Quiz - 23 Current Affairs

Q1 Recently, Sikkim has joined the Uday scheme to improve power distribution in state? What is the full form of UDAY? (A). Ujjwala distribution assurance scheme (B). Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) (C). Unnati DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) (D). Unnat Distribution Assurance Yojana (UDAY) Q2 In which city of South-East Asia the 9th BRICS summit is going to be held? (A). Islamabad, Pakistan (B). Xiamen city, China (C). New Delhi, India (D). Sochi, Russia Q3 Nobel laureate Kenneth. J. Arrow who died recently, was from which field? (A). Arts (B). Physics (C). Aeronautical Science (D). Economics Q4 Which country has recently lifts scarf ban from woman soldiers? (A). Iran (B). Bulgeria (C).

'Mumbai richest Indian city with total wealth of $820 bn':

India's financial capital Mumbai, which is home to 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, is the richest Indian city with a total wealth of $ 820 billion, says a report. According to New World Wealth, Mumbai is the richest city in the country followed by Delhi and Bengaluru in the second and third place, respectively. Delhi is home to 23,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires with a total wealth of $ 450 billion, while Bengaluru with a total wealth of $ 320 bbillion houses 7,700 millionaires and 8 billionaires. The list also includes Hyderabad with a total wealth of $ 310 billion. Hyderabad is home to 9,000 millionaires and 6 billionaires. Kolkata home to 9,600 millionaires and 4 billi

Rajasthan is the 2nd largest crude oil producer in India :

Rajasthan has become the second largest crude oil producer in the country after the offshore field Bombay High, Governor Kalyan Singh said in the assembly while highlighting the achievements of the state government. The oilfields in the state are producing nearly 90 lakh tones oil annually, which is 24 per cent of the total domestic crude oil production. India had about 750 Million metric tonne of proven oil reserves as April 2014 or 5.62 billion barrels as per EIA estimate for 2009,which is the second-largest amount in the Asia-Pacific region behind China. Most of India's crude oil reserves are located in the western coast (Mumbai High) and in the northeastern parts of the country, althoug

Saina Nehwal to represent Olympic Committee in BWF:

Adding another feather in her cap, star Shuttler Saina Nehwal, who was appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission (AC) last year.She would be representing the panel in the Badminton World Federation (BWF). She would join the BWF Athletes' Commission as a representative of the IOC AC. In a rare honour for an Indian sportsperson, Saina was appointed as a member of the IOC Athletes' Commission soon after the Rio Olympics last year. Saina, who has since recovered from a career threatening knee injury suffered during Rio Olympics, won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament last month. Currently, ranked world number 10 in BWF rankings, Saina

(20th-26th) Feb. - 2017 Hindi

भारत के पूर्व मुख्य न्यायाधीश अल्तमस कबीर का निधन हो गया। वह 68 वर्ष के थे। भारत, वर्ष 2016 में अमेरिकी सरकार की प्रतिभूतियों में निवेश करने वाला 12वां बड़ा देश बना। जापान 1090 अरब डालर के निवेश के साथ पहले स्थान पर है। दिग्गज पाकिस्तानी क्रिकेटर शाहिद अफरीदी ने अपने 21 साल के करियर पर विराम लगाते हुए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से सन्यास लेने की घोषणा की। नागालैंड के मुख्यमंत्री टी आर जेलियांग ने राज्य के मुक्यमंत्री पद से इस्तीफा दिया। ‘हेमा मालिनी: बियोंड द ड्रीम गर्ल’ नामक पुस्तक का अक्टूबर में विमोचन किया जाएगा। यह पुस्तक राम कमल मुखर्जी ने लिखी है। राजनीतिक व्यंग फिल्म ‘न्यूटन’ ने 67वें बर्लिन फिल्म महोत्सव में ‘इंटरनेशनल फेडरेशन ऑफ आर्ट सिनेमाज’ (सीआईसीएई) पुरस्कार जीता। मोहन बागान के पूर्

(20th-26th) Feb. - 2017 Eng.

