• Current Affairs 8th April to 15th April 2017

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    Current Affairs 8th April to 15th April 2017

    Important Multiple Choice Questions based on Current Affairs 8th April to 15th April 2017

    Q- Recently India has clinched …………..rank in WEF’s global travel and tourism rankings.

    a) 35

    b) 40

    c) 45

    d) 50

    Q- What is the name of 12th edition of  Joint military exercises which were conducted between India and Mongolia recently.

    a) Elephantia

    b) Migrant elephant

    c) Nomadic elephant

    d) White elephant

    Q- The World  Homeopathy Day was observed on which date?

    a) 8th april

    b) 9th april

    c) 10th april

    d) 11th april

    Q- Which of the following countries is not part of BIMSTEC initiative?

    a) Pakistan

    b) Bangladesh

    c) Thailand

    d) India

     

    India grabs 40th rank in WEF’s global travel & tourism rankings

     
    a)  Out of Total 136 countries India has been placed at 40th rank worldwide in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report 2017.
    b)  Last year India was placed at 52nd rank in this Index.
    c)  The survey was carried by the world economic forum (WEF).
    d) Spain has topped the topped the list.
    e)  Other countries which have achieved the rank under 10 are – Japan (4th),  United Kingdom (5th),  United States (6th), Australia (7th), Italy (8th), Canada (9th) and Switzerland (10th).

    Canara Bank collaborates with BSNL 

    a) The Public Sector bank “Canara Bank”, partnered with BSNL.

    b) This bold step was taken to upgrade the bandwidth at all its branches to 2 Mbps.
    c) The bandwidth upgradation of branches is in connection with the bank’s policy of promoting digital channels.

    d) Promoting this will ensure faster service across the counters and branches.

    NBA launches first basketball school in India

     
    a) The establishment of First Basketball school was announced National Basketball Association (NBA).
    b) This will initiate  a network of tuition-based basketball development programmes venued at Mumbai.
    c) This is a part of a multi-year agreement announced with India On Track (IOT), is open to male and female players between ages 6-18.

     

    President of India Inaugurates all India Seminar on “Economic Reforms with reference to Electoral Issues”

    a) The conference is organised by the Confederation of the Indian Bar today (April 8, 2017) in New Delhi.

    b) The President addressed a strong electoral system which is necessary to strengthen the democratic structure of India.

    c) Timely reforms are necessary which not only would give justice to the people but also to the ideals enshrined in the Constitution of India.

     
     

    Indo – Mongolian Joint Exercise : Nomadic Elephant

     

    a) Recently the 12th Edition Indo – Mongolian Joint Military Exercise  took place.
    b) The name of the exercises is Nomadic Elephant.
    c) The venue of the exercises is  Vairengte and it scheduled from 05 April 2017 till 18 April 2017.
    d) Indian Army was represented by a contingent comprising of 3 officers, 4 JCOs and 39 soldiers of the (J & K) Rifles Mongolian Army.
    e) The Mongolian army  is represented by 9 officers and 36 soldiers of the 084 Special Forces Task Battalion.
    f) Objective of exercises was to train the troops in Counter Insurgency & Counter Terrorism Operations.
    g) The Joint exercises will also focus on conducting operations by a Joint sub-unit.
    h) These exercises will enhance the interchangeability between the two armies.
     
     

    Kolkata- Khulna-Dhaka bus service launched from Kolkata today

    a) A Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service was given Gogreen signal from Kolkata recently.

    b) Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi alongwith  Bangladesh Prime Minister Smt. Sheikh Hasina and the Chief Minister of West Bengal Smt Mamata Banerjee together initiated the ceremony.

    c) The venue of the ceremony was Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

    d) This  initiative will provide better road and rail connectivity for citizens of India and Pakistan.

    e) At the first sight the bus services are being operated on the Kolkata-Dhaka and Kolkata- Dhaka-Agaratala routes.

    f) The bus will run alternatively in a week.

     

     

    Blue Revolution Scheme

    a) In order to boost the scope for development of fisheries and aquaculture, the Government of India has restructured the Central Plan Scheme under an umbrella of Blue Revolution.

    b) The scheme has the following components:
    i. National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and its activities.
    ii. Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture.
    iii. Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post-Harvest Operations.
    iv. Strengthening of Database & Geographical Information System of the Fisheries Sector.
    v. Institutional Arrangement for Fisheries Sector.
    vi. Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and other need-based Interventions.
    vii. National Scheme on Welfare of Fishermen.
    c) The Blue Revolution aims to achieve economic prosperity of fishermen and fish farmers.

    d) Also it contributes towards food and nutritional security by having optimum utilization of water resources for fisheries development in a sustainable manner.

