GK & Current Affairs – May 5, 2016

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Which web-based dashboard has been launched to provide easy access to the public on export and import trends of India?
[A]EXIM Analytics
[B]EXIM Analysis
[C]EXIM Anytime
[D]EXIM Anywhere

EXIM Analytics
Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (I/C), has recently launched “EXIM Analytics” a web-based dashboard to provide easy access to the public on export and import trends of India. The portal has been developed by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics. The dashboard will provide an accurate perspective to the general public on the facts around the trade performance in India and will also provide a graphical collection of export and import from India.

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2.

The “E-enabled PMIS app” has been launched to monitor all ongoing railway projects online. What does PMIS stands for?
[A]Public Management and Information System
[B]Project Management and Information System
[C]Project Monitoring and Information System
[D]Project Mechanism and Information System

Project Management and Information System
The Union Railways Ministry has recently launched “E-enabled PMIS app” for proper monitoring of all ongoing railway projects online throught India. The Project Management and Information System (PMIS) is a web-enabled IT application which would cover the entire life cycle of complex projects. It is a step in leveraging resources which would empower railways in transforming the way projects are designed, built and commissioned.

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3.

“Contract Labour Payment Management System” web portal has been launched for which coal company?
[A]Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL)
[B]Coal India Limited (CIL)
[C]Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC)
[D]Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited (GMDC)

Coal India Limited (CIL)
The Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal has recently launched a “Contract Labour Payment Management System”, a web portal of Coal India Limited (CIL), for monitoring compliance of labour payment and other benefits to contract workers under the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970. It is an integrated system for all subsidiaries of CIL. The portal provides access to all contract workers through a Workers Identification Number to view their personal details and payment status. Contract workers can also register their grievances through this portal.

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4.

The International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is commemorated on which date?
[A]May 3
[B]May 5
[C]May 4
[D]May 8

May 4
The International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is observed every year on May 4 to recognize and honor the fire fighters who risk their lives every day to save life and property of public. The day celebrates the dedication, heroism and importance of firefighters from all over the world.

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5.

Who is the author of the book “Exploring Marxist Bengal”?
[A]Suman Panda
[B]Debraj Bhattacharya
[C]Swati Bose
[D]Chandra Banerjee

Debraj Bhattacharya
The book “Exploring Marxist Bengal” has been authored by Debraj Bhattacharya. In this book the author, who was born and brought up in West Bengal/India during the Left Front era, ponder over his experiences during the Marxist regime and the ideology he believes in right now. He also explores issues such as poverty, cinema, Soviet Union, etc.

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6.

“Nagaroday Abhiyan” will be launched by which state government of India?
[A]Madhya Pradesh
[B]Uttar Pradesh
[C]Haryana
[D]Odisha

Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh government will launch “Nagaroday Abhiyan” campaign on the lines of ‘Gramoday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ in the state in July-August 2016. The campaign will focus on welfare of the people and development of urban localities. In it, the slum dwellers will be given pucca houses and the places where poor people live will be made slum-free.

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7.

Mukkurthi National Park is located in which state of India?
[A]Karnataka
[B]Kerala
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu
The Mukkurthi National Park is located in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, is a 78.46 km² protected area . It is home to an array of endangered wildlife, including royal Bengal tiger and Asian elephant, but its main mammal attraction is the Nilgiri tahr. Previously, the park was known as Nilgiri Tahr National Park.

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8.

Which of the following has become India’s goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics?
[A]Abhinav Bindra
[B]Sachin Tendulkar
[C]Salman Khan
[D]All of the above

All of the above
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Salman Khan and Olympic shooting champion Abhinav Bindra have become India’s goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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9.

Sumeeth Reddy is associated with which sports?
[A]Badminton
[B]Table Tennis
[C]Hockey
[D]Tennis

Badminton
Recently, Sumeeth Reddy, an Indian badminton player, has booked his seat in males doubles event with Manu Attri in 2016 Rio Olympics. Apart from them, 5 other Indian shuttlers have booked their berth for the 2016 Rio Olympics, which is scheduled in August 2016. The list includes two female singles players in Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, a male singles’ player in Kidambi Srikanth and women’s doubles pairing of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa.

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10.

Who has won the 2016 World Snooker Championship?
[A]Judd Trump
[B]Steve Davis
[C]Mark Selby
[D]Ding Junhui

Mark Selby
Mark Selby, an English professional snooker player from England, has won the 2016 Betfred World Snooker Championship and won the world title 2nd time in his career. He is the current World No. 1 snooker player, who defeated China’s Ding Junhui by 18-14 score in the final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England to win this title.

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