Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 5 January – 11 January 2015

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  • 1. 
    Bihar Government on 6 January 2015 increased the duration of maternity leave to 180 days from
    • A. 

      90 days

    • B. 

      120 days

    • C. 

      135 days

    • D. 

      150 days

  • 2. 
    Name the Union Minister who was appointed as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President of Maharashtra State on 6 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Devendra Fadnavis

    • B. 

      Raosaheb Patil Danve

    • C. 

      Amit Shah

    • D. 

      Sudhir Mungantiwar

  • 3. 
    State Government of Bihar on 6 January 2015 decided to grant child care leave for women government employees. The child care leave was granted for how many days?
    • A. 

      600 days

    • B. 

      730 days

    • C. 

      800 days

    • D. 

      1000 days

  • 4. 
    President Pranab Mukherjee on 7 January 2015 signed an ordinance to amend the Motor Vehicles Act of
    • A. 

      1988

    • B. 

      1995

    • C. 

      2004

    • D. 

      2014

  • 5. 
    President Pranab Mukherjee on 6 January 2015 signed the ordinance to amend Citizenship Act, 1955. Which of the statements in this regard is/are right?I. The ordinance exempts Person of Indian Origin (PIO) from appearing before the local police station on every visitII. It replaced the clause that says foreigners marrying Indians must continuously stay in the country for a period of six months before they get an Indian citizenship
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 6. 
    Larry Page on 6 January 2015 was named as the Business person of the Year for 2014 by Fortune magazine. Who is he?
    • A. 

      CEO of Google

    • B. 

      CEO of Amazon

    • C. 

      CEO of Yahoo

    • D. 

      CEO of WhatsApp

  • 7. 
    Name the French satirical weekly magazine that was attacked by three masked gunmen on 7 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Charivari

    • B. 

      Nain jaune

    • C. 

      Charlie Hebdo

    • D. 

      Canard enchaine

  • 8. 
    Name the airline that was named as the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com on 6 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Lufthansa

    • B. 

      Singapore Airlines

    • C. 

      Emirates

    • D. 

      Qantas

  • 9. 
    National Youth Day was observed across India on 12 January 2015. The day was observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of which famous Indian personality?
    • A. 

      Swami Dayanand Saraswati

    • B. 

      Swami Vivekananda

    • C. 

      Aurobindo Ghosh

    • D. 

      Rabindranath Tagore

  • 10. 
    Name the company which on 7 January 2015 bagged Uganda’s largest ethanol plant order from Kakira Sugars?
    • A. 

      WNS (Holdings) Limited

    • B. 

      Praj Industries

    • C. 

      Hinduja Global Solutions

    • D. 

      Cognizant Business Process Services

  • 11. 
    Which country on 11 January 2015 announced to host an International Anti-terror Summit in the month of February 2015?
    • A. 

      The United Kingdom

    • B. 

      The United States

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      India

  • 12. 
    Name the National Park that was shut down on 11 January 2014 for one week after 47 migratory birds were found dead in the park?
    • A. 

      Keoladeo National Park

    • B. 

      Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

    • C. 

      Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

    • D. 

      Sultanpur National Park

  • 13. 
    Jharkhand Assembly on 8 January 2015 adopted a resolution urging State government to send a proposal to Union Government for setting up a bench of the Jharkhand High Court in?
    • A. 

      Dumka

    • B. 

      Jamshedpur

    • C. 

      Dhanbad

    • D. 

      Bokaro

  • 14. 
    Name the person who on 11 January 2015 won the men’s single of Chennai Open of Tennis?
    • A. 

      Aljaz Bedene

    • B. 

      Stanislas Wawrinka

    • C. 

      Roger Federer

    • D. 

      Novak Djokovic

  • 15. 
    Name the new class of antibiotic capable of fighting infections which was discovered in first week of January 2015 by scientists from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts?
    • A. 

      Zovirax

    • B. 

      Teixobactin

    • C. 

      Ampicillin

    • D. 

      Penicillin

  • 16. 
    India on 8 January 2015 decided to provide 60 million US dollars Line of Credit (LoC) to a country for its road infrastructure projects and passenger ferry service. Name the country.
    • A. 

      Maldives

    • B. 

      Guyana

    • C. 

      Nigeria

    • D. 

      Myanmar

  • 17. 
    Indian Immunologicals Limited on 8 January 2015 launched India’s first vaccine to counter the deadly bluetongue disease. Name the vaccine?
    • A. 

      Vibriovax

    • B. 

      Ultravac Botulinum

    • C. 

      Cattlevax LC

    • D. 

      Raksha Blu

  • 18. 
    Which Indian bank on 7 January 2015 launched contactless credit cards and debit cards?
    • A. 

      HDFC Bank

    • B. 

      ICICI Bank

    • C. 

      Axis Bank

    • D. 

      Citibank

  • 19. 
    Pakistan government in the first week of January 2015 decided to restrict the Pakistan-India Dosti bus service up to Wagah border.  In this context, consider the following statements.I. For the first time the bus services on Delhi – Lahore route was suspended in the aftermath of the Indian Parliament attack in 2001II. The bus service between Delhi and Lahore was started in February 1999 by the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto.Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 20. 
    What is AMCA that was in news in the first week of January 2015?
    • A. 

      It is Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft being built by India and Russia jointly

    • B. 

      It is fifth generation fighter aircraft being built by India indigenously

    • C. 

      It is fifth generation nuclear submarine being built by India and France jointly

    • D. 

      Both (a) and (b)

  • 21. 
    Name the space telescope that on 6 January 2015 discovered 1000th exoplanet in the constellation Lyra.
    • A. 

      Hubble Space Telescope

    • B. 

      Chandrasekhar Space Telescope

    • C. 

      Kepler Space Telescope

    • D. 

      James Webb Space Telescope

  • 22. 
    China on 7 January 2015 announced to include which vegetable as staple diet?
    • A. 

      Tomato

    • B. 

      Potato

    • C. 

      Beans

    • D. 

      Cabbage

  • 23. 
    Who was sworn-in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand on 8 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Rameshwar Thakur

    • B. 

      V K Bisht

    • C. 

      K K Paul

    • D. 

      Aziz Qureshi

  • 24. 
    Who was sworn-in as the President of Sri Lanka on 9 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Mahinda Deshapriya

    • B. 

      Mahinda Rajapaksa

    • C. 

      Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

    • D. 

      Mithripala Sirisena

  • 25. 
    Which Indian film was nominated for 2015 BAFTA Awards under non-English best film category on 8 January 2015?
    • A. 

      The Lunchbox

    • B. 

      Two Days, One Night

    • C. 

      Liar’s Dice

    • D. 

      Timbuktu

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