Current Affairs Quiz- December 29 2015

Current Affairs Quiz

1. PM inaugurates National Conference of SC/ST entrepreneurs. It was organised by_______.
a) Dalit Indians Chamber of Commerce and Industry
b) Dalit Indian Chamber of Commercial and Industry
c) Dalit Indian Chariot of Commerce and Industry
d) Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Answer d) Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated National Conference of Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes entrepreneurs in the national capital. The conference is being organised by the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of father of the Indian constitution Dr B R Ambedkar. The programme, which is being conducted to seek the support from the Centre in promoting entrepreneurship among Dalits, is being attended by more than 1200 Dalit entrepreneurs. Prime Minister Modi has initiated several measures to boost entrepreneurship among youth, and especially among Dalits.

2. Haskell Wexler who passes away was a/an______.
a) Writer
b) Actor
c) cinematographer
d) Singer

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Answer c) cinematographer. Haskell Wexler, the influential cinematographer who won Oscars for his work on 1966’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and 1976’s “Bound for Glory,” died at the age of 93. Haskell Wexler was one of the most creative and significant cinematographers in movie history.

3. Who has been appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog?
a) Amit Johri
b) Amitabh Kant
c) Ashya Sharma
d) None

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Answer b) Amitabh Kant. The Prime Minister-led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has transferred Disinvestment Secretary Aradhana Johri and given Industry Secretary Amitabh Kant the additional responsibility of being Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog.

4. _________recently launched 4G telecom service.
a) Tata Dockomo
c) Reliance
d) Aircel

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Answer c) Reliance. Mukesh Ambani introduced his much-touted 4G telecom services, restricting it only for Reliance employees for now. Reliance is preparing to shake the telecom industry with a full-bloodied launch around March next year. For Ambani, this is the second calling in the telecom business after his first venture, Reliance Communications, went into the kitty of younger brother Anil as part of a family settlement between the siblings.

5._______gets FDA approval for generic Femhrt tablets.
a) Lupin
b) Ranbaxy
c) pfizer
d) Nato

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Answer a) Lupin. Drug major Lupin has received US health regulator’s approval to market Fyavolv tablets, used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, in the American market. The company has received received the final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Fyavolv tablets.

6. Acc. to watchdog, which is Asia’s deadliest country for media personnel?
a) Pakistan
b) India
c) Afghanistan
d) China

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Answer b) India. Nine Indian reporters were among 110 journalists killed around the world in 2015. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has dubbed India as “Asia’s deadliest country” for media personnel, ahead of both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Of the nine, some of them were reporting on organised crime and its links with politicians and others for covering illegal mining. It said five journalists were killed in the course of their work and four for undetermined reasons.

7. China launches ‘most sophisticated’ observation satellite. Name it.
a) Groferb-1
b) Mars 3B
c) MOM
d) Gaofen-4

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Answer d) Gaofen-4. China has successfully launched its “most sophisticated”observation satellite, Gaofen-4, as part of the country’s high-definition earth observation project. Gaofen-4 was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket.

8. 18th India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting held in__________.
a) Mumbai
b) Hyderabad
c) New Delhi
d) Shilong

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Answer c) New Delhi . The 18th session of the India-Iran Joint Commission was held in New Delhi on December 28, 2015. The session was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister of India (EAM) and H.E. Mr. Ali Tayebnia, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

9. Globe Soccer Awards 2015 was held in_______.
a) Singapore
b) New Delhi
c) Tokyo
d) Dubai

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Answer d) Dubai. The Globe Soccer has presented the sixth edition of Globe Soccer Awards 2015 to the winners at a ceremony held in Dubai, UAE. Awarded for excellences in the field of football, Globe Soccer Awards are the first and only awards for the Best Club Director and the Best Agent of the Year.

10. Lemmy who died recently was a/an_______.
a) Actor
b) Singer
c) Athlete
d) Choreographer

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Answer b) Singer. Motorhead frontman Lemmy has died aged 70, two days after learning he had cancer. Lemmy formed the rock group in 1975 and recorded 22 albums, including Ace of Spades, as he became one of music’s most recognisable voices and faces. Lemmy, born Ian Fraser Kilmister, formed Motörhead in 1975 and was its only constant member, as singer and bassist. He lived in Anglesey, Wales, as a child and acquired the nickname Lemmy while at school, although he claimed to have had no idea where it came from.

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