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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. 20TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR E-GOVERNANCE HELD IN ANDHRA PRADESH
i. The 20th National Conference on e-Governance was held from in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
ii. The theme for the conference was Internet of Things and e-Governance.
iii. The basic aim of NCeG was to use digital innovations for transforming India.

2. CHILD SEX RATIO AT BIRTH IN HARYANA TOUCHES 900-MARK IN TWO DECADES
i. The Child Sex ratio at birth in the State of Haryana crossed the 900-mark in the year 2016 for the first time in almost two decades.
ii. The continuous effort of Haryana government led by CM Manohar Lal Khattar has led to such development. PM Narendra Modi also launched the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign against female foeticide in Panipat.
iii. The State government made effective implementation of the law including Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994, and the Medical Terminal of Pregnancy Act against illegal sex determination and female foeticide.

3. DELHI AIRPORT ADOPTS WORLD’S FIRST DIGITAL PLATFORM “ARC”
i. The Delhi Airport informed that has adopted a unique performance and benchmarking digital platform, ARC, and claims that it is first in the world to adopt such platform.
ii .The dynamic platform has been developed by  Delhi Airport Green Business Certification Inc and US Green Building Council. These are the global certifying body for all Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects.
iii. The platform would enable the airport operator to manage, measure and improve performance of airport regarding carbon emissions, resource consumption, and quality of passenger space.

4. DEFENCE MINISTER MANOHAR PARRIKAR INAUGURATES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ON REINFORCED PLASTICS
i. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the 8th edition of the International Conference & Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India.
ii .This event will provide an ideal opportunity for the Global Composites Industry to focus its attention to India.
iii. The conference will focus on the latest developments on automation, mechanization and innovation to meet growing challenges of end user requirements.
iv. It will also provide update on composites in terms of raw materials, new applications, process developments, machinery, case studies among others.
v. The Defence Minister also informed about the government’s ambitious ‘Design in India’ policy to promote product designing in the country.


5. TELANAGANA GOVERNMENT SIGNS MOU WITH CIVIL AVIATION MINISTRY FOR REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY SCHEME
i. The Telangana government has signed a MoU with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India under the Regional Connectivity Scheme for air connectivity by developing small airports and airstrips in the state.
ii. The Memorandum of Understanding was between Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Telangana Minister for IT and industries K T Rama Rao in New Delhi.

6. INDIA’S GDP GROWTH DECELERATES TO 7 % FOR FISCAL 2016-17: WORLD BANK
i. The World Bank cut the India’s GDP growth for 2016-17 fiscal ending on March 31, 2017 to 7 % from its previous estimate of 7.6 % due to demonetization.
ii. The bank cited the immediate withdrawal of a large volume of currency in circulation and subsequent replacement with new notes as the main reason behind the deceleration of the GDP growth rate.
iii. However, the bank also asserted that India is expected to regain its momentum with GDP growth at 7.6 percent in Fiscal Year 2018-19 and strengthening to 7.8 per cent in FY 2019-20.

7. ATOS & NASSCOM COLLABORATES TO SET UP NDLM CENTRE IN GUJARAT
i. Digital Services firm Atos and NASSCOM Foundation has collaborated to launch National Digital Literacy Mission centers at Vadodara, Gujarat to conduct skill development programs in the area of Information Technology.
ii .Under this Scheme both the firms would work together to impart Digital Literacy to make people IT literate so that they can operate digital devices.
iii. Atos in India will facilitate the training infrastructure and the trainers at these NDLM centers with the help of NASSCOM nominated NGO’s at its respective location centers.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHERE WAS THE 20TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-GOVERNANCE ORGANIZED?
a)  Tamil nadu
b)  Telangana
c)  West Bengal
d)  Andhra Pradesh
Q2. WHICH AIRPORT HAS ADOPTED THE WORLD’S FIRST PERFORMANCE AND BENCHMARKING DIGITAL PLATFORM ‘ARC’?
a)  Delhi Airport
b)  Kolkata Airport
c)  Hyderabad Airport
d)  Mumbai Airpot
Q3. WHERE WAS THE THREE DAYS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ON REINFORCED PLASTICS ORGANISED?
a)  Pune
b)  Mumbai
c)  New Delhi
d)  Kurukshetra
Q4. WHICH STATE HAS INKED A PACT WITH MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION UNDER REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY SCHEME TO DEVELOP SMALL AIRPORTS AND AIRSTRIPS IN THE STATE?
a)  Andhra Pradesh
b)  Tamil Nadu
c)  Telangana
d)  Karnataka
Q5. WHAT IS THE REVISED GDP GROWTH ESTIMATE BY THE WORLD BANK FOR INDIA FOR 2016-17 FISCAL ENDING MARCH 31, 2017?
a)  7.5 Percent
b)  7.4 Percent
c)  6.8 Percent
d)  7 Percent

ANSWER:

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

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