GK & Current Affairs – June 2, 3, 2016

1. Recently, PM Narendra Modi was invited by which country for the inauguration of Salma Dam?
Answer: Afghanistan
Salma dam is located in Afghanistan. It has been built with India’s assistance.
2. “No Cost EMI’ option has been introduced by which e-commerce company to make online shopping affordable for high-end purchases?
Answer: Flipkart
India’s homegrown e-commerce giant, Flipkart has recently introduced “No Cost EMI” option to make online shopping affordable for high-end purchases through an attractive financing option of Equated Monthly Installments (EMI) where customers will not bear additional cost. The No Cost EMI entails zero processing fees, zero down payments and zero interest for customers.
3. Which mobile app has been launched by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to register pesky call complaints?
[A]TRAI Services
[B]PCC Services
[C]DND Services
[D]DML Services
Answer: DND Services
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched “DND (do not disturb) services” mobile app for telecom subscribers to register their complaints against pesky calls and SMS in an easy way. Apart from registering for ‘do-not-disturb’ service and filing complaints on the app, users will also be able to view the status of their lodged complaints. The complaint will be delivered to the telecom operator as well. As per rule, TRAI has mandated all telecom operators to disconnect telephone numbers from which a pesky call or SMS has originated on receipt of the first complaint.
4. “DVAT M SEWA” mobile app has been launched by which state/union territory government of India for city traders?
Answer: Delhi
The Delhi Government has launched ‘DVAT M SEWA’ mobile app through which city traders can register themselves with the VAT department of the state government. In it, traders are no longer required to apply for registration at the department’s office instead they can fill the form online. This application will ensure VAT registration within 24 hours of filing request. Because of this app, for registering the business there is no need for inspector’s visit on their business premises.
5. What is the India’s rank in the 2016 Global Slavery Index?
Answer: 4th
India has been ranked 4th out of 167 countries in the 2016 Global Slavery Index. The list is topped by North Korea, followed by Uzbekistan, Cambodia, India and Qatar.
6. The World Milk Day is observed on which day?
[A]June 1
[B]June 2
[C]June 5
[D]June 9
Answer: June 1
The World Milk Day is observed every year on June 1 to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. The day is established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the milk industry.
7. Which committee has been constituted to draft national policy for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)?
[A]Prabhat Kumar committee
[B]Shanta Kumar committee
[C]Neeraj Kumar Gupta committee
[D]Kamal Pandey committee
Answer: Prabhat Kumar committee
The Government of India (GoI) has recently constituted Prabhat Kumar committee to draft national policy for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The committee will submit its report within 4 months.
8. Where are the headquarters of National Film Archive of India (NFAI)?
Answer: Pune
The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has recently acquired 1,790 songbooklets of hindi films belonging to every decade of the India’s cinematic heritage. The song booklets (from 1934 to 2012) are a visual and textual journey through our cinematic history and heritage. They are also an indicator of the changing printing technology and art-work down the ages. It is notable that these songbooks contain not only the full lyrics of songs in multiple languages, but are also a treasure trove of information about the film itself, including the cast, credits and storyline. The headquarters of NFAI is at Pune, Maharashtra.
9. Who is the author of the book “Iron Fist, Velvet Glove”?
[A]PG Bhaskar
[B]Mahesh Nair
[C]Shashi Nahar
[D]Shandana Minhas
Answer: Mahesh Nair
The book “Iron Fist, Velvet Glove” has been authored by Mahesh Nair. The book is a photo journey that provides an insight into the lives of soldiers of the Indian Army. It is an attempt to capture the dichotomy of the army life through the eyes of a photographer who travelled these areas.
10. Who is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?
[A]Mehant Sharma
[B]Anurag Thakur
[C]Ajay Shirke
[D]Rahul Johri
Answer: Rahul Johri
Rahul Johri, the former media professional has taken charge as the first-ever Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The move is in line with the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha committee’s list of recommendations. Prior to this appointment, Johri was the Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president and general manager for South Asia with Discovery Networks. .

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