GK Edu Wrap – 9th March 2015

National

Ques. Which scheme for girls was launched in Haryana recently?
Ans. Aapki ki Beti Humhari Beti.

Ques. UST Global recently launched which app for the women’s safety?
Ans. UST Global launched Women’s Safety App ‘iSafe’ for Thiruvananthapuram City Police on 8th March 2015 (on International Women’s Day)

Ques. Which two missions are working together to facilitate afforestation?
Ans. Green India and MGNREGA.

Fact: Artificial glacier in the form of Ice stupa to store water inaugurated in Phyang village of Ladakh.

Fact: India and Spain signed an agreement on “Mutual Protection of Classified Information” to provide the framework for enhanced bilateral cooperation in areas of defense research, development and technology cooperation.

Science & Technology

Ques. What is the name of World’s first solar-powered aircraft?
Ans. Solar Impulse.

Fact: World’s First Solar-Powered Aircraft Solar impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi, UAE and land in Gujarat on 10th March, 2015.

Appointment

Ques. Who is the new CFO of Walmart India?
Ans. Ashwin Mittal.

Mergers & Acquisition

Ques. KPMG acquired which Spanish company’s Indian Subsidiary?
Ans. Indian arm of Spanish boutique advisory firm AF-Mercados.

International

Ques. 8th March 2015 was observed as?
Ans. International Women’s Day 2015 observed on 8th March 2015 with theme ‘Make it Happen’.

Ques. Which city in Iraq did ISIS acquired recently?
Ans. Nimrud

Sports

Ques. Who won Women’s Singles Title in All England Open Badminton Championships 2015?
Ans. Carolina Marin Martin of Spain. She defeated India’s Saina Nehwal by score of 14-21, 21-16, 21-7.

Ques. Which cricketer becomes the first player in the history of Cricket World Cup to score 3 consecutive 100?
Ans. Kumar Sangakkara.

Ques. Which Sri Lankan cricketer recently announced retirement from Test Cricket?
Ans. Kumar Sangakkara.

Awards & Recognition

Ques. The famous kathak dancer Birju Maharaj has been awarded with which award?
Ans. Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award for taking forward the legacy of Kalka-Bindadin Gharana of Lucknow.

Awardees of Stree Shakti Puraskar 2014 are

Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award: Sister Mariola (Rajasthan)

Rani Lakshmibai Award: Seema Prakash (Madhya Pradesh)

Rani Rudramma Devi Award: Astha Sansthan- NGO (Rajasthan)

Mata Jijabai Award: Chandraprabha Bokey (Maharashtra)

Kannagi Award: P. Bhanumati (Kerala)

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award: Anay Rahit Zindagi- NGO (Goa).

About Stree Shakti Puraskar Awards: To recognize the spirit of courage in women in difficult circumstances, who have established the spirit of courage in their personal or professional life.

Quick Wrap

Question Answer
Scheme for girls recently launched in Haryana Aapki ki Beti Humhari Beti
UST Global’s app for the women’s safety iSafe
Two missions to facilitate afforestation Green India and MGNREGA
World’s first solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse
CFO of Walmart India Ashwin Mittal
KPMG acquisition of Spanish Company Indian arm of Spanish boutique advisory firm AF-Mercados
8th March 2015 observed as International Women’s Day
City in Iraq acquired by ISIS Nimrud
Winner of Women’s Singles Title in All England Open Badminton Championships 2015 Carolina Marin Martin of Spain
First player in the history of Cricket World Cup to score 3 consecutive 100 Kumar Sangakkara
Birju Maharaj has been awarded with Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award
Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award Sister Mariola (Rajasthan)
Rani Lakshmibai Award Seema Prakash (Madhya Pradesh)
Rani Rudramma Devi Award Astha Sansthan- NGO (Rajasthan)
Mata Jijabai Award Chandraprabha Bokey (Maharashtra)
Kannagi Award Bhanumati (Kerala)
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award Anay Rahit Zindagi- NGO (Goa)

 

 

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