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9th August 2016 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

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26 August 2016 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

26 August 2016 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for August 2016Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 26 August 2016 :
The world’s first self-driving taxis made its debut in which country on 25 August 2016?
A. Japan
B. Singapore
C. North Korea
D. Greece
Answer: B
Explanation: nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup, on 25 August 2016 started world’s first self-driving taxis. Under this service, members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

The first Children Court of South India has launched in which of the following cities?
A. Jalandhar
B. Kochi
C. Hyderabad
D. Chennai
Answer: C
Explanation: The first Children Court of South India has launched at the Nampally Criminal Courts Complex in Hyderabad to fast disposal of cases related to children. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in January 2017 will be held in which City ?
A. Bengaluru
B. Jaipur
C. Mumbai
D. Delhi
Answer: A
Explanation: 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in January 2017 in Bengaluru. Sushma Swaraj said that delegates to Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention in Bengaluru can register online through a web portal. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

POCSO e-box launched to protect children from ----------- on 26th August 2016 ?
A. Missing Childrens
B. Sexual offences
C. Child trafficking
D. None of above
Answer: B
Explanation: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on 26th August launched an online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) e-Box is an online complaint management system for reporting sexual offences against children. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

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POCSO e-box launched to protect children from sexual offences

POCSO e-Box was launched by the Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in New Delhi today. Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), e-Box, is an online complaint management system for easy and direct reporting of sexual offences against children and timely action against the offenders under the POCSO Act, 2012. Minister of State for Women and Child Development , Smt Krishna Raj, Secretary WCD, Ms Leena Nair, NCPCR Chairperson, Smt Stuti Kacker and other senior officials of the WCD Ministry and NCPRC were present on the occasion.
Speaking on  the occasion, Smt Maneka Gandhi said that the idea of an e-Box came out of a police initiative in which physical complaint boxes were placed in schools. The e-Box will make it possible to implement it on a large scale throughout the country. A large number of incidents of abuse are against close relatives and so they get pushed under the carpet, the Minister said. E-Box is very simple to operate and will help to maintain the confidentiality of the complaint, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi explained.
Smt Krishna Raj said that all efforts should be made to generate awareness about the e-Box so that more and more children can come out with their suffering. Highlighting the lifelong trauma of a child suffering from abuse , Mrs Stuti Kacker said that the online facility has been created so that the child can be given immediate help. The e-Box is incorporated prominently in the home page of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) website http://ncpcr.gov.in/  where a user has to simply push a button named POSCO e-Box.

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016".  The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National Surrogacy Board at the central level and State Surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities in the State and Union Territories. The legislation will ensure effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow ethical surrogacy to the needy infertile couples.  All infertile Indian married couple who want to avail ethical surrogacy will be benefited. Further the rights of surrogate mother and children born out of surrogacy will be protected. The Bill shall apply to whole of India, except the state of Jammu and Kashmir. 
The major benefits of the Act would be that it will regulate the surrogacy services in the country. While commercial surrogacy will be prohibited including sale and purchase of human embryo and gametes, ethical surrogacy to the needy infertile couples will be allowed on fulfilment of certain conditions and for specific purposes. As such, it will control the unethical practices in surrogacy, prevent commercialization of surrogacy and will prohibit potential exploitation of surrogate mothers and children born through surrogacy.  No permanent structure is proposed to be created in the Draft Bill. Neither there are proposals for creating new posts. The proposed legislation, while covering an important area is framed in such a manner that it ensures effective regulation but does not add much vertically to the current regulatory structure already in place at the central as well as states. Accordingly, there will not be any financial implications except for the meetings of the National and State surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities which will be met out of the regular budget of Central and State governments. 

25 August 2016 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

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Current Affairs Questions on 25 August 2016 :
Indian Railways has partnered with which company to showcase its heritage digitally?
A. Microsoft
B. Google
C. BSNL
D. Twitter
Answer: B
Explanation: Indian Railways has partnered with Google for digitizing and showcasing its heritage on digital platforms. Beside this, Google will also help Indian Railways to create a digital repository for universal online access free of cost. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

BEE on 24th August announces which rating methodology for Air conditioners ?
A. BEE STAR
B. ISEER
C. ACPOWER
D. GETSTAR
Answer:B
Explanation: Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has introduced a new star rating methodology called Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER) for air conditioners. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Name the former editor of Mathrubhumi magazine who died recently.
A. K K Sreedharan Nair
B. Vinod Nair
C. Indrani Mukharjee
D. Anupam Sinha
Answer: A
Explanation: Veteran journalist and former editor of Malayalam daily "Mathrubhumi" K K Sreedharan Nair died at a private hospital on 22nd August following a brief illness. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

