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<p>&nbsp;<strong>1)&nbsp;&nbsp; Saudi Arabia country`s Ambassador summoned by which country government to protest against the execution of that country domestic worker</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Ans : (2)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. Iran<br /> 2. Indonesia<br /> 3. Malaysia<br /> 4. Zambia<br /> 5. Norway </p> <p><br /> <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);">Explanation:&nbsp; </span></strong>Siti Zainab was beheaded on 14th Apr`15 in Medina after being convicted of stabbing and beating to death her employer, Noura al-Morobei, in 1999.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>2)&nbsp;&nbsp; Which country filed a complaint against Google company over its alleged anti-competitive behavior?<br /> </strong><br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>&nbsp;Ans : (3)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. Iran<br /> 2. Indonesia<br /> 3. European union<br /> 4. Ukraine<br /> 5. Syria<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span>&nbsp; The Competition Commissioner said she had issued a statement of objection, stating that the firm`s promotion of its own shopping links amounted to an abuse of its dominance in search.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>3)&nbsp;&nbsp; Meenakshi Madan rai sworn in as the first lady judge of which High Court on 15th Apr`15?</strong><br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>&nbsp;Ans : (1)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. Sikkim<br /> 2. Tripura<br /> 3. Telengana <br /> 4. Andhra Pradesh<br /> 5. Arunachal pradesh<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:&nbsp; </strong></span>Mrs. Rai is also the third High Court judge who hails from this small border state. With Mrs. Rai taking over as judge on15th Apr`15 the Sikkim High Court has once again got its full strength of three judges after a gap of about one year.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>4)&nbsp;&nbsp; Among the following identify , Which state`s Chief Minister opposed any move of divestment of public sector undertaking (PSU) National Aluminium Company (NALCO) by the Centre?<br /> </strong><br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>&nbsp; Ans : (1)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. Odisha<br /> 2. Bihar<br /> 3. West Bengal <br /> 4. Uttar Pradesh <br /> 5. Gujarath<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span>&nbsp; Presently, the Centre holds 87.15 per cent stake in NALCO, which has plants in Odisha`s Damanjodi and Angul. Chief Minister of Odisha and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president, Naveen Patnaik,on 15th Apr`15 opposed any move of divestment of public sector undertaking (PSU) National Aluminium Company (NALCO) by the Centre. He said that there is no need of any disinvestment from NALCO, as the company has been making profits for long.<br /> <br /> <strong>6)&nbsp;&nbsp; Which country`s annual economic growth has recorded a six year low of 7.0 per cent in the first three month of 2015?</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Ans : (4)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. Japan <br /> 2. USA<br /> 3. India<br /> 4. China<br /> 5. Nepal<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span>&nbsp; The National Bureau of Statistics said in the last quarter of 2014, China`s economy grew by 7.3 per cent on an annual basis. On a quarterly basis, economic growth slowed to 1.3 per cent between January and March after seasonal adjustments.<br /> <br /> <strong>6) Canada has to supply Uranium to which country for its civil nuclear plants for next 5 years?<br /> </strong><br /> &nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Ans : (2)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. China<br /> 2. India<br /> 3. Japan<br /> 4. Pakistan<br /> 5. Bangladesh<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span>&nbsp; The supply will start from 2015, highly placed sources said. Canada is the third country to supply uranium to India after Russia and Kazakhstan. The supplies will be under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. Canada used to supply Uranium to India prior to 1970, but stopped it after Pokhran nuclear tests.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>7)&nbsp;&nbsp; Which country is at the bottom of eight economies in South Asia?</strong><br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>&nbsp;Ans : (1)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. Pakistan<br /> 2. Myanmar<br /> 3. Nepal<br /> 4. China<br /> 5. Srilanka<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span>&nbsp; As per the World bank Report 2015, Pakistan stands at the bottom of eight economies in South Asia. The Spring 2015 edition of the World Bank`s South Asia Economic Focus states that the growth recovery is underway in Pakistan but this year it will only show moderate growth. According to the report Pakistan`s economy is set to grow by 4.4 per cent in current fiscal year.