Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Dec 26, 2015

1)   Which doubles pair has regained their career’s best ranking of Number 17 in the BWF rankings?

a. Manu Attri and H. S. Prannoy
b. Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy
c. Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashypa
d. Parupalli Kashypa and H. S. Prannoy
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ANSWER: Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy

Based on the success of the maiden Grand Prix title triumph in Mexico Open, the men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy jumped 3 spots to regain career best ranking of World Number 17 in latest BWF rankings. Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu continued to be static at World No.2 and 12 while Kidambi Srikanth remained World No.9 and Parupalli Kashyap as well as HS, Prannoy retained World No. 10 and 15 rankings respectively. Women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa fell to World No 14 while Arvind Jayaram gained 21st place after his quarter final appearance in Mexico in the men’s singles.

2)   PM Narendra Modi has made a quick visit to which city while on a tour to Afghanistan marking significant diplomatic overtures?

a. Lahore
b. Peshawar
c. Kabul
d. Multan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Lahore

PM Narendra Modi on 25th December 2015 inaugurated the parliament building in Kabul built by India. Parliament building started in 2009 and reached completion deadline in ensuing years. PM Narendra Modi visited Lahore on a surprise trip to India’s neighbouring country as well.

3)   TATA Power has signed an MoU with which country to explore and develop investment opportunities in the energy sector?

a. Australia
b. US
c. UK
d. Russia
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ANSWER: Russia

TATA Power has signed a memo with the Ministry of Development of Russian Far East for exploring and developing investment opportunities within the energy sector. This memorandum reflects the mutual intentions of parties to cooperate for realising investment projects in the energy sector across the Russian Far East.

4)   Which Indian company has entered into partnership with Russia’s Almza Antey for producing Air Defence Missile Systems?

a. Reliance Defence
c. Honeywell
d. Pawan Hans
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ANSWER: Reliance Defence

Reliance Defence of RIL on 24th December 2015 entered a partnership with Russian firm AlmazAntey for producing Air Defence Missile Systems. A corporate deal was signed during the two day state visit of PM Narendra Modi. Partnership is aimed at fulfilling air defence missile systems including the TOR-IM missile systems and radar requirements of Indian armed forces.

5)   How many new IT based initiatives were launched on Good Governance Day (25th December) 2015?

a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5
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To mark the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Shri Madan Mohan Malviya and Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 4 major IT initiatives were launched to provide ease of access to health care services including audio based mobile service for child care, Kilkari, Mobile Academy and M-Cessation.

6)   Birth anniversary of which noted leaders was celebrated on December 25, 2015?

a. Bharat Ratna Late Madan Mohan Malviya
b. Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
c. Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif
d. All of the above
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ANSWER: All of the above

To mark the birth anniversaries of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM of India and late freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya, Good Governance Day was celebrated on December 25, 2015. This day also marks the birthday of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif.

7)   OpenText has chosen which former Oracle executive as their new President?

a. Stephen Murphy
b. Mark Barrencechea
c. Paul Tudor Jones
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Stephen Murphy

Former Oracle executive Stephen Murphy has been selected as the new President of OpenText, giving CEO Mark Barrenechea ample time to focus on strategy and the product road map of the company. Barrenechea will cede the title of president, but take on the mantle of Chief Technology Officer whereby he will focus on acquisitions. Murphy’s appointment will take effect from January 4th, 2015. OpenText is one of the largest software companies in Canada.

8)   Archaeologists have unearthed 378 gold coins and plates from an east China tomb belonging to which dynasty?

a. Ming
b. Han
c. Wu
d. Ching
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Archeologists have unearthed a record number of gold coins and plates equalling 378 in total from a 2000 year old Han dynasty tomb in east China. New discovery includes 20 thin plates about 22 cms long and 10 cms wide. Gold coins weighing 250 grams were unearthed from tomb of the first Haihunhou (Marquis of Haihun) in Nanchang, east China’s Jiangxi province. Tomb dates back to the Western Han dynasty 206 BC to 24 AD and thought to belong to Liu He, grandchild of Emperor Wu.