    Cabinet ratifies the “Signing and Ratification of MoU for Establishment of the BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection”

     

    a) The Union Cabinet has ratified the proposal of the Ministry of Power for Signing of “Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of the BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection”.

    b) The panel headed by the prime minister Narendra Modi along with states counterparts will announce this in the upcoming 3rd BIMSTEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting.

    c) the venue of the meeting will be nepal.

    d) The BIMSTEC stands for Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation.

    e) It is an International organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia viz. Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.

    f) It laid foundation on October 4, 2005 in a conference held at New Delhi.

    g) The Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) will facilitate-

    (i) the optimization of using the energy resources in the region for mutual benefits on non-discriminatory basis subject to laws, rules and regulations of the respective Parties;
    (ii) the promotion of efficient, economic, and secure operation of power system needed through the development of regional electricity networks;
    (iii) the necessity of optimization of capital investment for generation capacity addition across the region; and
    (iv) power exchange through cross border interconnections.

     

    World Homeopathy Day: 10th April

    a) The World Homeopathy Day was observed on 10 April 2017 and International Convention was Organised in New Delhi.

    b) Shripad Yesso Naik – the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH  inaugurated the National Convention  which was venued at New Delhi.

    c) On the occasion of the 262nd birth anniversary of the founder of Homeopathy Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann who was a German physician, who was a great scholar, linguist and acclaimed scientist.
    d) The theme introduced this time is  “Enhancing Quality Research in Homeopathy through scientific evidence and rich clinical experiences”.

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  • Current Affairs 1st April to 7th April

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    Current Affairs 1st April to 7th April

    Current Affairs 1st April to 7th April

    Vanaja Sarna has been appointed as CBEC’s new Chairman

    a)  The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has appointed Vanaja N. Sarna.
    b)  Mrs. Vanaja has replaced Najib Shah who retired from the post.
    c)  Earlier she held the charge of Director General of Vigilance, also she had the post of Chief Vigilance Officer of the Department.

     

    Kanha tiger reserve –  1st place in India to get official mascot

    a) The Kanha National park in fact the tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh has introduced its official mascot.
    b) ‘Bhoorsingh the Barasingha’ has been chosen the name of the mascot .
    c) Barasingha is also called swamp deer which is considered as the  State animal of Madhya Pradesh.

     

    World Health Day: 7 April 

    a) The World Health Day is observed on 7th of April every year.
    b) This day marks the anniversary of the founding day of the World Health Organisation.
    c) The theme of the year 2017 World Health Day is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’.

     

    World Autism Awareness Day: 2nd April 2017

    a) 2nd April is observed as World Autism Awareness Day worldwide.
    b) This year the theme for the day is “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination”.
    c) This day is observed to encourage awareness about children with autism.
    d) Autism is a neurological condition that is observed among children at an early stage.

     

    PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Asia’s longest tunnel 

    a) The Asia’s Longest tunnel has been inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    b) The name of the tunnel is 9.2 km.
    c) The name of the tunnel is Chenani-Nashri all-weather road tunnel.
    d) Chenani-Nashri tunnel is on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
    e) This road tunnel will decrease the travelling time between  Jammu and Srinagar by almost two hours.
    f) Tunnel made is 2-lane tunnel and is Asia’s longest bi-directional highway tunnel.
    g) which will cut the distance between Jammu and Srinagar to around 250 km from the current 350 km.
    h) Chenani-Nashri is the world’s 6th road tunnel and has a transverse ventilation system enabled which is controlled by ABB software.
    j) Several Other features are Integrated Traffic Control System (ITCS), Video Surveillance System, FM Rebroadcast System, Entrance Detection Control System and Active Firefighting System.
    i) The tunnel posses 124 closed-circuit TV cameras for surveillance.

    19th commonwealth forestry conference to begin in Uttarakhand today

    a) Recently The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference (CFC) 2017 took place at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
    b)  At the conference was present Uttarakhand Governor Dr. K.K. Paul who  inaugurated the 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference venued at Dehradun.
    c)  The theme of the 5-day conference is  ‘Forests for Prosperity and Posterity’.

    PV Sindhu Clinches India Open badminton title 2017

    a) India’s leading badminton Player and Olympic silver-medallist P.V. Sindhu thrashed Carolina Marin (Spain) in straight sets 21-19, 21-16 in 47 minutes at the India Open badminton championship 2017.
    b) The venue of the tournament is New Delhi.
    c) PV sindhu entered the final after thrashing Saina Nehwal and Sung ji-Hyun.

    Indian Cricketer MS Dhoni named CEO of Gulf Oil for a day

    a) The former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni was sworn in as the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gulf Oil India for a day.
    b) He was appointed as CEO for Gulf Oil India at the Mumbai head office.
    c) The Wicket Keeper -Batsman Mahe was also named as the brand ambassador for Gulf Oil in the year 2011.

