Current GK-2016 Questions-20

Indian Air Force has launched its Electronic Maintenance Management System (e-MMS) Project, an automated military maintenance system at which place?

Air Force Station (Pune, Maharashtra)

Who handed over the Maareech—Advanced Torpedo Defence System developed by DRDO to the Navy Chief, recently?

Manohar Parrikar

Pakistan has test-fired anti-ship surface-to-sea ‘Zarb’ missile from the coastal areas successfully. It hit its target in which sea after it was fired from a strategic point located at a coastal area?

Arabian Sea

The Union Cabinet has approved setting-up of Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS) under which bank for extending support to startups?

Small Industries Development Bank of India

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ‘in-principle’ approval to the LIGO- India mega science proposal for research on which thing?

Gravitational Waves

Which Popular Malayalam actor proved his mettle in the film “Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum’ where he played the title role of a blind man and won him the special jury award at the national and the State-level in 2000, passed away recently?

Kalabhavan Mani

Australia has won the 2016 Champions Trophy title of hockey by defeating India by 3-1 score. With this victory, Australia created history by winning the title for how many times?

14 Times

Which zoological park in Darjeeling, West Bengal has received a male snow leopard named Makalu from London’s Dudley Zoological Gardens as part of conservation breeding programme?

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) launched a series of animated films to help frame positive perceptions towards the tens of millions of children and young people on the move globally. What was the name of that film?

Unfairy Tales

Which Ministry has notified new rules to give effect amended Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989?

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Who was appointed as Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the aviation security wing of the government?

Kumar Rajesh Chandra

Some birders have sighted a new bird Falcated Duck on February 13, 2016, a very rare vagrant species to the South of India. As on February 23, 2016, the bird became the latest addition to the checklist of Birds of which State?

Goa

Indian Navy has decommissioned its aging fleet of iconic Sea Harriers at a function organized at INS-Hansa base in Vasco, Goa. They will be replaced by a squadron of which jets?

Russian MIG 29k Jet

Scientists said they’ve confirmed from a study that a virus can cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare but severe neurological disorder that kills 5% of people who develop it. What is that virus?

Zika

Who won the Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament title in the mixed doubles category by defeating Thailand pair of Bodin Issara and Savitree Amitrapai?

Wang Yilu/Chen Qingchen

Russia successfully launched the first satellite for its newest early warning system. What is its name?

EKS

The government-constituted an expert panel that had suggested introduction of credible third-party certification in most areas of regulation and adopting global best practices for emission norms, among other steps to cut down on multiple permissions needed by investors. Who is the Chairman?

Ajay Shankar

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for extension of MoU signed between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in which field?

Fisheries

The Union government has approved Ramayana and Krishna Circuits under which scheme of the Union Ministry of Tourism?

Swadesh Darshan

Which Mumbai teenager became the first cricketer ever to notch up a four-figure score by smashing an unbeaten knock of 1009 in an inter-school tournament?

Pranav Dhanawade

As per WHO, which disease no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern?

Ebola

India and the USA have agreed to sign LEMOA to ramp up bilateral defenseties. By signing LEMOA, both countries will be able to have access to each other’s logistics support along with which facilities?

Refuelling and Berthing

India became the 35th full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Earlier in 2015, India’s bid for the membership to the group had failed after it was blocked by

Italy

Eminent cartoonist Sudhir Tailang, who chronicled contemporary Indian politics with wit and humour, died in February, 2016. When he awarded Padma Shri?

2004

Which British professional boxer has won the 2016 International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title?

Anthony Joshua

13th World Spice Congress that held from February 27 to 29, 2016 with the theme of the biennial event is ‘Target 2020 : Clean, Safe and Sustainable Supply Chain’. Where it was held?

Ahmedabad

Which pair won the All England badminton title in the men’s doubles category by defeating the Japanese pair Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa?

Vladimir Ivanov/ Ivan Sozonov (Russia)

Every year World Intellectual Property Day is being observed on April 26 to highlight importance of intellectual property-rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) in encouraging innovation and creativity. What is the theme for 2016?

Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined

Which Russian grandmaster has won the prestigious FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament held in Moscow by defeating American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana in the final round with a score of score 8.5 points?

Sergey Karjakin

A bronze bust of ancient Indian mathematician and astronomer was unveiled at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France). Who was he?

Aryabhatta