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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH MAY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. SAMADHAN – RAJNATH SINGH COINS AN ACRONYM TO WIPE OUT LEFT-WING TERROR
i. A meeting of the Chief Ministers of states affected by Left-Wing Extremism, presided over by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was held in New Delhi.
ii. In the meeting, Mr. Rajnath Singh announced SAMADHAN, a new strategy to wipe out left – wing terror.
iii. Other Govt. functionaries who attended the meeting included Rajiv Mehrishi – Union Home Secretary, Ajit Doval – National Security Adviser, Director of Intelligence Bureau, State Heads of Police Department and Heads of the Central Forces.

2. 29TH INDIA- INDONESIA CO-ORDINATED PATROL COMMENCES
i. The 29th series of India–Indonesia CORPAT is scheduled from 9th to 25th May 17.
ii. The opening ceremony being conducted at Port Blair. It will be conducted under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
iii. The CORPAT serves to enhance mutual understanding and inter–operability between the two navies.

3. INDIA UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED TO HEAD UN-HABITAT, THE UNITED NATIONS’ HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME
i. India has been unanimously elected as the President of UN-Habitat for next 2 years. UN-Habitat is an organ of United Nations, which promotes environmentally and socially sustainable global human settlements.
ii. Consequential to India being elected as President of UN-Habitat, Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation - Venkaiah Naidu chaired the 26th Meeting of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat which began in Nairobi, Kenya.
iii. Theme of 26th Meeting of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat was “Opportunities for effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda”.


4. FINANCE MINISTER ARUN JAITELY’S 3-DAY VISIT TO JAPAN
i. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, embarked on a 3-day visit to Japan. Mr. Jaitley attended the annual Meeting of Board of Governors’ of Asian Development Bank in Yokohama, Japan.
ii. 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank Board of Governors held from 4th – 7th May 2017 in Yokohama, Japan with the theme “Building Together the Prosperity of Asia”.
iii. Both the countries have affirmed plans to strengthen their military cooperation amid rising tension in the Asian region.

5. PHILIPPINES, US BEGIN SMALLER-SCALE JOINT MILITARY EXERCISES
i. Philippine and U.S. troops begin smaller scale joint military exercise. It major focus will be on disaster response, humanitarian assistance and counter terrorism.
ii. “Balikatan” or “Shoulder-to-Shoulder” 12 day military exercises were led by U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
iii. This year’s exercises will be based on a scenario of troops responding to a super typhoon hitting the Philippines.
iv. The 2 countries are conducting the yearly training for the 33rd time to ensure coordination and interoperability of their forces.

6. INDIA TO GROW AT 7.7% IN 2018-19: IMF
i. The International Monetary Fund has predicted India to grow at 7.7% in 2018-2019 and expected to grow 7.2% in the 2017-18 fiscal year.
ii. The main challenge before the Indian economy will be to improve agricultural productivity. According to the report, Asia will see a rise in growth from 5.3% in 2016 to 5.5% in 2017.

7. CASHKARO.COM TIES UP WITH YES BANK TO LAUNCH CARD-LINKED OFFERS
i. Private sector bank Yes Bank announced its tie-up with Cashkaro to launch India’s 1st Card Linked Offers cash-back proposition.
ii. It is a fully automated program removing the need for additional coupon codes and merchant integrations.
iii. Yes Bank along with CashKaro will launch the Card Linked Offers pan India.
iv. Yes Bank cardholders will receive personalized offers on the basis of their shopping patterns Yes Bankwhich will be communicated via SMS.

8. VENU RAJAMONY APPOINTED INDIA’S AMBASSADOR TO NETHERLANDS
i. Venu Rajamony a Press Secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee and senior diplomat has been appointed India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands.
ii. Venu Rajamony will also be India’s Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Prevention of Chemical Weapons. He has served in the Indian Mission in Hong Kong and done two terms in the Indian Embassy in Beijing.
iii. Headquarter of Organisation for Prevention of Chemical Weapons is in The Hague Netherland.

9. ODISHA CM NAVEEN PATNAIK UNVEILS LOGO, MASCOT FOR 22ND ASIAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik discloses the Logo, Mascot for 22nd Asian Athletics Championship. It will be held at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar.
ii. Olly Turtle is the mascot of 22nd Asian Athletics Championship Bhubaneswar 2017.
iii. The championship will be held from 1st July to 4th July of this year. Nearly 800 athletes from 45 countries will take part in this event.
iv. An Athletic Federation of India team was in the state capital to inspect the venue. The winners will directly qualify for the World Championship in London.


OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH NEW STRATEGY HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED BY UNION HOME MINISTER RAJNATH SINGH TO WIPE OUT LEFT-WING TERROR?
a)  PRATIKAAR
b)  SANKALP
c)  SAMADHAN
d)  NIVARAN
Q2. WHICH COUNTRY HAS BEEN UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED AS THE PRESIDENT OF UN-HABITAT FOR NEXT TWO YEARS?
a)  Russia
b)  Brazil
c)  China
d)  India
Q3. 50TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK BOARD OF GOVERNORS WAS HELD FROM 4TH– 7TH MAY 2017 IN?
a)  Japan
b)  Philippines
c)  Thailand
d)  Vietnam
Q4. CASHBACK PORTAL CASHKARO.COM HAS TIED UP WITH WHICH PRIVATE SECTOR BANK TO LAUNCH CARD-LINKED OFFERS AS PART OF ITS LOYALTY PROGRAMME FOR BOTH OFFLINE AND ONLINE SHOPPERS?
a)  HDFC Bank
b)  Yes Bank
c)  ICICI Bank
d)  Kotak Mahindra bank
Q5. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS INDIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE NETHERLANDS?
a)  Nethra Fernandes
b)  Vinay Jaishankar
c)  Srilekha Joshi
d)  Venu Rajamony

ANSWERS: 

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

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