Daily Current Affairs 29th & 30thOctober 2017

1) Phase 1 of Bharat Net project to be completed by December 2017

  • On October 26, 2017, Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications announced that first phase of the Bharat Net project (National Optic Fibre Network) will be completed by December 2017, and will thereby provide internet access to 100000 gram panchayats
  • This announcement was made that at the fourth edition of the ‘i-Bharat 2017’ conference held in New Delhi on October 26, 2017.
  • The conference was organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • Theme of ‘i-Bharat 2017’ was ‘ICT Elucidations for Unserved and Unsolved

2) PM Modi Inaugurated Bidar-Kalaburagi New Railway Line in Karnataka

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Bidar – Kalaburagi New Railway Line to the Nation by unveiling a plaque at Bidar Railway Station, in Karnataka.
  • Prime Minister also flagged off the DEMU Service between Bidar and Kalaburagi.

3) Govt Makes Use of Public Finance Management System Mandatory for Central Schemes

  • The Centre has made the use of Public Finance Management System (PFMS) mandatory for all central schemes.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated that making use of the PFMS mandatorily will ensure benefits of government schemes to reach the last mile.
  • The move would help in tracking and monitoring the flow of funds to the implementing agencies. A total of 613 schemes of the central government will be covered under PFMS. The ambit of PFMS coverage includes central sector and centrally sponsored schemes as well as other expenditures including the Finance Commission grants.

4) Italy PM Paolo Gentiloni on Two-Day Visit to India

  • Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni arrived in New Delhi on a two day visit to India. The visit  is aimed at strengthening the bilateral political and economic relations between the two countries.
  • The last visit of the Italian Prime Minister to India was in February 2007.

5) India, Japan begins three-day anti-submarine drill

  • In a bid to deepen operational coordination in the strategically important sea lanes, Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) began a three-day anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean region on October 29, 2017.
  • On October 29, 2017, Japan’s two P-3C Orion jets, which are anti-submarine warfare aircraft, landed at naval air station Hansa in Goa to take part in the drill.
  • In this exercise, Indian Navy is represented by two P-8 I long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare aircrafts.

6) Army finalises mega Rs 40,000 crore procurement plan to replace ageing weapons

  • Indian Army has finalised one of its biggest procurement plans for infantry modernisation at a cost of nearly Rs 40,000 crore to replace its ageing and obsolete weapons.
  • Under this plan, around 7 lakh rifles, 44,000 light machine guns (LMGs) and nearly 44,600 carbines will be procured.
  • Indian Army has been insisting to fast-track the procurement in back drop of evolving security threats along India’s borders with Pakistan and China.

7) India to Host UN Wildlife Summit in 2020

  • India will host the next United Nations (UN) global wildlife conference in 2020. India will host the next CMS Conference of the Parties CMSCOP13. It was officially announced at the closing CMSCOP12 plenary, in Manila, Philippines.
  • The six-day 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP12) is the only international treaty devoted exclusively to migratory animal species. The theme of the Conference was ‘Their Future is Our Future – Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People’.

8) Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar Assumes Charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff

  • Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, AVSM, VSM has assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) from Vice Admiral Karambir Singh AVSM at a formal ceremony held in New Delhi.
  • Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, AVSM, VSM is an alumni of the National Defence Academy. The Flag Officer was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 81 and is a specialist in Missiles & Gunnery.

9) AU Small Bank, SIDBI Launch Rs 200 crore Fund for MSMEs

  • AU Small Finance Bank tied up with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to launch a Rs200 crore fund for providing loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
  • The program will fund term loans in the Rs25 lakh to Rs2 crore ticket size. Under the advice of Sidbi, AU Bank will play the anchor in this program as all the processes including disbursement, monitoring and recovery will be handled by them. The appraisal of the proposal shall be done jointly by AU Bank and SIDBI.

10) Mithali Raj and Virat Kohli Tops ICC Ranking

  • India captain Mithali Raj moved up one place to occupy the number one spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batswomen. Ellyse Perry of Australia and Amy Satterthwaite of New Zealand also jumped one place each to be at second and third spots. Mithali has 753 points.
  • Also, Indian captain, Virat Kohli returned to the top of the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen after logging career-high rating points, going past the iconic Sachin Tendulkar in the process. The 28-year-old Delhi batsman has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an India batsman.

11) Federer Wins 8th Basel Title, 95th Overall

  • The Swiss superstar won his eighth Basel title, after defeating Juan Martin del Potro, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3 to clinch his ATP World Tour-leading seventh title of the year.
  • It was Federer’s first success against the Argentine in a Basel final, after the South American beat him in both 2012 and 2013. Federer moved ahead of Ivan Lendl into standalone second place on the Open Era titles list, only trailing Jimmy Connors, who owns 109 trophies. He now owns eight or more trophies at three different events: Halle (9), Wimbledon (8) and Basel (8).

