DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 JULY 2016
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1. GOVT ALLOCATES RS 22,915 CR CAPITAL TO 13 PSU BANKS FOR FY17
i. The government has allocated Rs 22,915 crore capital to meet the capitalization needs of 13 Public Sector Banks in the current fiscal.
ii. The fund is approved under Indradhanush initiative, aimed at restoring banking sector health.
ii. The maximum capital infusion will be for State Bank of India at Rs 7,575 crore and the least for Allahabad Bank at Rs 44 crore.
2. PARLIAMENT PASSES REGIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY BILL, 2016
i. The Parliament has passed the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016.
ii. The bill will establish a Regional Centre for Biotechnology, an institution of education, training and research.
iii. The help will be provided by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in the National Capital Region.
iii. The Regional Centre is to provide knowledge by providing teaching and research facilities in biotechnology and related fields.
3. THE GOVERNMENT APPROVED RS. 28,000 CR RELEASED UNDER MGNREGA
i. The Centre has released more than Rs. 28,000 crore to States under MGNREGA .
ii. Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act funds are released to the States on the basis of agreed to labour budget and performance of the States.
iii. It is a social security measure that aims to guarantee the 'right to work'.
iv. It aims to provide at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work
4. HERBALIFE ASSOCIATES WITH IOA AS NUTRITION PARTNER
i. Herbalife International India, a global premier nutrition company, has entered into a two-year exclusive partnership with Indian Olympic Association .
ii. The company will be a official nutrition sponsor of the Indian Olympic contingent to Rio De Janeiro.
ii. Herbalife International is an American multinational multi-level marketing corporation manufacturing nutrition supplements, weight management, sports nutrition and personal-care products.
5. NAVJOT SIDHU RESIGNS AS RAJYA SABHA MP
i. Navjot Singh Sidhu, former Indian cricketer and Member of Parliament has resigned from his Rajya Sabha seat on the first day of the Monsoon Session.
ii. The resignation was accepted with immediate effect by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari.
iii. The cricketer-turned-politician wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu, a member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, is Chief Parliamentary Secretary in the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP government.
6. UNION CABINET APPROVES MOU BETWEEN INDIA AND SWITZERLAND FOR COOPERATION IN SKILL DEVELOPMENT
i. The Union Cabinet has given its approval for a Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Switzerland for cooperation in skill development.
ii. Decision in this regard was taken in the Union Cabinet Meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
iii. The agreement seeks to biuld capacity building and exchange of best practices in the area of skill development between both countries.
7. STEVE ELWORTHY APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF 2019 WORLD CUP
i. Steve Elworthy, the former South Africa fast bowler was appointed the Managing Director of the 2019 World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales.
ii. He will oversee the lead-up and running of the 2019 World Cup as well as the Champions Trophy and Women's World Cup.
iii. The Champions Trophy and Women's World Cup will be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2017.
iii) Elworthy has previously been the Tournament Director for the 2007 and 2009 World T20s and the 2013 Champions Trophy.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
1. WHEN WAS “MISSION INDRADHANUSH” LAUNCHED?
a. 26th January,2015
b. 26th January,2016
c. 15th August,2016
d. 2nd October,2015
2. WHICH PSU HAS RECEIVED MAXIMUM CAPITAL INFUSION UNDER INDRADHANUSH SCHEME?
a. Allhabad Bank
b. State Bank of India
c. Bank of India
d. United Bank
3. NAME THE CEO OF ALLAHABAD BANK?
a. Rakesh Sethi
b. Mahesh Sethi
c. Rakesh Singh
d. Jeevan Sethi
4. WHO IS THE CHAIRMAN OF RAJYA SABHA?
a. TS Thakur
b. HL Dattu
c. Navjot Singh
d. Hamid Ansari
5. WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF SWITZERLAND?
a. Simonetta Sommaruya
b. Johann Schneider Ammann
c. Ueli Marer
d. None of these
6. NAME THE CAPITAL OF SWITZERLAND?
1. C 2. B 3. A 4. D 5. B 6. D