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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 MAY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 MAY 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. SEVEN INDIAN SHUTTLERS QUALIFY FOR RIO OLYMPICS
i. Seven Indian shuttlers have booked their berth for the upcoming Rio Olympics, scheduled in August.
ii. The list of players is given below:
a.    Two female singles players such as Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu,
b.   A male singles' player  Kidambi Srikanth,
c.    women's doubles pairing of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa
d.   Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddyin male doubles team.

2. CORPORTION BANK GETS MSME AWARD
i. Corporation Bank has been given ‘excellence award on empowering MSMEs’ .
ii. The award is given by the Federation of Industry, Trade and Services.
iii. The bank had achieved the regulatory target of 7 per cent of annual net bank credit under micro enterprises for 2015-16.
Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Kalraj Misra

3. WILFUL DEFAULTERS OWE RS 66,000 CR TO GOVT BANKS
i. The Minister of state for Finance Jayant Sinha has stated that there were 7,686 wilful defaulters owing Rs 66,190 crore to state-owned banks as of December 2015.
ii. The number of wilful defaulters of Public sector banks rose from 5,554 to 7,686 in three years.
iii. They owes amount more than doubled to from last year to Rs 66,190 crore from Rs 27,749 crore.

4. IREDA MAY BE CONVERTED INTO A GREEN BANK
i. The state run Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency can be converted into a Green Bank.
ii. It may br converted to enable its access funding from overseas banks.
iii. IREDA is created to work with the private sector to increase investment in clean energy and bring clean energy financing into the mainstream.
iv. The green bank could offer lower interest charges than traditional banks .
v. It will also tap into international capital to finance solar and wind projects to help India power its cities and rural communities.

5. INDIAN PARASHAR KULKARNI WINS 2016 COMMONWEALTH SHORT STORY PRIZE FOR ASIA REGION
i. Indian Parashar Kulkarni won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for 2016 for the Asia region.
ii. The is given for his politically grounded unpublished short fiction 'Cow and Company'.
iii. The story 'Cow and Company' narrates the story of four men in search of a cow.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1) WHICH COUNTRY WILL BE GOING TO HOST RIO OLYMPICS 2016?
a. Brazil
b.Spain
c. Japan
d. Russia

2) HOW MANY INDIAN SHUTTLERS  HAVE QUALIFIED FOR RIO OLYMPICS?
a. 6
b.8
c. 7
d.9

3) WHICH BANK HAS RECEIVED MSME AWARD?
a. SBI
b.PNB
c.BOI
d. CORP BANK

4) HOW MUCH AMOUNT OF GOVERNMENT BANKS OWED BY WILFUL DEFAULTERS?
a. 55600cr
b.66000cr
c. 66190cr
d. none of these

5) WHO IS THE WRITER OF SHORT STORY ‘NIROPORADH GHUM’?
a. Sumon Rehman  b.  Ali Afzhar  c. Saquib Kamal  d. None of these

6)  HOW MANY INDIANS ARE SHORTLISTED FOR COMMONWEALTH 2016 SHORT STORY PRIZE?
a. 7
b.8
c. 6
d.5

7. WHO HAS TRANSLATED BANGLADESHI SHORT STORY BOOK ‘NIROPORADH GHUM’?
a. Anubhav sinha
b. Arunava Sinha 
c. Vinayak Karma    
d. Chetan Bhagat

8. WHO IS THE CHAIRPERSON OF JUDGING PANEL OF FO COMMONWEALTH 2016 SHORT STORY PRIZE?
a. Mathew Joshep
b. Gillian  Slovo
c. Robert  Hyde
d. None of these

ANSWERS:
1. A     2.C      3.D      4.B      5.C      6.D      7.B      8.B



DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 MAY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 MAY 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. VICE ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA APPOINTED AS CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF
i. Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, presently Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief  Western Naval Command, was appointed as the next Chief of the Naval Staff.
ii. He will succeed present Navy Chief Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, who will superannuate from the post on 31 May 2016.

2. KUMAR RAJESH CHANDRA APPOINTED CHIEF OF BUREAU OF CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY
i. Senior IPS officer Kumar Rajesh Chandra was appointed as the Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.
ii. He will replace IPS officer G S Malhi.
iii. G.S Malhi had completed his tenure  in November 2012.
iv. The post was lying vacant since then.
v. The appointment for the post was delayed due to claims from officers of both Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service to the coveted post.
vi. Bureau of Civil Aviation Security is a regulatory authority for civil aviation security.
vii. The main responsibility of BCAS is to lay down standards and measures in respect of security of civil flights at international and domestic airports in India.

3. RADHA BINOD BARMAN TOOK OVER AS CHAIRPERSON OF NATIONAL STATISTICAL COMMISSION
i. Renowned statistician Dr Radha Binod Barman took over as the part-time Chairperson in the National Statistical Commission.
ii. Professor Rahul Mukherjee, Dr Rajiv Mehta ,Professor S. Mahendra Dev and Dr Manoj Panda also took over as other part-time members of the commission.
iii. National Statistical Commission is an advisory body on all statistical matters, set up to enhance public trust in official statistics.

4. AGRICULTURE PROJECT HARITA-PRIYA OF ANDHRA PRADESH WINS WSIS 2016 PRIZE
i. The agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh won the World Summit on the Information Society  2016 prize in e-Agriculture category.
ii. Harita-Priya stands for Harmonized Information of Agriculture, Revenue and Irrigation for a Transformation Agenda - Precision Technology for Agriculture.
iii. It meant to collect very specific climate data from farms and give farmers personalised information through SMS
iv. The data is used to create advisories and alerts on irrigation schedules and pests and plant diseases.

5. UNION CABINET APPROVES INDIA-UAE CURRENCY SWAP AGREEMENT
i. The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding between Reserve Bank of India  and Central Bank of United Arab Emirates  on co-operation concerning currency swap agreement.
ii. The Agreement was signed in February 2016 during the official state visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to India.
iii. The MoU will help to further strengthen the close economic cooperation and relationship between India and UAE.
iv. A currency swap involves exchange of principal and interest in one currency for the same in another currency.
 CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. WHO IS APPOINTED ASTHE NEW CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF?
a. Arun Prakash     
b. Sureesh Mehta              
c. Sunil lanba
d. R.k dhawan

2. WHO IS THE PRESENT ARMY GENERAL?
a. General Dalbir Singh Suhag
b. R.K Dhawan
c. Pran Nath Thapard.
d. none of these

3. WHO IS THE PRESENT CABINET MINISTER OF CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT OF INDIA?
a. Vayalar Ravi
b. Praful Patel
c. Ashok Gajapathi Raju
d. Rajiv Pratap Rudy

4. HOW MANY PART-TIME MEMBERS ARE APPOINTED IN  NATIONAL  STATISTICAL COMMISSION ?
a. 4
b.8
c.6
d.5

5. WHO IS THE PRESENT CHAIRPERSON OF NATIONAL STATISTICAL COMMISSION?
a. G.S Malhi
b. Radha Binod Barman
c. Rajesh Chandra
d. None of these

6. WHO WINS WSIS PRIZE 2016?
a. Harita-priya
b. Uday yojna
c. Atal pension yojna
d. PMJDY

7. HARITA-PRIYA PROJECT WINS AWARD FOR_
a. E-Banking
b. E-Commerce
c. E-Agriculture
d. None of these

ANSWERS:
                     1. C     2. A     3. C     4. B     5. B     6. A     7. C



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