12) Johor Cup Hockey: Indian Junior Team Win Bronze Medal

  • Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team beat hosts Malaysia 4-0 in the Bronze medal match of the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, in Malaysia
  • Goals from Vishal Antil (15’, 25’), Vivek Prasad (11’) and Shilanand Lakra (21’) were enough for India to finish their tournament with the Bronze medal

13)Kidambi Srikanth Wins French Open to Clinch 4th Super Series Title of 2017

  • India’s Kidambi Srikanth created history as he became the first Indian player to win four Superseries titles in a year after he won the men’s singles title at the French Open.
  • He defeated Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the final to achieve this feat. This win was another addition to the Indian’s list of firsts as he also became the only Indian to win the French Open since it became a Superseries event in 2007.

14) Book on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s Inspirational Words Released

  • An illustrative book containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was released online by Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj on the 86th birth anniversary of the former President.
  • Titled “Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams”, the book includes a collection of 200-plus handcrafted and handwritten postcards from across India. The book is Co-authored by Saji Mathew and Jubie Johnand published by Bloomsbury.

Tumse Na Ho Payega Quant#140

Find out the wrong number in the series

Q (1) 2, 6, 12, 42, 110, 156, 272

(a) 12

(b) 42

(c) 110

(d) 156

(e) 272

Q (2) 17, 23, 24, 26, 31, 33

(a) 31

(b) 23

(c) 31

(d) 26

(e) 33

Q (3) 81, 73, 52, 42, 33, 22, 18, 10

(a) 52

(b) 33

(c) 18

(d) 73

(e) 42

Q (4) 121, 169, 324, 625, 1024, 1369

(a) 169

(b) 325

(c) 1369

(d) 324

(e) 1024

Q (5) 9587, 4793, 1597, 399, 90, 13, 1

(a) 4793

(b) 1597

(c) 399

(d) 13

(e) 90

What value will come in place of question mark (?) in the following questions?

Q (6) 35% of 560 – 15% of 660 – 40% of 1135 – 60% of 820 = ?

(a) – 919

(b) – 849

(c) – 759

(d) – 876

(e) None of these

Q (7) 700/7 – 7 x 13 + 37% of 930

(a) 534.1

(b) 375.1

(c) 345.1

(d) 353.1

(e) None of these

Q (8)

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(a) 12454

(b) 12494

(c) 12324

(d) 12354

(e) 12404

Q (9)

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(a) 5

(b) 23

(c) 15

(d) 25

(e) 21

Q (10)

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(a) – 1521

(b) – 1535

(c) – 1541

(d) – 1451

(e) – 1507

Q (11) A milk man has 60 liters of container which contains milk and water mixture. The volume of milk is 60% of the total mixture. From his container he gave ‘k’ liters of mixture to his first costumer and added equal amount of water in the container, then again he releases same amount of mixture as before, for another costumer and added equal quantity of water in it. As a result, water becomes 51.4% of total mixture. Find out the value of ‘k’?

(a) 6 liter

(b) 7 liter

(c) 8 liter

(d) 5 liter

(e) 9 liter

Q (12) In a laboratory experiment, a sample of air which is a mix of oxygen and vapour is taken. Water contains hydrogen and oxygen gases. If air contains 70% of oxygen (including that contains in the water vapour) by weight while water vapour contain 16.66% oxygen by weight, how many kilograms of water vapour id present in 1 kilogram of water?

(a) 0.25

(b) 0.34

(c) 0.36

(d) 0.3

(e) 0.40

Q (13) There are 45 students in a hostel. Due to the admission of 15 new students the expenses of the mess were increased by Rs. 60 per day while the average expenditure per head diminished by Re. 1. What was the original expenditure of the mess?

(a) 675

(b) 670

(c) 360

(d) 480

(e) 390

Q (14) Ten years ago, the ages of the members of a joint family of eight people added up to 231 years. Three years later, one member died at the age of 60 years and a child was born during the same year. After another three years, one more member died, again at 60, and a child was born during the same year. The current average age of this eight member joint family is nearest to:

(a) 23 years

(b) 22 years

(c) 21 years

(d) 25 years

(e) 24 years

Q (15) A man bought some fruit at the rate of 16 for Rs, 24 and sold them at the rate of 10 for 22. Find the profit percent?

