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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Daily Free Current Affairs 31 Dec. 2015 ( Free GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 DEC 2015
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1. LAXMI RATAN SHUKLA ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT FROM ALL FORMS OF CRICKET
i. Laxmi Ratan Shukla former Indian cricketer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
ii. He had a wonderful domestic career for Bengal which lasted for around 18 years since his first class debut.
iii. He was the brightest performer as Bengal won its first Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2012.
iv. He also played for IPL franchises Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

2. ICONIC MARATHI POET MANGESH KESHAV PADGAONKAR PASSED AWAY
i. Mangesh Keshav Padgaonkar Marathi poet and Padma Bhushan recipient Mangesh Keshav Padgaonkar passed away after a long illness.
ii. He penned University of Pune's theme song Punyamayee De Amha Akshar Vardaan.
iii. Some of his famous Marathi songs are Ya Jaganyawar Shatada Prem Karawe, Bhatukalichya Khelamadhali and Shukratara Mand Wara.

3. RUSSIA TIED UP WITH HAL TO MANUFACTURE KAMOV 226T HELICOPTERS
i. Russia's Rostech State Corporation tied up with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to manufacture at least 200 Kamov 226T light helicopters.
ii. The Kamov will replace the ageing fleet of Cheetah and Chetak.
iii. Kamov Ka-226 is a small, twin-engined Russian utility helicopter.

4. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED NATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2015-2020
i. Union Government has launched National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020 to establish India as a world-class bio-manufacturing hub.
ii. It was released by the Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi.
iii. NBDS intends to launch a major mission under the Make in India programme backed with significant investments for the creation of new biotech products.
iv. It will also help to create a strong infrastructure for Research & Development, commercialization and also empower India’s human resources scientifically and technologically.

6. CIVIL AVIATION MINISTRY GAVE CLEARANCE FOR FOUR GREENFIELD AIRPORTS
i. The Civil Aviation Ministry gave clearance for four greenfield airports.
ii. The 3 airports will be located in Andhra Pradesh and one international airport in Gujarat.
iii. Greenfield Airport means a to set up a new Airport starting from the scratch in an unused land.

7. RBI RELEASED REPORT OF DEEPAK MOHANTY COMMITTEE ON MEDIUM-TERM PATH ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION
i. The Reserve Bank of India released the Report of the Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion.
ii. The committee was formed with the objective of working out a medium-term measurable action plan for financial inclusion.
iii. The committee was headed by RBI Executive Director Deepak Mohanty.
iv. The committee has recommended:
a.       Banks have to make special efforts to step up account opening for females
b.      The Government may consider a deposit scheme for the girl child – Sukanya Shiksha - as a welfare measure.
c.       Encourage multiple guarantee agencies to provide credit guarantees in niche areas for micro and small enterprises.
d.      Corporates should be encouraged to nurture SHGs as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

8. LRSAM BARAK 8 MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TESTED FROM INS KOLKATA
i. India and Israel jointly developed Long Range Surface to Air Missile Barak 8 was successfully test fired from INS Kolkata.
ii. The trial of the LR SAM has been jointly carried out by the Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organisation and Israel Aerospace Industries.
iii. LRSAM Barak 8 missile in Hebrew language means Lightning.
iv. Barak 8 missile is an advanced, long-range missile defence and air defence system.

9. REPORT OF VIJAY KELKAR COMMITTEE ON REVISITING & REVITALIZING PPP MODEL RELEASED
i. The Union Ministry of Finance released the report on Revisiting and Revitalising Public Private Partnership Model.
ii. The committee was headed by former Finance Secretary Vijay.
iii. The committee was formed to review the working of PPP Policy and to suggest measures to improve capacity building in Government for their effective implementation.
iv. The committee has recommended PPP model is required for India to grow rapidly and generate a demographic dividend.
v. The committee advised against adopting PPP structures for very small projects

