GK & Current Affairs – June 7, 2016
1. Who among the following has been named as ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission’s youth-based wing ‘Swachh Saathi’?
Answer: Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza has been recently named as ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission’s youth-based wing ‘Swachh Saathi’.
2. Recently, India signed an agreement with which country to share intelligence data to combat ‘hawala’ transactions and terror financing? [A]Qatar
India and Qatar have signed total of seven agreements which include agreement to share intelligence to combat ‘hawala’ transactions and terror financing between the two countries.
3. Who has won the 2016 French open Women’s Singles tournament?
Answer: Garbine Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza, a Spanish professional tennis player, has won the 2016 French open Women’s Singles tournament by defeating the defending champion Serena Williams in the final by 7-5, 6-4.
4. Which of the following countries is the host country for 2016 World Environment Day?
The World Environment Day is observed every year on June 5 to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. The 2016 theme is “Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife”. This year United Nations (UN) has called a worldwide campaign “Go Wild for Life” to take a strong action to curb the illegal trade of wildlife i.e. threatening the biodiversity of the planet Earth. This year, Angola is the host country, which has created strong commitments to combat wildlife crime by shutting down its domestic ivory trade and is taking action to stop smuggling over its borders.
5. Which Indian personality has been conferred with the Afghanistan’s highest civilian honour “Amir Amanullah Khan Award”?
[B]Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Answer: Narendra Modi
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Afghanistan’s highest civilian honour “Amir Amanullah Khan Award”. Mr Modi is the first Indian and is among a handful of foreign leaders to receive the award. Beside this, Narendra Modi has also inaugurated the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, earlier known as Salma Dam, which was rebuilt with India’s aid.
6. The book “India vs Pakistan : Why Can’t we just be friend” has been penned by whom?
Answer: Husain Haqqani
The book “India vs Pakistan : Why Can’t we just be friend?” has been penned by Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ex-envoy to United States. The book on India-Pakistan relations, recounts the visit by ISI chief Gen. Shuja Pasha to Washington on December 24-25, 2008, where he made the startling admission. As per the book, General Pasha had admitted (shortly after the Mumbai attacks in 2008) that planners of the 26/11 attacks were our people but it wasn’t our operation.
7. The 2016 FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup will be hosted by which city of India?
The 2016 FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup will be hosted by Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The World Cup will be held from December 8 to 18, 2016 and would be the first international hockey competition to be hosted in Lucknow. The countries that will participate in the Junior World Cup include hosts India, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, England, Pakistan, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain.
8. Which state has become the first Indian state to have a State Data Centre (SDC)?
Answer: Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh has become the India’s first state to have a State Data Centre (SDC). The SDC is designed using green data centre concept, as it minimizes power requirement by maximizing power utilization efficiency. It will offer 101 people-oriented services online through an integrated data base. The SDC would help the departments to roll out more government- to-citizen-services and people can avail them from anywhere and anytime.
9. Who has won gold medal in People’s Choice Prize at 2016 World sand art championship?
[B]Manas Kumar Sahoo
Answer: Sudarsan Pattnaik
Sudarsan Pattnaik, the famous Indian sand artist, has won gold medal in People’s Choice Prize at 2016 world championship festival of sand sculpting Russe in Bulgaria for his sand sculpture – “Drugs kill Sports”. The sand sculpture is an awareness creating sculpture, which has highlighted the issue of drugs in the sporting field.
10. What is the name of the world’s first-ever 3D-printed aircraft ?
The world’s first 3D-printed aircraft ‘Thor’ has been officially launched by Airbus, a European aerospace company, at the International Aerospace Exhibition held in Schoenefeld, Germany. The Thor stands for ‘Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality’. In Thor, the only parts that are not printed from a substance called polyamide are the electrical elements. It is a windowless drone that weighs just 21 kg and is only 13 feet long. It is lighter, faster and cheaper. .
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