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Daily Top Current Affairs For Job Preparation - 20 May 2016, Government Jobs Current Affaires

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1. The US Senate has confirmed the nomination of an Indian-American Entrepreneur Deven Parekh to the board of directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

अमेरिका की सीनेट ने ओवरसीज प्राइवेट इन्वेस्टमेंट कॉरपोरेशन (ओपीआईसी) के निदेशक मंडल के लिए एक शीर्ष भारतीय-अमेरिकी उद्यमी देवेन पारेख के नाम की पुष्टि की।

2. State-run Himachal Pradesh Electricity Board Ltd (HPEBL) and Solar Energy Corp of India (SECI) signed a pact to set up India’s first solar wind hybrid power plant in the state.

सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के हिमाचल प्रदेश इलेक्ट्रिसिटी बोर्ड लिमिटेड (एचपीईबीएल) और सोलर एनर्जी कॉर्प ऑफ इंडिया (एसईसीआई) ने राज्य में देश के प्रथम सौर पवन हाइब्रिड बिजली संयंत्र की स्थापना के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए।

3. Justice (Retd) Mihir Kumar Jha and former bureaucrat Kirti Chandra Saha took oath as members of the three-member Bihar Lokayukta.

सेवानिवृत्त न्यायधीश मिहिर कुमार झा और पूर्व नौकरशाह कीर्ति चन्द्र साहा ने तीन सदस्यीय बिहार लोकायुक्त के सदस्य के रुप में शपथ ली।

4. The public-sector Punjab National Bank, reported a loss of Rs. 5,367 crore for the March quarter, the biggest-ever quarterly loss reported by an Indian bank.

सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के पंजाब नेशनल बैंक को मार्च तिमाही में 5,367 करोड़ रुपये का घाटा हुआ है जोकि एक भारतीय बैंक का अब तक का ज्ञात सबसे बड़ा तिमाही घटा है।

5. Rupa Iyer, an Indian-American Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Houston’s College of Technology, has been presented the ‘Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award’.

यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ ह्यूस्टन के कॉलेज ऑफ टेक्नोलॉजी में रिसर्च एंड ग्रेजुएट स्टडीज की भारतीय अमेरिकी एसोसिएट डीन रूपा अय्यर को ‘डिस्टिंगग्विश्ड लीडरशिप इन टीचिंग एक्सीलेंस अवार्ड’ से सम्मानित किया गया।

6. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd, has been awarded the prestigious Othmer Gold Medal for his entrepreneurial leadership.

रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज लिमिटेड के अध्यक्ष एवं प्रबंध निदेशक मुकेश अंबानी को उद्यमशीलता लीडर के लिए ऑथमर गोल्ड मेडल से सम्मानित किया गया है।

7. Apple Inc. announced the opening of a new office in Hyderabad that will focus on development of Maps (Apple Maps) for Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.

एप्पल इंक ने हैदराबाद में एक नया कार्यालय खोलने की घोषणा की जो आईफोन, आईपैड, मैक और एपल वॉच समेत इसके उपकरणों के लिए मानचित्र (एपल मैप्स) के विकास पर ध्यान केंद्रित करेगा।

8. India successfully test-fired its indigenously-developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. With a strike range of 350 km, the Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.

भारत ने परमाणु क्षमता संपन्न और स्वदेश में विकसित ‘पृथ्वी 2’ मिसाइल का सफल प्रक्षेपण किया। मिसाइल का प्रक्षेपण ओडिशा में चांदीपुर परीक्षण रेंज से किया गया और यह सेना के उपयोग के लिहाज से प्रायोगिक परीक्षण था। 350 किलोमीटर की मारक क्षमता वाली पृथ्वी 2 मिसाइल 500 से एक हजार किलोग्राम तक के आयुध ले जाने में सक्षम है और इसमें लिक्विड प्रोपल्शन ट्विन इंजन लगे हैं ।

9. India’s star batsman and Royal Challenger Banglore Captain Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score 4000 runs in Indian Premier League (IPL). He achieved this record in the match against Kings XI Punjab.

भारत के स्टार बल्लेबाज और रॉयल चैलेंजर्स बेंगलोर के कप्तान विराट कोहली इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग (आईपीएल) में चार हजार रन बनाने वाले पहले बल्लेबाज बन गए हैं। उन्होंने किंग्स इलेवन पंजाब के खिलाफ मैच में यह मुकाम हासिल किया।

10. The Indian 4x100m women’s relay team broke the 18-year-old national record to finish in 4th position at the IAAF World Challenge.

