Tuesday, 17 January 2017

16th January Current Affairs Quiz

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16th January Current Affairs Quiz

1. Which  Medal was awarded for brave heart who survived for 6 days under snow ?

2. Who breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record for most centuries in successful chases ?

3. Who signed an MoU to collaborate in the fields of developmental activities and aid in third world countries ?

4. Who won the men's elite full marathon event while Kenya's Bornes Kitur bagged the women's title at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on Sunday ?

5. Who  launched mobile App named 'SEZ India' ?

6. Who launched “Sanchar Aadhar” for Aadhar based eKYC and digital customer engagement ?

7. Who hosted International Television Dance Festival in Hyderabad ?

8. Who launched operation 'Sard Hawa' at Rajasthan border ?

9. Who Launched Digital Dakiya Scheme For Digital Literacy ?

10. Who raised ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 per day from current Rs 4,500 ?

11. Who allowed 24-week pregnant woman to have abortion ?

12. Who inaugurated the Kohli Research Block at the International Institute of Information Technology here at Gachibowli ?

13. Which network entered the Hindi film music space with the launch of Sony ROX HD ?

14. Who emerged the winner at the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2016-17 ?

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1. Sena Medal

2. Virat Kohli

3. India, US

4. Simbu, Kitur

5. Commerce Ministry

6. BSNL 

7. Prasar Bharti 

8. Border Security Force (BSF) 

9. Madhya Pradesh 

10. RBI

11. Supreme Court 

12. N Chandrasekaran

13. Sony Pictures Networks 

14.  Bengaluru


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16 January Current Affairs

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16 January Current Affairs

Sena Medal for brave heart who survived 6 days under snow
  • Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who survived miraculously for six days under a huge ice-and-snow debris after an avalanche hit his post before losing life to multiple organ failure, was awarded the Sena Medal.
  • Dubbed as the 'miracle man', the soldier had managed to stay alive for six days in minus 45 degrees Celsius temperature.
Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record for most centuries in successful chases
  • Team India's skipper and batting masterclass Virat Kohli on Sunday (Jan 15) surpassed Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's yet another milestone.
  • Kohli, batting for the first time as a full-time skipper, scored 122 off 108 deliveries against England in the first ODI at Pune and powered India to a historic win
  • After slamming his 17th ODI hundred during the run chase, Kohli - the Run Machine - also equalled Tendulkar's record of most ODI centuries, batting second.
  • He also broke Tendulkar's record in bringing up most successful centuries while chasing. Kohli slammed a record 15th ODI century in successful chases and surpassed Tendulkar's previous record of 14 tonnes, which transformed into a win.
India, US sign MoU for collaboration in third world countries
  • India and the US have signed an MoU to collaborate in the fields of developmental activities and aid in third world countries.
  • The MoU has been signed between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and Development Partnership Administration (DPA) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. 
  • MCC is a US agency providing eligible countries with grants to fund country-led solutions for reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth. DPA looks after implementation of India’s development cooperation programmes with partner countries.
  • The two countries would collaborate on exchange of information and experience in sectors or issues pertaining to project development or implementation in partner countries. 
  • India and US might also provide advisory or technical assistance to third countries regarding sector policy reform, project and sector management, project implementation, and economic growth promotion strategies in relevant sectors.
Simbu, Kitur win Mumbai Marathon
  • Tanzania's Alphonce Simbu won the men's elite full marathon event while Kenya's Bornes Kitur bagged the women's title at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on Sunday.
  • Simbu clocked two hours, nine minutes and 32 seconds to clinch the gold medal. Kenya's Joshua Kirkorir took the second spot with a time of 2:09:50 in a tough competition.
  • Kirkorir's compatriot Eliud Barbgetuny came third as he completed the distance in 2:10:39.
App named 'SEZ India' launched by Commerce Ministry
  • A Mobile app named SEZ India has been launched by the Commerce Secretary on 06 January 2017. 
  • SEZ Division, Department of Commerce under its broader e-Governance initiative i.e. SEZ Online System, has developed mobile app for Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
  • App would help the SEZ Units and Developers to find information easily and track their transactions on SEZ Online System. 
