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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 8 JAN. 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-08 JANUARY 2015
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1) GUYANA PRESIDENT DONALD RAMOTAR IS CHIEF GUEST ON PARVASI BHARTIYA DIVAS
Ø  The chief Guest of the 13th edition of ParvasiBhartiya Divas is Guyana President  DonaldRomotar.
Ø  He will also be presented with ParvasiBhartiyaSamman (The highest conferred an overseas Indian and PIOs)
Ø  PBD is being held in Gujarat to mark the 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s arrival from South Africa to India in 1915
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who will be the chief guest on 13th edition of the PBD:
a.          Shinzo Abe
b.         Donald Ramotar
c.          Barack Obama
d.         AnerudJaugnauth

2)         AMITABH BACHCHAN NAMED AS THE BRAND AMBASADAR OF AP HEALTH SECTOR
Ø  Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan is appointed as the brand ambassador of health sector in Andhra Pradesh by Andhra Pradesh State Health Minister KamineniSrinivas
Ø  He will participate in various health related campaigns for A.P government
Ø  Amitabh Bachchan is also brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism and Polio eradication campaign.
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Which state government has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as Brand Ambassador of Health Sector:
a.          Punjab
b.         Andhra Pradesh
c.          Haryana
d.         Gujarat

3)         INDIAN DIPLOMAT ATUL KHARE APPOINTED AS UN UNDER SECTRATARY GENERAL FOR FIELD SUPPORT
Ø  Atulkhare is appointed as UN under Secretary-General for field support ,Department of field support by Secretary General of UN Ban-Ki-Moon
Ø  He will succeed Bangladesh’s AmeerHaq.
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who among the following Indian diplomat is named as UN under sectratary General of Field Support
a.          S.Jaishankar
b.         RanjanMathai
c.          AtulKhare
d.         NirupamaRao

4)         DINESH ORAON ELECTED AS SPEAKER  OF JHAKHAND ASSEMBLY
Ø  Dinesh Oraon (BJP) is elected as speaker of Jharkhand Assembly.
Ø  He is the 10th speaker of the Jharkhand Legislative assembly
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Dinesh Oraon is ________________ speaker of Jharkhand Assembly:
a.          11th
b.         6th
c.          5th
d.         10th

5)         ICICI LAUNCHED INDIA’S FIRST CONTACTLESS CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS
Ø  India’s largest private sector Bank ICICI has launched India’s first contactless debit and credit cards.
Ø  This card will allow to make electronic payments by waving the cards near the machanttermind instead of swiping.
Ø  These cards are based on the Near Field Communication Technology and powered by Mastercard contactless and visa paywave technologies
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Which among the following Indian Bank has launched first contactless Debit and Credit Cards
a.          HDFC
b.         ICICI
c.          Axis Bank
d.         Yes Bank

6)          ‘LARRY PAGE’ CHOOSEN FORTUNE BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR 2014
Ø  Chief executive officer and co-founder of Google Mr. Larry Page is named as Business Person of the Year 2014 by Fortune Magazine
Ø  CEO of Apple ‘Tim Cook’ is ranked second
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who is named as Business Person of the year, 2014 by fortune Magazine
a.          Larry Page
b.         Bill Gates
c.          Tim Cook
d.         John C.Martin

7)         TULSI GABBARD AND AMI BERA TAKE OATH FOR SECOND TERM IN US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Ø  Congresswomen TulsiGababard is the first Hindu law maker in US to take oath on Bhagvad Gita.
Ø  Dr. Ami Bera is the only serving Indian – American in Congress.
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who among the following is the first US lawmaker to take oath on Bhagvad Gita:
a.          TulsiGabbard
b.         Ami Bera
c.          NavneetGhaba
d.         SunitaRao

8)         PAKISTAN PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL TO SET UP ARMY COURTS
Ø  Special Military Courts will be set up in Pakistan to fast track terror- related cases.
Ø  It aimed to create constitutional military courts to try and punish terrorists
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Which country has set up special military courts to punish terrorists:
a.          India
b.         Bangladesh
c.          Pakistan
d.         Afghanistan

