DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. EAZYPAY APP LAUNCHED BY ICICI BANK FOR MERCHANTS
i. ICICI Bank has launched a payments collection app EazyPay for offline merchants and retailers which will allow customers to pay via UPI, cards, net banking and the bank’s Pockets wallet apps.
ii. This is an app only for ICICI Bank customers who have a current account with the bank and will not allow other bank account holders to register on the app.
2. NATIONAL CONSUMER DAY: 24 DECEMBER CELEBRATED WITH THEME ALTERNATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL
i. The 31st National Consumer Day was celebrated on 24 December across India.
ii. The theme was Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal.
iii. The World Consumer Rights Day is observed on 15 March annually.
3. DEFENCE PURCHASES WORTH RS 7,000 CRORE GETS GOVERNMENT APPROVAL
i. The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar-led highest acquisition body of the Defence Ministry approved four proposals worth over Rs 7,000 crore
ii. The government on Friday gave the go-ahead to the Indian Air Force to purchase one more C-17 heavy transport aircraft worth Rs. 5500 crore.
iii. The government also gave its approval to procure 1,500 defence systems that will be placed on top of armoured vehicles.
4. INDIA CLINCHED ASIA CUP UNDER-19 TITLE BEATING SRI LANKA
i. India won the Asian Cricket Council Under-19 Asia Cup titleafter beating Sri Lanka in the final at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo.
ii. Abhishek Sharma won Man of the Match title.
5. SHIVA KESHAVAN GRABBED GOLD AT ASIAN LUGE CHAMPIONSHIP
i. India’s Shiva Keshavan clinched a gold medal at the Asian Luge Championship.
ii. Japan's Tanaka Shohei won Silver and Chinese Taipei's Lien Te-An claimed bronze.
6. GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY BEING OBSERVED TO MARK ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE'S BIRTHDAY
i. Good Governance Day is being observed to mark the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
ii. On this ocasion, six major initiatives will be launched by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
iii. The endeavour of the government is to improve delivery systems, to promote digital transformation and take forward the connectivity revolution in all sectors.
7. SHANKHA GHOSH HAS BAGGED 52ND JNANPITH AWARD
i. The Jnanpith Selection Board conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award on eminent modern Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh.
ii. Jnanpith award is India’s one of the prestigious awards given in the field of literature.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. WHICH BANK HAS LAUNCHED A PAYMENTS COLLECTION APP EAZYPAY FOR OFFLINE MERCHANTS AND RETAILERS?
a) ICICI Bank
b) HDFC Bank
d) Axis Bank
Q2. WHICH COUNTRY HAS WON 2016 ASIA CUP UNDER-19 TITLE BY DEFEATING SRI LANKA?
c) West Indies
Q3. WHO WAS CONFERRED WITH THE 52ND JNANPITH AWARD?
a) Ampasayya Naveen
b) Shankha Ghosh
c) Raghuveer Chaudhari
d) Mahasvetha Devi
Q4. THE THEME OF THE NATIONAL CONSUMER DAY 2016 IS?
a) Consumer is God
b) Role of Media in Protecting Consumer Rights
c) Antibiotics off the Menu
d) Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal
1 - A 2 -D 3 - B 4 - D