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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. VIRAL ACHARYA APPOINTED AS DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RBI
i. Viral Acharya has been appointed as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India by the Government of India.
ii. He will join the ranks of S S Mundra, Vishwanathan, R Gandhi as one of four deputy governors of RBI.

2. INDIAN ARMY SIGNS MOU WITH IIT GANDHINAGAR FOR CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS
i. Indian Army has inked an agreement with IIT Gandhinagar to set up a research and development cell at the IIT campus to identify problems and possible solutions for the Indian Army.
ii. The agreement will also enable the IIT and Indian Army to collaborate in areas including critical technology requirements of Indian Army, sharing of professional and technical knowledge.

3. PM NARENDRA MODI LAYS FOUNDATION STONE OF 900 KM CHAR DHAM HIGHWAY
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Char Dham highway development project in Dehradun. 
ii. The Char Dham project is a tribute to those who lost their lives during flash floods in Uttarakhand.
iii. The project includes developing 900 km of National Highways in Uttarakhand at Rs 12,000 crore.
iv. Char Dham Yatra is an annual pilgrimage to the shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

4. GUJARAT GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES BIOTECHNOLOGY POLICY 2016
i. Gujarat government lead by Vijay Rupani has introduced the  ‘Biotechnology Policy-2016‘ to establish Gujarat as a preferred destination for manufacturing of biotechnology products.
ii. Under this policy, the state government would provide capital subsidy up to Rs 25 crore on the total investment for developing a Biotechnology Park.

5. NAGAR UDAY ABHIYAN IN MADHYA PRADESH
i .CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched Nagar Uday Abhiyan rallies in the state.
ii. In these rallies, urban welfare and other public welfare schemes will be reviewed.
iii. This campaign will be conducted in three phases to assess services being provided to citizens and bring them at standard live.

6. AU FINANCIERS GETS FINAL NOD TO START SMALL FINANCE BANK OPERATIONS
i. AU Financiers Ltd  has received the final licence from the Reserve Bank of India to start a small finance bank.
ii. AU Financiers was the only non-banking finance companyamong the 10 entities to receive in-principle approvals to start small finance banks.


7. BANK OF MAHARASHTRA HAS ADOPTED VILLAGE IN SANGLI FOR DIGITAL TRANSACTIONS
i. Pune based public sector lender Bank of Maharashtra, has helped to make the village of Malangaon, in Sangli district, Maharashtra, a completely cashless village.
ii. Post the announcement of withdrawal of 500 and 1000 currency notes and the push towards a cashless society.

8. INDIA’S FIRST DIGI DHAN MELA HELD IN GURUGRAM
i. India’s first Digi Dhan Mela was held in Gurugram to promote cashless transactions in the post-demonetisation period.
ii. It educated the people on how to use mobile phones and AADHAR for making payments online.
iii. The government will offer a daily reward of Rs 1000 that will be given to 15000 lucky consumers for a period of 100 days.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING WAS APPOINTED AS THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RBI?
a)   Sunderlal Patwa
b)   Viral Acharya
c)   Satya Narayan
d)   Nagraj Varma
Q2. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES OF UTTARAKHAND, PM NARENDRA MODI LAID FOUNDATION STONE OF CHAR DHAM HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT?
a)   Haridwar
b)   Mussoorie
c)   Nainital
d)  Dehradun
Q3. INDIA’S FIRST DIGI DHAN MELA WAS HELD IN WHICH STATE?
a)   Haryana
b)   Punjab
c)   Uttar Pradesh
d)   Bihar
Q4. WHICH VILLAGE HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY BANK OF MAHARASHTRA FOR DIGITAL TRANSACTIONS?
a)   Satara
b)   Sangli
c)  Thane
d)   Latur
Q5. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATE “NAGAR UDAY ABHIYAN” RALLIES HAS BEEN LAUNCHED?
a)   Andhra Pradesh
b)   Telangana
c)   Madhya Pradesh
d)    Gujarat
Q6. WITH WHICH INSTITUTE INDIAN ARMY HAS SIGNED MOU FOR CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS?
a)   IIT Gandhinagar
b)   IIT Bombay
c)   IIT Delhi
d)   IIT Kharagpur

ANSWER: 

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

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