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: India’s Pooja Ghatkar won bronze in the women’s 10-metre air rifle on the opening day of the International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges in Delhi on Friday. The 28-year-old, gold medallist in the Asian Airgun Championship 2014, opened India’s account in the tournament and claimed her maiden World Cup medal.
Explanation: : Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh has announced nine new Passport Seva Kendras would be set up in the state of Assam soon. The new PSKs will be set up at Dibrugarh, Silchar, Tezpur, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Lakhimpur, Nagaon and Diphu. The centres will be manned by staff of MEA and Postal department with technical support from TCS.
Explanation: Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board will open canteens under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana to provide food at affordable prices to construction workers and poor people. They will be provided food at heavily subsidised rates, breakfast for 5 rupees and full-coarse meal for 10 rupees per person right at their work place. The mobile vans will be deployed to make food available to the poor at labour chowks. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Labour Department held in Chandigarh yesterday.
Explanation: New Zealand Sign Language is an official language in New Zealand, after English and Maori. The language, which has special status under the law, can also be used in legal proceedings with the help of interpreters. Notably, New Zealand declared sign language as an official language in April 2006.
Explanation: The Centre has accorded permission for increasing the number of workdays under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee scheme in Tamil Nadu from the existing 100 days to 150 days. A release from the state government in Chennai says the rise in workdays is aimed at helping rural labourers, who are staring at job loss, as the state is affected by severe drought.
Explanation: Former Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang was today appointed as Finance Advisor to the state government in the rank of a cabinet minister. An official release said, Zeliang, appointed by the Governor P B Acharya, will receive the pay and allowances admissible to a cabinet minister. He will be entitled for other facilities also received by such ranks.
Explanation: For the second straight year, the Brazil Open tennis tournament will deploy shelter dogs instead of ball boys to fetch balls along the net line during the warmups on the semifinal and final days of the tournament. Six dogs, coming from two Sao Paulo shelters, will be used to fetch balls and will be available for adoption. Trophy : Brazil Open Sports : Tennis
Explanation: The Indian government has cleared a Rs.17,000-crore deal with Israel to jointly develop a medium-range surface-to-air missile (MR-SAM) for the Army. The MR-SAM, a land-based version of the long-range surface-to-air missile (LR-SAM) for the navy, will have a strike range of up to 70 km. The deal envisages 40 firing units and around 200 missiles.
Explanation: In Ladakh Region of Jammu and Kashmir, the annual centuries old two-day long Liker and Leh Dosmochey festival has begun from today. Dosmochey is the major festival in the Ladakh region during the winter season. Mask dances with different monastic religious musical instruments are the main features of the Dosmochey celebration.
Explanation: India has agreed to provide financial assistance to Bangladesh for sustainable development of Sylhet, a north-eastern Bangladeshi city. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Bangladesh’s Economic Relations Division Additional Secretary Shah Md.
Explanation: A hill station cycle path, believed to be the first in India, recently opened in Darjeeling. The 20-kilometre mountain biking path runs through the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary to reach Chatakpur, a small eco-village resort. It costs Rs.70 to access the trail, which remains open between 6 am and 6 pm.
Explanation: India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India posted a 47.5% rise in net profit to Rs.1,745 crore for the December quarter, against the year ago period. The growth was attributed to an increase in the share of the company’s higher segment models, including Baleno and Brezza. This also came as average car prices in India went up.
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