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: The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation has inked an MoU with online travel portal MakeMyTrip to promote its homestay scheme. The MP homestay scheme is for owners of apartments and bungalows who can provide accommodation and meals to local and international tourists. A Public Relations Department official said, “82 people have registered themselves under the homestay scheme.”
Explanation: : The Gambia’s new President, Adama Barrow, has removed ‘Islamic’ from the official name of the country pledging more reforms in the West African nation, according to reports. The word ‘Islamic’ was added by former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in 2015, making it the Islamic Republic of The Gambia. Notably, Muslims constitute 90% of the total Gambian population.
Explanation: A legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives which, among other things, calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to 130,000 dollars. The current H-1B minimum wage is 60,000 dollars. This will make it more difficult for firms to use the program to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India.
Explanation: India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) today kicked off its operations by rolling out pilot services in Raipur and Ranchi. The bank will offer an interest rate based on the quarterly average balance of 4.5 per cent on deposits up to Rs 25,000; 5 per cent on deposits of Rs 25,000-50,000 and 5.5 per cent on Rs 50,000-1,00,000, its Chief Executive Officer A P Singh said. The paid up equity of the new bank is Rs 800 crore, of which the government has already infused Rs 275 crore, he added.
Explanation: Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected as the new chairperson of the African Union Commission, in a vote held at the bloc’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa yesterday. After seven rounds of voting, the Chadian Foreign Affairs Minister defeated favourites Amina Mohamed of Kenya and Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily. Heads of State from the 54-member countries cast their vote in a private ballot.
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team on their 12th Raising Day celebrations. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, NDRF’s efforts in disaster response, rescue and relief are commendable. He said, NDRF is rightly focussing on strengthening systems, processes and capacity building, which help in minimizing loss of life or property.
Explanation: The Haryana government has taken the challan route to deter children from smoking or using other tobacco products. While the national average age of children at which they start using tobacco is 14, the average in Haryana is 10-12 years, said an official. The state government issued 2,302 challans in Gurugram in last eight months for violating the Tobacco Act.
Explanation: Delhi University is planning to launch a mobile application next month to track the attendance of students, according to reports. Teachers will be able to update the attendance on a regular basis and inform students about low attendance in advance. This will be a centralised app for all departments and faculty members of the Delhi University-affiliated colleges.
Explanation: The Delhi Police is using a new software, which accesses real-time data from its helpline and helps identify crime hotspots. Police can then deploy enough policemen at these places. “In a mega city, we believe a lot of crimes are predictable and can be curbed,” said an official. The software will replace manual data gathering, which happens every 15 days.
Explanation: Supreme Court-appointed four-member BCCI administration panel features an investment banker, a historian, an auditor and a former women’s cricketer. While ex-Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai heads the panel, Wharton School alumnus and current IDFC Bank CEO Vikram Limaye is in the committee. Historian Ramachandra Guha and former cricketer Diana Edulji are also on the panel.
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