GK & Current Affairs: April 9, 10, 2015


South Pars Field in Persian Gulf is world’s largest reservoir of ____?
[B]Natural Gas
[C]Shale Gas

Natural Gas
South Pars Field located in the Persian Gulf is the world’s largest natural gas field shared between Iran and Qatar. According to International Energy Agency, the field holds an estimated 1,800 trillion cubic feet of in-situ natural gas and some 50 billion barrels of natural gas condensates.


The President of World Bank has always been nominated by the ____?
[A]European Union
[B]United Nations
[C]United States
[D]European Commission

United States
The President of World Bank has always been a US citizen and nominated by the United States only. The United States has largest shareholder in the Bank. The current president of World Bank is Jim Yong Kim.


China and which country held joint military drill code-named Silk Road Cooperation-2015?
[C]Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
China and Sri Lanka held joint military drill code-named Silk Road Cooperation-2015 to enhance their capabilities, specially in combating terror. The drill was aimed at helping both sides to learn from each other, so as to improve their capabilities of performing duties.


Sahitya Shiromani Award is given by which state government?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[C]Himachal Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh
Sahitya Shiromani Award is literature award given by Uttar Pradesh. Noted Hindi poet Gopal Das Neeraj was recently awarded with the Sahitya Shiromani Award.


The M S Sahoo committee, was set up to review ____?
[A]Direct transfer of subsidies to beneficiaries
[B]Domestic and foreign capital markets
[C]Sick public sector units
[D]Public distribution system

Domestic and foreign capital markets
The M S Sahoo committee was set up to review the domestic and foreign capital markets. The committee has recommended doing away with caps on external commercial borrowing (ECB) but limiting these to the percentage of hedging that companies undertake.


Which Indian city has been declared National Earth Hour Capital?

Thane has been declared as the National Earth Hour Capital 2015. After a rigorous exercise of deliberating and assessing the sustainable activities reported by the finalist cities under the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC), an expert jury panel has declared Thane as the winning sustainable city from India this year. Thane succeeds Coimbatore, which was the National Earth Hour Capital for the year 2014. Reference


On which date International Day of Forests is celebrated?
[A]March 21
[B]March 22
[C]March 23
[D]March 24

March 21
International Day of Forests / World Forestry Day is celebrated on 21st of March every year to commemorate the contribution and value of forests and forestry to the community. The 2015 theme for the International Day of Forests is “Forests | Climate | Change”


Which of the following is the largest pulse producer state of India?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is India’s largest pulse producing state, which accounts for 23% of total pulse production in the country. Madhya Pradesh is followed by Uttar Pradesh (18%), Maharashtra (14%), Rajasthan (11%) and Andhra Pradesh (9%). In 2013-14, Madhya Pradesh produced 4.3 million tones of pulses, which is expected to be 3.3 million tones in 2014- 15. We note here that India is largest producer of pulses in the world, yet, we have to import 3-4 million tones of pulses every year to meet the demand of 19 million tones.


What is the relation between Glucose and Cellulose?
[A]Glucose is an isomer of Cellulose
[B]Cellulose is a polymer of Glucose
[C]Both Cellulose and Glucose are direct products of photosynthesis
[D]Both Cellulose and Glucose are simple sugars

Cellulose is a polymer of Glucose


The Project 75 of Indian navy involves construction of six Scorpene submarines in partnership with which country?

Under Project 75 India will construct 6 next generation diesel submarines with Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP) technology for the Indian Navy by 2022. The project is undertaken in partnership with French DCNS.