GK & Current Affairs : November 20-21, 2016
1. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna -Gramin (PMAY-G) has been launched in which city for rural poor ?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna – Gramin (PMAY-G), in Agra, Uttar Pradesh to provide affordable houses to all those Indians living below the poverty line by the year 2022. Under the scheme, Rs. 1, 50,000 will be given for each house which will be equipped with many facilities like kitchen and toilet. Beside this, the prime minister has also distributed allotment letters to 50 beneficiaries of the scheme, which aims to provide about 3 crore new housing units countrywide.
2. Eliud Kipchoge, who has won men’s Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM), is belonged to which country?
Kenyan Rio Olympic marathon champion, Eliud Kipchoge has won the the 9th edition of men’s Airtel Delhi Half Marathon(ADHM) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium while Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa clinched the women’s title. Over 34 thousand participants from across the world participated in the marathon. Both the men’s and women’s elite winners won $27,000 for their victories.
3. Who has been honored with the 2016 Centenary Indian Film Personality of the year award at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?
Answer: SP Balasubrahmaniam
SP Balasubrahmaniam, the legendary singer, has been honored with the 2016 Centenary Indian Film Personality of the year award at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016 at Panaji in Goa for his distinguished services to the film industry. In the 2016 IFFI, South Korea will be the focus country and its’ movies will be showcased and well-known film personalities will also attend the festival. In it, the 2016 the Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded to Im Kwon Taek, the internationally acclaimed South Korean film director and writer.
4. Who has been conferred the 2016 Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice?
[B]Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain
Answer: Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain
Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, the young man who refused to desert his friends during the July 1 terror attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, has been conferred the 2016 Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice posthumously at a ceremony in Mumbai by NGO Harmony Foundation. This is the first time the award has been conferred posthumously.
5. India has been elected as Vice Chair of Kimberly Process Certificate Scheme (KPCS) for which year?
India has been elected as the Vice Chair for 2018 and Chair for 2019 of Kimberley Process Certificate Scheme (KPCS). The announcement was made at the recently held KP Plenary Meeting 2016 at Dubai. India is founder member of Kimberley Scheme of United Nations for import/export of rough diamonds to ensure that conflict diamonds are not traded. The Chair oversees the implementation of the program, the operations of the working groups and committees, and general administration. The Chair rotates annually. The current chair of KPCS is the nation that held the position of vice chair the previous year.
6. Which country has launched the world’s longest super-secure quantum communication line?
China has launched the world’s longest super-secure quantum communication line to safely transmit sensitive information. The new 712 km quantum communication line links Hefei, capital of Anhui province, to Shanghai, the country’s financial hub. It is part of a 2,000-km quantum communication line connecting Beijing and Shanghai.
7. Who has won the 2016 women’s singles China Open Badminton Super Series Premier?
Answer: PV Sindhu
Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has won the 2016 women’s singles China Open Badminton Super Series Premier by defeating Sun Yu of China in the final by 21–11, 17–21, 21–11 in Fuzhou, China and won the prize money of $700,000.
8. What is the theme of the 2016 World Toilet Day (WTD)?
[A]Toilets and nutrition
[B]Toilets and jobs
[C]Equality and dignity
[D]I give a shit, do you?
Answer: Toilets and jobs
The World Toilet Day (WTD) is observed every year on November 19 to motivate and mobilize people on issues of sanitation. The 2016 theme is “Toilets and jobs” to focus on how sanitation, or the lack of it, can impact people’s livelihoods.
9. Which famous personality has been conferred the 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music?
[A]Hari Prasad Chourasia
Answer: Hari Prasad Chourasia
The well-known flautist Pt Hari Prasad Chourasia has been conferred the 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi. The award is given to individuals who have excelled in the field of Indian classical dance and music or other disciplines of the Indian art and culture, including theatre during the last 15 years and who had a significant impact in promoting a particular art form.
10. What is the theme of 2016 United Nations'(UN) Universal Children’s day?
[B]A World Fit for Children
[C]Stop violence against children
[D]Innovate for Children
Answer: Stop violence against children
The United Nations'(UN) Universal Children’s Day is observed every year on November 20 to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children’s welfare. The 2016 theme is “Stop Violence Against Children”. .
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