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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 31 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 31 MARCH 2015
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
1. FORTUNE RELEASED THE LIST OF WORLDS’S 50 GREATEST LEADERS:
A.   Fortune magazine has released the list of 2015 roster of the world’s 50 greatest leaders.
B.   Apple CEO Tim Cook topped the list and European Central bank president Mario Draghi followed him at Second Place, who was further followed by Chinese President Xi Jingping at third place.
C.   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was placed at 5th spot and Nobel Prize winner Kailash Styarthi at the 28th rank.
 NOTE: - US President Barack Obama is not included in the list for a second year in a row.

2. WORLD’S FIRST OTAKU EXPO HELD IN JAPAN:
A.   Japan organized World’s first Otaku Expo at Makuhari Messe Convention Centre in Chiba Prefecture.
B.   The expo was organized as a part of a special comic book fair held every five year.
C.   The event attracts about half a million visitors and groups from outside Japan were also invited.
NOTE: Otaku is the term commonly used in the country to refer to people obsessed with Janan’s Unique take on comics and animation.

                                                           NATIONAL NEWS
3. BHARAT RATNA FOR MADAN MOHAN MALVIYA:
A.   Madan Mohan Malviya  is honoured with the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.
B.   Family members of Freedom Fighter and educationalist , Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at a function in the Ashoka Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
C.   Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya was the founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Hindu Mahasabha.
4. KATSUSHI INOUE BECOMES CEO OF HONDA CARS INDIA:
A. Katsushi Inoue is appointed as the new President and CEO of Honda Cars India Limited.
B. Katsushi Inoue will replace Hironori Kanauama, who is retiring on 1st April, 2015
C. Currently Katsushi Inoue is working as General Manager in Marketing Planning Office in Japan.

5. PRICE STABILISATION FUND SCHEME GETS MINISTRY APPROVAL:
A.   Department of Agriculture and cooperation has approved the creation of Price Stabilization Fund Scheme.
B.   Union Ministry of Agriculture has approved the creation of Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS).
C.   Radha Mohan Singh is the Union Minister of Agriculture.

                                                                                

Monday, March 30, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 29, 30 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 29, 30 MARCH 2015
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1) ISRO BAGGED GANDHI PEACE PRIZE 2014:
A. Indian Space Research Organization bagged Gandhi Peace Prize 2014.
ISRO’s launch of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) at a very cost effective price of Rs. 450 crore, made India the first Asian country to enter the Martian sphere of influence.
B. Gandhi Peace Prize was instituted in the year 1955 on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and is awarded for social, economic and political transformation through non-violence.
C. ISRO had launched various research and communication satellites. It also contributes to the Nation’s development through satellite based education, health care and connectivity to community activities for sustainable economic development.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Who is the winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize 2014?
A. BHEL
B. ISRO
C. SAIL
D. HMT

2)  SAINA, SRIKANT WON INDIAN OPEN SUPER SERIES:
A. Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won the women’s and men’s single title of Indian open super Series Badminton tournament.
B. Saina Nehwal defeated former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the final match played at Sir Fort Indoor Complex in New Delhi.
C. Kidambi Srikanth defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the final to grab second super series title of his career.
D. Both Indian’s won a cash prize of 275,000 US Dollar.
Note: Saina Nehwal became the first women badminton player from India to be ranked number one in the world.
She is the second Indian player to achieve this height, after Prakash Padukone.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Ratchanok Intanon belongs to which country?
A.Singapore
B. Philippines
C. Thailand
D. Indonesia
Q2. Kidambi Srikanth defeated which player to grab second super series title of his career?
A. Chen Long
B. Lin Dan
C. Sirmon Santoso
D. Viktor Axelsen

