GK & Current Affairs – April 10, 11, 2016

1.

Whose birth anniversary will be celebrated on April 13, 2016 at the UN headquarters?
[A]B R Ambedkar
[B]Annie Besant
[C]Florence Nightingale
[D]George Washington

B R Ambedkar
The Permanent Mission of India to the UN will commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar on April 13 at the UN headquarters here, a day before his birthday. On the occasion, a panel discussion will be organised on ‘Combating inequalities for the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)’.

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2.

The Mullaperiyar Dam has been a subject of controversy between which two states?
[A]Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
[B]Kerala & Tamil Nadu
[C]Telangana and Karnataka
[D]Kerala & Karnataka

Kerala & Tamil Nadu
The Mullaperiyar Dam or Mullaiperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located 881 m above mean sea level, on the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats in Thekkady, Idukki District of Kerala, South India. It has been a subject of controversy between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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3.

The headquarters of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) are located at:
[A]New Delhi
[B]Mumbai
[C]Chennai
[D]Ahmedabad

New Delhi
CII is a non-government, non-profit organisation, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, CII has over 7200 members, from the private as well as public sectors.

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4.

What is “doda post”, which has been frequently making news?
[A]A mammal species that has been recently declared extinct
[B]It is a drug made of poppy husk
[C]A bacterium species capable of breaking down plastic
[D]A space probe built by the Indian Space Research Organisation

It is a drug made of poppy husk
“Doda-post” is a drug made of poppy husk, and is consumed widely in Rajasthan and Punjab. Rajasthan is the only state in India to legally sell doda. The drug was in news when Rajasthan Government recently decided to put a ban on sale of the drug.

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5.

As per figures for 2014-15, which of the following is the correct order of states with their Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)?
[A]Maharashtra>Uttar Pradesh>West Bengal>Gujarat
[B]Gujarat>Maharashtra>Uttar Pradesh>West Bengal
[C]Uttar Pradesh> Maharashtra> West Bengal>Gujarat
[D]Maharashtra>Gujarat>Uttar Pradesh>West Bengal

Maharashtra>Uttar Pradesh>West Bengal>Gujarat
Maharashtra(16.8 lakh crore)>Uttar Pradesh(9.76 lakh crore)>West Bengal(8.00 lakh crore)>Gujarat(7.66 lakh crore)

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6.

The Group of Seven (G-7) summit for the year 2016 is to be held in which country?
[A]Japan
[B]France
[C]Canada
[D]Germany

Japan
The Group of 7 (G7) is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The next major G7 summit will be held in Japan in 2016.

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7.

Farzad B gas field is located in which of the following country?
[A]Iran
[B]Oman
[C]Saudi Arabia
[D]Afghanistan

Iran
Recently, India has offered to invest up to 20 billion US dollars in Iran’s energy industry, subject to provision of concessional rights.The two nations, also discussed developments regarding Farzad-B gas field.

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8.

“Mission Bhagiratha” is the prestigious water grid project in which state of India?
[A]Telangana
[B]Uttarakhand
[C]Bihar
[D]Uttar Pradesh

Telangana
Mission Bhagiratha is the water grid project in Telangana State of India, which aims at reaching out drinking water supply to even remotest place in the State.

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9.

The RV Easwar Committee gave recommendations on:
[A]simplification of income tax laws
[B]Goods and Services Tax in India
[C]banking reforms
[D]crude oil and gas pricing

simplification of income tax laws
The RV Easwar Committee gave recommendations on simplification of income tax laws.

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10.

Who among the following is popularly known as “Krishi ka Rishi”?
[A]Subhash Palekar
[B]Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan
[C]Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
[D]Norman Ernest Borlaug

Subhash Palekar
Subhash Palekar, popularly known as Krishi ka Rishi (the “sage of agriculture”), is a famous exponent of natural farming.

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