• Daily Current Affairs News 1st October, 2016

    Oct 1 • September 2016 • 1000 Views

    Daily Current Affairs News 1st October, 2016

    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News 1st October, 2016.

    Q-1 Which team clinched the Under-18 Men’s Junior Hockey Asia cup-2016?

    a) Bangladesh 

    b) India

    c) Pakistan

    d) China

    Q-2 Which country is the host of Under-18 Men’s Junior Hockey Asia cup-2016?

    a) Bangladesh 

    b) India

    c) Pakistan

    d) China

    Q-3 Chahbahar Port is in which country?

    a) Iraq

    b) Afganistan 

    c) Iran

    d) None of these 

     

    National News Updates

    1. High Court of Patna declares Bihar liquor prohibition law as Void.

    i) On 30th September 2016 The Patna High Court Quashes  the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill, 2016.

    ii) According to this law, the sale and consumption of liquor are banned in the state of Bihar.

    iii) This bill was amended on 30th September 2016.

    International News Updates

    1. Rosetta spacecraft crashed.

    i) After a period of 12 years , the Europe’s Spacecraft Rosetta crashed into a comet on 30th Sept, 2016.

    2. Giant Dinosaur Footprints in Mongolian Desert. 

    i) A 77  centimeters wide  footprint of a giant dinosaur was found in the Deserts of Mongolia.

    ii) It is a Joint effort of scientists on Japanese-Mongolian Expedition .  

    iii) It is one of the biggest ever footprint found on earth.  

     

    Business News Updates

    1. Tax Incentives for the Backward States. 

    i) The CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) announced Tax incentives to 7 Backward Districts on 30th September, 2016.

    ii) The respective districts are Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram.

    iii) CBDT announced 5 years extension as tax incentive to these backward districts                

    2. India to consider chahbahar Port -Airport Plan.

    i) The  Government of India on 30th September, 2016 announced the examination of Airport at Chahbahar port in Iran.

    ii) The Development of Chahbahar Port is a Strategic Initiative by India to strengthen the Diplomatic Relations between India and Iran.

     

    Sports News Updates

    1. India clinches the Asia cup -2016.

    i) On 30th September, 2016 India thrashed Bangladesh in the finals of Under-18 men’s hockey Asia cup-2016.

    ii) The host of the cup was Bangladesh. 

    iii) Hardik Singh was named the Man-of-the-Match

    2. India ranked at the same position as of Switzerland.

    i) In Davis Cup India ranked at the same position 

    ii) India and Switzerland ranked from 9th to 12th places in the Junior Davis cup positional match.

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  • Daily Current Affairs News 29th Sept, 2016

    Sep 29 • September 2016 • 439 Views

    Daily Current Affairs News 29th Sept, 2016

    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News 29th Sept, 2016.

    Q-1 With respect to Indian Economy CCEA refers to-

    a) Cricket Council of Emergency Affairs 

    b) Cabinet Commitee of Economic Affairs

    c) Cabinet Council of Emergency Affairs

    d) None of these

    Q-2 Which country is the Host of SAARC Summit -2016 ?

    a) Nepal

    b) Pakistan

    c) India

    d) Sri Lanka

    National News Updates

    1. SAARC summit to be  scrapped.

    i) The SAARC (South Asian Association Regional Cooperation) Summit-2016 will be cancelled.

    ii) This was announced by the Kathmandu on 28th September, 2016.

    iii) The cancellation was implemented due to non-participation of  member states.

    iv) India along with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri lanka has boycotted the SAARC meeting-2016.

    International News Updates

    1. First United States Ambassador to Cuba.

    i) In about 50 years  america appointed its First official Ambassador to cuba.

    ii) Jeffrey De Laurentis has been appointed for this position.

    iii) This was mutually announced by Cuban President Raul Castro and United States president Barack Obama.

    iv) The posting of Mr. Jeffrey is in Havanna. 

    Business News Updates

    1.  Pakistan’s loss of $ 7 billion.

    i)  According to Recently released report by Research and Information System (RIS) for Developing Countries Pakistan suffered a loss of about $ 7 billion in previous years by ignoring Indian Products and importing it from other countries.

    2. Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave green signal to Business Deal with Roseneft Oil Company  on 28th Sept, 2016.

    i) Rosneft is Russia’s National Oil Company.

    Sports News Updates

    1. BCCI could face suspension from ICC.

    i) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may face suspension if International Cricket Council accepts the recommendations made by Justice RM Lodha Committee. 

