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May 2nd Week 2015 Current Affairs

 1)   Name the bank that launched Tap-n-Pay Service? 

Ans : (2)
1. Axis Bank
2. ICICI Bank
3. HDFC
4. SBI
5. Andhra Bank

Explanation: ICICI Bank has launched an NFC-enabled payment service called ‘Tap-n-Pay’. . Tap-n-Pay’ payment service is based on near-field communication (NFC) technology which will allow customers to make over the counter payments without using cash. . ICICI Bank has launched this service in collaboration with Tech Mahindra.

 

 2)Name the player who won Bahrain Grand Prix? 

Ans : (4)
1. Nicorosberg
2. KimiRaikkonen
3. Sebastian Vettel
4. Lewis Hamilton
5. None

Explanation: British Formula One Racing Driver from England, Lewis Hamilton won Bahrain Grand Prix for Second time in a row. . Lewis Hamilton’s win at Bahrain Grand Prix made him tasted 36th title of his career. . German Racing Driver NicoRosberg was the first runner up

 

 3)Indian Navy Launched INS Visakhapatnam recently. Now who is the Indian Navy Chief?

 Ans : (1)
1. R.K. Dhowan
2. V. seshadri Sharma
3. R. Radha Krishna Murthy
 
4. V. VenkateswarRao
5. N. Shiva rajasekhar

Explanation: Indian Navy launches its first stealth destroyer of project 15 B class, INS Visakhapatnam. . The Warship has a displacement of 7,300 tonnes and is 163 metres in length. . INS Visakhapatnam was launched by R.K. Dhowan’s wife MinuDhawan.

 

 4) Indian Railways launched ……….. to monitor rail projects online? 

Ans : (2)
1. E-Samvidhan
2. E-Samiksha
3. E-Sadviniyoga
4. E-railway
 
5. E-Rail Nilayam

Explanation: Indian Railways has launched E-Samiksha to monitor rail projects online. . E-Samiksha an online monitoring mechanism is designed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). . E-Samiksha aims as monitoring implementation of various ongoing projects of Railways on real time basis

 

 5) Recently Civil Services day was observed on …………? 

Ans : (2)
1. 20thapril
 
2. 21stapril
3. 22nd April
4. 23rd April
 
5. 24thapril

Explanation:Ninth Civil Services Day was observed on 21st April, 2015. . Civil Services Day is observed by all civil servants to re-dedicate and re-committhemselves to the cause of the people. Note: Prime Minister NarendraModi launched a book on this event titled “BestPractices –Tomorrow is there”

 

 6)NovokDjokovic Won Monte Carlo Masters Title by defeating Tomas Berdych. Tomas belongs to which country?

 Ans : (1)
1. Czech republic
2. Britain
3. Argentina
4. Brazil
5. France

Explanation: Novak Djokovic has won his second Monte Carlo Masters title of Tennis. . Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic. . This was Novak Djokovic’s 23rd World tennis Title which brings him equal to Roger Federar and just 4 titles behind Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic is ranked World No.1 in Tennis Ranking.

 

 7)Pollution Management and Environment Health Program (PHEM) established by World Bank. It will focus air quality management in how many urban areas?

 Ans : (3)
1. 3
2. 4
3. 5
4. 6
5. 7

Explanation: :- World Bank has established pollution Management and Environment Health (PHEM) promgram which will focus on air quality management. . PHEM program will initially run from 2015 to 2020 with an estimated amount of 45 million US dollar. . The program will focus on air quality management in five major urban areas India, China, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa.

 

 8)Which among the following won Putlizer Prize? 

Ans : (1)
1. New York Times
2. Forbes Magazine
3. India Today
4. American times Magazine
5. None

Explanation: The New York Times has won two Pulitzer prizes for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. . The New York Times staff won the Pulitzer Prize for International reporting. . DanialBerechulak, a freelancer won Pulitzer prize for the feature photography

 

 9)22nd April was observed across the World as………..? 

Ans : (4)
1.International Mother’s day
2. International father’s Day
3. International Mother & Child day
4. International Mother earth day
5. International Scholars day

Explanation: International Mother Earth Day was observed on 22nd April around the world. . International Mother Earth Day 2015 was observed with the theme “It’s our turn to lead”

 

 10) Which country’s train set the World speed record of 603 KMPH? 

