Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Nov 24, 2015

1)   Novak Djokovic has defeated which tennis player to win the ATP Tour Finals Title for the 4th successive year?

a. Andy Murray
b. Roger Federer
c. Rafael Nadel
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Roger Federer

Djokovic defeated world number 1 Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to win the ATP Tour Finals title following a record 4th successive year. He is the first player in the 46 year old history of the tournament to win the trophy 4 year in a row. He has also joined Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl on 5 victories at the season ending event. Federer with 6 tour final crowns has won the tournament many more times. Djokovic scored his 82nd victory from 88 matches in the year. Federer and Djokovic have lifted the trophy 10 times between them in the past 12 years and made it to a final combined 15 times.

2)   Noted labour economist ________ passed away on 23rd November 2015 at the age of 74.

a. Arvind Panagriya
b. Bike Debroy
c. T. S. Papola
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: T. S. Papola

Noted labour economist T. S. Papola has passed away at the age of 74 on 23rd November 2015. He is a founder Member and honorary professor at ISID apart from also been chairman of Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow; founder member of the Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi and Chairman of the Fourth State Finance Commission of Uttarakhand. He was also an advisor with the Planning Commission and worked in consultative and advisory capacities with international organisations such as ILO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNICEF and UNDP.

3)   Which Indian American has been nominated as ED to ADB rank on 20th November 2015?

a. Anuskha Dandekar
b. Swati Dandekar
c. Swati Pednekar
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Swati Dandekar

She has been nominated as ED to ADB with ambassadorial rank by US President Barack Obama. She will succeed Robert M. Orr who held this position till 2010. She is the first Indian American to be elected to Iowa House of Representatives in 2003 and win a state legislature seat in the United States.

4)   Lanco Solar Ltd has signed an MoU with which state government for setting up a 100 MW solar cell manufacturing plant?

a. Rajasthan
b. West Bengal
c. Chhattisgarh
d. Madhya Pradesh
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Chhattisgarh

Lanco Solar Ltd, a subsidiary of LITL has signed an MoU with the Chhattisgarh government for establishing a 100 MW solar cell manufacturing plant in the state. LITL has already invested INR 1200 crore on the project which is towards establishing a poly-silicon refining and wafer plant and for setting up a 150 MW module plant.

5)   Bangladesh and India will sign an agreement for power from which thermal power project in Tripura?

a. Palatana
b. Sabroom
c. Khowai
d. Agartala
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Palatana

Bangladesh and India will sign an agreement for 100 MW power from the 726 mg MW gas fired thermal power project in Palatnana, Gomati district in Tripura. The two nations will ink an agreement on 27th November in 2015.

6)   HRD ministry has constituted a ___ member expert panel headed by former CEC N. Gopalaswami to deliberate on issues pertaining to Sanskrit as part of attempt to promote the language.

a. 11
b. 12
c. 13
d. 14
Answer  Explanation 


HRD Ministry has constituted a 13 member expert panel headed by ex CEC N. Gopalaswami to mandate on issues pertaining to Sanskrit as part of aim to promote the language. Other members in the committee are Bibek Debroy, VV Bhat, Dr Ramadorai, Ramesh Bhardwaj, Ved Prakash and Samskrit Bharati.

7)   Investment through P-Notes has risen to INR _____ lakh crore in October 2015.

a. 2.58
b. 2.59
c. 2.60
d. 2.61
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: 2.58

Investment through Participatory Notes has risen to INR 2.58 lakh crore in October and investment in the capital market grew by over USD 39 billion towards the close of last month. Notes are mostly used by international HNIs as well as hedge funds and other foreign institutions enabling investors to take part in Indian market through registered FIIs. Till some years back, P-Notes used to account for 50% of total FII investment and share has fallen after disclosure norms and regulations were tightened by SEBI. P-Notes make around 15 to 20 percent of the total FII investment since 2009 in India.

8)   Scientists have developed which new plant using technology to distribute water and nutrients through circuits?

a. e-Rose
b. e-Tulip
c. e-Pansy
d. e- Daffodil
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: e-Rose

Scientists have discovered an electronic rose through implant of circuits inside the vascular system to distribute water and nutrients in the plant. Swedish researchers have created digital and analog electronics circuits inside living plants. The scientists used the vascular system of living roses to built key components of electronic circuits. Researchers have fabricated wires, digital logic and display elements to develop new applications for organic electronics and fresh tools in plant science. Controlling and interfacing with chemical pathways within the plants could lead the way for photosynthesis based fuel cells, sensors and growth regulators plus devices that modulate the internal functions of the plants.

9)   Which Indian cueist  won the IBSF World Snooker Championship on 21st November 2015?

a. Pankaj Advani
b. Geet Sehti
c. Wilson Jones
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Pankaj Advani

Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won the IBSF World Snooker Championship held at Egypt. He defeated Zhua Xintong of China 8-6. This was the 15th World title for him. He won his 14th World title in the form of IBSF World Billiards Championship.Wendy Jans of Belgium won the Women World Snooker Championship defeating Anastasia Nechaeva (Russia) in what was her 5th World title and 4th in a row.

10)   US engineers have developed new technology that uses _____ field to easily isolate drug delivery nanoparticles from the blood.

a. Magnetic
b. Electrical
c. Both of the above
d. Neither a nor b
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Electrical

A group of US engineers have developed a new technology using the electrical field to isolate drug delivery nanoparticles from the blood. The electronic chip can also serve to separate and recover nanoparticles from complex fluids for medical, industrial and environmental applications. Nanoparticles are 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair and are difficult to separate from plasma on account of their small size and low density. This is the first instance of isolation of a wide range of nanoparticles out of plasma with least amount of manipulations.

11)   Forensic scientists have determined whether a finger print is of a male or female origin based on _________ found in them.

a. Protein
b. Amyloid protein
c. Amino Acid
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Amino Acid

A test performed at a crime scene may now help forensic scientists determine if a fingerprint belongs to a woman or man based on certain amino acids found in the fingerprints. Levels are double that of men than women in their sweat, according to scientists. It is now possible to tell if the fingerprint belongs to a man or woman through testing of levels of residual amino acids.