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GK Questions 25th November 2017 PJH
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Latest Current Affairs Of 25th November 2017
- CCEA approves expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme
- CCEA approves Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme
- Government to initiate Safe city plan for women in eight cities
- PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 5th global conference on cyber space
- Cabinet approves continuation of scheme on Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs
- Cabinet approves promulgation of ordinance to amend Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code
- Cabinet approves agreement on co-operation in customs matters between India and Philippines
- Cabinet approves revised salaries and pension for Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts
- BrahMos cruise missile successfully test-fired from Sukhoi-30 MKI for first time
- Cabinet approves setting up of 15th Finance Commission
Question 1: CMFRI (Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute) joins hands with which organization to identify Potential Fishing Zone?
The (CMFRI) Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has joined hands with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to identify Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ), an area in sea where fishes are seen in abundance. In the first phase, CMFRI and the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of ISRO have jointly launched a research project for identifying; forecasting and monitoring PFZ in coastal and offshore waters of Tamil Nadu. The project named “Samudra” is aimed at helping fishermen easily locate fish without wasting time and fuel.
Question 2: Who is Sudip Datta Bhowmik?
Sudip Datta Bhowmik, a senior journalist was shot dead under mysterious circumstances at a battalion headquarters of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) near Agartala. Sudip Datta Bhowmik was 49 years old. He was working for ‘Syandan Patrika’ and was also contributing to local television channel ‘News Vanguard’. The investigative journalist went to the battalion headquarters for want of news when he faced a targeted attack.
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Question 3: What profession Biju Phukan is related to?
Assam’s prominent film actor Biju Phukan passed away at a private hospital in Guwahati, after suffering cardiac ailments. Biju Phukan was suffering from cardiac ailments for last few days, and was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Guwahati on 21st November 2017. He died on 22ndNovember 2017. Biju Phukan was considered one of the most prominent actors of Assam. He acted in over 80 films including some Bengali films during 1970s to 1990s. He had given several superhit films to the Assamese film industry.
Question 4: Who is the first Indian woman to practice medicine in colonial India?
1. Ashwani Kumar
2. Anju Chawhan
3. Rukhmabai Raut
4. Shikha Das
5. Sharmila Shetty
The latest inspiring Indian woman to get a Google Doodle is none other than the first Indian woman to practice medicine in colonial India, Rukhmabai Raut. “Today’s Doodle by illustrator Shreya Gupta shows the courageous doctor among her patients, doing the dedicated work of a skilled physician,” read Google’s blog post on doodles. However, apart from her paving the way for future female medicine practitioners, Rukhmabai did one other very important thing – she refused to live on anyone else’s terms, much less a man she had been married to when she was only 11.
Question 5: Which company said it expects to train about 5 lakh people in India on digital skills by 2020?
Facebook said it expects to train about 5 lakh people in India on digital skills by 2020 and unveiled two programmes designed for individuals and start-ups. Two programmes: Facebook Digital Training and Facebook Startup Training Hubs were rolled out in India before any other country. These tools will help people learn digital skills and enable entrepreneurs and SMB (small and medium businesses) in digitising their business. Facebook is working with organisations like Digital Vidya, EDII, DharmaLife and StartupIndia to develop the curriculum that is designed to work in low network strength regions.
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Question 6: Which University library which has bagged the Highest Profile Registration category award for effective utilization of the J-Gate@eShodhSindhu platform?
1. Pondicherry University
3. Delhi University
4. SRM University
5. TamiNadu Open University
Pondicherry University library has bagged the Highest Profile Registration category award for effective utilisation of the J-Gate@eShodhSindhu platform. University librarian R. Samyuktha received the award at the first J Gate@eShodhSindhu Forum and Information and Library Network Centers (INFLIBNET) meet jointly organised by INFLIBNET and Informatics Publishing Ltd, held at Gandhi Nagar recently.
Question 7: Who is the first female pilot in Indian Navy?
1. Avani Chaturvedi
2. Shubhangi Swaroop
3. Saarah Hameed
4. Durba Banerjee
5. Harita Kaur
The first batch of female officers passed out from the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala on 22nd November 2017. Shubhangi Swaroop, a native of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, has become the first woman pilot in the Navy. She will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. Three other women cadets, Astha Segal from New Delhi, Roopa A. from Puducherry and Sakthi Maya S. from Kerala, also became the country’s first women officers at NAI (Naval Armament Inspectorate), branch of the Navy.
