Current Affairs Question Answers – MCQ August 2015

Current Affairs Question Answers- MCQ August 2015

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1.    National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) survey released literacy rate report in July, 2015. What was the percent in rural areas and in urban areas?

a.    71 % and 86%    b. 86% and 71 %   c. 78% and 61 %   d. 76% and 81 %

2.    Registration of properties in Madhya Pradesh was slotted to go online in July, 2015. The documentation of property will be done through an e-registration software. What is that?

a. Sampada       b.    Gharbar

c. Khetijamin    d.    None of these

3.    Which State government launched a voluntary scheme ‘Mhara Gaon-Jagmag Gaon’ in July, 2015?

a.    Punjab    b.    Gujarat

c. Haryana    d.    Maharashtra

4.    The Union government launched an online mobile application to know gram panchayats assets. What is that?

a.    e-Asset    b.    m-Asset

c. v-Asset    d.    a-Asset

5.    How many States instantly joined the online, clearance system for assessing Environmental Clearance (EC) applications of smaller projects (Category-B)?

a. 9    to.    19

c. 18    d.    8

6.    The students of which State entered Guinness book for washing hands on Global Handwashing Day?

a.    Chhattisgarh to. Madhya Pradesh

c.    Jharkhand

d.    Bihar

7 Software major ‘Microsoft’ has agreed to support ‘Digital Villages’ and develop a ‘smart MIDC’ apart from setting-up a cyber-security centre in which state in July, 2015?

a. Gujarat           b. Tamil Nadu

c. Uararashtra    d. Goa

8.    Adani Group, based at Gujarat, signed an agreement with which State government to supply 648 MW of solar power from its five solar power parks?

a.Gujarat             b. Tamil Nadu

c. Maharashtra    d. Goa

9.    In July, 2015 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) joined hands with which State government to promote IT-based information for farmers?

a.    Tamil Nadu    b.    Andhra Pradesh

c. Telangana    d.    Kerala

10.    Pune’s Fergrusson College has been accorded the special heritage status. Who gave this status?

a. UNO   b.    UGC

c. CSIR    d.    AS I

11.    Environment and Forest Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu met at New Delhi in July, 2015. They discussed about conservation of biodiversity of which place?

a.    Malabar coast to. Konkani region

c.    Western ghats

d.    Deccan plateau

12.    The Home Ministry decided that all villages located near to the international border will be developed on a priority basis with special emphasis on promotion of sports activities and rural tourism. What is the range of the villages?

a.    Within 5 km

b. Within 10 km

c.    Within 15 km

d.    Within 20 km

13.    eSign services, an online electronic signature service which can facilitate an Aadhaar holder to digitally sign a document within seconds, launched in July, 2015 by whom?

a.    eMudhra    b. eLocker

c. Visa    d. Rupay

14.    The Union Home Ministry has declared in July, 2015 that the whole of which State as a ‘disturbed area’ for a further period of one year?

a.    Arunachal Pradesh          b. Nagaland

c.    Jharkhand                       d.    Asom

15.    Which IIT launched a pilot project ‘Internet for All’ in its Mobile Science Exhibition Bus in Mumbai in collaboration with the Nehru Science Centre?

a.    Madras    fa. Bombay

c. Kharagpur    d. Kanpur

16.    The Supreme Court quashed the review pleas of NDA government seeking to declare which community as socially and economically backward class to grant them OBC reservation?

a. Gujjar    b. Kabir Panthi

c. Jat    d. Ahir

17.    Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution launched a countrywide campaign ‘Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan’ to create mass awareness and capacity building for safe and hygienic food. Who planned this?

a. Cll   b. VOICE

c. NASVI    d. All of these

International Current Affairs

18.    Which country became the first developed country in July, 2015 to fall into arrears on payments to the International Monetary fund?

a.Greece   b. Zimbabwe

c. Russia    d. France

19.    A controversial and broad national security law had passed in China in July, 2015. The law will go into effect across the People’s Republic. But, which places are not covered under this?

a.    Hong Kong     b. Macau

c.    Both (a) and (b)

d.    None of the above

20.    Which country has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis?

a.    Brazil    b. Cuba

c. The UAE    d. The USA

21.    The World Bank has approved an additional loan of $ 650 million for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor in July, 2015. The fund will be utilised to build which section in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab?

a.    Ludhiana-Khurja section

b.    Ludhiana-Meerut section

c.    Ludhiana-Jhansi section

d.    Ludhiana-Gorakhpur section

22.    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has granted world heritage status to more than 20 old industrial sites in Japan including Meiji-era site? What is Meiji-era site’s location in Japan?

