GK & Current Affairs – April 7, 2016

1.

Dev Javia is associated with which sports?
[A]Badminton
[B]Tennis
[C]Volley ball
[D]Chess

Tennis
Dev Javia, one of the Gujarat’s top tennis players, will lead the Indian challenge in the ITF World Junior Tennis Competition of Asia/Oceania under-14 in Nonthaburi, Thailand from April 16 to May 1, 2016.

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2.

Myneni Hari Prasad Rao, who died recently, was as an architect of which power station of India?
[A]Rajasthan Atomic Power Station
[B]Madras Atomic Power Station
[C]Narora Atomic Power Station
[D]Tarapur Atomic Power Station

Madras Atomic Power Station
Dr. Myneni Hari Prasad Rao (88), was considered as the architect of the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) and it’s first project director, was passed away recently in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. During his career, he received many awards such as Padma Shri (1984), Sanjay Gandhi Award for contribution in Science and Technology (1983), etc.

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3.

Which committee has been set up to suggest ways to tighten security along Indo-Pak border?
[A]Shailesh Nagar committee
[B]NR Madhava committee
[C]Madhukar Gupta committee
[D]Abhijit Sen committee

Madhukar Gupta committee
The Government of India (GoI) has recently constituted a high-level committee to suggest ways to fortify the security along the border with Pakistan and address the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing. The committee will be headed by former Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and will submit its report in 3 months. The mandate of the committee is to study all types of gaps in fencing and all other vulnerabilities in the International Border on Indo-Pakistan Border. It will suggest comprehensive approach to fix the gaps in fencing and other vulnerabilities on interim and permanent basis.

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4.

The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is held in which country?
[A]Pakistan
[B]Malaysia
[C]India
[D]Indonesia

Malaysia
The 25th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 has started at Ipoh, Malaysia. It is the Asia’s biggest hockey tournament, which is celebrating its’ Silver Jubilee this year.

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5.

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is observed on which date?
[A]April 3
[B]April 4
[C]April 5
[D]April 6

April 6
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is observed every year on April 6 to recognize the power of sport in promoting peace and erasing cultural barriers worldwide. On IDSDP 2016, the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) has launched “Let’s play for Sustainable Development Goals” campaign to build awareness about the newly adopted UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs, focusing on how sport can contribute to their advancement.

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6.

What is the maximum speed of the India’s first semi high-speed train “Gatimaan Express”?
[A]160 kmph
[B]170 kmph
[C]180 kmph
[D]190 kmph

160 kmph
India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express “Gatimaan Express” has been flagged off from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station to Agra Cantt. Station. The train completed its 200 km journey to Agra within 100 minutes. It is capable of running at a maximum speed of 160 kmph.

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7.

India has recently launched “Transnational Skill Standards”, which is benchmarked to which country?
[A]United States
[B]United Kingdom
[C]France
[D]Japan

United Kingdom
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Pratap Rudy has recently launched “Transnational Skill Standards” in India to support international mobility of Indian workforce and also prepare them to work in international companies having their operations in India. These standards in skill development are benchmarked to the skill standards in United Kingdom across 82 identified job roles. It will highlight the gaps in Indian Standards against the UK standards and to cover the gaps, those intending to migrate, will undergo ‘bridge training’.

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8.

The 2016 Water Film Festival has started in which city of India?
[A]Bhopal
[B]Mumbai
[C]New Delhi
[D]Itanagar

New Delhi
The 2016 Water Film Festival, a part of the India Water Week 2016 celebrations, has started at Water Expo-2016 in New Delhi on April 6, 2016. The film festival is organized by the Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS), a PSU under Ministry of Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

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9.

Which company recently made an appeal in International Court of Justice for arbitration proceedings over India Tax Arbitration?
[A]Vodafone
[B]Posco
[C]United Breweries Group
[D]Nestle

Vodafone
Vodafone Group Plc has moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking appointment of a third arbitrator in its Rs 20,000-crore tax dispute with India.

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10.

Mossack Fonseca & Co., which was recently in news, is a company from which country?
[A]Britain
[B]Panama
[C]Iceland
[D]U.S.A

Panama
Mossack Fonseca & Co. is a Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider. The firm has received worldwide media attention in 2016, when an enormous cache of its documents was provided to news media in the Panama Papers leak of information on off-shore tax havens.

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