GK & Current Affairs: January 10, 2017

1. Who has won the 2016 Best FIFA Men’s player award?
[A]Cristiano Ronaldo
[B]Lionel Messi
[C]Carli Lloyd
[D]Antoine Griezmann
Answer: Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team, the Real Madrid and Portugal forward has won the Best FIFA Men’s player award at the 2016 Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich. Apart from this, Carli Lloyd of the United States was named the world’s best female player. Leicester’s Claudio Ranieri was named best men’s coach, ex-Germany boss Silvia Neid won the female coach award, while Penang’s Mohd Faiz Subri received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2016.
2. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed pact with which country’s space agency on satellite launch technology?
[C]United States
[D]United Kingdom
Answer: France
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed pact with French Space agency (CNES) on satellite launch technology in Bengaluru, Karnataka. With this pact, CNES will send French technology for the first time on lunar terrain by joining forces with Team Indus. ISRO is the second partner of CNES, in terms of volume, after NASA. ISRO is the second partner of CNES, in terms of volume, after NASA. The space programmes of both countries are complementary in terms of comparable size and sharing similar objectives.
3. India’s largest public WiFi service has been launched by which state government?
[B]Himachal Pradesh
Answer: Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government has recently launched India’s largest public WiFi service “MumbaiWifi” facility in Mumbai to empower people digitally. Initially, the facility will provide 500 Wifi hotspots across various locations like Vidhan Bhawan, Kalanagar in Bandra, Bombay High Court and Mumbai Police Commissioner’s office.
4. Which Indian teenager has won the Young Travel Photographer Of The Year (TPOTY) award 2016?
[A]Sakshi Nikunj
[B]Mohit Mehta
[C]Ankit Kumar
[D]Darpan Basak
Answer: Darpan Basak
Darpan Basak (14) from India has won the prestigious Young Travel Photographer Of The Year (TPOTY) 2016. The TPOTY is the premier annual international travel photography awards for amateur, professional and young photographers. The winning entries are published in the Journey portfolio books and displayed in a major exhibition held at the Royal Geographical Society. Apart from Basak, Ankit Kumar (13) from India also won the Young Travel Photographer (14 years old and under) in the Places and Experiences category.
5. The 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit has started in which city?
Answer: Gandhinagar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2017 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar on January 10. The central focus of the summit is “Sustainable Economic and Social Development”. The purpose of the 4-day summit is to provide a platform to debate global economic and social issues on the lines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. This year’s biennial flagship event of the state is hosting Prime Ministers, Presidents, Deputy Prime Ministers and ministers of several countries viz. the US, the UK, France, Australia & Canada apart from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
6. Velavan Senthilkumar is associated with which sports?
[C]Table Tennis
Answer: Squash
Indian squash player, Velavan Senthilkumar has won the Under-19 British Junior Open Squash 2017 tournament by defeating his compatriot Abhay Singh in the final in Sheffield, England. Saurav Ghosal from India was the last winner in this category 13 years ago.
7. The book “Magpie Murders” has been authored by whom?
[A]Robert Harris
[B]P D James
[C]Nadeem Aslam
[D]Anthony Horowitz
Answer: Anthony Horowitz
The book “Magpie Murders” has been authored by Anthony Horowitz. The book is a cunning re-invention of the thriller formula by the author.
8. The 2017 National Youth Festival will be held in which state?
Answer: Haryana
The 21st edition of National Youth Festival will be held in Rohtak, Haryana from 12th to 16th January, 2017. The 2017 theme of festival is “Youth for Digital India”. The festival is organize every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the greatest Youth Icon from 12th to 16th January.
9. The International Conference and Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics (ICERP) has started in which Indian city?
[B]New Delhi
Answer: Mumbai
The 2017 International Conference and Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics (ICERP) has started at Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai, Maharashtra from January 10. The conference was inaugurated by Manohar Parrikar, the Union Defence Minister. The focus of the ICERP 2017 will be up-gradation of composites technology in India to reach global level in terms of product quality, finishing and also to address the challenges that have to be met to achieve global standards. The 3-day event will be an ideal platform for Indian companies to showcase their capabilities to global composites fraternity and it will give an opportunity for international players to explore new business opportunities in India.
10. Zygmunt Bauman, who passed away recently, was the renowned sociologist of which country?
Answer: Poland
Zygmunt Bauman (91), the renowned sociologist of Poland, has recently passed away at Leeds, England. He was one of the world’s most prominent and prolific European sociologists writing on issues as diverse as modernity and the Holocaust, postmodern consumerism and liquid modernity. .

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