(a) 70%

(b) 140/3%

(c) 240/7%

(d) Data inadequate

(e) Can’t be determine

Q (6) P, Q and R alone take 10, 20 and 25 days respectively to complete a job. What is the minimum time required to finish the job if not more than 2 of them work together on a single day and no two consecutive days have the same pair of people working?

(a) 6 5/14 days

(b) 6.5 days

(c) 6 13/15 days

(d) 6 1/15 days

(e) None of these

DIRECTIONS for Questions 7 to 10: Answer the following questions based on the information given below

The proportion of male students and the proportion of vegetarian students in a school are given below. The school has a total of 800 students, 80% of whom are in the Secondary Section and rest equally divided between Class 11 and 12.

Male (M) Vegeterian (v)
Class 12 0.6
Class 11 0.55 0.5
Secondary Section 0.55
Total 0.475 0.53

 

Q (17) What is the percentage of vegetarian students in Class 12?

(a) 40

(b) 45

(c) 50

(d) 55

(e) 60

Q (18) In Class 12, twenty five per cent of the vegetarians are male. What is the difference between the number of female vegetarians and male non-vegetarians?

(a) less than 8

(b) 10

(c) 12

(d) 14

(e) 16

Q (19) What is the percentage of male students in the secondary section?

(a) 40

(b) 45

(c) 50

(d) 55

(e) 60

Q (20) In the Secondary Section, 50% of the students are vegetarian males. Which of the following statements is correct?

(a) Except vegetarian males, all other groups have same number of students.

(b) Except non-vegetarian males, all other groups have same number of students.

(c) Except vegetarian females, all other groups have same number of students.

(d) Except non-vegetarian females, all other groups have same number of students

(e) All of the above groups have the same number of students.

 

 

ANSWER KEY

  1. (a) 12
  2. (c) 31
  3. (b) 33
  4. (d) 324
  5. (e) 90
  6. (b) – 849
  7. (d) 353.1
  8. (e) 12404
  9. (c) 15
  10. (a) – 1521
  11. (a) 6 liter
  12. (a) 0.25
  13. (c) 360
  14. (e) 24 years
  15. (b) 140/3%
  16. (c) 6 13/15 days
  17. (a) 40
  18. (e) 16
  19. (b) 45
  20. (c)

Daily Current Affairs 23rd October 2017

1) India’s First Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra for Skilling in Smart Cities

  • On October 23, 2017, Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh along with Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities in New Delhi in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
  • This centre, located at Mandir Marg, New Delhi, is an exemplary heritage building of approx. 30,000 sq.ft.
  •  It has a capacity of skilling 4000 youth annually and caters to healthcare and solar energy sectors.The centre will be managed by Orion Edutech, which is National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) affiliated training partner.

2) Modi inaugurates ferry services between Ghogha and Dahej in Gujarat

  • On 22nd October 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the ‘roll-on-roll-off’ (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Saurashtra and Dahej in south Gujarat.
  • Chief Minister Mr.Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Mr.Nitin Patel were also present during the launch. Mr.Modi said that, this is the first of its kind project not only in India but also in South-East Asia.
  • Gujarat Maritime Board has executed the ro-ro project. This project has been carried out with funds of Rs.615 crore.This ferry service reduces the distance between the two towns from 310 km by road to 30 km, which can be covered in one hour.

3) Hyderabad to host CFSI’s International Children’s Film Festival

  • The 20th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) is to be held in Hyderabad between 8 and 14 November 2017.
  • The International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) festival is also called ‘The Golden Elephant’. It is being organised by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI).
  • It will be hosted by the Telangana government jointly with CFSI and the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • The theme for this year’s festival is ‘New India’. This festival would screen features, shorts, live action and animation films.

4) Odisha government approves Bijepur lift irrigation project

  • On 23rd October 2017, Odisha government approved the Bijepur lift irrigation project and construction of sewerage system for Bhubaneswar.
  • The Bijepur lift irrigation project was approved in the cabinet meeting chaired by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The Bijepur lift irrigation project is named after renowned poet Gangadhar Meher.
  • The project is estimated for Rs.1246 crore. It will be completed by March 2018.Water will be drawn from Hirakud dam through Baragarh main canal into Barihapalli secondary storage structure. From secondary structure, water will be delivered to the command area.

5) Sushma Swaraj’s two days visit to Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh has signed a long-term sales and purchase agreement with an Indian refiner to import gas oil to meet the country’s energy demand.
  • The deal between Bangladesh Petroleum Corp. (BPC) and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) was signed in presence of India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Dhaka recently on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral issues.
  • Under the deal, BPC will take up to 250,000 tonnes of gas oil each year from NRL for the first three years of the deal to the BPC’s northern fuel depot via a 131-km (79 mile) pipeline, which will be built by India.

