GK & Current Affairs – September 9, 2016

1.

Which registration module has been launched by the Union Government for Indian students studying abroad?
[A]Madad
[B]Milan
[C]Bharat
[D]iBharat

Madad
The Ministry of External affairs (MEA) has recently launched a registration module “madad.gov.in” for Indian students studying abroad so they could be reached in case of emergency. Currently, there is no data available on the Indian students studying abroad.

2.

Who has been appointed as the CMD of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL)?
[A]J Satyanarayana
[B]C.K. Asnani
[C]Vivek Bhandari
[D]Surya Deva

C.K. Asnani
C.K. Asnani, a chemical engineer from Osmania University, has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), an undertaking of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

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3.

Who has become the first Indian woman cricketer to get the prestigious honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?
[A]Shobha Pandit
[B]Anjum Chopra
[C]Sravanthi Naidu
[D]Mithali Raj

Anjum Chopra
Anjum Chopra, a former Indian captain, has become the first Indian woman cricketer to get the prestigious honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

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4.

Ankur Dhama is associated with which sports?
[A]Sprint
[B]Boxing
[C]Wrestling
[D]Discuss throw

Sprint
Ankur Dhama, a middle-distance runner, will be the India’s first blind athlete to represent country at 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He will take part in the event with his partner Vipin Kumar. Earlier, Dhama took part at the 2014 Asian Para Games and won a silver medal and two bronze medals.

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5.

Which weather satellite has been successfully launched by ISRO into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO)?
[A]INSAT-3WR
[B]INSAT-3MR
[C]INSAT-3SR
[D]INSAT-3DR

INSAT-3DR
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched advanced weather satellite “INSAT-3DR” into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) 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 life expectancy of 10 years. It will help to predict weather patterns and also provide search and rescue information.

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6.

Which bank has become the first Indian bank to deploy software robotics for power banking operations?
[A]State Bank Of India
[B]Axis Bank
[C]ICICI Bank
[D]HDFC Bank

ICICI Bank
ICICI Bank has successfully deployed ‘Software Robotics’ for power banking operations. With this, ICICI has become the first Indian bank to deploy software robotics that emulates human actions to automate and perform repetitive, high volume and time consuming business tasks cutting across multiple applications.

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7.

Which union minister has recently released report of “Swachh Survekshan” for rural areas?
[A]Narendra Singh Tomar
[B]Rajnath Singh
[C]Praksah Javadekar
[D]Uma Bharti

Narendra Singh Tomar
Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, has recently released report of “Swachh Survekshan” for rural areas. Excerpts of the report are Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) was judged as the cleanest district in “Hills” category and Sindhudurg (Maharashtra) as the cleanest in the “Plains” category. Besides, the districts of Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Nadia (West Bengal) and Satara (Maharashtra) feature at the top of the index.

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8.

The United Nations charter has been translated into which Indian language?
[A]Tamil
[B]Sanskrit
[C]Telugu
[D]Hindi

Sanskrit
The United Nations charter, the seminal treaty of the UN, has been translated into Sanskrit by Dr Jitendra Kumar Tripathi, the secretary of the Lucknow-based Akhila Bharatiya Sanskrit Parishad (ABSP). Currently, the UN Charter is available in all six official languages viz. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. The United Nations Charter was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organisation, and came into force on 24 October 1945.

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9.

Who has been sworn-in as the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
[A]Om Prakash Kohli
[B]Banwarilal Purohit
[C]Ram Nath Kovind
[D]Kaptan Singh Solanki

Om Prakash Kohli
Om Prakash Kohli, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leader, has been sworn-in as the 26th governor of Madhya Pradesh. Kohli, who is also the Governor of Gujarat, succeeded Ram Naresh Yadav.

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10.

Who has won the MM Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016 in the United Kingdom (UK)?
[A]Helena Page Schrader
[B]Stuart Blackburn
[C]A K Ramanujan
[D]Kermit Roosevelt

Stuart Blackburn
Stuart Blackburn has won the MM Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016 in United Kingdom for his novel “Into the Hidden Valley”. The book tells the story of the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh during British India. The award is named in memory of writer-historian Bennetts who was a specialist in early 19th century British history and the Napoleonic wars.

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