Babu Ka Current A/c – January 5, 2017

Daily news updates with possible questions from the same.

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1. IIM Calcutta to host International Business Summit

  • What is the name of the summit? (Intalgio 2017)
  • What is the theme of the summit? (India towards Epitome of Excellence)

2. China launched its longest bullet train 

  • What is its name? (Shangri-La of the World)

3. Maharashtra government to launch a new Taxi service

  • What is the name of the service? (Shivgramin Taxi Scheme)
  • Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation has decided to provide high-speed WiFi coverage zones on which Expressway? (Mumbai-Pune Expressway)

4. First Braille library of Guwahati opened on World Braille day

  • When is the ‘World Braille Day’ observed? (4th January)
  • Which foundation has opened it and is planning to open 31 more such libraries in coming months? (Amway Opportunity Foundation)

5. Famous temple trust plans a wax museum for the great saints

  • Which trust has taken the initiative? (Saibaba Sansthan Trust)

6. 105 year-old French man makes history by cycling 22 Kms

  • In how much time did he cycle the distance? (1 hour)

7. Teachers to mark attendance of the students through a mobile app from the next year

  • What is the name of the app that has been developed for the same (Upastithi)
  • Which state schools have undertaken the initiative? (Maharashtra)

8. 2nd youngest from Mumbai to hit a century in the Ranji Trophy match against Tamil Nadu

  • Who was the first and the youngest to hit the Ranji Trophy century? (Sachin Tendulkar)
  • Name the 17 year-old boy to hit the century (Prithvi Shaw)

9. Sahara group to support the Indian Men and Women Hockey players

  • It has renewed its sponsorship contract with Hockey India till? (2021)

10. 350th ‘Prakash Parv‘ of Guru Gobind Singh celebrated across the country

  • Where was the 10th Sikh Guru born? (Patna, Bihar)
  • PM Modi addressed the crowd on the occasion in? (Gandhi Maidan)
  • Who is the governor of Bihar? (Ram Nath Kovind)

11. ₹100 cr reward for anyone from who wins Nobel

  • Which state’s CM made the announcement? (Andhra Pradesh)

12. 9-member Govt Panel for National Sports Code

  • Which famous shooter has been appointed on the panel? (Abhinav Bindra)
  • Name the veteran badminton ace who would be in the panel (Prakash Padukone)
  • Who would be heading the committee? (Sports Secretary, Injeti Srinivas)

13. Awadhe Warriors knocks Delhi Acers out of the Premier Badminton League

  • Who is the captain of the Awadhe Warriors? (Saina Nehwal)

14. Yuki Bhambri bows out as India’s singles challenge ends

  • Which tournament was being played? (Chennai Open)

15. Air India to sell tickets equal to Rajdhani fares

16. Central market in Delhi to go vehicle free the next week

  • Name the market (Connaught Place)
  • Who is the urban development minister? (Venkaiah Naidu)

17. Lt Governor Kiran Bedi cancels a circular issued by the CM

  • Who is the CM of of Puducherry? (V Narayanswamy)

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