GK & Current Affairs: February 18, 19, 2015

1.

Louis Jordan, who passed away recently (February 2015), was a famous ____?
[A]Author
[B]Photographer
[C]Actor
[D]Journalist

Actor
Louis Jourdan was French actor. His best known Hollywood movies are – The Paradine Case (1947), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948), Gigi (1958), The Best of Everything (1959), The V.I.P.s (1963) and Octopussy (1983).

2.

Which among the following states has highest infant mortality rate in India?
[A]Jharkhand
[B]Bihar
[C]Odisha
[D]Rajasthan

Bihar
Bihar has highest infant mortality rate in the country. Bihar has infant mortality rate of 55 per 1000 live birth.

3.

Which among the following is measured by Dobson unit ?
[A]Ozone concentration
[B]Thermal conductivity
[C]Soil moisture
[D]Radiation

Ozone concentration
Dobson is the most common unit for measuring ozone concentration. One Dobson unit is the number of molecules of ozone that would be required to create a layer of pure ozone 0.01 millimetres thick at a temperature of 0 degree Celsius and pressure of 1 atmosphere.

4.

Which one of the following is not a member country of the Mano River Union?
[A]Liberia
[B]Sierra Leone
[C]Guinea
[D]Nigeria

Nigeria
The Mano River Union is an international association established in 1973 between Liberia and Sierra Leone. In 1980, Guinea joined the union. The main objective of the union is to foster economic cooperation between the member countries.

5.

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a global radio telescope project will be based in which of the following countries?
[A]South Africa and China
[B]China and Australia
[C]South Africa and Australia
[D]India and South Africa

South Africa and Australia
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a radio telescope project to be built in South Africa and Australia. The SKA is global project with ten member countries which aims to provide answers to fundamental questions about the origin and evolution of the universe. India’s National Centre for Radio Astrophysics is the member of the SKA project.

6.

For excellence in which field, the Y Nayudamma Memorial Award is given?
[A]Journalism
[B]Science
[C]Literature
[D]Space

Science
Y N Nayudamma memorial award is given for distinguished scientist and technocrats. The award was instituted in 1986 in memory of the eminent scientist and former director general of CSIR, Yelavarthy Nayudamma. Two woman scientists Tessy Thomas and Geeta Varadan have been chosen for the 2014 Y Nayudamma Memorial Award.

7.

Which states has won the national award for best-performing states in the renewable energy segment in India?
[A]Gujarat
[B]Tamil Nadu
[C]Chhattisgarh
[D]Rajasthan

Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh has won award for being one of the best-performing states in renewable energy segments in India. The state was chosen for the award based on the criteria fixed by 13th Finance Commission headed by Vijay Kelkar.

8.

Who among the following has won the Best Professional Golfer of the Year in men and woman category, respectively?
[A]Anirban Lahiri, Vani Kapoor
[B]Chikkarangappa, Vaishnavi Sinha
[C]Shiva Kapur, Vani Kapoor
[D]Anirban Lahiri, Vaishnavi Sinha

Anirban Lahiri, Vani Kapoor
Anirban Lahiri bagged the Best Professional golfer of the year award at the Take Solutions India Golf Awards 2015 here. Delhi’s Vani Kapoor was declared the Best Professional Female golfer of the year. The rising golfer title in the male category went to S Chikkarangappa, while the dynamic Vaishavi Sinha won the award in the female segment.

9.

Which state is host to the 36th National Games in 2016?
[A]Karnataka
[B]Goa
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Telangana

Goa
Goa will organise the 36th National Games 2016. The 33rd, 34th and 35th National Games were hosted by Assam (Guwahati), Jharkhand (Ranchi) and Kerala respectively in 2007, 2011 and 2015.

10.

People belonging to the Sahariya tribe are predominantly found in __?
[A]Odisha
[B]Madhya Pradesh
[C]Maharashtra
[D]Jharkhand

Madhya Pradesh
Sahariya is a little known tribe in India. Shariyas are found mainly in Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Datia and Shivpuri districts of Madhya Pradesh. They generally resides in separate basti in the village which is called Saharana.

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Comments

  • chinna
    Reply

    thank you so much sir

    9th question national games 33-2007 ;34-2011; 35-2015;
    but 36-2016 why?

    • akanksha14

      The National Games are required to be held once in two years leaving those years in which the Olympic Games and Asian Games are scheduled to be held. Only in exceptional cases or a natural calamity, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) can allow relaxation from the general rule. The duration and the regulation of the National Games is entirely within the jurisdiction of IOA.

  • Jilu pradhan
    Reply

    thank u so much sir..really sir all q. are good

  • deepa malhotra
    Reply

    Plz i need to help in cracking exam

  • pushpika lakra
    Reply

    plz i need to help in banking exam

  • ravi verma
    Reply

    Thanks a lot sir……. happy holi…..