  • Now the SEZ Developers & Units can file all their transactions digitally through SEZ Online system and track the status on the go through the SEZ India mobile app.
BSNL launches “Sanchar Aadhar” for Aadhar based eKYC and digital customer engagement
  • BSNL the national carrier, having the largest network across India with highest rural penetration recognizes the need to deliver consistent and personalized digital engagement to their customers. 
  • BSNL has launched its prestigious Customer Acquisition and Customer Communication Management (CACMS) project that digitalizes mission critical, customer centric business process to provide compelling customer experience across all channels throughout the customer life cycle.
Prasar Bharti hosts International Television Dance Festival in Hyderabad
  • Prasar Bharti hosts International Television Dance Festival in Hyderabad
  • The first edition of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) International Television Dance Festival is scheduled to be held in Hyderabad; the city with royal patronage for arts, literature and architecture, on January 15. Prasar Bharati is hosting the event. The Dance Festival is conceptualised so as to bring the cultural diversities from across the world into limelight, by breaking cultural barriers.
  • The festival will showcase dancers from various countries which include Maldives, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Philippines, Fiji, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, India and Indonesia. The finalists from each country will participate in the grand finale of the first (ABU) International Television Dance Festival. All the participants are between the age group of 18-25 years.
  • The festival’s objective is to create a “bridge” between young people from different parts of the world through dance.
BSF launches operation 'Sard Hawa' at Rajasthan border
  • Border Security Force (BSF) launched operation 'Sard Hawa' at the western international border of Rajasthan, under which vigil will be beefed-up to check the instances of infilteration due to the dense fog in the area.
  • The operation will continue till January 28.
  • "The purpose of the operation is to keep a hawk's eye on the international border, where vigil has been beefed-up and officers have also been asked to be part of operation to motivate jawans.
Madhya Pradesh Launches Digital Dakiya Scheme For Digital Literacy
  • Madhya Pradesh government inaugurated a first of its kind scheme of the country, “Digital Dakiya” in Indore on January 14, 2017 to encourage cashless transaction in the state.
  • Under the scheme, a Digital Postman referred as Digital Dakiya would visit door to door in both urban and rural areas to train households specially women and elderly people about digitized transactions.
  • The scheme was inaugurated by the State Finance Minister Jayant Malliya. State government will provide Identity cards to the volunteers deployed in this programme.
RBI raises ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 per day from current Rs 4,500
  • The limit on withdrawals from ATMs has been enhanced from the current limit of Rs.4,500 to Rs.10,000 per day per card (It will be operative within the existing overall weekly limit).
  • In a major relief for ATM users, the limits placed on withdrawals and current accounts has been raised with immediate effect.
SC allows 24-week pregnant woman to have abortion
  • The Supreme Court has given permission to a woman in her 24th week of pregnancy to undergo termination of pregnancy after medical report finds foetus is without skull. 
  • The Court says, a woman can abort if foetus poses danger to mother's life.
  • The apex court also directed that the termination of pregnancy be performed by a team of doctors of the hospital which shall maintain a complete record of the procedure adopted in the matter.
Kohli research block inaugurated at Gachibowli
  • N Chandrasekaran, Chairman designate of Tata Sons, has inaugurated the Kohli Research Block at the International Institute of Information Technology here at Gachibowli.
  • The block is part of the Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) set up in July 2015.
  • The 60,000 sq ft facility will focus on research in Artificial Intelligence.The center will coordinate research among relevant groups in the institute as well as industrial and research groups within the country and abroad.
Sony Pictures enters Hindi film music space with Sony ROX HD
  • Sony Pictures Networks India has entered the Hindi film music space with the launch of Sony ROX HD. 
  • The channel is geared to be a destination of choice for the contemporary music enthusiast.
  • Sony ROX HD showcases the latest Hindi film music in high definition visual format of 1080i resolution that is enhanced by Dolby Audio.
Pentavalent Bio Sciences bags Tata Social Enterprise Challenge
  • Pentavalent Bio Sciences Pvt Ltd from Bengaluru has emerged the winner at the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2016-17.
  • The challenge is a joint initiative of the Tata group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C). It recognizes promising early-stage social enterprises that bring about long-term solutions to India's social needs.

