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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 JULY 2016
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1. COMMERCE MINISTRY STARTED E-MARKETPLACE FOR GOODS PROCUREMENT
i. The Commerce Ministry has launched an e-marketplace for online purchase of goods and services by various central government ministries and departments.
ii. It is aimed to bring more transparency and streamlining the government procurement of goods and services.

2. DELHI CM LAUNCHES LIVE INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME TALKTOAK
i. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has launched a live interactive programme, titled 'TalkToAK'.
ii. The  programme is aimed at directly engaging with the Delhiites, where people from across the country can ask him questions over the phone, by sending text messages and through social media.

3. MALCOLM TURNBULL SWORN IN AS AUSTRALIA’S PM FOR ANOTHER TERM
i. Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Australia for another term.
ii. It was the first double dissolution election since the 1987 election.
iii. Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is the 29th  and current Prime Minister of Australia.

4. NETHERLAND AND UP SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR SETTING UP SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR FARMERS
i. The Netherlands and Uttar Pradesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a skill development centre to help farmers.
ii. The MoU would ensure that farmers get information on food processing.
iii. They can also use modern techniques to boost production of sugarcane, dairy development, potatoand flowers.
iv. The Netherlands would also help in land reclamation of 1500 acres in the Ganga basin in Kanpur and development of cultural heritage.

5. SC ACCEPTS LODHA PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS ON STRUCTURAL REFORMS IN BCCI
i. The Supreme Court accepted major recommendations of the Lodha Committee on reforms in BCCI.
ii. It imposed bar on ministers and civil servants and those above 70 years of age from becoming its members.
iii. It accepted the panel's recommendation that there should be a player's association in the BCCI.
iv. The bench also accepted the recommendation that one person should hold one post in cricket administration to avoid any conflict of interest.

6. WORLD BANK GROUP APPOINTS PAUL ROMER AS CHIEF ECONOMIST
i. World Bank Group has appointed Paul Romer as World Bank Chief Economist.
ii. He is a widely respected economist and a successful entrepreneur.
iii. As Chief Economist he will support the President and the senior management in leading the institution and inspiring the development profession during this time of transformative change.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. NAME THE CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA?
a. Sydney
b. Canberra
c. Melbourne
d. None of these
2. WHO IS THE 29TH PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA?
a. Genela Markell
b. Margrate Chan
c. Malcolm Turnbull
d. Malcolm Booth
3. FOR SETTING UP SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR FARMERS, UTTAR PRADESH SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH WHICH COUNTRY?
a. Argentina
b. South Africa
c. Mayanmar
d. Netherlands
4. WHAT IS THE CURRENCY OF NETHERLANDS?
a. Euro
b. Dinar
c. Dollar
d. Yuan
5. RECENTLY, WHO IS APPOINTED AS CHIEF ECONOMIST OF WORLD BANK?
a. Albert Joshep
b. Paul Romer
c. Clarence Petre
d. Terrance Paul


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


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 JULY 2016
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1. INDIAN RAILWAYS TO INSTALL TRI-NETRA TO REDUCE TRAIN ACCIDENTS
i. The Indian Railways has started a process to launch the Terrain Imaging for Diesel Drivers- Infrared Enhanced Optical and Radar Assisted system to avoid train accidents.
ii. The system will be installed on locomotives for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather.
iii. The device uses infrared and radar technology to collect signals up to a distance of 2 to 3 km and displays the information on a screen fitted inside the locomotive.
iv. The Tri-Netra will alert the drivers of any physical obstruction on railway tracks and  give ample time for the driver to apply the brakes to prevent train accidents.

2. INDIA’S FIRST E-COURT OPENED AT HYDERABAD HIGH COURT
i. India’s first e-court has been operated at High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad.
ii. The Hyderabad high court is the common high court for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
iii. It was inaugurated by Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur who heads the e-Committee of the Supreme Court.’
iv. The purpose of e-court is to ensure speedy justice for the litigants.
v. The e-Courts will ensure easy and better access to justice for public.

