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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 JAN 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      GOA TO HOST 3RD EDITION OF SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL
i. Goa will be hosting the 3rd edition of the Science Film Festival of India in January 2018. The festival, titled SCI-FFI Goa, is being organised by the state-based Vidnyan Parishad, Goa Department of Science and Technology.
ii. The competition aims to boost the culture of science films, all the films submitted should be related to science and technology.

2.      2. SUSHMA SWARAJ EMBARKED ON TOUR OF 3 SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left on a 5-day visit to three South East Asian countries – Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. On the first leg of the visit, Ms Swaraj will reach Thailand and will hold an official meeting with Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai.
ii. During the visit to Indonesia, Ms Swaraj will co-chair the 5th meeting of India-Indonesia Joint Commission. In Singapore, the External Affairs Minister will inaugurate the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas of ASEAN countries. She will have bilateral meetings with the leaders in Singapore.

3.      WORLD'S BIGGEST CLEANLINESS SURVEY 'SWACHH SARVEKSHAN 2018' LAUNCHED
i. The world's biggest cleanliness survey 'Swachh Sarvekshan Survey 2018' was launched in India by PM Narendra Modi. It will be conducted from the 4th of January to 10th of March.
ii. The cleanliness survey was launched in 2016 as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The main objective of Swachh Survekshan is to encourage large-scale citizen participation and create awareness towards making towns and cities a cleaner and better place to live in.


4.      NAMAMI GANGE PROJECTS WORTH RS. 295 CR APPROVED BY NMCG
i. National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved five projects worth Rs. 295.01 cr.
ii. Three projects pertain to sewage management in West Bengal at an estimated cost of Rs 278.6 cr, one relates to sewage management in Uttarakhand at an estimated cost of Rs 4.68 cr and one project worth Rs 11.73 cr is related to ghat improvement works in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

5.      INDIA EXCLUDES PAKISTAN FROM A SAARC INITIATIVE
i. India has excluded Pakistan from the list of SAARC member countries with which it will be connecting its state-of-the-art National Knowledge Network for sharing scientific databases and remote access to advanced research facilities.
ii. The government has kicked off the process of appointing a telecom company that will connect and extend the NKN to research and education networks in six South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation member states- Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

6.      HEALTH MINISTRY AND TATA MEMORIAL CENTRE LAUNCHES INDIA'S FIRST DIGITAL ONLINE ONCOLOGY TUTORIAL
i. Smt Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) launched the country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series designed by the Tata Memorial Center in collaboration with the Health Ministry.
ii. The oncology tutorial series aims to train the doctors across the country to educate them in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers.

7.      INDIA’S GROSS ENROLMENT RATIO IN HIGHER EDUCATION UP BY 0.7%
i. The country’s Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education has registered an increase from 24.5% in 2015-16 to 25.2% in 2016-17, according to the All India Higher Education Survey launched by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.
ii. According to AIHES of 2016-17, Tamil Nadu has the highest GER in the country at 46.9%. Bihar has the least GER of 14.9%.

8.      RBI INITIATES PCA AGAINST ALLAHABAD BANK
i. The Reserve Bank of India has initiated 'prompt corrective action' against Allahabad Bank over its high bad loans.
ii. High net non-performing assets and a negative return on assets for two years in a row have prompted the action. The action would help improve its risk management, asset quality and profits.

9.      RBI INTRODUCES NEW RS10 BANKNOTE IN MAHATMA GANDHI SERIES
i. The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series.
ii. The new denomination has the motif of Sun Temple, Konark on the reverse. The base colour of the note is Chocolate Brown. The dimension of the banknote will be 63 mm x 123 mm.

10.  INDIA GDP GROWTH LIKELY AT 6.5% IN 2017-18: CSO
i. The Indian economy will expand by 6.5% in 2017-18, according to the new data of the government’s Central Statistics Office. It had released its first advance estimate for India’s GDP growth rate in the current financial year.
ii. The economy had grown by 6.3% in the September quarter, after slumping to a three-year low of 5.7% GDP growth in the June quarter as the implementation of goods and services tax and demonetization took their toll. The Indian economy grew at 7.1% in 2016-17.

11.  MEGHALAYA SIGNS HOST CITY CONTRACT FOR 39TH NATIONAL GAMES IN 2022
i. Meghalaya signed the Host City Contract with the Indian Olympic Association for hosting the 39th National Games in 2022.
ii. The tripartite contract was signed between the IOA, the Meghalaya State Olympic Association and the state government. Meghalaya had successfully co-hosted the South Asian Games in 2017.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. NATIONAL MISSION FOR CLEAN GANGA HAS APPROVED FIVE PROJECTS IN THREE STATES WORTH RS. 295.01 CR. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATE IS NOT AMONG THEM?
a)  West Bengal
b)  Bihar
c)  Uttar Pradesh
d)  Uttarakhand
Q2. THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA HAS INITIATED 'PROMPT CORRECTIVE ACTION' AGAINST ALLAHABAD BANK OVER ITS HIGH BAD LOANS. WHERE IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF ALLAHABAD BANK?
a)  Lucknow
b)  Mumbai
c)  New Delhi
d)  Kolkata
Q3. WHICH STATE TO HOST THE 3RD EDITION OF THE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA - 2018?
a)  Goa
b)  Maharashtra
c)  Jammu & Kashmir
d)  Tamil Nadu
Q4. WHAT WILL BE THE COLOUR OF NEW RS 10 NOTE TO BE ISSUED BY RBI?
a)  Dark Yellow
b)  Blackish Grey
c)  Chocolate Brown
d)  Light Orange
Q5. WHICH STATE TO HOST THE 39TH NATIONAL GAMES IN 2022?
a)  Nagaland
b)  Meghalaya
c)  Assam
d)  Mizoram

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


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