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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 MAR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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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.


3.      ISSF JUNIOR WORLD CUP- ANISH BHANWALA WINS GOLD
i. India's 15-year-old shooter Anish Bhanwala won a gold medal at the ISSF Junior
World Cup in the 25 meter rapid fire pistol event in Sydney, Australia.
ii. It is India's third gold at the event.
ii. India is now placed second in the overall standings with 15 medals, comprising six
gold, three silver and six bronze, behind China.

4.      PANKAJ ADVANI WINS ASIAN BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLE
i. Pankaj Advani defended his Asian Billiards Championships title by demolishing his practice partner B Bhaskar 6-1 in the summit clash in Yangon, Myanmar.
ii.Now  Advani remains the reigning Indian, Asian and world champion in billiards for 2017-18.

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ii. This is Advani's 11th gold medal at the Asian level of cue sports.
iii.Pankaj Advani won the Arjuna Award in 2004, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2006, and Padma Shri in 2009.
5.      INDIA U-16 WIN HONG KONG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
i. The India U-16 team emerged champions in the Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament with a victory over Hong Kong U-17 in the final in Hong Kong.
ii. The tournament was an U-17 event where India fielded their U-16 National Team.
iii.The team was coached by Bibiano Fernandes.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH COUNTRY’S U-16 FOOTBALL TEAM WON THE JOCKEY CUP INTERNATIONAL YOUTH INVITATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT IN HONG KONG?
[A] India
[B] Hong Kong
[C] Argentina
[D] Australia
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
Q4. WHO IS THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT?
[A] S.S. Ahluwalia
[B] Ram Kripal Yadav
[C] Hansraj Ahir
[D] Jayant Sinha
Q4. THE HEADQUARTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHOOTING SPORT FEDERATION IS IN WHICH COUNTRY?
[A] Paris, France
[B] Vienna, Austria
[C] Munich, Germany
[D] Beijing, China

ANSWERS:
1-A   2-D      3-B      4-C

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