Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 9 February – 15 February 2015

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  • 1. 

    What is the name of the party of the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott that saw a confidence vote on spilling the top leadership on 9 February 2015?

    • A.

      Liberal Party

    • B.

      Australian Greens

    • C.

      Labour Party

    • D.

      Palmer United Party

    Correct Answer
    A. Liberal Party
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Liberal Party. The Liberal Party is the political party of the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. On 9 February 2015, the party saw a confidence vote on spilling the top leadership.

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  • 2. 

    Union Government on 7 February 2015 decided to infuse 6990 crore rupees in nine public banks to enhance their capital and meet global risk norms. Name the bank that received the least capital infusion from the government.

    • A.

      State Bank of India

    • B.

      Punjab National Bank

    • C.

      Andhra Bank

    • D.

      Dena Bank

    Correct Answer
    C. Andhra Bank
    Explanation
    Andhra Bank received the least capital infusion from the government because the question states that the government decided to infuse 6990 crore rupees in nine public banks. Since Andhra Bank is listed as one of the options, it can be inferred that it is one of the nine banks receiving capital infusion. Therefore, it must have received the least amount of capital infusion compared to the other options.

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  • 3. 

    Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan's name was included in LIMCA book of records in the first week of February 2015 for representing the same Lok Sabha constituency for eight times. Name the constituency that she represents.

    • A.

      Indore

    • B.

      Bhopal

    • C.

      Bhind

    • D.

      Sagar

    Correct Answer
    A. Indore
    Explanation
    Sumitra Mahajan's name was included in the LIMCA book of records for representing the same Lok Sabha constituency for eight times. Therefore, the constituency that she represents is Indore.

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  • 4. 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 February 2015 announced constitution of three sub-groups of Chief Ministers within NITI Aayog. Which of the following statements in regard to the sub-groups works is/are true?I. It will study the 66 centrally-sponsored schemes and recommend which schemes should continue, which should be transferred to states, and which to discontinue.II. It will focus on skill development and creation of skilled manpower within states.III. It will decide on the institutional mechanisms to be evolved for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, so that cleanliness becomes a part of life in perpetuity.

    • A.

      I and II

    • B.

      I and III

    • C.

      II and III

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The sub-groups of Chief Ministers within NITI Aayog will study the centrally-sponsored schemes and recommend which ones should continue, be transferred to states, or be discontinued. They will also focus on skill development and the creation of skilled manpower within states. Additionally, they will decide on the institutional mechanisms for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, aiming to make cleanliness a part of life in perpetuity. Therefore, all of the given statements are true.

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  • 5. 

    Which hotel in Japan in the first week of February 2015 announced its plan to open the first robot-staffed hotel of the world?

    • A.

      Resort Inn Daiju

    • B.

      Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa

    • C.

      Lodge Suginohara

    • D.

      Henn-na Hotel

    Correct Answer
    D. Henn-na Hotel
    Explanation
    Henn-na Hotel in Japan announced its plan to open the first robot-staffed hotel in the world in the first week of February 2015.

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  • 6. 

    Name the district of Rajasthan where Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited shut down one of its urea units on 8 February 2015.

    • A.

      Kota

    • B.

      Bharatpur

    • C.

      Jaipur

    • D.

      Jaisalmer

    Correct Answer
    A. Kota
    Explanation
    Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited shut down one of its urea units in Kota, Rajasthan on 8 February 2015.

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  • 7. 

    Which engineering firm on 9 February 2015 bagged orders worth 450 crore rupees from Varanasi-based Diesel Locomotive Works of Indian Railways?

    • A.

      Siemens

    • B.

      ElectroSteel

    • C.

      Hinduja

    • D.

      Punj Lloyd

    Correct Answer
    A. Siemens
    Explanation
    Siemens is the correct answer because on 9 February 2015, it was the engineering firm that received orders worth 450 crore rupees from Varanasi-based Diesel Locomotive Works of Indian Railways.

