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Monday, August 3, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 3 AUG 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 AUG 2015
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1.      INDIA TO HOST 2ND FORUM FOR INDIA-PACIFIC ISLANDS COOPERATION (FIPIC)
i.         India will host second edition meeting of Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) on 21 August 2015 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
ii.      It will be attended by the heads of 14 island nations from Indo-Pacific oceanic region.
It is India’s first step towards greater engagement with the region, which is important from geostrategic and economic standpoint.It will help India in countering the growing Chinese influence in the pacific oceanic region.In FIPIC meeting the nations  will ink agreements in various potential areas such as: agriculture, fisheries, food processing, solar energy, e-networks for coordination in tele-education

2.      INDIA WON SILVER MEDAL IN WORLD ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIP
i.         Indian women’s recurve archery team has won silver medal in World Archery Championship held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
ii.       Indian women’s team included trio of Laxmirani Majhi, Deepika Kumari, and Rimil Buriuly.
iii.      The gold medal is won by Russian women’s team included trio of Ksenia Perova, Inna Stepanova and Tuyana Dashidorzhieva.
iv.     Indian Archer Rajat Chauhan has won silver medal in the World Archery Championships in the compound category.
3.      “SUBSIDY SCHEME” LAUNCHED BY SPICES BOARD OF INDIA
ü   Spices Board of India has launched subsidy scheme in a bit to promote spice cultivation in India.
 Under this scheme:-
ü  Financial Assistance: To farmers cultivating and planting various spices will be provided.
ü  The assistance will be provided for irrigation, mechanisation, land development, soil conservation, replanting and organic farming of various spices.
ü   Under this scheme financial aid will be also given to purchase farming equipment and irrigation tools.
4.      “CERN” FORMALLY CONFERS ITS ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP TO PAKISTAN
i.      Pakistan was formally conferred Associate Membership status by European Organization for Nuclear Research (also known as CERN).
ii.     Pakistan became the first Asian country to become member of CERN.
iii.   It will open a new era of scientific cooperation between CERN and Pakistani scientific community.
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research (also known as CERN) is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. CERN in French stands for ‘Conseil Européen pour la Recherché Nucléaire’.
It has 22 member states. Israel is the first and only non-European country with full membership status.
 Located at Switzerland
Established in 1954.
Main function: To provide the infrastructure needed for high energy physics research including particle accelerators.
India have observer status in CERN programmes. 


DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 2 AUG 2015 ( DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 AUG 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. JOSHNA CHINAPPA WON SQUASH TITLE VICTORIAN OPEN:
i. Indian player Joshna Chinappa won the women’s squash title in the 15000 US Dollar,Victorian Open WSA Event in Melbourne, Australia .
 ii. Joshna Chinappa defeated  Line Hansen of Denmark.
iii. The  28-year-old Joshna, has now  won 10 women’s squash title.

2. TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT  STARTED YOUTH AWARD IN  THE NAME OF DR APJ ABDUL KALAM:
 i.   The state government of Tamil Nadu started youth award in the name of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
 ii. THE  Award consisting of  8 gram gold, 5 lakh rupees in cash and a citation.
iii. The award would be given  on every Independence Day to a person from the state who works with exceptional merit in science, humanities and students welfare.
      Dr APJ ABDUL Kalam’s birthday on October 15th would be celebrated as the Youth Revival Day.
Former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam KNOWN AS  People’s President ,MISSILE MAN Died on 27 July 2015. He was the 11th President of India and was awarded with India’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 1997.
Chief Minister of TAMIL NADU : J Jayalalithaa

 3. INDRA-DHANUSH AIR EXERCISE  BETWEEN INDIA AND UK:
i. Indo-UK bilateral Air Exercise Indra-dhanush conducted between Indian Air Force
   (IAF) and British Royal Air Forces (RAF) .
ii. It was a 10 days exercise conducted in BRITAIN.
    Chief of Indian navy: Admiral RK Dhowan
    Defence minister :Manohar Parrikar

4. INDIA AND BANGLADESH PHYSICALLY TRANSFERRED ENCLAVES ON INDO-BANGLADESH BORDER
i. India and Bangladesh physically transferred 162 enclaves/chitmahals located on Indo-Bangladesh border.
ii. India and Bangladesh exchanged enclaves, 51 Bangladeshi enclaves merged with India,    while 111 Indian enclaves merged with Bangladesh.
This exchange gave citizenship identity to over 52,000 people of either country, thus giving them access to all legal rights and civic amenities. Earlier people in these enclaves were living a stateless existence for 68 years.
Pm of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina
Currency of Bangladesh: Bangladeshi Taka

GK QUESTIONS ASKED IN RBI ASSISTANT EXAM HELD ON 1 AUG. 2015

 GK QUESTIONS ASKED IN RBI EXAM 2nd SHIFT 1 AUG 2015

1.    Headquarter of Asian Development Bank's (ADB) - Manila
2.    The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) headquarter - Shanghai, China.
3.    When new Service Tax Rate of 14 % came into effect - June 1
4.    In SLR what does R stand for - Ratio
5.    Kamakhya temple is in which state - Assam
6.    Gautam Budha Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Gaya district of - Bihar
7.    World Tourism Day (WTD) - 27 September
8.    Author of the book 'Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years' - A. S. Dulat
9.    Maximum age for joining Atal Pension Yojana is - 40 years
10. Which state has decided to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)- Tripura
11. Coverage is for Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana - Rs. 2 Lakh
12. Biggest life insurance company in India –LIC
13. Longest dam in India – Hira Kund Dam
14. Headquarters of world maritime organisation - London
15. CEAT cricketer of the year - Ajinkya Rahane
16. Capital of Bhutan - Thimpu
17. Who is Health minister - J P Nadda 
18. Currency of Estonia - Euro
19. Capital of Assam - Dispur
20. World Tiger Day - 29 July

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