GK & Current Affairs : October 15-16, 2016
1. Which committee has submitted its report on existence of Saraswati River to the Union Government?
[A]M L Malaya committee
[B]Bhagya Shree committee
[C]N N Vohra committee
[D]K S Valdiya committee
Answer: K S Valdiya committee
The expert committee headed by Prof. KS Valdiya has submitted its report on existence of Saraswati River to the Union government. As per the study, Saraswati River was not mythical and it existed. The report is an assertion of the assumption that River Saraswati originated from Adibadri in Himalaya to culminate in the Arabian Sea through the Runn of Kutch.
2. The first-ever BRICS U-17 football tournament has won by which country?
Brazil has won the first-ever BRICS U-17 football tournament by defeating South Africa in the final by 5-1 demolition of in the title clash in Margao, Goa.
3. Neeraj Goyat is associated with which sports?
Indian Boxer Neeraj Goyat has recently won the 2016 WBC Asia welterweight title by defeating Australian Ben Kite in New Delhi. It is his 2nd pro title. Earlier, he won the belt in 2015 by defeating Filipino Nelson Gulpe. With this win, Neeraj has become the first Indian boxer to defend a pro title. The fight was organized by the Professional Boxing Organisation of India.
4. What is the theme of 2016 United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women?
[A]Climate is changing: Food and agriculture must too
[B]Realizing women’s rights to land and other productive resources
[C]Prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls
[D]Promote women leadership in agriculture
Answer: Climate is changing: Food and agriculture must too
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women is observed every year on October 15 to recognize rural women’s importance in increasing agricultural and rural development worldwide. For 2016, the International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day are focussing jointly on the theme “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too”.
5. The World Student Day (WSD) is observed on which date?
Answer: October 15
The World Students’ Day is observed every year on October 15 to mark the importance of India’s former President and great scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. It is a celebration of multiculturalism, diversity and cooperation among students across the globe.
6. “Shaurya Smarak” war memorial has been launched in which city of India?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated “Shaurya Smarak” a war memorial in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, which is dedicated to the soldiers of India. The Shourya Smarak is built on an area of about 8,000 square metre and the tales of their bravery are on display at this memorial. It has been envisaged as a journey through the various experiences of life, war, death and liberation of spirit (victory over death), all exhibited through an extremely non-archetypal design.
7. “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016” has been started in which of the following cities?
Answer: New Delhi
The 2nd edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 has started at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi on October 15th to 23rd, 2016. 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.
8. The 2016 India International Knit Fair will be held in which of the following states?
Answer: Tamil Nadu
The 43rd edition of India International Knit Fair 2016 will be held at India Knit Fair Complex in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu on October 19-21. The 3-day expo will showcase Autumn/Winter and Mid Summer collection 2017, with a complete display of latest fashion wear. The buyers from South America, Israel, Australia, Dubai, Brazil, Spain, Italy, UAE, Japan, Kong Kong, UK, South Africa, Slovakia and Singapore will visit the fair.
9. Which Indian-origin scientist has won the International Association Of Food Protection (IAFP) Young Scientist scholarship award?
[B]Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad
[C]Veer Chand Rathore
Answer: Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad
Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian-origin scientist, has won the International Association Of Food Protection (IAFP) Young scientist scholarship award at St. Louise, USA for his research work on development of novel oxygen absorbing package in the field of active packaging for oxygen sensitive food products. The award carries a $2000 and plaque.The purpose of IAFP is to encourage young outstanding food safety scientist from all over the world.
10. The book “Half of What I Say” has been authored by whom?
Answer: Anil Menon
The book “Half of What I Say” has been authored by Anil Menon. It is a story about the place of fiction and truth in the midst of personal, political and social upheaval. .
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