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Current Affairs Questions on 19, 20 September 2017 :
PM Modi dedicates Deendayal Hastkala Sankul at which place?
A. Jaipur
B. Varanasi
C. Surat
D. Gandhinagar
Answer: B
Explanation: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 22nd September dedicated to the nation, the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts – at Varanasi. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone of this Centre in November 2014.  ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who of the following won the 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award?
A. Zannah Mustapha
B. Efi Latsoudi
C. Brother Bernard
D. Dr. Ezedeen
Answer: A
Explanation: Zannah Mustapha, a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria to get a quality education, has been named the 2017 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award. Mustapha founded a school in 2007 in Maiduguri – the capital of Borno State and the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency.  ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who becomes become the first Indian to be AIBA representative at IOC athletes forum?
A. Saina Nehwal
B. Mary Kom
C. Sachin Tendulkar
D. Rajyavardhan Singh
Answer: B
Explanation: Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom has become the first Indian to be picked as the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) representative for the IOC Athletes' Forum scheduled in November. The 33-year-old, who is also an active parliamentarian, has been invited to attend the 8th International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Forum in Lausanne from November 11 to 13.  ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Name the India's first indigenously built Scorpene submarine which was delivered to Indian Navy recently.
A. INS Vikrant
B. INS Vikram
C. INS Kalvari
D. INS Kaveri
Answer: C
Explanation: Indian Navy is set to commission the INS Kalvari soon, which is the first Indian-made stealth submarine made under the Make in India initiative. Weighing 1,550 tonnes, the diesel-electric submarine is 6.2 meters in diameter and is 67 metres long.  ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Asima Chatterjee was associated with which field?
A. Sports
B. Politics
C. Science
D. None of above
Answer: C
Explanation: Google Doodle on 23rd September celebrates the 100th birthday of Asima Chatterjee, a renowned Indian chemist, who was the first female Doctorate of Science in India from an Indian University. Born on September 23, 1917, Dr Asima Chatterjee has various contributions on the research of vinca alkaloids and the development of anti-epileptic and anti-malarial drugs. ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who is Chief Economic Advisor?
A. Narendra Tanej
B. Arvind Subramanian
C. Urjit Patel
D. RP Pande
Answer: B
Explanation: Finance Ministry on 23rd September put to rest speculations surrounding chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian's stint as government's man ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Zannah Mustapha wins 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award 2017

Zannah Mustapha, a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria to get a quality education, has been named the 2017 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award. Mustapha founded a school in 2007 in Maiduguri – the capital of Borno State and the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency. The school has stayed open throughout the conflict with Boko Haram, which has seen some 20,000 killed across the Lake Chad region, and millions more displaced. The school provides a free education, as well as free meals, uniforms and health care, to children affected by violence. Those orphaned by the conflict on both sides are welcomed into Mustapha’s classrooms as a sign of the reconciliation he hopes to achieve in the region.
The announcement of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award winner by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, comes as tens of thousands of Nigerian youth are growing up without an education. The country’s education sector is strained by its expanding youth population, and facilities in the north-east remain under attack by Boko Haram, who have destroyed schools and killed teachers.
“Schools lie at the heart of a society. Destroying them crushes the chance of Nigeria’s next generation succeeding,” said the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary General Jan Egeland, whose organization co-manages the Nanson Refugee Award project. “The recognition of Zannah Mustapha’s brave work highlights the importance of education for the future of Nigeria.”

Arvind Subramanian's tenure extended by 1 year as Chief Economic Advisor

Finance Ministry on 23rd September put to rest speculations surrounding chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian's stint as government's man Friday. His tenure has been extended by one year and he will continue to serve the government till October 2018. FInance Minister Arun Jaitley confirmed the development in a tweet: "CEA Dr Arvind Subramanian will continue for one more year after completion of his 3 year tenure on 16th October, 2017. 
Subramanian had assumed the office of India's CEA in October 2014 after the Modi government picked him up out of many aspirants for the coveted job. He has been quite vocal in his stand on RBI's monetary policy and spoken openly about the need for a rate cut.

