GK & Current Affairs : November 14, 2016
1. Who has been bestowed with the 2016 honorary Academy Award (or Oscar)?
Answer: Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan, the popular Chinese actor, has been bestowed with the honorary Academy Award (or Oscar) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the 8th Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016 for his extraordinary achievements in the movies. Chan is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons and innovative stunts, in his movies. Beside him, the honorary Oscar has been given to editor Anne Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary maker Frederick Wiseman.
2. Who has become the first Indian woman to won 2016 Hero Women’s Indian Open tournament?
Answer: Aditi Ashok
Indian Golfer Aditi Ashok has become the first Indian woman to won a Ladies European Tour title by clinching the Hero Women’s Indian Open 2016 at Gurugram, Haryana. She won a prize purse of $60,000.
3. Who has won the 2016 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix?
Answer: Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton, a Mercedes Formula One racing driver from England, has won the 2016 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Brazil. It is his 9th win in 2016 season and the 52nd of his career.
4. The world’s highest skywalk will come up in which state of India?
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has recently laid the foundation stone of a ropeway and support facilities for the Bhaleydhunga Skywalk Project at Dhapper in Yangang, which once completed, will be the world’s highest skywalk. The Bhaleydhunga Skywalk will be built at a height of 10,300 feet with world class infrastructure and will be the second of its kind in Asia and the first in India.
5. Which Indian city will host India-China Joint Training Exercise “Hand-in-Hand 2016”?
The 6th edition of India-China Joint Training Exercise “Hand in Hand 2016” will be held in Pune from November 15 to 27. The purpose of the joint training is to share the expertise in drills and practices while tackling insurgency and terrorism and also to promote healthy military to military relations between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China.
6. Which Indian-origin personality has been honoured with the Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award for 2016?
Answer: Imtiaz Sooliman
Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, an Indian-origin man in South Africa, has been awarded the prestigious Global Citizen Award by international citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners for his innovative and visionary contribution to the global community. Sooliman is the founder of the internationally-lauded Gift of the Givers Foundation. The Global Citizen Award is bestowed annually to an inspirational individual who has made an extraordinary contribution towards improving the global community. The award consists of a specially-made commemorative medal, an award certificate and a $ 50,000 monetary prize, of which $ 25,000 is donated to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
7. Which committee has been constituted by the Supreme Court (SC) to verify the availability of night shelters?
[A]H L Dattu committee
[B]T S Thakur committee
[C]S K Seth committee
[D]Kailash Gambhir committee
Answer: Kailash Gambhir committee
The Supreme Court has recently constituted Justice Kailash Gambhir committee to verify the availability of night shelters, including if they are in compliance with the operational guidelines under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) and to inquire into the reasons for slow progress in setting up shelter homes by the States/Union Territories. The committee will submit its report within 4 months. Justice Gambhir is the former Delhi High Court judge.
8. What is the theme of the 2016 World Diabetes Day (WDD)?
[A]Understand diabetes and live Happily
[B]Eyes on Diabetes
[C]Healthy Living and Diabetes
[D]Diabetes education and prevention
Answer: Eyes on Diabetes
The World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed every year on November 14 as an annual campaign to raise awareness about diabetes by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The theme of WDD 2016 is “Eyes on Diabetes”. This year the focus will be on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.
9. Who is the author of “The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar” ?
Answer: Nandini Sundar
The book “The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar” has been authored by sociologist Nandini Sundar. Through book, the poet draws on many years of research in the beautiful and war-torn region of Bastar.
10. Who will be honoured with the Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award for 2016?
[A]Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri
Lyricist-writer Gulzar will be honoured with the Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award for 2016 for his contribution to Indian literature through his heart-rending poetry. The award carries a citation, plaque and cash prize and will be presented to him at Tata Literature Live!’s annual awards ceremony to be held on November 17, 2016 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai. .
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