भारत की चार गुणा 100 मीटर महिला रिले टीम ने 18 साल पुराना राष्ट्रीय रिकार्ड तोड़कर आईएएएफ विश्व चैलेंज में चौथा स्थान हासिल किया।

11. Assembly Elections 2016 Results: 5 states
Assam:
i. Bharatiya Janata Party gains the position for the First Time
ii. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi conceded defeat and appreciated BJP chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal
iii. No of Constituencies won: 87 out of 126
Kerala:
i. Left Parts wins the Election
ii. CPI (M)-led LDF regained power in Kerala by majority and succeed over ruling Congress-headed UDF
iii. LDF won 91 of the 140 assembly seats
Tamilnadu
i. AIADMK retains the position
ii. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa headed AIADMK to a second five-year term
iii. No of Constituencies won by AIADMK: 134 out of 232
West Bengal:
i. Mamta banerjee retains the position
ii. Mamata Banerjee -led TMC is heading for a continuous victory in the Assembly elections
iii. TMC Won 211 out of 294
Puducherry:
i. Congress and DMK alliance succeed over N.R Congress
ii. Congress alliance made 17 successes out of 30 seats

 

Quiz:

1. Name the former Union Minister from BJP who opened the account for BJP in the Assembly Election 2016 for the first time in the Kerala.
a) S Sreesanth
b) Kunnam Rajasekharan
c) O Rajagopal 
d) Pinnrayi Vijayan 

2. Name the Indian state that inaugurated the world’s largest single rooftop solar power plant with capacity of 11.5 MegaWatt (MW).
a) Haryana
b) Gujarat 
c) Punjab
d) Tamil Nadu 

3. Which of the following state was not the part of meeting that was called by Prime Minister to access drought and water scarcity situations? 
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Uttar Pradesh 
d) Jharkhand

4. The United States (US) Senate on 18 May 2016 approved a bipartisan emergency funding of what amount to combat the Zika virus in 2016 and 2017?
(a) 1.9 billion US dollar
(b) 1.1 billion US dollar
(c) 1.2 billion US dollar
(d) 2.5 billion US dollar

5. Who was recently appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of IndiGo?
a) Aditya Ghosh 
b) Pankaj Madan 
c) Adam David
d) Rohit Philip

6. The revision of the rehabilitation of bonded labour scheme that will be made a Central Sector Scheme will replace Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act of
a) 1952
b) 1967
c) 1976
d) 1991

7. Who was recently appointed the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change?
a) Christiana Figueres
b) Noeleen Heyzer
c) Patricia Espinosa Cantellano
d) None of the above

8. The Indian 4x100m women's relay team recently broke the 18-year-old national record at IAAF World Challenge. The event was held in which of the following cities?
a) Amsterdam
b) Beijing
c) Antwerp
d) Berlin

9. Which state government recently decided to launch Green Passage Scheme for orphan students?
a) Odisha
b) Bihar
c) Maharashtra
d) Assam
 
10. Who was recently appointed as Barco’s Managing Director for India?
a) Rajiv Bhalla
b) Raghunath Roy
c) Pankaj Madan
d) Rohith Philip

11. Who became the first woman Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Lucknow?
a) Manzil Saini
b) Usha Gupta
c) Deepali Yadav
d) Mamta Goyal

12. Which Mobile app platform signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to benefit Safai Karamcharis?
a) FlipKart
b) Ola
c) Amazon
d) Uber

13. The World Cities Report 2016, Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures was released by which organisation?
a) World Health Organisation
b) United Nations economic and social council
c) UN-Habitat
d) Population Council

14. Which Indian car model failed the crash tests conducted by Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP)?
a) Honda Amaze 
b) Hyundai Eon
c) Maruti Brezza
d) Nissan Sunny

15. Which platform was launched by Income Tax (IT) department to fast track taxpayer grievances?
a) e-suraksha
b) e-nivaran
c) e-sewa
d) e-kalyan

ANSWERS
1. (c) O Rajagopal 
2. (c) Punjab
3. (a) Tamil Nadu
4. (b) 1.1 billion US dollars
5. (d) Rohit Philip
6. (c) 1976
7. (c) Patricia Espinosa Cantellano
8. (b) Beijing
9. (a) Odisha
10. (a) Rajiv Bhalla
11. (a) Manzil Saini
12. (b) Ola
13. (c) United Nations economic and social council
14. (b) Hyundai Eon
15. (b) e-nivaran

 

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