Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 9 March – 15 March 2015

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  • 1. 

    Who won the men’s singles title of the Swiss Open of Badminton on 15 March 2015?

    • A.

      Kidambi Srikanth (India)

    • B.

      Sun Yu (China)

    • C.

      Lu Kai (China)

    • D.

      Viktor Alexson (Denmark)

    Correct Answer
    A. Kidambi Srikanth (India)
    Explanation
    Kidambi Srikanth from India won the men's singles title of the Swiss Open of Badminton on 15 March 2015.

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  • 2. 

    What was the theme of the World Consumers Rights Day which was observed on 15 March 2015?

    • A.

      Helping consumers choose healthy diets

    • B.

      Consumer Justice Now

    • C.

      Every consumers has right to healthy diet

    • D.

      Our Money, Our Rights

    Correct Answer
    A. Helping consumers choose healthy diets
    Explanation
    The theme of World Consumers Rights Day observed on 15 March 2015 was "Helping consumers choose healthy diets". This theme highlights the importance of empowering consumers to make informed choices about their diets and promoting healthy eating habits. It aims to raise awareness about the rights of consumers to access accurate information about the nutritional value of the products they consume and encourages them to make healthier choices for their well-being.

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  • 3. 

    He was the veteran Gandhian who had started a lecture series Gandhi Katha in 2004. He died on 14 March 2015. Name him.

    • A.

      Tushar Gandhi

    • B.

      Narayanbhai Desai

    • C.

      Nachiketa Desai

    • D.

      Rajmohan Gandhi

    Correct Answer
    B. Narayanbhai Desai
    Explanation
    Narayanbhai Desai is the correct answer because he was a veteran Gandhian who started a lecture series called Gandhi Katha in 2004. He passed away on 14 March 2015.

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  • 4. 

    Cyclone Pam hit the south Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu on 14 March 2015 causing massive destruction to the small Pacific nation. The cyclone was of which category?

    • A.

      Category – III

    • B.

      Category –IV

    • C.

      Category – V

    • D.

      Category VI

    Correct Answer
    C. Category – V
    Explanation
    Cyclone Pam, which hit Vanuatu on 14 March 2015, caused massive destruction to the small Pacific nation. The cyclone was classified as Category V.

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  • 5. 

    Indian Railways on 11 March 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which financial institution to augment its resources for speedier execution of projects

    • A.

      State Bank of India (SBI)

    • B.

      Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)

    • C.

      India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFC)

    • D.

      Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC)

    Correct Answer
    B. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Indian Railways and LIC to enhance the resources of Indian Railways for faster implementation of projects. LIC is a financial institution that provides life insurance services in India and has a significant amount of funds that can be utilized for investment in infrastructure projects. This partnership would enable Indian Railways to access additional financial support from LIC, which would help in the timely execution of railway projects.

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  • 6. 

    India and Mauritius on 11 March 2015 inked 5 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to give impetus to bilateral co-operation.  Which one of the following MoUs is/are among the 5 MoUs signed?I.    Cooperation in the field of Traditional System of Medicine and HomeopathyII.    Cooperation in hydrographyIII.    Cooperation in Sale of navigation charts and electronic navigational chartsIV.    Cultural Cooperation between the India and Mauritius for the year 2015-18 

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only I and IV

    • C.

      Only II and III

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Only I and IV
    Explanation
    India and Mauritius signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) out of the five mentioned options. The first MoU is related to cooperation in the field of Traditional System of Medicine and Homeopathy. The second MoU is about cultural cooperation between India and Mauritius for the years 2015-18. Therefore, the correct answer is "Only I and IV."

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  • 7. 

    The Delhi government on 11 March 2015 decided to enhance financial powers given to top bureaucrats in order to increase efficiency of all its departments.Which of the following proposals in this regard is/are false?I. Fund allocation to Head of Departments (HoDs) and administrative secretary increased to 10 lakh rupees from existing 5 lakh rupeesII. HoDs will need to take approval of administrative secretary for works and schemes above 1 crore rupeesIII. Administrative secretaries will be able to clear, the works and schemes which cost up to 10 crore rupees without taking nod from the Finance DepartmentSelect the correct code

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Only III

    • D.

      Only I and II

    Correct Answer
    D. Only I and II
    Explanation
    The Delhi government decided to enhance financial powers given to top bureaucrats in order to increase efficiency. The proposals that are false are only I and II. The fund allocation to Head of Departments and administrative secretary was not increased to 10 lakh rupees from existing 5 lakh rupees. Additionally, HoDs will not need to take approval of administrative secretary for works and schemes above 1 crore rupees. Therefore, the correct code is Only I and II.

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  • 8. 

    Name the veteran sports journalist who died on 11 March 2015.

    • A.

      K Baskaran

    • B.

      Kadambari Murali

    • C.

