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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. KALRAJ MISHRA LAUNCHES DIGITAL MSME SCHEME, EXCHANGES MOUS WITH SAP INDIA, INTEL AND HMT
i. Kalraj Mishra has launched the Digital MSME Scheme, exchanges MoUs with SAP India, Intel and HMT. The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is celebrating the 1st UN MSME Day in the Delhi.
ii. It has been celebrated for recognizing the importance of crucial role that the sector plays both in terms of job creation and contribution towards economic growth.
iii. During the event, Mishra launched Digital MSME Scheme and exchanged Memorandum of Understandings with SAP India, Intel and HMT.

2. GROUP INSURANCE COVER FOR AMARNATH PILGRIMS RAISED TO RS 3 LAKH
i. The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has announced to enhance the group insurance cover for the pilgrims and service providers from existing Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh.
ii. SASB manages the annual yatra to the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir, Himalayas. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra is the chairman of SASB.
iii. He has announced the enhanced group insurance while interacting with ‘ponywalas’ and  Group insurance cover for Amarnath pilgrims raised to Rs 3 lakh‘ pithoowalas’ during a visit to various camps en route the holy cave shrine.
iv. The representatives of Army, CRPF, J&K Police, BSF, SDRF, NDRF, the leader of the mountain rescue team and camp directors regarding the arrangements being made on and along the track from Upper Sangam- Lower Holy Cave- Holy Cave for the smooth conduct of the Yatra.
v. Proper sanitation arrangements should be ensured and deep garbage pits should be dug to ensure the proper disposal of bio-degradable waste.

3. PRIYANKA CHOPRA APPOINTED AS AMBASSADOR FOR GOVERNMENT’S SKILL INDIA CAMPAIGN
i. Actress Priyanka Chopra has appointed as ambassador for government’s flagship Skill India campaign, with the National Skill Development Corporation .
ii. Priyanka will use her celebrity status to motivate youngsters to hone their abilities through a media campaign.
iii. Earlier, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Singer Mohit Chauhan, Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra and Shabana Azmi had also become goodwill ambassador for Skill India.
iv. The MD and CEO of National Skill Development Corporation is Manish Kumar. The Skill India campaign was launched by Prime Minister Modi in July 2015.

4. MIHAI TUDOSE NAMED AS PRIME-MINISTER DESIGNATE IN ROMANIA
i. Romania has announced Mihai Tudose as Prime Minister.
ii. Tudose has replaced Sorin Grindeanu whom they ousted last week in an internal party rift over anti-corruption policy.
iii. PSD filed a no-confidence motion against ex-Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu for causing delays in implementing reforms.

5. RUSSIAN NAVY TEST-FIRES SUBMARINE-LAUNCHED MISSILE
i. The Russian military has successfully test-fired a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile.
ii. The Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine has launched the Bulava missile. It has launched from a submerged position in the Barents Sea.
iii. The Yuri Dolgoruky is the 1st in a series of Borei-class submarines carrying the Bulava. The Bulava, which has been commissioned by the Russian navy after a long cycle of development, carries 6 nuclear warheads and has a range of up to 9,300 kilometers.
iv. According to ministry the missile’s mock warheads reached their designated targets on the opposite side of Russia, the Kura shooting range on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.
v. Russia now has 3 such submarines, and 5 more are under construction to gradually replace some of the older Soviet-built ones.

6. ISSF JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: INDIA WIN TEAM BRONZE IN 25M RAPID FIRE PISTOL
i. India shooters have won a bronze medal in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team event at the ISSF Junior World Championship Pistol.
ii. The ISSF Junior World Championship Pistol held in in Suhl, Germany. Anish, Anhad Jawanda and Shivam Shukla got up a combined score of 1711 to claim third place.
iii. India’s overall tally received 2 gold 1 silver and 1 bronze medal. It was Anish’s 2nd medal of the competition after having won the 25m standard pistol gold on the opening day of the competition.
iv. Yashaswini Singh Deswal had won India its 2nd gold of the competition by winning the 10m air pistol individual women event.

7. UP GOVT SIGNS PACT WITH ADB FOR STRENGTHENING OF ROADS
i. Uttar Pradesh Government has signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank for a loan of 1950 cr rupees for strengthening of roads in different district. The agreement was signed at Lucknow in the presence of CM Yogi Adityanath and ADB President Takehiko Nakao.
ii. As per agreement, ADB will provide the loan amount for Uttar Pradesh Main District Roads Development Project of 2782 cr rupees cost. State government will spend 832 cr rupees form its own resources on the project.
iii. Project is scheduled to be completed by 2024 and ADB will provide the loan for the period of 25 years on the interest rate of 2%.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH SCHEME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR PROMOTION OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES SECTOR?
a)  ‘MSME Next’
b)  ‘Hi-Tech MSME’
c)  ‘Next Gen MSME’
d)  ‘Digital MSME’
Q2. WHICH BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS AMBASSADOR FOR GOVERNMENT’S FLAGSHIP SKILL INDIA CAMPAIGN?
a)  Sonam Kapoor
b)  Deepika Padukone
c)  Priyanka Chopra
d)  Alia Bhatt
Q3. MIHAI TUDOSE, HAS BEEN NAMED AS PRIME MINISTER –DESIGNATE OF WHICH COUNTRY?
a)  Romania
b)  Austria
c)  Belgium
d)  Buglaria
Q4. NAVY OF WHICH COUNTRY SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED A SUBMARINE-LAUNCHED INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE ON JUNE 26?
a)  UK
b)  Russia
c)  China
d)  North Korea
Q5. ANISH, ANHAD JAWANDA AND SHIVAM SHUKLA ARE ASSOCIATED WITH WHICH SPORT?
a)  Wrestling
b)  Swimming
c)  Boxing
d)  Shooting

ANSWERS: 

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

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