GK & Current Affairs: December 28, 2016
1. Nedumkayam, which has become the India’s first cashless and digital tribal colony, is in which state/union territory?
Nedumkayam, Nilambur in Malapuram District of Kerala has become the India’s first cashless and digital tribal colony. The people of this colony, in spite of threats from the Maoists, are all set for digital transactions. The declaration was made after adequate training for the entire tribal people of the colony in cashless transaction and digital literacy. The training was completed with the support of National Service Scheme, volunteers of an Arts and Science College at Kondotty and Jan Sikshan Sansthan, of Malappuram district.
2. Sunderlal Patwa, who passed away recently, was the former chief minister of which state of India?
Answer: Madhya Pradesh
Sunderlal Patwa (92), the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and senior BJP leader, has recently passed away in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Patwa was the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh twice from January 20, 1980 to February 17, 1980 when he was in the Janata Party and then from March 5, 1990 to December 15, 1992 when he led the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).
3. Which of the following states will host the 2022 National Games?
Meghalaya will host the 2022 National Games, which is coinciding with its 50 years of statehood. The Meghalaya State Olympic Association president John F Kharshiing has stated that the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has accepted Meghalaya’s bid to host the prestigious games following the successful South Asian Games, which was co-hosted by Shillong and Guwahati in 2016. Meghalaya had pledged Rs. 5 crore as the bid amount for the game. Till date, only two states in the North-East have hosted the National Games – Manipur in 1999 and Assam in 2007.
4. The 2016 National Children Science Congress (NCSC) programme has started in which of the following cities?
The 24th edition of National Children’s and Science Congress (NCSC) has started at Vidyapratisthan’s Institute of Information Technology (VIIT) in Baramati, Pune on December 27, 2016. The focal theme of 5-day NCSC programme is ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development: With special emphasis on Accessibility for Persons with Disability’. The NCSC is an ideal and innovative programme for children to inspire, empower and expand their minds to world. It is a flagship programme of department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
5. Which state government will create new ministry for Vimukta Jati and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT), OBCs and SBCs?
The Maharashtra government will create a new ministry for welfare of Vimukta Jati and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT), OBCs and Special Backward classes (SBCs) and will be headed by an independent minister.
6. Who has been appointed as the new deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
Answer: Viral Acharya
Prof. Viral Acharya, an economics professor of the United States University, has been appointed as the new deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a term of 3 years. The post was vacant after elevation of Urjit Patel as the Governor of RBI in September 2016.
7. Who has won gold in the Women Elite’s 500m individual time trial event in the 2016 Senior National Track Cycling?
Answer: Deborah Herold
Deborah Herold of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has won gold in the Women Elite’s 500m individual time trial event in the 69th Senior National Track Cycling at LNCPE velodrome in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. In it, Kezia Varghese of Kerala bagged the silver while Anu Chutia of Assam has won bronze.
8. Who has been chosen for 2016 Bihari Puraskar?
[D]Bhagwati Lal Vyas
Answer: Satya Narayan
Dr. Satya Narayan, the well-known Rajasthani litterateur, has been chosen for the 26th edition of Bihari Puraskar for 2016 for his Hindi book titled, “Yeh Ek Dunia”. The book is a meticulous depiction of various circumstances of life in the contemporary world. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs, a citation and a plaque. The Bihari Puraskar is a literary award instituted by K. K. Birla Foundation . It is named after the famous Hindi poet Bihari Lal Chaube and is awarded to an outstanding work published in Hindi or Rajasthani by a Rajasthani writer.
9. The book “I am a troll” has been authored by whom?
Answer: Swati Chaturvedi
The book “I am a troll” has been authored by journalist Swati Chaturvedi. The author targets the trolling affair of ruling government in the social media. The book pointed that when the ruling government of a democracy carefully constructs, contrives and calibrates a social media culture where dissent towards a leader or an ideology or even a party is reciprocated in the worst possible manner, it is a matter of extreme worry and it becomes obligatory to initiate a dialogue and debate and especially when it becomes part of our daily existence. This very evil has been questioned in the new book of the author.
10. The 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will take place in which city?
The 8th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will be held at Mahatma mandir, Gandhinagar from January 10th to 13th, 2017. The central focus of the 2017 Global Summit is “Sustainable Economic and Social Development”. The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, Leaders from the Corporate World, Senior Policy Makers, Heads of International Institutions and Academia from around the world to further the cause of development and promote cooperation. .