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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2nd OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2nd OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. ARUNDHATI BHATTACHARYA GETS ONE YEAR-LONG EXTENSION AS SBI CHIEF
i. Arundhati Bhattacharya will remain the chairperson of the State Bank of India for one another year.
ii. She will oversee the merger of 6 smaller commercial banks into the country's largest lender.

2. SAARC SUMMIT "POSTPONED INDEFINITELY"
i. Pakistan has officially postponed the 8-nation SAARC summit 2016 after 5 countries – India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka dropped out of it.
ii. The SAARC Summit was scheduled on November 9 and 10 in Islamabad, Pakistan.
iii.After the terrorist attack in India, it dropped idea to attend the summit in Pakistan

3. EU MINISTERS APPROVE RATIFICATION OF PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT
i. The European Union ministers have approved the ratification of Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
ii. This decision brings the Paris Agreement closer to entering into force.

 4. GOVERNMENT DECIDES TO RAISE EPFO INVESTMENT IN ETF
i. The Government has decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund investment in Exchange Traded Funds from present 5% to 10%.
ii. Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State  for Labour and Employment announced that the decision has been taken considering the good returns in ETF.

5. GANGTOK CONFERRED CLEANEST TOURIST DESTINATION HONOUR
I.The Union Ministry of Tourism has conferred the Cleanest Tourist Destination on the Sikkim capital Gangtok.
II. Chandigarh and Mysore were felicitated for 'Clean Cities in million plus population category' and Gangtok for 'Cleanest Tourism Destination'.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. WHERE ARE THE HEADQUARTERS OF STATE BANK OF INDIA LOCATED?
a. Mumbai
b. New Delhi
c. Bangalore
d. Kolkata

2. HOW MANY COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATE BANKS ARE GOING TO MERGE WITH SBI?
a. 4
b. 5
c. 6
d. 3

3. WHICH TWO CITIES OF INDIA WERE FELICITATED FOR “CLEAN CITIES IN MILLION PLUS POPULATION CATEGORY”?
a. Mysore & Gangtok
b. Mysore & Bangalore
c. Chandigarh & Gangtok
d. Gangtok & Bangalore

4. WHEN IS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON VIOLENCE OBSERVED?
a. 1st October
b. 3rd October
c. 5th October
d. 2nd October

5. NAME THE CITY WHICH HAS BEEN CONFERRED AS THE CLEANEST TOURIST DESTINATION BY THE UNION MINISTRY OF TOURISM?
a. Chandigarh
b. Gangtok
c. Siliguri
d. Imphal

ANSWER KEY
1. A
2. C
3. B
4. D
5. B



 DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2nd OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. ARUNDHATI BHATTACHARYA GETS ONE YEAR-LONG EXTENSION AS SBI CHIEF
i. Arundhati Bhattacharya will remain the chairperson of the State Bank of India for one another year.
ii. She will oversee the merger of 6 smaller commercial banks into the country's largest lender.

2. SAARC SUMMIT "POSTPONED INDEFINITELY"
i. Pakistan has officially postponed the 8-nation SAARC summit 2016 after 5 countries – India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka dropped out of it.
ii. The SAARC Summit was scheduled on November 9 and 10 in Islamabad, Pakistan.
iii.After the terrorist attack in India, it dropped idea to attend the summit in Pakistan

3. EU MINISTERS APPROVE RATIFICATION OF PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT
i. The European Union ministers have approved the ratification of Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
ii. This decision brings the Paris Agreement closer to entering into force.

 4. GOVERNMENT DECIDES TO RAISE EPFO INVESTMENT IN ETF
i. The Government has decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund investment in Exchange Traded Funds from present 5% to 10%.
ii. Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State  for Labour and Employment announced that the decision has been taken considering the good returns in ETF.

5. GANGTOK CONFERRED CLEANEST TOURIST DESTINATION HONOUR
I.The Union Ministry of Tourism has conferred the Cleanest Tourist Destination on the Sikkim capital Gangtok.
II. Chandigarh and Mysore were felicitated for 'Clean Cities in million plus population category' and Gangtok for 'Cleanest Tourism Destination'.

CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. WHERE ARE THE HEADQUARTERS OF STATE BANK OF INDIA LOCATED?
a. Mumbai
b. New Delhi
c. Bangalore
d. Kolkata

2. HOW MANY COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATE BANKS ARE GOING TO MERGE WITH SBI?
a. 4
b. 5
c. 6
d. 3

3. WHICH TWO CITIES OF INDIA WERE FELICITATED FOR “CLEAN CITIES IN MILLION PLUS POPULATION CATEGORY”?
a. Mysore & Gangtok
b. Mysore & Bangalore
c. Chandigarh & Gangtok
d. Gangtok & Bangalore

4. WHEN IS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON VIOLENCE OBSERVED?
a. 1st October
b. 3rd October
c. 5th October
d. 2nd October

5. NAME THE CITY WHICH HAS BEEN CONFERRED AS THE CLEANEST TOURIST DESTINATION BY THE UNION MINISTRY OF TOURISM?
a. Chandigarh
b. Gangtok
c. Siliguri
d. Imphal

ANSWER KEY
1. A
2. C
3. B
4. D
5. B


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