GK & Current Affairs: September 27, 28, 2015

1.

Currently, which among the following countries have space observatory?
1. USA
2. Japan
3. China
4. Russia
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1, 2 & 4
[B]Only 2, 3 & 4
[C]Only 1, 3 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1, 2 & 4
So far only US, Russia and Japan have own space observatory. After successful launching of ASTROSTAT India became the fourth country globally to have space observatory.

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2.

Who has won the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix title of Formula One?
[A]Lewis Hamilton
[B]Sebastian Vettel
[C]Nico Roseberg
[D]Kimi Raikkonen

Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix title of Formula One. This was his overall eight victory of the season. Nico Roseberg came second, followed by Sebastian Vettel at third place.

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3.

Which technology giant has agreed to provide Wi-Fi hotspots at 500 railway stations in India?
[A]Microsoft
[B]Google
[C]IBM
[D]Facebook

Google
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a proposal for introduction of broadband connectivity, through Wi-Fi hotspots, at 100 railway stations. He said it will be expanded to 400 next year. The search engine giant also announced the rollout of ten-language vernacular typing for Android users. The announcement was made when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a tour of the Google headquarters with CEO Pichai.

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4.

What is the theme of World Tourism Day-2015?
[A]One billion tourist’s one billion opportunities
[B]Sustainable tourism for future
[C]Tourism Linking Cultures
[D]Tourism and Energetic Sustainability

One billion tourist’s one billion opportunities
The World Tourism Day celebration was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in the year 1980 which is celebrated every year at 27th September. This day is celebrated every year having particular theme for making aware the people all over the world. The theme of this year tourism day is One billion tourist’s one billion opportunities.

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5.

Mina, the city of tents is located in which of the following country?
[A]Jordan
[B]Saudi Arabia
[C]Mexico
[D]Syria

Saudi Arabia
Mina is a small city located inside a low lying valley in the province of Makkh, in western Saudi Arabia. Inside the 20 square km valley, tents cover every open space, as far as the eye can see, neatly arranged, row after row. It is in these tents Hajj pilgrims stay overnight during the five days of each Haj season. For the rest of the year, Mina remains pretty much deserted. There are more than 100,000 air-conditioned tents in Mina providing temporary accommodation to 3 million pilgrims.

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6.

Who has been chosen for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for Science and Technology 2015, in medical science category?
[A]Yogesh Joshi
[B]Vidita Vaidya
[C]Mandar Deshmukh
[D]D Srinivas Reddy

Vidita Vaidya
The Ministry of Science and Technology announced the 11 recipients of prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, considered to be a coveted science honour in the country in seven different fields. Vidita Vaidya from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has been chosen for the award in medical science category.

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7.

Which country has organised the Himalayan Air Festival to help revive the nation’s tourism industry?
[A]Nepal
[B]Bhutan
[C]China
[D]India

Nepal
Nepal has been organising Himalayan Air Festival to help revive the nation’s tourism industry. The Himalayan Air Festival-Garud Fun 2015 was a fiesta of air adventures and fun organized for the first time in Nepal.

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8.

In which African country India has launched first India-Africa ICT Expo 2015?
[A]Kenya
[B]South Africa
[C]Nigeria
[D]Mongolia

Kenya
India launched the first Indo-Africa ICT Expo in the Kenyan capital under the theme of “India: Your Partner for Technology Next”. The event, on September 28-29, was launched in conjunction with Information Technology Authority of Kenya, Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC) of India, and National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM). The event, inaugurated by Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary of Kenya and Rakesh Garg, Secretary Telecom of India, was attended by various officials and business leaders from India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Sudan.

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9.

Which of the following has won the Porter Prize for enabling social progress?
[A]JSW Steel
[B]Apollo Hospital
[C]Reliance Foundation
[D]Tata Power

Reliance Foundation
Porter Prize for Enabling Social Progress was awarded to Reliance Foundation, the CSR arm of Reliance Industries. Tata Power bagged the Porter Prize for Excellence in Corporate Integration and Governance. Porter Prize for Leveraging Unique Activities was awarded to JSW SteelBSE -2.95 % while the Porter Prize on Industry Architectural Shift was awarded to Mahindra Rural Housing and Finance. Porter Prize on Exploiting Tradeoffs was awarded to Abbott India, Porter Prize. Instituted in the name of Michael E Porter, a Professor at Harvard Business School and father of modern strategy field, it is awarded to entities which have showcased outstanding performance in the industry and their activities have enabled upliftment of social indicators in their area of work.

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10.

Which country will host BRICS U-17 football cup in 2016?
[A]Brazil
[B]India
[C]China
[D]South Africa

India
India will host BRICS U-17 football cup in 2016. The ASSOCHAM in partnership with BRICS Football Cup is proposing to organize the first ever BRICS Under-17 football cup next year in India.

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