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Current Affairs Questions on 29, 30, 31 March 2016:
Maneka Gandhi launches the Project of ‘Home for one thousand widows’  on 29th March in which City ?
A. Amritsar
B. Vrindavan
C. Jaipur
D. Bangalore
Answer: B
Explanation:  Women & Child Development Minister, Smt Maneka Gandhi on 29th March 2016 launched the project of construction of a special Home for one thousand widows  at Vrindavan, Mathura. The foundation stone for the Home was laid by Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in the presence of Women Welfare Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Smt Syeda Shadab Fatima. Being set up under the ‘Swadhar Greh Scheme’ of the WCD Ministry, this will be the largest ever Home for widows established or funded by the Government. The shelter Home at Vrindavan has a capacity to house 1000 women and is being constructed on 1.424 hectare of land through National Building Construction Corporation  (NBCC) at an estimated cost of 57 Crores (including cost of the land). The design of the Home has been prepared in consultation with HelpAge India and is also ‘old age’ friendly.

Which number will replace as single National emergency number in coming days?
A. 111
B. 112
C. 113
D. 114
Answer: B
Explanation: India has made the decision to adopt 112 as national emergency number after approval for the move by the inter ministerial telecom commission. Roll out of 112 will see phase out of current numbers like 100 for police, 101 for fire, 102 for ambulance and 108 for disaster management. TRAI had suggested 112 as the national emergency number in April 2015

Which biosphere reserve spanning two states of TN and Kerala is among 7 added to the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves?
A. Agasthiarmalai Biosphere Reserve
B. Peppara Sanctuary
C. Neyyar Sanctuary
D. None of the above
Answer: A
Explanation:  Agasthiarmalai Biosphere Reserve spanning the states of TN and Kerala is among 7 reserves added to the list in this year. This is a recognition of the conservation  measures taken up. ABR is now among the reserves added to the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves this year

Who topped the T20 rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in March 2016?
A. Glenn Maxwell
B. Virat Kohli
C. Aaron Finch
D. A B de Villiers
Answer: B
Explanation:  Indian batsman Virat Kohli on 28th March became the top-ranked batsman in the ICC rankings, while India remained static at the No.1 spot in the team list. Kohli, who averages 92 after scoring 184 runs in four matches at a strike-rate of over 132, had entered the tournament 24 points behind Aaron Finch, but has now opened up a 68-point advantage over the Australian, the ICC said in a statement. In the bowlers’ table, West Indies’ Samuel Badree has displaced Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to return to the number-one position.

Name the renowned playback singer who in the last week of March 2016 entered the Guinness Book of Records for singing 17695 songs in 12 Indian languages.
A. Lata Mangeshkar
B. Asha Bhosle
C. P Susheela
D. SP Sailaja
Answer: C
Veteran singer P Susheela entered the Guinness Book of World Records for singing the highest number of songs in six languages. The citation presented to her said she has sung 17,695 solo, duets and chorus-backed songs in over six languages. She was the first woman to receive a national award for best playback singer in 1968 and now is the recipient of five such awards. The singer has sung about 1,336 duets with renowned singer S P Balasubramaniam, which is a record of maximum duets by the same duo.

West Indies Cricket Captain Says Match With India is 'Like David vs. Goliath'. This phrase is taken from ......... ?
A. Ramayan
B. Bible
C. Kuran
D. Shakespeare's Hamlet
Answer: B
Explanation: Darren Sammy, West Indies Cricket Team Captain Says Match With India 'Like David vs. Goliath'.Goliath or Goliath of Gath was a giant Philistine warrior defeated by the young David, the future king of Israel, in the Bible's Books of Samuel (1 Samuel 17). The phrase "David and Goliath" has taken on a more secular meaning, denoting an underdog situation, a contest where a smaller, weaker opponent faces a much bigger, stronger adversary.

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