GK & Current Affairs – December 20, 21, 2015
1. On which date, National Consumer Day is observed in India?
Answer: December 24
In India, 24th December is observed as National Consumer Day. On this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the President. The enactment of this Act was considered as a historic milestone in the consumer movement in the country. The theme of the 2015 National Consumer Rights Day is “Safe & Healthy Food: Combating Food Adulteration”. World Consumer Rights Day is observed on 15th March every year.
2. Which of the following teams has won the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup?
Answer: Barcelona FC
Barcelona FC has won the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup for a third time by defeating River Plate by 3-0 goals at International Stadium Yokoham in Japan. It is the fifth trophy of Barcelona FC in the 2015 season. Earlier, Barcelona FC had won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009 and 2011.
3. The Gorewada Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre is located at which state of India?
India’s biggest Wildlife Rescue Centre “Gorewada Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre” has been commissioned at Gorewada near Nagpur, Maharashtra. Gorewada Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre is managed by the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM). Nagpur based Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries (MAF) University is also part of this centre. The centre is spread over 30 hectares and has been created on the lines of Gujarat based Gir National Park which is also one of the biggest and best wildlife centre in the country.
4. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who has won the 2015 Miss Universe title, hails from which country?
Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (26) has won the 2015 Miss Universe crown at the 64th Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas, the USA. She is a professional model, actress, host and TV personality.
5. Which of the following teams has won 2015 Indian Super League Football tournament?
[B]Kerala Blasters Football Club
[C]Chennaiyin Football Club
[D]Mumbai City Football Club
Answer: Chennaiyin Football Club
Chennaiyin FC has won the second edition of Indian Super League (ISL) Football tournament. In the final played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa, they defeated hosts Goa FC by 3-2 goals score. The ISL football league was launched in 2013 to promote football in India on the lines of Indian Premier League and Twenty20 formats of Cricket. The awards of the 2nd edition of ISL are as follows: a) Golden boot Award : John Stiven Mendoza Valencia (Chennaiyin FC); b) Golden Glove Award: Apoula Edima Edel Bete (Chennaiyin FC); c) Muthoot Group Fair Play Award: Mumbai FC; d) Hero of the League award: John Stiven Mendoza Valencia (Chennaiyin FC); e) Fittest Player of the ISL 2015: Iain Hume (Atletico de Kolkata); f) Emerging Player of the League: Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC).
6. Which of the following countries has approved world’s first dengue vaccine?
The Government of Mexico has approved the use of the first-ever vaccine (Dengvaxia) for dengue fever. The Dengvaxia vaccine is manufactured by the French drug maker Sanofi. The vaccine protected two-thirds of people against dengue in those aged 9 and older in two large clinical trials spanning Latin America and Asia, involving more than 40,000 children and adolescents.
7. Who of the following has won the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
Answer: Andy Murray
Andy Murray has won the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second time in three years. The 2013 winner inspired Great Britain’s tennis team to a first Davis Cup victory for 79 years. Rugby World Cup-winning fly-half Dan Carter has been named 2015 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.
8. What is India’s rank on Forbes’ annual list of the best countries for business in 2015?
India has ranked a low 97th out of 144 nations on Forbes’ annual list of the best countries for business in 2015, scoring poorly on metrics like trade and monetary freedom and tackling challenges like corruption and violence. Denmark topped the list of the 144 nations on the Best Countries of Business in 2015 list by Forbes.
9. Which of the following countries hosted the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference of 2015?
The WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15 to 19 December 2015. It culminated in the adoption of the “Nairobi Package”, a series of six Ministerial Decisions on agriculture, cotton and issues related to least-developed countries (LDCs). The present Director-General of the WTO is Roberto Azevedo.
10. Who of the following has won the Under-19 Singapore Squash Open?
Answer: Abhay Singh
India’s Abhay Singh has won the boys Under-19 Singapore Squash Open title by beating second seed Alwin Chai of Malaysia in the final match. Abhay, world number one junior player, now has a tally of seven junior titles this year, two of them international.
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