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Monday, November 30, 2015

Free Daily GK Quiz Based on 23 To 30 Nov. 2015 Newspapers

GK QUIZ BASED ON NEWSPAPERS – 23 – 30 NOV 2015
1. Who won the presidential elections of Argentina- Mauricio Macri
2. India and Malaysia signed MoU on Cultural Exchange Programme agreement for the which period- 2015-2020 
3. The first South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise (SAADMEx-2015to provide a platform for strengthening Regional Disaster Response Mechanism amongst the SAARC countries will be organized in which country- India
4. First meeting of the Indo-European Water Forum was held in- Delhi
5. Who won the `ATP World Tour finals played in London by defeating - Roger Federer- Novak Djokovic
6. Which country won the 8th Men’s Junior Asia hockey cup played in Malaysia- India
7. 27th ASEAN Summit that was held in- Kuala Lumpur
8. Theme of the 27th ASEAN Summit- Our People, Our Community, Our Vision
9. Indian-American politician who is  nominated as executive director to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with mbassador rank by US President Barack Obama- Swati Dandekar
10. The statue of which modern saint of India was unveiled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Prime Minister Narendra- Swami Vivekananda
11. 2nd World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) held in - Visakhapatnam
12. IBSF World Snooker Championship is won by- Pankaj Advani
13. The Women World Snooker Championship 2015 held in Hurghada, Egypt was won by- Wendy Jans of Belgium
14. India signed pact of Cyber Security & Governance Issues with which country- Malaysia
15. Which bank opened a representative office in - Dhaka, Bangladesh- Axis Bank
16. Sushashan express flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will run between - Balrampur to Gwalior
17. Who became the first woman Prosecutor General of Maldives- AishathBisam
18. The Ministry of Urban Development in November 2015 approved an investment of 3120 crore rupees investment plans for basic urban infra boost for 102 cities approved under- Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
19. Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettethat was formally handed over to Indian Navy at Kolkata- Kadmatt
20. First day-night Test match will be played at- Adelaide Oval
21. World Robot Olympiad (WRO), 2015 was held in- Doha, Qatar
22. Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced to ban the sale of liquor in the state with effect from- 1 April 2016
23. Constitution Day was observed across India on- 26 November
24. The person known as Father of the White Revolution and Milkman of India, whose birth anniversary was celebrated as National Milk Day- DrVergheseKurien
25. Which organ of United Nations said that the year 2015 is likely to be the warmest year on record – World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
26. Who is appointed as the President of The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)-Sunil Kanoria
27. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was observed across on- 25 November
28. Name of Campaign to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women- UNiTE to End Violence against Women
29. Government decided to bring down the target year of achieving complete rural road connectivity under Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojana (PMGSY) from 2022 to- 2019
30. Appointed as chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)- Anju Bobby George
31. Who is appointed as Chairman of Readership Studies Council of India (RSCI)- CVL Srinivas
32. Name of the Early Intervention and School Readiness Scheme launched by Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment- DISHA
33. Nuclear-capable missile launched from INS Subhadra is- Dhanush
34. 13thASEAN-India Summit was held in- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
35. 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) was held in- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
36. Indian cultural centre in Kuala Lumpur,Malasia would be named after- NetajiSubhas Chandra Bose
37. The 14th ASEAN-India Summit will be held in which country in 2016- Lao PDR
38. Who is appointed as the director of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore - DilipVengsarkar
39. Exchange Board of which country signed Memorandum of Understanding with Securities and Exchange Board of India on bilateral cooperation and technical assistance - Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission
40. Master DinanathMangeshkar Award in the field of theatre, film and music is given to Marathi actor- Prashant Damle
41. Who is appointed as Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)- Michael Keating
42. RamnathGoenka Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to journalism is given to- Kuldip Nayar
43. Who is appointed as strategic coach for the Indian men’s Hockey- Roger Van Gent
44. Military operation launched by USA for the intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is named- Operation Inherent Resolve
45. India signed 10 agreements on mutual co-operation in Defence, Civil Aviation, National Planning and cyber Security with which country- Singapore
46. Which state is to developed as Bamboo State of India- Mizoram
46. Programme by Corps of Signal (Indian Army) and CII is named- DEFCOM-2015
47. India defeated Which country to win Under-19 Tri-Series cricket title- Bangladesh
48. Great Britain defeated which country to win 2015 Davis Cup tennis title- Belgium
49. Who won 2015 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix- Nico Rosberg
50. Who defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become world heavyweight champion        Tyson Fury
51. ICC suspended Which West Indies spinner for illegal bowling action- Sunil Narine
52. Which Indian Player won Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament for 3rd consecutive time- PV Sindhu
53. Name of missile co-developed by India and Israel and successfully tested recently- LRSAM

