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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 8 APRIL 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 8 APRIL 2015
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INTENATIONAL
1. WORLD HEALTH DAY OBSERVED GLOBALLY:
A.   World Health Day was observed globally on 7th April, 2015.
B.   World Health Day was observed with the theme “World Farm to plate, make food safe”.
C. World Health Day is observed to raise awareness about food safety.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. When is World Health Day observed?
a.       25th April
b.      31st October
c.       7th April
d.      17th November

2.   SRI LANKA SIGNED 6 AGREEMENTS WITH PAKISTAN:
A.   Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed six agreements to advance cooperation between the two nations.
B.   Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena signed 6 agreements in Islamabad to advancing cooperation in disaster management, sports, shipping, socio-economic development, education and narcotics control.
Note: Prior to Pakistan, Sri Lanka signed 6 cooperation agreements with China.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. With which Asian Nation, Sri Lanka recently signed cooperation agreement ?
a.       India
b.      Pakistan
c.       Bhutan
d.      China

3. CII SIGNED MoU WITH EBRD:
A.   CII has signed an MoU with EBRD to deepen partnership.
B.   Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and European Bank for Reconstruction and development (EBRD) signed an MoU aimed to deepen partnership between Indian companies and European countries.
C. MoU was signed between CII director Chandrajit Banerjee and EBRD vice-president Phil Bennett.
Note: EBRD was established in 1991 with it’s headquarter in London.
President of EBRD – Sir Suma Chakrabarti
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Where is the headquarter of EBRD located?
a.    London
b.   Berlin
c.    New York
d.   Moscow

4. PRATAP SINGH WON INSTITUTE OF PHYSCS PRIZE:
A. 15 year old Pratap Singh, an Indian origin school boy won Institute of Physics prize.
B. Pratap Singh was awarded with 500 pounds Institute of physics (IOP) prize in United Kingdom for his cosmic ray project.
C. Pratap Singh was awarded for conducting an experiment that verified an effect of Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity.

NATIONAL
5. 10 YEAR OLD DIESEL VEHICLES CANNOT PLY ON DELHI ROADS:
A. National Green Tribunal (NGT) prohibited all the diesel vehicles over 10 years old from plying on Delhi roads.
B. NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar headed the bench who gave the ruling of prohibiting heavy or light Diesel vehicles over 10 years old.
C. Delhi has the dubious status of being the World’s most polluted city according to WHO(World Health Organisation).

6. DIVORCED MUSLIM WOMEN ENTITLED FOR MAINTENANCE:
A. The Supreme Court of India has directed that divorced Muslim women’s are entitled for maintenance from their ex-husbands.
B. Muslim women’s are entitled for maintenance under section 125 of CrPC which provides the same relief to wives, children and parents.
C. CrPC – Criminal Procedure Code

BANKING NEWS
7. DENA BANK SIGNED MOU WITH LIC:
A. Dena Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).
B. MoU was signed to provide Insurance cover to all Aadhar linked savings account holders of the bank in the age group of 18 to 50 years.
C. Insurance cover will be provided under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJBY) scheme from 1st June, 2015.
D. Headquarter of Dena Bank – Mumbai
E. CMD of Dena Bank – Shri Ashwani Kumar

8. SBI, ICICI AND HDFC CUTS BASE RATES:
A. SBI, ICICI and HDFC banks are first to cut base lending rates.
B. SBI and HDFC lowered their base rates by 15 basis points from 10% to 9.85% while ICICI bank cuts it by 25 basis points to 9.75%.
C. Base rate is the minimum rate at which a bank can lend.
Note: ICICI bank has the lowest base rate at 9.75%

SPORTS NEWS
9. DRONAVALI HARIKA WINS BRONZE MEDAL:
A. Dronavali Harika wins bronze medal in world women’s chess championship.
B. Harika lost to the eventual winner of Ukaine, Mariya Muzychuk in the semi-final.
C. Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine defeated Natalia Pogonina of Russia in the final match.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Dronavali Harika is associated with which sport?
a.       Archery
b.      Tennis
c.       Cricket
d.      Chess


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