GK & Current Affairs – August 25, 2016

1. K K Sreedharan Nair, who died recently, was associated with which field?
[A]Sports
[B]Politics
[C]Journalism
[D]Science
Answer: Journalism
Notes:
K K Sreedharan Nair (86), the former editor of Mathrubhumi magazine, has recently passed away in Kochi, Kerala. It is an Indian general interest weekly magazine published by the Mathrubumi Printing and Publishing Company in Kozhikode, Kerala.
2. Dr. A.R. Kidwai, who recently passed away, was related to which field?
[A]Politics
[B]Journalism
[C]Photography
[D]Painting
Answer: Politics
Notes:
Dr. Akhlaq Ur Rahman Kidwai (96), a freedom fighter, distinguished Parliamentarian and administrator, has recently passed away. He was the former Governor of Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana and Rajasthan and a recipient of Padma Vibhushan.
3. The conference on “International Arbitration in BRICS: Challenges, Opportunities and Road ahead” will be held in which city of India?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Mumbai
[C]Jaipur
[D]Ahmedabad
Answer: New Delhi
Notes:
The Conference on “International Arbitration in BRICS: Challenges, Opportunities and Road ahead” will be held on August 27, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi. It is being organized by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India with the support of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA). The purpose of conference is to asses, evaluate and debate ideas and insights regarding dispute resolution mechanism and arbitration which are integral to economic growth and stability.
4. The first Children Court of South India has launched in which of the following cities?
[A]Kochi
[B]Hyderabad
[C]Visakhapatnam
[D]Chennai
Answer: Hyderabad
Notes:
The first Children Court of South India has launched at the Nampally Criminal Courts Complex in Hyderabad to fast disposal of cases related to children. This court is a child-friendly court and 6th in India with features like separate waiting rooms for children and a video camera trial for the accused, mandated under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act-2012.
5. India has recently launched Akashvani Maitree channel for the listeners from which of the following neighbouring countries?
[A]Nepal
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Bhutan
[D]Mynamar
Answer: Bangladesh
Notes:
President Pranab Mukherjee has recently launched Akashvani Maitree channel at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata, West Bengal for Bengali listeners. The channel is a unique venture of All India Radio (AIR) and is aimed to strengthen cultural, economic, political & emotional bonding ties between India and Bangladesh. It will be a common platform for blending content both from India and Bangladesh and preserving Bengali culture. The channel will be broadcast from a state-of-the-art brand new high power 1000Kw DRM transmitter with a capacity to reach the entire length and breadth of Bangladesh through medium wave and will be also available globally on its website and mobile app.
6. Who has been named as the chairman of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) committee on Rio 2016 debacle?
[A]Jitu Rai
[B]Ganag Narang
[C]Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
[D]Abhinav Bindra
Answer: Abhinav Bindra
Notes:
Abhinav Bindra has been named as the Chairman of a 5-member National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) review committee to probe the shooters’ Rio Games debacle but has recused himself from questioning them as he was himself a part of the team. The committee will examine and the causes behind shooting not securing any medals at the Rio Olympics. The committee is also mandated to recommend concrete steps that NRAI must immediately undertake to ensure that this is not repeated in future Olympics.
7. Which country will be the focused country at the 2016 International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?
[A]Iran
[B]South Korea
[C]Brazil
[D]Spain
Answer: South Korea
Notes:
South Korea will be the focus country at the 47th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016, which will be held in Goa on November 2016. In 2016 IFFI, South Korea’s movies will be showcased and well-known film personalities will also attend the festival.
8. The book “An Intimate History of Killing: Face to Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare” authored by whom?
[A]Bhikhu Parekh
[B]Joanna Bourke
[C]Fenil Sherdiwala
[D]Kirti Rambhatla
Answer: Joanna Bourke
Notes:
The book “An Intimate History of Killing: Face to Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare” authored by Joanna Bourke, which reveals a simple truth: men and women derive pleasure from officially sanctioned killing.
9. Who has won the first IEI-IEEE Award for Engineering Excellence-2015?
[A]A S Kiran Kumar
[B]G Satheesh Reddy
[C]K K Radhakrishnan
[D]Avinash Chander
Answer: G Satheesh Reddy
Notes:
Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and DRDO’s DG (Missiles & Strategic Systems), has won the first IEI-IEEE Award for Engineering Excellence-2015 in recognition of his significant national contributions towards missiles and aerospace technologies.
10. Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is located in which state of India?
[A]Goa
[B]Odisha
[C]Tripura
[D]Manipur
Answer: Goa
Notes:
The Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is located on western tip of the Island of Chorao along the Mandovi River in Goa. The sanctuary is an estuarine mangrove habitat and is named after Salim Ali, the famous Indian ornithologist. The sanctuary is host to little bittern, black bittern, red knot, jack snipe, pied avocet, striated heron, western reef heron, mudskippers, fiddler crabs, etc. .

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