• Current Affairs 13th February to 14th February 2017

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    Current Affairs 13th February to 14th February

    Important Questions from Current Affairs 13th February to 14th February

    Q1 Who Has been appointed as the new president of Germany ?

    a) Joachim Gauck

    b) Frank -Walter Steinmeier

    c) Horst Köhler

    d) Johannes Rau

    e) None of these

    Q2 The Govenment has introduced recently funds called EDF which will be dedicated to electronic technology start ups. The Word EDF stands  for –

    a) Electronic dominant Fund

    b) Equal Distributed fund

    c) Electronic development Fund

    d) Eligible development Fund

    e) None of these

    Q-3 Recently the North Korea test fired a ballistic missile (ICBM) into the japan Sea. The venue of the Launch Was-

    a) Panghyon

    b) HamHung

    c) sariwon

    d) Sinuiju

    e) None of these

     

    Centre Plans Start up Investment in Electronic technology

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    a) By the year 2019, the centre is planning to invest about 2200 crore in Electronic Technology Start-ups.

    b) These funds are defined as EDF ( Electronics Development Fund) .

    c) The EDF is a fund of funds and also known as “Daughter Funds’. The EDF would provide 10% of the Capital in Daughter Funds and rest of the funds would be invested by the Venture Capitalists.

     

    North Korea test fires ballistic missile

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    a) North Korea successfully test  fired a ballistic missile into the sea on 12th of february.

    b) Japan was concerned and reported to  US President Donald Trump about the matter and in  reply got support from the United states.

    c) According to North Korea the missile was Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). So this missile can be legally tested at any time.

    d) This Venue of the launch was Panghyon in North Korea and the timing was 2300 GMT.

    e) The Missile flew at the range of 500 km and is designed to fly upto 3000 to 4000 km.

     

     

    New President for Germany-Frank -Walter Steinmeier

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    a) Frank -Walter Steinmeier has been chosen as the Germany’s president by the German Lawmakers.

    b) Mr. Steinmeier is a former Foreign Minister.He was elected by the 630 members of Parliament’s Lower house.

    c) The German President has little  executive power and moral authorities.

    d) His appointment was made in special assembly  held in Berlin on 12th of February.

    Important Current Affairs for the Month of January 2017

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  • Current Affairs 11th February to 12th February 2017

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    Current Affairs 11th February to 12th February 2017

    Important Questions from Current Affairs 11th February

    Q-1 Which Cricketer  has recently become the first batsman to score the Consistent Double Century in Continuous  Four test matches.

    a) Ajinkya Rahane

    b) Virat Kohli

    c) Steve Smith

    d) Alistair Cook

    e) None of these

    Q-2 Who has been appointed as the New Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board Of India ?

    a) Ajay Tyagi

    b) Upendra Kumar Sinha

    c) TS Thakur

    d) Js Khehar

    e) None of these

    Q-3 The Head Quarters of SEBI are situated at-

    a) Bengaluru

    b) Bandra

    c) Vishakhapatnam

    d) Hyderabad

     

    SEBI appoints Ajay Tyagi as the  New Chairman

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    a) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has appointed the Senior IAS officer Ajay Tyagi as its new chairman.

    b) Ajay Tyagi who is a senior Bureaucrat will be placed on a tenure of 5 years for the organisation which is headquartered at Bandra, Mumbai.

    c) His Service begins from 1st march 2017 and he will be replacing Upendra Kumar Sinha- the Ex Chairman of  SEBI.

    d) Mr. Ajay Tyagi is Currently working as additional Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs in which he handles the Capital market division that deals with primary and secondary markets along with institutions such as Securities Appellate Tribunal.

    e) Also the tenure of Mr. tyagi can extended till he achieves the age of 65 years.

     

    Government introduces Braille atlas for visually impaired people

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    a)  The Ministry of Science and Technology has  introduced the comprehensive Braille atlas in the country.

     b) This is a bold step to empower the visually impaired students and such a step is taken for the first time in the Indian History.

    c) Currently the Atlas has 20 maps. This atlas is on different themes like physical, socio-economic, river system, roads, and railways and crops.

    d) This Atlas will help children to browse healthy habits in their lives.

    Virat Kohli becomes the 1st batsman to score four double centuries in four straight series

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    a) The Team India  captain  Mr. Virat Kohli has set another milestone.

    b) Virat Kohli  becomes the first Indian Cricketer to score four double centuries in four consecutive Test series.

    c) He achieved this milestone in the ongoing Test Series against Bangladesh.

    d) Also The Virat Kohli has become the second captain to score four double centuries in the test series.

    e) Virat Kohli is now the Captain of all the three formats of Cricket.

     

     

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  • Current Affairs 9th February to 10th February 2017

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    Current Affairs 9th February to 10th February 

    Important Questions for SSC and SBI from Current Affairs 9th February

    Q- Recently the Government has Introduced the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan  PMGDSA which involves the total estimation of

    a) Rs. 2,351.38 crore

    b) Rs 2,531.83 crore

    c) Rs 2, 135.38 crore

    d) Rs 2,315.83 crore

    Q- The PMGDSA aims to boost the digital literacy of rural India by the end of the year-

    a) 2018

    b) 2019

    c) 2021

    d) 2022

    Q- The RBI has fixed the repo rate for the year 2017 to-

    a) 6%

    b) 6.25%

    c) 6.50%

    d) 7%

    Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan ( PMGDISHA)

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    a) The Union Cabinet has given GoGreen Signal to Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan ( PMGDISHA).

    b) Narendra Modi the Chairperson of cabinet gave the approval PMGDISHA  on 8th February. The PMGDISHA  is a programme to make Six crore rural households of India digitally literate.

    c) The total Estimation of the project is Rs. 2,351.38 crore. The Programme targets to uplift the digital literacy of the rural India by the year 2019.

    d) This Programme is a prospect of announcement made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley regarding digital India in the Union Budget 2017-18.

    e) It is expected that  PMGDISHA is the largest digital Literacy programme in the world.

    f) Under this programme 275 Lakh Candidates will be trained in the Fiscal year 2017-18.

    Cash Withdrawl Limit uplifts from March 13 2017

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    a) The limit fixed by RBI to withdraw the cash which was set from  8 November, 2016 will be Uplifted completely from March 2017.

    b) With Simultaneously going the Remonetisation process this announcement was made by RBI.

    c) The limits will be increased to Rs 50,000 from current limit of Rs 24000 to withdraw money from Savings Account . This Limit will be implemented from  February 20th, 2017.

    d) For Automatic teller machines ATMs, the limit was also changed which will reflect in the bank accounts very soon.

    e) Currently there are 9.92 lakh crore worth denominations are there in circulation.

    f) These limits will be implemented in two stages as announced by the RBI Deputy Governor R. Gandhi.