      Khalid AH Ansari

    • D.

      Ravi Chaturvedi

    Correct Answer
    A. K Baskaran
    Explanation
    K Baskaran is the correct answer because he was a veteran sports journalist who died on 11 March 2015.

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  • 9. 

    Which one of the following is not one of the agreements signed between India and Seychelles on 11 March 2015?

    • A.

      Cooperation in hydrography

    • B.

      Cooperation in renewable energy

    • C.

      Cooperation in Infrastructure development

    • D.

      Cooperation in the field of Traditional System of Medicine and Homeopathy

    Correct Answer
    D. Cooperation in the field of Traditional System of Medicine and Homeopathy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cooperation in the field of Traditional System of Medicine and Homeopathy". This is because the question asks for the agreement that was not signed between India and Seychelles on 11 March 2015. The other three options - cooperation in hydrography, renewable energy, and infrastructure development - are agreements that were signed between the two countries on that date.

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  • 10. 

    The Supreme Court of India on 11 March 2015 held that High Courts (HCs) are barred from entertaining pleas under writ jurisdiction against the verdicts of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) in disputes pertaining to Armed Forces.Which of the following statement(s) in this regard is/are true?I. If HCs entertain a petition under Article 226 against the order passed by AFT, it would by-pass the machinery of statute as enshrined in the AFT Act, 2007.II. Section 30 of AFT Act stipulates that an appeal against the final decision or order of the Tribunal shall lie in the Supreme Court.Select the correct code:

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    C. Both I and II
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Both I and II. This is because both statements are true. Statement I explains that if High Courts entertain a petition under Article 226 against the order passed by AFT, it would bypass the machinery of statute as enshrined in the AFT Act, 2007. Statement II states that Section 30 of AFT Act stipulates that an appeal against the final decision or order of the Tribunal shall lie in the Supreme Court. Therefore, both statements are true and the correct code is Both I and II.

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  • 11. 

    Supreme Court on 13 March 2015 asked the Union Government to provide information on the number of prisoners languishing in jails. In this context consider the following statements:I. Overcrowding of prisons is the main reason for inhuman conditions in prisons in India.II. Mulla Committee on Jail reforms in 1980 had recommended for formulating National Policy on Prisons in 1980.III. Justice Krishna Iyer Committee in 1987 had recommended induction of more women in the police force so as to tackle women and child offenders.Which is/are correct?

    • A.

      I and II

    • B.

      II and III

    • C.

      I and III

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above statements are correct. The first statement is supported by the fact that the Supreme Court asked for information on the number of prisoners languishing in jails, indicating that overcrowding is a concern. The second statement is true as the Mulla Committee did recommend formulating a National Policy on Prisons in 1980. The third statement is also accurate as the Justice Krishna Iyer Committee did recommend the induction of more women in the police force to tackle women and child offenders. Therefore, all three statements are correct.

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  • 12. 

    The British Irish Visa Scheme came into force in India on 10 February 2015. However, the information related to it was disclosed by Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh in Rajya Sabha on 12 March 2015. In this context, consider the following statements:I. The scheme allows Indian nationals to travel to the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland on a single-visit visa from either country, on the same trip.II.This scheme allows the holder of short-stay visa issued by the country of first arrival to travel freely between Ireland and the UK including Northern Ireland, for the duration of that visa.Which is/are incorrect?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    D. Neither I nor II
    Explanation
    The given answer states that neither statement I nor statement II is incorrect. This means that both statements are correct. Statement I states that the scheme allows Indian nationals to travel to the UK and Ireland on a single-visit visa from either country, on the same trip. Statement II states that the scheme allows the holder of a short-stay visa issued by the country of first arrival to travel freely between Ireland and the UK, including Northern Ireland, for the duration of that visa. Both statements align with the information provided about the British Irish Visa Scheme.

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  • 13. 

    Which educational institution topped the World Reputation Rankings 2015 that was released by Times Higher Education on 12 March 2015?

    • A.

      Stanford University

    • B.

      University of Oxford

    • C.

      Harvard University

    • D.

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Correct Answer
    C. Harvard University
    Explanation
    Harvard University topped the World Reputation Rankings 2015 released by Times Higher Education on 12 March 2015. This indicates that Harvard University is considered to have the highest reputation among educational institutions worldwide according to the survey conducted by Times Higher Education.

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  • 14. 

    The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar on 12 March 2015 launched the Pharma Jan Samadhan scheme. In this context, consider the following statements:I. It will serve as a robust e-governance tool for protection of consumers’ interests through effective implementation of the Drugs (Price Control) Order, 2013.II. The system was created by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).Which is/are correct?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    C. Both I and II
    Explanation
    The Pharma Jan Samadhan scheme, launched by the Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, serves as a robust e-governance tool for the protection of consumers' interests. It aims to effectively implement the Drugs (Price Control) Order, 2013. The system was created by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). Therefore, both statements I and II are correct.

