One Word GK News: 29th November 2016

The White House has warned President Trump against which country?
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Answer: Cuba

Explanation: White House has warned Trump after he threatened to end the detente policy with Cuba. The warning said that reversing historic rapprochement would have "significant" diplomatic, economic and cultural costs. The policy is considered as one of the foreign policy legacies of outgoing President Barack Obama.
Which company has been asked by the Supreme Court to pay Rs. 11000 crore to SEBI?

Answer: Sahara

Explanation: The Sahara Group on Monday presented in the Supreme Court a roadmap for repayment of an outstanding amount of over Rs 11,136 crore to SEBI. IT also proposed to clear its liability in 21 instalments in two-and-a-half years to ensure "absolute" release of its chief Subrata Roy. It proposed to repay Rs 2,700 crore by December next year in equal installments of Rs 300 crore.
Which financial regulatory agency has extended the withdrawal limit of cash from bank deposit accounts?

Answer: RBI

Explanation: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the withdrawal limit of cash from bank deposit accounts. RBI said that such a decision had been made as certain depositors are hesitating to deposit their money into bank accounts. RBI also revealed that banks across the country have received Rs 8.45 lakh crore in the period between November 10 and November 27.
Which financial services company has downgraded Flipkart's value by 38%?

Answer: Morgan Stanley
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Explanation: US-based mutual fund Morgan Stanley has marked down the value of its shares in Flipkart by 38%. This has dropped the valuation of the company to $5.58 billion. Flipkart's valuation has been weighed down not just by Morgan Stanley, but also by mutual fund investors Valic and Fidelity.
Which country's President has offered to resign from her post on November 29?

Answer: South Korea
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Explanation: South Korean President Park Geun-hye said that she will resign her office once parliament develops a plan for a safe transfer of power. Ms. Park would be the first South Korean leader to resign since the country’s first president, Syngman Rhee. Her resignation comes amidst claims that she colluded with a friend who wielded government power from the shadows.
Who has filed an appeal with the National Green Tribunal(NGT) regarding Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project?

Answer: Poovulagin Nanbargal
पूवूलागिन नंबर्गल

Explanation: Poovulagin Nanbargal had filed an appeal with the NGT regarding Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project. On November 29 it turned down the appeal. The petition sought the cancellation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) granted to Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) 3-6 units. In 2012, clearance was granted to KKNPP units 3-6 to enable the NPCIL to proceed with the necessary work to start building the plants.
The Reserve Bank may cut rates in which month to support growth and tap favourable inflation outlook?

Answer: December

Explanation: Reserve Bank may bring forward the rate cut to December to support growth and tap favourable inflation outlook, says a DBS report.  While global uncertainties and rupee volatility suggest first quarter of 2017 is a better time to ease rates according to the report.The Monetary Policy Committee last month cut benchmark interest rates by 0.25 per cent to 6.25 per cent. 
Who has been re-nominated by the HRD ministry as Chairman of the Auroville Foundation?

Answer: Karan Singh
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Explanation: Congress MP Karan Singh has been re-nominated by the HRD ministry as the chairman of the Auroville Foundation for a term of four years. He would function as the chairman of the Board in an honorary capacity.  Earlier in 2012, Singh had been nominated as chairman of the Auroville Foundation during the term of the previous UPA government.
Fitch Ratings lowered India's GDP growth forecast to ______% for this fiscal.

Answer: 6.9

Explanation: Fitch Ratings lowered India's GDP growth forecast to 6.9% for this fiscal. It said economic activity will be hit in the October- December quarter. This is because of the cash crunch created by withdrawal and replacement of 500 and 1000 rupee notes. These accounted for 86 per cent of the value of currency in circulation. 
Which team beat Pakistan in the 2016 ACC Women's Asia Cup?