    64th National Film Awards

    a) The 64th National Film Awards were announced recently and in which the Directorate of Film Festivals presents its annual National Film Awards to honor the best films of the year  2016 in the Indian cinema.
    b) The Event of awards ceremony will be held on 3 May 2017 in India.

     

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  • Current Affairs 25th March to 31st March 2017

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     Current Affairs 25th March to 31st April 2017

    Current Affairs 25th March to 31st April 2017

    ‘Earth Hour’ being observed today: 25 March

    a) The 10th anniversary of “Earth Hour” is observed Worldwide on “25th March”.
    b) This event of earth hour is held every year worldwide and consistently encouraged by Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).

    c) In this worldwide event every Individual is encouraged to turn off non-essential lights for one hour.

    d) The time scheduled is from 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time of respective countries.

    e) Event of  Earth Hour was firstly celebrated in Sydney, Australia, in 2007.

    New name of CBEC switched to CBIC under GST 

     
    a) The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) will now be reconstructed for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
    b)The CBEC will now be renamed as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) which was approved by the Parliament.
    c)  The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has ratified the reconstruction of the field formations of the CBEC for the implementation of GST.
     

    SBI’s Arundhati Bhattacharya ranked among world’s greatest leaders

    a) The Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI)- Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya bagged the 26th rank in Fortune Magazine.
    b) This rank was grabbed among the world’s 50 greatest leaders, which was surveyed by the fortune magazine.
    c) Now Mrs. Bhattacharya has become the only Indian Corporate leader to be featured on the list. The list has been topped by Theo Epstein President, Baseball Operations in Chicago Cubs.

    Bangladesh celebrates 46th Independence Day

    a) The Bangladesh celebrated its Independence Day on March 26.
    b) The President of Bangladesh Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Placed Garlands at the National Memorial.
    c) The Venue of the event is Savar.
    d) They paid  tribute to freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom.
     

    Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix

     
    a)  Sebastian Vettel clinched the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari.
    b) He is now 4 time World Champion.
    c) It was Sebastian Vettel’s Fourth win for Ferrari and his first since the Singapore Grand Prix which took place in September 2015.

    Indian Railways to switch Wi-Fi kiosks at 500 remote stations.

     

    a) Indian Railways is planning to set up Wi-Fi Hotspot kiosks at about 500 Remote stations.

    b) This will help people access an array of online services and this will  also include various government schemes.
    c) It is promoted as Railwire Saathi and this will provide a platform to provide services like e-commerce, online banking and much more.

    d) Also the Wi-Fi will function like a P C O.

     

    India becomes third largest aviation market in domestic traffic

     
    a) India has been ranked third in the aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic.
    b) India thrashed back Japan which ranked 4th in the ranking survey.
    c) The second position is clinched by United States with 815 million passengers.
    d) And China grabbed second position followed by China with 490 million.
    e) The survey was done for the year 2016.

     

    World Theatre Day observed on 27th March

    a) World Theatre Day is  observed Worldwide on 27th March every year.
    b) World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), France.
    c) For the  first time  World Theatre Day was observed  in 1962.

    Repco Collaborated with National Housing Bank 

    a) The Repco Home Finance Ltd (RHFL) has signed an agreement with National Housing Bank (NHB).
    b) This has been done for implementation of a credit-linked subsidy scheme and will be targetting to the middle-income group of the country.
    c) The scheme will be implemented for 1 year and will come into effect from January 1, 2017.
    d) Scheme has divided the middle-income group into 2 categories -a) annual household income up to Rs 12 lakh and         b) annual household income up to Rs 18 lakh.
    e) The subsidy in this scheme will be available for a loan amount of Rs 9 lakh and Rs 12 lakh at the rate of 4 per cent and 3 per cent per annum, .
    f) The tenure of the subsidy is 20 years.
    g) In the scheme maximum subsidy amount allotted to an individual – Rs 2.35 lakh.

    Anupam Kher receives Kala Ratan Award from Vice President

    Anupam Kher

    a) The  renowned actor Anupam Kher was honored with the Kala Ratan Award Recently.
    b) It was presented by Vice President Hamid Ansari at venue of  Punjab University, Chandigarh.
    c) Anupam Kher was honored him with the 4th highest civilian award of Padma Shri in 2004.
    d) He got 3rd highest civilian award  Padma Bhushan award in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts.

    14-year-old becomes first girl to swim from Sea Link to Gateway of India

    a)  Gauri Singh became the first girl to explore the way from Sea Link near Worli  to the Gateway of India.
    b) She is 14 years old and she completed the 36 km long distance in 6 hours and 30 mins.