     

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  • Daily Current Affairs News 27th Sept, 2016

    Sep 27 • September 2016 • 336 Views

    Daily Current Affairs News 27th Sept, 2016 for Government Exams

    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News 27th Sept, 2016.

    Q-1 Which is the connecting link between Public Sector banks and the Government?

    a) State bank of India (SBI)

    b) National Bank for Agriculture and Development (NABARD). 

    c) Securities and Exchange board of India (SEBI)

    d) Banks Board Bureau (BBB)

    Q-2 ISRO puts how many satellites on 26th of September using PSLV-C35?

    a) 6

    b) 8

    c) 10

    d 12

    National News Updates

    1. ISRO puts eight satellites in Two different orbits on 26th September, 2016

    i) Indian Space Research organisation (ISRO) puts eight different satellites in two diffrent orbits.

    ii) The Satellites were placed in orbits using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C35.

    iii) It was for the first time that ISRO puts different satellites using same launcher.

    iv) The Satellites launched were PRATAM, PISAT,  SCATSAT-1, ALSAT1N, 1B and 2B, NLS-19.

    International News Updates

    1.  Japan nodded a threatening warning to China on 26th September, 2016

    i) On 26th September Japan Warned China for its military activity in the disputed region of East China Sea.

    ii) The Warning was given by the Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Yoshihide Suga.

    Business News Updates

    1. New Executive directors for public sectors banks

    i) The Bank Board Bureau gave the names of nine general managers for public sector banks on 26th September, 2016.

    ii) The names of the executive directors are Fareed Ahmed, M.K. Bhattacharya, Atanu Das, P Ramana Murthy, D. Neelam, Ashok Pradhan, A.C. Rout, S. Hari Sankar and Swaminathan K.

    iii) Vinod Rai is the chairman of Banks Board Bureau (BBB).

    iv) Banks Board Bureau (BBB) is the connecting link between Government and Public Sector Banks (PSBs)

    2. 1st of February – The New Date of introduction of Union budget

    i) The Cabinet gave a Green signal to the New date of presentation of the Union Budget.

    ii) Now the Budget will be presented on 1st of February that 1 month in advance.

    iii) Also the Railway Budget merged with the AAM Budget last week.  

    Sports News Updates

    1. India wins its 500th test on 26th September, 2016.

    i) India thrashed New Zealand in Kanpur Test Match on 26th September, 2016.

    ii) The Manchester of East (Kanpur) Observed India’s 500th Test.

    iii) The Venue of the Test cricket match was green park, kanpur.  

    iv) Ravindra Jadeja was declared man of the match.

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  • Daily Current Affairs News 26th Sept, 2016

    Sep 27 • September 2016 • 302 Views

    Daily Current Affairs News  26th Sept, 2016 for Government exams

    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News 26th Sept, 2016.

    Q-1 Who clinched 200 wickets in his 37th test match from Indian cricket team?

    a) Ravindra chandra Ashwin

    b) Ravindra Jadeja

    c) Umesh Yadav

    d) Mohammed shami

    Q-2 Which country has recently developed the world’s largest radio telescope?

    a) United States of America

    b) Russia

    c) China

    d) India

    National News Updates

    1. ISRO to launch a PSLV rocket

    i) On 26th September, 2016 Indian Space Research Organisation will launch a PSLV rocket.

    ii) The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will put eight satellites into two different orbits.

    iii) The rocket will be launched from satish dhawan space centre, sriharikota Andhra Pradesh.

     

    International News Updates

    1. Stephen Hawking warns

    i) The great scientist Stephen Hawking warned against alien exploration.

    ii) As per the British Physicist Stephen Hawking Detection of our presence by aliens may be Dangerous.

     

    Business News Updates

    1. Incredible India Investors Summit

    i) Five Indian States signed MoUs worth 15000 crore.

    ii) The Five states are Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Chattisgarh.

    iii) The MoU includes desired objectives of developing tourism.

    Sports News Updates

    1. Ravindra chandra Ashwin crosses landmark

    i) In His 37th Test he clinched his 200th wicket.

    ii) he is the second person after Clarrie Grimmet  to achieve this milestone

    2. Sajan Prakash sets New National Record.

    i) He clinched first position in the 200m butterfly event in swimming.

    ii) The Venue of National aquatics championships was V.B.B Stadium.

