GK & Current Affairs : November 11, 2016
1. Who has become the brand ambassador for 2017 T20 Blind Cricket World Cup?
[C]V V S Laxman
Answer: Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid, the former Indian Cricketer and Captain, has become the brand ambassador for 2017 T20 Blind Cricket World Cup, which will be hosted by India. The tournament will be played from January 28 to February 12, 2017, with 10 countries participating in the event. On this occasion, Dravid has also launched the ‘Support Blind Cricket by buying a Cricket Ball’ campaign.
2. The World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) is observed on which date?
Answer: November 10
The World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) is observed every year on November 10 to highlight the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. The 2016 WSDPD is celebrated with the theme “Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums”.
3. Leonard Cohen, who passed away recently, was the legendary singer of which country?
Leonard Cohen (82), the legendary singer-songwriter of Canada, has recently passed away in California, United States. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality and personal relationships.
4. The Kathakar-International Storytellers Festival 2016 has started in which city?
Answer: New Delhi
The 6th edition of ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ has started in New Delhi on November 11, 2016. It is organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in collaboration with NGO Nivesh. The 3-day long festival will showcase both contemporary stories and tales from the histories and oral traditions of different countries. The festival will feature both national and international storytellers.
5. Who is the newly appointed chairman of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)?
Answer: Ishaat Hussain
Ishaat Hussain is the newly appointed interim-chairman of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He succeeded Cyrus Mistry and shall hold office as chairman of the company until a new chairman is appointed in his place.
6. The book “Beyond the Last Blue Mountain: A Life Of J. R. D. Tata” has been authored by whom?
[A]R M Lala
[C]C. S. Lakshmi
Answer: R M Lala
The book “Beyond the Last Blue Mountain: A Life Of J. R. D. Tata” has been authored by R M Lala. Partition. It is the biography of J.R.D. Tata, the patriarch of the biggest industrial house in India.
7. The Public Service Broadcasting Day is observed on which date in India?
Answer: November 12
The Public Service Broadcasting Day is observed every year on November 12 in India to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s maiden visit to All India Radio (AIR) studio. On November 12, 1947, the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi visited the studio of All India Radio, Delhi for the first and last time. He addressed the refugees from Pakistan, stationed at the camp at Kurukshetra in Haryana after partition.
8. Mike McCormack, who has won the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize, is belonged to which country?
Mike McCormack from Ireland has won the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize for his novel “Solar Bones”. The annual prize is a British literary award and has £10,000 remuneration. It is awarded to a book that is deemed genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterizes the genre at its best.
9. “Lakshmi” India’s first banking robot has been launched which bank?
[A]State Bank of India
[B]City Union Bank
Answer: City Union Bank
India’s first banking robot “Lakshmi” has been launched by the Kumbakonam-based City Union Bank, which will become the first on-site bank helper in India. The artificial intelligence powered robot “Lakshmi” can speak English, gesture and engage in a life-like manner in conversations. The robot can interact with customers on more than 125 subjects including account balance and interest rates on loans.
10. Which Indian firm has won the 2016 Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance?
[A]Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
[B]Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
[C]Food Corporation of India (FCI)
[D]GAIL (India) Limited
Answer: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
The ‘Maharatna’ firm, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has won the prestigious 2016 Golden Peacock Award for Corporate GovernanceGolden Peacock Award. The award was received by Ashwini Kumar, CEO of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on behalf of SAIL during the 16th London Global Convention on Corporate Governance and Sustainability in London, United Kingdom (UK). .
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