Babu Ka Current A/c – January 8, 2017

Daily news updates with possible questions from the same.

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1. India-Portugal signed six pacts in the field of defence and security, IT, and renewable energy

  • Who is the PM of Portugal? (Antonio Costa) 
  • What is the capital of Portugal? (Lisbon) 

2. PM Modi announced scheme to help unskilled youth find jobs abroad

  • What is the name of the scheme? (Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana)
  • PM was addressing which event in Bengaluru? (Pravasi Bhartiya Divas)

3. Aadhaar mandatory to avail services under MGNREGS from April 1

  • What is MGNREGS? (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) 

4. Government directed all banks post offices to obtain PAN cards or Form 60 from all account holders

  • Which details are also to be submitted by the banks by 15th Jan.? (cash deposits exceeding Rs.2.5 lakh post demonetisation) 

5. Former Army Chief General of Pakistan to head ‘Islamic Military Alliance’ to fight terrorism

  • Who is he? (Raheel Sharif) 
  • This Alliance is coalition of Islamic countries fighting terrorism & is led by _____? (Saudi Arabia)

6. Sania Mirza won Brisbane Open Title with her American partner

  • Who is she? (Bethaine Mattek-Sands) 
  • Who defeated Andy Murray to win Qatar Open Title? (Novak Djokovic) 

7.  Axis Bank all set to launch Ripple payments to ease cross border payments

  • Name the CEO of axis bank (Shikha Sharma) 
  • Where is the bank headquartered? (Mumbai) 

8. India in talks with Vietnam over the sale of Akash surface- to-air missile systems

  • Name the Defence Minister of India (Manohar Parrikar) 
  • Vietnamese fighter pilots will be trained by India on which fighter plane? (Sukhoi-30 MKI) 

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