GK & Current Affairs – October 18, 19, 2015
1. Who among the following has won the Mrs.Earth 2015 Pageant?
[A]Priyanka Khurana Goyal
Answer: Priyanka Khurana Goyal
India’s Priyanka Khurana Goyal has been crowned as Mrs.Earth 2015. Priyanka had won the Mrs.India, Queen of Substance 2015 title in February.
2. According to latest findings, which chemical in sunscreen killing coral reefs around the world?
Oxybenzone, a common UV-filtering compound found in sunscreen killing coral reefs around the world. The chemical not only kills the coral, it causes DNA damage in adults and deforms the DNA in coral in the larval stage, making it unlikely they can develop properly. Oxybenzone also caused coral bleaching, which is prime cause of coral mortality worldwide.
3. K.S.L. Swamy, who passed away recently, was a renowned film maker in which language?
Kikkeri Shamanna Lakshminarayana or K.S.L Swamy was a noted kannada film maker. Swamy had directed as many as 37 films. Tugudeepa (1966) was his debut film. Savira Mettilu (2006), which he co-directed was his last film. His other films include Gandhi Nagara, Bhagya Jyothi, Malaya Marutha. His film Jamboo Savari won the National Award for the best film in 1989.
4. “Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India”, is an autobiography of ____?
Answer: Sam Pitroda
Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India is autobiography of noted technocrat Sam Pitroda. Pitroda is credited as the father of the nation’s telecom revolution.
5. Which city is host to the 19th International Children’s Film Festival of India (ICFFI)?
The 19th International Children’s Film Festival of India (ICFFI), also known as Golden Elephant, will be hosted by Telangana in Hyderabad from November 14. The theme of this year’s ICFFI is Digital India.
6. Which Indian company has recently acquired the US-based Noah Consulting?
The IT major Infosys acquired the US-based oil and gas consulting firm Noah Consulting for $70 million (approximately Rs 453.5 crore) in an all-cash deal. This acquisition combines Noah’s deep industry knowledge, information strategy planning, data governance and architecture capabilities with Infosys’ ability to provide technology and outsourcing services on a global scale to oil and gas clients.
7. The Swadhar Greh scheme has been approved which state government of India?
To ensure economic and social security to women in distress, the Haryana Government approved Swadhar Greh scheme. The purpose of this scheme is to create a supportive institutional framework catering to their primary needs in difficult situations. The scheme will work upon providing basic amenities viz. Shelter, food, clothing and health along with economic and social security to women in distress. The excerpts of this scheme are: a) It will enable them to regain their emotional strength. B) It will provide the women with legal aid and guidance to enable them to take steps for their readjustment in family or society. C) It will be set up in every district with capacity to accommodate 30 women. D) Women above 18 years of age can take benefit of the component.
8. Saketh Myneni is related to which sports?
The Indian tennis player, Mr. Saketh Myneni won the Vietnam Open tennis trophy in the men’s singles category by defeating Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson by 7-5 6-3.
9. An APSTAR-9 communication satellite has been launched by which country, recently?
China has successfully launched the APSTAR-9 communications satellite on a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province. The satellite is expected to deliver telecommunications and broadcasting services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region.
10. India’s largest ever cluster redevelopment project spearheaded by Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust at a cost of Rs. 4,000 crore is to be implemented in which of the following cities?
India’s largest ever cluster redevelopment project spearheaded by Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust at a cost of Rs. 4,000 crore is to be implemented in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazar area. 20,000 people in 3,200 homes and 1,250 businesses will be benefitted. It has been backed by Modi government, and has been chosen as a pilot for the government’s inner city rejuvenation plan.
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