Current Affairs Quiz : November 03 2016 Question And Answers
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1. Recently in which city Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction?
Answer – A – New Delhi – Explanation – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 November 2016 inaugurated the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in New Delhi. Aim of the 3-day conference is to find ways for better management of disaster risk. The conference will come out with a declaration consolidating the political commitment of governments towards preventing and reducing risk as well as strengthening resilience by accelerating implementation.
2. In which state PM Narendra Modi launches ‘Saur Sujala Yojana’?
Answer – B – Chhattisgarh – Explanation – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the Saur Sujala Yojana in Chhattisgarh that would provide solar powered irrigation pumps to farmers at a subsidized price. Chhattisgarh would be the first state to implement the scheme.
3. What amount of fund central government and three states will help New Delhi meet its clean energy goals?
Answer – D – $2 billion – Explanation – The Indian government and three state-run firms would jointly prepared an equity fund of up to $2 billion for renewable energy companies to help New Delhi meet its clean energy goals.Private and public companies would be able to immerse into an initial amount of more than $1 billion starting next fiscal year.. India’s government hopes the Clean Energy Equity Fund (CEEF) would attract pension and insurance funds from Canada and Europe.
4. Which state government launches Rs.200Cr Yamuna riverfront project at Sonia Vihar?
Answer – A – Delhi – Explanation – The Delhi government launched the R200-crore Yamuna riverfront project at the second annual ‘Yamuna Aarti’ event aarti at the Dhai Pusta, in Sonia Vihar. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal praised the efforts made by water and tourism minister Kapil Mishra for organising the event in their bid to clean the river Yamuna and promote tourism in Delhi. “This Yamuna Aarti has been made possible by his (Mishra’s) efforts, his perseverance and his crazed enthusiasm. He has also devised a plan to ensure the cleaning of Yamuna,
5. Recently Freedom of the Press 2016 report was released with theme_________________________.
The Battle for the Dominant Message
Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting
Safety in the Digital Age
Answer – A – The Battle for the Dominant Message – Explanation – Freedom House, a non-government watchdog, on 2 November 2015 released the Freedom of the Press 2016 report. The report was released with theme, The Battle for the Dominant Message. As per the annual report, press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015. It happened because the political, criminal, and terrorist forces sought to co-opt or silence the media in their broader struggle for power.
6. Which day was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day?
Answer – B – 3 May – Explanation – Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
7. Name the Indian person who becomes Canada’s first Sikh Senator?
Sarabjit Singh Marwah
Answer – D – Sarabjit Singh Marwah – Explanation – India born Sarabjit Singh Marwah has become the first Sikh to be appointed to the Canadian Senate (upper house).He was among six people from Ontario who have appointed to Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.With this, he becomes the only Indian-origin member of the Canadian Senate. He is third Sikh person in the Canadian parliament after Defence Minister Harjeet Sajjan and Science Minister Navdeep Bains.
8. Who won the men’s single title of the Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament?
Answer – A – Pratul Joshi – Explanation – Indian shuttler Pratul Joshi on 30 October 2016 won the men’s singles title of the Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament. This was his maiden international title. In the summit clash played at Segayya in Bahrain, Pratul defeated Aditya Joshi 21-17, 12-21, 21-15.
9. Who takes charge as Human Resource Director of NTPC recently?
Answer – B – Saptarshi Roy – Explanation – Saptarshi Roy has taken over the charge as Director (HR), NTPC with effect from today,” the company said in a statement.Roy (56 years) is graduate in electrical engineering, with career spanning over 36 years of outstanding contribution in NTPC as Regional Executive Director (North) and ER-I Regions as well as Executive Director (Corporate Planning) besides Head of HR at Projects and Corporate Office.
10. Who is appointed as Brand Ambassador Of Swachh Rail Mission?
Answer – A – Bindheswar Pathak – Explanation – Stepping up the efforts to keep railway premises clean, Indian Railways has joined hands with Sulabh International and decided to make its founder Bindeshwar Pathak as Brand Ambassador of Swachh Rail Mission. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will felicitate Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International as a Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railways.
11. Which Indian actress will get Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai film fest?
Answer – A – Rekha – Explanation – Indian actor Rekha will be honoured by the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival runs from December 7 to 14, and is now arguably the leading cinematic event in the region of both Doha and Abu Dhabi.
12. Which Indian actor will be honour with Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai film fest?
Answer – C – Naseeruddin Shah – Explanation – Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to cinema at the Dubai International Film Festival.Shah, 66, has appeared in over 200 films in a remarkable and diverse career spanning 40 years.
13. Recently which bank cuts home loan interest rates?
Central bank of India
State Bank of India
Bank of India
Union Bank of India
Answer – B – State Bank of India – Explanation – In news that will bring huge cheer to many borrowers, State Bank of India (SBI), has cut its home loan rate to the lowest level in six years. The country’s largest public sector lender has cut its home loan rate to 9.1%. The rate cut comes as part of a festive scheme by SBI. Under the new scheme, home loans for women, or loans with women as co-borrowers, will be available for 20bps above the benchmark rate. This implies a rate of 9.1%. A rate of 9.15% will be applicable for other borrowers. These rates will be valid for loans sanctioned in November and December this year, and where disbursement is taking place in a month. Adding to the good news, the bank will also waive off all processing fees.
14. Which private sector Bank launches overdraft facility for salaried home loan borrowers?
Mahindra & Kotak Bank
Answer – C – ICICI Bank – Explanation – ICICI Bank launches overdraft facility for salaried home loan borrowers. ICICI Bank has launched a credit facility against home loans for salaried customers. The Home Overdraft facility will enable a salaried customer to seek loans up to Rs. 1 crore for personal needs against his/her property.