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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 JULY 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INS KARNA COMMISSIONED BY NAVY CHIEF
i. Indian Navy has commissioned INS Karna, an independent base of Marine Commandos  at Bheemunipatanam Naval Base, Visakhapatnam.
ii. It was commissioned by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba .
iii. The Marine Commando Force was raised as the Indian Marine Special Force in February 1987 at INS Abhimanyu in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

2. BANGLADESH AND INDIA SIGNED RAMPAL POWER PLANT CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT
i. Bangladesh and India have signed a landmark deal for the construction of a 1,320-megawatt coal-fired power plant.
ii. It is the biggest project under bilateral cooperation that would mark the transition from electricity export to generation level.

3. SRK AND AKSHAY JOIN TAYLOR SWIFT IN FORBES HIGHEST PAID CELEBRITY LIST
i. Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar were the only Indian celebrities to make way for the Forbes list of world’s highest paid celebrity.
ii. Shahrukh Khan successfully grabbed the 86th position on the list.
iii. Akshay Kumar was placed on 94th position with making about 31.5 million dollars in a year.
iv. Musician Taylor Swift with $170 million in her earning bag seized the top spot on the list.

4. HDFC TO SELL MASALA BONDS
i. Housing Development Finance Corp is set to become the first Indian company to sell masala bonds.
ii. A rupee-denominated bond sold to foreign investors and listed on an overseas exchange.
iii. It plans to raise as much as Rs 3,000 crore.
iii. These bonds will bear a fixed coupon and will have a incumbency period of 3 years and 1 month.
iv. The company has named Axis Bank, Credit Suisse and Nomura as joint venture runners and lead managers to the event.

5. ICC HAS RELEASED TEST, ODI, AND T20I RANKINGS
i. The International Cricket Council has released the official ICC men’s Team Rankings from Test, One Day International and T20I cricket.
ii. India held the second position in the latest ICC Test rankings and Australia leads the Test rankings.
iii. Top 3 teams in ICC ODI Rankings:
a.       Australia
b.      New Zealand 
c.       India
iv. Top 3 teams in ICC T20 Rankings:
a.       New Zealand 
b.      India 
c.       West Indies
v. Top 4 teams in Women’s Rankings
a.       Australia
b.      England 
c.       New Zealand 
d.      India


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1.      WHO IS THE CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF?
(a) Sunil Lambha
(b) Devanand Kumar
(c) Dalbir Singh
(d) Ram Dass Katari

2.      INDIA HAS SIGNED ITS RAMPAL POWER PLANT CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT WITH WHICH COUNTRY?
(a) Rusia
(b) Nepal
(c) Bhutan
(d) Bangladesh

3.      WHO HAS TOPPED THE FORBES HIGHEST PAID CELEBRITY LIST?
(a) Shahrukh Khan       
(b) Taylor Swift             .
(c) Robert Downey Ji
(d) Jacki Chan

4.      WHO IS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HDFC BAKS?
(a) Shikha Sharma
(b) Amrita Puri
(c) Aditya Puri
(d) Keki Parekh.

5.      ICC HAS RELEASED ITS TEST, ODI AND T20 RANKINGS, WHICH COUNTRY AMONG THE FOLLOWING TOPPED THE ICC T20 RANKING?
(a) NewZealand
(b) India
(c) Australia
(d) West Indies


ANSWERS:

                                1. (A)              2. (D)    3. (B)              4. (C)              5. (A)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 JULY 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. ADITYA PURI  CEO OF HDFC BANK NAMED BEST BANKING CEO IN ASIA
i. Aditya Puri the CEO of the second largest private sector lender HDFC Bank has been ranked as the best banking CEO in Asia.
ii. The HDFC bank's chief financial officer Sashi Jagdishan has been ranked as the best CFO.
iii. The bank is also ranked as the best IR company.

2. MINISTRY OF HEALTH LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE INTENSIFIED DIARRHOEA CONTROL FORTNIGHT"
i. Minister of Health and Family Welfare  J P Nadda launched nationwide Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight "
ii. It will be observed from July 11 to 23 July
iii. It is a very cost -effective intervention to control the risk of spread of diarrhoea which scales up during monsoon season.

3. KARNATAKA TRADE BODY INKS PACT WITH SANYA CITY
i. The Karnataka Region Economic and Trade Organisation and the Sanya People Municipal Government, China inked a memorandum of understanding to increase trade between Sanya City and Karnataka.
ii. The agreement allows for large and medium delegations from Sanya to visit Karnataka and vice-versa.
iii. This agreement also allows for Sanya city to be certified as an approved destination for delegation visits from Karnataka.

4. SUN PHARMA INTRODUCES ANTI-CANCER PRODUCT IN EUROPE
i.  Sun Pharma has announced rollout of Gemcitabine InfuSMART in Europe.
ii. InfuSMART is a technology in which oncology products are developed in a ready-to-administer bag.
iii. The  Sun Pharma become the world’s first pharmaceutical company to manufacture and launch a licensed RTA oncology product.
iv. InfuSMART is a technology in which oncology products are developed in a ready-to-administer bag after the company has received regulatory approval to produce InfuSMART in eight key.

5. JINSON JOHNSON, DHARAMBIR SINGH AND RENJITH MAHESHWARI QUALIFY FOR RIO 2016 OLYMPICS
i. Sprinter Dharambir Singh and Jinson Johnson along with Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwari  have  qualified for Rio Olympics in Brazil.
ii. Renjith Maheshwari and Dharambir Singh also broke two national records in Triple jump and 200-metre race event.
iii. Dharambhir became the first male Indian to qualify for Olympic after 36 years.

6. SBI INKS MOU WITH IIT BOMBAY TO PROMOTE STARTUPS IN FINANCIAL SECTOR
i. The State Bank of India has signed a memorandum of understanding  with the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship  at IIT Bombay to promote innovation by start-ups in the financial sector.
ii. The SINE is IIT Bombay’s technology business incubator to promote innovation by startups in the financial sector.
iii. Under this agreement SBI and both the institutes will identify financial technology start-ups that have products or applications to cater to the financial sector.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1.      WHO HAS BEEN NAMED AS BEST CFO IN ASIA?
(a) Sashi Jagdishan
(b) Aditya Puri
(c) Nitika Bhakshi
(d) Samrat Raina
2.      WHO IS THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE?
(a) JP Nadda
(b) Suresh Prabhu
(c) Harsimrat Kaur
(d) Sudesh Parekar
3.      WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING APP LAUNCHED BY MAHARASTRA POLICE?
(a) Police Ask                
(b) Railway Elite            .
(c) Police Mitra
(d) Pratisaad Mitra
4.      SANYA CITY IS IN WHICH COUNTRY?
(a) Rusia
(b) India
(c) Bangladesh
(d) China.
5.      RECENTLY LAFARGE-HOLCIUM SOLD ITS INDIAN ASSETS TO WHICH COMPANY?
(a) Dabur
(b) Ambuja
(c) Nirma
(d) Alicia
6.      THE STUDY OF TREATMENT OF TUMOURS IS CALLED?
(a) Oncology
(b) Tumortology
(c) Cancerology
(d) Gemcitilogy
7.      DHARAMBIR SINGH IS ASSOCIATED WITH WHICH SPORT?
(a) Wushu
(b) Sprint
(c) Archery
(d) Triple jump

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


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