GK & Current Affairs – October 12, 2015

1. Who received the Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals in Europe’s domestic leagues last season?
[A]Cristiano Ronaldo
[B]Lionel Messi
[C]Luis Suarez
[D]Gareth Bale
Answer: Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo received his record fourth Golden Boot award after leading all scorers in Europe’s domestic leagues last season. Ronaldo scored 48 goals in 35 Spanish league games to claim his third Golden Boot playing for Real Madrid.
2. Apart from India and US, which country is participating in 2015 Malabar bilateral navy exercise?
[A]South Korea
[C]North Korea
Answer: Japan
Japan for the first time joined the Malabar bilateral navy exercise. The Malabar exercises initially began as a joint Indo-U.S. Naval drill in 1992. Malabar 2015, held from October 14 to 19, will feature ten warships. The U.S. Navy’s fleet will include the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi, and the new littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth, as well as a Ticonderoga-class destroyer. The Indian Navy will dispatch a Rajput-class destroyer, a Brahmaputra-class frigate, a Shivalik-class frigate, a fleet support ship and a Sindhughosh-class diesel-electric submarine. India and the United States will also each field one P-8 Maritime Surveillance aircraft. Japan will only participate with the Akizuki-class destroyer Fuyuzuki, commissioned in March 2014. The Fuyuzuki is specifically designed for anti-surface, and anti-submarine warfare and is also capable of engaging airborne threats.
3. Ravindra Jain, who passed away recently, was a famous ___?
Answer: Musician
Ravindra Jain was an acclaimed music personality who overcame lifelong blindness and achieved greatness. As a music director Jain’s major films include Saudagar, Chor Machaye Shor, Chitchor, Geet Gaata Chal, Fakira, Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, and Heena. In 1985, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for Ram Teri Ganga Maili. He was felicitated with the Padma Shri in 2015.
4. Which one of the following has won the Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability (GPGAS) 2015?
[B]Tata Steel
Answer: Tata Steel
Private steel major Tata Steel has been awarded the ‘Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability’ (GPGAS) for 2015 by the Institute of Directors, India. The award was given at the Golden Peacock Awards Night in London.
5. Which mobile-based app has recently launched to inform people about all Indian customs rules?
[A]Customs Traveler Guide-India
[B]Customer Customs Guide-India
[C]Custom Guide-India
[D]Traveler Customs Guide-India
Answer: Customs Traveler Guide-India
The mobile-based application “Customs Traveler Guide-India” has been launched to inform people about all Indian customs rules and regulations including those related to import of pets and goods. Currently, the application is available on Google store and it will be soon made accessible on other operating systems.
6. On which day Indian Constitution Day will be observed?
[A]November 26
[B]October 26
[C]December 26
Answer: November 26
The Samvidhan Diwas (or Indian Constitution Day) will be observed on November 26, it is the date on which Indian constitution adopted.
7. Who is the new chairman of Confederation of Indian Textile Industries (CITI)?
[A]J. Thulasidharan
[B]Naishadh Parikh
[C]Binoy Job
[D]Mukund Choudhary
Answer: Naishadh Parikh
Mr. Naishadh Parikh is the new chairman of Confederation of Indian Textile Industries, the apex national chamber of Indian textile industry
8. Which Indian cyclist has become first-ever Indian to won five medals at the 2015 Taiwan Cup?
[A]Manorma Devi
[B]Sunita Devi
[C]Deborah Herold
Answer: Deborah Herold
An Indian cyclist, Ms. Deborah Herold (20) bagged one gold, three silver and one bronze medal at the 2015 Taiwan Cup held at the Hsin Chu Velodrome, Taiwan. With this achievement, she became the first ever Indian cyclist to win in women’s elite section. Ms. Herold is a tribal girl from Andaman and Nicobar Islands who survived the 2004 Tsunami that devastated the islands. She was trained at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Andaman and emerged as one of the rising stars of Indian cycling.
9. Which country has won 2015 Women’s European Volleyball Championship?
Answer: Russia
The 2015 Women’s European Volleyball Championship has been won by Russia by defeating Netherlands (3-0) in the final to capture their 19th title. The Championship was the 29th edition of the tournament and hosted by Netherlands and Belgium from September 26 to October 4, 2015.
10. Which northeast state is famous for Black rice; well known for its pleasant nutty flavour?
[A]Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: Manipur
Black rice is mainly grown and consumed in Manipur where it is called Chakhao. Black rice is famous for its pleasant nutty flavour. Black rice has medicinal value. Being rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, it is anti-cancerous as well.

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