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passed away. He was 68. India became the 12th largest holder of US government securities in 2016. Japan is on the first place with holdings worth USD 1.09 trillion. Veteran Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing to an end his 21-year career. Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang resigned as Chief Minister of the state. A book titled ‘Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl’ will be released in October 2017. It has been authored by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. Political satire ‘Newton’ has won the International Federation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Former Mohu

Pooja Ghatkar bags 10m Air Rifle bronze at Shooting World Cup:

In International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar win her maiden World Cup medal, at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, New Delhi. She finished third in the 10m Air Rifle event. Ghatkar clinched bronze medal with a score of 228.8 in the final round. China’s Mengyao Shi secured gold with a score of 252.1 - setting a new world record in the event. The silver went to China’s Lijie Dong for a score of 248.9. Earlier, she has won gold in the Asian Air Gun Championship in 2014. Mentored by Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang, Ghatkar managed a fine 10.8 and 10.7 in her 19th and 21st shots to assure herself of a medal. Know More: ISSF World Cup - It was introduced by

Labour Ministry plans Rs.10,000 minimum monthly wage for contract workers:

The Labour Ministry has proposed a minimum monthly income of Rs.10,000 for contract workers, evoking strong reactions from the industry. The move will drastically increase the minimum wages of contract labourers from around Rs.6,000 per month that is paid to them in a few sectors at present. According to the plan the employers will need to pay Rs 10,000 as minimum monthly income to contract workers for all kinds of work. At present, employers give the fixed minimum wages to workers for 45 economic activities, as mentioned in the Minimum Wages Act, 1948. As per the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971, the wages of the contract labour shall be according to the minimum

Tata Advanced’s Nova to execute radar contract with Defence Ministry:

Tata Advanced Systems’ subsidiary, Nova Integrated Systems (NISL), has signed a contract with the Defence Ministry to implement Indian Navy’s Surface Surveillance Radar (SSR) project. The project involves delivery, installation and commissioning of the systems on naval vessels, delivery of simulators and establishment of depot-level facilities besides integrated logistics support. The deliveries would be spread over 10 years. The SSR programme is the first procurement by the Ministry of Defence under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category of the Defence Procurement Procedure. The radar is based on solid state technology and is also suited for coastal surveillance. NISL, an initiative of the Ta

We are not alone, 7 Earth-like planets are spotted in Universe.

Low temperatures make possible the presence of liquid water on their surface. Scientists have spotted seven Earth-sized planets, with mass similar to Earth, orbiting around a dwarf star the size of Jupiter, just 39 light years from the Sun. The planets’ temperature is low enough to make possible the presence of liquid water on their surface. In May last year, scientists found three planets passing in front of TRAPPIST-1, the dwarf star. Based on further monitoring of the star from the ground and space, scientists have found four more ‘exo-planets’ orbiting TRAPPIST-1.Michaël Gillon from the University de Liege, Belgium is the first author of the paper. “This is the first time we have so many

India, Israel to jointly develop missile for Army:

₹17,000-crore deal approved by Cabinet Committee on Security ahead of Modi’s likely visit to Tel Aviv in June. Ahead of the likely visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel in June, India has approved a deal to jointly develop a medium range surface-to-air missile (MR-SAM) system for the Army in a ₹17,000-crore deal. This is the latest in a series of other variants of SAM systems for the Navy and the Air Force being jointly developed with Israeli help under deals estimated at billions of dollars. The deal is for 200 missiles for five regiments, each getting 40 units. The missile has a range of 50-70 km. “The system will be based on the older Barak system of Israel, which is in use in

Bharat QR: One step closer to e-payments:

India has reached a new milestone in cashless transaction by launching Bharat QR, the world's first interoperable payment acceptance solution. This is the second big ticket initiative from the Centre, after BHIM, towards pushing digital transactions. Bharat QR code is an interoperable payment acceptance solution. Even if the merchant and customer are on different payment platforms, Bharat QR will enable payment from one to the other. This means that merchants need to display only one QR code instead of multiple ones for different payment platforms. It has been jointly developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Master card, and Visa, Bharat QR code would require. All ban

India emerges as the World’s Largest Arms Importer in the Last Four Years:

India has once again emerged as the world’s largest importer of weapons and military equipment, accounting for 13 per cent of all such international imports. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, China and Algeria are the next four biggest global importers .These trends have emerged from a report released by the Sweden-based think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today. The assessment was done for a five-year period (2012-2016). Titled “Trends in international arms transfers-2016”, the report says, “India was the largest importer of major arms in 2012-16, accounting for 13 per cent of the global total.”Comparing two five years blocks — 2007-11 and 2012-16 — the re

