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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 15 & 16 JANUARY

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 15 & 16 JANUARY

1. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES IS THE 3-DAY INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL 2017 ORGANIZED?
a) Mumbai
b) Patna
c) Lucknow
d) New Delhi

ANS - D
2. WHICH STATE HAS LAUNCHED DIGITAL DAKIYA SCHEME TO ENCOURAGE DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE STATE?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Bihar
d) Himachal Pradesh

ANS - B
3. HOW MUCH % HAS THE SEBI LOWERED THE BROKERS FEES TO REDUCE THE OVERALL COST OF TRANSACTION?
a) 25 Percent
b) 10 Percent
c) 15 Percent
d) 20 Percent

ANS - A
4. WHO HAS WON THE BEST DIRECTOR AWARD AT THE 62ND FILMFARE AWARDS 2017?
a) Shakun Batra
b) Nitesh Tiwari
c) Abhishek Chaubey
d) Karan Johar

ANS - B
5. THE INDIAN ARMY DAY IS CELEBRATED ON?
a) January 11
b) January 13
c) January 15
d) January 8

ANS - C
6.  WHICH TELECOM COMPANY HAS RECENTLY LAUNCHED A CUSTOMER ACQUISITION AND CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT TO PROVIDE AADHAR BASED E-KYC SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS?
a) BSNL
b) Airtel
c) Reliance
d) Vodafone

ANS - A
7.  WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FAMOUS INDIAN ACTOR RISHI KAPOOR?
a) Mera Naam Rishi Kapoor
b) Uncensored Rishi Kapoor: From Beginning to End
c) Rishi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star
d) Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored

ANS - D
8.  WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE OPERATION WHICH LAUNCHED BY THE BORDER SECURITY FORCE TO MAINTAIN STRICT VIGIL AT THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER OF RAJASTHAN?
a) Operation Sarhad Paar
b) Operation Fog Vigil
c) Operation Sard Hawa
d) Operation Safety

ANS - C
9.  WHERE WAS THE 3RD NATIONAL CONFERENCE “JAL MANTHAN-III” HELD?
a) Pune
b) New Delhi
c) Lucknow
d) Indore

ANS - B
10.  THE UNITED STATES HAS LIFTED TWO DECADE ECONOMIC EMBARGO AGAINST WHICH COUNTRY?
a) Sudan
b) Kenya
c) Libya
d) Egypt

ANS - A


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH JAN 2017
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1. BSF LAUNCHES OPERATION ‘SARD HAWA’ AT RAJASTHAN BORDER
i. Border Security Force has launched its 14 day operation Sard Hawa at the western international border of Rajasthan to check the instances of infiltration due to the dense fog in the area.
ii. Its main aim is to keep a hawks eye on the international border, where vigil has been beefed-up and officers have also been asked to be part of operation to motivate jawans.

2. 2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE “JAL MANTHAN-III” HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The third National conference “Jal Manthan-III” was inaugurated by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti in New Delhi.
ii. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

3. FIRST EDITION OF ABU INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION DANCE FESTIVAL HELD IN HYDERABAD
i. The first edition of the ABU International Television Dance Festival organized by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union was held in Hyderabad.
ii. Its main objective is to create a bridge between young people from different parts of the world.
iii. The event showcased the traditional and contemporary dance performances by artistes from over 10 counties across the Asia-Pacific region.
iv. The festival was inaugurated by the Union Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu while the CM of Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao was the guest of honour.

4. US ENDS TWO-DECADE ECONOMIC SANCTION ON SUDAN
i. The US President Barack Obama announced to end of a 20-year economic embargo on Sudan by lifting trade and financial sanctions to build up ties with the Sudanese government.
ii. The announcement was made based on the efforts by the Government of Sudan to improve the security in the region.
iii. This will enable Sudan to receive imported goods and services from the US as well as Sudan release frozen Sudanese property and assets held in the US besides permitting the trade with the oil and gas industry in Sudan.