As per recent Policy change WhatsApp to share user's phone Number with .... ?
A. Facebook
B. Anyone in world
C. Microsoft
D. None of above
Answer: A
Explanation: Messaging service WhatsApp has updated its global privacy policy, under which it will now share phone numbers of users with its parent company, Facebook.Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

In which country over 70 people killed in 6.2 magnitude Earthquake on 24th August?
A. USA
B. North Korea
C. Italy
D. Pakistan
Answer: C
Explanation: At least 73 people have been killed in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy on 24th August 2016. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 03:36, 100km north-east of Rome, not far from Perugia. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

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24 August 2016 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

24 August 2016 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for August 2016Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 24 August 2016 :
BSNL sign MoU with which compnay to offer IT solutions for enterprise businesses ?
A. Infosys
B. IBM
C. Microsoft
D. Google
Answer: C
Explanation: State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Microsoft India have announced signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to offer telecom and IT solutions for big businesses that will help meet the demand for IT and cloud services. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who has been appointed as the new independent director on the board of India Post Payment Banks (IPPB)?
A. RM Lekhi
B. Anupa Shrivastva
C. R S Sodhi
D. K Kumar
Answer: C
Explanation: R S Sodhi, the Managing Director of Amul, has been appointed as the new independent director on the board of India Post Payment Banks (IPPB), the payments bank arm of postal department. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which country's unmanned submersible on August 23 dived to a depth of 10,767 metres in the Mariana Trench in the West Pacific?
A. China
B. South Korea
3. India
D. Canada
Answer: A
Explanation: China's unmanned submersible has dived to a depth of 10,767 metres at the world's deepest ocean point.Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Cabinet on 24th August approves MoU with which country for cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine ?
A. Nepal
B. Myanmar
C. Japan
D. Bhutan
Answer: B
Explanation: Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 24th August has given its approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Myanmar in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Indian Air Force is set to build new Aerospace Museum in which city ?
A. Bangaluru
B. Ladakh
C. Jaipur
D. New Delhi
Answer: D
Explanation: The Indian Air Force is set to build new Aerospace Museum in New Delhi. The museum will focus on the nation's rich aviation history. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who will be new brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in Haryana ?
A. Deepa Karmakar
B. Priyanka Chopra
C. Sakshi Malik
D. Saina Nehwal
Answer: C
Explanation: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 24th August announced that Sakshi Malik, India’s bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics, will be the brand ambassador of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in the state. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Union Government launched ‘Sugamaya Pustakalaya’ online library to serve .... ?
A. Persons with print disabilities
B. Persons with dyslexia
C. Persons with physical disabilities
D. Persons with visual disabilities
Answer: A
Explanation: Sugamaya Pustakalaya is an online platform that makes accessible content available to print-disabled people. The library houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

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Sunita Jain conferred with Vyas Samman award 2015

Hindi scholar and writer Sunita Jain was conferred with the prestigious 25th Vyas Samman 2015. She was presented with the award by West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi. She was bestowed with this prestigious literary award for her poetry collection Kshama (published in 2008). Through her poetry collection, she portrays the fine emotions between poet Tulsidas and his wife Ratnavalli. Using very fine language in the poetry, she has managed to aptly convey the sentiment of forgiveness between Tulsidas and his wife. 
Sunita Jain is scholar, novelist, short-story writer and poet of English and Hindi literature. She had started her writing career at the age of 22. So far she has over 100 books to her credit apart from short-stories, novels and poems in Hindi and English. She also has translated many Jain writings into English. She had worked as the professor and the Head of the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Awards and Honours: The Vreeland Award (1969) and Marie Sandoz Prairie Schooner Fiction Award (1970 and 1971) and Padma Shri (2004). 
Vyas Samman award was instituted by the K.K. Birla Foundation in 1991. It is awarded annually to outstanding literary work in Hindi authored and published in past 10 years by an Indian citizen The award carries monetary award of 2.5 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.

