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Monday, April 24, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 21 & 22 APRIL

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 21 & 22 APRIL

1. “INDIA STEEL 2017”, THE 3RD EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION ON STEEL INDUSTRY WAS HELD IN WHICH CITY?
a) Kochi
b) Varanasi
c) Mumbai
d) New Delhi

ANS - C
2. PM NARENDRA MODI WILL INAUGURATE ‘TEXTILES INDIA’ – A MEGA EVENT SHOWCASING THE COUNTRY AS A GLOBAL SOURCING HUB IN WHICH CITY?
a) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
b) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
c) Rajkot, Gujarat
d) Vadodara, Gujarat

ANS - A
3. WHICH ASIAN COUNTRY WILL HOST THIS YEAR’S ‘UN DAY OF VESAK’ CELEBRATIONS?
a) Nepal
b) Bhutan
c) Vietnam
d) Sri Lanka

ANS - D
4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LIC HOUSING FINANCE?
a) Vipul Desai
b) Vinay Shah
c) Mahrukh Panthaky
d) Shailesh Oswal

ANS - B
5. WHICH ASIAN COUNTRY LAUNCHED ITS 1ST SATELLITE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ASIA BROADCAST SATELLITE?
a) Mongolia
b) Turkemnistan
c) Uzbekistan
d) Kazakhstan

ANS - A
6.  WHICH SCHEME HAS BEEN LAUNCHED BY UNION LAW MINISTRY TO REDUCE PENDENCY OF CASES IN LOWER COURTS, WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON CASES PENDING FOR MORE THAN 10 YEAR?
a) ’Nyaya Mitra’
b)  ’Nyaya Doot’
c) ’Nyaya Sewa’
d) Nyaya Saathi’

ANS - A
7.  ‘INTER-MINISTERIAL CONSULTATION ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE CONTAINMENT’ WAS HELD IN WHICH CITY?
a) Kolkata
b) Mumbai
c) New Delhi
d) Bengaluru

ANS - C
8.  NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY CONDUCTED A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND STATE-LEVEL MOCK EXERCISE ON FOREST FIRE IN WHICH STATE?
a) Chhattisgarh
b) Himachal Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttarakhand

ANS - D
9.  WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING NON-BANKING FINANCE COMPANY HAS CONVERTED ITSELF TO SMALL FINANCE BANK?
a) Au Financiers
b) KT Financiers
c) LT Financiers
d) BK Financiers

ANS - A
10.  INDIA HAS SIGNED AN INTER-GOVERNMENTAL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR DEFENCE INDUSTRY CO-OPERATION IN SHIPBUILDING WITH WHICH COUNTRY?
a) Japan
b) Republic of Korea
c) Indonesia
d) Philippines

ANS - B




DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22ND APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22ND APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. LAW MINISTER RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD LAUNCHES PRO BONO SERVICES, NYAYA MITRA, LEGAL AID SCHEMES
i. Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched following 3 initiatives for providing legal aid to marginalised and vulnerable communities:
ii. Pro bono legal service is a web-based initiative through which lawyers who want to volunteer for ‘pro bono’ services can register on the justice department website: doj.gov.in.
iii. ‘Nyaya Mitra’ Scheme aims to reduce pendency in lower courts of selected districts. Cases which have been pending for more than 10 years will be accorded priority.
iv. Tele Law litigants from marginalised communities can avail legal advice from expert panel of lawyers stationed at State Legal Services Centres by video conferencing through the common service centres.

2. INDIA DEVELOPS NATIONAL ACTION PLAN TO COMBAT ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
i. ‘Inter-Ministerial Consultation on Antimicrobial Resistance Containment’ was held in New Delhi. At this meeting, J P Nadda, Union Health Minister announced the finalization of India’s comprehensive and multi-sectoral National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance.
ii. AMR is the evolutionary ability of microbes such bacteria, virus and parasite to become resistant to medicines which treat the diseases caused by them.
iii. ‘Delhi Declaration’ for collectively strategizing to contain AMR was signed by all the ministers present at the meeting.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21ST APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21ST APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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i. “India Steel 2017”, the 3rd edition of International Conference and Exhibition on Steel Industry was held at Mumbai Exhibition Center in Mumbai.. It was inaugurated by Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh.
ii. This exhibition-cum-conference has been organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry along with Union Ministry of Steel.
iii. Steel sector is one of the core industries in India. It contributes 2% to India’s GDP and employs nearly 6 lakh people. Currently India is the 3rd largest producer of crude steel in the world.

