GK & Current Affairs – March 25, 2016

1.

Who among the following won the Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2014-2015?
[A]Aruna Gali
[B]Kiran Bedi
[C]Medha Patkar
[D]Vandana Shiva

Aruna Gali
Aruna Gali won the award for the Laadli Media and Advertising Gender Sensitivity 2014-2015. Her Telugu blog ‘Vivakshaku Mugimpu Palakaali’ has been selected as the best blog under the web category for bringing to the fore core issues faced by women in the agriculture sector.

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2.

Recently, which State government has developed a mobile app to monitor the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme?
[A]Bihar
[B]Telangana
[C]Uttar Pradesh
[D]Karnataka

Karnataka
Karnataka developed the mobile application titled ‘MGNREGA M-platform,’ helps oicials monitor the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, and allows the beneficiaries to monitor progress at every stage.

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3.

Recently, India entered into an agreement with which country, to supply 100 megawatt of electricity in return for 10 gigabits per second internet bandwidth?
[A]Srilanka
[B]Nepal
[C]Bangladesh
[D]Myanmar

Bangladesh
India will supply 100 megawatt of electricity to Bangladesh in return for 10 gigabits per second internet bandwidth. The aim behind the project is to provide internet connectivity to North-Eastern states, and connect them to rest of India.

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4.

Kamarajar Port is situated in which state of India?
[A]Odisha
[B]Andhra Pradesh
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Kerala

Tamil Nadu
Kamarajar Port is situated in Tamil Nadu state of India. Kamarajar Port Limited (KPL) will be commissioning five projects, including its maiden container terminal and multi-purpose cargo berths. The project will increase the port’s cargo handling capacity.

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5.

Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) is an organisation which aims to:
[A]promote empowerment of women
[B]protect the rights of children
[C]protect the human rights of people
[D]take care of Mentally or Physically Challenged Persons

promote empowerment of women
Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) aims to promote empowerment of women as leaders and entrepreneurs through self help groups, social enterprises and community led initiatives.

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6.

According to 2014-15 economic survey, which state of India holds the top position in terms of investment in manufacturing sector?
[A]Odisha
[B]Jharkhand
[C]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Rajasthan

Odisha
Odisha tops the list in the country by bagging the lion’s share at 17% of the total investments in manufacturing sector.

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7.

Desert city of Palmyra, which has been recently captured by ISIS, is in which country?
[A]Iraq
[B]Syria
[C]Turkey
[D]Israel

Syria
The city has been making news because of Syrian army fighting ISIS to recapture the city.

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8.

Who is the author of the novel “That Long Silence”?
[A]Shashi Deshpande
[B]Arundhati Roy
[C]Kiran Desai
[D]Anita Desai

Shashi Deshpande
That Long Silence was written by Shashi Deshpande. She won the Sahitya Akademi Award for the novel “That Long Silence”.

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9.

What does BEPZA stands for?
[A]Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority
[B]Brazil Export Processing Zones Authority
[C]Belgium Export Processing Zones Authority
[D]Bahamas Export Processing Zones Authority

Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority
BEPZA stands for “Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority”, which is a government organization, that includes information of investment opportunities and for investors, proposals, reports, export promotion zones (EPZ) in Bangladesh.

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10.

Who among the following has been placed in the list of top 50 most influential leaders of the world by Fortune magazine?
[A]Arvind Kejriwal
[B]Narendra Modi
[C]Sonia Gandhi
[D]Mamata Banerjee

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal was named among the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine.

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