GK & Current Affairs – April 9, 2016

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Which committee has been recently constituted to monitor Government Advertisements?
[A]Raghuveer committee
[B]C K Prasad committee
[C]B B Tandon committee
[D]Rajat Sharma committee

B B Tandon committee
The Union Government has recently constituted a B B Tandon committee to see that guidelines set for government advertisements by the Supreme Court are followed.

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2.

Which Indian-origin scientist has been recently selected for NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) programme?
[A]Mridula Dubey
[B]Ratnakumar Bugga
[C]P K Jain
[D]Sunil Bhargav

Ratnakumar Bugga
An Indian-origin researcher, Ratnakumar Bugga has recently selected for NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) programme for his concept titled “Venus Interior Probe Using In-situ Power and Propulsion (VIP-INSPR)”. The purpose of the programme is to revolutionise future space missions to Mars and beyond. Bugga is from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, United States.

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3.

Which state has become the first Indian state to pass Land Title Bill?
[A]Gujarat
[B]Rajasthan
[C]Haryana
[D]Madhya Pradesh

Rajasthan
Rajasthan has become the first Indian state to pass land title bill as the Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification Of Titles) Bill, 2016, has recently passed by the state assembly for providing statutory backing to land records, effectively guaranteeing land and property ownership.

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4.

India’s first Metrino Pod project will come up in which city?
[A]Noida
[B]Gurgaon
[C]New Delhi
[D]Lucknow

Gurgaon
The Union Government has approved India’s first Metrino Pod project i.e. Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network for Gurgaon, Haryana. The financing for this ‘completely private project’ will be made by the private company that sets up the PRT in the region. Every pod of Metrino taxi can accommodate up to five passengers and the fare is likely to be similar to that of Metro rail in Delhi.

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5.

Who is the author of the book titled “A State in Denial – Pakistan’s Misguided and Dangerous Crusad”?
[A]B.G. Verghese
[B]Amish Tripathi
[C]Ashwin Sanghi
[D]Preety Shenoy

B.G. Verghese
B.G. Verghese is the author of the book titled “A State in Denial – Pakistan’s Misguided and Dangerous Crusad”. The book explores a subject of immense global significance of Pakistan and its relations with remaining World including India.

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6.

Who has been conferred with UK’s prestigious Founders Award 2016?
[A]Kunal Nayyar
[B]Prakash Lohia
[C]Mother Teresa
[D]Paul Sagoo

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa has been posthumously honoured with the UK’s prestigious Founders Award 2016, which is given to recognise and reward exemplary achievements of people within the global Asian community. She founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent 45 years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned and the dying on the streets of Kolkata. The award was received by the Agi Bojazhiu (niece), Teresa’s only living relative.

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7.

“Zarb missile” has been successfully test fired by which country?
[A]United Arab Emirates
[B]Iran
[C]Israel
[D]Pakistan

Pakistan
The Pakistan Navy has successful test-fired “Zarb”, a shore-based anti-ship missile. The surface to sea missile has launched from coastal site and successfully hit the surface target in the Arabian Sea.

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8.

“Shaheen Eagle 2016” is a joint airforce drill between which two countries?
[A]Pakistan and Afghanistan
[B]Pakistan and China
[C]India and Bangladesh
[D]Iran and Afghanistan

Pakistan and China
The 5th edition of the joint air force training exercise “Shaheen Eagle 2016” has been conducting between Pakistan and China in Pakistan from April 9, 2016 and it will be continue till April 30, 2016.

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9.

Who among the following has won the American’s world International Boxing Federation (IBF) title?
[A]Briton Anthony Joshua
[B]Mohammed Ali Qamar
[C]Rubin Carter
[D]Sugar Ray Leonard

Briton Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua defeated Charles Martin in two rounds at London’s O2 Arena to claim the IBF heavyweight title in only his 16th professional fight. Joshua is also just the third man to win a pro heavyweight world title while still a reigning Olympic champion.

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10.

Puttingal Temple is located in which state of India?
[A]Kerala
[B]Andhra Pradesh
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Karnataka

Kerala
The Puttingal temple was recently in news after huge fire broke out at the temple at Paravaur (Kollam District) of Kerala, leaving at least eighty dead and over a hundred injured.

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