3)   AUSTRALIA BAGGED THEIR 5TH TITLE OF ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP:
A. Australia wont the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament 2015 held in Australia and New Zealand.
B. Australia defeated New Zealand in the final clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia.
C. 14 teams tournament was started on 14th Feb, 2015 and ended on 29th March, 2015 with 44 matches.
D. Australia won the prize money of 3,975,000 US Dollars and runner-ups New Zealand won 175,000 US Dollar.
IMPORTANT AWARDS:
A. Man of The Match in the final : James Faulkner
B. Man of the Series : Mitchell Starc
C. Highest Scorer : Martin Guptill
D. Highest Wicket Taker : Mitchell Starc
Note:
A. Australian Captain Michael Clark announced his retirement after winning the World Cup.
B. Australia had previously won the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.
C. It was the first time that New Zealand has reached to the final of the Cricket World Cup.
D. Overall 37 centuries were scored in this World Cup, highest ever.
E. India reached undefeated to the Semi-Final but lost to Australia in Semi-Final held at Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Which team won the Cricket World Cup, 2015?
A. India
B. New Zealand
C. Australia
D. South Africa
Q 2. Who was awarded as the Man of the Match in the final Match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015?
A. Mitchell Starc
B. Shane Watson
C. Martin Guptill
D. James Faulkner

4) MIZORAM GETS NEW GOVERNOR:
A. Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi is removed from his post within 3 months of transferring him from Uttarakhand.
B. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi is given additional charge of Mizoram.
C. Aziz Qureshi became the second Governor after Kamla Beniwal to be sacked from their office by the BJP led NDA governor.
Note:  Kamla Beniwal was the Governor of Mizoram before she was removed from her post and before that she was the Governor of Gujarat for more than 4 years.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.   Who is removed from the post of Governor of Mizoram recently?
A. Kamla Beniwal    
B. Aziz Qureshi
C. Kesari Nath Tripathi
D. Om Prakash Kohli

5)  GURGAON GIRL CROWNED MISS INDIA, 2015:
A. Gurgaon Girl Aditi Arya is crowned Femina Miss India 2015.
B. 52nd edition of the beauty pageant held in Mumbai where Aafrean Rachel Vaz was crowned first runner-up and Vartika Singh as Second Runner up.
C. Former Miss India 2014, Koyal Rana crowned Aditi Arya, a research analyst as the winner of Miss India, 2015.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Who became Miss India 2015?
A. Aditi Arya
B. Vartika Singh
C. Koyal Rana
D. Aafreen Rachel Vaz

6)  HOCKEY INDIA AWARDS HELD AT NEW DELHI:
A. For the first time in Indian hockey, the national federation decided to organize, Hockey India Annual Awards.
B. Legendary Balbir Singh was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award .Balbir Singh was a member of three Olympic gold medal winning team. Balbir Singh also got a cheque of Rs. 30 lakh.
C. Player of the year award was conferred by Birendra Lakra (Male ) and Vandana Kataria (Female)
D. Upcoming players of the year were Harmanpreet Singh (Male) and Namita Toppo (Female)

7)  INDIA’S FOURTH NAVIGATION SATELLITE LAUNCHED:
A. ISRO’s PSLV-C27 launched IRNSS- 1D, fourth in the series of seven Navigational satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra pradesh.
B. ISRO – Indian Space Research Organization
C. PSLV – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
D. IRNSS – Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
Note: First 3 Navigational Satellites were IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B, IRNSS-1C

8)  EARTH HOUR 2015 WAS OBSERVED GLOBALLY:
A. Earth Hour 2015 was observed globally on 28th March 2015 from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time
B. This was the 9th Edition of Earth Hour which was started in 2007.
C. As a commitment to the planet, all non-essential lights are switched off for one hour on the last Saturday of March.
Note: First Ever Earth hour was observed in 2007 in Sydney, Australia by the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF).

