Current Affairs Quiz : October 09 2016 Question And Answers
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Current Affairs Quiz October 09 2016
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1. Recently who has won 2016 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix?
A. Edward Jenner
B. Nico Rosberg
D. Stephenson Vettel
Answer:- B – Nico Rosberg – Explanation – Nico Rosberg, a German Formula One driver for Mercedes Formula One team, has won the 2016 Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix at Mie Prefecture, Japan.
2. P R Sreejesh is associated with which sports?
Answer:- A – Hockey – Explanation – Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh is an Indian field hockey player and plays as a goalkeeper in the Indian national team. He will lead an 18-member Indian men’s hockey team in the 4th Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) to be held in Kuantan, Malaysia from October 20 to 30, 2016.
3. The book “Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha” has been authored by ________________________?
A. Thich Nhat Hanh
B. Arundhati Roy
C. Minoo Masani
D. Dalai Lama
Answer:- A – Thich Nhat Hanh Explanation – The book “Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha” has been authored by Thich Nhat Hanh. It is the beautiful classic recounting of the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. The book traces the Buddha’s life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself.
4. The Indian Air Force Day was recently observed across India. It was first observed in which of the following years?
Answer :- D – 1932 – Explanation – The Air Force Day 2016 was on 8 October 2016 observed across India. This is the 84th celebration of the Day that began in 1932.On this day, the most renowned aerobatics display teams, Red Arrows of the Royal Air Force (RAF), enthralled audience at Indian Air Force Day celebrations in New Delhi. They flew Hawk jets, which are single-engine advanced trainer aircraft.Besides, the Indian Air Force air displayed various aircrafts at Air Force Station Hindan in Uttar Pradesh.
5. Sreelatha Menon recently passed away. At that time what was her age?
Answer:- A – 51 – Explanation – Malayalam actor Sreelatha Menon passed away at the Government Medical College Hospital. She was 51.She had acted in around 20 movies, including Perunthachan , Keli and Dinarathrangal . She has been undergoing treatment for a rare bone disease for the past 23 years. Her husband, K.S.Madhu, had passed away a few years back. She is survived by three children.
6. Name the department that was set up by Union Finance Ministry to streamline government borrowings and better cash management with the overall objective of deepening bond markets.
A. Public Debt Management Cell
B. Department of Debt Management
C. Cell for management of debt
D. All the above
Answer :- A – Public Debt Management Cell – Explanation – Union Finance Ministry constituted a Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC). The cell was created to streamline government borrowings and better cash management with the overall objective of deepening bond markets.The Joint Secretary (Budget), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance would be the overall in-charge of the ODMC.As an interim arrangement, the PDMC will be housed at the RBI’s Delhi office. In about two years, the PDMC will be upgraded to a statutory Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA)
7. Name the Professional Indian mountaineer who scaled the world’s sixth highest mountain Cho Oyu.
A. Krishna Patil
B. Arunima Da
C. Santoshi Kumar
D. Arjun Vajpai
Answer :- D – Arjun Vajpai – Explanation – Indian professional mountaineer Arjun Vajpai broke another record in mountaineering on Wednesday as he scaled Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. The young mountaineer climbed to the summit of Cho Oyu before dawn with an expedition member and Sherpas after leaving their highest campsite at 3 am.Vajpai has now climbed five of the 14 highest mountains in the world with altitudes over 8,000 metres. He also created a record as the youngest climber to have summited on Mount Lhotse, Mount Manaslu and Mount Makalu previously. Vajpai also is the third youngest Indian mountaineer to climb Mount Everest at the age of 16 years, 11 months and 18 days.
8. What is the theme of 2016 World Post Day (WPD)?
A. Maintain peace and harmony in the nation
B. Write a letter describing about green universe
C. The Post: Delivering for People and Businesses Daily
D. Innovation, Integration and Inclusion
Answer:- D – Innovation, Integration and Inclusion – Explanation – The World Post Day (WPD) is observed each year on October 9 to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in BernIntegration and Inclusion”.
9. Recently what is the India’s rank in the Biopharmaceutical Competitiveness & Investment (BCI) Survey?
Answer:- A – 19th – Explanation – India has been ranked 19th out of 28 nations in the Biopharmaceutical Competitiveness & Investment (BCI) Survey, with an overall score of 59 out of 100. India scores low on almost all metrics except for partial step-ups on two counts: scientific capabilities and infrastructure, and clinical research conditions and framework. The list has topped by United States, followed by UK and Switzerland. The ranking is part of the 3rd edition of the BCI commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and executed by the Pugatch Consilium. It looks at biomedical innovation and its influencers, like intellectual property protection for investments in the sector.
10. The 2016 BRICS Science & Technology Senior Official Meeting (SOM) has been held at which city of India?
Answer:- A – Jaipur – Explanation – The 6th BRICS Science & Technology Senior Official Meeting (SOM) has held at Jaipur, Rajasthan on October 7, 2016 to provide an overarching vision and to set priorities for cooperation & joint action amongst BRICS countries in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation.