DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. PUNJAB WINS NCC NATIONAL GAMES
i. Punjab Directorate Won the 2016 National Cadet Corp National Games.
ii. Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence, presented trophies to the winners at the closing ceremony at Delhi Cantonment.
2. ANTARCTICA’S ROSS SEA DECLARED WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE RESERVE
i. The Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area .
ii. Some 1.57 million sq km of the Southern Ocean will gain protection from fishing for 35 years.
3. UNION CABINET APPROVES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL ACADEMIC DEPOSITORY
i. The Union Cabinet gave its green signal for establishment and operationalisation of a National Academic Depository.
ii. The National Academic Depository aims at bringing another dimension and enhancement of the vision of Digital India.
4. JAPAN'S PRINCE MIKASA, WORLD'S OLDEST ROYAL, DIES AT 100
i. Japanese Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, died at the age of 100.
ii. He was the oldest imperial family member in the world.
iii. Mikasa was the fifth in the line of succession to the Japanese throne Chrysanthemum a metaphorical name for the monarchy.
5. AFTER SIKKIM, HIMACHAL PRADESH BECOMES INDIA’S SECOND OPEN DEFECATION FREE STATE
i. Himachal Pradesh was declared 'Open Defecation Free', becoming India's second state to get this status after Sikkim.
II. The newly acquired status will entitle Himachal Pradesh to receive World Bank funding under Rs 9,000 crore project to sustain sanitation campaign.
6. INDIA WINS ITS FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL MEDAL IN ROLLER SKATING AT ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. The team of Indian Roller Skaters claimed their first ever International medal in the sport.
ii. Vikram Ingale, Nikhilesh Tabhane and Dhanush Babu have won India’s first ever senior international roller skating medal, by securing the bronze medal in the 3000m team relay event.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. WHO WON NATION CADET CORP NATIONAL GAMES?
Q2. WHO IS THE BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR GHAR GHAR SHSHAUCHALEYA TO CURB OPEN DEFECATION?
b. Suresh Kumar
c. Pareeniti Chopra
d. Vidya Balan
Q3. WHAT IS THE CURRENCY OF JAPAN?
Q4. NAME THE FIRST STATE DECLARED FREE FROM OPEN DEFECATION?
b. Himachal Pardesh
Q5. NAME THE SEA DECLARED AS WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE RESERVE?
a. Ross sea
b. Red sea
c. Caspian sea
d. Arabian sea
1. B 2. D 3. B 4. D 5. A