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GK Questions 10th January 2018
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Today’s GK Current Affairs
Shri Ananthkumar inaugurates 18th All India Whips’ Conference at Udaipur, Rajasthan
Defence innovation centre to come up in Coimbatore
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Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools
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Banking & Finance
PNB ties up with NSFDC for assisting SC families
- NPCI appoints Dilip Asbe as new MD and CEO
- Akshay Kumar roped in by BMC for Swachh Survekshan 2018
- CM Nitish receives Mufti Mohammad Sayeed award in J&K
- India’s first all-women station in Mumbai enters Limca records
- Government to launch e-Sansad and e-Vidhan in Parliament and State
- AIIB plans to issue first US dollar bonds in June 2018
- 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
- CBDT relaxes norms for MAT on firms facing insolvency
- Vulnerable Odisha tribe Mankidia denied habitat in Similipal
- Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young passes away
- Atal Pension Yojana reaches subscriber base of 80 lakh
- Flamingo festival held at Pulicat lake in Andhra Pradesh
- HRD Ministry releases All India Higher Education Survey
- Forex Reserves scale record high of $409.366 billion in December 2017
GK Questions 10thJanuary 2018
Question 1: Saksham Yadav, who passed away recently, was associated with which sports?
Saksham Yadav (28), an international-level powerlifter, has passed away in the trauma centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on January 7, 2018. He was admitted in an extremely critical condition. Yadav along with his 5 friends were injured in car accident due to fog conditions near the Singhu Border in outer Delhi’s Alipur area.
Question 2: According to Union defence ministry, the Defence Innovation Centre (DIC) will be set up in which city to assist small industries in manufacturing components for the defence sector?
4. New Delhi
According to Union Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman, the Defence Innovation Centre (DIC) will be set up in Coimbatore to assist small industries in manufacturing components for the defence sector. The Defence Ministry will release Rs 20 crore as an initial funding to the Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA) to set up the innovation centre.
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Question 3: Who has become the first African-American to win Golden Globe for best actor in a drama television series at the 75th Golden Globe Awards 2018?
1. Aziz Ansari
2. Ewan McGregor
3. Sterling K Brown
4. Alexander Skarsgard
Actor Sterling K Brown has created history by becoming the first African-American to win Golden Globe for best actor in a drama television series for his role as Randall Pearson on NBC’s breakout hit “This Is Us”. He won the award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards (AGGA-2018) at Beverly Hills in California on January 8, 2018. Elizabeth Moss has won the Golden Globe trophy in Best Drama Actress TV category for her performance in “The Handmaids Tale”.
Question 4: Peter Sutherland, who passed away recently, was the former director general of which organisation?
1. United Nations Organisation
3. International Monetary Fund
4. World Trade Organization
Peter Denis Sutherland (71), the former Director General (DG) of World Trade Organization (WTO), has passed away in Dublin, Ireland. Sutherland became the WTO’s first chief in 1995, having previously been head of its precursor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). He also served as Ireland’s youngest Attorney General and then youngest European Union (EU) commissioner during the 1980s.
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Question 5: Which chief minister of India has been bestowed with the 1st Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Probity in Politics and Public Life Award?
1. Nitish Kumar
2. Pema Khandu
3. Sarbananda Sonowal
4. N. Chandrababu Naidu
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been bestowed with the 1st Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Probity in Politics and Public Life Award for his works and contributions in bringing probity in public life as well as his crusade against corruption in Bihar. The award was presented to the Bihar Chief Minister by the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra at Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Commemoration day function held in Jammu on January 8, 2018.
Question 6: Baldev Raj, the director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) passed away. Where is the headquarters of NIAS?
3. New Delhi
Prof Baldev Raj (71), the director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), has passed away in Pune, Maharashtra on January 6, 2018, while attending a conference. A recipient of the Padma Shri award, he took over as director of NIAS Bengaluru in 2014 and presided over the expansion of the institute in terms of faculty strength and research grants. He had also served as director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in Kalpakkam.
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Question 7: The Indian Navy has inked a MoU with which port trust for utilizing the Port’s berthing facility at Mattancherry wharf for Naval ships?
1. Kandla Port Trust
2. Kolkatta Port Trust
3. Cochin Port Trust
4. Chennai Port Trust
The Indian Navy has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) for utilizing the Port’s berthing facility at Mattancherry wharf for Naval ships. As per the MoU, Cochin Port’s Q2 and Q3 berths at Mattacherry wharf, totaling 228 metre quay length, would be handed over to the Indian Navy for five years for berthing their ships.
Question 8: Which country has won the 30th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament 2018?
Switzerland has won the 30th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament 2018 at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. It is their 3rd third Hopman Cup title as Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-3 (3), 4-2 in the deciding mixed doubles, to secure a 2-1 victory in Perth. It was Federer’s second Hopman Cup triumph after victory in 2001 alongside Martina Hingis.
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Question 9: Elina Svitolina has won the 2018 women’s singles Brisbane International tournament. She hails from which country?
Elina Svitolina, a Ukrainian professional tennis player, has won the 2018 women’s singles Brisbane International tournament in Brisbane, Australia on January 6, 2018. She beat Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-1 in the final to win her 10th title on the women’s elite tour.
Question 10: The Indravati Dam is located in which state?
The Indravati Dam is a gravity dam on the Indravati River, about 90 km from Bhawanipatna in the state of Odisha. It is connected to the main Indravati reservoir via 4.32 km long and 7 m dia head race tunnel designed for a discharge capacity of 210 cumecs and terminating in a surge shaft. It is one of the largest Dam in India as well as Asia.
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Question 11: Who has been conferred with the 1st Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Politics and Public Life?
1. Devendra Fadnavis
2. Yogi Adityanath
3. Vasundhara Raje
4. Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar has been given the first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Public Life. The award was constituted recently by the Jammu and Kashmir government to commemorate the death anniversary of PDP founder and two-time J&K chief minister Sayeed who died on January 7, 2016 after nearly a week-long hospitalization in New Delhi. Sayeed was father of J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti.
Question 12: The government of India has planned to establish a Defence Manufacturing Innovation Centre in which city to assist small industries in manufacturing components for the defence sector?
Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the Centre’s plan to set up a defence manufacturing innovation centre in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and said she has asked the secretary of defence production to sanction Rs 20 crore for the purpose. This has been a long pending demand from the micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in the city.
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Question 13: The government of Iran has imposed a ban on which of the following languages from being taught in the primary schools of the country?
Iran has banned teaching the English language in primary schools, calling the subject a “cultural invasion”. The education ministry “envisages strengthening Persian language skills and Iranian Islamic culture of pupils at the primary school stage”.
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Question 14: Which among the given railway stations on Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai has become the first all-women railway station of India to be entered in the Limca Book of Records?
The first all-women station in India, Matunga on Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai, manned by a staff of 41 women, has entered the Limca Book of Records. The unique initiative was taken by CR General Manager D.K. Sharma in July 2017 with the aim of empowering women.
Question 15: Which among the given banks has inked an agreement with the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of Scheduled Caste (SC) and below Double Poverty Line (DPL) families?
1. State Bank of India (SBI)
2. Punjab National Bank (PNB)
3. Union Bank of India
4. Bank of Maharashtra
Punjab National Bank (PNB) and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) have tied up to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) families living below Double Poverty Line (DPL). Under this tie-up, PNB would act as a channelising agent for the loan schemes of NSFDC.
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