GK & Current Affairs – September 20, 2016

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Which of the following countries has recently hit by the powerful Typhoon Malakas?
[A]Japan
[B]Indonesia
[C]Vietnam
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Japan
Typhoon Malakas has badly hit the southern Japan that brings damaging winds (up to 180 Km/hr) and flooding rain. The authorities have ordered more than 500,000 people to evacuate their homes in parts of western and southern parts of Japan. More than 110 domestic flights have been cancelled, hundreds of thousands of people are evacuated as Typhoon Malakas has made landfall in the Wakayama Prefecture.

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Where is the venue of India International Seafood Show (IISS) 2016 ?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Mumbai
[C]Kochi
[D]Visakhapatnam [toggles][toggle title=”Answer”]

Visakhapatnam
The 20th edition of India International seafood show (IISS)- 2016 will be held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh from September 23. The theme of IISS-2016 is “Safe and Sustainable Indian Aquaculture”. The purpose of IISS is to highlight India’s commitment on safe and sustainable practices in fisheries, both capture and culture. The 3-day event will have participation of 2,000 delegates from India and 200 from abroad. The IISS-2016 offers a platform of opportunities for exporters and importers of Indian marine products, processors, resource specialists and personnel and culture fisheries, processing machinery manufacturers and allied sectors, to meet under one roof, facilitating participants and trade visitors to conduct business, upgrade technologies, network and exchange ideas for mutual benefit and further business and trade relations.

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Who has become the World Bank’s Country Director for India?
[A]Krishan Kant Paul
[B]Junaid Ahmad
[C]Haruhiko Kuroda
[D]Onno Ruhl [toggles][toggle title=”Answer”]

Junaid Ahmad
Junaid Ahmad, who hails from Bangladesh, has become the World Bank’s Country Director for India. He succeeded Onno Ruhl. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief of Staff to the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.

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4.

Rushiraj Barot is associated with which sports?
[A]Badminton
[B]Boxing
[C]Wrestling
[D]Shooting [toggles][toggle title=”Answer”]

Shooting
Rushiraj Barot has recently won gold in the junior men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the 2016 ISSF Junior World Cup at Gabala in Azerbaijan.

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The 2016 BRICS Agriculture and Agrarian Development Ministers conference will be held in which city of India?
[A]Bhopal
[B]Jaipur
[C]New Delhi
[D]Kanpur [toggles][toggle title=”Answer”]

New Delhi
The 6th edition of BRICS Agriculture and Agrarian Development Ministers conference-2016 will be held in New Delhi from September 22. The 2- day conference will be hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and will centre on the five priority areas of cooperation in the BRICS Action Plan for 2012-2016. The areas of cooperation include creating basic agricultural information exchange system, strategy for ensuring access to food for the most vulnerable population, etc.

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The first-ever United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants has been held in which of the following cities?
[A]Sydney
[B]New York
[C]Berlin
[D]New Delhi [toggles][toggle title=”Answer”]

New York
The first-ever United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants has been held at the UN General Assembly in New York. In it, the “New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants” have been adopted by leaders from 193 countries to save lives of over 65 million refugees and migrants and share the responsibility. The declaration is not legally binding but calls on countries to protect refugees’ human rights, boost humanitarian aid and work on their resettlement. The summit has represented a breakthrough in the collective efforts to address the challenges of human mobility.

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“Confluence: Festival of India” the first-ever Indian music and dance festival has started in which country?
[A]Australia
[B]United States
[C]France
[D]Russia [toggles][toggle title=”Answer”]

Australia
The first-of-a-kind Indian music and dance festival “Confluence: Festival of India” has started in Sydney, Australia. It was inaugurated by Mahesh Sharma, the Union Tourism and Culture Minister. The purpose of the 10-week long festival is to showcase India’s rich and diverse culture. The festival is an initiative of Indian government supported by the Australian side, which will run across 7 cities including Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide.

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8.

Who has won Formula One Singapore Grand Prix 2016?
[A]Nico Rosberg
[B]Daniel Ricciardo
[C]Max Verstappen
[D]Lewis Hamilton [toggles][toggle title=”Answer”]

Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg, a German Formula One driver for Mercedes, has won the 2016 F1Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay, Singapore. It was his overall 22nd championship title of F1 in his career and first in Singapore.

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9.

Who has been appointed as the first woman Director (Marketing) of the Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL)?
[A]Kavya Krishna
[B]Suhasini Mehdin
[C]Anandi Ramalingam
[D]Trisha Krishnan [toggles][toggle title=”Answer”]

Anandi Ramalingam
Anandi Ramalingam has been appointed as the first woman Director (Marketing) of the Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL). Prior to this appointment, she was the general manager heading the Military Communication Strategic Business Unit (SBU) at BEL’s Bengaluru Complex.

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10.

The book “Rekha: The Untold Story” has been authored by whom?
[A]Raju Bharatan
[B]Yasser Usman
[C]Neena Gopal
[D]Maithili Rao [toggles][toggle title=”Answer”]

Yasser Usman
The book “Rekha: The Untold Story” is the biography of bollywood actress Rekha, which is authored by Yasser Usman. The writer chronicles her life and days and some of the excerpts from the book reveal the real Rekha, who is behind the camera.

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