DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. PONGAL BEING CELEBRATED WITH TRADITIONAL GAIETY IN TAMIL NADU
i. Pongal the harvest festival is being celebrated in Tamil Nadu with traditional gaiety and grandeur.
ii. The whole State especially the rural areas is having a festive look to celebrate Pongal.
iii. For as long as people have been planting and gathering food, there has been some form of harvest festival.
2. KERALA LAUNCHED ITS FIRST SOLAR POWERED BOAT ADITYA
i. The CM of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the first solar-powered boat of the state water transport department, Aditya at a function held in Vaikom boat Jetty in Kerala.
ii. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with independent charge for New & Renewable Energy, Solar Powered boat was the chief guest.
3. 4TH INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL BEGINS IN NEW DELHI
i. Fourth International Kite Festival begins in New Delhi .
ii. Professional kite flying experts from across India and the globe are taking part in the three-day festival.
iii. A special kite making demonstration will also be organized where professional kite flyers will showcase their expertise and demonstrate the art of kite making.
4. 69TH ARMY DAY BEING OBSERVED ON 15TH JANUARY
i. The Indian Army celebrated its 69th Army Day. The day is celebrated every year on January 15 to respect the Lieutenant General of India, K. M. Cariappa who was the first Indian Army’s Commander-in-Chief.
ii. Large number of serving, veteran and civil dignitaries paid homage to martyrs at the Vijay Smarak. To mark the day, Army Parade was organised in New Delhi.
5. SEBI CUTS BROKER FEES BY 25 % TO RS 15 PER TRANSACTION
i. Securities and Exchange Board of India has decided to lower broker fees by 25 % to 15 rupees per transaction of one crore rupees as part of calibration of various other fees collected by the regulator from different market intermediaries.
ii. It also decided to give an option to all market intermediaries and companies to make their regulatory payments in digital mode.
6. RAJEEV SINGH TO TAKE CHARGE AS INTERIM CEO OF PRASAR BHARTI
i. Rajeev Singh, Member in Prasar Bharati Board, will take charge as interim CEO of the public broadcaster after S C Panda retires.
ii. The previous CEO Jawhar Sircar had quit in October last year, a few months before his tenure was due to end.
7. SHATRUGHAN SINHA HONOURED WITH THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN 62ND FILMFARE Awards
i. Shatrughan Sinha was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017.
ii. The award, which is his first Filmfare, was presented to him by daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha.
8. FILMFARE AWARDS 2017: DANGAL, AAMIR KHAN, ALIA BHATT BAG TOP HONOUR THIS YEAR
i. At the glittering Filmfare awards night, "Dangal" swept away three of four major awards - Best Film, Aamir Khan won Best Actor and Nitesh Tiwari won Best Director award while Alia Bhatt won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Female) for her performance in "Udta Punjab".
9. MADHYA PRADESH LAUNCHES DIGITAL DAKIYA SCHEME FOR DIGITAL LITERACY
i. Madhya Pradesh government inaugurated a first of its kind scheme of the country, “Digital Dakiya” in Indore to encourage cashless transaction in the state.
ii .Under this scheme, a Digital Postman referred as Digital Dakiya would visit door to door in both rural and urban areas to train households about digitized transactions.
iii. The scheme was inaugurated by the State Finance Minister Jayant Malliya. State government will provide Identity cards to the volunteers deployed in this programme.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES IS THE 3-DAY INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL 2017 ORGANIZED?
d) New Delhi
Q2. WHICH STATE HAS LAUNCHED DIGITAL DAKIYA SCHEME TO ENCOURAGE DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE STATE?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Madhya Pradesh
d) Himachal Pradesh
Q3. HOW MUCH % HAS THE SEBI LOWERED THE BROKERS FEES TO REDUCE THE OVERALL COST OF TRANSACTION?
a) 25 Percent
b) 10 Percent
c) 15 Percent
d) 20 Percent
Q4. WHO HAS WON THE BEST DIRECTOR AWARD AT THE 62ND FILMFARE AWARDS 2017?
a) Shakun Batra
b) Nitesh Tiwari
c) Abhishek Chaubey
d) Karan Johar
Q5. THE INDIAN ARMY DAY IS CELEBRATED ON?
a) January 11
b) January 13
c) January 15
d) January 8
1 - D 2 - B 3 - A 4 - B 5 - C