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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 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

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    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

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