vi. The Committee recommended the government to issue guidelines on the applicability of RTI act and auditing of financial related matters in order to avoid any delays in public asset provision.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Daily Free Current Affairs 30 Dec. 2015 ( Daily Gk Updates )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 DEC 2015
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1. BHEL COMMISSIONED PRAYAGRAJ POWER PROJECT UNIT IN UTTAR PRADESH
i.Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd commissioned a 660 MW unit of Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project at Bara in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh.
ii.It is the first supercritical thermal unit in the state to achieve capacity addition on attaining full load.
iii.Super-critical units are more efficient and eco-friendly as they consume lesser coal.
iv.Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited  is a power plant equipment manufacturer and owned by the Government of India.
iv. It is India's largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind
2. GUJARATI WRITER RAGHUVEER CHAUDHARY SELECTED FOR JNANPITH AWARD
i. Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary selected for the  Jnanpith award for his contribution to the Indian literature.
ii. Some famous novels of Raghuveer Chaudhary are Amrita, Venu Vatsala, Purvarang and Laagni Samjyaa Vinaa Chuuta Padvanu.
iii.Jnanpith award is one of the prestigious literary awards in India.
3. WHO DECLARES GUINEA EBOLA FREE
i. World Health Organization has declared Guinea Ebola-free after no new cases  of Ebola were found in Guinea.
ii.Ebola virus had killed more than 2,500 people and had badly effected country’s economy and country’s health and education sectors
iii. Earlier WHO had declared Liberia and Sierra Leone Ebola-free in November 2015.
4. GUJARAT CLINCHED MAIDEN VIJAY HAZARE TROPHY
i. Gujarat grabbed the Vijay Hazare Cricket Trophy by defeating delhi in final at Bengaluru.
ii.It is the first time that Gujarat won the trophy.
iii. The Vijay Hazare Trophy is also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy.
5. 18TH INDIA-IRAN JOINT COMMISSION MEETING HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The 18th Session of the India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting was held in New Delhi.
ii. The session was chairedby External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Ali Tayebnia, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran.
iii.They have  discussed the progress in trade and economic cooperation  in railways, including by supply of rails, rolling stock and signaling.
6. SAND ARTIST SUDARSAN PATTNAIK'S SANTA CLAUS SCULPTURE FEATURED IN LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS
i.Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik’s Santa Claus sculpture named entered into Limca Book of World Records.
ii. He had created a 45 feet high sand Santa Claus at Puri beach which was recognised as the largest sand Santa Claus by the Limca Book of World Records.
iii. He had already created eight world records registered with the Limca Book of World Records. 
7. GIORGI KVIRIKASHVILI ELECTED AS PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA
i. Giorgi Kvirikashvili elected as the Prime Minister of Georgia.
ii.He will replace Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
President of Georgio: Giorgi Margvelashvili
Currency of Georgia: Georgian lari
    
8. CCEA APPROVED AMENDED TECHNOLOGY UPGRADATION FUND SCHEME FOR TEXTILES INDUSTRY
i. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the introduction of Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme.
ii.This scheme will replace existing Restructured Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme  for technology upgradation of the textiles industry.

iii.The new scheme will  help in boosting Make in India in the textiles sector. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Daily Free Current Affairs 29 Dec. 2015 ( Free GK Updates )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 DEC 2015
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1. RELIANCE JIO LAUNCHED 4G TELECOM SERVICE
i.Reliance Jiolaunched 4G telecom service in India.
ii.The service was launched to mark the birth anniversary of Dhiru Bhai Ambani, founder of the Reliance Industries Limited.
iii. It offers a unique combination of telecom, high speed data, and digital commerce, media and payment services.

2. KARAN ADANI APPOINTED AS CEO OF ADANI PORTS AND SEZ
i.Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone appointed Karan Adani as its ChiefExecutive Officer from 1 January 2016.
ii.He will replace CEO Sudipta Bhattacharya.
iii. APSEZ is India’s largest private multi-port operator.

3. AMITABH KANT GOT ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF CEO OF NITI AAYOG
i.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister NarendraModigivesadditional charge of Chief Executive Officer of NITI AayogtoAmitabh Kant.
ii.He will replace  NITI Aayog CEO SindhushreeKhullar whose  tenure will end on 31 December 2015.
iii.The NITI Aayog  means National Institution for Transforming India Aayog
iv.NITIAayog is a Government of India policy think-tank.
iv.It was formed on 1stJanuary 2015 by Prime Minister NarendraModi to replace the Planning Commission.

