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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. TAMIL NADU BECOMES 21ST STATE TO JOIN UDAY
i. The Tamil Nadu Government signed an MoU with the Ministry of Power to join the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana scheme which aims at reviving the financial turnaround of debt stressed electricity distribution companies of India. With the agreement Tamil Nadu has become the 21st state to join UDAY scheme.
ii. Tamil Nadu’s discom TANGEDCO, would save around Rs 11,000 crore by 2019 under UDAY by saving interest cost, interventions in energy efficiency,  reduction in AT&C and transmission losses, coal reforms etc. The state will take over 75 per cent of Rs 30,420 crore debt of TANGEDCO.
iii. Under the scheme the balance debt is also issued as state guaranteed discom bonds, at coupon rates around 3-4 per cent less than the average existing interest rate.

2. 9TH JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS IN JAIPUR
i. The 9th edition of the world’s fastest growing film festival, Jaipur International Film Festival began on 7 January 2017 and will conclude on January 11, 2017 at the Golcha Cinema in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
ii. The five-day event aims to promote emerging directors, as well as encourage the exchange of knowledge, information, ideas and culture between India and the participating nations.
iii. A Committee headed by noted film director Shaji N Karun has selected internationally acclaimed cine-visionary Ramesh Prasad for the Life Time Achievement award at the JIFF.

3. ANDHRA PRADESH ORGANIZES ITS FIRST DIGI DHAN MELA
i. The first Digi Dhan Mela in the state of Andhra Pradesh was launched by the Urban Development and Information Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu along with Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium.
ii. The two-day event to be concluded on January 10, 2107 emphasized on teaching the people about the digital payment system like Internet, Debit cards, Credit cards, E-Wallet and other modes to encourage the cashless transactions.

4. RAJNATH SINGH LAYS THE FOUNDATION STONE FOR NEW NDRF CAMPUS
i. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new campus of the National Disaster Response Force at Kondapavuluru village of Gannavaram mandal in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.
ii. The campus would consist of world class training centre, dormitories, administrative block, residential area, swimming pool, helipad, play ground, guest house, quarters for officials, vehicle depot, training centre, school and other facilities.
iii. 10th Battalion NDRF is responsible for providing rescue operation during natural calamities, accidents, cyclones and floods in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

5. ASSAM GOVT COMES UP WITH E-WALLET
i. The Assam government will be shortly launching its indigenously-developed e-Wallet, Tokapoisa.in.
ii. Its main aim is to enable the people of the state for hassle-free online transactions in local language.
iii. The mobile application Tokapoisa.in has been developed by the Assam Electronics Development Corp. Ltd. Besides being an e-Wallet, it will be a virtual payment terminal.

REASONING QUIZ- 90 FOR IBPS PO & CLERK

REASONING QUIZ- 90 FOR IBPS PO & CLERK

DIRECTIONS (1-5): STUDY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS GIVEN BELOW:

When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of an input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers.)

Input:  38 role care 15 25 ball note down 42 45

Step I:  45 38 role care 15 25 note down 42 ball
Step II:  42 45 38 role 15 25 note down ball care
Step III:  38 42 45 role 15 25 note ball care down
Step IV:  25 38 42 45 role 15 ball care down note
Step V:  15 25 38 42 45 ball care down note role
Step VI:  ball care down note role 6 6 7 9 11

And Step VI is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained.
As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.

Input:  level establish 56 relation given 48 52 find 37 justify 40 32

Q1. How many steps will be required to complete the arrangement?

(a) Six
(b) Seven
(c) Eight
(d) Nine
(e) None of the above

Q2. In which step are the elements ‘relation 48 52 justify’ found in the same order?

(a) Fourth
(b) Second
(c) Third
(d) The given order of elements is not found in any step.
(e) None of the above

Q3. What is the position of ‘37’ from the left end in the second last step?

(a) Second
(b) Fourth
(c) Third
(d) Sixth
(e) None of the above

Q4. Which element is fourth to the left of the element which is tenth from the left end in the last step?

(a) 4
(b) Level
(c) 10
(d) Relation
(e) None of the above


REASONING QUIZ - 89 FOR IBPS PO & CLERK

REASONING QUIZ - 89 FOR IBPS PO & CLERK

DIRECTIONS (1-5): ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION GIVEN BELOW.

