Current GK-2016 Questions-14

The Union Rural Development Ministry and ISRO, Department of Space have signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for geo-tagging the assets created under which scheme in each Gram Panchayat?

MGNREGA

Who has been appointed captain of the franchise for the for the upcoming 9th edition of Indian Premier League 2016 season?

Zaheer Khan

Which public sector power equipment manufacturer has commissioned a season wise tillable canal top. solar PV plant at Bhimavaram (Andhra Pradesh)?

BHEL

Which Bank in India has launched IT Innovation Startup Fund to support startups in the financial technology (fin tech) space?

State Bank of India (SBI)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for signing of Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) among BRICS countries on which University?

BRICS Network University

Which renowned American mathematician, who won the Nobel prize for economics in 2012, died recently

oyd Shapley

Which country has won the third edition of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2016 (Circle Style) after defeating India?

Pakistan

The astronomers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope (KST) have discovered a newborn fully-formed exoplanet. What is the name given to that exoplanet?

K2-33b

Which film has been selected the best children’s film at the Berlin International Film Festival and honoured with the Crystal Bear award in the ‘Generation KPlus’ section?

Ottaal

Which State government has launched Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana for widows to create equality and harmony in society ensuring all round development enshrined in the Constitution?

Jharkhand

Which Indian-origin lawyer from Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has been elected member of the parliament?

Murali Pillai

Who took charge recently as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), country’s largest commodity exchange?

Mrugank Paranjape

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post approval recently for the Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) between India and which country on Technical Cooperation in Cyber Space and Combating Cyber- Crime signed in February, 2016?

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The Karnataka Mobile-One app has won gold medal at the fourth World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE in which category? m-Governance Awards Which State is going to be the first State in the country to have aquifer mapping done for its groundwater resources?

Haryana

Every year World Heritage Day is being observed across the world on April 18. Who approved this day?

UNESCO

Which Indian shooter won silver medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shooting World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan?

Jitu Rai

Indian Railways arm RailTel announced on January 22, 2016 about the launch of free high-speed public Wi-Fi service through Optical fibre communication network, in partnership with whom?

Google

Who has unveiled an ambitious Climate Change Action Plan (CCP) to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change over the next five years i.e., by 2020?

World Bank

Indian Railways has launched the Bharat Darshan Tourist train for pilgrims to visit holy places. It covered which dham in Eastern India?

Puri

Which Indian social entrepreneur, has been named among the ten ‘2016 Global Compact SDG Pioneers’, an initiative launched by the UN?

Zubaida Bai

Which space agency has successfully launched Astro-H satellite, a new satellite mission in the hunt for black holes?

Japan

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of Haryana State University of Horticultural Sciences at which place?

Karnal

China has established country’s first dark sky reserve for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari. The area Ngari adjacent to which country?

Both Nepal and India

Which top Indian-origin lawyer in Singapore has been named Vice-Chairman of Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption?

Davinder Singh

Which Bill extends the ambit of the Bureau of Indian Standards to include services, processes and products while ensuring production of world class goods?

Bureau of Indian Standards Bill 2015

Which government has decided to close Dadaab refugee camp which is often referred to as the world’s largest refugee camp over the issue national security?

Kenya

The world’s first robot lawyer named ‘ROSS’ has been employed by a US law firm. What is its name?

Baker Hostetler

Maharashtra government has accorded minority status to which community in the State as per the provisions of the Maharashtra State Minorities Commission Act, 2004?

Jews

Which pair won the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand prix Gold Championship Title in mixed doubles category?

Praveen Jordan and Deby Susanto (Indonesia)

Every year April 5 is being observed as National Maritime Day in India. 2016 was the 53rd edition of National Maritime Day and what is the theme?

Ease of Doing Business in the Maritime Sector