Ans : (3)
1. China
2. India
3. Japan
4. France
5. USA

Explanation: :Japanese Bullet train Maglev set a new world speed record of 603 kmph. . Maglev train broke its previous world record of 580 kmph up in the year 2003

 

 11) Who is the CEO of “Make My Trip” which is the Online Travel Service Provider company? 

Ans : (2)
1. DeepikaPiyush
2. Deep Kalra
3. DeepaMatondkar
4. DeepthiKanetkar
5. None

Explanation: Online travel Service provider Make My Trip has acquired startup travel guideMygola. . Mygola was founded in 2009 by AnshumanBapna and prateek Sharma.

 

 12) Which country’s President was honoured with Nishan-E- Pakistan recently? 

Ans : (1)
1. China
2. Japan
3. India
4. Nepal
5. Bangladesh

Explanation: Chinese President Xi Jinping is honoured with Nishan-e-Pakistan Award. . Nishan-e-Pakistan award is the highest civilian award of Pakistan. . The award was presented by the president of Pakistan MamnoonHussain.

 

 13) Union Finance Ministry retained the rate of Interest at how much percent for GPF for the year 2015-16?

Ans : (1)
1. 8.7%
 
2. 7.8%
3. 9.0%
4. 5.7%
5. 4.8%

Explanation: The interest rate will apply on provident funds of central government employees,railways and defense forces. About GPF- General Provident Fund (i) Interest rate for senior citizens saving scheme hiked from 9.2% to 9.3% (ii) Interest rate for SukanyaSamridhi account hike from 9.2% to 9.3%

 

 14) Recently which day is observed as World Book and Copy right day? 

Ans : (3)
1. 21st April
2. 22nd April
3. 23rd April
4. 24th April
5. 25th April

Explanation: UN has observed World Book and Copyright Day across the world on 23rd April 2015. . UNESCO has designated Inchon, South Korea as the World Book Capital for the year 2015 . World Book Day was celebrated first time on 23rd April 1995 by UNESCO. . UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

 

 15) Among the following who is the youngest US Surgeon General? 

Ans : (3)
1. Andry Murray
2. Boris Lushanky
3. Vivek Murthy
4. Ravindra Narayan
5. Ajay Kuldeep

Explanation: Indian-American Vivek Murthy took oath as 19th US Surgeon General. . Vivek Murthy’s oath was administered by the Vice-President of US, Joe Biden. . Vivek Murthy succeeded Boris D. Lushniak to be the youngest ever in charge of US Public Health

  16) KPMG is known as ………..?

 Ans : (2)
1. UN Body
2. Accounting Firm
3. Financial Organization
4. NGO
5. None

Explanation: Renowned US Accounting firm KPMG elected Lynne Doughite to be the new CEO and Chairman. . Lynne Doughite succeeded John Veihmeyer to be the first women CEO and Chairman of KPMG International . KPMG is among the World’s leading professional services and one of the four biggestaccounting firms is US. . CEO –Chief Executive Officer

 

 17)Name the actor who won Dada SahebPhalke film foundation Award? 

Ans : (2)
1. Salman Khan
 
2. Shahrukh khan
3. Aamir Khan
4. AmtabhBacchan
5. Rishi Kapoor

Explanation: Bollywood king Shahrukh Khan is honoured with Dada SahebPhalke film foundation Award 2015. . Shahrukh Khan was conferred with the award for his performance in the movie ‘ Happy New Year’

 18) Which Ministry launched a new mobile app called “Utsonmobile”?

 Ans : (1)
1. Railway Ministry
2. Road transport Ministry
3. Agriculture Ministry
4. Culture & Heritage Ministry
5. Home Ministry
 

Explanation: Railway ministry has launched a new mobile app, ‘Utsonmobile’ for paperless unreserved tickets. . The application will cover 15 stations between Egmore and Tambram Suburban sections in Chennai of the southern Railway. . The application is developed by centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS). Note: Suresh Prabhu is Union Railway Minister.

 

 19)PCI was suspended for poor management and conduct of …………… National Para Athletics Championships held in Ghaziabad.?

 Ans : (2)
1. 14th
2. 15th
3. 16th
4. 17th
5. 20th
 

Explanation: Union Sports ministry has suspended the recognisation of Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) . Saravanansonwal is the Union sports Minister . Earlier PCI was indefinitely suspended by the International Paralympics Committee (IPC).