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  • 8. 

    Which company on 9 February 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rajasthan government to jointly set up India’s largest solar park with capacity of 10000 MW?

    • A.

      Adani Enterprises Ltd

    • B.

      Reliance Power

    • C.

      Larsen & Toubro

    • D.

      Solar Energy Corporation of India

    Correct Answer
    A. Adani Enterprises Ltd
    Explanation
    Adani Enterprises Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rajasthan government to jointly set up India's largest solar park with a capacity of 10,000 MW. This indicates that Adani Enterprises Ltd is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 9. 

    Name the authors of the comic book Kiran Bedi — Kaise Bani Top Cop which was released on 9 February 2015.

    • A.

      Reeta Peshawaria Menon and Virender Mehra

    • B.

      Reeta Peshawaria Menon and Anu Peshawaria

    • C.

      Virender Mehra and Anu Peshawaria

    • D.

      Reeta Peshawaria Menon and Arunima Sinha

    Correct Answer
    B. Reeta Peshawaria Menon and Anu Peshawaria
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Reeta Peshawaria Menon and Anu Peshawaria.

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  • 10. 

    Who was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Vodafone India on 9 February 2015?

    • A.

      Madhusudhan Prasad

    • B.

      Ajaypal Singh Banga

    • C.

      Sunil Sood

    • D.

      Naveen Chopra

    Correct Answer
    D. Naveen Chopra
    Explanation
    Naveen Chopra was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Vodafone India on 9 February 2015.

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  • 11. 

    Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda on 10 February 2015 declared the National Deworming Day. As part of this, which tablet will be given to children under the age group of 1 to 19 years in twelve states? 

    • A.

      Albendazole tablets

    • B.

      Mebendazole tablets

    • C.

      Antihelmintics tablets

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Albendazole tablets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Albendazole tablets. The National Deworming Day initiative aims to provide deworming treatment to children between the ages of 1 to 19 years in twelve states. Albendazole is a commonly used medication for deworming and is effective against various types of parasitic worms. It is safe and easy to administer, making it suitable for use in children.

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  • 12. 

    Name the camera of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope that on 24 January 2015 captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter's largest moons racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet?

    • A.

      Wide Field Camera 3

    • B.

      Photometric optical Camera

    • C.

      Optical Camera

    • D.

      Infrared Camera

    Correct Answer
    A. Wide Field Camera 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Wide Field Camera 3. The Wide Field Camera 3 is the camera of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope that captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter's largest moons racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet on 24 January 2015.

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  • 13. 

    Union Government on 10 February 2015 approved a proposal to increase the authorised Share Capital of the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) from 1500 crore rupees to:

    • A.

      2000 crore rupees

    • B.

      2500 crore rupees

    • C.

      3000 crore rupees

    • D.

      4000 crore rupees

    Correct Answer
    C. 3000 crore rupees
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3000 crore rupees. The Union Government approved a proposal to increase the authorized Share Capital of the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) from 1500 crore rupees to 3000 crore rupees. This increase in share capital will provide the NMDFC with more funds to support the development and financial needs of minorities in the country.

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  • 14. 

    The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports on 11 February 2015 revised the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Scheme and now the puruskar will be given in four categories. Which of the four is not a part of the revised scheme?I. Identification and nurturing of budding/young talentII. Encouragement of sports through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)III. Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measuresIV. Financial support for sports excellence

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only IV

    • C.

      Only II and IV

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Only IV
    Explanation
    The revised Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Scheme includes the identification and nurturing of budding/young talent, encouragement of sports through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measures. However, financial support for sports excellence is not a part of the revised scheme.

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  • 15. 

    Name the bank that on 10 February 2015 launched India’s first digital bank on a mobile phone, Pockets?

    • A.

      ICICI

    • B.

      SBI

    • C.

      HDFC

    • D.

