GK & Current Affairs : August 27, 28, 2013

1. Recently (August,2013), which one of the following country become the first in the world to release “Zinc rich Rice variety” named Bri-62?

Bangladesh released world’s first zinc-enriched rice variety “Bri-62” capable fighting diarrhoea and pneumonia-induced childhood deaths and stunted growth. It is not a genetically modified (GM) type. This variety has been invented by pollination with local rice breed.

2. Which of the following dams is/are constructed across the Cauvery River?
1.Mettur Dam
2.Krishna Raja Sagara Dam
3.Alamatti Dam
4. Koyna Dam
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 3 & 4
[D]All the above

Only 1 & 2
Only Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) and Mettur dam is on Cauvery River.

3. “Dadu Paryavaran Sanstan” in Rajasthan, is best known for conservation of which species?
[A]Black Bucks

Black Bucks
The Amrita Devi Bishnoi Wildlife Protection Award 2010 in institutional category was conferred upon Shri Dadu Paryavaran Sanstan of District Tonk in Rajasthan. The organization made a remarkable contribution not only in saving the endangered animals, especially black bucks, from poachers but also by working continuously for developing suitable habitat for them. They have worked for conservation and protection of black bucks and have raised awareness for the cause.

4. Which of the following pair has won women’s double trophy at WTA New Haven Open Title?
[A]Jie Zheng, Victoria Azoreka
[B]Sania Mirza, Jie Zheng
[C]Anabel Medina, Katarina Srebotnik
[D]Katarina Srebotnik, Jie Zheng

Sania Mirza, Jie Zheng
Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng of China lifted the women’s double trophy at the WTA New Heaven Open Title. Third seeded Sania and Jie defeated the second-seeded pair of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Katarina Srebotnik 6-3, 6-4 in the summit clash.

5. Which of the following countries is not a member of European Union?

The European Union is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Norway is not a member of European Union.

6. In which of the following places the Headquarters of “International Civil Aviation Organization” is located?
[D]New York

The International Civil Aviation Organization is a special agency of the United Nations. Its headquarters are located in the Quartier International Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

7. Recently (August, 2013), which one of the following countries has built world’s biggest nuclear generator?

China has built the world’s biggest nuclear reactor in terms of per-unit installed capacity. The 1,750 MW generator will soon become the part of a power plant.

8. The proposed judicial appointment commission for appoint and transfer of judges would be consist of?
1.Chief Justice of India
2.Prime Minister
3.Secretary in law ministry
4.Leader of opposition
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1, 2 & 3
[B]Only 1 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1 & 3
The government has given its approval to a bill which seeks to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to the supreme courts and high courts. The bill entails replacing the collegium system with a Judicial Appointment Commission wherein it will have a say in appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts. Under the proposal, the government seeks to set up a panel headed by the Chief Justice of India to appoint and transfer senior judges. The other members of proposed commission would be 2 judges of the Supreme Court, the law minister, 2 eminent persons as members, secretary in the Law ministry as member secretary.

9. Which one of the following is the Remotely Operated Vehicle Developed by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO)?

Daksh is a battery-operated remote-controlled robot on wheels developed by Defence Research Development Organisation. Daksh is an electrically powered and remotely controlled robot used for locating, handling and destroying hazardous objects safely.

10. Which one of the following is not an astronomical object?
[B]Brittle Stars
[C]Red Dwarfs
[D]Black Hole

Brittle Stars
Brittle Stars are invertebrates that live on the sea floor.

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  1. shilpigrt

    August 30, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Awesome site for updating GK. :)

  2. vivek

    August 31, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    With reference to question no.8, secretary in the law ministry will only be the convener of the commission of 6 member which includes:- CJI,2 supreme court judges,union law minister,2 eminent personalities.Please clarify.


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