 

 20) Now The new age limit for heinous crimes is ………………?

 Ans : (4)
1. 18 years
 
2. 15 years
3. 17 years
4. 16 years
 
5. 20 years

Explanation: :- Union Cabinet has approved lowering of age of juveniles from eighteen to sixteen years for heinous crimes. It cleared the amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act in this regard during a meeting in New Delhi this evening. Official sources said that the amendment seeks to try juvenile in the age group of 16 to 18 years as adults for heinous crimes.

 

 21) The issue of Net Neutrality during the Zero Hour in the LokSabha recently was raised by which party leader?

 Ans : (1)
1. Rahul Gandhi
2. Sonia Gandhi
3. SeetaramYechury
4. SharadPawar
5. None

Explanation: Mr Gandhi alleged that the government is trying to hand over the control of internet to corporate houses. He questioned if the government is serious not to impinge on the Internet freedom why it has started the consultation process.

 

 22) Recently, The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting received the ……………. Certification from the British Standards Institute for the broadcasting and print media and films?

 Ans : (1)
1. ISO 9001:2008
2. ISO 9001:10000
3. ISO 9001:2015
 
4. ISO 9001:2001
5. ISO 9001:2015

Explanation: The Ministry has put in place a well defined procedure and measures for ensuring quality of services offered to the customers on the basis of ISO 9001:2008. It will ensure delivery of services by the Ministry in a qualitative manner.

 

 23)A device for advance assessment of damage to buildings in cities prone to earthquake was developed by which Indian Institute?

 Ans : (4)
1. IIT-Roorkee
2. IIT-Delhi
3. IISC Bangalore
4. IIIT-Hyderabad
5. IIT-Ranchi

Explanation: The information on the level of shaking will come from seismological inputs in a particular area. The device is now being tested for its efficacy.

 

 24) Two Indians were selected for the 2015 Yale World Fellows in which country for their exemplary mid-career work? 

Ans : (1)
1. US
2. UAE
3. UK
4. USSR
5. Canada

Explanation: An Indian conflict reporter, Rahul Pandita and a health care founder, ZeenaJohar has been selected by the prestigious Ivy League university. They were chosen from a pool of about 4,000 applicants for the New Haven, Connecticut-based university`s signature global leadership development initiative. Every year, the University invites a group of exemplary mid-career professionals from a wide range of fields and countries for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.

 

 25) Numaligarh Refinery Limited of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which company for export of petroleum products recently?

 Ans : (2)
1.Dhaka Oil Corporation
 
2.Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation
3.Dacca Petroleum Corporation
 
4.Kualalampur Oil Corporation
5.None of these

Explanation: The MoU provides for export of petroleum products from NRL’s Marketing Terminal in Siliguri to Bangladesh Petroleum’s Depot at Parbatipur in Bangladesh through the proposed ‘Indo-Bangla Friendship Pipeline.

 

26)Which country will open a museum on India`s diverse heritage and culture in May 2015?

 Ans : (4)
1. Nepal
2. Sri Lanka
3. France
4. Singapore
5.Malaysia

 

Explanation: Prime Minister Lee HsienLoong will launch the Centre as a focal point for the Indian community, and a platform to learn more about the diverse Indian heritage in Singapore. Indian architecture and artifacts would be showcased at the Indian Heritage Centre. The first of its kind museum in the country will be inaugurated on 7th May`15.

 27) Which Government has started the excavation work for revival of Saraswathi river?

 Ans : (2)
1. Punjab
 
2. Haryana
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Uttarkhand
5. Jharkhand

 

Explanation: The excavation work to revive the ancient river Saraswati has started in the village of Rolaheri in Yamunanagar district. South Indian Scholar Dr. Ratnakar has shown deep interest in initiating work on the project. Haryana Government has prepared a Rs 50 crore `Saraswati Revival Project` for it however the initial excavation work have been taken up under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

 

 28) Maharashtra government told the High Court that `Eating ………….. is not a fundamental right` of a citizen? 

Ans : (1)
1. Beef
2. Meat
3. Pig meat
4. Chicken
5. Prawns

 

Explanation: Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court that it is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals.