2. PM MODI TO INAUGURATE ‘TEXTILES INDIA 2017 ON JUNE 30
i. PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate a mega event Textiles India showcase the country as a global sourcing hub in Gandhinagar.
ii. Its main objective is to provide a platform to connect and collaborate with global manufacturers, investors and buyers in the textiles sector.
iii. Its theme will be India as a global sourcing hub and an investment destination; exploring growth potential of technical textiles; and carving a niche market globally for handcrafted goods.
iv. It is a 3-day conference will be attended by several Union Ministers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Textiles Minister Smriti Irani.

3. SRI LANKA TO HOST THE 14TH EDITION OF UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF VESAK 2017
i. The 14th edition of United Nations International Day of Vesak will be hosted by Sri Lanka. The PM Narendra Modi will be the chief guest for UN Vesak Day.
ii. The theme of this edition will be Buddhist Teachings for Social Justice and Sustainable World Peace.
iii. The events include an International Buddhist Symposium the participation of over 400 delegates from 100 countries. Vesak is associated with 3 important locations of Buddhist history Lumbini in Nepal, the birth place of Prince Siddharta, Bodh Gaya Bihar State in India.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. UP GOVERNMENT RENAMES GORAKHPUR AND AGRA AIRPORTS
i. The UP government led by yogi adityanath has renamed the Gorakhpur and Agra airports.
ii. The Gorakhpur Airforce Station has been renamed as Mahayogi Goraknath Airport.
iii. The Agra Airport will be renamed after RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport.
iv. The Department of Disabled Welfare will now be known as ‘Divyang Jan Vikas Empowerment’.

2. RECENT APPROVALS BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT: APRIL 19, 2017
i. Union Cabinet has given its approval for procurement of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail Units for use in the General Elections, 2019.
ii. Cabinet has given its approval for Ex-post facto approval for Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill 2017 and National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017
iii. In order to ensure prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Protocol amending the Convention between India and Portugal for avoidance of double taxation.
iv. Union Cabinet has approved a proposal of extending stock limits on sugar traders by another six months till October 2017.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 19 & 20 APRIL

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 19 & 20 APRIL

Q1. NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN HAS COLLABORATED WITH WHICH ENTITY TO DEVELOP TRAINING MODULES FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN PANCHAYAT LEADERS?
a) SIDBI
b) NITI Aayog
c) IIM-Ahmedabad
d) Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

ANS - D
Q2. WHICH STATE GOVT. HAS ANNOUNCED ‘ADVANCED FARMING ENRICHED FARMER’ SCHEME, WITH AN AIM TO INCREASE FARMERS’ INCOME BY CUTTING PRODUCTION COST AND INCREASING THE OUTPUT?
a) Rajasthan
b) Gujarat
c) Maharashtra
d) Madhya Pradesh

ANS - C
Q3. PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE HAS INAUGURATED 3RD EDITION OF THE GLOBAL EXHIBITION ON SERVICES FROM RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN, NEW DELHI. GES 2017 IS BEING HELD IN:
a) Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
b) Pune, Maharashtra
c) Kochi, Kerala
d) Cuttack, Odisha

ANS - A
Q4. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BANKS CELEBRATED ITS 123RD FOUNDATION DAY ON 12 APRIL, 2017?
a) Bank of India
b) Punjab National Bank
c) Corporation Bank
d) Syndicate Bank

ANS - B
Q5. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN PRESENTED SHAMBHAVI PURASKAR 2017?
a) Ashok Singh Bisht
b) Manohar Parelkar
c) Rakesh Kumar Nikhanj
d) Hari Shankar Rout

ANS - D
Q6.  UTTAR PRADESH STATE GOVT. HAS DECIDED TO RENAME AGRA AIRPORT AS?
a) Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Airport
b) Subhash Chandra Bose Airport
c) Bhagat Singh Airport
d) Chandra Shekhar Azad Airport

ANS - A
Q7.  IN THE LATEST WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND HAS CUT DOWN INDIA’S GROWTH FORECAST FOR YEAR 2017BY 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINTS TO ______ %?
a) 6.8%
b) 7.2%
c) 7.6%
d) 7.4%

ANS - B
Q8.  WHICH PRIVATE SECTOR BANK’S DATA CENTRE IN HYDERABAD HAS ACHIEVED THE DISTINCTION OF BECOMING THE COUNTRY’S 1ST PLATINUM RATED PROJECT UNDER IGBC GREEN DATA CENTRE RATING SYSTEM?
a) Axis Bank
b) HDFC Bank
c) Yes Bank
d) ICICI Bank