6) State of World Population 2017 Report launched

  • As per the recently released State of World Population 2017 report by the United Nations Population Fund, prevailing inequality between rich and poor has to be tackled on an urgent basis and poorest and most vulnerable women will have to be empowered to make their own decisions about their lives. On failing to do so, countries across the world could face unrest and their development will be hampered.
  • The report has been titled “Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality.” As of 2017, half of 1.6 billion women of reproductive age living in developing regions want to avoid a pregnancy.
  • Around 59 million women use unreliable traditional methods of pregnancy prevention whereas 155 million use no method of contraception at all.
  • South Asian region is home to largest number of women with an unmet need for modern contraception and thereby has high maternal mortality rate.

7) IPPB Appoints Suresh Sethi as its MD & CEO

  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has appointed Mr. Suresh Sethi as its Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. Mr Sethi was the former MD of Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd.
  • Mr. Sethi takes over from the dynamic leadership of Mr. A.P. Singh who had been the interim MD & CEO of IPPB since January 2017.

8) Rakesh Asthana Appointed CBI Special Director

  • Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was appointed the special director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
  • Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer, had been serving in the Central Bureau of Investigation as additional director. He is among eight senior police officers promoted by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

9) HSBC Appoints Jayant Rikhye as CEO India

  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has announced the appointment of Jayant Rikhye as the Chief Executive Officer for India. The appointment would be effective from December 1 subject to regulatory approvals.
  • He succeeds Stuart Milne. Mr. Rikhye is currently Head of International, Asia-Pacific, responsible for 11 markets in the region.

10) Sibi George, Next Ambassador of India to Switzerland

  • Sibi George has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Switzerland. He will replace Smita Purushottam.
  • George is presently serving as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Mr. George has also served as deputy chief of mission of Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia.

11) Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated Best Airports in the World: ACI-ASQ Survey

  • The Jaipur and Srinagar Airport got First and Second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers in ACI-ASQ Survey. Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India along with his team received the ACI-ASQ Award at a function held in Mauritius.
  • Jaipur was ranked as the Best Airport in the World catering to a traffic volume of 2 to 5 million passengers per year in 2016 also.

12) Nirmala Sitharaman Left for Philippines to Attend Southeast Asian Defence Ministers’ Meeting

  • In her first foreign visit as Defence Minister, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman left for the Philippines to attend the Southeast Asian Defence Ministers’ Meeting.
  • The two-day ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting)-Plus meeting will discuss ways to enhance defense and security cooperation among the member nations. During her three-day stay, Ms. Sitharaman is also likely to hold bilateral talks with her counterparts from a number of countries.

13) Gaganjeet Bhullar Clinches Macao Open Golf Title 2017

  • Gaganjeet Bhullar had completed a wire-to-wire victory and lifted his eighth Asian Tour title at the Macau Open. He drained five birdies on the front nine and won by three shots despite a nerve-jangling double bogey.
  • The 29-year-old fired rounds of 64, 65, 74 and 68 for an aggregate score of 13-under 271, lifting his first Asian Tour trophy of the year. 

13) Amjyot Singh Becomes Third Indian in NBA

  • The 6-foot-9-inch Chandigarh hoopster Amjyot Singh became the third Indian – after Satnam Singh and Palpreet Singh Brar to walk into the National Basketball Association (NBA) league.
  • Amjyot made it to the NBA’s minor league – the G-League. The Indian skipper was picked by Oklahoma City Blue. The OKC Blue is NBA development league affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder, an American professional basketball team.

14) Kidambi Srikanth Lifts Denmark Open Superseries Trophy 2017

  • In Badminton, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense, Denmark.
  • In the title clash, Srikanth, seeded 8th, defeated South Korea’s Lee Hyun-il in straight games, 21-10, 21-5 to bag his third Super Series title of the year and fifth overall. It was the first time Srikanth and Lee had faced each other.

15) International Stuttering Awareness Day – October 22

  • On 22nd October 2017, International Stuttering Awareness Day was observed all over the world.
  • The theme for International Stuttering Awareness Day 2017 is ‘A World That Understands Stuttering’.
  • Since 1998, every year on October 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day is celebrated. This day is intended to raise public awareness of the millions of people (one percent of the world’s population), who have the speech disorder of stuttering, also known as stammering.

Tumse Na Ho Payega Quant#138

FIND THE NEXT NUMBER IN THE SERIES.

Q (1) 8, 7, 10, 21, 68, ?

(a) 250

(b) 315

(c) 95

(d) 260

(e) None of these

Q (2) 12, 17, 24, 35, ?

