GK & Current Affairs – April 12, 2016

1.

The 2016 Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation is to be held in which city of India?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Lucknow
[C]Jodhpur
[D]Indore

New Delhi
The 3rd edition of Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation 2016 is to be held in New Delhi on April 12, 2016. The three-day conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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2.

Who has been crowned as the FBB Femina Miss India World 2016?
[A]Namrata Sharma
[B]Priyadarshini Chatterjee
[C]Pankhuri Gidwani
[D]Sushruthi Krishna

Priyadarshini Chatterjee
Priyadarshini Chatterjee from Delhi has crowned the FBB Femina Miss India World 2016. With this, she will represent India at the Miss World 2016 pageant.

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3.

Who will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation’s Best Actress of the Year award 2016?
[A]Deepika Padukone
[B]Anushka Sharma
[C]Priyanka Chopra
[D]Kangna Ranaut

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra will be given Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation’s Best Actress of the Year award. The ceremony will be held in Mumbai, Maharashtra on April 24, 2016. This will be her 2nd award from the Foundation after she received her first one for ‘Most Memorable Performance’ in 2011 for her role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s film “Saath Khoon Maaf”.

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4.

Who has won the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize?
[A]Khadija Ismayilova
[B]Reeyot Alemu
[C]Ahmet Sik
[D]Mazen Darwish

Khadija Ismayilova
Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist from Azerbaijan, has won the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in recognition of her outstanding contribution to press freedom in difficult circumstances. The prize will be awarded on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2016 in Finland.

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5.

Which of the following institutes has won the National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2016?
[A]Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
[B]Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
[C]Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
[D]Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
The IIT-Kharagpur has won the National Intellectual Property (IP) award by the Government of India (GoI) for being the top academic institute for patents in 2016. The award carries an amount of Rs.1,00,000, a citation and a memento and will be given by the Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the occasion of World IP Day (April 26, 2016) in New Delhi.

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6.

Who is the author of the book titled “India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia 1939-1945”?
[A]Mini Kapoor
[B]Srinath Raghavan
[C]Sreedhar Chandan
[D]Suhasini Haidar

Srinath Raghavan
The book titled “India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia 1939-1945” has been authored by historisn Srinath Raghavan. The book highlights India as a power in its own right, rather than a mere bastion of the British Empire. It details India’s contribution to World War II and explores the war’s impact on the Independence movement.

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7.

The Colombo Port City project, will be developed by Sri Lanka and _?
[A]China
[B]India
[C]Maldives
[D]Malaysia

China
The Colombo Port City project will be developed by both China and Sri Lanka to convert it into a financial hub.

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8.

Soni Chaurasiya, who recently broke the record of marathon dancing of 123 hours and 20 minutes, is associated with which dance form of India?
[A]Kathak
[B]Dumhal
[C]Sattriya
[D]Hikat

Kathak
Soni Chaurasiya, who is a 31-year-old Kathak dancer from Varanasi, have broken the previous record of marathon dancing of 123 hours and 20 minutes.

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9.

Who has won the 2016 US Masters golf tournament?
[A]Jordan Spieth
[B]Lee Westwood
[C]Danny Willett
[D]J Donaldson

Danny Willett
Danny Willett, an English professional golfer, has won the 80th edition of US Masters golf tournament 2016 at Augusta National in Georgia, United States. With this, he became the first European to win the Masters since 1999 and the first from England since Nick Faldo’s similar win in 1996.

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10.

Who has won the 2016 International Boxing Federation heavyweight title?
[A]Victor Emilio Ramirez
[B]Anthony Joshua
[C]Sergey Kovalev
[D]Charles Martin

Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua, a British professional boxer, has won the 2016 International Boxing Federation heavyweight title in London. With this, he became the first boxer in history to hold the Olympic super heavyweight crown and a version of the world heavyweight title simultaneously with his stunning triumph at the O2 Arena, a few miles from where he won gold at the London 2012 Games.

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