9)         TENCENT LAUNCHED FIRST PRIVATE ONLINE BANK OF CHINA NAMED ‘ WE BANK’
Ø  Tencent limited launched first online bank of China and was named as ‘We Bank’
Ø  It aimed to boost business
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        What is the name of first private online bank launched in China:
a.          We Bank
b.         Our Bank
c.          Community Bank
d.         Sole Bank


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 07 JAN. 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-07 JANUARY 2015
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1)KRISHNAMURTHY APPOINTED PRIVATE SECRETARY OF UNION DEFENCE MINISTER
Ø  P .Krishnamurthy (IAS) is appointed as Private Secretary of Union Defence Minister ManoharParikar
Ø  He will be serving for the period of 5 years.
      EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who has been appointed as a Private Secretary of ManoharParikar (Defence Minister)
a.       P. Krishnamurthy
b.      Anoop Mishra
c.       ArjunMehra
d.      ParkashJha

2)P.M. RELEASES COMMEMORATIVE COINS TO MARK 175TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF JAMSETJI TATA
Ø  P.M has released commemorative coins to honour Tata group founder JamsetjiNusserwanji Tata
Ø  P.M released coins in the denomination of Rs. 100 and Rs 5 to mark his 175th birth anniversary.
Ø  He will be the first industrialist in India to be honored by Government in such a manner.
Ø  He is regarded as ‘Father of Indian Industry’.
Ø  Tata Iron and steel Company ltd (TISCO) is Asia’s first and India’s largest steel company.
Ø  Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
Ø  Jamshedpur district in Jharkhand is named after him.
      EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Name the first industrialist who has been recently honored on his 175th birthday by commemorating coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5:
a.       Jamsedji Tata
b.      Abhinav Birla
c.       Sidharath Birla
d.      DheeruBhaiAmbani

3)      NATIONAL SUB-JUNIOR BILLIARDS TITLE 2015 WON BY S.SRIKRISHNA
Ø  S. Srikrishna has won his first National sub-Junior Billiards title at the BRC glister National Billiards and Snooker Championship 2015.
Ø  He defeated Ishpreet Singh Chadha
      EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who has won sub-Junior Billiards title 2015:
a.       S. Srikrishna
b.      KidambiSrikanth
c.       Manoj Kumar
d.      VishwanathanAnand

4)      PRESISDENT SIGNS ORDINANCE AMENDING CITIZENSHIP ACT, 1955
Ø  President Pranab Mukherjee signed ordinance to amend Citizenship Act, 1955.
Ø  It was signed on the opening ceremony of ParvasiBhartiyaDiwas 2015.
Ø  It will merge Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) scheme to provide lifelong visa facility and exemption from appearing before the local police station on every visit.
Ø  It also aims to change marriage act that states the compulsory one year stay to get Indian Citizenship.
      EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Recently amended, Citizenship Act, 1955 provides relaxation of __________ to PIOs:
a.       Dual Citizenship
b.      Passports
c.       Free Visa
d.      Permanent Residence

5)      PARVASI BHARTIYA DIWAS, 2015 TO BE HELD IN GUJARAT
Ø  The three-day meet of Indian Diaspora i.e. ParwasiBhartiyaDiwas ,2015 to be held in Gujarat.
Ø  PBD is celebrated on every 9th Jan because on this day, M.K.Gandhi returned from South Africa in 1915.
Ø  This will also mark the 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s return.
      EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     ParwasiBhartiyaDiwas Is Observed On:
a.       7TH JAN
b.      10TH JAN
c.       6TH JAN
d.      9TH JAN

6)      PUNJAB BECOMES FIRST STATE TO BAN LOOSE CIGARETTE SALES
Ø  Punjab has become the first state in India to ban sale of loose cigarettes to dissuade consumer who don’t get to see pictorial warning that appears on pack.
      EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which state in India has become the first to ban loose cigarette sale:
a.       Haryana
b.      Himachal Pradesh
c.       Punjab
d.      J &K
7)      CHINA TO BUILD LONGEST HIGH SPEED TRAIN
Ø  China has signed a deal with Russia to build the world’s longest high speed railway connecting Beijing with Moscow.
Ø  It will be 700 km long track
      EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     What is the extension of upcoming longest high speed train proposed by China:
a.       Beijing to Moscow
b.      Beijing to Berlin
c.       Beijing to Ottawa

d.      Beijing to St. Petersburg

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