Thursday, 8 December 2016

Current Affairs Questions 8th December 2016

Current Affairs Questions for IBPS Clerk, RRB and Other Exams:

Current Affairs Questions
1. Which of the following country topped the global education rankings (Pisa rankings) run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (OECD)?
a) Japan 
b) Estonia
c) Singapore
d) Taiwan

2. Who will be the next Chief Justice of India (CJI)?
a) T. S. Thakur
b) Jagdish Singh Khehar
c) Ravish Mishra
d) Sukhvindar Singh

3. The five-day festival IISF-2016 has begun in which city of India?
a) Nagpur
b) jaipur
c) New Delhi
d) Kurukshetra

4. Which state Chief Minister has launched AP Purse mobile app featuring 13 mobile banking and 10 mobile wallet options?
a) Arunachal Pradesh 
b) Assam
c) Odisha
d) Andhra Pradesh  

5. “2016 Indra NAVY” naval exercise will be held between India and which country? 
a) Russia 
b) United States 
c) Japan 
d) China 

6. Name India’s earth observation satellite that was launched on 7 December 2016 from Sriharikota?
a) Resourcesat -1
b) Resourcesat -1A
c) Resourcesat -2
d) Resourcesat -2A

7. Which of the following bank has bagged the ‘Best MSME Bank Award 2016’ instituted by Assocham?
a) Andhra Bank
b) Corporation Bank
c) Vijaya Bank
d) Union Bank

8. Which of the following bank has bagged the ‘Best Bank for SME Lending award’ instituted by Assocham?
a) Andhra Bank
b) Corporation Bank
c) Vijaya Bank
d) Union Bank 

9. Name the noted journalist who passed away recently and was the close ally of Late Jayalalitha?
a) Cho S Ramaswamy
b) Phulel Singh Sujlana
c) Diwaliben Bhil
d) Balu Anand

10. Dr BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed as 'Water Day' across the India on which date? 
a) 12 March
b) 12 April
c) 14 April
d) 14 May

Answers:

1:c, 2:b, 3:c, 4:d, 5:a, 6:d, 7:b, 8:c, 9:a, 10:c.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Current Affairs, Daily GK Update 7th December 2016

