GK & Current Affairs – July 20, 2016
The International Criminal Justice Day is observed on which date?
The International Criminal Justice Day is observed every year on July 17 to end atrocities and prosecute individuals who perpetuate human rights abuses. This is a day to reflect upon the victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes and to celebrate the international community’s continued efforts to create a more just and peaceful world.
Who has won the 2016 Women’s Senior National Squash Championship?
Dipika Pallikal Karthik has won the 73rd edition of women’s title for Senior National Squash Championship 2016 by defeating Joshna Chinappa in the final in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Beside this, Saurav Ghosal has created history by winning men’s National Squash title for the 11th time by defeating Harinderpal Singh Sandhu in the final in Mumbai.
Which state electricity board has won the champion trophy in the 2016 All India Electricity Board Kabaddi tournament?
Himachal Pradesh has won the champion trophy in the 41st edition of All India Electricity Board Kabaddi tournament 2016 by defeating Punjab in the final by 36-32 at Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.
What is the theme of 2016 Nelson Mandela International Day?
[A]Fight for social justice
[B]Promote peace and Livelihood
[C]Clear vision, clear approach
[D]Take action, inspire change
Take Action, Inspire Change
The Nelson Mandela International Day is observed every year on July 18 to recognize the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s former President, for his tireless struggle against apartheid. The day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. The 2016 theme is “Take Action, Inspire Change”.
Which state government has launched free bus pass scheme for school and college students for the year 2016-17?
The Tamil Nadu government has recently launched the free bus pass scheme for school and college students for the year 2016-17. The government scheme is aimed to benefit students from poor backgrounds.
Which web portal has been launched to reduce paper work in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament of India?
Sumitra Mahajan, the Lok Sabha Speaker, has recently launched an “e-portal” for Lok Sabha members that will enable them to interact with each other and with various branches of the secretariat through e-mail and SMS. It is one of the steps to reduce paper work in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament of India. The portal will have separate login and password for each member. In it, lok sabha members will be able to e-file questions and notices online. It can be used for issuing notices, calling adjournment motion, calling attention motion. The portal will be available in Hindi and English. The portal also provides ready information regarding Bills, Committee meeting schedules, Agenda and Reports, verbatim debates and other parliamentary information.
Kudsi Erguner, who has been named as the new UNESCO Artist for Peace, belongs to which country?
Kudsi Erguner, a Turkish musician, has been named as the new UNESCO Artist for Peace in recognition of his efforts to promote the universal values of music and for his contribution to the protection of musical heritage. He has been appointed by the Irina Bokova (Director-General of UNESCO) at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee in Istanbul, Turkey.
The book “Managing Piety: The Shrine of Data Ganj Bakhsh” has been authored by whom?
The book “Managing Piety: The Shrine of Data Ganj Bakhsh” has been authored by Linus Strothmann. The book gives an account of various developments associated with the shrine of Ali Hajveri (or Data Ganj Bakhsh), which is located in Lahore (Pakistan), with particular focus on the relationship between the state, public space, the secular and the religious values. It gives detailed accounts of the economy, management and social impact of the shrine. The shrine is one of the South Asia’s most important Sufi sites.
Which of the following will be the official nutrition sponsor of the Indian Olympic team in 2016 Rio Olympics?
[C]Herbalife International India
Herbalife International India
Herbalife International India will be the official nutrition sponsor of the Indian Olympic team in 2016 Rio Olympics. Herbalife is a global premier nutrition company that has exclusively partnered with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for 2 years. Apart from this, Herbalife (HLF) will also sponsor the Costa Rican, Israeli, Italian, and Vietnamese Olympic Committees at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Games.
Mubarak Begum, who passed away recently, was related to which field?
Mubarak Begum (80), the legendary playback singer, has recently passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is remembered for singing scores of songs, duets and ghazals for Bollywood, mainly during the 1950s-1970s. Mubarak Begum is known for the evergreen song “Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad ayegi” from the 1961 movie “Hamari Yaad Aayegi”.