Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Jan 10 & 11, 2016

1)   2 space industry enclaves or parks have been conceived at which two locations?

a. Sriharikota
b. Bengaluru
c. Both a and b
d. Neither a nor b
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ANSWER: Both a and b

Two space industry enclaves or parks have been conceived at Sriharikota and Bengaluru spacecraft campus indicating privatisation of the space programme of the nation within the next 5 years. ISRO aims to groom and engage the domestic industry in the launch vehicle areas from integrating sub systems to assembling and launching the PSLV. Well established rockets have placed Indian and foreign satellites of 1600 kg within space.

2)   Rhythm and blues artist Otis Clay was a community activist and a ______ award nominee, who recently passed away.

a. Grammy
b. Tony
c. Academy
d. Blues Music
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Grammy

Rhythm and blues artist Otis Clay, a Blues Hall of Fame musician was also a community activist on West Side, Chicago passed away at age 73. The erstwhile Grammy nominee has passed away following a heart attack and was preparing for the US and EU tours. He has been nominated for 2 Blues Music Awards , one for the album with Billy Price and one for soul blues music artists. Clay was inducted into Blues Hall of Fame in the year 2013.

3)   Which veteran actor known for his role in the Phantasm horror film as Tall Man passed away on 10th January 2015?

a. Michael Douglas
b. Harrison Ford
c. Angus Scrimm
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Angus Scrimm

Angus Scrimm, a veteran character actor best know for his role as the Tall Man in the phantasm horror franchise has passed away at the age of 89. Other credits include a 2008 film “ I Sell the Dead” and popular TV show Alias. Scrimm was born Lawrence Rory Guy in Kansas City, Kansas.

4)   Which nation’s government has presented the plan for a fresh constitution?

a. Sri Lanka
b. Pakistan
c. Bangladesh
d. Afghanistan
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ANSWER: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s new government under Maithripala Sirisena has made plans for a new constitution devolving power and preventing ethnic tensions that leading to a long civil war that closed in 2009. Sirisena has aimed at resolving the 26 year conflict between Tamil Tiger rebels and government troops. Shrines unseated former leader Mahindra Rajapaksa in a tightly contested poll in the previous year and made the promise to strengthen democracy and fundamental rights under a new constitution. The fresh constitution will aim for fundamental rights and freedoms for ensuring human dignity and an accountable government.

5)   Governor’s rule has been approved for which state following the death of its CM?

a. HP
b. UP
c. J&K
d. Uttarakhand
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Jammu and Kashmir has been placed within the Governor’s rule with the aim of government formation under Mehbooba, Mufti Sayeed’s daughter still taking time. 26 MLAs of PDP have backed her for the CM’s post following the death of the 79 year old Sayeed. PDP coalition ally BJP also indicated the decision on the new government formation would occur once the 4 day mourning period was over.

6)   PM Narendra Modi has released a book by Jain Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji  Maharaj through video conference today. What is its title?

a. Maru Bharat Saru Bharat
b. Menu Bharat Tenu Bharat
c. My India, Your India
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Maru Bharat Saru Bharat

Addressing the book release function organised by Sahitya Satkar Samiti of Ratnatrayee Trust, PM Narendra Modi has released “Maru Bharat, Saru Bharat” written by Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj with close to 300 books. The PM said these books carry the strength of the Divya Vani which urges to give back to society.

7)   DRDO conducted test firing of new tank ammunition PCB and TB. What does PCB stand for?

a. Penetration Cum Blast
b. Power Cum Blast
c. Power Cut Blast
d. Penetration Cut Blast
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ANSWER: Penetration Cum Blast

DRDO has conducted test firing of Penetration Cum Blast and Thermobaric Ammunition designed for Arjun Tank in Chandipur, Odisha on 6th January 2016. Trials were found to be very effective and the damage was devastating with ammunition firing destroying the target tank successfully and damaging its turret, barrel, tracks and more.

8)   Which country has been elected as member of UNICEF executive board?

a. Sri Lanka
b. Pakistan
c. Bangladesh
d. Nepal
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Nepal has been elected member of the UN Children’s Fund executive board representing the group of Asia Pacific states for 2016-2018. Nepal’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Durga Prasad Bhattarai has been elected as vice president to the Bureau of the Executive Board of UNICEF in 2016.