Question 8: Who has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer of Swiss banking giant UBS’s India operations?
1. Suresh N Patel
2. Ravi Venkatesan
3. Aashish Kamat
4. Ravindra Prabhakar
5. Rajeev Rishi
Aashish Kamat has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer of Swiss banking giant UBS’s India operations. Aashish Kamat will be replaced by Harald Egger, who is currently head of group corporate services and sourcing at UBS. Aashish Kamat took over as UBS India head in 2011. He was previously the chairman of UBS’ financial institutions group in Asia. He is likely to continue till January 2018 to enable a smooth transition.
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Question 9: Name the App launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural ceremony of the Global Conference for Cyberspace in New Delhi?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launched UMANG, a state and central government services app, at the inaugural ceremony of the Global Conference for Cyberspace in New Delhi. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)along with the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) has developed the app. UMANG expands to Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. The app has 162 services from 33 state and central government departments and four states. The app is available on Android, iOS and Windows platforms.
Question 10: India along with which country signed an agreement on co-operation in customs matters?
Cabinet approves agreement between India and Philippines on co-operation in customs matters. Cabinet approves India’s Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. Cabinet approves signing of India – Russia Agreement on cooperation in combating terrorism
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Question 11: The expansion of “Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra” scheme was extended from 2017-18 to __________?
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave approval for the expansion of schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) under the umbrella scheme “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women”. i. The expansion has been approved for a period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with financial outlay of 3636.85 crore. Central Share will be approximately Rs.3084.96 crore. Under Union Budget 2017-18, corpus of Rs 500 crore was announced for setting up Mahila Shakti Kendras in 14 lakh Anganwadi Centres at village
Question 12: Which country is hosting the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) for the first time?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in New Delhi. India is hosting the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) for the first time. This two-day event is one of the world’s largest conferences in the field of Cyber Space and related issues.Theme of the 5th GCCS was ‘Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development’.
Question 13: In which of the below given city, safe city plans for women was not yet initiated?
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a meeting to initiate the process of formulating ‘safe city’ plans for women in 8 metropolitan cities.The safe city plan will be implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad. The steering committee meeting was constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The Home Secretary took a review of the progress made and steps taken by the police and civil administration of these 8 metropolitan cities regarding women’s safety.
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Question 14: Which India state inaugurated Sangai Festival 2017?
The Sangai Festival 2017 is held for 10 days. It is named after Manipur’s state animal, the brow-antlered Sangai deer. The Sangai Festival showcases the tourism potential of Manipur in the field of arts & culture, handloom, handicrafts, indigenous sports, cuisine, music and adventure sports etc.The Sangai Festival is organized at different locations in Imphal and Bishnupur District. For the first time, Keibul Lamjao, a unique ‘floating’ reserve situated in Manipur in India’s Northeast, which is home to the brow-antlered deer, also plays host to the festival.
Question 15: According to UNDP, which is World’s most violent region for Women?
1. North America
2. South America
3. Latin America
As per a report presented by UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women. Issue of violence against women in Latin America is so critical, that the region has been referred to as most violent region in the world for women outside of conflict zones.
Question 16: Which organization has setup panel on Qatar-UAE crisis?
3. World Trade Organization (WTO)
5. United Nations Organization (UNO)
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has established a panel to decide on Qatar’s complaint against measures imposed on Doha by the United Arab Emirates for its alleged financial support for militant groups. Qatar insisted UAE’s actions violate its rights and those of other countries by denying freedom of transit to Qatar.
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Question 17: Which bank became the first one to be added to the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) list of global systemically important banks (G-SIB)?
1. Royal Bank of Canada
2. Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has become the first Canadian bank to be added to the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) list of global systemically important banks (G-SIB) deemed ‘too big to fail’. Financial Stability Board (FSB) is an international body based in Basel, Switzerland which co-ordinates the work of national financial authorities and international standard-setting bodies.
Question 18: Which bank had received SEBI’s approval for issue of equity shares worth Rs 1,000 crore by way of institutional placement?
