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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH MAY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. COUNTRY’S 1ST BIO REFINERY PLANT INAUGURATED IN PUNE
i. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway inaugurated India’s 1st bio refinery plant for renewable fuels and chemicals at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra.
ii. This plant has been set up by Praj Industries. It can produce 1 million litre of ethanol per annum by processing a variety of agro-residue like rice and wheat straw, cane trash, cotton stalk and corn cobs. With further research and development, pipeline of other renewable fuels and chemicals will also be produced from this technology platform.
iii. India’s National Policy on Bio fuels has set indicative target of 20% blending of biofuels, both for bio-diesel and bio-ethanol.

2. CRPF COMMAND SHIFTED FROM KOLKATA TO CHHATTISGARH
i. Central Reserve Police Force has shifted its strategic anti-Maoist command headquarters from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh.
ii. Its aim is to bring focus on combing operations in Chhattisgarh. This decision has been taken as surprise attack in Sukma district that killed 37 jawans of the paramilitary force.
iii. The move is in line with the Centre’s plan to redeploy its forces from peaceful West Bengal to Maoist of Abujmad in Chhattisgarh.

3. DIPP, WIPO TO SET UP TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION SUPPORT CENTRES FOR IP GENERATION
i. Industrial promotion body DIPP and the World Intellectual Property Organisation have signed an agreement to establish Technology and Innovation Support Centres in the country.
ii. Its aim is to boost generation and commercialization of intellectual properties. It will provide an impulsion to knowledge sharing, capacity building and sharing of best practices among the over 500 TISCs operating worldwide.
iii. WIPO’s TISC programme provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services.
iv. It helps in creating protecting and managing their intellectual property rights. The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management act as the main intermediary between WIPO and TISC.


4.  EDELWEISS TOKIO LAUNCHES INDIA’S FIRST INSURANCE THAT CAN BE BOUGHT AT POS
i. Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has launched India’s 1st insurance product that can be bought at a point of sale. The product has been named ‘PoS Saral Nivesh’. It is the 1st product to be approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India’s guidelines on point of sale-life insurance products.
ii. In November 2016, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India had issued ‘Guidelines on Point of Sales – Life Insurance Products’ in order to facilitate access to insurance products for general public and increase the overall penetration of insurance.

5. EMMANUEL MACRON TO BE FRANCE’S YOUNGEST PRESIDENT
i. Emmanuel Macron an Independent centrist has become France’s youngest-ever president. He is 39.
ii. Emmanuel promised to unite a divided and fractured France. Despite Le Pen’s loss, she marked a historical high point for the French right.
iii. Macron now faces the challenge of trying to win a parliamentary majority. It is projected that Macron has received almost two thirds of the vote.

6. DEVENDER SINGH BECOMES 2ND INDIAN JAVELIN THROWER TO QUALIFY FOR LONDON WORLDS
i. Indian javelin thrower Devender Singh qualified for the World Championships in London.
ii. Devender Singh with a stunning throw of 84.57 m won the gold medal at the Indian Grand Prix Athletics meet in Patiala.He is the 2nd javelin thrower from the country qualify of the London Championships.
iii. Neeraj Chopra, the World junior champion and record-holder. He was the 1st Indian javelin thrower to qualify for the London Worlds.

7. WORLD RED CROSS DAY – MAY 8 2017
i. World Red Cross day is celebrated on the 8th of May. It is celebrated every year as the birthday anniversary of founder of the Red Cross.
ii. Theme of the World Red Cross day was Less Known red Cross Stories.
iii. World Red Cross Day 2017 will be celebrated all across the world by the National Societies affiliates to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
iv. Henry Dunant was the founder of the Red Cross as well as the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross.
v. He was the most famous person and became the recipient of 1st Nobel Peace Prize.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. UNION MINISTER FOR ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAY, NITIN GADKARI INAUGURATED INDIA’S 1ST BIO REFINERY PLANT FOR RENEWABLE FUELS AND CHEMICALS IN?
a)  Pune, Maharashtra
b)  Jaipur, Rajasthan
c)  Ranchi, Jharkhand
d)  Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Q2. WHICH ENTITY HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION TO ESTABLISH TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION SUPPORT CENTRES THAT WOULD HELP INNOVATORS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES EXPLOIT THEIR POTENTIAL?
a)  Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
b)  Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
c)  National Association of Software and Services Companies
d)  Confederation of Indian Industry
Q3. WHICH COMPANY HAS LAUNCHED INDIA’S FIRST INSURANCE PRODUCT THAT CAN BE BOUGHT AT A POINT OF SALE?
a)  Birla Sun Life
b)  LIC of India
c)  ICICI Prudential
d)  Edelweiss Tokio
Q4. EMMANUEL MACRON HAS BEEN ELECTED AS NEXT PRESIDENT OF WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY?
a)  France
b)  Italy
c)  Portugal
d)  Greece
Q5. WHAT WAS THE 2017 THEME OF ‘WORLD RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT DAY’?
a)  “Together for Humanity”
b)  “Everywhere for Everyone”
c)  “Less Known Red Cross Stories”
d)  “Youth on the Move”

ANSWERS:

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

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