Wednesday, 16 October 2013

DAILY GK UPDATE - 16TH OCT !

1.    World Food Day Observed Every Year on 16 October
i. World Food Day celebrated on 16 October every year across the world since 1981.

ii. The main objective of the World Food Day is to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development.
iii. The Theme of the World Food Day 2013 is Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition
iv: World Food Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1979.

2.    Eleanor Catton is youngest Man Booker winner
i. Eleanor Catton won the 2013 Man Booker prize for English fiction on Tuesday for her novel "The Luminaries" and became the youngest winner in the award's 45-year history.
ii. The 28-year-old New Zealand novelist won the award because her novel is “awesome in its structural complexity; addictive in its story-telling; and magical in its conjuring of a world of greed and gold," Chair of judges Robert Macfarlane said.
iii. The other shortlisted authors for the prize were Canadian Ruth Ozeki for "A Tale for the Time Being", Indian-American Jhumpa Lahiri for "The Lowland", Zimbabwean NoViolet Bulawayo for "We Need New Names", Briton Jim Crace for "Harvest" and Irish writer Colm Toibin for "The Testament of Mary.”

3.    Arunendra Kumar appointed Chairman, Railway Board
i. The Railways today appointed acting Chairman of the Railway Board Arunendra Kumar as the head of the Board.
ii. Kumar, the Mechanical Member, was holding additional charge of Chairman, Railway Board (CRB) after the retirement of Vinay Mittal on June 30.
iii. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) had cleared Kumar’s name for the post of Board Chairman and a formal order to this effect was today signed by Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
iv. However, after becoming Chairman, Kumar will still hold the charge of Member Mechanical (MM) for some time as a decision for selecting the new incumbent for the post is yet to be taken.
v. The final selection of the CRB witnessed intense lobbying and infighting among the aspirants in Railways.
vi. Appointments at higher posts in the Railways are in focus, particularly after the alleged cash-for-job scam unearthed by CBI in May.

4.    RBI rejects takeout finance plan of IIFCL’s London arm
i. The Reserve Bank of India has rejected IIFCL’s proposal to provide takeout finance at the latter’s wholly-owned London subsidiary.
ii. This is despite the Centre giving its nod to IIFCL’s London arm to operate in the takeout finance segment.
iii. The RBI’s move is a setback of sorts for the state-owned infrastructure lender, IIFCL, which was betting big on takeout finance to speed up disbursements from its London subsidiary.
iv. Takeout financing at London was envisaged to be similar to IIFCL’s takeout scheme in India. Under takeout financing, loans made by banks to infrastructure firms are sold to IIFCL so that banks recover their funds ahead of the payment schedule under the loan agreement.
v. The RBI has contended that takeout at London will not be appropriate as it could end up benefiting foreign banks, which provided ECBs to Indian infrastructure developers.
vi. In 2012-13, IIFCL had, under its takeout finance scheme in India, disbursed Rs 2,126 crore.

5.    World Bank lowers India’s GDP growth forecast for 2013-14
i. The World Bank has revised downwards India’s economic growth forecast for the current fiscal to 4.7 per cent.
ii. This is down from 6.1 per cent economic growth projected in April this year.
iii. India’s GDP growth is, however, expected to accelerate to 6.2 per cent in 2014-15, the World Bank said in the latest India Development Update released today.
iv. The World Bank’s latest India GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal is higher than the International Monetary Fund’s recent downward revised projection of 4.25 per cent for 2013-14.

6.    Global Hunger Index Report 2013: India Ranked at 63rd Position
i. The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), released on 14 October 2013 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide- revealed that 842 million people were chronically under nourished across the world. 
ii. The 2013 GHI is calculated for 120 countries, its scores are based on three equally weighted indicators.’
iii. India has moved from 65 to 63 in the Global Hunger Index, making a marginal improvement since 2012, but continues to suffering far behind other emerging economies.
iv. The score for India has improved slightly from 22.9 in 2012 to 21.3 in 2013. Within SAARC countries also, India continued to trail behind Pakistan and Bangladesh on the index.

The GHI combines three equally weighted indicators into one score: 
i. The proportion of people who are undernourished. 
ii. The proportion of children under five who are underweight. 
iii. The mortality rate of children younger than age five. 

