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Today’s GK Current Affairs:
GK Indian Affairs
- World Book Fair begins in New Delhi with focus on environment
- New Delhi hosted Conference on Transformation of Aspirational Districts
- Atal Pension Yojana subscriber base touches 80 lakh-mark
- HP govt to set up Gudiya helpline for reporting crime against women
- India’s first National Park for differently abled people inaugurated in Hyderabad
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GK International Affairs
- Himalayan Hydro Expo begins in Kathmandu
- China to build second foreign naval base in Pakistan
- India remains Sri Lanka’s top source of tourists in 2017
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GK Banking & Finance Affairs
- TIHCL gets RBI nod to operate as NBFC
- Paytm bank, IndusInd Bank tie up for deposits
- Government forecasts GDP growth at 6.5% in current fiscal
Appointments & Resigns
- Professor Gopal Guru appointed Editor of EPW
- Diplomat T S Tirumurti appointed Economic Relations Secretary
- B Rajendran appointed as chairperson of REAT for Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Andaman
Science & Technology
- Indian Coast Guard Ship C-161 commissioned in Porbandar
- Income Tax Department launches on-line chat service
- CSIR scientists join hands to develop eco-friendly e-crackers
- NASA to launch two missions to explore nearest space
GK Sports Affairs
- Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship begins in Haryana
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GK Questions 9th January 2018
Question 1: Which of the following is the focus country in the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018?
1. European Union
2. United States
3. United Kingdom
The New Delhi World Book Fair has started at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on January 6, 2018. It is organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). The main theme of 2018 fair is “Environment and climate change” and European Union is the focus country. The annual event will come to an end on 14th of this month.
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Question 2: The 2018 Annual Conference of DGPs and IGPs has started in which state?
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Madhya Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attended the annual conference of DGPs and IGPs at the BSF Academy at Tekanpur in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on January 7, 2018. Over 250 top police officers from all over the country are taking part in the three-day conference. The 2-day Director Generals of Police (DGPs) Conference is an annual event in which top police officers from all over the country share and discussed security-related issues.
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Question 3: Who has been appointed the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)?
1. Mukesh Agnihotri
2. Janardan Dwivedi
3. T S Tirumurti
4. Narayanan Chandrakumar
T S Tirumurti, a 1985-batch officers of Indian Foreign Service, has been was appointed the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry on January 5, 2018. According to the order issued by the personnel ministry, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post, in place of Vijay Keshav Gokhale, who was recently named as the Foreign Secretary.
Question 4: Who has won the 2018 men’s singles Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis tournament?
1. Roberto Bautista Agut
2. Benoit Paire
3. Yuki Bhambri
4. Gilles Simon
Gilles Simon of France has won the Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis trophy at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on January 6, 2018. In the summit clash, the unseeded French player humbled big-serving second seeded Kevin Anderson in straight sets 7-6, 6-2. Simon is ranked 89 in the world, while Anderson is ranked 14th.
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Question 5: Which city is hosting the Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018?
The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 has started at Kathmandu in Nepal on January 5, 2018. President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the exhibition. The basic objective of Expo is to unleash massive hydro power potential of Nepal and bring all stakeholders under one roof.
Question 6: Which country has become the world’s first country to enforce equal pay for women and men?
Iceland has become the first country in the world to enforce equal pay for women and men. The new law, which came into force on 1st January 2018, stated that companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies. Companies will face fines if they can’t prove that men and women are receiving the same salary for the same job.
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Question 7: Who has been named as the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018?
1. Ravi Menon
2. Pramod Jain
3. Usha Visvas
4. Nirmal Kumar
Ravi Menon, an Indian-origin banker in Singapore has been named as the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by the leading UK-based magazine ‘The Banker’ for his contribution in the makeover of Singapore’s financial system. He is the managing director of Singapore’s central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
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Question 8: The 2018 International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) has launched in which city of Gujarat?
The 31st International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) has launched at Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat from January 7, 2018. The week-long colorful festival has inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in the presence of Governor Shri O.P.Kohli. As per reports, 149 foreign kite fliers from 44 countries are participating in this edition of international kite festival.
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Question 9: Which city to host World Sweet Festival (WSF-2018)?
1. New Delhi
The World Sweet Festival (WSF-2018) will be held in Hyderabad from January 13 to showcase the cosmopolitan nature of Hyderabad in a sweet way. The sweets from around 25 states in India and 15 foreign countries, to be prepared locally by members of various associations, will be displayed at the event, being organized by the Telangana government.
Question 10: The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) is located in which state?
2. Tamil Nadu
The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is the world’s largest leather research institute in terms of research papers and patents. The CLRI was founded on 24 April 1948 as a constituent laboratory under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
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Question 11: To make political funding more transparent, electoral bonds scheme was introduced by the government. These bonds would be valid for how many days?
1. 10 days
2. 15 days
3. 25 days
4. 50 days
5. 90 days
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley outlined the basic contours of the electoral bonds scheme including their denominations, eligibility and validity. The electoral bonds scheme was announced during the 2017-18 Union Budget speech of Mr. Jaitley. This scheme will serve as an alternative to cash donations and is thereby an attempt to make political funding more transparent.
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Question 12: Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB) operationalised its first desktop ATM in which state?
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Uttar Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB) operationalised its first desktop ATM at Kasibugga in Mandi Bazar in Warangal, Telangana. The mini-ATM has been installed within the branch premises and will facilitate customers to withdraw small amounts. The regular bank account holders too can withdraw money from this desktop ATM and conduct other banking activities.
Question 13: Which company announced that, it has commissioned and achieved design throughput of the world’s largest refinery off the gas cracker at Jamnagar?
5. Big Bazaar
Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announced that, it has commissioned and achieved design throughput of the world’s largest refinery off the gas cracker at Jamnagar. Reliance Industries Ltd stated that, this refinery will have a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum along with downstream plants and utilities. It said that, the facility uses off-gases from two refineries of RIL at Jamnagar as feedstock. This will enable sustainable cost reduction.
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Question 14: Name the Port trust, which has won “Samudra Manthan-Caring Organisation of the Year” award?
1. V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust
2. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
3. Visakhapatnam Port Trust
4. New Mangalore Port Trust
5. Ennore Port Trust
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has won “Samudra Manthan-Caring Organisation of the Year” award. “Samudra Manthan-Caring Organisation of the Year” award was organised by Bhandarkar Shipping. Bhandarkar Shipping is an important publication of the maritime industry. The objective of this award is to create healthy competition in the maritime sector. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is India’s number one container port in terms of volume and efficiency.
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Question 15: Who was appointed the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA)?
1. Navdeep Singh
2. Sarna Suraender
3. Ajit Kumar
4. Rajinder Khanna
5. Venkatesh varma
Rajinder Khanna was appointed the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA). Rajinder Khanna is a former chief of RAW (Research and Analysis Wing). He has been appointed as the Deputy NSA on re-employment and contractual basis. He is currently Officer on Special Duty (Neighbourhood Studies) in the National Security Council Secretariat.
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