GK & Current Affairs: August 1, 2, 2015

1.

India’s first Harbour Defence System has been commissioned at which of the following places recently?
[A]Ennore
[B]Tuticorin
[C]Paradip
[D]Kochi

Kochi
India’s first Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) has been commissioned in Kochi, Kerala. The system will enable operators to foresee and respond to surface and sub-surface threats to vital assets along the harbour and warships in the dock. Points to remember regarding IUHDSS:-
a) Designed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
b) Consists of advance sensors, coastal surveillance radars and Sound Navigation and Ranging Systems (SONAR).
c) Capable of detecting, tracking, identifying and generating warning for all types of underwater and surface threats to harbour security.

2.

Who became the first Indian Golfer to win a Gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles?
[A]Prabhroop Sekhon
[B]Jyoti Randhawa
[C]Arjun Atwal
[D]Ranveer Singh Saini

Ranveer Singh Saini
Master Ranveer Singh Saini (14 year old) became the first Indian golfer to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

3.

The “World Population Prospects: The 2015 ” report, which says that India will overtake China to become the most populous nation in the world by 2022; has been released by_?
[A]World Health Organisation (WHO)
[B]United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
[C]International Labour Organization (ILO)
[D]United Nations (UN)

United Nations (UN)
The United Nations (UN) released the report title “World Population Prospects: The 2015 “. As per the report, India will overtake China to become the most populous nation in the world by 2022.

4.

Which city is host of 2022 Winter Olympic Games?
[A]Tokyo
[B]Beijing
[C]Pyeongchang
[D]Almaty

Beijing
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. It will be the first Olympic Winter Games ever to be held in China. The games will be held from February 4 to February 20, 2022. It will be the third consecutive Olympic Games held in Asia, after Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020.

5.

Which state government in India has instituted youth award in name of Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]Andhara Pradesh
[C]Meghalaya
[D]Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu
The state government of Tamil Nadu instituted a youth award in the name of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and also declared that his birthday October 15 would be celebrated as Youth Awakening Day. On every Independence Day from 2015 onwards, the annual “Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Award” would be given to a person from the state who works with exceptional merit in students welfare, humanities and science. The award carries Rs. 5 lakh, certificate of appreciation and a gold medal weighing 8 grams.

6.

To commemorate the International Day of Yoga, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently announced to issue coins of which denominations?
[A]Rs. 2
[B]Rs. 5
[C]Rs. 10
[D]Rs. 50

Rs. 10
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue 10 rupee denomination coins to commemorate the International Day of Yoga (June 21). The coin bears the logo of the International Day of Yoga, with the inscription ‘’Saamanjasya evam shanthi ke liye yog’’ in Devnagri script and “yoga for harmony and peace” in English. At the bottom of the logo the date June 21 will be inscribed. The coins will be legal tender.

7.

According to the Unicef’s Coverage Evaluation Survey (CES), approximately what fraction of total deliveries in India are institutional deliveries?
[A]63%
[B]68%
[C]73%
[D]78%

73%
Institutional deliveries in the country increased from 38.7% in 2005-06 (NFHS-3) to 72.9% in 2009 (Unicef’s Coverage Evaluation Survey, or CES), according to health minister J P Nadda.[Lok Sabha]
(image: ET)

8.

What is the government equity in the proposed Rs. 20,000 crore National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)?
[A]26%
[B]49%
[C]51%
[D]75%

49%
The Union Cabinet has recently cleared the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). This proposed Rs. 20,000 fund will be working as a sovereign wealth fund (similar to Temasek of Singapore and the Green Investment Bank in the UK) and focus on capital infusion in infrastructure projects. Rs. 20,000 crore represents Government of India’s equity worth 49%. Additional funds will be provided by investors.

9.

On which of the following waterways of India, India’s first river information system (RIS) is to be deployed in August 2015?
[A]National Waterway-1
[B]National Waterway-2
[C]National Waterway-3
[D]National Waterway-4

National Waterway-1
India will deploy its first world-class river information system (RIS) in Sagar-Farakka section of National Waterway (NW) 1. This RIS will work like air traffic control to ensure smooth flow of vessels and cargo on the waterway. This waterway runs from Haldia (Sagar) to Allahabad across Ganges, Bhagirathi and Hooghly river system. Several companies including thermal power plants, cement and fertiliser companies, and Food Corporation of India have expressed interest in using NW 1 as a cheap and clean form of transport.

10.

Which of the following American / Latin American countries is not among negotiating parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
[A]Peru
[B]Chile
[C]Brazil
[D]Mexico

Brazil
TPP is a giant free trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam as well as Japan and potentially South Korea also. The talks have failed to conclude so far.

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