GK & Current Affairs – September 13, 2016

1. Which committee has recently submitted its report to prepare a road map for elimination of poverty?
[A]HR Khan committee
[B]Arvind Panagariya committee
[C]Bibek Debroy committee
[D]Vivek Debroy committee
Answer: Arvind Panagariya committee
The Arvind Panagariya committee, which was formed to define poverty and prepare a road map to alleviate it, has recently submitted its report to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and has suggested to set up committee to identify people Below Poverty Line (BPL). It has also suggested participation from the states in defining the BPL population.
2. “2016 Yudh Abhyas” the joint military training exercise will be conducted between India and which country?
[A]United Kingdom
[D]United States
Answer: United States
The joint military training exercise “Yudh Abhyas 2016” will be conducted between India and United States at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand from September 14 to 27. The purpose of the exercise is to stimulate a scenario where both nations were working together to counter insurgency and terrorism in mountainous terrain under UN charter.
3. The Himachal Pradesh government has recently signed MoU with which country for smart intergrated township in jathiadevi?
Answer: Singapore
The Himachal Pradesh government has recently signed a preliminary Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore government for developing a smart integrated township in Jathiadevi near Shimla airport.
4. Which toll-free number has been launched by the Union government to register postal complaints?
Answer: 1924
The Government of India (GoI) has launched a toll free number ‘1924’ to registered postal complaints. Initially, the service will be operational for 12 hours on working days between 0800 hrs to 2000 hrs and will be available in three languages viz. Hindi, English and Malayalam. In future, the service will start services in all scheduled languages.
5. Who has won the 2016 Durand Cup Football Title?
[A]Army Red
[B]Sporting Goa
[C]Army Green
[D]DSK Shivajians
Answer: Army Green
Army Green has won the 2016 Durand Cup Football Title by defeating Neroca FC in the final by penalty shoot out in New Delhi. The Durand Cup is a prestigious football tournament of India and is the oldest tournament in Asia and 3rd oldest in the world after Football Association Cup of England and Scotland Football Association Cup.
6. Deepa Malik, who won silver at Rio Paralympics 2016, is associated with which sports?
[C]Long Jump
Answer: Shotput
Deepa Malik has won the silver medal in Women’s shotput F-53 at Rio Paralympics 2016. With this, she became the first-ever woman from India to win a medal at the Paralympics. Deepa’s silver is India’s third medal of the Games after Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati won gold and bronze respectively in men’s high jump.
7. The 2016 BRICS conference on Urban Transition will be held in which city of India?
Answer: Visakhapatnam
The 3rd edition of 2016 BRICS conference on Urban Transition will be held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to promote cooperation among member countries in the urban sector. The 3-day event will be attended by urban planners, experts and other delegates from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa from September 14, 2016.
8. “Pratham” microsatellite has developed by which IIT institute, which will be launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)?
[A]IIT Indore
[B]IIT Madras
[C]IIT Roorkee
[D]IIT Bombay
Answer: IIT Bombay
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch “Pratham” a microsatellite developed by the students of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The 10 kg satellite will be launched by ISRO’s four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) to measure the total electron count of the ionosphere.
9. The book “Hot Milk” has been authored by whom?
[A]Arundhati Roy
[B]Nikunth Sharma
[C]Aravind Adiga
[D]Deborah Levy
Answer: Deborah Levy
The book “Hot Milk” has been authored by Deborah Levy. It is a story of an intense relationship between a sickly mother and her daughter set in a small Spanish fishing village.
10. The 2016 International Buddhist Conclave will be held in which country?
[B]Sri Lanka
Answer: India
The 2016 International Buddhist Conclave will be held in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh from October 3, 2016 to promote Buddhist sites in Bodhgaya and Sarnath. .

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