GK & Current Affairs – August 20, 2016

1. Carolina Marin, who has won women’s badminton singles gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is belonged to which country?
[A]Spain
[B]USA
[C]China
[D]Brazil
Answer: Spain
Notes:
Carolina Marin, a badminton player from Spain, has won women’s badminton singles gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics by defeating P V Sindhu in final by 19-21, 21-12 and 21-15. Though, P V Sindhu has created history by becoming first Indian female shuttler to grab Olympic silver in Women’s Singles Badminton in 2016 Olympics. With this, Sindhu has also became the 2nd Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal’s Bronze medal at 2012 London Olympics.
2. The 2016 BRICS women Parliamentarian conference has started in which city of India?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Jaipur
[C]Lucknow
[D]Kochi
Answer: Jaipur
Notes:
The 2016 BRICS women Parliamentarian conference has started in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The 2-day conference has been inaugurated by Lok sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. In it, around 42 women parliamentarians from the BRICS countries are participating.
3. The 2016 Youth Voters’ Festival will be held in which state of India?
[A]Assam
[B]Odisha
[C]Nagaland
[D]Andhra Pradesh
Answer: Nagaland
Notes:
The 2016 Youth Voters’ Festival will be held in Nagaland from September 5 to 9, 2016. The 5-day festival will be held under the directives of the Election Commission of India (ECI). The purpose of the festival is to increase the electoral participation through voter registration and turnout to increase the qualitative participation in terms of ethical and informed voting and to provide a continuous electoral and democracy education to the people.
4. Who has been conferred with the prestigious Vyas Samman 2015?
[A]Sunita Jain
[B]Nirmala Verma
[C]Kaliash Gupta
[D]Rajesh Mahor
Answer: Sunita Jain
Notes:
Sunita Jain, Hindi scholar and writer, has been conferred with the prestigious 25th edition of Vyas Samman 2015 for her poetry collection “Kshama” West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi. The award, instituted by the K K Birla Foundation, carries a cash prize of Rs 2.50 lakh and is given annually to outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by an Indian citizen.
5. What is the theme of the 2016 World Humanitarian Day?
[A]Share humanity
[B]One humanity
[C]People helping people
[D]Inspire the World’s humanity
Answer: One humanity
Notes:
The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on August 19 to recognize the aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and mobilizes people to advocate for humanitarian action. The 2016 theme is “One Humanity” to stress on the worth of shared human experiences that bind people together across divides and create a common responsibility to demand action for the most vulnerable at risk of being left behind. Beside this, the 2016 WHD digital campaign “The World You’d Rather” has also launched to bring into light the very real scenarios faced by people in crisis.
6. The book “The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History” has been authored by whom?
[A]Anirban Ganguly
[B]Saiswaroopa Iyer
[C]Sanjeev Sanyal
[D]Shiv Visvanathan
Answer: Sanjeev Sanyal
Notes:
The book “The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History” has been authored by Sanjeev Sanyal. It is an amazing journey of Indian Ocean through medieval geopolitics and eyewitness accounts of long-lost cities to the latest genetic discoveries about human origins,bringing alive a region that has defined civilization from the very beginning.
7. What is the India’s rank in terms of fixed broadband adoption, as per the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)?
[A]45th
[B]53th
[C]39th
[D]27th
Answer: 39th
Notes:
As per the latest report “State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific 2016: Uncovering the Widening Broadband Divide” by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), India has been ranked 39th in terms of fixed broadband adoption in the list of 53 Asia Pacific countries. The list is topped by the Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Macao, Australia and Singapore.
8. “iMobile SmartKeys” mobile app has been launched by which of the following banks?
[A]Axis Bank
[B]ICICI Bank
[C]SBI
[D]HDFC Bank
Answer: ICICI Bank
Notes:
The ICICI Bank has recently launched Asia’s first payment service “iMobile SmartKeys” using a smartphone keyboard , to make mobile payments easier. With this, ‘iMobile’ users will be able to make quick and secure payments on any mobile application including chat, messenger, email, games or search browser without having to exit their current application in their smartphone. By using ‘iMobile SmartKeys’, customers can transfer money to their registered beneficiaries, pay their utility bills as well as recharge their mobile numbers, which are classified as ‘Favourites’ in their iMobile app.
9. Which Indian sportsperson will be conferred with the Rani Laxmi Bai Award by Uttar Pradesh government?
[A]Sania Nehwal
[B]Dipa karmakar
[C]Sakshi Malik
[D]P V Sindhu
Answer: Sakshi Malik
Notes:
The Uttar Pradesh government will honour Sakshi Malik, the first Indian woman wrestler to win a medal in 2016 Rio Olympics, with the coveted Rani Laxmi Bai award.The award consists of a bronze statue of Rani Laxmi Bai, a scroll and a cash reward of Rs 3.11 lakh and is given to meritorious sportspersons who excel at national/international level.
10. Who has been appointed as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
[A]R Gandhi
[B]Urjit Patel
[C]S S Mundra
[D]N S Vishwanathan
Answer: Urjit Patel
Notes:
Urjit Patel, the well-known economist and banker, has been appointed as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He will succeed Dr. Raghuram Rajan on September 4, 2016. Currently, he is the deputy Governor of RBI. .

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