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.
1). Which Indian Airport is the most connected airport in India, according to air travel intelligence company OAG?
Explanation: The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the 22nd most connected airport in the world, according to air travel intelligence company OAG. Mumbai Airport has been ranked 28th, while OAG’s 2016 Megahubs Index has been topped by Chicago Airport in the United States. Meanwhile, the Atlanta and Dallas Airports, also in the US, have ranked second and third.
Explanation: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu laid the foundation stone for the Rolling Stock Component factory, estimated to cost nearly Rs 300 crore, in Maharshtra’s Ratnagiri district today. While addressing the gathering, the Railway Minister assured that Humsafar Express running between Mumbai and Goa, will commence soon. For the project, 50 acres land has been acquired from the MIDC in Lote Parshuram area near Chiplun in Ratnagiri district.
Explanation: South Africa has just launched a multi-year trial of a vaccine that might save millions of lives and help put an end to AIDS. It’s the first AIDS vaccine trial in seven years, and hopes are high, not just in South Africa, but around the world. To develop a vaccine, scientists find a way to mimic the virus so the body makes an immune response to protect itself.
Explanation: New York has emerged as the most geotagged city on Instagram in 2016, followed by London and Moscow. São Paulo and Paris have ranked fourth and fifth respectively. Meanwhile, Los Angeles, Saint Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Jakarta have also featured on the list of the Most Geotagged Cities by the photo-sharing app.
Explanation: Edible oil firm Ruchi Soya Industries in association with State Bank of India (SBI) launched an initiative to provide banking assistance to farmers. Under the initiative ‘Kisan Kalyan Ayojan’, the company will help farmers to open bank accounts, procure the produce directly from farmers at the right price and ensure farmers get their payment immediately through internet banking. To start off, banking assistance will be provided to soybean farmers in Indore, Samwer, Manglia and Ujjain mandis in Madhya Pradesh. The company will further plans to expand this initiative across the country in states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Explanation: The Income Tax Department on Friday found undisclosed amount worth INR1.64 crore deposited by people, who never filed income returns, into Jan Dhan accounts. These accounts were found in Kolkata, Bihar, Kochi, and Varanasi. Notably, the department initiated probe into the sudden surge in cash deposits in Jan Dhan accounts and found various inconsistencies.
Explanation: Adama Barrow has been appointed as President of Gambia. He defeated Yahya Jammeh. Mer. Barrow ended Yahya Jammeh’s 22 year old rule. Gambians took to the streets to celebrate the biggest upset in the west African nation since Jammeh seized power in a 1994 coup.
Explanation: J Ravichandran was appointed as the Interim CEO of the National Stock Exchange of India. His appointment came after Chitra Ramkrishna, managing director (MD) and chief executive of NSE stepped down from her post. The move comes in the wake of the fact that country’s largest bourse is set to go public.
Explanation: India and Qatar signed four agreements in the fields of cyber security, visa relaxation, and investments in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in New Delhi today. Additionally, another MoU aimed at encouraging greater collaboration and exchange in field of national ports management of India and Qatar has also been signed.
Explanation: Breaking once more from presidential custom, Donald Trump is turning to a military man to to lead the Pentagon . U.S. military retired General James Mattis will be the first career officer to do so since just after World War II. Mattis, 66, is a Marine Corps general who retired in 2013 after serving as commander of the U.S. Central Command.
Explanation: CPCB will install real time and manual pollution monitoring stations in in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. On December 2 the Supreme Court asked the central government to notify the “graded response action plan” for different level of air pollution in the Delhi and NCR. The court order came after it approved the report submitted by the CPCB giving four category of air pollution – moderate to poor, very poor, severe and severe plus or emergency.
Explanation: Nico Rosberg announced his retirement after he received his Formula One world championship trophy. The 31-year-old paid tribute to longtime friend and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, the outgoing world champion. Rosberg admitted that had he come up short in the championship this year, he would have carried on in 2017.
Explanation: Usain Bolt won the 2016 IAAF male Athlete of the Year award. It is his sixth award. Ethiopian Almaz Ayana picking up the female award after her record-setting 10,000m gold in Rio. Bolt, previously winner in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, was rewarded for another blistering season that saw him claim three gold medals.
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