Current Affairs, Daily GK Update 2016
1. Singapore tops global education rankings:
  • Singapore has the highest achieving students in international education rankings.
  • It is are based on tests taken by 15-year olds in more than 70 countries.
  • The influential Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa rankings) run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (OECD).
  • The Pisa provides education rankings based on international tests taken by 15-year olds in maths, reading and science.
2. India, Russia to hold joint naval drills:
  • The India-Russia Indra NAVY-2016 naval exercise will be held from 14th to 21st December.
  • The exercise will be held in the city of Visakhapatnam and in the Bay of Bengal. 
  • The first Indian-Russian naval exercises were held in May 2003.
3. JS Khehar to be next Chief Justice of India:
  • Supreme Court judge Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar  will be the next Chief Justice of India (CJI).
  • He will succeed Justice T. S. Thakur.
  • Justice Khehar will be sworn in as CJI (44th ) on 4th January 2017 and  hold the post till 28th August, 2017.
  • He will be the first Sikh to be India’s Chief Justice.
4. Mahila E-haat ties up with India Post, SBI:
  • The Women and Child Development Ministry has tied up with India Post and SBI.
  • This will offer more payment options to buyers and simplify shipping of products bought from "Mahila E-haat", an online marketing platform for women entrepreneurs.
  • Now, SBI customers abroad can make use of "SBI Global".
5. Remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2A successfully launched:
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched PSLV C36 Resource Sat-2A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. 
  • The satellite is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users.
6. Govt. asks banks to install additional 10 lakh POS to promote digital transactions:
  • The Union Government has asked banks to install 10 lakh additional Point of Sale (PoS) terminals by March 2017 to promote digital transactions across the country.
  • Banks have already placed orders for 6 lakh PoS machines.
  • Currently, about 15 lakh PoS terminals across different merchants to facilitate card based payments.
  • The government has also waived 16.5% excise duty payable on acquisition till 31st March 2017.
  • A point-of-sale (POS) terminal is a computerised replacement for a cash register.
7. RBI monetary policy: Governor Urjit Patel keeps repo rate unchanged:
  • Today, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its key short-term lending rate, or repo rate, unchanged at 6.25 percent.
  • The Reverse repo rate, the Marginal Standing Facility and the Bank Rate were also kept unchanged.
  • In its monetary policy review, the central bank also lowered its GDP growth forecast to 7.1 % for this fiscal, from the earlier 7.6 %, due to short-term disruption in economic activities from demonetisation.
  • The Reserve Bank also withdraw the 100 % incremental Cash Reserve Ratio from December 10.
8. Hindi language in the top 10 most powerful languages:
  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named Hindi language ranked 10th in the top 10 most powerful languages on the planet. 
  • The list features English as the most powerful language followed by Mandarin. 
  • The index applied for the consensus took into account various factors including geography, economy and diplomacy. 
  • The WEF further forecasted the list for 2050, with Hindi climbing one spot to ninth.
9. IISF-2016 to begin in New Delhi from today:
  • The five-day festival IISF-2016 is being held from today at CSIR National Physical Laboratory Campus in New Delhi and will continue till 11th December.
  • It will showcase India’s achievements and progress in the field of science and technology with a focus on science for masses.
  • The festival will provide an opportunity to the young minds to inculcate scientific temper and exchange ideas in scientific research.
10. The Lifeline Express to get two more coaches for cancer treatment:
  • The world’s first hospital train, Lifeline Express is all set to get two additional coaches for cancer treatment.
  • The decision was announced by the Ministry of Railways on 6th December 2016. 
  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu along with Health Minister JP Nadda will be inaugurating the new additions. 
  • The coaches are purely equipped for detection and control of oral, cervical and breast cancer and prevention of stroke. 
  • They will be accompanied by three fully equipped operation theatres.
11. Chandrababu launches AP Purse mobile app to promote digital transactions:
  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu has launched AP Purse mobile app featuring 13 mobile banking and 10 mobile wallet options in Vijayawada.
  • Now, people can pay their bills using the app and carry out their cashless transactions.
  • The State government has introduced cashless transactions at fair price shops and completed 70% of transactions using Aadhaar linkage to provide relief to people suffering from the shortage of small currency.
12. Artist Helen Marten wins 2016 Turner Prize:
  • Multimedia artist Helen Marten won the Turner Prize, which is Britain’s top award for contemporary art. 
  • The prize comes with a cash award of about USD 31800. 
  • The Turner Prize is the second prize in a month for Marten, who also won the inaugural Hepworth Prize. 
  • The nominees for the 2016 Turner Prize were Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde.
13. Odisha to appoint 1000 Banking correspondents in unbanked gram panchyats:
  • The Odisha government has decided to appoint 1000 Banking correspondents in about 1000 unbanked gram panchyats spread across 107 blocks across the State.
  • Banks will appoint Banking correspondents through the Odisha Livelihoods Mission(OLM) in unbanked rural areas to help the people who are facing difficulties due to the effect of demonetization.
  • In the next six month,around 6 thousand banking correspondents will be recruited in all 6 thousand gram panchyats of the state to assist people for the cashless transaction.
14. Armed Forces Flag Day being observed:
  • Today(7 Dec), Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar recalled the sacrifices of brave Indian soldiers on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day (Flag Day of India).
  • The day is dedicated towards the collection of funds from people for the welfare of the Armed Forces personnel.
  • It has been observed annually on this day since 1949.
15. MSME award for Corporation Bank:
  • Corporation Bank has bagged the ‘Best MSME Bank Award 2016’ instituted by Assocham. 
  • Corporation Bank is a public sector banking company headquartered in Mangalore, India.
16. Vijaya Bank bags SME award:
  • Vijaya Bank has been adjudged ‘Best Bank for SME Lending award’ by Assocham. 
  • The award was received by Kishore Sansi, Managing Director & CEO of the bank under ‘Best SME Lending’ category for public sector banks at the fourth SMEs Excellence Award function in New Delhi.
17. Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed as 'Water Day':
  • Dr BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed as 'Water Day' on 14 April across the India.
  • The day will be observed to mark Ambedkar’s contribution in water resource management of the country.
18. Noted journalist Cho Ramaswamy passes away:
  • Senior political satirist and founder editor of 'Thuglak magazine' Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy (82-year) passed away due to cardiac arrest in a Chennai(Tamil Nadu).
  • He was an advisor to former Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
  • Cho Ramaswamy was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha from 1999 to 2005.
19. BEML bags CII National Quality Award:
  • Bharat Earth Movers Limited Ltd (BEML) has bagged the ‘CII National Quality 2016 Award’
  • The award has been jointly instituted by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Export Import Bank (EXIM).