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>8) Cleartrip company advocated the Net neutrality by exiting Facebook`s Internet.org programme, after which one? </strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Ans : (2)</strong></p> <p><br /> 1. Snap deal.com<br /> 2. Flipkart<br /> 3. Amazon<br /> 4. Olx.in<br /> 5. None<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span>&nbsp; Flipkart, is an E-Commerce company founded in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. It is registered in Singapore and it operates in India, where it is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka. Flipkart has launched its own product range under the name &quot;DigiFlip&quot; with products including tablets, USBs, and laptop bags.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>9) In which country , the Wholesale price index based inflation fell to a record low of minus 2.33per cent in March`15 on account of cheaper food and fuel products as well as manufactured items.?<br /> </strong><br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&nbsp;<strong>Ans : (2)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1.Pakistan<br /> 2. India<br /> 3. Bangladesh<br /> 4. China<br /> 5. japan<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span><strong>&nbsp; </strong>Inflation measured on Wholesale Price Index, WPI, was at minus 2.06 per cent in February and minus 0.39 per cent in January. It was at 6 per cent in March 2014. Deflation was also visible in the manufactured products category where the rate of price rise dropped to a record low of minus 0.19 per cent.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>10) Sachin Tendulkar on 15th Apr`15 inducted into the prestigious Laureus Sports Academy as one of the how many new members in Shanghai?</strong><br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>&nbsp;Ans : (3)</strong></span></p> <p>1. 2<br /> 2. 4<br /> 3. 5<br /> 4. 6<br /> 5. 10<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span>&nbsp; Besides Tendulkar, retired Chinese professional basketball player Yao Ming, Kenyan long-distance runner Tegla Loroupe, Chinese gymnast Li Xiaopeng and former Chinese short track speed skater Yang Yang were the other athletes to be inducted into the Laureus academy.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>11) The position of India according to the latest ICC ODI rankings released in the third week of April`15 is &hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;..?</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>&nbsp;Ans : (2)</strong></p> <p><br /> 1.First<br /> 2.Second<br /> 3.Third<br /> 4. Fifth <br /> 5.Sixth<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:&nbsp;</strong></span> The Indian team retained its second position in the ODIs after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded ICC Cricket World Cup. With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia. India is followed by South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, England, Pakistan. Meanwhile, three Indian batsmen -- Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni figure in the top 10 for ODI batsmen.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>12)&nbsp; Name the state government that has launched the third phase of Mass Deworming Programme for school and pre-school age children recently?</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Ans : (4)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. Uttar Pradesh<br /> 2. Maharashtra<br /> 3. Rajasthan<br /> 4. Delhi<br /> 5. Uttarkhand<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span>&nbsp; The programme is expected to cover 35 lakh children of government schools and Anganwadis. A chewable Albendazole tablet will be administered to the students from Class 3rd to class 12th and suspension Albendazole for class Nursery students.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>13) United states president wrote the article on which country`s Prime minister in Time Magazine and calls him &lsquo;India`s Reformer-in-Chief`?<br /> </strong><br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Ans : (2)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1.China <br /> 2. India<br /> 3. Nepal<br /> 4. Bangladesh<br /> 5.Japan<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong>&nbsp;</span> In his article, US president said that Mr Modi, laid out an ambitious vision to reduce extreme poverty, improve education, empower women and girls and unleash India`s true economic potential while confronting climate change. Mr Obama also describes, Mr Modi as the leader of the world`s largest democracy, and writes that his life story from poverty to Prime Minister reflects the dynamism and potential of India`s rise.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>14) Agni-III Missile successfully test-fired from which Coast on 16th Apr`15?</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Ans : (3)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. Visakhapatnam<br /> 2. Kakinada <br /> 3. Odisha<br /> 4. Thiruvananthapuram<br /> 5. None <br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:&nbsp; </strong></span>It is a Nuclear Missile and Surface to Surface Missile. Agni-III has a length of 17 metres and launch weight of around 48 tonnes. Agni-II has already been inducted in the armed forces since June 2011. The 3,000 km range indigenously developed surface-to-Surface missile, protected by a carbon all-composite heat shield, blasted off at 9.55 in morning from a mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range in Wheeler Island of Dhamra.