GK & Current Affairs – June 9, 10, 2016

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“RajVayu” mobile app has been launched by which state government for sharing data of air quality index?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]Jharkhand
[C]Rajasthan
[D]Uttar Pradesh

Rajasthan
The Rajasthan Government has recently launched mobile application “RajVayu” for sharing information about air quality index of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur. RajVayu is based on the data collected by sophisticated air quality monitoring equipment and weather sensors. It would share details about the air quality, such as levels of pollutants likes Particulate Matter, SOx, NOx, CO, Ozone particles with the city residents and tourists. And also temperature, humidity, wind speed, weather forecast and advisories would be issued through this. Beside this, the mobile app ‘Drishti’ has also launched for monitoring of pollution levels in industrial regions. With this, the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) has become the first state Board in India to have this app for its citizens.

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2.

Which campaign has been launched to make gram panchayats along the banks of Ganga Open Defecation Free (ODF)?
[A]Swachh Nirbhay
[B]Swachh Ganga
[C]Swachh Village
[D]Swachh Yug

Swachh Yug
The Union Government has recently launched a campaign ‘Swachh Yug’ to make all the villages along the banks of Ganga Open Defecation Free (ODF). It is a collaborative effort of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in partnership with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. There are 5,169 villages located along the banks of Ganga falling under 1,651 Gram Panchayats (GPs) in 52 districts of five states – UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal from where the holy river flows through. The youth agencies under the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs viz. Bharat Scouts and Guides, Nehru Yuva Kendras and National Service Scheme will be deployed for the campaign. These organizations will be called upon to provide a large number of local youth volunteers to support a behavior change campaign in the 52 districts under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

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3.

The 2016 Junior women’s hockey World Cup will be hosted by which country?
[A]India
[B]Chile
[C]Belgium
[D]Netherlands

Chile
The 2016 Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup will be held in Santiago, Chile from November 24 – December 4, 2016. India will not be part of this world cup.

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4.

What is the India’s rank in the 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI)?
[A]155th
[B]141st
[C]162nd
[D]119th

141st
India has been ranked 141st out of 163 countries in the 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI), compiled by global think tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). The list is topped by Iceland, followed by Denmark and Austria. The GPI 2016 ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.

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5.

The 2016 International Labour Conference (ILC) was held in which city recently?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Berlin
[C]Geneva
[D]New York

Geneva
The 105th session of International Labour Conference (ILC) has been held at International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 May to 10 June 2016. The focus of the 2016 conference is “Building a future with decent work”. The purpose of the conference would be on qualitative labour and employment, information exchange, labour market formulization, and solution to the social problems and plan for strong, sustainable inclusive growth. From India, the conference has been attended by Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister of Labour and Employment.

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6.

The book “The World in 2050- Striving for a More Just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community” has been authored by whom?
[A]Arjun Nath
[B]Piyush Goyal
[C]Harinder S. Kohli
[D]Anto Akkara

Harinder S. Kohli
The book titled “The World in 2050- Striving for a More Just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community” has been authored by Harinder S. Kohli. The book is penned in such a manner that makes relevant and extremely important for all of us to reflect on various issues such as women empowerment, etc. It is recently launched by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, in New Delhi.

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7.

“Sahyog-Hyeobleod-2016” is the joint naval exercise between India and _?
[A]Singapore
[B]South Korea
[C]Vietnam
[D]Malaysia

South Korea
The 5th edition of joint naval exercise “2016 Sahyog-Hyeobleod (cooperation” has started between Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and South Korea in the Bay of Bengal, Chennai from June 9 and will continue till June 11, 2016. These exercises are scheduled every year alternately between the two countries.

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8.

Which Indian personality has been honoured with Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)?
[A]Milkha Singh
[B]P. T. Usha
[C]N Ramachandran
[D]Arunima Sinha

N Ramachandran
N Ramachandran, the president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), has been honoured with the prestigious Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement.

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9.

Which union ministry has recently launched Surya Mitra mobile App at National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power in New Delhi?
[A]Ministry of Earth Sciences
[B]Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
[C]Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
[D]Ministry of Power

Ministry of Power
The Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has recently launched Surya Mitra mobile App at National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power in New Delhi on June 7, 2016. The app will be very useful in the field of renewable energy to serve customers at their doorsteps with quality installation, repair and Observations and Measurements (O&M) services.

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10.

Which country is the world’s largest oil consumer, as per the recently released BP Statistical Review of World Energy?
[A]China
[B]United States
[C]India
[D]Russia

United States
According to the recently released BP Statistical Review of World Energy, United States is the world’s largest oil consumer, followed by China, India and Japan. India has 4.1 million barrels per day (bpd) oil demand, whereas US has 19.39 million bpd and China has 11.96 million bpd. The review shows that global demand for primary energy grew only 1% in 2015, which is significantly slower than the 10-year average. This reflected continued weakness in the global economy and lower growth in Chinese energy consumption as the country shifts from an industrial to a service-driven economy.

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