Current Affairs Questions 7th December 2016

Current Affairs Questions for IBPS Clerk, RRB and Other Exams:

Current Affairs Questions
1. Who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu following death of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa?
a) P. Thangamani
b) O. Panneerselvam
c) D. Jayakumar
d) M. K. Stalin

2. Which of the following bilateral maritime exercise  has begun between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy (British Navy) in Mumbai?
a) Pachim Leher
b) Konkan 16
c) Navy Dosti
d) Parakram

3. Which state government has formed a special panel to stop child trafficking?
a) Assam
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Bihar
d) West Bengal

4. India’s largest public sector trading body MMTC(Metals and Minerals Trading goldCorporation) has tied-up with which bank to sell government-minted Indian Gold Coin(24 Karat)?
a) Punjab National Bank
b) ICICI Bank
c) NABARD
d) State Bank of India (SBI)

5. Which state government will provide free textbooks for students of classes IX and X to increase enrolment in the state-funded schools and reduce dropout rate?
a) Assam
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Bihar
d) West Bengal

6. Name the Indian bank that recently launched a digital banking service known as SIMsePay?
a) Canara Bank
b) State Bank of India
c) Axis Bank
d) Yes Bank

7. Who was recently elected as the President of Uzbekistan?
a) Sarwar Otamuratov
b) Hotamzhon Ketmonov
c) Shavkat Mirziyoyev
d) Narimon Umarov

8. Who has inaugurated the first ever International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra, Haryana?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Pranab Mukherjee
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Rajnath Singh

9. Who was recently appointed as the Chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation?
a) B.S. Bhullar
b) M Sathiyavathy
c) Pashupati Ashok Gajapathi
d) None of the above

10. Who has been appointed as a senior vice president of Asian Football Confederation?
a) Anurag Thakur
b) Sachin Pilot
c) Praful Patel
d) Manish Mukherjee

Answers:

1:b, 2:b, 3:d, 4:d, 5:a, 6:d, 7:c, 8:b, 9:a, 10:c.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Current Affairs, Daily GK Update 6th December 2016