(a) 65

(b) 80

(c) 95

(d) 45

(e) 50

Q (3) 5, 7, 25, 131, 925, ?

(a) 8752

(b) 7562

(c) 8335

(d) 1000

(e) None of these

Q (4) 0, 30, 75, 145, 250, ?

(a) 370

(b) 300

(c) 290

(d) 420

(e) 400

Q (5) 3, 1, -1, -11, -85, ?

(a) -850

(b) -900

(c) -550

(d) -775

(e) None of these

Q (6) If 9 men working 15/2 hours a day can finish a piece of work in 20 days, then how many days will be taken by 12 men, working 6 hours a day to finish the work, it being given that 2 men of latter type work as much as 3 men of the former type?

(a) 15/2 days

(b) 11 days

(c) 25/3 days

(d) 12.5 days

(e) 19/2 days

Q (7) Working in the first month Ram earns x % commission on the first sale of 10000, and further sale he earns y% commission. If in these two following month his sales are Rs 30000 and Rs 40000 and he earned a commission of Rs 9000 and 13000. Find the x% + y%.

(a) 40%

(b) 45%

(c) 10%

(d) 50%

(e) 30%

Q (8) The ratio of last year income of a:b:c is 3:4:5. While the ratio of their last year income to current year income is 4:5, 2:3 and 3:4. If their total current year income is 98500. The present income of b and c is?

(a) 80000

(b) 76000

(c) 78000

(d) 85000

(e) 700000

Q (9) 3 men earn as much as 5 women, 5women earn as much as 9 boys and 10 boys earn as much as 12 girls. If a girl earns Rs 50 a day, then the earning of a man would be?

(a) 120/-

(b) 240/-

(c) 180/-

(d) 150/-

(e) 130/-

Q (10) A solid wooden structure is in the form of a cone mounted on a hemisphere. If the radius of hemisphere is 4.2cm and the total height of structure is 10.2 cm, find the volume of wood used in the structure?

(a) 343.11 cm3

(b) 532.22 cm3

(c) 266.11 cm3

(d) 133.55 cm3

(e) 134.87 cm3

Q (11) A random triangle is selected from the triangles formed by joining vertices of an octagon. What is the probability that the selected triangle has no sides common with octagon?

(a) 1/7

(b) 5/7

(c) 3/7

(d) 6/7

(e) 2/7

Q (12) A manufacturing company XYZ allows 20% commission to his salesman on the total sales and 10% and a bonus of 10% on the net profit ( Total Profit – Bonus = Net profit ). After charging such bonus if the total sale and profit are 10,000 and Rs 13,200 respectively. Find the total earning of sales man.

(a) 1000

(b) 12000

(c) 10000

(d) 1200

(e) 8000

Q (13) B + C can complete a work in 50% more time than A + B + C. If they work together on a job till the whole work completes then B earn Rs. 120 out of total earning of Rs. 450. Then find in how many days they together complete the whole work while A + B takes 8/3 more no of days to complete the work then A + B + C.

(a) 6 days

(b) 8 days

(c) 5 days

(d) 4 days

(e) 3 days

Q (14) There are 7 seats in a row. Three persons take seats at random. The probability that the middle seat is always occupied and no two persons are consecutive is?

(a) 4/35

(b) 9/70

(c) 9/39

(d) 8/35

(e) None of these

Q (15) In a box there are 3 black, 3 pink and 3 green balls. What is probability that out of 3 selected balls 2 are pink?

(a) 1/4

(b) 1/8

(c) 2/5

(d) 3/7

(e) None of these

Q (16) If the income tax is increased by 16% then the net income of a person is reduced by 3%. Find the rate of income tax.

(a) 15%

(b) 16 2/3%

(c) 16 1/3%

(d) 15 15/19%

(e) 15 10/19%

Q (17) The population of a city is 80,000. If males are increase by 5% and females are increased by 9% the population will become 86,630 after 1 year. Find the number of males and females in the city.

(a) 45000, 35000

(b) 47000, 33000

(c) 57000, 23000

(d) 53000, 27,000

(e) None of these

Q (18) Two partners invest Rs 2600 and Rs 1625 respectively in a business and agreed that 30% of the profit should be divided equally between them and the remaining profit as to be treated as interest on capital. If one partner gets Rs 360 more than the other, find the total profit made in the business.

(a) 42000

(b) 47000

(c) 52000

(d) 55000

(e) None of these

Q (19) A salesman is allowed 12% commission on the total sales made by him and a bonus of 2% on the sales over Rs 20000. If the total earning of salesman is Rs 9400 find the total sale.

