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Friday, June 23, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21st JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21st JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)S
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1. PUNJAB FINANCE MINISTER MANPREET BADAL PRESENTED STATE BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2017-18
i. Punjab Finance minister Manpreet Badal presented a state budget of Rs 1.18 lakh cr for the financial year 2017-18. The budget presented by Manpreet Badal, focused on reducing the crushing debt burden and restoring fiscal stability.
ii. The budget laid special emphasis on education and social sectors. Badal also mentioned that Punjab’s outstanding debt will be Rs 1.95 lakh cr by the end of the financial year.
iii. Free education for girls in Punjab from Nursery to PhD. Punjab Government announced free education for girls in government schools and colleges from Nursery to PhD.
iv. This initiative was one of the key electoral promises made by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. As a step towards women empowerment, reservation for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies has already been increased by the government from 33 per cent to 50 per cent.

2. BRICS FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING HELD IN BEIJING, CHINA
i. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh attended a Meeting of Foreign Ministers of BRICS countries in Beijing, China. Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was scheduled to attend this meeting but later cancelled it owing to health reasons.
ii. The meeting was chaired by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. During his address at the meeting, V K Singh urged the member countries not to differentiate between “good and bad” terrorists – in an apparent reference to Pakistan.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 19 & 20 JUNE

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 19 & 20 JUNE

1. THE CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE LAUNCHED A 24×7 HELPLINE, ______ IN SRINAGAR WITH AN AIM TO HELP CITIZENS?
a) ‘Madadgar’
b) ‘Saathi’
c) ‘Shantidoot’
d) ‘Dost’

ANS - A
2. EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER SUSHMA SWARAJ INAUGURATED ‘KIP’ FOR YOUNG OVERSEAS INDIANS AT A FUNCTION IN NEW DELHI. ABBREVIATION KIP STANDS FOR?
a) Knowledge India Programme
b) Know India Programme
c) Know India Portal
d) Knowledge Information Programme

ANS - B
3. WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING IS THE 6TH BANK AGAINST WHICH THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA HAS INITIATED PROMPT CORRECTIVE ACTION?
a) Allahabad Bank
b) Corporation Bank
c) Bank of Maharashtra
d) Bank of India

ANS - C
4. WHICH COMPANY ANNOUNCED COMMISSIONING OF A 50-MEGAWATT SOLAR PV PLANT IN MAHOBA DISTRICT, UTTAR PRADESH, UNDER THE NATIONAL SOLAR MISSION SCHEME?
a) Reliance Power
b) NTPC
c) BHEL
d) Adani Group

ANS - D
5. BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE AIIB AT THEIR 2ND ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCED THAT ITS THIRD ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD IN _____?
a) Mumbai
b) New Delhi
c) Kochi
d) Chennai

ANS - A
6.  PIYUSH GOYAL, MINISTER OF STATE (I/C) FOR POWER, COAL, NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AND MINES LAUNCHED THE ECBC 2017 WHICH PRESCRIBES THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS TO BE CONSTRUCTED ACROSS INDIA. ABBREVIATION ECBC STANDS FOR?
a) Estimated Conservation Building Code 2017
b) Energy Costing Building Code 2017
c) Energy Conversion Building Code 2017
d) Energy Conservation Building Code 2017

ANS - D
7.  VEDANTA GROUP AND JHARKHAND STATE MINERAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HAS SIGNED A MOU TO JOINTLY SET UP A STEEL PLANT IN WHICH DISTRICT OF JHARKHAND?
a) Bokaro
b) Dhanbad
c) West Singhbhum
d) Deoghar

ANS - C
8.  WHICH BOLLYWOOD ACTOR HAS BEEN ROPED IN BY GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE GOODS AND SERVICES TAX, AHEAD OF THE SWEEPING TAX REFORM’S IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULED FROM JULY 1, 2017?
a) Salman Khan
b) Amitabh Bachchan
c) Shah Rukh Khan
d) Amir Khan

