Football, FIFA, - General awareness questions on current affairs

1)   International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was held on which date?

a. 25th Nov
b. 26th Nov
c. 27th Nov
d. 28th Nov
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 25th Nov

Explanation:
The 2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was observed across the world on 25th Nov 2016.

The theme for the day was “Orange the World - Raise Funds to End Violence Against Women”.

Colour orange in the theme symbolises a better future without the pervasive human rights violation.

Violence affects 1 in 3 women and girls all over the globe.

International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed to raise awareness about violence against women.

The aim is also to discuss solutions that work for women community.

United Nations designated the day as:

  • Violence against women is a human rights violation
  • Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women in law, in practice and of persisting inequalities between men and women
  • Violence against women impedes progress in many areas
  • Violence against girls and women can be prevented
  • Violence against women continue to be a global pandemic
  • Date came from a brutal assassination in 1960 of three Mirabai sisters who were political activists in the Dominican Republic
  • On 20th December 1993, UNGA by resolution 48/104 adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women


2)   Which of the following is the faster operation in AVL Trees?

a. Insertion
b. Deletion
c. Updation
d. Retrieval
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Retrieval

Explanation:
No explanation is available for this question!


3)   How many states in India have a bicameral legislature?

a. 7
b. 5
c. 6
d. 9
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 7

Explanation:

  • Seven Indian States, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Jammu-Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, have bicameral Legislatures.
  • The newly formed Telangana has 40 members.


4)   Which of the following is true?

a. DataTable object contain DataRow and DataColoumn objects
b. DataSet and DataTable can be binary serialized
c. DataSet and DataTable can be XML serialized
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All of the above

Explanation:
A DataTable is an in-memory representation of a single database table that contains DataRow and DataColoumn objects.
Serialization is the process of converting an object into a stream of bytes so you can store or transmit the object. Only those objects can be serialized those have SerializableAttribute.
There are two types of serialization binary and XML serialization.


5)   The judge (1) / ordered that the (2) / iron of accused (3) / should be removed. (4) / No Error (5)

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 3

Explanation:
Use 'irons' instead of 'iron'. Here, 'irons' denote 'chains'. Some nouns change their meaning when used in plural form.

The correct sentence should be: The judge ordered that the
irons of the accused should be removed.

Some nouns that change their meaning when used in plural form:

Noun (Singular Form)MeaningNoun (Plural Form)Meaning
BlindUnable to seeBlindsA screen for a window
AdviceCounselAdvicesInformation
AuthorityCommandAuthoritiesPersons in power
CharacterMoral qualities of individualCharactersPeople in novel, play or films
GoodNiceGoodsProperty (things)
IronMetalIronsChains
ContentSatisfactionContentsThings contained
RespectRegardsRespectsCompliments
WorkJobWorksCompositions
EarningIncomeEarningsSavings
QuarterOne-fourthQuartersHouses
AirAtmosphereAirsAffected manners, Proud behaviour
Example
It is shameful to use force with a woman. (Strength)
The forces on the border are always alert. (Army)

I shall return within two hours. (Come back)
The returns were very poor. (Earnings)


6)   Four friends (A, B, C and D) started a business in partnership by investing capitals in the proportion 3 : 5 : 4 : 6. During the period of one-year, these capitals were utilized in the proportion of 6 : 4 : 5 : 3 respectively. If, at the end of the year, a profit of Rs. 15,550 was made, what will be the share of D?

a. Rs. 3250.5
b. Rs. 3750
c. Rs. 4062.59
d. Rs. 3682.89
e. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Rs. 3682.89

Explanation:
A = (Investment * capital utilized) = (3 * 6) = 18
B = (5 * 4) = 20
C = (4 * 5) = 20
D = (6 * 3) = 18

Thus, out of Rs. 76 (18 +20 + 20 + 18), D's share is Rs. 18. Hence, out of Rs. 15,500 the share of D would be given as (18/76) * 15550 = Rs. 3682.89


7)   Pick the word/phrase most nearly opposite in meaning.

Tenacious


a. Unyielding
b. Rigid
c. Pliable
d. Inexorable
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Pliable

Explanation:
No explanation is available for this question!


8)   An empty list is the one which has no _________ .

a. nodes
b. data
c. both a and b
d. address
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: both a and b

Explanation:
No explanation is available for this question!


9)   Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has created a new Portal. It is called

a. Wonders of India
b. Visit Monuments and Archaeological Sites of India
c. Must See Monuments and Archaeological Sites of India
d. Visit Wonders of India
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Must See Monuments and Archaeological Sites of India

Explanation:
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has created a Portal for the “Must-See Monuments and Archaeological Sites of India”, under its protection.

The purpose of the portal is to highlight outstanding monuments and sites in India, comprising world heritage properties, sites under UNESCO’s Tentative List, ASI’s ticketed and other non-ticketed prominent monuments.

Nearly a hundred monuments have been identified for this purpose. Sites have been selected on the basis of their exceptional art and architecture, planning and design, displaying exemplary engineering skills and being a unique testimony to the civilization in the past.

The portal carries brief history of each monument and information such as connectivity and access, weather conditions, timings of opening and closing, facilities available at site, 360 Degree/panoramic views (in collaboration with Google) and other Must-See monuments in the vicinity.

The portal is being with the hope that these will be visited by a large number of people from India and abroad, and will contribute to their visiting these outstanding sites.


10)   Who has been awarded Vayu Sena 2016?

a. Squadron Leader Bhavesh Kumar
b. Squadron leader Bhavesh Singh
c. Squadron leader Bhavesh Dubey
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Squadron leader Bhavesh Dubey

Explanation:
Squadron leader B.K. Dubey was awarded the Vayu Sena for valour on field while battling terrorists on 2nd Jan 2016 despite injuries.

  • He is the Commanding Officer of the Indian Air Force Special Forces Unit since May 2013
  • Squadron Leader AS Tanwar was also awarded the Vayu Sena Medal for gallantry when he stayed on a flight despite fire in the engine of the Sukhoi 30 MKI squadron.


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