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  • 15. 

    Who was awarded with KwaZulu-Natal 2015 National Teachers Awards at the annual National Teaching Awards held in Johannesburg on 12 March 2015?

    • A.

      Silas Pillay

    • B.

      Ganasen Reddy

    • C.

      Caryn Reddy

    • D.

      Anneline Govender

    Correct Answer
    B. Ganasen Reddy
    Explanation
    Ganasen Reddy was awarded with the KwaZulu-Natal 2015 National Teachers Awards at the annual National Teaching Awards held in Johannesburg on 12 March 2015.

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  • 16. 

    The High Court of which state directed its government on 13 March 2015 to set up a redressal mechanism for complaints filed by citizens against noise pollution levels?

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      Kerala

    • D.

      Rajasthan

    Correct Answer
    B. Maharashtra
    Explanation
    The High Court of Maharashtra directed its government on 13 March 2015 to set up a redressal mechanism for complaints filed by citizens against noise pollution levels.

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  • 17. 

    Who on 11 March 2015 became the first cricketer to score four consecutive One Day Internationals (ODIs) in a Cricket World Cup?

    • A.

      Shikhar Dhawan

    • B.

      Kumar Sangakarra

    • C.

      David Warner

    • D.

      Chris Gayle

    Correct Answer
    B. Kumar Sangakarra
    Explanation
    Kumar Sangakarra became the first cricketer to score four consecutive One Day Internationals (ODIs) in a Cricket World Cup. This means that he scored a century in four consecutive matches during the tournament.

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  • 18. 

    Which High Court on 10 March 2015 held that Attorney General of India’s office falls under the ambit of the RTI Act as it is not merely a lawyer for the government, but is a constitutional authority?

    • A.

      Bombay High Court

    • B.

      Calcutta High Court

    • C.

      Delhi High Court

    • D.

      Allahabad High Court

    Correct Answer
    C. Delhi High Court
    Explanation
    The Delhi High Court held that the Attorney General of India's office falls under the ambit of the RTI Act as it is not merely a lawyer for the government, but is a constitutional authority. This means that the office of the Attorney General is subject to the Right to Information Act, which allows citizens to access information held by public authorities. This decision by the Delhi High Court ensures transparency and accountability in the functioning of the Attorney General's office.

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  • 19. 

    International Energy Agency (IEA) released the data on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on 13 March 2015. In this context, consider the following statements:I. Global emissions of carbon dioxide from energy sector stalled for the first time in 30 years.II. Global emissions of carbon dioxide stood at 32.3 billion tonnes in 2014 which is same as in the year 2013.III. The changing pattern of energy consumption in India and China is the main reason for the halt in global emissions of greenhouse gases.Which is/are correct?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only III

    • C.

      I and III

    • D.

      Only II

    Correct Answer
    D. Only II
  • 20. 

    Delhi High Court on 10 March 2015 held that the office of Attorney General of India is a public authority within the meaning of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. In this context consider the following statements:I. Attorney General of India is a public authority within the meaning of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.II. The functions of Attorney General under Article 75 (2) of the Constitution of India are in the nature of public functions.Which is/are correct?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    A. Only I
    Explanation
    The Delhi High Court held that the office of Attorney General of India is a public authority within the meaning of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. This means that the Attorney General is subject to the provisions of the RTI Act and can be asked to provide information under this law. Therefore, statement I is correct. However, there is no mention of the functions of the Attorney General under Article 75 (2) of the Constitution of India in the given information. Therefore, statement II cannot be confirmed and is not necessarily correct.

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  • 21. 

    Name the Bollywood actor who on 10 March 2015 was roped in as an ambassador by Visit Britain, the National tourism agency of Britain to promote tourism in Britain through Bollywood Britain campaign.

    • A.

      Amitabh Bachchan

    • B.

      Akshay Kumar

    • C.

      Dia Mirza

    • D.

      Saif Ali Khan

    Correct Answer
    D. Saif Ali Khan
    Explanation
    Saif Ali Khan was chosen as an ambassador by Visit Britain to promote tourism in Britain through the Bollywood Britain campaign. This campaign aimed to attract Indian tourists to visit Britain by showcasing the country's attractions and culture through Bollywood films. Saif Ali Khan's popularity and influence in the Indian film industry made him an ideal choice to promote this campaign and encourage Indian tourists to explore Britain as a travel destination.

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  • 22. 

    Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 10 March 2015 released the data of top ten corporate of 2014.  Consider the following statements:I. Reliance Industries Ltd is the largest corporate of 2014.II. In the list of top 10 corporate in terms of assets, RIL and HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corp) were the only two firms from the private sector.Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    C. Both I and II
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer, "Both I and II," is that the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs released the data of top ten corporate of 2014, and according to the data, Reliance Industries Ltd was the largest corporate of 2014. Additionally, in the list of top 10 corporate in terms of assets, Reliance Industries Ltd and HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corp) were the only two firms from the private sector. Therefore, both statements I and II are correct.

