GK & Current Affairs – May 12, 2016

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“Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS)”, a web-based app has been launched by which Union ministry?
[A]Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
[B]Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
[C]Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
[D]Ministry of Science and Technology

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has recently launched a web-based application “Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) -www.iwms.nic.in” to help in tracking the movement and management of hazardous and other solid wastes. The purpose of the portal is to increase transparency in the working of the Ministry and other Centre/State level regulatory bodies and also to reduce the time taken for processing applications, seeking various types of permissions under the recently notified waste management regulations. The portal will facilitate the people in obtaining permission for import and export of certain categories of waste, for reuse, recycling, recovery or co-processing and conserve the primary source and also help the authorities to identify the problem areas and plan accordingly.

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2.

Who has been ranked No.1 in the “Times 50 Most desirable Women 2015” list?
[A]Priyanka Chopra
[B]Sunny Leone
[C]Kangana Ranaut
[D]Deepika Padukone

Priyanka Chopra
The bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been ranked No. 1 in the “Times 50 Most Desirable Women 2015” list, followed by Deepika Padukone and Sunny Leone and Jacqueline Fernandeze.

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3.

What is the theme of 2016 National Technology Day in India ?
[A]Technologies for better quality of life
[B]Technology enablers of Startup India
[C]Technology for Start up building
[D]Technology for Start up Indians

Technology enablers of Startup India
The National Technology Day is celebrated every year on May 11 by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology to commemorate achievements of Innovation and Technology in India. The 2016 theme ‘Technology enablers of Startup India’.

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4.

Who has won the 2016 Philippines Presidential Election?
[A]Benigno Aquino
[B]Rodrigo Duterte
[C]Grace Poe
[D]Mar Roxas

Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte, Maverick anti-crime candidate and mayor of Davao City, has won the 2016 Philippines Presidential Election. He will succeed the President Benigno S. Aquino III in June 2016.

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5.

The Indian Navy’s underwater vigil system has been launched in which naval dockyard of India?
[A]Mazagon Dock Limited
[B]Bombay dockyard
[C]Goa Shipyard Limited
[D]Visakhapatnam dockyard

Visakhapatnam dockyard
The Indian Navy has recently launched the state-of-the-art harbour defence systems, viz. Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) and Mine Warfare Data Centre (MWDC) to increase the Navy’s surveillance capability and response to security threats at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The IUHDSS is a multi-sensor system capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warnings for all types of surface and underwater threats to Visakhapatnam harbour. While, the MWDC will collate, analyze and classify data collected by the Navy’s Mine Hunting Ships from various ports along the East coast.

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6.

Who of the following has been recommended by the Hockey India for the 2016 Arjun Award?
[A]Ritu Rani
[B]Dharamvir Singh
[C]V R Raghunath
[D]All of the above

All of the above
The Hockey India (HI) has recently recommended national men’s team players V.R. Raghunath and Dharamvir Singh and women’s team captain Ritu Rani for the Arjuna Award 2016. Apart from this, Former Indian player Sylvanus Dung Dung, who was part of the Olympic gold medal winning team in 1980, has been recommended for the 2016 Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award and veteran Coach CR Kumar has been recommended for the 2016 Dronacharya Award.

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7.

Which state tourism of India has won the Lonely Planet Group’s Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award for the year 2016?
[A]Himachal Pradesh
[B]Rajasthan
[C]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Sikkim

Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh Tourism (MPT) has won the Lonely Planet Group’s Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award for the year 2016.

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8.

Who is the author of the book “White magic: A story of Heart break, Hard Drugs and Hope”
[A]Suresh Menon
[B]Yusuf Merchant
[C]Arjun Nath
[D]Karan Singh

Arjun Nath
The book “White magic: A story of heart break , Hard Drugs and Hope” has been authored by Arjun Nath. Through the book, the author describes the time he spent at Land as a recovering heroin addict: the rules and rituals, the agony of withdrawal and the moments of lightness he shared with his fellow inhabitants. In all, it’s a funny book on getting back on track after doing drugs.

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9.

Ranganathittu Bird sanctuary is loacted in which state of India?
[A]Kerela
[B]Karnataka
[C]Uttarakhand
[D]Andhra Pradesh

Karnataka
The Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka) is a bird sanctuary in the Mandya District, Karnataka. It is an important nesting and breeding ground for the thousands of bird species. The sanctuary is a home to streak-throated swallows, great stone plover, painted stork, Asian openbill stork, common spoonbill, woolly-necked stork, black-headed ibis, lesser whistling duck, Indian shag, stork-billed kingfisher, egret, cormorant, etc.

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At which space centre the Nozzle testing laboratories (NTL) has been established by ISRO?
[A]Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
[B]Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad
[C]Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota
[D]The ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently established Nozzle Testing Laboratories (NTL) at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Andhra Pradesh to carry out advanced R&D esearch in the area of rocket nozzle. The nozzles up to Area Ratio (AR) 300 and more can be tested in the facility. This NTL facility is the first of its kind in India to cater to a wide range of studies related to nozzles such as contour optimisation for large AR (Area Ratio) nozzles, flow separation, techniques for flow separation control, nozzle wall heat transfer.

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  • Kamlesh Prasad
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    ok good one.