(a) 60000

(b) 65000

(c) 70000

(d) 75000

(e) 80000

Q (20) A dishonest shopkeeper increased 80% fixed rice of his article and after that he gives 25% discount. If the shopkeeper has taken 20% more from wholesaler and gave 10% reduced per kg to customer, then what is his net profit?

(a) 60%

(b) 80%

(c) 50%

(d) 70%

(e) None of these

DIRECTION for Q (21-27): Study the following information carefully to answer the questions.

In a medical college there are 1600 students studying Dentistry and Homeopathy. Each student from each course knows one or more languages out of English, Hindi and Bangla. 45% of the students study Dentistry and the remaining students study Homeopathy. Out of the students studying Dentistry, boys and girls are in the ratio of 5:3, respectively.

Out of the boys studying Dentistry, 16% know English, 10% know only Hindi and 4% know only Bangla. 24% know English as well as Hindi. 20% know English as well as Bangla. 14% know Hindi as well as Bangla. Remaining boys know all three languages.

Out of the Girls studying Dentistry, 20% know only English, 10% know only Hindi and 10% know only Bangla, 20% know English as well as Hindi. 20% English as well as Bangla, 10% know Hindi as well as Bangla, remaining Girls know all three languages.

Out of the students studying homeopathy boys and girls are in the ratio of 4:7, respectively. Out of the boys studying homeopathy, 20% know only English, 15% know only Hindi and 5% know only Bangla. 15% know English as well as Hindi. 25% know English as well as Bangla. 10% know Hindi as well as Bangla. Remaining boys know all three languages.

Out of the girls studying Homeopathy, 15% know only English, 15% know only Hindi and 5% know only Bangla.20% know English as well as Hindi, 20% know English as well as Bangla, 15% know Hindi as well as Bangla. Remaining girls know all three languages.

 

Q (21) How many students studying Dentistry know either English or Hindi?

(a) 166

(b)162

(c) 308

(d)198

(e) 248

Q (22) Total how many students in college know all three languages?

(a) 108

(b) 132

(c) 169

(d) 137

(e) 142

Q (23) What percent of the total number of girls in the college know Bangla?

(a) 45%

(b) 40%

(c) 48%

(d) 42%

(e) 50%

Q (24) How many students studying Homeopathy do not know English?

(a) 292

(b) 232

(c) 228

(d) 298

(e) 207

Q (25) Out of the students studying Homeopathy, what is the ratio between number of boys knowing English and the number of girls knowing Hindi, respectively?

(a) 3:5

(b) 2:3

(c) 9:11

(d) 9:13

(e) 1:3

Q (26) Out of the total number of students studying Dentistry, what percent knows at least two languages?

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Q (27) What percent of total number of girls in the college do not know Hindi?

(a) 38%

(b) 46%

(c) 48%

(d) 36%

(e) 43%

 

 

ANSWER KEY

  1. (b) 315
  2. (a) 65
  3. (c) 8335
  4. (e) 400
  5. (d) -775
  6. (d) 12.5 days
  7. (d) 50%
  8. (b) 76000
  9. (c) 180/-
  10. (c) 266.11cm3
  11. (e) 2/7
  12. (d) 1200
  13. (d) 4 days
  14. (a) 4/35
  15. (e) None of these
  16. (d) 15 15/19%
  17. (c) 57000, 23000
  18. (e) None of these
  19. (c) 70000
  20. (b) 80%
  21. (d)
  22. (c)
  23. (e)
  24. (a)
  25. (b)
  26. (d)
  27. (e)

 

Daily Current Affairs 16th to 22nd October 2017

1) Government sets up expert group for suggestions on artificial intelligence policy

  • Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has set up an internal committee which will provide suggestions to Indian government on framing a national policy on artificial intelligence (AI).
  • This internal committee comprising of experts will advise the IT ministry on the most appropriate technology for India in context of emerging trends in the area of AI.
  • Reducing/averting cyber attacks carried out with the help of AI is the main focus area of Indian government.
  • Members of the committee will also hold consultations with officials from Union Home Ministry as well as Union Finance Ministry.
  • The committee will soon submit a detailed report including suggestions/recommendations to the Government, which will serve as a base for forming the national policy.
  • Framework for India’s strategic plan to use AI will incorporate key areas that have been identified in Government’s seven-point strategy

2) India tops list of pollution-linked deaths in world – Study by Lancet

  • As per a study conducted by Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, released in Lancet medical journalIndia has topped the list of countries with highest pollution-related deaths in year 2015. In this context, pollution-related death refers to death caused by diseases linked to air, water and other forms of pollution.
  • More than 40 international health and environmental authors were involved in this study which is a part of a two-year project.
  • The study team was led by Philip Landrigan, an environmental scientist, and Richard Fuller, founder of NGO Pure Earth.
  • The study also includes contributions from India’s former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and IIT-Delhi’s Prof Mukesh Khare.

