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Current Affairs : 8 September 2016

Indian film ‘Thithi’ wins best film award at BRICS Film Festival

  • Indian film Thithi (Kannada) has won the best film award at the first BRICS Film Festival in New Delhi.
  • Thithi is a dramatic comedy Kannada film co-written and directed by Raam Reddy.
  • The film festival screened movies from India, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.
  • Earlier, The film festival opened in New Delhi on 2nd of this month with the screening of a Malayalam movie, Veeram.

India ends Yaws, Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus, WHO certifies

India has received certificates from World Health Organisation (WHO) for recognising the elimination of Yaws ,Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) from the country.

  • According to the Union Health Minister J P Nadda, India has received WHO’s certificates for MNTE Yaws-free India at 69th session of Regional Committee of WHO at, Colombo,Sri Lanka.
  • Yaws is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the skin, bones and cartilages.

Govt. approves Rs 450 cr for five states under Swadesh Darshan scheme


  • Union Tourism Ministry has approved the amount 450 crore rupees for the development of Heritage circuit in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh, North East Circuit in Sikkim and Coastal Circuit of Tamil Nadu.
  • The Heritage Circuit in Madhya Pradesh covers Gwalior- Orchha-Khajuraho-Chanderi-Bhimbetka-Mandu.
  • The Heritage Circuit in Uttarakhand is on developing Tourism Infrastructure in Jageshwar-Devidhura-Katarmal-Baijnath sites.
  • Coastal circuit in Tamil Nadu envisages development of Chennai-Mamamallapuram-Rameshwaram-Manpadu-Kanyakumari.

Summer Paralympic Games begin  

  • Summer Paralympic Games 2016 has begun in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro with an opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium.
  • Round 4,000 athletes from over 160 countries will compete in 22 different sport disciplines in the 12-day event.
  • India is fielding its largest-ever contingent of 19 athletes who will feature in 10 disciplines.

Sushil Kumar nominated for Padma Bhushan

Wrestler Sushil Kumar has been nominated for the Padma Bhushan by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

  • The Federation has also recommended female wrestler Alka Tomar and Dronacharya awardee Yashvir Singh (Sushil’s coach) for the honour.
  • Sushil is the only Indian athlete to have won two individual Olympic medals a bronze in the 2008 Beijing Games and a silver in the 2012 London Games.
  • He already bestowed with the Khel Ratna award (the country’s highest sporting honour).

              Questions

  1. The 2016 ASEAN Summit has started in which of the following countries?
[A] Australia              [B]South Korea
[C]Japan                   [D]Laos.
2. “Nuakhai” the agrarian mass festival has celebrated in which state of India?
[A]Odisha                [B]Rajasthan
[C]Sikkim                [D]Assam
.3. Who has won the 2016 Heritage Heroes Award of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)?
[A] J Satyanarayan    [B] Bibhuti Lahkar
[C] Rajesh Jain             [D ]Anand Sharma.
4. Which state will become the first Indian state to link exam forms with Aadhaar card?
[A] Kerala   [B] Bihar  [C]Odisha   [D]Karnataka
5 Who has won the 2016 Italian Grand Prix Formula One World Championship?
[A] Sebastian Vettel   [B] Kimi Raikkonen
[C]  Nico Rosberg      [D]Lewis Hamilton
6. Which film has bagged the best film award at the 2016   BRICS Film festival?
[A] Thithi                     [B]Piku
[C]Between Valleys    [D]Kalushi
7. “Bubble Pin” a one-step offline payments mode has been launched by which digital payment company?
[A] mRupee [B] Oxigen [C]MobiKwik [D]Paytm.
 8. “NIDHI” has launched by the Union Government for nurturing ideas & innovation into start ups. What does “NIDHI” stands for?
[A] National Imitation for Developing and Harnessing Innovations
[B]National Immigration for Developing and Harnessing Innovations
[C]National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations
[D]National Implementation for Developing and Harnessing Innovations
9. Who has been appointed as the part-time chairperson of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)?
[A]  Nishant Patil   [B]J Satyanarayana
[C] Ajay Bhushan Pande [D]Anand Deshpande
10. Which country has been declared free from Yaws and Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) by the World Health Organization (WHO)?
[A] Sri Lanka   [B]Bhutan   [C]India    [D]Myanmar
Ans:-
1 (D)- Laos
2 (A)- Odisha
3 (B)- Bibhuti Lakhar
4 (B)- Bihar
5 (C)- Nico Rosberg

6 (A)- Thithi
7 (C)- Mobi kwik
8 (C)- National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations

9 (B)- J Satyanarayana
10 (C)- India
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