Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Nov 27, 2015

1)   Sending a brief email adds how many grams of carbon dioxide equivalent (gCO2e) in the atmosphere, according to scientists?

a. 3
b. 4
c. 5
d. 6
Answer  Explanation 


Even a short email adds around 4 grams or 0.14 ounces of gCo2e or carbon dioxide equivalent to the atmosphere. Carbon output of hitting send on 65 mails is the same as driving a moderate sized car for 1 kilometre. Adding or CCing someone else adds another 6 grams of CO2. Close to 500 billion emails buzzed around the world each day.

2)   Constitution Day was celebrated on which date this year?

a. 26th November
b. 26th October
c. 26th September
d. 26th August
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ANSWER: 26th November

Sri Ashok Prasad, secretary internal security, read out the Preamble to celebrate the formation of the Indian constitution on Constitution Day. It was on this day in the year 1949 that Constitution of India was adopted by CA.

3)   Which noted businessman passed away on 25th November 2015?

a. Lakshmi Mittal
b. Bhandari Lal Mittal
c. Banwari Lal Mittal
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Banwari Lal Mittal

Noted India origin Nepal businessman Banwari Lal Mittal has passed away on 25th November 2015 at the age of 79. He is survived by a wife, two sons and one daughter. He was the founder and chairman of Shree Airlines in Nepal which is the country’s largest helicopter operator as well. He was chairman of the Nepal Chamber of Commerce as well.

4)   Which Nagaland politician died on 26th November 2015?

a. Khekiho Chimomi
b. Thekiho Zhimomi
c. Khekiho Zhimomi
d. Thekiho Thimomi
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ANSWER: Khekiho Zhimomi

RS MP Khekiho Zhimomi passed away following a cardiac arrest on 26th November 2015. He was 69 at the time of his death. He had served as member of the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland 3 times and started his career as a student leader. He was also the founding member of Nagaland Students Federation.

5)   Fortis Healthcare has set out to purchase which company for USD 14.9 million through a share purchase agreement?

a. Religare Health Trust Trustee Manager
b. Max Healthcare
c. Apollo Hospitals
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Religare Health Trust Trustee Manager

Fortis Healthcare through step down subsidiary Stellant Capital Advisory Services has entered into Share Purchase Agreement with Relier Health Trust Trustee Manager, a Singapore based company. Fortis will acquire 100 percent stake for USD 14.9 million. The transaction is subject to approval by regulatory authorities.

6)   Which app based cab operator has announced the appointment of advisor to Infosys CEO Rajiv Bansal as Chief Financial Officer?

a. TaxiForSure
b. Ola
c. Meru
d. Uber
Answer  Explanation 


App based cab operator Ola has made the announcement that advisor to Infosys CEO Rajiv Bansal has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Banal resigned from Infosys and joined the startup in January 2016. Mitesh Shah, currently the CFO will strategise finance initiatives as part of Bansal’s team.

7)   Citrix has announced which executive will be heading its team as the CMO?

a. Tim Mahoney
b. Mark Faber
c. Tim Minahan
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Tim Minahan

Citrix has made the announcement that Tim Minahan is joining its executive team as the Chief Marketing Officer. He will report to interim CEO, president and executive chairman Bob Calderoni. He will be responsible for the firm’s marketing strategy. He came to Citrix from SAP and previously also worked at Ariba.

8)   Who was appointed as President of ASSOCHAM on 25th November 2015?

a. Rana Kapoor
b. Adi Godrej
c. Raj Kanoria
d. Sunil Kanoria
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ANSWER: Sunil Kanoria

Sunil Kanoria on 25th November 2015 has been appointed as President of the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India, succeeding YES Bank MD and CEO Rana Kapoor. Kanoria has an amazing record as a finance expert and brought INR 34000 crore rupees of consolidated assets under SREI, one of the first NBFCs to be listed on LSE.

9)   Which cave dwelling insect that is eyeless has been named after a character in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings called Smeagol?

a. Landumoema smeagol
b. Mandumoema smeagol
c. Candumoema smeagol
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Landumoema smeagol

An eyeless cave swelling arachnid species was recently discovered by Brazilian scientists and named after a character in Lord of the Rings called Smeagol/Gollum as Iandumoema smeagol. This species belongs to the opiliones (harvestmen) order of the arachnid class, distant relatives of spiders but different from them due to the lack of narrow waists and poison glands. This is the third species of Iandumoema found across the globe and differs from the other two because it is eyeless.

10)   International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was observed across the world on ___ November 2015.

a. 23
b. 24
c. 25
d. 26
Answer  Explanation 


The day was observed to create awareness about violence against women and discuss solutions to work for women community. The day was celebrated by an event called “Orange the world: End violence against women and girls across the world. The event is being organized under the UN Secretary General’s Campaign called UNiTE to End Violence against Women.16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign will be held from 25 November 2015 to 10 December 2015 (Human Rights Day) as part of the event.

