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Thursday, March 29, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 MAR 2018
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1.      ISSF JUNIOR WORLD CUP: MANU BHAKER WINS GOLD
i. Shooter Manu Bhaker secured India's second individual gold  in a thrilling final of the women's 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney, Australia.
ii. India also won 10m Air Pistol men's event too with Gaurav Rana winning a silver medal while Anmol Jain bagged the bronze.

2.      JS RAJPUT NOMINATED INDIA’S REPRESENTATIVE TO UNESCO'S EXECUTIVE BOARD
i. The Government of India has decided to nominate Prof. J S Rajput, former Director NCERT, as India’s representative to the Executive Board  of UNESCO.
ii. The executive board is one of the constitutional organs of UNESCO and is elected by the General Conference.
iii.The next meeting of Executive Board of UNESCO is to be held in Paris, France in April 2018.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 MAR 2018



DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 MAR 2018
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1.      CCEA APPROVES INTEGRATED SCHEME FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SILK INDUSTRY
i.  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry for the next three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
ii. The decisions taken by the cabinet will lead to the formation of a first-ever inter-ministerial panel to boost R&D and technology transfer in the silk sector with a 1,000 crore rupee fund.
iii. The scheme will help to increase productive employment from 85 lakhs to 1 crore persons by 2020. The scheme aims to achieve self-sufficiency in silk production by 202[B]

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 MAR 2018
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  1. UIDAI SET TO INTRODUCE FACE AUTHENTICATION FEATURE FROM JULY 1
The Unique Identification Authority of India  is all set to make face authentication available alongside iris or fingerprint scan as means of verifying Aadhaar users from July 1, 2018.
The UIDAI  in January had announced that it will introduce face authentication feature to help those who run into problems in biometric authentication due to old age, hardwork or worn-out fingerprints.

  1. GOVERNMENT NOMINATES J S RAJPUT AS REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD OF UNESCO
The Government of India has decided to nominate Professor J S Rajput, former Director NCERT, as India’s representative to the Executive Board  of UNESCO.
The executive board is one of the constitutional organs of UNESCO and is elected by the General Conference.

  1. G.K. REDDY AWARD FOR JOURNALIST KARAN THAPAR
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has presented the G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism to senior journalist and television presenter Karan Thapar.
He had given great contributions in the field of journalism.

  1. PUNJAB CROWNED NATIONAL HOCKEY CHAMPION
Hockey Punjab were crowned champions of the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship .
Hockey punjab defeated Petroleum Sports Promotion Board by 2-[A]
Captain of Indian hockey men PR seerejesh.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. WHICH HOCKEY TEAM WON THE 8TH HOCKEY INDIA SENIOR MEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 (A DIVISION) AT THE PADMA SHRI MOHAMMAD SHAHID SYNTHETIC HOCKEY STADIUM IN LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH?
[A] Hockey Punjab
[B] Hockey Uttar Pradesh
[C] Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
[D] Railway Sports Promotion Board
Q2. WHO HAS BEEN NOMINATED BY THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AS INDIA’S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE EXECUTIVE BOARD (EXB) OF UNESCO?
[A] Aroon Purie
[B] Fareed Zakaria
[C] Geeta Dharmarajan
[D] J S Rajput
Q3. ON WHICH DATE, EARTH HOUR 2018 WAS OBSERVED ALL OVER THE WORLD?
[A] 26th March
[B] 25th March
[C] 24th March
[D] 27th March

ANSWERS:
1-A      2-D      3-C
UGC NET Life Sciences Coaching in Chandigarh

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 MAR 2018
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1.      AMBEDKAR JAYANTI TO BE CELEBRATED AS 'SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY'
The birth anniversary of India's Dalit social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar will be celebrated as 'Social Justice Day'.
 Ambedkar became independent India's first law minister, the principal architect of the Constitution of India.
Ambedkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1990.

2.      ALL INDIA POLICE SCIENCE CONGRESS KICKS OFF IN HIMACHAL
The 46th All India Police Science Congress organised by the Himachal Pradesh Police Department and The Bureau of Police Research and Development began in Himachal Pradesh.
It began with a clarion call to the police by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to stay ahead of criminals by using technology to prevent and detect crime.

3.      SINDHU TO BE INDIA'S FLAGBEARER IN GOLD COAST CWG
Star shuttler P V Sindhu has been named the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next month.
She won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics two years ago, the Hyderabad-based World No. Sindhu is one of the favourites to win the badminton women's singles title in Gold Coast.

4.      SHOOTER MANU WINS GOLD AT JUNIOR WORLD CUP
Teenager Manu Bhaker won her second World Cup gold medal inside a month, winning the womens 10m Air Pistol title at the International Shooting Sport Federation  Junior World Cup.
She created waves across the shooting world by winning the senior World Cup gold at the same 10m Air Pistol event in her senior team debut.

5.      INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE VICTIMS OF SLAVERY AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE OBSERVED ON 25 MARCH
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed on 25 march by United Nations
The theme of International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 2018 is “Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality”.