ANS - D
Q9.  WHICH NOVEL BY ANIRUDDHAN VASUDEVAN HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE TRANSLATION PRIZE IN ENGLISH 2016 BY SAHITYA AKADEMI?
a) ’One Part Woman’
b) ’Women In India’
c) ’Journey of a Woman’
d) ’Plight of Women’

ANS - A
Q10.  WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BHAKRA BEAS MANAGEMENT BOARD?
a) Naresh Jain
b) Vikas Bhatt
c) Devendra Kumar Sharma
d) Harshvardhan Malhotra

ANS - C

 DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 19 & 20 APRIL

Q1. NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN HAS COLLABORATED WITH WHICH ENTITY TO DEVELOP TRAINING MODULES FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN PANCHAYAT LEADERS?
a) SIDBI
b) NITI Aayog
c) IIM-Ahmedabad
d) Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

ANS - D
Q2. WHICH STATE GOVT. HAS ANNOUNCED ‘ADVANCED FARMING ENRICHED FARMER’ SCHEME, WITH AN AIM TO INCREASE FARMERS’ INCOME BY CUTTING PRODUCTION COST AND INCREASING THE OUTPUT?
a) Rajasthan
b) Gujarat
c) Maharashtra
d) Madhya Pradesh

ANS - C
Q3. PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE HAS INAUGURATED 3RD EDITION OF THE GLOBAL EXHIBITION ON SERVICES FROM RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN, NEW DELHI. GES 2017 IS BEING HELD IN:
a) Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
b) Pune, Maharashtra
c) Kochi, Kerala
d) Cuttack, Odisha

ANS - A
Q4. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BANKS CELEBRATED ITS 123RD FOUNDATION DAY ON 12 APRIL, 2017?
a) Bank of India
b) Punjab National Bank
c) Corporation Bank
d) Syndicate Bank

ANS - B
Q5. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN PRESENTED SHAMBHAVI PURASKAR 2017?
a) Ashok Singh Bisht
b) Manohar Parelkar
c) Rakesh Kumar Nikhanj
d) Hari Shankar Rout

ANS - D
Q6.  UTTAR PRADESH STATE GOVT. HAS DECIDED TO RENAME AGRA AIRPORT AS?
a) Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Airport
b) Subhash Chandra Bose Airport
c) Bhagat Singh Airport
d) Chandra Shekhar Azad Airport

ANS - A
Q7.  IN THE LATEST WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND HAS CUT DOWN INDIA’S GROWTH FORECAST FOR YEAR 2017BY 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINTS TO ______ %?
a) 6.8%
b) 7.2%
c) 7.6%
d) 7.4%

ANS - B
Q8.  WHICH PRIVATE SECTOR BANK’S DATA CENTRE IN HYDERABAD HAS ACHIEVED THE DISTINCTION OF BECOMING THE COUNTRY’S 1ST PLATINUM RATED PROJECT UNDER IGBC GREEN DATA CENTRE RATING SYSTEM?
a) Axis Bank
b) HDFC Bank
c) Yes Bank
d) ICICI Bank

ANS - D
Q9.  WHICH NOVEL BY ANIRUDDHAN VASUDEVAN HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE TRANSLATION PRIZE IN ENGLISH 2016 BY SAHITYA AKADEMI?
a) ’One Part Woman’
b) ’Women In India’
c) ’Journey of a Woman’
d) ’Plight of Women’

ANS - A
Q10.  WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BHAKRA BEAS MANAGEMENT BOARD?
a) Naresh Jain
b) Vikas Bhatt
c) Devendra Kumar Sharma
d) Harshvardhan Malhotra

ANS - C

Thursday, April 20, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19TH APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. CENTRE LAUNCHES TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN PANCHAYAT LEADERS
i. The Centre launched a training programme for Women Panchayat leaders to skill and administers them so that they can give special emphasis on efficient usage of funds for achieving their overall development.
ii. The National Commission for Women with the help of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, has developed training modules for empowering these elected women.
iii. They will get training under experts from the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in Hyderabad.

