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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 25 FEBRUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 25 FEBRUARY 2015
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1) GOVERNMENT HIKES 10% SHARE IN CENTRAL TAXES:
Ø  Union government has agreed to increase 10% share of states in central taxes.
Ø  Now the state Governments will get a total share of 42% of the central taxes. (Earlier it was 32%)
Ø  This increase in the share of central taxes was recommended by the14th finance commission, headed by former RBI Governor Y.V.Reddy.
Ø  It will surely help states to design and implement schemes as per their requirements.
NOTE: OTHER IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE COMMISSION ARE:
1.     To grant Rs. 1.94 lakh crore over 5 years to meet the revenue deficit of 11 states.
2.     Punjab will not remain a revenue deficit state after the increased share of states in Central taxes.

2) STD CALLS TO BE CHEAPER IN INDIA NOW:
Ø  Long Distance domestic telephone calls i.e. STD calls will be cheap in India now.
Ø  TRAI has cut the network charges by upto 50%.
Ø  TRAI has reduced the ceiling of the domestic carriage charge to 35 paise per minute from 65 paise per minute.
Ø  TRAI – Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
Note: 1. Rahul Khullar is the chairman of TRAI .
      2. TRAI has its Headquarter in New Delhi
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Who is the chairman of TRAI?
a.       Mukul Roy
b.      Nripendra Mishra
c.       Rahul Khullar
d.      Vijayan

3)  INDIAN ARMY AND SBI AGREEMENT:
Ø  Indian Army has signed anMoU with State Bank of India on Defense Salary Package.
Ø  MoU was signed between Lt. Gen. Rakesh Sharma and Dr. Vaidyan from SBI.
Ø  Earlier aMoU was signed between Indian Army and SBI in the year 2011, which was valid for a time period of 3 years.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT MOU:
1.     A variety of Free/concessional services like free Drafts, free cheque books, free funds transfer to any bank branch in India through RTGS/NEFT.
2.     The Nepal Express Remittance scheme is also included in the provision which enables instant fund transfers to Nepal for benefit of the Nepali Domicile Gorkha Soldiers serving in the Indian Army.
3.     PAI is linked to the Savings Account instead of the Debit card. PAI – Personal Accidental Insurance.
4.     Processing Charges on the house and Car loans are waved off where as the Exemption percentage of margin money is enhanced.
Note:MoU– Memorandum of Understanding.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Indian army has signed anMoU with which Bank?
a.       RBI
b.      HDFC
c.       Axis
d.      SBI

INTERNATIONAL

4)   INDIAN SCIENTIST AWARDED 1.56 CRORES:
Ø  Indian scientist GurumoorthyKrishnamoorthy is awarded with a grant of 1.56 crore rupees or 1.5 million Euros by ERC (European Research Council) in Germany.
Ø  GurumoorthyKrishnamoorthy is the group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology.
Ø  The Grant is awarded to GurumoorthyKrishnamoorthy with an aim to investigate the role of gut microbiodata in autoimmune diseases of the central nervous System such as multiple Sclerosis.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Which Indian Scientist won the ERC Award?
a.       Abdul Kalam Azad
b.      GurumoorthyKrishnamoorthy
c.       Dr. Subhakar
d.      GeetaVaradan

SPORTS

5)   GAYLE STORM DISMANTLES ZIMBABWE:
Ø  Gayle storm dismantles Zimbabwe team in an ODI fixture between West Indies and Zimbabwe during the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2015 tournament.
Ø  Chris Gayle smashed 22ndOne Day century of his career, breaking many records at Canberra.
Ø  Chris Gayle scored 215 runs of 147 balls and during his innings he reached various heights  such as:
1.      Chris Gayle became the first player to score a double hundred in World Cup
2.      Chris Gayle became the only player to hit a century in Twenty 20 International, a double century in ODI’s and a triple century in Tests

3.      372 runs partnership between Chris Gayle and Samuels became the highest ODI partnership record for any wicket.