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>15) 17th April was observed as &hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;..? </strong><br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Ans : (3)</strong></span></p> <p><br /> 1. World Hepititis eradication Day <br /> 2. World Hemoglobin Day <br /> 3. World Hemophilia Day <br /> 4. World Hello Day <br /> 5. World HIV eradication Day <br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 255);"><strong>Explanation:</strong></span>&nbsp; World Hemophilia Day provided an opportunity to talk to your extended family and friends, colleagues, and caregivers to raise awareness and increase support for those living with an inherited bleeding disorder.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>

<p>16)In the United States, which City Council approved a monument recognising the contributions of slaves to the city`s founding and economy. ? Ans : (2)<br /> <br /> 1. Washington<br /> 2. New York<br /> 3. Kensas city<br /> 4. Bostan<br /> 5. Milwaukee<br /> <br /> Explanation: According to Columbia University, when the council approved the market in 1711, almost 1,000 of the city`s 6,400 people were black. The monument is expected to be unveiled this summer. The new marker will join 38 other markers, mostly commemorating success in the financial and construction industries in lower Manhattan.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;17) HDFC bank will become the &hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip; from India to have its mobile banking application available on the Apple Watch? <br /> <br /> Ans : (3)<br /> 1. Third <br /> 2. second<br /> 3. first<br /> 4. Fourth<br /> 5. Tenth<br /> <br /> Explanation: Mobile Application titled WatchBanking, the move makes HDFC the first bank, and also the first Indian company to launch an app for the Apple Watch, due to launch in India later this month.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;18) B.N. Navalawala has been appointed as the Chairman of the Task-Force on Interlinking of &hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;..constituted recently?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (2)<br /> 1. Lakes<br /> 2. Rivers<br /> 3. Seas<br /> 4. Oceans<br /> 5. Swimming pools <br /> <br /> Explanation: He is an internationally renowned water-resources expert with specialization in planning, design and execution of multipurpose water resources projects, flood management and economic planning &amp; financial management of water resources.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> 19) Who among the following is the player named as the Laureus Sportsman of the Year at the Laureaus Sports Award on 15th Apr`15?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (2)<br /> 1. Christiano Ronaldo<br /> 2. Novak Djokovic<br /> 3. Rory Mcllroy<br /> 4. Rafael Nadal<br /> 5. None <br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Explanation: Djokovic came out among the fellow nominees- Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese and Real Madrid footballer, and Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;20) Allan Donald is the Bowling Coach of which country who resigned during Apr`15? <br /> <br /> Ans : (1)<br /> 1. South Africa <br /> 2. Zimbabwe<br /> 3. Australia<br /> 4. New Zealand<br /> 5. UAE<br /> <br /> Explanation: His four year tenure has ended as the coach of the team. Allan Donald retired from cricket in 2004.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;21) Recently, Stephen Harper presented ancient Indian sculpture to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Sculpture is known as &ldquo;Parrot lady&rdquo;. Stephen Harper is the prime minister of which country? <br /> <br /> Ans : (3)<br /> 1. New Zealand<br /> 2. Nepal<br /> 3. Canada<br /> 4. Bhutan<br /> 5. Indonesia<br /> <br /> Explanation: The sculpture of Parrot Lady was found in Canada in 2011 when it was seized under the Cultural Property Export and Import law from a person who did not have proper documentation. Parrot Lady is a life-sized, sandstone sculpture and is said to be around 900 year old. The sculpture of a Naayika or Heroine has a parrot on her back. It was carved for placement in one of the Khajuraho temples that form a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Madhya Pradesh.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;22) To probe IPL-6 spot fixing, Supreme Court appointed whom to head a new investigating team? <br /> <br /> Ans : (1)<br /> 1. Vivek Priyadarshi<br /> 2. Viveka mishra<br /> 3. Vikram Kumar <br /> 4. Viven Piyush<br /> 5. Viroop Kumar <br /> <br /> Explanation: Vviek Priyadarshi will replace B B Mishra as the head of the probe team following his retirement. Earlier, he was recommended by the apex court appointed three-member committee of retired judges headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha. The committee has been entrusted the job of further investigating the IPL-6 scandal.