GK & Current Affairs – April 27, 2016

1. Nomadic Elephant 2016, is the joint military exercise of India and which country?
Answer: Mongolia
The 11th edition of Indo-Mongolia joint training Exercise, ‘Nomadic Elephant – 2016’ has started in Mongolia to promote military associations between India and Mongolia. The exercise will culminate on May 8, 2016. The purpose of this exercise is to develop synergy and inter operability between the two armies to fight in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism environment under the United Nation mandate.
2. What is the theme of 2016 World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD)?
[A]Creativity – The Next Generation
[B]Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined
[C]Movies – a Global Passion
[D]Get Up, Stand Up For Music
Answer: Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined
The World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) is observed every year on April 26 to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life and to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe. The 2016 theme is “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined” to explore the future of culture in the digital age in order to answer questions how we create it, how we access it, how we finance it related to it.
3. The World Malaria Day (WMD) is observed on which date?
[A]April 21
[B]April 27
[C]April 24
[D]April 25
Answer: April 25
The World Malaria Day (WMD) is observed every year on April 25 to provide a common platform for countries to showcase their successes in malaria control and unify diverse initiatives in the changing global context. The 2016 theme is “End Malaria For Good”, it reflects the vision of a malaria-free world set out in the Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030.
4. Which of the following has become the India’s first e-office electricity distribution company among all power utilities?
[A]Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power
[B]Central Assam Electricity Distribution Company Limited
[C]Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited
[D]Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited
Answer: Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power
The Visakhapatnam-based Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) has become the India’s first e-office electricity distribution company among all power utilities. The purpose of the e-office is to clear the files without any delay, and to ensure transparency and accountability.
5. “Operation Sulaimani” has been launched in which district of Kerala to eradicate poverty?
Answer: Kozhikode
The “Operation Sulaimani” has been launched by the Kozhikode district Collector with the slogan “Food for the Hungry” to eradicate poverty from the Kozhikode district of Kerala. Its’ an initiative by the district administration in collaboration with the state Hotel and Restaurants Association and numerous non-governmental organisations, to eliminate hunger by providing food free of cost to the needy.
6. Dattu Bhokanal is associated with which sports?
[D]Table Tennis
Answer: Rowing
Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after winning a silver medal in the finals of men’s single sculls at the 2016 FISA Asian and Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta at Chung-ju, South Korea.
7. Who is the author of the book “Alphabet Soup for Lovers”?
[A]Sunny Leone
[B]Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury
[C]Anand Swarup Gupta
[D]Anita Nair
Answer: Anita Nair
The book “Alphabet Soup for Lovers” has been authored by Anita Nair. The book is a cool love story between Shoola Pani, a popular film star on a self-imposed retreat up in the Anamalai Hills, and his landlady Lena Abraham.
8. Who has been honoured with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement of Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award?
[A]Rishi Kapoor
[B]Dilip Kumar
[C]Saira Banu
Answer: Jeetendra
The veteran actor Jeetendra has been honoured with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement of Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for his contribution in film industry in movies such as Himmatwala, Tohfa and Dharam Veer, etc.
9. Which Indian footballer has recently won the FPAI Indian Player of the Year award?
[A]Dhanachandra Singh
[B]Bikash Jairu
[C]Jeje Lalpekhlua
[D]Sunil Chhetri
Answer: Jeje Lalpekhlua
Indian striker Jeje Lalpekhlua has won the FPAI Indian Player of the Year award by the Football Players Association of India (FPAI) at the Cooperage Ground in Mumbai. Apart from him, Nigerian striker Ranti Martins has won the FPAI Foreign Player of the Year award.
10. Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is located in which state of India?
[C]Andhra Pradesh
Answer: Karnataka
Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is a shrine at Kalburgi (Gulbarga), an ancient town in the north-eastern part of Karnataka. .

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