Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 12 January – 18 January 2015

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  • 1. 
    Name the cricketer who on 18 January 2015 hit the fastest century in One-Day International (ODI) cricket?
    • A. 

      Shahid Afridi

    • B. 

      AB de Villiers

    • C. 

      Hashim Amla

    • D. 

      Corey Anderson

  • 2. 
    Name the first indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) that was handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 17 January 2015 by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Bengaluru?
    • A. 

      Tejas

    • B. 

      Vikrant

    • C. 

      Arihant

    • D. 

      Vikramaditya

  • 3. 
    Who created national record on 17 January 2015 in weightlifting by lifting 238 kilograms in 56 kilograms category?
    • A. 

      Yukar Tachack

    • B. 

      Dampi Umpai

    • C. 

      Jimjang Deru

    • D. 

      Prem Singh

  • 4. 
    Name the company that on 9 January 2015 announced formation of a five-year research and development partnership with NASA to jointly develop advance autonomous vehicle systems?
    • A. 

      BMW

    • B. 

      Nissan

    • C. 

      Hyundai

    • D. 

      Mercedes

  • 5. 
    Name the Indian bank that was ranked on the list of 50 most valuable banks in 2014 in terms of market capitalization released by Relbanks in January 2015?
    • A. 

      SBI

    • B. 

      ICICI

    • C. 

      HDFC

    • D. 

      Axis

  • 6. 
    RBI on 15 January 2015 announced to cut the repo rate by?
    • A. 

      0.50 percent

    • B. 

      0.35 percent

    • C. 

      0.25 percent

    • D. 

      0.15 percent

  • 7. 
    The ordinance on Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was approved by the President on 12 January 2015. The Bill seeks to amend which Act?
    • A. 

      Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act, 1950

    • B. 

      Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act, 1957

    • C. 

      Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act, 1963

    • D. 

      Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act, 1987

  • 8. 
    Critically endangered forest owlet (Athene blewitti) was sighted in a new location by a Pune-based conservation society in the second week of January 2015. Where the bird was spotted?
    • A. 

      Tansa wildlife sanctuary of Western Ghats

    • B. 

      Toranmal Reserve Forest in the Satpura ranges

    • C. 

      Nandurbar district of Maharashtra

    • D. 

      Betul district of Madhya Pradesh

  • 9. 
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 15 January 2015 announced the sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement. In this context consider the following statements about policy rates.II. Repo Rate is the rate at which commercial banks borrow from the RBI by selling their securities or financial assets to the RBI for a short-period of timeIII. Cash Reserve Ratio is the maximum percentage of cash deposits that banks must keep with the central bankWhich is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 10. 
    India observed its 67th Indian Army Day on 15 January 2015. The day is celebrated to commemorate
    • A. 

      The participation of Indian soldiers in World War-II

    • B. 

      Appointment of Gen KM Cariappa as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army

    • C. 

      The win over Pakistan in the 1971 war

    • D. 

      The raising of Indian Army during the World War -I

  • 11. 
    Which district of Assam got its first broad gauge railway track on 12 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Dibrugarh

    • B. 

      Karbi Anglong

    • C. 

      Dima Hasao

    • D. 

      Bongaigaon

  • 12. 
    Who on 12 January 2015 was appointed as the 21st Chief Justice of Bangladesh?
    • A. 

      Surendra Kumar Sinha

    • B. 

      Md Muzammel Hossain

    • C. 

      Khekiho Zhimomi

    • D. 

      Anisur Rahman

  • 13. 
    Who was appointed as the eighth Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 12 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar

    • B. 

      K Radhakrishnan

    • C. 

      Shailesh Nayak

    • D. 

      Kiran Rapaka

  • 14. 
    Who on 12 January 2015 won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award for the best footballer of the year?
    • A. 

      Lionel Messi

    • B. 

      Manuel Neuer

    • C. 

      Cristiano Ronaldo

    • D. 

      David Luiz

  • 15. 
    Who was appointed as Chairman of BAE Systems India (Services) Private Limited on 12 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Deepak Parekh

    • B. 

      Gautam Gulati

    • C. 

      Neeraj Kapoor

    • D. 

      Nischal Sharma

  • 16. 
    Who on 11 January 2015 won the 2015 Presidential elections of Croatia?
    • A. 

      Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

    • B. 

      Ivo Josipovic

    • C. 

      Gordan Jandroković

    • D. 

      Jadranka Kosor

  • 17. 
    Which one of the following group of companies formed a Joint Venture on 14 January 2015 to revive Ramagundam Fertilizer plant?
    • A. 

      National fertilizers Limited, Engineers India Limited and Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd

    • B. 

      Fertilizer Corporation of India and Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd

    • C. 

      Fertilizers & Chemicals Travancore Ltd, Engineers India Limited and Fertilizer Corporation of India

    • D. 

      Deepak Fertilzers & Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd and Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd

  • 18. 
    Who was awarded with the Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award 2015 on 10 January 2015?
    • A. 

      K. Kasturi Rangan

    • B. 

      K. Radhakrishnan

    • C. 

      Satish Dhawan

    • D. 

      MYS Prasad

  • 19. 
    In which country did the scientists discovered a new insecticide-resistant mosquito species in January 2015?
    • A. 

      Libya

    • B. 

      Liberia

    • C. 

      Mali

    • D. 

      Nigeria

  • 20. 
    Who on 14 January 2015 won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2014 for Sanskrit language?
    • A. 

      Prabhu Nath Dwivedi

    • B. 

      Manik Pherwani

    • C. 

      Shashank Aryaa

    • D. 

      Ashok Trivedi

  • 21. 
    Which Bollywood personality on 13 January 2015 won the Social Media Person of the Year award 2015?
    • A. 

      Shahrukh Khan

    • B. 

      Akshay Kumar

    • C. 

      Amitabh Bachchan

    • D. 

      Aamir Khan

  • 22. 
    Which cricketer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 14 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India

    • B. 

      Brett Lee of Australia

    • C. 

      Corey Anderson of New Zealand

    • D. 

      Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan

  • 23. 
    Where was India's first science and art convergence festival ‘The Story of Light’ was held on 14 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Maharashtra

    • B. 

      Goa

    • C. 

      Sikkim

    • D. 

      Kerala

  • 24. 
    On 11 January 2015, largest peace rally in the history of France was held in Paris. Why the peace rally was held?
    • A. 

      To protest against the low crude oil price

    • B. 

      To protest against the terrorist attack

    • C. 

      To protest against the rising crime in Paris

    • D. 

      To mark the rising threat of pollution

  • 25. 
    Who won the Brisbane International Tennis title on 11 January 2015?
    • A. 

      Roger Federer of Switzerland

    • B. 

      Novak Djokovic of Serbia

    • C. 

      Andy Murray of Britain

    • D. 

      Marin Cilic of Croatia

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