Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 23 February – 1 March 2015

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  • 1. 
    Name the Indian cricketer who on 22 February 2015 was inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.
    • A. 

      Kapil Dev

    • B. 

      Anil Kumble

    • C. 

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • D. 

      Saurav Ganguly

  • 2. 
    Name the female cricketer who, posthumously on 22 February 2015, was inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.
    • A. 

      Hazel Pritchard

    • B. 

      Mary Duggan

    • C. 

      Betty Wilson

    • D. 

      Molly Hide

  • 3. 
    Name the golfer who won the Indian Open title on 22 February 2015.
    • A. 

      SSP Chowrasia

    • B. 

      Anirban Lahiri

    • C. 

      Siddikur Rahman

    • D. 

      Daniel Chopra

  • 4. 
    Name the organisation that released a report, Heat on Power on 22 February 2015 which claimed that thermal power generating units of India are among the most inefficient in the world in terms of compliance of pollution norms.
    • A. 

      Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

    • B. 

      Earth System Governance Project (ESGP)

    • C. 

      United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

    • D. 

      World Nature Organization (WNO)

  • 5. 
    Name the Indian-American person who on 20 February 2015 was awarded with the J. Calvin Giddings Award 2015 given by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry.
    • A. 

      Purnendu Dasgupta

    • B. 

      Tessy Thomas

    • C. 

      Gurpreet Singh

    • D. 

      Srikanth Jagabathula

  • 6. 
    The rival parties of which country agreed on 19 February 2015 to set up a People’s Transitional Council to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the country and to ensure smooth governance?
    • A. 

      Yemen

    • B. 

      Syria

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Palestine

  • 7. 
    The Indian Army on 23 February 2015 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which bank on the Defence Salary Package?
    • A. 

      State Bank of India (SBI)

    • B. 

      Dena Bank

    • C. 

      Bank of Baroda

    • D. 

      Allahabad Bank

  • 8. 
    Name the first Hindu acting Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court who died on 23 February 2015.
    • A. 

      Dorab Patel

    • B. 

      Karam Chauhan

    • C. 

      KN Bhandari

    • D. 

      Rana Bhagwandas

  • 9. 
    Which dynasty of Mysuru’s erstwhile royal family adopted Yaduveer Gopal Raj Urs as the heir on 23 February 2015?
    • A. 

      Wadiyar Dynasty

    • B. 

      Satavahana Dynasty

    • C. 

      Rashtrakuta Dynasty

    • D. 

      Hoysala Dynasty

  • 10. 
    Name the lake in Dima Hasao district of Assam where the 3rd Tortoise Festival was organised on 21 February 2015.
    • A. 

      Hajong

    • B. 

      Kapili

    • C. 

      Dehangi

    • D. 

      Diyung

  • 11. 
    Name the person who on 24 February 2015 stepped down as the Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
    • A. 

      Rajendra K Pachauri

    • B. 

      Ismail El Gizouli

    • C. 

      Al Gore

    • D. 

      Achim Steiner

  • 12. 
    Name the person who headed the 14th Finance Commission the recommendations of which were accepted by the Union Government in the third week of February 2015.
    • A. 

      K. C. Pant

    • B. 

      YV Reddy

    • C. 

      Vijay L. Kelkar

    • D. 

      C. Rangarajan

  • 13. 
    Name the former Jatiya Party lawmaker who was sentenced to life imprisonment on 24 February 2015 by the War Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh.
    • A. 

      Abdul Alim

    • B. 

      Abdul Jabbar

    • C. 

      Delwar Hossain Sayedee

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which Telecom company tied-up with the UNICEF on 18 February 2015 to provide health, education, and youth-focused content in 17 African countries?
    • A. 

      Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

    • B. 

      Reliance Infocomm Limited

    • C. 

      Tata Indicom

    • D. 

      Bharti Airtel Limited

  • 15. 
    Which luxury fashion site was acquired by online shopping portal Snapdeal.com on 18 February 2015?
    • A. 

      Darveys

    • B. 

      Exclusively

    • C. 

      Rooja

    • D. 

      Kitsch

  • 16. 
    Rajya Sabha on 24 February 2015 unanimously passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders Amendment Bill 2014 by a voice vote. The bill:I. Seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in three states- Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha, and one Union Territory- Dadra and Nagar HaveliII. Amends the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order 1950 and the Constitution (Dadra and Nagar Haveli) Scheduled Castes Order 1962Which statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 17. 
    Who was appointed as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Jharkhand on 24 February 2015?
    • A. 

      DK Pandey

    • B. 

      SP Bhalla

    • C. 

      Ashok Kumar Sinha

    • D. 

      Rajeev Kumar

  • 18. 
    The Delhi Government on 24 February 2015 launched a mobile application mLiquorSaleCheck for the benefit of the customers. The App:I. Aims to put a cap on sale of illicit liquorII. Seeks to put a check on drunken drivingWhich statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 19. 
    Which country became the first country to allow mitochondria donation technique for producing babies on 24 February 2015?
    • A. 

      United States of America

    • B. 

      United Kingdom

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      China

  • 20. 
    Who was sworn-in as the 34th Chief Minister of Bihar on 22 February 2015?
    • A. 

      Jitan Ram Manjhi

    • B. 

      Sharad Yadav

    • C. 

      Nitish Kumar

    • D. 

      Keshari Nath Tripathi

  • 21. 
    Union Government on 20 February 2015 launched an online grievances monitoring system called MADAD to redress consular grievances. In this context, consider the following statements:I. MADAD is a joint effort of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA)II.  The tagline of MADAD is Because You Are UsIII. The portal MADAD employs a colour-coded system of red-amber-green pattern to monitor complaints and grievancesWhich statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    What is the name of the online grievance monitoring system launched by the Union Government on 20 February 2015?
    • A. 

      HELP

    • B. 

      MADAD

    • C. 

      UMEED

    • D. 

      SAHAYTA

  • 23. 
    Union Cabinet on 25 February 2015 approved the creation of two additional benches of the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR). These benches will:I. Enable the resident taxpayers to obtain an advance ruling in respect of their income tax liabilityII. Help the Union Government in curbing corruption in the countryWhich is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 24. 
    Out of the below mentioned team name, which team was on 23 February 2015 crowned champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015 (HHIL)?
    • A. 

      Jaypee Punjab Warriors

    • B. 

      Ranchi Rays

    • C. 

      Delhi Waveriders

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Consider the following statements in the context of Railway Budget 2015-16:I. Total plan outlay of Railway Budget 2015-16 is pegged at 100011 crore rupees, an increase of 52 percent over Revised Estimates of 2014-15.II. Plan size for 2014-15 increased from 65445 crore rupees in the Budgeted Estimates to 65798 crore rupees in the Revised Estimates.Which statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

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