Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 10 August 2017 – News Headlines

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Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 10 August 2017 – News Headlines

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge - 10 August 2017

 

Current Affairs and News Headlines – 10 August 2017

 

China’s Quantum Satellite Sends Unbreakable Code From Space. China has sent an unbreakable code from its satellite to the Earth, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network, official media said today.

 

India signs second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol. India signed the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol announced that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases reaffirming its stand on climate action.

 

Facebook launches YouTube competitor called ‘Watch.’ Watch is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work.

 

India to increase firepower of Su-30MKI to counter China and Pakistan. The aircraft will be equipped with new reconnaissance pods which will help detect hardened terrorists in remote locations such as mountains and bunkers.

 

Sushma Swaraj to attend BIMSTEC meeting in Nepal. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will participate in the 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries Ministerial Meeting to be held in Kathmandu.

 

Amid Doklam standoff, PM Modi expresses grief after China quake. On the Sina Weibo micro-blogging website akin to Twitter, Modi said he was saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake and added that the Indian people pray for the victims’ families and hope those injured will recover swiftly, state-run CGTN TV reported.

 

ISRO to develop full-fledged Hyperspectral Imaging Earth observation satellite. As per the ISRO, the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite can see in 55 spectral or colour bands from 630 kilometres above ground.

 

Kerala and Haryana Top Sanitation Survey. According to the survey, almost all rural households in Kerala and Haryana access to a toilet report. The survey is released by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and was carried out by the Quality Council of India (QCI).

 

An international team of researchers has discovered in Kenya a rare fossil of an infant ape that lived 13 million years ago. Nicknamed Alesi, the ape was just about one year and four months old when it died, scientists have determined. They found that many of the most informative parts of the skull are preserved inside the fossil, shedding light on how the common ancestor of all living apes and humans might have looked like.

 

No decision on corporatisation of Doordarshan, All India Radio: Govt. The government has not taken any decision on corporatisation of Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR), the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. The government also told the Upper House there was no increase in its spending on advertisement post demonetisation.

 

SEBI launches online registration for custodians of securities. Custodian of securities holds shares and other assets in electronic or physical form.

 

Second National Deworming Day is observed on 10 August. The second round of National Deworming Day (NDD) is observed on 10 August in 33 States and Union Territories to tackle worm Infections, targeting more than 11 crore children. The NDD program was launched in 2015.

 

World class cardiac treatment facility for poor to be set up in Agra by Arogya Foundation. UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that at present, only 12 government medical colleges have the facility for free investigations of swine flu, but now all private pathologies will also offer this facility for free.

 

Govt launches video of National Anthem in sign language. Union minister Mahendra Nath Pandey launched on Thursday a video of the National Anthem in sign language and said the government addressed the physically challenged as “divyang” and not “viklang” to ensure there was no distinction.

 

Gujarat First State to Implement Coal Utilisation Between Power Units. The Gujarat government issued a tender for power developers to receive cheap coal marked for the state in return for selling coal-based power at less than Rs 2.82 a unit.

 

Study finds millions of black holes in Milky Way. The UCI researchers launched the celestial census after the first ever detection of gravitational waves in the year 2015. It was basically launched to investigate the ‘weirdness of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) discovery.’

 

No Renewal Of Insurance For Vehicles Without Pollution Certificate: Supreme Court. In a bid to curb pollution, the Supreme Court today issued a slew of directions including that insurance companies will not renew insurance of a vehicle unless the owner provides pollution under control (PUC) certificate.

 

Kynan Chenai Wins Bronze at 7th Asian Shotgun Championships. Indian shooter Kynan Chenai won a bronze in men’s trap event, his first international medal at the senior level, at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun at Astana, Kazakhstan. His teammates are Zoravar Singh Sandhu ended in 17th place shooting 110 and Birendeep Sodhi finished 36th shooting a score of 98.

 

SC allows woman to abort 24-week-old foetus suffering from cardiac anomaly. The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a woman to terminate her pregnancy after the doctors opined that the 24-week-old foetus was suffering from cardiac anomaly and if born alive, the infant would have to undergo surgeries having a risk of high mortality.

