GK & Current Affairs – April 5, 6, 2016
Which of the following tournament celebrated its silver jubilee on April 6, 2016?
[A]Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
[B]Thomas & Uber Cup
[C]Hero Indian Open
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is an annual international men’s field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. It began in 1983 as a biennial contest. The tournament became an annual event after 1998, following its growth and popularity.
Prime Minister of which country recently resigned from his post after his name was revealed in Panama paper leak?
Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigned recently, after his name was revealed in Panama paper leaks.
The world’s first mass dengue vaccination programme has been launched by which country?
The world’s first mass dengue vaccination programme has been launched by Philippines with a French drug Dengvaxia (world’s 1st dengue fever vaccine) to combat mosquito-borne disease. In this program, hundreds of children whose age is between 9 to 10 are protected with the injections in front of government health workers at a public school in eastern Manila.
Who has been conferred with the 2014 the National Geoscience Award for Excellence?
[A]Muduru Lachhana Dora
[B]Ashok Kumar Singhvi
[C]Vijay V. Mugal
Ashok Kumar Singhvi
Prof. Ashok Kumar Singhvi, honorary professor of PRL Ahmadabad, has been conferred with the 2014 National Geoscience Award for Excellence for his outstanding contributions in the field of Quaternary Geology. Apart from him, Dr. Indra Kumar Sen, Assistant professor of IIT Kanpur, receives the Young Scientist Award for his contributions in the field of geochemical evolution of earth. Besides, 31-geoscientists receive the award, as individuals or team, for meritorious contributions in twelve fields of geosciences. The awards were presented by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
India’s first Aadhaar enabled ATM has been launched by which bank?
[A]State Bank of India
The DCB Bank has launched India’s first Aadhaar-based ATM usage facility to make transactions easier with ATM for customers. The ATM will accept Aadhaar number and Aadhaar fingerprint (biometric) instead of ATM/Debit Card and PIN to dispense cash from the bank account. It is a Cardless and PIN less ATM. The user can key-in the 12-digit Aadhaar number or swipe the card at an ATM to start a transaction, but at the stage of confirming the identity, it requires biometric details rather than the PIN. In case of authentication, a customer just has to put his/her finger on the scanner.
Who is the newly elected President of Vietnam?
[A]Tran Dai Quang
[B]Truong Tan Sang
[C]Nguyen Phu Trong
[D]Nguyen Huu Vinh
Tran Dai Quang
Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of Vietnam’s internal security organisation, has recently sworn-in as the 9th President of Vietnam. He succeeded Truong Tan Sang and shall have term of five years. Quang is a member of the 12th Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
Which mobile app has been recently launched by Union Government to empower common people to demand 24×7 Power?
The Union Government has recently launched a mobile app “Vidyut PRAVAH- Electricity, Price Availability and Highlights” in New Delhi to provide highlights of the power availability in the country on real time basis. The app will empower common people to demand 24X7 power from the states and will take transparency to the next level and make state governments more accountable.
The International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed on which date?
The International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed every year on April 4 to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population or an impediment to social and economic development at the national and local levels. The 2016 theme is “Mine Action is Humanitarian Action”.
What is the name of India’s first recently launched cash giving app?
India’s first cash giving app “CASHe” has been launched by the Tslc Pte Ltd, a fin-tech company. The app will provide users a personalized experience to borrow cash anytime, anywhere within minutes for their needs. This application offers immediate cash loans based on users social profile, merit and earning potential with the support of various algorithms and machine learning. Here, one get convenient 15-day loan for a one-time processing fee. There are no other hidden costs, no painful paper work and no human interaction.
The National Maritime Day of India is celebrated on which day?
The National Maritime Day of India is celebrated every year on April 5. On this day, in 1919 navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company, journeyed to the United Kingdom.