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: In Assam, the three-day long Brahmaputra Literary festival will begin in Guwahati. Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the festival in presence of Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and others. The festival is being organized by National Book Trust and state government. Authors from ten countries will take part in the festival.Mr.Javadekar will also inaugurate a colourful carnival tomorrow morning to mark the festival.Seminars ,discussions ,film show,book fair,music concert will be held as a part of the festival.
Explanation: : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested the Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for the rocket GSLV-Mark-III. In a release, the space agency has said the indegenously developed engine, designated as C25, was tested for a duration of 50 seconds in its Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in southern Tamil Nadu, demonstrating all the stage operations.
Explanation: Beijing Olympics gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra was appointed as the chairman of the reconstituted Target Olympic Podium (TOP) committee, which also has former sprinter PT Usha and former badminton player Prakash Padukone among others. The committee’s objective is to identify and support potential medal prospects for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.
Explanation: Actor John Hurt, who played Mr Ollivander, the wandmaker in the first and final two ‘Harry Potter’ films, passed away on Friday at the age of 77. He beat pancreatic cancer in 2015 but continued to suffer from health problems. The two-time Oscar nominated actor was known for starring in the 1980 film ‘The Elephant Man’.
Explanation: US President Donald Trump today signed an executive order banning visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries for three months. He put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the US and said persecuted Christians would be prioritised over other refugees. “I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out… Don’t want them here,” he said.
Explanation: The 29th Kerala Science Congress has begun at Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today inaugurated the three-day event. The event is jointly organised by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment and the Kerala Forest Research Institute,‘Ecology and and Environment’ is the theme of this year’s Science Congress.
Explanation: The first time women voters in Goa will be given pink teddy bears in the upcoming Assembly polls, aiming to boost their participation in the democratic exercise. Further, there will be at least 40 pink polling booths in Goa with pink-coloured decoration and only women election workers and officers. Notably, Goa has more women voters than their men counterparts.
Explanation: Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international holiday that occurs every 28 January. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is currently observed in the United States, Canada, India and 47 European countries.
Explanation: Central Water Commission has joined hands with IIT Madras and IIS Bengaluru to help them procure specified equipment and software for enhancing their capability to support its dam rehabilitation efforts.
Explanation: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday appointed Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit, as the new Governor of Meghalaya. This comes a day after V Shanmuganathan resigned as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh following allegations that he molested a job aspirant. President Mukherjee also appointed Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, to discharge functions as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Explanation: Serena Williams pushed sentiments aside in an emotion-charged 6-4, 6-4 defeat of sister Venus to win the Australian Open on Saturday and a record 23rd Grand Slam title in the professional era. Tortured by nerves in a tense family affair, Serena had to produce some of her best tennis to overcome Venus who won the crowd at Rod Laver Arena by scrapping hard to the end.
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