     

    RBI Keeps Repo Rate Static

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    a) The Reserve Bank of India has decided not to change the Repo Rate for the fiscal year 2017.

    b) The Repo Rate will remain Unchanged with 6.25 % throughout  the year 2017.

    c) With this the real rate also fixes to 1.25%. The Real Rate is the Difference Between the Repo rate and Inflation rate, i.e Repo rate – Inflation Rate = Real rate. The Average Inflation rate is 5%.

    d) With this step there is possibility for  interest rate to lower as there is a lot of room for banks.

    e) Following the Demonetization process the Banks had cut their Marginal Cost of funds based Lending Rates (MCLR) by 45-90 bps.

    f) This was done due to higher savings and current accounts deposits in the bank during the demonetization process.

    Important Current Affairs for the month of January 2017

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  • Current Affairs 1st February to 8th February 2017

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    Current Affairs 1st February to 8th February 2017 for SSC and IBPS

    Important Questions from the Current Affairs 1st February to 8th February 2017

    Q 1 Who is the Current President of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) ? 

    a) HL Dattu

    b) M.M Kumar

    c) JS Khehar

    d) TS Thakur

    e) None of These

    Q 2 Recently NCLT has decided to launch the concept of “Paperless Courts”. The project is undertaken by which company?

    a) NIC

    b) TCS

    c) INFOSYS

    d) Amazon

    e) None of these

    Q3 Which Indian State will host the Hockey World Cup 2018?

    a) Gujarat

    b) Odisha

    c) Uttar Pradesh

    d) Maharashtra

    e) None Of these

     

    Introduction of Paperless courts

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    a) In about four to six months , the country will be observe Paperless courts.

    b) As per the National Company Law Tribunal, the authority is planning to introduce the e-courts or paperless courts  in the country within next four to six months.

    c) This was announced on 7th of February by the president of NCLT – The retired chief justice Mr M.M Kumar.

    d) According to him this is a great initiative to harness technology for facilitating things and speed up the process.

    e) In this Process  “the paper books will be put together of the respective cases”.

    f) According to Mr kumar the cases of says, merger and amalgamation will become consistent.

    g) The body would lay its functioning from three more cities.

    h) The project will be handled by the “NIC” ( National Informatics Center).

     

    PSU Banks to follow and Join the BHIM App.

    a) In order to promote the digital payments, the centre is planning to Join the Public Sector Units with the BHIM App. This is expected to be done by the end of the month of February.

    b) The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI ) announced it on 7th of February.

    c) The BHIM refers to Bharat Interface for Money app. This app was recently introduced by the Prime minister Narendra Modi in the last week of December. 

    d) The BHIM app Enables digital transactions with use of Unified Payments Interface (UPI). This Application is downloaded by almost 13.8 million users by the end of Month January 2017. Currently 3.6 million users have associated with the app to their bank accounts.

    e) To fulfill this gap between the no. of app downloads and linking bank accounts, this initiative has been taken.

     

     

    Odisha Gives Gogreen signal for Hockey WC 2016.

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    a) The Government of Odisha has given approval to hosting the 14th men’s hockey World Cup in 2018.

    b) The venue of the tournament is Kalinga stadium  in Bhabhaneshwar, Odisha. Also the tournament is scheduled from the Month of November 28 to December 16.

    c) This was announced in a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of  Chief Secretary A.P Pandhi.

    d) Earlier, India has hosted three world cups  earlier also. In the year 1982 at Mumbai and in the year 2010 at Delhi.

     

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  • Current Affairs 15th January to 21st January 2017

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    Current Affairs 15th January to 21st January 2017

    Current Affairs 15th January to 21st January 2017

    International Current Affairs-

    India  ranks 92nd in Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)

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    a) India  ranked to 92nd rank on the global index of talent competitiveness from 95th rank last year.
    b) The GTCI measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent, a list topped by Switzerland.
    c)India’s ranks lowest  among the 5 BRICS countries.
     While China was ranked at the 54th place.
    d) Russian Federation was placed at 56th, followed by South Africa at 67th and Brazil 81st.
    e) Switzerland topped the overall index, followed by Singapore and the United Kingdom in the 2nd and 3rd places.
    f) India’s rank last year was 89th on the index.

    Donald Trump takes oath as 45th US President

     
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    a) Mr Donald Trump has taken oath  as the 45th President of the United States.
    b) Donald trump took over  Barack Obama on 20 January 2017.
    c)  Mr Donald Trump whose age is 70 took the oath of office in front of about 8 lakh people.
    d) The venue of oath was the National Mall in the center of the capital Washington DC.
    e) The Oath of office was administered   by  Chief Justice John Roberts.
    f) Mr Trump who is Donald John Trump is also an American businessman. He is also a television personality, politician.

    India, UAE  Strategic relationship

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    a) India and UAE is scheduled to hold their 1st strategic dialogue in New Delhi.
    b) The UAE crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day function 2017.
    c) The two countries have been moving closer for security, counter-terrorism, intelligence sharing and trade and during this visit of the Crown Prince.
    d) India and UAE will also be looking to boost economic ties.
    e) Indians are the largest expatriate community in UAE comprising of nearly 20% of its migrant population.

    National Current Affairs-

    69th Army Day on 15th January 2017
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    a) The 69th Army Day was observed on 15th January 2017.
    b) This day is observed on the occasion of the taking over of the Indian Army by the first Indian Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, this event took place on January 15, 1948.
    c)  The day is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificing their lives for protecting the country.
    d) To mark this day the Army Parade will be organised at the Delhi Cantt.
    Digital Dakiya scheme inaugurated in MP 
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    a) In order to encourage cashless transactions the inauguration of Digital Dakiya scheme of the country took place in Madhya Pradesh.
    b) The Digital Dakiya  which aims at encouraging cashless transactions.
    c) “Digital Dakiya or Digital Postman will visit different places. This will  to teach and encourage people about cashless transactions and its benefits.
    d)  State Finance Minister Jayant Malliya has inaugurated the scheme at Indore.
    Supreme Court gives assent to  24-week pregnant woman to have abortion
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    a) The Supreme Court has given permission to a woman for  24th week of pregnancy to undergo abortion after medical report finds foetus is without skull.
    b) The Supreme Court says, a woman can abort if foetus poses danger to mother’s life.
    c) The Supreme 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.

