04th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Rajnish Kumar has been named as the new Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI).
2.The US Senate has confirmed the nomination of Indian-American Ajit Varadaraj Pai to serve as the chairman of the powerful Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the second time.
3.Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the eighth conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians in Colombo.
4.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the golden jubilee year celebrations of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
5.The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has launched ‘Sanitease’ under its social development activity, ‘Swachhagraha’ to promote women’s health and hygiene, especially in rural areas.
6.Soumya Swaminathan, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has been appointed the Deputy Director general for programmes (DDP) of World Health Organisation (WHO).
7.Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) announced the appointment of Param Shah as the new Director for the United Kingdom (UK) operations.
8.The Process Plant and Machinery Association of India (PPMAI) has elected Yatinder Pal Singh Suri as its new Chairman.
9.RBI 4th Bi-monthly policy rates
Repo Rate: 6.0%
Reverse Repo Rate: 6.25%
Bank Rate: 6.25%
Cash Reserve Ratio(CRR) : 4%
Marginal Standing Facility (MSF): 6.25%
Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) : 20%