Current Affairs Quiz | 31st March 2017

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February Current affairs

March Current affairs

 

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1. The first state to bring banking in remote villages – Odisha

With the help of Self Help Groups (SHG’s), Odisha successfully made the banking transactions in remote villages. To implement this, the Odisha Government signed an agreement with the State Bank of India (SBI). Odisha Livelihood Mission became the main party to sign this agreement.

2.World’s largest corporate Masala bond starts trading on London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange welcomed the world’s largest corporate Masala bond. The landmark bond issuance from Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC), one of India’s leading banking and financial services companies comes less than 12 months after HDFC’s INR 30 billion (USD 450 million) debt issuance in London, the first ever Indian corporate to list a Masala bond.

3. INLCU L51 commissioned into India Navy

Indian Navy inducts surveillance ship INLCU L51, the first of the eight ships of the Landing Craft Utility MK IV Class, was commissioned into the India Navy in Port Blair.

The commissioning of the ship adds a feather to the glorious chapter in the nation’s ‘Make in India’ initiatives and indigenisation efforts in the field of warship design and construction.

 4. Kerala Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh Joined UDAY

Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) is a center’s power distributed company debt relief scheme. Recently the three states Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh have joined the scheme. With this, 26 states joined the scheme. The government estimates that Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura will gain net benefit of approximately Rs.4,178 crore, Rs.309 crore and Rs.810 crore respectively.

 

5. India take million-dollar prize for finishing No. 1

India have finished at the top of the ICC Test rankings for the second successive year after beating Australia 2-1 in the four-Test series. As a result of being No. 1 by the cut-off date of April 1, India will be presented with a cash award of $1 million by the ICC.

The ICC also announced that India offspinner R Ashwin will be awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2016.

 

6. J&K govt approves smart city proposals

A committee of the Jammu and Kashmir government has approved the Smart City Proposals for the twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar for submission to the Centre.

Considering the vulnerability of the cities to multiple hazards, the calamities like floods and earthquakes, risk preparedness and risk response have received special focus in the SCPs’ proposal.

 

7. Isro sends 4 teams to Antarctica

ISRO on March 29 joined the 36th scientific mission to Antarctica, organised by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research

This year, four teams from ISRO—one team from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad and one team each from the National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun and the Space Physics Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram—are participating

8. 9th World Environmental Education Congress

World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development. WEEC 2017 is the 9th congress and will take place September 9-15, – 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. WEEC is an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world.

 

9.  ALTBalaji ties up with MobiKwik

ALTBalaji, the digital platform of Balalji Telefilms Ltd, has announced a partnership with mobile wallet major MobiKwik.

The Over-the-top (OTT) entertainment platform ALTBalaji will offer 250 hours of original content and subscribers can now avail themselves of 25 per cent cashback while paying for the service using MobiKwik wallet.

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1. C Palanivelu received the prestigious Dr. B. C. Roy Award

  • Gastroenterology and laparoscopic surgeon Dr C Palanivelu received the prestigious Dr. B. C. Roy Award from the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, under the ‘Eminent Medical Person’ category
  • The chairman of GEM Hospital, he is the fourth doctor from South India to win the award for the second time. He had received the award in 2005 under specialty development category for laparoscopic surgery.

 

2. Iskon’s Govardhan Eco Village gets Water Award

  • The Govardhan Eco Village of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Wada taluka has received an award instituted by Water Digest, a news portal on water management.
  • The Goverdhan eco village received the award last week in the “Best Water NGO-Water Education” category.

 

3. Sunaina Singh Appointed Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University

 

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Sunaina Singh, currently head of the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in Hyderabad, as the new vice chancellor of Nalanda University.
  • As per rules, the president has to choose the vice-chancellor from a group of at least three names forwarded by the university’s governing board.

 

4. Indian-origin Priti Patel be awarded Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award

  • Priti Patel, the UK Government’s Secretary of State for International Development and first ever UK-India diaspora Champion, has been awarded India’s highest honour for members of the Indian diaspora.
  • The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award was granted to Patel by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, for her exceptional contribution to national and international politics, her role in strengthening UK-India relations, and for supporting the Indian diaspora in the UK.
  • The award was presented to Patel by the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Mr Y K Sinha, at a special ceremony at India House in London.

 

5. Pakistan constructs the fence along the Afghanistan Border

  • Due to the increase of tensions between Afghanistan, the Pakistan started to construct fencing along the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border. Both the countries share 1500 miles which is an internationally recognized border called Durand Line. Also, Pakistan Military forces are also ready to take part in protecting the country from Afghanistan.

