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Monday, April 6, 2015

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 5-6 APRIL 2015
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1. K.N.TRIPATHI SWORN IN AS GOVERNOR OF MIZORAM:
A.   Keshari Nath Tripathi sworn in to become the 16th governor of Mizoram.
B.   Keshari Nath Tripathi already has charge of 2 states i.e. West Bengal and Bihar.
C. Keshari Nath Tripathi was given additional charge of Mizoram after Union Government has sacked then governor Aziz Qureshi.

2.   PEDRO CATERIANO BELLIDO APPOINTED AS P.M OF PERU:
A.   Petro Cateriano Bellido is appointed as the New Prime Minister of Peru.
B.   Petro Cateriano Bellido replaced Ana Jara who lost Confidence vote.
C. President of Peru: Ollanta Humala
D. Capital of Peru: Lima
E.  Currency of Peru: Peruvian Nuevo Sol

3. MINOR PLANET NAMED AFTER VISHWANATHAN ANAND:
A.   Former Chess Grandmaster had a minor planet named after him.
B.   Michael Rudenko, a committee member of the Minor planet centre officially named a minor planet as 4538 Vishyanand.
C.   Vishwanathan Anand is Indian Chess Grand Master.
D. Prior to Vishwanath Anand, former World Chess Champions Alexander Alekhine and Anatoly Karpov.

4. HARYANA WANTS SEPARATE HIGH COURT:
A. Haryana’s Chef Minister Manohar Lal Khattar wants separate High court for Haryana.
B. Khattar raised the issue at a joint conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of States, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and presided over by chief Justice of India, H.L. Dattu.
C. Currently Punjab and Haryana have one common High Court.

5. KARNATAKA WON AJIT WADEKAR TROPHY:
A. Karnataka has won Ajit Wadekar Trophy by defeating purvanchal (eastern States) in the final.
B. Karnataka lifted the trophy in 7th national cricket championship for physically challenged.

6. LONG, MARIN WINS MALAYSIA OPEN TITLE:
A. Chen Long and Carolina Marin wins men’s and women’s single title respectively in the Malaysia open tournament.
B. China’s Chen Long defeated two time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the final.
C. Spain’s Carolina Marin clinched the title after defeating China’s Olympic champion Li Xuerui.

7. KHALEDA ZIA GRANTED BAIL:
A. Bangladesh’s former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was granted bail.
B. Khaleda Zia was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 2001 to 2006.
C. Former P.M Khaleda Zia is accused of embezzling $650,000 in two corruption cases.

8. SERENA WINS 8TH MIAMI TITLE:
A. Serena Williams won her 8th Miami Title to join an elite club.
B. World’s No. 1 Serena Williams defeated Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro.
C. US superstar Serena Williams lifted the trophy in the elite premier level tournament for the third straight year.
D. Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam Title.


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Saturday, April 4, 2015

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1. BOLLYWOOD ACTOR AMITABH BACHCHAN HONOURED BY EGYPT’S ACADEMY OF ARTS:
A.   Megastar Amitabh Bachchan received an honorary Doctorate from the Egyptian Academy of Arts.
B.   Amitabh Bachchan is honoured for his contribution to cinema.
C. This is for the first time that Egyptian academy of arts has awarded a doctorate to an International Actor.
EXPECTED QUESTIONS:

1.     Which Bollywood star received a Doctorate from the Egyptian Academy of Arts?
a.       Shahrukh Khan
b.      Amitabh Bachchan
c.       Salman Khan
d.      Aamir Khan

2.   LAND ORDINANCE GETS NOD FROM PRESIDENT:
A.   President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to the land acquisition ordinance.
B.   This is the 11th time that bill is presented, this time by Narendra Modi Government which incorporates Nine Amendments that were part of the bill passed in Lok Sabha.

3. GIVE IT UP CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY NARENDRA MODI:
A.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “GIVE IT UP” campaign
B.   The campaign was launched at the annual- energy focused summit Urja Sangam 2015.
C.   The campaign seeks to extort the better off sections of society to forego their LPG subsidy.
LPG – Liquified Petroleum Gas

4. MARIYAM- ASIF SIDDIQUE WON BHAGWAD GITA CONTEST:
A. Mariyam Asif Siddiqui, a 12- year old Muslim Girl Secured the first position at shrimad Bhagwad Gita Champion League.
B. Mumbai Girl Mariyam Asif Siddiqui is a class 6th Girl.

