GK & Current Affairs: April 9, 10, 2015

1. South Pars Field in Persian Gulf is world’s largest reservoir of ____?
[B]Natural Gas
[C]Shale Gas
Answer: Natural Gas
South Pars Field located in the Persian Gulf is the world’s largest natural gas field shared between Iran and Qatar. According to International Energy Agency, the field holds an estimated 1,800 trillion cubic feet of in-situ natural gas and some 50 billion barrels of natural gas condensates.
2. The President of World Bank has always been nominated by the ____?
[A]European Union
[B]United Nations
[C]United States
[D]European Commission
Answer: United States
The President of World Bank has always been a US citizen and nominated by the United States only. The United States has largest shareholder in the Bank. The current president of World Bank is Jim Yong Kim.
3. China and which country held joint military drill code-named Silk Road Cooperation-2015?
[C]Sri Lanka
Answer: Sri Lanka
China and Sri Lanka held joint military drill code-named Silk Road Cooperation-2015 to enhance their capabilities, specially in combating terror. The drill was aimed at helping both sides to learn from each other, so as to improve their capabilities of performing duties.
4. Sahitya Shiromani Award is given by which state government?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[C]Himachal Pradesh
Answer: Uttar Pradesh
Sahitya Shiromani Award is literature award given by Uttar Pradesh. Noted Hindi poet Gopal Das Neeraj was recently awarded with the Sahitya Shiromani Award.
5. The M S Sahoo committee, was set up to review ____?
[A]Direct transfer of subsidies to beneficiaries
[B]Domestic and foreign capital markets
[C]Sick public sector units
[D]Public distribution system
Answer: Domestic and foreign capital markets
The M S Sahoo committee was set up to review the domestic and foreign capital markets. The committee has recommended doing away with caps on external commercial borrowing (ECB) but limiting these to the percentage of hedging that companies undertake.
6. Which Indian city has been declared National Earth Hour Capital?
Answer: Thane
Thane has been declared as the National Earth Hour Capital 2015. After a rigorous exercise of deliberating and assessing the sustainable activities reported by the finalist cities under the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC), an expert jury panel has declared Thane as the winning sustainable city from India this year. Thane succeeds Coimbatore, which was the National Earth Hour Capital for the year 2014. Reference
7. On which date International Day of Forests is celebrated?
[A]March 21
[B]March 22
[C]March 23
[D]March 24
Answer: March 21
International Day of Forests / World Forestry Day is celebrated on 21st of March every year to commemorate the contribution and value of forests and forestry to the community. The 2015 theme for the International Day of Forests is “Forests | Climate | Change”
8. Which of the following is the largest pulse producer state of India?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]Madhya Pradesh
Answer: Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is India’s largest pulse producing state, which accounts for 23% of total pulse production in the country. Madhya Pradesh is followed by Uttar Pradesh (18%), Maharashtra (14%), Rajasthan (11%) and Andhra Pradesh (9%). In 2013-14, Madhya Pradesh produced 4.3 million tones of pulses, which is expected to be 3.3 million tones in 2014- 15. We note here that India is largest producer of pulses in the world, yet, we have to import 3-4 million tones of pulses every year to meet the demand of 19 million tones. Click here updates.
9. What is the relation between Glucose and Cellulose?
[A]Glucose is an isomer of Cellulose
[B]Cellulose is a polymer of Glucose
[C]Both Cellulose and Glucose are direct products of photosynthesis
[D]Both Cellulose and Glucose are simple sugars
Answer: Cellulose is a polymer of Glucose
10. The Project 75 of Indian navy involves construction of six Scorpene submarines in partnership with which country?
Answer: France
Under Project 75 India will construct 6 next generation diesel submarines with Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP) technology for the Indian Navy by 2022. The project is undertaken in partnership with French DCNS.

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  • Avishek

    I think National Earth hour capital is Thane. Please correct me if I am wrong

  • avijit patwari

    very helpful

  • Vineet Sharma

    Seoul (Capital of South Korea) was declared National earth hour capital by WWF and Thane in Mumbai was declared as earth our city in India.
    Please confirm for your question no 6

    • Palash Gupta

      Seoul was International Earth Hour Capital whereas Thane was declared National Earth Hour Capital

  • N Toshi yimchunger

    Shale gas

  • goutham reddy

    national earth hour capital is it pune or thane ??

  • debanjan

    question no 6…. shouldnt it be “Thane” ? pls reply soon

  • Dhruv

    ans 6: Thane

  • Shubhangi

    Shouldn’t the answer to question 6 be Thane?

  • rima

    bt national earth hour capital is THANE

    • shanu

      yes thane is correct

  • Manoj K Mishra

    Answer to que. 6 should be Thane..



  • sravanthi

    National earth hour capital is thane and global earth hour capital is seoul.

  • [email protected]

    ans of question no. 06 is wrg

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  • Tony

    shale gas referred to natural gas…compositions of sedimentary rocks.

  • gunjan

    national earth hour capital is pune for 2015 ref the hindu

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  • srikanthchary

    Seoul declared the Global Earth Hour Capital, 2015. An 11-member international jury has declared Thane the National Earth Hour Capital with the city emerging the winner from India in the Earth Hour City Challenge this year.

  • Manoj Sharma

    My dear’s friend’s, i want bring to your knowledge that ‘The National Earth Hour’ City subject to change every year, i.e. for the year 2015 Thane and for the year 2014 was Coimbatore.
    Same is apply in International level.

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