GK & Current Affairs: July 4, 5, 2015

1.

In the memory of which of the following doctors, the National Doctor’s Day in India is celebrated on every 1st of July?
[A]Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy
[B]Dr Dwarkanth Kotnis
[C]Dr Ashim Desai
[D]Dr Ramneek Mahajan

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy
Doctor’s Day in India was established by the Government of India in 1991 to be recognized and celebrated every year on 1st of July as National Doctors day. It is celebrated on 1st of July on the birth and death anniversary of the most famous physician of India Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (Dr. B C Roy) to pay lots of honor and tribute. He was honored with the great Indian civilian award called Bharat Ratna on 4th of February in 1961.

2.

In which country world’s first electronic diamond exchange is to begin in September-2015?
[A]Singapore
[B]South Africa
[C]India
[D]Saudi Arabia

Singapore
The world’s first exchange for physically-settled diamonds is slated to begin trading in September in Singapore. The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX), as it is known, aims to create a new marketplace for the global diamond trade. The exchange will provide investors an opportunity to invest in diamonds with transparent pricing. SDiX will be a first-of-its-kind business-to-consumer (B2C) platform for physically settled diamonds. The exchange is capable of handling 500,000 transactions per second. Its rules are based on the practices and regulations of the securities and commodities market.
[Business Standard]

3.

The union government has launched a mobile application “m-asset” to know assets of ____?
[A]Gram Panchayat
[B]Municipalities
[C]Zilla Panchayat
[D]State Governments

Gram Panchayat
The union government has launched an online mobile application “m-asset” for better planning of Panchayat assets. The application was launched on coinciding with the ongoing ‘Digital India Week’. The mobile app “m-asset” can be used by citizens to capture photographs and geographical coordinates of various assets available at Gram Panchayat level. The mobile app will enable these assets to be seen on a map and will be useful for planning by the Panchayats and the government.

4.

As per World Bank report, what is India’s per capita income in 2014?
[A]$1,631
[B]$1,453
[C]$1,503
[D]$1,650

$1,631
India’s per capita income rose 9.7 per cent to $1,631 in 2014 from $1,487 in the previous year as per World Bank report. India was 169th in terms of per capita income in the world. It was for the first time in three years that the per capita income increased beyond the level of 2011, when it was $1,503.

5.

India’s first Metrino project is to be launched in which city?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Bengaluru
[C]New Delhi
[D]Hyderabad

New Delhi
The country’s first Metrino project is coming up in New Delhi. The project, on the pattern of a ropeway, will cover a 70-km stretch from the Dhaula Kuan intersection in Delhi to Manesar, near Gurgaon, in Haryana. Under the project, fully automatic and driverless vehicles known as pods will travel suspended from an overhead cable network. Work on the project will start in six months.
[Live Mint]

6.

Which one of the following states shares longest border with Bangladesh?
[A]Meghalaya
[B]Assam
[C]West Bengal
[D]Mizoram

West Bengal
Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-kilometer (2,545-mile) long international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world. West Bengal with 2,217 km share longest border with Bangladesh. Other states include 262 km in Assam, 856 km in Tripura, 180 km in Mizoram, 443 km in Meghalaya, and 2,217 km in West Bengal.

7.

Tata trust and which internet giant has launched “Internet Saathi” to bring women online?
[A]Yahoo
[B]Google
[C]Facebook
[D]Microsoft

Google
Google India and Tata Trust has launched a special programme called Internet Saathi to bring more women online. The objective of the programme is to empower rural women and their communities by enabling them to use Internet in their daily lives. The programme aims to provide basic training on the usage of Internet and its benefits by use of specially designed Internet cycle carts. These cycle carts will visit villages to provide access.

8.

Which bank has become the first to launch Watch Banking in India?
[A]ICICI
[B]HDFC
[C]Axis
[D]SBI

HDFC
HDFC Bank has become the first bank in India to launch Watch Banking for Apple Watch. It aims to provide banking services through all wearable devices across platforms like iOS and Android. HDFC Bank will provide a total of 10 banking transactions in the current launch phase. Some of them being: view account information, bill payments, recharges, hot listing facilities, locate nearest branch/ATM/offer, request statement and cheque book.

9.

The Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain is in which country?
[A]Chile
[B]Mongolia
[C]Turkey
[D]France

Mongolia
The Burkhan Khaldun is a mountain of the Khentii Mountains in the Khentii Province of Mongolia. It is inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, on July 4, 2015.

10.

Airbus and which Indian company have signed a MoU to form a joint venture to produce helicopters in India?
[A]Reliance
[B]Mahindra
[C]Tata group
[D]HAL

Mahindra
Mahindra Defence Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Mahindra Group and Airbus Helicopter have inked pact to form a joint venture (JV) company to produce helicopters in India. In this regard, both entities have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture. The proposed joint venture aims to become the first private Indian helicopter manufacturer under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

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