Daily GK Updates for all Competitive Exams 2017

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Daily GK 

Daily GK encompasses a lot of aspects. After going through the current article, you will be acquainted with all the essential aspects and your knowledge will be of benefit in all the ongoing and forthcoming examinations of 2017.

Table of Contents

  • Major Exams of 2017 testing you on GK
  • Daily GK : Topic for the Day
  • Daily GK: Monthly Current Affairs
  • Daily GK Questions
  • Top 10 Events that shook the world in 2016
  • Top 10 Events that shook India in 2016
  • Daily GK Facts: General Science
  • Daily GK Facts: Economy
  • Daily GK Facts: Polity
  • Daily GK Facts: Geography

 

Daily GK : Subject Wise Coverage

Daily GK International Relations
Polity
Geography
History
Economy
Banking
Sports
Entertainment
Current Affairs

 

Daily Gk or General Knowledge is an extremely essential component of all major competitive exams. An aspirant who has a grip over General knowledge is always at an advantage, not just for written examinations but also interviews. Updating Daily GK and making a compilation of it will help you perform well in all the competitive exams.

We will make sure that the current post on Daily GK is updated daily so as to help you with the stay aware with the important happenings from around the world.

Major Exams for 2017 that will Test you on Daily GK Section

Most of the exams test you on General Knowledge. Here are the top 15 for this year –

Name of Exam Will you be tested on Daily GK ?
Civil Services Exam 2017 √   Yes
CAPF Exam √   Yes
SSC CGL Exam √   Yes
SSC CHSL Exam √   Yes
SSC MTS Exam √   Yes
IB ACIO Exam √   Yes
LIC AAO √   Yes
RBI Grade B Exam √   Yes
NABARD Grade A & B Exam √   Yes
SBI PO Exam √   Yes
SBI Clerk Exam √   Yes
IBPS PO Exam √   Yes
IBPS Clerk Exam √   Yes
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam √   Yes
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam √   Yes

Note: The exams mentioned above may not use the term Daily Gk in their syllabus but it is implied. Terms like General Awareness, General Studies, General Knowledge and even Banking Awareness may be used. Also, a few of the above mentioned exams will test you on Daily Gk in both Prelims as well as Mains, while a few will test your Daily GK in the Mains stage only. 

Daily GK: Important Topics for this Month (January 2017)

La La Land Bags Golden Globes 2017

Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes.

It won every award it was nominated for – including best musical or comedy film, best director, screenplay, score and song.

Its stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling also won in the acting categories.

The key pointers to note here are as follows –

  • It was the 74th Golden Globe Awards this year.
  • The ceremony was produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
  • La La Land was the night’s huge winner, breaking Golden Globe records with seven total wins: Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Actress(Emma Stone), Best Screenplay and Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Score (Justin Hurwitz), and Best Original Song (“City of Stars”).

Useful daily GK information from Examination point of Vie

What are Golden Globe Awards ?

The Golden Globe Awards, which are run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, honour the best in TV and film from the past year.

Elections Announced in 5 Indian States 

The ECI or the Election Commission of India has announced the dates for the assembly elections in five Indian states.

The states are –

  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarkhand,
  • Punjab
  • Manipur
  • Goa

Now that the elections have been announced, the model code of conduct will be implemented.

The key pointers to note here are as follows –

  • Single phase election will be held in the states of Goa, Punjab and Uttarkhand.
  • Double phase election will be held in the state of Manipur
  • The large state of Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in seven different phases
  • Around 15 Crore voters will be participating in the elections of the mentioned five states

Useful daily GK Information from Examination point of View 

Article 324 

—> Make sure you know all the requisite details about Article 324 of the Indian Constitution. 

  • Article 324 speaks of the Superintendence, direction and control of elections to be vested in an Election Commission

Daily GK : Monthly Current Affairs 

We will update the subsequent Daily GK section on a daily basis starting December 2016. Kindly keep track to remain updated of all the national as well as international updates.

January 2017: Daily GK Updates

Daily GK Questions

Here are the top 10 Daily GK Questions for January, 2017.

The answers for daily GK Questions have been marked in blue.

Q1. Which of the following is the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India ?
1.DICGC
2.NHB
3.NABRAD
4.All of these

Q2The advanced weather satellite Himawari-9 was launched by which country ?
1.India
2.Russia
3.China
4.Japan

Q3. What does APMC Stand for ?
1.Agricultural Produce Market Committee
2.Assocaite Product Market Commission
3.Agricultural Produce Market Commission
4.Agricultural Product Market Committee

Q4. The Roaring Forties are westerly winds found in the
1.Eastern Hemisphere
2.Western Hemisphere
3.Northern Hemisphere
4.Southern Hemisphere

Q5. Who has authored the book  ‘Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dream Into Reality?’

1.Raja Sekar
2.Ravindra Kumar
3.Irai Anbu
4.Rakesh Kumar

Q6. Sports Ministry constituted a committee on January 2, 2017 to suggest improvements in the National Sports Development Code. Who will be the head of the Committee?
1.Mani Shankar Aiyar
2.Ajay Maken
3. Injeti Srinivas
4.Mr Vijay Goel

Q7. The 10th Indian Science Congress will be held in which city ?
1.Uttar Pradesh
2.Tamil Nadu
3.Andhra Pradesh
4.Maharashtra

Q8. Which country has passed a Hindu Marriages Bill on January 2, 2017?

1.Afghanistan
2.Pakistan
3.Saudi Arabia
4.Bangladesh

Q9. Coca-Cola India has partnered with which bank to educate the retailers on digital transaction?
1.Oriental Bank of Commerce
2.State Bank of India
3.Punjab National Bank
4.Bank of Baroda

Q10. Name the android app recently launched by Government of India that has topped the chart of Google Play Store to become the most famous app in the country.
A.BHAV
B.BHAGYA
C.BHIM
D.BHARAT

Daily GK: Top 10 Events that Shook the World in 2016

2016 was a year of many global events that made an impact on the world. You should have a sound knowledge of all the following –

1.       US Presidential Elections

2.       BREXIT

3.       Rio Olympics

4.       ZIKA Virus Outbreak

5.       The Rise of ISIS

6.       Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

7.       Cuban Revolutionary Fidel Castro Passes Away

8.       Music Legend Prince Dies

9.       Mass Shooting at Orlando

10.   Pokemon Go becomes a Global Phenomena

1. US Presidential Elections

The biggest global event of 2016 was undoubtedly the US Presidential Elections, held on November 8th, 2016. The two Presidential nominees were Hillary Clinton (Democratic Candidate) and Donald Trump (Republican Candidate). The ultimate winner was Donald Trump of the Republican Party, to the surprise of many people. He will serve as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Daily GK Status: Important for competitive exams especially CSE.

2. BREXIT

A referendum was held on  23 June, 2016 to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. Majority of the voters favoured Britian leaving the European Union. BREXIT is a word that has become as a shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the European Union (EU) – merging the words Britain and exit to get Brexit.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for competitive exams especially CSE & Bank exams.

3. Rio Olympics

The 2016 Rio Olympics, also known as the Summer Olympics or the Games of the 31st Olympiad was the biggest sports event of 2016. It was held between August 5th, 2016 to August 21st, 2016. More than 200 nations participated with 11000 plus athletes. USA won the medal tally with a whooping 121 medals. Great Britain followed next with 67 medals.

Daily GK Status: Important for competitive exams.

4. Pokemon Go becomes a Global Phenomena

As soon as Pokemon Go was released, the game became a global phenomenon. So much so that the servers crashed and it had to be released in select countries only in the beginning. After establishing a game account, an individual player creates and customizes his own avatar. Once created, the avatar is displayed on a map using the player’s current geographical location.

Daily GK Status: Important for competitive exams especially CSE & SSC CGL. 

5. Zika Virus Outbreak

There was a major Zika Virus Outbreak in 2016. The virus was detected earlier but the effects were felt globally in 2016 with a lot of individuals losing their lives to this virulent strain. Warnings were issued by WHO to travelers especially in Africa and Asia. The disease is deadly and is caused by Aedes Mosquito. Individuals affected with it show symptoms including mild fever, rashes on skin, joint pain etc.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for competitive exams especially CSE.

6. The Rise of ISIS

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, commonly known as ISIS is a dangerous and violent militant outfit in current times. At present it is the most powerful terrorist organization in the world. In the year 2016, it made its impact felt organizing a lot of terrorist activities across the globe killing thousands of innocent people.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for competitive exams especially CSE, CAPF, IB & SSC CGL.

7. Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

Since the Syrian Civil War began, more than 4.4 million have fled Syria seeking refuge in other places. Thousands have lost their lives including women and children. The Innocent people left behind are struggling to survive inside Syria. Others are risking their lives on the way to Europe, hoping to find acceptance and opportunity.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for competitive exams especially CSE, CAPF, IB& SSC CGL.

8. Cuban Revolutionary Fidel Castro Passes Away

2016 witnessed the death of Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. He was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. The world saw him as a powerful and dangerous dictator.

Daily GK Status: Important for competitive exams.

9. Music Legend Prince Dies

Music legend Prince bid adieu to the world at the age of 57. He was loved the world over for his musical compositions. He was quite an innovator and was popular for his eclectic works. He won several international awards during his lifetime including the Grammy Awards, Golden Globe and even Academy Awards.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for competitive exams.

10. Aleppo Bombardment

Violent airstrikes struck Aleppo leaving hundreds dead and injured. It was one of the deadliest airstrikes in Aleppo since the past five years. United Nations condemned this action but not much has changed since then. The violence seems to continue with civilians being affected each day.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for competitive exams especially CSE, CAPF and IB.

Daily GK: Top 10 Events that Shook India in 2016

2016 was a year of various happening that took India by surprise. You should have a sound knowledge of all the following –

1.       Demonetization

2.       GST Bill

3.       TATA- Mistry Split

4.       Odd- Even Policy

5.       Cauvery Water Row

6.       Unrest in JNU

7.       Jat Agitation in North India

8.       Burhan Wani’s Encounter

9.       Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalita Passes Away

10.     Udta Punjab Row

1. Demonetization 

On the eve of November 8th, 2016 the honorable Prime Minister of India , Narendra Modi issued a national statement to curb the menace of black money and corruption. All the 500 and 1000 rupee notes were deemed as non-legal tender, thereby bringing a stop to their use and replacing them with alternative currency of Rs 500 and Rs. 2000. This was the biggest step since post independence to tackle black money.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for all competitive exams.

2. GST Bill

Good and Services Tax in India, popularly known as the GST Bill, is the biggest reform in India’s indirect tax structure. It will be implemented from April 1, 2017. The biggest use of GST Bill will disincentivise tax evasion. If you don’t pay tax on what you sell, you don’t get credit for taxes on your inputs. Additionally, low tax rates will follow from GST covering all goods and services, with tax only on value addition and set-offs against taxes on inputs/previous purchases.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for all competitive exams.

3. TATA-Mistry Split

The $103 billion TATA empire saw quite some fireworks when the Chairman of TATA Group – Ratan Tata fired the erstwhile Cyrus Mistry from the position of Chairman. Less than four years after Cyrus Mistry, 50, was appointed chairman of the salt-to-software group, the board of Tata Sons, the flagship holding company of the conglomerate, voted to remove him in a meeting held on October 24, 2016. This made a significant impact on the corporate world as on the share holders of the company.

Daily GK Status: Important for competitive exams especially CSE.

4. Odd-Even Policy

Delhi Government experimented with the Odd-Even policy in an attempt to curb the rising air pollution levels in the national capital. While many citizens supported the move , there were others who criticized it on the grounds that it was interfering with their right to choice of mode of personal transport. The Delhi Government assured the citizens that the odd-even scheme would be implemented with better preparedness the next time it is implemented.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for competitive exams especially CSE & SSC CGL

5. Cauvery Water Dispute

The Cauvery water dispute experienced its worst when the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were at logger heads with each other. It all started with the directive of the Honorable Supreme Court asking the Government of Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. There were agitations and bandhs in both these south India states leaving the common life disturbed.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for competitive exams especially CSE

6. Unrest in JNU

One of the premier universities of the country – Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi witnessed a mass political unrest when a musical/poetry event – A country without a post office — against the judicial killing of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhatt” was organized in the JNU campus. Charges of sedition were filed against many including the President of JNUSU – Kanhaiya Kumar.

Daily GK Status: Not Important for competitive exams.

7. Jat Agitation in North India

There was widespread violence and agitation by the Jats in the north Indian states of Haryana, Punjab and even UP.  The worst affected state was Haryana where property worth 500 crores was damaged by an unruly mob over days of protest. The agitatation was part of a protest against the state government for not treating Jats in the category of OBCs and thereby not giving them reservation.

Daily GK Status: Very Important for competitive exams especially CSE.

8. Burhan Wani’s Encounter

Burhan Wani, the poster boy for Hizbul Mujhaideen was killed in a joint operation at Anantnag, J&K. The 21-year-old reportedly joined the militant outfit in 2010 to avenge the alleged assault on him and his brother by the Army. He was been in the news for releasing videos, warning of attacks in J&K. Burhan carried a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head.

Daily GK Status: Important for competitive exams especially CSE and IB.

9. Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalita Passes Away

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister , Ms Jayalalita died after battling illness in the hospital for several months. Popularly known as Amma, she was a leader who was loved by millions of Tamil Nadu citizens. She played an important role in eliminating patriarchy out of the south Indian state and launched many schemes for empowering women. After her death, her party is split over the next leader in line, although a close aid – O. Panneerselvam was made Chief Minister for the interim period.

Daily GK Status:  Important for competitive exams.

10. Udta Punjab Row

The Censor Board of India and the production team of the bollywood movie – Udta Punjab were engaged in a legal battle over the cuts suggested in the multi-starrer film.The issue gained prominence when the CBFC’s review committee suggested a whopping 89 cuts in the film, including deleting all references to Punjab and its cities, politics, elections and doing away with the expletives. However the film was finally released with just one cut with the directive of the Bombay High Court.

Daily GK Status: Not Important for competitive exams.

Daily GK Facts

Daily GK facts subject wise have been compiled by our experts exclusively for your benefit.

Daily GK Facts : General Science 

  • It can take a photon forty thousand years to travel from the core of the sun to its surface, but only eight minutes to travel the rest of the way to Earth.
  • There are 8 times as many atoms in a teaspoonful of water as there are teaspoonfuls of water in the Atlantic ocean.
  • The average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world in a lifetime.
  • Our universe comprises of 50,000,000,000 galaxies.
  • Water can boil and freeze at the same time.

 

Daily GK Facts: Economy

  •  If you divide their net worth by their age, Carlos Slim and Bill Gates have each accumulated more than $100,000 in net worth for every hour they’ve been alive.
  • The U.K. economy is 3.3% smaller than it was in 2015. The U.S. economy is 2.9% larger.
  • The number of unemployed individuals in the under developed nations and the EU is 44.8 million.
  • The top country for exports in the world in the People’s Republic of China.
  • India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world. Recently it overtook the economy of UK to hold the fifth spot in the world.

Daily GK Facts: Polity

  •  The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.
  • Multiparty elections are now held in 140 of the world’s 193 countries.
  • Only 82 countries, representing 57% of the world’s population, are fully democratic.
  • Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) was the first woman to run for office of US President.
  • India is the world’s largest democracy.

Daily GK Facts: Geography

  •  The Great Barrier Reef , Australia is the largest living structure on Earth.
  • The Amazon rain forest produces more than 20% the world’s oxygen supply.
  • In the Sahara Desert , there is a town named Tidikelt, Algeria, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.
  • Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
  • The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C. There is a city called Rome on every continent.

December 2016 : Daily GK Updates

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Significance of Daily GK Updates

Going through Daily GK Updates will prove beneficial for you in a variety of ways.

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  • Daily GK updates can be your guide for compiling regular notes for major exams.
  • Aspirants can inculcate a habit of noting down most important daily GK info to be able to go through them methodically before the exam. This will prove immensely useful for exams like CSE.
  • A good knowledge of Daily GK will help you play an active and participating role in intellectual discussions.
  • It will be easier to face any interview panel with a sound awareness of daily GK.

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  • The news items and other useful happenings from around the world are filtered to the category of most significant from the point of view of exams.
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