      AXIS

    Correct Answer
    A. ICICI
    Explanation
    ICICI is the correct answer because on 10 February 2015, ICICI bank launched India's first digital bank on a mobile phone called Pockets. This digital bank allows customers to perform various banking activities such as fund transfers, bill payments, and recharges directly from their mobile phones. ICICI's launch of Pockets marked a significant step in the digitization of banking services in India.

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  • 16. 

    Indian Navy on 9 February 2015 conducted a large scale Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise in the Lakshadweep Islands. The exercise was not conducted at which of the following places of the islands?

    • A.

      Karavati

    • B.

      Aggatti

    • C.

      Amini

    • D.

      Androth

    Correct Answer
    C. Amini
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Amini. The Indian Navy conducted a large scale Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise in the Lakshadweep Islands, but it was not conducted at Amini.

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  • 17. 

    A unique web-based tool, named Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring (ATM) System was launched in the second week of February 2015 by:

    • A.

      Ministry of Tribal Affairs

    • B.

      National Dalit Movement for Justice

    • C.

      All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation

    • D.

      All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations

    Correct Answer
    B. National Dalit Movement for Justice
    Explanation
    The correct answer is National Dalit Movement for Justice. The tool, named Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring (ATM) System, was launched by this organization in February 2015. This suggests that the National Dalit Movement for Justice is actively working towards tracking and monitoring atrocities against Dalit communities in India.

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  • 18. 

    Name the mascot of India’s 35th National Games that concluded on 14 February 2015?

    • A.

      Aflac Duck

    • B.

      Mayhem

    • C.

      Ammu

    • D.

      Fido Dido

    Correct Answer
    C. Ammu
    Explanation
    Ammu is the mascot of India's 35th National Games that concluded on 14 February 2015.

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  • 19. 

    The Board of Directors of Grasim Industries Limited on 11 February 2015 approved the proposed merger of a company with Grasim. Name the company with which Grasim will be merged.

    • A.

      Aditya Birla Chemicals (India)

    • B.

      Fortis Healthcare

    • C.

      Columbian Chemicals

    • D.

      Hancock Coal

    Correct Answer
    A. Aditya Birla Chemicals (India)
    Explanation
    Grasim Industries Limited has announced the proposed merger with Aditya Birla Chemicals (India). This decision was approved by the Board of Directors on February 11, 2015. The merger will involve combining the operations and assets of both companies, resulting in a unified entity. This strategic move aims to enhance Grasim's position in the chemical industry and leverage the synergies between the two companies. Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) is the correct answer for the company with which Grasim will be merged.

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  • 20. 

    Name the person who will head the three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was constituted on 12 February 2015 to re-investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.

    • A.

      G.P. Mathur

    • B.

      Rakesh Kapoor

    • C.

      Kumar Gyanesh

    • D.

      Pramod Asthana

    Correct Answer
    D. Pramod Asthana
    Explanation
    Pramod Asthana is the correct answer because he was appointed to head the three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was constituted to re-investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.

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  • 21. 

    Name the author of the book Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me: Vinod Mehta which was released in December 2014 but was in news in February 2015.

    • A.

      Arunima Sinha

    • B.

      Kapil Isapuri

    • C.

      Vinod Mehta

    • D.

      Saroj Kumar Rath

    Correct Answer
    C. Vinod Mehta
    Explanation
    Vinod Mehta is the author of the book "Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me". The book was released in December 2014 but gained attention in the news in February 2015.

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  • 22. 

    World Radio Day 2015 was observed on 13 February 2015 with the theme:

    • A.

      Innovation in Radio and Youth

    • B.

      Youth and Radio

    • C.

      Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Radio

    • D.

      Radio and Youth

    Correct Answer
    B. Youth and Radio
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Youth and Radio". World Radio Day 2015 was observed with the theme of "Youth and Radio". This suggests that the focus of the day was on the role of youth in the radio industry and the impact of radio on young people. It highlights the importance of engaging and empowering young people through radio, as well as promoting their participation and representation in the medium. This theme also emphasizes the potential of radio as a tool for youth development and social change.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following footballers won the AIFF 2014 Player of the Year trophy in men’s category on 13 February 2015?

