GK & Current Affairs – June 21, 2016

1.

What is the theme of the United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day 2016?
[A]We stand together with refugees
[B]Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World
[C]1 refugee forced to flee is too many
[D]With courage let us all combine

We stand together with refugees
The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed every year on June 20 to raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. The 2016 theme is “We stand together with refugees”.

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2.

Who has won the 2016 Formula One European Grand Prix?
[A]Sergio Perez
[B]Sebastian Vettel
[C]Lewis Hamilton
[D]Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg, a German Formula One driver for Mercedes Formula 1 team, has won the 2016 Formula 1 European Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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3.

Atanu Das is associated with which sports?
[A]Badminton
[B]Archery
[C]Club Throw
[D]Table Tennis

Archery
The Indian mixed recurve team of Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das has won the silver medal at the 2016 Archery World Cup at Konyaalti Beach Park in Antalya, Turkey.

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4.

The Government of India (GoI) has recently approved 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in which of the folowing sectors?
[A]Civil aviation
[B]Defence
[C]Greenfield Pharma
[D]All of the above

All of the above
The Government of India (GoI) has recently approved 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence through the approval route, 100% FDI in food product e-commerce, 100% FDI in greenfield pharma via the automatic route, 100% in brownfield pharma – of which 74% will be through automatic route, 100% FDI in scheduled airlines and up to 49% FDI in airlines through automatic route. Beside this, up to 100% FDI through auomatic route has also been permitted for setting up of uplinking HUBs/Teleports, Mobile TV, DTH, and cable networks operating at national, state and district levels, as well as local cable networks.

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5.

Which state team has won the first edition of India’s Bad Bull Softball League?
[A]Punjab
[B]Telangana
[C]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Maharashtra

Maharashtra
Maharashtra have won the first edition of India’s Bad Bull Softball League by defeating Punjab 2-1 at Saket Sports Complex. The league was recognised by the Delhi Softball Association (DSA). The Softball league was an effort to encourage amateur baseball and softball at entry level among the common masses.

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6.

What is the theme of the 2nd edition the International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2016?
[A]Live in Peace
[B]Peace: Soul and Mind
[C]Connect the Youth
[D]Inspire every one for healthy environment

Connect the Youth
The International Day of Yoga (IDY) is observed on June 21 every year to spread awareness about yoga. Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being. The 2nd edition of IDY is celebrated in India and across the world. In it, 139 countries participated in the celebrations at UN on June 21, 2016. The 2016 theme is “Connect the Youth”.

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7.

Which Non-Government organization (NGO) has been ranked No. 1 in the NGO Advisor’s 2016 Top 500 NGOs World rankings?
[A]Save the Children
[B]BRAC
[C]Grameen Bank
[D]Oxfam

BRAC
The Bangladesh-based Non-Government organization (NGO) “BRAC” has been ranked No. 1 in the list of Geneva-based NGO Advisor’s 2016 Top 500 NGOs World rankings. The BRAC has acquired top position because of its holistic approach to fight against poverty and treating it as a system of interrelated barriers that must be addressed concurrently.The ranking has also highlighted the organization’s history of designing and implementing solutions at scale. The other notable NGOs in the top 500 include Doctors Without Borders (2), Oxfam (5), Save the Children (9) and Grameen Bank (12).

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8.

Which Parliamentary committee has been constituted to review Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for election polls?
[A]Anand Sinha committee
[B]Nachiket Mor committee
[C]Sudarsana Natchiappan committee
[D]Ashok Dalwai committee

Sudarsana Natchiappan committee
The Parliamentary committee under the chairmanship of E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan has been constituted to review Model code of conduct (MCC) for election polls and will also suggest ways to check distribution of cash and freebies ahead of the polls. The MCC are the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI)for conduct of political parties and candidates during elections mainly with respect to speeches, polling day, polling booths, election manifestos, processions and general conduct.

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9.

Which committee has been constituted by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to study the scope of title insurance in the Indian market?
[A]Nachiket Mor committee
[B]Ashok Dalwai committee
[C]Suresh Mathur committee
[D]NR Nagendra committee

Suresh Mathur committee
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a Suresh Mathur committee to study the scope of title insurance in the Indian market. The committee will submit its report within two months. The title insurance is a cover that protects the owner of a property from disputes or frauds of land titles.

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10.

The book “Green Transport” has been authored by whom?
[A]Ranjit Saranwali
[B]Sanjeev Chhetri
[C]Rani Iyer
[D]Vikrama Hatwara

Rani Iyer
The book “Green Transport: : Exploring Eco-Friendly Travel for a Better Tomorrow” has been authored by Rani Iyer. The author loves to write for children on a variety of topics viz. nature, ecology, science, culture and history. The “Green transport” is one of the books of her i.e. inclined towards the environment.

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