Mary Kom to be AIBA representative at IOC athletes' forum

Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom has become the first Indian to be picked as the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) representative for the IOC Athletes' Forum scheduled in November. The 33-year-old, who is also an active parliamentarian, has been invited to attend the 8th International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Forum in Lausanne from November 11 to 13, 2017. "This bi-annual forum brings together athlete representatives from across the Olympic Movement and provides an in-person community where athletes can exchange and discuss their viewpoint," the AIBA wrote in its invitation letter to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh. "In this respect, we would like to designate Ms Mary Kom to attend the forum as AIBA representative," the letter stated.
The event, however, overlaps with the Asian Championship in Vietnam, which is scheduled from November 2 to 12. If Mary Kom is selected for the tournament after trials later this month, her participation at the IOC event would become uncertain. Among the most decorated athletes in Indian sports, Mary Kom is an Asian Games gold-medallist besides being a multiple-time Asian champion. She was conferred the AIBA Legends award at annual gala of the world body last year.

Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, Varanasi

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 22nd September dedicated to the nation, the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts – at Varanasi. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone of this Centre in November 2014. Today, he visited the Centre, and was given an overview of the facilities developed there, before arriving on the dais for the dedication. 
Finance Minister in the Budget 2014-15 had announced setting up of a Trade Facilitation Centre and a Crafts Museum to develop and promote handlooms, handicrafts and silk products of Varanasi and to provide necessary help to weavers, artisans and entrepreneurs of Varanasi in strengthening their marketing activities in domestic as well as international markets and in carrying forward the rich tradition of handlooms at Varanasi.

President Kovind visits Deekshabhoomi

President Ram Nath Kovind on 22nd September visited Deekshabhoomi to pay respects to Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in Nagpur, Maharashtra.  He was accompanied by Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, State’s Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Mayor Nanda Jichkar. President will inaugurate a Vipassana Meditation Centre at Dragon Palace temple in Kamptee. He will also attend a special Buddha Vandana at the temple. The President will also inaugurate Suresh Bhat Auditorium in the afternoon at Nagpur.

21, 22 September 2017 Current Affairs Quiz, MCQs

21, 22 September 2017 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for September 2017Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 21, 22 September 2017 :
Which company acquire Pixel Team of HTC in $1.1 Billion?
A. Facebook
B. Amazon
C. Google
D. Microsoft
Answer: C
Explanation: Google Pays HTC $1.1 Billion to Acquire the Pixel Team, Not Own Their Smartphone Business. Google will also receive non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property. HTC says many of the employees worked with Google to develop the Pixel smartphones. ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which of the following cricket teams are not directly qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?
A. Bangladesh
B. West Indies
C. Srilanka
D. South Africa
Answer: B
Explanation: Sri Lanka has qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after West Indies lost the first ODI against England at Old Trafford on September 19, 2017. With this, Sri Lanka has become the eighth and last team to qualify directly, joining Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa....Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which cricketer was recently recommended for Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award?
A. R.Ashwin
B. Virat Kohli
C. Yuvraj Singh
D. MS Dhoni
Answer: D
Explanation: BCCI has nominated MS Dhoni for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third-highest civilian award for his contribution to the game. A senior BCCI official "Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

VASTRA 2017 held in which city?
A. Delhi
B. Jaipur
C. Mumbai
D. Surat
Answer: B
Explanation: Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurates VASTRA 2017 in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 21st September 2017. The Minister said that this confidence in the textiles sector is bolstered by the recent high growth of FDI in the textiles sector. Recounting the success of the Integrated Skill Development Scheme, Smt. Irani also said that the success rate of placements of skilled workforce in textiles sector is now over 70%. ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who becomes 3rd Indian to take a hat trick in ODI history?
A. Jaspreet Bumra
B. Kuldeep Yadav
C. Yuzvendra Chahal
D. R.Ashwin
Answer: B
Explanation: Indian cricketer Kuldeep Yadav becomes third Indian to take a hat trick in one-day international history on 21st September 2017. Yadav dismissed lower order batsmen Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in successive deliveries to the delight of a packed stadium in Kolkata's (Calcutta) Eden Gardens. ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Deekshabhoomi is situated in which Indian State?
A. Bihar
B. Sikkim
C. Maharashtra
D. Goa
Answer: C

