Current Affairs Quiz- December 25 & 26 2015

Current Affairs Quiz

1. When is Good Governance day is observed?
a) December 25
b) December 24
c) December 27
d) December 26

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Answer a) December 25. Good Governance Day is observed in India annually on the twenty-fifth day of December, the birth anniversary of former-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Good Governance Day was established in 2014 to honor Prime Minister Vajpayee by fostering awareness among the Indian people of accountability in government.

2. Which celebrity will endorse Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio?
a) Amir Khan
b) Shah Rukh Khan
c) Salman Khan
d) Saif Ali Khan

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Answer b) Shah Rukh Khan. Shah Rukh Khan will be the brand ambassador of Mukesh Ambani’s telecom venture Reliance Jio, which will launch the 4G services on December 27 2015. This event will only for Reliance employees.

3. Name the player who faces a four-year ban for Doping recently.
a) Kusal Perera
b) Virat Kohli
c) Pradeep Sangwan
d) Stephen Fleming

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Answera) Kusal Perera.Sri Lankan wicket keeper-batsman Kusal Perera faces a four-year ban after the country’s sports minister said the 25-year-old’s ‘B’ sample has also tested positive for a prohibited substance. The International Cricket Council (ICC) provisionally suspended Perera after he failed an out-of-competition anti-doping.

4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th December 2015 announced 500 scholarships for children of _______.
a) martyrs of India
b) martyrs of Pakistan
c) martyrs of Syria
d) martyrs of Afghan

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Answer d) martyrs of Afghan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th December 2015 announced 500 scholarships for children of the martyrs of Afghan security forces. The Prime Minister asserted that Afghanistan will succeed only when there is no terrorism across the border and when the nurseries and sanctuaries of terrorism are shut. He appreciated Afghanistan for choosing democracy against all challenges faced by them.

5.Onion exports fall by ____ during April – September on Govt. Restriction.
a) 16%
b) 20%
c) 18%
d) 15%

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Answer c) 18%. Onion exports declined by 18 per cent to 4.86 lakh tonnes in the first half of the fiscal. It is happened due to the restriction imposed by the government. Exports dipped during the first six months of the fiscal as the government had hiked the minimum export price (MEP) to USD 700 per tonne in August this year.

6. Nepal is about to sign long term petroleum deal with which country?
a) India
b) Malaysia
c) China
d) Afghanistan

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Answer c) China. Nepal and China have agreed to sign a long-term petroleum deal to import fuel from Beijing. As a result of which, India will no longer hold monopoly over fuel imports. This followed a meeting between deputy prime minister and minister for foreign affairs Kamal Thapa and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on December 25′ 2015. The foreign ministers of Nepal and China have directed the concerned authorities to seal the deal at the earliest.

7. Sadhna who passes away was a/an_____.
a) badminton player
b) Actress
c) Tennis Player
d) Writer

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Answer b) Actress.Sadhana Shivdasani, the actor who reigned over Bollywood as its style icon for many years, passed away in Mumbai on December  25 after a brief illness. The actress who completed 74 years of age this September, was reportedly admitted to the Hinduja hospital. Fans and admirers of the actress have taken to social media to express their remorse. ​The actress was detected with a tumor and had been battling cancer for a very long time. The yesteryear’s beauty, who enthralled masses with her graceful performances in Hindi films in the 60s and 70s, had retired from public life long back.

8. Amway signs which actor_____ as face of Nutrilite.
a) Shah Rukh Khan
b) Frahan Akhtar
c) Alia Bhat
d) Kirti Sanon

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Answer b) Frahan Akhtar . Direct-selling FMCG firm Amway India has announced Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar as its brand ambassador to promote Nutrilite range of the products. The announcement was made by Amway India CEO Anshu Budhraja. He said studies in India indicate that nine out of 10 Indians consume less than adequate protein daily.

9. Tata Power inks MoU with ministry of which country in energy push?
a) Russia
b) China
c) Japan
d) USA

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Answer a) Russia. Tata Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Development of Russian Far East to explore and develop investment opportunities in the energy sector. Under the MoU, the Ministry of Development of Russian Far East will cooperate with and support Tata Power at all stages of investment projects, including assisting the company’s communications with federal and regional authorities, state-owned companies and the private sector.

10. Which actor has topped the Forbes’ Most Overpaid Actors list?
a) Tom Cruise
b) Leonardo DiCaprio
c) Bill Murray
d) Johnny Depp

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Answer d) Johnny Depp. Superstar Johnny Depp has topped the Forbes’ Most Overpaid Actors list, courtesy the box office failure of his films like “Mortdecai”, “Transcendence” and “The Lone Ranger”. According to the magazine, Depp, 52, only returned $ 1.20 for every $ 1 he was paid. The “Black Mass” star replaced last year’s most overpaid movie actor Adam Sandler to top the list.

11.Indian referee selected for 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Name him.
a) Ashok Kumar
b) Aman Verma
c) Vikas Bhanot
d) None

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Answer a) Ashok Kumar. International referee from India, Ashok Kumar has been selected for officiating in the Rio Olympics 2016. This is the first time in the in the Indian wrestling history that a referee from India will be officiating at the Olympic Games.

12. Tech Mahindra has launched a new service. Name the service.

a) Techmoney
b) Techwallet
c) MoboMoney
d) MoveMoney

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Answer c) MoboMoney. IT major Tech Mahindra has launched a new service ‘MoboMoney’ to cash in on the burgeoning digital payments ecosystem in India. Tech Mahindra, which received a payment bank licence from RBI earlier this year, aims to get about 1 million merchants including kirana shop owners on board.

13. Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has signed  an MOU with ______.

a) Digit Television Russia
b) Digital Tele Russia
c) Digital Television Russia
d) Dial Television Russia

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Answer c) Digital Television Russia. Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati and top Russian pay-tv programmer Digital Television Russia (DTR) have inked a pact for joint production and exchange of TV programs and related services. The two partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the just concluded visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russia. DTR is Russia’s leading programmer in basic and premium subscription television channels.

14.  Which Country allowed India to build Naval Base on its Assumption Island?

a) Russia
b) China
c)  Seychelles
d) Australia

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Answer c) Seychelles. A plot of land for India to build its first naval base in the Indian Ocean region has been allocated by the Seychelles government in the Assumption Island. This is a joint project between India and Seychelles involving two Defence Forces in enhancing the mutual security along the western seaboard. Seychelles is expecting India’s evaluation team to visit the spot soon. The project has acquired significance following China acquiring its first African naval base in Djibouti in November.

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