Daily Current Affairs for Exams

22 Apr, 17

Alimony to Be 25% of Husband’s Net Salary: Supreme Court

  • The Supreme Court has set a limit on how much alimony a man is to pay his estranged wife, and it should be 25 per cent of his net salary.
  • A Bench of justices R Banumathi and MM Santanagoudar made the observation when directing a man from West Bengal to pay his ex-wife Rs 20,000 out of a monthly salary of Rs 95,527. They turned down his plea that the amount was excessive.
  • The court noted that the amount given as alimony must be sufficient that a woman lives in dignity after separation from her husband.
  • Twenty-five per cent of the husband's net salary would be just and proper to be awarded as maintenance to the (former) wife.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

According to the Supreme Court what is the limit for the alimony a man is to pay his estranged wife? 
- 25 per cent of his net salary. 

Earth Day: 22 April

  • Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.
  • Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
  • First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network Google today celebrates Earth Day with a doodle. It encourages people across the world to be more environmentally friendly.
  • Today's Doodle describes the story of a sleeping fox who dreams about an Earth that's been polluted and adversely affected by climate change. Determined to save mother earth, the fox makes small lifestyle changes.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2017 is “Environmental and Climate Literacy”.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

World earth is celebrated on which date? 
 - 22 April. 

21 Apr, 17

Vinay Shah joins LIC Housing Finance Limited as MD and CEO

  • Life insurance Corp of India has appointed Vinay Shah as the new managing director and chief executive director of its mortgage loan arm and listed entity LIC Housing Finance, after government elevates Sunita Sharma to managing director of LIC earlier this week.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who is the newly appointed managing director and chief executive director of the mortgage loan arm and listed entity LIC Housing Finance? 
 - Vinay Shah. 

GNFC wins the Golden Peacock Award for Innovation of Cashless Township

  • Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd (GNFC) won the prestigious Golden Peacock Award in the category of Innovative Product/Service for pioneering a cashless township transformation model.
  • Cashless Township Innovation was conceived and implemented following the clarion call of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to transition to a cashless society.
  • The award recognizes the company’s contribution to innovative frameworks that will be the key for business success in the new millennium.
  • The award was conferred upon cashless township innovation, as it enables corporations with integrated townships to succeed by adapting swiftly in the digital era.
  • GNFC emerged as the first fertilizer company in India to transition to cashless economy successfully. Company’s township in Bharuch, Gujarat became the first 100% cashless township of India.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which organisation has won the prestigious Golden Peacock Award in the category of Innovative Product/Service for pioneering a cashless township transformation model? 
- Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd (GNFC). 

Aamir Khan, Kapil Dev to get Dinanath Mangeshkar Award

  • Actor Aamir Khan and cricket icon Kapil Dev will receive the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards.
  • Amir Khan will be honoured with the Vishesh Puraskar for Best Film "Dangal", while Dev for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cricket.
  • Other Awardees are ;
    1. Vyjayanthimala Bali: Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar for her achievements in Hindi cinema.
    2. Sunil Barve for "Amar Photo Studio Subak Sanstha": Mohan Wagh Award.
    3. Kishore Deshpande: Anadmayee Puraskar for social services.
    4. Vishwashanti Kendra: Samarpit Jeevan Puraskar.
    5. Vijaya Rajadhyaksha: Vagvilasini Puraskar for her work in literature.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Indian actor will receive the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards?
 - Aamir Khan . 

Video gaming to be featured at 2022 Asian Games

  • Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess.
  • The Olympic Council of Asia will introduce esports to the official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China.
  • It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia.
  • The decision reflects “the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation among the youth.
  • The Asian Games features a wide range of traditional Olympic sports along with others containing more regional appeal.
  • Some of the more obscure sports include;
    1. sepak takraw, which combines features from soccer and volleyball, and
    2. kabaddi, a contact team sport that evolved in and is dominated by India.
  • The sports program has also included ;
    1. a variety of martial arts,
    2. contract bridge,
    3. jet-ski racing and
    4. sport climbing.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which new gaming section will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games? 
 - Video games. 

PV Sindhu climbs to World No 3

  • PV Sindhu has jumped two places to stand at World No 3 in the latest BWF Rankings.
  • This comes on the back of her quarterfinal finish at the Singapore Open Superseries where she lost to Carolina Marin.
  • Just two weeks earlier, she had achieved World No 2 ranking with the India Open win and then dropped to World No 5 with a first round exit in Malaysian Open.
  • On the men’s side B Sai Praneeth achieved his career best ranking of World No 22 after jumping eight spots.
  • Nehwal has risen one place to World No 8 despite not playing the Singapore Open to work on her fitness. Third best Indian in the ranking charts is Rituparna Das at World No 46 and Tanvi Lad is 53rd.
  • List is topped by Tai Tzu Ying in women’s charts and Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia is at the top with Viktor Axelsen and Jan O Jorgensen forming the top three.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Indian badminton player has jumped two places to stand at World No 3 in the latest BWF Rankings? 
 - PV Sindhu. 

