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9th August 2016 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

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Anna Burns wins 2018 Booker Prize for her novel 'Milkman'

Author Anna Burns has won the Man Booker Prize 2018 for her novel 'Milkman', becoming the first author from Northern Ireland to win the most prestigious English-language literary award. Burns, 56, who was born in Belfast, is the 17th woman to bag the award in its 49-year history and the first woman since 2013. It was her third novel. 'Milkman', a coming of age story of a young woman's affair with a married man set in the political troubles of Northern Ireland, was named the winner at a lavish awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night. "None of us has ever read anything like this before. Anna Burns' utterly distinctive voice challenges conventional thinking and form in surprising and immersive prose," said Kwame Anthony Appiah, the chair of the 2018 judging panel.
Set in an unnamed city, 'Milkman' focuses on a "middle sister" as she navigates her way through rumour, social pressures and politics in a tight-knit community. Burns shows the dangerous and complex impact on a woman coming of age in a city at war. Unusually, in the book, the characters have designations rather than names. Burns explains: "The book didn't work with names. It lost power and atmosphere and turned into a lesser or perhaps just a different book. 'Milkman' is published by Faber & Faber, making it the fourth consecutive year the prize has been won by an independent publisher. Burns' win was announced by Kwame Anthony Appiah at a dinner at London's Guildhall. She was presented with a trophy by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and a 50,000 pounds cheque by Luke Ellis, Chief Executive of Man Group. The winning author also receives a designer bound edition of her book and a further 2,500 pounds for being short-listed.

MJ Akbar resigns as minister

Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar resigned from his post. In a brief statement, Akbar said he had decided to seek justice in a court of law in his personal capacity, against a spate of allegations of inappropriate behaviour against him, relating to his days as a News Print editor. He said that he deemed it appropriate to step down from office and challenge the false accusations levied against him.
He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for giving him the opportunity to serve the country. Over the last fortnight, about 20 women have come forward to narrate experiences of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Akbar.

11, 12 October 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

11, 12 October 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for October 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 11, 12 October 2018:
GD Agarwal who passed was recently was associated with which river?
A. Kaveri
B. Ganga
C. Narmada
D. Krishna
Answer: B
Explanation: Activist GD Agarwal, who was on an indefinite fast since June 22 to urge the government to clean river Ganga, has died at the AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh. He was 87. He sat on a fast demanding steps that would protect river Ganga and maintain its uninterrupted flow between Gangotri and Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand.........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

9, 10 October 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

9, 10 October 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for October 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 9, 10 October 2018:
Jeremy Lalrinnunga is associated with which sports?
A. Judo
B. Boxing
C. Shooting
D. Weightlifting
Answer: D
Explanation: Jeremy Lalrinnunga won India’s first gold medal at Youth Olympics in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires. The 15-year-old weightlifter shattered the national record in the men's 62kg category to claim the top honours. Manu Bhaker also rediscovered her form by shooting 236.5 to finish at the top with the gold medal in the women's 10m air pistol event.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman leaves for which country on 3-day visit on 10th October?
A. France
B. USA
C. China
D. Pakistan
Answer: A
Explanation: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman left for France 10th October on a three-day visit which comes amid a massive controversy over the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from French aerospace company Dassault Aviation under a Rs 58,000 crore deal. Officials sources said Sitharaman will hold wide-ranging talks with her French counterpart Florence Parly on ways to deepen strategic cooperation between the two countries and the two sides will also deliberate on major regional and global issues of mutual interests. Sitharaman's visit comes nearly three weeks after former French President Francois Hollande was quoted by French publication 'Mediapart' as saying that Indian government proposed the name of Reliance to partner with Dassault Aviation forthe Rafale deal.  The comments by Hollande, who was French president when the Rafale deal was finalised, triggered a huge political row.

Who was appointed as the Solicitor General of India?
A. Tushar Mehta
B. Dinesh Sharma
D. Tilak Mishra
D. Sunil Mehta
Answer: A
Explanation: Senior Advocate Tushar Mehta was on October 10, 2018 appointed as the Solicitor General of India with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the office for a period till June 30, 2020 or until further orders........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

7, 8 October 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

7, 8 October 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for October 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 7, 8 October 2018:
Who has been elected as the new President of Iraq?
A. Barham Salih
B. Fuad Masum
C. Jalal Talabani
D. Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
Answer: A
Explanation: Barham Ahmed Salih, the veteran Kurdistan politician, has been elected as the new President of Iraq on 2nd October 2018. He received 219 votes and defeated Fuad Hussein, who secured 22 votes. Salih is a former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government and a former deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

In its fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2018-19, the RBI fixed the Repo Rate at what percent?
A. 7.5 percent
B. 5.5 percent
C. 6.0 percent
D. 6.5 percent
Answer: D
Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India, in an unexpected move, decided to hold the repo rate at 6.5 percent. The MPC voted 5:1 and RBI committee shifted to 'calibrated tightening stance'........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which state government Launches 'Nirman Kusuma' Scheme?
A. Kerala
B. Odisha
C. Karnataka
D. Assam
Answer: B
Explanation: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 'Nirman Kusuma' programme for providing financial assistance to the children of the construction workers for their technical education in the state.  The children of construction workers.......Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature?
A. Jean-Claude Arnault
B. Katarina Frostenson
C. Both A and B
D. None of above
Answer: D
Explanation: Swedish Academy, which organizes the Nobel Prize in Literature, announced in May 2018 that it will not award the 2018 honor due to sex abuse allegations that have raised turmoil among the academy members and cast critical light .......Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Literature Nobel Prize 2018 Winner

Swedish Academy, which organizes the Nobel Prize in Literature, announced in May 2018 that it will not award the 2018 honor due to sex abuse allegations that have raised turmoil among the academy members and cast critical light upon the prestigious annual award.
The Swedish Academy, which makes the decision on the literature award, has been in crisis over its handling of rape and sexual assault allegations linked to one of its high-ranking members.

Nobel Prize 2018 Economics winners

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 to William D. Nordhaus “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis” and Paul M. Romer “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”