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;23)Masarat Alam is the separatist leader arrested in connection with the raising of which country flags during a rally at Srinagar on 15th Apr`15?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (4)<br /> 1. Bangladesh<br /> 2. Nepal<br /> 3. Srilanka<br /> 4. Pakistan<br /> 5. None<br /> <br /> Explanation: He has been arrested in the case registered in police station Budgam in connection with the provocative actions during the said rally. The arrest comes hours ahead of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani`s call for a march to Tral area of Pulwama district where a youth was allegedly killed in a cross firing incident between the army and militants. Almost all separatist leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, have been put under house arrest, in view of the Tral March Call.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;24) On 18th Apr 2015,the President, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated centenary celebrations of which High Court?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (3)<br /> 1. Telengana<br /> 2. Andhra Pradesh<br /> 3. Patna<br /> 4. Bihar<br /> 5. Gujarath <br /> <br /> Explanation: The foundation stone of the High Court was laid by then Viceroy of India Sir Charles Harding in 1912 and completed in 1916.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;25) V. saritha is the the women inducted as the first women driver of which state/UT Transport Corporation ?<br /> <br /> Ans : (2)<br /> 1. Goa <br /> 2. Delhi<br /> 3. Puducherry<br /> 4. Telengana<br /> 5. Andhra Pradesh<br /> <br /> Explanation: Malajkhand Expansion Project will be largest underground base metal mine of the country. whose foundation stone is laid on 12th April`15 by the Union Minister for Mines and Steel . Five lakh ton iron ore will be extracted every year from the mine.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> 26)After 10 years Air Canada will resume direct flights between Toronto and which city from coming winter season in 2015? <br /> <br /> Ans : (4)<br /> 1.Kerala<br /> 2. Uttar Pradesh<br /> 3. Punjab<br /> 4. Delhi<br /> 5. Mumbai<br /> <br /> Explanation: Air Canada had announced that it will begin non-stop service from Toronto to Delhi from November 1, with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Air Canada had halted flights on the Toronto-Delhi route in 2005 as the service had become a poor financial performer in the airline`s global network.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;27)Which cricket stadium in India became the first cricket venue in the country to have a roof top solar power plant? <br /> <br /> Ans : (1)<br /> 1. Chinnaswamy Stadium <br /> 2. FirozShah Kotla Stadium<br /> 3. Eden Garden Stadium<br /> 4. Wankhede Stadium<br /> 5. Eden gardens stadium <br /> <br /> Explanation: The roof top installation by Karnataka State Cricket Association is a novel initiative executed for the first time at any stadium in the country and probably also the first cricket stadium in the world to have such facility.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;28) As per the TRAI, Which rank was gained by India in the wireless or mobile broadband segment in the world ? <br /> <br /> Ans : (2)<br /> 1. 19<br /> 2. 113<br /> 3. 125<br /> 4. 110<br /> 5. 115<br /> <br /> Explanation: India is ranked at 113th with a penetration of 3.2 per 100 inhabitants. India ranks 125th in the world for fixed broadband penetration. In fact Bhutan and Sri Lanka are ahead of us.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;29)Pakistan and which country agreed to hold their first joint military exercise?<br /> <br /> Ans : (1)<br /> 1. First<br /> 2. Second<br /> 3. Third<br /> 4. Last<br /> 5. Fourth<br /> <br /> Explanation: Pakistan and Russia on 16 April 2015 agreed to hold first-ever joint military exercises as a part of their enhanced defence cooperation.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;30)Which CEO was honoured with the White House Champions of Change on 16th April 2015?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (2)<br /> 1. Indira Nooyi<br /> 2. Satya Nadella<br /> 3. Vikram Patel <br /> 4. Chanda Kochhar<br /> 5. None<br /> <br /> Explanation: He is one of the 12 local Champions of Change who were honoured for their exemplary leadership.</p>

<p>&nbsp;31) Nasim Zaidi was appointed as the &hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;.. Chief Election Commissioner of India on 19th Apr&rsquo;15? <br /> <br /> Ans : (3)<br /> 1. 21<br /> 2. 22<br /> 3. 20<br /> 4. 23<br /> 5. 24<br /> <br /> Explanation: Nasim Zaidi succeeded Hari Shankar Brahma, who retired on 18th Apr&rsquo;15. He will be the CEC till July, 2017, when he turns 65. Dr Zaidi is a 1976 batch IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh cadre.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;32)Who among the following person has been appointed as the University Advisory Professor at East China Normal University (ECNU)?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (2)<br /> 1. Raghuram Rajan <br /> 2. Vishal Sikka<br /> 3. NarayanMurthy<br /> 4. Ratan Tata<br /> 5. None<br /> <br /> Explanation: Vishal Sikka is a Chief Executive Officer of Infosys. ECNU is a prestigious Chinese university.