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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. VENKAIAH NAIDU INAUGURATES ‘HOMES FOR ALL’ PROPERTY SHOW IN AHMEDABAD
i. Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu inagurated the ‘Homes For All’ property.
ii .The show is organized by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and GIHED CREDAI in Ahmedabad.
iii. On the occasion, Mr. Naidu has launched several smart initiatives such as AMC Seva Mobile Application, Janmitra Card -‘One Card Many Services’, Amdavad Airport Shuttle Service, and Intelligent Transit Management System among others.
iv. The Janmitra card enables multimodal transport journey payments like Transit Services Ticketing for AMTS, BRTS, Payments for Municipal Services, Payment for any other retail transaction.


2. DEFENCE MINISTER ARUN JAITLEY’S 3-DAY VISIT TO RUSSIA FROM JUNE 21-23, 2017
i. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley was on an official visit to Russia. The visited was aimed at strengthening bilateral defence and security cooperation between India and Russia.
ii. Mr. Jaitley co-chaired the 1st meeting of the India-Russia High Level Committee on Science and Technology with the Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin.
iii. Mr. Jaitley co-chaired the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation in Moscow with Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu.

3. INCUBATION CENTRE FOR BIOTECH START-UPS TO BE SET UP AT CCMB, HYDERABAD
i. An incubation centre for biotechnology start–ups is to be set up at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, Telangana
ii. It will be supported by the NITI Aayog and will create facilities and bring in stakeholders to ensure the success of innovative ideas.
iii. The Centre has set up the Atal Incubation Centre in the NITI Aayog to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
iv. The CCMB is one of the 10 organizations identified to host the ‘Atal Incubation Centre’. Under this, the government will release funds of Rs 10 cr in the coming five years.
v. The incubation centre would engage with all the stakeholders of a biotechnology translational journey and it includes intellectual property agencies, regulators, seed funders, business developers, successful businessmen and research institutions.

4. SALMAN KHAN’S SULTAN WINS BEST ACTION MOVIE AT 20TH SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
i. Superstar Salman Khan’s “Sultan” has won the best action movie award at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
ii. “Sultan” became the 1st ever Bollywood film to win the award in the Jackie Chan Action Movie week section. The movie is directed by Ali Aabbas Zafar, the movie also featured Anushka Sharma.

5. SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARDS FOR VINCY QUADROS AND AMEY NAIK
i. The country’s highest literary body the Sahitya Akademi award has been presented to 2 Konkani literary personalities Vincy Quadros and AmeyNaik from Goa.
ii. Quadros is being awarded Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his book ‘Jaduche Petul’ for children in Konkani.
iii .Amey Naik has been selected for Yuva Puraskar 2017 for his Konkani poetry collection ‘Mog Dot Com’. Sahitya Akademi has announced the awards after its executive board meeting held in Guwahati.
iv. Quadros who writes both in Devnagri and Romi scripts, has written eight short story books, seven books on children’s literature, one novel and another book on spiritual matters.

6. VIJAYA BANK BAGS NINE SKOCH AWARDS
i. Vijaya Bank has received Skoch Awards in following 9 categories — Best Bank for NPA Management – Organization Category; Best Bank in Public Sector; Retail Lending; Inclusive Wallet – VPAYQWIK; Digital Inclusion; IT Security; e-Surveillance of ATMs and branches; and 100 Digital Villages – Financial Inclusion.
ii. Vijaya Bank’s Executive Director B. S. Rama Rao received the NPA Management Award (individual category) from Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, Skoch Group at Mumbai.
iii. Skoch Group is a Gurgaon based think tank dealing with socio-economic issues with a focus on inclusive growth since 1997.
iv. Skoch Awards are independent benchmark of best practices in India in the fields of governance, finance, technology, banking, corporate citizenship, economics and inclusive growth.

7. IMRAN KHAWAJA APPOINTED AS ICC DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
i. The International Cricket Council has appointed Imran Khawaja as its deputy chairman.
ii. Imran Khawaja is a Chairman of Associates counties and a veteran administrator from Singapore. He is a senior lawyer and has been serving in the ICC Board for several years. He had also served as a part of influential committees of the ICC.
iii. He was part of a 5 member ICC working team that framed ICC’s new constitution last year. The International Cricket Council, was founded in 1909 as the Imperial Cricket Conference. ICC is responsible for setting professional standards of discipline for international cricket.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. UNION MINISTER FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION VENKAIAH NAIDU INAUGURATED THE ‘HOMES FOR ALL’ PROPERTY SHOW IN WHICH CITY?
a)  Jaipur
b)  Lucknow
c)  Bengaluru
d)  Ahmedabad
Q2. FIRST MEETING OF THE INDIA-RUSSIA HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WAS HELD  IN?
a)  Moscow, Russia
b)  Ufa, Russia
c)  Novosibirsk, Russia
d)  New Delhi, India
Q3. AN INCUBATION CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY START-UPS IS TO BE SET UP AT THE CSIR-CENTRE FOR CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY IN?
a)  Nagpur
b)  Hyderabad
c)  Ranchi
d)  Kochi
Q4. WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING BANKS HAS RECEIVED SKOCH AWARDSIN 9 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES?
a)  Vijaya Bank
b)  Punjab National Bank
c)  Bank of Baroda
d)  Syndicate Bank
Q5. TWO KONKANI LITERARY PERSONALITIES, ________ AND ______ FROM GOA HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARDS?
a)  Vincy Quadros and Amey Naik
b)  Vincy Quadros and Victor Fernandes
c)  Victor Fernandes and Amey Naik
d)  Laurence Gomes and Amey Naik

ANSWERS: 

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

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