    Business Current Affairs-

    India Ranks 60 in Inclusive Development Index 2017
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    a) India has been ranked at 60th in Inclusive development index 2107.
    b) This rank is achieved  among 79 developing economies.
    c) The Score of India is  only 3.38 in the Inclusive Development Index (IDI) of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
    d)) The World Economic Forum  released its ‘Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017’ on January 16, 2017.
    e) The venue was  Davos, Switzerland.
    c) The top rank has been achieved by Lithuania among the 79 developing countries.
    India scores 78th rank in global ‘Passport Index’
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    a)The  Indian passports  has achieved a Low rank in 78.
    b) In a global ranking of the world’s most powerful passports the Germany has topped the rank.
    c) The Germany tops the rank with a visa-free score of 157.
    d) Meanwhile the Singapore overtakes South Korea and becomes the highest ranked Asian passport.
    e) The Singapore has achieved a visa-free score of 156.
    N Chandrasekaran – the New Tata Motors chairman
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    a) Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran has been sworn as the  Chairman of Tata Motors.
    b) The Tata Motors which owns Jaguar LandRover Automotive Plc, Ltd.
    c) He will also the chairman and outgoing chief executive of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
      Important MOUs
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    Approval By                          Between                                                                  Related Field
    Union Cabinet                 India and Serbia         cooperation in Information Technology and Electronics
    Union Cabinet                 South Korea                India’s Membership in the International Vaccine Institute (IVI)
    Union Cabinet                 India and Russia         cooperation on Youth matters
    Union Cabinet                 India and Japan          Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    Union Cabinet                 India and Vietnam      cyber security
    Union Cabinet                 India and Peru             Trade Agreement negotiations
    Union Cabinet                 India & UAE                   cooperation in the field of Small and Medium Enterprises and                                                                                                     Innovation.
    Union Cabinet                 India & UAE                  cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors
    Union Cabinet                 India & UAE                  Institutional Cooperation in Maritime Transport
    Union Cabinet                 India & UAE                  Bilateral Cooperation in the Road Transport and Highways sector
    Bengaluru grabs the rank of Most Dynamic City in the World -WEF Report
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    a) India’s  Electronic city, Scientific city and Space city and IT Hub, Bengaluru has been ranked at the top position in the 2017 City .
    b) The Momentum Index released the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting being held in Davos.
    c) The index identifies the most dynamic cities of the world.
    d) From India six cities have find place in top 30 most dynamic cities.
    e)After  Bengaluru other Indian cities in the list includes Hyderabad which ranked 5, Pune which ranked 13, Chennai which ranked  17 , Delhi which rankled 23  and Mumbai which ranked 25.
    f) These rankings are based on parameters such as population, technology and R&D, connectivity, output and corporate activity, education, and real estate investment.
      INS Vikramaditya becomes first aircraft carrier ship to have ATM onboard
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    a) The India’s largest warship of the Indian Navy, INS Vikramditya will now be a aircraft carrier ship with its own ATM.
    b) The Ship will provide this facility  to over 2000 naval personnel deployed on the aircraft carrier.
    c) India’s largest public sector bank State Bank of India is providing the Navy the services for the ATM which will be on the satellite link.
    d) A currency chest will also be provided to keep running the ATM.
    Sports Current Affairs
    Valtteri Bottas now  replaces Nico Rosberg 
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    a) Valtteri Bottas has been confirmed as Lewis Hamilton’s new team-mate for the forthcoming Formula One season after he was finally unveiled by Mercedes at their headquarters.
    b) Bottas, who replaces world champion Nico Rosberg following his shock decision to retire from the sport, had long been favorite for the vacant seat.
    BSF launches operation ‘Sard Hawa’ at Rajasthan border
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    a) 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 infiltration due to the dense fog in the area.
    b)  The operation will continue till 28 January 2017.
    c) 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 the operation to motivate jawans.
    Dharamsala declared the 2nd capital of Himachal Pradesh
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    a) The Famous tourist place Dharamsala town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is now the 2nd capital city of Himachal pradesh after shimla.
    b) This has been declared by the Chief Minister of  Himachal pradesh Mr.Virbhadra Singh.
    c) The city of Dharamshala is at distance of 250 km  from shimla.
    d) Dharamshala is located about 250 km from the state capital Shimla.
    e) The city has a unique significance and great history of its own.
    f) It is also of special value and provides support to lower areas of the state which includes Kangra, Chamba, Hamirpur and Una districts.

     

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  • UNION BUDGET 2017-2018

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    Union Budget 2017-18

    Important Questions based on Union Budget 2017-18

    Q- Which is the Unique thing about Union Budget 2017-18?

    1. The Union Budget 2017-18 will be implemented from 1st March 2017.
    2. Union Budget 2017 -18 are a merged form of both Union and Rail budget.
    3. In this budget it is for first time that the system of elaborating the planned and unplanned expenditures has been done away.
    4. None of the above
    5. Both b) and c)  

    Q-  What is the maximum amount of cash donation which a political party can receive through one source only?

    1. Rs 2000
    2. Rs 3000
    3. Rs 4000
    4. Rs 5000
    5. Rs 6000

    Q- The pegged fiscal deficit for 2017-18 which is  proposed in Union Budget 2017-18 is-

    1. 3.2% of GDP
    2. 3.3 % of GDP
    3. 3.8 % of GDP
    4. 3.9 % of GDP
    5. None of these

    Q-  What is the total expenditure envisaged under Union Budget 2017-18? –

    1. Rs. 24,71 ,000 crore
    2. Rs. 24, 17, 000 crore
    3. Rs 22, 71, 000 crore
    4. Rs 21, 74 , 000 crore
    5. None of these

    Q- With Reference to  Union Budget 2017-18 which organisation has been abolished?

    1. IPPB
    2. FIPB
    3. BBB
    4. SEBI
    5. None of these

    Q- As mentioned in the union Budget the TEC is the agenda of Budget 2017-18,  the TEC refers to-

    1. Telecommunication Engineering Centre
    2. Transform, Elevation and Clean India
    3. Transform, Energise and Clean India
    4. Transfer, Energise and Clean India
    5. None of these

    Q- – The amount of fund that has been allocated for National Bank  for Agriculture and Development (NABARD) in the Union Budget 2017-18?