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;33) Sitaram yechury has been elected as the new General Secretary of which Party of India on 19th Apr&rsquo;15?<br /> <br /> Ans : (2)<br /> 1. Congress<br /> 2. Communist<br /> 3. Pradesh Congress<br /> 4. BJP<br /> 5. Aam Aadmi<br /> <br /> Explanation: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) elected senior politburo member Sitaram Yechury as the new General Secretary replacing Prakash Karat who has completed his three terms as the Party General Secretary<br /> <br /> &nbsp;34) 34) Iran presented a four- point peace plan for which country to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,? <br /> <br /> Ans : (2)<br /> 1. Iraq<br /> 2. Yemen<br /> 3. Zambia<br /> 4. Saudi<br /> 5. Qatar<br /> <br /> Explanation: Iran presented a four- point peace plan for yemen country to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling for international action to end the &quot;senseless&quot; Saudi-led air campaign on Huthi rebels Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Ban Ki Moon in a letter that Tehran stands ready to help the United Nations restore peace to Yemen, where the rebels have taken over the capital and driven President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi into exile.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;35) 18th April was observed as &hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;.?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (2)<br /> 1. World Heritage Day<br /> 2. World Heriditary Day<br /> 3. World Humanity Day<br /> 4. World unity Day<br /> 5. World health Day<br /> <br /> Explanation: World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public`s awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;36) Indian Women Hockey team achieved &hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;.. position in the Hawkes`s Bay Cup Hockey tournament?<br /> <br /> Ans : (3)<br /> 1. Second<br /> 2. Third <br /> 3. Seventh<br /> 4. Fifth<br /> 5. Fourth<br /> <br /> Explanation: The Indian women`s hockey team defeated Japan 3-2 in the seventh-eighth position classification match to secure the seventh spot in the Hawke`s Bay Cup tournament . It was the team`s second consecutive win against Japan, after beating them in a bronze medal match at the 17th Asian Games last year.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;37)&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;..Indian race walkers qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics? <br /> <br /> Ans : (1)<br /> 1.Three<br /> 2. Five<br /> 3. Seven<br /> 4. One<br /> 5. Two<br /> <br /> Explanation: Three Indian race walkers, Khushbir Kaur, Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar have qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;38)Ashish Jakkar set a national youth record in boys&rsquo; hammer throw event and won &hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;medal in the 12th National Youth Athletics Championships held in Bambolim, Goa? <br /> <br /> Ans : (3)<br /> 1. Bronze <br /> 2. Silver<br /> 3. Gold<br /> 4. Platinmum <br /> 5.None<br /> <br /> Explanation: The NJAC membership will include two senior most Judges of the Supreme Court, the Union Minister of Law and Justice, two eminent persons to be nominated by a committee of the Prime Minister of India, the Chief Justice of India, and the Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People. However, the new body may take some time to come into being.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;39) Which player won the Monte Carlo title recently?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (1)<br /> 1. Novak Djokovic<br /> 2. Roger Federer<br /> 3. Andrey Aggasi<br /> 4. Leander Paes <br /> 5. None<br /> <br /> Explanation: He also became the first man to win the opening three Masters Events of the season Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych to win his second Monte Carlo title.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;40) The Centre promoted some airports as _______ hubs for entry and exit gateways in the future. ?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (1)<br /> 1.International<br /> 2.Trade<br /> 3.Import-Export<br /> 4.Infrastructure<br /> 5.None<br /> <br /> Explanation: The Centre has drawn up a draft Civil Aviation Policy , The airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata have been identified for development as major international hubs for travel to and from India.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;41) How much percent growth was observed in the Tourism sector of India during Jan-Mar&rsquo;2015 as compared to the same period in 2014? <br /> <br /> Ans : (3)<br /> 1. 1.5%<br /> 2. 10%<br /> 3. 3.2%<br /> 4. 5.3%<br /> 5. 6.0%<br /> <br /> Explanation: Nearly 23 lakh foreign tourists visited India between January and March this year.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;42) Name the city where , PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Dr. B R Ambedkar International Centre?