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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7TH FEB 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7TH FEB 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. CHIEF MINISTER SARBANANDA SONOWAL LAUNCHES CHIEF MINISTER SAMAGRA GRAMYA UNNAYAN YOJANA  IN ASSAM
i. CM of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, launched Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana in a function held at Sri Sri Madhavdev International Auditorium of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati with an aim to develop all the villages to Assam in the next 5 years.
ii. Its objective is to bring a revolutionary change in the state by doubling the farm income by 2022.
iii. The financial outlay of the CMSGUY scheme is Rs. 30,000 cr. It will be implemented in phased manner in the villages of Assam till 2021-22.
iv. For the proper implementation of the scheme a Mega Mission Society has been constituted under the chairmanship of Sarbananda Sonowal.

2. HRD MINISTRY TO SET UP NTA TO CONDUCT EXAMS FOR HIGHER & SECONDARY EDUCATION
i. The Union Human Resource Development Ministry led by ‎under Prakash Javadekar is set to constitute a National Testing Agency which will be responsible for conducting examinations for higher and secondary education.
ii .The announcement was made in the Union Budget 2017-18 to set up NTA as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing agency to conduct all entrance exams to higher education.
iii. The aim of setting NTA is to ease the work of the bodies like AICTE, CBSE, from the responsibilities of conducting exams, and eventually enable them to focus more on academics.
vi. The Agency will have its own independent experts, preparing their own question papers, and conducting exams.

3. ANDHRA PRADESH GETS ITS FIRST SMART POLICE STATION
i. Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurates the State’s 1st Smart Police Station at Nagarampalem in Guntur city in Amaravati.
ii. The Smart station has been built within 2 months at a cost of Rs 91 lakh as a pilot project. The Andhra Police administration has formulated plans to build another 100 Smart Police Stations across the state.
iii. The main motive behind such smart police station is to bring a sense of pride among the officers and satisfaction among the public.
iv. The smart police stations are fully air-conditioned with a dormitory, staff room, mini control room, a reception chamber and individual enclosures for the Station House Officer and 3 Sub-Inspectors.

4. AXIS BANK TIES UP WITH EARTHPORT
i. India’s 3rd largest private bank, Axis Bank has tied up with Earthport Plc, a cross-border payment network, to enable faster outbound cross-border payments for its customers through Earthport’s state-of-the-art global payments network.
ii. Axis Bank has become the 1st bank in India to connect with Earthport’s global payments network.
iii. The Bank joins a growing number of major banks across the globe that can, through a single connection with Earthport, send payments seamlessly to almost any bank account in the world on behalf of their clients.


5. UJJIVAN SMALL FINANCE BANK STARTS PILOT OPERATION IN BENGALURU
i. The Ujjivan Small Finance Bank officially started its operation with 5 pilot branches in Bengaluru.
ii. Samit Ghosh is the MD and CEO of the Ujjivan Small Finance Bank.
iii. The Ujjivan SFB would offer full services to its customers. The Ujjivan SFB will test its technology, channels, people and processes for a period of 1 month as a part of its pilot launch.
iv. The Bank aims to launch about 14 branches by March 2017 and extend services across 457 branches in 24 states in a planned and phased manner over the next few months.
v. Ujjivan SFB would offer an attractive rate of interest in the range of 5.5 % to 8 % on FD and RD. The bank will offer an interest rate of 4 % on savings account.
vi. The Ujjivan SFB will provide unlimited access to ATM transactions on Ujjivan’s ATM network and a total of 6 free transactions on other bank’s ATM networks. Benefits like RuPay Debit Card, Biometric ATMs, Internet & Mobile Banking would be provided on saving account.
vii. The Non-banking financial company, Ujjivan Financial Services is the holding company of the small finance bank. It was among the 10 entities to get license from the RBI in 2016 to commence small finance banking operations.

6. 6 FEBRUARY: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
i. The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is a United Nations campaign held on February 6 to stop genital mutilation to girls and women.
ii. Various activities and events are held each year to promote the UN’s campaign to raise awareness and educate people about the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation. Public conferences and forums often feature FGM survivors who are invited to share their personal experiences. Other activities include photo essays and round-table discussions on making policies and laws to end FGM.
iii. Theme of this year was “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.”

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHAT IS THE TOTAL OUTLAY OF THE CHIEF MINISTER SAMAGRA GRAMYA UNNAYAN YOJANA  LAUNCHED BY ASSAM GOVERNMENT?
a)  Rs. 40000 crore
b)  Rs. 30000 crore
c)  Rs. 25000 crore
d)  Rs. 35000 crore
Q2. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE MD AND CEO OF THE UJJIVAN SMALL FINANCE BANK?
a)  Shinjini Kumar
b)  R Baskar Babu
c)  Manish Khera
d)  Samit Ghosh
Q3. THE FIRST SMART POLICE STATION OF ANDHRA PRADESH HAS BEEN LAUNCHED IN WHICH CITY?
a)  Guntur
b)  Visakhapatnam
c)  Tirupati
d)  Vijayawada
Q4. WITH WHICH BANK, EARTHPORT PLC HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO ENABLE FASTER OUTBOUND CROSS-BORDER PAYMENTS FOR ITS CUSTOMERS?
a)  Yes Bank
b)  ICICI Bank
c)  Axis Bank
d)  HDFC Bank
Q5. UJJIVAN SMALL FINANCE BANK HAS LAUNCHED ITS 5 PILOT BRANCHES IN WHICH INDIAN CITY?
a)  Chennai
b)  Mysuru
c)   Kochi
d)  Bengaluru

ANSWERS:

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

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