Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Nov 09, 2015

1)   Pranab Mukherjee extended greetings to the Kingdom of which nation on the eve of their Independence Day on November 8, 2015?

a. Cambodia
b. Vietnam
c. Thailand
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Cambodia

President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended greetings to people and King of Cambodia on the eve of their independence day on November 9, 2015. India and Cambodia are linked by history and a shared cultural heritage. Cambodia is a partner in India’s Act East Policy.

2)   The first National Cultural Festival was organised by Ministry of Culture, GoI. What is its name?

a. Rashtra Sanskriti Mahotsav
b. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav
c. Rashtriya Jagran Mahotsav
d. None of them
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ANSWER: Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav

The first Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was organised by GoI’s Ministry of Culture. This is the first of its kind National Cultural Festival. Festival say hours of daily cultural performances apart from a presentation of 150 art forms and performances by 1500 artists. Visitors viewed the artifacts, handicrafts like Haveli paintings from Punjab, Rogan artworks from Gujarat, Banarasi silk, Kalamkari (hand-painted art), Tanjore paintings and much more.

3)   Which university has won 2 prestigious FICCI Higher Education Awards 2015 at a New Delhi summit in the week from 1st to 7th November?

a. Madras University
b. Delhi University
c. Karnataka University
d. Manipal University
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ANSWER: Manipal University

Manipal University has won university of the year and excellence in employability FICCI Higher Education Awards 2015 at a summit lasting from 1st to 7th November 2015 in New Delhi. Manipal University is the highest ranked comprehensive private deemed university in the QS BRICS and Asia rankings. There are a total of 700 universities in India.

4)   Which search engine major has acquired Fly Labs on 8th November 2015?

a. Yahoo
b. Bing
c. Google
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Google

Search engine giant Google has acquired maker of iOS apps for video editing, Fly Labs based in New York. Fly Labs has developed 4 iOS apps for editing videos effectively. The apps include Clips, Fly, Tempo and Crop. Fly was founded by Tim Novikoff and has over 3 million users in 150 different countries. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

5)   Which IPS officer took over as the new DGP of Odisha Police on November 8, 2015?

a. A. B. Singh
b. K. B. Singh
c. Sanjiv Marik
d. Prakash Mishra
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ANSWER: K. B. Singh

Veteran IPS officer K. B. Singh took over as the new DGP of Odisha on November 8, 2015. He is a UP born 1985 batch Odisha cadre officer. He replaced Sanjiv Marik who was removed from his post prior to two months before his retirement. Marik had taken charge from 1977 batch IPS officer Prakash Mishra.

6)   Archaeologists have discovered fossils of which dog sized rodent in East Timor on November 8, 2015?

a. Rat
b. Gerbil
c. Mongoose
d. Mouse
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Scientists have discovered the biggest rat fossils ever in east Timor. Some of these fossils weigh as much as the size of a small dog. Humans inhabited this area around 46,000 years ago and fed on these mega fauna known to be the largest species of rat ever discovered.

7)   Scientists in China have studied the language of pandas and decoded as many as ___ different vocalisations.

a. 12
b. 13
c. 14
d. 15
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Scientists in China have discovered the meaning of as many as 13 different Panda vocalisations during a 5 year study of the language. They have studied the calls made while mating, when pandas are unhappy and how baby pandas indicate the are hungry. Scientists of China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda will now develop a Panda Translator using voice recognition software.

8)   Astronomers working at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics have discovered a galaxy of gigantic size emitting powerful radio waves named ____________.

a. J021659-044920
b. J021659-044921
c. K021659-044920
d. K021659-044921
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ANSWER: J021659-044920

Astronomers working at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics have discovered a rare galaxy of massive size located close to 9 billion light years away. Such galaxies with extremely large 'radio size' are called giant radio galaxies or GRG. Galaxy was known by the name J021659-044920 discovered using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope led by IISER pune Scientist P. Tamhane.

9)   E-commerce giant Alibaba has announced the acquisition of which video streaming service on November 8, 2015?

a. Youku Tudou
b. Spotify
c. Netflix
d. Hulu
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ANSWER: Youku Tudou

Billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba has announced a USD 4.8 billion acquisition deal for video streaming service Youku Tudou. The latter is the Chinese YouTube. Alibaba will pay USD 27.60 in cash per US traded American depository share in a definitive merger agreement over Youku Tudou. This is around USD 1 more than the initial takeover bid made last month by Alibaba. The e-commerce giant owns more than 18% of Youku Tudou already. Deal was approved by Youku Tudou’s board.

10)   India’s third largest software exporter Wipro’s media and telecom business unit head has put in his papers on November 8, 2015. Name him.

a. Peter Mukherjea
b. Ayan Mukerji
c. Abidali Neemuchwala
d. Anil Jain
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ANSWER: Ayan Mukerji

Wipro, India’s third largest software exporter has conducted overhaul of media and telecom business and a new leadership team is being put in place. Ayan Mukerji, who heads the media and telecom business unit has spent close to 3 decades with the company, has resigned. After a career of 28 years, Mukerji has pursued a career outside of the company. Mukerji joined Wipro as a management graduate from IIM-C in the 1980s.

11)   CISF launches new mobile app for troops named ____________ on 8th November 2015.

a. Empower
b. m-Power
c. Em-power
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: m-Power

CISF has launched new mobile application for troops enabling them to assess pay related queries and register grievances. This Android based app is called ‘m-Power’. This is an extended technology facility of the current computer facility for those who guard civil aviation , aerospace and nuclear power domain. This is the first stage of mobile based application which enables one touch access to information about locations and contact details of force units. This internet based app has been developed by the technical wing of the paramilitary and was launched by CISF DG Surender Singh.