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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. NEW ZEALAND TO PLAY ‘CONSTRUCTIVE’ ROLE ON NSG
i. New Zealand PM John Key is on his visit to India a meeting was to discuss on India becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
ii. New Zealand is part of a group called the New Agenda for Coalition which promotes the NPT and pushes for nuclear disarmament worldwide.
iii. The New Agenda Coalition  is a group of middle power countries seeking to build an international consensus to make progress on nuclear disarmament, as legally called for in the nuclear NPT.
iv. It was formed in 1998.

2. NADIA MURAD AND LAMIYA AJI BASHAR WINNERS OF 2016 SAKHAROV PRIZE
i. Two Yazidi women, Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar have won Europe's top human rights award, the Sakharov prize.
ii. They escaped from the engulfed of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq,
iii. Nadia Murad Basee Taha appointed UNODC Goodwill Ambassador

3. UNION GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTES MUNIALAPPA COMMITTEE TO MONITOR BIRD FLU SITUATION
i. The Union Agricultural Ministry has constituted a High-Level Committee to monitor the bird flu situation and help state governments take steps to contain the disease.
ii. The High-Level Committee will be headed by Joint Commissioner in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Munialappa.
iii. The committee was constituted after mortality among the birds in National Zoological Park, Delhi NCR and other parts of the country due to Avian Influenza Virus was found.

4. ONE-MAN JUDICIAL COMMITTEE ON OROP SUBMITS REPORT TO DEFENCE MINISTER
i. The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension  set up by the Union Government, has submitted its report to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
ii. The Union had appointed the committee under the Chairmanship of retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court L Narasimha Reddy in December 2015.
iii. It was tasked to look into the anomalies arising out of implementation of OROP.
iv. The OROP scheme aims to provide ex-servicemen of same rank and same length of service uniform pension regardless of date of retirement.


5. ‘ONE INDIA’ PUSH FOR EASE OF BUSINESS
i. The Centre government is working with State governments to introduce a ‘One India’ concept, the most ambitious ‘ease of doing business’ initiative so far.
ii. The ‘one-form-one-portal’ model is aimed at attracting huge investments.
iii. Under this model the processes will be simplified to an extent where investors will need to fill only a single e-form for investing and doing business anywhere in India.
iv. The proposed concept will make it easy for investors to even change plans midway and shift projects to different locations in India where it is easier to do business.

6. INDIA AND SOUTH KOREA SIGN REVISED DOUBLE TAXATION AVOIDANCE AGREEMENT
i. India and South Korea signed a revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement  for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
ii. The Provisions of the new DTAA will have effect in India in respect of income derived in fiscal years beginning on or after 1 April 2017.
iii. It provides for source based taxation of capital gains arising from alienation of shares comprising more than 5 percent of share capital.



CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHO HAS CHAIRED THE COMMITTEE WHICH SUBMITTED ITS REPORT ON OROP?
a) Justice L Narasimha Reddy   b) Justice A P Shah
c) Deepak Mohanty                     d) M B Shah
Q2.  WHO IS THE DEFENCE MINISTER OF INDIA?
a) Shri Suresh Prabhu                b) Shri Ramvilas Paswan
c) Shri Manohar Parrikar           d) Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari
Q3.  WHICH COMMITTEE HAS BEEN CONSTITUTED TO MONITOR BIRD FLU SITUATION?
a) Munialappa committee          b) G N Bajpai committee
c) KV Kamath committee            d) Anant Mashelkar committee
Q4.  INDIA HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT ON THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME ALONG WITH WHICH COUNTRY?
a) Sri Lanka                                 b) Russia
c) China                                        d) South Korea
Q5. NAME THE TWO YAZIDI WOMEN, WHO HAVE GOT SELECTED FOR THE EUROPE’S TOP HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD, THE 2016 SAKHAROV PRIZE?
a) Raif Badawi and Denis Mukwege                
b) Malala Yousafzai and Raif Badawi
c) Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar                       
d) Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
Q6. INDIA AND NEW ZEALAND HAVE AGREED TO STRENGTHEN SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE COOPERATION AGAINST TERROR AND RADICALISATION INCLUDING IN THE SPHERE OF CYBER SECURITY. WHO IS THE PRESENT PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND?
a) Justin Trudeau                        b) Theresa May
c) Michel Temer              d) John Key

ANSWERS:  

1- A     2- C     3- A     4- D     5- C     6- D

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