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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 SEP 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 SEP 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. DEFENCE ACQUISITION COUNCIL CLEARS PROPOSALS WORTH RS 1,900 CRORE
i. The Defence Acquisition Council  has cleared proposals worth 1,900 crore rupees under ‘Buy India’ by Indian contractors.
ii. Defence Acquisition Council is an apex body of Union Defence Ministry for clearing defence procurement proposals forwarded by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.

2. INDIAN ARMY CARRIES OUT SURGICAL STRIKES ON TERROR LAUNCH PADS ACROSS LOC
i.Indian Army has successfully conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir .
ii. The surgical strikes were India’s first direct military response to attack on Uri army base by Pakistan-based militants that had killed 18 Indian soldiers.
iii. The motive of the operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into the Indian territory.
iv.Surgical strike is a military attack which is intended to only damage to the intended legitimate military target and no or minimal collateral damage to surrounding structures, general public infrastructure, vehicles, buildings and utilities.

3. TIRUPATI AIRPORT AWARDED BEST TOURIST FRIENDLY AIRPORT
i. Airports Authority of India’s Tirupati Airport was awarded the Best Tourist Friendly Airport.
ii.It was declared best under the category for State Annual Excellence Awards for the year 2015-16 by Andhra Pradesh Tourism.
iii.The award was presented on the eve of World Tourism Day by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandra Babu Naidu at Bhawani Islands, Vijayawada.
4. INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATION DAY OBSERVED ON 30 SEP
i. The International Translation Day observed  on 30 September across the world.
ii.The theme of the day is Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds.

5. TRILATERAL MEET BETWEEN INDIA, AFGHANISTAN AND IRAN TO TAKE CHABAHAR AGREEMENT FURTHER
i.A Trilateral meeting was recently held between India, Afghanistan and Iran to take Chabahar agreement further.
ii.It is located on the Makran coast, Chabahar in southeastern Iran.

6. PROJECT SAKSHAM LAUNCHED
i.Project Saksham, a new indirect tax network of the Central Board of Excise and Customs has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs .
ii.The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 2256 crore, which will be incurred over a period of seven years.
iii.Under the project the CBEC’s existing IT systems will be integrated with the GST Network.
iv.This is required for processing of registration, payment and returns data sent by GSTN systems to CBEC, as well as act as a front-end for other modules such as audit, appeals, investigation.
v.It will also help in implementation of GST extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade and other taxpayer-friendly initiatives under Digital India and ease of doing business.


7. WORLD HEART DAY OBSEREVED ON 29TH SEPTEMBER
i. World Heart Day is being observed annually on 29 September across the world.
ii. The objective of the day is to inform people around the world about the danger of heart disease and stroke.
iii. The theme of the day is 'Light Your Heart, Empower Your Life'.

CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. NAME THE PROJECT WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY CABINET COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS?
a. SAKSHAM
b. SAMRIDHI
c. SACHET
d. JANHIT

2. PROJECT SAKSHAM IS WHAT KIND OF TAX NETWORK OF CBDT?
a. Direct Tax
b. Indirect Tax
c. GST
d. Custom Tax

3. “CHABAHAR PORT” IS SITUATED AT ____________.
a. Persian Gulf
b. Arabian Sea
c. Gulf of Oman
d. None of these

 4. WHEN “INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATION DAY” IS OBSERVED?
a. 29th September
b. 28th September
c. 27th September
d. 30th September

5. NAME THE AIRPORT WHICH IS AWARDED AS THE BEST TOURISM FRIENDLY AIRPORT FOR THE YEAR 2015-16?
a. Indira Gandhi International Airport
b. Tirupati Airport
c. Dabolim Airport
d. Madurai Airport

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



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