DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25TH OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UNITED NATIONS DAY OBSERVED ON 24TH OCTOBER
i. 24th October is celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.
ii. This year's aim is to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
2. RATAN TATA REPLACES CYRUS MISTRY AS TATA SONS CHAIRMAN
i. In one of the biggest corporate sector, the Tata Sons Board has appointed Ratan Tata as the interim chairman of the group after replacing Cyrus Mistry.
ii. The decision was taken at a Board meeting.
iii. Mistry has resigned from his post as chairman.
3. INDIAN ARMY TEAM WINS GOLD MEDAL IN GRUELLING CAMBRIAN PATROL EXERCISE
i. A team from the Indian Army's Gorkha Rifles has won a gold medal at one of the most gruelling exercises in the world.
ii. Team 2/8 Gorkha was awarded a gold medal in Exercise Cambrian Patrol organized by the British Army.
iii. The medal went to the 8 men of the 2nd Battalion of 8 Gorkha Rifles.
4. ECI AMENDS ELECTION RULES TO ALLOW E-TRANSFER OF POSTAL BALLOT
i. The Election Commission of India has amended the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 to facilitate the e-transfer of postal ballot.
ii. The new rules will provide power to returning officer in any constituency to send postal ballots to an eligible voter by electronic means as specified by the ECI.
iii. It will be helpful to voters who are unable to exercise their franchise due to either the nature of their job or geographical location of their posting.
iv. The returning officer can send ballot through a web portal with a ‘One Time Password to voters.
5. PM NARENDRA MODI LAUNCHES URJA GANGA IN VARANASI
I. PM Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Urja Ganga, the highly ambitious gas pipeline project in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
ii. The gas pipeline project aims to provide piped cooking gas to residents of the eastern region of the country and CNG gas for the vehicles.
6. WORLD BANK MUST AID COUNTRIES TO MANAGE SHIFT AWAY FROM COAL
I. The World Coal Association has urged global development lenders like the World Bank and Asian Development Bank to provide help countries including India to shift away from coal for energy purpose.
ii. It will help them to shift from their to more efficient technologies so that they can meet their COP21 commitments.
iii. Coal is backbone of countries energy mix to meet their energy demands.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. UNITED NATIONS DAY IS OBSERVED ON?
a) 22th Oct b) 24th Oct
c) 23rd oct d) 25th Oct
Q2. WHAT IS THE THEME OF THE 2016 UNITED NATIONS DAY?
a) Strong UN: Better World
b) Goals for Peace
c) Freedom First
d) Freedom & Peace for humanity
Q3. WHO IS THE CHIEF OF INDIAN ARMY?
a) Dalbir Singh Suhag b) Arup Raha
c) Deepak Kapoor d) R. K. Dhowan
Q4. RATAN TATA HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF TATA SONS. WHO HAS HE REPLACED?
a) Satya Nadella b) Cyrus Mistry
c) Sundar Pichai d) Nikesh Arora
Q5. IN WHICH EXERCISE, INDIAN ARMY’S GORKHA RIFLES HAS WON A GOLD MEDAL?
a) Golden Coyote b) Coral Sea
c) Flintlock d) Cambrian Patrol
Q6. WHO IS THE ELECTION COMMISSIONER OF INDIA?
a) Nasim Zaidi b) S.Y Quraishi
c) V. S. Sampath d) HR Khan
Q7. WHERE IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF ADB?
a) Manila b) London
c) Paris d) Washington D.C.
Q8. URJA GANGA, THE HIGHLY AMBITIOUS GAS PIPELINE PROJECT HAS LAUNCHED IN WHICH CITY?
a) Kanpur b) Allahabad
c) Lucknow d) Varanasi
1-B 2- C 3- A 4-B 5-D 6- A 7- A 8-D