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Current Affairs Quiz: 29 September 2016

7 hrs ago
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Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like World Maritime Day, World’s first baby born using new three person fertility technique and 5th Asian Beach Games among others.

Indian Army conducts surgical strikes across Line of Control

10 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The motive of the operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into the Indian Territory.

Four SAARC member countries including India decided to boycott the Summit in Islamabad

15 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

India was the first nation to boycott the summit conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increased cross-border terrorist attacks in the region is not conducive to successful holding of Summit.

World Maritime Day observed with theme Shipping: Indispensable to the World

18 hrs ago
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According to the UNCTAD, around 80 percent of global trade by volume and over 70 percent of global trade by value are carried by sea and are handled by ports worldwide.

Former Australian cricketer Max Walker passes away

18 hrs ago
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Max Walker earned a place in the Australian cricket team in 1973 and represented his country in the sport until injury ended his career in 1981.

Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister of Israel, dies

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

In 1994, Shimon Peres won Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for the peace talks that he participated in as Israeli Foreign Minister, producing the Oslo Accords.

Uttam Singh to be honoured with Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Lata Mangeshkar Award issued by the Maharashtra Government started from 1992. This is also officially known as Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement. Krishna Kalle was the winner of the 2014 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s 109th birth anniversary observed across India

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The revolutionary socialist freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh, was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district previously called Lyallpur in the Punjab province (now in Pakistan) in 1907.

Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 released by World Economic Forum; India moves to 39th spot

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies. India jumped 16 ranks to 39th place compared to 55th rank in 2015-16 report.

World Bank reappoints Jim Yong Kim for second term as President

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Board noted that in the first year of Kim’s leadership, which began in July 2012, shareholders endorsed two ambitious new goals for the institution. They were: Elimination of extreme poverty by 2030, and Promotion of shared prosperity.

World Rabies Day observed with theme Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Rabies is a zoonotic disease, a disease that is transmitted from animals to humans, caused by the rabies virus, of the Lyssavirus genus, within the family Rhabdoviridae.

World Tourism Day 2016 observed with theme Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The theme for the year promotes accessible tourism for all to create environments that can cater for the needs of all of us, whether we are travelling or staying at home.

Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh presented Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

This award was instituted for recognizing the contributions of marginal, small and landless farmers for developing integrated and sustainable models of agricultural farming.

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons observed

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a high priority.

Tamil Film Visaranai is India’s official entry for 2017 Oscar

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

At the 63rd National Film Awards, it had won three National awards viz. Best Supporting Actor, Best Feature Film in Tamil and Best Editing.

PM approves constitution of two committees for birth centenary of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay

Sep 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Modi will head the 149 member National Committee while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 23 member Executive Committee.

India-Russia Joint Military Exercise Indra-2016 begins in Vladivostok

Sep 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

250 soldiers of the KUMAON Regiment are representing the Indian Contingent and the Russian army is being represented by 250 soldiers from the 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade.

Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saran Sharma passes away

Sep 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He was a Pioneer in radio plays in All India Radio and was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2007 for his contribution to theatre.

IAF successfully fired long range air-to-air MICA missile from Mirage-2000 combat aircraft

Sep 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

With the success of this mission by 'Tigers', the first squadron of the force, IAF has become one of the few air forces in the world with the capability of such beyond visual range air-to-air missile.

India, France inked deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets

Sep 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The 7.8 billion Euro deal is crucial for the Indian Air Force and is expected to give India the dominant status in the air.

Sanjay Dutta, Ritesh Sarothiya selected for Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards

Sep 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Cathy Liss, the president of Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) in Washington, D.C., US said that range officer Sanjay Dutta and Assistant Conservator Ritesh Sarothiya have been selected as winners of the Bavin Awards.

2016 Right Livelihood Award announced

Sep 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull after the Nobel Foundation refused to create awards honouring efforts in the fields of the environment and international development.

Junaid Ahmad appointed as World Bank Country Director for India

Sep 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Hailing from Bangladesh, Ahmad was previously the Chief of Staff to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.

Adi Godrej conferred Clinton Global Citizen Award

Sep 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The award was presented by Hikmet Ersek, CEO and President of Western Union, in the presence of former US President Bill Clinton.

Democrats and Dissenters authored by Ramachandra Guha released

Sep 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Democrats and Dissenters cover a wide range of themes: from the varying national projects of India’s neighbours to political debates within India itself and more.

Aung San Suu Kyi honoured as 2016 Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard Foundation

Sep 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Suu Kyi, elected head of Myanmar’s government in April 2016, was placed under house arrest in 1989 for protesting against the country’s dictatorship and served 15 years in detention.

Monika Kapil Mohta appointed as India's Ambassador to Sweden

Sep 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

She is presently the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs and looks after India's relations with a large part of the Asia-Pacific region.

International Day of Peace observed with theme Building Blocks for Peace

Sep 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. In 2001, it unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

India successfully test fires long range surface-to-air Barak-8 missile off Odisha coast

Sep 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Barak 8 is an Indian-Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM), designed to defend against any type of airborne threat.

Naropa Festival: Devotees visit Indian Himalayas to celebrate Buddhist festival

Sep 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

A 60-foot-tall silk embroidery brocade of Buddha Amitabha was unfurled on 19 September 2016. The 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the 1000-year-old Drukpa Order based in the Himalayas, unfurled the brocade amidst chanting of prayers.

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