DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. PER CAPITA INCOME OF INDIANS TO CROSS RS 1 LAKH IN FY17
i. India’s per capita income is estimated to cross Rs 1 lakh in 2016-17, up from Rs 93,293 in the previous fiscal.
ii. As per the ‘First Advance Estimates of National Income, 2016-17’ released by CSO, the per capita net national income during 2016-17 is “estimated to be Rs 103,007” at current prices. This is higher by 10.4 per cent compared to Rs 93,293 during 2015-16.
iii. The Central Statistics Office said India’s GDP is expected to slow down to 7.1 per cent during 2016-17 from 7.6 per cent in the previous fiscal.
2. BUDGET SESSION OF PARLIAMENT TO BEGIN FROM JANUARY 31ST
i. The Budget session of Parliament convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented.
ii. President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on January 31, 2017.
iii. The practice of separate railway Budget presentation is being scrapped from this year. The railway estimates will be part of the Union Budget.
3. SANIA WON BRISBANE WOMEN'S DOUBLES TITLE BUT LOSES NO.1 RANK
i. Indian tennis playeer Sania Mirza picked up her first title of the season, combining with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to lift the Brisbane International women's doubles title.
ii. The trophy ended Sania's 91-week reign as the world No.1 doubles player in the WTA rankings. That position was taken over by her partner Bethanie.
4. NOVAK DJOKOVIC WINS QATAR OPEN TENNIS TITLE
i. Serbian Player Novak Djokovic has won the Qatar Open tennis title held in Doha.
ii. He defeated Andy Murray of UK.
5. 2017 INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL BEGINS AT AHMEDABAD
i. A 7 day International Kite Festival is inaugurated by International Kite festival CM Vijay Rupani and Gujarat Governor OP Kohli at the Sabarmati riverfront, Ahmedabad.
ii. International Kite festival includes a theme pavilion based on ‘Tourist Destinations of Gujarat’, kite workshop, adventure games for kids, craft stalls to display the local art and food stalls with local delicacies for the visitors.
6. MAHARASHTRA LAUNCHED INDIA’S FIRST 24×7 HELPLINE FOR FORESTS
i. India’s first state-wide call centre facility was launched by Maharashtra state Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar at Goregaon in Mumbai.
ii. State government will launch 24×7 toll free number 1926 to complaints or get information about a variety of issues related to forests and wildlife.
iii. The call centre would circulate the query within the network and try to respond with a feedback within a minimum of 48 hours and maximum of four days.
iv. The forest department selected SAAR IT Solutions Pvt Ltd in for this helpline service.
7. UCO BANK LAUNCHED SUVIDHA PREPAID CARD
i. Kolkata based UCO Bank has launched its prepaid card ‘UCO Suvidha.
ii. The prepaid card can be used for cash withdrawals, purchase at Points of Sale or over the Internet.
iii. The prepaid card offers the flexibility to load/ reload amount as and when required.
8. RANBIR TO BE BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR ASIAN PAINTS’ ULTIMA PROTEK
i. Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has roped as the brand ambassador for Asian Paints premium exterior paint offering Ultima Protek.
ii. Ultima Protek gives homes complete protection against rains and harsh weather conditions.
9. PAKISTAN’S GEN. RAHEEL SHARIF TO HEAD ISLAMIC MILITARY ALLIANCE
i. Gen Raheel Sharif from Pakistan will head the Saudi Arabia-led 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism.
ii. Raheel was retired as the army chief in November 2016. He was the IMA’s first Commander-in-Chief.
iii. The Islamic Military Alliance or Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism is an intergovernmental military alliance of multiple Muslim Countries, united around military intervention against ISIL and other counter-terrorist activities.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. AS PER THE REPORT OF CSO, THE GDP GROWTH OF INDIA IS ESTIMATED AT WHAT PERCENT FOR FY 17?
a) 7.5 percent
b) 7.1 percent
c) 7.3 percent
d) 7.6 percent
Q2. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING WON THE QATAR OPEN TITLE 2017 ?
a) Novak Djokovic
b) Rafael Nadal
c) Roger Federer
d) Andy Murray
Q3. WHO IS THE WINNER OF BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DOUBLES TITLE 2017?
a) Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza
b) Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Andreja Klepač
c) Sania Mirza & Bethanie Mattek-Sands
d) Ekaterina Makarova & Sania Mirza
Q4. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CITY 2017 INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL HAS STARTED?
Q5. WHICH BOLLYWOOD ACTOR HAS ROPED AS THE BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR ASIAN PAINTS PREMIUM EXTERIOR PAINT OFFERING ULTIMA PROTEK?
a) Imran Khan
b) Ranbir Kapoor
c) Irfan Khan
d) Salman Khan
1 - B 2 - A 3 - C 4 - D 5 - B