11)   India will have more than ___ million unique mobile subscribers by the end of 2015, according to a study by GSMA.

a. 300
b. 500
c. 400
d. 200
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A study by global telecom body GSMA has found that India is set to have more than half a billion (500 million) unique mobile subscribers by the end of the year, thanks to affordable devices, easy tariff and digital literacy drives. The report, entitled "The Mobile Economy: India 2015", said that 13% of the world's mobile subscribers lived in India. The subscriber growth was forecast to outperform the regional and global averages in the coming years. India is currently positioning itself as the second largest mobile market after China.

12)   Close to 100 light years away from earth, a small exoplanet with ____ skies has been found orbiting a red dwarf star.

a. Blue
b. Red
c. Orange
d. Pink
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Scientists have found that 100 light years away from earth, a small exoplanet with blue skies has been orbiting a red dwarf star. US astronomers used the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT), a set of small telescopes spread over Texas, Hawaii, California in the US and in Chile and South Africa to make this discovery. Scientists observed the Rayleigh Scattering or detection of light scattered by tiny particles indicating a blue sky in the exoplanet. A red dwarf star is a low mass star common in the Milky Way galaxy.

13)   Scientists in Switzerland have discovered a ___ carat gold nugget 1000 times lighter than normal gold and can float on milk foam.

a. 18
b. 20
c. 21
d. 22
Answer  Explanation 


Scientists have discovered a 20 carat gold nugget that is 1000 times lighter than traditional gold metal and can float on milk foam. It is the lightest gold nugget created and is 100 times lighter than conventional gold alloys. This gold nugget is soft and malleable. It is light because it contains 98 parts air and two parts solid material.

14)   Google celebrated which day as the 94th birth anniversary of the Father of the White Revolution Verghese Kurien?

a. National Milk Day
b. 26th November 2015
c. Both A & B are the same
d. Neither of these
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ANSWER: Both A & B are the same

National Milk Day was observed on 26th November 2015 across India to mark the 94th birth anniversary of father of the White Revolution in India, V. Kurien. The idea to observe this day was mooted by IDA/Indian Dairy Association in 2015 on the lines of World Milk Day observed on 1st June each year under FAO. Kurien, known as the milkman of India was the chief architect of Operation Flood and founded close to 30 organisations including AMUL and NDDB. He is the winner of the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan apart from the Ramon Magsaysay award and the World Food Prize.

15)   Maharashtra CM D. Fadnavis paid homage to martyrs to commemorate the ___ anniversary of the 26/11 attacks.

a. 6th
b. 7th
c. 8th
d. 9th
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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis paid homage at the 26/11 memorial site at Mumbai Police Gymkhana on 26th November 2015 in what was the 7th year since the attacks took place in November 2008. The then Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai's Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte and Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar were among those killed in the attack.

16)   During fieldwork in Western Ghats, scientists on 26th November 2015 have discovered a new species of tree frog. What is it called?

a. Ghatixalus magnus
b. Thatixalus magnus
c. Ghatixalus cagnus
d. Ghatixalus dagnus
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ANSWER: Ghatixalus magnus

A new tree frog species named Ghatixalus magnus has been discovered in Kadalar in the high ranges of Idukki district in the Western Ghats of Kerala.The frog belongs to Rhacophorid tree frog of the genus Ghatixalus. It was named as Ghatixalus magnus due to its large size making it the largest known tree frog from the Western Ghats. This discovery was a joint effort by researchers from US and India.

17)   RBI has permitted foreign investors to buy which type of bonds that are totally or partly in default?

a. Corporate bonds
b. Life insurance bonds
c. Personal bonds
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Corporate bonds

RBI has permitted foreign players to purchase corporate bonds which are totally or partly in default is a move to boost the nascent distressed debt market. This will lead to an exit for existing investors and promote less stress in the banking sector. Companies currently face USD 640 billion in debt which is greater than 40% of India’s GDP.

18)   Who has won the presidential election of Argentina with more than 51.5 percent of vote during the 4th week of November 2015?

a. Mauricio Macri
b. Daniel Scioli
c. Christina Fernández de Kircher
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Mauricio Macri

Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri has won the presidential elections of Argentina with close to 51.5 percent of the vote during the 4th week of November 2015. Macri, the leader of the centre right Cambiemos secured 51.5 percent of the votes while 48.5 percent of the votes went to Centre left Petronist candidate Daniel Scioli who conceded defeat. The winning candidate will create a centre right government after 12 years of leftist government, replacing Christina Fernández de Kircher.