Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Nov 25, 2015

1)   Which veteran journalist and author was honoured with the
Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award on 23 November 2015?

a. Khushwant Singh
b. Kuldip Nayar
c. Both of the above
d. Neither a nor b
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ANSWER: Kuldip Nayar

He was conferred with the award at the eighth edition of the event. Over 56 journalists were awarded in different categories for excellent reportage in print and broadcast media. Kuldip Nayar is former editor of Indian Express and he was jailed during the time of Emergency.

2)   Which sports foundation signed an MoU with SAI on 24th November 2015?

a. Mary Kom Boxing Association
b. Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation
c. Both of the above
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation

Sports Authority of India and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) inked an agreement to form SAI Gopichand National Badminton Academy at Gachibowli, Hyderabad.The Academy is being established for optional utilization of the facilities being set up with National Sports Development Fund assistance at PGBF. SAI will also utilise the Academy for national training camps and competitions. It will select 50 players in the national wide talent search scheme.

3)   Which country is planning to built the world’s largest animal cloning centre?

a. Japan
b. India
c. China
d. Pakistan
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This centre will produce one million cattle embryos annually and rapidly improve the quality of livestock, a report said.The $31.3 million commercial cloning centre will be built in Tianjin's Tianjin Economic Technological Development Area (TEDA), a government-sponsored business development park.

4)   India elevated ties to strategic partnership with which country on 24th November 2015?

a. Thailand
b. Myanmar
c. Malaysia
d. Singapore
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ANSWER: Singapore

India and Singapore have elevated ties to strategic partnership level and signed bilateral agreements for increased defence cooperation, cyber security, civil aviation and shipping. PM Narendra Modi is on a two day visit to Singapore. 10 pacts signed by the two sides included:

- Agreement on enhanced defence cooperation, which provides for defence ministers' dialogue, joint exercises between armed forces, cooperation between defence industries for identifying areas of co development and co production.
- Extension of loan of artefacts to the Asian Civilisation Museum of Singapore was also signed.
- Other MoUs include collaboration between CERT In and SingCERT and a pact between aviation authorities of India and Singapore.

5)   How many of the world’s 2.3 billion children live in areas massively exposed to climate change according to UNICEF?

a. 650 million
b. 690 million
c. 710 million
d. 810 million
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ANSWER: 690 million

Around 690 million of the 2.3 billion children in the world are living in areas affected by climate change, according a UNICEF report entitled “Unless We Act Now.” Close to 530 million children live in countries hardest hit by tropical storms as well as high floods. Around 160 million kids are growing in regions affected by severe drought, mostly in Africa.

6)   Using a groundbreaking gene editing technique, researchers inserted a DNA element into the germ line of _____________ mosquitoes that resulted in the gene preventing malaria transmission being passed on to 99.5 per cent of offspring.

a. Anopheles stephensi
b. Anopheles dephensi
c. None of the above
d. Both a and b
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ANSWER: Anopheles stephensi

A stephensi is a leading malaria vector in Asia.Researchers packaged anti-malaria genes with an enzyme (which can cut DNA) and a guide RNA to create a genetic "cassette" that, when injected into a mosquito embryo, targeted a highly specific spot on the germ line DNA to insert the anti-malaria antibody genes in this strain. Close to 99.5 percent of offspring exhibited this trait of blocking malaria.

7)   Which new scheme is set to be launched on December 3rd ?

a. Sugaamya Bharat Abhiyan
b. Sarvaa Shikshaa Abhiyan
c. Jeevan Jyoti Abhiyan
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Sugaamya Bharat Abhiyan

Following schemes were also launched along with Sugaamya Bharat Abhiyan: DISHA (Early Intervention and School Readiness Scheme); VIKAAS (Day Care); SAMARTH (Respite Care); GHARAUNDA (Group Home for Adults); . NIRAMAYA (Health Insurance Scheme); SAHYOGI (Caregiver training scheme); GYAN PRABHA (Educational support); PRERNA (Marketing Assistance); SAMBHAV (Aids and Assisted Devices) and BADHTE KADAM (Awareness and Community Interaction)

8)   TCS has partnered which company to oversee smart city projects in France?

a. Gifi Information
b. Gigi Informatique
c. Gfi Informatique
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Gfi Informatique

Country's largest software service firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said it has partnered with Gfi Informatique to collaborate on smart cities projects in France.Gfi Informatique and TCS will offer the Intelligent Urban Exchange (IUX) advanced analytics solution developed by TCS Digital Software & Solutions (DS&S) Group, the latter indicated in a statement.

9)   Japanese insurer Nippon Life will increase stake in which Indian insurance company?

a. GIC
b. LIC
c. Reliance Life Insurance
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Reliance Life Insurance

Japanese insurer Nippon Life will increase in stake in Reliance Life Insurance to 49% from 26% by investing INR 2265 crore. Deal values new entity Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company at INR 10000 crore making it one of the highest valuations for insurance companies in the nation.

10)   MP is carrying out its first _______ population estimation in the state.

a. Vulture
b. Eagle
c. Kite
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Vulture

This 8 month long exercise will commence in October and last till May next year. The project entitled KB Link or Ken Betwa link is going to submerge vulture habitats in Panna park. At last 60% of the habitat of the Egyptian vulture will be submerged by the linking of the rivers. Most of regions that have been identified are in Bundelkhand in the state include Orccha, Rahatgarh (Sagar), Buxwah(Chhatarpur), Damoh and Panna national park. Other places include Ran Nagar (Satna), Keoti water fall in Rewa, Gandhi Sagar in Mandsaur and Bhanpur in Bhopal. Of a total of 9 species of cultures, 4 are found in the state namely long billed vulture, Egyptian vulture, red headed/king vulture and white backed vulture.