 

 29) Telangana Government is keen to develop which city as Health Hub? 

Ans : (2)
1. Adilabad
2. Hyderabad
3. Ranga Reddy
4. Medak
5. Mahabubnagar

 

Explanation: The Chief Minister, who held a meeting in Hyderabad with reputed doctors and officials, favoured manufacturing medical devices like stents in the state and the production of the medical devices would reduce the medical expenses.

 

 30) Which organisation developed a technology to differentiate between beef and buffalo meat?

 Ans : (2)
1. National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resource
2. Indian Council of Agricultural Research
3. International Council of Agricultural Research
4. National Council of Agriculture Research
5. None of these

 

Explanation: In Haryana, National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resource (NBAGR), Karnal has developed a technology to differentiate between beef and buffalo meat. The technology is based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and it can easily differentiate accurately between the beef and buffalo meat. The international patent registration of the technology is underway. The technologies already available for it were expensive, while it would be economical.

  31) Zimbabwe team will be the first Test team to tour which country since 2009?

 Ans : (3)
1. India
2. Bangladesh
 
3. Pakistan
4. Srilanka
5. Australia

 

Explanation: No Test team has toured Pakistan since March, 2009 when militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

 

 32) A ………………card will be issued within 48 hours of applying as the government is going to launch an online facility.

 Ans : (2)
1. Ration Card
 
2. PAN card
3. Aadhar Card
4. Credit Card
5. Passport

 

Explanation: Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a 10-digit alpha numeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card by the Income Tax Department. Besides, special camps will be organised throughout the country, including rural areas, to help people get PAN cards.

 

 33) Jammu & Kashmir e will host the Federation Cup of ……………. Match in Aug`15? 

Ans : (3)
1. Volley ball
2. Kabaddi
3. Foot Ball
4. Cricket
5. Kho-Kho

 

Explanation: Jammu and Kashmir will host this year`s Federation Cup football championship in Srinagar.

 

 34) Heyuancity holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs . Heyuan is in which country? 

Ans : (3)
1. Japan
2. Nepal
3. China
4. Indonesia
5. Malaysia

 

Explanation: A nest containing 43 dinosaur egg fossils was found in the city in southern China`s Guangdong province. These eggs are large in size and one even has a diameter of 13 cm. All the eggs, which were found on April 2015 have been sent to the museum for further preservation and further research. Nearly 17,000 dinosaur eggs have been found in Heyuan since 1996, when a group of children playing at a building site first came across some fossils. The museum has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records for its collection of 10,008 dinosaur egg fossils, the largest in the world.

 

 35) Vivek Murthy is the Indian-American who was sworn-in as the US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony held at Fort Myer in ………………… on 23rd Apr`15?

 Ans : (1)
1. Virginia
2. Los angeles
3. Detroit City
4. Kansas City
5. Milwaukee

 

Explanation: Murthy has become the youngest-ever in-charge of the country`s public health. He is now the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama Administration.

 

 36) The foundation stone for the International Centre for performing Arts and Culture was laid at ……………………..recently?

 Ans : (3)
1.Assam
2. Sikkim
 
3. Meghalaya
4. Mizoram
5. Manipur

 

 37) Rajeev Gandhi & Indira Gandhi prime ministers names has been dropped from how many awards which were conferred to people based on outstanding work for promoting the progressive use of Hindi Language?

 Ans : (3)
1.4
2. 1
3. 2
4. 3
5. 5

 

Explanation: According to a Home Ministry order, the `Indira Gandhi RajbhashaPuraskar` and `Rajiv Gandhi RashtriyaGyan-VigyanMaulikPustakLekhanPuraskar`, launched more than two decades ago, have given away for `RajbhashaKirtiPuraskar` and `RajbhashaGauravPuraskar`.

 

 38) Rajajinational park recognized as the India`s 48th Tiger Reserve by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). Where is Rajaji national park in India? Ans : (1)
1. Uttarkhand
 
2. Jharkhand
3. Telengana
 
4. Andhra Pradesh
5. Arunachal Pradesh

 

Explanation: The NTCA has accorded final approval to Kudermukh National Park in Karnataka and Rajaji National Park in Uttarkhand for being declared as tiger reserves by respective states.

 

 39) The 14th Edition of Indo-French naval exercise started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa . What is the name of it?

