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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. BUDDHA MAHOTSAVA KICKS OFF IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
i. The three day Buddha Mahotsava celebration started in Arunachal Pradesh on November 4.
ii. It was organised by the District Administration of West Kameng to promote tourism in the state.
iii. The festival commemorates the life and teachings of Lord Gautama Buddha.Hundreds of Buddhist monks playing cymbals and drums are present at the festival.

2. ECONOMY LIKELY TO GROW AT 7.6 PER CENT IN 2016-17: NCAER
i. Economic think-tank NCAER has pegged India’s GDP growth at 7.6% for 2016-17.
ii. The manufacturing sector is giving positive signals with Purchasers’ Managers Index, Index of Industrial Production for core sectors.
iii. The Monetary Policy Committee has also forecasted a 7.6% growth.
vi. The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is one of India’s oldest economic think-tank set up in 1956.

3. ANDY MURRAY BECAME WORLD NUMBER ONE AFTER RAONIC WITHDRAWS FROM PARIS MASTERS
i. Britain’s Andy Murray became the new world number one player.
ii. Murray move to the top of the rankings for the first time in his career after replacing long-time incumbent Novak Djokovic.
iii. Djokovic had been No 1 since June 2014.

4. VICE PRESIDENT M. HAMID ANSARI RELEASES THE BOOK ‘AN ERA OF DARKNESS: THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN INDIA
i. Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari released book ‘An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India’ authored by Dr. Shashi Tharoor.
ii. The book explain about British rule in India was effectively and regularly supplemented by “famine, forced migration and brutality” – the ‘three examples of why British rule over India was despotic and anything but enlightened’.


5. ACTOR RANVEER NAMED INDIAN AMBASSADOR FOR SWITZERLAND TOURISM
i. Bollywood Actor Ranveer Sing was named the first Indian ambassador for promoting 2017 Switzerland Tourism’s campaign- “Nature wants you back“.
ii. He was in a long vacation in Switzerland three months back.
The currency of Switzerland is Swiss franc and Capital is Bern.

6. PM NARENDRA MODI TO INAUGURATE PETROTECH 2016
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 12th edition of International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition “Petrotech-2016” in New Delhi on 5 December 2016.
ii. The 2016 theme of the day is “Hydrocarbons to fuel the future – Choices and Challenges”.
iii. It is Asia’s largest oil and gas event.

CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1.  THE THREE DAY BUDDHA MAHOTSAVA CELEBRATION IS STARTED IN WHICH STATE?
a) Gujrat                                      
b) Arunanchal Pradesh
c) Andhra Pradesh                                 
d) Maharashtra
Q2.  WHO BECAME NEW WORLD NO 1 AFTER MILOS RAONIC'S WITHDRAWAL FROM PARIS MASTERS' SEMIS?
a) Novak Djokovic                                  
b) Andy Roddick
c) Roger Federer                                  
d) Andy Murray
Q3.  ‘PETROTECH’ IS ASIA’S LARGEST OIL AND GAS EVENT, WHICH TAKES PLACE EVERY OTHER YEAR. IT IS ORGANISED BY?    
a) Saudi Arabia                          
b) Iran
c) India                                        
d) UAE
Q4.  WHO IS AUTHOR OF THE BOOK ‘AN ERA OF DARKNESS: THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN INDIA?
a) Dr. Shashi Tharoor                           
b) Arundhati Roy
c) Amitav Ghosh                        
d) Salman Rushdie
Q5.  WHO IS NAMED INDIAN AMBASSADOR FOR SWITZERLAND TOURISM?
a) Ranbir Kapoor                                   
b) Ranveer Singh
c) Akshay Kumar                        
d) Fawad Khan

ANSWERS:        
1- B     2- D     3- C     4- A     5- B


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