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Friday, January 6, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1.  GOOGLE INDIA LAUNCHES MY BUSINESS AND DIGITAL UNLOCKED TOOL FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES IN INDIA.
i. Google India has launched two new initiatives named My Business and Digital Unlocked for the small and medium businesses in India.
ii. My Business tool small businesses would be able to set up website from their  Digital Unlocked mobile devices.
iii. Digital Unlocked programme will impart mobile and online courses to help small businesses. It is a digital training programme to enable the small businessman to adapt them with the changing technologies.

2. JOVENEL MOISE ELECTED AS THE PRESIDENT OF HAITI
i. Jovenel Moise has been elected as the President of Haiti.
ii. Jovenel Moise is a businessman from Haiti capital city of Port-au-Prince and is related to banana export business.  Mr. Moise who is from Bald Heads Party has won 55.6% of the total votes casted.

3. RBI APPOINTED SUREKHA MARANDI AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
i. India’s central banking institution Reserve Bank of India was appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director.
ii. She replaced U S Paliwal.
iii. Marandi was working as the Chief Vigilance Officer and Principal Chief General Manager in the Reserve Bank.
iv. She has also served on the Boards of United Bank of India and Bank of Baroda.

4. AUSTRALIAN CRICKETER ARTHUR MORRIS INDUCTED INTO ICC CRICKET HALL OF FAME
i. Former Australian cricketer Arthur Morris was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.
ii. Morris, who became the 82nd player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, was given the honour posthumously.


5. TWO-DAY ASSAM BIOTECH CONCLAVE BEGINS IN GUWAHATI
i. The two day Assam Biotech Conclave 2017 began in Guwahati.
 ii. CM Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the conclave in presence of Science and Technology minister Keshab Mahanta.
 iii. The Conclave has been organized by the Guwahati Biotech Park in association with Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region as an Industry partner Chief Minister hoped that this conclave would help Assam in biotechnology sector.
iv. Guwahati Biotech Park is also organizing a contest entitled ‘Talent Search Contest on Innovative Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Ideas’. The shortlisted participants will present their proposals and the best proposals will be awarded.

6. RS. 5 DISCOUNT FOR ONLINE PAYMENT OF LPG CYLINDER
i. State-owned fuel retailers, Indian Oil Corporation , Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd will offer an upfront discount of Rs 5 on every LPG refill to all LPG customers who will book and pay for it online.
ii. To provide cashless transactions, the government had asked oil companies to pay consumers 0.75 per cent discount on cashless fuelling of petrol and diesel at petrol pumps.
iii. This has now been extended to cooking gas.

7. PM NARENDRA MODI RELEASES SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE IN 350TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU GOBIND SINGH
i. PM Narendra Modi released special commemorative stamps on Prakash Parv in 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Patna.
ii. Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, CM Nitish Kumar, Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal, Union Minsters Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ram Vilas Paswan and Harsimrat Kaur were present on this occasion.

8. LUDHIANA DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION DEVELOPS MOBILE APP FOR ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
i. For the benefit of voters, candidates, election staff as well as the Election Commission of India, the district administration of Ludhiana has developed a mobile application named ECI360.
ii. This mobile app would prove beneficial for all the stakeholders of upcoming assembly elections.

9. MAHINDRA SINGH DHONI STEPS DOWN AS CAPTAIN OF T-20 & ODI FORMAT
i. Indian Cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni  stepped down as the captain of the Indian team in limited over formats.
ii. He will still be available for selection as a wicketkeeper-batsman for the One Day and T20I series starting 15 January 2017.
iii. Under his leadership India have won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 the ICC ODI World Cup in 2011, and also reached the top of the Test rankings in 2009.
iv. Test skipper Virat Kohli will replace the Ranchi wicketkeeper-batsman.

10. INDIA WINS RECORD 4TH STRAIGHT SAFF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
i. Indian Women Football Team won their fourth consecutive South Asian Football Federation Women’s Championship title defeating Bangladesh 3-1 in the finals at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri.
ii. This was the first time India had hosted the SAFF Women’s Championship.

11. “THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT: DR. A P J ABDUL KALAM” BOOK ON DR. KALAM TITLED RELEASED
i. A book on the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was released in New Delhi by the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari in the presence of the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate, Arun Jaitley.
ii. The book  has been written by Shri S.M. Khan who served as the Press Secretary to President Kalam.
iii. The book mentions the various National and International tours made by the great President during his tenure.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF RESERVE BANK OF INDIA?
a)  Surekha Marandi
b)  Deepak singhal
c)  Sudarshan sen
d)  Meena hemchandra
Q2. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN ELECTED AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF HAITI?
a)  Jean-Bertrand
b)  Jacques Rousseau
c)  Robert Labrousse
d)  Jovenel Moise
Q3. HOW MUCH DISCOUNT WOULD BE PROVIDED TO THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE PAYMENT ONLINE FOR THEIR LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS CYLINDERS?
a)  Rs.3
b)  Rs.4.5
c)  Rs.5
d)  Rs.2.5
Q4. WHICH SPORTSPERSON HAS BEEN INDUCTED AS THE 82ND PLAYER INTO THE INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL’S HALL OF FAME?
a)  Steve Waugh
b)  Arthur Morris
c)  Wasim Akram
d)  Shane Warne
Q5. NAME THE MOBILE APP WHICH HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OF LUDHIANA TO CONDUCT FAIR AND TRANSPARENT ELECTION IN THE DISTRICT?
a)  ECI180
b)  ECILUD
c)  ECI360
d)  ECIPUN

ANSWER: 

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

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