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GK & Current Affairs: July 17, 2013

1. Recently, Union Cabinet gave its approval for renaming “Bengaluru International Airport” as___?
[A]Dr Rajkumar Kumar International Airport
[B]Kempegowda International Airport
[C]Karunadu International Airport
[D]Sir M Vishveshwarya International Airport

Kempegowda International Airport
Union cabinet gave its approval for renaming Bengaluru International Airport as “Kempegowda International Airport” to fulfil the long pending demand of the people of Karnataka, as well as the State Government of Karnataka. Hiriya Kempegowda, known as the Kempegowda was a ruler under the Vijayanagar Empire, who ruled most parts of Karnataka during the sixteenth century.


2. As per the latest available data of 2011, the per capita availability of Milk (gms/day) in India is?
[A]281
[B]270
[C]275
[D]265

281
As per the latest data of 2011, India’s per capita availability of Milk is 281 gms/day.


3. Polishing process of Rice has adverse effect on which of the following Vitamins?
[A]Vitamin A
[B]Vitamin B1
[C]Vitamin C
[D]Vitamin E

Vitamin B1
The milling and polishing processes both remove important nutrients in rice. A diet based on unenriched white rice leaves people vulnerable to the neurological disease beriberi, due to deficiency of thiamine or Vitamin B1.


4. In which of the following places Blue Nile and White Nile form a confluence?
[A]Burundi
[B]Cairo
[C]Khartoum
[D]Alexandria

Khartoum
The Nile has two major tributaries, the White Nile and Blue Nile. The two river meets near the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.


5. Recently, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a nation wide campaign called “Tears you apart” to raise public awareness on which one of the followings?
[A]Tobacco consumption
[B]AIDS/HIV
[C]Rural Sanitation
[D]Child mortality

Tobacco consumption
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India has launched a nation wide National Tobacco Control Campaign called “Tears you apart”. The campaign aims to raise public awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco consumed by tens of millions of Indian every day.


6. In which of the following state is the Kuki National Army is active as an insurgent group?
[A]Manipur
[B]Tripura
[C]Assam
[D]Nagaland

Manipur
Kuki National Army is a tribal insurgent group fighting for an autonomous administrative council for the minority Christian Kuki Tribe in Manipur.


7. Recently, the Norwegian Centre for Agriculture & Environment has selected which of the following place for project related to direct sowing of paddy to tide over water scarcity problem?
[A]Guntur
[B]Dharwad
[C]Nellore
[D]Chidambaram

Guntur
To encourage direct sowing of paddy to tide over adverse climatic conditions, the Norwegian Centre for Agriculture & Environment has selected Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The new project called, “CLIMAADAPT” is the second project after the district has successfully implemented “CLIMARICE” a project assisted by the Norwegian centre.


8. Recently, Kharchi Festival kick-started in which among the following states?
[A]Tripura
[B]Odisha
[C]Punjab
[D]Himachal Pradesh

Tripura
Kharchi Festival, symbolising communal harmony, started in Tripura with traditional gaiety and gusto. The festival occupies pride of place, as it helps in binding tribal and non-tribal communities. Fourteen deities are worshipped during the weeklong celebrations. (IANS)


9. Which among the following dates has been fixed as Nelson Mandela International Day?
[A]July 16
[B]July 17
[C]July 18
[D]July 19

July 18


10. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a private sector funding arm associated with which of the following?
[A]WTO
[B]World Bank
[C]United Nation
[D]ADB

World Bank
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an international financial institution which offers investment, advisory and assessment management service to encourage private sector development in developing countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and it headquartered in Washington D C.

Last Updated: July 18, 2013

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