current affairs 2016

Important current affairs for competitive examination - 2016

Question 1
Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan zoo located in which city
A
New Delhi
B
Hyderabad
C
Bangalore
D
Mumbai
Question 1 Explanation: 
Mumbai's Byculla Zoo, known as Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, on 26 July 2016 brought in eight Humboldt penguins from Soul, South Korea.






Question 2
Expansion of CCEA
A
Cabinet Committee Economic Affairs
B
Cabinet Committee Economic on Affairs
C
Cabinet on Committee Economic Affairs
D
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
Question 2 Explanation: 
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 20 July 2016 gave its approval for installation of Ghatampur Thermal Power Project (GTPS) of 1980 MW capacity through a Joint Venture Company.The Joint Venture Company is named as Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited (NUPPL).
Question 3
Which of the following people has open National Pension Savings (NPS) accounts online i.e. through eNPS by Union Finance Ministry
A
NRE
B
NRI
C
PIO
D
None of the above
Question 3 Explanation: 
The Union Finance Ministry has announced that non-resident Indians (NRIs) can now open National Pension Savings (NPS) accounts online i.e. through eNPS if they have Aadhaar Card or Permanent Account Number (PAN) card. Earlier, NRIs could open NPS accounts only through paper based applications by approaching Bank offices. NPS are being regulated by the PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority), a regulator established by the Finance Ministry. Through eNPS, NRI's will be able to open NPS accounts both on repatriable and on non-repatriable basis. The NPS funds would be deposited only in their NRO accounts On a repatriable basis, NRIs will have to remit the amount through his/her NRE/NRO/FCNR account. On a non-repatriable, NRIs will be able to join NPS through their NRE/FCNR/NRO accounts at the time of maturity or during partial withdrawal. This move will greatly appeal to NRIs who intend to return to India after their employment abroad, in view of their attractive returns, low cost and flexibility. India has the second-largest diaspora in the world, with around 29 million people living in over 200 countries and out of them 25% live in the Gulf countries.






Question 4
K K Sreedharan Nair passed away on recently.He is a former editor of which journal
A
Deshabhimani
B
Malayala Manorama
C
Mathrubhumi
D
Madhyamam
Question 4 Explanation: 
Mathrubhumi former editor K K Sreedharan Nair passed away. He was 86.
Question 5
Who has been chosen for the Indian Advertising Association (IAA) Editor of the Year 2016
A
Group Aroon
B
Rajiv C. Lochan
C
Sanjay Gupta
D
None of the above
Question 5 Explanation: 
Sanjay Gupta, the Jagran Group CEO and Dainik Jagran editor was on 12 March 2016 presented with the Editor of the Year award at the 4th Indian Advertising Association (IAA) Awards in Mumbai.Sanjay Gupta received the award from Union Minister of State (Home Affairs) Kiren Rijiju.Other awards announced on the occasion includes for Brand Endorser of the Year: Varun Dhawan, a Bollywood actor.TV Anchor of the Year award: Rajat Sharma of India TV.Media Person of the Year: Raj Nayak of Colors.CEO of the year: Kumar Mangalam Birla.Bharat Patel from Procter and Gamble was inducted in the IAA Hall of Fame for building the Vicks brand in India and making it a household name.The International Advertising Association (IAA) is a unique strategic institution that addresses the common interests of all the disciplines across the full spectrum of marketing communications from advertisers to media companies as well as breitling replica advertising and interactive agencies, direct marketing firms and eve