    1. 30, 000 crore
    2. 40, 000 crore
    3. 50, 000 crore
    4. 60, 000 crore
    5. None of these

     

    Union Budget 2017 – 2018

     

    The  Union Budget 2017-18 was presented by the honourable  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 01st February 2017. The union budget  mainly focussed on 10 issues that are Goods and Service TAX, farming sector, rural and youth population, poor and health care for the underprivileged, infrastructure, financial sector for stronger institutions, speedy, prudent fiscal management and tax administration. The CPI-based inflation declined from 6% in July 2016 to 3.4% in December, 2016  Economy has moved on a high growth path. India’s Current Account Deficit declined from about 1% of GDP last year to 0.3% of GDP in the first half of 2016-17. FDI grew 36% in H1 2016-17 over H1 2015-16, despite 5% reduction in global FDI inflows. Foreign exchange reserves have reached 361 billion US Dollars as on 20th January, 2017. Important steps like War against black money launched. The Government continued on path of fiscal consolidation, without compromising on public investment. The Indian economy has been robust to mild shocks and IMF forecasts, India to be one of the fastest growing major economies in 2017.

     

    Goods and Services Tax (GST)  

    1. The GST Council gave green signal to its recommendations on all the issues of GST.
    2. The  consensus has been based on the basis of 9 meetings held regarding the matter.
    3. Also the schedule carries the  Preparation of IT system for GST.
    4. The GST will be implemented totally from 1st april, 2017 and from the same date will be implemented the extensive reach-out efforts to trade and industry.
    5. In order to make them aware of the new taxation system the Government has introduced RAPID (Revenue, Accountability, Probity, Information and Digitisation) for Maximising efforts for e-assessment in the coming year
    6. The RAPID will enforce greater accountability of officers of Tax Department for specific act of commission and omission.

     

    Demonetisation

    1. It was a  Bold and decisive measure to curb tax evasion and parallel economy  Government’s resolve to eliminate corruption, black money, counterfeit currency and terror funding
    1. It will generate long term benefits including reduced corruption, greater digitisation, increased flow of financial savings and greater formalisation of the economy.
    2. Pace of re monetisation has picked up and will soon reach comfortable levels.
    3. The surplus liquidity in the banking system will lower borrowing costs and increase the access to credit
    4. Announcements made by the Honourable Prime Minister on 31st Dec, 2016 focusing on housing for the poor; relief to farmers; credit support to MSMEs; encouragement to digital transactions; assistance to pregnant women and senior citizens; and priority to dalits, tribals, backward classes and women under the Mudra Yojana, address key concerns of our economy

     

    The Agriculture sector

     

    1. As announced  a sum of Rs.10 lakh crore is allocated as credit to farmers. In this 60 days interest waiver will be provided .
    2. The Fund of NABARD  will be increased to Rs. 40,000 crore.
    3. The Government will also set up mini labs in Krishi Vigyan Kendras for soil testing.
    4. An amount of Rs 5,000 crore initial corpus will be granted as  micro irrigation fund.
    5. Irrigation corpus has been increased from Rs 20,000 crore to Rs 40,000 crore.

     

    Challenges in 2017-18

     

    1. World economy faces considerable uncertainty, in the aftermath of major economic and political developments during the last year.
    1. The US Federal Reserve’s , intention to increase policy rates in 2017, may lead to lower capital inflows and higher outflows from the emerging economies
    2. Uncertainty around commodity prices, especially that of crude oil, has implications for the fiscal situation of emerging economies
    3. Signs of retreat from globalisation of goods, services and people, as pressures for protectionism are building up

     

    Rural population

     

    1. The government has set target to bring 1 crore households out of poverty by the end of  year 2019.
    2. Under the MGNREGA programme five lakh farm ponds will be established under Rs 3 lakh crore will be spent for rural India.
    3. The Income of farmer will be doubled under MGNREGA.
    4. The women will be encouraged for participation. Over 55% of women population is targeted under this scheme.
    5. MGNREGA will be supported by Space Technology.
    6. For those who are homeless government will allocate houses upto 1 crore.
    7. Rs. 19,000 crore will be allocated for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in 2017-18.
    8. The target is to achieve 100% rural electrification by March 2018.
    9. The Sanitation coverage has increased from 42% to 60%  from October 2013 to now.

     

    For youth population

    1. Will introduce a system of measuring annual learning outcomes and come out with an innovation fund for secondary education.
    2. The Government will lay Focus on 3,479 educationally-backward blocks.
    3. In order to maximise potential skill India mission was launched for which about 100 India International Centres will be established across the country.
    4. There will be focus on  introduction of foreign languages Courses.
    5. Target Will be there  to create 5000 PG seats per annum.

     

    For the poor and health care

     

    1. For Mahila Shakthi Kendras Rs 500 crore is allocated.
    2. Rs. 6000 will be transferred to bank accounts of each person Under a nationwide scheme for pregnant women. This done to facilitate pregnant women for better care of infants.
    3. Around Rs.1,84,632  crore allocated for women and children.
    4. The Lending rates for housing will be reduced as there is surplus liquidity.
    5. The Chronic disease tuberculosis will be eliminated by the end of 2025.
    6. Health sub centres, numbering 1.5 lakh, willl be transformed into health wellness centres.
    7. Two AIIMS will be set up in Jharkhand and Gujarat.
    8. Will undertake structural transformation of the regulator framework for medical education.
    9. Allocation for Scheduled Castes  is Rs. 52,393  crore
    10. Aadhaar-based smartcards will be issued to senior citizens to monitor health.

     

    Infrastructure

     

    1. About  Rs. 39,61,354 crore has been allocated in this field.
    2. Total allocation for the field of Railways is Rs. 1,31,000 crore.
    3. There will be No service charge on tickets booked through IRCTC.
    4. For passenger safety the  Raksha coach with a corpus of Rs. 1 lakh crore for five years.
    5. All the Unmanned level crossings will be eliminated by the year  2020.
    6. About 700 km in establishment of railway lines i.e 3,500 km of railway lines to be commissioned this year up from 2,800 km last year
    7. The New SMS-based ”clean my coach service” is put in place.
    8. There will also be “Coach mitra facility” introduced to register all coach related complaints.
    9. By the end of 2019 all trains will have bio-toilets.
    10. About 500 stations will be made differently-abled friendly.
    11. Indian Railways to partner with logistics players for front-end and back-end solutions for select commodities.
    12. Indian Railways will also offer competitive ticket booking facility
    13. Rs. 64,000 crore allocated for highways and expressways
    14. High speed Internet to be allocated to 1,50,000 gram panchayats across the country.
    15. New Metro rail policy will be announced with new modes of financing

     

    The Energy Sector

     

    1. A strategic policy for crude oil reserves will be set up
    2. Rs. 1.26,000 cr for energy production-based investments received
    3. The new Trade infra export scheme will be launched 2017-18.

