DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UNION GOVERNMENT PUTS NDTV BAN ON HOLD
i. The one-day ban on NDTV’s Hindi channel, widely condemned, has been put on hold by Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu.
ii. The decision comes after the Supreme Court agreed to hear NDTV’s application for a stay on the ban.
ii. The Indian government ordered to ban penalty for its coverage of an attack on Indian soldiers in January.
iii. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting revealed the channel had aired strategically sensitive details during the deadly attack on the Pathankot airbase, allegedly carried out by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed group.
2. GOVT TO OPEN PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL VIKAS KENDRA IN EVERY PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY
i. The Centre has planned to open Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra in every to offer skill training to the people and make them employable.
ii. . The government is also starting Driver Training Institute in every district of the country to offer driving skills of high standard.
iii. The aim of the scheme is to encourage aptitude towards employable skills and to increase working efficiency of probable and existing daily wage earners, by giving monetary awards and rewards and by providing quality training to them
3. CHINA ADOPTED CYBERSECURITY LAW
i. China adopted a new Cybersecurity Law, a regressive measure that strengthens censorship, surveillance, and other controls over the Internet.
ii. The new law is also planned at tightening and centralizing state control over technology equipment, “raising concerns among foreign companies operating in the country.”
4. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK SIGNS $48 MILLION LOAN TO IMPROVE ASSAM’S POWER DISTRIBUTION.
i. The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India signed a $48 million loan deal to help Assam improve its electricity power distribution system.
ii. The project will help Assam to improve the efficiency of its Power Distribution System, expand and improve medium voltage network,.
iii. Asian Development Bank located at headquarter Manila, Philippines.
5. US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016: DONALD TRUMP DECLARED WINNER
i. US Republican Donald Trump won the US presidential elections in a stunning victory.
ii. He won the elections by 276 seats.
iii. He is scheduled to take office as the 45th President of the United States of America.
iv. Donald Trump won elections from Republican Party after defeating Hillary Clinton
6. RBI ISSUES NEW SERIES OF RS 500 AND RS 2,000 CURRENCY NOTES
i. The Reserve Bank of India has issued new series of notes for 500 rupees and 2,000 rupees denomination with improved features and newer sizes.
ii. Both the designs of 500 rupees and 2,000 rupees notes is very friendly towards the visually-impaired by having features which make it accessible for all sections.
iii. It will be for the first time 2,000 rupees note denomination has been issued.
iv. It will be called as the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Series’.
v. It will be in a stone grey in colour.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. THE ONE-DAY BAN ON WHICH HINDI CHANNEL, WIDELY CONDEMNED, HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD BY INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING MINISTER VENKAIAH NAIDU?
B. Aaj Tak
D. ABP News
Q2. THE CENTRE HAS PLANNED TO OPEN PMKVK IN EVERY TO OFFER SKILL TRAINING TO THE PEOPLE AND MAKE THEM EMPLOYABLE. EXPAND PMKVK?
A. Prandhan Mantri Krishi Vikas Kendra
B. Prandhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra
C. Prandhan Mantri Kisan Vikas Kendra
D. None of these
Q3. NAME THE BANK, WHICH HAS SIGNED A $48 MILLION LOAN DEAL TO HELP ASSAM IMPROVE ITS ELECTRICITY POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM?
A. World Bank
B. State Bank of India
C. Punjab National Bank
D. Asian Development Bank
Q4. WHO WON THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS?
A. Donald Trump
B. Hillary Clinton
C. Gary Johnson
D. Jill Stein
Q5. THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA RECENTLY NOTIFIED WITHDRAWAL OF LEGAL TENDER OF WHICH DENOMINATIONS OF BANK NOTES?
A. 100 and 500 rupees notes
B. 50 and 100 rupees notes
C. 500 and 1000 rupees notes
D. 50 and 1000 rupees notes
Q6. GOVERNMENT DECLARED EXISTING 500 AND 1000 RUPEES CURRENCY NOTES AS INVALID RECENTLY. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM CASH AMOUNT THAT A PERSON CAN DEPOSIT IN HIS/HER BANK ACCOUNTS WITHIN THE THRESHOLD PERIOD OF 50-DAYS?
A. 1 lakh rupees
B. 1.50 lakh rupees
C. 2 lakg rupees
D. 2.50 lakh rupees
1- A 2- B 3- D 4- A 5- C 6- D