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 Daily GK And Current Affairs Nov 23, 2016

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  • Question 1: __ is hosting India€™s first International Children€™s festival ?
  • Pune
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • None of these
  • Explanation:The 2nd edition of the Windmill Festival, known as India€™s first International Children€™s festival, will be held at Reliance Jio Garden in Mumbai on January 14 and 15, 2017. The 2-day festival will be jointly organised by Event Capital and Tribe Asia and will cater kids below 12 years. Know More
  • Question 2: William Trevor was a famous... ?
  • Poet
  • Writer
  • Scientist
  • Tennis Player
  • None of these
  • Explanation:The Irish author William Trevor (88), one of the greatest short story writers, has recently passed away at Somerset in England. Know More
  • Question 3: Balamuralikrishna, who passed away recently, was related with...?
  • Sports
  • Science
  • Music
  • Social Work
  • None of these
  • Explanation:Legendary Carnatic musician M.Balamuralikrishna (86) has recently passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He penned about 300 kirtanas and many Universities decorated him with honorary doctorates. Balamuralikrishna caught the nation€™s attention in Doordarshan€™s iconic music video Mile Sur Mera Tumhara in which he sang the Tamil lyrics in the song first telecast on Independence Day in 1988. Know More
  • Question 4: Winner of first world Sanskrit Award... ?
  • Poom Jensen
  • Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
  • Sirikitiya Jensen
  • Bajrakitiyabha
  • None of these
  • Explanation: The award, instituted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is presented to eminent Sanskrit scholars to recognise their outstanding contribution to the study/teaching /research in Sanskrit language and literature. Know More
  • Question 5: World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) 2016 held in... ?
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Zambia
  • None of these
  • Explanation: UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) released the 2016 edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report. The report was launched on 22 November 2016 during the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS). The ITU index prepared after surveying 175 economies of the world was topped by the Republic of Korea with IDI of 8.84. The Sub-Saharan Africa€™s Niger with an IDI of 1.07 ranked lowest. India was placed at 138th rank with IDI score of 2.69. In 2015, it stood at 135th position with IDI score of 2.50. Know More
  • Question 6: Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016 will replace... ?
  • Merchant Shipping Bill, 1957
  • Merchant Shipping Bill, 1958
  • Merchant Shipping Bill, 1959
  • Merchant Shipping Bill, 1960
  • None of these
  • Explanation:Union Cabinet on 23 November 2016 approved the introduction of Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016 in the Parliament. Simultaneously, the cabinet also approved repealing of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and the Coasting Vessels Act, 1838. Know More
  • Question 7: How many members are there in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ?
  • 20
  • 25
  • 22
  • 21
  • None of these
  • Explanation: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The 24th edition of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit concluded on 20 November 2016 in Lima, Peru. Know More
  • Question 8: On Nov. 24 Govt extended usage of old notes for payment in public utilities till ... ?
  • November 30
  • December 1
  • December 15
  • December 30
  • None of these
  • Explanation:The Government has extended the use of old currency notes of 500 and 1000 rupees for payment of public utilities bills upto 15th of next month adding some other services under the exempted category but 1000 rupees notes will not be accepted any more in exempted categories and only 500 notes will be accepted. Know More
  • Question 9: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved the setting up of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in ___ ?
  • 52 districts
  • 102 districts
  • 34 districts
  • 62 districts
  • None of these
  • Explanation: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accorded its approval for opening of one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) each in 62 uncovered districts. The outlay for the programme is Rs 2,871 crore. Know More
  • Question 10: ___ Online home rental solutions provider firm has been acquired by Quikr recently ?
  • Meraghar
  • Grabhouse
  • Rent a home
  • housing.com
  • None of these
  • Explanation:Online classifieds firm Quikr has acquired home rental startup Grabhouse in an all-stock deal aimed at strengthening its realty vertical. The deal is valued at about $10 million according to people with direct knowledge of the transaction and marks the seventh acquisition for the Bengaluru-based company this year. Know More
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