Monday, 16 January 2017

14th January Current Affairs Quiz

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Current Affairs are very important section asked in every competitive exams. Here, we're presenting you the 14th January Current Affairs Quiz.

14th January Current Affairs Quiz

1. Who successfully test fired from a defence test facility off Odisha coast ?

2. Who said that the government has taken up the development of water transport in the state with utmost seriousness ?

3. Which country reached their best FIFA ranking in over a decade ?

4. Who committed an initial investment of Rs. 3,000 crores ($441 million) to build its new pan-India Airtel Payments Bank ?

5. Which festival celebrated with traditional gaiety in Tamil Nadu Today (14 January 2017) ?

6. Where Madame Tussauds Museum In Delhi Unveils Wax Figures Of Big B, Lady Gaga ?

7. Which state Launched its First Solar Powered Boat Aditya ?

8. Who took chair of UN group of 134 developing countries ?

9. Who announced Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia payment to the family of each of the four personnel gunned down by its jawan Balbir Singh in Aurangabad district of Bihar after a tiff ?

10. Which states introduced Car carrier service ?

11. Where fourth International Kite Festival begins in ?

12. Who announced the end of a 20-year economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an effort to foster ties with the Sudanese government ?

13. Who finally prevails over Saina Nehwal ?

Check Your Answers

1. Pinaka

2. Pinarayi Vijayan

3. India

4. Airtel Payments Bank

5. Pongal

6. India

7. Kerala

8. Ecuador 

9. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

10. Gujarat and Mangaluru

11. New Delhi 

12. United States

13. P V Sindhu

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

14th January Current Affairs

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14th January Current Affairs

