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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19TH JUNE 2017

(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. CRPF LAUNCHES TOLL-FREE HELPLINE ‘MADADGAAR’ TO ASSIST KASHMIRI PEOPLE
i. The Central Reserve Police Force has launched a 24×7 helpline – Madadgaar – at Srinagar’s Tagore Hall. It has been launched with an aim to help citizens.
ii. The helpline is the first of its kind in Kashmir with a toll free number 14411.
iii. The aim of the helpline is to assist Kashmiris, especially students studying all over the country who face security issues and other problems away from the home. Director General of CRPF is Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar.

2. SUSHMA SWARAJ INAUGURATES KIP FOR YOUNG OVERSEAS INDIANS
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has inaugurated Know India Programme for young overseas Indians at a function in New Delhi.
ii. The Know India Programme is a 3-week orientation programme for the Indian diaspora. This programme is aimed at promoting awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by the country in various fields such as economic and education.
iii. It provides a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to visit India, share their views, expectations and experiences and develop closer bonds with the contemporary India.

3. GOVT ANNOUNCES 149 NEW POST OFFICE PASSPORT KENDRAS IN 2ND PHASE
i. Sushma Swaraj has announced the opening of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras. It will be set up in the second phase. In the 1st phase 86 POPSKs were to be set up — 52 of which are now functional.
ii. According to the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj the government is planning to set up a comprehensive network of Passport Seva Kendras across the nation, with major post offices to provide the service.
iii. Apart from centres in the post offices, the government had earlier also announced 16 full-fledged PSKs taking the total number of new centres to the 251.
iv. The government has planned to set a target and decided that no individual should have to travel more than 50 km for a passport.

4. ATAL PENSION YOJANA CAN NOW BE SUBSCRIBED DIGITALLY THROUGH APY@ENPS
i. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority the administrative authority of Atal Pension Yojana has now introduced “APY@eNPS” which involves  e-SOT, e-PRAN cards launched for Atal Pension Yojana users a complete digital enrolment process.
ii. The digital subscription to APY has been enabled to give additional push to cover the as yet unreached population at greater ease.
iii. Atal Pension Yojana is a guaranteed pension scheme, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. It is administered by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority.

5. ARUN JAITELY’S FOUR DAYS VISIT TO SOUTH KOREA
i. Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley was on an official visit to South Korea. During the course of this visit, Arun Jaitley participated in the India-Korea Financial Dialogue and the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB.
ii. The theme of this year’s annual meeting was “Sustainable Infrastructure”. Board of Governors of the AIIB at their 2nd annual meeting announced that its third annual meeting will be held in Mumbai in June 2018.
iii. Arun Jaitley co-chaired the 5th India-Korea Financial Dialogue in Seoul with South Korea Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon.

6. RBI INITIATES PROMPT CORRECTIVE ACTION AGAINST BANK OF MAHARASHTRA AS NPA MOUNTS
i. The Reserve Bank has initiated Prompt Corrective Action against Bank of Maharashtra in view of high level of bad loans and negative return on assets
ii. BoM has become the 6th bank to be put under the PCA. Reserve Bank of India has initiated PCA on 15th June 2017 for the bank in view of high net NPA.
iii. The PCA will help in contributing to improve the internal controls of the bank and improvement of its asset quality, profitability and efficiency.
iv. For the year ended March 2017, the net non-performing assets of the bank rose to 11.76% while return on assets declined to (-) 1.09%.
v. Bank has reported a loss of Rs 455.4 cr for the fourth quarter, while for entire fiscal 2016-17 booked loss of Rs 1,372 cr.
vi. It is to be noted that IDBI Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Dena Bank, UCO Bank and Central Bank of India have already come under the PCA initiated by the RBI.

7. ADANI GROUP SET UP 50-MW SOLAR PV PLANT IN MAHOBA DISTRICT OF UTTAR PRADESH
i. Infrastructure conglomerate Adani Group in the 2nd week of June 2017 has announced commissioning of a 50 megawatts solar photovoltaic plant in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh.
ii. Under the National Solar Mission Scheme the plant has been set up with an investment of Rs. 315 cr.
iii. In a first, the plant will use String Inverter Technology with crystalline silicon modules allowing miniature level control of solar power generation.
iv. As per the agreement signed with NTPC, power generated by the plant will be transmitted through 21.5 kilometre long 132 kilovolts transmission line connecting with UP Power Transmission Corporation’s Mahoba Substation.
v. The recently unveiled 648 MW solar power plant in the Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, which is also the world’s largest solar power plant at a single location.


OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE LAUNCHED A 24×7 HELPLINE, ______ IN SRINAGAR WITH AN AIM TO HELP CITIZENS?
a)  ‘Madadgar’
b)  ‘Saathi’
c)  ‘Shantidoot’
d)  ‘Dost’
Q2. EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER SUSHMA SWARAJ INAUGURATED ‘KIP’ FOR YOUNG OVERSEAS INDIANS AT A FUNCTION IN NEW DELHI. ABBREVIATION KIP STANDS FOR?
a)  Knowledge India Programme
b)  Know India Programme
c)  Know India Portal
d)  Knowledge Information Programme
Q3. WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING IS THE 6TH BANK AGAINST WHICH THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA HAS INITIATED PROMPT CORRECTIVE ACTION?
a)  Allahabad Bank
b)  Corporation Bank
c)  Bank of Maharashtra
d)  Bank of India
Q4. WHICH COMPANY ANNOUNCED COMMISSIONING OF A 50-MEGAWATT SOLAR PV PLANT IN MAHOBA DISTRICT, UTTAR PRADESH, UNDER THE NATIONAL SOLAR MISSION SCHEME?
a)  Reliance Power
b)  NTPC
c)  BHEL
d)  Adani Group
Q5. BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE AIIB AT THEIR 2ND ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCED THAT ITS THIRD ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD IN _____?
a)  Mumbai
b)  New Delhi
c)  Kochi
d)  Chennai

ANSWERS: 

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

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