AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily current affairs quiz September 16 2017 to achieve more marks in Banking , insurance, UPSC, SSC, CLAT ,railway and all other competitive Exams. We have prepared the current affairs quiz from our current affairs today updates.
- Where was Vice President of India laid foundation stone for the first Regional Vocational Training Institute (RVTI)?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2.Hyderabad
Vice President Mr.M.Venkaiah Naidu laid foundation stone for Regional Vocational Training Institute, in Hyderabad.This Regional Vocational Training Institute for women is the first of its kind in Telangana.This would increase skill development opportunities for women and provide them with job opportunities.
- Which state government passes PRANAM Bill – Employees who dump parents will lose part salary?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1.Assam
The Assam state Assembly passed PRANAM (Parental Responsibility And Norms for Accountability and Monitoring) bill that makes it mandatory for state government employees to take care of their parents and needy siblings or face a cut in their income.Assam is the first state to approve such a legislation.Finance Minister HimantaBiswaSarma introduced the bill. The bill was backed by all the ruling and opposition MLAs.
- Who has inaugurated India’s first Centre for Animal Law which comes up at NALSAR University of Law?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3.Meneka Gandhi
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Meneka Gandhi inaugurated India’s first Centre for Animal Law that has been established at the NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad.Humane Society International (HSI), India, will work with NALSAR to steer and coordinate the activities of the centre. NG Jayasimha, Managing Director of HIS, India, has been appointed as the director of the centre. The centre will create curriculum on animal welfare laws, including developing topics for research. It will also conduct workshops on animal laws and animal welfare issues with judicial magistrates, animal welfare advocates, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in the government. To conduct critical gap studies like the impact of China on Indian animals.
- Where did the event of Ayurveda Students Set Guinness Record held?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4- Jaipur
Ayurveda sytudents from across the country have set a new Guinness World Record for maximum number of people receiving ‘nasyapanchakarma’ treatment at 1st RashtriyaAyurvedYuvaMahotsav, the national event for students of Ayurveda organised by the National Ayurveda Student Youth Association (NASYA) in association with the Department of AYUSH. The record was set in eight minutes. The event was hosted by the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) in Jaipur.
- The CBDT has signed MoU with which ministry for Automatic and Regular Exchange of Information?
1.Ministry of Corporate Affairs
2.Ministry of Home Affairs
3.Ministry of Commerce & Industry
4.Ministry of AYUSH
5.Ministry of HRD
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1- Ministry of Corporate Affairs
A MOU between the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for Automatic and Regular Exchange of Information to curb the menace of shell companies, money laundering and black money in the country and prevent misuse of corporate structure by shell companies for various illegal purposes.The Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) have now concluded a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for data exchange, on 6th September, 2017.
- Which country has abolished ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2- Tunisia
Tunisia has abolished a ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims on the recommendation of the president. He seeks to secure equal rights for the country’s female population. The announcement came a month after President BejiCaidEssebsi called for the government to lift the ban dating back to 1973. He created a commission led by a woman lawyer and rights activists aimed at drafting revised rules. Until now a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian woman had to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of his conversion as proof.
- India’s Forex Reserve crosses how much billion for the first time?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3.$400
India’s foreign exchange reserve has crossed the $400 billion mark for the first time to hit an all-time high of $400.726 billion on 8th September. There is a sharp rise in foreign currency assets, mainly huge inflows through foreign direct investments in projects and portfolio investment. The big rise in forex reserves is due to inflows through foreign direct investment and portfolio investment in the capital market. It took the country over nine years to cross the $400 billion level after hitting the $300 billion mark in 2008.
- Which company has tiedup with Bank of Baroda to offer micro loans to sellers?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5- Amazon
Amazon, India’s leading e-commerce venture announced that it has joined hands with Bank of Baroda to offer micro loans to its sellers, in India. The Indian unit of Amazon has planned to provide unsecured micro loans for its sellers.The loans would be provided for amounts ranging from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.25 lakh. Interest rates would be low around 10.45 % – 11 %.
- Air India launches first direct flight to which country’s capital?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2.Denmark
Air India has launched its direct flight from New Delhi to Copenhagen. It is the eleventh destination for the airline in Europe and described as connecting ‘Maharaja with the Mermaid’.Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal lit the traditional lamp at Terminal 3 of the airport in New Delhi to mark the launch of the Copenhagen flight.To mark the launch of the flight to Copenhagen, Air India is offering return fares starting from Rs 42,700, inclusive of all taxes. Denmark is Air India’s 44th international destination and 11th European non-stop destination. The Air India service to Copenhagen will be operated with a Dreamliner aircraft thrice a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
- Which committee elects former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to head its Ethics Commission?
1.National Anti Doping agency
2.International Olympic Committee
3.International Monetary Fund
4.World Health Organization
5.International finance Corporation
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2- International Olympic Committee
IOC (International Olympic Committee) elected former United Nations General Secretary Mr.Ban Ki-moon as the head of its Ethics Commission, in Lima, Peru. Mr.Ban Ki-moon has been elected as the head of IOC’s Ethics Commission for a term of 4 years. Mr.Ban Ki-moon was the United Nations General Secretary from 2007-2016.
