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Current Affairs Questions on 8th January 2016:
Which company has launched the Surface Pro 4 tablet for high-end consumers ?
A. Google
B. Apple
C. Microsoft
D. Intel
Answer: C

Explanation: Microsoft has finally launched the Surface Pro 4. With a starting price tag of Rs 89,990, looks like Microsoft is certainly targeting high-end consumers. The device will be sold exclusively via Amazon India for the first six months and shipping begins 14th January 2016. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will be offered in three variants in India – Surface Pro 4 at Rs 89,990, Rs 1,20,990 and Rs 1,44,990.

Who is Promotion as CEO, NITI Aayog on 8th January 2016 ?
A. Sindhushree Khullar
B. Narendra Modi
C. Arvind Panagariya
D. Amitabh Kant
Answer: D

Explanation: Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the Appointment of Shri Amitabh Kant, IAS (KL:80), Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion as CEO, NITI Aayog, after his superannuation. National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog is a Government of India policy think-tank established by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to replace the Planning Commission on 1st January 2015.

Which company product is rebranaded to "Moto by Lenovo." ?
A. Motorola
B. Microsoft
C. Nokia
D. Huwai
Answer: A

Explanation: Lenovo, which bought Motorola from Google back in 2014, has announced it will overhaul the brand to "Moto by Lenovo." The re-branding means we may not see Motorola branding for long on the Moto devices, as confirmed by Motorola Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh.

Govt issues new guidelines allowing the popular but controversial bull-taming sport "Jallikattu" in which state ?
A. Karnataka
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Jharkhand
Answer: B

Explanation: The environment ministry issued new guidelines on 8th January allowing the popular but controversial bull-taming sport "Jallikattu" to be held in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, overriding protests from animal rights activists following a strong political push for the banned traditional event. The new norms ban exhibition sports involving bears, lions, tigers, panthers, monkeys but provides an exception for bulls, saying bullock cart races and Jallikattu can be held if they adhere to the new rules. Under the rules, permission has to be given by the district collector or magistrate and bullock cart races must be held on a proper track. Bulls, once they leave the enclosure, have to be tamed within a radial distance of 15 metres, the government order said.