GK & Current Affairs: January 29, 31, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers for January 29 and 30 with Current Affairs Questions on Yangko dance, world’s busiest airport for international traffic, RBI panel on urban co-operative banks, 24th African Union heads of state summit, Zhelyu Zhelev, Kanjhli wetland, Project Crocodile, African Union

1.

Which among the following cities is nick named as “Mile High City”?
[A]Tokyo
[B]Sydney
[C]Denver
[D]New York

Denver
Denver, the capital of the American state of Colorado, has the nickname the Mile High City because, at one of its points, it measures 5,280 feet (1,609 m) in height. This measurement is exactly one mile above sea level.

2.

Which among the following countries is the venue for ICC Cricket World Cup-2019?
[A]Bangladesh
[B]England
[C]South Africa
[D]Pakistan

England
England and Wales will host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 from 30 May to 15 July 2019. This will be the twelfth Cricket World Cup competition, and the fifth time it will be held in England and Wales.

3.

Who among the following has been appointed as new chairman of the African Union?
[A]Omar al-Bashir
[B]Morgan Tsvangirai
[C]Robert Mugabe
[D]Olusegun Obasanjo

Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been appointed as new chairman of the 54-nations African Union. Mugabe succeeds Mauritania’s president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

4.

In which of the following years, Project Crocodile was launched in India?
[A]1980
[B]1979
[C]1975
[D]1982

1975
Project Crocodile was launched in 1975 with support from the United Nations Development Programme and Food and Agriculture Organisation. The project included an intensive captive rearing and breeding program intended to restock depleted Gharial habitats.

5.

The Kanjhli wetland, one of the Ramsar site is located in which of the following states?
[A]Haryana
[B]Punjab
[C]Gujarat
[D]Jammu & Kashmir

Punjab
Kanjhli wetland is in Punjab. It was enlisted among Ramsar sites in 2002 as per the Ramsar convention.

6.

Zhelyu Zhelev, who passed away recently, was the first democratically elected president of which country?
[A]Belgium
[B]Qatar
[C]Bulgaria
[D]Nigeria

Bulgaria
Zhelyu Zhelev was the first democratically elected president of Bulgaria. He won the nationwide presidential vote in 1992 and served until 1997.

7.

The 24th African Union heads of state summit was recently kicked off in _____?
[A]Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
[B]Porto-Novo, Benin
[C]Cairo, Egypt
[D]Gabon, Libreville

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The 24th African Union Summit was commenced in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The summit focused on women’s empowerment as an entry point to achieve Africa’s Agenda 2063 vision of socio economic renaissance. The theme of this year’s summit is “2015 Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.

8.

Who among the following is the head of the panel formed RBI to look into parameters for urban co-operative banks, recently?
[A]Bimal Jalan
[B]R Gandhi
[C]Urjit Patel
[D]Y V Reddy

R Gandhi
The Reserve Bank of India has set up a panel under the chairmanship of R Gandhi, Deputy Governor, RBI to look into various parameters of urban co-operative banks. The panel entrusted to re-examine and recommend an appropriate set of businesses, size, conversion criteria and licensing terms for the urban cooperative banking sector.

9.

Which among the following airports has become the world’s busiest airport for international traffic?
[A]Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
[B]Dubai International Airport
[C]London’s Heathrow Airport
[D]Las Vegas Airport

Dubai International Airport
Dubai International Airport has overtaken London’s Heathrow airport as the world’s busiest airport for international traffic. Dubai airport reported a total of 70.4 million passengers in 2014, up in 6.1% over the previous year. Whereas Heathrow airport reported around 68.1 million international passengers in 2014.

10.

The Yangko dance is a traditional folk dance of which one of the following countries?
[A]Japan
[B]Russia
[C]China
[D]Bhutan

China
The Yangko dance is a traditional folk dance of the China. It is originated from China and happens to be popular part of their culture. It involves swaying of the body to certain rhythms. The dance has a one thousand year history in China and is usually performed in the Lantern Festival.

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