GK & Current Affairs – June 4, 2016
Which country is hosting the Copa America cup 2016?
The Copa America cup for 2016 is being hosted by United States. Argentina has hosted it for the maximum number of time(9 times).
Muhammad Ali, who died recently, was a professional boxer from which country?
Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, he is considered as the greatest heavyweight in the history of the sport. He died on June 3, 2016.
Who has been appointed as the Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEP) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)?
Navin Agarwal, a 1986 batch IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, has been appointed as the Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The NADA is the national organization responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring the doping control program in sports in all its forms in India.
“Shangri-La Dialogue”, the Asia’s largest annual security forum has been opened in which country, recently?
The Asia’s largest annual security forum “Shangri-La Dialogue” has recently opened in Singapore. The territorial disputes in the South China Sea, North Korea’s military provocations and Islamist extremism are expected to dominate discussions in the forum. The Shangri-La Dialogue has been organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies ( IISS). It is to be attended by at least 20 defence ministers and led by Pentagon chief Ashton Carter.
Which country has recently joined the global terror database maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) of United States?
India has recently signed the pact with United States (US) to join the global terror database maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) of US. As per this pact, India and the US will give each other access to terrorism screening information through designated contact points, subject to domestic laws and regulations. Initially, the proposal was made by the U.S. in 2012 but had made no progress due to objection of Indian security agencies. The TSC has details of 11,000 suspects on its database including nationality, date of birth, photos, finger prints and passport number.
Who is the author of the book “The Unseen Indira Gandhi”?
The book “The Unseen Indira Gandhi” has been authored by Dr. KP Mathur, who was the personal physician of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for nearly 20 years till her assassination in 1984. The foreword of the book was written by her granddaughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The book provides some interesting peeps into the responses of Mrs. Gandhi’s to challenges both personal and political.
Who has been conferred with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement CEAT Cricket Rating award?
Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar, the former India captain, has been conferred with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement CEAT Cricket Rating award.
The Kanger Ghati National Park is located in which state of India?
The Kanger Ghati National Park is located in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The park is well known for its biodiversity with picturesque landscape, magnificent waterfalls and subterranean geomorphologic limestone caves. It is home for the Bastar hill myna (the state bird of Chhattisgarh), Chital, barking deer, panther, etc.
What is the India’s rank in the 2015 Good Country index?
India has been ranked 70th out of 163 countries in the 2015 Good Country index. The list is topped by Sweden, followed by Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Finland, Canada, France, Austria and New Zealand. The report ranked a total of 163 countries taking 35 different UN and World Bank indices into account, including global contributions to science, culture, peace and security, climate change and health and equality. The biannual index was founded by Simon Anholt, a British government adviser whose aim is to find ways of encouraging countries to collaborate and co-operate a lot more, and compete a bit less.
India has recently signed how much amount of loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to upgrade 176 Kilometers of State roads in State of Jharkhand?
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India (GoI) have recently signed $200 million loan agreement to upgrade 176 Kilometers of State roads in State of Jharkhand. The financing for the Jharkhand State roads II Project will upgrade existing sections of four State roads to two lane standard and will also support improvements in the design, safety and maintenance of the network.