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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11TH APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. PM MODI LAUNCHED SPECIAL DIGITAL EXHIBITION MARKING 100 YEARS OF CHAMPARAN SATYAGRAHA
i. An exhibition titled “Swachhagraha – Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani” inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi at National Archives of India in New Delhi.
ii. This exhibition has been organized to mark 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha, which was Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st experiment in using non-violence and non-cooperation as methods to protest.
iii. M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting, released the 3 books to mark 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha –‘Romain Rolland and Gandhi Correspondence’, ‘Gandhi in Champaran’ and “Mahatma Series (8 volumes)”.

2. BANGLADESH PM SHEIKH HASINA’S FOUR DAY VISIT TO INDIA
i. PM of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina was on an official visit to India to strengthen bilateral tiesbetween two countries.
ii. India and Bangladesh signed 22 agreements for cooperation in various areas viz. cyber security, civil nuclear cooperation, media, defence, judicial sector, peaceful uses of outer space, electronics, transport connectivity and information technology.
ii. After comprehensive talks between PM of India and Bangladesh, India announced $4.5 billion line of credit for development projects in Bangladesh.
iii. Indian PM Narendra Modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee jointly flagged off the trial run of the Kolkata-Khulna passenger train through video-conference form New Delhi. This train service has been named as Maitree Express-II.

3. AYUSH MINISTER SHRIPAD YESSO NAIK INAUGURATES THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON WORLD HOMOEOPATHY DAY IN NEW DELHI
i. To commemorate the 262nd birth anniversary of Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann – the founder of Homoeopathy, a National Convention on World Homoeopathy was held at New Delhi. This convention was inaugurated by Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik – Minister of State (I/C ), for AYUSH.
ii. Theme of the convention was “Enhancing Quality Research in Homoeopathy through scientific evidence and rich clinical experiences”.

4. RAJNATH CHAIRS 11TH STANDING COMMITTEE MEET OF INTERSTATE COUNCIL
i. Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, chaired the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State council.
ii. The ministers from states of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Punjab represented these states at meeting.
iii. Members of Standing Committee include Union Minister for finance, Information and broadcasting, Corporate Affairs and defence minister, Road transport and shipping.
iv. Its major agenda is the role of governors, centrally sponsored schemes and financial transfers from center to the states, creation of a unified agricultural market.
v. Steps to be taken to make the Inter State council more dynamic and measures towards better fiscal management by the centre and states.

5. INDIA MONGOLIA MILITARY EXERCISE KICKS OFF IN MIZORAM
i. India- Mongolia military exercise training has started at Vairengte in Mizoram. Mangolian Army is represented by 9 officers and 36 soldiers of the elite 084 Special Forces Task Battalion while Indian contingent comprises 3 officers 4 Junior Commissioned officers and 39 soldiers of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles.
ii. It is a 14 day exercise which continues till 18th April. Christened “Exercise Nomadic Elephant- XII” aimed at training troops in operations like counter-terrorism and counter insurgency.
iii. The joint exercise will help in boosting defence co-operation and military relations between the two nations.
iv. Training includes important aspects like convoy protection, room intervention drills; ambush/counter-ambush drills terrorist operations.

6. AJIT KUMAR SRIVASTAVA & SHABRI BHATTASALI NEW CBDT MEMBER
i. Shabri Bhattsali and Ajit Kumar Srivastava are appointed as members of Cental Board Of Direct Taxes.
ii. The role of CBDT is to provide inputs for policy and planning of direct taxes in the country.
iii. It functions like Financial Action Task Force which deals in Money laundering and Black money.

7. SPAIN’S FIRST FEMALE DEFENCE MINISTER CARME CHACON DIES
i. Carme Chacon Spain’s 1st female defence minister has died. She was a prominent socialist party leader.
ii. Carme who was from Barcelona was a defence minister from 2008 to 2011 under PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
iii. She was the party’s secretary for international relations between 2014 and 2016.

8. CENTRE RELEASES NEARLY 23500 CR TO STATES UNDER MGNREGS
i. Ministry of Rural development has released nearly 23,500 cr rupees to the States under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
ii. The Govt. of India emphasized solely on Water Conservation and Water Management works under MGNREGS.
iii. A list of 2264 water-stressed Blocks prepared by Ministry of Water resources. These blocks are located in 324 districts of 21 states.
iv. The ministry has suggested the states to ensure not less than 65% expenditure on Natural Resource Management Activities.
vi. It is to be ensured in drought regions and in districts, blocks where inadequate rainfall is there.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. AN EXHIBITION TITLED “SWACHHAGRAHA – BAPU KO KARYANJALI – EK ABHIYAN, EK PRADARSHANI” WAS INAUGURATED BY PM NARENDRA MODI. THIS EXHIBITION WAS HELD IN?
a)  East Champaran, Bihar
b)  New Delhi
c)  West Champaran, Bihar
d)  Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Q2. INDIAN PM NARENDRA MODI, BANGLADESH PM SHEIKH HASINA AND WEST BENGAL CM MAMATA BANERJEE JOINTLY FLAGGED OFF THE TRIAL RUN OF THE KOLKATA-KHULNA PASSENGER TRAIN THROUGH VIDEO-CONFERENCE FORM NEW DELHI. THIS TRAIN SERVICE HAS BEEN NAMED AS?
a)  Maitree Express – II
b)  Bandhu Express – II
c)  Samjhauta Express – II
d)  Indo-Bangla Friendship Express – II
Q3. ‘WORLD HOMEOPATHY DAY’ IS CELEBRATED ON WHICH DATE EVERY YEAR?
a)  12th April
b)  13th April
c)  11th April
d)  10th April
Q4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING CHAIRED THE 11TH STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE INTER-STATE COUNCIL IN NEW DELHI?
a)  Vice-Presdient, Mohammad Hamid Ansari
b)  President, Pranab Mukherjee
c)  Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh
d)  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi
Q5. ‘EXERCISE NOMADIC ELEPHANT – XII’ IS THE JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE BETWEEN ARMIES OF INDIA AND:
a)  Russia
b)  Myanmar
c)  Mongolia
d)  Malaysia

ANSWERS: 

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

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