     

     

    Science and Technology News Updates

    1. The world’s largest radio telescope starts operations.

    i) China’s world largest radio telescope began its operations on 25th September, 2016

    ii) China is investing huge in various science and military projects.

    iii) The Diameter of telescope is 500 meters.

    iv) The investment involved is $ 180 million.

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  • Daily Current Affairs News 25th Sept, 2016

    Sep 25 • September 2016 • 293 Views

    Daily Current Affairs News 25th Sept, 2016 for Government Exams

    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News 25th Sept, 2016

    Q-1 What is name of Chinese manual space lab which was recently launched into the orbit?

    a) tyongang

    b) tiangong-2

    c) tiangong-1

    d) tiangong-3

    Q-2 What is the deadline given by government for filing income disclosure?

    a) September 28

    b) September 29

    c) September 30

    d) 1st October

    National News Updates

    1.  Africa-American National Museum opens.

    i)  After a lot of planning and pain the Smithsonian national museum opened on 24th September, 2016.

    ii) The museum featured the statue of Legend Clara Brown who is an icon of African American history.

    iii) The museum was opened in Washington.

    iv) It comprises of 3000 items and acquires 85000 square feet of space.

    International News Updates

     

    1.  China deploys drones in the disputed region of south china sea.

    i) The Drones are indigenously built by china.

    ii) The south china sea region is disputed and and the recent verdict by International court of Justice was not in favour of china.

     2. The Group of 4 (G4)  struggles for permanent membership of security council.

    i) It comprises of India, Germany, Japan and Brazil.

    ii) The four countries are continuously pushing for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council

    since 24 October, 1945.

    Business News Updates

    1. No deadline Extension for filing income disclosure- Union Government.

    i) On 24th September the government cancelled the extension of deadline  for filing the income disclosure under the black money compliance window.

    ii) The deadline for filing income disclosure is September. 30  2016.

    Sports News Updates

    1.  Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova clinched Pan Pacific title on 24th September, 2016.

    i) They thrashed Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang in the final match.

    Science and Technology News Updates

    1.  China starts manual Lab operations.

    i) Chinese scientific Lab Tiangong-2 started its operations on 24th September, 2016.

    ii) It was on Stand by mode till now.

     

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  • Daily Current Affairs News 24 Sept, 2016

    Sep 24 • September 2016 • 337 Views

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    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News  24th Sept, 2016.

    Q-1 Recently India Signed pact with france to acquire 36 fighter planes worth-

    39000 crore

    49000 crore

    59000 crore

    69000 crore

    Q-2 What is the name of thew book released by Vice president Hamid Ansari?

    Substance and shadow 

    Citizen and society

    Indian constitution

    None of these

    National News Updates

    1. India-France Rafale Deal-

    i) India and France entered into a 59000 crore agreement on 23rd september, 2016.

    ii) The deal includes 36 fighter planes in which 28 are single seater and 8 two seaters.

    2.  Vice -President Hamid Ansari releases his book-

    i) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book by Vice -President Hamid Ansari.

    ii) The name of the book is”Citizen and  Society”.

    iii) The venue was Rashtrapati Bhawan.

     

     

    Business News Updates

    1. Bombay Stock Exchange auction worth Rs 4, 615 crores.

    i) Bombay Stock exchange (BSE) announced on 23rd September, 2016 its auction investment  of Government debt securities.

    ii) The auction is worth Rs. 4615 crore.

    iii) It will target the overseas investors.

    2. Appointment of ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund

    i) In order to have a smooth run of CPSE ETF the union government appointed ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund on 23rd Sept, 2016.

    3.  “Apple acquiesced “Tuplejump”

    i)  A Hyderabad – Based startup “Tuplejump” was acquired by the Apple on 23rd September, 2016.

    ii)  Apple is a United States based Tech- Giant company.

    iii) Tuplejump is a company which focusses on machine Learning.

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  • Daily Current Affairs News 23rd Sept, 2016

    Sep 23 • September 2016 • 339 Views

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    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News 23rd Sept, 2016 for Government Exams

    Q-1 Who is the creator of Chan Zuckerberg initiative who is also the wife of Facebook CEO Mark zuckerberg?

    a) Christiana Zuckerberg

    b) Michelle Zuckerberg

    c) Chan Zuckerberg

    d) Pamela Zuckerberg 

    Q-2 The World’s oldest continuos human civilisation is of ?

    a) American Humans 

    b) Asian Humans

    c) African Humans

    d) Australian Humans

    National News Updates

    1. Two Indians to be conferred with “Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards”

    i) Two Indians who are also Indian Forest Officials are selected for  “Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards”-2016.

    ii) These are awarded for their contribution in exemplary law enforcement actions to protect wildlife.

    iii) The names of  awardee are Officer Sanjay Dutta and Ritesh Sarothiya .

