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 government has appointed Professor Neelu Rohmetra as the Director of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur, making her the first female to head one of India’s 20 premier business schools. The Centre also appointed directors of nine other IIMs, including IIM Bangalore. Professor G Raghuram, who has been an IIM Ahmedabad faculty member since 1985, was appointed IIM Bangalore’s Director.
Explanation: : The second edition of the International Spice Conference is set to begin at Thiruvanantapuram today. Over 700 delegates representing various states, industry leaders from 40 countries and International Spice Associations representatives will participate in the three day conference.
Explanation: Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO’s workhorse PSLV – the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – will carry a record 104 satellites in a single mission on Wednesday from Sriharikota. ISRO said, PSLV in its 39th flight (PSLV-C37), will launch the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664 kg at lift off. The co-passenger satellites will be of India, US, Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and UAE. Last year, ISRO had launched 20 satellites. The highest number of satellites launched in a single mission is 37 by Russia in 2014.
Explanation: India successfully won its Twenty20 World Cup for Blind title by defeating Pakistan in the finals. With eight wins from nine matches, India went into the finals as the favourites and lived up to it with a comprehensive victory. For Pakistan, though, it was their first loss in the tournament. The two teams had clashed in the 2012 edition finals where India again emerged triumphant.
Explanation: The National productivity week celebrations will begin from today. Every year 12th to 18th of February is celebrated as the National Productivity Week. This year the theme of week is ‘From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.’ National Productivity Council, an autonomous body under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion was established on this day in 1958. The objective of Council is to stimulate and promote productivity and quality consciousness across all sectors in the country.
Explanation: Russia’s Mariya Savinova-Farnosova has been stripped of her 800-metre London 2012 Olympic gold after the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday imposed a four-year ban saying there was “clear evidence” she used performance-enhancing drugs. All of Savinova’s results from July 26, 2010, to August 19, 2013, have been disqualified, stripping off her 2011 world championships gold among other medals.
Explanation: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin created the record of claiming 250 Test wickets in least number of matches in his 45th Test, eclipsing legendary Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee (He Scored 250 wickets in 48 matches). He is the sixth Indian bowler after Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), Harbhajan Singh (417), Zaheer Khan (311), Bishan Singh Bedi (266) to reach to 250 Test wickets.
Explanation: Austrian downhill rider Max Stöckl broke the world speed record for stock mountain bikes (MTBs) on gravel. Cycling downhill in the Atacama desert in Chile, Stöckl reached a record top speed of over 167 kmph. The photographer present at the slope managed to capture Stöckl’s descent with a multiple exposure photograph, alongside other photographs.
Explanation: The Election Commission has asked the HRD Ministry to introduce ‘electoral literacy’ in secondary school syllabus to teach students how to become responsible voters. HRD has also been directed to ask the NCERT to introduce a booklet on the election process. The suggestions will be taken into account in the next revision of the curriculum, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Explanation: The Indian Railways has claimed that it has conducted the world’s largest online examination with nearly 92 lakh candidates, to fill more than 18,000 vacancies in various categories. Out of the 92 lakh, 2.73 lakh qualified the preliminary exam and were called for written tests between January 17-19, a senior official said. Earlier, Indian Railways’ recruitment examinations were conducted manually.
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