GK & Current Affairs – June 26, 27, 2016

1. Which Indian personality has been conferred with the honorary professorship by the Nanjing Audit University (NAU),China?
[A]Urjit Patel
[B]Raghuram Rajan
[C]Shashi Kant Sharma
[D]Duvvuri Subbarao
Answer: Shashi Kant Sharma
Shashi Kant Sharma, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), has been conferred with the honorary professorship by the Nanjing Audit University (NAU), China. It is the only university which is recognized by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
2. The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be hosted by which country?
[B]United States
Answer: India
The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be hosted by India. The summit will promote economic growth, inclusion and opportunities among entrepreneurs from across the world, with a special focus on emerging nations from Africa and Asia. The GES is a personal initiative of US President Barack Obama to bring entrepreneurs from across the globe on one platform.
3. Which of the following countries has become the newest member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)?
Answer: India
India has become the 35th member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June 2016. The MTCR membership will enable India to buy high-end missile technology and also enhance its joint ventures with Russia. The purpose of the MTCR is to restrict the proliferation of missiles, complete rocket systems, unmanned air vehicles and related technology for those systems capable of carrying a 500 kg payload for at least 300 kms, as well as systems intended for the delivery of Weapons ofMass Destruction (WMD).
4. Which north-eastern state of India has recently launched “Sakhi-One Stop Centre” to help women in distress?
Answer: Nagaland
The Governor of Nagaland P B Acharya has recently launched women helpline “181” and “Sakhi-One Stop Centre”, an institute that supports women affected by violence, at the District Hospital Dimapur in Nagaland. The helpline and centre are aimed to provide integrated assistance, medical, legal and psychological counselling to women affected by violence. The ‘Sakhi-One Stop Centre’is a centrally sponsored scheme by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) to be funded through Nirbhaya Fund.
5. Atanu Das, who recently qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics, is associated with which sports?
[B]Long jump
Answer: Archery
In Archery, Atanu Das has recently qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics in the men’s individual recurve event. It is officially confirmed by the Archery Association of India (AAI) after a selection trial at Bengaluru. He will be the only Indian representative in the men’s category at the Rio Games. It will be Das’s first Olympics. The women’s recurve team of Deepika Kumari, L Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Manjhi has already qualified for the individual as well as team event in Rio. Though, Indian men’s team failed to qualify in the final Olympic qualification.
6. The book “R.D.Burmania –Panchamemoirs” has been authored by whom?
[A]Kavita Krishnamurthy
[B]Chaitanya Padukone
[C]Pyarelal Sharma
[D]Talat Aziz
Answer: Chaitanya Padukone
The book “R.D.Burmania –Panchamemoirs” has been authored by Chaitanya Padukone, the noted journalist. The book depicts the journey of the legendary music director R D Burman. It is an attempt to string together amazing, amusing and agonizing yet fascinating anecdotes, incidents and idiosyncrasies while unravelling the mystique behind Bollywood’s most adored composer.
7. The Government of India (GoI) has extended the ban on the import of milk and milk products of China till which year?
[A]June 2017
[B]March 2017
[C]December 2017
[D]January 2017
Answer: June 2017
The Government of India (GoI) has extended the ban on import of milk and its products from China till June 2017. The prohibition on import of milk and milk products includes chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionery/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient. Though, India does not import milk products from China, but has imposed the ban as a preventive measure. Among states, Uttar Pradesh is the leading milk producer, followed by Rajasthan and Gujarat.
8. The 2016 Copa America Football tournament has been won by which of the following countries?
Answer: Chile
The Chile national football team has won the 2016 Copa America Football tournament by defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout at New Jersey, United States. This was the 2nd Copa America title won by Chile after winning it for the first title in 2015 after defeating Argentina. With this, Chile has become the 4th nation to win at least two consecutive Copa America titles, after Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.
9. Which union ministry has recently signed pact with ISRO for geo-tagging assets in each gram panchayat?
[A]Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
[B]Ministry of AYUSH
[C]Ministry of Labour and Employment
[D]Ministry of Rural Development
Answer: Ministry of Rural Development
The Union Rural Development Ministry and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have recently signed a pact for geo-tagging the assets created under the rural job guarantee scheme “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)” in each gram panchayat. As per the pact, a Gram Rozgar Sahayak or junior engineer will take a photo of an asset created by beneficiaries of the scheme and through a mobile app created by ISRO upload the photo on the Bhuvan web portal run by ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre. The geo-tagging of assets will help to check and curb leakages and also help in using of modern space technology for rural development in planning and execution of projects in a transparent manner.
10. Kavalam Narayana Panicker, who passed away recently, was a famous personality of which field?
Answer: Theatre
Kavalam Narayana Panicker (88), the famous Malayalam theatre personality, has recently passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was popularly known as Kavalam, was a well-established poet, lyricist and theatre director. His notable works include Madhyamavyayogam (1979), Kalidasa’s Vikramorvasiyam (1981), Shakuntalam (1982), Karnabharam (1984), Bhasa’s Uru Bhangam (1988), Swapnavasavadattam and Dootavakyam (1996)..

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