Current Affairs Quiz- December 28 2015

Current Affairs Quiz

1.Which state govt planning to launch e-voting in panchayat polls?
a) Rajasthan
b) Gujarat
c) Tamilnadu
d) Maharashtra

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Answer b) Gujarat. Gujarat government is planning to extend the e-voting facility to panchayat polls, despite the lukewarm response it got in the recent municipal polls. At present, the e-voting facility is available only for voters of all the eight municipal corporations in the state. Voters of district, taluka and gram panchayats are not given this facility yet.

2. Who has been appointed to OneStar National Service Commission in Texas?
a) Sonal Bhuchar
b) Sonali Bhushan
c) Sarah Rachel
d) Samay Mishra

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Answer a) Sonal Bhuchar.Indian-American Sonal Bhuchar has been appointed to OneStar National Service Commission in Texas that promotes volunteerism and oversees administration of the AmeriCorps programmes in the US state. Ms Bhuchar, a professional physiotherapist at Therapeutic Concepts and office manager at Sugar Land Med-Ped was appointed to the OneStar National Services Commission by the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, with her term lasting up to March 15, 2018.

3. Which Country officially abandons its One Child Policy by passing law?
a) Japan
b) Pakistan
c) India
d) China

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Answer d) China. China has officially ended its one child policy, signing into law of a bill allowing all married couples to have a second child as the country attempts to cope with an ageing population and shrinking workforce. The change, which was announced in October by the ruling Communist Party, takes effect from January 1. All married couples will be allowed to have a second child but the legislation maintains limits on additional births.

4. Which Country’s Parliament adopts country’s first law against domestic violence?
a) India
b) Japan
c) China
d) Russia

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Answer c) China. In a landmark decision, China’s Parliament has adopted the country’s first law against domestic violence, bringing traditionally silent abuse victims, including couples who are in live-in relationship, under legal protection. The new law, passed by the Chinese national legislature, prohibits any form of domestic violence, including psychological abuse. The legislation was approved at the end of a week-long bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress(NPC) Standing Committee.

5.George Clayton Johnson passes away was a/an_____.
a) Writer
b) Actor
c) Badminton Player
d) Athlete

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Answer a) Writer. Writer George Clayton Johnson died of cancer on Christmas Day in Los Angeles, California. He was 86. Johnson co-wrote the dystopian novel 6. Microsoft CEO meets Andhra CM; signs MoU for Cloud adoption. Name him.
a) Suresh Prabhu
b) Sundar Pichai
c) Satya Nadella
d) Shivam

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Answer c) Satya Nadella. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has hosted a breakfast meeting at his residence for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The meeting lasted for 80 minutes, during which Nadella assured the CM of total cooperation with the state Government in utilizing  cloud data for improving citizen services.

7. Which day has been marked its 130st foundation day by Congress?
a) December 28
b) December 29
c) December 27
d) December 30

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Answer a) December 28.Congress president Sonia Gandhi has hoisted the party flag at the party headquarters in New Delhi, marking the 130st Congress Foundation Day on December 28, 2015. Senior party leaders including vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Sheila Dikshit and spokesperson Manish Tewari were present on the occasion.

8. Nagi Day Celebrated by the Army. In which year Battle of Nagi was fought?
a) 1965
b) 1971
c) 1980
d) 1992

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Answer b) 1971 . The 44th Nagi Day was celebrated at Sri Ganga Nagar Military Station and Nagi (a small village located in Sri Karanpur close to International Boundary) in memory of gallant soldiers of the Indian Army who laid down their lives for the Nation during the famous Battle of Nagi on 27-28 Dec 1971.

9. RBI releases________ Panel’s report on Financial Inclusion.
a) Narishma Committee
b) Deepak Mohanty
c) Kumar manglam committee
d) None

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Answer b) Deepak Mohanty. The Reserve Bank of India has placed the report of the Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion (Chairman:  Deepak Mohanty).

10. Name the CEO of Adani ports?
a) Rajesh Adani
b) Sunil Adani
c) Gautam Adani
d) Karan Adani

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Answer d) Karan Adani. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s biggest private port operator, will have Karan Adani as chief executive officer (CEO) effective from 1 January. Adani, son of Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani, will succeed Sudipta Bhattacharya, who is taking up the role of CEO for North America.

11.Who has bagged ‘Export Quality Excellence’ award for the 11th time in a row?
a) CRI Pumps
b) Bajaj
c) Khaitan
d) None

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Answer a) CRI Pumps. Pump manufacturing major CRI Pumps has bagged ‘Export Quality Excellence’ award for the 11th time in a row. The Joint Managing Director of CRI Pumps, G Selvaraj, received the EEPC award given in recognition of the company’s high quality and innovative pumping solutions from the Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Vala, at an award ceremony held in Bengaluru.

12.South Korea and _______ reach landmark deal on WWII sex slaves.
a) India
b) Japan
c) China
d) Russia

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Answer b) Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a landmark apology to South Korean “comfort women” coerced into Japanese military brothels before and during World War II, with his government agreeing to provide 1 billion yen to a fund for compensating victims. The governments of Japan and South Korea agreed that this would be a final “irreversible” solution to an issue that has dogged bilateral ties for decades.

13.No More Subsidised Cooking Gas If Annual Income Is Above Rs______.
a) 12 Lakh
b) 15 Lakh
c) 20 Lakh
d) 10 Lakh

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Answer d) 10 Lakh. Tax payers with annual income of more than Rs 10 lakh will not get subsidised cooking gas (LPG) from next month as the government decided to limit the supply of under-priced fuel to cut subsidies. At present, all households are entitled to get 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rate of Rs 419.26, while the market price is Rs 608. The government had asked well-off people to voluntarily give up using subsidised LPG and instead buy cooking fuel at market price.

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