DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. SPRINTER DHARAMBIR HANDED EIGHT-YEAR BAN
i. Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh, who was barred from representing the country in the Rio Olympics at the last minute for failing a dope test, has been slapped an eight-year ban.
II. The ban is imposed by the National Anti-Doping Agency.
2. TCS AWARDED DIGITAL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
i. India's IT majorTata Consultancy Services has been awarded 'Digital Innovator of the Year' in the Ecosystem Excellence category.
ii. The '2016 Digital Innovator of the Year' award recognises TCS innovation and excellence in developing the TCS Digital StoreTM, an expanding suite of ready-to-use digital solutions.
3. INDIA-CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE 'HAND-IN-HAND' BEGINS IN PUNE
i. The 6th Indo-China joint training exercise Hand- in- Hand 2016 commenced at the parade ground in Aundh Military Camp, Pune.
ii. The exercise will finish on 27 November 2016.
iii. The joint exercise intends to acquaint both the Armies with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of counter-terrorism environment.
4. HDFC BANK'S ADITYA PURI RANKED 36TH IN FORTUNE'S TOP BUSINESS MEN LIST
i. HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri has been ranked 36th in the US magazine Fortune's top 50 business persons list for 2016.
ii. He is the only Indian among three persons of Indian origin in the global rankings.
iii. Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg topped the list by the US magazine.
5. MAKE IN INDIA IN DEFENCE, NAVY INDUCTS 4 INDIGENOUS SONARS
i. The Indian Navy formally inducted four types of indigenously developed sonars that will boost its underwater surveillance capability.
ii. The systems included are Abhay, Humsa UG, Near-field Acoustic Characterisation System; the Advanced Indigenous Distress sonar system for submarines.
iii. The systems have been designed and developed by Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory, a Kochi-based laboratory of DRDO.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. ON WHICH DATE WORLD TOILET DAY IS OBSERVED?
a) 19 Nov
b) 16 Nov
c) 18 Nov
d) 17 Nov
Q2. WHO IS THE NEWLY APPOINTED NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER OF UNITED STATE?
a) Jonathan W. Greener
b) John M. Richardson
c) Michael Flynn
d) None of these
Q3. WHO HAVE BEEN AWARDED “ACES” AWARDS?
a) Vedanta and Wipro
b) Infosys and Vedanta
c) Wipro and TCS
d) TCS and Vedanta
Q4. WHO HAS BEEN CONFERRED THIS YEAR’S SUMITRA CHARAT RAM AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC?
a) Pt. ravi shankar
b) Subha Mudgal
c) Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia
d) None of these
Q5. WHICH COUNTRY BECOMES INDIA’S TOP CRUDE OIL SUPPLIER?
b) Saudi Arabia
1- A 2- C 3- D 4- C 5- A