- Who was the first foreign coach of Indian women boxers resigned?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3- Stephane Cottalorda
India’s first foreign coach for women boxers Mr.StephaneCottalorda resigned from his position within 1 month of joining. Mr.StephaneCottalorda has stated delay in salary and other payments as a reason for his resignation. He has said that he was not paid the full amount of his first month salary. He has also mentioned that Boxing Federation of India (BFI) lacks professionalism. BFI has said that payment of salary is carried out by SAI (Sports Authority of India) for all sports bodies in India.BFI explained that due to lack of PAN card, payment in Mr.Stephane’s salary faced issues. However 70 % of his salary was credited. After obtaining PAN card rest of the salary would also be paid.
- Who has appointed as Vice-Chairman of International Egg Commission?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1- Suresh Chitturi
Mr.Suresh Chitturi, Managing Director of Srinivasa Farms, was appointed as Vice-Chairman of International Egg Commission, in Belgium.The appointment was made at a meeting in Bruges, Belgium. Mr.SureshCitturi would hold this position for the next two years. Mr.Suresh is the second person from India to be appointed as a top executive of the International Egg Commission. Mr.B.V.Rao of Venkateshwara Hatcheries was a top executive of IEC 25 years ago.
- Who bagged Rajbhasha Keerti Award for third consecutive year?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4- MPEDA
The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was awarded National level RajbhashaKeerti Award.President of India Mr.RamnathKovind handed the award to MPEDA Chairman Mr.A.Jayathilak on 14th September 2017, at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi. MPEDA bags the award for the third consecutive year. MPEDA was honoured with this award for the best implementation of official language in the organization.
- IAF completes development trials of which missile?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5- Astra air-to-air
The final Development Flight Trials of Astra – Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVRAAM) were successfully conducted over the Bay of Bengal, Off the Coast of Chandipur, Odisha . A total of seven trials were conducted against Pilotless Target Aircrafts (PTA) successfully.The Astra (throwing weapon)is an active radar homing beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and IAF (Indian air force).
- World’s Oldest Person Mosse Brown Dies at 117. She hails from?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1- Jamaica
Violet Mosse Brown had passed away in Jamaica 6th Sept. 2017. She was born on 10th March 1900. The oldest person in the world who was the last living subject of Queen Victoria and worked for ‘masters’ on a Caribbean sugar plantation has died at the age of 117.She became the world’s oldest person on 15th April this year at 117.It takes 38 days, taking the title from Italian Emma Morano, whose life spanned three centuries and was born in 1899.
- On which day International Coastal Cleanup has been observed?
5. 23rd Aug
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2- 16 Sept.
The International Coastal Cleanup day is conducted in various parts of the world on the third Saturday of September every year under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and under the aegis of South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) in the South Asian Region.The world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways. People all over the world remove trash from the shores and document what they find. The data is compiled and published in an annual global report on marine debris by the Ocean Conservancy.
- Which day has been observed on 16th of September?
1.Preservation of the Ozone Layer
2.International Food Day
3.International Teachers Day
4.International Charity Day
5. Civil Service Day
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1- Preservation of the Ozone Layer
The World celebrates the International day for the preservation of Ozone layer as the World Ozone Day. The date was chosen because the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed on September 16, 1987. The theme of this year is “Caring for all life under Sun”Ozone is a pungent smelling blue gas. A molecule of ozone consists of three oxygen atoms.Ozone was discovered by Christian Friedrich Schonbein in 1840. He named it after the Greek for ‘to smell’ which is ‘ozein’.The ‘ozone layer’ is 12-20 miles above the Earth’s surface and contains most of our ozone. It is in stratosphere.
- Which cricket personality announces retirement from Test Cricket?
5. Glenn Maxwell
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3- JP Duminy
South African all-rounder JP Duminy announced his retirement from test cricket, in South Africa.JP Duminy was removed from test cricket team in July, 2017.He has now decided to concentrate on limited over cricket matches.He has been playing for the South African cricket team for 16 years.He has played 46 test matches for the team.
- “Unstoppable: My Life So Far”, book has written by which famous personality?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5.Maria Sharapova
The book titled Unstoppable: My Life So Far is authored by tennis star Maria Sharapova was launched in September 2017.The book describes Sharapova’s rise of tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top. The book talks about how a seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova became popular by defeating the two-time defending champion Serena Williams to win the prestigious Wimbledon.
- Which Indigenous artillery gun sets new record in range – 48KM?
3.AA machine canon
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1- ATAGS
An indigenous artillery gun Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the private sector has set a new world record in range by hitting targets at a distance of 48 km.ATAGS is a 155mm, 52 calibre towed artillery gun being developed in mission mode by DRDO as a part of the Army’s artillery modernisationprogramme.The development is being done through a consortium based model, similar to that adopted for the Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launch system.
- NASA’s which spacecraft ends 20-year-long epic journey?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2.Cassini
NASAs Cassini spacecraft endedits 20-year-long epic journey with a fiery plunge into the Saturns crushing atmosphere, while sending back never- before-seen images of the ringed planet and its moons. The Cassini–Huygens (commonly called Cassini)mission was a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to send a probe to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites. It is the first spacecraft to enter into the orbit of Saturn and to study its moons, Enceladus in particular.