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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2ND JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2ND JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1.  MORI IN ANDHRA PRADESH GETS SMART DIGITAL VILLAGE TAG
i. Mori village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, sealed its place on India's digital map by transforming completely into a Smart Digital Village.
ii. All the 1189 households in the village with a population of 4500 became fully digital as Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu finally launched the AP FiberNet project that will provide internet at a speed of 15 mbps, WiFi, a telephone connection and 250 cable television channels for a total price of Rs 149 per month.

2.  26 CRORE ACCOUNTS OPEN UNDER JAN DHAN YOJANA 
i. Over 26 crore accounts have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana across the country.
ii. This Scheme was launched by the PM Narendra Modi on August, 2014 with the objective of covering all households with at least one bank account.

3. WORLD FAMOUS 11-DAY GALA FESTIVAL BARGARH DHANUA JATRA BEGINS IN ODISHA
i. Odisha's World famous 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua Jatra is all set to begin. All rituals were performed before Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of the event.
ii. Dhanu Jatra is an annual drama-based open air theatrical performance celebrated in a 6 km radius in and around Bargarh municipality.

4. GUJARAT CM VIJAY RUPANI DEDICATED INDIA’S FIRST LASER TECHNOLOGY-BASED ADVANCED AVMS RTO CHECK-POST AT SHAMLAJI
i. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani dedicated India's first laser technology-based advanced AVMS RTO check-post at Shamlaji of Aravalli district .
ii. The check-post is equipped with advanced ray technology with a cost of Rs 4.72 crore. Along with this  Rupani also laid foundation stones of various developmental works worth Rs 30 crore in tribal area of Aravalli district.
iii. The income from this check posts will be used  for welfare of poor, deprived and last-person of the state.


5. INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRES AGNI IV BALLISTIC MISSILE
i. India has successfully test-fired intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-IV from the Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.
ii. Agni IV is a two-stage, surface-to-surface ballistic missile which is designed to carry a payload of 1-tonne up to a distance of 4,000 km.
iii. Designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation the missile is 20 meters in length and weighs 17 tonnes.

6. INDIA’S PETRONET SIGNS MOU TO SET UP $950 MN LNG PROJECT IN BANGLADESH
i. India's largest LNG importer Petronet has signed an agreement with Petrobangla to set up $950 million liquefied natural gas import project of 7.5 million tonnes a year in Bangladesh.
ii. The MoU was signed between Petronet LNG CEO and MD Prabhat Singh and Petrobangla secretary Syed Ashfaquzzaman to receive and regasify LNG on Kutubdia Island in Cox's Bazar and lay a 26-km pipline to connect it to the consumption markets.

7. RAFAEL NADAL WINS MUBADALA TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
i. Rafael Nadal has won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
ii. Rafael Nadal defeated Belgian David Goffin.




OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WITH WHICH COUNTRY PETRONET, INDIA’S LARGEST LNG IMPORTER, HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO SET UP $950 MILLION LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS IMPORT PROJECT?
a)  Bangladesh
b)  Kyrgyzstan
c)  Afghanistan
d)  Pakistan
Q2. INDIA’S FIRST LASER TECHNOLOGY-BASED ADVANCED AVMS RTO CHECK-POST HAS BEEN SET UP IN WHICH STATE?
a)  Maharashtra
b)  Haryana
c)  Rajasthan
d)  Gujarat
Q3. NAME THE SURFACE-TO-SURFACE STRATEGIC BALLISTIC MISSILE THAT WAS SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED OFF ODISHA COAST BY INDIA?
a)  Agni VI
b)  Agni IV
c)  Agni III
d)  Agni I
Q4. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING HAS WON THE 2016 MUBADALA WORLD TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP AT ABU DHABI?
a)  Milos Raonic
b)  Stan Wawrinka
c)  Rafael Nadal
d)  David Ferrer
Q5. NAME THE STATE IN WHICH THE WORLD’S LARGEST 11-DAY GALA FESTIVAL “BARGARH DHANUA JATRA” ORGANIZED?
a)  Andhra Pradesh
b)  Odisha
c)  Karnataka
d)  Tamil Nadu

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


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