GK & Current Affairs – May 4, 2016

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Which Indian professor has been recently elected as one of the Fellows of the Royal Society (FRS) of London?
[A]Chandra Sen
[B]Sriram Ramaswamy
[C]Ajay Sood
[D]Kamal Bawa

Sriram Ramaswamy
Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy, Director of TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad, has been on the list of 50 scientists elected as the Fellows of the Royal Society (FRS) of London, a premier scientific academy of the U.K. and the Commonwealth. Besides him, two other Indian viz.biochemist Ramanujan Hegde, MRC Laboratory of Microbiology, U.K. and applied mathematician Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard University were also elected. The Royal Society elects new Fellows and Foreign Members every year. Its mission is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

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2.

What is the India’s growth forecast for 2016 as per latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
[A]7.9%
[B]7.5%
[C]7.3%
[D]6.9%

7.5%
In the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and the Pacific, India’s growth forecast for 2016 and 2017 has retained at 7.5%. The key to boost India’s economic growth are structural reforms like Goods and Services Tax(GST) and in areas like land and labour.

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3.

Which committee has been constituted to monitor the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for at least a year?
[A]Vinod Roy committee
[B]R.M. Lodha committee
[C]Anil R. Dave committee
[D]Ranjit Roy Chaudhury committee

R.M. Lodha committee
The Supreme Court of India (SCI) has recently constituted R.M. Lodha committee to monitor the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for at least a year. The apex court has used its rare and extraordinary powers under the Article 142 of the Constitution as the Government of India (GoI) had not acted on the report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare. The 3-member committee will have the authority to oversee all statutory functions under the MCI Act and will be free to issue appropriate remedial directions. All policy decisions of the MCI will require approval of the oversight committee.

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4.

What is the theme of 2016 World Asthma Day (WAD)?
[A]Everyone normal breathing
[B]Unite to overcome asthma
[C]Reducing the asthma burden
[D]You Can Control Your Asthma

You Can Control Your Asthma
The World Asthma Day (WAD) is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. It takes place on the first Tuesday of May. The theme of 2016’s event is “You Can Control Your Asthma”.

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5.

The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state of India?
[A]Rajasthan
[B]Gujarat
[C]Assam
[D]Arunachal Pradesh

Assam
The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam. It is a home to a great variety of wildlife, including many endangered species viz. tiger, pygmy hog, Indian rhinoceros and Indian elephant.

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6.

Who has won the award for Best Child Artist at the 63rd National film awards 2015?
[A]Siddharth Nigam
[B]Gaurav Menon
[C]Harshaali Malhotra
[D]Aradhana Srivastava

Gaurav Menon
Master Gaurav Menon has won the award for Best Child Artist at the 63rd National film awards 2015 for Malayalam movie Ben.

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7.

Which football club has won the 2016 English Premier League (EPL)?
[A]Stoke City
[B]Leicester City
[C]Swansea City
[D]Manchester City

Leicester City
Leicester City football club has won the 2016 English Premier League (EPL) title . With this win, Leicester City has become the champions for the first time in their 132-year history. The Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year 2016 has been awarded to Jamie Vardy, footballer of Leicester City.

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8.

Who is the author of the book “Politics of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations”?
[A]Mark Lynas
[B]Richard Garstang
[C]Yeshi Choedon
[D]Manika Dhillon

Yeshi Choedon
The book “Politics of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations” has been authored by Yeshi Choedon. This book investigate deep into military personnel and financial management by the United Nations in its peacekeeping efforts around the world, which the author claims to be the most important and evident method to control conflicts around the world.

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9.

The United Nations’ World Press Freedom Day is observed on which date?
[A]May 8
[B]May 3
[C]May 6
[D]May 11

May 3
The United Nations’World Press Freedom Day is observed every year on May 3 to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press. The 2016 Theme is “Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms – This Is Your Right!”. On this day, the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize has been honoured to Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist from Azerbaijan, in Helsinki, Finland.

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10.

Who has won the 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix?
[A]Sebastian vettel
[B]Nico Rosberg
[C]Kimi Raikkonen
[D]Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg, a German Formula One driver for Mercedes Formula One team, has won the 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia.

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