7.    MB Shah Commission submits final report on illegal mining
i. Justice M B Shah Commission, appointed to probe illegal mining across the country, has submitted its third and final report which is mainly on the menace in Goa.
ii. "The M B Shah Commission has submitted its report to the Mines Ministry, which will be tabled in Parliament after following necessary procedures," a source close to the development told media persons. 
iii. The report would prove crucial as it dwells upon the financial transactions and losses through illegal mining from 2006-2011, another source said. 
iv. The Commission has made a thorough probe into the bank transactions of exporters, traders and mining lease owners to track down the exact financial transaction, the source added. The term of the Commission expires on Wednesday.
v. The one-man panel had earlier submitted two interim reports based on which the Supreme Court imposed a temporary ban on mining activities in Goa, the largest exporter of iron-ore in the country. Of the two reports, one was on illegal iron ore mining across the country and the other was on illegal mining in Goa.
vi. The Commission had also recommended a total ban on iron ore and manganese ore exports. It had also made a few other suggestions on which the Mines Ministry has already initiated some actions.
vii. The Shah Commission has also been empowered to recommend remedial measures to prevent illegal mining, trade and export done illegally or without lawful authority. 

8.    PDS could be renamed after Indira Gandhi to roll out food law
i. The Government is considering a proposal to rename the public distribution system after Indira Gandhi to prevent Opposition parties from taking credit for implementing the National Food Security Act.
ii. “There is a proposal to rename the existing Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS),” Food Minister K. V. Thomas told: “There are many suggestions such as Indiramma Anna Yojana and Annapurna Scheme. We are considering Indiramma Anna Yojana and a final decision on it has not been taken yet.”
iii. The food security law, a brainchild of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, could be projected as the unfinished task of Indira Gandhi’s ‘Garibi Hatao’ campaign launched in the 1971 elections.
iv. The Minister said the name of the food law would not be changed because that would require an amendment.
v. Each eligible person would get five kg of foodgrains per month at Rs 3 per kg of rice, Rs 2 per kg of wheat and Re 1 per kg of coarse cereals through the State Government under the TPDS.
vi. Last month, Parliament passed the food law to give 67 per cent of the population the right to subsidised foodgrains.

9.    Anand Mahindra elected as Chairperson of PHFI
i. The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) today said Mahindra group Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra has been elected as its Chairperson for a term of three years.
ii. Mahindra succeeds NR Narayana Murthy, Infosys founder, Executive Chairman, who has held the position since July 2011, PHFI said in a statement.
iii. Commenting on the unanimous election, Murthy said: “I am delighted that the PHFI Board has elected Anand Mahindra as Chairperson.
iv. Accepting the position as Chairperson PHFI, Mahindra said: “Since inception, the PHFI has contributed immensely to strengthening India’s public health capabilities and performance through a model public-private partnership.”
v. Established in 2006 as a public-private initiative, PHFI is an independent foundation headquartered in the Capital.
vi. It is managed by a governing board comprising senior government officials, eminent Indian and international academic and scientific leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders.

10.  Powerful Typhoon Wipha caused destruction in Japan
i. A powerful typhoon Wipha on 16 October 2013 caused landslides and flooding on Izu Oshima Island, South of Tokyo.
ii. The storm brought strong winds and record rainfall - 122mm (4.8 inches) in one hour to Izu Oshima Island, which lies some 120km (75 miles) south of Tokyo. It caused damage to property and human lives.
iii. Wipha is the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane. Wipha is the 12th typhoon and 26th named storm of the west Pacific typhoon season. It was the strongest storm to impact the region since Typhoon Tokage in October, 2004.

11.  Australia set 360-run target for India
i. Electing to bat, Australia scored a massive 359 for five against India in the second one-dayer of the seven-match series here today.
ii. Australia: 359 for five in 50 overs (George Bailey not out 92, Phil Hughes 83; R Vinay Kumar 2/73).


38 comments:

saravana nan said...

hi friends . i am saravanan from Tamilnadu . . i belong to Sc community . how many marks to required to get the job in IBPS clerk 3 ? ? ? pls tell me anyone .

Anonymous said...

120-130 is good score for you...

Anonymous said...

Sirf exam me baitho, sc ho na, aur kuch karne ki jarurat bhi nai

Anonymous said...

Bilkul sahi kaha yat

J.KALYAN said...

Hiii

Anonymous said...

For general catogery..... how many marks PO as well for clerk...to get for selection

Anonymous said...

200/200 bhi aaye to bhi waiting list ka wait karna padega

Anonymous said...

does anybody know from which date ibps po exams will start..(the first date)

Anonymous said...

on 19th oct examination will be held onwards..

Anonymous said...

The above reply are totally fake. i m also sc from odisha. as a well wiser i told u that attend 140 question with 100% accuracy. just attend the common interview and u definitely get a job

Anonymous said...

po 150 mark and 160 for clerk

Anonymous said...

19th octobet 2013

Anonymous said...

