GK & Current Affairs – March 14, 2016

1.

Art of Living’s World Culture Festival was held in which city?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Mumbai
[C]Kolkata
[D]Hyderabad

New Delhi
Art of Living’s World Culture Festival has been organised at Yamuna Flood Plains, New Delhi from March 11 to 13, 2016. The festival celebrated the diversity in cultures from across the world while simultaneously highlighting unity as a human family.

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2.

Which football team has won the 2016 Santosh Trophy National Football Championships title?
[A]Tamil Nadu
[B]Maharashtra
[C]Mizoram
[D]Services

Services
Services team has won the 70th edition of Santosh Trophy Football Championships title 2016 by defeating Maharashtra in the final match at SEC Railway Stadium, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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3.

Who has won the 2016 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championship?
[A]Wang Shixian
[B]Nozomi Okuhara
[C]Lin Dan
[D]Tian Houwei

Lin Dan
Lin Dan from China has won the 2016 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championship. With this, he became the six-time All England champion. He won the title by defeating Chinese teammate Tian Houwei by 21-9, 21-10 in the final in England.

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4.

Which of the following state’s tourism campaign has bagged the prestigious Golden City Gate Award?
[A]Madhya Pradesh
[B]Kerala
[C]Assam
[D]Tripura

Kerala
The prestigious ‘2016 Golden City Gate Award’ has been won by the Kerala Tourism campaign titled ‘New Worlds’ at the International Tourismus-Borse Berlin (ITB-Berlin) 2016. The multimedia campaign contains three short films directed by Malayalam filmmaker Anwar Rasheed. Kerala Tourism had earlier won the ‘Ulysses’ Prize of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for its contribution as a global leader to sustainable tourism.

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5.

What is the new name of the LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP)?
[A]Jyoti
[B]Ujala
[C]Disha
[D]Prakash

Ujala
The Union Power Ministry has recently named the LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) as “UJALA”. Presently, DELP is running successfully in over 120 cities across India. UJALA, an acronym for Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All, is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The National LED programme was launched by the Prime Minister on January 2015 with a target of replacing 77 crore incandescent lamps with LED bulbs.

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6.

The South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTC) will be set up in which city of India?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Ahmedabad
[C]Kolkata
[D]New Delhi

New Delhi
India and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have recently signed an agreement to set up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTC) in New Delhi. The SARTTAC will become the focal point for planning, co-ordinating and implementing IMF’s capacity development activity in the region on a wide range of issues. It will offer courses and seminars for policymakers from six countries of SAARC. India, Australia and the Republic of Korea have pledged financial support for the centre.

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7.

Who has been conferred with the France’s Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, recently?
[A]Ratan Tata
[B]Aditya Birla
[C]Anand Mahindra
[D]Cyrus P Mistry

Anand Mahindra
Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman and Managing Director (MD) Anand Mahindra has been conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by French Government for his outstanding national and international achievements and initiatives at the helm of the Mahindra Group.

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8.

Who has won the 2016 Global Teacher Prize?
[A]Matthew McConaughey
[B]Robin Chaurasiya
[C]Sunny Varkey
[D]Hanan Al Hroub

Hanan Al Hroub
Palestinian primary school teacher Hanan al-Hroub has won the 2016 Global Teacher Prize in Dubai for educating her students about non-violence.

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9.

The Festival of Innovations is hosted by which city of India?
[A]Rajkot
[B]Varanasi
[C]New Delhi
[D]Jodhpur

New Delhi
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated “Festival of Innovations” at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on March 12, 2016. The week-long festival is being organised by Rashtrapati Bhavan in collaboration with the National Innovation Foundation.

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10.

ExoMars 2016 spacecraft has been successfully launched by which of the following space agencies?
[A]NASA & Roscosmos
[B]NASA & JAXA
[C]ESA & Roscosmos
[D]ESA & NASA

ESA & Roscosmos
An unmanned spacecraft “ExoMars 2016” has been successfully launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to search the signs of life on the Red Planet. The ExoMars 2016 is the first of a two-phase of ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) program.

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