GK & Current Affairs – March 26, 27, 2016

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“Pattiseema lift irrigation project” has been launched in which state of India?
[A]Tamil Nadu
[B]Telangana
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Kerala

Andhra Pradesh
The Andhra Pradesh government has launched India’s first river linking project “Pattiseema lift irrigation project” that connects Godavari River with Krishna River from the ongoing Polavaram Multi-purpose Irrigation Project. The project has been completed in a record time of one year by the Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL).

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2.

The Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer (GIRI) has been recently established in which city of India?
[A]Kannur
[B]Tirupati
[C]Thanjavur
[D]Thiruvananthapuram

Tirupati
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has established the Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer (GIRI) near Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. It is up at the National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), which is an autonomous research institute of the Department of Space. The primary objective of GIRI radar system is to carry out unattended observations towards studying the forcing from the sun like variation in solar flux, solar flare and magnetic storm on the ionospheric irregularities.

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3.

“The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade”, is observed on which date?
[A]March 23
[B]March 24
[C]March 25
[D]March 26

March 25
The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed every year on March 25 to offer the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The 2016 theme is “Remember Slavery: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots”.

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4.

Garry Shandling, who died recently, was a legendary writer of which country?
[A]United States
[B]Germany
[C]France
[D]South Africa

United States
Garry Shandling (66), legendary US writer, actor, and comedian, passed away in Los Angeles, United States. He was best known for his work in “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show”.

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5.

The book titled “Standing On An Apple Box” has been written by _?
[A]Amitav Ghosh
[B]Amish Tripathi
[C]Chetan Bhagat
[D]Aishwarya Dhanush

Aishwarya Dhanush
Aishwaryaa Dhanush, an Indian film director and classical dancer, has penned her autobiography titled “Standing On An Apple Box”. She is the daughter of legendary actor Rajinikanth and wife of Kollywood actor Dhanush. The book has showcased her personal accounts, with moments and memories drawn from real life incidents.

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6.

What is the theme of the defence trade show, Defexpo India 2016?
[A]Unity in Power
[B]Rise of Futurism
[C]Unite India, Make India
[D]Force in Transit

Rise of Futurism
The Defexpo India 2016, the official defence trade exhibition, will begin in Goa from March 28, 2016. It is the 9th edition of the series of biennial land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibitions. The 2016 theme is “Rise of Futurism”. Its’ vision is to make India prosperous by establishing world class science and technology base and provide India’s Defence Services decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions.

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7.

The fast patrol vessel (FPV) of the Indian coast Guard, ICGS Arnvesh, was commissioned at which port of India?
[A]Visakhapatnam
[B]Paradip
[C]Chennai
[D]Tuticorin

Visakhapatnam
The fast patrol vessel (FPV) of the Indian coast Guard, ICGS Arnvesh, was commissioned at Visakhapatnam port of India.

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8.

Which country will host the eighth annual summit of BRICS, from October 15-16, in 2016?
[A]India
[B]Brazil
[C]Russia
[D]China

India
India will host the eighth annual summit of BRICS from October 15-16 in Goa, in its capacity as chair of the influential bloc comprising five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.

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9.

Who is the incumbent Chief Election Commissioner of India?
[A]Syed Nasim Zaidi
[B]Harishankar Brahma
[C]Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi
[D]Navin Chawla

Syed Nasim Zaidi
Syed Nasim Zaidi is the incumbent Chief Election Commissioner of India. He is a retired I.A.S. officer of 1976 batch from the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

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10.

Narsingh Pancham Yadav, who qualified for Rio Olympics 2016, is associated with which sport?
[A]Wrestling
[B]Weightlifting
[C]Boxing
[D]Athletics

Wrestling
Narsingh Pancham Yadav is an Indian wrestler. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he won the gold medal in the men’s freestyle 74 kg category.

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