Guided rocket Pinaka Mark-II test fired successfully
  • Pinaka rocket, which has now transformed into guided Pinaka, was successfully test fired from a defence test facility off Odisha coast 
  • The guided Pinaka has been combinedly developed by Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Hyderabad-based Research Centre Imarat (RCI) and Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL). 
  • Pinaka Rocket Mark-II, which has evolved from Pinaka Mark-I, is equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit and is converted to a guided Pinaka. This conversion has facilitated enhancement of its strike range and considerably improved its accuracy.
Kerala's first solar-powered boat launched
  • Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the government has taken up the development of water transport in the state with utmost seriousness. 
  • He was speaking after inaugurating the first solar-powered boat of the state water transport department, 'Aditya' at Vaikom. 
  • The boat will do service between Vaikom and Thavanakkadavu. 
  • The construction of the Rs 1.50-crore boat took nearly two years. The boat has a seating capacity of 75. The boat was manufactured based on the studies conducted at the ship technology department of the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat). 
India reach their best FIFA ranking in over a decade
  • The Indian national football team moved up six places to the 129th position in the latest FIFA rankings, its best ranking since December 2005, when it was at the 127th position. 
  • Notably, the Indian team has won nine of its last 11 matches, which has helped it jump 42 places in less than two years.
Airtel Payments Bank to Get Rs. 3,000 Crores Investment from Bharti Airtel
  • Bharti Airtel Ltd, India's top wireless carrier, has committed an initial investment of Rs. 3,000 crores ($441 million) to build its new pan-India Airtel Payments Bank. 
  • Airtel Payments Bank is the first among several such niche banks to start operations, after the central bank handed over new permits to bring financial services within the reach of millions who still lack access to formal banking. Private-sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank owns a minority stake in Airtel Payments Bank. 
  • Payments banks can take deposits and remittances but are not allowed to lend. This new set of banks is expected to increase competition in the sector by offering higher interest rates on deposits.
Pongal being celebrated with traditional gaiety in Tamil Nadu Today (14 January 2017)
  • In Tamil Nadu, Pongal the harvest festival is being celebrated with traditional gaiety and grandeur on 14 or 15 January of each year. 
  • The whole State especially the rural areas is having a festive look to celebrate Pongal. Pongal is a four-days-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India.
  • For as long as people have been planting and gathering food, there has been some form of harvest festival. 
  • This four-day festival of thanksgiving to nature takes its name from the Tamil word meaning "to boil" and is held in the month of Thai (January-February) during the season when rice and other cereals, sugar-cane, and turmeric (an essential ingredient in Tamil cooking) are harvested.
India's First Madame Tussauds Museum In Delhi Unveils Wax Figures Of Big B, Lady Gaga
  • India is all set to get its first wax museum in June 2017 unveils Wax Figures Of Amitabh Bachchan, Lady Gaga. 
  • Madame Tussauds, the legendary wax attraction entertainment hotspot is all set to open its doors in capital New Delhi.
  • Located in the heart of the Delhi - Connaught Place at Regal Cinema, the dazzling entertainment zone will represent the fascinating world of politics, glamour, sports and music, through planned themes and interactive platforms.
Kerala Launched its First Solar Powered Boat Aditya
  • The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the first solar-powered boat of the state water transport department, Aditya on January 12, 2017 at a function held in Vaikom boat Jetty in Kerala.
  • Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with independent charge for New & Renewable Energy, Solar Powered boatwas the chief guest.
Ecuador takes chair of UN group of 134 developing countries
  • Ecuador has taken over from Thailand as chair of the Group of 77 which promotes the interests of the 134 developing countries it represents at the United Nations, including China.
  • Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa Stated the handover ceremony that the group will continue promoting “social and economic equality.”
CISF announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for bereaved families in Bihar
  • The Central Industrial Security Force has announced Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia payment to the family of each of the four personnel gunned down by its jawan Balbir Singh in Aurangabad district of Bihar after a tiff.
  • The CISF came into existence in 1969 with a modest beginning, having three battalions, to provide integrated security cover to the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) which, in those years, occupied the commanding heights of the economy.
Car carrier service starts between Gujarat and Mangaluru
  • In line with Government of India's policy of implementing the vision for coastal shipping, tourism and regional development, New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has introduced Car carrier service between Gujarat and Mangaluru.
  • The pure car and truck carrier MV Dresden sailed out to Cochin after discharging Tata Cars and loaded trucks at the port.
4th International Kite Festival begins in New Delhi
  • Fourth International Kite Festival begins in New Delhi . 
  • Professional kite flying experts from across India and the globe are taking part in the three-day festival, which will have an exhibition on the history of kites as well. 
  • A special kite making demonstration will also be organised where professional kite flyers will showcase their expertise and demonstrate the art of kite making.
US lifts 20-year economic embargo on Sudan
  • The United States has announced the end of a 20-year economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an effort to foster ties with the Sudanese government. 
  • The announcement made by outgoing President Barack Obama’s administration on Friday comes after an executive order to permanently repeal a range of sanctions as a result of Sudan’s efforts to improve security in the region.
Premier Badminton League 3: PV Sindhu finally prevails over Saina Nehwal
  • Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu produced a disciplined performance to outwit Saina Nehwal in straight games in a much-anticipated encounter as Chennai Smashers entered the finals of the Premier Badminton League season 2 with a 4-1 win over Awadhe Warriors.

15th January Current Affairs Quiz

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Current Affairs are very important section asked in every competitive exams. Here, we're presenting you the 15th January Current Affairs Quiz.

1. Which country tops among all the Asian countries as being the birthplace for immigrant engineers and scientists in the US ?

2. Who declared the end of Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa after all known chains of transmission have been stopped ?

3. Who announced that India’s grid-connected solar power generation capacity has crossed the 5,000 Mega Watt (MW) mark ?

4. Which two country joined Coast Guard exercise ?

5. Which British actor  passed away in London, England ?

6. Which missile successfully test fired at Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan ?

7. When Indian Army Day is being observed every year ?

8. Who inaugurated permanent campus of IISER in Thiruvananthapuram ?

9. Which state won their first ever Ranji Trophy title beating Mumbai by five wickets in the final at the Holkar stadium in Indore ?

10. Which company  launched Falcon 9 vehicle on California coast ?

11. Which scheme inaugurated in MP to encourage cashless transactions ?

12. Which crop sown in around six crore 16 lakh hectares till date which is about 35 lakh hectares more than last year ?

13. Who decided to lower broker fees by 25 per cent to 15 rupees per transaction of one crore rupees as part of calibration of various other fees collected by the regulator from different market intermediaries ?