 Ans : (3)
1. AJAY
 
2. ARJUN
3. VARUNA
4. SURYAMUKHI
 
5.CHANDRAMUKHI

 

Explanation: The scope of Exercise VARUNA includes the entire gamut of maritime operations from Aircraft Carrier Operations, Anti Submarines Warfare Exercises, Maritime Interdiction Operations to multi-ship replenishment exercise.

 

 40) 24th April was observed in India as…………….? 

Ans : (1)
1. National Panchayati Raj Day
2. National Sarpanch Day
3. National Assembly Day
4. National Parliament Day
5. National Urban/Rural Day

 

Explanation: The Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24th April, 1993 has vested constitutional status on Panchayati Raj institutions. This date thus marks a defining moment in the history of decentralization of political power to the grassroots level.

 

 41) Who was conferred with Kalashree Award for her contribution to the field of arts and entertainment in Apr`15?

 Ans : (3)
1. HemaMalini
2. Jaya Bachchan
3. Jaya Prada
4. ArunaIrani
5. Sreedevi

 

Explanation: Kalasree award has been given to the actress by the Dada SahebPhalke Film Foundation. She has acted in over 200 films and also ventured into regional film industry like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.

 

42) 22nd April was observed as…………..? 

Ans : (1)
1. World Earth Day
2. World Jupiter Day
3. World Sun Day
4. World Moon Day
5. World Stars Day

 

Explanation: Life in its most beautiful forms developed here, be it humans, animals, plants or marine life. The one thing that made Earth unique was the presence of a superb form of intelligent life called the human race. But somewhere on the way the human race lost its humanity, forgot to acknowledge the planet that gave it life; and used its resources ruthlessly. The world now marks the Earth Day to make the human race realise the importance of the Mother Earth. Earth Day is celebrated every year on the 22nd of April

 

 43) 23rd April was observed as…………….? 

Ans : (3)
1. World Pencil Day
2. World Pen Day
3. World Book Day
4. World handbags Day
5. World Sports Day

 

Explanation: This day is celebrated because it marks the death anniversary of Miguel De Cervantes and William Shakespeare.

 

 44) BhalchandraNemade will be awarded with the ………Jnanpith Award on 25th Apr`15 ?

 Ans : (2)
1. 49th
2. 50th
 
3. 25th
4. 75th
5. 100th

 

Explanation: Mr Nemade will receive the country`s highest literary award for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature. His novel, Kosala, written in 1963 was considered as a path breaking in Marathi literature. The award includes 11 lakh rupees and a citation.

 

 45) The number of HIV positive cases reported in the country in 2011 declined by how much percent as compared in 2000.? 

Ans : (2)
1. 10%
 
2. 57%
3. 34%
4. 23%
5. 12%

 

Explanation: The number the cases reported in 2011 are around 1.16 lakh as compared to 2.74 lakh in 2000.

 46)Recently, Calbuco Volcano in which country erupted for the first time after more than 42 years?

 Ans : (2)
1. China
2. Chile
3. Cambodia
4. Cuba
5. Czech republic

 

Explanation: Calbuco has had at least 10 eruptions since 1837. One of the largest historical eruptions in southern Chile took place there in 1893–1894.

 

 47) 25th April was observedas…………….? 

Ans : (3)
1. World Dengue Day
2. World Hepititis Day
3. World Malaria Day
4. World Diarrhoea Day
5. World Cancer Day

 

Explanation: As per the UNICEF Report, Worldwide more than 1200 children die every day from Malaria. According to the recent report by the World Health Organization, since 2000, Malaria deaths worldwide declined by 47 percent. In Africa alone, Malaria deaths during the period declined by 54 percent.

 

 48) On which day the Centenary of Ottoman Massacre was observed by Armenians ? 

Ans : (1)
1. 24th April 2015
2. 25th April 2016
3. 23rd April 2014
4. 1st May 2015
5. 2nd May 2015

 

Explanation: Armenians worldwide are marking the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people by Ottoman forces. On 24th Apr`15, in the capital Yerevan, Armenian President SerzhSarkisian and first lady Rita Sarkisian laid a wreath at a hilltop memorial at the start of a solemn ceremony marking the mass killings that began in 1915.