 

6. Mining banned in Uttarakhand

  • The Uttarakhand High Court ordered a complete ban on mining activities in the State for four months.
  • The move comes 4 days after a forest worker was allegedly killed in Ramnagar while he was chasing the mining mafia.
  • The court directed the State government to refrain from granting any fresh licence, US NATOmining lease, reconnaissance or prospecting licence till the committee submitted its report.

 

7. Montenegro weUS-NATOapproval

  • Montenegro officials welcomed the US Senate’s decision to ratify its entry into NATO, calling it a great step for the tiny Balkan nation.
  • NATO has 28th Member.     Montenegro is set to become NATO’s 29th member following the Senate’s overwhelming ratification.
  • Russia has been accused by Montenegro of trying to stage an election day coup in October to try to keep the country out of the alliance.

 

8. A deal for Hydrocarbon project in Neduvasal – by the Indian Government

  • The Indian Government has made a deal with GEM Laboratories. The main aim of the deal is to construct a project related to Hydrocarbons in Neduvasal, Tamil Nadu. This information was provided by the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

 

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Current Affairs Quiz | 30th March 2017

We introduce Live Interactive Video Quiz for current affairs to gamify your learning experience. We are on early stages and Welcome your suggestions and comments on improving on any aspect of our site, be it Content or Design or anything.

We have introduced Live Interactive Video Quiz with for Gamified Learning. With this daily current affairs quiz you can improve your general knowledge easily. Daily GK quiz are useful in tackling General knowledge quiz section in exams. We are on early stages and welcome your suggestions and comments on improving on any aspect of our site, be it Content or Design or anything.

We at Exambin provide you daily current affairs updates which includes latest news handpicked by our editorial team (important current affairs) that will be useful for various competitive exams such as SBI PO, IBPS PO, IBPS SO, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, LIC AAO, SSC, UPSC CSAT or any other govt exam conducted for recruitment of staffs which has general awareness section where latest current affairs are asked.

We produce shorter videos mostly lasting for only 5 minutes to keep you engaged in learning. The current affairs show is updated on daily basis expect on holidays. Monthly current affairs videos are saved as a playlist for quick revision.

Recent month’s videos available at YouTube
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February Current affairs

March Current affairs

 

Important Financial and Banking Affairs 30th March with PDF download

Hello friends, This is the Updates of Banking Affairs  30 March 2017. This will helpful for tackling Banking awareness section in SBI, IBPS, SSC, UPSC Exams.

1.  Parliament Passes Mental Health Bill Decriminalising Suicide

  • The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, that provides for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness, and also decriminalises suicide, secured parliamentary approval on Monday with the Lok Sabha’s assent to the legislation.
  • The bill, passed by the Rajya Sabha in August 2016, ensures every person shall have a right to access mental health care and treatment from mental health services run or funded by the appropriate government. It also assures free treatment for such persons if they are homeless or poor, even if they do not possess a Below Poverty Line card.

2. 55 megaWatts Bandla Power Plant by National Thermal Power Corporation

  • The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is ready to install Bandla Power Plant in Rajasthan to consume 55 MegaWatts power. With this installment, the total capacity is increased up to 620 Mega Watts. NTPC is the Public Sector Undertaking company responsible for the generation of electricity and allied activities.

3. 6 Crore Soil Health Cards Distributed

  • The government recently informed the Lok Sabha that so far against the target of 14 crore cards distribution, 6 crore cards have been distributed and remaining cards are under printing.
  • Adequate funds have been released to all States, funds amounting to Rs 23.89 crore, Rs 96.44 crore and Rs 126.47 crore have been released during 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively under the scheme.

4. Centre may expand social security net

  • The centre may consider extending social security benefits to volunteers under anganwadi, mid-day meal and Accredited Social Health Activists (Asha) schemes.
  • A proposal in this regard was recently made by the EPFO to the Labour ministry. It proposed a lower contributory rate of 10% of income towards the Employees’ Provident Fund be allowed for scheme workers as against 12% contribution stipulated for the organised workers.

5. SBI Offers zero annual fee credit cards

  • State Bank of India will offer zero annual fee credit cards to every account holder who has a balance of Rs 20,000-25,000.  The Bank will not go into customers’ credit history and the card, which will be issued in the name of Unnati, will remain free for four years.