2. Royal Bank of Scotland
4. Union Bank of India
5. United Bank of India
United Bank of India (UBI) said it has received SEBI’s approval for issue of equity shares worth Rs 1,000 crore by way of institutional placement. Union Bank of India (UBI) in January 2017, said it planned to rise up to Rs 1,500 crore through Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP), rights or public issue. UBI had raised Rs 127.49 crore through sale of shares to qualified institutional investors in May 2017. It approved allotting over 5.49 crore shares to qualified institutional buyers at issue price of Rs 23.22 per share.
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Question 19: Samsung India partnered with which State Government for ‘Smart Healthcare Programme’?
1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Uttar Pradesh
Samsung India announced a partnership with Uttar Pradesh State Government for ‘Smart Healthcare Programme’. Under this programme, Samsung India will set-up 20 new smart healthcare centres across Uttar Pradesh to offer affordable and quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially weaker sections of society.
Question 20: Which state’s Assembly passed a diluted version of law proposed by the Congress government to regulate pricing and certain policies at private hospitals and medical establishments in the state?
The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) (KPME) Bill, 2017 was passed with some modifications, as demanded by private medical establishments during the course of protests held against the Bill last week. It is modelled on the West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Act, 2017. The proposed law originally prescribed stringent punishment, including six months to three years of imprisonment and a fine of Rs 25,000 to Rs 5 lakh for officials of hospitals charging fees in excess of costs fixed by the state. The final version of the Bill dropped the imprisonment clause.
Question 21: Under whom the GOI had setup a panel panel was set up to overhaul and simplify the income tax laws?
1. Narendra Modi
2. Sushma Swaraj
3. Arbind Modi
4. Mnmohan Singh
5. Ajay Thyagi
The government formed a task force to draft a new direct tax law to replace the existing Income Tax Act, which has been in force since 1961. Arbind Modi, Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will lead a six-member panel. Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian will be a permanent special invitee on the panel. The task force will submit its report to the government within six months. It would draft direct tax laws in line with tax laws prevalent in other countries, incorporating international best practices, and keeping in mind the economic needs of India.
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Question 22: Which state cabinet approved amendments to the Co-operative Societies Act, to allow people to contest the mergers of some societies?
The Punjab cabinet approved amendments to the Punjab Co-operative Societies Act, 1961, a legislation governing co-operative societies in Punjab, to allow people to contest the mergers of some societies. The cabinet amended Section 13 of the Act, which provides for amalgamation of co-operative societies and allows the societies concerned and their creditors to object to the proposed order of amalgamation of more than one society by the Registrar. It has now been decided to give such societies and their creditors another opportunity to approach the government against the orders of the Registrar.
Question 23: The Odisha government’s scheme, “Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana” is related to which of the following options?
1. Jobs for Youth
3. Rural People
Odisha government decided to launch “Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana” to provide irrigation facility to about 55,000 hectare of agricultural land across Odisha. The scheme, “Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana”, has been named after former chief minister and freedom fighter Nabakrushna Choudhury.
Question 24: Which state government has set up a four-member Hill Area Development Committee that will oversee work in the Hills?
4. West Bengal
The West Bengal government has set up a four-member Hill Area Development Committee that will oversee work in the Hills. The Hill Area Development Committee will be headed by Mann Ghising, president of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF). The new committee will supervise all the development works in Darjeeling and Kalimpong and will come into effect immediately. This committee will start functioning from Pintail village on the outskirts of Siliguri.
Question 25: What Is The Rating Given To India By Organisation For Economic Co-Operation And Development (OECD) In Meeting International Standards For Exchange Of Tax Information?
2. Largely Compliant
3. Over Compliant
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In A Set Of Peer Review Reports Released By Organisation For Economic Co-Operation And Development (OECD), India Has Slipped From A Rating Of ‘Compliant’ To An Overall Rating Of ‘Largely Compliant’ In Meeting International Standards For Exchange Of Tax Information. This Peer Review Was Conducted For The Period July 1, 2013 To June 30, 2016.It Has Been Suggested That Indian Tax Authorities Should Ensure The Quality Of The Exchange Of Information (Eoi) Requests Sent To Foreign Tax Authorities And Should Carry Out Efficient Communication With Its Eoi Partners For All Cases.
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