ANS - B
9.  MINISTER FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, DR. HARSHVARDHAN LAUNCHED WHICH MOBILE APP IN NEW DELHI?
a) “Celebrating Yoga”
b) “Yoga for Health”
c) “Yoga for Life”
d) “Yoga and Society”

ANS - A
10.  WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS WON INDONESIA OPEN 2017 SUPER SERIES BADMINTON TOURNAMENT IN MEN’S SINGLES CATEGORY?
a) Parupalli Kashyap
b) Kidambi Srikanth
c) Pankaj Ahuja
d) Aditya Joshi

ANS - B






DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)S
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1. SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL LAUNCHES ENERGY CONSERVATION BUILDING CODE 2017
i. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines launched the Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 which prescribes the energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed across India.
ii. ECBC 2017 aims to optimize energy savings with the comfort levels for occupants, and prefers life-cycle cost effectiveness to achieve energy neutrality in commercial buildings.
iii. ECBC 2017 has been developed by Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency  with technical support from United States Agency for International Development under the U.S. – India bilateral Partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment Technical Assistance Program.

2. MINISTRY OF CULTURE LAUNCHES ‘NATIONAL MISSION ON CULTURAL MAPPING OF INDIA’
i. Minister of Culture & Tourism Mahesh Sharma (I/C) has launched the implementation of the National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India at Goverdhan Block, Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh.
ii. The national mission on cultural mapping was launched at a Block level mega talent hunt programme (Sanskritik Pratibha Khoj Samaroh). This Mission is part of the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ umbrella.
iii. This Mission includes data mapping, demography building formalizing the processes and bringing all the cultural activities under one web-based umbrella for better results.
iv. The mission aims at converting the vast and widespread cultural canvas of India into an objective cultural map. It helps in designing a mechanism to fulfill the aspirations of the whole artist community of the nation.

3. VEDANTA TO SET UP STEEL PLANT IN JHARKHAND IN JV WITH JSMDC
i. According to Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das, a steel plant has come up at Manoharpur in West Singhbhum district. The Vedanta group and Jharkhand Mineral Development Corporation would jointly set up the plant.
ii. The total MoU of Rs 700 cr has been signed and project proposals worth Rs 15 to 16,000 cr will be effective in July.
iii. Vedanta Ltd wins India's first-ever auction of a gold mine. The steel plant of West Singhbhum district is one of such projects.
iv. The government has also plans to set up a world class airport in Dhalbhumgarh under Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbum district.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19TH JUNE 2017

(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. CRPF LAUNCHES TOLL-FREE HELPLINE ‘MADADGAAR’ TO ASSIST KASHMIRI PEOPLE
i. The Central Reserve Police Force has launched a 24×7 helpline – Madadgaar – at Srinagar’s Tagore Hall. It has been launched with an aim to help citizens.
ii. The helpline is the first of its kind in Kashmir with a toll free number 14411.
iii. The aim of the helpline is to assist Kashmiris, especially students studying all over the country who face security issues and other problems away from the home. Director General of CRPF is Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar.

2. SUSHMA SWARAJ INAUGURATES KIP FOR YOUNG OVERSEAS INDIANS
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has inaugurated Know India Programme for young overseas Indians at a function in New Delhi.
ii. The Know India Programme is a 3-week orientation programme for the Indian diaspora. This programme is aimed at promoting awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by the country in various fields such as economic and education.
iii. It provides a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to visit India, share their views, expectations and experiences and develop closer bonds with the contemporary India.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. WORLD SUMMIT ON INFORMATION SOCIETY FORUM 2017 HELD IN SWITZERLAND
i. The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2017 was held in Geneva, Switzerland.
ii. The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2017 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community.
iii. The annual WSIS Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development.
iv. The Forum was co-organised by ITU, UNDP, UNESCO and UNCTAD in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line co-/facilitators and other UN organizations (UNDESA, FAO, WHO, UNEP, UN Women, WIPO, WFP, ILO, WMO, UPU, ITC, UNODC, UNICEF, and UN Regional Commissions).
v. It provided an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge Societies.

