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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9th OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9th OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIAN AIR FORCE DAY OBSERVED ON 8TH OCTOBER
i. The Air Force Day is observed annually on 8 October across India.
ii.It is  the 84th celebration of the Day which began in 1932.

2. FOREX RESERVES TOUCH RECORD HIGH OF $372 BILLION
i. India's foreign exchange reserves scaled a new high of USD 371.99 billion.
Ii. The reserves had risen by USD 1.166 billion to USD 370.766 billion.

3. FUND OF RS.114 CR APPROVED FOR HRIDAY PROJECTS
i. The Union Ministry of Urban Development has approved projects worth Rs.114 crore under HRIDAY scheme.
ii.The scheme is approved  for improving infrastructure facilities around core heritage sites in five cities.
ii. These five cities are: Varanasi, Amritsar,Dwaraka , Puri and Warangal.

4. INDIA’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE INAUGRATED BY DEVENDRA FADNAVIS
i. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated India’s first centre for international arbitration in Mumbai.
ii. The MCIA will be governed by a 17-member governing council.
iii. The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration will initially be located at Express Towers.


5. HARIKA DRONAVALLI BEATS HOU YIFAN AT INTERNATIONAL CHESS MEET
i. India's Harika Dronavalli defeated World No. 1 Hou Yifan of China to be at joint fourth position in the Isle of Man international Chess tournament.

6. BATHUKAMMA EVENT ENTERS GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS
i.The Telangana government on Saturday organised the traditional state festival of 'Bathukamma' on at the Lal Bahadur stadium in Hyderabad.
ii. The event is attended by about ten thousand women and it made new Guinness Book of World Record.
iii. The Telangana government has declared 'Bathukamma' as a state festival.

CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
1. WHEN INDIAN AIR FORCE DAY IS OBSERVED?
a. 9th October
b. 8th October
c. 10th October
d. 11th October

2. WHAT AMOUNT OF FUND IS APPROVED TO HRIDAY SCHEME BY THE UNION MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT?
a. Rs. 114 cr
b. Rs 115 cr
c. Rs 115.5 cr
d. Rs 114.6 cr

3. INDIA’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE IS INAUGURATED IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES?
a. Delhi
b. Bangalore
c. Mumbai
d. Kolkata

4. “BATHUKAMMA” IS A STATE FESTIVAL OF WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING?
a. Telangana
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Karnataka

5. INDIA’S HARIKA PRONAVALLI BELONGS TO WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING GAMES?
a. Badminton
b. Table Tennis
c. Squash
d. Chess

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

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