Current Affairs 2016 (October)(English)

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31 October 2016

EU and 24 countries agreed to create world's largest marine park in Ross Sea. In which ocean the Ross Sea is located?

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EU and 24 countries signed the long-awaited agreement to protect more than 1.1 million sq.km of Ross Sea around the Antarctica Ocean.

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Which business tycoon from India was appointed as chairman of GSMA?

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Sunil Bharti Mittal appointed as Chairman of GSMA. Mittal will succeed Jon Fredrik Baksaas, who will step down from the GSMA board at the end of 2016.

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Which Indian infrastructure company was awarded compensation worth $270 million in Maldives airport dispute?

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GMR Male International Airport Limited (GMAIL), a subsidiary of GMR Group, was awarded $270 million in compensation in Maldives airport dispute by a three-member international arbitral tribunal.

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Which country put a temporary ban on catching of Hilsa fish with an aim to save them?

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Bangladesh government introduced a temporary ban on catching of hugely popular Hilsa fish with an aim to save the fish.

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Mariano Rajoy, the Prime Minister of a country was voted back to power, thus ending a 10-month political crisis. The country in question is _______.

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In the confidence-vote held in Spanish parliament, 117 lawmakers voted for Mariano Rajoy, 111 against, and 68 abstained – all Socialist lawmakers.

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Who was declared 'Man of the Series' in the recently concluded India-New Zealand 5-match ODI cricket series?

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Amit Mishra, the left-arm leg spinner who claimed five-wicket, was declared Man of the Match as well as Man of the Series.

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30 October 2016

Which state government announced a new scheme named 'Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir' to provide legal assistance once a week to deprived sections of the society?

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The state government of Odisha announced a new scheme named Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir to provide legal assistance once a week to deprived sections of the society at the grassroots level in all its 6812 gram panchayats across the state.

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Which one of the following is not the component of three-tier air treatment system announced by Delhi government to tackle air pollution?

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The three-tier treatment system includes setting up of wind purification units, mist fountains and virtual chimney at five major traffic intersections. These are Anand Vihar, ITO, Sarai Kalen Khan, Kashmere Gate and IIT (Delhi) or AIIMS.

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Union government decided to increase the minimum wage of unskilled agricultural workers in C-class towns to Rs. 350 per day. What was the earlier limit?

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Union Labour Ministry decided to fix the minimum wage for unskilled agricultural labours working in C-class towns in Central sphere at Rs. 350 per day from the present Rs. 160 per day. The new wage rate will come into effect from November 1, 2016.

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Which sports federation was recognised by the Union Government as National Sports Federation?

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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recognized the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as National Sports Federation (NSF) for Boxing. The recognition will give a boost to the sport of boxing that suffered due to absence of an NSF in the discipline since 2012.

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The two Yazidi women won the 2016 Sakharov Prize given by the European Parliament in the fields of protecting human rights. Yazidi community belongs to which country?

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The award recognises Lamiya Aji Bashar and Nadia Murad's commitment and courage to ameliorate the difficulties faced by Yazidi community of Iraq.

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Which state became the second state to be declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) after Sikkim?

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Himachal Pradesh was on October 28, 2016 declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). With this it became the second state to be conferred with ODF status after Sikkim.

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