3) Five-member committee to select RSTV’s next editor-in-chief

  • As per an order from Rajya Sabha secretariat, a five-member committee has been formed to select the candidate for the post of editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV).
  • This committee is headed by Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash. Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Additional Secretary (Personnel) in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat P P K Ramacharyulu and journalist Rahul Srivastava are the other members of this search-cum-selection committee.
  • The committee will invite applications for the post and will conduct interviews of suitable candidates. Based on the interviews, recommendation for final selection will be submitted to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

4) Rajasthan limits probes against public servants

  • Rajasthan State Government under Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has passed Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 which seeks to protect serving judges, former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without Government’s prior sanction.
  • The ordinance also seeks to bar the media from reporting on accusations till the sanction to proceed with the probe is obtained.
  • ii. The ordinance provides 180 days immunity to the officers, during which no investigation could be ordered nor could any investigation be carried out against serving judges, former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan.

5) UP Government doubles ex-gratia amount for police officials

  • On October 21, 2017, Uttar Pradesh State Government under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced to double the ex-gratia amount for police officials martyred on duty. Post this announcement, the ex-gratia amount for Police officials martyred on duty stands, revised to Rs. 40 lakh from Rs. 20 lakh earlier.
  • Mr. Adityanath made this announcement at the Police Commemoration Day Parade in Lucknow.
  • He also announced that number of medals awarded to police personnel in all the units of Uttar Pradesh’s Police Department has been increased from 200 to 950.

6) Centre asks states to name toilets as ‘izzat ghar’ in rural areas

  • The Central Government has asked each state to name the toilets in their rural households as “izzat ghar”, or to use a phrase in regional language equivalent to “house of dignity”.
  • Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has asked the state government’s principal secretaries, to name toilets in rural areas as “izzat ghar”, after observing the name being used in many parts of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Hindi-speaking areas may continue using the name “izzat ghar”. Other regions could use a name in the local language with the same meaning as that of “house of dignity”.
  • About Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation:

♦ Cabinet Minister – Uma Bharti

♦ Ministers of State – Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, S S Ahluwalia

7) PM Modi Inaugurates first phase of Ghogha-Dahej RORO ferry service in Gujarat

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first phase of ambitious Ghogha-Dahej Roll-on Roll-off ferry service at Ghogha in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat.
  • With the opening of this 615-cores rupees ferry service, the distance between Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions could be covered in less than an hour via-sea route. This passenger movement service reduced the distance between the Ghogha and Dahej from 310 kilometres by road to just 30 kilometres, which can be covered in one hour.

8) Hirasar Greenfield Airport Project in Gujarat gets Green Clearance

  • The Centre has given green clearance for a greenfield airport project at Hirasar, about 28 km from Rajkot in Gujarat,at a cost of over Rs. 1,400 crores. 
  • The state government has proposed a new airport in Rajkot district as the existing one is small and the earlier plan to extend the current runway could not materialise because of high land cost. The Environment Ministry has given the environment clearance to the Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Ltd (GSAICL) for development of a greenfield airport at Rajkot.

9) Govt permits banks to sell more small savings schemes

  • In order to encourage savings, Central Government has issued a notification allowing all public sector banks and top three private sector banks (ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank) to accept deposits under various small savings schemes, which until now, were only sold through post offices.
  • Last month, the government notified interest rates on small savings schemes for the October-December quarter. The interest rates have been kept unchanged as compared to July-October quarter.
  • As per current interest rates, investments in the public provident fund (PPF) scheme will fetch 7.8 per cent return while Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) investments will yield 7.5 per cent and mature in 115 months.
  • Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme, the scheme related to girl child savings offers8.3 per cent annually, whereas investment on 5-year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme will yield 8.3 per cent, with the interest being paid quarterly.

10) RBI clarifies why linking of Aadhaar with Bank Account is Mandatory

  • The Reserve Bank of India has clarified that linking of Aadhaar to the bank account is mandatory under the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 published in the Official Gazette on 01st June 2017.
  • The clarification comes after a section of the media reported while quoting a reply to a Right to Information Act application that linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar is not mandatory.

11) Banks to Provide Funds at 7% to Women SHGs under DAY-NRLM: RBI

  • The RBI has issued guidelines to banks will provide funds to women self help groups, SHGs, in rural areas at 7 per cent under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the current fiscal (2017-18).
  • The central bank has revised guidelines on interest subvention scheme under DAY-NRLM, as received from the Ministry of Rural Development for implementation by 21 public sector banks and 19 private banks.

