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TNPSC Current Affairs September 04, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs September 04, 2017 (04/09/2017)

 

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Topic : Sports and Games

MS Dhoni has became the first wicketkeeper to reach 100 stumpings

MS Dhoni reached a record of 100 stumpings in One-Day Internationals during his 301st match, India Vs Sri Lanka at Colombo.

Key facts:

Dhoni surpassed former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara, who had 99 stumpings in 404 matches.

Dhoni, recently, became the sixth Indian player to play 300 matches in the 50-over format.

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Topic : General Administration, National News, Persons in News

Narendra Modi Cabinet rearrangement of Ministers

On 3rd September 2017, the Union cabinet got rearranged for the third time.

Modi expanded his council of ministers twice –first on November 9, 2014 and then on July 5, 2016.

Ministers of State who got rearranged into Cabinet: –

Nirmala Sitharaman:

She is promoted to ministry of defence. She is the first full time independent women defence minister.

Prior to her, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi held the defence portfolio as an additional charge on two occasions.

Suresh Prabhu:

Commerce and Industries department which was held by Nirmala sitharaman is now transferred to Suresh Prabhu who exits as railway minister.

Piyush goyal:

The railway department which was held by suresh prabhu is now transferred to Piyush Goyal.

Apart from Railways, Piyush Goyal retains the ministry of coal.

Dharmendra Pradhan:

Dharmendra Pradhan, now cabinet minister, will continue to have charge of Petroleum and Natural Gas and will also be minister for skill development and entrepreneurship, which Rajiv Pratap Rudy gave up two days ago.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi:

Minority Affairs Minister Muqtar Abbas Naqvi continues in his departments as a Cabinet minister.

New members to the Cabinet : –

Shiv Pratap Shukla: Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh.

Ashwini Kumar Choubey: Lok Sabha MP from Buxar, Bihar.

Virendra Kumar: Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgah, Madhya Pradesh.

Anantkumar Hegde: Lok Sabha MP from Uttara Kannada, Karnataka.

Raj Kumar Singh: Lok Sabha MP from Arrah, Bihar.

Hardeep Singh Puri: former IFS officer of the 1974 batch.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Lok Sabha MP from Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Satya Pal Singh: Lok Sabha MP from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.

Alphons Kannanthanam: former IAS officer of the 1979 batch, Kerala cadre.

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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, India and its Neighbours

9th BRICS Summit started in Xiamen, China

The 9th BRICS Summit has started in Xiamen, China with a group photograph of leaders of the five countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa).

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

Kenneth I. Juster Named U.S Ambassador to India

Kenneth I. Juster, deputy director of the National Economic Council at the White House, has been appointed as the next U.S ambassador to India.

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