Online Current Affairs based on Reports/Surveys


Bengaluru is Most Dynamic City in the World, Says WEF Report


  • At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting being held in Davos, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has published its list of world's most dynamic cities - the main ranking factors being ;
    1.rapid adoption of technology and
    2.innovation
    and Bengaluru has taken the top spot, leaving behind global tech hub Silicon Valley.
  • In fact, six of the top 30 cities are from India, hinting that the country's urbanisation rate is exponential.
  • In JLL's 2017 City Momentum Index, Bengaluru secures the pole position, followed by Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, while Silicon Valley in the US comes in at third.
  • After Bengaluru, the next Indian city to be in the top ranks is Hyderabad - securing the fifth spot, lagging behind Shanghai.
  • This also makes India the only country in the world to have two cities in the top five.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian city is the Most Dynamic City in the World, according to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting being held in Davos? 
- Bengaluru.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

India 60th in inclusive development index


  • India has been ranked 60th among 79 developing economies, below neighbouring;
    1.China and
    2.Pakistan,
    in the inclusive development index, according to a WEF report.
  • WEF’s ‘Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017' said that most countries are missing important opportunities to raise economic growth and reduce inequality at the same time because the growth model and measurement tools that have guided policymakers for decades require significant readjustment.
  • The Inclusive Development Index (IDI) is based on 12 performance indicators. In order to provide a more complete measure of economic development than GDP growth alone, the index has three pillars —
    1.Growth and Development,
    2.Inclusion and Intergenerational Equity, and
    3.Sustainability.
  • Lithuania tops the list of 79 developing economies that also features;
    Azerbaijan and
    Hungary
    at second and third positions, respectively
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
What is the rank of India in WEF’s ‘Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017'? 
 -  60th.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

India slips 3 places to 92nd rank on global talent competitiveness


  • India has slipped 3 places to 92nd rank on the global index of talent competitiveness that measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent, a list topped by Switzerland.
  • India's ranking is worst among the five BRICS countries.
  • While China was ranked at the 54th place, Russian Federation was placed at 56th, followed by South Africa at 67th and Brazil 81st.
  • Switzerland topped the overall index, followed by
    1.Singapore and
    2.the United Kingdom
    in second and third places respectively .
  • List was released by INSEAD Produced in partnership with The Adecco Group and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI).
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
India has slipped to which rank on the global index of talent competitiveness that measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent? 
 - 92nd rank
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Netherlands' KLM rated best international airline of 2016


  • Netherlands' flag carrier KLM has been rated the best international airline of 2016 by aviation insights company FlightStats, which ranked carriers on their on-time performance records.
  • KLM, with an 11.47% chance of a flight delay, was followed by ;
    1.Spain's flag carrier Iberia (11.82%) and
    2.Japan's flag carrier JAL (12.2%).
    3.Qatar Airways and
    4.Austrian Airlines
    completed the top five.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which airlines has been rated the best international airline of 2016 by aviation insights company FlightStats? 
 - Netherlands' flag carrier KLM
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Air India ranked third-worst performing airline in the world


  • Every year, the aviation insights company FlightStats puts together a list of the international airlines with the best on-time performance records.
  • Air India ranked third-worst performing airline in the world.
  • 1. Icelandair – 41.05%
    2. El Al – 56% are on first and second position respectively.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which airlines was ranked third-worst performing airline in the world by the aviation insights company FlightStats? 
 - Air India. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Kerala Ranks 8 in '12 Destinations to Watch' in 2017 by ABTA


  • Kerala figures at number eight in the "12 destinations to watch in 2017" by Britain's largest and prominent travel and tours operators association.
  • The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has ranked Kerala higher than premier destinations like
    1. the US,
    2. Sardinia (island of Italy),
    3.South Africa and
    4. Vietnam
  • The rankings consist of locations that are expected to capture traveller's imaginations over the next year.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian travel destination featured at number eight in the "12 destinations to watch in 2017" by Britain's largest and prominent travel and tours operators association?
 - Kerala.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Agra and Sikkim have bagged positions in New York Times' top travel destinations list


  • Agra and Sikkim featured in New York Times' list of '52 Places to go to in 2017'.
  • While Agra has ranked third in the list, Sikkim has bagged the 17th position among the top travel destinations for this year.
  • Canada, on the other hand, has been declared the top travel destination of the year.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which two Indian places featured in New York Times' list of '52 Places to go to in 2017'?
- Agra and Sikkim. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

30 Indian-origin men, women in Forbes list of super achievers


  • Over 30 Indian-origin
    1.innovators,
    2.entrepreneurs and
    3. leaders
    have been featured in the 2017 edition of Forbes' list of super achievers under the age of 30 who seek to break the status quo and transform the world.
  • The Forbes list has 30 game changers in 20 industries including ;
    1.healthcare,
    2.manufacturing,
    3.sports and
    4.finance.
  • The 600 in the list are "challenging the conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, entertainers, educators and more.
  • They are passionate and formidable bunch, and for good reason. Their goal is nothing short of breaking the status quo and transforming the world."
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
How many Indian-origin personnels have been featured in the 2017 edition of Forbes' list of super achievers under the age of 30? 
 - 30.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Swachh Bharat survey in 500 cities


  • In a bid to encourage competition to improve sanitation standards, the government will kick start a survey, Swachh Survekshan from Wednesday to rank 500 cities across the country on cleanliness.
  • The survey will be conducted by Quality Council of India.
  • The areas of evaluations include;
    1. waste collection,
    2.sweeping and transportation,
    3.open defecation free and toilets,
    4.municipal solid waste-processing and disposal,
    5. information,
    6. education and behaviour change, and
    7.Capacity building Swachh Bharat Mission e-learning portal.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
In a bid to encourage competition to improve sanitation standards, the government will kick start which survey to rank 500 cities across the country on cleanliness? 
- Swachh Survekshan
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Salman Khan tops 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List