Answer: India

Explanation: Indian women's team beat Pakistan by 5 wickets on Tuesday in Bangkok.  India also consolidated their position at the top of the points table in the 2016 ACC Women's Asia Cup.  In reply to Pakistan's 97, India score 98 for 2 in 19.2 overs. India lagged behind right until the halfway mark but Raj and Harmanpreet came to rescue with the bat to secure a narrow win.
The White House has rejected a case of fraud against ______.

Answer: Donald Trump

Explanation: The White House has said that there is no evidence to support the alleged "election fraud" claimed by President-elect Donald Trump. Trump has said that "millions" of people voted "illegally" for Hillary Clinton. Trump won 306 votes in the Electoral College to Clinton's 232, putting him above the 270 votes needed there to win the presidency.

Haji Ali dargah is located in which city?

Answer: Mumbai

Explanation: Haji Ali dargah is located in Mumbai. On November 29 a group of women activists entered the shrine. This win comes after five years and a series of legal battles and agitations. The Supreme Court on October 24 delivered its verdict upholding equal access to men and women.
Which country's government has distanced itself from a memo outlining plans for Brexit?

Answer: UK

Explanation: The British government on Monday distanced itself from a memo outlining plans for Brexit. The memo suggests Britain will fail to keep access to the European single market and will seek to keep the negotiations to two years. Prime Minister Theresa May has refused to outline the government's Brexit strategy.
A bench headed by Justice ________ asked the Central Government to take a decision regarding Yoga.

Answer: MB Lokur

Explanation: The SC has asked the Centre to take a decision within 3 months on making yoga compulsory for students of Class I-VIII across the country. A bench headed by Justice MB Lokur asked the Centre to treat the petitions filed on the issue as a representation and take a decision. The court was hearing the pleas filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, a lawyer and Delhi BJP spokesperson and J C Seth.
The Indus water treaty was signed between which two countries?

Answer: India-Pakistan

Explanation: The Indus water treaty was signed between India and Pakistan. On November 29 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that India and Pakistan will bilaterally resolve issues over water-sharing. Modi had said the waters of Sutlej, Beas and Ravi rivers will be stopped from going in Pakistan. Ban had also expressed deep concern last week over the deterioration of the situation along the Line of Control in Kashmir in recent days.
New Zealand won against which team in the second test held in Hamilton?

Answer: Pakistan

Explanation: New Zealand has registered their first Test series win against Pakistan since January 1985. Hosts sealed the Test rubber 2-0 on the fifth and final day in Hamilton on Tuesday. Neil Wagner was the star performer for the home side. He bagged the wickets of Mohammad Amir (0), Wahab Riaz (0) and Imran Khan (0) in 7 balls.
Which telecommunication company has crossed the 50 million subscriber mark in less than three months?

Answer: Reliance

Explanation: Reliance Jio has crossed the 50 million subscriber mark in less than three months. According to PTI's sources, Jio has acquired 1,000 customers per minute and 6 lakh per day. Airtel reached the same milestone of notching 50 million subscribers in 12 years, Vodafone and Idea took 13 years each.
It was launched nation-wide on September 5.

Which politician has asked his party's MLAs and MPs  to submit details of their bank transactions between November 8 and December 31?

Answer: Narendra Modi

Explanation: PM Modi has asked BJP MPs and MLAs to submit details of their bank transactions between November 8 and December 31. PM Modi also said the Income Tax Amendment Bill is not to turn black money into white, but to use the money looted from the poor for their welfare. The Modi government on the night of November 8 announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes would no longer be legal tender.
Researchers are challenging which scientist's theory on the speed of light?

Answer: Albert Einstein

Explanation: Some researchers are challenging Einstein's theory on the speed of light and have suggested that it could have been much higher in early universe. As per Einstein's, the speed of light remains the same in any situation. The assumption that the speed of light is constant, and always has been, underpins many theories in physics, such as Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 5 lakh children live under seige in ________.

Answer: Syria

Explanation: UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for lifting sieges and allowing immediate humanitarian access. Nearly 500,000 children are living under siege amid escalating violence across Syria. The number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year, Xinhua news agency quoted UNICEF as saying in a press release.