GK & Current Affairs – May 9, 10, 2016
Sakshi Malik is associated with which sports?
Recently, Sakshi Malik, Indian wrestler in the women’s freestyle 58 kg category, has booked her berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics by defeating Len Jhang in the semifinal at the Olympic world qualifying tournament at Istambul, Turkey. Beside her, Vinesh Phogat (48 kg category ) has also qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics by defeating Avin Demirhan of Turkey 12-2 in the semi final in the qualifying tournament.
What is the India’s rank in The Economist’s crony-capitalism index 2016?
According to ‘The Economist’ newspaper , India has been ranked at 9th position in the 2016 crony-capitalism index with crony sector wealth accounting for 3.4 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The non-crony sector wealth in India accounts for 8.3 % of its GDP. Among the 22 countries, the index ranked Russia as the worst crony-capitalist country, followed by Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Ukraine, Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey. Taiwan and China are ranked 10th and 11th position. Germany is the cleanest with least number of crony capitalists. The Economist composed the index by consulting Forbes’s list of the world’s billionaires. The magazine then labelled each billionaire a “crony” or not depending on how they earned their fortune. The term “Crony capitalism” describes an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials.
‘Harmukh Khadi Gram Udyog Sansthan’ has been set up in which city of Jammu and Kashmir?
Kalraj Mishra, the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), has recently inaugurated the Harmukh Khadi Gram Udyog Sansthan in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. The sansthan will be the spinning and weaving centre and marketing plaza for khadi goods.
The Agrasen ki Boali is located in which city of India?
The Agrasen ki Baoli is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road in New Delhi. It was built in pre-Lodhi era (14th century) by Raja Agrasen to collect rainwater during the mansoon. It is a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958.
“UBIN” drive has been started for start-ups to begin their new businesses without any delays. What does UBIN stands for?
[A]Unidentified Business Identification Number
[B]Unique Business Identification Number
[C]Unified Business Identification Number
[D]Unicode Business Identification Number
Unique Business Identification Number
The Government of India (GoI) has started the process for issuance of Unique Business Identification Number (UBIN) for start-up enterprises to begin their new businesses without any delays. The drive has been launched by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) under the aegis of Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The DIPP will issue the UBIN for the new entrepreneurs after the receipt of related applications. This number would automatically be moved on to Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) portal after it is issued to the intended beneficiary and subsequently sent on to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) which would nomenclature it as Permanent Account Number (PAN) for UBIN.
Which state government has recently accorded minority status to the Jain community?
The Gujarat Government has recently accorded minority status to the Jain community in the state and regarding to it, a Government Resolution (GR) has also issued. Previously, the UPA government at the Centre had conferred minority status on the community at the national level in January 2014. The minority status has nothing to do with reservation, it will benefit the poor among the Jain community as they can avail of various scholarships and government welfare schemes.
Which state government of India will set up Asia’s first Rice Technology Park?
The Asia’s first Rice Technology Park will be set up by the Karnataka Government at Gangavati in Koppal district. Beside this, the Maize Technology Park will also set up at Ranebennur in Haveri district. The parks will be based on the public-private participation model to resolve the problems of rice and maize growers. It also help paddy cultivators of Tungbhadra command area and Krishna command area. Additionally, the technology park would have facilities for rice flour, rice rava, rice bran oil, noodles, rice-based alcohol, animal and poultry feed and paddy husk used for power generation and brick-making.
Who is the author of the book “Anubandh”?
The book “Anubandh: Building 100-mile communities” has been authored by Ela Bhatt, noted Gandhian and the force behind the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA). The book makes an appeal to build holistic and mutually beneficial communities to cater to the basic needs of daily life: food (including water), clothing, education, health, housing, education and banking. It also presents the idea of creating local communities within a 100-mile radius to cater to livelihoods and sustainable living. In a way, this originates from Gandhi’s belief of self-sustaining communities.
Who has won the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open Men’s Singles title?
Novak Djokovic, a Serbian professional tennis player, has won the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open Men’s Singles title by defeating Andy Murray in the final by 6-2 3-6 6-3 on outdoor clay courts at the Park Manzanares in Madrid, Spain.
Who has won the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open Women’s Singles title?
Simona Halep, a Romanian professional tennis player, has won the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open Women’s Singles title by defeating Dominika Cibulkova in the final by 6–2, 6–4 on outdoor clay courts at the Park Manzanares in Madrid, Spain.