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 Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority approved a budget of nearly Rs. 800 crore for its various projects. The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. A statement said that the allocation will benefit the Shivajinagar-Hinjawadi metro and Pune-Daund suburban railway projects, among others.
Explanation: US Senate has voted overwhelmingly to approve Montenegro as NATO’s 29th member. After a procedural vote earlier in the week, the Accession Treaty for the small Balkan nation to join the transatlantic alliance sailed through on a 97-2 vote. The measure will now go the White House for formal ratification by President Donald Trump. Till now, 25 other NATO members have ratified Montenegro’s accession, a country of 620,000 people seen as a geostrategic ally. The Netherlands and Spain have yet to do so.
Explanation: INLCU L51, the first of the eight ships of the Landing Craft Utility MK IV Class, was commissioned into the India Navy by Vice Admiral Bimal Varma AVSM, Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman& Nicobar Command, at a ceremony in Port Blair. AIR correspondent reports that conceived and designed indigenously, the commissioning of the ship adds a feather to the glorious chapter in the nation’s ‘Make in India’ initiatives and indigenisation efforts in the field of warship design and construction.
Explanation: United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres has appointed former South Carolina Governor David Beasley to head the Rome-based World Food Programme. Beasley will run the affairs of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, serving more than 90 million beneficiaries in 80 countries. He will replace another American, Etharin Cousin, who has been the WFP executive director since 2012.
Explanation: State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) signed an agreement to supply over 10 lakh tonnes of petroleum products annually to Nepal for the next five years, Chairman B Ashok said. “The supply agreement… will meet the full requirements, demand and quantities of all the major oil products, including petrol, diesel, kerosene, aviation turbine fuel and LPG,” he added.
Explanation: Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada passed away on 28 March 2017 after complications following a brain surgery in Johannesburg. Settled in South Africa, Kathrada was one of Nelson Mandela’s closest aides in his struggle to end the white minority rule. During his struggle, he spent 26 years and 3 months in prison, including 18 years on the infamous Robben Island.
Explanation: SBI Card on 28 March 2017 launched the Unnati Credit Card to spread credit inclusion among masses. The card was launched by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal at a programe in New Delhi. The card was launched in the presence of SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya and SBI Card CEO Vijay Jasuja.
Explanation: Amazon, the USA based e commerce giant made its entry in UAE by acquiring Souq.com, the Middle East’s largest online retailer. A joint statement said that the agreement brings Amazon into a fast-growing market as it expands into a wide range of services. The deal’s specific value was not announced, but according to analysts it is estimated anywhere between 650 million USD to one billion USD. Souq.com Chief Executive and Co-founder Ronaldo Mouchawar called the agreement “a critical next step in growing e-commerce presence on behalf of customers across the region.”
Explanation: The Chief of the Indian Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba inaugurated the first ever Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS).It was inaugurated on 28 March 2017 at INS Rajali, which is informally known as Arakkonam Naval Air Station, in Tamil Nadu. It is equipped with the state of the art Meteorological Sensors – Radar Vertical Wind Profiler, Transmissometer, Ceilometer and Automatic Weather Observation System, IAAMS undertakes automatic and continuous recording of relevant weather parameters that are vital for accurate weather forecasting.
Explanation: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat will be conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army by country’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. Rawat has arrived in Kathmandu for a four-day official visit. The two countries have a tradition of conferring such titles on the chiefs of their armies since 1950 to signify the close military-to-military ties.
Explanation: In India Super series Badminton tournament, the main draws event will be held in New Delhi. The qualifying rounds were played. In Women’s Singles four Indians Rasika Raje, Anura Prabhu Desai, Sai Utejita Rao and Shrenshi Pardesi have qualified for the draw. Beisides them PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and several other ace shuttlers will also take part in the Women’s Singles.
Explanation: The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat on 27 March 2017 released a book titled Home of the Brave at the South Block in New Delhi. The book is authored by Nitin A Gokhale, defence and security analyst, and Brig S K Chatterji (Retired). The event of the release of the book was attended by the Director General of the Rashtriya Rifles, other senior officers from the Directorate General of the Rashtriya Rifles and the authors of the book.
Explanation: The government will borrow from markets about 3(point)72 lakh crore rupees in the first half of next fiscal beginning April which is 64% of the borrowing target for full financial year. The borrowing in the April-September period will be a little higher compared to other years as the finance ministry and the RBI foresee other ministries to start spending from the beginning of the fiscal as well as redemption pressure. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said, normally every year Government borrows 60-62 per cent in the first half of the year, this year it is marginally higher 64 per cent.
Explanation: The Supreme Court ordered a ban on the registration and sale of vehicles compliant with the older Bharat Stage-III (BS-III) emission norms from April 1. The Supreme Court asserted that the health of millions was more important than commercial interests. Notably, more stringent BS-IV norms were introduced in 2010, and a nationwide rollout is expected on 1st April .
Explanation: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin received the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy from former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev for being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. Ashwin, who became the first Test cricketer to claim over 80 wickets in a single season of Test cricket, is the second-ranked bowler in Tests.
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