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1. Which of the following personalities have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics?
A. Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller
B. Angus Deaton and Jean Tirole
C. lvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley
D. Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom
Answer :- D – Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom – Explanation – UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics for their contributions to contract theory. Their theories are valuable to the understanding of real-life contracts and institutions, as well as potential pitfalls in contract design. They will share the 8m kronor ($924,000) prize; it was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden.
2. Harika Dronavalli is associated with which sports?
B. Lawn Tennis
Answer:- A – Chess – Explanation – Harika Dronavalli, an Indian chess grandmaster, has recently defeated World No. 1 Hou Yifan of China to be at joint 4th position in the 2016 Isle of Man (IoM) International Chess Tournament.
3. Recently a new termite species named Glyptotermes Chiraharitae is discovered in which state?
D. Andhra Pradesh
Answer :- C – Kerala – Explanation – A new termite species Glyptotermes Chiraharitae was discovered at Kakkayam in the Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala. It has been named ‘Chiraharitae’ after the tropical evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, where it was spotted.
4. The 2016 International Gita festival will be held in which state of India?
Answer:- B – Haryana – Explanation – The 2016 International Gita festival will be held at Kurukshetra in Haryana on December 6 to take the eternal message of the holy book to the international stage. The 5-day festival will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee. A number of cultural performances, art shows, literary events and festivities will mark the celebrations up to December 10. Approx 18,000 students from all over Haryana will recite the shlokas of the Gita at the sacred Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra.
5. Which state has launched ‘Duck Boats’ to boost tourist footfall?
B. West Bengal
Answer:- C – Goa – Explanation – The Goa Tourism department has launched the vessels popularly known as ‘Duck Boats’ to boost tourist footfall. It is a first of its kind facility used for civilian purpose (joy rides) in India. The full-fledged operations of the joy rides will begin in November 2016. The vessels have been assembled in collaboration with Advanced Amphibious Design Inc Honolulu USA using a methodology and design which is cost effective, safe, durable and enjoyable.The maximum capacity for each vehicle is 32 seats. The circuit tours will operate from Panjim to Old Goa and Dr. Salim Ali bird sanctuary to showcase the natural and cultural treasures of Goa.
6. The International Dussehra festival has started in which state of India?
A. Madhya Pradesh
D. Himachal Pradesh
Answer:- D – Himachal Pradesh – Explanation – The International Dussehra festival has started at in the popular Dhalpur maidan in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. The 7-day festival will begin with Rath Yatra, followed by Nati dance, food, music, rituals, folk flavour of the festivity, etc. According to legend, in the 17th century, Raja Jagat Singh installed an idol of Raghunath on his throne as a mark of penance. After this, god Raghunath was declared as the ruling deity of the Valley. This deity is taken in a Ratha to the Dussehra.
7. Which day is observed as the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC)?
A. 11 August
B. 11 September
C. 11 October
D. 11 November
Answer:- C – 10 October – Explanation – The International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) is celebrated annually on October 11 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The 2016 theme is “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls”.
8. Where are the headquarters of the International Energy Agency (IEA)?
Answer:- A – Paris – Explanation – The International Energy Agency (IAE) is a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organization, which works to accelerate the global energy transition, providing research, statistics, in–depth analysis & policy recommendations. It was established in the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1974 in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis. Recently, tt is in news because IAE will tie-up with India to implement its Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) initiative globally for energy savings. The UJALA scheme is executed by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Union Ministry of Power.
9. Who is the newly elected Prime Minister of Morocco?
A. Hamid Ali
B. Ahmed El Fassi
C. Abdelilah Bekirane
D. Mustapha Rahaman
Answer:- D – Abdelilah Bekirane – Explanation – Abdelilah Bekirane has been re-appointed as the Morocco’s Prime minister for another term. It is officially announced by Mohammed VI, the king of Morocco, after Benkirane’s PJD party emerged with the most number of seats in the 395-seat lower house of parliament. Benkirane, who is the leader of Islamic Justice and Development Party, has been serving as Prime Minister in a coalition government since 2011.
10. How much amount has been donated by India to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to help it in its welfare work for the people of South Africa?
A. Rs. 7.9 million
B. Rs. 9.3 million
C. Rs. 10.5 million
D. Rs. 10.9 million
Answer:- B – Rs. 9.3 million – Explanation – The Government of India (GoI) has donated Rs. 9.3 million (ZAR 2 million) to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to help it in its welfare work for the people of South Africa. The Nelson Mandela Foundation was established in 1999 after the then President Nelson Mandela stepped down as the President of South Africa.
11. The book “The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told” has been authored by________________?
A. Madhavi Sinha
B. Arunava Sinha
C. Narendra Sinha
D. Srikant Sinha
Answer:- B – Arunava Sinha – Explanation – The book “The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told” has been authored by Arunava Sinha. The author has taken the works of prominent Bengali authors and done a very meaningful translation of the book.