GK & Current Affairs – April 28, 29, 2016

1. With which country India has recently signed MOU on Jaitapur nuclear reactor?
[B]Papua New Guinea
Answer: France
India has recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with France for implementation of six Evolutionary Pressurised Water Reactors (EPR) at Jaitapur, Maharashtra together with associated fuel, fuel services and other services. The scope of work under the MoU is also to define technical configuration to meet the Indian statutory and regulatory requirements for certification and design.
2. Who is the newly elected Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile?
[A]Lobsang Sangay
[B]Penpa Tsering
[C]Lobsang Tenzin
[D]Sonam Topgyal
Answer: Lobsang Sangay
Lobsang Sangay has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile for a second consecutive term. It was the 2nd election since the Dalai Lama stepped down as head of the government-in-exile in 2011 to focus on his role as the Tibetans’ spiritual leader. China doesn’t recognize the Tibetan government-in-exile and hasn’t held any dialogue with the representatives of the Dalai Lama since 2010.
3. Which of the following artists has won the gold medal at the 2016 Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship “The magical world of sand”?
[A]Rahul Arya
[B]Nitish Bharti
[C]Manas Kumar Sahoo
[D]Sudarsan Pattnaik
Answer: Sudarsan Pattnaik
Sudarsan Pattnaik, the renowned sand artist from India, has won the gold medal at the 9th edition of Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship “The magical world of sand” 2016 at Moscow, Russia. He has won the competition for his 15 feet high sand sculpture “Mahatma Gandhi–World Peace” for non-violence and peace.
4. Which Indian academician has been appointed as the new member to the global body United Nations University Council (UNUC)?
[A]Nikhil Rastogi
[B]Hari Saadu
[C]Radha Kumar
[D]Manoj Sathyan
Answer: Radha Kumar
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recently appointed 12 new members to the global body United Nations University Council (UNUC) to formulate its principles and policies, consider and approve biennial budget and work programme. Among them, Radha Kumar, an Indian academician, has been chosen by the UN chief. She is the Director General of New Delhi-based think tank Delhi Policy Group. The new appointees, who will take office on May 2016, will serve for terms of either 3 or 6 years.
5. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work (WDSHW) is observed on which date?
[A]April 27
[B]April 28
[C]April 29
[D]April 30
Answer: April 28
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work (WDSHW) is observed every year on April 28 to raise awareness about safe work and awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents and diseases and to provide support to the national efforts for the improvement of national Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) systems and programmes in line with relevant international labour standards. The 2016 theme is “Workplace stress: a collective challenge” to draw attention to current global trends on work-related stress and its impact.
6. Who is the author of the book “The Great Indian World Trip”?
[A]Tushar Agarwal
[B]Gerry Rodgers
[C]J. Alchemely
[D]Subra Ramamurthy
Answer: Tushar Agarwal
The book “The Great Indian World Trip” has been authored by Tushar Agarwal. The book narrates the incredible journey of the author and his friend who beat all odds to live their dream of driving all around the world by car covering 90000 kms in 50 countries and 6 continents.
7. Deepika Kumari is associated with which sports?
Answer: Archery
Indian athlete Deepika Kumari has recently equalled the world record in 2016 Women’s Recurve event at the qualifying stage of Archery World Cup at Shanghai, China. She equalled the world record set by South Korea’s Ki Boe Bae at the World University Games in Gwangju in 2015. Beside this, she has already qualified for the Rio Olympics with her performance at the 2015 Copenhagen World Championships.
8. “Operation Milan” has been launched by which state police department of India to recover abducted youths?
[C]Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh police have recently launched ‘Operation Milan’ in Lucknow to rescue abducted youths and minors, including girls and reunite them with their families.
9. Which committee has recently submitted report on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2015?
[A]Shah Nawaz Committee
[B]Ravi Prakash Tyagi committee
[C]Kalyan Banerjee committee
[D]Bhupender Yadav committee
Answer: Bhupender Yadav committee
The Bhupender Yadav Committee on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2015 has recently submitted its report to Parliament of India. It’s a 30-member joint committee of the Members of Parliament. As per the report, any person adjudged as an undischarged insolvent may also be covered under the definition of bankrupt. The Committee also recommended that provident fund, pension fund and gratuity which provide social safety net of employees should be secured in the event of liquidation of a Company or bankruptcy of partnership firm. It has also favoured insertion of new provisions relating to cross-border insolvency saying the code does not have any provision to deal with such eventualities.
10. The 2016 RedInk Veer Patrakar Puraskar has been posthumously honoured to which journalist?
[A]Gunjan Sharma
[B]Ravish Kumar
[C]Jagendra Singh
[D]Meher Ali
Answer: Jagendra Singh
The ‘2016 RedInk Veer Patrakar Puraskar’, the RedInk Award for bravery , has been posthumously honoured to journalist Jagendra Singh by the Mumbai Press Club in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was received by his daughter Diksha Singh. Jagendra Singh, the Uttar Pradesh-based brave journalist, ran a Facebook page “ Shahjahanpur Samachar” through which he exposed local MLA and Uttar Pradesh minister Ram Murti Verma’s links with illegal sand mining. He was allegedly set on fire on June 1, 2015 by some local policemen and criminals for the expose and lost his life. .

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