4. GLOBE SOCCER AWARDS 2015 ANNOUNCED
i.The Globe Soccer presented the Globe Soccer Awards 2015 to the winners at a ceremony held in Dubai, UAE.
ii.The awards conferred were based on the performance of the players and football clubs in 2015.
iii. List of winners of Globe Soccer Awards 2015
a.    Best Player of the Year:LionelMessi
b.   Best President of the Year:Josep Maria Bartomeu
c.    Best Club of the Year:F.C. Barcelona
d.   Best Media Attraction in Football:F.C. Barcelona
e.    Best Coach of the Year:MarcWilmots
f.     Best Academy of the Year:Benfica

5. ‘MAKE IN INDIA WEEK’ TO BEGIN FROM FEB 13
I.Central Government will organize “Make in India Week” in Mumbai from February 13 to Februry 18, 2016.
ii. The event will be organised by the Department of Industrial Policy &Promotion and Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry to attract investorsunder Make in India.

iii.Prime Minister NarendraModi started “Make in India Week” to encourage and attract investments in the manufacturing sector in the country

Monday, December 28, 2015

Computer Booster-1 For All Upcoming Competitive Examination 2016

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1) The code for a Web page is written using Hypertext Markup language.
2) The first computers were programmed using Machine language
3) Any data or instruction entered into the memory of a computer is considered as storage
4) A series of instructions that tells a computer what to do and how to do it is called a program
5) Hardware is the part of a computer that one can touch and feel.
6) Supercomputers refers to the fastest, biggest and most expensive computers
7) Executing is the process of carrying out commands
8) The process of a computer receiving information from a server on the internet is known as downloading
9) Arithmetic operations include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
10) A keyboard is the kind of input device.

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 DEC 2015
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1. UNION GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED 4 NEW IT-BASED INITIATIVES FOR CITIZEN-CENTRIC HEALTH SERVICES
i. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda announced four new Information Technology-based initiatives to provide  health services to citizens on the occasion of the Good Governance Day.
ii.  The initiatives include three applications such as Kilkari, Mobile Academy and M-Cessation and a toll free number 1800-11–6666 which will provide  counselling and treatment support services for TB patients.
iii. Kilkari: is an audio-based mobile service that delivers weekly audio messages to families about pregnancy, child birth and child care.
iv. Mobile Academy  a mobile-based application aimed at providing training services to 9 million ASHAs  to enhance their inter-personal skills.
v. M-Cessation is a IT-enabled tool to help tobacco users to quit tobacco.

2. CHINA AMENDED ITS ONE COUPLE, ONE CHILD POLICY
i.   China’s National People's Congress Standing Committee gave its approval to amend One Couple, One Child Policy.
ii.  The policy was implemented in 2002 and restricted couples to have only one child.
iii. The Policy was implemented to control country's population structure.

3. SATYAVATI BERERA BECAME FIRST WOMAN COO AT BIG 4 IN INDIA
i.  Satyavati Berera became the Chief Operating Officer of a Big Four accounting firm in India.
ii. She became the first woman to reach the level of a Chief Operating Officer.
iii. The Big Four are the four largest international professional services networks, offering audit, assurance, tax, consulting, advisory, actuarial, corporate finance, and legal services.
iv. They handle the majority of audits for publicly traded companies as well as many private companies, creating an oligopoly in auditing large companies.

4. PM NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED AFGHAN PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN KABUL
i.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Afghanistan’s newly-built Parliament House in Kabul.
ii. The house was entirely built by India’s government-owned construction agency Central Public Works Department at an estimated cost of 90 million US dollars.
iii. Its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh in August 2005.
iv. It is Asia’s largest parliaments in India.

5. INDIA, RUSSIA SIGNED 16 PACTS TO DEEPEN BILATERAL COOPERATION
i. India and Russia inked 16 Agreements/Memorandum of Understandings to deepen bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, security, technology, etc.
ii. The pacts were signed after the conclusion of the 16th India-Russia Annual Summit in Moscow by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
List of Agreements/MoUs
a.       Agreement, between India and Russia on simplification of requirements for mutual travels of certain categories of citizens of the two countries.
b.      Agreement between India and Russia on mutual travel regime for holders of Diplomatic & Official Passports of 3 December 2004.
c.       Agreement between India and Russia on Cooperation in the field of Helicopter Engineering
d.      Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Railways of India and the Joint Stock company "Russian Railways” on technical cooperation in railway sector.
e.       Memorandum of Understanding between Solar Energy Corporation of India and Russian Energy Agency
f.        Memorandum of Understanding between Prasar Bharati and Digital Television Russia on Cooperation in the field of Broadcasting.