Current Affairs, Daily GK Update 2016
1. O Panneerselvam sworn in as new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu:
  • AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam (65) was sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu following death of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
  • Mr Panneerselvam, 65, was elected by the ruling AIADMK's lawmakers to lead them at a midnight meeting at the party's office, his status as staunch Jayalalithaa loyalist making him the most acceptable candidate to carry on her work.
  • This is for third time he has sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. 
2. AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (68-year) passed away:
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai following cardiac arrest
  • Tamil Nadu government has announced a seven-day State Mourning from today.
  • The national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period, The government has also declared a three-day holiday for all educational institutions in the state.
  • She was famously known as Puratchi Thalaivi Amma (revolutionary leader) or Amma.
3. India to train Vietnam’s Sukhoi-30 fighter pilots:
  • India has agreed to train Vietnam’s Sukhoi-30 fighter pilots, boosting growing defence ties between both countries. 
  • In this regard agreement was signed during bilateral discussions between Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his Vietnamese counterpart, General Ngo Xuan Lich in New Delhi.
4. Free textbooks for IX & X Students in Assam:
  • Students of classes IX and X of  Assam will get free textbooks from academic year 2017-18 as the State government aims to increase enrolment in the state-funded schools and reduce dropout rate.
  • Free textbooks will reach to the students by 25 of this month as the classes of new sessions in Assam starts from New Year Day.
  • The scheme will cover all government high and higher secondary schools and non provincilasied schools who got financial incentives, among others.
5. Joint maritime exercise ‘Konkan 16’ between India and UK begins:
  • The annual bilateral maritime exercise Konkan 16 between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy (British Navy) started in Mumbai, Maharashtra. 
  • The 2016 edition of the exercise (from 05 to 16 December 2016) will play an important chapter in the maritime interactions. 
  • It will familiarise navies of both countries with each other’s planning processes and further enhance synergy and inter-operability.  
  • Konkan 16 will be conducted in two phases in Mumbai and Goa. The first phase (05 to 09 December 2016) has begun in Mumbai.
6. West Bengal CM forms Anti-child Trafficking panel:
  • The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee announced on 6 December that the state would be setting up a special panel to stop child trafficking. 
  • Chaired by Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee, the committees would constitute a Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, DGP and officers and members of the opposition parties, Congress and CPI (M).
7. Prez Mukherjee to inaugurate 1st ever International Gita Mahotsav:
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the first ever International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra, Haryana today.
  • President laid the foundation stone of Krishna circuit on the occasion.
  • It is a five day mega event.
  • Aim of Gita mahotsav is to spread eternal message of Gita to the world community, global chanting of Srimadbhagvad Gita would also be held on Gita Jayanti Day before the final deepdaan ceremony at Brahmsarovar in Kurukshetra.
8. India crosses $300 billion milestone:
  • India has received over US $300 billion US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) milestone between April 2000 and September 2016. 
  • The cumulative FDI inflows during the period amounted to US $310.26 billion. 
  • 33% of the FDI came through the Mauritius route. India received US $101.76 billion dollar from Mauritius between April 2000 and September 2016.
9. MMTC to tie-up with SBI to sell govt minted 'Indian Gold Coin':
  • India’s largest public sector trading body MMTC(Metals and Minerals Trading goldCorporation) has tied-up with the State Bank of India (SBI) to sell government-minted Indian Gold Coin(24 Karat).
  • The Gold Coin will be available in denominations of 5gm, 10gm and 20 gm bar.
10. Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins Uzbekistan Presidential Election:
  • The Prime Minister and acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was elected the country's president in the presidential election, which was held on 4 December 2016.
  • As per the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan, Mirziyoyev won the election with an overwhelming vote. 
  • He garnered 88.61% of the votes, which is above the required over 50% of valid ballots to become a president.
11. Bernard Cazeneuve named French PM after Manuel Valls quits:
  • The French president, François Hollande, has named Bernard Cazeneuve to head the French government as prime minister until a presidential election next May.
  • Cazeneuve, who was interior minister, replaced Manuel Valls, who resigned on Tuesday morning after announcing his bid to become France's next president.
12. Nation pays homage to Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar on his 60th death anniversary:
  • Dr BR Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution, was in news on 6 December 2016. He came into news on his 60th death anniversary.
  • On the occasion, lakhs of people converged at Chaitya Bhoomi to pay homage to him. 
  • Chaitya Bhoomi is the place where Ambedkar was cremated after his death on 6 December 1956.
13. B S Bhullar appointed Chief of Directorate General of Civil Aviation:
  • Senior bureaucrat B S Bhullar 1986-batch IAS officer was appointed chief of aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
  • He is presently working as Additional Secretary in Civil Aviation Ministry.
  • The post has been lying vacant for past over four months after M Sathiyavathy, first woman chief of the aviation regulator, was named as new Union Labour Secretary in July this year.
13. Praful Patel appointed as AFC senior VP:
  • All India Football Federation President Praful Patel has been appointed as a senior vice president of Asian Football Confederation.
  • Patel, who was serving as the vice president of the South East Region for the Asian Football Confederation.

Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk 2016

Current Affairs Questions for IBPS Clerk, RRB and Other Exams:

Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk 2016
1. Who won the online reader's poll for TIME magazine's Person of the Year 2016?
a) Julian Assange
b) Hillary Clinton 
c) Narendra Modi
d) Donald Trump

2. Which of the following mobile application launched by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram to promote breastfeeding and keep a tab on 'inappropriate' promotion of baby food items?
a) Stanpan App
b) Stanpan Suraksha
c) Breastfeeding App
d) Breastfeeding Now

3. Name the E-commerce giant that launched its global startup program 'Launchpad' in India?
a) Amazon 
b) Alibaba
c) Snapdeal
d) Flipkart

4. Name the Indian Golfer who became the oldest golfer to win an Asian Tour title at Delhi Golf Club (DGC) after winning the Panasonic Open India?
a) Jeev Milkha Singh
b) Arjun Atwal
c) Jyoti Randhawa
d) Mukesh Kumar

5. Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Airtel DTH business?
a) Shashi Arora
b) Sunil Taldar
c) Gopal Vittal
d) Manish Varma