3. FOURTH TRANCHE OF SOVEREIGN GOLD BOND SCHEME OPENED FOR SUBSCRIPTION
i. The fourth tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds  scheme opened for subscription.
ii. SGB is government securities denominated in grams of gold.
iii. It offers an alternative to holding gold in physical form and it was launched in October 2015.
iv. Government has fixed 3,119 Rupees per gram as the issue price for the bond in this tranche.
v. The scheme will be open till 22 July 2016 and the bond can be purchased from the National Stock Exchange  and Bombay Stock Exchange.
vi. SGB gives an interest of 2.75 per cent per annum and is payable every six months on initial investment.

4. GURUPRASAD MOHAPATRA APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
i. Guruprasad Mohapatra was appointed as Chairman of Airports Authority of India .
ii. Guruprasad Mohapatra had served in the Sales Tax department of Gujarat as Special Commissioner .
iii. Airports Authority of India is statutory body under the aegis of Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.

5. GOVT RELEASES RS 100 CR TOWARDS CO-CONTRIBUTION IN APY
i. The Government has released Rs 100 crore towards its co-contribution for Atal Pension Yojana for 2015-16.
ii. It  provides minimum guaranteed pension ranging between Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 per month for the subscriber from the age of 60 years.
iii. Under the scheme, individuals who have registered before March 31, 2016, will get a co-contribution from the government.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. NAME THE DEPARTMENT WHO HAS INITIATED A PROCESS TO LAUNCH “TRI-NETRA” PROGRAM?
a. Weather Forecast Department
b. Indian Railways Department
c. Indian Defense System
d. None of these
2. NAME THE CHIEF MINISTER OF ANDHRA PRADESH?
a. Kiran Reddy
b. K. Rosaiah
c. N Chandra Babu Naidu
d. Rajasshekhara Reddy
3. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DENOMINATION OF GOLD IS SUBSCRIBED UNDER “SOVEREIGN GOLD BONDS” BY FINANCE MINISTER OF INDIA?
a. 5 grams
b. 4 grams
c. 1.5 grams
d. 1 grams
4. WHO IS THE CABINET CIVIL AVIATION MINISTER OF INDIA?
a. Pusapati Ashok Gajapati raju
b. Pusapati Sahane
c. Mahesh Sharma
d. Ashok Sharma
5. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM GUARANTEED PENSION RANGE OF “ATAL PENSION YOJANA”?
a. Rs 1500 to 4500 per month
b. Rs 1000 to 5000 per day
c. Rs 2500 to 5000 per day
d. Rs 1000 to 3000 per day


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


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 JULY 2016
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1. RBI INSTRUCTED BANKS TO EXCHANGE UPTO 20 SOILED NOTES FREE OF CHARGE
i. The Reserve Bank of India has instructed banks to exchange up to 20 pieces of soiled currency notes with a maximum value of Rs. 5,000 free of charge.
ii. If the number of notes to be exchanged is more than 20, banks can levy service charge.

2. OVER 14 LAKH LPG CONNECTIONS RELEASED UNDER PMUY
i. More than fourteen lakh LPG connections have been released to the women of BPL families under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
ii. According to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, the scheme is currently under operation in 487 districts of 17 states.
iii. The schemeaims at providing LPG connections to five crore below-poverty-line beneficiaries over the next three years.

3. MP CABINET APPROVES SETTING UP OF HAPPINESS DEPARTMENT IN STATE      
i. In Madhya Pradesh, the Shivraj cabinet has given its nod to set up Happiness Department in the state.
ii. This department will work as knowledge resource centre on the subject of happiness.
iv. A state Happiness Institute will also be established under the Happiness Department.
v. Madhya Pradesh is the first state of the country to set up such a Department.

4. MISBAH-UL-HAQ BECOMES OLDEST CAPTAIN TO SCORE TEST HUNDRED
i. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has scored 110 against England .
ii. He became the oldest cricketer of 42 years and 47 days to score Test hundred.

5. NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY 2016 OBSERVED ON 18 JULY
i. Nelson Mandela International Day was observed across the world on 18 July 2016.
ii. The day is observed in the honour the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela.
iii. The day is aimed at inspiring individuals to take action to help change the world for the better.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. NAME THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RBI WHO IS RECENTLY APPOINTED?
a. Urjit Patel
b. R Gandhi
c. SS Mundra
d. NS Vishwanathan
2. WHAT IS AN OBJECTIVE OF PRADHAN MANTRI UJJAWAL YOJNA?
a. LPG connection for women of BPL families
b. Infant vaccination
c. Youth employment
d. All of the above
3. NAME THE GOVERNOR OF MAHARASTRA?
a. Kiran Bedi
b. K Sankaranarayanan
c. NK Nair
d. VK Singh
4. THE FAMOUS CRICKET PLAYER “MISBAH-UL-HAQ” BELONGS TO WHICH COUNTRY?
a. Afghanistan
b. Bangladesh
c. Pakistan
d. None of these
5. THE FAMOUS POLITICIAN “NELSON MANDELA” BELONGS TO WHICH COUNTRY?
a. America
b. South Africa
c. Greece
d. Canada

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

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 JULY 2016
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1. INDIA FIRST COUNTRY TO BECOME YAWS-FREE
i. India achieves yet another public health milestone becomes first country to be declared free of Yaws, an infection of the skin and bones.
ii. The India is focusing on WHO global target year of 2020.
iii. YAWS is a kind of bacterial infection that affects skin, bones and joints, while tetanus, another bacterial infection, leads to muscle spasms that can be fatal.

2. THREE INDIAN SITES LISTED AMONG UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE SITES
i. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has listed Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s works among its World Heritage Sites.
ii. The listed works include Chandigarh’s Complexe du Capitole, Khangchendzonga National Park and Mount Khangchendzonga.
iii. It is the first time that any country got three sites inscribed in the Word Heritage List at a single session of the committee meeting.

3. PEMA KHANDU SWORN-IN AS ARUNACHAL PRADESH CHIEF MINISTER
i. Pema Khandu was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
ii. Governor Tataghata Roy administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy to him.

4. VIJENDER SINGH DEFEATS KERRY HOPE TO CLINCH WBO ASIA PACIFIC SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
i. Vijender Singh, the boxing star from India grabbed the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title at the Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi.
ii. He defeated former WBC European champion Kerry Hope.
iii. Heo became the country’s first-ever professional boxing title holder.

5. TURKISH MUSICIAN KUDSI ERGUNER NAMED UNESCO ARTIST FOR PEACE
i. Turkish musician Kudsi Erguner was appointed as the UNESCO Artist for Peace.
ii. Udsi Erg√ľner was named in recognition of his efforts in:
a.          To promote the universal values of music, an essential instrument of dialogue between cultures
b.         For his contribution to the protection of musical heritage
c.          His support for the International Decade of the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022)
d.         His unwavering commitment to the ideals of the Organization


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. NAME THE COUNTRY WHO HAS DECLARED YAWS FREE BY UNICEF & WHO?
a. Britain
b. India
c. Canada
d. China
2. KHANGCHENDZONGA NATIONAL PARK IS LOCATED AT WHICH STATE OF INDIA?
a. Gujrat
b. Uttrakhand
c. Assam
d. Skkim
3. WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE IS MAINTAINED BY WHICH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION?
a. UNESCO
b. UNO
c. UNICEF
d. both b and c
4. PEMA KHANDU, SET A NEW CHIEF MINISTER OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH HAS REPLACED WHICH AMONG OF THE FOLLOWING?
a. Nabam Tuki
b. Chowa Mein
c. Tataghata Roy
d. None of these
5. THE FAMOUS PLAYER “KERRY HOPE” BELONGS TO WHICH GAME?
a. Wrestling
b. Boxing
c. Shooting
d. Swimming
6. NAME THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF UNICEF?
a. Rayan Booth
b. Harry Pantela
c. Irina Bokova
d. None of these


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


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