5. BSNL LAUNCHES AADHAR BASED E-KYC PROJECT
i .BSNL has launched its Customer Acquisition and Customer Communication Management project that aims to digitalize business process to ensure faster service, accurate customer responses and customer satisfaction.
ii. The project provides an Aadhar based e-KYC service for immediate activation of new mobile connections across the country.
iii. Under this project the customers will have the convenience of Aadhar based fast and efficient utilization of services by BSNL.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH JAN 2017
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1. PONGAL BEING CELEBRATED WITH TRADITIONAL GAIETY IN TAMIL NADU
i. Pongal the harvest festival is being celebrated in Tamil Nadu with traditional gaiety and grandeur.
ii. The whole State especially the rural areas is having a festive look to celebrate Pongal.
iii. For as long as people have been planting and gathering food, there has been some form of harvest festival.

2. KERALA LAUNCHED ITS FIRST SOLAR POWERED BOAT ADITYA
i. The CM of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the first solar-powered boat of the state water transport department, Aditya at a function held in Vaikom boat Jetty in Kerala.
ii. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with independent charge for New & Renewable Energy,  Solar Powered boat was the chief guest.

3. 4TH INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL BEGINS IN NEW DELHI
i. Fourth International Kite Festival begins in New Delhi .
ii. Professional kite flying experts from across India and the globe are taking part in the three-day festival.
iii. A special kite making demonstration will also be organized where professional kite flyers will showcase their expertise and demonstrate the art of kite making.

4. 69TH ARMY DAY BEING OBSERVED ON 15TH JANUARY
i. The Indian Army celebrated its 69th Army Day. The day is celebrated every year on January 15 to respect the Lieutenant General of India, K. M. Cariappa who was the first Indian Army’s Commander-in-Chief.
ii. Large number of serving, veteran and civil dignitaries paid homage to martyrs at the Vijay Smarak. To mark the day, Army Parade was organised in New Delhi.

Monday, January 16, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ - 13 & 14 JANUARY

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ - 13 & 14 JANUARY

1. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER OF INDIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES?
a) Sankara Subbu
b) Ausaf Sayeed
c) Mamta Rohit
d) S.S. Sundram

ANS - B
2. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS THE PRESIDENT OF NICARAGUA?
a) Luis Guillermo Solís
b) Trey Parker
c) Daniel Ortega
d) Danny Faure

ANS - C
3. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE CEO OF OLA FLEET TECHNOLOGIES?
a) Travis Kalanick
b) Prashant Malhotra
c) Sanjay Kapoor
d) Shalabh Seth

ANS - D
4. WHO IS THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW CYBER VOCABULARY BOOK CYBER PATHSHALA THAT WAS RELASED BY THE HRD MINISTER PRAKASH JAVADEKAR?
a) Tarun Vijay
b) Amitabh Sinha
c) Ravikant Garg
d) Amit Shah

ANS - A
5. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED THE PRESIDENT OF BMW FOR INDIA OPERATIONS WITH EFFECT FROM MARCH 1, 2017?
a) Dieter Zetsche
b) Vikram Pawah
c) Atul Chopra
d) Guenter Butschek

ANS - B
6. IN WHICH CITY WAS THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DISABILITY COMMUNICATION HELD?
a) Mumbai
b) New Delhi
c) Indore
d) Chennai

ANS - A
7. THE UNION GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM PENSION FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO RS.________ PER PERSON.
a) Rs. 9500
b) Rs. 7000
c) Rs. 10,500
d) Rs. 9000

ANS - C
8. WITH WHICH COUNTRY JAPAN HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT ON JANUARY 13, 2017 TO PROVIDE AN AID PACKAGE OF 1 TRILLION YEN FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO STRENGTHEN THE BILATERAL RELATION?
a) Cambodia
b) Vietnam
c) Philippines
d) Malaysia

