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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5TH FEB 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5TH FEB 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. KIREN RIJIJU INAUGURATES PROGRAMME ON ‘INNER STRENGTH AND DISASTER RESILIENCE’
i. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurated the programme on ‘Inner Strength and Disaster Resilience’ in New Delhi. The programme was organised by National Disaster Response Force.
ii. The Minister stressed NDRF force to focus on mental fitness along with physical fitness.
iii.NDRF is India’s professional emergency force to tackle disaster.
iv .NDRF has so far saved more than 5 million lives. It also educates people on how to tackle disasters.

2. TATA MOTORS LAUNCHES NEW SUB-BRAND TAMO AS AN INCUBATOR TO DEVELOP FUTURISTIC VEHICLES
i. Automotive manufacturing company Tata Motors has come up with an innovative plan to strengthen its market share in the country. It is set to expand its passenger vehicle manufacturing segment by creating a new sub-brand under the name TAMO which will act as a start-up to develop new and innovative products.
ii. TAMO will involve partnership with global start-ups and technology companies to have access to trends, innovations for developing new technologies and business models to design exciting future products and services.
iii. It aims to be among the top three passenger vehicle companies in India by 2019.
iv. Tata Motors is also set to reduce its current 6 platforms to 2 vehicle platforms that will be used for manufacturing all the Tata cars using common design and components thus saving procurement time and cost and reduce complexities.
vii. The platforms would be based on Advance Modular Platform) architecture. It will allow the firm to develop multiple body types like sport utility vehicles, multi-purpose vehicles, compact cars and compact SUVs at lower costs and short notice.

3. IDFC MD VIKRAM LIMAYE NAMED NEW CEO & MD OF NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE
i. Managing Director of IDFC, Vikram Limaye has been named as the new Managing Director & CEO of the National Stock Exchange.
ii. The position was lying vacant after Chitra Ramakrishna quit the exchange citing personal reasons. Thus the stock exchange set up a 4-member panel to look for the next MD of the bourse.
iii. Limaye would be the 1st NSE CEO from outside the founding team that set up the exchange in the 1990s.

4. NOTED ECONOMIST SANJEEV SANYAL APPOINTED PRINCIPAL ECONOMIC ADVISER
i. Economist Sanjeev Sanyal has been appointed as the Principal Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
ii. Sanjeev Sanyal, former Global Strategist and MD of Deutsche Bank will serve as the Principal Economic Adviser in the Department of Economic Affairs.
iii. He will serve as the 2nd in command in the economic division of the finance ministry currently led by the chief economic adviser in the finance ministry Arvind Subramanian.
iv. Sanyal has been appointed on contract for a 3-year period from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders.


5. UIDAI SHUTS DOWN 50 FRAUD SITES OFFERING AADHAAR SERVICES
i. The Unique Identification Authority of India has dismissed 12 websites and 12 mobile applications available on Google Play store that were offering Aadhaar-related services illegally.
ii. The authorities have been directed to further shut down 26 websites and mobile applications.
iii. The decision comes after some websites and app were providing unauthorized Aadhaar related services such as providing status of Aadhaar generation, downloading online Aadhaar card, PVC Aadhaar Card etc., to residents.
iv. UIDAI responded that it did not authorize any of these mobile applications or websites to extend any Aadhaar related services on its behalf and seeks to take stringent action against them.

6. WORLD CANCER DAY: FEBRUARY 4, 2017
i. The World Cancer Day is celebrated annually on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.
ii. The theme of 2017 World Cancer Day was We Can, I Can.
iii. A special 3 year campaign has been designed from 2016-2018 to explore ways how everyone collectively or as individuals can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
iv. The day was started by Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.
v. The main aim of the day was to ensure that illness, sickness and deaths due to cancer are reduced significantly by 2020.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. IN WHICH CITY, THE PROGRAMME ON ‘INNER STRENGTH AND DISASTER RESILIENCE’ INAUGURATED BY KIREN RIJIJU HAD BEEN ORGANIZED?
a)  Amritsar
b)  Mumbai
c)  Pune
d)  New Delhi
Q2. WHICH AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING COMPANY HAS LAUNCHED TAMO AS ITS SUB-BRAND AND A STARTUP TO DEVELOP FUTURISTIC VEHICLES?
a)  Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
b)  Tata Motors
c)  Maruti Suzuki
d)  Bajaj Auto Limited
Q3. HOW MANY FRAUD WEBSITES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN BY THE UIDAI FOR OFFERING ILLEGAL AADHAAR RELATED SERVICES?
a)  50
b)  62
c)  20
d)  45
Q4. WHO HAS BEEN NAMED AS THE NEW MD & CEO OF THE NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE?
a)  Pawan Sinha
b)  Vishwajeet Rathore
c)  Vikram Limaye
d)  J.K. Garg
Q5. WHO HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS THE PRINCIPAL ECONOMIC ADVISER IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE BY THE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE OF THE CABINET?
a)  Manjeet Singh
b)  Sanjeev Sanyal
c)  Atul Sengupta
d)  Ravindra Das

ANSWERS:   

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

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