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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 13 JANUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-13 JANUARY 2015
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1)      NATIONAL YOUTH DAY OBSERVED ON 12TH JAN
Ø  National Youth day is observed to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanada
Ø  Vivekananda was a great social reformer, thinker and philosopher
Ø  It was 152nd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Whose birth Anniversary is observed as National Youth Day:
a.       M.N.Roy
b.      M.K.Gandhi
c.       Swami Vevekananda
d.      Raja Mohan Roy

2)      US WILL HOST INTERNATIONAL ANTI-TERROR SUMMIT ON 18TH FEB, 2015
Ø  It was announced by US that it will be hosting an international summit in Washington.
Ø  It is scheduled to be held on 18th Feb, 2015
Ø  Its aim is to prevent evident extremism that was seen in attack on Charlie Hebdo Parris Office
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who will be hosting an international Anti-Terror Summit:
a.       Canada
b.      Russia
c.       US
d.      India

3)      M.Y.S. PRASAD SELECTED FOR THE VIKRAM SARABHAI MEMORIAL AWARD 2015
Ø  Director of SatishDhawan Space CentreSriharikota Range, MYS Prasad was selected for the Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award, 2015
Ø  This award is presented by Indian Science Congress Association
Ø  Vikram Sarabhai is known as father of space science in India and he was the first chairman of ISRO
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who will be conferred with Vikram Sarabhai Award 2015:
a.       K.Radhakrishnan
b.      MYS Prasad
c.       S.Khular
d.      Bibek Debra

4)      BANGLADESH GETS FIRST HINDU CHIEF JUSTICE
Ø  Justice Surender Kumar Sinha was appointed as Chief Justice of Bangladesh apex court by President Abdul Hamid
Ø  He will be the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim Majority Country
Ø  He will be succeeding chief justice Md. MuzammadHussain
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who will be the first non-Muslim CJI of Bangladesh Apex Court
a.       S.KumarSinha
b.      Anil Sinha
c.       Dineshwar Kumar
d.      S.Radhakrshnan

5)      U.N CHIEF BAN-KI-MOON INAUGRATES 10 MW SOLAR POWER PROJECT IN GUJARAT
Ø  Ban-Ki-Moon inaugurates Gujarat’s 2nd canal-top 10 MW solar power project
Ø  It is located on 5.5 km stretch of Vadodara branch of SardarSarowar project Canal
Ø  This project is branched of PM NarendraModi
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who inaugurated 2nd Canal-top 10 MW solar power project in Gujarat
a.       Ban-Ki-Moon
b.      Jim Yong Kim
c.       AtulKhore
d.      Roberto Azedve

6)      POURNIMA GUPTE IS FIRST WOMEN ACTUARY OF IRDA
Ø  PournimaGupte is the first Women member to be appointed as actuary in Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India
Ø  An Actuary is a business professionals who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who among the following has been appointed as first women actuary if IRDA:
a.       PournimaGupte
b.      UshaSanghwan
c.       ArunimeSinhe
d.      Poonam Gupta

7)      IDUKKI DISTRICT OF KERALA BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST DISTRICT WITH RURAL BROADBAND NETWORK.
Ø  Idukki district of Kerala has become first district in India to have high speed Rural Broadband network under National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN).
Ø  NOFN is the largest rural connectivity project of its kind in the world.
Ø  Minister for communication and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated this network.
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which among the following district is declared as the first district in the country to linked with NOFN:
a.       Surat
b.      Indukki
c.       Ooti
d.      Dehradun

8)      72ND GOLDEN AWARD
Ø  72nd edition of Golden Awards was held at Beverly hill California
Ø  Best Motion Picture Film- Boyhood
Ø  Best Actor – Eddie Radnayne for ‘The theory of everything’
Ø  Best actress – Julianne Moore for ‘Still Alice’
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Where was 72nd edition of Golden Awards organized
a.       San Francisco
b.      Washington
c.       New york
d.      California

9)      NRIs CAN VOTE THROUGH PROXY OR E-BALLOT
Ø  Union Government announced that NRI will be allowed to vote through the e-ballot system or through proxy
Ø  SC gives center of weeks  to implement election commission’s proposal on e-ballot
Ø  NRI will have to send application to returning officer in advance
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who among the following is allowed to vote through proxy or e-ballot
a.       NRIs
b.      PIOs
c.       OCIs
d.      Citizen of India

10)  SWISS TENNIS PLAYER FEDERER RECORDS 1000TH WIN
Ø  Roger Federer made his 1000th win after winning Brisbane international Tennis Title
Ø  He is ranked world no. 2 by the Association of Tennis Professionals(ATP)
Ø  He holds record of winning 17 Grand Slam single titles
Ø  In 2008 , he has won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with StanislasWawrinka
Ø  He has also won Olympic silver medal in singles at 2012 Olympic games
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who among the following tennis player records 1000th win recently
a.       S.Wawrinke
b.      Roger Federer
c.       Novak Djokovic
d.      Andy Murray

11)  ARUN JAITLEY ADOPTS 4-GUJARAT VILLAGES AS A PART OF SAGY
Ø  Union Finance Minister ArunJaitley has adopted 4 villages in Vadodara district as part of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
Ø  4 – Villages- Karnali, Pipaliya, Valida, Baglipura.
Ø  SAGY- It aims to encourage MPs from both houses to develop model villages.
Ø  Under this scheme, MP will be responsible to develop one adarsh village by 2016 , two more by 2019 and five more by 2024
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who among the following Union Minister adopted 4 villages of Gujarat as a part of SAGY
a.       Rajnath Singh
b.      ArunJaitley
c.       Suresh Prabhu
d.      SarbnandeSonowal
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