ANS - D
9. WHICH GUIDED ROCKET SYSTEM WAS SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED BY INDIA OFF ODISHA COAST?
a) Pinaka I
b) Pinaka II
c) Dhruv II
d) Shiva I

ANS - B
10. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES?
a) Binny Bansal
b) Kunal Shah
c) Vijay Shekhar Sharma
d) Rajesh Gopinathan

ANS - D


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14TH JAN 2017
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1. MINISTER OF STATE ANNOUNCES RS. 9000 MINIMUM PENSION FOR CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES
i. The Union Minister of state for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh in New Delhi informed that the minimum pension for central government employees has been increased to Rs. 9,000 per person.
ii. He also stated that ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs. 10-15 lakh to Rs. 25-35 lakh.
iii. There are about 50-55 lakh pensioners in the country and almost 88% of their accounts have been seeded to Aadhaar.

2. GLOBAL UNEMPLOYMENT TO RISE BY 3.4 MILLION IN 2017: ILO
i. According to the ILO report, Global unemployment is expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017 and also economic growth at 3.4 per cent this year and 3.6 per cent in 2018
ii. Economic growth trends lagging behind employment needs and predicts both rising unemployment and worsening social inequality throughout 2017
iii. South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are most affected by vulnerable employment while in India, majority of new employment was created in 2016.

3. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION GROWS 5.7% IN NOVEMBER 2016
i. According to the latest factory output and inflation data Index of Industrial Production released by the statistics office showed industrial production at a one-year high of 5.7% in November 2016.
ii. Consumer inflation fell in December 2016 to 3.41% and CPI inflation was marginally higher at 3.63% in November 2016.
iii. Manufacturing PMI for December 2016 had shown an Industrial production grows 5.7% in November 2016.

Friday, January 13, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH JAN 2017
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1. SHALABH SETH APPOINTED CEO OF OLA FLEET TECHNOLOGIES
i. Shalabh Seth has appointed as the CEO of Ola Fleet Technologies by Indian online transportation network company Ola
ii. Seth will drive supply growth through leasing and other driver focused initiatives to consolidate Ola’s position as the market leader in the Indian ride sharing space.
iii. Prior to this, Shalabh was the managing director in SABMiller India and he responsible for business expansion and growth in the country.
iv. He has also worked with ITC for over eight years across operations, supply chain and sales.

2. DANIEL ORTEGA SWORN IN NICARAGUA’S PRESIDENT FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE TERM
i. Daniel Ortega was sworn in as the President of Nicaragua for the third consecutive term his wife, Rosario Murillo was elected as the new vice president.
ii. Ortega, took the oath in Managua in the presence of the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia and Taiwan.
iii. Ortega and Murillo were elected with 72.5 percent of the vote.

3. DR. AUSAF SAYEED TO BE THE NEXT HIGH COMMISSIONER OF INDIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES
i. Former IFS officer Dr. Ausaf Sayeed has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles.
ii. Ausaf is currently working as the Consul General, Consulate General of India, Chicago

4. NATIONAL YOUTH DAY: 12 JANUARY
i. 12 January of every year is observed as National Youth Day, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
ii. Swamiji's hundred fifty-fourth birth anniversary Several functions are being organized across the country to mark the occasion.
iii. PM Narendra Modi addressing National Youth Day function at Rohtak, Haryana through video conferencing.
iv. The government felt that the philosophy of Vivekananda and his ideals are a great source of inspiration for the Indian youth.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ - 11 & 12 January


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ - 11 & 12 January

1. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE MD AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE SBI PENSION FUNDS PVT LTD?
a) Kumar Sharadindu
b) Navnet Munot
c) Praveen Gupta
d) Arijit Basu

ANS - A
2. NAME THE FIRST SUBMARINE-LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED BY PAKISTAN.
a) Babur-2
b) Babur-3
c) Aurangzeb-2
d) Abdali-I