6. Karnataka Bank’s PoS installations reach 10,000-mark

  • The total tally of PoS (point-of-sale) installations of Karnataka Bank Ltd has reached 10,000. The bank has been offering PoS services since 2011.
  • This service enabled the merchant establishments to accept card payments and boost their business. The bank is also providing ‘PoS Manager’, an android mobile app to help merchants.

7. Paytm, The first e-commerce company to become ASCI member

  • The country’s fast-growing e-commerce industry Paytm is all set to become a member of the self-regulatory voluntary organization Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) from April, 2017.
  • The move is significant because advertising violations by e-commerce companies, which are big spenders on television, print and digital media, have been on the rise in recent years.

8. IRDAI imposed penalty on ICICI Pru Life

  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development authority of India (IRDAI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 20 lakh on ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company on various charges.
  • The charges include free look cancellations not being in line with regulations and delay in processing surrenders partial withdrawals.

9. Sima Kamil becomes first woman to lead a major Pakistani bank

  • United Bank Limited (UBL) has appointed Sima Kamil as the new president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the bank.
  • She will take charge on June 1, 2017 by replacing outgoing CEO Wajahat Hussain. She is the first woman to head a major commercial bank in Pakistan.

 

 

 

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1. Oil Ministry brings Shazia Ilmi on EIL’s board

  • State-run Engineers India Ltd on said that Shazia Ilmi Malik has been appointed as additional director (non-official part-time independent).
  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has approved the appointment of Ilmi from March 27, 2017 to January 30, 2020 or till further order
  • Her inter-se relationship between the directors of Engineers India Ltd is NIL.

2. Justice Mukul Mudgal to head BARC India’s disciplinary council

  • Television viewership ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) on Tuesday appointed Mukul Mudgal, former chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court, as head of its independent disciplinary committee BARC India Disciplinary Council (BDC).
  • The six-member council has been set up by BARC to investigate and address complaints pertaining to viewership malpractices and tampering of BARC India’s measurement system.

3. Vikram Kirloskar appointed CII SR, Chairman

  • Trade body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today said the Vice-Chairman of auto-major Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Vikram Kirloskar,has been appointed as its Chairman, Southern Region, for the period 2017-18.
  • Similarly, the Joint Managing Director of T V Sundaram Iyengar and Sons Pvt Ltd., Madurai, R Dinesh, was elected as Deputy Chairman.

4. Cheil bagged a record 14 awards at ADFEST 2017

  • Advertising agency network Cheil bagged a record 14 awards at ADFEST 2017 that concluded in Pattaya, Thailand
  • Cheil India’s ‘Spread the Joy’ campaign for Samsung won a Gold in the Media category. The campaign converted Samsung showrooms into on-the-spot adoption centers by utilizing Samsung Joy Plus televisions to help increase adoption rates of homeless dogs.
  • In the Film Craft and Film category, Cheil India bagged a Silver and Bronze for the Samsung Service film.

5. Government approves Shekatkar Committee recommendations to reform military

  • The Union Defence Ministry has approved most of the proposals of a committee of experts, headed by Lt. Gen. D.B. Shekatkar (Retd) to bring host of reforms in the military and improve financial management.
  • Around 90 recommendations have been of the committee were approved. Most of these recommendations are measures to increase coordination among the three Services and cut down flab in Army to make it lean and agile.

6. Home of the Brave’ chronicles Rashtriya Rifles saga

  • Home of the Brave”, which traces the early history of the Rashtriya Rifles counter-insurgency force in Jammu and Kashmir has been released has been released here by the Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat.
  • Authored by defence and security analyst Nitin A. Gokhale and Brig S.K. Chatterji (retd), “Home of the Brave” also reflects upon the role of the Rashtriya Rifles in strengthening the professionalism of the Indian Army and military ethics and values throughout its rank and file.

7. Hong Kong Chief Executive – Carrie Lam

  • Carrie Lam became the first woman to become the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. She won the election with67% votes by 1194 members of Hong kong in pro-China committee. She will take the charge from July 2017. This became the first leadership votes after the Umbrella Movement.

8. Siddhartha Upadhyay appointed on governing body of Sports Authority of India

  • Society for Transformation, Inclusion, and Recognition through Sports (STAIRS) announced that Mr. Siddhartha Upadhyay, its founder and secretary general has been appointed to the governing body of Sports Authority of India.
  • Sports entrepreneur and philanthropist Siddhartha Upadhyay is leading the change in sports at grassroots levels through STAIRS, a not-for-profit organization working towards sports, education, health and skill development of children across India.
  • Mr.Siddhartha Upadhyay is a recipient of prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, from the President of India.

