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 Indian Meteorological Department, IMD has decided to set up weather stations in 660 districts of the country. Giving this information the Director general of IMD K J Ramesh said, this plan will be further taken up to the blocks level. He said, the plan envisages to cover 660 districts by 2019.
Explanation: : In an effort to maintain the country’s ‘polio-free’ status, President Pranab Mukherjee launched the pulse polio programme for 2017 on Saturday by administering polio drops to children aged below five years at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Health minister J P Nadda and Ministers of State for Health Anupriya Patel and Faggan Singh Kulaste were present during the event.
Explanation: Chennai Police on Saturday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC on the Marina Beach until February 12, reports said. The order prohibits assemblies, demonstrations and meetings, however, it does not apply to families, reports said. This comes after thousands of people gathered at the Marina Beach in support of the traditional bull-taming sport, Jallikattu.
Explanation: I&B Ministry Secretary Ajay Mittal on Saturday inaugurated North East Film Festival ‘Fragrances from the North East’ at National Film Archive of India in Pune, Maharashtra. The objective of the film festival is to sensitise people from other regions to the culture of the North East as envisaged in the Centre’s “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” programme, an official release said.
Explanation: Japan Airlines has launched a special charter service allowing passengers to fly with their pet dogs in the main cabin. The three-day ‘wan wan jet’ package tour costs ¥150,000 (nearly Rs.89,000) and includes sightseeing and hotel accommodation for passengers and their pets. Japan Airlines said the first flight was sold out within an hour.
Explanation: US-based scientists have found that metal vanadium dioxide (VO2) can conduct electricity without conducting heat. The material’s conductivity can also be fine-tuned by mixing it with other materials. The team found that the thermal conductivity attributed to its electrons is ten times smaller than what would be expected. The find could help convert waste heat from appliances into electricity.
Explanation: Sania Mirza failed to win her seventh Grand Slam title as she and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost the Australian Open mixed doubles final to the unseeded American-Colombian duo of Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal in straight sets. This is the second time Sania and Dodig finished second in a Grand Slam, after losing the 2016 French Open.
Explanation: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been ranked the world’s fourth largest producer of billion-dollar startups, according to a study by UK-based accounting company Sage. IIT alumnus accounts for 12 billion-dollar startups including Flipkart, Snapdeal, ShopClues, Zomato and Ola. Stanford University topped the list with 51, followed by Harvard University and The University of California.
Explanation: E-commerce major Amazon has expanded its grocery and household items delivery service called ‘Amazon Pantry’ to 14 Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune. Until now, the service was only available in Hyderabad where it was launched as a pilot in July last year. Amazon said it will expand the service to more cities in the coming months.
Explanation: Former US President Barack Obama could get around a $20-million (Rs.136 crore) advance payment for his memoir, which will be more than any other president, according to literary agency ICM Partners. It also said Michelle Obama could sell the most valuable first lady memoir in history. Notably, Bill Clinton got $15 million, a presidential record, for his autobiography ‘My Life’.
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