Daily Current Affairs 2nd February 2018

  1. Who has been appointed as Director General of Sports Authority of India(SAI)?
    [A] Ajay Maken
    [B] Neelam Kapoor
    [C] Vijay Goel
    [D] M.S. Gill
     [B] Neelam Kapoor
     Explanation:-

    The senior  bureaucrat Neelam Kapoor , has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the Sports Authority Of India by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  She was Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB) in UPA Government headed by then PM Manmohan Singh and also Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity.As PIB chief, she headed information officers attached to every central government ministry.  SAI is an apex National Sports body set up in 1984 by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the development of sport in India.It is headquartered at, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi) and conducts  various activities and schemes to promote sports in India. 

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  2. According to which index India has been ranked 42nd among 165 independent states?
    [A] Employment cost index
    [B] Consumer Price Index
    [C] Producer Price Index
    [D] Global Democracy Index
     [D] Global Democracy Index
     Explanation:-

    The UK-based company, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released Global Democracy Index on Annual 2017. India was classified India as a flawed democracy in 2017 GDI. It is released by EIU, a research and analysis division of UK- based media behemoth The Economist Group.It categories countries into four broad categories viz. full democracy, flawed democracy, hybrid regime and authoritarian regime based on their score on a scale from 0 to 10. The index ranks 165 independent states and 2 territories on basis of 60 indicators grouped in five different categories viz. electoral process and pluralism, civil liberties, the functioning of government, political participation and political culture. 

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  3. Name the Aeronautic company who has flawn the helicopter Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)?
    [A] State-run Hindustan Aeronautics
    [B] Harris corp.
    [C] Xovian
    [D] MAK Aerospace
     [A] State-run Hindustan Aeronautics.
     Explanation:-


    State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for first time has successfully flown home-made 5.8-tonne Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) with its own automatic flight control system.The 20 minute maiden flight of the multirole copter was flawless with the engagement of the flight control system throughout. The helicopter is powered by two Shakti engines . It also has day and night targeting systems for crew, including helmet-pointed sight and electro-optical pod.  The indigenous flight control system of LCH developed by HAL will replace the imported Its twin-seat chopper is equipped for day-and-night combat operations with digital camouflage system for stealth actions and is known for its agility. 

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  4. Name the Institute launched  by the PM  to train diplomats?
    [A] India Institute of Management
    [B] Aspen Institute
    [C] Armstrong State University
    [D] Palestine Institute Diplomacy
     [D] Palestine Institute Diplomacy
     Explanation:-

    Prime Minister will launch a centre Palestine Institute Diplomacy to train diplomats of that country built with Indian assistance of 4.5 million $. The centre is the latest example of  India Palestine Cooperation ,Especially in the area of capacity building and its coming up 3 years of its announcement reaffirms our importance we place to our commitments. India has traditionally provided humanitarian and educational support which also included IT training for younger generation of Palestinians, and the visit is expected to boost bilateral ties.  

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  5. Which Bill will be mandatory for transport across the country?
    [A] E-Way Bill
    [B] Road Transport and Safety Bill
    [C] Motor vehicle ammendment Bill
    [D] Central Road Fund
     [A] E-way Bill
     Explanation:-

    GST  E-way Bill  has become mandatory .The crucial Anti-envasion measure under the goods and services Tax (GST) E-way Bill will become mandatory for transports across the country.In the goods and services tax (GST) era, movement of goods worth more than Rs50,000 within or outside a state will require securing an e-way bill by prior online registration of the consignments.  The draft rules say that to generate an e-way bill, the supplier and transporter will have to upload details on the GSTN (Goods and Services Tax Network) portal. Once an e-way bill has been generated, a unique e-way bill number (EBN) shall be made available to the supplier, the recipient and the transporter on the common portal. A new bill has to be generated by the transporter if the goods are transferred from one vehicle to another. When multiple consignments are to be transported in one conveyance, the transporter needs to indicate the serial number of e-way bills generated in respect of each such consignment.  