54. Who is appointed as Secretary General of Commonwealth of Nations- Patricia Scotland

Daily Current Affairs 30 Nov 2015 (Daily GK)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 NOV 2015
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1. GREAT BRITAIN WON 2015 DAVIS CUP TENNIS TITLE
i. Great Britain won the 2015 Davis Cup tennis title after defeating Belgium by  3-1 in Belgium.
ii. Great Britain, won this title after 116 years since 1936.
iii. Davis Cup is the international team event in men's tennis and considered as the world cup of tennis.
iv. The women's equivalent cup of the Davis Cup is the Fed Cup.

2. INDIA DEFEATED BANGLADESH TO WIN UNDER-19 TRI-SERIES CRICKET TITLE
i. India won the Under-19 one day tri series after defeating  Bangladesh at Kolkata.
ii. Tri-Nation Under-19s Tournament in India was participated by  nations  India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

3. MERCEDES DRIVER NICO ROSBERG WON 2015 FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
i. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won the 2015 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix title  in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
ii. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, the German driver defeated Lewis Hamilton of the UK.
iii. Earlier Nico Rosberg, has won the sixth title in the 2015 including Spain, Monaco, Austria, Mexico and Brazil.
4. TYSON FURY DEFEATED WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO TO BECOME WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
i. Britain's Tyson Fury defeated Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko to become the world heavyweight champion in Germany.
ii. Tyson Fury is a two-time former British and English champion, a former European, Commonwealth and Irish heavyweight champion. He is also a former WBO Inter-Continental and WBO International heavyweight champion.
iii. He is the second longest reigning heavyweight champion of all time.

5.ANIL KHANNA RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF ASIAN TENNIS FEDERATION
i. Anil Khanna was re-elected as the President of Asian Tennis Federation.
ii. He was elected for four years in the Annual General Meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
iii. At present, he is the President of the All India Tennis Association.



Daily Free Current Affairs 29 Nov. 2015 (Daily GK)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 NOV 2015
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1. PV SINDHU WON 2015 MACAU OPEN GRAND PRIX GOLD BADMINTON TOURNAMENT
i. Ace Indian shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has won the 2015 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament in the women’s single category.
ii. PV  Sindhu  won the Title after defeating  Minatsu Mitani of Japan .
iii. She has won this title for the third consecutive time after winning it in 2013 and 2014.

2. ETHIOPIAN BIRHANU LEGESE AND KENYAN CYNTHIA LIMO WIN 2015 DELHI HALF MARATHON
i. Birhanu Legese from Ethiopia and Cynthia Limo from Kenya have grabbed the 2015 Delhi Half Marathon in men’s and women’s categories.
ii. In Delhi Half Marathon around 34,000 athletes and runners from different parts of the world had participated.
iii. The Indian runners Nitendra Singh Rawat and Lalita Babar ranked first in the men’s and women’s category.