6. Which nation’s Prime Minister announced his surprise resignation on 5 December 2016, saying it is the right time to leave politics?
a) UK
b) New Zealand
c) Spain
d) France

7. NITI Aayog will provide what amount for every district in the country as seed money to kick start to encourage digital payment system?
a) 2 lakh rupees
b) 5 lakh rupees
c) 8 lakh rupees
d) 10 lakh rupees

8. The union govt. has allocated what amount for celebrating the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh?
a) 100 Cr rupees
b) 200 Cr rupees
c) 300 Cr rupees
d) 500 Cr rupees 

9. Name the Italy's Prime Minister who has announced recently to step down after losing a referendum on constitutional reform?
a) Matteo Salvini
b) Matteo Renzi 
c) Silvio Berlusconi
d) Elisa Isoardi

10. The International Volunteer Day (IVD) is observed across the world on which date?
a) 2th December
b) 4th December
c) 5th December
d) 6th December

Answers:
1:c, 2:b, 3:a, 4:d, 5:b, 6:b, 7:b, 8:a, 9:b, 10:c.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Current Affairs, Daily GK Update 5th December 2016

Current Affairs, Daily GK Update 2016
1. International Volunteer Day: 5 December 
  • The International Volunteer Day (IVD) is observed across the world on 5th December every year,designated by the United Nations since 1985.
  • This year's theme recognises the volunteers worldwide and their efforts in making peace and sustainable development a reality.
  • This year theme is "Global Applause - give volunteers a hand".
2. World Soil Day: 5 December
  • The World Soil Day is observed on 5 December annually. 
  • The this year theme  is "Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life"
  • The theme for the 2016 WSD focuses on the positive contributions of pulses to soil properties, such as fixing the atmosphere nitrogen and improving its biodiversity, fertility and structure.
3. PM Narendra Modi wins online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year:
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi (18% vote) has won the online reader's poll for TIME magazine's Person of the Year 2016.
  • Mr Modi far ahead of other prominent figures like, Obama, Trump and Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange (7% each) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (2%) and US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (4%).
  • Earlier, Modi has won the online readers' poll for Time Person of the Year title in 2014 when he had got more than 16% of the almost five million votes cast.
4. Stanpan Suraksha app launched to promote breastfeeding:
  • The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram launched ‘Stanpan Suraksha’ mobile application to promote breastfeeding and keep a tab on 'inappropriate' promotion of baby food items. 
  • The mobile application has been developed by the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI).
5. NITI Aayog to provide Rs 5 lakh per district to encourage digital payment system:
  • NITI Aayog will be immediately transferring 5 lakh rupees for every district in the country as seed money to kick start to encourage digital payment system.
  • For availing the incentive, the district collector, commissioner or magistrates would have to ensure that individuals transiting to digital payment mode should do at least two successful transactions by any of the five methods.
  • These five modes are :
  1. unified payment interface (UPI
  2. Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD)
  3. Aadhaar Enabled Payments
  4. e-wallets and
  5. Rupay debit/credit/prepaid cards
  • Top ten best performing districts of India will be awarded the Digital Payment Champions of India Award by NITI Aayog.
  • Fifty Panchayats which go cashless will be awarded Digital Payment Award.
6. Italy PM Renzi to resign after Referendum loss:
  • Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has announced to step down after losing a referendum on constitutional reform.
  • He will hand over his resignation to President after the final meeting of his cabinet.
  • Interior Ministry projections suggested the No camp, led by the populist Five Star Movement, has won the referendum with the backing of 59.5 % of those who voted.
7. New Zealand PM announces his resignation:
  • Today, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has announced his resignation.
  • He will stay in parliament long enough to avoid a by-election for his seat.
  • Recently Key has marked his eighth anniversary as prime minister and 10th year as leader of the centre-right National Party.
8. Airtel appoints Sunil Taldar as CEO and Director for DTH business:
  • Bharti Airtel Limited announced the appointment of Sunil Taldar as the Chief Executive Officer and Director for its DTH business.
  • Taldar will take over from Shashi Arora who moved as Managing Director and CEO of Airtel Payments Bank.
  • Taldar will be a member of the Airtel Management Board and will report to Gopal Vittal, Chief Executive Officer at Bharti Airtel (India and South Asia).
9. Amazon launches global startup program 'Launchpad' in India:
  • E-commerce major Amazon has launched its global startup program 'Launchpad' in India. 
  • An online portal featuring over 400 products from different startups including 25 Indian startups.
  • The program will also help Indian startups to sell their products overseas. First started in 2015, Amazon Launchpad is now available in seven regions.
10. Flipkart's Binny Bansal, Sachin Bansal named Asians of the Year:
  •  Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal have been jointly named "Asian of the Year 2016" by Singapore-based newspaper The Straits Times.
  • The "Asian of the Year 2016" award recognises entrepreneurs operating at the frontiers of technology's interface with business.
11. Govt allocates Rs 100 Cr to celebrate 350th birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh:
  • The union govt. has allocated an initial sum of one hundred crore rupees for celebrating the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh.
  • According to Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma this has been done to commemorate the great Sikh Guru’s work in the uplift of humanity.
12. Internet population in India to touch 600 mn by 2020:
  • India internet user is expected to almost double to 600 million users by 2020 from approximately 343 million users currently according to an The Associate Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM)- Deloitte joint study. 
  • With increased 4G and 3G penetration, the Internet user base in India is rapidly expanding and has reached a penetration of over 27 % versus 50.3 % penetration in China.
13. Mukesh Kumar makes history in Golf Asia Tour:
  • Indian Golfer Mukesh Kumar became the oldest golfer to win an Asian Tour title on December 4, 2016 at Delhi Golf Club (DGC) after winning the Panasonic Open India. 
  • The 51-year-old Mukesh, who has won 123 PGTI titles, scored two-under 70 in the final round which made his total to 10-under 206 to claim the trophy.