    Kolkata to host final match of FIFA U-17 World Cup: 

    a) The Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata has been decided as the venue of the final of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup.
    b) The FIFA world cup is to be held in 2017.
    b) This time World Cup gets the slogan of the tournament and it will be “Football Takes Over”.
     

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  • Objective Questions Based Important Government Schemes

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    Objective Questions Based Important Government Schemes

    Objective Questions Based Important Government Schemes

    Q- Consider the following statements with respect to recently launched Gold Monetisation Scheme-

    Statement I – In the gold monetisation scheme the interest rate provide to depositors is 2.5%

    Statement II- Minimum gold that has to be deposited is 20 gms.

    a) Only I is correct

    b) Only II is correct

    c) Both I and II are correct

    d) None

    Q- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is related to-

    a) Insurance of Rabi and Kharif crops

    b) Insurance of Commercial crops

    c) Both a and b

    d) None

    Pradhan Mantri Gold Monetisation scheme

     

     

    a) The Scheme was launched on 4th November, 2015.

    b) The main aim of the scheme is to decrease the dependency  on gold imports over time.

    c) The secondary aim to attract the tonnes of gold from households into the Indian banking System.

    d) Under this scheme the scheme holder can deposit gold into bank and can earn interest on the value of the gold.

    e) The scheme allows minimum deposit of 30 gm of gold in the form of Jewellery or bar or coin.

    f) An interest will be paid at rate of 2.5% per annum.

    g) Premature Withdrawl is allowed in the  Scheme after a Minimum Lock-in period, which is also Subject to penalty.

     

    Schemes and Programmes Related to Agriculture and Rural development

     

    Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

    a) The Scheme was launched in October 11, 2014.

    b) The main aim of the scheme is to provide Crop Insurance Cover to crops like Rabi and Kharif Crops and Finacial Support to farmers in the cases of Crop Damage.

    c) This is a central sector scheme for farmers and this scheme replaced the Earlier scheme NAIS and MNAIS.

    d) Under the scheme the Maximum Interest charged on Kharif crops will be 2% of sum assured or the Actuarial rate ( Whichever is the less), the maximum rate charged on Rabi crops wil be 1.5% and 5% will be the rate charged for commercial Horticulture ctops.  

    e)   Under this scheme the Auditing of crop damage will be done through technology like GPS, Remote sensing, Drones etc.

    f) Given Below is the various other crop insurance-

                  1) Comprehensive Crop Insurance scheme :1985

                  2) National Agricultural Insurance scheme : 1999

                 3) Weather based crop Insurance scheme :2007

                4) Modified National Agricultural Scheme : 2010

                 5) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana : 2014

    Pradhan Mantri Gram Sichhai Yojana

    a) The Scheme  was launched in July 1, 2015 .

    b) The main objective to provide irrigation facilities to the fields of farmers and also to improve the efficiency of water.

    c) Under the scheme, people are attracted to invest in irrigation system at field level, develop and expand cultivable land,  minimum wastage of water , water saving technologies etc.

    d) Under the Programme all the states including Union Territories are covered. 

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  • Objective Questions Based Current Affairs 18th March to 25th March

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    Objective Questions Based Current Affairs 18th March to 25th March

    Objective Questions Based Current Affairs 18th March to 25th March

    Q- Recently RBI has decided to issue plastic notes for which denomination?

    a) Re 1 Denomination

    b) Rs 10 Denomination

    c) Rs 50 Denomination

    d) Rs 100 Denomination

    Q- Who has been appointed as the new chairman of PAC ( Public Accounts Committee)?

    a) Vinod rai

    b) Shashikant Sharma

    c) Mallikarjun Kharge

    d) None of these

    Q-  Who is the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?

    a) Harish rawat

    b) Vijay Bahuguna

    c) Trivendra singh rawat

    d) None of these

    Q- What rank has been bagged by the India in the UN Women in Politics Map?

    a) 142

    b) 148

    c) 147

    d) 149

    RBI all set to print Rs 10 plastic notes

     
     
    a) The Government of India (GOI) ratified and gave green signal to Reserve Bank of India  to conduct field trials of plastic notes of Rs 10 denominations.
    b) The Trial will be conducted in in five cities across the country these are Kochi, Mysore, Jaipur, Shimla and Bhubaneswar.
    c) The main objective of introducing plastic notes is to extend the life cycle of the banknotes.
    d) Furthermore, the Plastic notes are more reliable, cleaner, lasts longer and are difficult to counterfeit.