Sugamaya Pustakalaya - Online Library for Persons with print Disabilities

Sugamaya Pustakalaya, is an online platform that makes accessible content available to print-disabled people. The library houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats. It has been created by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in collaboration with member organizations of Daisy Forum of India and powered by TCS Access. Books are available in Accessible formats for people with visual impairment and other print disabilities. Over 2 lakhs books in diverse languages. Integrating libraries across India and the Globe, including the largest international library, Bookshare.
In case of End User i.e. person with Print Disability: The next time a person with Print Disability needs to read a book, he can skip the laborious process of looking for volunteers to read them to him or scan and edit them. A quick search on the Sugamya Pustakalaya may land him with the book of his choice at the click of a button. He will need to be a registered print-disabled member with one of the member DFI organizations to download the book or procure it offline through their member organization. He can access all the books in the library at a click of a button. He can read the publications on any device of his choice- mobile phones, tablets, computers, DAISY players or even in braille using refreshable braille displays. He could also request for a braille copy through member organizations that have Braille presses.

23rd August 2016 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

23rd August 2016 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for August 2016Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 23rd August 2016 :
Which state to carve out 17 new districts in October 2016 ?
A. Rajasthan
B. Telangana
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Maharashtra
Answer: B
Explanation: Telangana government on 22nd August has issued draft notification on rearranging district borders to create 17 new districts. After the completion of the process, the number of districts in the State will go up to 27 from the present 10. Check All MCQs with Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who has been bestowed with the Olympic Order award?
A. Joachim Low
B. Carolina Marin
C. Thomas Bach
D. N Ramachandran
Answer: D
Explanation: N Ramachandran, the President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), has bestowed with the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement. Check All MCQs with Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which city will host the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup?
A. Patiala
B. Ahmedabad
C. Mumbai
D. Delhi
Answer: B
Explanation: Kabaddi World Cup will be held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat from October 7 to 22, the international federation said. Check All MCQs with Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which country banned after losing appeal for Rio Paralympics 2016 ?
A. Japan
B. Russia
C. Nepal
D. Pakistan
Answer: B
Explanation: Russia will not compete at next month’s Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping. Check All MCQs with Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

President launches AIR's Maitree Channel can be heard in which country ?
A. Nepal
B. Bangladesh
C. Pakistan
D. China
Answer: B
Explanation: President Pranab Mukherjee launched the All India Radio's Maitree Channel on 23rd August 2016.  The AIR channel also known as Akashvani Maitree will showcase Bangla culture and heritage.The first-of-its-kind service can be heard both in India and Bangladesh. Check All MCQs with Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

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22nd August 2016 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

22nd August 2016 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for August 2016Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 22nd August 2016 :
What is India’s place in the Rio Olympics 2016 final medals tally?
A. 88th
B. 67th
C. 52nd
D. 65th
Answer: B
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2nd meeting of BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management held in which city on August 22, 2016 ?
A. Bangalore
B. Delhi
C. Patna
D. Udaipur
Answer: D
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Who is the face of the Incredible India campaign?
A. PM Narendra Modi
B. President Pranab Mukherjee
C. Actor Amitabh Bachchan
D. None of the above
Answer: A
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Who inaugurated CII-IIEST conference in Kolkata on 22nd August ?
A. Narendra Modi
B. Pranab Mukherjee
C. Rajnath Singh
B. Rahul Gandhi
Answer: B
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Who among the following to gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ranta 2016 ?
A. Dipa Karmakar
B. PV Sindhu
C. Sakshi Malik
D. All of above
Answer: D
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ranta 2016 Winners:
1.Ms. P.V. Sindhu (Badminton)
2.Ms. Dipa Karmakar (Gymnastics)
3.Shri Jitu Rai (Shooting)
4.Ms. Sakshi Malik (Wrestling)

Who among the following to gets Dronacharya Awards 2016 ?
A. Raj Kumar Sharma
B. Bishweshwar Nandi
C. Mahabir Singh
D. all of above
Answer: D
Dronacharya Award 2016 Winners:
1. Shri Nagapuri Ramesh, Athletics
2. Shri Sagar Mal Dhayal, Boxing
3. Shri Raj Kumar Sharma, Cricket
4. Shri Bishweshwar Nandi, Gymnastics
5. Shri S. Pradeep Kumar, Swimming (Lifetime)
6. Shri Mahabir Singh, Wrestling (Lifetime)PM Narendra Modi meets Dmitry Rogozin on 20
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National Sports Awards 2016 Winners List

National Sports Awards 2016 Winners List: National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for four years; 
Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events, Dhyan Chand Award for life time contribution to sports development and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar  is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development. Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy. The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2016. 

National Sports Awards 2016 Winners List