GK & Current Affairs – March 6, 2016

1.

What is the theme of the first National conference of Women legislators?
[A]Unite Women of India
[B]Building Resurgent India
[C]Rising Women Power
[D]Women’s Role in Building India

Building Resurgent India
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the first National conference of Women legislators titled “The Role of Women Legislators in Nation Building (Mahila Janpratinidhi – Sashakt Bharat Ki Nirmata)” in New Delhi. The theme is “Building Resurgent India”. The Speaker of Bangladesh Dr. Shirin Chaudhary was the chairperson of the plenary session. The basic purpose of the conference is to tell women legislators how can they contribute in nation-building.

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2.

Who is the author of the book titled “Fixed! Cash and Corruption in Cricket”?
[A]Shantanu Guha Ray
[B]Amish Tripathi
[C]Subroto Bagchi
[D]Jhumpa Lahiri

Shantanu Guha Ray
The book titled “Fixed! Cash and Corruption in Cricket” has been authored by Journalist Shantanu Guha Ray. The book examines the allegations of corruption against players, cricket administrators and bookies alike.

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3.

The National Safety Day is observed on which date in India?
[A]March 4
[B]February 7
[C]April 14
[D]January 12

March 4
The National Safety Day/ Week Campaign is observed in India every year on March 4 to highlight the importance of Safety in all spheres of life so as to prevent mishaps and accidents resulting out of neglect or lack of awareness. The 2016 theme is “Strengthen Safety Movement to Achieve Zero Harm”. It is observed by the National Safety Council (NSC) of India.

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4.

Which cricket team has won the 2015-16 Col CK Nayudu Trophy?
[A]Madhya Pradesh
[B]Mumbai
[C]Chennai
[D]Railways

Mumbai
The Mumbai U-23 cricket team has won the Col CK Nayudu Trophy for the season 2015-16 by defeating Madhya Pradesh under-23 cricket team in the final match played at Holkar Stadium, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. This is the Mumbai’s 2nd big title of the season after they had won the 2016 Ranji Trophy.

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5.

Who has won Global Green Hero award at the 13th Annual Global Green USA pre-Oscar party?
[A]Vikram Seth
[B]Robin Sharma
[C]Stevie Wonder
[D]Ramachandra Guha

Stevie Wonder
The renowned singer Stevie Wonder has been honoured with Global Green Hero award at the 13th Annual Global Green USA Pre Oscar party. His hit songs are “Living in the City”, “Boogie on a Reggae Woman”, etc.

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6.

Who has become the first woman to lead Indian Army contingent at a multi-national military exercise “Force 18”?
[A]Nasira Khan
[B]Niharika Rathore
[C]Sophia Qureshi
[D]Neha Sharma

Sophia Qureshi
Lieutenant Colonel Sofia Qureshi has become the first woman officer to lead Indian Army contingent at a multi-national military exercise “Force 18” which is going on in Pune, Maharashtra from March 2 to 8, 2016. The exercise is hosted by the Indian Army and in it 18 ASEAN Plus countries including China, USA, Russia, Japan and South Korea are participating.

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7.

India’s first solar powered ferry will come up in which state?
[A]Gujarat
[B]Kerala
[C]Goa
[D]Andhra Pradesh

Kerala
India’s first 75-seater solar powered ferry will come up in the favourite tourism spot of Kerala “Allepey (the Venice of the East)”.These boats will be commissioned within the next three months and will run on the 2.5 km-long Vaikkom-Thavanakkadavu route. The boat is 20 m long, 7 m wide with a maximum cruising speed of 7.5 knots. The boat is built by a Kochi-based NavAlt, in collaboration with a French firm AltEn, which makes solar powered ferries across the world.

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8.

India’s first self cleaning smart toilets have been installed in which city?
[A]Chennai
[B]Bengaluru
[C]Kolkata
[D]Mumbai

Chennai
India’s first self cleaning smart toilets have been installed in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Around 180 self-cleaning public e-Toilets have been installed and are free for public use. Each toilet automatically cleans itself before entry and after use; and sensors in it enable consumption of less water and power with each use.

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9.

Which organisations have launched Blue Dot hubs to boost protection for children and families on the move across Europe?
[A]UNICEF and UNHCR
[B]UNICEF and WHO
[C]WHO and UNDP
[D]UNDP and UNHCR

UNICEF and UNHCR
The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have launched “Blue Dot hubs” to boost protection for children and families on the move across Europe. The hubs will be located in selected strategic sites like border entry/exit points, registration sites, some strategic urban centres, etc. The services include restoring family links, family reunification, child friendly space and dedicated mother and baby/toddler spaces, psychosocial first aid, legal counselling, etc.

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10.

Which company has become the BCCI’s official associate sponsor for next four years?
[A]DLF
[B]PepsiCo
[C]IBM
[D]Coca-Cola

PepsiCo
The Beverage major PepsiCo has become the BCCI’s official associate sponsor for all international matches in India for refreshment, snacks and drinks. With this four-year partnership, Pepsico would have visibility on the field for all international matches at home. The Mobile commerce platform Paytm is the official title sponsor of the BCCI.

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