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  • 23. 

    Which country on 9 March 2015 won the bid to host the Asian Football Cup 2019?

    • A.

      United Arab Emirates

    • B.

      Iran

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Thailand

    Correct Answer
    A. United Arab Emirates
    Explanation
    The United Arab Emirates won the bid to host the Asian Football Cup 2019.

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  • 24. 

    Who was nominated as the Ambassador to Pakistan by the United States (US) President Barack Obama on 11 March 2015?

    • A.

      Cameron Munter

    • B.

      David Hale

    • C.

      Richard G Olson

    • D.

      Anne W. Patterson

    Correct Answer
    B. David Hale
    Explanation
    David Hale was nominated as the Ambassador to Pakistan by the United States President Barack Obama on 11 March 2015.

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  • 25. 

    Name the state that on 10 March 2015 started a helpline to address the social, physical and psychological issues faced by adolescents.

    • A.

      Haryana

    • B.

      Punjab

    • C.

      West Bengal

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    D. Maharashtra
    Explanation
    Maharashtra started a helpline on 10 March 2015 to address the social, physical, and psychological issues faced by adolescents.

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  • 26. 

    Name the gold-medallist boxer of 1998 Asian Gameswho was included as one of the members of 10-member National Boxing Selection panel on 10 March 2015.

    • A.

      Manoj Pingale

    • B.

      V Devarajan

    • C.

      Mohammad Ali Qamar

    • D.

      Dingko Singh

    Correct Answer
    D. Dingko Singh
    Explanation
    Dingko Singh is the correct answer because he was a gold-medallist boxer at the 1998 Asian Games and was included as one of the members of the 10-member National Boxing Selection panel on 10 March 2015.

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  • 27. 

    Name the pilots of the solar-powered plane named Solar Impulse-2 that on 8 March 2015 took off to round-the-world odyssey from Abu Dhabi.

    • A.

      Auguste Piccard and Andre Borschberg

    • B.

      Jacques Piccard and Andre Borschberg

    • C.

      Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg

    • D.

      Bertrand Piccard and Jacques Piccard

    Correct Answer
    C. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg
    Explanation
    Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg were the pilots of the solar-powered plane named Solar Impulse-2 that took off from Abu Dhabi on 8 March 2015 for a round-the-world odyssey.

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  • 28. 

    Which one of the following amendments is not one of the amendments accepted by the Union Government during the passage of Land Acquisition (amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Lok Sabha on 10 March 2015?I. Term private entity replaced with private enterpriseII. Farmers to get right to appeal/complain over land acquisition in district courtsIII. Consent clauseIV. Social impact assessmentSelect the correct code

    • A.

      I and IV

    • B.

      II and IV

    • C.

      III and IV

    • D.

      I, III and IV

    Correct Answer
    C. III and IV
    Explanation
    During the passage of the Land Acquisition (amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Lok Sabha on 10 March 2015, the Union Government accepted amendments I and IV. This means that the term "private entity" was replaced with "private enterprise" and the provision for social impact assessment was included. However, the right of farmers to appeal or complain over land acquisition in district courts (amendment III) and the consent clause (amendment IV) were not accepted. Therefore, the correct answer is "III and IV."

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  • 29. 

    Which vaccine was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 March 2015 to fight Rotavirus that causes diarrhoea among children?

    • A.

      RotaTeq

    • B.

      Rotarix

    • C.

      Rotavac

    • D.

      RotaMac

    Correct Answer
    C. Rotavac
    Explanation
    Rotavac is the correct answer because it is the vaccine that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 March 2015 to fight Rotavirus, which causes diarrhea among children.

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  • 30. 

    Name the German professor who on 9 March 2015 rejected an Indian student’s internship request citing rape problem in India.

    • A.

      Fritz Fischer

    • B.

      Philipp Lenard

    • C.

      Ernst Haeckel

    • D.

      Beck-Sickinger

    Correct Answer
    D. Beck-Sickinger
    Explanation
    Beck-Sickinger is the correct answer because on 9 March 2015, she rejected an Indian student's internship request citing the rape problem in India. The other options, Fritz Fischer, Philipp Lenard, and Ernst Haeckel, are not relevant to the given context and do not have any connection to the incident mentioned.

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  • 31. 

    Which state Government on 8 March 2015 launched Bhagyashree scheme for girl child?

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      Sikkim

    • D.

      Tripura

    Correct Answer
    B. Maharashtra
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Maharashtra. On 8 March 2015, the Maharashtra state government launched the Bhagyashree scheme for the girl child. This scheme aims to provide financial assistance to families with girl children to ensure their education and overall development.

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