Saturday, March 28, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 MARCH 2015
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1. JOHN NASH WON ABEL PRIZE 2015:
A. Nobel laureate John F Nash won the Abel prize 2015 for his work on partial differential equations.
B. John Nash will share the prize with Louis Nirenberg, professor emeritus at New York university courant institute of Mathematical Science.
C. John Nash, on American Mathematician and Louis Nirenberg, a Canadian, American Mathematician will share the prize money of 76000 U.S. Dollar.
 NOTE: - JOHN Nash shared the nobel prize in economic sciences with game theorists reinhard selten and john harsanyi in 1994.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 With which scientist did john nash shared his abel prize 2015?
A. John Harsanyi
B. Reihard selton
C. Louis Nirenberg
D. Albert W. Tucker

2. ADB BROADCASTED ASIAN DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK 2015:
A. Asian development bank broadcasted asian development outlook report titled, “financing Asia’s future growth”.
B. The report highlighted that India will grow at the rate of 7.4 percent in FY 2014, 7.8 percent in FY 2015 and 8.2 percent in FY 2016.
C. According to report Asia will grow at a rate of 6.3 percent in 2015 and 2016 (same as 2014).
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Which Financial Institution released a report titled financing Asian Future Growth?
A. RBI
B. IMF
C. ADB
D. World Bank

3. INDIA SIGNED 300 MILLION US DOLLAR LOAN AGREEMENT WITH ADB:
A. India has signed a 300 million US dollar loan agreement with Asian development bank to improve connectivity in NE Region.
B. Union Ministry of finance and Asian Development Bank have signed a loan agreement to improve road connectivity along the North Bengal-North Eastern (NB-NE).
C. The agreement was signed between Tarun Bajaj, joint Secretary (multilateral Institutions) in the Department of Economic affairs of ministry of Finance and Teresa Kho, ADB’s country Director in India.
About ADB: - ADB is a Regional development bank established on 22nd August 1966 with its headquarter in Manila, Philippines. It has 67 members currently from 31 initially. Japan holds the largest proportion of share followed by U.S. and China.
PRESIDENT OF ADB-> Takehiko Nakao

4. RBI SIGNED CURRENCY SWAP AGREEMENT WITH SRI LANKA:
A. India’s central bank, Reserve Bank of India has signed a currency swap agreement with the Central Bank Of Sri Lanka.
B. A 400 million US Dollar currency swap agreement is signed between the central Bank of two nations.
C. The agreement is valid for a time period of 3 years during which central bank of Sri Lanka can make withdrawls of US Dollar or Euro in multiple tranches upto a maximum of 400 million US Dollar or its equivalent.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 India has recently signed Currency swap agreement with which nation?
A. Switzerland
B. Singapore
C. Germany
D. Sri Lanka

5. UNION GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED RS. 250CRORE TO ANDHRA PRADESH:
A. Union Government of India has Sanctioned Rs. 250crore Rupee to Andhra Pradesh to set up Polavaram SPV.
B. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the implementation of the polavaram multipurpose Irrigation project will be set up in Andhra Pradesh.
C. 250crore Rupee sanctioned by the Union government is in addition to the 100crore rupee allotted for the project in 2015-16 union Budget.
NOTE: - The project is constructed on the river Godavari in the west Godavari district of     Andhra Pradesh.

6. UNION MINISTRY OF COAL LAUNCHED ELECTRONIC COAL PROJECTS MONITORING PORTAL.
A. UNION Ministry of coal launched electronic coal projects monitoring portal.
B. E-CPMP is launched for tracking projects that entail on investment related to coal.
C. The portal is launched with an aim to enhance efficiency and transparency in the ministry’s functioning.
NOTES :- Portal has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

7. ATAL BIHARI VAJHPAYEE HONOURED WITH BHARAT RATNA:
A. Former prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajhpayee is honoured with the prestigions Bharat Ratna.
B. Country’s highest civilion award Bharat Ratna is conferred to Atal Bihari Vajhpayee  at his residence by the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
NOTE:- Other than Atal Bihari Vajhpayee, Madan Mohan malviya was choosen to be  honoured with Bharat Ratna in 2014.

8. DRONIER CRASHED IN GOA:
A. INDIAN Navy’s Dronier Aircraft crashed off the Goa coast.
B. Commander Nikhil kuldip Joshi was rescued while the other two, Lt. Kiran Shekhawat and Lt. Abhinay Nagori were found dead.
C. The Aircraft had 3 officers, 2pilots and 1 women observer.
NOTE: - Lt. Kiran shekhawat was the first women officer in Indian Navy martyered on duty. 

