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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 11 APRIL 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 11 APRIL 2015
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INTENATIONAL
1. INDIA ELECTED IN 4 U.N. BODIES:
A.   India was elected to 4 important United Nations (UN) agencies.
B.   India was elected at the coordination and Management Meeting (CMM) of UNECOSOC (the United Nations Economic and Social Council) held at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.
C. India was elected in the following 4 bodies:
·         UNICEF – United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
·         WFP – World Food Program
·         CCPCJ – Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
·         Governing Council of UN –Habitat

2.   SEOUL WON WWF’S EARTH HOUR CITY CHALLENGE:
A. South Korea’s Capital city Seoul has won WWF’s Earth hour city challenge to become the Global Earth Hour capital 2015.
B.   Seoul won the earth hour city challenge (EHCC) of world Wildlife Fund (WFF) among 163 cities from 16 countries.
About South Korea -              
·         Capital – Seoul
·         Currency – Won
·         President – Park Geun Hye
·         Prime Minister – Lee Wan Koo
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Which city won WWF’s Earth Hour city Challenge?
a.       Paris
b.      Seoul
c.       New Delhi
d.      Tokyo
2.     What is the full form of WWF?
a.       World Wide Fund
b.      World Wildlife Fund
c.       World wide federation
d.      World Wild Foundation

3. SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX 2015 RELEASED:
A.   Social Pogress Index 2015 was released by US based non profit organization Social progress imperative.
B.   Social Progress Index ranks 133 countries from highest to lowest which covers 94 % of the world’s population.
C. India with a score of 53.06 is ranked 101st and is placed in low social progress group.
D. Norway topped the list followed by Sweden and Switzerland.
E. Afghanistan, Chad and Central African Republic are at the bottom of the list.
Note: In 2014, India was ranked 102 with the score of 50.24.

NATIONAL NEWS

4. DHANUSH MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED:
A. India has successfully test fired Dhanush Ballistic missile.
B. Dhanush is a surface- to –surface Nuclear capable missile with 350 km range.
C. The missile was fired from an offshore patrolling vessel (OPV) Indian Navy by the strategic force command (SFC).
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
3.     What is the range of Dhanush Missile?
a.       300 km
b.      400 km
c.       450 km
d.      350 km

5. THANE NAMED AS NATIONAL EARTH HOME CAPITAL:
A. Mumbai’s Thane is named as National Earth Home capital 2015 by WWF.
B. Thane won among the 3 finalists i.e Thane, Rajkot and Pune.
C. Coimbatore was elected as the National Earth hour Capital in 2014.
Note: A total of 13 Indian cities participated in 2015 Earth challenge.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
4.     Which among the following cities was not included in the finalists of national earth hour capital 2015?
a.       Rajkot
b.      Thane
c.       Coimbatore
d.      Pune

6.   1000 RS MINIMUM MONTHLY PENSION SCHEME SUSPENDED:
A. The retirement fund body, EPFO has suspended the 1000 Rs. Minimum monthly pension scheme from april 2015.
B. End of this scheme will affect about 32 lakh pensioners.
C. The decision was taken by EPFO as no communication or direction by the Union Government was provided to continue the scheme beyond 31st March 2015.


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