GK & Current Affairs : April 5, 6, 2015

1. Which project is aimed to re-connect and re-establish communications between countries of the Indian Ocean world?
[A]Project Varsha
[B]Project Sagaramala
[C]Project Mausam
[D]Project Sangam
Answer: Project Mausam
‘Project Mausam’ transnational program is aimed at restoring India’s ancient maritime routes and cultural links with republics in the region. The project is India’s answer for Beijing’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean region. Reference
2. What is the code name of the military operation in Yemen against Shia Houthi group?
[A]Operation Destruction Storm
[B]Operation Decisive Storm
[C]Operation All Out
[D]Operation Die Hard
Answer: Operation Decisive Storm
Decisive Storm, is the international war against Houthi militias in Yemen, is currently under way. The international alliance led by Saudi Arabia is currently fighting against the Houthi militants in Yemen.
3. Dhanush missile is the naval operational variant of which missile?
Answer: Prithvi
Dhanush is the naval operational variant of Prithvi I and Prithvi II class missiles. The missile is indigenously developed by DRDO. Dhanush Missile is nuclear capable ballistic missile with range of 350km. Reference
4. Rourkela Steel Plant, the first integrated steel plant in public sector was set with collaboration of which country?
Answer: Germany
Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha was set in 1959 with German collaboration. RSP is the first integrated steel plant in public sector in India. reference
5. Which organization regulates Mutual funds in India?
[C]Finance Ministry
Answer: SEBI
SEBI formulates policies and regulates the mutual funds. It notified regulations in 1993 and issues guidelines from time to time. Mutual funds, either promoted by public or by private sector entities including one promoted by foreign entities are governed by these regulations.
6. Who is the newly appointed chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers on GST?
[A]K M Mani
[B]J K George
[C]Amit Mitra
[D]Saurabh Patel
Answer: K M Mani
Kerala finance minister K M Mani has been appointed chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers on Goods & Services Tax (GST).
7. Which organisation has been awarded the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize-2014?
Answer: ISRO
Indian Space Research Organisation (IRSO) has been awarded the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014. The Gandhi Peace Prize for social, economic and political transformation through non-violence was instituted in the year 1995. The award comprises an amount of Rupees One crore and a citation. ISRO was set up in 1969 and has its head quarters in Bangalore. By launching several satellites it has contributed to the nation’s development through satellite based education, health care and connectivity to community activities for sustainable economic development.
8. Who has won the India Open Super series men’s title?
[A]Viktor Axelsen
[B]Kidambi Srikanth
[C]Xue Song
[D]P Kashyap
Answer: Kidambi Srikanth
India’s Kidambi Srikanth won the India Open super series men’s title. World no.4 Srikanth has beaten Viktor Axelsen to win the title.
9. Who heads Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)?
[A]Prime Minister
[B]Finance Minister
[C]Finance Secretary
[D]Home Minister
Answer: Finance Secretary
The finance secretary {Ashok Lavasa is current Finance Secretary (2016)} is the chairman of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). FIPB is a single window clearance system proposals on foreign direct investments.

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