:

Vice Chairman : Shri Arvind Panagariya, Economist

Full-Time Members : Shri Bibek Debroy, Economist and Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Former Secretary Defence R&D

Ex-officio members : Shri Rajnath Singh (Union Minister), Shri Arun Jaitley (Union Minister), Shri Suresh Prabhu (Union Minister), Shri Radha Mohan Singh (Union Minister).

Special Invitees : Shri Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister), Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot (Union Minister), Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani (Union Minister)

Prime Minister of India and his Cabinet Minister

Shri Narendra Damodar Das Modi has been taken oath as 15th Prime Minister of India along with his cabinet minister & minister of state. Cabinet Ministers Minister's Name Portfolios Mr. Narendra Damodar Das Modi Prime Minister of India, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space, All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister. Rajnath Singh Home Affairs Sushma Swaraj External Affairs Arun Jaitley Finance and Corporate Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu Information & Broadcasting, Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Nitin Jairam Gadkari Road Transport and Highways, Shipping Manohar Parrikar Defence Suresh Prabhu Railways D. V. Sadananda Gowda Statistics & Programme Implementation Uma Bharati Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Ramvilas Paswan Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Kalraj Mishra Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises ...

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What is Basel III?

"Basel III" is a comprehensive set of reform measures, developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, to strengthen the regulation, supervision and risk management of the banking sector. These measures aim to: Improve the banking sector's ability to absorb shocks arising from financial and economic stress, whatever the source Improve risk management and governance Strengthen banks' transparency and disclosuresThe reforms target: Bank-level, or microprudential, regulation, which will help raise the resilience of individual banking institutions to periods of stress Macroprudential, system wide risks that can build up across the banking sector as well as the procyclical amplification of these risks over time

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History of Indian Cinema

India's first film "Raja Harischandra", a silent movie was first screened at Bombay's (Mumbai) Coronation Theater on May 3, 1913. It was made by Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian Cinema. It was Phalke who introduced India to world cinema at a time when working in films was restricted by social customs. After the success of his film 'Raja Harishchandra', several filmmakers in Bombay and Madras began making silent films. By the mid 1920s, Madras had become the epicenter for all film related activities. Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu, S S Vasan, A V Meiyappan set up production houses in Madras to shoot Telugu and Tamil films. The silent era came to an end when Ardeshir Irani produced his first talkie, 'Alam Ara' in 1931. If Phalke was the father of Indian cinema, Irani was the father of the talkie. The talkies changed the face of Indian cinema. Apart from looks, the actors not only needed a commanding voice but also singing skills, as music became a defining element in Indian cinema. The ...

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Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly. Print Media is the oldest form of media. But even today it is growing from strength to strength. Around 4000 small, medium and large newspapers and magazines across the county are registered with the Registrar of Newspapers every year. This indicates that it is a growing sector where employment opportunities are increasing with each passing day. Most of the young aspirants who want to enter the print media prefer reporting, but newspapers and magazines also seek young talent as photographers, artists, editors, computer experts, librarians, and cartoonists. Students who have writing ability, graphics or photo skills, curiosity and deter ...

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