2. PM NARENDRA MODI’S TWO DAY VISIT TO GUJARAT
i. PM Narendra Modi was on a 2-day visit to Gujarat. During this visit, he inaugurated many projects across the state.
ii. PM Modi inaugurated the Kiran Multispeciality Hospital and Research Center in Surat.
iii. At Bajipura village in Tapi district of Gujarat, PM Modi inaugurated fully automated cattle feed plant of SUMUL Dairy. He also inaugurated an ice-cream plant and laid the foundation stone for dairy products plant at Nava Pardi.
iii. In Botad district of Gujarat, PM Modi inaugurated Phase-I of Link 2 pipeline canal of the ambitious Saurashtra-Narmada Avtaran Irrigation Yojana by formally releasing the Narmada water in Krushna Sagar Lake.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH APR 2017
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1. SURESH PRABHU FLAGS OFF TRIAL RUN OF “VISTADOME COACHES”
i. Suresh Prabhu flagged off the trial run of new glass roof coaches of Vistadome between Arakuon and Visakhapatnam.
ii. These coaches are specially designed for wide view to passengers. It is equipped with LED lights, rotatable seats and GPS based information system.
iii. The coaches include Lounge, infotainment system, wide side door for physically disable and automatic sliding compartment door.
iv. The feature of glass roof is it has electronically controlled opalescence that will give a transparent outside view. The 2 coaches will run on the Vizag-Araku route while 2 will be sent to Jammu and Kashmir.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH APR 2017
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1. ASSAM CELEBRATES RONGALI BIHU
i. According to Assamese Calendar Rongali Bihu celebrates on the month of April which usually falls on 13th and 14th of April.
ii. The Rongali Bihu marks the agricultural New Year and is celebrated as a festival of Prosperity.
iii. The Kati Bihu marks the completion of sowing and transplanting of paddies and the Magh Bihu marks the end of harvesting period.
iv. In this festival People in different parts of states took their cattle to the ponds and rivers where they gave a formal bath and rubbed their bodies with ‘dighalati pat’ which take away the flies and insects. People also worshipped and pray for the better health of their animals.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 17 & 18 APRIL

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ – 17 & 18 APRIL

1. WHICH RAILWAY STATION IN BHOPAL HAS BECOME INDIA’S FIRST PRIVATELY-RUN RAILWAY STATION?
a) Habibganj Railway Station
b) Raniganj Railway Station
c) Sahibganj Railway Station
d) Kunwarganj Railway Station

ANS - A
2. BRICS SPECIAL ENVOYS ON MIDDLE-EAST MEET WAS HELD IN:
a) Moscow, Russia
b) Beijing, China
c) Durban, South Africa
d) Visakhapatnam, India

ANS - D
3. ’RONGALI BIHU’ FESTIVAL IS CELEBRATED IN WHICH STATE OF INDIA?
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Assam
c) West Bengal
d) Goa

ANS - B
4. WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BECOME THE FIRST STATE TO LAUNCH A SPECIAL AWARENESS DRIVE TO ENSURE THAT TRANSGENDERS IN THE STATE REGISTER AS VOTERS IN LARGER NUMBERS?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Telangana
c) Maharashtra
d) Uttarakhand

ANS - C
5. ROBERT W. TAYLOR, WHO PASSED AWAY RECENTLY, WAS A RENOWNED:
a) American Computer Scientist
b) American Astronaut
c) American Historian
d) American Mathematician

ANS - A
6.  PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE INAUGURATED THE KEMPEGOWDA FESTIVAL IN:
a) Bengaluru
b) New Delhi
c) Hubli
d) Bijapur

ANS - B
7.  SAGARMATHA FRIENSHIP 2017’ IS THE 1ST EVER JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE BETWEEN WHICH TWO ASIAN COUNTRIES?
a) Bangladesh and Nepal
b) China and Bangladesh
c) China and Nepal
d) India and Sri Lanka

ANS - C
8.  AS PER WORLD BANK REPORT, THE INDIAN ECONOMY IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT ____% IN 2017?
a) 7.8%
b) 7.5%
c) 8.1%
d) 7.2%

ANS - D
9.  BHEL HAS COMMISSIONED TWO UNITS OF 270 MW THERMAL POWER PROJECT IN WHICH DISTRICT OF MAHARASHTRA?
a) Nashik
b) Latur
c) Kolhapur
d) Jalna

ANS - A
10.  UNION HRD MINISTER MR. PRAKASH JAVADEKAR LAUNCHED A PORTAL AND A MOBILE APP OF RUSA IN NEW DELHI. WHAT DOES ABBREVIATION RUSA STAND FOR?
a) Rojgar Uchchatar Shaaksharta Abhiyan
b) Rojgar Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
c) D.Rashtriya Uchchatar Shaaksharta Abhiyan
d Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan


ANS - D

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