14. Who took charge as interim CEO of Prasar Bharti ?

15. Who honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017 ?

16. Who marked 14th Mumbai Marathon ?

17. Who was former Chief Minister of  Punjab that passed away at age of 91 ?

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1. India

2. World Health Organization (WHO)

3. Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

4.  India and Japan

5. Alan Rickman 

6. Nag anti-tank missile

7. 15 January 

8. HRD Ministry

9. Gujarat 

10. SpaceX rocket company

11. Digital Dakiya scheme

12. Rabi 

13. Securities and Exchange Board of India, (SEBI)

14. Rajeev Singh

15. Shatrughan Sinha

16. Glam, glitter and glory

17. Surjit Singh Barnala

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15th January Current Affairs
India ranked no. 1 in sending Scientists and Engineers to US
  • India tops among all the Asian countries as being the birthplace for immigrant engineers and scientists in the US.
WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in West Africa
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa after all known chains of transmission have been stopped.
India’s Grid-linked solar generation capacity crosses 5,000 MW mark
  • Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced that India’s grid-connected solar power generation capacity has crossed the 5,000 Mega Watt (MW) mark.
‘Sahayog – Kaijin 2016’: India and Japan joint Coast Guard exercise
  • The 15th edition of bilateral exercise by the Indian Coast Guard and its Japanese counterpart titled ‘Sahayog - Kaijin 2016’ has begun off the coast of Chennai, Tamil Nadu in the Bay of Bengal.
British actor Alan Rickman passes away
  • British actor Alan Rickman passed away in London, England. He was suffering from cancer.His first big break in acting career was in 1985 as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Nag anti-tank missile successful test fired
  • Anti-tank missile Nag was successfully test fired at Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan. It is fire-and-forget anti-tank missile. HeliNa is a helicopter-launched version of Nag missile.
15 January: Indian Army Day
  • Indian Army Day is being observed every year on 15 January in India. This year it will be the 68th Indian Army Day.
HRD Ministry inaugurates permanent campus of IISER in Thiruvananthapuram
  • Union Government has inaugurated the first phase of permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) at Vithura in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. 
  • It was inaugurated by Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani in presence of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
Gujarat wins First Ranji Trophy title beating Mumbai by five wickets
  • Gujarat won their first ever Ranji Trophy title beating Mumbai by five wickets in the final at the Holkar stadium in Indore. Parthiv Patel’s 143 and Munprit Juneja’s 54 runs helped Gujrat to chase down the highest successful chase in the final at the historic Holkar stadium. 
  • With this title, Gujarat have won the domestic titles in T20, one-day and Ranji. They are only the fourth team to achieve this feat.
SpaceX resumes flights; launches Falcon 9 vehicle on California coast
  • The American SpaceX rocket company has resumed flights, launching a Falcon 9 vehicle from the Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast. It is the first mission by the company since one of its vehicles exploded on the launch pad in September 2016.
  • The return to operations sees SpaceX start to renew what was the original global handheld satellite phone network, run by Iridium. Lift-off took place at 9:54 AM local time.
Digital Dakiya scheme inaugurated in MP to encourage cashless transactions
  • In Madhya Pradesh Indore district witnessed inauguration of first of its kind scheme of the country. Digital Dakiya, which aims at encouraging cashless transactions. "Digital Dakiya or Digital Postman will visit different places to teach and encourage people about cashless transactions and its benefits. 
  • State Finance Minister Jayant Malliya has inaugurated the scheme at Indore. State government will provide Identity cards to the volunteers deployed in this programme
Rabi crops sowing crosses 616 lakh hactare
  • Rabi crops have been sown in around six crore 16 lakh hectares till date which is about 35 lakh hectares more than last year. Data released by the Agriculture Ministry, wheat has been sown in around three crore nine lakh hectare which is about 20 lakh hectare more than last year.
  • Over one crore 55 lakh hectare area has been covered under the cultivation of pulses which is around 16 lakh hectare more under the crop last year. The coarse cereals have been sown in over 54 lakh hectare, Oilseeds in 81 lakh hectare.
SEBI cuts broker fees by 25 pc to Rs 15 per transaction
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India, SEBI, has decided to lower broker fees by 25 per cent to 15 rupees per transaction of one crore rupees as part of calibration of various other fees collected by the regulator from different market intermediaries. The move is likely to reduce overall cost of transactions. 
  •  It also decided to give an option to all market intermediaries and companies to make their regulatory payments in digital mode. The move would help in reducing failures due to payment gateway issues.
Rajeev Singh to take charge as interim CEO of Prasar Bharti
  • Rajeev Singh, Member (Finance) in Prasar Bharati Board, will take charge as interim CEO of the public broadcaster after S C Panda retires in February.
  • The previous CEO Jawhar Sircar had quit in October last year, a few months before his tenure was due to end, following which Panda, who is Member (Personnel), was made the acting CEO. However, Panda is also due to retire in February.
62nd Filmfare Awards 2017: Shatrughan Sinha honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Shatrughan Sinha, who completed close to five decades in the film industry, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017. Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who has worked with Sinha in five films, was on stage to raise a toast to him, before the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented. 
  • The award, which is his first Filmfare, was presented to him by daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha.
Glam, glitter and glory mark 14th Mumbai Marathon
  • Tanzanian athlete Alphonce Felix Simbu (24) and Kenyan runner Bornes Kitur Chepkirui (31), flew past all competition to bag the top spots in the men's and women's category respectively in the full marathon at the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) in Mumbai on 15th January 2017.
  • Indian athletes, army soldier Kheta Ram (31) and Jyoti Shanker Gawte topped the men and women's category in the full marathon which saw participation of over 6,000 runners.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala passes away, aged 91
  • Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala, who took over reins of the state in the difficult period when militancy was at its peak in the mid-80s, died in Chandigarh on 14th January 2017 at the age of 91.
  • Mr. Barnala, who served as Chief Minister from 1985 to 1987, was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh from 12th January 2017.
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Friday, 13 January 2017