2. SWITZERLAND RATIFIES AUTOMATIC EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION WITH INDIA
i. Switzerland ratified an automatic exchange of financial account information with India in order to facilitate immediate sharing of details about suspected black money.
ii. The decision was reportedly taken under the guidance of G20, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other multilateral organizations.
iii. Swiss Federal Council said that the implementation of the information exchange is planned for 2018 and that the first set of data exchange would happen in 2019.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ - 17, 18 JUNE

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ - 17, 18 JUNE

1. ‘INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILY REMITTANCES’ IS CELEBRATED ON WHICH DATE EVERY YEAR?
a) 17th June
b) 16th June
c) 15th June
d) 14th June

ANS - B
2. WHICH STATES HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED BY NITI AAYOG UNDER ‘SUSTAINABLE ACTION FOR TRANSFORMING HUMAN CAPITAL’ PROGRAM, FOR HEALTH SECTOR?
a) Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Karnataka and Gujarat
b) Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh
c) Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Karnataka and Gujarat
d) Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Telangana

ANS - A
3. LOK SABHA SPEAKER SUMITRA MAHAJAN INAUGURATED THE 16TH NORTH EAST REGION COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN WHICH CITY?
a) Itanagar
b) Gangtok
c) Imphal
d) Aizawl

ANS - C
4. SHIPPING CORPORATION OF INDIA AND SHIPPING MINISTRY ORGANISED “SABKA SAATH SABKA VIKAS SAMMELAN” IN:
a) Vishakahpatnm
b) New Delhi
c) Chennai
d) Mumbai

ANS - D
5. WHICH PRIVATE SECTOR BANK HAS LAUNCHED INDIA’S 1ST AADHAAR BASED IRIS EYE SCAN CUSTOMER VERIFICATION AND FINGERPRINT OPERATED ATM IN TELANGANA?
a) HDFC Bank
b) DCB Bank
c) ICICI Bank
d) Axis Bank

ANS - B
6.  WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY FORUM 2017 WAS HELD IN?
a) Beijing, China
b) Paris, France
c) Geneva, Switzerland
d) Tokyo, Japan

ANS - C
7.  RESERVE BANK OF INDIA SAID INDIA’S CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016-17 NARROWED TO _______% OF THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FROM 1.1% IN 2015-16?
a) 0.8%
b) 0.5%
c) 0.6%
d) 0.7%

ANS - D
8.  THE INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA NOTIFIED THE FAST TRACK INSOLVENCY RESOLUTION PROCESS FOR CORPORATE PERSONS REGULATIONS, 2017. IBBI WAS FORMED IN WHICH YEAR?
a) 2016
b) 2014
c) 2015
d) 2017

ANS - A
9.  WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN PRESENTED THE PRESTIGIOUS KUSUMAGRAJA RASHTRIYA PURASKAR OF THIS YEAR FOR HIS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL FIELDS?
a) V K Krishnamurthy
b) H S Shivaprakash
c) L V Laxman
d) S S Rajaram

ANS - B
10.  WHAT WAS THE THEME OF ‘WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT’ 2017 OBSERVED ON JUNE 17?
a) ‘Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People’
b) ’Our land. Our home. Our Future’
c) ‘Desertification and Climate Change – One Global Challenge’
d) ‘Combating land degradation forsustainable agriculture’

ANS - B


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 15 & 16 JUNE

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 15 & 16 JUNE

1. WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT HAS LAUNCHED, ‘ANUYATRA’, AN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE DIFFERENTLY-ABLED?
a) Maharashtra
b) Gujarat
c) West Bengal
d) Kerala

