GK & Current Affairs – May 8, 2016

1.

Who is the author of the book “Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star”?
[A]Srikanth Raghwan
[B]Esther David
[C]Milind Kumar
[D]Aseem Chhabra

Aseem Chhabra
The well-known actor Shashi Kapoor’s biography titled “Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star” has been authored by film journalist Aseem Chhabra.

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2.

Which country’s communication satellite “JCSAT-14” has been successfully launched by SpaceX?
[A]Russia
[B]United States
[C]Japan
[D]Germany

United States
The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), the US-based private space transport service company, has successfully launched Japanese JCSAT-14 communication satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, United States. The JCSAT-14 will support data networks, television broadcasters and mobile communications users in Japan, East Asia, Russia, Oceania, Hawaii and other Pacific islands. The satellite is designed for 15 years of service.

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3.

Which financial institution of India has become the first to sign MoU with the BRICS promoted ‘New Development Bank (NDB)’?
[A]Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
[B]State Bank of India (SBI)
[C]ICICI Bank
[D]Exim Bank

ICICI Bank
ICICI Bank , the private sector lender, has become the first financial institution of India to sign MoU with the BRICS Grouping-promoted New Development Bank (NDB) for a partnership in bond issuances, co-financing, treasury management and human resources. It creates a platform for sharing knowledge and deepening network connectivity between NDB and ICICI Bank. The agreement will also facilitate NDB in exploring rupee-denominated bonds in the domestic and international markets and also help collaborate for funding India’s development project

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4.

Which kabaddi team has won the 2016 Asian Kabaddi championships?
[A]India
[B]Pakistan
[C]Turkmenistan
[D]Iran

Pakistan
Pakistan has won the 3rd edition of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2016 (Circle Style) by defeating India in the final by 50-31 in Islamabad, Pakistan and retain its title.

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5.

The 2016 South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) Ministerial Meeting will be held in which country?
[A]India
[B]Nepal
[C]Bhutan
[D]Bangladesh

India
The 4th edition of South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) Ministerial meeting 2016 will be held in New Delhi, India from May 9 to 11, 2016 to ensure the protection and security of the children of the region. The SAIEVAC is the apex body of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) created to bring governments of the region into active engagement for child protection against violence.

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6.

The World Athletics Day is observed on which date?
[A]May 9
[B]May 7
[C]May 6
[D]May 5

May 7
The World Athletics Day is observed every year on May 7 to popularize sports among the youth, to promote athletics as the primary sport in schools and institutions and to encourage and introduce new talent and youngsters in the field of athletics.

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7.

Which state police department of India has won the 2016 FICCI National Award for Smart Policing in the category of Road Safety and Traffic Management ?
[A]Madhya Pradesh
[B]Gujarat
[C]Nagaland
[D]Odisha

Nagaland
The Nagaland State Police department has won the National Award for Smart Policing in the category of Road Safety and Traffic Management for the initiative of “SMS based Vehicle Monitoring System (SVMS)” at FICCI Auditorium in New Delhi. The SVMS provides an easy platform for policemen and citizens to report vehicle theft and alert the various field formations of police across the state through sending one SMS. The award is instituted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

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8.

Who has been elected as the first Muslim Mayor of London?
[A]Sadiq Khan
[B]Mohammad Asif
[C]Salim Khan
[D]Sabika Khan

Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan, belongs to the British-Pakistani family, has been elected the new Mayor of London. With this, he became the first Muslim mayor of city. He is the member of the Labour Party and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting since 2005. Beside this, Khan also worked as a solicitor specialising in human rights and chaired Liberty (an advocacy group based in the United Kingdom) for 3 years.

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9.

The 2016 Habitat Film Festival has started in which city of India?
[A]Mysore
[B]Jaipur
[C]New Delhi
[D]Mumbai

New Delhi
The 11th edition of Habitat Film Festival 2016 has started in New Delhi on May 7, 2016. The five-day-long festival will showcase some of the brilliant films of 2015-2016 viz. Sanskrit movie “Priyamanasam”, Malyalam movie “Ennu Ninte Moideen”, Bengali movie “Cinemawala”, Tamil move “Visaranai”, etc., which depict themes as diverse as love, courage displacement, migration, intolerance, caste, corrupt systems, destruction of indigenous culture, etc.

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10.

The Indian Army’s battle exercise “Chakravyuh-II” has started in which state of India?
[A]Goa
[B]Maharashtra
[C]Rajasthan
[D]Tamil Nadu

Rajasthan
To improve battle readiness, Indian Army has started the military training exercise “2016 Exercise Chakravyuh-II” in Pallu-Sardarsahar area of Suratgarh, Rajasthan. The exercise also involves rapid mobilisation and execution of battle plans in conjunction with the Indian Air Force (IAF). The purpose of the exercise is to validate the battle readiness and operational effectiveness of the pivot formation and rapid division along with all its affiliated components.

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