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 National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) will observe ‘Ganga Cleanliness Pledge Day’ on 02nd May 2017 at various places in the river’s basin states to spread awareness and ensure public participation in the program. The events will be organized in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Hardoi, Bithoor and Vidhur Kuti; Uttarakhand’s Srinagar and Devprayag; Patna and Bhagalpur in Bihar; Sahibganj (Jharkhand) and Kolkata (West Bengal).
Explanation: Marking the formation day of Maharashtra, CM Devendra Fadnavis hoisted India’s second tallest national flag in Kolhapur at 303 feet. The flag used for the pole was 90 feet long and 60 feet wide, and cost around Rs. 1.1 crore for the installation. Notably, India’s tallest flag pole, at 360 feet, is installed at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab.
Explanation: The Department of Telecom (DoT) on 2 May 2017 launched ‘Tarang Sanchar’ web portal, a portal that will allow people to track radiation emitted from mobile towers within a locality and check their compliance with the stipulated norms. The portal will help in clearing myths and misconceptions about mobile towers and emissions from them. Through this portal, status of the towers will be available to the users.
Explanation: Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will launch Students for soldiers- a nationwide Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan to encourage Universities to display portraits of Param Veer Chakra-decorated soldiers. The aim of this Abhiyan is to instill a sense of patriotism and nationalism among students. AIR correspondent reports that the Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, two Param Veer Chakra Vijeta Soldiers Rifleman Sanjay Kumar and Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav will also attend the function.
Explanation: Dubai has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft-designed font. The font will have typeface both in Latin and Arabic script. It will be made available in 23 languages– Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Britannic, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Farsi, Portuguese, Sami, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish and Urdu. The font was launched by the Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The font will be used by UAE’s government bodies and also by 100 million Office 365 users around the world.
Explanation: Elon Musk-led aerospace startup SpaceX successfully launched a spy satellite into orbit for the US military. The secretive payload was launched on the startup’s Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX then landed the 14-storey-high first stage core of the rocket, which contains the main engines and fuel, back to the ground.
Explanation: Google has announced the new “Solve for India” initiative, especially for tier-2 cities such as Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, Madurai, Kanpur, and Chennai. This program will aim to support entrepreneurs and developers of the country. Entrepreneurs will now have the opportunity to learn directly from Google engineers. Some of the areas will include agri-tech, healthcare, transportation, education, sanitation and more.
Explanation: Uber started rolling out its on-demand food delivery app UberEATS in India, starting with Mumbai. Uber has partnered with local restaurants to list their menu on the app and the food will be delivered via registered couriers. The standalone app will compete with existing food delivery services like FoodPanda, Swiggy, Zomato, and Google’s newly-launched Areo app.
Explanation: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level. In a statement, the US-India Business Council (USIBC) said in Washington that the award would be presented on 8th of this month at the USIBC West Coast Summit in the Silicon Valley.
Explanation: The Tamil Nadu government on 2 May 2017 conferred the 2017 Avvaiyar Award to Padma Venkataraman, a social worker and daughter for former Indian President, the late R Venkataraman.Padma was honoured with the award for her efforts in the field of women’s welfare and the rehabilitation of leprosy-affected people since the past 30 years by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.
Explanation: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has appointed Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Mardini, who has settled in Germany, participated in the first ever Olympic refugee team at the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.
Explanation: Hockey India recommended senior player and former captain Sardar Singh for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour. Other players SV Sunil, Dharamvir Singh and Deepika have been recommended for the Arjuna Award while RP Singh and Sumrai Tete have been recommended for the Dhyan Chand Award. Coaches Sandeep Sangwan and Romesh Pathania have been recommended for the Dronacharya Award.
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