     

    GST Council Approves SGST & UTGST Draft Bills

     
    a)  The Goods and Service Tax (GST) has different types like – SGST (State Goods and Services Tax) and Union Territory Goods and Services Tax  (UTGST).
    b) The council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cleared the remaining State GST (SGST) and Union Territory GST (UTGST) draft bills.
    c) This ratification was done during its 12 Council meeting.
    d)  There are 5 Draft bills which are likely to be implemented by July 1, 2017.
    e)  Under the UTGST draft law  the Union Territories like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli are there , also the UTs do not have legislative assemblies.
     

    Mallikarjun Kharge becomes next PAC Chairman

    a) The Former Indian Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge has been recommended for the post of chairman of the Public’s Account Committee (PAC) of Parliament.
    b) Mallikarjun Kharge will take charge on May 1, 2017.
    c) The Ex-PAC Chairman was K.V Thomas.
     

    India ranks 148 in 2017 UN Women in Politics Map

    a)  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women recently launched the ‘Women in Politics 2017 Map’.
    b) The Venue of Launch was  New York.
    c) ” Women in Politics 2017 Map” refers to  the visual representation of women’s political empowerment in executive government and parliament which will in prospective way from  January 1, 2017.
    d)  Out of the Total 193 UN Members India ranked 148 in representing women in the executive government.
    e) The theme decided for this initiative 2017 is ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment In The Changing World Of Work’.
    d)  In the increasing order of women in Parliament , the countries are arranged : Sweden, Seychelles, Cuba, Bolivia, Rwanda.
     

     Trivendra Singh Rawat took oath as Uttarakhand CM

    a) Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat on taking the oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

    b) He has been sworn as the 18th Uttarakhand chief minister on 18th of March.

    c) He is a RSS pracharak.
    d) Trivendra singh Rawat has huge experience of Administration Under BJP Government.

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  • Objective Questions based Current Affairs 11th March to 17th March

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    Objective Questions based Current Affairs 11th March to 17th March

    Objective Questions based Current Affairs 11th March to 17th March

    Q-1 Which Indian Player has been recently awarded with Polly Umrigar Award?

    a) Virat Kohli

    b) PV Sindhu

    c) Ravi chandra Ashwin

    d) None of these

    Q-2 The Polly Umrigar Award is associated with which sports?

    a) Badminton

    b) Lawn Tennis

    c) Cricket

    d) None of these

    Q-3 Who has become the first woman to be awarded with BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award?

    a) Mamata Raghuwanshi

    b) Shanta Rangaswamy

    c) Shanti Sharma

    d) Manohari Mutthuswami

    Q-4 Recently Arunachal Pradesh has launched the Adarsh Gram Yojana in how many villages?

    a) 113

    b) 123

    c) 117

    d) 127

    Q-5 Who has been appointed as the official brand ambassador of ICC women cricket World Cup 2017?

    a) Ricky Ponting

    b) Sachin Tendulkar

    c) Virat Kohli

    d)  Ravi Shashtri

    Q-6 Which bollywood star has been sworn in as the Brand Ambassador of the Chinese Smartphone Company “OnePlus”?

    a)  Imran Khan

    b) Amitabh Bacchan

    c) Rishi Kapoor

    d) Javed Akhtar

    Shanta Rangaswamy Becomes 1st Woman to Be Honored with BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award

     
    a) In order to observe the contribution of women cricketers, For the first time in the History of BCCI , the Lifetime  Achievement Awards has been introduced for Women.
    b) The Former Indian captain, Ms. Shanta Rangaswamy has been nominated for this  award.
    c) Mrs. Shanta Rangaswamy  led India in 12 Test matches and in 16 ODIs from 1976 to 1991.
     

     

    Virat Kohli nominated for Polly Umrigar award

     
    a) The leading Batsman and Indian captain Virat Kohli was nominated for the prestigious Polly Umrigar award on 8th March, 2017.
    b) The venue of the BCCI Annual Awards was in Bengaluru.
    c) It is for the third  time that  Virat  Kohli is nominated with this prestigious award.
    d) Moreover, Virat kohli becomes the First Indian cricketer to receive Polly Umrigar award for the third Occasion after  2011-12 and 2014-15.
    e) Ravi Chandra Ashwin  also becomes the first cricketer to receive the ‘Dilip Sardesai Award’ two times.
    f) Also Virat kohli had an amazing career by scoring four consecutive double Hundreds in test cricket in the Year 2016.

     

     

     New Goa chief minister appointed – Manohar Parrikar

    a) The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has been appointed as the new chief minister of Goa.
    b) This decision came into conclusion after the tough negotiations were made by the BJP with regional parties and  individual entities.
    c) Earlier Manohar Parrikar  was made the Defence Minister at the Centre in the year 2014.
    d) The Ex- Chief Minister of Goa was Laxmikant Parsekar as the Chief Minister.
    e)  He will take the oath as the chief minister on 14th of  March, 2017.
     