Explanation: President Ram Nath Kovind on 22nd September visited Deekshabhoomi to pay respects to Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in Nagpur, Maharashtra.  He was accompanied by Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, State’s Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Mayor Nanda Jichkar. ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

MS Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan

BCCI has nominated MS Dhoni for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third-highest civilian award for his contribution to the game. A senior BCCI official "Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. It was a unanimous decision by the members. He has been one of the greatest names in contemporary cricket and the most appropriate choice of the Indian cricket board," BCCI acting president CK Khanna told PTI. Dhoni's credentials are impeccable and as the only Indian captain with two World titles (2011 50-over World Cup and 2007 World T20), the BCCI did not have to ponder over likely names.
Dhoni could become the 11th cricketer to receive the award, after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Chandu Borde, Lala Amarnath, Prof DB Deodhar, Col CK Nayudu, Raja Bhalindra Singh and Maharajah of Vizianagram (Vizzy).

Google acquire Pixel Team of HTC in $1.1 Billion

Google Pays HTC $1.1 Billion to Acquire the Pixel Team, Not Own Their Smartphone Business. Google will also receive non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property. HTC says many of the employees worked with Google to develop the Pixel smartphones. This is seemingly part of the search giant’s new hardware strategy, which is why it ended up acquiring part of another smartphone maker despite having previously acquired and then divested itself of Motorola’s mobile business.
Google didn’t acquire anything from HTC other than the talent that helped them make Pixel phones. At least that’s what the press releases from each company states. I’m trying to figure out how this doesn’t involve an HTC factory or two as well, but either way, Google now has an expert team of hardware makers in-house that they can leverage to hopefully become a real competitor in the smartphone game. On the other hand, HTC is going to continue doing what it has been doing.

19, 20 September 2017 Current Affairs Quiz, MCQs

19, 20 September 2017 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for September 2017Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 19, 20 September 2017 :
Which of the following species was recently moved from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ category in the IUCN Red List?
A. White Elephant
B. African Penguin
C. Lear’s Macaw
D. Snow Leopard
Answer: D
Explanation: The Snow Leopard Was Just Declared No Longer Officially Endangered. On the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, the snow leopard is now considered Vulnerable - still under threat, just not quite as dire as the Endangered status. To be considered officially endangered, a species has to number fewer than 2500 individuals, declining at a rate of over 20 percent over two generations. ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who won the Singapore Grand Prix on 17 September 2017.
A. Lewis Hamilton
B. Sebastian Vettel
C. Max Verstappen
D. Kimi Raikkonen
Answer: A
Explanation: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, in Singapore. Hamilton’s rival Sebastian Vettel withdrew in the middle of the race due to his damaged Ferrari car. He was followed by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in the 2nd position and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in the 3rd. ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

What is name of recently launched Google’s UPI based digital payment service?
A. SpeedPay
B. EasyPay
C. FastPay
D. Tez
Answer: D
Explanation: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 18th November launched Google’s payment app - ‘Tez’. Tez by Google is perhaps the simplest form of monetary transactions. Tez by Google and other ecosystems will make a major change in the digital payments landscape in India. ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who was recently appointed as new Chief of National Investigation Agency (NIA)?
A. Rajeev Kumar
B. Sharad Kumar
C. YC Modi
D. Rajni Kant Misra
Answer: C
Explanation: Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Y. C. Modi as OSD in NIA with immediate effect, to ensure smooth takeover of responsibilities in NIA. YC Modi, an IPS officer who was part of a Special Investigation Team that inquired into the 2002 Gujarat riots, will head the country’s top anti-terror body, the National Investigation Agency (NIA). ...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who was appointed as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?
A. Rajeev Kumar
B. Sharad Kumar
C. YC Modi
D. Rajni Kant Misra
Answer: D
Explanation: Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Rajni Kant Misra, IPS (UP:84), Additional DG, BSF as Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) for a period upto the date of his superannuation...Check  Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK