Current Affairs for IBPS PO Mains | 13th October 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
A new species of predatory dinosaur that was four times bigger than a velociraptor and lived around 145 million years ago has been discovered in ____________.
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B
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Who: Giant Meat-Eating Dinosaur Which Lived 145 Million Years Ago
What: Discovered in Thailand
When: published on 11th October 2019

A new species of predatory dinosaur that was four times bigger than a velociraptor and lived around 145 million years ago has been unearthed in Thailand.

The 26 feet long dinosaur is an early member of a widespread group of dinosaurs called Carcharodontosaurids. Carcharodontosaurids included some of the largest land predators ever known: Giganotosaurus, Mapusaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, and Tyrannotitan.

The findings were published in the scientific journal PLOS One.

The remains included skull, backbone and hip fossils that came from belonged to four individuals of the new species, dubbed Siamraptor suwati.

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https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/giant-meat-eating-dinosaur-which-lived-145-million-years-ago-discovered-now-in-thailand-2340675.html
2
Which of the following banks has recently appointed Anita Pai as COP and Jasneet Bachal as CMO?
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C
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Who: Yes Bank
What: appointed Anita Pai as COP and Jasneet Bachal as CMO
When: published on 11th October 2019

Yes Bank Ltd appointed Anita Pai as chief operating officer and Jasneet Bachal as chief marketing officer, the bank said in an exchange filing.

Pai, who was senior general manager and head of ATM business at ICICI Bank Ltd, will lead the bank’s operations and service delivery. She will also look after the information technology functions of the lender. Bachal will head the marketing and communication efforts, the bank said.

Despite the announcement, shares of the private lender traded lower today ending down more than 5%. Concerns surrounding the bank’s exposure to stressed sectors, especially housing finance companies (HFC) and real estate firms, continued to add to the negative sentiment.

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https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/yes-bank-appoints-anita-pai-as-coo-jasneet-bachal-as-cmo-11570710027022.html
3
Name the scheme that was recently launched by govt. of India assuring free medicines for pregnant women.
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A
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Who: Government
What: launches SUMAN scheme, assures free medicines for pregnant women
When: published on 10th October 2019

Aiming zero preventable maternal and newborn deaths in India, the central government launched the Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) scheme, under which pregnant women, mothers up to 6 months after delivery, and all sick newborns will be able to avail free healthcare benefits.

“The scheme will largely help in bringing down maternal and infant mortality rates in the country. Under the scheme, the beneficiaries visiting public health facilities are entitled to several free services. These include at least four ante natal check-ups that also includes one checkup during the 1st trimester, at least one checkup under Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan, Iron Folic Acid supplementation, Tetanus diptheria injection and other components of comprehensive ANC package and six home-based newborn care visits," said Union health minister Harsh Vardhan while launching the scheme.

Under the scheme there will be zero expense access to identification and management of complications during and after the pregnancy. The government will also provide free transport from home to health institutions.

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https://www.livemint.com/news/india/government-launches-suman-scheme-assures-free-medicines-for-pregnant-women-11570704991082.html
4
Which of the following states has recently inaugurated the ‘AngiKaar’ campaign?
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B
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Who: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb
What: inaugurates ‘AngiKaar’ campaign
When: published on 10th October 2019

BjpBiplabIn Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the ‘AngiKaar’ campaign for the state in a formal function held at the city’s town hall today.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minster said, besides reaching the central government schemes to the marginalized sections of the society in the state, the state government has been implementing state’s own schemes and plans giving priority on socio-economic development in the state.

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http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=372739
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Which of the following cities has recently hosted the 8th Joint Commission Meeting between India and Thailand?
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C
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Who: 8th Joint Commission Meeting between India and Thailand
What: was held in New Delhi
When: published on 10th October 2019

The 8th Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between India and Thailand was held on 10 October 2019, New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister and the Thai side was led by H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The JCM was preceded by Senior Officials’ Meeting held on 9 October 2019.

The Ministers had a restricted bilateral meeting, which was followed by delegation level talks. During the meetings both sides reviewed the progress made in all areas of bilateral relationship, including political, defence and security, economic and commercial, connectivity, cultural, tourism and people-to-people ties. Both sides noted that India and Thailand are close maritime neighbours having historical and cultural linkages. In the contemporary context, India’s ‘Act East’ policy is complimented by Thailand’s ‘Look West’ policy.

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https://www.mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/31929/8th+Joint+Commission+Meeting+between+India+and+Thailand