9. AAI wins India Pride Award for infrastructure development

  • Airports Authority of India won Dainik Bhaskar’s India Pride Awards – 2016 -17 for “Excellence in Infrastructure Development” in the category of Public Sector Undertaking – Central.
  • The award was given to AAI Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra by Union Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha at a ceremony in New Delhi.
  • Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari was also present on the occasion.

10. World Hockey League 2017 and 2018 World Cup  in Bhubaneshwar

  • The venue for the World Hockey League 2017 and the Men’s World Cup 2018 is Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Odisha.
  • This information was confirmed by the International Hockey Federation (IHF) and the Government of Odisha.
  • This Hockey League will be at the Kalinga Stadium.

 

 

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Government of India Schemes and Yojanas

There are about 60 India schemes & yojanas. Read all and understand it. Surely it will help to achieve good marks in Competetive Exams.

  1. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
  2. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Shramev Jayate Karyakram
  3. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana
  4. Mission Housing for all aka Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
  5. Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank (MUDRA Bank)
  6. Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
  7. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana
  8. My Gov Online Platform
  9. Multi-skill programme – Skill India
  10. Digital India
  11. Digilocker
  12. e-Basta
  13. Make In India
  14. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
  15. National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  16. National Sports Talent Search Scheme
  17. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
  18. Kisan Vikas Patra 19. Soil Health Card Scheme
  19. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana
  20. One Rank One Pension Scheme
  21. Rashtriya Gokul Mission
  22. DD Kisan Channel
  23. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
  24. Sukanya Samriddhi Account
  25. Himmat App
  26. PAHAL-Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Consumers Scheme
  27. Swachh Bharat Mission 30. Gold Monetisation Scheme
  28. The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI AAYOG)
  29. The National Urban Development Mission
  30. Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana
  31. Sagar Mala Project
  32. Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana
  33. Smart Cities Mission
  34. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee RURBAN Mission
  35. Atal mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
  36. Namame Gange
  37. Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana – Entrepreneurship Education & Training Scheme
  38. Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS) to be Rolled Out in Urban Areas
  39. ZED (Zero Defect, Zero Effect) Scheme for MSME Sector
  40. National SC/ST Hub – Facilitating SC/ST Entrepreneurs in MSME Sector
  41. Indian Railways Passenger Travel Insurance Scheme Starts
  42. List of 10 Cities Selected for Smart Ganga City Under Namami Gange Project
  43. Mission Bhagiratha – Providing Safe Drinking Water to All
  44. Right to Light Scheme to be Launched in UP & 4 Other States
  45. Vidyalakshmi Scheme – Interest-Free Loan Scheme for IIT Students
  46. National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) – 50 Lakh Apprentices by 2019-20
  47. Gangajal Delivery Scheme – Gangajal Home Delivery through Indian Post
  48. Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana for 80,000 Commercial PVs in Rural Areas
  49. Swayam Prabha – 32 DTH Channels for Live Telecast of Lectures
  50. Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) – Free Health Checkup for Pregnant Women
  51. Vidyanjali Yojana – A School Volunteer Programme/Scheme by HRD Ministry
  52. Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana – Making Roads Safer
  53. Shala Asmita Yojana (SAY) to be Launched Next Month by HRD Ministry
  54. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana
  55. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  56. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna
  57. National Agriculture Market Website enam.gov.in Launched
  58. Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan
  59. Stand Up India Loan
  60. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) | Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana
  61. Jan Suraksha Schemes (PMJJBY, PMBSY, APY) can be classified in to three types. They Are
  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti BimaYojana
  • Atal Pension Scheme

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Current Affairs Quiz | 29th March 2017

We introduce Live Interactive Video Quiz for current affairs to gamify your learning experience. We are on early stages and Welcome your suggestions and comments on improving on any aspect of our site, be it Content or Design or anything.

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We at Exambin provide you daily current affairs updates which includes latest news handpicked by our editorial team (important current affairs) that will be useful for various competitive exams such as SBI PO, IBPS PO, IBPS SO, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, LIC AAO, SSC, UPSC CSAT or any other govt exam conducted for recruitment of staffs which has general awareness section where latest current affairs are asked.

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February Current affairs

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