C. Mariyam Asif Siddiqui won the Contest from among 4500 students of 195 schools.
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Friday, April 3, 2015

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
1. SUBADHRA DEVI RAI NAMED FOR INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
A.   Indian Origin Nurse Subhadhra Devi Rai who is a Singaporean Nurse is named for International Achievement award 2015.
B.   The award is presented by the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF) of the International Council of Nurses.

2.   ANA JARA SACKED OVER ALLEGED DOMESTIC SPYING:
A.   Prime Minister of Peru, Ana Jara is sacked after losing the vote of confidence over alleged domestic spying.
B.   President of Peru: Ollanta Humala
     Capital of Peru: Lima
     Currency of Peru: Peruvian Nuevo Sol

NATIONAL NEWS 
3. SUNITA TOMAR DIES:
A.   Sunita Tomar the face of India’s anti-tobacco campaign died at her native village in Bhind District of Madhya Pradesh.
B.   Sunita Tomar ran a Campaign, making videos to show the devastating effects of smokeless tobacco.
C.   Sunita Tomar was a victim of Oral Cancer.

4. FAME-INDIA SCHEME LAUNCHED TO BOOST ELECTRIC, HYBRID VEHICLE SALES:
A. Union Government of India has launched FAME- India scheme to boost electric, hybrid vehicle sales.
B. Faster adoption and Manufacturing of hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) –India scheme is aimed at sales of eco-friendly vehicles in the country.

5. GUIDELINES ISSUED FOR ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONALISATION OF NIRBHAYA FUND:
A. Union Government of India has issued Guidelines for utilization of the Nirbhaya Fund.
B. The Nirbhaya Fund with a corpus of 3000 crore rupees has been approved by the Union Finance Ministry.
C. The Nirbhaya Fund was set up by the Union Government, under which various departments can seek money from the Union Ministry of Women and child development for Schemes to improve safety and security of women in the country.

SPORTS NEWS
6. BRENDON MCCULLAM CONFERRED WITH SIR RICHARD HADLEE MEDAL FOR 2014-15:
A.  New Zealand Cricket Team Captain Brandon McCullam is conferred with the Sir Richard Hadlee medal for 2014-15.
B.  Sir Richard Hadlee medal is highest cricketing honour of New Zealand.
C.  Brendon McCullam won the Award for his remarkable performance both as a player and the captain during the 2014-15 sessions.

7. UNION SPORTS MINISTRY SIGNED MOU WITH IIFCL:
A.  Union sports ministry signed MoU with IIFCL to support TOP Scheme for Badminton.
B.  Union Ministry of youth Affairs and sports (MYAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Infrastructure Finance Company limited (IIFCL) to support Target Olympic podium scheme (TOP) for Badminton.

C.  IIFCL has so far contributed 10 crore rupees and shall contribute 30 crore rupees under this MoU for corporate social Responsibility (CSR).
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
1. MUSTAFA KAMAL RESIGNED FROM ICC:
A.   Mustafa Kamal resigned from the post of president of International Cricket Council
B.   Mustafa Kamal succeeded Alan Isaac as ICC President
C. Mustafa Kamal was not allowed to present the World Cup trophy to the winning team after his controversial statements on umpiring at the quarterfinal match of the World Cup between India and Bangladesh.

