Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 23 March – 29 March 2015

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 2017

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  • 1. 
    Which Indian ecologist on 23 March 2015 won the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2015?
    • A. 

      Madhav Gadgil

    • B. 

      Salim Ali

    • C. 

      Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan

    • D. 

      Ramachandra Guha

  • 2. 
    State Government of Maharashtra on 23 March 2015 announced to make sale of gutka a non-bailable offence under which section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)?
    • A. 

      Section 511

    • B. 

      Section 328

    • C. 

      Section 267

    • D. 

      Section 263A

  • 3. 
    Hetero Drugs Limtied (HDL) on 23 March 2015 signed an agreement with which Indian pharmaceutical company to allow it to distribute and market Hepatitis C drug under the brand name Resof in India?
    • A. 

      Cipla Limited

    • B. 

      Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited

    • C. 

      Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

    • D. 

      SeQuent Scientific Limited

  • 4. 
    Union Ministry of Health and Welfare on 23 March 2015 launched Media Campaign for Mission Indradhanush. Consider the following facts regarding this:I. Mission Indradhanush aims to increase the percentage of immunization to 4-5 percent.II. Mission Indradhanush aims vaccinate all children by 2020 against seven preventable diseases viz., diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B.Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 5. 
    Which section of the Information Technology Act, 2000 was declared as unconstitutional and struck down by the Supreme Court on 24 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Section 77A

    • B. 

      Section 66A

    • C. 

      Section 67A

    • D. 

      Section 78A

  • 6. 
    World TB Day was observed on 24 March 2015 with the message
    • A. 

      Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone

    • B. 

      End TB by 2018

    • C. 

      Reach the 3 Million

    • D. 

      Access to DOTS

  • 7. 
    The Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill, 2015 which was approved by the Union Cabinet on 20 March 2015 intends to repeal how many Appropriation Acts?
    • A. 

      255

    • B. 

      450

    • C. 

      550

    • D. 

      758

  • 8. 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23 March 2015 announced the setting up of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research and Education at which place in Punjab?
    • A. 

      Ludhiana

    • B. 

      Jalandhar

    • C. 

      Amritsar

    • D. 

      Bathinda

  • 9. 
    Indian Railways on 24 March 2015 launched its own RuPay pre-paid card service that enable passengers to book their Rail tickets and do shopping. It launched the RuPay pre-paid debit cards in collaboration with which Bank?
    • A. 

      Union Bank of India

    • B. 

      HDFC Bank

    • C. 

      ICICI Bank

    • D. 

      State Bank of India

  • 10. 
    Name the Indian-American who was elected as the chairperson of Board of Director of American Council on Education (ACE) on 18 March 2015.
    • A. 

      Varun Ram

    • B. 

      Nitin Nohria

    • C. 

      Renu Khator

    • D. 

      Anjli Jain

  • 11. 
    Who won the Best Actress Award of the National Film Awards announced on 24 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Priyanka Chopra

    • B. 

      Kangana Ranaut

    • C. 

      Kareena Kapoor

    • D. 

      Madhuri Dixit

  • 12. 
    Who won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director at the National Film Awards on 24 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Asha Jaoar Majhe (Bengali)

    • B. 

      Tanul Thakur

    • C. 

      G. Dhananjayan (Tami)

    • D. 

      Srijit Mukherji (Bengali)

  • 13. 
    Which of the following chemical elements was found by NASA’s Curiosity rover on the Martian surface as reported by NASA on 24 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Argon

    • C. 

      Krepton

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 14. 
    Who was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by Google Inc on 24 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Patrick Pichette

    • B. 

      Akhil Sharma

    • C. 

      Ruth Porat

    • D. 

      Bharti Kher

  • 15. 
    Name the person who on 24 March 2015 was appointed as the Managing Director of the EIH Limited that runs the Oberoi hotels under the aegis of The Oberoi Group.
    • A. 

      Vikramjit Singh Oberoi

    • B. 

      Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi

    • C. 

      Shib Sanker Mukherji

    • D. 

      Bharti Kher

  • 16. 
    Researchers at York University of Britain in the third week of March 2015 provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound. Consider the following findings of the study:I. When ultra-intense laser interacts with plasma target, the interfering plasma generates a series of pressure pulses, that is, sounds.II. Researchers employed Hydrodynamics, which studies fluids in motion, to make the discovery.III. The sound which was generated was six million times higher than that which can be heard by any mammalWhich is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    In which naval dockyard did the Indian Navy commissioned three Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) on 24 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Vishakhapatnam

    • B. 

      Mazgaon

    • C. 

      Kochi

    • D. 

      Kolkata

  • 18. 
    Which party of Israel won the Israel Elections 2015 held on 17 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Likud Party

    • B. 

      Yesh Atid party

    • C. 

      Joint Arab List party

    • D. 

      Zionist Union party

  • 19. 
    Name the leader of the Likud party of Israel who won the Israel Elections 2015 held on 17 March 2015.
    • A. 

      Isaac Herzog

    • B. 

      Benjamin Nethanyuhu

    • C. 

      Moshe Kahlon

    • D. 

      Tzipi Livni

  • 20. 
    Who was awarded with the France’s highest cultural award Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters on 23 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Vikram Oberoi

    • B. 

      Bharti Kher

    • C. 

      Akhil Sharma

    • D. 

      Amitav Ghosh

  • 21. 
    Name the Indian author who on 24 March 2015 was selected among the 10 finalists for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.
    • A. 

      Rohinton Mistry

    • B. 

      Amitav Ghosh

    • C. 

      Salman Rushdie

    • D. 

      Mahasweta Devi

  • 22. 
    In a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) on 24 March 2015, how many crore rupees were sanctioned to Maharashtra government to undertake relief measures in drought hit areas of the State?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      3000

    • C. 

      4000

    • D. 

      5000

  • 23. 
    Who won The Folio Prize for the novel Family Life on 23 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Ben Lerner

    • B. 

      Adhiambo Owuor

    • C. 

      Akhil Sharma

    • D. 

      Amitav Ghosh

  • 24. 
    Who at the age of three became the youngest archer to enter the India Book of Records on 24 March 2015?
    • A. 

      Cherukuri Lenin

    • B. 

      Biswaroop Roy Choudary

    • C. 

      Dolly Shivani Cherukuri

    • D. 

      Cherukuri Satyanarayana

  • 25. 
    Name the company that owned the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed on 24 March 2015 in the French Alps between Digne and Barcelonnette with 150 people on board.
    • A. 

      Lufthansa

    • B. 

      Silk Way

    • C. 

      Aerologic

    • D. 

      Germania

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