6. ANTI-JAMMING CAPABILITY OF ASTRA MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TESTED
i. Defence Research and Development Organisation have successfully tested crucial anti-jamming capability of the Astra missile.
ii. Astra missile is indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation and is one of the smallest weapon systems developed by DRDO.
iii. It is air-to-air beyond-visual-range all-weather missile that can be launched from different altitudes

7. SHIVA KESHAVAN WINS SILVER MEDAL AT ASIAN LUGE CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Indian luger Shiva Keshavan has won a silver medal at the 2015 Asian Luge Championship held in Nagano, Japan.
ii. The first place was grabbed by Japan’s Hidenari Kanayama and the third place is grabbed by South Korea’s Dong Hyeon Kim
iii. Luge is the fastest and most dangerous sports on ice and is part of Winter Olympic program.

8. RELIANCE DEFENCE PARTNERED WITH RUSSIA’S ALMAZANTEY FOR AIR DEFENCE MISSILE SYSTEMS
i. Reliance Defence of Reliance Infrastructure Limited inked a partnership with Russia’s Almaz Antey for producing Air Defence Missile Systems.
ii. It is aimed at fulfilling air defence missile systems, including the TOR-1M missile systems, and radar requirements of Indian armed forces

iii. The partnership will boost indigenous defence production as part of the Union Government’s Make In India initiative.

Daily Free Current Affairs 27 Dec. 2015 ( Free GK Updates )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 DEC 2015
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1. RENOWNED AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION WRITER GEORGE CLAYTON JOHNSON PASSED AWAY
i.   Renowned American science fiction writer George Clayton Johnson passed away in United States.
ii.  He was best known for novel Logan’s Run.
iii. He had penned the first Star Trek television episode that was broadcasted in 1966.
iv. Some of his famous  novels such as The Twilight Zone, Logan’s Run, Ocean’s 11, Star Trek.

2. INDIAN OIL CORP TOPS IN 2015 FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES IN INDIA LIST
i. Indian Oil Corporation  has emerged as the country’s biggest company in terms of annual revenue according to the annual list of 2015 Fortune 500 companies in India.
ii. Indian Oil Corporation topped the list for consecutive sixth year with annual revenue of Rs. 4,51,911 crore.
iii. IOC was followed by Mukesh Ambani’s led Reliance Industries at the second place with a revenue of Rs. 3,82,565 crore.

3. TECH MAHINDRA LAUNCHES CONTACTLESS WALLET MOBOMONEY
i.   IT major Tech Mahindra has launched first of its kind ‘Tap N Pay’ contactless digital payment wallet MoboMoney in iIndia.
ii. MoboMoney has been billed as India’s first commercial NFC ecosystem that will allow consumers to convert cash into e-cash for making payments.
iii. MoboMoney is a prepaid wallet issued in the form of a Near Field Communication contactless tag that could be used to ‘Tap N Pay’ for goods and services.

4. SEYCHELLES GOVERNMENT ALLOWS INDIA TO BUILD NAVAL BASE ON ITS ASSUMPTION ISLAND
i.   Seychelles government allowed India to build its first Naval Base on the Assumption Island in the Indian Ocean region as a joint project between both countries.
ii.  Seychelles government has allocated a land on in its Assumption Island which will help to enhance mutual security along our western seaboard in Indian Ocean Region.
iii. The naval base would be used by the defence forces of both countries.

5. SYED KIRMANI NOMINATED FOR 2015 COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
i.   India’s former wicket-keeper batsman Syed Kirmani has been nominated for prestigious BCCI-instituted Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.
ii. He was conferred with the award for his contribution to Indian cricket.
iii. He was a member of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 1983 for the first time
iv. Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award is started by BCCI to celebrate the birth centenary of Col. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, the country’s first Test captain.

6. 25TH DECEMBER OBSERVED AS NATIONAL GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY
i.   National Good Governance Day is observed every year on 25th December on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
ii.  The day is observed to mark 91st birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee several programmes were organized nationwide and new initiatives were announced.

iii. Earlier in December 2014 Union Government had announced that National Good Governance Day will be observed on the birthday of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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