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 Upcoming Banking exams can use these questions.
Explanation: Priyanka Chopra has won the ‘Favourite Dramatic TV Actress’ award for her role in Quantico at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles. This is Priyanka’s second People’s Choice award, after winning the ‘Favourite Actress in a New TV Series’ award last year for the same series. Priyanka plays FBI recruit Alex Parrish in the American drama series.
Explanation: Nirmal Yadav, a 65-year-old woman shooter from Delhi, set a record at the recently-concluded National Shooting Championship in Pune. She shot 341/400 in the Veteran Women’s 10-metre Air Pistol event to claim the national record in the category. Nirmal, wife of a former Major General, started shooting two years back and has won gold at a national championship last year.
Explanation: The Gujarat government on Wednesday approved a pay hike for its employees ranging between 63% to124%, which will reflect in their salaries from February 1. The hike was decided as per the pay matrix of the Seventh Pay Commission, Deputy CM Nitin Patel said. This move would reportedly benefit over 1.18 lakh fixed-pay employees and comes following protests by them.
Explanation: E-commerce platform Flipkart has launched a SOS feature on the mobile app meant for its delivery staff which will alert the nearest field executives in case of an emergency. The project has been titled ‘Nanjunda’ after a delivery man who was murdered in Bengaluru last month by a gym trainer who did not have money to pay for his order.
Explanation: For continuous monitoring of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday launched a dedicated web portal ‘ShaGun’, which has been prepared in collaboration with the World Bank. The portal will assess the performance of states and union territories on key parameters. It would also contain a repository of positive stories in the field of education.
Explanation: Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro on Monday authorised new banknotes ranging from 500 to 20,000 bolivars to deal with the soaring inflation in the country. He also extended the deadline for exchanging 100 bolivar notes, formerly the highest denomination in the country, for the third time until February 20. Notably, inflation in Venezuela is expected to reach 1,600% this year.
Explanation: President Pranab Mukherjee is due to inaugurate the 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Midnapore district in West Bengal in a few hours time. He is on a 4-day visit to West Bengal. The fair will display the rural handicraft skills of the people of the region. The different goods ranging from textile to terracotta will be on display.
Explanation: Mortgage lender HDFC Ltd has reduced its retail prime lending rate (RPLR) by 0.15 per cent with effect from today, HDFC Ltd said in a statement. The reduction in RPLR will also be applicable on loans to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)/PIO’s card holders, it said.
Explanation: Search giant Google, which earlier stepped away from buying Twitter, on Thursday acquired the micro-blogging site’s mobile app developer platform ‘Fabric’ for an undisclosed amount. Twitter launched Fabric in 2014 to allow developers to pick and choose different tools to improve their apps. Google will continue to operate Fabric and its related tools.
Explanation: Indian Institute of Bombay is set to build a ‘Research Park’ for startups, and set up R&D centres in the institute for promoting entrepreneurship. The development will help students get an industrial exposure into real-world applications of their chosen fields. The innovation hub will be located on the outskirts of the campus and is scheduled to be completed by 2023.
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