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: GMR Hyderabad International Airport (also known as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport ) has been ranked first in the world in the highest passenger handling capacity category by the Airports Council International’s Airport Service Quality survey. The airport, running into its ninth year of operations, is designed to cater to 1.5 crore passengers per annum. The second position has been held by Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Explanation: A joint military exercise SURYA KIRAN-XI between India and Nepal will begin today in Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand. This is a battalion level joint exercise between the two armies. The two week long exercise is aimed at training of both the troops in the area of various counter insurgency operations over a prolonged period. It will also focus on other important aspects such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations and environmental conservation.
Explanation: IDFC Bank today officially launched its Aadhaar pay infrastructure meant for those without any mobile phone to carry out cashless transactions. “It actually makes cashless transactions possible even for those who do not have mobile phones, but the merchant has to have a mobile phone. All one needs is to get the bank account number linked with Aadhaar. Basic banking services will come to those who even do not have basic mobile phones,” said Rajiv Lall, founder MD and CEO, at the launch.
Explanation: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has become India’s first university to be ranked among the world’s top 10. IISc Bangalore was ranked 8th in the recently released Times Higher Education Rankings of the world’s top 10 small universities hosting less than 5,000 students. The top university continues to be the California Institute of Technology, widely known as Caltech.
Explanation: Global rating agency Fitch today said, Indian economy will grow by 7.1 per cent in the current fiscal before stepping up to 7.7 per cent in the next two financial years. The US-based agency has termed the 7 per cent GDP growth for the October-December quarter as surprising and a tad lower than 7.4 per cent in the previous quarter. It said the December quarter GDP number suggests that economic activity was hardly hit by the cash crunch after the government’s move to remove 86 per cent of currency in circulation overnight.
Explanation: The BCCI on Tuesday announced Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO Mobiles as the new sponsor of Team India. The company, which is replacing Star India as the team sponsor, have been given a five-year-long contract, beginning from April 2017. Star India had refused to extend their contract citing a lack of clarity in the board.
Explanation: A three-day international conference on e-governance `ICEGOV 2017′ will begin today in New Delhi. An official statement said the event being organised by the Electronics and IT Ministry in collaboration with UNESCO will discuss the role of technology in transforming relation between government and its citizens, businesses and civil society. Minister of Electronics and IT, Law& Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad will inaugrate the conference.
Explanation: Prof Dr K Srinath Reddy has been appointed as the adviser to advise the Odisha government on proper implementation and smooth delivery of the ongoing health programmes in the state. A communiqué from the chief minister’s office said eminent cardiologist, epidemiologist and president of Public Health Foundation of India will be given Cabinet minister rank and other facilities.
Explanation: Eminent socialist leader, former Union Minister and former Speaker of Lok Sabha Rabi Ray passed away after a prolonged illness on Monday afternoon, while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. He was 91 and is survived by wife Dr. Saraswati Swain.
Explanation: SpiceJet has announced that it will reserve its fourth row on all flights for female passengers travelling alone, starting Wednesday on International Women’s Day. In case the flight is full, women will be assigned aisle and middle seats as moving out of these is easier, the airline added. Meanwhile, Air India started seat reservation for solo women passengers in January.
Explanation: Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Sunday inaugurated the first smart tribal model village ‘Hubbi’ in Rajouri district of the state. The Rural Development Department has introduced smart classes in schools, better roads, electricity, and water facility in the village.
Explanation: Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti will inaugurate a national conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan in New Delhi today. About 700 participants representing various stakeholder groups such as farmers, panchayat members, NGOs and students will attend the day-long conference. Ministry of Water Resources and River Development had launched Jal Kranti Abhiyan on June, 2015 to consolidate water conservation and management in the country through a holistic and integrated approach involving all stakeholders.
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