GK & Current Affairs: June 11, 12, 2015
1. On which date, World Day Against Child Labor is observed?
Answer: 12 June
World Day Against Child Labor is observed on 12 June. It is observed to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers world-wide.Reference
2. Indian artist Nek Chand Saini, who died recently, was well known for building which of the following?
[A]Rock Garden, Chandigarh
[B]Lumbini Park, Hyderabad
[C]RBI Building, New Delhi
Answer: Rock Garden, Chandigarh
Nek Chand Saini was a self-taught Indian artist, known for building the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, an eighteen-acre sculpture garden in the city of Chandigarh. Nearly 40 years after it was formally inaugurated, Nek Chand Saini’s Rock Garden is still the most popular tourist destination in Chandigarh.
3. The SAARC motor vehicles agreement was approved in which SAARC summit?
Answer: 18th Summit
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) motor vehicles agreement was approved in The 18th SAARC summit held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 26 to 27 November 2014.
4. Wess Hall, who was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, represents which country?
Answer: West Indies
Wess Hall is a former West Indies fast bowler. He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the opening day of the Sabina Park Test between West Indies and Australia. He became the fourth cricketer to receive the honour this year after Betty Wilson, Anil Kumble and Martin Crowe. Hall took 192 Test wickets at an average of 26
38. Overall, he played 170 first-class matches, collecting 546 wickets.
5. Jose Ely de Miranda, who died recently, was a legendary footballer from which country?
Jose Ely de Miranda was a legendary Brazilian footballer. He was popularly known as Zito. Zito was a member of Brazil’s World Cup winning side in 1958 and 1962. He played 52 times for Brazil, mostly as a defensive midfielder. He spent his entire club career with Sao Paulo-based club Santos FC, playing 733 games and scoring 57 goals. He won the Copa Libertadores football championship in 1962 and 1963 which catapulted him to be one of the most emblematic figures of the club team alongside fellow legend Pele.
6. In which state is located the Mandla Plant Fossils National Park?
Answer: Madhya Pradesh
The Mandla National fossils Park is situated in Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh. This national park has lots of plants in fossil form that existed in India somewhere between 40 million and 150 million years ago spread over seven villages of Mandla District (Ghuguwa, Umaria, Deorakhurd, Barbaspur, Chanti-hills, Chargaon and Deori Kohani). The Park is an area that spreads over 274,100 square metres. These types of fossils are also found in other 3 villages of the district, but they lies out the park.
7. Which country successfully tested the Wu-14, a hypersonic nuclear delivery vehicle?
WU-14 is the Pentagon’s code name for a Chinese hypersonic nuclear delivery vehicle. China confirmed the test of the hypersonic glide vehicle, on June 7 and is the missile’s fourth test in 18 months. The strategic strike weapon is extremely advanced and can travel at 10 times the speed of sound, or 12,231.01kph.
8. An expert committee report “Drowning a valley: Destroying a civilization” is related to which dam project?
[A]Sardar Sarovar Dam
[C]Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Answer: Sardar Sarovar Dam
A Central fact finding committee has released “Drowning a valley: Destroying a civilization” report warned against increasing the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river in Gujarat. The report says that it could lead to a calamity bigger than the earthquake in Nepal.
9. China, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan claim sovereignty on which of the following island in South China Sea?
Answer: Spratly Island
The Spratly Islands dispute is an ongoing territorial dispute between Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan (Republic of China), and Vietnam, concerning ownership of the Spratly Islands, a group of islands and associated maritime features located in the South China Sea. The dispute is characterised by diplomatic stalemate and the employment of low-level military pressure techniques (such as military occupation of disputed territory) in the advancement of national territorial claims.
10. Which among the following pairs has won Stuttgart Open double’s title-2015?
[A]Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares
[B]Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea
[C]Alexander Peya and Florin Mergea
[D]Florina Mergea and Bruno Soares
Answer: Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea
Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and Romanian player Florin Mergea pair won the men’s doubles title at the Stuttgart Open. The fourth seeds edged past third seeds Austrian- Brazilian Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 5-7, 6-2, 10-7 in the hour and 12 minutes final.
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