      Adarsh Gram Yojana for Rural Poor Launched in Arunachal pradesh

     
    a)  In order to support the Prime Minister “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” The Arunachal Pradesh Government has launched  “Adarsh Gram Yojana” in the State.
    b) The main objective of the scheme is to reach the poor people in rural areas of the state and serve them better.
    c) Under this scheme, 123 villages  will be developed as ‘Model Villages’ across the state  during the fiscal year 2017-18.

     

    OnePlus India Ropes Amitabh Bachchan as its New Brand Ambassador 

    a) The leading Chinese smartphone company OnePlus has sworn the  Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan as its new brand ambassador for its India Wing.
    b) The BigB is the first major face that OnePlus India has mentioned association.
    c) This association has gained momentum with the Viral advertisement of its latest flagship smartphone, OnePlus 3T.
    d) “OnePlus Star”  is a selected group for indigenous OnePlus users and now Amitabh Bachchan has now joined the first-ever of this group.
     

    Pakistan initiates the  conduct of  its first census in 19 years

    a) Pakistan has announced and is geared up to conduct its first national census in 19 years.
    b) The Census will begin on 15th March with the assistance of over 200,000 troops.
    c)  The Census will take place in two phases.
    d) It will be completed by May 25th, 2017 as announced by the Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor and Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb.
    e) They addressed a joint conference about preparation for the sixth census.
    d) Pakistan’s capital Islamabad last conducted a census in 1998, which recorded a national population of approximately 18 crores at that time.
     

     

    ICC appoint Sachin Tendulkar as official ambassador of women’s World Cup 2017

    a) Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was announced as the official ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017.
    b) The Indian Cricketing Legend was announced ambassador the occasion of International Women’s Day by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
    c) The women’s World Cup this year starts on June 24, 2017 and the venue of the tournament is England and Wales. d) Total eight cricketing countries are participating to grab the coveted trophy.
    e) The duration of the tournament is 21 days and a total of 28 matches.
    f) There are five different venues of the tournament and the final is to be played at Lord’s Cricket Ground,London.
     

     

    UK parliament gives final approval for Brexit bill

     
    a) The Brexit Bill has been ratified by the House of Lords.This initiates the government to gear Article 50 so the United Kingdom can leave the European Union.
    b) According to Constitution The Prime Minister could invoke Article 50, which formally starts the BREXIT process.
    c) The Europian Union Withdrawal Bill was passed Unamended after peers voted by 274 votes to 118 not to challenge the Commons again over the issue of whether Parliament should have a veto on the terms of exit.
     

     

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  • Objective Current Affairs based on Latest Government schemes

    Mar 20 • Arts and culture news, Business and financial news, Education, Entertainment and celebrity news, Health news, IBPS, International news, politics News, Railway, Science and technology news, Sports, SSC, UPSC • 150 Views

    Objective Current Affairs based on Latest Government schemes

    Important Questions based on Objective Current Affairs based on Latest Government schemes

    Q- Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)-

    Statement I – The scheme is focused to age group between 20 years to 60 years.

    Statement II – It was Launched on 9th may, 2015 and the main objective is to provide accidental insurance to the Indian citizens.

    a) Only Statement I is true.

    b) Only Statement II is true.

    c) Both the Statements are true.

    d) Neither Statement I nor Statement II are true.

    Q- The Kisan Vikas Patra Yojana was relaunched on-

    a) March 3, 2015

    b) April 6, 2016

    c) March 3, 2016

    d) April  6, 2015 

    Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana ( PMSBY)

    a) It was launched on May 9th, 2015 and the main aim of the scheme is to provide accidental insurance to the citizens of India.

    b) The Scheme is focused to eliminate the loopholes and increase the penetration of the accidental insurance cover in India.

    c)  The scheme is valid for all Indian Citizens under the Age group of 18 to 70 years of Age.

    d) Under this scheme , the Insurance policy holder will get the sum of Rs 200,000 in the cases of Accidental Death or Permanent full Disability. The person who will suffer partial but permanent disability will get a sum of Rs 100,000.

    e) To avail this sum cover a person has to pay an annual premium of Rs 12 excluding of service tax.

    f) All the Indian nationals who are under 18-70 years of age and posses a savings bank account can avail this scheme.

    g) The scheme is valid for one year and can be renewed every year.

     

    Kisan Vikas Patra Yojana-

    a) In  order to provide safe and secure investment avenues to small scale investors. It was Re-Launched on March 3, 2015.

    b) In Kisan Vikas Patra yojana the invested money will be doubled in 8 years and 4 months.

    c) The investors will not get any type of Tax benefit for investing in this scheme.

    d) The Kisan Vikas Patra would be available in the denominations of Rs 1,000, Rs 5000, Rs 10000 and Rs 50,000.