12) PMLA: Banks to now Match Original IDs with Photocopies

  • The Government has made it mandatory for banks and financial institutions to check the original identification documents of individuals dealing in cash above the prescribed threshold, to weed out the use of forged or fake copies.
  • The Department of Revenue in the Finance Ministry has issued a gazette notification making an amendment to the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules.

13) Ministry WCD Launched Campaign on ‘women for women’

  • In an attempt to end Gender bias in women against women, the Ministry of Women and Child Development is undertaking an online campaign #IamThatWoman.
  • Through the campaign, the Ministry seeks to highlight the various aspects of women standing ‘by’ and ‘for’ women. Ministry of WCD has urged people to shun stereotypes associated with women harming other women.
  • Minister for Women and Child Development is Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.

14) GSTN Launches excel-based offline tool to file initial GSTR-3B Returns

  • Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has launched an excel-based offline tool for businesses to file initial GSTR- 3B returns. GSTN, in a statement in New Delhi, stated that taxpayers can download the offline utility from the GSTN portal and after fill in the data the file can be uploaded on GST portal. 
  • After uploading of the return to the GST Portal, the taxpayer has to preview the form, complete formalities like submit, offset the liability and file their GSTR-3B Return using digital signature or electronic verification code. 

15) Google Viewed as Most Authentic Brand in India: Survey

  • Indian consumers regard Google as the most authentic brand, even though Amazon.com tops the list globally, reveal results of the 2017 “Authentic Brands Study” by the new survey of global communications agency Cohn & Wolfe.
  • In India, Google is followed by Microsoft, Amazon.com, Maruti Suzuki and Apple. Globally, Apple takes the second spot after Amazon in the authenticity race.

16) Income Tax dept Launches ‘Online Chat’ to answer Taxpayers Queries

  • The Income Tax Department has launched an ‘online chat’ service for taxpayers so that they can seek answers to their basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues. A window has been hosted on the main page of the department’s website — www.incometaxindia.gov.in/ — with a prominent icon stating ‘Live Chat Online – ask your query.’
  • A team of experts from the department and independent tax practitioners has been deputed to answer the general queries of a taxpayer. The first-time initiative is aimed to enhance taxpayer services in the country.

17) US Author George Saunders Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

  • US author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize. He became only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel “Lincoln in the Bardo”.
  • The prize was announced at a ceremony in London. Judges for the prestigious English-language literary award praised the book as utterly original that chronicles the death of Abraham Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie using the accounts of hundreds of narrators.

18) India beat Malaysia 2-1 to win third Asia Cup title

  • India on Sunday ended their 10-year wait for continental triumph when they beat a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a nail-biting final to clinch their third Asia Cup hockey title.
  • For India’ new chief coach Marijne Sjoerd, it was perfect start to his stint as the Asia Cup was his maiden tournament in charge of the senior national side.

19) Veteran British Actor Roy Dotrice Passes Away

  • Roy Dotrice, a veteran British actor, died in London. He was 94. Dotrice was known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus and his many theater and TV roles.
  • He won many accolades throughout his lengthy career including a Tony Award in 2000 for his role in the Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten.

20) Hema Malini’s Biography ‘Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl’ Launched

  • Actress Deepika Padukone launched Hema Malini’s biography ‘Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl’ on the occasion of Hema’s 69th birthday.
  • The biography has been penned by journalist turned writer Ram Kamal Mukherjee and also contains a short foreword written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

21) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: 17 October

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) is observed globally on 17 October. The theme of this year’s IDEP is ‘Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies’.
  • This year’s celebration also marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration of the day by the UN General Assembly, which had adopted the resolution on 22 December 1992.

22) 20th October: World Statistics Day

  • At its 41st Session in February 2010, the United Nations Statistical Commission proposed celebrating 20th October 2010 as World Statistics Day.
  • Acknowledging that the production of reliable, timely statistics and indicators of countries’ progress is indispensable for informed policy decisions and monitoring implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, the General Assembly adopted on 03rd June 2010, which officially designated 20 October 2010 as the first-ever World Statistics Day.

23) Police Commemoration Day – October 21

  • On 21st October 2017, the Police Commemoration Day was observed all over India.
  • The Police Commemoration Day is observed on 21st October every year. The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh attended the Police Commemoration Day Parade at the Police Memorial Ground, in New Delhi.
  • This day remembers the sacrifice of ten policemen who died in Chinese firing in 1959. Ten policemen were killed in the incident, seven were injured and taken as prisoners.

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