 

NGT imposes ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Delhi. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 10 August 2017 imposed an interim ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags that are less than 50 microns in Delhi, the national capital.

 

All Households In India To Be Electrified Before 2022: Power Minister Piyush Goyal. All households in the country will be electrified before August 15, 2022 and all villages before May next year, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

 

Anti-dumping duty on 93 products from China: Government. The Union Government has announced that anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 Chinese products to protect profitability of the domestic industry from import of cheap Chinese goods.

 

No need to clarify order prohibiting liquor vends within 500 metre of highways: SC. The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there was no need to further clarify its order on prohibiting liquor vends within 500 metre of the national and state highways across the country.

 

Union Government launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017. The Quality Council of India (QCI) conducted a transparent third-party assessment of the present status of rural sanitation in all the States and the Union Territories (UTs), called Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017.

 

NCERT launches web portal to supply Textbooks online. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has launched a web portal for supply of textbooks to schools and individuals.

 

‘Unexploded World War 2 Bomb’ Found At Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant. A suspected World War II bomb was found Thursday on the premises of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, an official said, with police called in to investigate.

 

Clean chit to Punjab minister Rana Gurjit in sand mine ‘scam.’ Giving a clean chit to power and irrigation minister Rana Gurjit Singh, the justice JS Narang Commission, probing allegations of irregularities in the sand mines auctions by the Punjab government, has said there was no loss of revenue and the auction was carried out in a transparent manner through e-tendering process.

 

National Cyber Coordination Centre made operational: Government. The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has announced that the first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) has become operational.

 

SC to five states: What is status of High Security Registration Plates? In 2012, the Supreme Court asked several states and Union Territories to ensure High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) for all vehicles or face contempt of court proceedings.

 

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Resigns Over Corruption Charges. Sri Lanka’s foreign minister resigned on Thursday over corruption charges in a bond scam that is now being investigated, maintaining that he was not guilty of wrongdoing.

 

Lok Sabha passes State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Lok Sabha has passed the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017. The bill seeks to repeal the two Acts namely State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959, and State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956.

 

Actor Sitaram Panchal of ‘Peepli Live’ fame passes away. Acclaimed Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away early morning on 10 August 2017 after battling kidney and lung cancer. He was 54.

 

UP Government launches Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra scheme. The Uttar Pradesh Government launched Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra, an awareness drives along banks of Ganga River to maintain cleanliness.

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – August 10, 2017

 

1. Which of the following states recently launched the Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra?
A) Bihar
B) Uttarakhand
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) None of the above

 

2. The 15th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC countries has started in which city?
A) New Delhi
B) Colombo
C) Naypyidaw
D) Kathmandu

 

3. With Whom the IDFC bank partnered for digital payments solution ?
A) Freecharge
B) Paytm
C) Zeta
D) Paypal

 

4. Which of the following countries topped the 2017 Global Retirement Index?
A) Iceland
B) Norway
C) Switzerland
D) Sweden

 

5. Rinku Hooda, who won silver at the World U-20 Para Athletics Championships, is associated with which sports?
A) Javelin throw
B) Wrestling
C) Sprint
D) Judo

 

6. Which country Smt.Sushma Swaraj to attend BIMSTEC meeting held ?
A) Afghanistan
B) Pakistan
C) Nepal
D) Iran

 

7. India became ________ country to ratify the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol.
A) 80th
B) 81st
C) 82nd
D) 83rd

 

8. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has launched Android Skill Development programme with which tech giant?
A) Microsoft
B) Google
C) Facebook
D) Wipro

 

9. Who won the Bronze at 7th Asian Shotgun Championship recently ?
A) Kynan Chenai
B) Naresh Iyer
C) Suresh Kumar
D) Prakash Singh

 

10. The NGT has issued a complete ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in which city?
A) New Delhi
B) Bengaluru
C) Mumbai
D) Chennai

 

Answers

 

1. C) Uttar Pradesh
2. D) Kathmandu
3. C) Zeta
4. B) Norway
5. A) Javelin throws
6. C) Nepal
7. A) 80th
8. B) Google
9. A) Kynan Chenai
10. A) New Delhi

 

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