China announces 'standardised' names for 6 places in Arunachal

  • China has for the first time announced "standardised" official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Civil affairs ministry had standardised in Chinese characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabet the names of six places in South Tibet, which India calls ‘Arunachal Pradesh’, in accordance with the regulations of the State Council.
  • The official names of the six places using the Roman alphabet are;
    1. Wo’gyainling,
    2. Mila Ri,
    3. Qoidêngarbo Ri,
    4. Mainquka, Bümo La and
    5. Namkapub Ri
  • Wo’gyainling is likely to be the new name for Ugyen Ling monastery.
  • Qoidêngarbo Ri is likely to be Choten Karpo Ri, Mainquka is likely to be Mechuka in West Siang district and Bümo La is likely to be Bumla, located a short distance from Tawang.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

China has for the first time announced "standardised" official names for how many places in Arunachal Pradesh?
- Six. 

National Surveillance System for antimicrobial resistance set up

  • Health ministry of India has taken a slew of measures against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) like setting up a National Surveillance System.
  • The ministry has also enacted regulations to regulate the sale of antibiotics and brought out National Guidelines for the use of antibiotics.
  • AMR is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an anti-microbial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it.
  • As a result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which ministry of India has taken a slew of measures against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) like setting up a National Surveillance System?
- Health ministry of India. 

April 21: Civil Services Day

  • CSD is celebrated on 21st April every year since 2006.
  • Why 21st April ? Because it was on this day that Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, addressed the first batch of civil servants in Independent India at the Metcalf House where he referred to civil servants as the 'steel frame of India'.
  • "Making New India" will be the theme for Civil Services Day, 2017.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will honour bureaucrats for effectively implementing key programmes of the central government.
  • The PM's awards for excellence will be based primarily on excellence in implementation of five priority programmes;
    1.Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY),
    2. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY),
    3. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY),
    4. e-National Agriculture Market (eNAM) and 5. Standup India,.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Civil Services Day is celebrated on which date? 
 - April 21. 

20 Apr, 17

Chris Gayle becomes first to score 10,000 T20 runs

  • Chris Gayle, the brutal and entertaining Jamaican hard-hitter, is now in an elite club of his own – one for those with 10,000 T20 runs.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB’s) Gayle became the first entrant of the exclusive club as he reached 3 against the Gujarat Lions in their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match.
  • It was at Indore that Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals in 2001. Also, Sunil Gavaskar became the first person to score 10,000 Test runs in Ahmedabad against Pakistan in 1987.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which cricketer has becomes the first to score 10,000 T20 runs? 
 - Chris Gayle. 

ICICI Bank data centre becomes country's first CII-IGBC Platinum rated project

  • The ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad has achieved the distinction of becoming the country's first Platinum rated project under IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System.
  • IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System would facilitate in providing tremendous tangible and intangible benefits.
  • Tangible benefits include:
    1. 20 to 25 per cent reduction in Power Usage Effectiveness,
    2. 25 to 30 per cent reduction in water consumption.
  • Intangible benefits include;
    1. enhanced air quality,
    2. excellent daylighting,
    3. health and well-being
    of the staff operating such facility.
  • ICICI Bank would continue to partner with IGBC in taking forward the green building movement in the country.
  • Today, more than 150 professionals from ICICI Bank are now IGBC Accredited Professionals and equipped to manage the green building facilities of ICICI Bank.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which bank has achieved the distinction of becoming the country's first Platinum rated project under IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System? 
 - ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad. 

Saira Banu, Jackie Shroff get Raj Kapoor awards

  • Veteran actress Saira Banu was today named for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award of the Maharashtra Government.
  • Actor Jackie Shroff was selected for the Raj Kapoor Special contribution award.
  • Noted Marathi actors Vikram Gokhale and Arun Nalawade were selected for the coveted V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement and V.Shantaram Special Contribution annual awards, Tawde said in an official communication issued by his ministry.
  • Both the lifetime achievement awards carry a citation and cash of Rs five lakh each, while both the special contribution awards carry a citation and Rs three lakh cash

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Veteran actress was named for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award of the Maharashtra Government? 
 - Saira Banu. 

BEML bags Hindustan PSU award

  • BEML, a defence public sector, has received the Hindustan PSU Award under the category ‘Fastest Growing Organisation – Miniratna’.
  • BEML has been bestowed with Hindustan PSU Award under the category 'Fastest Growing Organisation - Miniratna'.
  • The award is instituted by Hindustan Media Ventures.
  • BEML is a Public Sector Mini Ratna Category-I Company under the Ministry of Defence and the premier manufacturer of Metro Cars. The company is the leading rolling stock supplier in the Country.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Indian organisation has received the Hindustan PSU Award under the category ‘Fastest Growing Organisation – Miniratna’?
 - BEML. 

Sahitya Akademi award for translation of Perumal Murugan's 'Maadhorubaagan

  • Aniruddhan Vasudevan's "One Part Woman", a translation of Perumal Murugan's controversial Tamil novel "Maadhorubaagan".
  • He will be awarded along with the other winners of the same award in 23 languages.
  • Sahitya Akademi has instituted an annual prize for translation from 1989 to be given to outstanding translations in the 24 languages recognised by it.
  • The Translation Prize which carried Rs.10,000 in 1989 was increased to Rs.15,000 in 2001 and is Rs.20,000 from 2003, and is now Rs.50,000 from 2009.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who won the Sahitya Akademi award 2017 for translation? 
 - Aniruddhan Vasudevan. 

Odisha’s B.N.Mohapatra takes over as the New Financial Commissioner FC of Railways

  • B.N.Mohapatra has been appointed as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.
  • An officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) of 1980 examination batch, Shri B.N.Mohapatra completed his post graduation in Political Science and graduation in LLB.
  • During his career, Sh. Mohapatra has worked on various higher and middle level management posts on the Indian Railways like;
    1. DRM/ Tinsukhia,
    2. NFR,
    3. Assistant General Manager (AGM) on East Coast Railway.
  • In Railway Board he has worked in various directorates like;
    1. Pay Commission,
    2. Establishment,
    3. Expenditure and Accounts as Executive Director and Advisor.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who has been appointed as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India? 
 - B.N.Mohapatra. 

Devendra Kumar Sharma appointed new BBMB chairman

  • Devendra Kumar Sharma, managing director of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, will be the new chairman of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB).
  • The BBMB manages the release of water in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan as it controls Bhakra, Pong and other dams.
  • The post of chairman had been lying vacant since September 2015 and its temporary charge was given to member, irrigation, SK Sharma.
  • DK Sharma has been associated with the power sector for over 30 years. Serving in the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board, he was instrumental in implementing and commissioning Tata Hydro Power Station in Bhutan.
  • He was also associated with the industrial giant Larsen & Toubro for a long time in its infrastructure development projects.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who will be the new chairman of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB)? 
- Devendra Kumar Sharma. 

India jumps to 8th place on Global FDI Confidence Index

  • India has jumped one spot to rank 8th in the 2017 AT Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index with 31 percent of the surveyed respondents being more optimistic on economic outlook over the next three years.
  • Investor confidence in India has been growing steadily over the last two years, making it one of the top two emerging market performers on the FDI Index.
  • Among the investors surveyed, over half said a successful GST implementation would cause them to significantly or moderately increase their investment in India.
  • More broadly, 70 percent of the respondents plan to maintain or increase their FDI in India in the coming years.
  • For the second year in a row, India appears in the top 10. The country has the world’s fastest-growing major economy, and the government is seeking to loosen FDI regulations to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative.
  • Top Five:
    1. United States,
    2. Germany,
    3. China,
    4. United Kingdom,
    5. Canada

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

What is the rank of India in the 2017 AT Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index? 
 - 8th.

Cabinet clears Election Commission’s proposal to buy VVPAT machines

  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the Election Commission’s proposal to buy new Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.
  • Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, the EC has been given the go ahead to procure 16,15,000 units, at an estimated base price of Rs. 3,173.47 crore.
  • A VVPAT machine dispenses a slip — called a ‘Ballot Slip’ — with the serial number, name and symbol of the chosen candidate which a person has voted for.
  • The voters see the voter-verifiable paper audit trail slip for seven seconds after which it drops into a sealed box, which would be proof of the party he or she has voted for.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which is the new machine which will be introduced in the upcoming 2019 General Elections? 
 - Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT). 

Yogi Govt Renames Gorakhpur and Agra Airports

  • Uttar Pradesh cabinet, that was held on Tuesday, the Yogi government changed the name of Gorakhpur and Agra Airports as well as the name of the department of welfare of the differently abled.
  • The Gorakhpur Airforce Station has been renamed as Mahayogi Goraknath Airport after the founder of the Nath monastic movement.
  • Likewise, the Agra Airport will be renamed after RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport.
  • The Department of Disabled Welfare will now be known as 'Divyang Jan Vikas Empowerment'.
  • The Yogi Government decided to name the Civil Terminal, named Mahayogi Gorakhnath, at Gorakhpur Air Force Base.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

What is the new name of Agra Airport? 
 - Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport.
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