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: IDBI Bank said it has appointed Mahesh Kumar Jain as its new managing director and chief executive officer. “Mahesh Kumar Jain, MD& CEO of Indian Bank has been appointed as MD& CEO of IDBI Bank,” the bank said in a statement. Mr Jain will head IDBI Bank for the remaining period of his current tenure or until further orders, whichever is earlier, IDBI Bank added. The present MD and CEO of IDBI Bank, Kishor Kharat, has been appointed as MD and CEO of Indian Bank, it added. The appointment will be effective from the date Mr Jain will assume charge of the bank.
Explanation: : Haryana Government has notified Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy Medicine Procurement Policy, 2016. It is with the objective of ensuring uninterrupted supply of good quality AYUSH medicines free of cost to the people through Government Hospitals, Prathmik Swasthay Kendras, Government Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and Unani Dispensaries, Panchkarma Centres and National Health Mission (NHM) Institutions in the State.
Explanation: India has been ranked 122nd in the world’s happiest countries category, claimed a global report. Furthermore, it is ranked behind its neighbouring countries Pakistan, which is ranked 80th, and China. The rankings are based on gross domestic product per person, healthy life expectancy with four factors from global surveys. India’s previous rank was 118th. Norway has replaced Denmark as top in the world’s happiest country list. Iceland, Switzerland and Finland completed top five, while the US and UK were ranked 14 and 19 respectively.
Explanation: International Day of Forests is celebrated on 21st March . The United Nations General Assembly designated March 21st as the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests for the benefit of current and future generations. The theme of this year is ‘Forests and Energy’.
Explanation: Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh will inaugurate the Digidhan Mela at Jalandhar to promote digital payment methods among consumers and merchants. The Mela will be organized at CT institutes campus at Shahpur. Banks, Financial institutions, Telecom companies, Mobile associations, Accessory store houses, Khadi Board, Markfed, Verka and other departments will set up their stalls and will provide their products on discounts to the visitors.
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Explanation: The Uttarakhand High Court accorded the status of “living human entities” to the Ganga and Yamuna, the two most sacred rivers of India. Exercising extraordinary jurisdiction vested in the court, a division bench of Justice Rajeev Sharma and Justice Alok Singh of the Nainital High Court said, “Holy Rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been declared to be treated as living human entities.”
Explanation: Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates has been ranked first on Forbes’ 2017 Billionaires list with a fortune of $86 billion, and has been the world’s richest person for 18 out of past 23 years. Warren Buffett reclaimed the second slot after two years, while Amazon’s Jeff Bezos was ranked third. Further, Mark Zuckerberg has been ranked fifth for the first time.
Explanation: The government announced the merger of the Bhartiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with the State Bank of India (SBI). The Cabinet has already given its in-principle approval to the merger of the two banks and the Ministry is likely to seek final approval soon. The decision for the merger was taken due to SBI’s large branch network, which is expected to help BMB that has met with only partial success in its objective to reach out to women.
Explanation: India is home to world’s fourth highest number of billionaires with Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani leading the club of more than 100 super rich Indians, according to a new list released by Forbes magazine. The Forbes list of the ‘World’s Billionaires’ 2017 consists of 2,043 of the richest people in the world who have a combined net worth of 7.67 trillion US dollar, a record 18 percent increase over the past year.
Explanation: India and Mauritius signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to execute a USD 20 million social housing project in Mauritius. The MoU was signed in the presence of the Union Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu and the visiting Mauritius’s Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Lands Showkutally Soodhun. As per the MoU, the NBCC (India) Limited of the Union Government will undertake construction of 700 duplex type houses with 50 square meters net floor area.
Explanation: Tamil Nadu has won the Vijay Hazare Trophy after beating Bengal by 37 runs in the final of the 2017 edition. With the win, Tamil Nadu has become the only team to win the tournament five times (one of them was shared with Uttar Pradesh in 2004-05). Dinesh Karthik was adjudged Man of the Match for his century.
Explanation: The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.
Explanation: Indian cueist Vidya Pillai won a silver medal at the Women World Snooker Championship in Singapore. Vidya, an eight-time women’s national snooker champion, lost the final to Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee, a former world champion, after gaining an early lead in the match. She previously won a gold at the IBSF World Team Snooker Championship in 2013.
Explanation: World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.
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