GK & Current Affairs : November 7, 2016

1.

The 7th session of Conference of Parties (COP7) on tobacco control has started in which state of India?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]Haryana
[C]Rajasthan
[D]Odisha

Uttar Pradesh
The 7th session of Conference of Parties (COP7) on tobacco control has started at India Exposition Mart in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh from November 7, 2016. The 6-day conference will provide an opportunity to learn from other countries and showcase the steps taken by India to check tobacco consumption. About 1500 delegates from 180 countries along with other observers in official relations with the WHO FCTC Secretariat, Geneva are expected to participate in the conference. This is first time that India is hosting the crucial global tobacco control conference.

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2.

What is the India’s position on the global business optimism index, as per the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report?
[A]5th
[B]9th
[C]2nd
[D]4th

2nd
India has been ranked 2nd out of 36 nations on the global business optimism index during the third quarter (July-September 2016), according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report. The report stated that the improvement in the optimism ranking in the recent past clearly reflects that the reform agenda of the government and its efforts on improving the climate for doing business are having an impact. The list is topped by Indonesia, while Philippines acquired 3rd position. The report is prepared on the basis of a quarterly conducted global business survey of 2,500 businesses across 36 economies.

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3.

Which country is hosting the Conference of Parties (COP22) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ?
[A]India
[B]Morocco
[C]Nepal
[D]Palestine

Morocco
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has started at Marrakech in Morocco on November 7. In the 12-day global climate conference, delegates will deliberate on the details of implementing the Paris deal, such as drafting rules for how to measure and report emissions as well as the financial contributions meant to help poor countries deal with climate change.

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4.

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed a MoU with which IIT institute to establish a Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC)?
[A]IIT Bombay
[B]IIT Kharagpur
[C]IIT Indore
[D]IIT Delhi

IIT Delhi
The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed a MoU with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to establish a Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC). The JATC will be located in the campus of IIT Delhi at the upcoming Science and Technology Park.

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5.

Which bollywood personality has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Switzerland tourism?
[A]Amitabh Bachchan
[B]Alia Bhatt
[C]Ranveer Singh
[D]Shah Rukh Khan

Ranveer Singh
Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Switzerland tourism’s campaign for 2017 “Nature wants you back”.

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6.

Which Indian Armed Force has launched “Operation school chalo” in South Kashmir?
[A]Indian Army
[B]Indian Air Force
[C]Indian Navy
[D]All of the above

Indian Army
Indian Army has launched “Operation school chalo” in South Kashmir under a local slogan ‘Chyem ne zaroorat Daulat-o-ubab, Faqat Gochum School te Kitab (I don’t need money and fame, I need books and school’. In it, Indian Army will identify areas and provide students with free coaching and make them participate in extra-curricular activities. Beside this, Army officers and men will also encourage the parents to send their children to makeshift dwellings to study.

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7.

The National Cancer Awareness Day is observed on which date in India?
[A]November 8
[B]November 7
[C]November 5
[D]November 6

November 7
The National Cancer Awareness Day is observed every year in India on November 7 to stress upon the early detection and cure of cancer.

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8.

Who has been appointed as the new Executive Director (ED) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
[A]K K Malhotra
[B]M Rajeshwar Rao
[C]Arindam Kunar
[D]Greesh Bindra

M Rajeshwar Rao
M Rajeshwar Rao has been appointed as the new Executive Director (ED) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He will succeed G Mahalingam, who is taking voluntary retirement from the central bank. Rao will look after Department of Statistics and Information Management, Financial markets Operations Department and International Department. Prior to this appointment, he was the Chief General Manager, Financial Markets Operations Department. He has also worked as the Banking Ombudsman, New Delhi and in the Reserve Bank’s regional offices at Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai and New Delhi.

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9.

The book “Game Goes On” has been authored by whom?
[A]Alan McGilvray
[B]James Leigh Hunt
[C]Arun Kolatkar
[D]Nissim Ezekiel

Alan McGilvray
The book “Game Goes On” has been authored by an Australian commentator, Alan McGilvray. The book is based on his more than 50 years of the involvement with the game of cricket. He includes recollections of games he has witnessed through his life as a commentator and, in his younger days, as a player associated with extravagant cricketers like Bradman, Oldfield, McCabe, and O’Reilly.

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10.

Who has been appointed as MD & CEO of Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India (CERSAI)?
[A]Rishabh Jain
[B]Praveen Kumar Sharma
[C]Kirti Singh
[D]Sudha Singhvi

Praveen Kumar Sharma
Praveen Kumar Sharma has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India (CERSAI). Sharma is the General Manager of the State Bank of India (SBI).The CERSAI is a central online security interest registry of India, which provide the platform for filing registrations of transactions of securitization, asset reconstruction and security interest by the banks and financial institutions. Any person can also search and inspect the records maintained by the registry on payment of prescribed fees. The headquarters of CERSAI is located at New Delhi.

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