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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 JUNE 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 JUNE 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. RBI HAS ANNOUNCED SECOND BI-MONTHLY MONETARY POLICY STATEMENT
i. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has announced the Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for the year 2016-17.
ii. This time the repo rate is remained unchanged at 6.5%, reverse repo rate stays at 6.00 %, and CRR remains at 4%.
iii. Liquid adjustment facility rate will remain unchanged at 6.0 %, and the MSF rate and the Bank Rate at 7.0 %.

2. HIMACHAL PRADESH BECOMES FIRST STATE TO LAUNCH GREEN-CONCEPT BASED STATE DATA CENTRE
i. Himachal Pradesh became the first state in the country to have a State Data Centre .
ii.It is designed to minimize power requirement and increase power utilization efficiency.
iii. It was launched by the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in Shimla.  

3. GUWAHATI DECLARES GANGETIC RIVER DOLPHIN AS ITS ‘CITY ANIMAL’
i. Guwahati has become the first city in the country to have its own ‘city animal’.
ii.They declared Gangetic River Dolphin as its mascot.
ii. Gangetic River Dolphin is locally known as ‘Sihu’ which remains in the River Brahmaputra along Guwahati.

4. SWACHH YUG CAMPAIGN TO MAKE GRAM PANCHAYATS AND GANGA OPEN DEFECATION FREE
i. Government has launched a campaign ‘Swachh Yug’ for creating change among people staying in villages along the holy river.
ii. The government is making efforts to make villages located along Ganga open defecation-free,

5. DIA MIRZA NAMED AMBASSADOR FOR SWACHH SAATHI PROGRAMME
i. Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has been named as the ambassador for Swachh Saathi programme.
ii. It is a youth-based programme of Swachh Bharat Mission.
iii. Under this Programme more than 2000 interns would be enrolled to coordinate around 10000 schools across India.
iv. They will also ensure that all students in the schools take the pledge for Clean India.

6. US ARMY RESERVE OFFICER DESHAUNA BARBER CROWNED AS MISS USA 2016
i. Deshauna Barber a serving Army Reserve officer of United States  has crowned as the Miss USA 2016. at the Miss USA competition 2016 held at the T-Mobile Arena off the Las Vegas Strip.
ii. Barber became the first-ever military member to win Miss USA title.
iii. Now She will represent the USA at Miss Universe Competition 2016.

7. WALMART RETAINS TOP POSITION IN FORTUNE 500 LIST
i. In 2016 rankings Walmart has topped the Fortune 500 list  for the fourth consecutive year.
ii. Apple the most profitable company on the list, with $53 billion in profits slipped to No. 3 from No. 5

8. SERENA BECOMES WORLD'S TOP PAID SPORTSWOMAN
i. According to Forbes Magazine report Serena Williams has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world's highest-paid sportswoman.
ii. She earned USD 28.9 million over the past 12 monthsand  Sharapova earned USD 21.9 million over the past 12 months.

CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. WHAT IS THE NEW MSF RATE ACCORDING TO 2ND BI-MONTHLY MONETARY POLICY REVIEW?
a. 6.6%
b. 7%
c. 7.5%
d. 6%

2. WHICH IS THE 1ST STATE TO LAUNCH GREEN CONCEPT BASED STATE DATA CENTRE?
a. Himachal Pradesh
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. New Delhi

3. WHICH CAMPAIGN IS LAUNCHED TO MAKE GREEN PANCHAYATS AND GANGA DEFECATION FREE?
a. Swacch Bharat
b. Clean India
c. Sawcch Yug
d. All of the above

4. WHICH ANIMAL HAS BECOME CITY ANIMAL OF GUWAHATI?
a. Tiger
b. Bear
c. Turtle
d. Gangetic Dolphin

5. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ARE NAMED AS BRAND AMBASSADOR OF “SWACCH SATHI YOJANA”?
a. Vipasha Basu
b. Diya Mirza
c. Vidaya Balan
d. Kajol

6. RECENTLY, WHO OWNED THE TITLE OF MISS USA 2016?
a. Deshauna Barber
b. Alexndra Barber
c. Caleb Parrish
d. Nataly  Booth

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

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 JUNE 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 JUNE 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHES TIGER EXPRESS TRAIN ON THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
i. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has flagged off the inaugural run of the Tiger Trail Circuit Train from Delhi Safdarjung Station.
ii. He launched this Tiger Express on World Environment Day to highlight the importance of environment in our lives.

2. ADB AND INDIA SIGNED $200 MILLION LOAN AGREEMENT FOR JHARKHAND ROADS
i. The Indian government and the Asian Development Bank have signed an agreement worth of $200 million loan to upgrade roads in Jharkhand.
ii. The agreement will help to upgrade the existing sections of four state roads.
iii. it will  also support improvements in the design, safety and maintenance of the road network.

3.  V NARAYANASAMY SWORN IN AS PUDUCHERRY CM
i. Congress Legislature Party leader V Narayanasamy has sworn in as Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry.
ii. Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi administered the oath of office and secrecy at a function  in Puducherry.

4. BIHAR CM NITISH KUMAR LAUNCHES RIGHT TO PUBLIC GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL ACT
i. Right to Public Grievance Redressal Act has been launched by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
ii. The act will help in disposal of public complaints or redressal of grievances from Government officials within a period of 60 days.
iii. The officials not responding to provisions of the law could be dismissed from service or face a penalty of from 500 rupees to 5000 rupees.

5. SUDARSAN PATTNAIK WINS GOLD IN PEOPLE'S CHOICE PRIZE
i. Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has graabed the gold medal in people's choice prize at world championship festival of sand sculpting Russe 2016.
ii. Sudarshan Pattnaik's sand art throws light on  the issue of drugs in the sporting field 'Titled Drugs Kill Sports'.

6. SERENA BECOMES WORLD'S TOP PAID SPORTSWOMAN
i. According to the reports of Forbes Magazine Serena Williams has replaced Maria Sharapova as the world's highest-paid sportswoman.
ii. She earned USD 28.9 million in last 12 months and Maria Sharapova earned USD 21.9 million in the past 12 months.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. “TIGER EXPRESS TRAIN” HAS BEEN LAUNCHED FROM WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATIONS?
a. Mumbai Central
b. Bangalore
c. Delhi Safdarganj
d. None of these
2. WHAT AMOUNT OF LOAN TAKEN BY INDIA FROM ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF JHARKHAND ROADS?
a. 200$ Billon
b. 300$ Billon
c. 250$ Billon
d. 350$ Billon

3. “V. NARAYANASAMY” SWORN AS NEW CM OF WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATES OF INDIA?
a. Kerela
b. Puducherry
c. Goa
d. Andhra Pradesh

4. WHO WINS “PEOPLE’S CHOICE PRIZE “ AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FESTIVAL OF SAND SCULPTING AT RUSSE 2016?
a. Sudarshan Singh
b. Sudarshan Pattnaik
c. MK Singh
d. MK Sinha

5. THE FAMOUS TENNIS PLAYER “SERENA WILLIAMS” HAS BECOME WORLD’S TOP PAID SPORTS WOMAN. WHOM SHE HAS REPLACED?
a. Venus William
b. Saniya Mirza
c. Maria Sharapova
d. None of these

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

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