GK & Current Affairs: July 24, 25, 2015

1. Which of the following cities has been named as the World Book Capital for 2017?
Answer: Conakry
Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea, has been named as the World Book Capital for 2017 by United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) in Paris. Conakry is the 17th city to be designated as World Book Capital. At present, Incheon is the World Book Capital for 2015 and Wroclaw for 2016.
2. Murugappa Gold cup is associated with which of the following sports?
Answer: Hockey
Murugappa Gold Cup tournament associated with Hockey.
3. Master Shubham Jaglan, who won the IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event in Las Vegas, belongs to which state of India?
Answer: Haryana
Young Indian golf player, Shubham Jaglan (10-year old) clinched his second successive title at the IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event in Las Vegas. He is the son of a milkman from rural Haryana and is coached by former Indian golfer Nonita Lall Qureshi.
4. Which of the following US generic firm acquired by Indian pharmaceutical firm, Lupin recently?
[D]ZAO Bio Biocom
Answer: Gavis
The Indian pharmaceutical firm, Lupin acquired New Jersey-based generic drugs firm Gavis for $880 million to boost its presence in the market of United States of America (USA).
5. According to the government data, which among the following countries adopts most numbers of Indian children from various orphanages in India?
[A]United Kingdom
[B]United States
Answer: United States
According to the data provided by Women and Child Development Ministry, US adopts most number of Indian children from various orphanages across the country. USA adopted 108, 156, 133 and 36 children in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively. Within the country, Maharashtra topped the chart with 1,043, 1,068, 947 and 160 adoptions done during the past four years while Delhi with an average adoption rate among other metro cities provided home to 187, 156, 126 and 27 orphan kids.
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6. So far, which of the following presidents of India has visited Israel?
[A]Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
[B]K. R. Narayanan
[C]R. Venkataraman
[D]None of them
Answer: None of them
As of July 2015, No President of India has visited Israel. President Pranab Mukherjee may be the first Indian President to visit Israel in October 2015. We note here that former president A P J Abdul Kalam had visited Israel in 2008 but at that time he was not in office as his tenure ended in 2007.
7. Which among the following countries in Arab world maintain full diplomatic ties with Israel at present?
1. Oman
2. Jordan
3. Egypt
4. Qatar
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 3 & 4
[D]Only 2 & 4
Answer: Only 2 & 3
There are only two Arab countries viz. Jordan and Egypt, which maintain full diplomatic relations with Israel.
8. The population of which of the following Territories/Countries is wholly made of immigrants?
[A]Vatican City
[B]American Samoa
[C]Falkland Islands
Answer: Vatican City

9. Which of the following players is / are related to Tennis?
1. Roger Federer
2. R Nadal
3. K Durant
4. L James
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1, 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
Answer: Only 1 & 2
Below is the list of Most Marketable Sportspersons around the world:
1. Roger Federer →Tennis
2. Tiger Woods →Golf
3. P Mickelson →Golf
4. L James →Basketball
5. K Durant →Basketball
6. R McIlroy →Golf
7. N Djokovic →Tennis
8. R Nadal →Tennis
9. MS Dhoni →Cricket
10. C Ronaldo →Football
11. K Bryant →Basketball
12. M Sharapova →Tennis
13. Lionel Messi →Football
14. Usain Bolt →Athletics
15. Neymar →Football
10. In which country, concept of Bi-cameral Legislature originated?
[A]United States
Answer: UK
Bi-cameral Legislature means a Legislature which consists of two Houses, the Upper House and the Lower House. The Lower House is also called a popular house as its members are elected directly by the people. In modern times, most of the Legislatures are Bi-cameral Legislatures. The concept of Bi-cameral Legislature originated and developed in the Great Britain.

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