     

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  • Objective Current Affairs Based Important Government Schemes

    Mar 12 • Arts and culture news, Business and financial news, Education, Entertainment and celebrity news, February 2017, Health news, IBPS, International news, politics News, Railway, Science and technology news, Sports, SSC, Uncategorized, UPSC • 236 Views

    Objective Current Affairs – Important Government Schemes

    Important Questions based on Current Affairs Important Government Schemes

    Q-1 With respect to the recently launched Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY), which of the following is not the part of the Scheme-

    a) Shishu

    b) Navjaat

    c) Kishore

    d) Tarun

    e) None of the Above

    Q- How much money is allocated to loans in Shishu yojana a sub-part of Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana-

    a)  50,000

    b) 1,00,000

    c) 75 000

    d) 1,25,000

    e) None of these

    Q- Consider the following Statements-

    Statement I : Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana  provides Micro Credit scheme.

    Statement II : Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana provides scholarship to meritorious candidate planning to start their own business.

    Which of the following statement is correct?

    a) Only I

    b) Only II

    c) Both I and II

    d) None of the statement is correct

    e) None of these

    Government Schemes related to Banking and Insurance Sector Current Affairs Important Government Schemes

    Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY)-

    a) It was Launched on April 8, 2015 by the Prime minister Narendra Modi.

    b) The Key objective of the scheme is to provide Financial Support for the Growth of Micro Enterprises sector and various start-ups of this level.

    c) Under this scheme, the funding to non- corporate small business sector is facilitated .

    d) MUDRA stands for Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency. The scheme is open and available from all bank branches across the country.

    The Scheme is further divided into three sub – schemes :

    1. Shishu : This Scheme will be covering availing loans to entrepreneurs upto Rs. 50000. Shishu Stands for young child. Therefore, entrepreneurs with small businesses and Start-ups can avail loans under this scheme.
    2. Kishor : This scheme covers loans above Rs 50000 and upto Rs.5 Lakh. The Scheme is for Medium Enterprises.
    3. Tarun : This Scheme covers loans above Rs 5 Lakh and upto Rs 10 lakh.

    Products and Services under the Scheme

    a) Schemes for activities of business in land, transport, Community, Social and personal Services, food products and Textile product sector.

    b) Micro credit Scheme

    c) Refinance Scheme for Regional Rural Banks/Scheduled cooperative Banks.

    d) Mahila Udyami Scheme

    e) Business loan for traders and shopkeepers.

    f) Missing Middle Credit Schemes-Equipment Finance for Micro units.

     

    Important March Current Affairs

     

     

    Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) 

    a) The scheme was Launched on May 9, 2015 by honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    b) The Key Objective of the scheme is to provide Life insurance cover to all Indian Citizens.

    c) Under this scheme, the penetration of life insurance is focussed and scope of insurance all over india is covered. It is valid for the citizens between the age of 18- 50 years.

    d) The Scheme provides a policy holder  a life insurance cover of Rs 2lakh with an annual premium of just Rs 330 excluding service tax.

    e) The citizens who are under the age of 18-50 with a eligible bank account can avail the facility of this scheme.

     

     

     

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  • Objective Questions Based Current Affairs from 1st March to 10th March

    Mar 12 • Arts and culture news, Business and financial news, Education, Entertainment and celebrity news, February 2017, Health news, IBPS, International news, politics News, Railway, Science and technology news, Sports, SSC, UPSC • 370 Views

    Objective Questions Based Current Affairs from 1st March to 10th March

    Here are some Objective Questions Based Current Affairs from 1st March to 10th March

    Q-1 Who has appointed as the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra?

    a) Devendra fadnavis

    b) Sumit Malik

    c) Raj Thackrey

    d)None of these

    Q- Which famous player has clinched the first position in Dubai International tennis Championship?
    a)Novac Djokovic

    b) Roger Federer

    c) Andy Murray

    d) Rafael nadal

    e) None of the above

    Q- Recently in which country the World’s Oldest Fossil has been Discovered ?

    a) United States of America

    b) Canada

    c) India

    d) None of the Above

     

    Andy Murray Clinches first position in the Dubai International

    a) Andy Murray on 5th of March becomes the first British champion to be at the top in the History of Dubai International tennis Championship.

    b) He defeated Fernando verdasco in the match to get this position.

    c) The Second Position is grabbed by  Novac Djokovic.

    d)He got this first position for the first time.

     

    World Oldest fossil discovered

    a) With reference to recent research done by the scientist , World’s Oldest Fossil has been found in the Quebec, Canada.

    b) These fossils are claimed to be about 3.8 billion years old which is the minimum estimate and can extend upto 4.3 billion years of age.

    c) The fossils are claimed to be the remains of Bacteria which survived on iron.

    d) These fossils are made of Haematite and rust ( Iron Oxide).

    e) Apart from this , the minerals were also found to contain Graphite, apatite and carbonate associated with the Biological matter.

