GK & Current Affairs – September 2, 2016

1. India has recently signed an agreement with which country in the area of Maritime Transport?
Answer: Egypt
India has recently signed an agreement with Egypt in the area of Maritime Transport in New Delhi to step up co-operation on the seas. The agreement will strengthen cooperation and provide sustained mutual assistance and advice on merchant shipping and other related maritime matters. It is signed during the 3-day visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to India on September 1-3, 2016. This is the first presidential visit to Egypt from India since the visit of then President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
2. The 2016 ASEAN-India Summit will be held in which country?
Answer: Laos
The 14th edition of ASEAN-India Summit 2016 and 11th edition of East Asia Summit 2016 will be held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on September 8, 2016. It will be attended by Heads of State/Government of the 10 ASEAN and 18 East Asia Summit Participating Countries. From India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the summit. The purpose of the summit is to review ASEAN-India cooperation and discuss its future direction under each of the three pillars of politico-security, economic and socio-cultural cooperation.
3. Who has been sworn-in as the new President of Brazil?
[A] Jose Alencar
[B]Michel Temer
[C]Jose Eduardo Cardozo
[D]Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Answer: Michel Temer
Michel Temer, the former vice president of Brazil, has been sworn in as the new President of Brazil. He took oath after the Senate voted 61-20 to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for breaking fiscal laws in her management of the federal budget. Prior to this, Temer was the acting President of Brazil since May 2016 following the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff during her impeachment trial.
4. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch the INSAT-3DR satellite from which of the following rocketvehicles?
Answer: GSLV-F05
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch the INSAT-3DR satellite into orbit by the GSLV-F05 rocket vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikotta, Andhra Pradesh. The INSAT-3DR is a modern weather satellite and has a mission duration of 8 years. It will help to predict weather patterns and also provide search and rescue information.
5. The book “Munnu: A Boy from Kashmir” has been authored by whom?
[A]K. Srilata
[B]Swati Chaturvedi
[C]Mahesh Shantaram
[D]Malik Sajad
Answer: Malik Sajad
The book “Munnu: A Boy from Kashmir” has been authored by Malik Sajad. This book is a poignant, heart-stopping account of what it means to be a young boy growing up in a conflict-ridden land.
6. Who has been appointed as the new MD and CEO of SBI Mutual Fund?
[A]Sunila Galappatti
[B]Anuradha Rao
[C]P.K. Parakkadavu
[D]Dinesh Kumar Khara
Answer: Anuradha Rao
Anuradha Rao has been appointed as the new MD and CEO of SBI Mutual Fund. Prior to this appointment, Rao was the Deputy Managing Director at SBI handling New Business Portfolio. She succeeded Dinesh Kumar Khara, who has been appointed Managing Director of State Bank of India (Associate & Subsidiaries).
7. Who of the following will be awarded with an honorary Academy Award?
[A]Frederick Wiseman
[B]Lynn Stalmaster
[C]Jackie Chan
[D]All of the above
Answer: All of the above
Jackie Chan, an action movie star, writer, director and martial artist, will be awarded with the honorary Academy Award (or Oscar) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 12, 2016 for his extraordinary achievements in the movies. Beside him, the honorary Oscar will be given to editor Anne Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary maker Frederick Wiseman.
8. Islam Karimov, who recently passed away, was the President of which country?
Answer: Uzbekistan
The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov (78), has recently passed away in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He was the first President of Uzbekistan, in office since 1990.
9. The Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary (IIWS) is located in which state/ UT of India?
[A]Andhra Pradesh
[B]Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Answer: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary (IIWS) is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It has an area of 99 km2 and is situated to the west of Austen Strait which separates North Andaman Island and Middle Andaman Island.
10. The first-ever BRICS film festival has started in which of the following cities?
[D]New Delhi
Answer: New Delhi
The first-ever BRICS film festival has started in New Delhi from September 2, 2016. The 5-day festival will act as a platform for people of the film industry of member countries to explore areas of cooperation in the domain of cinema, culture and cuisine. The festival will also celebrate the excellence of cinema by rewarding film makers, actors, producers and directors. The festival will ensure more people to people contact, especially youth among member countries. .

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