GK & Current Affairs: July 17, 18, 2014

1. Which among the following is not one of the major objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity?
[A]Conservation of biological diversity
[B]Sustainable use of components of biological diversity
[C]Fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources
[D]Promote ecotourism to fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas

Promote ecotourism to fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas


2. Recently, which among the following countries has passed a law authorizing children to work from age 10 and became the first country to make work by 10 year olds legal?
[A]Bolivia
[B]Nigeria
[C]Bosnia
[D]Tanzania

Bolivia
Bolivia’s congress has passed legislation to allow children as young age 10 to work as long as its does not interfere with their education and is done independently to help the child’s family make ends meet.


3. The “Bonalu” is a famous folk festival celebrated in which among the following states of India?
[A]Kerala
[B]Telangana
[C]Karnataka
[D]Maharashtra

Telangana
Bonalu is a folk festival famous in Telangana region. The word Bonalu is derived from Bhojanalu meaning food, which is offered to the goddess. It is celebrated during the month of Ashadh.


4. Which among the following organizations releases the “Global Gender Gap” report from time to time?
[A]World Economic Forum
[B]UNESCO
[C]World Trade Organisation
[D]World Bank

World Economic Forum
The Global Gender Gap report was introduced by World Economic Forum in 2006. The index benchmarks national gender gap on economic, political, education and health based criteria and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparison across regions and income groups and over time.


5. Which among the following is the most dangerous part of the Ultraviolet Rays?
[A]UV- A
[B]UV-B
[C]UV-C
[D]UV-D

UV-B
Ultraviolet rays can be subdivided into three different wavelength bans UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. The classification is based on the amount of energy they contain and their effects on biological matter. UV-C is most energetic and most harmful but it doesn’t reach earth as it’s absorbed by ozone layer; UV-A is least energetic and least harmful. Most of the skin damage in human beings is caused by UV-B.


6. Which one of the following acts of Islam (Five Pillars of Islam) mandates paying alms tax to benefit the poor and the needy?
[A]Shahadah
[B]Salat
[C]Zakat
[D]Sawm

Zakat
The most important Muslim practices are the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars of Islam are the five obligations that every Muslims must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam. The five pillars consist of Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm and Haji. Zakat mandates paying an alms tax to benefits the poor and the needy.


7. Recently, which among the following Asian countries has allowed foreign banks to own 100 per cent ownership of banks?
[A]Philippines
[B]Singapore
[C]Sri Lanka
[D]Bangladesh

Philippines
The Philippines has removed restrictions on foreign ownership of banks in the country under a new law that allows 100 per cent foreign control. The statute allows foreign banks to own 100 per cent stock of an existing domestic bank or to open a fully owned subsidiary incorporated under Philippines laws.


8. Which one of the following is not a Millennium Development Goals that were established by United Nations in 2000?
[A]To Eradicate Extreme Poverty
[B]To Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other disease
[C]To Promote Gender Quality
[D]To Eradicate Human Trafficking

To Eradicate Human Trafficking


9. According to a latest study, which among the following diseases is emerged as the biggest killer in India?
[A]Malaria
[B]Tuberculosis
[C]HIV/AIDS
[D]Dengue

Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) has killed 5.5 lakh non-HIV positive people last year became the biggest killer in the country. Malaria is estimated to have killed about 1.2 lakh people out of over 6 crore cases recorded last year and HIV/AIDS killed 78,600.


10. According to a United Nations latest report India has the sixth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world. As per the report country with highest number child marriage is ___?
[A]Niger
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Chad
[D]Mali

Niger
India has the sixth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world with one in every three child bride living India, according to a United Nations report. The 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage are Niger, Bangladesh, Chad, Mali, CAR, India, Guinea, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Nepal respectively.

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