There are Seven sportsmen – A, B, C, D, E, F, and G belong to different nations – Russia, China, KOREA, Japan, India, UK and Sri Lanka not necessarily in the same order. They participates in different sports – Kabaddi, Gymnastic, Long Jump, High Jump, Swimming, Boxing and Race but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them won one medals among Gold, Silver and Bronze. At least two persons won each of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
E participates in Swimming but neither belongs to UK nor India. D belongs to China but participates neither in Gymnastic nor in Race. Only A and C won the Bronze, but not in Race and also neither of them belong to India. The person belongs to Japan won Silver for Kabaddi. B participates in Long Jump. Neither of the two, F and the person belongs to India participates in Boxing. Only F and the person belongs to China won the Gold. F neither belongs to Sri Lanka nor UK. The person belongs to Russia participates in High Jump and won the bronze but is not A. The person who participates in the race belongs to Korea.

1. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING WON THE SILVER?

1.   B
2.   The person belongs to Sri Lanka
3.   The person participates in Race
4.   Both B and the person belongs to Sri Lanka
5.   None of these

2. IN WHICH SPORT DID F PARTICIPATE?

1.   Gymnastic
2.   Boxing
3.   Race
4.   High Jump
5.   Cannot be determined

3. C BELONGS TO WHICH NATION?

1.   UK
2.   Russia
3.   Sri Lanka
4.   China
5.   Japan

4. WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING IS CORRECTLY MATCHED?

1.   Swimming - KOREA
2.   Boxing - Sri Lanka
3.   Race - Russia
4.   Long Jump - India
5.   Gymnastic – China

5. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING BELONGS TO WON GOLD?

1.   G
2.   The person belongs to India.
3.   The person who participates in High Jump
4.   The person belongs to KOREA
5.   None of these


GK SERIES FOR SSC,IAS,PCS,HAS,HCS AND OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMS (HISTORY-21)

GK SERIES FOR SSC,IAS,PCS,HAS,HCS
AND OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMS
(HISTORY-21)
MUGHAL-4

LATER MUGHAL EMPIRE
• Aurangzeb died in Feb 1707 in Deccan when the Mughal Empire consisted of 21 provinces Kabul in Afghanistan, 14 in North India and 6 in South India (Aurangabad, Berar, Bidar, Telangana, Bijapur, Hyderabad and Kandesh).
• In the South, the Maratha influence had become so formidable that large area of the South India were obeying two masters, one is the Mughal Authority and other is the Marathas and local rulers.
• On the west coast, the Portuguese held Goa, Chaul, Diu and Daman; The British held Calcutta, the French held Chandranagar, with their headquarters at Pondicherry in the far south.
• The war of succession amongst Aurangzeb’s surviving sons Muazzam, Azam and Kambaksh.
• Muazzam, subahdar of Kabul, was at Jamrud when he heard the news of his father Aurangzeb’s death. He crowned himself as Emperor with a title of Bahadur Shah at Lahore.
• Azam, subhadar of Gujarat, had hastened to Ahmadnagar and proclaimed himself Emperor.
• After securing peaceful possession of Agra and Delhi, Muazzam met Azam, who was advancing towards the North from Ahmadnagar via Gwalior, at Jajau near Agra in June, 1707. Azam was defeated and killed, along with his 2 sons by Muazzam.
• Kambaksh, subhadar of Bijapur assumed Sovereignty and conquered some important places including Gulbarga and Hyderabad.
• Bahadur Shah marched to the Deccan through Rajasthan and crossed the Narmada in May 1708. A battle took place near Hyderabad in 1709 in which Kambaksh and his son were killed.
Bahadur Shah I (1707-12)
·         Muazzam emerged victorious in the war of succession and ascended the throne with the name of Bahadur Shah I. He was the first and the last of the Later Mughals to have exercised the real authority. At the time of his succession, his age was 65 years.
·         He pursued a conciliatory policy towards Rajputs and Marathas. He acknowledged the independence of Mewar and Marwar. Sahu, the son of Sambhaji, who had been in Mughal captivity since the fall of Raigarh, was released.
·         Granted Sardeshmukhi (10% tax levied upon the Land revenue) to Marathas but not Chauth (one-fourth in form of tribute).
·         Made peace with Chhatarsal, the Bundela chief and Churaman, the Jat chief.
·         The jeziya imposed by Aurangzeb was withdrawn.
·         Bahadur Shah had to face considerable trouble in the Punjab, where after the death of Guru Govind Singh, Banda Bahadur had emerged very powerful and causing a lot of depredations. Emperor himself led the campaign against Banda Bahadur. The Sikhs were neither crushed nor conciliated. During the course of this campaign, Bahadur Shah died in 1712.
·         Mughal Historian Khafi Khan called him Shah-i-Bekhabar. He was buried at Delhi.

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