3. ICC SUSPENDED WEST INDIES SPINNER SUNIL NARINE FOR ILLEGAL BOWLING ACTION
i. International Cricket Council suspended West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine from bowling in international cricket.
ii. The International Cricket Council found his bowling action to be illegal.
ICC CHAIRMAN: SHASHANK MANOHAR
PRESIDENT OF ICC: ZAHEER ABBAS

4. PATRICIA SCOTLAND APPOINTED AS SECRETARY GENERAL OF COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS
i. Dominica-born British lawyer Patricia Scotland was appointed as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations.
ii. She becomes the first British citizen and first woman to hold the post in the 66-year history of 53-member Commonwealth.
iii. She will replace India's Kamalesh Sharma.
iv. Commonwealth Secretary-General is the head of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the central body that has served the Commonwealth of Nations since its establishment in 1965.

v.Its main aim is to represent the organisation globally and to promote its values and principles mainly for democratic standards and development. It is headquartered in London.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Daily Current Affairs 28 Nov. 2015 ( Daily GK)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 NOV 2015
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1. 'DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND PREPAREDNESS' WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY DRDO
i. The Defence Research and Development Organisation is organising a workshop in New Delhi today on 'Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness'
ii. The objective of the workshop is to show technologies and products developed indigenously by DRDO, which can be adopted for disaster management.
iii. The Defence Research and Development Organisation is an agency of the India, charged with the military's research and development, headquartered in New Delhi, India
     DIRECTOR GENERAL OF DRDO: S CHRISTOPHER 

2. RBI GRANTED IN-PRINCIPLE APPROVAL TO NPCI TO FUNCTION AS THE CENTRAL UNIT FOR BHARAT BILL PAYMENT SYSTEMS
i. The Reserve Bank of India decided to grant in principle approval to the National Payments Corporation of India to function as the Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit in Bharat Bill Payment System.
ii. The BBPS is an integrated bill payment system which will function as the bill payment system in the country with a single brand image providing convenience of anytime anywhere bill payment to customers.
iii. National Payments Corporation of India was established in 2008 ,with an aim to operate for the benefit of all the member banks and their customers.

3. ICC APPOINTED FOUR FEMALE UMPIRES FOR ICC WOMEN’S WORLD TWENTY20 QUALIFIER
i. The International Cricket Council stated that four female match officials have been selected for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015.
ii. The ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015 is going to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 28 November 2015.
iii. Four female umpires are New Zealand’s Kathleen Cross, Australia’s Claire Polosak, England’s Sue Redfern and West Indies’ Jacqueline Williams
     CHAIRMAN OF ICC: SHASHANK MANOHAR
     PRESIDENT OF ICC: ZAHEER ABBAS

4. RBI GRANTED IN-PRINCIPLE APPROVAL TO THREE APPLICANTS FOR SETTING UP TREDS
i. The Reserve Bank of India granted in-principle approval to three applicants to set up and operate Trade Receivables Discounting System
ii. The three organizations will operate TReDS according to the Payment and Settlement System Act 2007.
iii. The three selected organizations are NSE Strategic Investment Corporation Limited and Small Industries Development Bank of India, Axis Bank Limited and Mynd Solutions Pvt.
iv. TReDS is a scheme for setting up and operating the institutional mechanism for facilitating the financing of trade receivables of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and it will facilitate the discounting of both invoices as well as bills of exchange.

5. UNESCO FELLINI MEDAL TO BE AWARDED AT IFFI FOR THE FIRST TIME
i. The UNESCO Fellini medal will be awarded in India for the first time at the 46th International Film Festival of India in collaboration with the International Council for Film at Paris.
ii. UNESCO Fellini medal was started at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1995.
iii. The medal is given to a film that reflects UNESCO’s ideals.
iv. Four Indian films have been chosen to compete for the prestigious award that are Cinemawala, Ain, Katyar Kaljat Ghusli, Chirakulla Pakshikal.
v. The Cannes Festival is the International Film Festival held annualiy in Cannes, France.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Daily Current Affairs 27 Nov. 2015 ( Daily GK)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 NOV 2015
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1. 11.2% RISE IN BANKING-RELATED COMPLAINTS IN FY15
i. Reserve Bank of India stated that number of complaints received by Banking Ombudsmen in 2014-15 has rised upto 11.2 percent.
ii. The maximum number of complaints recieved are from banks' failure to meet commitments and for not following fair practices code.
iii. The Deputy Governor of RBI S S Mundra stated the rise in complaints is a sign of awareness about the banking ombudsmen scheme.