Indian Bank PO Recruitment 2017 (PGDBF)

Indian Bank PO Recruitment 2017

Dear Readers,

The Indian Bank is inviting online applications for young and bright graduates who fulfill the eligibility criteria specified  and  who  are  interested  in  Banking  career,  for  admission  to  the  One  year  Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB), which has been set up jointly by India n Bank and Manipal Global Education Service Pvt Ltd. 
The Online Test will be held in two phases.

Vacancies:
SC - 48
ST - 24
OBC - 87
Unreserved - 165
Total - 324

Important Dates :
Starding date of Online Registraion - 6th December 2016
Last Date of Online Registration - 22nd December 2016
Download of Call Letters for Pre Exam Training - after 5th January 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training - 12th January 2017 to 19th January 2017
Call Letter Download for Preliminary Exam - after 11th January 2017
Preliminary Online Examination  - 22nd January 2017
Result of Preliminary Online Exam - 30th January 2017
Download of Call Letters for Main Online Exam - 16th February 2017
Main Online Examination - 28th February 2017




All the Best!!


Current Affairs Questions 5th December 2016

Current Affairs Questions for IBPS Clerk, RRB and Other Exams:

Current Affairs Questions for IBPS Clerk 2016
1. The sixth 'Heart of Asia' ministerial conference has begun in which city of India?
a) New Delhi
b) Jaipur
c) Amritsar
d) Hisar

2. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the use of disposable plastic in which city Of India?
a) Delhi and NCR
b) Kanpur
c) Dehradun
d) Dhanbad

3. Name the UAE-based Indian girl who has won 2016 prestigious International Children's Peace Prize for her fight for climate justice and combating environmental degradation?
a) Kehkashan Basu 
b) Neha Gupta 
c) Manisha Gopi
d) Abraham M Keita

4. Name the General Motors CEO who was elected in economic and job-creation panel of US President Donald Trump?
b) Ginni Rometty
c) Larry Ellison
d) Travis Kalanick
d) Mary Barra 

5. Who has won the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) male Athlete of the Year award? 
a) LeBron James
b) Usain Bolt 
c) Wayde van Niekerk 
d) Elaine Thompson 

6. Who has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)? 
a) Munir Geol
b) L S Khan
c) J Ravichandran 
d) S S Nadkarni 

7. Who won Miss Supranational 2016, an international beauty pageant?
a) Neha Gupta
b) Srinidhi Shetty
c) Vidisha Joshi
d) Deepti Bedi 

