Basic General Knowledge – 4

Question #1:
Who has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16?
a) Shyam Benegal
b) T M Krishna
c) Javed Akhtar
d) P N Haksar

T M Krishna
Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16 for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country. He will be presented with the honour by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on October 31, Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary. The award consists of a citation and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Question #2:
Which Indian Armed Force has launched an innovative mobile health App “MedWatch”?
a) Indian Army
b) Indian Coast Guard
c) Indian Air Force
d) Indian Navy

Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched an innovative mobile health App ‘MedWatch’ TO Provide authentic health information to all IAF personnel at New Delhi on 11 Oct 17. The app has been developed in-house with zero financial outlay by the Directorate of Information Technology (DIT). The important component of the App is its ‘Reminder Tool’ that will enable timely immunization for the children of all Air Warriors. It will be available on the IAF’s AFCEL network and will directly enable ‘Mission Indradhanush’ of the Govt of India. It is the first mobile health app in the three Armed Services.

Question #3:
Which of the following has become the first Indian Oil Marketing Company (OMC) to launch lubricants in Myanmar?
a) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
b) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)
c) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)
d) Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)
The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), the public sector undertaking , has become the first Oil Marketing Company (OMC) from India that has started marketing lubricants in Myanmar and has chosen commercial hubs of Yangon and Mandalay.

Question #4:
The world’s first negative emissions plant that turns CO2 into stone has opened in which country?
a) United States
b) Norway
c) Iceland
d) Russia

Iceland
The world’s first negative emissions plant that turns carbon dioxide (CO2) into stone has begun operations in Hellisheidi, Iceland. In it, the CO2 is captured from ambient air, bound to water, and sent to more than 700 meters underground. There, the CO2 reacts with the basaltic bedrock and forms solid minerals, creating a permanent storage solution. Currently, the pilot system captures only 50 metric tons CO2, each year, about the same emitted by a single US household.

Question #5:
The Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary (AWS) is located in which state?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Punjab
d) Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh
The Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary (AWS) is located in Mungeli district of Chhattisgarh and covers an area of 557.55 square kilometers . It is home to the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, gaur, chital, striped hyena, Indian jackal, sloth bear, Ussuri dhole, sambar, nilgai, four-horned antelope, chinkara, blackbuck and Indian muntjac.

Question #6:
Aleena Reji is associated with which sports
a) Boxing
b) Wrestling
c) Table Tennis
d) Cycling

Cycling
Indian duo Deborah Herold and Aleena Reji have qualified for the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup, which is scheduled to be held at Manchester in England from November 10 to 12. The pair obtained enough points to enter into the qualifying rounds of UCI Cycling World Cup events following their strong show in the Track Asia Cup held at the IGI Sports Complex in New Delhi.

Question #7:
The Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary (LWS) is located in which state?
a) Sikkim
b) Kerala
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Mizoram

Mizoram
The Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary (LWS) is a protected area in Champhai district in Mizoram and covers an area of 120 square kilometers . It is an alpine forest and contains the second highest peak in Mizoram. It is specially a conservation interest on rare species of birds. The most notable birds are the dark-rumped swift, grey sibia, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, grey peacock pheasant, Oriental pied hornbill, rufous-bellied eagle, and white-naped yuhina. It is also home to tiger, leopard, sambar deer, barking deer, goral, etc.

Question #8:
Who has become the first Indian Brand Ambassador of Laureus?
a) Sachin Tendulkar
b) Yuvraj Singh
c) Rahul Dravid
d) Kapil Dev

Yuvraj Singh
Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has become the first Indian Brand Ambassador of Laureus and joined a host of cricket legends in the Laureus Family, including Indian Academy members Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Kapil Dev.

Question #9:
Who has become the 1st cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in MCC World Cricket Committee?
a) Mehedi Hasan Miraz
b) Soumya Sarkar
c) Shakib Al Hasan
d) Nasir Hossain

Shakib Al Hasan
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become the first cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in the MCC World Cricket Committee under the chairmanship of Mike Gatting. He is regarded as one of Bangladesh’s finest players since they were awarded the Test status in 2000, with the all-rounder having played 51 Test matches and 177 One-day Internationals (ODI). Beside him, other cricketers added to the committee are Suzie Bates, Ian Bishop and Kumar Dharmasena.

Question #10:
Jemson Ningthoujam is associated with which sports?
a) Boxing
b) Tennis
c) Chess
d) Archery

Archery
The mixed pair of Jemson Ningthoujam and Ankita Bhakat clinched gold at the 2017 World Archery Youth Championship in Rosario, Argentina.This is India’s first world title at the youth championships since Deepika Kumari’s victories in 2009 and 2011. India also bagged one silver and one bronze in a promising show by the youngsters.

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