GK & Current Affairs: July 6, 7, 2015
1. Which country has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup-2015?
The United States defeated Japan 5-2 to win a third World Cup title. The United States, winners in 1991 and 1999, became the first nation to win the crown three times.
2. Who has been appointed as new Chief Justice of Nepal?
[A]Justice Kalyan Shrestha
[B]Justice Narendra Yadav
[C]Justice Surendra Baran
[D]Justice Mahendra Pal
Answer: Justice Kalyan Shrestha
Justice Kalyan Shrestha is the new chief justice of the Nepal. Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav appointed Shrestha, 64, as the new chief justice on the recommendation of the Constitutional Council.
3. Tej Kadam, is a joint statement issued by India and which country?
Tej kadam is a joint statement issued between India and Kazakhstan during Prime Minister Modi visit to the country.
4. Who became the first woman to score a hat-trick in FIFA women’s world cup?
Answer: Carli Lloyd
Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hat-trick in FIFA women’s world cup. During the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, Lloyd scored a hat trick to lead the U.S. To a 5–2 win over Japan and the World Cup title. Lloyd received the Golden Ball Trophy as best player of the tournament and earned the Silver Boot for her six goals and one assist during the tournament.
5. Which North East state of India has been recently declared as disturbed area by the union government?
Union home ministry has declared entire Nagaland state as a ‘disturbed area’ for one year period with an immediate effect from June 30, 2015. The state was declared as “disturbed” area under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. With this declaration the armed forces get powers to search, raid and arrest anyone without a warrant. This decision was taken after Naga rebel outfit, Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang (NSCN-K) had ambushed on Indian Army convoy killing 18 Army personnel in Chandel district of Manipur in June 2015.
6. Who is the chairman of the committee set up to study the status of the Sports Authority of India?
Answer: Ashwini Nachappa
Ashwini Nachappa is the chairman of the eight-member committee formed by sports ministry to study the status of the Sports Authority of India training centres around the country and recommend measures for their smooth running. (SAI). The committee comprises Ashwini Nachappa (chairperson), Gopi Chand, Jaspal Sandhu, Malav Shroff, Bhogeshwar Barua, K.P. Mohan, Baldev Singh and Neena P. Nayak. Committee has been asked to visit at least a couple of centres in each region, study the issues involved and give their recommendations. The committee has to submit its report to the government within three months.
7. Which is the only India city to be listed on the World’s top 20 tech-rich cities?
Bangalore is the only Indian city to be listed on World’s top 20 tech-rich countries. Bangalore figures at No. 12 in the Top 20 technology-rich cities globally, according to a survey conducted by global property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Good economic growth, investments in infrastructure, presence of startups and significant supply of prime office space are some of the factors that contributed in Bangalore’s strong performance in the survey.
8. As per the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC)-2011, which state has largest number of manual scavengers?
According to Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) Maharashtra has largest number of manual scavangers in the country. Close to 64 thousand out of 1.80 Lakh households in entire country are engaged in manual scavenging in Maharashtra for living. Maharashtra (63,713) is followed by Madhya Pradesh (23,093), Uttar Pradesh (17,619), Tripura (17,332) and Karnataka (15,375) and Punjab.
9. Who became the first Indian to won gold in athletics in the World University Games?
[C]Amrendar Pal Singh
[D]Achal Pratap Singh
Answer: Inderjeet Singh
Inderjeet Singh scripted history as he became the first Indian to clinch a gold in athletics in the World University Games by winning the men’s shot put event in Gwangju, Korea. He won the event with his final throw of 20.27m at the Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium to open India’s gold medal account in the Games. Singh has had a phenomenal year with five gold medals in all five international events he has participated thus far in 2015. He had won Asian Championships in China with 20.41m before bagging a gold in each of the three legs of the Asian Grand Prix in Thailand last month. He won a bronze in the Asian Games last year with 19.63m.
10. Which is the largest exported single spice from India?
India is the world’s largest producer, consumer and exporter of chilies in the world. India also has the largest area under chilies in the world. Chilies are the most common spice cultivated in India. Indian Chilli is mainly exported to USA, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Middle East and the Far East.
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