GK & Current Affairs – April 30, 2016

1.

Who is the author of the book “No Time to Pause”?
[A]Tushar Kumar
[B]Amrish Tripathi
[C]Pavithra Ramesh
[D]J. Alchem

Pavithra Ramesh
The book “No Time to Pause” has been authored by Pavithra Ramesh. The book chronicles the life of a typical college student who decides to stay miles away from her family to get value education. The book afterward details into the challenges she encounters, the people she meets and how she finally completes college as a strong woman ready to face the rough world outside.

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2.

Who has been honoured with the 2016 Red Ink Life Time Achievement Award for journalism?
[A]Pallava Bagla
[B]Meher Ali
[C]Ravish Kumar
[D]T.N. Ninan

T.N. Ninan
At the 6th edition of the RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2016, T.N. Ninan, chairman of Business Standard, has been honoured with the 2016 Red Ink Life Time Achievement Award in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Beside him, the ‘2016 Red Ink Journalist of the Year’ award has been bestowed to NDTV India’s senior executive editor Ravish Kumar, forhis consistent and good reporting on politics and issues that concern the common man. The theme of the Red Ink Awards 2016 is “To Rise Above It All”.

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3.

Which country’s bank note has won the 2015 IBNS Bank Note of the Year Award?
[A]New Zealand’s $5 polymer note
[B]Scotland’s Clydesdale Bank five-pound note
[C]Russia’s 100 rouble note
[D]Sweden’s 20 kronor note

New Zealand’s $5 polymer note
New Zealand’s $5 polymer note has won the ‘IBNS Bank Note of the Year Award’ for 2015. This award is an initiative of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) to recognize an exceptional banknote issued each year. To be eligible for this award, a banknote must have been issued for the first time during the year of the award and be in general circulation. It is assessed for its artistic merit and/or innovative security features, including use of colour, contrast and balance.

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4.

Which of the following Indian Naval Ships (INS) have been decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai?
[A]INS Prabal and INS Pralaya
[B]INS Nipat and INS Veer
[C]INS Prabal and INS Nashak
[D]INS Nirbhik and INS Nishank

INS Nipat and INS Veer
The Indian Naval Ships (INS) Veer and Nipat have been decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Both the ships, which are 1241 RE class missile vessels, played a significant role as the guardian of International Maritime orderline off west coast of India and were extensively deployed during the Operations Vijay and Parakram.

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5.

Which Indian personality has been invited to address joint session of United States Congress?
[A]Baba Ramdev
[B]Ratan Tata
[C]Narendra Modi
[D]Sushma Swaraj

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress during his visit to Washington, DC on June 8, 2016. He will become the 5th Indian PM to address the congress after Rajiv Gandhi (1985), PV Narasimha Rao (1994), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (2000) and Manmohan Singh (2005).

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6.

What is the India’s rank in global doping report for year 2014 by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)?
[A]First
[B]Third
[C]Fifth
[D]Tenth

Third
According to the recently published World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s annual report for 2014, India has been ranked third in Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report (ADRVs) in 2014, with 96 of the 1,693 doping violations cases. The list is topped by Russia (148), followed by Italy (123), India (96), Belgium (91), France (91), Turkey (73), Australia (49), China (49), Brazil (46) and South Korea (43).

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7.

The International Dance day is observed on which date?
[A]April 28
[B]April 30
[C]April 26
[D]April 29

April 29
The International Dance Day, also known as World Dance Day, is observed every year on April 29 to promote the art of dance around the world.

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8.

Which Indian personality will be bestowed with the Japan’s second highest national decoration “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star”?
[A]E Sreedharan
[B]Ashwini Kumar
[C]N K Singh
[D]Tarun Vijay

N K Singh
Indian politician N K Singh will be bestowed with the prestigious ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’, Japan’s 2nd highest national decoration, for his contribution in boosting Indo-Japan economic relations over last few decades on May 10, 2016. The Order of the Rising Sun is a Japanese Government honor established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji.

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9.

The Almatti Dam is a hydroelectric project on which river?
[A]Krishna
[B]Kaveri
[C]Godavari
[D]Tungabhadra

Krishna
The Almatti Dam is a hydroelectric project on the Krishna River in North Karnataka, India which was completed in July 2005. It was recently in news due to fall of water level in the Dam.

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10.

Recently, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has entered into a collaboration with which country for the programme ‘Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security’?
[A]Germany
[B]France
[C]USA
[D]Russia

Germany
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has entered into a collaboration with German government for a special programme on ‘Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security’. The programme is a part of the German government’s recently introduced special initiative ‘One World, No Hunger’ initiative.

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