Saturday, July 23, 2016

Q1. The computer called "Sunway TaihuLight" that can make 93 quadrillions calculations per second has claimed the top spot on the list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, designed and made in which of the following country?
a) Russia
b) USA
c) China
d) Germany
e) None of the above
Explanation: With processing capacity of 125.436 petaflops (PFlops) per second, which means it can perform quadrillions of calculations per second at peak performance, Sunway-TaihuLight is the first supercomputer to achieve speeds in excess of 100 PFlops.

Q2. Which of the following state government has launched a Rs. 640 crore project for skill development under which multipurpose training and marketing centres would be developed in rural areas as per the needs of local youths recently?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Arunachal Pradesh
e) Himachal Pradesh
Explanation:  This has taken place under Skill Development Policy Him Kaushal-2016.The centres would be monitored by District Skill Development Centre and to facilitate ITI students, equivalency would be granted in respect of trade and apprenticeship certificates being awarded by National Council of Vocational Training for the purpose of seeking admission in colleges.

Q3. The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry [GCCI] works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry and trade in Gujarat, partnering both of them through advisory processes. Who is the president of GCCI?
a) Rohit J Patel
b) Amit Mitra
c) MK Sharma
d) Bipin R Patel
e) None of the above
Explanation: Shri Bipin R Patel is President of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In Past, He has served as the President of Gujarat Dyestuff Manufactures’ Association and Vatva Industries Association. He has Received Life Time Achievement Award from Gujarat Dyestuff Manufactures’ Association and Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2008 and 2010 from World Environment Foundation.

Q4. Union Finance Minister released commemorative silver coin to mark the 300th Martyrdom Day of Banda Singh Bahadu. Who is the Union Finance Minister among the following?
a) Arun Jaitley 
b) Pranab Mukherjee
c) P. Chidambaram
d) Jaswant Singh
e) None of the above
Explanation: Arun Jaitley is an Indian politician and lawyer who is the current Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs in the Cabinet of India. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jaitley previously held the cabinet portfolios of Commerce and Industry and Law and Justice in the Vajpayee government (1998–2004) and briefly served as the Minister of Defence in the Narendra Modi government.

Q5. The new keyboard by Google allows users to search for more than just Google search results. Instead of scrolling to find a particular emoji, one can simply search for it, example; “dancer” and find that emoji you were looking for. Users can search for GIFs as well. What is the name of the keyboard whose launch was announced by Google for iPhone users in India?
a) GoogleBoard
b) GoBoard
c) Google Ink
d) Gboard 
e) GoKey
Explanation: Online search engine giant Google launched a new keyboard app in June'16 called ‘Gboard’ for Apple iOS users in India. The app lets users search and send information, GIFs, emojis and more — right from their keyboard.

Q6. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently launched a record 20 satellites from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The Satish Dhawan Space Centre is in which state?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Kerela
d) Telengana
e) Karnataka
Explanation: Satish Dhawan Space Centre or Sriharikota High Altitude Range is a rocket launch centre operated by Indian Space Research Organisation. It is located in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Q7. With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57. What is its nickname?
a) Maxwell 
b) Charlie
c) Audix
d) Loop
e) None of the above
Explanation: NASA researchers working directly with the electric airplane also chose to name the aircraft “Maxwell” to honor James Clerk Maxwell, the 19th century Scottish physicist who did groundbreaking work in electromagnetism.

Q8. On the basis of the decisions of the government, interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly basis. The popular Public Provident Fund (PPF) yields how much interest rate presently?
a) 9.0%
b) 8.50%
c) 8.7%
d) 8.1%
e) 7.8%
Explanation: The government has lowered the rate of interest of small saving schemes from April 1 in line with the lower market rates, cutting returns on some of the schemes over 100 basis points. 

Q9. The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY), government of India today gave its final approval for setting up of a Greenfield electronic park within the Infovally complex, a dedicated IT hub, on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar. The park to be set up is under which scheme of the Centre?
a) State Development in Electronic Manufacturing
b) Electronic Manufacturing Cluster
c) Electronics and Gadgets Manufacturing
d) Greenfield Setup Project
e) None of the above
Explanation: Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) Scheme supports creation of world-class infrastructure for attracting investments in the Electronics Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector.

Q10. The yoga session at the UN on the occasion of second International Yoga Day was led by which Spiritual leader of Indian origin?
a) Baba Ramdev
b) Ravi Shankar
c) Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
d) All of the above
e) None of the above
Explanation: Spiritual leader and Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev led a yoga session at the UN on the occasion of the second International Yoga Day. The International Yoga Day was commemorated on June 21 and this year’s focus was on the theme of Yoga for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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