     

    Tax proposals

    1. The  Proportion of direct tax to indirect tax is not optimal.
    2. Around 1.95 crore individuals showed their income between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.
    3. Out of 76 lakh individual assessees declaring their income above  Rs 5 lakh, 56 lakh are salaried.
    4. Only 1.72 lakh people showed income of more than Rs 50 lakh a year.
    5. From Nov 8 to Dec 30: Deposits between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 80 lakh was made in 1.09 crore bank accounts.
    6. The Net tax revenue of 2013-14 was Rs 11.38 lakh crore.
    7. Rate of growth of advance tax in Personal I-T is 34.8% in last three quarters of this financial year.
    8. Holding period for long term capital gain lowered to 2 years
    9. Propose to have carry-forward of MAT for 15 years.
    10. Capital gains tax to be exempted for persons holding land from which land was pooled for creation of state capital of Telangana.
    11. Corporate tax: In order to make MSME companies more viable, propose to reduce tax for small companies of turnover of up to 16. Rs 50 crore to 25%. About 67 lakh companies fall in this category. 96% of companies to get this benefit.
    12. Propose to reduce basic customs duty for LNG to 2.5% from 5%
    13. SIT on black money suggested no cash transactions of more than Rs 3 lakh. Govt has accepted this proposal.
    14. Income Tax Act to be amended.  No transaction above Rs 3 lakh to be permitted in cash.
    15. Limit of cash donation by charitable trust reduced to Rs 2,000 from Rs 10,000.
    16. Net revenue loss in direct tax could be Rs. 20,000 crore.
    17. India’s tax to GDP ratio is not favourable.
    18. Out of 13.14 lakh registered companies, only 5.97 lakh companies have filed returns for 2016-17.

     

    Personal income tax

     

    1. The existing rate of tax for individuals ranging from Rs.  2.5- Rs 5 lakh has been  reduced to 5% from 10%.
    2. Rest of the category of  tax payers in subsequent brackets will get benefit of Rs 12,500.
    3. Individuals who are  filing I-T returns for the first time will not come under government Scrutiny.
    4. The surcharge on individual income above Rs. 50 lakh and up to Rs 1 crore will be 10%.
    5.  There will be 15%  surcharge on individuals whose income is  above Rs. 1crore and above.

     

    Financial Sector

     

    1. The FDI policy involves reforms like more than 90% of FDI inflows are now automated.
    2. The Shares of Railway Public Sector Enterprises like IRCTC would be listed on stock exchanges.
    3. Bill on resolution of financial firms to be introduced in this session of parliament.
    4. It has been decided to abolish FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) in 2017-18.
    5. Revised mechanism to ensure time bound listing of CPSEs
    6. Computer emergency response team for financial sector to be formed.
    7. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana lending target at Rs 2.44 lakh crore for 2017-18
    8. Digital India – Bhim app will unleash mobile phone revolution – two new schemes to promote the app.
    9. Govt to introduce two new schemes to promote BHIM App – referral bonus for users and cash back for traders: FM.
    10. Negotiable Instruments Act might be amended.
    11. DBT to LPG consumers , Chandigarh is kerosene free, 84 govt schemes are on the DBT platform.
    12. Head post office as the central office for rendering passport services
    13. Easy online booking system for Army, defence personnel
    14. For big-time offences – including economic offenders fleeing India, the govt. will introduce a legislative change or new law to confiscate the assets of these people within the country.

     

    Fiscal Situation

     

    1. The Total expenditure – Rs. 21, 47,000 crore
    2. Total Abolition on plan, non-plan expenditure, focus on capital expenditure ( Capital expenditure will be 25.4 per cent)
    3. Rs. 3,000 crore under Department of Economic Affairs for implementing Budget announcements.
    4. The Defence expenditure excluding pension of personnels  will be  Rs 2,74,114  crore.
    5. For science and technology the expenditure will be Rs. 37,435 crore.
    6. The Total resource allocation  to all States and UTs is Rs 4.11 lakh crore
    7. The Recommended 3% fiscal deficit for 3 years with deviation of 0.5% of GDP.
    8. The Revenue deficit will be 1.9 %.
    9. Pegged fiscal deficit of 2017-18 at 3.2% of GDP and remain committed to achieving 3% in the next year.

     

    Funding of political parties

     

    1. The maximum  amount of cash donation for political parties will be Rs 2,000. Earlier it was 20, 000.
    2. These Political parties will be entitled to receive donations by cheque or digital mode from donors.
    3. Amendment is being proposed to RBI Act to enable issuance of electoral bonds that government will scheme.
    4. Donor can purchase these bonds from banks or post office via cheque or digital transactions.
    5. These can be redeemed only by registered political parties.

     

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    11th World Hindi Day:10 January
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    a) The “10th January” is observed as -“World Hindi Divas”.
    b) As the Hindi language  is not only spoken India but also outside the India, in most parts of world.
    c) So  it is celebrated by the people internationally.
    d) We are observing World Hindi Day honor this Indo-Aryan language.
    e)  The number of Hindi literates across the globe is reportedly rising at a high pace.
    f) Keeping in mind this rapid growth it is likely to showcase its strongest ever global presence soon.

    Olympic champion David Rudisha – Mumbai Marathon event ambassador

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    a) David Rudisha has be sworn as the International Event Ambassador for the  14th Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon.
    b)  He is the Olympic champion and also the world 800m champion.
    c) Also the  world record holder.
    d) The venue of the  14th Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon is Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    e) The event is to be held  on January 15th, 2017.

    Golden Globe Awards- 2017

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    a) The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held at Beverly Hills, California, United States (US).
    b) The Golden Globe Awards are the annual awards that honor the best in Motion Pictures and American Television for the previous year.
    c) This year, La La Land, a romantic musical comedy-drama film won in all the seven categories including the top award of best musical or comedy.
    d)  Meryl Streep who is a veteran actress was awarded  with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

    International Kite Festival from January 12, 2017

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    a) The 2nd international kite festival coinciding with the ‘Makar Sankranti’ festin the India would be held for 6 days from January 12, 2017 in Hyderabad and two other districts in Telangana.
    b) Telangana Tourism is organizing the International Kite Festival-2017.
    c) It is committed to a social cause of raising awareness about the importance of education and empowerment of girl children and expects a footfall of around 50,000 visitors.
    d) The festival will have participation from 17 countries with 70 international and 40 national kite flyers, and a special night-flying event is scheduled on January 12 as a pre-festival event at People’s Plaza.