Question 6
Who of the following was sworn-in as President of Central African Republic on 30 March 2016
A
Catherine Samba-Panza
B
Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet
C
Michel Djotodia
D
Faustin Archange Touadera
Question 6 Explanation: 
Faustin Archange Touadera was sworn-in as President of Central African Republic on 30 March 2016 at the main stadium in the capital Bangui.With this, 58-year-old Tauadera became the first elected President of the country in three years, since Muslim rebel alliance Seleka overthrew the government in 2013.Touadera, a former math Professor and Prime Minister won the February 14 runoff with nearly 63 percent of the vote. His presidency puts an end to a two-year transitional government that came into force in early 2014.Touadera was sworn-in as President at the time when the former coloniser France said that its troops have planned to leave the country by the end of the year. It has decided to end its military intervention in the nation as it has achieved its objective of restoring security to the country after three years of communal violence.France launched Operation Sangaris in December 2013, at the height of the violence that swept the country.
Question 7
The world's lightest synthetic material is called
A
Bioplastics
B
Frozen smoke
C
Silica Aerogel
D
Both B
Question 7 Explanation: 
Scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram indigenously manufactured the world's lightest synthetic material called 'silica aerogel' or 'blue air' or 'frozen smoke'. It was in news in the third week of April 2016.Silica Aerogel is the lightest synthetic material ever made by man.Characteristics of Silica Aerogel : The material is so light weight that it can be delicately placed on a flower head.It has an excellent thermal resistance and if it is used as filler in soldiers' uniforms it can save many lives at the Siachen glacier.The material can be used both in space and on Earth. Scientists also hope it can be used to insulate rocket engines.Frozen smoke can be also used to make light weight clothing, if painted on windows it can keep buildings cool or warm.The matrix of aerogel is made up of 99 per cent air. The material is likely to be used on moon rover in Chandryaan-2 mission of India. The material is still very fragile and brittle and scientist






Question 8
According to the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF), which country is the top rank in Human Development Index 2016
A
Norway
B
Finland
C
Switzerland
D
China
Question 8 Explanation: 
India was ranked low at 105th position globally on a worldwide Human Capital Inde, X which measures countries' ability to nurture, develop and deploy talent for economic growth and was topped by Finland.
Question 9
Who won the 2016 Italian Open title at Women's doubles team category
A
Sam Querrey and Bethanie Mattek-Sands
B
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis
C
S. Williams and M. Keys
D
S. Williams and I. Begu
Question 9 Explanation: 
World No. 1 women's doubles team of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 15 May 2016 captured the Italian Open title. The pair defeated Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6(5)-7, 10-3 in the final to clinch the title. The Italian Open women's doubles title was the fifth title for the Indo-Swiss pair after Sydney, Brisbane, Australian Open and St Petersburg.With the win, Mirza and Hingis also captured their 14th women's doubles title together. Sania Mirza : Sania Mirza is currently ranked No. 1 in the women's doubles rankings.From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles.Throughout her career, she has established herself as the most successful female Indian tennis player ever. Martina Hingis : Martina Hingis is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in doubles by the WTA. She spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1.She has won five Grand Slam singles titles (three at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open), twelve Grand Slam women's doubles titles and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Italian Open : The Italian Open is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy.It is one of the most prestigious red clay tennis tournaments in the world after the French Open.The tournament is played on clay courts, currently during the second week of May.The event is also known as the Rome Masters and the Italian Championships.Rafael Nadal has won the title a record seven timesThe 2015 Italian Open women's doubles title was won by Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic.Serene Williams is the winner of 2016 Italian Open women's singles title.Andy Murray is the winner of 2016 Italian Open men's singles title.






Question 10
Who has won 2015 ACM Turing Award
A
Michael Stonebraker
B
Leslie Lamport
C
Martin E. Hellman Whitfield Diffie
D
Raj Reddy
Question 10 Explanation: 
Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman, the two men who created the famous Diffie-Helman public-key exchange protocol, are this year's winners of the Turing Award, the so-called Oscars of computer science and technology.Started in 1966, the Turing Award is an annual prize given out by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an international learned society for computing, and the world's largest scientific and educational computing society.Similar to the Nobel Prize, the Turing Award is given out each year to scientists who contributed to the field of computer science, regardless of whether it was a hardware, software, or theoretical innovation
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