GK & Current Affairs : October 25, 2016
1. The World Polio Day is observed on which date?
Answer: October 24
The World Polio Day is observed every year by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its allied agencies on October 24 to commemorate the fight against poliomyelitis. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate progress towards a polio-free world and the tireless efforts of many towards the goal.
2. “Mitra Shakti 2016” the joint military exercise has been started between India and which country?
Answer: Sri Lanka
The 4th edition of the India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise “MITRA SHAKTI 2016” has started at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka from October 24 and will be continued till November 6, 2016. The main focus of this edition of the joint exercise is to enhance inter-operability while carrying out Counter Insurgency (CI)/Counter Terrorism (CT) operations under the United Nations Mandate.
3. The first workshop on use of International Household Survey Network (IHSN) toolkit has been launched by which union minister?
[D]D V Sadananda Gowda
Answer: D V Sadananda Gowda
The Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, D.V. Sadananda Gowda has launched the International Household Survey Network (IHSN) Toolkit and also launched the new Website of the Ministry in New Delhi. The IHSN is a standard bench mark which can be used as an active management tool for better integration of administrative structures and statistical access for policy making. It is about the latest trends & developments of data archives, storage and dissemination technology tools available to user and is designed to address the technical issues facing data producers.
4. Varun Singh Bhati, who won bronze at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, is associated with which sports?
Answer: High Jump
Varun Singh Bhati, a Para high jumper from India, has won bronze at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Recently, he got cash reward Rs. 30 Lakhs by Vijay Goel, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, at a function in New Delhi under the Government of India (GoI)’s scheme of special awards to medal winners in international sports events.
5. The book “Born to Fly: Fighter pilot MP Anil Kumar teaches us there is no battle mind cannot win” has been authored by whom?
[D]P T Brinda
Answer: Nitin Sathe
The book “Born to Fly: Fighter pilot MP Anil Kumar teaches us there is no battle mind cannot win” has been authored by Nitin Sathe, an air commander. It is about the life of fighter pilot MP Anil Kumar, who became an icon of armed forces through his prolific writings despite having been paralyzed after an accident. It was recently released by the Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar.
6. Which state has highest life-expectancy in India for all ages, as per recently data released by the Registrar General of India (RGI)?
[C]Jammu and Kashmir
Answer: Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir (J & K) has the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, barring life expectancy at birth, as per recently data released by the Registrar General of India (RGI). The RGI publishes state level life expectancy-defined as the estimate of the average number of additional years that a person of a given age can expect to live – data for different ages: 0 (at birth), 1, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70. Though, Kerala has the highest overall life expectancy at birth, followed by Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.
7. The National Solidarity Day is observed on which day in India?
Answer: October 20
The National Solidarity Day is observed every year on October 20 in India. It is the date on which China attacked India in 1962.
8. The Urja Ganga gas pipeline project has been launched in which city of India?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently laid the foundation stone of Urja Ganga gas pipeline project of Rs. 51,000-crore in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The purpose of the project is to provide piped cooking gas to residents of Varanasi within two years and then to cater millions of people in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. The 800-km pipeline will be laid and 50,000 households and 20,000 vehicles will get PNG and CNG gas respectively.
9. Who has won the 2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix?
Answer: Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton, a British Formula One racing driver from England and racing for the Mercedes AMG Petronas, has won the 2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, United States.
10. Tom Hayden, who passed away recently, was anti-Vietnam war activist of which country?
Answer: United States
Tom Hayden (76), an American social and political activist, has recently died in Santa Monica, California. He was best known for his major role as an anti-Vietnam war, civil rights and radical intellectual counterculture activist. .
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