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Today’s Current Affairs
- India will be free from poverty, corruption, terrorism by 2022: Niti Aayog
- Railways to install biometric attendance system by January 31, 2018
- Goa to hold Nobel Prize Series-India 2018
- Signature Hyderabadi dishes get India Post stamps
- Nobel Memorial Wall installed at Rajiv Chowk metro station
- Delhi PWD Secretary Ashwani Kumar to be new Chief Secretary of Puducherry
- R K Kulshrestha assumes charges as GM, Southern Railway
- Poonguzhali becomes first woman Senior DDG appointed in TERM, DoT
- Launch of Food Regulatory Portal and “Nivesh Bandhu” An Investor Facilitation Portal
- Aditi wins in Abu Dhabi for her third LET title
- TT Super League in Chennai from Nov 24
- India’s Sharath Kamal & Sathiyan bag bronze in Belgium Open
- Satbir, Manorama win in Elite category at Cyclothon
- Indian women win Asia Cup 2017, qualify for Hockey World Cup
- World Tsunami Awareness Day – November 5
GK Questions 8th November 2017
Question 1: Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana is a program launched by GOI, which will be benefited by whom?
1. School Children
3. Under Previleged
4. Backward Class
Union Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha launched a pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Abbreviation SPARSH stands for SPARSH (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby). Under this scheme annual scholarships will be awarded to children of Standard VI to IX who have good academic record.
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Question 2: In which country the International Conference on “Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations” is conducted?
An International Conference on “Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations” started at Janakpur in Nepal on November 3, 2017. Culture Minister of Nepal Jitendra Naryan Dev, inaugurated this conference. This conference has been held with dual objective. First is to boost social, cultural and religious ties between Mithila and Awadh and developing connectivity between Janakpur and Ayodhya.
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Question 3: Asia’s largest cattle fair “Sonepur Mela” was organised in which state of India?
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated ‘Sonepur Mela’ (in Sonpur town of Bihar). Sonepur Mela is considered as one of the biggest cattle fair in Asia. The fair will continue till December 3, 2017. It is an annual cattle fair and its origins can be traced to the Mughal era. ’Sonepur Fair’ is also known as ‘Kshetra Mela’. It is conducted at the confluence of Rivers Ganga, Gandak and Mahi.
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Question 4: Where did the 4th meeting of the India-US Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Co-operation (JWGACTC) conducted?
5. New Jersey
4th meeting of the India-US Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Co-operation (JWGACTC) was organised in India from October 29, 2017 to November 3, 2017. JWGACTC was constituted under the auspices of the Indo – US Defence Trade and Technology Initiative. The 13 member-US delegation for this meeting was headed by Rear Admiral Brian Antonio.
Question 5: Which Indian state announced free treatment for the Road accident victims for first 48 Hours?
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Tamil Nadu
Kerala State Government has decided to formulate a ‘Trauma-Care Scheme’, under which all accident victims in Kerala will be provided necessary emergency care and treatment free-of-cost for the first 48 hours after being admitted to a hospital. All the expenses incurred by the hospital on treatment of accident victim during first 48 hours will be paid by the Kerala State Government. Kerala State Government will claim these expenses from Insurance Companies.
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Question 6: The Central Asian Country Kazakhstan, will change its name to ______________?
Kazakhstan, a Central Asian Country will change its name to Qazaqstan. On October 27, 2017, Kazakhstan Government announced that it will appoint a national committee to oversee the country’s transition from Russian Cyrillic to a Latin-based alphabet, which be completed by 2025. Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry has stated that as Latin is used by approximately 70% of all countries, changing to a Latin-based alphabet name is an essential part of global communication.
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Question 7: Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarified that farmers do not need to quote Permanent Account Number (PAN) for cash sale of their produce up to Rs ____ a day?
1. 1 lakh
2. 2 lakh
3. 3 lakh
4. 4 lakh
5. 2.5 lakh
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarified that farmers do not need to quote Permanent Account Number (PAN) for cash sale of their produce up to Rs 2 lakh a day. Cultivators/agriculutralists had sought clarification from CBDT pertaining to applicability of a specific provision of Income-tax Act, 1961 to cash sale of agricultural produce. As per provision of section 269ST in the Income Tax Act, any cash sale of an amount of Rs 2 lakh or more on a single day, in respect of a single transaction or transactions relating to one event or occasion from an individual is prohibited.
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Question 8: Who is heading the Panel which was formed by Maharashtra State government to study the feasibility of merging financially weak District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) with the Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank?
1. Satyanarayan Iyer
2. Devendra Fadnavis
3. Yashwant Thorat
4. Yashwantro Chavan
5. Moraji Desai
Maharashtra State government has formed a panel to study the feasibility of merging financially weak District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) with the Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank. The panel is headed by former NABARD chairman Yashwant Thorat. The panel has also been mandated to study reasons for financial weakness of banks and suggest ways for improvement. It is expected to submit its report in a month’s time.
Question 9: Which insurance company has come up with India’s first ever insurance cover for individual victims of cyber crime?
1. IDBI Federal Insurance
2. Muthoot Finance
4. Bajaj Allianz
Insurance firm Bajaj Allianz has come up with India’s first ever insurance cover for individual victims of cyber crime. Under this policy, insurance cover will be provided against online fraud, identity theft, cyber-stalking and extortion, phishing and malware attack. Sum insured for this policy is in the range of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Insurance premium would depend on the number of hours the individual spends online. Higher the time spent implies greater the risk and would entail higher premium.
