GK & Current Affairs: July 26, 27, 2015
Which of the following state governments has launched Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Scheme for the development of villages around tiger reserves?
Maharashtra Cabinet has approved Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Scheme for development of villages around tiger reserves. Aim of this scheme is comprehensive development of villages in and around the buffer zones of tiger reserves.
The Himalayan peak 5260 has been renamed after which of the following mountaineers?
Ms. Nalini Sengupta, a veteran mountaineer, will have the honour of a Himalayan peak 5260 named after her. This was announced by the trekkers of the Giripremi Mountaineering Institute after they conquered Peak 5260 in the Hamta Pass region of the Himalayas and decided to name it “Mount Nalini” to salute her efforts to inculcate the thrill of mountaineering in youngsters since 1970.
Who among the following has been chosen for Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize 2015 in the academic category?
The Indian historian, Ramachandra Guha has been chosen for Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize 2015 in the academic category. The prize will be conferred upon him on September 17, 2015 in Fukuoka International Congress Center, Japan. He is best known for his book ‘India after Gandhi: The history of the world’s largest democracy” , a history of India after it gained independence from the British Empire on August 15, 1947.
Who among the following won the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula One?
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany won the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula One (F1) in Budapest.
Union Government has announced to observe 7th August as which of the following days?
[A] National Pharmaceutical Day
[B]National Biology Day
[C]National Information Technology Day
[D] National Handloom Day
National Handloom Day
Every year 7th August will be celebrated as National Handloom Day. It was announced by Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar in both the Houses of Parliament. Observance of this day aims at development of handloom weavers in the country. It also seeks to promote genuine, global quality handloom in international market. August 7 was chosen to mark launch day Swadeshi Movement which was officially proclaimed on 7 August, 1905.
ISRO’s PSLV-28 has successfully launched five satellites of which country?
ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-28 successfully put five satellites of United Kingdom into designated orbits. For this mission, ISRO had used high-end XL version of PSLV as it was its biggest and heaviest commercial launch with overall lift-off mass of all 5 satellites was 1,440 kg.
GAGAN, India’s indigenous navigational system is jointly developed by ISRO and which of the following?
Union Government has launched GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, for aviation navigation. It is jointly developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Airports Authority of India (AAI). It will provide augmentation service for GPS over the India, Bay of Bengal, South-east Asia and Middle East along with expansion up to Africa.
Who has been appointed President of China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?
[C]Rabbu Mansour Hadi
[D]Dr. Jim Yong Kim
Jin Liqun, Former finance Minister of China has been appointed as President of $100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).Presently, Jin is Secretary General of AIIB’s interim secretariat. Prior to this he was chairman of China International Capital Corporation (CICC), one of the mainland’s largest investment banks.
Which of the following astronauts holds Guinness World Record for spending longest time in space?
[A] Neil Armstrong
[B] Sergei Krikalev
[D] Sunita Williams
Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka has set a Guinness World Record for spending longest time in space with a total of 804 days as on July 2015. With this he broke the previous record of 803 days, nine hours and 41 minutes set by Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev (now retired) across six missions from 1998 to 2005.
Which country became 162th member of World Trade Organization?
Kazakhstan, a member of the Russia-led economic blocks became 162th member of World Trade Organization (WTO). Kazakhstan’s entry has ended its long wait of 20 years to become a member of WTO as its accession talks were initiated in 1996.