GK & Current Affairs – March 18, 19, 2016


Who are the winners of 2015-16 Chameli Devi Jain Award?
[A]Alka Dhupkar and Ravish Kumar
[B]Alka Dhupkar and Raksha Kumar
[C]Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar
[D]Priyanka Kakodkar and Ravish Kumar

Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar
The Media Foundation’s Chameli Devi Jain award for 2015-16 has been jointly awarded to Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar for work that combines social concern and compassion  with ground-breaking reportage and sharp analytical skills. The annual Chameli Devi Award is the premier award for women media persons in India. It was first awarded in 1982 to an  outstanding woman media person, who has made a difference through writing with depth, dedication, courage and compassion.



Which is the national intelligence agency of Israel?

Mossad is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the most powerful secret service agencies in the world. It’s headquarters is in Tel Aviv, Israel. The agency has active agents spread across the world and are involved in intelligence gathering, covert operations and protecting Jews and Jewish interests.



Who is the newly appointed Governor of Central Bank of Bangladesh?
[A]Fazle Kabir
[B]Abdul Hamid
[C]AMA Muhith
[D]Shahana Rahman

Fazle Kabir
Fazle Kabir, former Secretary of Finance Division, has been appointed as the 11th Governor of Central Bank of Bangladesh. He will succeed Dr. Atiur Rahman due to his resign after taking moral responsibility over the cyber theft from the central bank’s official account with New York Federal Reserve Bank.



The 37th SAARC Foreign Ministers meet was recently held in which country?

The 37th foreign ministerial meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries was held in Pokhara, Nepal on March 17, 2016.



India Aviation 2016 event has been hosted by which city of India?

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 5th edition of ‘India Aviation 2016’ on March 16, 2016 at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad. The 2016 theme is “India’s Civil Aviation Sector: Potential a Global Manufacturing & MRO Hub”.



Who has won 2016 Abel Prize?
[A]Endre Szemeredi
[B]John Rognes
[C]Andrew Wiles
[D]Michael Atiyah

Andrew Wiles
The British mathematician Andrew J. Wiles has won 2016 Abel Prize for solving a centuries-old hypothesis-Fermat’s Last theorem. The prize will be given by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in May 2016.



Which organisation has recently released the e-Atlas of Gender Inequality in Education?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute of Physics has recently released the e-Atlas of Gender Inequality in Education. The e-Atlas shows gender gaps from primary to tertiary education and educational pathways of girls and boys in more than 200 countries and territories.



Songkran festival is celebrated in which country?

The Songkran festival, also known as the World’s biggest water festival, is celebrated every year in Thailand from 13 to 15 April. Recently, it is in news because Thailand government has decided to impose a curfew during 2016 Songkran festival to show solidarity with farmers hit by drought.



Who has been conferred with the 2016 Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award?
[A]Arun Jaitely
[B]Narendra Modi
[C]Venkaiah Naidu
[D]K.Taraka Rama Rao

Venkaiah Naidu
Venkaiah Naidu, union urban development minister, has been conferred with the 2016 Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd SKOCH summit held in New Delhi for his contributions to inclusive growth and towards poverty alleviation in India. Beside him, K.Taraka Rama Rao, Telangana Minister for IT, Municipal Administration and Panchayat Raj, has been awarded the most prestigious Skoch Challenger of the Year Award for 2016.



Which film has won the best film award at the 2016 Asian Film Awards (AFA)?
[A]Port of Call
[B]The Assassin
[C]Inside Men
[D]Blind Massage

The Assassin
The 10th edition of Asian Film Awards (AFA) 2016 has been held at the Venetian theatre in Macau, China. ‘The Assassin’, a movie about a highly trained female, has bagged the prizes for best film, best actress (Shu Qi), best supporting actress (Zhou Yun) and best director (Hou Hsiao-Hsien ), best cinematography (Mark Lee Ping-bing) and best original music (Lim Giong) at a glittering ceremony.



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