GK & Current Affairs : October 12, 2016
1. The first BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition has started in which city of India?
Answer: New Delhi
The first BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition has started at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from October 12, 2016 to boost trade among the BRICS nations. The fair is a platform for BRICS countries viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to exhibit state-of-the-art technologies and advances made in industrial development. The theme of the trade fair is “Building BRICS – Innovation for Collaboration”. The focus of the 3-day fair is to showcase some of the best technologies available across BRICS nations to address BRICS countries main development challenges. It will also focus on Start-ups, to bring together young entrepreneurs from across BRICS nations on this platform. There is no entry fee for the general public.
2. The 2nd Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 will be held in which city of India?
Answer: New Delhi
The second Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 will be held from October 15 to 23 in the premises of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. It will showcase the rich cultural heritage of India in all its rich and varied dimensions, viz Handicrafts, Cuisine, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Documentation and Performing Arts-Folk, Tribal, Classical and Contemporary- all in one place.
3. The book “The Story of a New Name” has been authored by whom?
Answer: Elena Ferrante
The book “The Story of a New Name” has been authored by Elena Ferrante. It is about the women’s fraught relationship and shifting fortunes are the life forces.
4. The first-ever World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) will be observed on which day?
Answer: November 5
The first-ever World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) will be observed on November 5, 2016 to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami and shall stress on the importance of early warning systems in order to mitigate damage from the often devastating natural hazard. It also aims at reviving traditional knowledge about tsunamis.
5. The 2016 SAARC Sufi festival will be held in which of the following countries?
The 3rd edition of the SAARC Sufi festival will be held at the Diggi palace in Jaipur from October 14-16, 2016. The event is being organized by SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL). In it, SAARC Sufi scholars, poets, Sufi musicians, singers and dancers and performers will participate excluding Pakistan. The festival would be a melange of Sufi dance and music performances, poetry, book readings, book launches and interactive sessions. The topics like Sufism and its inter religious links, Sufi-Bhakti harmony, promoting sufi tenets for world peace, teachings of Sufism and application in today’s life, women in Sufism, etc will be discussed.
6. “Himansh” India’s remote and high altitude research station has recently opened in which state of India?
[B]Jammu & Kashmir
Answer: Himachal Pradesh
India’s remote and high altitude research station “Himansh” has recently opened at a remote region in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh above 13,500 ft (> 4000 m). It is established by National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences to better study and quantifies the Himalayan glacier responses towards the climate change. The research station will provide the much needed fillip to the scientific research on Himalayan glaciers and its hydrological contribution.
7. What is the India’s rank in the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI)?
India has been ranked 97th out of 118 countries in the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI). The focus of the 2016 GHI is to present a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger, focusing on how the world can get to Zero Hunger by 2030.The GHI is a multidimensional statistical tool used to describe the state of countries’ hunger situation. It describes India’s hunger situation as “serious”. The Index is released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
8. India’s first-ever convertible stadium is located in which of the following cities?
Recently, the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup (KWC) has started on October 7 at the Arena By TransStadia in Ahmedabad, which is India’s first-ever convertible stadium. The Arena by TransStadia uses a globally patented technology, which converts an outdoor stadium into an indoor arena within 6 minutes at a touch of a button. The facility has a seating capacity of 20,000 and can house 14 sports, excluding cricket.
9. The book “The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad” has been authored by which Bollywood icon?
Answer: Twinkle Khanna
The book “The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad” has been authored by Twinkle Khanna, which will be launch on November 2016.
10. Andrzej Wajda, who passed away recently, was a famous film-director of which country?
Andrzej Wajda (90) was a renowned Polish film and theatre director, who passed away recently in Warsaw, Poland. He was an Academy Award-wining director and was known for the movies such as “The Promised Land”, “Man of Iron” and “Katyn”. .
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