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (3)<br /> 1. Mumbai<br /> 2. Bengaluru<br /> 3. New Delhi<br /> 4. Kolkata<br /> 5. Kerala<br /> <br /> Explanation: This year marks the 125th Birth Anniversary year of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (14.04.2015 to 14.04.2016). The Ministry of Social Justice &amp; Empowerment has planned a calendar of activities to pay respect to Dr. Ambedkar, the architect of our Constitution.The four storeyed Centre would be built on an area of 3.25 acres and would have a Public Library, Research &amp; Extension Centre, Media-cum-Interpretation Centre, Convention Centre, two auditoriums and Exhibition on the Life of Dr. Ambedkar.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;43) 10 crore milestone has been achieved by which party in India in terms of membership that made the party a World&rsquo;s largest party? <br /> <br /> Ans : (2)<br /> 1. Congress<br /> 2. BJP<br /> 3. Aam aadmi<br /> 4. Bahujan samaj party<br /> 5. None<br /> <br /> Explanation: BJP has claimed to have crossed the ten crore membership mark to become the largest party in the world.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;44) Australia has agreed to share intelligence about Australians fighting with militant groups in which country?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (3)<br /> 1. United Nations<br /> 2. Russia<br /> 3. Iraq<br /> 4. Canada<br /> 5. USA<br /> <br /> Explanation: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said the deal will help both countries in their efforts to tackle Islamic State. She added that Australia would have access to information gathered by Iranian operatives in Iraq.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;45) Amaravathi is the capital of Andhra Pradesh that is going to be keen to replicate which country&rsquo;s model of power development? <br /> <br /> Ans : (4)<br /> 1. Korea <br /> 2. United States<br /> 3. Singapore<br /> 4. Shanghai<br /> 5. London<br /> <br /> Explanation: AP State Energy Secretary, Ajay Jain, who accompanied the Chief Minister on his six-day tour to China, said several national and international companies are keen to invest in the State.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;46)According to which high court, Transgender category of the society is also entitled to get food security, ration card and to avail the status of the head of a household? <br /> <br /> Ans : (3)<br /> 1. Patna<br /> 2. Telengana<br /> 3. Lucknow<br /> 4. Jaipur<br /> 5. Thiruvananthapuram<br /> <br /> Explanation: A division bench of chief justice Dr DY Chandrachud and Justice Narain Shukla passed the judgment on a PIL, seeking direction to make available food security and ration cards to the transgender including their column as male/female/third gender.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;47) Kerala government launched which major campaign, in a bid to wean people away from addiction to liquor? <br /> <br /> Ans : (3)<br /> 1. suvartha<br /> 2. Sadbuddhi<br /> 3. Subhodham<br /> 4. Sampradayam<br /> 5. Sanskrithi &amp; sampradayam<br /> <br /> Explanation: Liquor consumption has alarmingly increased in Kerala over the years and has spread to all sections of the society. Subodham project aims to free one lakh people each year from alcohol addiction, through comprehensive, systematic awareness campaigns. The aim is to achieve the ambitious target of making the state totally alcohol free over the next ten years.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;48)Neeraj kumar is now the chief adviser of the BCCI`s Anti Corruption &amp; Security Unit (ACSU) for a term of how many years?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (1)<br /> 1. 2<br /> 2. 1<br /> 3. 3<br /> 4. 4<br /> 5. 5<br /> <br /> Explanation: The decision to appoint Neeraj Kumar to the top post was taken at the Governing Council Meeting of the Indian Premier League New Delhi, which was chaired by IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;49) Dharamvira Gandhi is the leader of which Party who has been removed from the post of parliamentary party leader recently? <br /> <br /> Ans : (3)<br /> 1. Congress<br /> 2. BJP<br /> 3. Aam aadmi party<br /> 4. CPI<br /> 5. Bahujan samaj Party<br /> <br /> Explanation: He has been replaced with Bhagwant Mann, who is said to be close to party chief Arvind Kejriwal. Mr Gandhi had spoken against the expulsion of Yogendra Yadav, and Prashant Bhushan from the National Executive.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;50)Tamilnadu government cancelled the permission granted to which company to set up a beverages plant in a district recently?<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Ans : (2)<br /> 1. Thumps up<br /> 2. Coca-cola<br /> 3. Maaza<br /> 4. Frooti<br /> 5. Sprite<br /> <br /> Explanation: The Tamil Nadu Government today cancelled the permission granted to Coca-Cola to set up a beverages plant at Perundruai in Erode district. The Managing Director of the state owned industries promotion corporation issued an order cancelling permission to the company, after it failed to start construction in the stipulated six months time.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>


 

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