DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1ST NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. PM NARENDRA MODI LAUNCHES 'SAUR SUJALA YOJANA' IN CHHATTISGARH
i. PM Narendra Modi has launched the "Saur Sujala Yojana" in Chhattisgarh.
ii. It would provide solar powered irrigation pumps to farmers at a subsidized price.
iii. Chhattisgarh would be the first state to implement the scheme.
iv. Under the scheme, solar powered irrigation pumps of 3HP and 5HP capacity worth Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 4.5 lakh respectively would be distributed to the farmers by March 31, 2019.
2. DHONI MOST VALUED ATHLETE AMONG INDIANS ACCORDING TO FORBES FAB 40
i. India’s cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains the most valued Indian athlete in 2016.
ii. The annual Forbes Fab 40 list which estimates the brand value of top sports labels, athletes, teams and events.
iii. Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer toppled the list and golf great Tiger Woods as the most valued athlete globally.
iv. Argentine football star Lionel Messi, ranked eighth.
3. SEBI TIGHTENS NORMS FOR CREDIT RATING AGENCIES
i. The Securities and Exchange Board of India tightened rules for credit rating agencies, prescribing more disclosures on suspension and withdrawal of ratings.
ii. The capital markets regulator also directed agencies to disclose the nature of their compensation arrangements with rated entities, including exchange of gifts.
iii. CRISIL, ICRA and CARE are the major agencies that assign credit ratings to issuers of debt instruments.
4. SUSHIL CHANDRA TAKES CHARGE AS CBDT CHIEF
i. Sushil Chandra took over as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes.
ii. He replaced Rani Singh Nair, who retired from service on 31st October 2016.
5. INDIA'S PALPREET SINGH INCLUDED IN 2016 NBA D-LEAGUE DRAFT
i. Palpreet Singh became one another Indian player to be included in NBA.
ii. Satnam Singh, who became the first Indian to be drafted into the NBA.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. NAME THE PLACE WHERE PM LAUNCHED SAUR SUJALA YOJANA?
Q2. NAME THE PLAYER NAMED AS WORLD’S MOST VALUED ATHLETE?
b. Ussain Bolt
c. Andy Murrah
d. M.S Dhoni
Q3. NAME THE INDIAN PLAYER NAMED AS MOST VALUED ATHLETE AMONG INDIANS?
a. Virat Kohli
b. Ashwin Sharma
c. Sachin Tendulkar
d. M.S Dhoni
Q4. WHO IS CHAIRMAN OF SEBI?
a. Vivek agnihotri
b. Suresh Thapa
c. U.K Sinha
d. T.S Vijayan
Q5. NAME THE CHIEF OF CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES?
a. Sushil Chandra
b. T.S Vijayan
c. Sunil Lamba
d. Ashok Thakur
1. C 2. A 3. D 4. C 5. A