GK & Current Affairs – March 1, 2016

1.

The Muziris Heritage Project is the tourism project of which state of India?
[A]Tamil Nadu
[B]Karnataka
[C]Kerala
[D]Odisha

Kerala
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the first phase of the Muziris Heritage Project at Kodungalloor in Thrissur district, Kerala to reinstate the historical and cultural  significance of Muziris and to boost tourism. The project aims to showcase a culture that is more than 3,000 years old. This is first green Project of Kerala Government and largest heritage  conservation project of India. Beside the project, the President also launched the website of the Muziris Heritage Project.

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2.

Which committee has been set up to consider ST status to six communities of Assam?
[A]Sushil Sahu committee
[B]Amar Pratap Singh committee
[C]Mahesh Kumar Singla committee
[D]Yogesh Sen committee

Mahesh Kumar Singla committee
The Government of India (GoI) has constituted Mahesh Kumar Singla committee to consider ST status to six communities of Assam. These six communities are Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Matak, Tai Ahom, Chutia and Adivasi (Tea Tribes). Singla is a Special Secretary (Internal Security) Ministry of Home Affairs. The committee shall submit its report by May 31, 2016.

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3.

Who has won 2015 FMSCI Motorsports Man of the Year Trophy?
[A]Abhinay Bikkani
[B]B I Chandhok
[C]Arjun Narendran
[D]Armaan Ebrahim

Armaan Ebrahim
Armaan Ebrahim from India has won the 2015 FMSCI Motorsports Man of the Year Trophy, which is awarded by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) in New Delhi. Apart from him, B.I. Chandhok has won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his immense contribution to motorsports in the country.

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4.

Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)?
[A]Justin Gatlin
[B]Rozle Prezelj
[C]Lamine Diack
[D]Sebastian Coe

Rozle Prezelj
Slovenian high-jumper Rozle Prezelj has been appointed as the new chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes’ Commission. He will replace Namibian Frank Fredericks. Prezelj is a three-time Olympian and a European Under-23 champion in 2001.

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5.

Which campaign has been launched by Twitter for women empowerment in India?
[A]#StrengthOfWomen
[B]#WomenInUnity
[C]#PositionOfStrength
[D]#UnityOfWomen

#PositionOfStrength
Twitter has launched “#PositionOfStrength” campaign for women empowerment to raise voices against any form of discrimination in India. The purpose of the campaign is to spread awareness to bridge the gender equality gap online in India and inspire the next generation of women leaders to have an influential voice in society.

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6.

Who has won the first All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship 2016?
[A]Pushpender Singh
[B]Rahul Sachdev
[C]Kamal Chawla
[D]Laxman Rawat

Rahul Sachdev
Rahul Sachdev, former National 6Reds runner-up, has won the first All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship 2016 that is held in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. In the final, Rahul defeated Pushpender Singh of Railways.

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7.

Who is elected as the new President of the Republic of Kosovo?
[A]Bali Muharremaj
[B]Hashim Thaci
[C]Isa Mustafa
[D]Rafet Rama

Hashim Thaci
Hashim Thaci has been elected as the new President of the Republic of Kosovo. He is the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK). He was a guerrilla leader during a conflict that led to Kosovo, a mainly ethnic Albanian province declaring independence from Serbia in 2008.

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8.

Which of the following institute is the largest residential institute for the tribals in the world?
[A]Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
[B]Centre for Economic and Social Change, Bangalore
[C]Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)
[D]Gujrat Institute of Development Studies

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)
The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) is the largest residential institute for the tribals in the world, providing free of cost accommodation, food, health care, education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation to more than 25,000 children of whom 12,200 are girls.

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9.

Who is heading a five-member task force to rationalise central government staff?
[A]Rajiv Kumar
[B]Sachin Mahadev
[C]Surya Pratap
[D]S M Sampath

Rajiv Kumar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has constituted a five-member task force to rationalise central government staff and ensure their maximum optimisation. The task force will be headed by Rajiv Kumar, Additional Secretary in Department of Personnel and Training. The task force will submit its report in April.

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10.

Santosh Trophy is related to which sports?
[A]Cricket
[B]Hockey
[C]Football
[D]Badminton

Football
Santosh Trophy is an annual football tournament conducted in India. The tournament is contested by states and government institutions. The tournament first began in 1941.

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