ANS - B
3. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN NAMED AS THE NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR OF SMARTPHONE BRAND GIONEE?
a) Kapil Sharma
b) MS Dhoni
c) Ranbir Kapoor
d) Virat Kohli

ANS - D
4. WHICH EMINENT PERSONALITY WAS HONOURED BY THE US EMBASSY FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE INDIA-US PARTNERSHIP ON TUBERCULOSIS?
a) Amir Khan
b) Amitabh Bachchan
c) Vidya Balan
d) Irfan Khan

ANS - B
5. WHICH STATE HAS LAUNCHED INDIA’S FIRST STUDENT STARTUP AND INNOVATION POLICY?
a) Kerala
b) Goa
d) Gujarat
e) Himachal Pradesh

ANS - C
6. WHERE WAS THE 20TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-GOVERNANCE ORGANIZED?
a) Tamil nadu
b) Telangana
c) West Bengal
d) Andhra Pradesh

ANS - D
7. WHICH AIRPORT HAS ADOPTED THE WORLD’S FIRST PERFORMANCE AND BENCHMARKING DIGITAL PLATFORM ‘ARC’?
a) Delhi Airport
b) Kolkata Airport
c) Hyderabad Airport
d) Mumbai Airpot

ANS - A
8. WHERE WAS THE THREE DAYS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ON REINFORCED PLASTICS ORGANISED?
a) Pune
b) Mumbai
c) New Delhi
d) Kurukshetra

ANS - B
9. WHICH STATE HAS INKED A PACT WITH MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION UNDER REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY SCHEME TO DEVELOP SMALL AIRPORTS AND AIRSTRIPS IN THE STATE?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Telangana
d) Karnataka

ANS - C
10. WHAT IS THE REVISED GDP GROWTH ESTIMATE BY THE WORLD BANK FOR INDIA FOR 2016-17 FISCAL ENDING MARCH 31, 2017?
a) 7.5 Percent
b) 7.4 Percent
c) 6.8 Percent
d) 7 Percent


ANS - D

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. 20TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR E-GOVERNANCE HELD IN ANDHRA PRADESH
i. The 20th National Conference on e-Governance was held from in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
ii. The theme for the conference was Internet of Things and e-Governance.
iii. The basic aim of NCeG was to use digital innovations for transforming India.

2. CHILD SEX RATIO AT BIRTH IN HARYANA TOUCHES 900-MARK IN TWO DECADES
i. The Child Sex ratio at birth in the State of Haryana crossed the 900-mark in the year 2016 for the first time in almost two decades.
ii. The continuous effort of Haryana government led by CM Manohar Lal Khattar has led to such development. PM Narendra Modi also launched the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign against female foeticide in Panipat.
iii. The State government made effective implementation of the law including Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994, and the Medical Terminal of Pregnancy Act against illegal sex determination and female foeticide.

3. DELHI AIRPORT ADOPTS WORLD’S FIRST DIGITAL PLATFORM “ARC”
i. The Delhi Airport informed that has adopted a unique performance and benchmarking digital platform, ARC, and claims that it is first in the world to adopt such platform.
ii .The dynamic platform has been developed by  Delhi Airport Green Business Certification Inc and US Green Building Council. These are the global certifying body for all Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects.
iii. The platform would enable the airport operator to manage, measure and improve performance of airport regarding carbon emissions, resource consumption, and quality of passenger space.

4. DEFENCE MINISTER MANOHAR PARRIKAR INAUGURATES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ON REINFORCED PLASTICS
i. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the 8th edition of the International Conference & Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India.
ii .This event will provide an ideal opportunity for the Global Composites Industry to focus its attention to India.
iii. The conference will focus on the latest developments on automation, mechanization and innovation to meet growing challenges of end user requirements.
iv. It will also provide update on composites in terms of raw materials, new applications, process developments, machinery, case studies among others.
v. The Defence Minister also informed about the government’s ambitious ‘Design in India’ policy to promote product designing in the country.

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