GK & Current Affairs – January 11, 2016
1. Maria Teresa de Filippis, who passed away recently, was related to which sports?
[B]Formula One racing
Answer: Formula One racing
The first female Formula One driver, Maria Teresa de Filippis (89) passed away in Italy. She is the first woman to compete in a world championship Formula One grand prix, but scored no championship points. Though largely unsuccessful in her Formula One racing career, she won races in other series and is remembered as a pioneer in the sport.
2. Which of the following is the first state in the country to make gender education compulsory at graduation level?
Telangana has become the first Indian state to make gender education compulsory at the graduate level and has introduced a bilingual textbook titled “Towards a World of Equals” on pilot basis in engineering colleges affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU-Hyderabad). The book points out gender in its composite form without limiting itself to crime against women.
3. Ravindra Kalia, who passed away recently, was belongs to which field?
The renowned Hindi writer and journalist, Ravindra Kalia (78) passed away recently. He was known for his works like ‘Nau Saal Chotti Patni’ and ‘Ghalib Chutti Sharab’, etc.
4. On which date, the World Hindi Day is observed?
Answer: January 10
The 11th World Hindi Day has been observed on January 10, 2016. Beside this day, the National Hindi Divas is celebrated in India on September 14 every year to mark the day on which the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the Official Language of the Union.
5. The India International Kite Festival is celebrated in which Indian state every year?
Recently, Gujarat Chief Minister inaugurated the 28th edition of International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad. As many as 98 kite flyers and enthusiasts from 29 different countries have come to take part in this festival. The festival is celebrated every year in Gujarat.
6. Who is the writer of the book titled “Maru Bharat Saru Bharat”?
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a book titled “Maru Bharat Saru Bharat “(My India Noble India) written by Jain Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj. This is the 300th book of Acharya, that highlights various social evils, deficiencies prevailing at individual level. The book will be available in four languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.
7. Which of the following domains has become the world’s most commonly used domain in the internet?
China’s country code domain “.cn” has become the world’s most commonly used in the internet by surpassing Germany’s ‘.de’ domain. The ‘.cn’ domain is also the world leading in domain resolution service, security and the ratio of benign uses. According to the data released by the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC), which manages the domain, ‘.Cn’ had 16.36 million users by the end of 2015.
8. Project Tango is associated with which of the following companies?
Google’s Project Tango, a technology platform first revealed in 2014, gives a form of computer vision to mobile devices. Recently, Chinese computing giant Lenovo said it has partnered with Google to launch a new smartphone that can see and map out surroundings with help from the US-based company’s 3D technology named Project Tango.
9. Which one of the following stock exchanges will get its own postage stamp?
[A]Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
[B]National Stock Exchange of India Ltd
[C]MCX Stock Exchange
[D]Bangalore Stock Exchange
Answer: Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
Asia’s oldest stock exchange BSE will get its own postage stamp. BSE had recently become the world’s fastest stock exchange clocking a median trade speed of six micro seconds. It has also cemented its position among the largest exchanges of the world in terms of total market capitalisation of listed firms, after hitting a milestone of Rs 100 lakh crore.
10. Who is the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)?
Answer: Gajendra Chauhan
Amid protests actor Gajendra Chauhan took charge as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He was in controversy because many students of the Film and Television Institute of India have protested against his appointment as the chairman.
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