GK & Current Affairs: June 17, 18, 2015

1. Keibul Lamjao, worlds only floating national park is located in which state?
[D]Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: Manipur
The Keibul Lamjao National Park is in Bishnupur district of Manipur. The Keibul Lamjao, the only floating national park in the world, is home to the last of the brow-antlered deer (Rucervus eldii eldii), one of the most endangered deer in the world.
2. Which country launched BX1E, the World’s first electric plane?
Answer: China
China has made the world’s first electric passenger aircraft. The aircraft can be used in pilot training, tourism, meteorology and rescue operations. The BX1E has a 14.5-meter wingspan and a maximum payload of 230 kgs. It can fly at an altitude of 3,000 meters. Once charged the flight can fly for 45 minutes to one hour, at a maximum speed of 160 km per hour.
3. Which one of the following is the most widely produced Cacao variety in the world?
Answer: Forastero
Four major types of cacao are cultivated: Criollo, Forastero, Trinitario and Nacional. The Forastero is very much cultivated in Africa, but also in Central and South America and constitutes approximately 80% of world production of cacao. This tree grows faster and gives higher yield than other types of cacao.
4. INNOPROM is the major industrial fair of which country?
Answer: Russia
INNOPROM is a Russia’s main industrial trade fair. The 2015 INNOPROM is the 6th in series will will take place in Ekaterinburg city since 8 till 11 of July. This year is the first time when INNOPROM has a partner country. The People’s Republic of China has become the official partner of INNOPROM-2015. More than 2000 Chinese businessmen and public officials will visit Ekaterinburg during the Trade Fair to present their national exposition at 7.5 sq., to discuss actual international, trans-regional and business opportunities collaborate with Russian partners.
5. Which train has been rechristened as Yoga Express?
[A]Haridwar Mail
[B]Bagmati Express
[C]Danapur Express
[D]Farakka Express
Answer: Haridwar Mail
Indian Railway has rechristened Haridwar Mail as Yoga express.
6. On which date, World Refugee Day is observed?
[A]June 18
[B]June 19
[C]June 20
[D]June 22
Answer: June 20
World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20. The event was first observed in 2001.
7. Ganiki Chasma is a rift zone on the surface of which planet?
Answer: Venus
Ganiki Chasma is a group of rift zones on the surface of the planet Venus. As per the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft the area is believed to be active volcanic spot.
8. Who has won the Austrian Grand Prix-2015?
[A]Felipe Massa
[B]Nico Roseberg
[C]Sebastian Vettel
[D]Lewis Hamilton
Answer: Nico Roseberg
Mercedes’ Nico Roseberg has won the Austrian Grand Prix-2015. He beat Mercedes team-mate and series leader Lewis Hamilton to triumph in Austrian Grand Prix. Brazilian Felipe Massa finished third in the race.
9. Which of the following air pollutant is not produced by coal thermal power plant?
[A]Carbon dioxide
[B]Sulfur dioxide
[C]Carbon monoxide
[D]Nitrogen oxide
Answer: Carbon monoxide
Coal plants are the top source of carbon dioxide (CO2), Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, which are the primary cause of global warming.
10. James Salter, who died recently, was an American ___?
[D]Film director
Answer: Novelist
James Salter was a famous American Novelist. He was the author of novels and short stories including A Sport and a Pastime. His most famous work was the 1967 novel A Sport and a Pastime, which focused on a US expat’s affair with a French woman. Among his other noted works of fiction were the novel Light Years, several collections of short stories and the script for the 1969 film Downhill Racer, starring Robert Redford. Salter won a number of literary prizes, including two lifetime achievement awards, the Rea award and the PEN/Malamud prize. His last novel, All That Is, set in post-second world war New York, was published in 2013.

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