GK & Current Affairs – June 28, 2016
Which city of Iraq has been officially declared fully liberated from the terrorist group “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)”?
The city of Fallujah in Iraq has been officially declared fully liberated from the Salafi jihadist terrorist group “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)” after military operation of Iraqi Army. Fallujah, 40 miles west of the capital Baghdad, was the first Iraqi city to be captured by Islamic State terrorists and was under control since January 2014.
Which Indian personality has won the Woman of the Year award at the 2016 International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA)?
The Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has won the two awards – one for best supporting actress for her performance in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and another is a special award of ‘Woman of the year’ at the 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2016 in Madrid, Spain.
Ankit Sharma, who recently qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics, is associated with which sports?
Ankit Sharma, the long jumper from Morena in Madhya Pradesh, has recently qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics in men’s long jump after meeting qualification mark at the 26th G Kosanov Memorial Meet in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He qualified with a jump of 8.17 m, which is also the new national record.
Which of the following countries has won the 2016 Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy?
The Argentina women’s team has won the 2016 Women’s Hockey Champions trophy for a record 7th time after defeating the Netherlands by 2–1 in the final at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, United Kingdom.
Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd.?
Sujoy Bose has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd. The NIIF has been established with the aim to attract investment from both domestic and international sources for infrastructure development in commercially viable projects. It has been incorporated as a company under the Companies Act, 2013, duly authorized to act as investment manager of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund.
Where are the headquarters of the Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP)?
Recently, India’s first anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug “BGR -34”, which is designed for type 2 Diabetes mellitus, has been launched by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The BGR- 34 is jointly developed by National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP). It helps in controlling blood sugar and limits the harmful effects and toxicity of other drugs. The headquarters of CIMAP is located at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
The 2016 National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships has started in which city of India?
The 56th edition of National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships 2016 has started in Hyderabad. It’s a qualifying event for the Rio Olympics, which is scheduled to be held in August 2016. In the 5-day event, 744 athletes, including 264 women from 26states are participating. Till now, 21 athletes have qualified for the Rio Olympic Games besides the women’s 4x400m relay squad. A Sri Lankan relay team will also take part in the event in its bid to attain the Rio qualification standard. This is the fourth time that senior Nationals have returned to Hyderabad.
The book “Family Life” has been authored by whom?
The book “Family Life” is the autobiography of an Indian born-American author Akhil Sharma, which has won the International Dublin Literary Award 2016. It is the story of an immigrant family that mirrors the author’s own experience of emigrating from India to America as a child. In simple words, the novel is a powerful tale of stoicism, hope and the literary imagination.
Which state government of India has declared all natural calamities to be treated as state disaster?
The Uttar Pradesh government has recently declared that all natural calamities including unseasonal heavy rain, lightning, Loo and storm etc., will be treated as state disaster. All the victims of these disasters will be given relief as per provisions made under State Disaster Relief Fund by the Central government.
Who has won the 2016 wins Iceland’s presidential election?
[B]Olafur Ragnar Grimsson
[D]Andri Snaer Magnason
Gudni Johannesson, an historian and lecturer at the University of Iceland, has won the 2016 Iceland’s presidential election. He will take office on August 1, 2016 and will succeed Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who served 20 years as head of state.