Choose Your Language

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23RD APR 2017

(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. FIRST INDIA, INDONESIA ENERGY FORUM’ HELD IN JAKARTA
i. First India Indonesia Energy Forum was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Mr. Piyush Goyal and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, Mr. Ignasius Jonan took part in this forum.
ii. The reports of 2nd Joint Working Group on Oil and Gas, 4th Joint Working Group on Coal and 1st Joint Working Group on New and Renewable Energy, which preceded the energy forum, were presented to two Ministers during the Energy Forum.
iii. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on cooperation in the field of Oil and Gas was signed at the energy forum.

2. PRESIDENT OF NEPAL, BIDYA DEVI BHANDARI’S VISIT TO INDIA
i. Bidya Devi Bhandari, the 1st female President of Nepal was on an official visit to India.
ii. During Ms. Bhandari’s visit, both sides assessed the implementation of ongoing cross-border connectivity projects including development of Terai roads, integrated border check posts, cross-border railway lines and cross-border pipeline for carrying petroleum products which is first of its kind in South Asia.
iii. Both sides also reviewed bilateral energy cooperation, including development of 5,723 cr Arun 3 power project in Nepal and Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar high capacity transmission line.


3. GEO-TAGGING OF MGNREGA ASSETS REACH THE ONE CRORE LANDMARK
i. Under rural employment program (MGNREGA) Ministry of Rural Development achieved a milestone by successfully geotagging 1 cr assets. All the assets created under the program will be geotagged.
ii. Geotagging exercise started from September 1, 2016 after completing the training programme in the last week of August.
iii. The exercise will ultimately lead to more transparency and ultimately ensure accountability at ground level.

4. EU, INDIA AGREE TO STRENGTHEN COUNTER-TERRORISM COOPERATION
i. Federica Mogherini, a European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is agreed to strengthen cooperation for counter-terrorism with India.
ii. EU is one of the India’s largest trading partners with bilateral trade in goods that reach to 85 billion dollars in 2016.
iii. India seeks to enhanced investments from EU companies in its Clean India, Skill India and Start-Up India, Namami Gange, Smart Cities, renewable energy and next-generation infrastructure flagship programmes.
iv. It is also the largest destination for Indian exports and a key source of investment and cutting edge technologies.

5. INDIAN NAVY SUCCESSFULLY TESTS LAND-ATTACK BRAHMOS SUPERSONIC MISSILE
i. The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has successfully test fired. It is a land-attack version with an extended range increased from 290 km to 450 km. It is a joint venture of India and Russia.
ii. The missile was test fired from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher from the Integrated Test Range at Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
iii. It is two-stage missile, the 1st one being solid and the 2nd one ramjet liquid propellant. It is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kilogram, both conventional and nuclear.

6. NALCO: GOVT SELLS 9.2% STAKE IN NALCO, RAISES RS 1200 CR
i. The government has risen over Rs 1,200 cr through the sale of 9.2% stake in Nalco. National Aluminium Company Ltd is the 1st disinvestment of the current fiscal that has started on April 1.
ii. The government has set a target of Rs 46,500 cr through minority stake sale and Rs 15,000 cr from strategic disinvestment in 2017-18.
iii. The government had risen over Rs 46,247 cr from disinvestment. The green shoe option was used by the government for the first time.
iv. EEPC Star Performer Award bestowed upon NALCO.

7. DR BHAKTI YADAV, 1ST WOMAN DOCTOR FROM INDORE RECEIVES PADMA SHRI AWARD
i. Gynaecologist Dr Bhakti Yadav, the 1st woman doctor from Indore has received the Padma Shri Award at her home.
ii. The award was handed over to her by district collector P Narahari in presence of Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister Jayant Malaiyya and Mayor Malini Gaud.

8. SSP CHAWRASIA, ADITI ASHOK WIN GOLF INDUSTRY AWARDS
i. Golf Industry Association awards 2017 has been won by Golfers S.S.P Chawrasia, Aditi Ashok and Ali Sher.
ii. Aditi Ashok has given the award for Outstanding Achievement. She has finished 2nd in the Ladies European Tour order of merit in 2016.
iii. SSP Chawrasia has given the award for the Men’s Player of the Year 2016.
iv. Golfer Ali Sher was awarded for his outstanding playing career. He won an Arjuna Award in 1991.

9. MOUSHUMI CHATTERJEE GETS BFJA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
i. Bengal film Journalists Association Awards has been given to Veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee. It is a lifetime achievement award.
ii. Actor Ashish Vidyarthi was honoured for his contribution to Indian Cinema at the 80th Bengal Film Journalists’ Association awards.
iii. Rituparna Sengupta was given the best actress crown for her role in Rajkahini.
iii. Bengali film superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee was given the best actor award for his role in Sankhachil

10. HARAYANA LAUNCHES MOBILE APP KILKARI TO CREATE AWARENESS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN
i. The National Health Mission in Haryana has launched a mobile-based application Kilkari during the concluding day of the ‘State-level Orientation Workshop’. It had begun at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare.
ii. It has been developed to create awareness among pregnant women, parents and health workers.
iii. New data elements in the Health Management Information System were also launched at the workshop. It helps in analyzing and bridging gaps in the service delivery and helps to strengthen it.

11. INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY: APRIL 22, 2017
i. Earth Day was 1st celebrated in 1970 and it is celebrated every year on April 22nd. It is celebrated to build support for environmental protection around the world.
ii. Theme of Earth day 2017 was “Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy”.
iii. It aims to encourage people to carry out activities that will benefit the Earth, such as recycling more, using solar power or plant trees.
iii. It also aims to raise awareness that humans have a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and to balance the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations
iv. Earth Day celebrations are a way to remind humans of environmental deterioration caused by them and advise them to turn off the electronic devices that are not in use or taking public transport to reduce the emission levels

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. UNION MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT HAS ACHIEVED A MILESTONE BY SUCCESSFULLY GEO-TAGGING HOW MANY ASSETS CREATED UNDER MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE ACT?
a)  75 lakh assets
b)  1 crore assets
c)  2 crore assets
d)  50 lakh assets
Q2. IN WHICH STATE FIRST INDIA INDONESIA ENERGY FORUM WAS HELD ON APRIL 20, 2017
a)  Bengaluru, India
b)  New Delhi, India
c)  Bandung, Indonesia
d)  Jakarta, Indonesia
Q3. THE GOVERNMENT HAS RAISED OVER RS 1,200 CR THROUGH THE SALE OF 9.2% STAKE IN WHICH PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISE?
a)  North Eastern Electric Power Corporation
b)  Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
c)  National Aluminium Company Limited
d)  Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
Q4. WHICH VETERAN ACTRESS HAS RECEIVED THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE 80TH BENGAL FILM JOURNALISTS’ ASSOCIATION AWARDS?
a)  Moushumi Chatterjee
b)  Moon Moon Sen
c)  Jaya Bachchan
d)  Sharmila Tagore
Q5. ‘EARTH DAY’ IS CELEBRATED ON WHICH DATE EVERY YEAR?
a)  23rd April
b)  21st April
c)  20th April
d)  22nd April

ANSWERS

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

Share this

0 Comment to "DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23RD APR 2017"

Post a Comment

Popular Posts