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 MARCH 2015

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                                                INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1) INDIA SINGED 6 AGREEMENTS WITH QATAR:
Ø  India and Qatar signed 6 agreements to increase commercial and economic exchanges between the two nations.
Ø  The deal was signed in New Delhi between the Prime minister of India Narendra Modi and Emir of Qatar, sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Ø  The six agreements were as follows:
Ø  Agreement on transfer of sentenced persons.
Ø  MoU for co-operation in the field of information and communication technology.
Ø  MoU between ministry of earth sciences and Qatar Meteorological department for scientific and technical cooperation.
Ø  MoU between diplomatic institute of MOFA, Qatar and Foreign Service Institute, MEA
Ø  MoU for co-operation in the field of Radio and Television.
Ø  Agreement for Mutual Co-operation and Exchange of News.
Ø  Note:    The deals have a special focus on the make in India Initiative.
Ø  Capital of Qatar – Doha
Ø  Currency of Qatar - Riyal

2)  BIOLOGICALLY USEFUL NITROGEN DISCOVERED ON MARS:
Ø  NASA’s curosity rover found evidence of nitrogen on the surface of mars.
Ø  Nitrogen was found in the form of Nitric Oxide which was released when Martian sediments were heated.
Ø  The Discovery is significant because of the critical role of nitrogen as the building block of RNA and DNA which control life processes.
      Note: NASA- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Ø  RNA – Ribonucleic Acid
Ø  DNA – Deoxyribonucleic Acid
Ø  Curosity Rover was launched on 26th November 2011 by NASA (U.S.A.)

                                  
3)   TWITTER LAUNCHES A NEW APP:
Ø  Twitter launches a new app , ‘ Periscope’.
Ø  Periscope is a streaming video application. It allows anyone to steam live video to a wide audience with their smartphone.

NATIONAL NEWS

4) MINISTERY OF RAILWAYS CONSTITUTED AJAY SHANKAR COMMITTEE:
Ø  Ministry of Railways has constituted Ajay Shankar committee to review PPP cell functioning.
Ø  Ajay Shankar is a former secretary, Department of Industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) under Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Ø  PPP – Public Private Partnership
      Note:   Suresh Prabhu is the Union Railway Minister
      EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Ajay Shankar Committee is constituted by which Union Ministry?
a.       Railway Ministry
b.      Ministry of Minority Affairs
c.       HRD Ministry
d.      Finance Ministry

5)  CCEA APPROVED THE NATIONAL SUPER COMPUTING MISSION:
Ø  Union Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the National Supercomputing mission.
Ø  The National Super Computing Mission is aimed at bringing the high performance computing (HPC) facilities.
Ø  The mission will be implemented at an estimated cost of 4500 crore rupees over a period of seven years.
Ø  This mission will be implemented Jointly by DST and Deity.
Ø  DST – Department of Science and Technology
Ø  Deity – Department of Electronics and Information technology.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Who is the head of the CCEA?
a.       Sonia Gandhi
b.      Narendra Modi
c.       Atal Bihari Vajpayee
d.      Amit Shah

6)  PM LAUNCHES PRAGATI PLATFORM:
Ø  Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances of common man.
Ø  It aims at monitoring and reviewing Union Government programmes and projects as well as projects flagged by state governments.
Ø  PRAGATI :– Pro- Active Governance and Timely Implementation platform.

7)  DSIJ GETS PSU AWARD:
Ø  Dalal Street Investment Journal was presented 6th Public Sector Undertakings Award.
Ø  List of Important Awardees:
Ø  Maharatna of the year – Manufacturing -  NTPC
Ø  Most Effefient Maharatna –Manufacturing – BHEL
Ø  Best General Insurance Company – New India Assurance Company
Ø  Navratna of the year – Non-Manufacturing – PFC
Ø  Most Efficient Public Sector Bank – Bank of Baroda

Ø  Fastest Growing Maharatna – Non-Manufacturing – Coal India.

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