GK & Current Affairs – August 6, 7, 2016
1. Which state government has recently launched a new website of the state Home department to enable the differently-abled persons to see and hear the website?
The Odisha government has recently launched a new website of the state Home department to enable the differently-abled persons to see and hear the website. The portal facilitates access to all directorates or departments along with various citizen services like Secretariat Pass, Tracking the Missing Child, Reservation of Odisha Bhawan, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems and other such services. The portal also has a women and employee corner.
2. The National Handloom Day is celebrated on which day in India?
Answer: August 7
The National Handloom Day is celebrated in India on August 7 to mark a 1905 movement that boycotted British products in favour of the revival of domestic ones.
3. How much percentage of 5- year Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) target has been set by Union Government under monetary policy framework?
The Union Government has set a Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) target of 4 % (plus or minus 2 %) for the period from August 2016 to March 31, 2021 under monetary policy framework. As per section 45ZA of the RBI Act 1934, the Union Government has set the inflation target in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan. For this, Union Government will soon set-up Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to adhere to the target till March 31, 2021. The key advantage of a target is that it allows the MPC to recognise the short run trade-offs between inflation and growth but enables it to pursue the inflation target in the long run over the course of a business cycle.
4. Which state government of India has signed MoU with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for water resources info system?
The Telangana Irrigation Department has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for setting up a Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS) on the ‘Bhuvan’ web portal. The purpose of the TWRIS is to capture every field-level irrigation network including dams/barrages, anicuts, main and field channels, etc. and mark every irrigation structure on satellite visualisation tool Bhuvan (similar to Google Earth). The project will be completed in one year and will cover all major, medium and minor irrigation projects.
5. Who is the newly elected President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
Answer: Takehiko Nakao
Takehiko Nakao has been re-elected for a 2nd term as the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is beginning from November 2016. With this, he will remain head of the ADB till 2021. Nakao was first elected to the role in 2013 to serve the remaining three and a half years of the term of his predecessor, Haruhiko Kuroda.
6. Which union ministry has launched nation-wide breast feeding programme “MAA”?
[A]Ministry of Tribal Affairs
[B]Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
[C]Ministry of Women and Child Development
[D]Ministry of AYUSH
Answer: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
The Union Health Minister J P Nadda has recently launched a nation-wide programme “Mothers’ Absolute Affection (MAA)” to promote breast-feeding. Madhuri Dixit Nene is the brand ambassador of this campaign, which is an intensified program for the promotion of breast-feeding along with UNICEF India.
7. Who is the newly appointed chief minister of Gujarat?
Answer: Vijay Rupani
Vijay Rupani is the newly appointed chief minister of Gujarat. Prior to this, he was the State BJP President of Gujarat.
8. Which country has successfully launched its first mobile telecom satellite “Tiantong-01”?
China has successfully launched the first mobile telecom satellite “Tiantong-01” into orbit from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre with the help of Long March-3B carrier rocket. It will establish a mobile network with ground facilities, providing services for China, the Middle East, Africa and other areas.
9. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of the CARE Ratings?
Answer: Rajesh Mokashi
Rajesh Mokashi has been appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of the Credit Analysis and Research Limited (CARE). The CARE Ratings provides credit rating that helps the corporate to raise capital for their various requirements. He will succeeded Dr Dogra , whose tenure will end on August 21, 2016. Presently, Mokashi, who has been with the credit rating agency since inception in 1993, is the Deputy Managing Director.
10. What is the theme of the 2016 Rio Olympics?
[A]Peace for inner soul
[B]World peace and Environment
[C]Nothing can achieve without peace
[D]Live sports, live freedom
Answer: World peace and Environment
The theme of the 2016 Rio Olympics is “World peace and Environment”. It is the 31st edition of Summer Olympic Games, which has recently started at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 and will be continue till August 21, 2016. The motto of the Rio 2016 is “A new world” and the official mascot is Vinicius. In it, 207 countries and the refugee teams are taking part. .
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