Ans - D
2. THE STATISTICS MINISTRY IS SET TO CHANGE THE BASE YEAR OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS TO _______ FROM 2011-12 AFTER COMPLETION OF THE HOUSEHOLD CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY AND LABOUR FORCE DATA BY THE END OF 2018.
a) 2017-18
b) 2016-17
c) 2013-14
d) 2014-15

Ans - A
3. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA IDENTIFIED 12 NON-PERFORMING ACCOUNTS REPRESENTING ____% OF GROSS NPAS IN INDIAN BANKING SYSTEM, WHICH WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TAKEN UP UNDER THE INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE?
a) 45%
b) 35%
c) 25%
d) 30%

Ans - C
4. WHICH TWO CORE CONVENTIONS ON CHILD LABOUR WERE RATIFIED BY INDIA, AT THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE IN GENEVA?
a) Convention 140 and Convention 184
b) Convention 138 and Convention 182
c) Convention 137 and Convention 181
d) Convention 139 and Convention 183

Ans - B
5. IN CONTEXT OF INDIAN DEFENCE, WHAT IS ‘NAG’?
a) Anti-Tank Missile
b) Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher
c) Anti-Tank Mine
d) Surveillance Radar

Ans - A
6. THE NALANDA UNIVERSITY HAS SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH AN INSTITUTE FROM WHICH COUNTRY FOR ACADEMIC COOPERATION?
a) South Korea
b) Germany
c) Japan
d) UK

Ans - A
7.  INDIA HAS RANKED _______ ON THE GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2017?
a) 30th
b) 40th
c) 20th
d) 60th

Ans - D
8.  WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATION HAS APPROVED $150 MILLION EQUITY INVESTMENT LOAN TO THE INDIA INFRASTRUCTURE FUND?
a) Asian Development Bank
b) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
c) World Bank
d) New Development Bank

Ans - B
9.  ISRAELI AUTHOR DAVID GROSSMAN HAS WON THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR HIS NOVEL?
a) `A Lion Walks Into a Bar’
b) `A Tiger Walks Into a Bar’
c) `A Horse Walks Into a Bar’
d) `A Bull Walks Into a Bar’

Ans - C
10.  RAMANATHAN RAMANAN, WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS MISSION DIRECTOR OF ATAL INNOVATION MISSION, UNDER THE GOVERNMENT’S PREMIER THINK TANK NITI AAYOG IS A SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT?
a) Tech Mahindra
b) Infosys
c) Wipro
d) Tata Consultancy Services


Ans – D

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH JUNE 2017


1. NITI AAYOG SHORTLISTS STATES FOR TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE IN HEALTH & EDUCATION
i. NITI Aayog has shortlisted five states under ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ program for developing role model states in health and education.
ii. For Health Sector, the shortlisted states are Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Karnataka and Gujarat.
iii. For Education Sector, the shortlisted states are Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh.

2. LOK SABHA SPEAKER INAUGURATES 16TH NERCPA CONFERENCE AT IMPHAL
i. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will inaugurate the 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference at Imphal.
ii. The conference planned on themes like ‘North East and Look East Policy’, ‘Setting up of a chapter of Speaker’s Research Initiative in the region’ and ‘Special plan for development of railways and airways for speedy economic development of North East region’.
iii. It helps in recognizing the importance of north-east region in the holistic development of India.
iv. It is used to generate high-quality research inputs on strategic and topical issues.
v. It is also used to compose appropriate mechanism for interaction with members of both Houses of Parliament for information dissemination and capacity building.

3. SHIPPING CORPORATION OF INDIA, SHIPPING MINISTRY ORGANISE “SABKA SAATH SABKA VIKAS SAMMELAN” IN MUMBAI
i. Shipping Corporation of India, in collaboration with Union Shipping Ministry organised  ”Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sammelan” in Mumbai.
ii. The seminar was held to showcase the Government’s and Shipping Corporation of India’s achievements in last three years.

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