I am sc from andhra...last time i hav attempted 98 n i got selected in dena bank but i am trying fr bank of baroda

Anonymous said...

anyone can tell me,when might be the ibps clerk exam starts?

Anonymous said...

you have no right to mock someone like this on the grounds of caste i can understand your frustration but this is not the way dude.
dum hai nai paper nikalne ka or baate badi badi karni h.

Anonymous said...

200/200 to tu aur tera baap doge exam to v nai ayega thulle apni chaddi me rahiyo..

Anonymous said...

30th nov onwards

Anonymous said...

Whats the remainder of 2^(2003)/7.
Here 2003 z in d power of 2..?????

Plz explain d method also plz

Anonymous said...

Exams in 3days....hw many hours u all r studying...what to study in last two days

Anonymous said...

Pick out the one which can substitute bold group of words correctly, without changing the meaning of the sentence
1. Though his actions were severe criticized, he didn’t lose his temper.
(1) were severe criticism
(2) were being of severe criticism
(3) had severe criticisem
(4) were severely criticised

2. It was he, not me, who decided to postpone the program
(1) he, not I
(2) him, not me
(3) he, not mine
(4) him, not I

3. This candidate has none of the characteristics possess by the deserving ones.
(1) from the characteristics possessed by
(2) with the characteristics possess by
(3) of the characteristics possess with
(4) of the characteristics possessed by

4. Those who are indecisive can be readily persuading to change their mind again.
(1) can be ready persuading
(2) can be readily persuaded
(3) could be ready to persuade
(4) can be readily persuasive

5. We should realize that the chance of accident may be as great or greater in our homes than in a train or on the road.
(1) may be at least as great in our homes as
(2) was at least as great as in homes
(3) can be as great or greater in our homes than
(4) may be at least as great or greater in our homes than

6. In 1994 the batsman scored thrice as many runs against Australia as that had in 1993.
(1) than he had (2) than he did
(3) as he had (4) as he did

7. Primitive man believing that a crime created an imbalance which could be rectified only by punishing the wrongdoer.
(1) believes that a crime created
(2) believed that a crime created
(3 believed that a criminal created
(4) believed that a crime creates

8. Everybody depend upon him scoring runs every time India goes to bat.
(1) depends upon him scoring
(2) depend upon him score
(3) depends upon his scoring
(4) depending upon his scoring

9. Most of the boys and girls like to see these kind of movies.
(1) this kind of movies
(2) these kind of movie
(3) these kinds of movies
(4) this kind of movie

10. The floods that came last year was devastating more than the ones this year.
(1) were more devastating
(2) was devastated more
(3) were devastating more
(4) were more devastated

Anonymous said...

Do anybody have any idea , when wil be the sbi notification for clerks and associates po

Anonymous said...

When s d result of rrb po?

Amaan Khan said...

last 2 days,polish ur simplification,num series n DI.
keep reading GA facts
picture reasoning n sitting arrangement.

Anonymous said...

does any one tell me what kind of english i have to prepare for ibps po?plz?

Anonymous said...

Wt abt for bc candidates in po and clerks

Amit Kumar said...

1......first try to find out what is the pattern of power of two,which is 2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256. hence, its is clear the pattern of last digit is same in evry cycle of four numbers. hence when u divide 2003/4 then 3 is left , therefore last digit of 3rd number of cycle is your number which is 8. Now divide 8 by 7 n reminder comes is 1 which was your answer......

Anonymous said...

follow last year question paper. You know that what type of questions comes in the exam

Anonymous said...

I am sc from delhi last time i got 118 marks written and combined marks is 56.8 and still not get any bank. some people said that only sit in the exam is a fack dont believe in it

Anonymous said...

hi friends i had applied from kolkatta and i am not an bengali..i am also from general...is any cut off for state wise in ibps clerk..pls reply

Anonymous said...

@ 118 MARKS tmhe just passing marks mile hongy otherwise written marks sufficient

Anonymous said...

most prob 5th nov

Nitin Chaturvedi said...

118 p job apko nhi mile, not possible. in sc category this marks is more than sufficient

Anonymous said...

rbi stake in rrb how much?......
50 ya 60

Anonymous said...

Wo chutiya kisko bevkoof bna rha hai ,sc ki cutoff kam gai hai aur 56.8 pe to first chance m hi ho gya tha ,,,sale jhut b bolte hai

Anonymous said...

50

Manisha said...

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Anonymous said...

not lying, first check the cut off for delhi for sc category of clerk. In 2nd cut off for clerk is 57.4 fo sc

Anonymous said...

IBPS PO III ke paper me har bar cutoff itni nahi jati. so relax.

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