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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3RD JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3RD JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. ANDHRA CM CHANDRABABU NAIDU LAUNCHES AROGYA RAKSHA SCHEME
i. CM of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu has  launched a new health scheme, Arogya Raksha Scheme at Tummalapalli Kalakshetram in Vijayawada to provide the medical treatment to the people of the Above Poverty Line at Rs. 1200 premium per annum.
ii. This Scheme would provide health insurance coverage to about 35 Lakh APL families in the state.
iii. Under this scheme, an end-to-end cashless service would be rendered to a total of 1044 diseases covered.
iv. To avail the Arogya Raksha scheme benefits, every individual of the family would be required to pay Rs. 100 per month or Rs. 1200 per annum as policy premium

2. NHPC CMD HONOURED AT 10TH ENERTIA AWARDS
i. State-run National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Chairman and MD K M Singh has been conferred the 'Power & Energy Persona's Award for Individual Excellence' at the 10th ENERTIA Awards.
ii. Singh received the award from Former Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Upendra Tripathy.

3. INDIAN ORIGIN APPOINTED TO TOP MILITARY POST IN KYRGYZSTAN
i. An Indian-origin Saudi-based entrepreneur Shaikh Rafik Mohammed has been appointed Major General of Kyrgyzstan.
ii. He is appointed by Ali Mirza, Defence Minister of Kyrgyzstan at an official ceremony held in the country.


4. AIR MARSHAL SB DEO TAKES OVER AS VICE CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF
i. Air Marshal SB Deo takes charge as Vice Chief of the Air Staff  at the Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan).
ii. Air Marshal C Harikumar has taken charge as the chief of the Western Air Command.
iii. Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over the charge of the Indian Air Force’s Shillong-based Eastern Air Command

5. SOMDEV DEVVARMAN ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT FROM PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
i. India's star singles player Somdev Devvarman has announced his retirement from professional tennis.
ii. Somdev won Singles and Doubles medals in Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

6. SIVALINGAM SATHISH KUMAR OF RAILWAYS CLINCHES GOLD
 i. Rio Olympian Sathish Sivalingam from Railways won the gold for the sixth consecutive year in the men's 77 kg category in the 69th men's and 32nd women's Senior National Weightlifting Championship.

7. PRESIDENT APPOINTED PROF. DAVID R. SYIEMLIEH TO CHAIR UPSC
i. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Prof. David R. Syiemlieh, to perform the duties of the post of Chairman of Union Public Service Commission.
ii. The Union Public Service Commission is India’s central agency authorized to conducts exam for IAS, IPS, IFS, IES, SCRA etc.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHO HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH THE ‘POWER & ENERGY PERSONA’S AWARD FOR INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE’ AT THE 10TH ENERTIA AWARDS 2016 –INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND POWER?
a)  Yogendra Prasad
b)  R N Khazanchi
c)  K M Singh
d)  D.K. Jain
Q2. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW MAJOR GENERAL OF KYRGYZSTAN?
a)  Abdil Segizbaev
b)  Shaikh Rafik Mohammed
c)  Amal Al Qubaisi
d)  Khalifa bin Zayed
Q3. WHICH HEALTH SCHEME HAS BEEN LAUNCHED BY ANDHRA PRADESH GOVERNMENT FOR THE APL FAMILIES OF THE STATE?
a)  Suraksha Bima Yojana
b)  Arogya Swasthiya Bima Yojana
c)  State Government Health Scheme
d)  Arogya Raksha Scheme
Q4. WHICH TENNIS PLAYER HAS ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT FROM PROFESSIONAL TENNIS?
a)  Somdev Devvarman
b)  Leander Paes
c)  Mahesh Bhupathi
d)  Rohan Bopanna
Q5. WHO HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION?
a)  D P Agrawal
b)  F. W. Robertson
c)  David R. Syiemlieh
d)  R. M. Bathew

ANSWER: 

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

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