2.   GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI BECOMES PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA:
A.   General Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential elections of Nigeria.
B.   General Muhammadu Buhari defeated Goodluck Jonathan by more than 2.5 million votes to be the president of Nigeria for fourth time.
General Muhammadu Buhari – All Progressives Congress (APC)
Goodluck Jonathan – People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
ABOUT NITERIA: Nigeria is located in West Africa with largest city Lagos and Capital
Abuja. Currency of Nigeria is Naira.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Naira is the currency of which African Country?
a.       Gaborone
b.      Nigeria
c.       Caira
d.      Addis Ababa
2.     What is the capital of Nigeria?
a.       Lagos
b.      Cairo
c.       Abuja
d.      Kinshasa
3. INDIA LAUNCHED OPERATION RAAHAT:
A.   India has launched operation Raahat to evacuate 4000 Indians from Yemen.
B.   Operation Raahat was launched to ensure that Indian nationals are not harmed in the military operation started in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and 10 other countries.
C.   Operation Raahat is a massive air and sea operation which involves total of five ships and four aircrafts.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
3.     Which operation is launched by India to evacuate its national citizens from Yemen?
a.       Operation Viraat
b.      Operation All out
c.       Operation Black Torando
d.      Operation Raahat

NATIONAL NEWS
4. GUJARAT CONTROL OF TERRORISM AND ORGANISED CRIME BILL, 2015 PASSED:
A. The Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill (GUJCOC) ,2015 passed by the Gujarat Assembly.
B. The bill is a re-worked version of the Gujarat control of organized crime bill (GUJCOC) , 2003
C. This bill was earlier rejected twice by the president in 2004 and 2008 by then presidents APJ Abdul Kalam and Pratibha Patil respectively.

5. ING VYSYA BANK AMALGAMATED WITH KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK:
A. India’s Central Bank Reserve Bank of India has approved the amalgamation of ING Vysya Bank with Kotak Mahindra Bank.
B. RBI launched a scheme for this amalgamation and with this, all the branches of ING Vysya Bank Ltd will function as the branches of Kotak Mahindra Bank.
C. After this merges, Kotak Mahindra Bank becomes 4th largest private sector lender after HDFC Bank ,ICICI Bank and Axis Bank.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
4.     ING Vysya bank Ltd is merged with which Bank?
a.       SBI Bank
b.      HDFC Bank
c.       Kotak Mahindra Bank
d.      Axis Bank

6. RBI IMPOSED FINE ON 16 CO-OPERATIVE BANKS:
A. RBI has imposed 5 lakh rupees fine on 16 central co-operative banks.
B. The penalty was imposed for non-adherence of the Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-money Laundering Guidelines.
C. RBI imposed the penalty under the provision of 47 (A) read with section 46 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
5.     RBI was imposed fine on how may Central Co-operative Banks?
a.       10
b.      16
c.       15
d.      20


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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 1 APRIL 2015

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1. HIMACHAL LAUNCHED INDIA’S FIRST E-VIDHAAN MOBILE APP:
A.   Himachal Pradesh Government launched India’s First E-Vidhaan Mobile app.
B.   Himachal Pradesh chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched the first part of e-vidhaan Mobile app.
C. With this initiative , Himachal Pradesh Government is expecting to save about 8 crore rupees per annum that were spent on the paper.

2.   CHINA INKED 5 AGREEMENTS WITH SRI LANKA:
A.   China and Sri Lanka inked 5 agreements during the visit of Maithripala Sirisena to China.
B.   For the first time Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visited China and signed 5 agreements in Beijing to Strengthen ties between two nations.
KEY POINTS:
a.       Sri Lanka accepted China’s invitation to become a founding-member of Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
b.      China agreed to provide training opportunity to 2000 young scientists from Sri Lanka
c.       China agreed to set up Chinese language training centres in Sri Lanka to deepen cultural partnership between both the nations.

3. FINANCE MINISTRY APPROVED 1500 CRORE RUPEES FOR A.P. CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION:
A.   Union Ministry of finance has allocated 1500 crore rupees to Andhra Pradesh for constructing its New Capital
B.   The A.P Reorganization Act, 2014 mandates Hyderabad as a common capital for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for a period of 10 years.
C.   New proposed capital of Andhra Pradesh is to be constructed near Vijaywada Region on the bank of Krishna river and is named as Amaravathi.
4. VICE ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA BECOMES COMMANDING IN CHIEF OF SOUTHERN NAVAL COMMAND:
A. Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over charge as the flag officer commanding in chief of Southern Naval Command.
B. Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took the charge from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema.
C. Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took the charge at the ceremonial parade held at the Naval base in Kochi.

NOTE: Vice Admiral Cheema will now take the charge of the flag officer commanding in chief of Western Naval Command.
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