Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 16 March – 22 March 2015

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  • 1. 
    To protect cows from slaughter which state assembly passed the Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill, 2015 on 16 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Haryana

    • B. 

      Telangana

    • C. 

      Uttar Pradesh

    • D. 

      Madhya Pradesh

  • 2. 
    Who was appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) on 16 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Rupa Kudva

    • B. 

      Ashu Suyash

    • C. 

      Amit Aggarwal

    • D. 

      Anoop Jaino

  • 3. 
    Which of the following Company on 16 March 2015 decided to file a 400 million US dollar defamation lawsuit against the Sahara group?
    • A. 

      Mirach Capital

    • B. 

      TCS

    • C. 

      Air India

    • D. 

      Bloomberg

  • 4. 
    It is a tropical grass and was identified by researchers at SASTRA University, Thanjavur as a natural food preservative on 16 March 2015. Name the grass.
    • A. 

      Lemon grass

    • B. 

      Bamboo

    • C. 

      Bermuda grass

    • D. 

      Darbha grass

  • 5. 
    Inclusion of which caste in the Central Other Backward Class (OBC) list by the Union government was declared as null and void by the Supreme Court of India on 17 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Jat

    • B. 

      Gujjar

    • C. 

      Marwari

    • D. 

      Agrawal

  • 6. 
    Which one of the following Acts will not be amended by Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 that was passed by Rajya Sabha on 12 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Insurance Act, 1938

    • B. 

      General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972

    • C. 

      Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Act, 1999

    • D. 

      Indian Life Assurance Companies Act, 1912

  • 7. 
    Consider the following statements related to the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill, 2015 approved by the Union Cabinet on 17 March 2015.I. Rigorous imprisonment up to 10 years will be awarded for concealment of income and assets and evasion of tax in relation to foreign assets.II. Entities, banks, financial institutions including individuals are liable for prosecution and penalty under the Act.Which of the following statements is/are true?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      None of them

  • 8. 
    Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 17 March 2015 revoked a three-year-old order of banning the mines in which state?
    • A. 

      Goa

    • B. 

      Chhattisgarh

    • C. 

      Karnataka

    • D. 

      Jharkhand

  • 9. 
    Name the person who on 18 March 2015 was elected as the speaker of 12th Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir.
    • A. 

      Muhammad Shafi

    • B. 

      Basharat Bukari

    • C. 

      Kavinder Gupta

    • D. 

      Naeem Akhtar

  • 10. 
    Consider the following statements with respect to Union Budget 2015-16 passed by the Lok Sabha on 17 March 2015:I. Forward Markets Commission will be merged with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)II. MUDRA bank will be set up to refinance micro finance organizations to encourage first generation SC and ST entrepreneursIII. Rate of corporate tax to be reduced to 23% from 30% over next four yearsIV. Atal Innovation Mission to be established within Ministry of Science & Technology to draw on expertise of entrepreneurs and researchers to foster scientific innovationsWhich of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I, II and III

    • B. 

      I and II

    • C. 

      III and IV

    • D. 

      I, II, III and IV

  • 11. 
    Name the Formula 1 racer who on 15 March 2015 won the 2015 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.
    • A. 

      Nico Rosberg of Mercedes

    • B. 

      Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes

    • C. 

      Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari

    • D. 

      Felipe Massa of Sauber

  • 12. 
    Name the famed Indian nuclear scientist who resigned from the post of Chairman of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay on 17 March 2015.
    • A. 

      Anil Kakodkar

    • B. 

      Raghunath K Shevgaonkar

    • C. 

      Srikumar Banerjee

    • D. 

      Ravindra Kelkar

  • 13. 
    Who was appointed as the Chairman of the Allahabad bench of the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT) on 17 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Girija Shankar

    • B. 

      VK Mathur

    • C. 

      N Sakthan

    • D. 

      Sunil Sabharwal

  • 14. 
    Who was appointed as the Chairman of the Chennai bench of the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT) on 17 March 2015?
    • A. 

      VK Mathur

    • B. 

      Kewal K Sharma

    • C. 

      Girija Shankar

    • D. 

      Baldev Sharma

  • 15. 
    Where was the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) held from 14 March 2015 to 18 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Lima, Peru

    • B. 

      Sendai, Japan

    • C. 

      Bonn, Germany

    • D. 

      Kobe, Japan

  • 16. 
    Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited Mauritius between 11 March and 12 March 2015 as part of his three nation tour to Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. In this context, consider the following statements:I. During the visit, the commissioning of the Barracuda, a ship in the service of the National Coast Guard of Mauritius, took place.II. India and Mauritius signed 4 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to give impetus to bilateral relations.
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 17. 
    Which country will host the seventh Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in 2016 as unveiled on 17 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Indonesia

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      China

  • 18. 
    The Biodiversity Board of which state on 17 March 2015 launched a project to link conservation to economic concerns?
    • A. 

      Tripura

    • B. 

      Sikkim

    • C. 

      Meghalaya

    • D. 

      Uttar Pradesh

  • 19. 
    Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was on a two-day visit to Seychelles from 10 March and 11 March 2015. Which of the following statements in this context is/are true?I. Prime Minister Narendra Modi operationalised the Coastal Surveillance Radar Project (CSRS)II. India and Seychelles signed four agreements to boost security cooperation
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 20. 
    In third week of March 2015, it was reported that France, Germany and Italy have agreed to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Name the first European country to join the China-backed AIIB.
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      United Kingdom

  • 21. 
    Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited Sri Lanka from 13 March and 14 March 2015. In this context, consider the following statements:I. He is the first Prime Minister of India to visit Sri Lanka since 1987.II. He is the second Prime Minister of India after Rajeev Gandhi to visit Jaffna and Talaimannar region of Sri Lanka.Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 22. 
    Name the two veteran cricketers of Sri Lanka who on 18 March 2015 retired from One Day International (ODI) format of Cricket.
    • A. 

      Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews

    • B. 

      Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews

    • C. 

      Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene

    • D. 

      Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga

  • 23. 
    Which of the following bill is not repealed completely by the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2014 which was passed by the Lok Sabha on 18 March 2015?
    • A. 

      The Indian Fisheries Act, 1897

    • B. 

      The Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1947

    • C. 

      The Sugar Undertakings (Taking Over of Management) Act, 1978.

    • D. 

      The Employment of Manual Scavenging and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993

  • 24. 
    Lok Sabha on 18 March 2015 passed the Warehousing Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015. In this context, consider the following statements:I. The Bill seeks to do away with the Union Government’s responsibility as a financial guarantor to the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC)II. The Bill dilutes the 55 percent shareholding of the government in the Central Warehousing Corporation to 49 percent.III. The Bill seeks to amend the Warehousing Corporations Act, 1965.Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only III

    • C. 

      Only I and II

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    As per the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT) given on 18 March 2015, what is the amount of fine that is to be imposed by Indian Railways for littering on railway property?
    • A. 

      10000 rupees

    • B. 

      7000 rupees

    • C. 

      5000 rupees

    • D. 

      7500 rupees

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