DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 AUG 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE LAUNCHES AKASHVANI MAITREE CHANNEL
i. Akashvani Maitree Channel, a special Bengali channel for Bengali-speaking audience of India ,Bangladesh and in other countries, was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee.
ii. The initiative will provide a platform for blending content both from India and Bangladesh and preserving Bengali culture.
2. MAHARASHTRA TO HAVE OWN LAW FOR INTERNAL SECURITY
i. The newly drafted Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act has proposed setting up of Special Security Zones.
ii. It will prohibit movement of arms, explosives and inflow of unaccounted funds.
iii. Maharashtra is the first State in the country to draft its own internal security act.
3. MADHYA PRADESH, CHHATTISGARH & GUJARAT ASSEMBLY RATIFIES GST BILL
i. The Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh state Assembly passed the Goods and Service Tax Constitution Amendment Bill.
ii. Assam was the first state to ratify this bill.
4. INDIA IS 7TH WEALTHIEST COUNTRY
i. The New World Wealth, India is ranked 7th among the wealthiest countries in the world in terms of private wealth held by individuals.
ii. The New World Wealth is a research consultancy that tracks the global wealth sector.
iii. The list is topped by US, China, Japan,UK and Germany.
5. INDIA AND GERMANY SIGN PACT ON VOCATIONAL TRAINING
i. India and Germany today signed an agreement that aims to foster conditions that will help create and improve workplace-based vocational training in India's industrial clusters.
ii. Under this agreement German technical assistance will be used to enhance industry institute partnerships between Indian and German organizations, build capacity of local training institutions and foster industry linkages.
6. P D GUPTA APPOINTED VC OF HOMI BHABHA NATIONAL INSTITUTE
i. Famous scientist P D Gupta was appointed as Vice Chancellor of Mumbai-based Homi Bhabha National Institute.
ii. Homi Jehangir Bhabha was an Indian nuclear physicist, founding director, and professor of physics known as "father of the Indian nuclear programme.
7. CHINA'S UNMANNED SUBMERSIBLE SETS NEW NATIONAL RECORD
i. China's unmanned submersible has dived to a depth of 10,767 metres at the world's deepest ocean.
ii. China sets a new record for the country to enable it to explore ocean beds for minerals and other natural resources.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
1. “AKASHVANI MAITREE” CHANNEL HAS BEEN LAUNCHED IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES?
2. NAME THE STATE INDIA WHICH IS THE 1ST IN THE COUNTRY TO SETUP ITS OWN INTERNAL SECURITY ACT?
3. WHICH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION MONITORS THE GLOBAL SECTORS OF COUNTRIES?
A. New World Organization
B. New World Wealth
C. New Economic Zone
D. New Advisory Index.
4. WHAT IS THE CURRENCY OF GERMANY?
5. WITH WHICH COUNTRY INDIA HAS SIGNED A PACT ON VOCATIONAL TRAINING?
1) A 2) C 3) B 4) C 5) D