     

     

    Indian Women Hockey team wins

    a) In the five-test match series of Hockey Championship India has clinched three consecutive Wins against Belarus.

    b) On 5th of March India has thrashed Belarus to grab third Consecutive win. Now in the Series the match was won by  3-1  and India has won three matches consecutively.

    c) The Indian Skipper scored two goals in the Match.

     

     

    RBI sets up Inter- Disciplinary Committee

     

    a) The Reserve bank of India has recently set up the Inter-Disciplinary Standing Committee consisting 11 members.

    b) The Head of the committee  is Meena Hemchandra (RBI Executive Director).

    c) The Objective of the Committee is to examine specific issues and key facts related to various security standards and protocols, interface with stakeholders.

    d) This was announced in the Bi-monthly Policy of RBI.

     

    Mr. Sumit malik has been appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra

     

    a) The Senior IAS officer Mr. Sumit malik has been appointed as  the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra.

    b) Mr. Swadheen Kshatriya was the Ex- Chief Secretary  and he will be succeeded by  Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick.

    c) Swadheen Kshatriya, who was earlier retiring on 31st January was given a one month retirement extension till the month of February.

    d) He had earlier served as the Divisional Commissioner of Amravati and Worked as the Secretary of Education also. He has also been chosen  the Governor.

    Indian Navy successfully test-fires missile from Kalvari submarine

    a) An indigenously built Kalvari class submarine was successfully  launched and test-fired an anti-ship missile.
    b) This Weapon was  fired from the submarine only.
    c) The first of India’s six Scorpene-class submarines which are being built under the Project 75 and it “successfully hit” a surface target during the trial in the Arabian Sea.
    d) The submarines were designed by French naval defense and energy company DCNS and are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.

    Union Govt launches  ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’ nationwide

    a)  Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar ( The Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation) has launched ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’.
    b) It was launched in Gurugram, Haryana to raise awareness on the topics like sanitation and cleanliness.
    c)  Mr. Narendra  Tomar has decided to observe ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’ from March 1 to 8, 2017.
    d) It was launched across the country and over 1,500 women sarpanches of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and all women sarpanches of Gurugram division are participating in this event.
    e) PM Modi will take part in a closing ceremony of the program on March 8, 2017 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

     

     

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    Latest Government Schemes

    Important Questions based on Latest Government Schemes

    Q-1 With respect to Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Which Was launched in the year 2014, the No. of bank accounts opened  are-

    a) 20 crore

    b) 21 crore

    c) 22 crore

    d) 23 crore

    Q-2 The main objective of the PMJDY (Pradhan mantri Jan Dhan Yojana ) is-

    a) Financial inclusion

    b) Infrastructure of banks

    c) Check black money

    d) None of these

    Q-3 The main objective of recently launched pradhan  mantri Sukanya samridhhi Yojana ( PMSSY) is-

    a) Provide higher Education to girl

    b) Ban Female infanticide

    c) Secure the future of girl Child

    d) provide fund for girl’s marriage

    Government Schemes related with Banking and Insurance

    Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

    a) The Scheme PMJDY was launched on August 28, 2014.

    b) The Main Objective of the scheme is to make financial services accessible for all Households in the Country.

    c) In other words Financial Inclusion is the main aim of  Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.

    d) In this scheme, any  individual above the Age of 10 yrs  and does not have bank account can open a bank account  without money depositon.

    e) This scheme is targeted to BPL (Below poverty line). But any individual who does not have bank account will be benefited from the Scheme.

    f) About 21 crore accounts have been opened in which 12.87 crore accounts were opened in rural Areas and 81.13  bank accounts were opened in the urban Areas.

    g) Around Rs 33074.89 crore is accumulated in these accounts, Despite of Zero Minimum balance.

    h) The deposits in Jan Dhan Accounts have Doubled from the event of Demonetization in the Month of November -December.

     

     

    Pradhan Mantri Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana ( PMSSY)

    a) The PMSSY Scheme was launched in the Month of January 22, 2015. 

    b) The main Objective of the Scheme was to Secure the Future of Girl child.

    c) The Scheme is the part of Government’s Indispensable Initiative – (Beti Bachao -Beti Padhao).

    d) It is the Programme for small deposit savings scheme for a girl Child.

    e) In this Scheme, a savings account in the name of small Girl Can be opened  and Deposits can be made for 14 years. 

    f) Indian Income Tax Act will exempt under the section 80C  the investments and returns under this scheme.

    g) The Minimum Deposit Can be Rs 1000 per year.

    h) This Scheme is valid only for 2 Girl child.

     

     

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