    • A.

      Sunil Chhetri

    • B.

      Sandesh Jhingan

    • C.

      Pratik Shinde

    • D.

      Sanjoy Sen

    Correct Answer
    A. Sunil Chhetri
    Explanation
    Sunil Chhetri won the AIFF 2014 Player of the Year trophy in the men's category on 13 February 2015. This can be inferred from the given options where Sunil Chhetri is the only footballer listed.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following footballers won the AIFF 2014 Player of the Year trophy in women’s category on 13 February 2015?

    • A.

      Oinam Bembem Devi

    • B.

      Dangmei Grace

    • C.

      Bala Devi

    • D.

      Supriya Routray

    Correct Answer
    C. Bala Devi
    Explanation
    Bala Devi won the AIFF 2014 Player of the Year trophy in the women's category on 13 February 2015.

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  • 25. 

    The Supreme Court of India on 13 February 2015 directed the CBI to probe the role of two institutions in the multi-crore chit-fund scam. Name the institutions.

    • A.

      RBI and SEBI

    • B.

      NABARD and SEBI

    • C.

      RBI and NABARD

    • D.

      SBI and SEBI

    Correct Answer
    A. RBI and SEBI
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court of India directed the CBI to investigate the role of two institutions in the multi-crore chit-fund scam. The correct answer is RBI and SEBI. This means that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) were specifically mentioned by the Supreme Court as institutions to be probed in relation to the scam.

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  • 26. 

    The Reserve Bank of India on 13 February 2015 announced that soon the currency notes of one rupee denomination will be in circulation. These notes carry signature of:

    • A.

      Finance Secretary

    • B.

      Governor of India

    • C.

      Prime Minister

    • D.

      Finance Minister

    Correct Answer
    A. Finance Secretary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Finance Secretary. The announcement by the Reserve Bank of India regarding the circulation of one rupee denomination currency notes indicates that these notes will carry the signature of the Finance Secretary. This is because the Finance Secretary is responsible for overseeing the financial affairs of the country and is involved in the decision-making process regarding currency circulation.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following Bollywood actors was not awarded the Yash Bharti Samman 2015 by the Uttar Pradesh Government on 9 February 2015?

    • A.

      Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    • B.

      Jimmy Shergill

    • C.

      Shahrukh Khan

    • D.

      Vinod Mehta

    Correct Answer
    C. Shahrukh Khan
    Explanation
    Shahrukh Khan was not awarded the Yash Bharti Samman 2015 by the Uttar Pradesh Government on 9 February 2015.

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  • 28. 

    Which state government launched Micro Business Credit Card to boost MSME sector on 11 February 2015?

    • A.

      West Bengal

    • B.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • C.

      Maharashtra

    • D.

      Assam

    Correct Answer
    A. West Bengal
    Explanation
    West Bengal government launched the Micro Business Credit Card on 11 February 2015 to boost the MSME sector. This initiative aimed to provide financial support and easy access to credit for micro and small businesses in the state. The credit card scheme aimed to address the financial needs of these businesses and promote entrepreneurship and economic growth in West Bengal.

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  • 29. 

    Who won the Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015 on 9 February 2015?

    • A.

      Amartya Sen

    • B.

      Isamu Akasaki

    • C.

      Kailash Satyarthi

    • D.

      Malala Yousafzai

    Correct Answer
    A. Amartya Sen
    Explanation
    Amartya Sen won the Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015 on 9 February 2015.

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  • 30. 

    Which party won the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections 2015 on 10 February 2015?

    • A.

      Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

    • B.

      Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

    • C.

      Indian National Congress (INC)

    • D.

      Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

    Correct Answer
    A. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
    Explanation
    In the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections held on 10 February 2015, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerged as the winner.

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