GK & Current Affairs – March 9, 10, 2016


What is the campaign theme of the 2016 International Women’s Day?

The International Women’s Day is observed every year on March 8 to highlight the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. The 2016 theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The 2016 campaign theme is #PledgeForParity. It reflects acceleration of the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals.



The 2016 BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave will be hosted by which city?

The 2016 BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave will be hosted by the Mumbai, Maharashtra in April 2016. The three-day conclave will be hosted jointly by the Mumbai First (a think tank for Mumbai’s development), the Maharashtra government and the Ministry of External Affairs. The PriceWaterhouseCoopers has been roped in as the knowledge partner. The event assumes significance given the Mumbai’s aspiration to become a global financial centre.



Which bank has launched [email protected] programme for its women employees?
[A]Yes bank
[B]Exim Bank
[D]Axis Bank Ltd.

The ICICI Bank has launched “[email protected]”, a first-of-its-kind programme that allows women employees to work from home for up to a year. The company has deployed face recognition technology to facilitate women to work from home and provide access to the bank’s core banking servers.



Who has been conferred with the 2016 Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman?
[A]Amrita Patel
[B]Krishnpal Singh Mourya
[C]Neelam Dutta
[D]Sugan Bai Patidar

Amrita Patel
Dr. Amrita Patel has been conferred with the prestigious 2016 Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Award (also known as the Krishi Shiromani Samman) in New Delhi for her contribution that made a difference in the field of agriculture to increase productivity and rural prosperity. Currently, she is the chairman of Charutar Arogya Mandal. Earlier, Dr. Patel was the chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) from 1998 to 2014. She played a pivotal role in the implementation of NDDB’s Operation Flood, which was the world’s biggest dairy development program that had transformed India from a milk-deficient nation into the world’s largest milk producer by surpassing the USA in 1998.



Which organisation has released a report titled “Women at Work: Trends 2016”?
[A]World Bank
[B]United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
[C]International Labour Organization (ILO)

International Labour Organization (ILO)
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has recently released a report titled “Women at Work: Trends 2016”. As per the latest report on 178 countries, gender equality still remains elusive in the workplace. It finds millions of women worldwide are not getting the same kind of quality, well-paying jobs as men. The women continue to work longer hours per day than men in both paid and unpaid work. The report shows the gender gap in employment, wages and social protection has changed little in 20 years.



Who has won the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship?
[A]Bubba Watson
[B]Adam Scott
[C]Phil Mickelson
[D]Rory McIlroy

Adam Scott
Australian golfer Adam Scott has won the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, Florida, United States.



Who has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award in the 2016 Zee Cine Awards?
[A]Amir Grover
[B]Veeru Devgan
[C]Sanjay Mishra
[D]Varun Grover

Veeru Devgan
The stunt and action choreographer Veeru Devgan has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award in the 2016 Zee Cine Awards in Mumbai for his contribution in making action praise worthy in Bollywood.



Which state has launched Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana?
[A]Himachal Pradesh
[B]Tamil Nadu

The Karnataka government has launched Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana for free medical treatment to accident victims. As per the scheme, the accident victims will be given free medical treatment for the first 48 hours at any hospital and financial aid upto Rs. 25,000 will also be provided. The scheme has been named after Harish Nanjappa who had donated his eyes moments before his death.



Who is the author of the book titled “The Culture Heritage of Trans Himalayas-Kinnaur”?
[A]Aswin Sanghi
[B]Arundhati Roy
[C]Arving Adiga
[D]P.S. Nagi Loktus

P.S. Nagi Loktus
The book titled “The Culture Heritage of Trans Himalayas-Kinnaur” has been authored by P.S. Nagi Loktus, IAS (retd.) and published by IGNCA under Ministry of Culture. It is a study of the cultural heritage of the trans-Himalayan area of Himachal Pradesh, especially Kinnaur that involves documentation of traditional institutions like temples, monasteries, Bon chos, artefacts, forts and old dialects of various ethnic groups.



Who has been bestowed with the French Legion of Honour, recently?
[A]David Cameron
[B]Muhammad bin Nayef
[C]Mutaib bin Abdullah
[D]Bandar bin Sultan

Muhammad bin Nayef
The Saudi Arabian Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz has been bestowed with the Legion of Honour, France’s highest Civil Award by the French president Francois Hollande. Nayef received the honour as a foreign individual for his efforts in fight against terrorism and extremism.


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