6.      THEATRE OLYMPICS  STARTED  IN MUMBAI
Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, along with veteran actor Vikram Gokhle, inaugurated the eighth edition of Theatre Olympics in Mumbai.
The festival will present 28 performances from a diverse range of theatre forms from all over the world.
The inaugural play was a Hindi production "Mohe Piya", by Waman Kendre, director of National School of Drama

7.      WEST BENGAL TOPS THE LIST OF STATES WITH MOST NUMBER OF BEGGARS
Union ministry of Social Justice has  released data there are around 4 lakh beggars in total.
The highest number of beggars, 81,000, are in West Bengal.
West Bengal is followed by Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at number two and three respectively.
Lakshadweep has only two people begging for their livelihood.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH INDIAN SPORTSPERSON HAS BEEN NAMED THE FLAG-BEARER OF THE INDIAN CONTINGENT FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN GOLD COAST?
[A] Chinnaswamy Muniyappa
[B] Subrata Paul
[C] Suranjoy Singh
[D] P V Sindhu
Q2. WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL REFORMER’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY WILL NOW BE OBSERVED AS SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY ACROSS INDIA?
[A] Dr BR Ambedkar
[B] Vinoba Bhave
[C] Swami Vivekananda
[D] Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Q3. WHICH INDIAN STATE HOSTED THE 46TH EDITION OF THE ALL INDIA POLICE SCIENCE CONGRESS?
[A] Assam
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Haryana
Q4. WHO AMONG THE GIVEN HAS CLINCHED GOLD IN WOMEN’S 10M AIR PISTOL EVENT AT THE INTERNATIONAL SHOOTING SPORT FEDERATION (ISSF) JUNIOR WORLD IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA?
[A] Mahima Turhi Agrawal
[B] Manu Bhaker
[C] Devanshi Rana
[D] Manisha Keer

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

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 MAR 2018
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1.      WORLD METEORLOGICAL DAY: 23 MARCH
 World Meteorological Day  is observed on march 23 commemorating the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization .
The day showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and well-being of society.
The theme of World Meteorlogical Day in 2018 is “Weather-ready, climate-smart”.

2.      INTERNATIONAL TB DAY: 24 MARCH
World Tuberculosis Day observed on 24 March each year is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis  and efforts to eliminate the disease.
In 2012, 8.6 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.3 million died from the disease, mostly in the Third World.
World TB Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization
The theme for the year `2018 is ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world’.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 MAR 2018
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  1. 'WORLD'S BEST AIRPORT' TITLE GOES TO CHANGI, MUMBAI RANKED 63RD
 Singapore's Changi Airport has topped in the list of 'world's best airport' for the sixth consecutive year.
South Korea's Incheon Airport, Tokyo Haneda in Japan, Hong Kong and Doha Hamad turned out to be the top five in the list respectiveley.
Mumbai airport has been ranked on  63rd position followed by the airports in Bangalore and Delhi are at 64th and 66th place respectively.

  1. JACKFRUIT DECLARED AS KERALA’S OFFICIAL FRUIT
The Kerala government has declared jackfruit as its official fruit.
The aim is to promote ‘Kerala jackfruit’ as a brand in markets across the country and abroad, showcasing its organic and nutritious qualities.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 MAR 2018



DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 MAR 2018
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1.      PUNJAB TO IMPOSE PERMANENT BAN ON HOOKAH BARS
i.The Punjab Government is all set to impose a permanent ban on hookah bars across the State .
ii.Punjab will be the second State in the country, after Gujarat, to take this  significant decision.
iii.Gujarat has banned Hookah bars in the State by passing the COTPA Amendment Bill, 2017.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 MAR 2018
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1.      NAVY CHIEF SUNIL LANBA ON A 5-DAY VISIT TO USA
i. Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba is on a five-day visit to the USA.
ii.The visit aims to consolidate relations between the Armed Forces of both the nations and to explore new avenues of defence co-operation.
ii. During the visit, Admiral Lanba will hold bilateral discussions with US Defence Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer among others.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 MAR 2018
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1.      NCAA. BECOMES WORLD’S FIRST TRUSTED DIGITAL REPOSITORY
India’s National Cultural Audiovisual Archives  has been certified as the world’s first Trusted Digital Repository as per ISO.
i. NCAA. is A. project of the Union Ministry of Culture, implemented by IndirA. Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
ii.The main Objective of NCAA. is to identify and preserve India’s cultural heritage available in audiovisual form through A. process of digitization and making it accessible to the people.
iii. By end of March 2018, A. corpus of 30000 hours of unpublished, non-commercial audio & video recordings will be made online at NCAA. repository. 
iv. NCAA. digital repository is powered by DIGITÄ€LAYA. which is developed by C-DAC Pune.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 MAR 2018
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1.      KUSUM SCHEME TO INSTALL GRID CONNECTED SOLAR PLANTS IN RURAL INDIA
R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State Power and New & Renewable Energy strated a scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan  scheme.
i. KUSUM scheme will provide installation of grid-connected solar power plants each of capacity up to 2 MW in the rural areas.
ii. It will also provide for solarization of existing grid-connected agriculture pumps to make farmers independent of grid supply.
iii. Under KUSUM, farmers will be able to sell surplus solar power generated to power distribution companies  and get extra income.

2.      7 TH WOMEN SCIENCE CONGRESS INAUGURATED AT IMPHAL
Governor of West Bengal, Keshari Nath Tripathi inaugurated the 7th Women Science Congress at the ongoing 105th session of Indian Science Congress in Imphal, Manipur.
i. First edition of Women Science Congress was held in 2012.
ii. Objective of Women Science Congress is to inspire young women to be a part of scientific community and engage themselves in active scientific research.

3.      SOUTH ASIA’S FIRST EVER COWORKING & COPLAY SPACE LAUNCHED IN GURUGRAM
Monkey Business, a first of its kind co-working space in South Asia that also provides onsite childcare was launched in Gurugram, Haryana.
i. Monkey Business, is ideal for young parents to work while their kids are engaged in productive activities at the onsite play area.
ii. Monkey Business is managed by a group of working moms.

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