GK & Current Affairs – June 14, 2016
1. What is India’s current position in terms of crude oil consumption in world as per recent report of BP Statistical review of World Energy?
India has surpassed Japan to become the world’s third-largest oil consumer. USA retains the First position.
2. Which of the following countries has become the first country in the world to ban deforestation?
Norway has become the first country in the world to ban deforestation. The ban is a part of the government’s procurement policy and includes eliminating the use of any product that contributes to deforestation as well as a request that the government exercise due care for the protection of biodiversity in its investments. Beside this, the Scandinavian country is also in the process of restricting the sales of gas-powered cars by 2025.
3. Who is the newly appointed Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC)?
Answer: G Kalyanakrishnan
G Kalyanakrishnan is the newly appointed Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC). He succeeded N Saibaba. Prior to this assignment, Kalyanakrishnan was the Deputy Chief Executive of NFC. The NFC is a major industrial unit of India’s Department of Atomic Energy, for the supply of nuclear fuel bundles and reactor core components. It has its headquarters at Hyderabad.
4. Where are the headquarters of International Paralympic Committee (IPC)?
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has recently recognized the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) led by Rao Inderjit Singh as the president. The IPC is an international non-profit organisation and the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement. It organizes the Paralympic Games and functions as the international federation for 9 sports. The IPC’s headquarters is located in Bonn, Germany. The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities. These games are organized in parallel with the Olympic Games.
5. Which committee has been constituted to make recommendations on pay scale revision for PSUs employees?
[A]Satish Chandra committee
[B]Ashok Dalwai committee
[C]Sanjay Mitra committee
[D]HR Nagendra committee
Answer: Satish Chandra committee
The Union Government has recently constituted Satish Chandra committee to make recommendations on revision in the pay scale of central public sector undertakings’ employees. The committee will provide its recommendations on the matter to the government, covering Board level functionaries, below-Board level executives and non-unionized supervisory staff of CPSEs and will submit its recommendations within 6 months. The government’s decision on the recommendations of the committee will take effect from January 1, 2017.
6. The United Nations International Albinism Awareness Day is observed on which date?
Answer: June 13
The United Nations International Albinism Awareness Day is observed every year on June 13 to raise public awareness on albinism and to prevent attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism. Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized by the partial or complete absence of the pigment melanin in the skin, hair, and eyes. The lack of melanin in the skin makes albinos more prone to sunburn and skin cancers. Albinism is also associated with visual problems such as photophobia, amblyopia (lazy eye),nystagmus, etc.
7. Who has been crowned as the “Little Miss Princess of Asia 2016”?
Answer: Bethool Ajmal
Bethool Ajmal from Kerala has been crowned as ‘The Little Miss Princess of Asia 2016’ at a beauty pageant held in Georgia. Bethool also bagged ‘Young Talent’ and ‘Young Miss Universe Grand Prix’ title at the event, held on June 5, 2016. Ajmal competed with 29 participants from 27 different countries under the age group of 10-13 years. The purpose of the beauty pageant is to boost cultural communication among countries. The event was organized by ‘The Kingdom of Universal Production’.
8. The book “Losing My Religion” has been authored by whom?
Answer: Vishwas Mudagal
The book “Losing My Religion” has been authored by Vishwas Mudagal. Its’ a story about a young entrepreneur and devoted gamer, Rishi Rai, who’s life, which was once successful, crumbles into pieces right before his eyes. One day, when he’s down in the dumps, he meets an unpredictable and crazy hipster, Alex, who changes the way Rishi sees life. He travels across India along with Alex with no plans and no obligations. As sparks fly and emotions intertwine, Rishi is curiously drawn towards Kyra. But, she has a secret and she isn’t who she claims to be. What follows next is something nobody ever thought would happen.
9. Which Indian short film has won the Audience Choice Award at the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival (SIWFF) 2016?
Indian short film “Leeches” has won the Audience Choice Award at the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival (SIWFF). The film is about two Hyderabadi sisters who live in the interiors of the city where a lot of orthodox practices are still common. The story is about an older sister who hatches a dangerous and improbable plan to save her younger sister from becoming a one-day bride and their fight against the prevalent culture and its practices. The film is directed by Payal Sethi.
10. Who will become the first tennis player in the world to have 7th appearance in Olympics?
Answer: Leander Paes
Leander Paes, an Indian professional tennis player, will become the only tennis player in the world and the first Indian to make a 7th appearance at the Olympics. It will be his record 7th Olympics at 2016 Rio Olympics. Beside this, he is the only Indian to win an individual medal at Olympics. He won the bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. .
Question Category: Current Affairs