GK & Current Affairs – September 1, 2016
1. Which state has become the first Indian state to have implemented Public Fund Management System (PFMS)?
[D]Jammu & Kashmir
Jharkhand has become the first Indian state to have implemented Public Fund Management System (PFMS).
2. India-CHEM 2016 International Conference has started in which of the following cities?
The 9th edition of the mega event “India Chem 2016 International Conference” has inaugurated by Anant Kumar, the Union Minister for Chemicals & Petrochemicals, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is jointly organized by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India and FICCI.The purpose of 2016 India Chem is to highlight the investment possibilities in India’s chemical industry and give a fillip to Make in India. In the 3-day International Exhibition & Conference, approx 23 countries viz. China, Japan, Russia, Spain, USA, Germany, Italy, Brazil, etc. along with partner states like Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Odisha are participating as exhibitors, delegates and visitors.
3. Who has been appointed as the new Chancellor of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University?
Answer: Ashok Chawla
Ashok Chawla, a former Union Finance Secretary, has been appointed as the new Chancellor of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University. Currently, He is serving as the chairman of TERI since February 2016.
4. Who has been appointed as the United Nations Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India?
Answer: Aishwaryaa Dhanush
Aishwaryaa Dhanush, the noted filmmaker and actor, has been appointed as the United Nations Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India.She will help to raise awareness of UN Women’s core message of gender equality and women’s empowerment across India and will boost the organization’s efforts to close the gender gap and achieve a more equal world — a Planet 50-50, by the year 2030.
5. The Solung festival has started in which state of India?
Answer: Arunachal Pradesh
The 5-day long Solung festival has started in Arunachal Pradesh. It is an agro-based festival, which is celebrated every year by the Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh in the first week of September. The festival reflects the socio-religious features of the Adi people. People perform various rituals and make offerings to gods and goddesses during the celebration and pray for a bumper harvest. Mithun, Great Indian Bison, whose sacrifice is given during the celebration, is considered as holy animal and occupies an important religious significance among the Adis. People present gifts of meat and Apong (rice beer) to neighbours and relatives on the occasion thus cementing family and social relationships. Another feature of this festival is care and protection of animals which are vital components of their family and social life.
6. India’s first international conference on cooking gas has held in which city?
India’s first international conference on cooking gas has started in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The 2-day meeting will deliberate on the need for an LPG-enabled household and use of traditional cooking fuels. The event will focus on the need for an LPG enabled household, problems arising due to absence of cooking gas, the usage of traditional bio mass cooking fuels and their impact on both health and environment. The delegates from developing countries, such as Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, Nepal and Sri Lanka are participating.
7. Who is the newly elected President of Gabon?
[A]Daniel Ona Ondo
[B]Rose Francine Rogombe
[D]Ali Bongo Ondimba
Answer: Ali Bongo Ondimba
The 2016 Gabonese presidential election has been won by President Ali Bongo Ondimba. With this, he is re-elected as the new President of Gabon. The President of Gabon is elected for a seven-year term in a single round of voting by plurality; whichever candidate places first is deemed elected, regardless of whether the candidate secured a majority of votes.
8. The BRICS Convention on Tourism has started in which World heritage site of India?
The 2016 BRICS Convention on Tourism has started at World heritage site Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh on September 1. The 2- day convention has been inaugurated by Dr.Mahesh Sharma, the Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture. The event will consists of inter- governmental exchange of views and ideas and panel discussions on different subjects including cooperation between the BRICS countries for promoting intra-regional tourism.
9. Which committee has been constituted by Union Government to study silt in river Ganga in Bihar?
[A]S K Sahu committee
[B]Rajnish Ranjan committee
[C]A K Sinha committee
[D]Nitish Kumar committee
Answer: A K Sinha committee
The Union Government has constituted an expert committee to study the silt in the river Ganga in Bihar, which caused devastating prevailing flood in the state. The committee would be headed by A .K. Sinha and will submit its report within 10 days.
10. Kashmiri Lal Zakir, who passed away recently, was a famous poet in which language?
Kashmiri Lal Zakir (97), the well-known poet, novelist and short story writer of Urdu literature, has recently passed away in Chandigarh. His notable works include Tin cihre ek saval, a ghazal anthology, Ab Mujhey Sone Do, etc. .
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