GK & Current Affairs – September 3, 4, 2016

1.

The 2016 G-20 Summit has started in which of the following countries?
[A]China
[B]Mexico
[C]Australia
[D]Brazil

China
The 2016 G-20 Summit has started in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on September 4 to discuss efforts to reform global economic governance. The 2016 theme is “Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy”. This is the first time China is hosting the G-20 global meet and it is only the second time that the G20 is hosted in Asia. The G-20 represents over 85 % of the world’s economy and two-thirds of global population.

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2.

Who is the newly elected National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for the year 2016-17?
[A]Kritika Kujur
[B]R N Tandon
[C]K K Aggarwal
[D]Ravi Wankhedkar

K K Aggarwal
Dr. K K Aggarwal has been elected as the National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for the year 2016-17. Currently, he is the Secretary General of the doctors association. Beside this, Dr Ravi Wankhedkar from Maharashtra will be the National President for the year 2017-18 and Dr. R N Tandon will take over as Honorary Secretary General. The new team will take over on December 28, 2016 in Amritsar. The IMA is the only representative, national voluntary organisation of doctors of modern scientific system of medicine, which looks after the interest of doctors as well as the well-being of the community at large.

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3.

Who of the following has/have been inducted as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?
[A]Virender Sehwag
[B]Zaheer Khan
[C]Anjum Chopra
[D]All of the above

All of the above
Zaheer Khan, former India pacer, has been inducted as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He is the third Indian player to receive the distinction in 2016 after Virender Sehwag and Anjum Chopra

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4.

Which of the following villages has become the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana?
[A]Samalkha
[B]Hansi
[C]Gumthala Garhu
[D]Ramrai

Gumthala Garhu
In Haryana, village Gumthala Garhu near Pehowa in Kurukshetra district has became the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle under bulk plan of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). The service was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal from Chandigarh to provide internet services to rural areas. The Wifi hotspot facility at the village uses bandwidth of 10 mbps through BSNL’s state-of-the-art network.

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5.

Which state government has launched Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana for the development of girls?
[A]Tamil Nadu
[B]West Bengal
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Odisha

Odisha
The Odisha government has launched Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana in Bhubaneswar for the development of girls in 3 districts of the state. The purpose of the scheme is to improve Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) and Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the three districts. Primarily, the scheme would be implemented for 3 years in Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Angul districts on a pilot basis. The scheme will ensure enrollment of girls in elementary education, tracking dropout girls from schools and creating a better environment for them.

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6.

Who has been appointed as brand ambassador for anti- liquor & anti-drug campaign by the Kerala Government?
[A]PV Sindhu
[B]Sachin Tendulkar
[C]Sakshi Malik
[D]Lalita Babar

Sachin Tendulkar
The Kerala government has recently appointed the Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador for anti- liquor and anti-drug campaign to create awareness among people against alcoholism and drug abuse. The state government has also decided to open up more de-addiction centres for the benefit of the addicted.

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7.

Nalini Dhar Bhattacharyya, who passed away recently, was the famous poet of which state of India?
[A]Assam
[B]West bengal
[C]Odisha
[D]Maharashtra

Assam
Nalini Dhar Bhattacharyya (95), the famous Assamese poet, literary critic and author and winner of the Sahitya Akademi award , has recently passed away in Guwahati,Assam. Her best-known collections of poems include Ei Kunwolite, Cherashalir Malita, Bidai Phular Din, Ahata Sapon, etc.

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8.

The 2016 Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) was held in which country recently?
[A]Indonesia
[B]Malaysia
[C]Singapore
[D]India

Singapore
The 2016 Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) has held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. The main focus of 3-day conference is on the defence, economic, cultural and environmental matters of the region. From India, Sushma Swaraj, the External Affairs Minister, has attended the conference through video conferencing.

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9.

The book “Leaping Poetry: An Idea with Poems and Translations” has been authored by whom?
[A]Lakshmi Holmstrom
[B]Robert Bly
[C]Bhikhu Parekh
[D]Amalendu Misra

Robert Bly
The book “Leaping Poetry: An Idea with Poems and Translations” has been authored by Robert Bly. It is the author’s testament to the importance of the artistic leap that bridges the gap between conscious and unconscious thought in any great work of art.

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10.

The Phulwari Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state of India?
[A]Gujarat
[B]Rajasthan
[C]Uttar Pradesh
[D]Odisha

Rajasthan
The Phulwari Wildlife Sanctuary is on the bank of Sabarmathi river in Rajasthan, which includes 11 forest blocks and many villages surrounding it in two parts. It is home to many species such as Marsh Crocodile Crocodylus palustris, Monitor Lizard Varanus bengalensis and Indian Rock Python Python molurus.

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