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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 JULY 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. TRAI LAUNCHES AN APP TO TRACK MOBILE DATA SPEED
i. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is going to improve ‘quality of service’ rules for mobile data, including the average data speed for operators.
ii. It also launched a mobile app named TRAI Myspeed App for measuring real-time internet speeds that consumers get.
iii. The application will show mobile data speed of each operator in a given area on real time basis.

2. PRESIDENT OF INDIA INAUGURATES SWAMI VIVEKANAND SABHAGAR
i. The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated Swami Vivekanand Sabhagar at Kathak Kendra of Sangeet Natak Akademi in New Delhi.
ii. He dedicated the Swami Vivekanand Sabhagar to all the gurus, students and disciples of Kathak.

 3. RAJASTHAN BECOMES FIRST STATE TO INTRODUCE MINIMUM WAGES FOR PART-TIME WORKERS
i. Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to introduce minimum wages for part-time workers.
ii.Now  it is mandatory to pay 50 per cent of the prescribed a day minimum wage to a person who works for less than four hours in a day.

4. WORLD FAMOUS RATH YATRA OF LORD JAGANNATH BEGINS
i. The world famous Rath Yatra or chariot festival of Lord Jagannath has begun today in Puri, Odisha.
ii. Rath Yatra marks is an annual celebration of the journey of Lord Jagannath.
iii. The celebration ends after nine days later with Bahuda Yatra or returns journey to their temple which will take place on the 14th of this month.

5. CABINET RESHUFFLED
i.The list of new portfolios of minsters:
a.  Venkaiah Naidu: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
b.Ananth Kumar: Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
c.  Prakash Javdekar: Ministry of Human Resource Development
d.Ravi Shankar Prasad: Ministry of Law & Justice
e.  Narendra Singh Tomar: Ministry of Rural Development
f.  Ministry Smriti Zubin Irani: Ministry of Textiles Ministers of State
g.  Vijay Goel: Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Independent Charge)
h.Piyush Goyal: Ministry of Mines (Independent Charge)
i.    Anil Madhav Dave: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
j.   Ramdas Athawale: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
k.  Rajen Gohain: Ministry of Railways
l.   Jayant Sinha: Ministry of Civil Aviation

6. INDIA RANKS 91ST IN 2016 NETWORKED READINESS INDEX
i. India was placed at 91st position in the 2016 Networked Readiness Index.
ii.It measures countries’ success in creating the necessary conditions for a transition to a digitised economy and society.
iii.The list is topped by Singapore followed by  Finland , Sweden, Norway, United States .

7. SBI LAUNCHES SBI MINGLE, A SOCIAL MEDIA BANKING PLATFORM
i. India’s largest lender State Bank of India recently had launched SBI Mingle, a social media banking platform for Facebook and Twitter users.
ii. The SBI Mingle will allow SBI’s customers to access various banking services via these social platforms.
iii.To avail services from this platform customers will have to register for it through a simple one time registration process using either their social account number or their ATM/Debit Card details.

CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1.   WHICH MOBILE APP IS LAUNCHED BY TRAI TO TRACK MOBILE DATA SPEED?
(a) My speed App               
(b) Userspeed App             
(c) Averagespeed App       
(d) Qualityspeed App.

2.   INDIA WAS RANKED AT 91ST POSITION IN NETWORK READINESS INDEX; IT WAS TOPPED BY WHICH COUNTRY?
(a) Singapore                              
(b) Finland                                  
(c) Paris                                       
(d) Norway

3.   NAME THE SOCIAL MEDIA BANKING PLATFORM APP LAUNCHED BY SBI?
(a) Life                                 
(b) Buddy                            
(c) Mingle                            
(d) Elite

4.   WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS MINISTER OF PARLIAMANTARY AFFAIRS?
(a) Venkaih Naudu             
(b) Ananth Kumar              
(c) Vijay Goel                       
(d) Jayant Sinha

5.   WHICH STATE INTRODUCE MINIMUM WAGES FOR PART TIME WORKERS?
(a) Rajasthan                       
(b) Punjab                           
(c) Andhra Pradesh            
(d) Maharashtra


ANSWER:-

1) A                            2) A                            3) C                             4) B                5) A


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