Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Nov 29, 2015

1)   Which computer security company has hired retired forensics expert Jim Christy as vice president of investigations and digital forensics?

a. Symantec
b. Cymmetria
c. Norton
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Cymmetria

Former US government forensics expert Jim Christy has been hired by computer security startup Cymmetria as the vice president of investigations and digital forensics. Use of decoy servers by Christy sought to reveal techniques of hackers. He retired from the US government in the year 2013. Cymmetria was founded in 2014 by Gadi Evron, a former PriceWaterhouseCooper executive. This startup is San Francisco based.

2)   Which tropical storm is approaching the Pacific coast of Mexico on 28th November 2015?

a. Melinda
b. Patricia
c. Sandra
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Patricia

Tropical storm Sandra has lost strength as it has approached Mexico’s Pacific coast. Maximum speed of the winds of this storm fell to 65 mph and Sandra will make its landfall on 28th November 2015. Sandra is centred around 205 miles southwest of Mazatlan in Mexico and is moving north at 10 mph.

3)   Which country has made the decision to resume whaling in the Antarctic ocean by March 2016?

a. China
b. Japan
c. Singapore
d. Malaysia
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Japan has taken the decision to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean by March end. By March 2014, ICJ had ruled that Japan’s decades old whale hunt in the Antarctic should stop. Japan fisheries agency has notified the International Whaling Commission on 27th November 2015 that Japan will resume whaling under the revised plan in the 2015/2016 season. Plan has also made the decision to cut annual minke whale catches by two thirds to 333. Scientific whaling in Japan commenced in 1987.

4)   Which 4 nations have come together to establish a Commonwealth Trade Finance Facility for boosting trade and investment flows?

a. India, Malta, Maldives and Bangladesh
b. India, Malta, Afghanistan and Pakistan
c. Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Maldives
d. Sri Lanka, India, Malta and Mauritius
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sri Lanka, India, Malta and Mauritius

Sri Lanka, Malta, India and Mauritius have joined hands to establish Commonwealth Trade Finance Facility for boosting trade and investment flows especially for developing nations in the Commonwealth. The 4 nations have formed a Declaration of Intent at the ongoing Commonwealth Summit in Malta. Funds will cover risk for provision of trade credit in Commonwealth nation financial institutions. Funds are voluntary in nature aiming to attract start up capital of USD 20 million.

5)   Which pharmaceutical major has signed an investment agreement with FIL Capital Investments Mauritius II Ltd on 28th November 2015?

a. Ranbaxy
b. Cipla
c. Sun
d. GlaxoSmithKline
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Pharma major Cipla Ltd, through its completely owned subsidiary Cipla Health and FIL Capital Investments (Mauritius) II Ltd have signed an agreement regarding the consumer healthcare business of Cipla, divested as a subsidiary in July in 2015. Investment is subject to approval from FIPB.

6)   Which disease causing pathogen has developed resistance to third generation antibiotics in India?

a. Salomanella Typhii
b. Klebsiella
c. Both of the above
d. Neither a nor b
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ANSWER: Klebsiella

A bug which was earlier treated by moderate class antibiotics has now resisted treatment from third generation antibiotics or carbapanems. The Klebsiella pathogen has led to higher mortality in patients and has become colistin resistant. Colistin is the final antibiotic for treating infections which other antibiotics have failed to treat. Klebsiella has led to UTI and ventilator acquired pneumonias and blood stream infections.

7)   President Vladimir Putin has imposed economic sanctions against which country on 28th November 2015?

a. Syria
b. Turkey
c. India
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Turkey

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree imposing punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on 28th November 2015 following Turkey’s shooting down a Russian warplane. Decree says charter flights from Russia to Turkey have been banned and unspecified Turkish imports will be outlawed while Turkish firms and nations would face curbs in their economic activities.

8)   Which well known intellectual’s birth anniversary was celebrated on 28th November 2015?

a. M. M. Kalburgi
b. Romila Thapar
c. Cedric Prakash
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: M. M. Kalburgi

The launch of two forums and the release of the seventh title in the Maarga series marked the birth anniversary of late researcher MM Kalburgi. In Dharwad, researchers and students of Kalburgi came together to form “Nadoja M.M. Kalburgi Samshodhakara Sankula” and in Hubballi “Dr. M.M. Kalburgi Sahitya Sampada Vedike” was set up on 28th November. Veteran poet Channaveera Kanavi at a function in Dharwad released the seventh title in the Maarga series.
Prof. Kalburgi’s “Kettittu Kalyana” and “Samagra Samshodhaka: M.M. Kalburgi” third volume editions written by Mrutyunjay Rumale were also released.

9)   Liberation day of which nation was celebrated on 29th November 2015?

a. Tanzania
b. Slovenia
c. Albania
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Albania

President of India extended greetings and felicitations to the people of Albania for their Liberation Day which was held on November 29, 2015. His Excellency H.E. Mr. Bujar Nishani, President of the Republic of Albania received a message from the President. Both nations are pluralistic democracies which have deepened cooperation in commercial and economic spheres apart from P2P contacts.

10)   Indian Railways Account Service held its IRAS day on ___ November 2015.

a. 26
b. 27
c. 28
d. 29
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Indian Railway Accounts Service of Indian Railways held the IRAS Day on November 28, 2015 at Maneckshaw Center, New Delhi. IRAS was formed in November 1920. To mark IRAS Day, a conference of financial advisors of Zonal Railways was held.

11)   At the 110th Annual Session of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award on 28th November 2015?

a. Prasanna Bhandari
b. E. Sreedharan
c. D. K. Aggarwal
d. Monica Malhotra
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ANSWER: E. Sreedharan

Union minister from MHA Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 110th Annual session of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized around the theme “Transforming India- Together We Can and We Will.” The lifetime achievement award for contribution in the area of public transport was given to “Metro Man” Dr. E. Sreedharan. Dabur India Ltd won the Good Corporate Citizen award while GMR Varalakshmi Foundation won the award for outstanding contribution to social welfare. Outstanding social welfare by non corporate award was given to Smt. P. Bandar and Outstanding Businesswoman Award to Monica Malhotra of Hoy Faith International Pvt Ltd. The Entrepreneurship award was won by D. K. Aggarwal while Award for Excellence in Skill Development was conferred on PHFI.

12)   Which well known historian passed away recently on 26th November 2015?

a. Coboru Karashima
b. Noboru Tarashima
c. Noboru Karashima
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Noboru Karashima

Well known Japanese historian of South India and South Asia, Noboru Karashima has passed away on 26th November 2015. He is survived by his wife, three sons and three grandchildren. Karashima was professor emeritus of Taisho University and University of Tokyo. He was a focal person in setting up the International Association of Tamil Research.

13)   Who has been appointed as the first woman Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations on 27th November 2015?

a. Patricia Smith
b. Patricia Jones
c. Patricia Scotland
d. None of the above
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ANSWER: Patricia Scotland

She has become the first woman and British citizen as well as 66 year old to hold this post. Dominica born Scotland succeeded India’s Kamalesh Sharma and will take on the position w.e.f 2016. Scotland has been selected during the 24th biennial CHOGM in Malta on 27th November 2015.

14)   India has been elected to Council of IMO under which category at the 29th session  held on 27th November?

a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
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India has been re-elected unopposed to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation at its 29th Assembly session under category B in London on 27th November 2015. India has been one of the earliest IMO members having joined as a member state in 1959. The overseas seaborne EXIM trade is expected to quadruple by 2200 MT by 2020 from the current 600 MT.