[Dated: 27th April] Important Current Affairs GK Quiz for Upcoming SBI PO Exams (14th&15th April 2017):
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: Gujarat Governor OP Kohli approved the bill proposing life term for the slaughter of cows, calves, bulls and bullocks and up to ten years imprisonment for transporting beef in the state. Furthermore, the bill also proposes the vehicles used for transportation of beef shall be confiscated permanently, while the present law allows their confiscation for six months.
Explanation: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that for the first time in Indian Railways’ history, Habibganj station in Bhopal has been handed over to a private firm to be operated by it. The station building will be developed in line with airport terminals, he added. However, Prabhu clarified that trains at the station will still be run by the Railways.
Explanation: Telangana state government has announced a financial assistance of 4 thousand rupees per acre to farmers towards purchasing fertilizers. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced this in Hyderabad last evening at an interaction with farmers at his camp office. He further said 4 thousand rupees will be directly transferred to the farmers’ bank accounts before the end of May every year from next financial year onwards. He also said a proper system is being worked out for smooth implementation of the scheme. He asked farmers to form into associations at village level to monitor its implementation at the grass roots level.
Explanation: The US military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in combat on an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan, close to the Pakistani border. Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said, a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed Mother Of All Bombs, was dropped on a tunnel complex of ISIS-Khorasan, a regional affiliate of the terror group, in Achin district of Afghanistan’s Nanagarh province. US President Donald Trump said he authorised the use of the bomb in Afghanistan.
Explanation: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that further strengthening of strategic partnership between Russia and India was important for international security and meets the fundamental interests of people of the two countries. Mr Putin said in his message of greetings to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Russia, that the two countries maintain close positions on key global and regional affairs and efficiently coordinate their efforts at multinational organisations, such as the UN and BRICS
Explanation: The national agriculture market- eNAM has transacted a record 15 thousand crore rupees business in one year. In April last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched National Agriculture Market portal eNAM to connect e-mandis in several States. Additional Secretary of Agriculture Ministry Ashok Dalwai said this after holding the review meeting of Agricultural market reforms and other initiatives to enhance farmers’ income in New Delhi.
Explanation: NASA has revealed new details from its missions exploring “ocean worlds” in the Solar System. NASA said that at least three moons of Jupiter: Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto possess vast oceans beneath their icy crust. Further, clouds containing hydrogen on Saturn’s moon Enceladus showed it had nearly all ingredients for habitability. The missions aim to identify habitable worlds beyond Earth.
Explanation: The Seventh Junior National Hockey Championship begins in Bhopal. 86 teams will take part in the one month long event, which is being held for under-19 boys and girls. Teams have been divided in two pools “A” and “B” for both boys and girls.
Explanation: : The biggest conventional bomb that India has is called the ‘Smart Precise Impact and Cost Effective’ or SPICE bomb, which is under the command of the Indian Air Force. It is manufactured by Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd. The 2,000-pound bomb is a precision-guided bomb that can be carried on French-origin Mirage 2000 fighter jets
Explanation: The Centre plans to issue an advisory to states asking them to crack down against unfair imposition of service charge on food and drink bills. Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the service charge does not exist and it is being wrongly charged. He said his ministry has prepared an advisory on this issue and sent it to the Prime Minister’s Office for approval.
Explanation: : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for the Rs.100-crore Dr BR Ambedkar memorial park in Amaravati, marking the 126th birth anniversary of the architect of Indian Constitution. Naidu also laid the foundation stone for a 126-ft statue of Ambedkar that will come up in the park, which would be spread across 20 acres.
Explanation: Uttar Pradesh government and the Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the ‘Power for All’ scheme in the state. The aim of this scheme is to ensure 24-hour quality power supply in the state by October 2018 and electric connection to every house and agriculture field by 2019. The agreement was inked in presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal and UP Power Minster Shrikant Sharma. This agreement aims to ensure that consumers get quality electricity at an affordable price.
Explanation: China’s flag carrier, Air China, will suspend flights from China’s capital Beijing to North Korea’s capital Pyongyang. Air China is the only Chinese airline which offers flights to Pyongyang apart from North Korean carrier Air Koryo.
Explanation: In Bangladesh, a fully-airconditioned Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree Express with improved coaches was inaugurated in Dhaka. Bangladesh Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque and Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla inaugurated the train on the first day of Bangla New Year in the country. Speaking on the occasion, the Indian envoy said they are working to boost comfort for train passengers between Dhaka and Kolkata and have planned to speed up customs and immigration clearance this year.
Explanation: Sixteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani won his sixth Asian Billiards title and seventh overall Asian championship. The ace cueist defeated his compatriot Sourav Kothari 6-3 in an entertaining final of the Asian Billiards Championship in Chandigarh.