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: VelavanSenthilkumar created history by winning the first-ever all-Indian Boys’ Under-19 final at the British Junior Open in Sheffield. India also secured the bronze medal in this category after 9/16th seeded AdhityaRaghavan finished third. In the 91-year history of this event, considered the world’s second most prestigious junior tournament after the World Championships, this was the first time two Indians faced off in a summit clash.
Explanation: Reigning Olympic and world 800m champion and world record holder, David Rudisha is the International Event Ambassador for the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 15 He retained his Olympic 800m title with an imperious display at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August with a run of 1:42.15, the fastest time in the world.
Explanation: Australia’s flag carrier Qantas Airways Ltd’s fatality free record in the jet age means it is the world’s safest airline, for the fourth year running. Ratings website AirlineRatings.com announced the carrier atop its Top 20 list, ahead of Cathy Pacific, Middle-eastern giant Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and local rival Virgin Australia.
Explanation: Prime Minister NarendraModi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat from today. He will inaugurate the 8th edition of ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2017’ along with series of other programs during this two days visit. Prime Minister will inaugurate the four-day ‘Vibrant Summit 2017 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar tomorrow. Ahead of this Summit, Prime Minister will inaugurate four different projects today after his arrival
Explanation: Kerala figures at number eight in the “12 destinations to watch in 2017” by Britain’s largest and prominent travel and tours operators association. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has ranked Kerala higher than premier destinations like the US, Sardinia (island of Italy), South Africa and Vietnam
Explanation: The 20th Edition of the National Conference for e-Governance 2016-17 is being organised by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India in partnership with Information Technology, Electronics and Communication (ITE&C) Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Explanation: Maharashtra government has come up with an amendment in Maharashtra Land Revenue Code, following which non-agriculture certification will no longer be required for a land for which development plan is finalized. Unless an agricultural land is converted into non-agricultural, development work can not be started. With the new amendment in the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code 1966, things would move more swiftly.
Explanation: Russia has directed Google and Apple to remove LinkedIn from the local Android and iOS App stores. The directive comes weeks after a Russian court blocked the networking platform for disregarding a rule which requires companies to store Russian citizens’ data within the country’s borders.
Explanation: The bank earlier reduced its minimum lending rates or marginal cost of funds based lending rates (MCLR) by up to 90 basis points, effective January 7. The rate on home loans has been lowered to 8.65 per cent for women borrowers, while for others the rate has been set at 8.70 per cent. The bank has reduced the interest rates for vehicle loans to 9.35 per cent.
Explanation: The Odisha government plans to issue 11 lakh 40 thousand RuPay cards to farmers of the state by March this year. Cooperation minister Damodar Rout said, the Odisha government is bound to implement the RuPay card scheme as the Prime Minister NarendraModi had asked to convert Kisan Credit Card to RuPay cards.
Explanation: “La La Land”, a romantic musical comedy-drama film swept the Golden Globes awards by winning in all the seven categories including the top award of best musical or comedy at the ceremony in Los Angeles. The film director Damien Chazelle took home the trophies for best director and screenplay. The film’s leading stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone won the trophies for best actor and actress. “La La Land” also took the best original score award.
Explanation: Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pugnacious political survivor despite his support for moderates, died after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Rafsanjani, who was 82, was a pivotal figure in the foundation of the Islamic Republic in 1979, and served as President from 1989 to 1997.
Explanation: Darpan Basak, 14 years of age, won the Young Travel Photographer Of The Year, and Ankit Kumar, 13, won the Young Travel Photographer (14 years old and under) in the Places and Experiences category. Travel Photographer Of The Year award was founded by photographers Chris and Karen Coe in 2003.
Explanation: Agra and Sikkim featured in New York Times’ list of ’52 Places to go to in 2017′. While Agra has ranked third in the list, Sikkim has bagged the 17th position among the top travel destinations for this year. Canada, on the other hand, has been declared the top travel destination of the year.
Explanation: Indian-Americans Dr Bharat Barai and DrSampatShivangi have been selected for the prestigious PravasiBharatiyaSamman Award, the highest civilian award given to overseas Indians and people of Indian origin. They received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee in Bengaluru on January 9, the last day of the PravasiBharatiya Divas conclave.
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