GK & Current Affairs : November 12-13, 2016

1.

Who has become the first Indian to be elected the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH)?
[A]Narinder Batra
[B]Dhanraj Pillay
[C]K D Singh
[D]Kirtan Singh

Narinder Batra
Narinder Batra has become the first Indian to be elected the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH). He succeeds Spaniard Leandro Negre, who has been the FIH chief since 2008. Batra, who is the president of Hockey India, has become the 12th FIH President and the first Asian to grab the post.

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2.

Which is the focus country in the 2016 India International Trade Fair (IITF)?
[A]South Korea
[B]Belarus
[C]Japan
[D]Thailand

Belarus
The 36th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 14th November, 2016 and will continue till November 18, 2016. The fair will be inaugurated by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee with the theme of “Digital India”. This year’s partner country and states are South Korea and Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand respectively. The focus country and state are Belarus and Haryana respectively.

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3.

The first Indian National Open Accuracy Paragliding Championship has started in which state?
[A]Uttarakhand
[B]Sikkim
[C]Jammu & Kashmir
[D]Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh
The first Indian National Open Accuracy Paragliding Championship has started at Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh. In it, 107 pilots from 15 countries will take part.

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4.

Janardhan Negi, who passed away recently, was related to which field?
[A]Geophysics
[B]Sports
[C]Journalism
[D]Medical

Geophysics
Noted geophysicist Janardhan G Negi (81) has recently passed away in Hyderabad. He was the former Director-grade scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI). He was known for making outstanding contribution in understanding earthquakes, mass extinctions, especially dinosaurs and the movement of the Indian sub-continent plates.

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5.

The book “SRK – 25 Years of a Life” has been authored by whom?
[A]Samar Khan
[B]R K Kapoor
[C]Sonali Kokra
[D]Omang Tripathi

Samar Khan
The book “SRK – 25 Years of a Life” has been authored by writer and filmmaker Samar Khan. The book traces the journey of the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan through all his directors’ eyes. The thought behind the book was to show why his directors thought of such iconic characters for Shah Rukh.

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6.

Which country’s team has won gold at the 2016 Women’s World Carrom Championship?
[A]Australia
[B]India
[C]China
[D]Sri Lanka

India
Indian women’s carrom team has won gold at the 7th World Carrom Championship by defeating Sri Lanka in Birmingham, UK. India’s S Apoorwa and Kajol Kumari also won gold in the women’s doubles event.

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7.

Meng Hongwei, who has been elected as the new President of Interpol, is belonged to which country?
[A]Japan
[B]Thailand
[C]China
[D]Malaysia

China
Meng Hongwei, a politician of People’s Republic of China, has been elected as the new President of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). Interpol is the 2nd-largest international organization after the United Nations in terms of international representation. The headquartered of INTERPOL is located at Lyon, France. Its work focuses on public safety and battling terrorism, crimes against humanity, environmental crime, genocide, war crimes, etc.

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8.

Who has become the new Whole-Time Member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?
[A]M M Patel
[B]Niranjan Sahu
[C]Gurumoorthy Mahalingam
[D]S Raman

Gurumoorthy Mahalingam
Gurumoorthy Mahalingam has become the new Whole-Time Member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for a period of 5 years or till the age of 65 years,whichever is earliest. He will get a consolidated salary of Rs 3.75 lakh. Previously, Mahalingam was the executive director and former regional director of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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9.

What is the theme of 2016 World Pneumonia Day (WPD)?
[A]Universal access to pneumonia prevention and care
[B]Keep the Promise, Stop Pneumonia Now
[C]Every Breath Counts: Stop Pneumonia Now
[D]Innovate to End Child Pneumonia

Keep the Promise, Stop Pneumonia Now
The World Pneumonia Day (WPD) is observed every year on November 12 to provide an annual forum for the world to stand together and demand action in the fight against pneumonia. The 2016 theme is “Keep the Promise, Stop Pneumonia Now”.

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10.

The International Conference & Exhibition on “Sugarcane Value Chain – Vision 2025 Sugar” has started in which city?
[A]Pune
[B]New Delhi
[C]Kochi
[D]Lucknow

Pune
The International Conference and Exhibition on “Sugarcane Value Chain – Vision 2025 Sugar” has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Manjari near Pune on November 13, 2016. It is organised by Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI). Around 1,500 delegates are expected to participate in this conference from across the globe.The VSI is an autonomous body established in 1975 by cane growers of co-operative sugar mills in Maharashtra with support of State and Central government.

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