  • Salman Khan has replaced Shah Rukh Khan to rank in the top spot in Forbes India’s annual Celebrity 100 list.
  • Shah Rukh Khan has ranked second in the list and Virat Kohli, who has had a dream year, ranked in third.
  • The list is compiled based on two parameters: estimates of entertainment related earnings and estimates of fame.
  • The period under consideration was 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian celebrity has replaced Shah Rukh Khan to rank in the top spot in Forbes India’s annual Celebrity 100 list of 2016? 
 - Salman Khan. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Kapil Sharma ranked 11th in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list


  • Comedian Kapil Sharma has been ranked eleventh in the Celebrity 100 list of 2016 by Forbes India.
  • He has been ranked seventh in terms of fame, beating the likes of;
    1. Aamir Khan,
    2.Deepika Padukone and
    3.Priyanka Chopra.
  • His total earnings were estimated to be Rs. 30.17 crore, which is higher than the earnings of a few Bollywood actors.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian personality has been ranked eleventh in the Celebrity 100 list of 2016 by Forbes India?
- Kapil Sharma. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Priyanka ahead of Depp, DiCaprio on IMDb most popular list


  • Actress Priyanka Chopra has been ranked 55th on IMDb's most popular celebrities' list, ahead of Hollywood celebrities like ;
    1.Jennifer Aniston,
    2.Emma Watson,
    3.Leonardo DiCaprio and
    4.Johnny Depp among others.
  • She is reportedly the only Indian to have featured on the list.
  • Algerian actress Sofia Boutella, who will be next seen in 'The Mummy', topped the list.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:  
Which Indian actress has been ranked 55th on IMDb's most popular celebrities' list? 
- Priyanka Chopra. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Jodhpur listed in top 10 preferred tourist places for 2017


  • Jodhpur has been listed among the top ten preferred destinations for travellers in 2017, according to 'TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise'.
  • The list is based on feedback from travellers and the booking interest for the destination.
  • The list was topped by ;
    1.San Jose del Cabo in Mexico,
    2.followed by Kihei in Hawaii and
    3.Baku in Azerbaijan.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which city of India has been listed among the top ten preferred destinations for travellers in 2017, according to 'TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise'?
 - Jodhpur. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Bali named most popular year-end destination in Asia


  • The island of Bali has been picked by travelling reviewer website TripAdvisor as the most popular year-end destination for South East Asian travellers.
  • The list, which mentioned places suitable for travel during December 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017, also included;
    1. Luzon island in the Philippines,
    2.Hong Kong,
    3.Bangkok and
    4.Tokyo.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which island has been picked by travelling reviewer website TripAdvisor as the most popular year-end destination for South East Asian travellers?
 - Bali Island. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

India tops Asia in innovation chart


  • India has topped Asia in innovation and has emerged as the third biggest country worldwide in terms of new innovation centres, according to research by consulting firm Capgemini.
  •  Bengaluru, where 3 new innovation centres opened between March and October, was ranked fifth among top innovation hubs globally.
  • This is partly due to government policies and other initiatives, the report added.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which country has emerged as the third biggest country worldwide in terms of new innovation centres, according to research by consulting firm Capgemini?
- India. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

PM Modi in top 10 of Forbes' Most Powerful People list


  • PM Narendra Modi was ranked 9th on Forbes' list of World's Most Powerful People.
  • Taking note of PM Modi's efforts to curb corruption and his demonetisation move, Forbes wrote, "Modi has raised his profile as a global leader in recent years."
  • He has emerged as a key figure in the international effort to tackle climate change, Forbes added.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked at what position on Forbes' list of World's Most Powerful People?
- 9th.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Larry Page named world's most powerful CEO by


  • Google's parent company Alphabet's CEO Larry Page has been named the world's most powerful CEO by Forbes, with his company having a market capitalisation of over $550 billion.
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon's Jeff Bezos have been ranked second and third respectively.
  • Tesla's Elon Musk and Walmart's Doug McMillon have also featured on the list.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been named the world's most powerful CEO by Forbes? 
 - Larry Page. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

India becomes world’s 4th largest defence spender


  • India has surpassed
    1. Russia,
    2. France,
    3. Japan and
    4. Saudi Arabia to become the world’s fourth largest defence spender, claimed the 2016 Jane's Defence Budgets report.
  • With an expenditure of over Rs.3 lakh crore in 2016, India is now behind the US, China and the UK.
  • The report further estimated that India will surpass the UK in defence spending by 2018.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
According to 2016 Jane's Defence Budgets report what is the position of India in the category of defence spender countries ? 
 - 4th.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

India ranks 7th in 2016 Global Terrorism Index


  • According to the 2016 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) India was ranked 7th among 163 countries in the list of most impacted by terrorism in 2015.
  • The fourth edition of the index was released by Sydney-based think-tank Institute for Economics & Peace.
  • India is one of six Asian countries ranked in the top 10 nations most impacted by terrorism.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
According to the 2016 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) India was ranked at what position among 163 countries in the list of most impacted by terrorism in 2015? 
- 7th.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Singapore tops global education rankings


  • Singapore has the highest-achieving primary and secondary pupils in international education tests in maths and science.
  • But primary school pupils in Northern Ireland were ranked sixth at maths, the highest of any in Europe.
  • England's performance has not advanced since tests four years ago.
  • The top places in these rankings are dominated by East Asian countries, such as;
    1.South Korea and
    2.Japan,
    which are pulling away from their competitors.

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

Which country has the highest-achieving primary and secondary pupils in international education tests in maths and science?

 - Singapore.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...