     

    International News Updates

    1. SMITHSONIAN institution’s first Lab outside United States.

    i) With an investment of $20 million Smithsonian institution opened its first Laboratory in  Panama.

    ii) It is the first laboratory outside United States of America.

    iii) The laboratory will focus on studying the effects of climatic change on forests.

    2. Right Livelihood Award for Syria Civil Defence group.

    i) The Swedish human rights commission announced the Right Livelihood Award for Syrian Civil organisation.

    ii) The award was conferred for exceptional work in rescuing civilians from the destruction of the Syrian civil war. 

     

     

     

     

    Business News Updates

    1. $ 3 billion investment by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 

    i) Mark Zuckerberg and Chan Zuckerberg announced $3 billion investment to eradicate all diseases.

    ii) This is a great step by philanthropic couple under Chan – Zuckerberg  initiative.

    iii) The target is to eradicate all disease by the end of this century.

    2. TATA establishes new in Yangon, Myanmar.

    i) The office is set up by TATA International and it will be a central hub for TATA companies.

    ii) The aim is to strengthen the  TATA group involvement with stake holders in Myanmar.

    Science and Technology Updates

    1. 50000 years old human civilization discovered

    i) In accordance to new DNA study Humans were found whose DNA links to 50000 thousand old human civilization.

    ii) The humans belong to Australian region.

    iii) These Indigenous Australians ( Native of Australia ) are the most ancient continuous civilization known.

     

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  • Daily Current Affairs News 22nd Sept, 2016

    Sep 22 • September 2016 • 469 Views

    Daily Current Affairs News 22nd Sept, 2016 targeting Government exams.

    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News  22nd Sept, 2016.

    Q-1 Who is the present secretary of United Nations General Assembly?

    a) Ban ki moon

    b) John William Ashe

    c) Sam Kutesa

    d) Peter Thomson

    Q-2 What is the venue of International Sikh conclave to be celebrated from 22nd to 24th September, 2016

    a) New Delhi

    b) Patna

    c) Chandigarh

    d) Mumbai

    National News Updates

    1. 2000 year old Skeleton found

    i)  Scuba archaeologists Human Bones which are about 2000 year old.

    ii) The Bones belong to Ancient Roman Times.

    iii) A DNA test has been planned.

    2. International Sikh conclave from 22nd to 24th September, 2016

    i) The Venue of the conclave is Patna this time.

    ii) This is a three day meet which is hosted on the occasion of 350th Birth Anniversary of  Guru Gobind Singh to be celebrated in January, 2017.

    3. Longest Flight of PSLV on 26th September, 2016.

    i) For the first time Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will have its longest flight of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

    ii) This time the launcher will place two satellites  in two different orbits on 26th September, 2016.   

    International News Updates

    1. On 21st September, 2016 About 31 countries joined the Paris Climate Agreement.

    i) This is a Landmark Step towards the conservation of planet.

    ii) During the United Nations General Assembly Meeting the countries came together with this pact in order to curb the rising global temperatures.

    iii) The Secretary of United Nations General Assembly is Ban- ki – moon.

     

     

     

    Business News Updates

    1. Flipkart achieves landmark of 100 million customers.

    i) On 21st September, 2016 Flipkart announced its 100 million customers with a steep growth over last 6 months.

    ii) Flipkart is the first company to achieve this landmark in a single country except USA and China.

    iii) Flipkart is the India’s largest online retailer.

    2. Chennai- Andaman & Nicobar Telecom Connectivity

    i) The Union cabinet on 21st September gave Go-green Signal to Undersea telecom connectivity to connect Andaman & Nicobar Islands with Indian Mainland.

    ii) The telecom connectivity will comprise of optical fiber cable.

    iii) The cost of the project is 1102.38 crore. 

    Sports News Updates

    1. MSK prasad to be new head of selection panel.

    i) Former cricketer ( Wicket Keeper) MSK Prasad was announced as the head of Selection panel of National team on 21 September, 2016.

    ii) This was announced by Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) in AGM.

