GK & Current Affairs – February 22, 2016

1. Which committee has been set up to examine the quota demand for the Jat community in central government jobs?
[A]Arun Jaitely committee
[B]Rajnath Singh committee
[C]Venkaiah Naidu committee
[D]Abhimanyu committee
Answer: Venkaiah Naidu committee
The Union Government has set up a committee headed by Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu to look into demand of Jats for reservation in central government jobs. The committee has to submit a comprehensive report to find a solution for this problem as soon as possible.
2. Which Indian film has won the Best Children’s Film award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival?
Answer: Ottal
Malayalam film Ottal (The Trap) has won the Best Children’s Film award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. It has been honoured with the prestigious Crystal Bear award in the ‘Generation K-Plus’ section. The film, directed by Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair, is about the story of an old fisherman and his grandson. The movie is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s short story ‘Vanaka’. This is the third year in a row that Indian films have triumphed. Earlier winners were “Killa” 2014 and “Dhanak” 2015.
4. The National Rurban Mission (NRM) has been launched in which state of India?
[B]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Chhattisgarh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the National Rurban Mission (NRM) from Kurubhat in Rajnandgaon district, Chattisgarh. The mission is also known as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban mission (SPMRM). The purpose of this mission is to spur social, economic and infrastructure development in rural areas by developing a cluster of 300 Smart Villages over the next 3 years across the country.
5. The International Mother Language Day is observed on which date?
[A]February 21
[B]March 12
[C]April 9
[D]May 6
Answer: February 21
The United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day (Bhasha Divas) is observed every year on February 21 to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The 2016 theme is “Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes”.
6. Which cricketer has broken the fastest Test century record?
[A]S.P.D. Smith
[B]D.A. Warner
[C]Brendon McCullum
[D]H.M. Amla
Answer: Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum has scored the fastest century in Test cricket in 54 balls. He broke the previous record jointly held by Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq.
7. Which team has won the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title 2016?
[A]Delhi Wave Riders
[B]Ranchi Rays
[C]Punjab Warriors
[D]Kalinga Lancers
Answer: Punjab Warriors
The Jaypee Punjab Warriors has won the 4th edition of 2016 Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It is their first title. They defeated Kalinga Lancers by 6-1 in the finals. In the league, Player of the Tournament (Rupinder Pal Singh of Delhi Waveriders), Man of the Match (Mark Knowles of the Punjab Warriors), Goal of the Match and Emerging Player of the Match (Armaan Qureshi of the Punjab Warriors), etc.
8. Which city is the host for the “Jal Manthan 2016”?
[B]New Delhi
Answer: New Delhi
The “Jal Manthan 2016” has been inaugurated by the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on February 22, 2016 in New Delhi. The main theme of two day event is ‘Integrated Approach for Sustainable Water Management’. The event would have consultations and discussions on River Basin Approach for Sustainable development, Ground water, Water security, Principles of allocation of water, innovation in water governance, Water management, Coordination between centre and states, Water conservation and need for a National Legislation on water. The first Jal Manthan was organized in November 2014.
9. Which countries have won the Badminton Asia Team Championships 2016 in the men and women’s categories respectively?
[A]Japan and Singapore
[B]Indonesia and China
[C]China and South Korea
[D]Indonesia and South Korea
Answer: Indonesia and China
China and Indonesia have won the Badminton Asia Team Championships in the women and men’s categories respectively at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. China defeated Japan 3-2 in the women’s category and Indonesia beat Japan 3-2 in men’s category in the two finals.
10. Which football club has clinched the 2016 Sait Nagjee International Club Football tournament?
[A]Atletico Paranaense
[B]Argentina U23
[C]FC Dnipro
[D]Watford F.C.
Answer: FC Dnipro
The 2016 Sait Nagjee International Club Football tournament has been won by the Ukraine’s FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at Kozhikode, Kerala. The Ukrainian professional football club has defeated Brazilians Atletico Paranaense by 3-0 in the final. .

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