GK & Current Affairs – March 11, 2016

1.

Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Bombay Stock exchange (BSE)?
[A]Sudhakar Rao
[B]Sethurathnam Ravi
[C]Prem Kumar
[D]S Ramadorai

ethurathnam Ravi
This information was updated. In November, 2017, eminent chartered accountant Sethurathnam Ravi has been appointed as the chairman of the leading stock exchange BSE.

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2.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day is celebrated on which date?
[A]February 11
[B]March 10
[C]April 26
[D]May 3

March 10
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day is celebrated every year on March 10. On this day, in 1969, the CISF was set up under an act of the Parliament of India with a strength of 2,800. It is directly under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and its headquarters are at New Delhi.

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3.

The world’s tallest Jain statue is located in which state of India?
[A]Maharashtra
[B]Gujarat
[C]Karnataka
[D]Uttar Pradesh

Maharashtra
A 108-feet tall idol of Lord Rishabhdeva, the first Teerthankar of Jains, carved out of a single rock, has entered the “Guinness World Records” as the world’s tallest Jain statue. The impressive statue is located atop Mangi Tungi mountain near Teharabad village of Baglan tehsil in Nashik district of Maharashtra. Before this statue, the 57 feet idol of Lord Bahubali in Shravanabelagola in Karnataka was considered the world’s tallest Jain statue.

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4.

Who has been appointed as the chairman of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI)?
[A]Neeraj Tripathi
[B]Balbir Singh Chauhan
[C]Ravi R Tripathi
[D]Sushil Sahu

Balbir Singh Chauhan
The former Supreme Court (SC) judge Dr. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan has been appointed as the Chairman of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI). Presently, he is the chairman of the Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal. Beside him, the Union Government has appointed former judge of the Gujarat high court Justice Ravi R Tripathi as member of 21st LCI.

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5.

Tarun Kona is related to which sports?
[A]Badminton
[B]Hockey
[C]Basketball
[D]Cricket

Badminton
Indian shuttlers Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis (Badminton) has recently won the 2016 Peru International Series by defeating the top-seeded Mexican pair of Job Castillo and Lino Munoz in the final at Lima, Peru.

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6.

Which team has won 2016 Irani Cup Cricket Title?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Railways
[C]Delhi
[D]Rest of India

Rest of India
Rest of India has won the 2016 Irani Cup Cricket Title by defeating Mumbai in the final at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.

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7.

Who has been appointed as the Secretary General of the Arab League?
[A]Ahmed Abul Gheit
[B]T P Seetharam
[C]Abdel Fattah Abul
[D]Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

Ahmed Abul Gheit
The renowned Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit has been appointed as the Secretary General of the Arab League. Currently, the league has 22 Arab countries spanning North Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

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8.

Garuda Shakti 2016 is the joint military exercise between India and which country?
[A]Indonesia
[B]Malaysia
[C]Maldives
[D]Vietnam

Indonesia
The 4th edition of the joint exercise “Garuda Shakti” is conducted between India and Indonesia from March 10 to 23, 2016 at Magelang, Indonesia. The purpose of the exercise is to build and promote positive relations between the two Armies of India and Indonesia and to enhance the ability of Indian and Indonesian Army to undertake joint tactical level operations in a Counter Insurgency environment under United Nations Charter.

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9.

Nana Vasconcelos, who died recently, was a percussionist of which country?
[A]Russia
[B]Brazil
[C]South Africa
[D]Germany

Brazil
The well-known Brazilian Latin jazz percussionist Nana Vasconcelos (71) passed away in Recife, Brazil. He was the master of the single-string percussion instrument known in Portuguese as the berimbao.

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10.

What is the theme of the Indian Army cycling event 2016?
[A]Cycle for Healthy Environment
[B]Cycle to Save Nature
[C]Cycle to Recycle
[D]Cycle to Live Nature

Cycle to Recycle
The Indian Army cycling event 2016 has been flagged off recently from Pangsau Pass on the India-Myanmar border with the theme “Cycle to Recycle” on March 8, 2016. It was organised as part of the Assam Rifles 181st raising day celebrations. The purpose of this cycling event is to create public awareness about the need of nature and environment conservation. The event will culminate on March 16, 2016 in Shillong, Meghalaya.

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