GK & Current Affairs : October 10, 2016
1. What is the theme of 2016 World Mental Health Day?
[A]Psychological First Aid
[B]Dignity in mental health
[C]Depression: A Global Crisis
[D]Health: Mental Will Power
Answer: Psychological First Aid
The World Mental Health Day is observed every year on October 10 to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The 2016 theme is “Psychological First Aid”. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for the people.
2. “Lalima Abhiyan” will be launch by the which state government to make state free from anaemia?
Answer: Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh government will launch a scheme “Lalima Abhiyan” to make state free from anaemia, which will be effective from November 1, 2016. Under the campaign, free iron folic acid tablets will be provided in aaganwadis, academic institutions and hospitals.
3. The 2016 International Gita festival will be held in which state of India?
The 2016 International Gita festival will be held at Kurukshetra in Haryana on December 6 to take the eternal message of the holy book to the international stage. The 5-day festival will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee. A number of cultural performances, art shows, literary events and festivities will mark the celebrations up to December 10. Approx 18,000 students from all over Haryana will recite the shlokas of the Gita at the sacred Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra.
4. Who has been appointed as China’s new Ambassador to India?
Answer: Luo Zhaohui
The Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed Luo Zhaohui as China’s new Ambassador to India. Prior to this appointment, Luo was China’s Ambassador to Canada from 2014 to 2016. He succeeded Le Yucheng, who left New Delhi in April 2016.
5. The book “Half Lion: How P V Narasimha Rao Transformed India” has been authored by whom?
[A]R B Gaur
Answer: Vinay Sitapati
The book “Half Lion: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India” has been authored by Vinay Sitapati. It is a well-researched, well written book that traces the life journey of P.V. Narasimha Rao, about whom not much has been in the public domain so far. The book fills a gap in the evolution of India’s polity and the office of the Prime Minister.
6. Who has won the 2016 China Open Women’s Singles Tennis tournament ?
Answer: Agnieszka Radwanska
Agnieszka Radwanska, a German professional tennis player, has won the 2016 China Open Women’s Singles Tennis tournament by defeating Johanna Konta in the final by 6–4, 6–2 in Beijing, China.
7. Which of the following personalities have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics?
[A]Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller
[B]Angus Deaton and Jean Tirole
[C]lvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley
[D]Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom
Answer: Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom
UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics for their contributions to contract theory. Their theories are valuable to the understanding of real-life contracts and institutions, as well as potential pitfalls in contract design. They will share the 8m kronor ($924,000) prize; it was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden.
8. Harika Dronavalli is associated with which sports?
Harika Dronavalli, an Indian chess grandmaster, has recently defeated World No. 1 Hou Yifan of China to be at joint 4th position in the 2016 Isle of Man (IoM) International Chess Tournament.
9. Which sportsperson has won the 2016 Ekalabya Award?
Answer: Srabani Nanda
Srabani Nanda, an Indian ace sprinter, has won the 24th Ekalabya Award for the year 2016 in recognition of her sporting excellence. Among her recent achievements, she won gold in 200m, silver in 100m and 4x100m relay in 12th South Asian Games held in Guwahati in February 2016. The Ekalabya award is instituted by Odisha-based Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT). It is the annual sports award for outstanding young sportsperson of Odisha which carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh.
10. Who has won 2016 China Open Men’s Singles Tennis tournament?
Answer: Andy Murray
Andy Murray, a Scottish professional tennis player, has won his first China Open Men’s Singles Tennis tournament and the 40th of his career by defeating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the final by 6-4, 7-6 in Beijing, China. .
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