Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Nov 10, 2015

1)   NationaL Legal Services Day was celebrated on ____ November 2015.

a. 8th
b. 9th
c. 10th
d. 11th
Answer  Explanation 


The 21st National Legal Services Day was celebrated on November 9, 2015. On this day, a call was issued to ensure fair justice for citizens. Fair justice delivery was emphasised by the PM and legal aid clinics, a NALSA initiative were lauded along with Lok Adalats and awareness programmes. The day also promotes awareness among people regarding their legal rights.

2)   Army Cloud similar to cloud system of NIC________ has been launched in November 2015.

a. Meghraj
b. Indrashatra
c. Meghsangathan
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Meghraj

A highly encrypted Cloud System of India Army was inaugurated by defence minister Parrikar in line with the aim to be a digital army. Named Army cloud, it includes a central data centre, a near line data centre and a disaster recovery site for replication of critical data in line with virtualised serves and storage in an environmentally controlled complex. This is akin to Meghraj, the NIC cloud System. Another Digital Army initiative Digi Locker has also been launched.

3)   Indian Army has successfully test fired which missile on 9th November 2015?

a. BrahMos
b. Agni II
c. Agni IV
d. Agni V
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques


Indian Army’s Strategic Force Command on 9th November successfully test fired Agni IV missile. This is a surface to surface missile and the 4000 km range nuclear capable missile was test fired from Odisha’s Wheeler Island. Agni is 20 m long and 17 tonnes in weight. It carries a payload of 1 tonne has two stages of solid propulsion and a payload with re-entry heat shield. Developed by DRDO, it was earlier known as Agni II prime.

4)   Which Indo Russia Joint exercise commended on November 8, 2015?

a. Shastra
b. Indra
c. Megh
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 


The 7th Indo-Russian joint training exercise INDRA 2015 commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges on November 8th 2015. This 14 day training schedule is focused on Counter Terrorism operations. It is being carried out in desert terrain under UN mandate. Exercise will terminate on 20th November 2015.

5)   Boeing and which Indian corporate group have joined hands for manufacturing aerostructures on November 9th 2015?

a. Birla
b. Mahindra and Mahindra
d. Goenkas
Answer  Explanation 


Aviation company Boeing has joined forces with Hyderabad based TATA Advanced Systems Ltd for manufacturing aerostructures commencing with the AH-64 Apache helicopter. Collaboration is also for partnership in integrated systems development opportunities in the nation. The two companies will create a manufacturing CoE for producing aerostructures for the Apache choppers. JV marks Being’s commitment to the Make in India initiative. TASL offers integrated solutions for home, defence and aerospace security.

6)   Larsen and Toubro has made the decision to sell a port in which state to Adani group on 9th November 2015?

a. Kerala
b. Karnataka
c. Andhra Pradesh
d. Tamil Nadu
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Tamil Nadu

L&T has made the decision to sell Kattupalli Port in TN and entered into an in-principle agreement with the Adani group for the same. Sale is subject to state and central government approval. Port currently operated by L&T Shipbuiding, a subsidiary of L&T and will be sold to Adani Kattupalli Ports Private Limited, a subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone. Kattupalli Port is deep water port with an international container terminal. It is a deep water all weather port.

7)   Union HRD Ministry in November 2015 launched which web portals/ mobile apps for furthering education?

a. e-Pathshala
b. Saaransh
c. National Programme on School Standards and Evaluation Framework (Shala Siddhi)
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All of the above

Union HRD Ministry has launched the e-Pathshala, Saaransh and Shaala Siddhi web portal and initiatives for hosting educational resources and providing evaluation instruments across schools as well as identifying areas of improvement respectively.