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  • Daily Current Affairs News 21st Sept, 2016

    Sep 21 • September 2016 • 408 Views

    Daily Current Affairs News  21st Sept, 2016 for Government Exams

     

    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News  21st Sept, 2016.

    Q-1 Who is the BCCI representative in ICC Board of control who was nominated on 20 th September? 

    a) Shashank Manohar

    b) Anurag Thakur

    c) Rahul Johri

    d) N Srinivasan

    e) Rajiv Shukla

    Q-2 Asian Development recently approved investment of ………….. for the development of a coastal Corridor in India?

    a) $ 631 million

    b) $ 632 million

    c) $ 633 million

    d) $ 634 million

    e) $ 635 million

    National News Updates

    1. Race course marg to be Ekatma marg.

    i) New Delhi Municipal corporation received proposal to change 7 race course to 7 Ekatma marg.

    ii) The proposal was sent by New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi.

     

    International News Updates

    1. India – Srilanka oil farms

    i) India and srilanka will operate oil tanks together in trincomalee. 

    ii) About 30 oil tanks are planned at an initial stage.

    2. Myanmar removes Midnight Night inspection law

    i) According to this law officials can inspect in homes at midnight.

    ii) This is the most under rated law of myanmar.

    iii) On September 20, parliament removed it by voting against this law.

     

    Business News Updates

    1. $ 631 million acceded to Coastal Corridor.

    i) Asian Development Bank (ADB) gave green signal to $631 million investment for coastal corridor in India.

    ii) The coastal corridor (Industrial Corridor) is planned between Visakhapatnam and Chennai. 

    iii) The length of the corridor is about 2500 km with initial phase of 841 km to be completed. 

    Sports News Updates

    1. N. Srinivasan to be part of ICC.

    i) N. srinivasan will appear as BCCI representative in ICC’s Board of Directors.

    ii) This was announced by Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) on 20th September, 2016.

    Science and Technology Updates 

    1. World’s Oldest Rock found

    i) The scientists of Carnegie Institute for Science in the U.S. have dated world’s oldest crust which is about 4.02 billion years old.

    ii) This will be of great help in understanding the formation of continents.

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  • Daily Current Affairs News 20th Sept, 2016

    Sep 20 • September 2016 • 261 Views

    Daily Current Affairs News  20th Sept, 2016 for Government Exams

    Important Questions from Daily Current Affairs News 20th Sept, 2016 for SSC and IBPS.

    Q-1 Who is the current Minister of Tourism of India?

    a) Priyadarshini Chatterjee

    b) Mahesh Sharma

    c) JP Nadda

    d) Nitin Gadkari

    Q-2 What was the venue of  68th Emmy Award?

    a) Canberra

    b) Sweden

    c) Los Angeles

    d) London

    Q-3 Bharat stage VI auto emission norms will be applicable from the year ?

    a) 2020

    b) 2024

    c) 2028

    d)2032

    National News Updates

    1. Australia send back the stolen sculptures to India

    i) National Gallery of Australia returned three valuable sculptures  to India.

    ii) This was announced by the Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on 19 September, 2016

    iii) The sculptures are worth $ 8,40,000.

    iv) The name of the sculptures are “Goddess Pratyangira” and ” Seated Buddha”.

     

    International News Updates

    1. Game of thrones clinches 12 awards at Emmys Award.

    i) The 68th Emmys award took place at Los Angeles on 18th September.

    ii) Game of Thrones (GoT) is a HBO Television series.

     

     

    Business News Updates

    1) Twitter to Shut Indian Engineering centre

    i) Twitter is planning to shut down its Indian Engineering Centre in Bengaluru.

    2) Government Switching to Bharat Stage- VI directly.

    i) The central government has released notification of Bharat Stage VI auto emission norms on september 19, 2016.

    ii) Bharat Stage VI will be applicable on all two wheelers and four wheelers from April 2020.

    Sports News Updates

    1. Gold Medal for Indian Women.

    i) In the event of 10 m air pistol Indian women grabbed Gold at Junior Shooting World Cup.

    ii) The Venue of Junior Shooting  World Cup is Azerbaijan.

    2. BCCI introduces “Dream Team”

    i) Board of control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) introduced a “Dream Team” initiative on September 19, 2016.

    ii) This was done on the occasion of 500th test match of Indian cricket  Team.

    iii) To encourage test cricket amidst fans , this initiative is taken. 

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