    Norway becomes first country to cease FM radio broadcasting

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    a) Norway has become the first country to cease FM radio broadcasting.
    b) The northern county of Norway has stopped broadcasting using analogue frequencies as the Government plans to roll out digital-only radio over the course of the year.
    c)  According to the national broadcaster, NRK, nationwide radio channels began switching to digital audio broadcasting that offers a wider range of broadcasting options and greater sound quality.

    National Current Affairs

    ” Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show”- 8th Edition

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    a) Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on his  two-day visit to Gujarat will inaugurate the 8th edition of ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2017’.
    b)  The two day visit will start from 9th January to 11th January.
    c) The venue of the event was Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar,  Gujarat.

    National Youth Day –   12th January

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    a) 12th January of every year is observed as National Youth Day, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda a grateful nation is celebrating Swami’s 154th birth anniversary with much fanfare.
    b) Several functions are being organized across the country to mark the occasion.
    c)  Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing National Youth Day function at Rohtak, Haryana through video conferencing.
    d) To honor Swami Vivekananda, National Youth Day is celebrated every year on January 12 since 1985.
    e) It was in 1984 that the Government of India declared it.
    f)) The government felt that the philosophy contributed by Vivekananda and his ideals are a great source of inspiration for the Indian youth.
    g) So, it was declared that his birthday will be observed as National Youth Day.

    Business Current Affairs

    SBI Pension Funds appoints Kumar Sharadindu as MD & CEO

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    a) Kumar Sharadindu has been recently appointed as  MD and CEO  of  SBI Pension Funds Pvt Ltd (SBIPFPL).
    b) SBI Pension Funds is a subsidiary of SBI.
    c) Earlier Sharadindu Kumar was General Manager at SBI Corporate Centre.
    e) Mumbai, heading the private equity business of the bank.
    f) The  assets under management (AUM) of  SBIPFPL is about Rs. 46,019 crore.

    Flipkart replaces Binny Bansal with Kalyan Krishnamurthy as CEO

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    a) Flipkart has elevated former Tiger Global Management executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy as its new chief executive.
    b) He   has replaced co-founder Binny Bansal.
    c) Kalyan Krishanmurthy has been named as the group chief executive of India’s largest online marketplace.
    d) Co-founder Sachin Bansal continues to be executive chairman.

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    First student startup fund has Rs 200 crore 

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    a)  India’s first student startup has been setup by the Gujarat government.
    b) The Start up involves New ideas and innovation policy.
    c) It also aims to provide Rs 200 crore in the form of grants to ideas developed by them.

    Gionee signs Virat Kohli as brand ambassador

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    a) Mobile handset brand Gionee has roped in Indian test captain Virat Kohli as the brand ambassador.
    b) The poster boy for Indian cricket will be joining Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt .
    c) The announcement of Kohli’s appointment was made alongside the announcement of Gionee clocking 1.2 crore customers in India.

    Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s biography released

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    a) Former wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat made his way to the launch of his authorized biography ‘Akhada’ in Chandigarh.
    b) Sports journalist Saurabh Duggal released the biography.

     

     

     

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     The New Chief Justice of Pakistan – Justice Mian Saqib Nisar

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    a) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has been sworn  as the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan.
    b) The oath of CJP was administered by the Pakistan’s  President Mamnoon Hussain.
    c) The venue of the oath was at the President House.
    d) The event was attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other dignitaries.
    e) Justice Nisar has replaced Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali who retired after serving as Chief Justice for 15 since his appointment in September 2015.

    Om Puri dies due to a massive heart attack

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    a) The Great Bollywood actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack.
    b) The actor was 66 years of Age.
    c)  Om Puri was an Indian Bollywood actor who has appeared in various Pakistani, Indian, British, and Hollywood, Independent films.
    d) Om puri’s work also  includes appearances in American films.
    e) Earlier, he has been awarded Padma Shri which is considered as the fourth highest civilian award of India.

    National Current Affairs

    India’s first fully organic state in 2016- Sikkim

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    a)  Sikkim has emerged as the India’s first fully organic state.
    b) It became so by converting around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land into sustainable cultivation.
    c) Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi has certified sikkim as formally certified Fully Organic State.
    d) This Status to Sikkim was given in sustainable agriculture conference which took place  in Gangtok earlier in 2016.
    e)  Around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land has been gradually converted to certified organic land.
    f) This was done by implementing organic practices and principles.
    g) All Practices are implemented under the  guidelines laid down in National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).
    h) Organic cultivation has advantage that it is free of chemical pesticides and chemical fertilisers.
    i)  This helps in maintaining balance with ecosystems.
    j)  Sustainable farming also helps in building the soil health resulting in sustainable increased crop production. k)Organic Farming will also boost the tourism industry.
    l) Since in the tiny landlocked Himalayan state of Sikkim the tourism is main source of GDP.

    NRIs can exchange defunct notes up to June 30: RBI

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    a)  Reserve Bank of India announced that person who were unable to exchange their defunct notes due to non availability in country  can now exchange their note upto march 31st, 2017.
    b) This is also valid onto people who are Non resident of India but for them the limit is 30th June, 2017.
    c )  Also those who were not present in the country in the period 8th December to 30th December.
    d) The Limit for NRIs will be Rs 25000 per person, this is as per the FEMA Regulations.

    Air Marshal Anil Khosla sworn as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command

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    a) On 1st January, 2017 Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command.
    b) The Venue of Event was Air HeadQuarters, Vayu Bhawan.
    c) Earlier he has held appointment of senior Air Staff Officer.
    d) Also he was Central Air Command and Director General Air (Operations).

    Birth Anniversary of Savitribai Phule observed on 3rd January

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    a) She was the country’s first woman teacher.
    b) Savitribai Phule was also a social worker and a poet.
    c) She landed the planet on January 3, 1831.
    d) She Belonged to small village in Maharashtra’s Naigaon.
    e) The Year 2017 marks her 186th birth year.
    f) Savitribai Phule works involve laying the foundation of education opportunities for women in India.
    g) She played a major role in enhancing women’s rights in the country during the British Rule.
    c) Many of her poems were against discrimination and spoke about the need to get educated.
    d) She campaigned against many social evils like  untouchability, Sati tradition, child  marriage and other social evils most of her life.

    Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn-in as 44th Chief Justice of India

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    a) Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar(JS Khehar) has been appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

    b) The President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office on 4th January 2017.

    c) The Event took place and secrecy to function in Rashtrapati Bhawan on 4 January 2017.
    c) He replaced The previous CJI Justice TS Thakur whose tenure ended on 4th January 2016.
    d) The tenure of JS Khehar will end on 27 August 2017.

    Business Current Affairs

    26 crore  Jan Dhan Yojana bank accounts opened across the country 
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    a) As per the latest report Over 26 crore bank accounts have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).
    b) The Pradhan mantri Jan Dhan Yojna Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August, 2014.
    c) The objective of schemes to provide all households with at least one bank account.

    BHIM becomes most popular Android app in India

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    a) Govt’s online payments app, BHIM is now the number one free app on Google Play Store.
    b) The app was launched by PM Modi to simplify digital payments.
    c) The app, with a rating of 4.2, has been downloaded more than 1 million times.
    d) Within 48 hours of being launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the app named BHIM was India’s most-popular, registering the maximum downloads of any free Android app in India.
    e) The app was launched on 30 December 2016, to simplify digital payments.
    f)The app has already been downloaded 3 million times.
    g) BHIM – which stands for Bharat Interface for Money – is named after Dr BR Ambedkar.

     Surekha Marandi is the New Executive Director of RBI

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    a) The Reserve Bank of India has appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director (ED) in place of U S Paliwal, who retired on December 31, 2016.
    b) Marandi will look after Consumer Education and Protection Department, Financial Inclusion and Development Department, and Secretary’s Department.

    Sports Current Affairs

    Mithali Raj to lead India in Women’s World Cup Qualifier
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    a) Seasoned player Mithali Raj will skipper the Indian women’s cricket team for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup qualifiers to be played from February 3 to 21 in Colombo.
    b) The team comprises of most of the prominent names in the squad which guided India to clinch the women’s T20 Asia Cup 2016 title in December last year by beating arch-rivals Pakistan.

    Somdev Devvarman announces retirement from professional tennis

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    a) India’s Acer  Somdev Devvarman has announced his retirement from professional tennis.
    b) India’s star singles tennis player Somdev touched a career-high rank of number 62 in the year 2011.
    c)  He has also announced two runners-up finishes on the ATP World Tour as his best performances on the Tour.
    d) He made the finals of Chennai and Johannesburg ATP events.
    c)  Somdev also won Singles and Doubles medals in Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

    Rafael Nadal wins Mubadala Tennis Championships 2016 

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    a)  Rafael Nadal defeated David Goffin to win in Abu Dhabi.Rafael Nadal defeated Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championships.
    b) Rafael Nadal, 30, trailed at 1-3 in the first set but regained advantage over Goffin, who overcame world No.1 Andy Murray in the semi-finals.

    Mahindra Singh Dhoni steps down as captain of T-20 & ODI format of cricket

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    a) MS Dhoni has quit as the captain of India’s limited-overs formats (20 and 50 overs).
    b) Though, be available for the selection for the upcoming England ODI and T20I series starting 15 January 2017.
    c) Earlier Mahendra Singh Dhoni had given up the captaincy Test Cricket Format in December 2014.

     

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     World’s tallest artificial Christmas tree in Srilanka

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    a)  The World’s tallest artificial tree has been unveiled by Sri Lanka.
    b) The Height of the tree is about 73 meters ( 238 foot).
    c) It was built in capital of sri lanka, colombo.
     d) The Previous Guiness record was held by  a Chinese firm.

    Shinzo Abe becomes first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbour

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    a) The Prime Minister of Japan  Shinzo Abe landed  in Hawaii to create a remark of becoming the first leader to visit Pearl harbor.
    b) Shinzo abe paid tribute and his respects at the USS Arizona Memorial’
    c) the tragedy of the site ( Pearl harbor) made United Nations to enter in World War II.

     

     

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    India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-V

    a) India Succefully tested its “Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)”.
    b) The Venue of the testing event was Wheeler Island (Odisha).
    c) The nuclear-capable Agni-V has range of about 5000 km.

    Govt launches Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative

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    a) Government of India has recently launched the “Swachh Swasth Sarvatra” abhiyaan.
    b) The aim of the abhiyaan is to  strengthen the health centres in “open defecation”- area.
    c) The scheme will be launched in 708 open defecation free blocks across the country.

    Cabinet approves ordinance to make possession of old notes penal offence

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    a) The Central Government has given GoGreen signal to promulgation of an Ordinance to make a penal offence for possessing a large number of scrapped banknotes.
    b) This ordinance will be implemented from 31st march, 2017.
    c) It will be considered as criminal offence.
    d) The criminals will be charged a monetary fine of 10,000 rupees.
    e) Otherwise the criminal will be charged five times the cash held, or whichever is higher.

    25th December, 2016 -Good Governance Day 

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    a) 25th of December, 2016 is  observed as Good Governance Day.
    b) It is observed on the occasion of the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
    c) He turned 92 this year.
    d) Under  Good Governance campaign, the programmes with key Government initiatives are focused and promoted across whole country.
    e) Some of important issues are delivery systems, to promote digital transformation and promote connectivity revolution in all sectors.

    Former IAS officer Anil Baijal  becomes next Delhi Lt Governor

    a) Anil Baijal has taken over the Ex Lieutenant governor of Delhi  Najeeb Jung to become next Lt. Governor of delhi.
    b) Mr. Baijal is a 1969 -batch IAS officer  as the next Delhi Lt Governor.
    c) Baijal has served as home secretary in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee ( Bharatiya Janta Party) government.
    d) Delhi’s former Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung submitted his resign on December 22, 2016.
    e) His tenure was supposed to end in June 2o18, but he submitted the resign 18 months before the end of his tenure.

    Meghalaya will be the host of National Games 2022

    a) The Northeast state Meghalaya will be hosting the National games of 2022.
    b)  Meghalaya grasped the bid for hosting prestigious 2022 national games with its 50 years of statehood.
    c) Earlier, in 2016 After successfully hosting the 12th South Asian Games in Assam .
    d) The other bidders in line were andhra pradesh, Goa, chhatisgarh and Uttarakhand.
    e) The amount of Rs 5 crore were allocated for the game.

    Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

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    a)  The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW).
    b) The Venue of the testing the  Integrated Test Range was  Chandipur in Odisha coast.
    c) The weapon targets with high precision and covers a range of about 100 km.
    d) One Indigenous designed featured in  SAAW is  precision-guided bomb.
    e)The Weight of the bomb is 120 kg.

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    Lucky Grahak Yojana, Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana launched

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    a) In order to promote Digital transactions.
    b) Government of India has launched Lucky Grahak Yojana for Consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for Merchants to promote digital transaction.
    c) The schemes are aimed at encouraging people towards higher usage of digital transactions.
    d) In the presence of finance minister Arun Jaitely  the first Lucky Grahak Yojana took place.
    e) The name of the 15 thousands winners were also announced on the same day.

    SBI adopts village of Maharashtra for Aadhaar-based payments

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    a) India’s pioneer bank “State Bank of India (SBI)” has adopted “Shirki” village.
    b)The shirki village is in  “Pen taluka” in Maharashtra.
    c) In order to promote the Aadhaar card-based merchant payment this initiative has been taken by the bank.
    d) Under this scheme, the merchants of the village will  be provided with simple android phones ( The phone will have inbuilt feature of fingerprint capturing).

    Salman Khan launches his app ‘BeingInTouch’ on his birthday.

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    a) On the occasion of his 51st birthday Actor Salman Khan  has announced the launch of his app, ‘BeingInTouch’, on Twitter.
    b) Salman khan celebrates his birthday on 27 December 2016.
    c) With the help of the app people can  access to Salman’s social media accounts.
    d) The account will comprise salman khan’s unseen pictures and videos.
    e) The app is currently available for download on GooglePlay Store.

    Bank of Maharashtra Adopts Village in Sangli for Digital Transactions

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    a) The Bank of Maharashtra – a public sector bank has adopted village in Sangli District.
    b) A village of Malangaon in Sangli district, Maharashtra is aimed at becoming a completely cashless village.

    Tata Motors  Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador

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    a) Bollywood film star Akshay Kumar has been announced the Brand Ambassador of TATA.
    b) In order to promote its commercial Vehicle Business Unit Akshay Kumar has been given the responsibility.
    c) He will take charge from January 2017.

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    Pankaj Advani won National title in 6-red Snooker

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    a) India’s pioneer cueist “Pankaj Advani” grasped the National title in 6-red snooker.
    b) The 6-red snooker is the shorter format of the game.
    c) Pankaj advani has been 16 time world champion.
    d) In the final, Advani prevailed over local youngster Ishpreet Chadha 7-4 to clinch the title.

     

     

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    • Stephanie Del Valle – Miss World 2016

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    a) Stephanie Del valle belongs to Puerto Rico – a small island in caribbean in United states of America (USA).
    b) The Event took place in Maryland, US.
    c) Stephanie is 19 years of Age.
    d) From India Priyadarshini Chatterjee also participated who reached top 20.

     

    International Human Solidarity Day – 20th December

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    a) December 20 is observed as International Human Solidarity Day worldwide.
    b) It is observed to promote “unity in diversity”.
    c) It also aims to create awareness towards importance of solidarity in working.
    d) In order to fight against poverty such days are promoted world wide.

    China is the Native Place of World’s first cloned goat with Cashmere wool 

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    a) The world’s first cloned goat bearing superfine Cashmere wool was born in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
    b) The goat will be raised in a base for animal husbandry research conducted by experts from agricultural universities and academies in Inner Mongolia and southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

    National Current Affairs

    Justice J S Khehar appointed as the New Chief Justice of India (CJI)
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    a) Justice J S Khehar has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of India.
    b) President Pranab Mukherjee recently approved his appointment.
    c) He will be replacing Justice TS Thakur whose tenure ends on January 3rd, 2017.
    d) Justice J S Khehar will be holding office till August, 27 2017.

     

    Lieutenant Governor of Delhi – Najeeb Jung resigns from the office

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    a) Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has submitted his resignation from the office to the Government of India.
    b) On 22nd of December, he will be leaving office .
    c) He took charge of the office on July 9, 2013.
    d)The tenure was supposed to end in 2018.
    e) Earlier, Jung was the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Milia Islamia University.

    Priyanka Chopra becomes the New Assam tourism brand ambassador

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    a) Priyanka Chopra has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Assam state tourism.
    b) She will promote brand entity of “Awesome Assam”. Chopra will visit Assam on December 24 and address international tour operators meet.

     Kisan Diwas is observed every year on 23rd December across India.

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    a) Kisan Diwas is observed every year on 23 December across India Since 2001 to celebrate the birth anniversary of the fifth prime minister and kisan leader,Ch. Charan Singh.
    b) Kisan Diwas is also known as Farmers Day or Charan Singh Jayanti

     

    Business current Affairs

    MobiCash Mobile Wallet launched by SBI and BSNL

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    a) A new mobile app wallet has been launched for both smart and featured phone recenlty named as- MobiCash.
    b) The app has been launched jointly by BSNL and SBI .
    c) The Initiative has been collectively taken by Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Communications (Independent charge) and Minster of State for Railways Manoj Sinha.

     

    Deepak Agarwal has been appointed as New CEO of Noida Authority

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    a) On 21st December, 2016 Deepak Aggarwal has been appointed as the CEO of Greater Noida Industrial Development and Noida Authority.
    b) He will replace P K Agarwal, who was holding the office as the CEO of Noida Authority.

     

    Corporation Bank clinches SKOCH silver award

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    a) Corporation Bank has recently bagged the SKOCH silver award 2016.
    b) The award was given for attaining the position of no.1 channel partner of LIC of India for past three financial years.

     

    Sports current Affairs

    Vijender Singh clinches WBO-Asia Pacific Super title

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    a) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh thrashed former world champion Francis Cheka to retain WBO-Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.
    b) The venue of the event was Thyagraj Stadium in New Delhi.

     

    India thrashed Belgium 2-1 to win the hockey junior World Cup.

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    a) The Event took place in Lucknow on 18th December 2016.
    b) This is India’s second world title of hockey.

    India won the 5th India- England test match by innings and 75 runs, win series 4-0

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    a) India has won the five-match test series against England with the score 3-0-1.
    b) The Venue of the fifth and final test played was M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
    c) Virat Kohli is the man of the series for his 655 runs in the series.
    d) Karun Nair scored triple century in the last match.

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