GK & Current Affairs: September 15-17, 2015

1.

Which among the following is the National flower of the newly adopted constitution of Nepal?
[A]Lali gurans
[B]Chrysanthemum
[C]Lotus
[D]Blue water lily

Lali gurans
With reference of the newly adopted constitution of Nepal, the list of national symbols of Nepal are
a) National Bird: Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus).
b) National Flag: World’s only non-quadrilateral national flag.
c) National Emblem: Coat of arms.
d) National Dress: Daura-Suruwal.
e) National Anthem: Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka.
f) National Animal: Cow.
g) National Flower: Rhododendron (or lali gurans).
h) National Language: Nepali.

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2.

With which country India has created a “joint challenge coin” to symbolise their unique partnership in creating a next-generation aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy?
[A]Israel
[B]USA
[C]Japan
[D]Russia

USA
India and the USA have created a “joint challenge coin” to symbolise their unique partnership in creating a next-generation aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy. One side of the coin reads “Forward Together We Go” and “Chale Chale Saath Saath” in Hindi and the other side of it is golden in colour, has the flags of India and the United States of America (USA) and an aircraft carrier floating on blue water.

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3.

Which International organisation will provide support for Arunachal Vision 2030?
[A]WHO
[B]UNDP
[C]UNICEF
[D]UNO

UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide support in implementation of Arunachal Vision 2030 and CM’s Mission on Skill Development and Employment Generation in the state.

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4.

Who has been appointed as the chairman of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)?
[A]Stuti Narain Kacker
[B]Kushal Singh
[C]Anita Kapur
[D]Lalita Srisai

Stuti Narain Kacker
Ms. Stuti Narain Kacker appointed as the chairman of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). Ms. Kacker, a 1978 batch IAS officer, was appointed the Head of the child rights panel by Women and Child Development Ministry. The Commission deals with education, child development, care of neglected and marginalised children, elimination of child labour, child psychology and other laws related to children.

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5.

The recently approved ISLRTC centre as a society is related to which of the following sectors?
[A]Agriculture
[B]Industry
[C]Deaf
[D]Women

Deaf
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The ISLRTC society will be under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It will be initially located at the Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi. The society will help 5 million deaf people of the country and provide the hearing- impaired an increased accessibility in education, workplace and other activities in public life.

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6.

Which of the following is location of newly approved Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC)?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Mumbai
[C]Kolkata
[D]Chennai

New Delhi
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The ISLRTC society will be under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It will be initially located at the Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi. The society will help 5 million deaf people of the country and provide the hearing- impaired an increased accessibility in education, workplace and other activities in public life.

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7.

Which state recently organized the “Korea Caravan 2015”?
[A]Andhra Pradesh
[B]New Delhi
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Kerala

Andhra Pradesh
The Korea-Andhra Pradesh Friendship Forum organized the Korea Caravan 2015 in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This is for the first time that Caravan was held outside New Delhi. The state government of Andhra Pradesh will create a Korea Desk, which would be an exclusive cell to be opened in the State Secretariat, to issue necessary clearances and give swift response to investors. Likewise, it also called upon the Koreans to join hands with the Indians to set up various industries in the State and in building the capital Amaravathi.

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8.

Which of the following women leaders from India has been presented with USIBC global leadership award?
[A]Indra Nooyi and Shobhana Bhartia
[B]Chanda Kochar and Indra Nooyi
[C]Nita Ambani and Suneeta Reddy
[D]Arundhati Bhattacharya and Chnadra Kochar

Indra Nooyi and Shobhana Bhartia
The PepsiCo Chairman Ms. Indra Nooyi and Hindustan Times Group chairperson Ms. Shobhana Bhartia have been presented with the 2015 Global Leadership Award of the US India Business Council, for their commitment to driving a more inclusive global economy and their roles as women leaders. The renowned Indian-American artist, Mr. Natvar Bhavsar, who is known for his abstract expressionism and “color-field” painting, was awarded the Artistic Achievement Award.

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9.

Infosys has recently bagged a contract from the Government of India (GoI) to set up IT platform for which of the following?
[A]Digital India
[B]National Population Register
[C]National Agricultural Market
[D]Goods and Services Tax Network

Goods and Services Tax Network
The India’s second largest IT service exporter, Infosys bagged a Rs.1,380-crore contract from the Government of India (GoI) to build technology infrastructure for Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), a new single indirect tax structure across the country. The 5 year contract will commence from October 1, 2015. Infosys will provide the hardware and software applications for GST and also the end-to-end deployment. The GST IT system will provide a standard interface for the taxpayer viz. registration, filing of returns and payment of tax and a common and shared IT infrastructure between the Centre, the states and other bodies viz. Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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10.

Who is the director of Marathi film “Court”, which was recently selected as India’s official entry to Oscars?
[A]Mira Nair
[B]Supran Sen
[C]Koratala Siva
[D]Chaitanya Tamhane

Chaitanya Tamhane
The National award winning Marathi film ‘Court’ has been selected as India’s official entry for the 88th Academy Awards 2016. The movie has been short listed for the ‘Best Foreign Movie’ category. The movie is written and directed by Mr. Chaitanya Tamhane and produced by Vivek Gomber.

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