GK & Current Affairs: September 5, 6, 2015
1. India has signed pact with which country for repatriation of each other’s wanted prisoners and cooperate in all criminal matters?
India and Indonesia have signed a pact for repatriation of each other’s wanted prisoners and cooperate in all criminal matters, including gathering evidence. As per the agreement, India will execute summons to an accused person or to any person requiring to attend and produce documents or a search-warrant issued by an Indonesian court. Indonesia will reciprocate with similar action if there is any request from any Indian court.
2. Recently, the Government of India (GoI) approved the Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme. What is the limit of Gold quantity per person to buy gold bonds?
Answer: 500 grams
The Union Cabinet approved the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme. In it, one can buy gold bonds instead of actual gold. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue these bonds on behalf of the Government of India (GoI). The excerpts of this scheme are:- a) Issued in denominations of 5, 10, 50, 100 grams of gold and a person can buy only 500 grams of bonds. B) The bonds are restricted for sale to resident Indian entities. C) Tenor of the bond: 5 to 7 years. D) Available both in demat and paper form. E) Can be used as collateral for loans.
3. Which state government of India approved the formation of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS)?
The state government of Jharkhand approved the formation of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). The ATS will comprise of 6 DSP and 11 Inspectors in it and will be headed by an official of the rank of Superintendent of Police.
4. Who among the following bollywood actors has been conferred with the Honoured Guest of Texas award?
Answer: Anupam Kher
The Bollywood actor, Mr. Anupam Kher (60) has been conferred with the Honoured Guest award by the U.S. State of Texas for his contribution to the cinema and the world of art.
5. Who among the following Indian scientists won the Society’s 2015 Silver Medal?
[B]APJ Abdul Kalam Azad
[C]G Satheesh Reddy
Answer: G Satheesh Reddy
The London based Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) conferred Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and eminent Missile Scientist of DRDO, with the prestigious Society’s 2015 Silver Medal for his contribution in promoting Aerospace and Aeronautics in India. Mr. Reddy is the first Defence scientist working in India to be honoured with the prestigious “Silver Medal” of the Society.
6. Recently, Indian Railways partnered with whom to provide free high speed WiFi across 400 railway stations in India?
The Indian Railways partnered with Google under the ‘Project Nilgiri’ to create India’s largest network of free WiFi across 400 railway stations, pan India.To provide high speed Internet service, the project will use Google Fiber technology. In it, first 30 minutes of this service would enable high speed Internet, after which the speed will drop, but the connection remains active. Google has collaborated with RailTel for the platform and infrastructure to get started with the project.
7. Which of the following state was host of 10th World Hindi Conference?
Answer: Madhya Pradesh
The 10th World Hindi Conference held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It is a joint event of Union Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with the state Government of Madhya Pradesh. The theme of this conference is “Hindi Jagat-Vistar and Sambhavnaye”. It has been organised in Madhya Pradesh for the first time and held in India after a gap of 32 years . The first World Hindi Conference was held in 1975 at Nagpur, Maharashtra.
8. The Government of India (GoI) gave its approval on the Constitution of 21st Law Commission of India. Law commission is constituted for how many years?
Answer: 3 years
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi gave its approval on the Constitution of the 21st Law Commission of India, for a period of three years w.e.f. September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2018. The 21st Law Commission shall undertake research in law and review of existing laws in India for making reforms therein and enacting new legislations. It shall also undertake studies and research for bringing reforms in the justice delivery systems for elimination of delay in procedures, speedy disposal of cases, reduction in cost of litigation, etc.The Law Commission will consist of:
(a) a full-time Chairperson.
(b) four full-time Members (including a Member-Secretary).
(c) Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs as ex offcio Member.
(d) Secretary, Legislative Department as ex offcio Member.
(e) not more than five part-time Members.
9. The Veer Savarkar International Airport is located at which city of India?
Answer: Port Blair
The Veer Savarkar International Airport (also known as Port Blair Airport) is a customs airport located at south of Port Blair and is the main airport of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India.
10. Ramaswamy R. Iyer who recently passed away was an expert in __?
Answer: Water Policy
Renowned water policy expert Ramaswamy R. Iyer passed away recently. He was instrumental in drafting India’s first National Water Policy in 1987. .
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