GK & Current Affairs – May 28, 2016

1.

Who will be the new Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau?
[A]Rui Duarte de Barros
[B]Domingos Simoes Pereira
[C]Baciro Dja
[D]Adiato Djalo Nandigna

Baciro Dja
Baciro Dja has been named as the new Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau by the President Jose Mario Vaz. Dja will succeed Carlos Correia, who was dismissed from his post by the President on May 12, 2016. Bissau is the capital of West African country.

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2.

Kempegowda International Airport is located in which city of India?
[A]Bangalore
[B]Kochi
[C]Chennai
[D]Hyderabad

Bangalore
The Kempegowda International Airport is an international airport of Bangalore, Karnataka. It is in news recently because the taxi aggregator Uber has signed a pact with Kempegowda International Airport to provide people rides who land in the city from the airport. Through this pact, Uber will be given a dedicated parking area and pick-up zone called ‘U Zone’ located within the airport premises.

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3.

Which state government of India has entered into the Limca book of records for its household survey?
[A]Tripura
[B]Tamil Nadu
[C]Karnataka
[D]Telangana

Telangana
The Telangana state Government has entered the prestigious Limca Book of Records for its Intensive Household Survey conducted in August 2014. The survey compiled all kinds of information about each household in the state with an aim to prepare a data-bank for its social welfare and development programmes. It gathered information on households, educational qualifications of their members, their post office savings, bank account details, mobile phone numbers, Aadhaar card numbers and gas connection details immediately after state formation in 2014. Thus, the Telangana Household Survey has been awarded as the national record by the Limca Book of Record.

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4.

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will open its first branch in which city of India?
[A]Ahmedabad
[B]Lucknow
[C]Ajmer
[D]Raipur

Ahmedabad
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will open its first branch in India at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This is a part of MoU signed between IDB and India’s EXIM Bank during Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in April 2016. As part of MoU, a $100 million line-of-credit was to be given to facilitate exports to IDB’s member countries. The headquarters of IDB is at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The main purpose of IDB is to foster the economic development and social progress of member countries and the Muslim community in accordance with principles of Shariah (Islamic law). The bank has 56 Islamic countries as its members.

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5.

Which union ministry has recently launched the new web portal for International Day of Yoga (IDY)?
[A]Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
[B]Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
[C]Ministry of AYUSH
[D]Ministry of Home Affairs

Ministry of AYUSH
The Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik has launched the new website of the Ministry of AYUSH “http://ayush.gov.in” under digital India mission and web portal for International Day of Yoga (IDY) in New Delhi. The new web portal has a provision to provide all the updated and significant information relating to IDY-2016. It has a social wall where the entire social media interactive platform shall be available for the visitors to keep track on the discussions and participate in them. The portal will also have linkages of all the important web pages of the Government of India viz. Swachh Bharat, Make in India, etc.

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6.

Which Indian personality has won the 2016 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award?
[A]Narendra Modi
[B]Mukesh Ambani
[C]Ratan Tata
[D]Sunil Bharti Mittal

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Bharti Enterprises founder and Chairman, has won the 2016 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award. The award, presented annually since 1968, is the highest honour the Harvard Business School confers on its alumni who have contributed significantly to their companies and communities while upholding the highest standards and values.

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7.

The payments bank of India Post will start functioning from which year?
[A]January 2018
[B]April 2018
[C]March 2017
[D]January 2017

March 2017
The Union IT & Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has stated that the payments bank of India Post will start functioning from March 2017. The postal department has the widest network in India. Presently, there are 1, 54,939 post offices, out of that 25,560 are departmental post offices and 1, 29,379 are branch post offices. Thus, India Post’s payments bank will provide a wider platform to implement financial inclusion programmes.

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8.

What is the India’s position in producing of e-waste in the world, as per recent study conducted by Assocham-KPMG?
[A]3rd
[B]4th
[C]5th
[D]2nd

6th
As per recent study conducted by Assocham-KPMG, India is the 5th largest producer of electronic waste (e-waste) in the world. Beside this, India has also emerged as the world’s 2nd largest mobile market with 1.03 billion subscribers. As per the study, about 100 crore mobile phones are in circulation, nearly 25 % end up in e-waste every year, thus, the rising levels of e-waste generation in India have been a matter of concern in recent years.

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9.

Who has won the gold medal in men’s club throw (F-51) at the 2016 French Open Athletics Championship?
[A]Devendra Jhajharia
[B]Rajinder Singh Rahelu
[C]Amit Kumar Saroha
[D]Girish Nagaraje

Amit Kumar Saroha
Indian para athlete and Arjuna Awardee Amit Kumar Saroha from Haryana has won the gold medal in men’s club throw (F-51) at the 2016 French Open Athletics Championship in Paris. In this championship, he broke the Asian record which he had himself set at 2015 World Championships in Doha by winning silver medal, with a throw 26.58m. Saroha has already qualified for the 2016 Rio Paralympics scheduled to be held September 2016.

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10.

Who has been sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of West Bengal?
[A]Indranil Sen
[B]Mamata Banerjee
[C]Sovan Chatterjee
[D]Laxmi Ratan Shukla

Mamata Banerjee
The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee has been sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of West Bengal at Red Road, Kolkata for second successive five-year term. Beside her, 41 party MLAs has taken oath as ministers in the new cabinet in the state Assembly.

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