GK & Current Affairs – September 11, 12, 2016
1. Who has won the 2016 US Open Women’s Singles tennis tournament?
Answer: Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber, a German professional tennis player, has won the 2016 US Open Women’s Singles tennis tournament by defeating Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic in the final by 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. With this, she became the first German player to win the tournament since Steffi Graf in 1996.
2. Which stock exchange has become first Indian stock exchange to file Initial Public Offering (IPO) with SEBI?
[A]National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX)
[B]Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX)
[C]Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
[D]National Stock Exchange (NSE)
Answer: Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
The Asia’s oldest bourse Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has become the first Indian stock exchange to file IPO papers with market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for its Initial Public Offering (IPO). The IPO is a type of public offering in which shares of a company usually are sold to institutional investors that in turn, sell to the general public, on a securities exchange.
3. “e-nivaran” portal has been launched by which government department for online redressal of taxpayers grievances?
[A]Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
[B]Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
[C]Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
[D]Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)
Answer: Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched ’e-nivaran’ (electronic resolution) portal for online redressal of taxpayers grievances related to refunds, ITRs, PAN, etc., as part of its initiative to reduce instances of harassment of the public when it comes to complaints related to the I-T department. The taxpayers can register their complaints through their personal computer systems. Once the grievance is registered, the system will also issue an acknowledgment number which can be quoted by the taxpayer for all his future communications with the taxman and also to track the progress of the complaint.
4. The 2016 India-US Economic Summit will be held in which of the following cities?
Answer: New Delhi
The 2016 India-US Economic Summit will be held in New Delhi from September 14 to enhance bilateral trade and investments between both the nations. The 2-day summit will be inaugurated by US Ambassador to India Richard Verma and will deliberate on augmenting the existing two-way trade to $ 500 billion and will focus on sectors that foster growth.
5. Who is the newly appointed Prime Minister of Kazakhstan?
Answer: Bykytzhan Sagintayev
Bykytzhan Sagintayev, a teacher and economist by training, is the newly appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He has been appointed by the President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
6. Which state government has officially launched AIR Regional News Unit (RNU)’s Facebook page?
The Chhattisgarh government has officially launched AIR Regional News Unit (RNU)’s Facebook page at the newsroom of Raipur Radio station.The Facebook page will display an array of photographs and videos on the social life and the happenings in Chhattisgarh, besides the daily regional news from the state.
7. Who has won the 2016 US Open men’s singles tournament?
Answer: Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka, a Swiss professional tennis player, has won the 2016 US Open Men’s Singles tennis tournament by defeating Novak Djokovic in the final by 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. This is his first US Open title and 3rd major title.
8. The world’s first robotic operation inside the eye has successfully performed in which country?
Answer: United Kingdom
The world’s first robotic operation inside the human eye has successfully performed by British surgeons, which potentially revolutionise the way such conditions are treated. The procedure was carried out at John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.
9. What is the theme of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress?
[A]Planet at the Crossroads
[B]Save Planet, Save Trees
[C]Make Planet peaceful
[D]Develop peace on planet
Answer: Planet at the Crossroads
The 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress has been hosted by Honolulu, Hawaii. The purpose of 2016 IUCN congress is to conserve the nature, study innovative approaches of conservation and harnesses the solutions nature offers to global challenges. The theme of the 2016 IUCN Congress is “Planet at the Crossroads”.
10. The book “The Girls” has been authored by whom?
Answer: Emma Cline
The book “The Girls” has been authored by Emma Cline. It is the thrilling account of a young woman getting sucked into a terrifying world. .
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