Current GK-2016 Questions-18

Which technology giant is going to design mobile application for Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry’s SWAYAM platform?

Microsoft

The Centre has set-up a high-level panel to sort out all issues related to implementation of Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project with a similar panel constituted by Japan. Who headed that panel?

Arvind Panagariya

Which Shehnai exponent, the man who gave Doordarshan’s signature tune died recently?

Usfad AH Ahmad Hussain Khan

Who has been appointed as cricket team’s head coach. It was announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)?

Mickey Arthur

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named a crater on Mars as Langtang after one of the villages most affected by the devastating 2015 earthquakes in which country?

Nepal

Electronic Tourist Visas (e-TVs) extended to citizens of 37 more countries from February 26, 2016, taking the total number to 150 countries. Name one new country that is added?

Albania

The Union government has imposed an anti-dumping duty of up to $ 149 on imports of N-Butyl Alcohol from

European Union (EU), Malaysia, Singapore and the USA

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed senior advocate of Bombay High Court Atma Ram Nadkarni to which important post?

Additional Solicitor General

The Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari said on March 9, 2016 that projects in the ports and shipping sector, worth an investment of RS. 120000 crore will be showcased before potential investors at which summit?

Maritime India Summit 2016

The US House of Representatives has passed amendments to the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA)-2017 to enhance the country’s defense cooperation with which country?

India

Which Ministry has launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination 2016-30, in February, 2016?

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Gujarat government has appointed a senior IPS officer as the Director General of Police (DGP) of the State. Who is he/she?

Geefa John

Barcelona FC star Lionel Messi has announced retirement from Argentinean football team. However, he will continue to play which game for FC Barcelona?

Club Football

Who has received environmental clearance for drilling 45 developed wells in the Krishna Godavari basin in Andhra Pradesh subject to specific and general conditions?

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

Which country along with Iran agreed to open two additional border crossings to enhance trade. They also witnessed the signing of six agreements related to trade and economy including a ‘Five Year Strategic Trade Cooperation Plan’?

Pakistan

Which single emergency number will be operational throughout India from January 1, 2017 to help people reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department?

112

The Day of the Seafarer is being observed on which date every year as an expression of thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world?

25-Jun

The researchers from Keele University in UK have discovered five new planets designated as WASP-119 b, WASP-124 b, WASP-126 b, WASP-129 b and WASP-133 b. They are similar to which planet of solar system?

Jupiter

Who has given its approval to replace the existing policy on crude oil import by oil PSUs and vest the oil PSUs with the power to evolve their own policies?

Union Cabinet

Which archaeological site in Bogra, Bangladesh, has been declared as the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) cultural capital for the year 2016-17?

Mahasthangarh

Which Bill would enhance compensation for air travellers in case of death, injury, lost baggage or even inordinate delay in flights recently passed by the Upper House with changes?

The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Which country has honored late veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra by unveiling bronze statue at Interlaken?

Switzerland

Which country has signed two agreements to finance and build Egypt’s first nuclear power plant in a ceremony attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi?

Russia

India along with which country have signed a protocol to amend the bilateral Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)?

Slovenia

The Union government has banned use of ‘potassium bromate’ as a food additive as it is carcinogenic. Decision in this regard was taken on the recommendation of whom?

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Who has won the 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title in the women’s singles category by defeating Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic?

Sara Errani

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released a new four-colour classification scheme recently. Which category of industries get funds from lending institutions?

White

The Union government has approved a proposal of which company to set-up an IT/ITeS Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bengaluru (Karnataka) in an area spread over 4 hectares?

Infosys

State-owned BSNL started 4G sen-ices on non-commercial basis promising broadband speed of up to 100 megabit per second (Mbps) in Chandigarh Over 6000 youths from across the country gathered at the capital Naya Raipur of Chhattisgarh for the 20th National Youth Festival. What is the theme of the festival?

India Youth for Skill, Development and Harmony

The World Sufi Forum or the Bain-ul-Aqwami Sufi Conference held with a message of peace and brotherhood and a new ray of hope in which place?

New Delhi