Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Feb 01, 2016

1)    Leprosy is also known as?

a. Hansen’s disorder
b. Hansen’s disease
c. Jansen’s disease
d. Cansen’s disease
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Hansen’s disease

Anti leprosy day was observed on 30th January 2016 for focusing attention on this disease also called Hansen’s disease. The day is celebrated in memory of Mahatma Gandhi who achieved martyrdom on 30th January 1948. The aim of this dau is to raise leprosy awareness among persons and help leprosy patients cope with the disease.

2)   British TV and radio personality Terry Wogan is known for attaining which honour?

a. OBE
b. MBE
c. CBE
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 


Wogan passed away after a brief and brave battle with cancer at the age of 77. Irish born Wogan was one of the most well recognised faces in BBC and he was granted a British knighthood in the year 2005. He began his career with Irish state broadcaster RTE before joining BBC in the 1960s.

3)   Which veteran actor known for his lead role in Neetipeedham passed away on 31st January?

a. Murali
b. N. T. R Rama Rao
c. Mammoothy
d. G. Krishna Pillai
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: G. Krishna Pillai

Veteran cinema television actor G. Krishna Pillai passed away at the age of 82 as a result of age related illnesses. He is a well known theatre turned cinema television actor known for his roles in character and comedy dramas. He was known by the moniker Kollam G. K. Pillai and commenced his acting career through theatre.

4)   Honda Cars has tied up with which financial company for providing loans to customers for purchasing vehicles?

a. Magma Fincorp
b. Bajaj Fiserv
c. Kotak Mahindra
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Magma Fincorp

Honda Cars has tied up with Magma Fincorp for financing Honda Cars and providing loans to customers for buying vehicles. An MoU has been inked with Magma Fincorp which is a leading NBFC for financing cars across the nation. Tie up will provide a single window for purchase of car including the finance and provide better buying experience for customers.

5)   RBI has increased WMA for states to INR 32,225 crore. What does WMA stand for?

a. Ways and Means Advances
b. Ways and Means Approach
c. Ways and Methods Advances
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Ways and Means Advances

RBI has increased Ways and Means Advances for INR 32,325 crore. The Ways and Means Advances has been increased for the states to INR 32,225 crore from INR 15,360 crore for current and coming financial years. WMA aimed to provide a cushion for banks to carry out their essential activities and regular financial operations. RBI has banker to state governments, has also provided financial accommodation to states for tiding over temporary mismatches in cash flow of payments and receipts.

6)   Who won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold 2016?

a. Huang Yuxiang
b. Kidambi Srikanth
c. Parupalli Kashyap
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Kidambi Srikanth

Top seeded Kidambi Srikanth has attained a rollicking start to the coming season after clinching the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold with a clear win over China’s Huang Yuxiang during the men’s singles final. Srikanth has reached the summit clash and prevailed over World number 73 Hunag to win what is his fifth title. Earlier, he had won the 2013 Thailand Grand Prix Gold, 2014 China Super Series premier and Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and India Super Series last year.

7)   Who has won the 2016 Australian Open women’s singles title?

a. Angelique Kerber
b. Serena Williams
c. Venus Williams
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber of Germany on 30th January 2016 won the Australian Open Women’s Singles Tennis title at the Rod Laver Arena in Australia’s Melbourne city. The seventh seeded player defeated world number 1 Serena Williams to win the match. This is her second win over Serena in 7 career meetings. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic won the men’s open singles final beating Andy Murray.

8)   Sunil Lanba took over as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief on 31st January of which naval command?

a. Eastern Naval Command
b. Southern Naval Command
c. Northern Naval Command
d. Western Naval Command
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Western Naval Command

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over as the Flag Officer Commanding In Chief from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema on 31st January 2016 of the Western Naval Command. Vice Admiral Cheema retired after completing 4 decades of service to the Nation and the Navy. Calling personnel on parade as ship mates, Cheema spoke of his gratitude for functioning of the command and the support he received during his years of service from personnel.

9)   Senior IRS officer Atulesh Jindal will now take over as the new chief of which controlling body of the income tax department?

d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 


Senior Indian Revenue Service officer Atulesh Jindal has taken charge as the new chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, which is the controlling body of the income tax department, succeeding incumbent AK Jain. Appointments committee of the cabinet headed by India’s PM has approved appointment of Jindal as the next CBDT chairman on January 22, 2016. A 1978 batch IRS officer, he will have a six month tenure till July.

10)   NASA’s top integrated photonics modem will be tested as part of the multi year LCRD. What does LCRD stand for?

a. Laser Communications Relay Demonstration
b. Laser Communication Retail Demonstration
c. Live Communications Relay Demonstration
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Laser Communications Relay Demonstration

The first ever integrated photonics modem will be tested abroad the International Space Station commencing in 2020 as part of the NASA Laser Communications Relay Demo. The cell phone-sized device incorporates optics-based functions such as lasers, switches and wires onto a microchip much like an integrated circuit found in all electronics hardware. Once aboard the ISS, the so-called Integrated LCRD LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) User Modem and Amplifier (ILLUMA) will serve as a low-Earth orbit terminal for Nasa’s LCRD.