Dear Readers, Here we have given the Current Affairs GK questions based on the previous days Daily Current Affairs updates. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS RRB/Clerk exam and all other Banking exams can use these questions.
Explanation: The Punjab government launched country’s first amphibious bus project at the Harike wetland near Amritsar. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal launched the bus and took the inaugural ride with officials and media. The amphibious bus will travel on land and in water. The project has cost the state government over Rs 11 crore.
Explanation: In a statement, the Indian Oil Corporation has said, customers making digital payment for purchase of petrol and diesel will get a discount of 0.75 percent on the sale price of fuel on payments will be available on using credit cards, debit cards, mobile wallets or Prepaid Loyalty Cards.
Explanation: NITI Aayog’s Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant will chair an important meeting with senior officials from Jharkhand in connection with digital cashless payment.
Explanation: Gen Bajwa, who took over from Gen Raheel Sharif two weeks ago, appointed Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar as director-genereal of the notorious Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), replacing Lt Gen RizwanAkhtar, the army said in a statement.
Explanation: Actress Priyanka Chopra, an Indian star with a global fan following, was named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at a ceremony in New York.
Explanation: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time. The 31-year-old is now one behind Barcelona’s Messi, who took the honour for a fifth time last year.
Explanation: Ace Indian cueist PankajAdvani has won his 11th World Billiards (150-Up format) Championships title in the summit clash in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Explanation: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today inaugurated the sixth edition of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development in New Delhi.
Explanation: India said it will contribute 5 lakh US Dollars to the United Nations’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the year 2016-17. It stressed that the international response is falling significantly short of the challenges posed by humanitarian crises.
Explanation: Grofers, the on-demand e-commerce mobile and web application, is opening up a new avenue for people to get cash delivered at home, by partnering with YES BANK. With this partnership, Grofers customers will be able to get currency notes delivered to their doorstep along with their grocery order for up to Rs. 2,000 through YES BANK PoS Machines.
Explanation: Digital payments platform Paytm has partnered with major National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) toll concessionaries to enable cashless payments at all state, national and city toll plazas.
Explanation: Malaysia installed its 15th king, Sultan Muhammad V, in a ceremony marked by honour guards and Islamic prayers in the national palace in Kuala Lumpur.
Explanation: Chapecoense goalkeeper Danilo, who was killed in the Colombian air crash last month, was posthumously named Brazil’s player of the year after a vote by fans. His mother, Ilaides Padilha, collected the award on his behalf at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
Explanation: PV Sindhu won the most improved player award at the Badminton World Federation’s annual function held in Dubai. Sindhu bagged silver at the Rio Games in August, and followed it up with her first Superseries title in China.
Explanation: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been named as one of 15 Global Thinkers. Compiled by the Foreign Policy magazine, Ms Swaraj is named in the decision-makers category for fashioning a novel brand of Twitter diplomacy.
Explanation: The ninth edition of exercise INDRA NAVY, an annual bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Russian Navy began in the Bay of Bengal.
Explanation: India now belongs to the list of top five defence spenders in the world with more than $50 billion devoted to its military budget, placing the South Asian country in fourth place, according to the annual Jane’s Defense Budgets Report.
Explanation: India’s largest indoor sports arena will come up in New Town area of Kolkata, West Bengal with a capacity to accommodate upto 15,400 people at one time. The proposed stadium will have solar power and will come up on 10 acres of land near the Deer Park in Eco Park. The facility will have lawn tennis, khokho khokho, kabaddi, badminton, basket ball and table tennis courts.
Explanation: The book “Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dream into Reality” has been authored by Ravindra Kumar, who is an ex-seafarer, IAS officer& mountaineer. The book gives you a new approach to life, a new way to make and live a happy, successful and peaceful life.
Explanation: Antonio Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, has been sworn-in as the 9th Secretary General of the United Nations. Guterres, who led the UN refugee agency for 10 years, will succeed Ban Ki-moon on January 1, 2017.
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