 

 49) Recently, Retirement fund body EPFO is to invest how much percent of its corpus in exchange traded funds? 

Ans : (3)
1. 1%
2. 2%
3. 5%
4. 10%41) Who was conferred with Kalashree Award for her contribution to the field of arts and entertainment in Apr`15?

 Ans : (3)
1. HemaMalini
2. Jaya Bachchan
3. Jaya Prada
4. ArunaIrani
5. Sreedevi

 

Explanation: Kalasree award has been given to the actress by the Dada SahebPhalke Film Foundation. She has acted in over 200 films and also ventured into regional film industry like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.

 

42) 22nd April was observed as…………..? 

Ans : (1)
1. World Earth Day
2. World Jupiter Day
3. World Sun Day
4. World Moon Day
5. World Stars Day

 

Explanation: Life in its most beautiful forms developed here, be it humans, animals, plants or marine life. The one thing that made Earth unique was the presence of a superb form of intelligent life called the human race. But somewhere on the way the human race lost its humanity, forgot to acknowledge the planet that gave it life; and used its resources ruthlessly. The world now marks the Earth Day to make the human race realise the importance of the Mother Earth. Earth Day is celebrated every year on the 22nd of April

 

 43) 23rd April was observed as…………….? 

Ans : (3)
1. World Pencil Day
2. World Pen Day
3. World Book Day
4. World handbags Day
5. World Sports Day

 

Explanation: This day is celebrated because it marks the death anniversary of Miguel De Cervantes and William Shakespeare.

 

 44) BhalchandraNemade will be awarded with the ………Jnanpith Award on 25th Apr`15 ?

 Ans : (2)
1. 49th
2. 50th
 
3. 25th
4. 75th
5. 100th

 

Explanation: Mr Nemade will receive the country`s highest literary award for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature. His novel, Kosala, written in 1963 was considered as a path breaking in Marathi literature. The award includes 11 lakh rupees and a citation.

 

 45) The number of HIV positive cases reported in the country in 2011 declined by how much percent as compared in 2000.? 

Ans : (2)
1. 10%
 
2. 57%
3. 34%
4. 23%
5. 12%

 

Explanation: The number the cases reported in 2011 are around 1.16 lakh as compared to 2.74 lakh in 2000.

 46)Recently, Calbuco Volcano in which country erupted for the first time after more than 42 years?

 Ans : (2)
1. China
2. Chile
3. Cambodia
4. Cuba
5. Czech republic

 

Explanation: Calbuco has had at least 10 eruptions since 1837. One of the largest historical eruptions in southern Chile took place there in 1893–1894.

 

 47) 25th April was observedas…………….? 

Ans : (3)
1. World Dengue Day
2. World Hepititis Day
3. World Malaria Day
4. World Diarrhoea Day
5. World Cancer Day

 

Explanation: As per the UNICEF Report, Worldwide more than 1200 children die every day from Malaria. According to the recent report by the World Health Organization, since 2000, Malaria deaths worldwide declined by 47 percent. In Africa alone, Malaria deaths during the period declined by 54 percent.

 

 48) On which day the Centenary of Ottoman Massacre was observed by Armenians ? 

Ans : (1)
1. 24th April 2015
2. 25th April 2016
3. 23rd April 2014
4. 1st May 2015
5. 2nd May 2015

 

Explanation: Armenians worldwide are marking the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people by Ottoman forces. On 24th Apr`15, in the capital Yerevan, Armenian President SerzhSarkisian and first lady Rita Sarkisian laid a wreath at a hilltop memorial at the start of a solemn ceremony marking the mass killings that began in 1915.

 

 49) Recently, Retirement fund body EPFO is to invest how much percent of its corpus in exchange traded
5. 15%

 

Explanation: It will result into an inflow of around five thousand crore rupees into the stock markets during this fiscal. As per estimates, the EPFO`s incremental deposits for 2014-15 would be around 80 thousand crore rupees.

 

 50) Recently at which place the epicenter of Earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck Nepal and India ?

 Ans : (2)
1. Gorakhpur
2. Lamjung
3. Kathmandu
4. Kirtipur
5. None

 

Explanation: The earthquake occurred around 11.41 hours on 25th Apr`15 with epicenter at Lamjung at distance of 77 km from Nepal capital Kathmandu

 


 

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