a.    South-East    b. South-West

c. North-West    d. North-East

23.    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached at which country as the first leg of his eight-day visit to Central Asia and Russia?

a.    Uzbekistan    b. Kazakhstan

c. Kyrgyzstan    d. Mongolia

24.    In July, 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched maiden exploratory drilling by ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) in which country?

a.    Uzbekistan    b. Kazakhstan

c. Kyrgyzstan    d. Mongolia

25.    The State of Social Safety Nets ‘ 2015 report released in July, 2015 has been ranked India’s rural employment guarantee programme MNREGA as the world’s largest public works programme. The report belongs to which organisation?

a.    IMF

b.    World Bank

c.    The UN

d.    Government of India

26.    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage committee inscribed 24 new sites into the World Heritage List. Choose them.

a.    The Champagne hillsides, houses and cellars (France).

b.    Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement (Denmark).

c.    Par Force Hunting Landscape (North Zealand, Denmark). ‘

d.    All of the above

27.    India in July, 2015 signed an inter-governmental agreement to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) with which country to curb overseas tax evasion and black money?

a. The USA    b. The UK

c. France    d. Germany

28.    In July, 2015, some typhoons hit China coasts. What are they?

a.    Linfa         b. Chan-hom

C.   Nangka    d. All of these

29.    In July, 2015, which countries were accepted as full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?

a.    India and Bangladesh

b.    India and Pakistan

c.    India and Myanmar

d.    India and Sri Lanka

30.    Which country has set-up the world’s largest cancer registry system in a bid to fight the deadly disease with evidence-based and more-targeted intervention programmes?

a.  Japan    b. Brazil

c. China    d. India

31.    India and Georgia signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) at New Delhi in July, 2015 for cooperation in which field?

a.    Election Management and Administration

b.    Panchayati Raj

c.    Rights Issues

d.    Party System

32.    Which, Chinese telecom solutions provider got nod to set-up a manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu?

a.  ZTE    b. COOLPAD

c. XIOMI    d. Huawei

33.    The European Union has banned the marketing of around 700 generic medicines for alleged manipulation of clinical trials conducted by an Indian pharmaceutical research company. Who is that?

a.    GVK Biosciences

b.    Sun Pharma

c.    Lupin

d.    Alembic

Economy Current Affairs

34.    Which products exports touched one-million-tonne-mark in 2015 in India?

a.    Seafood exports

b.    Agriculture exports

c.    Freshwater exports

d.    None of the above

35.    Mahindra Defence, a part of Mahindra Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with which company to form a joint venture for producing helicopters in India?

a.    Airbus

b.    Airbus Helicopters

c.    Airbus Choppers

d.    All of the above

36.    BSNL, State-run operator, launched a pre-paid card linked mobile wallet service. What is that?

a.    Instant Pay   b. Rapid Pay   c. Speed Pay   d. Prompt Pay

37.    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told In July, 2015 that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in manufacturing of which products i prohibited in India?

a.    Cigarillos and cigarettes

b.    tobacco

c.    Tobacco substitutes

d.    All of the above

38.    Which organisation has set a targ of providing Rs. 30000 crore as credit to farmers for irrigation over the next three years?

a. RBI      b.    NABARD

c.    World Bank d. IMF

39 Tie Reserve Bank of India (RBI) set-up a 14-member panel to wo out a medium-term or five-year measurable action plan for finan inclusion. Who is the Chairman?

a.    Deepak Mohanty

b.    Manoj Mudgal

c.     RM Lodha

d.    L Sutxamaniam

40.    The New Development Bank (NDB) created by the BRICS nations formally started its operations. Where is its headquarters situated?

a.    Beijing    b. New Delhi

c. Shanghai    d. None of tthese

41. Seven Indian companies are f place among the world’s 500 companies, according to a list compiled by Fortune magazine Consider them.

a.    Indian Oil

b.    Reliance Industries

c.    Tata Motors

d.    All of the above

42.    Which pharmaceutical com bought Gavis Pharmaceuti little-known New Jersey-b pharma company for its po specialised products?

a.  Sun Pharma    b. Lupin

c. Alembic           d. Glaxo

43.    Global IT leaders Computer Science Corporation (CSC) signed a definitive joint venture agreement with which company to form a banking software and services company?

a.  HCL    b. ASUS

C. DELL    d. SONY

44.    Which finance company got banking licence for undertaking banking business in India from Reserve bank of India under Section-22(l) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949?

