GK & Current Affairs – March 7, 8, 2016

1.

Who has been chosen for Innovation Award 2016 for developing laterite based arsenic water filter?
[A]Nipun Singhi
[B]Shubhankar Singhvi
[C]Sirshendu De
[D]Sudha Jain

Sirshendu De
Dr. Sirshendu De, Professor of the Chemical Engineering department of the IIT, Kharagpur, has been selected for the Innovation Award 2016 for developing low cost eco-friendly laterite based arsenic filter for providing safe drinking water for less than 3 paisa per litre. The award will be given by Indian Desalination Association (South Zone)for this technology.

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2.

The National Special Olympic for special children was organized in which city?
[A]Jaipur
[B]Shimla
[C]Hyderabad
[D]Lucknow

Shimla
The National Special Olympic for special children was organized at Narkanda slopes in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh. The snowbound slopes in Narkanda are world famous. The annual sports event was organized by Special Olympic Bharat. The winners of this event would participate in world winter games to be held in Austria from 14th to 25th March, 2016.

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3.

How many times Indian cricket team has won Asia cup T20 trophy?
[A]4
[B]5
[C]6
[D]7

6
India has won the 2016 Asia Cup T20 trophy for a record 6th time after beating Bangladesh by 8-wickets in the final at Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh. Shikhar Dhawan has won the Man of the Match while Sabbir Rahman has declared Man of the series.

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4.

Which team has won the 2016 Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) trophy?
[A]Bengaluru Bulls
[B]Puneri Paltan
[C]Dabang Delhi
[D]Patna Pirates

Patna Pirates
Patna Pirates has won the 3rd season of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2016 by defeating U Mumba in the final at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

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5.

Which of the following banks will become the India’s first Small Finance Bank (SFB)?
[A]Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
[B]Capital Local Area Bank Ltd
[C]Au Financiers Ltd
[D]Janalakshmi Financial Services Pvt. Ltd

Capital Local Area Bank Ltd
The Jalandhar-based Capital Local Area Bank Ltd (CLABL) will become the India’s first small area finance bank (SFB) by flagging-off its operations on April 13, 2016. The small bank will launch operations under a new name “Capital Small Finance Bank Limited”. Apart from CLABL, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted 9 entities in-principle licences to open small finance banks to expand access to financial services in rural and semi-urban areas. These are Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd, Janalakshmi Financial Services Pvt. Ltd, Au Financiers (India) Ltd, etc.

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6.

Raymond Tomlinson, who passed away recently, was related to which field?
[A]Politics
[B]Fashion Industry
[C]Journalism
[D]Computer programming

Computer programming
Raymond Samuel Tomlinson (74), the inventor of modern email and a technological leader, has passed away in Washington, United States.

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7.

Who has been awarded 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman?
[A]Ajit Sen
[B]Manorma Kushwaha
[C]Padma Sachdev
[D]Prema Jaiswal

Padma Sachdev
The renowned Dogri poetess and writer Padma Sachdev has been awarded 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman by Bharatiya’s Bhasha Parishad, Kolkata. She has received the award for her outstanding contribution in literature and great service to Dogri Language. The award carries an amount of Rs. 1.0 lakh, a shawl and citation.

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8.

The world’s longest all-women crew international flight has been operated by which airline?
[A]IndiGo
[B]Air India
[C]Jet Airways
[D]Vistara

Air India
Air India, India’s national carrier airline, has operated the longest all-women crew flight from New Delhi to San Francisco. The flight “AI 173” returned to New Delhi on March 8,2016 to commemorate the International Women’s Day. In 1985, Air India became the first carrier in the world to operate an all-women crew.

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9.

The “Mahila E-HAAT” has been launched by which union ministry?
[A]Ministry of Home Affairs
[B]Ministry of Women and Child Development
[C]Ministry of Minority Affairs
[D]Ministry of Human Resource Development

Ministry of Women and Child Development
The Women and Child Development Ministry has launched an online marketing platform “Mahila E-HAAT” to facilitate women entrepreneurs to sell their products to buyers. The initiative has been started jointly by the Ministry and Rashtriya Mahila Kosh for meeting the needs of women entrepreneurs. The purpose of the facility is to bring buyers and sellers at one platform. By this portal, women can sell their products like cloths, bags, jewelleries, etc.

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10.

Germany will partner with India to develop which cities as smart cities?
[A]Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Ludhiana
[B]Kochi, Bhubaneswar and Coimbatore
[C]Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam
[D]Kakinada, Sholapur and Udaipur

Kochi, Bhubaneswar and Coimbatore
In the India’s smart city programme, Germany will partner with India to develop the cities of Kochi(Kerala), Bhubaneswar (Odisha) and Coimbatore(Tamil Nadu) as smart cities.

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