Tata Sons new Boss to be act as TCS Chairman too:

Global software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd on Monday announced that Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran will also be its non-executive Chairman. "Tata Sons Ltd has nominated N. Chandrasekaran as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company in place of Ishaat Hussain from February 21," said TCS in a regulatory filing to the BSE. Chandrasekaran will also assume charge as Tata Sons Chairman. Prior to his appointment as Tata Sons Chairman, Chandrasekaran, 54, was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the IT bellwether since 2009."Chandrasekaran will take charge as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company," added the filing. Know More: A 54 ye

QUIZ-22 Current Affairs

Q1. What is the full form of UDAN? (A)Udey desh ka aam neta (B)Udey desh ka amir nagrik (C)Udey desh ka aam nivasi (D)Udey desh ka aam nagrik Q2. Altamas Kabir was the ________ Chief-Justice of India. ​ (A)21st (B)39th (C)42th (D)15th Q3. Air Defense Missile Components maker Raytheon has recently signed a MOU with which Indian Company? (A) Wipro technologies (B) HCL tech. (C) TASL (Tata advanced system limited) (D) Genpact India Q4. Which Asian country has won the Asian Women’s Rugby Seven’s Trophy, recently? (A) Iran ​(B) Iran (C) South - Korea (D) Sri - Lanka Q5. Which Indian singer has been honoured with the “Legendary Award 2017”? (A) Sunidhi Chauhan (B) Amaan Ali khan

KNOW YOUR ENGLISH

How is the word ‘genteel’ pronounced and how is it used in everyday context? The first syllable ‘gen’ rhymes with ‘when’, ‘pen’ and ‘ten’, and the second with the words ‘peel’, ‘feel’ and ‘kneel’. The word is pronounced ‘jen-TEEL’ with the stress on the second syllable. Many consider this word to be rather old fashioned and limit it to formal contexts. When you say that a person is ‘genteel’, what you mean is that he is someone who belongs to the upper class; an individual who is polite and well mannered. The word is mostly used to suggest that the person is a well-bred individual. It has a negative connotation as well. It can be used in everyday context to refer to someone who is trying ver

Withdraw you P.F. online

Retirement fund body EPFO is expected to launch online facility for settlement of claims, including EPF withdrawal and pension fixation, by May this year to put an end to tedious paper work by its members. At present, the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) receive close to 1 cr. applications manually for settlement of EPF withdrawal claim, pension fixation or getting group insurance benefit by deceased persons. EPFO has an ambitious plan to settle the claims within few hours after filing of application. For instance, it has plans to settle the EPF withdrawal claim within three hours of filing of online application. As per the scheme, EPFO is required to settle all claims within 20

2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution

The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new study. According to medical journal The Lancet, over a million Indians die every year due to air pollution and some of the worst polluted cities of the world. In India globally 2.7-3.4 million pre-term births may be associated with PM 2.5 exposure and South Asia is the worst hit accounting for 1.6 million pre-term births. The Lancet concludes that climate change posed both a "potentially catastrophic risk to human health", while conversely being "the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century" if the right steps are taken .The smog over northern

KNOW YOUR ENGLISH

What is the meaning of ‘mansplaining’? ‘Mansplaining’ is a relatively new word; it is a combination of ‘man’ and ‘explaining’. The word is normally used with men. When a man ‘mansplains’ the rules of cricket to a woman, he usually does so in a condescending manner. He is certain that the woman he is talking to knows nothing or very little about the game and that she understands very little about the technical aspects of the sport. To ensure that the woman understands what he is saying, he simplifies or dumbs down his explanation. He mistakenly assumes that he knows more about the subject than the woman he is talking to. Ex:- 1. Anil was trying to mansplain organic chemistry to my cousin — qu

HAL to make multi-role chopper by 2019

State-owned behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is hopeful of flying its future multi-role helicopter, a mock-up of which was unveiled at the just-concluded Aero India here, by 2019 -- but the engine for it has not yet been finalised. Finer details of the chopper, which will be the biggest rotary wing aircraft ever made by India, will be finalised only after specifications are received from the users to develop the different versions that are planned. The HAL, which boasts of building a series of helicopters like the Dhruv Advanced Light helicopter (ALH), the weaponised Rudra ALH , a Light Combat Helicopter and the latest Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), has embarked on the mission t

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