GK & Current Affairs : October 24, 2016

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What is the theme of the 2016 United Nations Day?
[A]Freedom First
[B]Goals for Peace
[C]Strong UN: Better World
[D]Freedom & Peace for humanity

Freedom First
The United Nations Day is observed every year on October 24 to mark the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. The 2016 theme is “Freedom First”. This year’s UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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2.

India’s first startup magazine “Cofounder” has been launched by whom?
[A]Adhish Verma and Arunraj Rajendran
[B]Kirti Gaur and Mukund Dheer
[C]Deepak Singhvi and Shubh Roy
[D]Varhsa Sharma and Poorti Juneja

Adhish Verma and Arunraj Rajendran
India’s first startup magazine “Cofounder” has been launched by Adhish Verma and Arunraj Rajendran. The magazine will talk about real stories behind the early stage startups and entrepreneurs. It would emerge as the new data storage and communications medium and through its first launch of magazine are essential to inform Indian CEOs and CIOs of the different startups to aware the startup life, the struggles and the journey.

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3.

The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) raising day is celebrated on which day?
[A]October 24
[B]October 22
[C]October 23
[D]October 25

October 24
The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has celebrated its 55th raising day on 24th October 2016. It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India, raised on 24th October in 1962, under the CRPF Act, in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962The ITBP is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 kilometer of India-China Border manning Border Outposts on altitudes raging from 9000 feet to 18700 feet in the Western, Middle and Eastern Sector of the Border.

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4.

Which of the following will be the official mascot of FIFA 2018 World Cup?
[A]Zakumi
[B]Willie
[C]Zabivaka
[D]Gauchito

Zabivaka
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. It is a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The official mascot for the World Cup is “Zabivaka”. In Russian language Zabivaka means “the one who scores”, a wolf who radiates fun, charm and confidence. The wolf will not only promote the event and entertain crowds at the stadiums, but also become an ambassador for Russia and a worldwide celebrity.

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5.

The first National Tribal Carnival will be launched in which city?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Patna
[C]Guwahati
[D]Itanagar

New Delhi
The first National Tribal Carnival will be launched in New Delhi to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals. The carnival will showcase and promote various facets of tribal culture on a large scale. The underlying idea is to preserve and promote various facets of the tribal life relating to culture, tradition, customs and their skills and to expose it to the general public with a view to utilizing the potential for overall holistic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs).

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6.

Who has been crowned as the Mr. Asia 2016?
[A]Ryan Zhu
[B]Senthil Kumaran
[C]G. Balakrishna
[D]Manjeet Thakran

G. Balakrishna
G. Balakrishna from India has been crowned as the Mr. Asia 2016 at the recently held 5th Phil-Asia bodybuilding championships in the Philippines. He is a resident of Ramagondanahalli near Varthur in Bangalore, Karnataka.

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7.

What is the India’s rank in female literacy as per International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity?
[A]51st
[B]45th
[C]38th
[D]23rd

38
India has been ranked 38th among the 51 developing countries in female literacy as per New York-based International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity. The data from new research on female literacy show that India’s school education system is under-performing in terms of quality when compared to its neighbours viz. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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8.

The United Nations’ (UN) World Development Information Day is observed on which date?
[A]October 23
[B]October 25
[C]October 24
[D]October 26

October 24
The United Nations’ (UN) World Development Information Day is observed every year on October 24 to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them

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9.

The book “Dogs at the Perimeter” has been authored by whom?
[A]Johanna Skibsrud
[B]Wajdi Mouawad
[C]Madeleine Thien
[D]Deborah Levy

Madeleine Thien
The book “Dogs at the Perimeter” has been authored by Madeleine Thien. It’s story is about the Cambodian genocide, which is as powerful as history, as magical as myth and a light shining on one of the darkest chapters of modern history.

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10.

Which country is hosting the 2016 World Congress of International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP)?
[A]India
[B]United States
[C]Russia
[D]United Kingdom

India
C. Vidyasagar Rao, the Governor of Maharashtra, has inaugurated the 19th World Congress of International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) on October 24 in Nashik, Maharashtra with the theme “Peace Education for Good Governance and Nonviolence”. The 3-day conference has been organized by International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), an NGO of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in collaboration with city-based Gokhale Education Society (GES).

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