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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JAN 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      ASEAN-INDIA COMMEMORATIVE SUMMIT ISSUES DELHI DECLARATION
i. ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations was held in New Delhi.
i. Theme of this Summit was “Shared Values, Common Destiny”. A join statement, titled ‘Delhi Declaration’ was issued outlining the participating countries’ commitment to political, economic and socio-cultural cooperation. Indian PM Narendra Modi and leaders from 10 ASEAN member countries released commemorative postal stamps on Ramayana to mark 25 years of India-ASEAN relations


2.      SMALL FINANCE AND PAYMENTS BANKS TO OFFER ATAL PENSION YOJANA
i. The Ministry of Finance has announced that "Payments Banks and Small Finance Banks" will offer social security scheme Atal Pension Yojana to their subscribers. It was done to strengthen the existing channels of APY distribution.
ii. According to the Ministry, currently, there are 11 Payments Banks and 10 Small Finance Banks that have received the license from the Reserve Bank of India to start their operations.

3.      NITIN GADKARI OPENS PROJECTS WORTH RS 6,517 CRORE IN UTTAR PRADESH
i. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stone for several projects in Uttar Pradesh. These projects entail a combined investment of Rs 6517 cr.
ii. In Ghazipur district, Mr. Gadkari laid the foundation stone for widening and strengthening of 65.38 km long Ghazipur-Mau section of National Highway 29.
iii. At Ghazipur, Mr. Gadkari also laid the foundation stone for an Intermodal Terminal on National Waterways –I.

4.      USHA ANANTHASUBRAMANIAN BECOMES 1ST WOMAN IBA CHIEF
i. Usha Ananthasubramanian, MD and CEO, Allahabad Bank, has been elected the first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association. Usha was elected IBA Chairman for the year 2017-18 by its Managing Committee.
ii. IBA Chairman’s position fell vacant following the superannuation of Jatinder Bir Singh. Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India, was elected Deputy Chairman of IBA for the year 2017-18.

5.      PRADHAN MANTRI LPG PANCHAYAT LAUNCHED IN JHARKHAND
i. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ at Balijore village, in Dumka district of Jharkhand.
ii. Jharkhand is the first state in India, where beneficiaries are provided stoves along with gas connections. Rs 300 cr was alloted in the budget for LPG connection and stove distribution. Out of that, 10 lakh beneficiaries have been provided with connections so far.
iii. Jharkhand has set a target to provide connections to 28 lakh poor families in 2018. ‘Adivasi Vikas Samiti’ will be formed in tribal populated areas. ‘Gram Vikas Samiti’ will be established in villages having less tribal count with 7 members in small villages and 11 members in bigger villages.

6.      KOLKATA BECOMES FIRST INDIAN METRO TO GET A FLOATING MARKET
i. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, inaugurated the floating market located at Lake Patuli on the eastern part of Kolkata. This floating market has been created to accommodate nearly 200 shopkeepers from a market that was closed during the extension of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass.
ii. The floating market will accommodate nearly 114 boats. Daily-use items like vegetables, fruits, flowers, fish, meat and poultry will be sold in these shops. People can reach the boats by means of wooden walkways.
iii. The market will be open on all days from 6 am to 9 pm. Kolkata has become the first metro in India to get a floating market.

7.      UDAN-2: 325 MORE ROUTES AWARDED; INDIGO, JET AIRWAYS JOIN WITH CHOPPER OPERATORS
i. Central Government awarded 325 more routes to airlines as well as helicopter operators under its regional connectivity scheme, UDAN.
ii. In awarding routes under second round of bidding, emphasis was laid on flight services to hilly and remote areas, including Kargil.
iii. After flight services start on these routes, a total of 56 new airports and helipads will be connected to 36 existing aerodromes. These routes have been awarded to 15 airlines and helicopter operators.

8.      VETERAN BENGALI ACTRESS SUPRIYA DEVI PASSES AWAY
i. Veteran Bengali film actress and Padmashri awardee, Supriya Devi, passed away in Kolkata, following a severe cardiac arrest. She was 83.
ii. Supriya Devi made her debut in the Uttam Kumar-starrer Basu Parivar in 1952. She was also awarded the Banga Vibushan - the highest-ever civilian award given by the Bengal Government, and a Life Time Achievement Award by Filmfare during their eastern India version of the award show.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT PAYMENTS BANKS AND SMALL FINANCE BANKS WILL OFFER SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEME NAMED______ TO THEIR SUBSCRIBERS?
a)  Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
b)  Atal Pension Yojana
c)  Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
d)  Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana               
Q2. WHAT ARE THE THREE C’S FOCUSED ON ASEAN-INDIA COMMEMORATIVE SUMMIT HELD IN NEW DELHI?
a)  Connectivity, Commerce and Culture
b)  Connectivity, Community and Culture
c)  Culture, Commerce and Contribution
d)  Connectivity, Commerce and Contribution
Q3. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING VETERAN BANKER HAS BEEN ELECTED THE FIRST WOMAN CHAIRMAN OF INDIAN BANKS’ ASSOCIATION?
a)  Arundhati Bhattacharya
b)  Shikha Sharma
c)  Chanda Kochhar
d)  Usha Ananthasubramanian
Q4. UNION ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS MINISTER, NITIN GADKARI INAUGURATED AND LAID FOUNDATION STONE FOR SEVERAL PROJECTS IN UTTAR PRADESH. THESE PROJECTS ARE RELATED TO?
a)  Research
b)  Infrastructure
c)  National Highways
d)  Water
Q5.  WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED ‘PRADHAN MANTRI LPG PANCHAYAT’?
a)  Jharkhand
b)  Manipur
c)  Assam
d)  Mizoram

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


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