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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIAN WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM WINS 2016 ASIAN CHAMPIONS TROPHY
i. Indian Women’s hockey team has won the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy held in Singapore.
ii. India defeated China by 2-1 goals.
iii. Asian Hockey Champions Trophy is held annually by the Asian Hockey Federation since 2011.

2. ANDHRA PRADESH TOPS WORLD BANK’S ENERGY-SAVING RANKINGS
i. In ease of doing business Andhra Pradesh ranked no. 1 from the World Bank in India in energy efficiency.
ii. The ranking of the states were released in the World Bank’s study report titled – ‘India’s State Level Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness’.
iii. Andhra Pradesh topped i followed by Rajasthan , Karnataka  and Maharashtra.

3. TAYLOR SWIFT IS THE WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID WOMAN IN MUSIC FOR 2016 IN THE LIST RELEASED BYFORBES
i. Taylor Swift has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-earning female solo artists in music.
ii. Taylor swift has more than twice the income of the second-placed artist, Adele.


4. HARYANA GOVT CONFERRED AWARD FOR E-GOVERNANCE
i. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley awarded the Haryana government with the award for outstanding work in the field of e-governance at the ‘State of the States Conclave 2016’ in New Delhi.
ii. The award was presented to aprreciate the work done in the field of e-governance in the past two years in Haryana.
iii. Under ‘One-State One-View’ initiative, an integrated SRDB (State Residents Data base) has been created.

5. NASA SATELLITES BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
i. Magnetospheric Multiscale mission has set the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal at 70,000 kilometres above the surface of the Earth by NASA.
ii. It is operating in a highly elliptical orbit around Earth.
iii. Magnetospheric Multiscale mission is an unmanned space mission to study the Earth’s magnetosphere.

6. FIRST WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY  OBSERVED ON NOVEMBER 5 2016
i. The First World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed on November 5, 2016.
ii. The 5th of November was designated as World Tsunami Awareness Day by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2015 to focus on education and evacuation drills.
iii. The theme of the day is  “Effective Education and Evacuation Drills

CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1.  WHICH COUNTRY’S HOCKEY TEAM HAS WON THE 2016 WOMEN’S ASIAN CHAMPIONS TROPHY?
a) China                           
b) Malaysia
c) Japan                           
d) India
Q2.  WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY, 2016 IS OBSERVED ON?
a) 3 Nov                          
b) 5 Nov
c) 4 Nov                           
d) 2 Nov
Q3.  WHAT IS THE THEME OF THE FIRST-EVER WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY (WTAD)?
a) Effective Education and Evacuation Drills  
b) Knowledge for Life
c) Live To Tell: Raising Awareness                              
d) Reduce Mortality, Raise awareness
Q4.  WHICH STATE TOPPED IN WORLD BANK’S ENERGY-SAVING RANKINGS?
a) Rajasthan                                
b) Karnataka
c) Andhra Pradesh                     
d) Maharashtra
Q5.  NASA RECENTLY COMPLETED THE CONSTRUCTION OF WHICH TELESCOPE?
a) James Webb Space Telescope               
b) Europa Hubble Space Telescope
c) Aperture Spherical Telescope              
d) Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope
Q6. WHICH GOVT CONFERRED AWARD FOR E-GOVERNANCE?
a) Punjab                         
b) Haryana
c) Gujrat                          
d) Delhi

ANSWERS:

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

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