GK & Current Affairs – April 15, 16, 2016

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Who has topped the Time’s poll of 100 most influential people?
[A]Aung San Suu Kyi
[B]Narendra Modi
[C]Bernie Sanders
[D]Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders has acquired the top position in the Time magazine’s readers’ poll of the   world’s 100 most influential people. He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for   President of the United States in the 2016 election.

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2.

Which country has become the 189th member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank?
[A]Senegal
[B]Chad
[C]Nauru
[D]Grenada

Nauru
The Republic of Nauru, a tiny South Pacific island nation, has become the 189th member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. By joining the World Bank (WB), Nauru will get access to financial support, technical support and special expertise in dealing with Pacific area issues like water and sanitation and disaster risk management amid the threat of climate change and rising sea levels. With the IMF, Nauru can benefit from the crisis lender’s advice on managing government finances and monetary policy.

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3.

Who is the author of the book “Framed As a Terrorist: My 14-Year Old Struggle to Prove My Innocence”?

[A]Chaman Ara

[B]Aman Biradari

[C]Mohammad Aamir Khan

[D]Mohammad Nasir Batla

Mohammad Aamir Khan

Mohammad Aamir Khan is the author of a book titled “Framed As a Terrorist: My 14-Year Old Struggle to Prove My Innocence”. It’s a story of author, who is from Delhi, who was proved innocent 14 years after being charged in 18 bomb blast cases.

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4.

As per the recently released report by IT major Dell, which Indian city has been listed in the World’s 50 ‘future-ready economies cities’?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Delhi
[C]Bangaluru
[D]Kolkata

Delhi
As per the recently released report by IT major Dell, the National Capital of India, Delhi has been ranked 44th among the world’s 50 ‘future-ready economies cities’ that are embracing technology for growth. The list is topped by San Jose, followed by San Francisco, Singapore, London, Washington DC, etc. These high-growth cities were evaluated on the parameters of human capital, infrastructure and commerce. The ‘Future-Ready Economies Model’ scores large, high-growth global metropolitan areas based on attributes that enable people and organisations to access new tools and ideas that deliver better connectivity, better economic performance and a greater ability to attract talent.

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5.

Which of the following has won the Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2014-15 for “Films”?
[A]Bajrangi Bhaijaan
[B]Masaan
[C]Dum Laga Ke Haisha
[D]Neerja

Dum Laga Ke Haisha
The 7th edition of Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2014-15 for “Films” has been awarded to “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” and “Aligarh and Margarita with a Straw”.

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6.

“DEEP” web portal has been launched for the acquisition of short-term power by DISCOMs. What does ‘DEEP’ stands for?
[A]Discovery of Efficacy Electricity Price
[B]Discovery of Effective Electricity Price
[C]Discovery of Efficient Electricity Price
[D]Discovery of Effable Electricity Price

Discovery of Efficient Electricity Price
The Union Government has launched the “DEEP” web portal, an e-Bidding & e-Reverse Auction portal, for the acquisition of short-term power by Distribution Companies (DISCOMs). The DEEP stands for Discovery of Efficient Electricity Price. The web portal will ensure the continuous flow of power from seller to the buyer.

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7.

Which Indian Air Force base has been renamed after former IAF chief Arjan Singh?
[A]Udhampur
[B]Panagarh
[C]Darbhanga
[D]Port Blair

Panagarh
The Indian Air Force base at Panagarh in West Bengal has been renamed after Marshal of the Indian Air Force (MIAF) Arjan Singh and be called as “Air Force Station Arjan Singh”. MIAF Arjan Singh, the former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, is the only officer of the IAF to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a Field Marshal and had led the IAF in the 1965 India-Pakistan war.

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8.

Who has been named as the International Boxing Association (AIBA) ambassador for Women’s World Championship?
[A]Akhil Kumar
[B]Mary Kom
[C]Mohammad Ali Qamar
[D]Vijender Singh

Mary Kom
Mary Kom, an iconic Indian woman boxer, has been named as the International Boxing Association (AIBA) ambassador for Women’s World Championship, which is scheduled from May 19 to 27, 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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9.

Super computer “Param Kanchenjunga” has been launched in which state of India?
[A]Sikkim
[B]Kerala
[C]Gujarat
[D]Odisha

Sikkim
The supercomputer “Param Kanchenjunga” has been launched by Sikkim Governor Shrinvas Patil at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim campus at Ravangla in South Sikkim District. The Pune-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing ‘C-DAC’ and the NIT Sikkim have jointly established the supercomputer at a cost of Rs. 3 crore. The supercomputer is expected to help achieve excellence in engineering education and research in the north-east region.

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10.

Who has been chosen for the Wisden Almanack’s Cricketers of the Year 2015?
[A]Jonathan Bairstow
[B]Brendon McCullum
[C]Ben Stokes
[D]All of the above

All of the above
Jonathan Bairstow (England), Ben Stokes (England), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Kane Williamson (New Zealand) and Steven Smith (Australia) have been named as the Wisden Almanack’s Five Cricketers of the Year 2015 for their outstanding performance in a year.

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