GK & Current Affairs : October 17, 2016

1. Who has won the 2016 Chinese Taipei Masters Men’s singles badminton tournament?
[A]Sourabh Verma
[B]P C Thulasi
[C]Anand Yelegar
[D]Sameer Verma
Answer: Sourabh Verma
Indian shuttler Sourbah Verma has clinched the 2016 Men’s singles Chinese Taipei Masters Badminton Grand Prix tournament in by defeating Malaysia’s Daren Liew in the final by 12–10, 12–10, 3–3 at Taipei, China.
2. What is the theme of 2016 World Food Day (WFD)?
[A]Social protection and Agriculture
[B]Feeding the world, caring for the earth
[C]Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too
[D]Family Farming: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty
Answer: Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too
The World Food Day (WFD) is observed every year on October 16 to mark the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. The global message for WFD 2016 is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too”.
3. Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, who passed away recently, was the king of which country?
[D]South Africa
Answer: Rwanda
Kigeli V Ndahindurwa (80), the last king of Rwanda, has recently passed away in United States. He ruled the east African nation for less than a year in 1959 before being forced into exile after clashing with the Belgian colonial power. In 1961, the monarchy was abolished. The king began a life of exile in east Africa, including Kenya and Uganda, before leaving for America, where he settled in the suburbs of Washington in 1992.
4. “Shenzhou-11” a manned spacecraft has been successfully launched by which country?
[A]North Korea
Answer: China
China has successfully launched its longest-ever manned space mission “Shenzhou-11” spacecraft into space by a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre near the Gobi Desert, China. The two astronauts will stay in space for 30 days to test complex’s ability to support human life. They will also conduct medical and scientific experiments. The purpose of the mission is to dock with the Tiangong-2 space laboratory and gain experience from a 30-day residence and to test its life-support systems.
5. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on which date?
[A]October 15
[B]October 18
[C]October 19
[D]October 17
Answer: October 17
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on 17 October for eradication of poverty throughout the world. The 2016 theme is “Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms”.
6. Which bollywood actress has been bestowed with the 2016 ET Panache Trendsetter Award?
[A]Deepika Padukone
[B]Aishwarya Rai
[C]Sonam Kapoor
[D]Priyanka Chopra
Answer: Sonam Kapoor
Bollywood Actress Sonam Kapoor has been bestowed with the 2016 ET Panache Trendsetter Award in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Beside her, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Kavin Bharti Mittal, Bhavin and Divyank Turakhia, Dipa Karmakar, Devendra Jhajharia, Ananya Birla, etc., has been honoured with the award. The award recognizes the efforts of entrepreneurs, innovators, newsmakers and athletes whose stories inspire millions and whose services transform lives. The winners of each are harbingers of change, driven by professional passion, personal elan and a commitment to quality.
7. The 2017 Indian Science Congress (ISC) will be held in which of the following states?
[D]Andhra Pradesh
Answer: Andhra Pradesh
The 104th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2017 will be held at the Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh from January 3 to 7, 2017. In the 2017 ISC, 9 Nobel Laureates from the United States, Japan, France, Israel and Bangladesh would attend the event and share their experiences. In addition to this, a huge contingent of 200 scientists from foreign nations, 10,000 scientists representing various national laboratories, faculty and research scholars from Indian universities and several others will take part in the event to exchange their views on a range of scientific issues, both on national and international level.
8. The India International Silk Fair (IISF) 2016 has been started in which city of India?
[A]New Delhi
Answer: New Delhi
The 5th edition India International Silk Fair (IISF) 2016 has been inaugurated by the Union Textiles Minister SmritiI rani at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on October 15, 2016. It is the only fair in the world professionally organized to facilitate International buyers to source exclusive pure silk and silk blended fabrics, garments, made-ups, interior furnishing, fashion accessories, shawls, scarves and floor coverings and will be showcasing the latest products of nearly 150 premier Export Houses of India.
9. ‘Farm Tourism’ scheme has been started by which state government of India?
[C]Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Haryana
The Haryana government has recently started a ‘Farm Tourism’ scheme to boost tourism sector in the state. In it, registered farm owners can host tourists as part of holiday packages. This scheme has been started to attract people to villages. Holiday packages will be offered to tourists at registered farms near Delhi. The state government is also focusing on developing ancient cultural heritage, historical and famous pilgrimage sites as tourism spots to aware people about the history and culture of Haryana. It has also given the industry status to the tourism sector.
10. Who has been conferred with the V Krishnamurthy Award for excellence by Centre for Organisation Development (COD)?
[A]V N Srivastava
[B]R A Mashelkar
[C]Vinod Karnam
[D]Umeshwar Pandey
Answer: R A Mashelkar
R. A. Mashelkar, the former Director-General of CSIR, has been conferred with the V Krishnamurthy Award for excellence by the Hyderabad-based Centre for Organisation Development. The award was instituted in 2000 to recognize excellence in management. .

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