9)   Which 1996 batch IPS officer has been appointed as the first woman station house officer of the Government Railway Police?

a. Asha Singh
b. Abha Singh
c. Archana Singh
d. Akanksha Singh
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Archana Singh

Well known among colleagues as Lady Dabang, Archana Singh of the 1996 batch has been appointed as first woman station house officer of Government Railway Police. Singh has been given in charge of the Agra Fort station. She has served for 20 years in UP.

10)   Economist Paul Kaba Theiba has been named PM of which nation on 7th January 2016?

a. Liberia
b. Nigeria
c. Ethiopia
d. Burkina Faso
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ANSWER: Burkina Faso

Economist Paul Kaba Thieba has been named the PM of Burkina Faso on 7th January 2016 by president Roch Marc Christian Kabore. Announcement was made after the president was sworn in as the new first leader of the country in three decades following the election in November 2015.

11)   Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel has inaugurated the 28th edition of the International Kite Festival on 10th January at which city?

a. Gandhinagar
b. Ahmedabad
c. Surat
d. Vadodra
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Ahmedabad

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel on 10th January 2016 inaugurated the 28th edition of the International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad. This boosts the kite making industry in Gujarat which has attracted numerous tourists across the year. The CM announced that the kite making business in Gujarat has grown from INR 100 crore to 700 crore within the next 10 years. Close to 98 kite flyers have entered the festival from 29 different countries apart from 55 from Indian states and 28 from Gujarat. The festival was also organised in other cities namely Botad, Porbandar, Mandvi, Surendranagar, Khambhat and Modhera.

12)   Chinese scientists have developed which invention that can be used to create heart brackets or surgical equipment that helps to get rid of blood clot thrombosis?

a. Shape shifting polymer
b. Shape increasing polymer
c. Shape decreasing polymer
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Shape shifting polymer

Chinese scientists have developed shape shifting polymer used to produce heart brackets or surgical equipment that can help to eliminate blood clot thrombosis. Polymer developed at Zhejiang University can differentiate between different preset shapes under specific conditions. Shape shifting polymer was formed by dunking material into water heartened to 60 degree C. Shape shifting materials have been developed for years, but this new polymer developed by scientists is able to snap between different shapes opening applications for shape changing materials.

13)   NASA’s revamped planet hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered how many confirmed planets orbiting other stars as per the K2 mission?

a. 1000
b. 5000
c. 500
d. 100
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NASA’s revamped planet hunting Kepler spacecraft has found more than 100 confirmed planets orbiting other stars.The campaign looking at different parts of the sky have located close to 100 validated planets. Kepler has discovered more than 60,000 stars and located 7000 transit like signals at the time of the first 5 80 day observation campaigns.

14)   IT spending in the domestic market is slated to grow by how much?

a. 13.5%
b. 13.8%
c. 13.9%
d. 13.7%
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 13.5%

IT spending within the domestic market is slated to grow to INR 1.91 lakh crore by 13.5% as per a report. As per research firm Core Quadrant, domestic IT industry revenue is expected to grow INR 1.91 lakh crore in 2016 as against spending of INR 1.68 lakh crore in 2015. Report is based on inputs from 107 CIOs/IT honchos of large and medium sized Indian enterprises in association with business priorities and IT plans for the year.

15)   Which senior VP of Snapdeal has resigned to start his own venture?

a. Amitava Ghosh
b. Amit Choudhury
c. Ashish Jain
d. Srinivas Murthy
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ANSWER: Srinivas Murthy

Srinivas Murthy, the senior Vice President of Marketing at e-commerce major Snapdeal has placed in his papers to commence with his own venture. The details of the new venture were not disclosed. This follows the resignation of Head of Strategy Ranjan Kant who left to join Jabong as the CMO. Anand Chandrasekaran, ex-CPO Bharti Airtel, Gaurav Gupta, formerly the India Head of Bay area start-up Scalearc and Bhuvan Gupta, ex-CTO of BSB Portal (JV between BSB and Yahoo Japan) have joined Snapdeal in the past one year.

16)   HRD Minister Smriti Irani has inaugurated the 24th edition of which book fair on 9th January 2016?

a. New Delhi National Book Fair
b. New Delhi International Book Fair
c. New Delhi World Book Fair
d. New Delhi World Book Festival
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: New Delhi World Book Fair

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the 24th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair which began with China as the guest of honour country. The theme was the presentation of the cultural heritage of India. The 9 day fair has been considered as the largest in Asia which hosts around 30 nations where series of programmes include dramas, discussions, folk and classical dances, discussions, workshops, author meets, seminars, conferences and cultural programmes.