GK QUESTIONS ASKED IN SBI ASSOCIATES ASSISTANT EXAM JAN, FEB 2015

GK Questions asked in SBI Associates - Assistant Exam Held in Jan-Feb
1.    Who is the Chairman of NITI Aayog - PM Narendra Modi
2.    What is the Currency  of Philippines - Philippine Peso 
3.    What is the Currency  of Bhutan – Ngultrum
4.    What is the Currency  of Afghanistan - Afghan Afghani
5.    What is the Currency of China – Yuan
6.    What is the currency of Pakistan Curre – Pakistani Rupee
7.    What is the Currency  of Greece – Euro
8.    What is the capital of Brazil –Brasilia
9.    What is the capital of  Australia – Canberra
10. Sarita Devi belongs to which sports? –Boxing
11. What is the name of America-Canada boundary line - Parallel line 49
12. Who won Nobel Prize in micro economics? - Amartya Sen
13. Fort Aguada is in located in which state –Goa
14. Next G-20 Summit will be held at- Istanbul, Turkey
15. Next SAARC summit will be held at – Kathmandu, Nepal
16. APEC summit 2014 will be held at – Beijing
17. Next Summer Olympics venue is – China
18. 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held at - Gold Coast, Australia 
19. Who appointed as new chief of IB - Dineshwar Sharma
20. Name of Fresh water lake in U.S.A - Lake Superior
21. World Water Day is Observed on- 22nd March
22. Cancer Day is Observed on - 4th February 
23. National Youth Day is Observed on - 12th January
24. Where are the head quarters of UNICEF? - New York 
25. Number of Internet users in India in December 2014 were - 300 Million
26. Founder of self help groups who won NobelPrize for this is- Mohammad Yunus
27. Anirudh Jagannath is the PM of which country? –Mauritius
28. FAO (Committee on Forestry) headquarter is situated in which country- Rome, Italy
29. International court of justice headquarter is situated in which country - The Hague
30. Who is Union Urban development minister - Venkaiah Naidu
31. Who is External Affair Minister - Smt.Sushma Swaraj
32. According to 2011 census female ratio per 1000 males in Haryana is? –879
33. Confucius prize was awarded to whom? - Fidel Castro
34. Dandi kutir is established at which place recently? –Gandhinagar
35. Wandering in many worlds is autobiography of whom? - V. R. Krishna Iyer
36. What is the capital of Canada –Ottawa
37. Who is appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog - Sindhushree Khullar
38. Who is Shinzo Abe ?- Prime Minister of Japan
39. Who was previous RBI governor - Y V Reddy
40. Who are in the ex officio's list in NITI Aayog–(Members of NITI Aayog)Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Suresh Prabhu and Radha Mohan Singh
41. Who is the Director of PK movie - Raj Kumar Hirani
42. Who is the Minister of Road, Transport and Highways - Nitin Gadkari
43. World Environment Day is observed on - 05 June
44. BSF Foundation day is observed on -1 December
45. Who is the Author of "God of small things" - Arundhati Roy
46. WU-14 is launched by which country ?- China
47. Who is the new chief of RAW - Mr. Rajinder Khanna
48. Headquarter of International Maritime Organization (IMO) is situated at - London, UK.
49. Strait time person of the year is given to - Narendra Modi
50. Wular Fresh lake is in which state of India-Jammu and Kashmir
51. Name of boxer recently banned - Sarita Devi
52. Bandhavgarh National Park is located in which state - Madhya Pradesh
53. Recently people of 13 countries made march and pray for world peace in which state- Bihar
54. In India recently Bio fuel Train started from which place- Rohtak to Rewari 
55. Who is Chief Economic advisor to GOI - Arvind Subramanian
56. Switzerland beat whom to win Davis cup –France
57. Anemia is caused by deficiency of which vitamin - Vitamin B12
58. Bihu dance is associated to which state –Assam
59. Governer of the Year in Central Banks Prize given to whom recently –Raghuram Rajan
60. What is the name of the news paper which recently printed the news related to France attack - Charlie Hebdo
61. Highest mortality rate in infants is in which state acc to Census 2011–Odisha
62. Who is the new director of CBI - Mr. Anil Kumar Sinha
63. Who is the author of “ Dramatic Decade – Indira Gandhi Years”– Pranab Mukherjee
64. Who is Pankaj Mishra – Writer
65. USA President Barak Obama’s wife name is – Michelle Obama
66. Bharatnatyam is associated with which state – Tamil nadu
67. 2011 highest urban populated state is- Maharashtra
68. Japan gave award to which Indian PM recently -  Dr.Manmohan singh
69. UNESCO Headquarter is located in- Paris
70. National voters day is observed on– 25th January
71. Roger Federer is related to which sport- Tennis
72. Hudhud affected which coastal Area:-    Visakhapatnam
73. What is the range of AGNI-4 – 3,000 – 4,000 km
74. Who is the vice  chairperson of NITI Aayog – Arvind Panagariya
75. What is the name of Sachin’s autobiography-Playing It My Way
76. Dong fong missile strike range is upto- Max.550 kms
77. When do we observe army day? - 15th January
78. Water week started from - 13th January in context with Ganga Rejuvination Plan
79. Who is the current Defense minister of India? - ManoharParikar
80. Jim Corbett national park is situated in which state? - Uttarakhand  
81. Capital of Denmark is– Copenhagen
82. Which is the Country having maximum gold mines –China
83. Which was the warmest year ever? –2014
84. Which were the two new earth’s like planets discovered? - Kepler 438-b and Kepler 442
85. NPA stands for- Non-performing asset
86. Casa related to which firm- The CASA (current and savings account) ratio is the ratio of deposits in the current and savings accounts of a bank to its total deposits.
87. BSBDA A/C FULL FORM – Basic Savings Bank Account.
88. CVV Full form- Card Verification Value
89. PMJDY payment card is of which type– Rupay
90. Small and Payment bank need how much Capital for startup - 100 Crore
91. RBI regulates which sector in India – Banking
92. By how many basis points RBI   cut it’s repo rate? - 25 basis points
93. IMF provides loan to whom?-  Only Member Countries
94. What is the Purpose of Monetary Policy- To Control money Supply
95. Credit rating agency of India- CRISIL, ICRA, CARE, ONICRA, FITCH & SMERA. CRISIL is the largest credit rating agency in India, with a market share of greater than 60%.
96. Which is the regulator of commodity market – FMC
97. RBI doesn't control- ICICI Prudential
98. Recently Gyan Sangam Held in Pune For what Purpose - Banking Reforms


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