8)   The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) on 5 November 2015 submitted its report under the Chairmanship of which academician?

a. Dipankar Gupta
b. Ashok Misra
c. Sanjay Misra
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Ashok Misra

Constituted by the Indian Institute of Technology Council under Prof Ashok Misra, the CEP has made the following reforms for the IIT JEE:
- National testing service will be established by 2016. It will conduct an aptitude test which will be online and offered 2/more times in a year.
- Around 4 lakh candidates will be shortlisted for taking the JEE based on their performance
- JEE will be on the lines of the current advanced IIT JEE.
- Ranks will be accorded to 40,000+ students to seek admission in IITs and NITs associated with common counselling.

9)   Santoor exponent Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma has been honoured with which award for lifetime achievement in November 2015?

a. Aditya Birla Kala Shikhar
b. Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar
c. Birla Kala Shikhar
d. Kala Shikhar
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar

Santoor expert Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma was honoured on 7th November 2015 with the lifetime achievement award. The award was presented to the 77 year old Maestro by Maharashtra governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. Murad Ali Khan (Sarangi) and Satyajit Talwalkar (Tabla) were awarded with the Kala Kiran Awards. Special Jury Award was conferred on Shehnai players Sanjeev and Ashwani Shankar. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is also a winner of the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan

10)   Realty portal Housing dot com has promoted which executive as new Chief of Staff?

a. Abhishek Singh
b. Abhishek Hota
c. Jason Kothari
d. Rahul Yadav
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Abhishek Hota

Realty portal Housing dot com has promoted A. Hota as the new chief of staff. He has been with the group for close to 2 years. He has carried out revenue and monetisation initiatives for the company and will report to CEO Jason Kothari.

11)   Australia and China inked a deal to share information about sea ice conditions in which area for better navigation and shipping?

a. Arctic
b. Antarctic
c. Polar region
d. Tundra
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Arctic

Australia and China on 9th November 2015 inked a deal to share information about sea ice conditions around Antarctica to facilitate navigation and shipping. The deal was signed between China's National Marine Environment Forecasting Centre and Australia's Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) in Hobart city. Reliable sea ice forecasting will be carried out through this means.

12)   Government of India has decided to observe Qaumi Ekta Week/National Integration Week from which date?

a. November 17
b. November 18
c. November 19
d. November 20
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: November 19

Amidst the current debate on the issue of intolerance, MHA has directed that the government will observe Qaumi Ekta Week/National Integration Week from November 19, 2015. The aim is to foster ad reinforce the spirit of communal harmony across the nation.

13)   Scanning project has identified _____________ in Giza pyramids including the largest pyramid built by Cheops known as Khufu on November 9th 2015.

a. Thermal anomalies
b. Structural anomalies
c. Temperature anomalies
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Thermal anomalies

The Antiquities Ministry in Egypt has identified thermal anomalies in the Giza pyramids including the one in the biggest pyramid known as Khufu built by the Cheops. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry has said that a particularly impressive anomaly is located towards the eastern side of the Khufu pyramid. Thermal scanning was carried out during sunrise on structures more than 4500 years old.

14)   Which cyclone struck the eastern shores of the Yemeni island of Socotra on 8th November 2015?

a. Chapala
b. Megh
c. Katrina
d. Patricia
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques


Cyclone Megh struck the eastern shores of Yemini island of Socotra on 8th November 2015, making landfall with the force of a hurricane belonging to category 3 at the speed of 200 km per hour. This is the second most strongest tropical storm to strike the nation after Chapala. This is also the 28th storm to become category 3 or higher in the northern hemisphere in 2015.

15)   Indirect tax collections saw an increase of ___ percent in first 7 months of the current fiscal according to the Finance Ministry.

a. 32
b. 33
c. 34
d. 36
Answer  Explanation 


Indirect tax collections from April to October equalled INR 3.83 lakh crore meeting 59.2 percent of indirect tax target for the full fiscal. As per the Budget Estimate 2015-16, the government will collect Rs 6.46 crore from indirect taxes- central excise, Customs and service tax.In October 2015, indirect tax revenue collections rose 36.8 percent from a year ago.Collections indicate healthy growth to tax base.