2. RBI PERMITTED FOREIGN PORTFOLIO INVESTORS TO BUY DEFAULTED BONDS
i. The Reserve Bank of India has allowed the Foreign Portfolio Investors to buy fully or partly defaulted bonds.
ii. The permission was given to promote investments by FPIs in corporate bonds.
iii. The RBI granted the permission to the FPIs under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

3. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TO PLAY THE HISTORIC FIRST DAY-NIGHT TEST MATCH
i. First day-night Test will be played at the Adelaide Oval with a pink Kookaburra ball between Australia and New Zealand.
ii. It is for the first time in 138 years, a Test match will be played with at night with a ball that is not red.

4. BIHAR GOVERNMENT BANS SALE OF LIQUOR FROM 1ST APRIL 2016
i. Bihar Government has banned sale of liquor in the state from 1st  April 2016.
ii. This decision of government will make Bihar as 6th dry state/UT in the country.
iii. Some states had already banned liquor consumption in the states of Gujarat, Nagaland, Manipur and Kerala and Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

5. SOUTH ASIAN ANNUAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT EXERCISE 2015 HELD IN DELHI
i. The South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise was concluded by the Union Government in Delhi.
ii. It was the first-ever joint exercise to be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force of India.
iii. This joint exercise was attended by South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation member countries.
iv. The member countries are Bhutan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
v. The exercise aims to synchronise efforts to institutionalise regional cooperation on disaster response among SAARC member countries.

6. UNION GOVERNMENT APPROVED 3120 CRORE RUPEES INVESTMENT FOR AMRUT IN 102 CITIES
i. The Ministry of Urban Development approved an investment of 3120 crore rupees investment plans under Atal mission for rejuvenation and urban transformation.
ii. The fund is approved for basic urban infrastructure boost for 102 cities.

iii. AMRUT scheme will help cities in improving sewerage network services, storm water drains, water supply, non-motorised transport and availability of public spaces in 102 cities.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Daily Current Affairs 26 Nov 2015 ( Daily GK)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 NOV 2015
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1. 26 NOVEMBER OBSERVED AS NATIONAL MILK DAY
i. 26 November is observed as National Milk Day to mark birth anniversary of Dr.Verghese Kurien.
ii. He is also known as the Father of the White Revolution Dr.Verghese Kurien.
iii. The main aim of observing National Milk Day is to boost milk production.
 iv. He had also started Operation Flood which was the world’s largest agricultural development programme which had helped Indian to transform from a milk-deficit country into the world’s largest milk producer.

2. ANJU BOBBY GEORGE APPOINTED CHAIRPERSON OF TOP SCHEME
i. Anju Bobby George was appointed as the Chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme  by Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.
ii. She will replace Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament and Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India who had resigned from this post.
iii. Anju Bobby George was first Indian athlete who had won bronze medal in the World Athletics Championships in 2003
iv. Target Olympic Podium Scheme was started with an objective of identifying and supporting potential medal prospects sportspersons for 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.

3. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OBSERVED ON 25 NOVEMBER
i. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was observed on 25 November.
ii. The day is observed to raise awareness about violence against women and discuss solutions that would work for women community.
iii. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be marked by organisation of an event called Orange the world: End violence against women and girls across the world.

4. 10TH EAST ASIA SUMMIT HELD IN KUALA LUMPUR 
i. The 10th East Asia Summit was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ii. Theme of the summit was Our People, Our Community, and Our Vision.
iii. The summit was chaired by the PM of Malaysia Najib Razak and attended by Australia, India, China, japan, New Zealand, Korea, Russia and the United States of America.

5. WRITER AND JOURNALIST MAHIP SINGH PASSED AWAY
i. Mahip Singh, the famous Hindi writer and journalist, passed away  in Gurgaon, Haryana.
ii. Mahip Singh was known for his collection of short stories, the first being Subah ke Phool, which was published in 1959.

iii. He had also written novels and some of his famous novels include Ye Bhi Nhi, Abhi Shesh Hai and Bich ki Dhoop.

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