a.  IDFC     b.    LIC

c. OIC       d.    GIC

45.    In a move to bulk up    its aerospace services business, Cyient Limited bought Singapore-based Global Services Engineering Asia, from global aerospace giant Pratt & Whitney. Cyient Limited based at which place?

a.    Bangalore    b.    New Delhi

c. Chennai    d.    Hyderabad

46.   Who has entered into a partnership with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to launch a delivery system for consumers on trains?

a.    Domminos

b.    Pizza Hut

c.    KFC

d.    McDonald’s

47.    Mashable, a New York-based news and blogging portal, joined hand with which company for the launching of its Indian version in India?



c.    Times group

d.    None of the above

48.    Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with the US-based Chicago Mercantile Exchange group for international exchange at

a.    GFT City

b.    High-tech City

c.    Digital City

d.    None of the above

49.    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has constituted how many committees on July 22, 2015 for review of regulations in life insurance, general insurance and reinsurance including registration of, foreign offices of reinsurers?

a. Three    b. Four

c. Five    d. Six

50.    The Times Group-run Entertainment Network India Limited (ENIL), which owns and operates Radio Mirchi FM channel, has got the approval from I&B Ministry to acquire TV Today Network’s radio station ‘Oye’ in four cities. What are they?

a. Amritsar    b. Jodhpur

c. Patiala    d. All of these

Answers from 1 to 50

1.      (a)     2.      (a)    3.     (c)    4.      (b)    5.      (b)
6.      (b)     7.     (c)     8.     (b)    9.      (c)    10.    (b)
11.    (c)    12.     (b)    13.   (a)    14.    (b)    15.    (b)
16.    (c)    17.    (d)    18.    (a)    19.    (c)    20.    (b)
21.    (a)    22.    (b)    23.    (a)    24.    (b)    25.    (b)
26.    (d)    27.    (a)    28.    (d)    29.    (b)    30.    (c)
31.    (a)    32.    (d)    33.    (a)    34.    (a)    35.    (b)
36.    (c)    37.    (d)    38.    (b)    39.    (a)    40.    (c)
41.    (d)    42.    (b)    43.    (a)    44.    (a)    45.    (d)
46.    (c)    47.    (a)    48.    (a)    49.    (a)    50.    (d)

Science & Technology Current Affairs

51.    Which two antibodies showed an ability recently to neutralise the virus of the epidemic of Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)?

a.    REGN3051

b.    REGN3048

c.    Both (a) and (b)

d. None of the above

52.    Elephant census report, 2015 reveals that Odisha has registered an increase in its elephant population. In which Elephant Reserve, there are 1450 elephants which is 74.21% of total population?

a. Mayurbhanj    b. Mahanadi

c. Sambalpur    d. All of these

53.    Who become Britain’s youngest ‘cyborg’ (part-human, part machine) boy?

a.    Kevin Warwick

b.    Byron Wake

c.    Martock

d.    None of the above

54.    A system to detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings has been installed in which State for the first time in India?

a.    Delhi

b.    Himachal Pradesh

c.    Uttarakhand

d.    Bihar

55.    Which country in July, 2015 launched its heaviest commercial space mission ever with its polar rocket successfully putting five British satellites into the Sun synchronous orbit?

a. Russia    b. The USA

c. India    d. China

56.    Supersonic surface-to-air missile ‘Akash’ which can target aircraft up to a distance of 30 km, at altitudes up to 18000 m was formally inducted in the Indian Air Force. Who developed that?

a.    Russia

b.    Israel

c.    European Union

d.    Indigenously-developed

57.    In July, 2015 Gennady Padalka, a cosmonaut, has broken the record for the longest time spent in space with a total of 804 days. What is his nationality?

a. Russian    b. Indian

c. American    d. Canadian

58.    With the launch of GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system; what is the rank of India in world to offer space-based satellite navigation services to the aviation sector?

a. Second    b. Third

c. Fourth    d. Fifth

59.    India has test-fired successfully its indigenously developed ‘Nag’ anti-tank guided missile. Who developed that?

a. ISRO    b.    DRDO

c. Both (a) and (b) d.    None of these

60.    The Large Hadron Collider Beauty (LHCB) experiment at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has reported the discovery of a new class of particles. What was that?

a. Quark    b.    Pentaquark

c. Tetraquark    d.    None of these

61.    Volcanic eruptions may have slowed down global warming by injecting particulates into the atmosphere as per a study published in the journal Nature Communications. The study uses data from which sphere?

a.    Tropopause

b.    Stratopause

c.    lonopause

d.    Thermopause

62.    ‘INS-Astravahini’, an indigenously built Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel (TLRV), was decommissioned after how many years in service?

