1.Who has been chosen for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017?
[A] Arunima Sinha
[B] Gopinath R
[C] Nagesh Thakur
[D] RK Viswajit Singh
Correct Answer: B [Gopinath R]
Gopinath R., the famous Child Care activist from Bengaluru, has been chosen for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017 in appreciation of his work for “Childcare, protection, and development. The award will be given to him at the 63rd National Conference of ABVP at Ranchi, Jharkhand on December 2. The award consists of Rs 50,000/- in cash, a certificate, and a memento. It was instituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in memory of Late Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar.
2.Sergio Ramirez has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize. Does he hail from which country?
Correct Answer: D [Nicaragua]
Sergio Ramirez Mercado, the Nicaraguan author, and former politician, has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. He has written more than 20 novels, including “Margarita, esta Linda la mar” (Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea), which won Spain’s prestigious Alfaguara award in 1998. The 125,000-euro ($148,000) Cervantes Prize is awarded annually to honor the lifetime achievement of an outstanding writer in the Spanish language. It is named after Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.
3.Sushil Kumar has won gold in which category at the 2017 National Wrestling championship?
Correct Answer: B [74kg ]
Two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar, India’s lone woman Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik and Geeta Phogat won the gold medal in their respective categories in the National Wrestling championship in Indore on November 17, 2017. Sushil Kumar took less than three minutes to bag a gold medal as three of his rivals gave him a walkover in men’s 74kg freestyle competition. Sakshi finished on the top of the podium after posting a dominating 10-0 victory over Pooja Tomar of Haryana in the final of women’s 62kg, while Geeta clinched the yellow metal with a win against Ravita in the final of 59kg category.
4.The first-ever Namami Barak festival has started in which state?
[A] West Bengal
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Tamil Nadu
Correct Answer: D [Assam ]
The first-ever Namami Barak festival has started at Police Parade ground in Silchar, Assam on November 18, 2017. The 3-day river festival is an attempt to pay tribute to the River Barak and to showcase of Barak’s potential & possibilities to emerge as a hub of trade and commerce. The cultural heritage of the valley together with its cuisine, fauna, and flora, socio-economic and civic splendor will be showcased before the global audience during the festival. The event is being organized at 3 locations in Barak Valley also known as Southern Assam. Silchar will be the main event area while other two locations are Hailakandi and Karimganj district.
5.The Nameri National Park (NNP) is located in which district of Assam?
[D] Karbi Anglong
Correct Answer: A [Sonitpur ]
The Nameri National Park (NNP) is located in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam and covers an area of 200 km2. This forest has over 600 species. Some notable species are Gmelina arborea, Michelia champaca, Amari and Bonjolokia. The park is an ideal habitat for a host of other animals including the tiger, leopard, sambar, dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), pygmy hog and Indian wild bison. It is home for orchids like Dendrobium, Cymbidium and Cypripedioideae.