GK & Current Affairs: February 21-23, 2014
1. Kudumbashree is a poverty eradication mission of government of__?
Kudumbashree is a poverty eradication mission of government of Kerala. The mission aims at the empowerment of women, through forming self-help groups and encouraging their entrepreneurial or other wide range of activities. The purpose of the mission is to ensure that the women should no longer remain as passive recipients of public assistance, but active leaders in women involved development initiatives.
2. As per the electoral data of 2014 released recently, which of the following states have maximum number of voters in the country?
[A]Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
[B]Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh
[C]Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
[D]Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of voters in the country followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. Uttar Pradesh has 16.4 percent of the total voters and Maharashtra has 9.6 percent followed by West Bengal at 7.7 percent, Andhra Pradesh at 7.6 percent.
3. The “Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit” connects which of the following places?
[A]Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
[B]Mumbai, Pune and Chennai
[C]Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi
[D]Delhi, Agra and Kolkata
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
India’s Golden Triangle is a tourist circuit which includes: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The Golden Triangle is so called because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan on a map, but is occasionally expanded to include the wider geographical area of North India, most frequented by tourists. These three cities are extremely popular as tourist destinations among the foreign tourists visiting India as well as among the natives.
4. Recently, to which of the following languages union government has granted classical language status?
Odia became the sixth language of the country to get “classical language’’ status after the Union Cabinet conceded a long-pending demand for putting it in the same league as Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Odia is billed as the first language from the Indo-Aryan linguistic group and the case for making it a classical language was also premised on the fact that it has no resemblance to Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali and Telugu. The proposal was moved by the Culture Ministry.
5. In which among the following states India’s first Minority Cyber Village has been inaugurated, recently?
India’s first Minority Cyber Village was inaugurated by the Minister for Minority Affairs K Rehman Khan in “Chandoli” in Alwar district of Rajasthan. The Cyber village project will provide computer education to people in the age group of 15 to 59. Institution under the project will be instituted in the villages with substantial population of minority.
6. The “United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day” is observed on ___?
The United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day annually celebrates language diversity and variety worldwide on February 21. It also remembers events such as the killing of four students on February 21, 1952, because they campaigned to officially use their mother language, Bengali, in Bangladesh.
7. The “Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary” which is potential site for Cheetah reintroduction is located in which state?
Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Madhya Pradesh. It is potential site for Cheetah reintroduction in the country.
8. “Matteo Renzi” has recently become the youngest-ever prime minister for which country?
9. The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multi-modal network which would connect India to _____?
The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multi-modal network which would connect India to Central Asia through Iran.
10. “Venom GT” which is recently making news, is a ____?
[A] Recently discovered most poisonous snake species
[B]World’s fastest car
[C]A newly discovered comet
[D]World’s fastest Bullet Train
World’s fastest car
Venom GT is the world’s fastest car with a top speed of an incredible 435 kilometres per hour. Venom beat the previous best record of 431km/hr set by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.