13th January Current Affairs Quiz

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13th January Current Affairs Quiz

1. Which cricketer announced the launch of a game on cricket, ‘Sachin Saga Warm Up’ under its gaming arm Playizzon ?

2. Which Country established the Guinness World Record for the 'most layered bed of nails' ?

3. Who will mark her plunge as India’s first woman boxing professional ?

4. Who appointed TCS CEO & MD, NGS named COO ?

5. Who appointed as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council, a leading US think-tank on policy matters ?

6. Which Country opened first underwater museum ?

7. Who signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the agriculture sector and allied sector and Line of Credit for USD100 million for agricultural mechanisation ?

8. Who awarded outgoing Vice President Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom ?

9. How much government of India has increased the minimum monthly pension for central govt employees ?

10. Who projected the India GDP growth rate of 8 Percent for 2016-17 based on the appraisal document for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan ?

11.  Who expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017 despite a likely modest pick-up in economic growth at 3.4% this year and 3.6% in 2018, against a six-year low of 3.1% in 2016, a new report by the International Labour Organisation ?

12. Where world’s first ‘Gender Literature Festival’ is scheduled to be held in ?

13. Who launched Mahindra Mutual Fund Dhan Sanchay Yojna scheme ?

14. Who signed 1 trillion yen aid package to the Philippines ?

15. Who appointed as the senior fellow of US-based think tank Atlantic Council ?

16. Who appointed as Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) president. Sylar takes over from the former ICC president Sharad Pawar ?

17. Who announced to launch the 'Diplomats Cricket Championship Cup' ?

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1. Sachin Tendulkar

2. India 

3. Sarita Devi

4.  Rajesh Gopinathan 

5. Manish Tewari 

6. Europe’s 

7. India and Kenya

8. Obama awarded

9. 9,000 

10. NITI Aayog 

11. Global unemployment 

12.  Patna

13. Mahindra Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd (MAMCPL)

14. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

15. Manish Tewari 

16. Ashish Shelar

17. Dubai

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