1. The World Polio Day is observed on which date?
[D]October 26 Ans: October 24
The World Polio Day is observed every year by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its allied agencies on October 24 to commemorate the fight against poliomyelitis. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate progress towards a polio-free world and the tireless efforts of many towards the goal.
1. Who has won the 2016 Man Booker Prize?
[D]Marlon James Ans:Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty has won the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his racial satire, ‘The Sellout’ at a ceremony in London’s Guildhall. With this, he becomes the first American writer to win the Man Booker Prize. The novel tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles. It is a satire on United States constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship and the holy grail of racial equality. The Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK.
1. The Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) is located in which state?
[D]Maharashtra Ans: Andhra Pradesh
The Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) is located in Andhra Pradesh. It is in news because Lutrogale perspicillata (smooth-coated otter) has been sighted for the first time in the mangrove forest adjacent to the KWS in Krishna district. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), conservation status of the Smooth-coasted Otter is at vulnerable list.