a. 29 years b. 30 years c. 31 years d. 32 years

63.    Two new plant species are discovered from the Pooyamkutty-Adamalayar and Neriamangalam forest regions. They are located at which geological region?

a.    Eastern ghats

b.    Western ghats

c.    Himalayan region

d.    Sundarbans delta

64.    Which country has pledged to cut emissions 26% from 2013 levels by 2030 to avert calamitous global warming?

a. The USA    b. The UK

c. Japan    d. Canada

65.    According to the latest issue of International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology, a new cyprinid fish named Puntius Dolichopterus has been discovered in India. It is discovered from which State?

a. Tamil Nadu    b. Kerala

c. Karnataka    d. Goa

66.    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully test-fired Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III on ground CE-20 at the ISRO Propulsion Complex at which place?

a.    Wheeler Island

b.    Sriharikota

c.    Mahendragiri of. Chandipur

67.    The shot, called RTS,S or Mosquirix, a’vaccine got a green light from European drugs regulators. It is made for which disease?

a. Chicken pox    b. Measles

c. Malaria    d. Dengue

Sports Current Affairs

68.    Which Grandmaster and former world junior champion won the Commonwealth Chess Championship in July, 2015?

a.    Arghyadip Das

b.    Abhijeet Gupte

c.    MR Lalith Babu

d.    None of the above

69.    In July, 2015, India defeated which country in the South Asian Basketball (SABA) Championship to win the title at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium indoor courts?

a. Bangladesh    b. Pakistan

c. Myanmar    d. Sri Lanka

70.    The United States of America (USA) defeated which country in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final match played at Vancouver, Canada?

a. China    b.    Japan

c. Malaysia    d. Indonesia

71.    Chile won Copa America Cup 2015 by defeating which South American country?

a. Argentina    b. Brazil

c. Ecuador    d. Venezuela

72.    Who won his second successive British Grand Prix which was his fourth victory of the season?

a.    Lewis Hamilton

b.    Nico Rosberg

c.    David Coulthard

d.    None of the above

73.    Who said that Floyd Mayweather Jr. who has won the welterweight world title after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao in May 2, 2015 has been stripped of that title due to the failure of complying with the rules?

a.    World Boxing Organisation

b.    World Boxing Association

c.    World Boxing Champion’s Organisation

d.    World Boxing Champion’s Association

74.    Who has become the first British Asian to join the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in July, 2015?

a.    Lord Morris

b.    Lord Kamlesh Patel

c.    Lord Morris Patel

d.    None of the above

75.    Who won the men’s singles title of Wimbledon tennis championships 2015?

a.    Roger Federer

b.    Novak Djokovic

c.    Jean-Julien Rojer

d.    Horia Tecau

76.    Who won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon championships 2015 in women’s singles category?

a.    Garbine Muguruza

b.    Sania Mirza

c.    Martina Hingis

d.    Serena Williams

77.    Which committee suspended IPL cricket franchisees India Cements Limited (ICL) and Jaipur IPL Private Limited (JIPL) from the Indian Premier League (IPL) for two years?

a.    Justice Lodha

b.    Justice Mudgal

c.    Justice Subramaniam

d.    None of the above

78.    Which tennis legend of France was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July, 2015?

a.    David Hall

b.    Amelie Mauresmo

c.    Both (a) and (b)

d.    None of the above

79.    Who decided to constitute a working group to study the Justice RM Lodha Committee order and give recommendations within six weeks?

a. ICC                 b. BCCI

c. Supreme Court d. IPL

80.    Which young Indian golfer has won the junior world golf title in Las Vegas?

a.    Justin Dang

b.    Sihan Sandhu

c.    Pongsapak Laopakdee

d.    Shubham Jaglan

81.    Which country’s women’s wrestling team has won the silver medal after finished second in the fifth Cup of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan?

a. Kazakhstan    b. Mongolia

c. India    d. The USA

82.    Who won the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula One (FI), in July, 2015?

a.    Daniil Kvyat

b.    Daniel Ricciardo

c.    Sebastian Vettel

d.    Max Verstappen

Miscellaneous Current Affairs

83.    Matti Makkonen has died in July, 2015. He is well known for which thing?

a. SMS    b. E-mail

c. Fax    d. None of these

84.    Scientist Sanjeev Galande has be selected for the prestigious GD B award for 2014 for which work?

a.    Chemistry

b.    Physics

c.    Genomics

d.    Biotechnology

85.    Who has been appointed as Tata Motors’ Group Chief Financial Officer in July, 2015?

a.    Praveen Kadle

b.    C. Ramakrishnan

c.    Ratan Tata

d.    None of the above

86.    Who was named as the winner the 2015 World Food Prize for creating a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) based at Bangladesh, credited with heU more than 150 million people of poverty?

