GK & Current Affairs – March 28, 29, 2016
1. ‘Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve’ is located in which country?
The Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal, covering 305 km2 (118 sq mi) of open grassland, forests, riverbeds and tropical wetlands at an altitude of 174 to 1,386 metres. It was gazetted in 1976 as Royal Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.
2. Which of the following virus is responsible for diarrhoea among infants and young children?
Diarrhoea caused by Rotavirus is one of the leading causes of severe diarrhoea and death among children less than five years of age in India. Rotavac is the new vacccine launched by Health Ministry to combat problem of Diarrhoea in India.
3. Who has won the best actor award at the 63rd National Film Awards 2016?
Answer: Amitabh Bachchan
The bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has won the Best Actor Award for his role in the movie ‘Piku’ at the 63rd National Film Awards 2016. Some of the awardees are as follows: Kangana Ranaut has been selected for Best Actress award for her role in the movie ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has won the best director award for his movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and “Baahubali: The Beginning” has won the Best Film award. The awards will be presented on May 3, 2016.
4. The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be hosted by which country?
The 17th edition of the FIFA under-17 World Cup football tournament 2017 will be hosted by India. This will be the first time India will host an international football competition.
5. Singareni Thermal Power Project is located in which state of India?
The state-run power equipment maker BHEL has recently commissioned a 500 MW coal-based unit at Singareni Thermal Power Project in Adilabad district, Telangana.
6. Which state government has recently launched a new scheme ‘Adapting Homes for the Differently-abled’?
The Haryana Government has recently launched a new scheme ‘Adapting Homes for the Differently-abled’, under which six months pension will be given in advance to such persons for adapting their homes as per their requirement. Beside this, Haryana has been selected by the Union Government as a pilot state for universal ID for persons with disability.
7. The ITBP’s weapon and support weapon training centre will be set up in which district of Madhya Pradesh?
Indo Tibetan Border Police’s (ITBP) modern weapon and support weapon training centre, first of its kind in the state, will be set up at Batiagarh in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh . The centre will be set up with an estimated cost of Rs. 2,100 crore in an area spreading across 1,800 acres between Batigarh and Fatehgarh. The newly recruited constables of ITBP will be given training at the centre for operating all kinds of small and big weapons including cannons capable of firing up to 5-km range and sten guns. Presently, a similar training centre is operational in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
8. Who has won the 2016 Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award?
Answer: Shankar Laxman
Late Captain Shankar Laxman (posthumously) has won the 2016 Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a goalkeeper and was part of the Olympic medal winning teams of 1956 (Melbourne, Gold), 1960 (Rome, Silver), and 1964 (Tokyo, Gold).
9. ‘Project Salamati’, has been launched by which state government in India?
The Haryana government launched ‘Project Salamati’, which aims to maintain healthy gap between the births of children by using injectable contraceptive. The project was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
10. Who is the incumbent chief of the National Investigation Agency?
[B]Radha Vinod Raju
Answer: Sharad Kumar
National Investigation Agency (NIA) is a central agency established by the Indian Government to combat terror in India. In July 2013, Sharad Kumar was appointed as the Chief of National Investigation Agency. .
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