GK & Current Affairs: October 5, 6, 2015

1.

The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on which of the following days?
[A]6 October
[B]8 October
[C]11 October
[D]12 October

11 October
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on 11 October every year. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girl’s right and the unique challenges they face around the world.

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2.

Which state has launched the “My Ganga, My Dolphin-2015” campaign?
[A]Bihar
[B]Odisha
[C]Uttar Pradesh
[D]West Bengal

Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh forest department and WWF-India, with the financial assistance of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) flagged off the Dolphin census under the My Ganga, My Dolphin campaign 2015 at Ganga barrage in Kanpur. The campaign was launched to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the declaration of Ganga River Dolphins as National Aquatic Animal.

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3.

Who among the following is current Prime Minister of Nepal?
[A]Sushil Koirala
[B]K P Sharma Oli
[C]Girija Prasad Koirala
[D]Manmohan Adhikari

K P Sharma Oli
CPN-UML Chairman K P Sharma Oli was elected as the next Prime Minister of Nepal. Oli defeated incumbent Sushil Koirala. Oli has secured 338 votes, 39 more than the 299 that he needed to be elected as the prime minister while Nepali congress president Koirala could only secure 249 votes.

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4.

India’s Ajay Jayaram clinched the Dutch Open Grand Prix by defeating which of the following players?
[A]Raul Must
[B]Brice Leverdez
[C]Eric Pang
[D]Thomas Rouxel

Raul Must
Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinched the men’s single title at the Dutch Open Grand Prix by defeating Estonia’s Raul Must. The Mumbai born shuttler defeated sixth seed and World No.48 Raul 21-12, 21-18 in a 34 minute lop-sided math.

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5.

Who has been named cultural ambassador for Seychelles?
[A]Lata Mangeshkar
[B]A R Rahman
[C]Vidhya Balan
[D]Juhi Chawla

A R Rahman
Renowned Indian composer, singer and musician Allah-Rakha Rahman has been named as a cultural ambassador for Seychelles in India. Rahman received his appointment certificate from the country’s vice-president Danny Faure in a ceremony organised to celebrate the India Fest at the International Conference Centre in Victoria.

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6.

Which country successfully tests the Emad missile, a new generation long-range ballistic missile?
[A]China
[B]Iran
[C]Iraq
[D]Japan

Iran
Iran has successfully test-fired the Emad a new generation long-range ballistic missile. The Emad surface-to-surface missile, designed and built by Iran. It is Iran’s first long-range missile that can be precision-guided until it reaches its target. The liquid propelled rocket had a range of 1,700 kilometers and was accurate to within 500 meters of the target.

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7.

Who among the following has won the men’s single at China Open title?
[A]Rafael Nadal
[B]Novak Djokovic
[C]Roger Federer
[D]Andy Murray

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-2 to clinch his sixth China Open title. In the women’s final Garbine Muguruza captured her second career WTA tour title at China Open by defeating Timea Bacsinszky.

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8.

Manorama, who died recently, was a most famous actress in which language?
[A]Tamil
[B]Kannada
[C]Malayalam
[D]Marathi

Tamil
Manorama, also known as Aachi, was a famous Tamil actress, who had appeared in more than 1,500 films, 1,000 stage performances and several television series. She holds a Guinness World record for acting in more than 1000 films. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2002. She was also won the several other awards including Kalaimamani award by the government of Tamil Nadu.

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9.

Who among the following has won the Russian Grand Prix-2015?
[A]Nico Roseberg
[B]Sebastian Vettel
[C]Lewis Hamilton
[D]Kimi Raikkonen

Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Formula One Grand Prix. The win was Hamilton’s ninth of the season, and the 42nd of his career. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished second and Mexican Sergion Perez finished third.

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10.

Recently, which state government has launched “Operation Vatsalya” to track missing children?
[A]Karnataka
[B]Maharashtra
[C]Kerala
[D]Goa

Kerala
Kerala government has launched Operation Vatsalya to trace, rescue and reunite the little ones with their family. Operation Vatsalya is expected to provide relief to parents who live in the painful memories of their missing children.

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