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Question 10: Which digital payment platform recently launched ‘Inbox’, a messaging service that will allow consumers to chat with friends and family and send and request money at the same time?
1. Jio Money
4. Airtel Money
Digital payment platform Paytm launched ‘Inbox’, a messaging service that will allow consumers to chat with friends and family and send and request money at the same time. Paytm’s ‘Inbox’ is an end-to-end encrypted platform, through which users can users can initiate private conversations and create group chats. Users can even send photos and videos instantly, share live location. It also has a built-in camera which will enable to capture and share moments.
Question 11: Who is the governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
1. Urjit Patel
2. Ajay Thyagi
3. Raghuram Rajan
4. U K Sinha
5. Narendra Modi
- About Reserve Bank of India:
- Headquarters – Mumbai
- Governor – Urjit Patel
Question 12: Which communication network will shut down voice call service from 1st December 2017 and asked its customers can move to other networks by the end of 2017?
TRAI said that, RCom will shut down voice call services from 1st December 2017 and will provide only 4G data services to its customers. Customers can move to other networks by the end of 2017. RCom is to provide 4G services in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh West, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat and Kolkata.
Question 13: Which airline has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ for 2018 by AirlineRatings.com?
1. EVA Air
2. Air New Zealand
3. Cathay Paciffic
4. Eithad Airways
5. Virgin Atlantic
Air New Zealand has been adjudged ‘Airline of the Year’ for the fifth consecutive year. AirlineRatings.com judges airlines on 12 key criteria including product offerings, fleet age, staff relations, passenger reviews, investment rating and profitability. Air New Zealand was adjudged as best in almost all criteria and was honoured for its record-breaking performance, multi award-winning in-flight innovations, operational safety, environmental leadership and motivation of its staff.
Question 14: Which company has won ‘Dun & Bradstreet – Everest Infra Awards 2017’ under Infrastructure Project category at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh?
1. Vikram Solar
3. Icomm Tele Ltd
4. Tata Power Solar
5. Indo Solar Ltd
Tata Power Solar has won ‘Dun & Bradstreet – Everest Infra Awards 2017’ under Infrastructure Project category for commissioning India’s largest solar project under Domestic Content Requirement for NTPC at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The 100-MW project of Tata Power Solar is expected to generate nearly 160 million units (kWh) of energy per year.
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Question 15: Who receives the prestigious Jnanpith award 2017?
1. Shankha Ghosh
2. Sankara Kurup
3. Krishna Sobti
4. Ashapoorna Devi
5. Sumitranadan Pandit
Jnanpith Selection Board announced that renowned Hindi writer Krishna Sobti has been chosen for 2017 Jnanpith Award. Krishna Sobti was born in 1925 in Gujrat, Pakistan’s Punjab Province. Sobti is 92 years old. She is known for experimenting with new writing styles. Her language was highly influenced by the intermingling of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi cultures.
Question 16: Name the actor who was honoured with Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017.
1. Anvita Prashant
2. Srisha B
3. Sri Prakash
4. Sapna Chadha
5. Girish Karnad
Indian playwright, actor, film director, and writer Girish Karnad has been announced as the recipient of the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017. The Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 will be presented to Girish Karnad, at the literature festival annual awards ceremony to be held on 19thNovember 2017 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.
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Question 17: Which Indian temple has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation?
1. Meenakshi Amman Temple
2. Brihadeeshwara Temple
3. Ranganathan Temple
4. Ramasamy Temple
5. Srirangam Temple
Srirangam temple of Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation. The use of traditional methods in renovating temple structures and re-establishment of rainwater harvesting and historic drainage system were the main reasons for the temple to achieve the award. It has become the first temple in Tamil Nadu to be given the prestigious award from the UN body. The renovation of the temple began in June 2014.
Question 18: Who is appointed as part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)?
1. Chakravarthi Rangarajan
2. Shamika Ravi
3. Manmohan Singh
4. Saumitra Chaudhari
5. Pulin B Naik
A senior government official has said that, Shamika Ravi, senior official at Brookings India, would be appointed as part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM). The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has cleared the appointment of Shamika Ravi as part-time member of the EAC-PM.
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Question 19: Who will be the ambassador of the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships 2017 to be held in Guwahati from 19 to 26 November 2017?
1. P V Sindu
2. Sakshi Malik
3. MC Mary Kom
4. Sania Mirsa
5. Saina Nehwal
Mary Kom has been chosen as Ambassador for the 2017 AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships. The competition is held in India for the first time. Mary Kom has won an Olympic bronze medal. She is 34 years old. She hails from Manipur. The Boxing Pavilion at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi AC Indoor Hall in Guwahati, India, will be the venue for the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships 2017.
Question 20: Who is the newly appointed US Ambassador to India?
1. Jaideep Sarkar
2. Mukta Tomar
3. Pankaj Saran
4. Ajaey Bisara
5. Kenneth Juster
The Senate today confirmed by a voice vote the nomination of Kenneth Juster as the next US Ambassador to India. Juster, a top economic expert on India who is 62 years old, is an old India hand who played a key role in the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal. Justers nomination confirmation on 3rd Nov 2017 was agreed by the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a voice vote, reflecting the political partys’ support for him in Congress.
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