GK & Current Affairs: September 21, 22, 2014
1. Who among the following won the Malaysian Open doubles title of tennis?
[A]Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski
[B]Jamie Murray and John Peers
[C]Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
[D]Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares
Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski
Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski have won the Malaysian Open doubles title of tennis. They defeated Jamie Murray and John Peers Briton-Australian pair.
2. Who has been sworn-in as the new Afghan President?
Ashraf Ghani has been sworn-in as the new President of Afghanistan. He was the former finance minister after signing a power sharing deal with his rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.
3. What is the name of the Indo-US combined military training exercises that concluded in Ranikhet in Uttarakhand recently?
[A]Yudh Abhyas 2014
Yudh Abhyas 2014
Exercise Yudh Abhyas, a 14-day, which had started on September 17, 2014 concluded successfully in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand. The troops of Mountain Brigade of Indian Army and Company and Brigade Headquarter of the US Army cooperated to strengthen and broaden inter-operability and cooperation.
4. Union Commerce Ministry has cancelled approvals of nine Special Economic Zones. Which SEZ, among the following is not a part of the decision?
[A]Hindalco SEZ in Odisha
[B]Essar SEZ in Jamnagar
[C]Adani SEZ in Gujarat
[D]L&T’s SEZ at Vadodara
L&T’s SEZ at Vadodara
Union Commerce Ministry has cancelled the approvals of nine SEZs due to non-satisfactory progress.
5. Who has been selected for the first-ever Mahatma Gandhi Seva Award?
[A]S. N.Subba Rao
S. N.Subba Rao
S. N.Subba Rao has been selected by the Karnataka government for the first ever Mahatma Gandhi Seva Award. Mr.Rao has been associated with the Quit India Movement when he 13 and has dedicated his life to Gandhian ideals. He has also been associated with Rashtra Seva Dal.
6. Which among the following was the venue of the third Global Citizen Festival, held recently?
Third Global Citizen Festival was held at the Central Park in New York on 27 September 2014. The annual festival is aimed at raising the consciousness of a generation. Many prominent world leaders including PM Narendra Modi had attended the same.
7. World Wildlife Fund has released the Living Planet Report 2014 recently. What is the theme of the report?
[A]Species and Spaces, People and Places
[B]Biodiversity, Biocapacity and Better Choices
Species and Spaces, People and Places
Species and Spaces, People and Places is the theme of World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report 2014. It provides the data compiled on over 10000 vertebrate species populations from 1970 to 2010 through the Living Planet Index.
8. With which country has the new government of Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement?
Afghanistan’s new government has signed the first bilateral security agreement with US to allow some US troops to stay on in Afghanistan till end of 2015.
9. Who among the following is the present chairman of Indian Space Research Organization?
[B]A S Kirankumar
[C]G. Madhavan Nair
A S Kirankumar
K.Radhakrishnan is the current chairman of ISRO when the organisation successfully launched the Mars Orbital Mission. He has spent 40 years in space research, applications and technology.From 12 January 2015, Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar is the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation.
10. Which of the following Light Combat Aircraft (LCA SP1) took its successful maiden flight recently and is declared ready for its induction into IAF?