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 Bihar Cabinet on Wednesday passed a proposed amendment to the state service rules forbidding government employees from consuming alcohol anywhere in the state. The service rules earlier prohibited government servants from consuming alcohol or any other intoxicant at workplace only. Notably, this comes after the Bihar government imposed a liquor-ban policy across the state in April last year.
Explanation: : The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) chose a panda as their logo to save printing costs. “We wanted an animal that is beautiful, is endangered, and…loved. We also wanted an animal that had an impact in black and white to save money on printing costs,” stated Co-founder Peter Scott. The inspiration for the logo also came from Chi-Chi, a giant panda.
Explanation: All India Institute of Medical Science, AIIMS of Delhi has won the first prize and a cash reward of 5 crore rupees for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene under the Government’s Kayakalp awards. AIIMS was followed by North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, which got a cash prize of 3 crore rupees. While Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, received the third prize of one crore rupees.
Explanation: Government has launched Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation (TAMRA) mobile application and portal to ensure transparent award of statutory clearances for mining operations. Power Minister Piyush Goyal simultaneously launched this portal yesterday in New Delhi across 12 mineral rich States. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Goyal said, TAMRA is a step to speed up mining activity in the country and facilitate all the stakeholders to track the status of the statutory clearances associated with mining blocks.
Explanation: Tata Motors today announced a partnership with technology major Microsoft to develop India’s first cloud-connected smart cars. The first vehicle showcasing the companies’ technology will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 7 under the newly launched ‘TAMO’ brand. This comes after Tata Motors said it would premiere its first sports car ‘Futuro’ at the event..
Explanation: Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has hired Matt Idema, its first ever Chief Operating Officer (COO), since its initial release back in 2009. Until now, Idema was leading product marketing for all of Facebook’s business products worldwide. WhatsApp, which now has 1.2 billion monthly active users worldwide, currently employs 200 people.
Explanation: Andhra Pradesh government has decided to build flats for 9,061 government employees, judges, MLAs and MLCs on 139 acres of land in the capital region Amaravati. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu while reviewing the progress of the capital development with CRDA officials yesterday has directed the officials to identify suitable site and construct G plus 8-floor buildings and said that the flats should be affordable so that the employees could clear the loan in easy installments.
Explanation: The five-day ‘Indian Panorama Film Festival’ being organised by the Directorate of Information and Publicity, Andaman& Nicobar Administration, in association with the Ministry of Information& Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals/IFFI, New Delhi, Govt. of India got underway in Port Blair yesterday.
Explanation: Shand Panesar, an Indian-origin constable with Scotland Yard, has been awarded 2017’s Outstanding Bravery of the Year Award. Panesar was given the award for risking his life with a colleague to rescue a couple from a burning building in London last September. Panesar and his colleague Craig Nicholson reportedly had no fire safety equipment or protective clothing during the rescue.
Explanation: Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person convicted in the case related to the bombing of Air India flight 182, called Emperor Kanishka, in 1985 has been released by the Parole Board of Canada. Reyat had served two-thirds of a nine-year jail sentence for perjury in connection with the bombing of Air India flight 182 that killed 329 people.
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