GK & Current Affairs – April 3, 4, 2016

1.

Who is the author of the book “Standing Guard— A year in Opposition”?
[A]Arun Shourie
[B]Raghuram Govind Rajan
[C]P. Chidambaram
[D]Suzanna Arundhati Roy

P. Chidambaram
Palaniappan Chidambaram (born 16 September 1945) is an Indian politician affiliated with the Indian National Congress and a former Union Minister of Finance of India. He launched his book “Standing Guard – A Year in Opposition” a compilation of his Sunday columns published in the Indian Express in 2015.

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2.

The World Autism Awareness Day is observed on which date?
[A]March 31
[B]April 1
[C]April 2
[D]April 3

April 2
The World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on April 2 to raise awareness of spectrum disorder. The 2016 theme is “Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neuro diversity”.

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3.

According to the recently released UNIDO report titled “Yearbook”, what is the India’s rank among the world’s 10 largest manufacturing countries?
[A]6th
[B]5th
[C]9th
[D]10th

6th
According to the recently released United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) report titled “YearBook”, India has been ranked 6th among the world’s 10 largest manufacturing countries. In it, China has topped the list of 10-top industrial producers followed by the US, Japan, Germany and Korea.

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4.

Which Indian personality was recently bestowed with the Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honour “the King Abdulaziz Sash”?
[A]Pranab Mukherjee
[B]Sushma Swaraj
[C]Narendra Modi
[D]Dalbir Singh Suhag

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, has recently bestowed with the Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honour “the King Abdulaziz Sash” by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court.

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5.

World’s first ‘White Tiger Safari’ has opened in which state of India?
[A]Rajasthan
[B]Madhya Pradesh
[C]Gujarat
[D]West Bengal

Madhya Pradesh
The world’s first ‘White Tiger Safari’ has recently opened for public at Mukundpur in Satna district, Madhya Pradesh. The first of its kind safari has cost Rs. 50 crore and is spread over an area of 25 hectares. It is home to three white tigers including one male, two females and two Royal Bengal tigers.

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6.

Who has won the 2016 Miami Open Men’s singles title?
[A]Rafael Nadal
[B]Novak Djokovic
[C]David Ferrer
[D]Kei Nishikori

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic (Serbia) has won the 2016 Miami Open Title in the men’s singles category by defeating Kei Nishikori (Japan) by 6-3, 6-3 at Miami, Florida. On the other hand, in the women’s singles category, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus has won the title by defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) by 6–3, 6–2 score.

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7.

Who has won the 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix?
[A]Kimi Raikkonen
[B]Lewis Hamilton
[C]Nico Rosberg
[D]Daniel Ricciardo

Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg, a German racing driver for Mercedes Formula One team, has won the 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain.

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8.

Who has won the 2016 Paris marathon in the men’s category?
[A]Mark Korir
[B]Martin Lel
[C]Abraha Gebretsadik
[D]Cyprian Kotut

Cyprian Kotut
Cyprian Kotut, Kenyan long-distance runner, has won the 40th edition of the 2016 Paris marathon in the men’s category in Paris. With this, he became the 12th Kenyan to win the race and put his case straight ahead of the national marathon team selection for 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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9.

Unakoti hill,an ancient Shaivite place of worship, is located in which state of India?
[A]Uttarakhand
[B]Tamil Nadu
[C]Odisha
[D]Tripura

Tripura
Unakoti hill is an ancient Shaivite place of worship with huge rock reliefs celebrating Shiva. It is the prime tourist spot of Unakoti Tripura District in the Kailashahar Subdivision in the North-eastern Indian state of Tripura.

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10.

Which of the following is the newly introduced fully unreserved, superfast train in India?
[A]Humsafar Express
[B]Antyodaya Express
[C]TEJAS Express
[D]UDAY Express

Antyodaya Express
Humsafar is the fully air-conditioned third AC service with an optional service for meals. Tejas will be operating at speeds of 130 kmph and above, it will offer onboard services such as entertainment, local cuisine, Wi-Fi, etc. Through one service provider. Antyodaya Express, a long-distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service, for the common man to be operated on dense routes. Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-conditioned Yatri (UDAY) Express will be on busiest routes, which has the potential to increase carrying capacity by almost 40%.

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