Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 26 January – 1 February 2015

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  • 1. 
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on 29 January 2015 released Global Investment Trend Monitor report. Which of the following statements is/are wrong in context to the report?I. Due to fragility of the global economy, policy uncertainty, and geopolitical risks, the global FDI declined to an estimated 1.26 trillion US dollars in 2014.II. FDI flows to developed countries dropped by 14 percent to an estimated 511 billion US dollar, which was significantly affected by large divestment in the United States.III. US was the largest recipient of FDI with an increase of 3 percent FDI.
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Only III

    • D. 

      I, II and III

  • 2. 
    Who were posthumously awarded with the Ashok Chakra on 26 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Major Sankalp Kumar and Naik Mukul Sharma

    • B. 

      Colonel Bibhanshu Dhondiyal and Captain Swarup Kumar Ghorai

    • C. 

      Major Gosavi Kaustubh Vijaykumar and Major Manjeet Singh

    • D. 

      Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh

  • 3. 
    Union Cabinet on 28 January 2015 reconstituted the Empowered Committee on setting up of Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication manufacturing facilities in the country. Who is the Chairman of the reconstituted committee?
    • A. 

      VK Saraswat

    • B. 

      Avinash Chander

    • C. 

      Narendra Krishna Karmarkar

    • D. 

      K Radhakrishnan

  • 4. 
    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 28 January 2015 approved mandatory packaging of certain commodities in Jute material for the Jute Year 2014-15. In this context consider the following statements.I. The minimum percentage of food-grains that is to be mandatorily packaged in Jute material is 90 percent.II. The minimum percentage of sugar that is to be mandatorily packaged in Jute material is 40 percent.Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 5. 
    Who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ogilvy & Mather India on 27 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Hufrish Birdy

    • B. 

      Pratap Bose

    • C. 

      Kunal Jeswani

    • D. 

      Kawal Shoor

  • 6. 
    Who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McDonald’s Corporation on 28 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Don Thompson

    • B. 

      Steve Easterbrook

    • C. 

      Pete Bensen

    • D. 

      Kevin Ozan

  • 7. 
    RailTel Corporation of India on 28 January 2015 tied-up with which company to provide Streaming Services to rail passengers?
    • A. 

      Cinevistaas Limited

    • B. 

      Reliance MediaWorks

    • C. 

      ErosNow

    • D. 

      Endemol

  • 8. 
    Which State Government launched the Taluka Planning Atlas (TPA) on 29 January 2015 to improve decision making at the local administration level?
    • A. 

      Assam

    • B. 

      Maharashtra

    • C. 

      Gujarat

    • D. 

      Manipur

  • 9. 
    Who was appointed as the Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi on 29 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Leela Samson

    • B. 

      Shekhar Sen

    • C. 

      P. V. Rajamannar

    • D. 

      Saroj Khan

  • 10. 
    Which Turkish company was acquired by online restaurant search service provider Zomato Media Pvt Ltd on 29 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Urbanspoon

    • B. 

      Mekanist

    • C. 

      Gastronauci

    • D. 

      Obedovat

  • 11. 
    Who was appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka on 30 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Shirani Bandaranayake

    • B. 

      Chellappah Nagalingam

    • C. 

      Kanagasabapathy J Sripavan

    • D. 

      Suppiah Sharvananda

  • 12. 
    The 20th Law Commission on 29 January 2015 submitted its 253rd Report titled Commercial Courts Bill 2015 to the Union Government. The report seeks toI. Set up at least 60 commercial courts across the country or about two to three courts in each state.II. Shut down all the commercial courts in the country and set up Fast Track courts.Which statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 13. 
    Who was given the additional charge of Secretary of Department of Defence Research and Development Organisation on 30 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Radha Krishna Mathur

    • B. 

      Reena Ray

    • C. 

      Avinash Chander

    • D. 

      Krishna Chaudhary

  • 14. 
    Who was appointed as the Chairman of Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd on 29 January 2015?
    • A. 

      K. Sripavan

    • B. 

      S Lakshminarayanan

    • C. 

      Sanjay K. Mundra

    • D. 

      Umesh Revankar

  • 15. 
    Which State Government launched e-registration of properties in all the 130 tehsil and sub-tehsils on 3 February 2015?
    • A. 

      Haryana

    • B. 

      Maharashtra

    • C. 

      Bihar

    • D. 

      Punjab

  • 16. 
    Who was appointed as the Secretary in the Union Ministry of Urban Development on 3 February 2015?
    • A. 

      Madhusudhan Prasad

    • B. 

      Prakash Javadekar

    • C. 

      Rao Indrajit Singh

    • D. 

      Jayant Sinha

  • 17. 
    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 3 February 2015 gave its ruling for the Croatia-Serbia case.I. ICJ ruled that neither Croatia nor Serbia committed genocide during the 1990s Balkan Wars.II. The 1990s Balkan War was sparked by the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which Mughal Garden shows alignment with the Sun Solstices as per the study Observations on the Orientation of Some Mughal Gardens published on 13 January 2015?
    • A. 

      The Dilkusha Charbagh

    • B. 

      The Taj Mahal Gardens

    • C. 

      Rambagh Garden and the Qibla

    • D. 

      Humayun’s Garden Tomb

  • 19. 
    Name the author of the poetry collection When God is a Traveller which won the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize at Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2015.
    • A. 

      Sridala Swami

    • B. 

      Arundhathi Subramaniam

    • C. 

      Keki N Daruwalla

    • D. 

      Ranjit Hoskote

  • 20. 
    India’s foreign exchange reserves jumped by 2.66 billion US dollars for the week ending 16 January 2015 to reach an all time high of:
    • A. 

      320.79 billion US dollars

    • B. 

      322.135 billion US dollars

    • C. 

      370.25 billion US dollars

    • D. 

      399.79 billion US dollars

  • 21. 
    Who was appointed as the Special Director General (DG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on 27 January 2015?
    • A. 

      K Durga Prasad

    • B. 

      Yashovardhan Azad

    • C. 

      Ashok Prasad

    • D. 

      Dineshwar Sharma

  • 22. 
    The Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sunderbans, which was in news in January 2015, protects which type of crocodiles?
    • A. 

      Saltwater Crocodiles

    • B. 

      Slender Snouted Crocodiles

    • C. 

      Spectacled Caiman

    • D. 

      Freshwater Crocodiles

  • 23. 
    Maharashtra Government on 24 January 2015 decided to buy a house in London where a freedom fighter of India lived during the 1920s and convert it into a memorial-cum-museum. Name the freedom fighter who stayed in this house.
    • A. 

      Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    • B. 

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • C. 

      Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

    • D. 

      Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  • 24. 
    Name the Hockey Olympian from India who died on 28 January 2015.
    • A. 

      Udham Singh Kular

    • B. 

      Leslie Walter Claudius

    • C. 

      Jaswant Singh Rajput

    • D. 

      Grihanandan Singh

  • 25. 
    Name the Australian golfing great and winner of British Open 1960 who died on 29 January 2015.
    • A. 

      Edward Bishop Dudle

    • B. 

      Kelvin David George Nagle

    • C. 

      Joseph Henry Kirkwood

    • D. 

      Leo Diegel

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