a.    Fazle Hasan Abed

b.    Abid Hussain

c.    Fazle Mohammad of. None of the above

87.    Which Indian-American teacher among the 108 teachers nam President Barack Obama as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excel Mathematics and Science Teaching ?

a. Darshan Jain    b.    R. Paul

c. R. Paul Jain    d.    None of

88.    How many Indian-Americans 38 individuals being hono ‘The Pride of America’ by Corporation of New York in 2015?

a. Four    b.    Five

c. Six    d.    Seven

89.    Abdullah Hussain, whose real name was Mohammad Khan, an eminent Pakistani Urdu novelist, passed away in July, 2015. What is/are his other novel/s?

a. Baagh    b. Nadaar Loag

c. Udas Naslain d. All of these

90.    India’s most prominent biologist and an evolutionary ecologist, Kamal Bawa, has been elected to the London based prestigious Royal Society in recognition of his pioneering contributions in which area?

a.    Soil Conservation

b.    Conservation Science

c.    Water Conservation

d.    All of the above

91.    Who has been appointed as the next housing finance sector regulator by the Union government in July, 2015?

a.    Sriram Kalyanaraman

b.    Krishna Kalyanaraman

c.    Vasudev Kalyanaraman

d.    Gopala Kalyanaraman

92.    China declared whom to head the $ 100 billion Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

a.    Xi Jinping

b.    Chanda Kochhar

c.    Jim Kim

d.    Jin Liqun

93.    Who has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bharti Enterprises in July, 2015?

a.    Manoj Kohli

b.    Sunil Mittal

c.    Rahul Bhatnagar

d.    All of the above

94.    Basharat Nawaz Khan popularly known as Bashar Nawaz, a renowned Urdu poet, critic and orator has been died in July, 2015. He penned which popular song?

a.    Karoge Yaad

b.    Dekhlo Aaj Humko ,

c.    Dikhayi Diye Youn

d.    Phir Chhidi

95.    Prince Saud A1 Faisal, the world’s longest serving Foreign Minister has died in July 2015. He belongs to which country?

a. Kazakhstan    b. Kyrgyzstan

c. Mongolia    d. Saudi Arabia

96.    Which film has won the best original screenplay award at the Madrid International Film Festival?

a.    Queen

b.    Budhha Hoga Tera Baap

c.    Life in a Metro

d.    Buddha in a Traffic Jam

97.    Which Eastern Army Commander, has been appointed as the Vice-Chief of the Indian Army?

a.    PhflpCampose

b.    Mai Mohan Singh Ra

c.    P-avee- Bafrsfi

d.    None of the above

98.    Rakesh Sahni. former Chief Secretary of which State government has appointed as the Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA)?

a.    Maharashtra

b.    Andhra Pradesh

c.    Chhattisgarh

d.    Madhya Pradesh

99.    Sayed Haider Raza, a modem Indian artist has been conferred with the highest French civilian honour, the ‘Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur’ for his peerless achievements transcending all boundaries. He belongs to which country?

a. Pakistan    b.    Afghanistan

c. India    d.    Indonesia

100. Krishnapatnam Port has received the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for its initiatives and achievements in the field of environment at the 17th World Congress on Environment Management held in New Delhi. Where it is located?

a. Andhra Pradesh  b.    Tamil Nadu

c. Telangana     d.    Odisha

Answers from 51 to 100

5I.    (c)    52.    (d)    53.    (b)    54.    (c)    55.    (c)
56.    (d)    57.    (a)    58.    (c)    59.    (b)    60.    (b)
61.    (a)    62.    (c)    63.    (b)    64.    (c)    65.    (b)
66.    (c)    67.    (c)    68.    (b)    69.    (d)    70.    (b)
71.    (a)    72.    (a)    73.    (a)    74.    (b)    75.    (b)
76.    (d)    77.    (a)    78.    (b)    79.    (b)    80.    (d)
81.    (C)    82.    (c)    83.    (a)    84.    (c)    85.    (b)
86.    (a)    87.    (a)    88.    (a)    89.    (d)    90.    (b)
91.    (a)    92.    (d)    93.    (c)    94.    (a)    95.    (d)
96.    (d)    97.    (b)    98.    (d)    99.    (c)    100.   (a)

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    Mam plz send me the last 5 years question paper with answer of postman and mailguar

  3. mam plz send me the last 5 years question paper with answer of postman and mailguard

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