8. Which women's cricket team won the 2016 Asia Cup T20?
a) Pakistan
b) India
c) Thailand
d) Sri Lanka

9. How many satellites is ISRO planning to launch in one go in January 2017?
a) 23
b) 43
c) 83
d) 21

10. India has signed four agreements with which country on visas, cyberspace and investments?
a) US
b) India
c) Qatar 
d) Canada

Answers:
1:c, 2:a, 3:a, 4:d, 5:b, 6:c, 7:b, 8:b, 9:c, 10:c.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Current Affairs, Daily GK Update 4th December 2016

Current Affairs, Daily GK Update 2016
1. RBI to issue new Rs 50, Rs 20 notes:
  • The reserve bank will issue Rs 20 and Rs 50 denomination bank notes, bearing signature of Urjit Patel, RBI Governor.
  • Old banknotes of the two denominations will continue to be legal tender.
  • Design and security features of these banknotes will be similar to the old notes of these denominations.
2. 'Heart of Asia' conference has kicked off in Amritsar:
  • The sixth 'Heart of Asia' ministerial conference has kicked off in Amritsar, Punjab from 03rd December 2016 to discuss peace, cooperation and economic development in Afghanistan and its neighbors. 
  • Delegates from nearly 40 countries will participate in the conference organised on the theme 'Addressing Challenges, Achieving Prosperity'
  • The main conference has been inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.
3. ISRO to launch 83 satellites in one go in 2017:
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 83 satellites into space in one go, aboard a single rocket in January 2017. 
  • This announcement was made during the proceedings of the lower house, Lok Sabha on 30 November 2016. 
  • Amoung the 83 satellites, 3 belong to India while the other 80, weighing 500 kg belong to five foreign nations including Israel, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and the United States of America
  • The three Indian satellites that are going to be launched include: 1. Cartosat – 2 series, 2. INS-IA, 3. INS-1B.
4. India, Qatar ink pacts on Visas, Cyberspace, Investments:
  • India and Qatar has signed four agreements on visas, cyberspace and investments following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani on key issues of energy, trade and security.
  • Modi and the Qatari Prime Minister, who is in New Delhi on his first visit, discussed enhancing cooperation in defence and security, in particular in cyber-security and agreed on joint action to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing. 
  • The two sides inked five pacts including in the field of visas, cyberspace and investments.
5. Donald Trump names General Motors CEO to his advisory panel:
  • US President-elect Donald Trump has named General Motors CEO Mary Barra to his economic and job-creation panel
  • The panel, set to meet for the first time in February, consists of CEOs from JPMorgan Chase, Walt Disney, Boeing, and other companies. 
  • Barra is one of the only two women on the panel, the other being IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.
6. NGT bans disposable plastic in Delhi:
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the use of disposable plastic in Delhi and NCR with effect from 1st January next year .
  • NGT also directed the Delhi government to take steps to reduce dumped waste.
  • NGT refused to shut down the Okhla waste-to-energy plant and issued a slew of directions for its eco-friendly operation along with two other plants at Gazipur and Bhalswa.
7. Indian contestant Srinidhi Shetty wins Miss Supranational:
  • India's representative Srinidhi Shetty has been crowned Miss Supranational 2016, an international beauty pageant. 
  • This marks the second time that India has won the pageant following the win by Asha Bhat in 2014. 
  • Srinidhi Shetty qualified for the competition after becoming the first runner-up at the Miss India Universe pageant earlier this year, where she won the title 'Miss Diva Supranational'.
8. India beat Pakistan to win Women's T20 Asia Cup trophy:
  • India women's cricket team won the Asia Cup T20 after beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final by 17 runs. 
  • The win stretches India's unbeaten run in the Asia Cup to 32 matches and it is their sixth Asia Cup crown.
  • Mithali Raj top scored for India in the Asia Cup final against Pakistan, she scored 73 runs and remained not out till the end and India scored 121/5.
9. Nico Rosberg announces shocking retirement after World title win:
  • Nico Rosberg announced his retirement from Formula One on 2 December 2016, just five days after he grabbed his first-ever F1 World Champion title in the season’s final race at Abu Dhabi.
  • The 31-year-old, who beat his Mercedes team-mate and three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton by five points.
10. India to train Qatar police to host FIFA World Cup 2022:
  • India will train Qatar police for handling the security during the FIFA World Cup 2022 scheduled to be held in that country.
  • The training arrangement was agreed upon during a meeting between Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.