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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 AUG 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 AUG 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UP ANNOUNCES RANI LAXMI BAI AWARD FOR SAKSHI MALIK
i. The UP government will honour wrestler Sakshi Malik with Rani Laxmi Bai award.
ii. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 3.11 lakh.
iii. The 23-year-old won the bronze in the 58-kg category wrestling in olympics.

2. GOVT SLAPS RS 2,500 CRORE PENALTY ON RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
i. Government of India has slapped an penalty of USD 380 million on Reliance Industries and its partners for producing less than targeted natural gas from KG-D6 fields.
ii. The total penalty for missing the target in 5 fiscal years beginning April 1, 2010, now stands at USD 2.76 billion.

3. FEDERAL BANK STARTS DISTRIBUTING MMTC GOLD COINS
i. Federal Bank has become the first private sector bank to start distributing gold coins made by government-controlled Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India.
ii. The Indian gold coins are of 24 karat purity and has the National Emblem of Ashok Chakra engraved on one side and the face of Mahatma Gandhi as in currency notes on the other.
iii. These coins were launched by the government of India last year.
iv. The first-ever national gold offering by the Government was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi In November 2015.

4. WORLD'S LONGEST AND HIGHEST GLASS BRIDGE TO OPEN IN CHINA
i. The world's longest and highest glass bridge will open to visitors.
ii. The bridge concreted with 99 panes of three-layer transparent glasses, hangs between two steep cliffs 300 metres altitude is maintained from the ground.
iii. The bridge has set 10 world records spanning its design and construction.

5. COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT SUSPENDS WRESTLER NARSINGH YADAV FOR FOUR YEARS
i. The Court of Arbitration for Sport banned wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years following an appeal by World Anti-Doping Agency.
ii. The CAS also ruled to disqualify all the competitive results obtained by Narsingh from 25 June 2016.
iii. He will not be able to participate at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
iv. In July 2016 he was tested positive for a banned substance steroid in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency.
v. World anti doping agency headquarters are situated in Lausanne, Switzerland

6. INDIAN BADMINTON PLAYER P V SINDHU WINS SILVER IN WOMEN'S SINGLES BADMINTON EVENT AT RIO OLYMPICS
i. Badminton player P V Sindhu  won historic silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at Rio Olympics.
ii. She  became the first Indian woman to clinch a silver medal in Olympics.
iii. P V Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player.
iv. She became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the 2013 World Championships.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1.  HOW MUCH IS THE AMOUNT OF CASH PRIZE FOR “RANI LAXMI BAI AWARD”?
a. 4 lakh
b. 4.12 lakh
c. 3.11 Lakh
d. 3.13 Lakh
2. WHICH STATE HAS ANNOUNCED RANI LAXMI BAI AWARD FOR FREESTYLE WRESTLER “SAKSHI MALIK”?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Haryana
c. Rajasthan
d. Gujrat
3. NAME THE PRIVATE SECTOR BANK WHICH HAS STARTED DISTRIBUTING GOLD COINS MADE BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND CONTROLLED BY MMTCI?
a. Axis Bank
b. ICICI Bank
c. YES Bank
d. Federal Bank
4. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES HAVE MADE WORLD’S LONGEST, HIGHEST GLASS BRIDGE?
a. Japan
b. China
c. Korea
d. USA
5. WHERE ARE THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE WORLD ANTI DOPING AGENCY LOCATED?
a. Lusanne, Switzerland
b. New York, USA
c. New Delhi, India
d. Moscow, Russia

ANSWERS:

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

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 AUG 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 AUG 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. OVER 10000-YEAR-OLD CAMPING SITE DISCOVERED IN LADAKH
i. The Archaeological Survey of India  has discovered an ancient camping site dating 8500 BC in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.
ii. This site was unearthed at 14,000 feet above the sea level on the way from Saser La to Ladakh.

2. PUNJABI WRITER GURDIAL SINGH PASSED AWAY
i. Padma Shri awardee Punjabi writer Gurdial Singh passed away in Bathinda due to long illness.  
ii. He started his literary career in 1957 with a short story, "Bhaganwale".
iii. He became known as a novelist when he published the novel Marhi Da Deeva.

3. SHASHI SHEKHAR COMMITTEE ON WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL OF AOL SUBMITTED REPORT TO NGT
i. The Shashi Shekhar Committee was formed by National Green Tribunal and directed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living  to submit its response within three weeks on the inspection report.
ii. The report of the expert committee deal with the damage caused to the Yamuna flood plains due to the World Culture Festival.
iii. The festival was organised by the AOL in March 2016 along the River Yamuna in New Delhi.
iv. The inspection report of the committee concluded that the event has caused damage to the riverbed.

4. WRESTLER SAKSHI MALIK WON INDIA’S FIRST MEDAL AT RIO OLYMPICS
i. Freestyle wrestler Sakshi Malik won India’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by clinching the bronze in the 58kg category.
ii. She created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
iii. She becomes only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal.
iv. Weight-lifter Karnam Malleshwari was the first Indian to win an Olympic medal.
v. Sakshi Malik is from  Rohtak in Haryana.

5. INDIA’S FIRST BIO-CNG PLANT INAUGURATED IN PUNE
i. The plant was jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of Transport Nitin Gadkari and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
ii.The plant will use agricultural residue to generate compressed natural gas that can be used in automobiles as fuel.
iii. The technology involves treating the waste with a special bacterial solution, after which the gas so generated is cleaned and compressed for use in vehicles.

6. INDIA RANKS 66TH IN 2016 GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX
i. India has ranked 66th in the 2016 Global Innovation Index.
ii. India has jumped up by 15 spots from 81st position in 2015 GII.
iii. The annual index was released by France-based international business school INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation.
 iv. The index is topped by Switzerland followed b y Sweden.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. THE REPORT ON “WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL AOL” SUBMITTED TO WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICIALS BODIES?
a. National Green Tribunal
b. Finance Ministry
c. Forest and Environment Department
d. Both a & c
2. WHO HAS BECOME FOURTH WOMAN ATHLETE FROM INDIA TO WIN AN OLYMPIC MEDAL?
a. Karnam Malleshwari
b. PV Sindhu
c. Sakshi Malik
d. Mary Kom
3. INDIA’S FIRST BIO-CNG PLANT WAS INAUGURATED IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES OF INDIA?
a. Hyderabad
b. Jalandhar
c. Surat
d. Pune
4. NAME THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMITTEE ON WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL OF AOL?
a. Shekhar Kumar
b. Sashi Shekhar
c. Ravi Shekhar
d. Chandra  Shekhar
5. WHO CLINCHES BRONZE MEDAL IN FREESTYLE WRESTLING IN RIO OLYMPICS,2016?
a. Mary Kom
b. Sarab Nanda
c. Sakshi Malik
d. None of the above

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

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