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  6. Name the Submarine which has been launched by the Indian Navy?
    [A] Patrol Combatant
    [B] Scorpene
    [C] Sealift
    [D] Light Cruiser
     [B] Scorpene
     Explanation:-

    The Indian Navy has launched third Scorpene class Submarine. These submarines are the class of Diesel Electric Attack Submarines.the French Direction des Constructions Navales (DCN) and the Spanish company Navantia, and now by DCNS.It features diesel propulsion and an additional air-independent propulsion (AIP).  The Scorpène class of submarines has four subtypes: the CM-2000 conventional diesel-electric version, the AM-2000 AIPderivative, the downsized CA-2000 coastal submarine, and the enlarged S-BR for the Brazilian Navy, without AIP.  

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  7. Name the project which has been decided to set up by Ministry of Railways?
    [A] Great North Rail Project
    [B] Parramatta Light Rail Project
    [C] Sunshine Coast Line Rail Project
    [D] Rail Coach Factory
     [D] Rail Coach Factory
     Explanation:-

    A massive rail coach factory in Latur district i.e. in Marathwada region of Maharashtra has been decided to set up by Ministry of Railways.bring economic development in Marathwada region which is one of the backward area of Mahastra and also will generate employment opportunities. This project will massively benefit ‘Make in India’ initiative and bring employment to large number of peopleand will create industrial ecosystem in drought prone region of Marathawada, boosting shift from agriculture to industry.This plant will manufacture Electric Multiple Units for suburban trains and coaches for metros. Work on this plant will be done on high priority with fast track processing of all approvals.  

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  8. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NFC?
    [A] Dinesh Srivastava
    [B] Nilesh Kumar Narayan
    [C] Anil Kumar Jain
    [D] Rajiv Suri
     [A] Dinesh Srivastava
     Explanation:-

    Scientist Dinesh  Srivastava  has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) .Earlier to his assignment he was holding the position of Deputy Chief Executive at NFR. Scientist Srivastava will also be the Chairman of NFC board.He was the senior Professor at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai and also joined 28th batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Training School in 1984. Basically he is a Metallurgical Engineer from University of Roorkee. He has obtained Doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Science (IISc),  Bengaluru. Srivastava has contributed for development of advanced structural materials of extreme strategic value for India’s nuclear energy programme.  He has won several awards and is life member of major nuclear science related national bodies.NFC was established in 1971 and is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is a major industrial unit of Department of Atomic Energy under Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).It is responsible for supply of nuclear fuel bundles and reactor core components for all nuclear power reactors operating in India. 

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  9. Who has been honoured with Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award ?
    [A] Shesh Anand Madhukar
    [B] C.Narayan Reddy
    [C] Ustad Rashid Khan
    [D] Paramita Majumdar
     [A] Shesh Anand Madhukar
     Explanation:-

     Shesh Anand Madhukar was honoured with Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award. He has been working extensively for the development of the Magahi language. He is second writer of Magahi language to be given this award. His poems have been published in leading literary magazines. Magahi language also known as Magadhi is language spoken in Bihar-Jharkhand region of eastern India. It has been derived from ancient language Magadhi Prakrit, spoken in ancient kingdom of Magadha.It was believed to be the language spoken by Gautama Buddha.He has entered into the field of literature in 1960 and since then he has immensely contributed in enrichment of language.

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  10. Name the Software designed by the Scientists of Odisha Space Applications Centre(ORSAC)?
    [A] Microprose
    [B] Blizzard
    [C] i3MS
    [D] Sierra
     [C] i3MS
     Explanation:-

     The i3MS is GPS-linked web-based software designed by scientists of Odisha Space Applications Centre (ORSAC), Bhubaneswar. This system has enabled for first time in India to fix GPS devices on large number of moving objects in the mining sector. i3MS web-based software is used for tracking mineral production. Daily production and dispatch are being recorded on real-time basis through this software. Odisha Government has won ‘Geo spatial World Excellence Award-2018’ for successful IT application through its software i3MS. Geo spatial World Excellence Awards  is an internationally-acclaimed private award that recognizes exemplary innovations and practices in global Geo spatial industry. It encourages all Geo spatial and allied projects. 

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