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Feb 2nd Week 2015 Current Affairs

1) Recently, BJP has won a clear majority in which state and set to form the government after poll results were announced on 23rd Dec’14? Ans : (2) 
1. Uttarkhand

2. Jharkhand

 3. Haryana

4. Maharashtra

 5. Telengana

 

Explanation: Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). BJP has won 42 seats. Almora, Garhwal, Hardwar, Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar and Tehri Garhwal were the five constituencies in the state which were bagged by the BJP.

 

 2) On 23rd Dec’14, Identify How many bills among the following were passed in the Lok Sabha Winter Session ?

 Ans: (3)
1. 12

 2. 13

 3. 18

4. 19

5. 20 

Explanation: 18 bills. The Lok Sabha passed 18 bills including Central University, labour reforms, textiles and coal mines during the 22-day sitting of the winter session.

 

 3) On 24th Dec ‘ 14 , The 112th Birth Anniversary of which former Prime Minister was observed?

 Ans:(1)

1. Chaudhary Charan Singh

 2. Smt. Indira Gandhi

 3. V . P. Singh

 4. I.K. Gujral

5. Gnani Jail Singh 

Explanation: 1. Chaudhary Charan Singh(23 December 1902 – 29 May 1987) was the sixth Prime Minister of the Republic of India, serving from 28 July 1979 until 14 January 1980.

 

 4) Pandit Prabhod KumarMishra is the author of which book that was released by the PM Narendra Modi on 23rd Dec’14?

Ans: (2)

1.Janaganamana

2. Vandemataram

 3. Honge Kamiyab

 4. Sare Jahase Achha

5. Ye mere Vatan 

Explanation: Pandit Prabodh Kumar Mishra. The book is an anthology of nationalistic poems in Sanskrit, which were published in different newspapers of Odisha on various occasions. 

 

 5) On 23rd dec’ 14 , which former prime minister’s death anniversary was observed ?

Ans:(1)

1.P.V. Narsimha Rao

2.Jail Singh

3.Rajeev Gandhi

4.Neelam Sanjeev Reddy

 5.Lal Bahadur Shastri 

Explanation: Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao (28 June 1921 – 23 December 2004) was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the tenth Prime Minister of India (1991–1996). His ascendancy to the prime ministership was politically significant in that he was the first holder of this office from non-Hindi-speaking south India. He led an important administration, overseeing a major economic transformation and several home incidents affecting national security of India

 

 6) Vijay Kelkar Committee is the committee that has recommended autonomous state for…………?

Ans:(3)

1.Vaishali

2. Vitarana

 3. Vidarbha

4. Vaitarani

 5. Vinuthna 

Explanation: Vijay Kelkar Committee. It has also recommended shifting of the state secretariat to Nagpur, the state`s second capital, for the month of December every year.

 

 7) As of 22nd Dec’14, Among the following, Identify Which ministry of India tops the list for maximum number of followers on official Twitter page,?

 Ans:(1)

1.Home Ministry

2. Agricultural Ministry

 3. Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

 4. Finance Ministry

 5. Road & Transport Ministry 

Explanation: Home Ministry. It has 2.32 lakh people following its Twitter handle, while ministry of information and broadcasting (2.17 lakh) comes second. As on December 22, Modi had 2.62 crore Facebook likes and his Twitter handle @PMOIndia was followed by 48 lakh people.

 

 8) ‘Losar’ is which religion Festival of Ladakh Region of Jammu and Kashmir , which was started from 22nd Dec ‘ 2014?

 Ans:(2)

1.Jains

 2. Buddhist

3. Christians

4. Muslims

5. Parsis 

Explanation: This marks the beginning of New Year in Ladakh. During this festival the Ladakhi Buddhists make religious offering before their deities in the domestic shrines or in the Gompas. A medley of cultural events, ancient rituals and also traditional performances are performed during this festival. History of the Festival The Losar festival dates back to pre-Buddhist Bon era in Tibet. As per the ancient tradition a spiritual ceremony was conducted every year in the winter. During this ceremony people offer considerable amount of incense in order to propitiate the local deities and the spirits. Later, this ceremony was converted into a yearly Buddhist festival which most probably started during the tenure of the ninth Tibetan king, Pude Gungya 

 

 9) 25 seats have been won by which party in Jammu & Kashmir Elections in the Assembly Elections?

 Ans:(1)
1. BJP

2. CPI

3. CPM

4. Congress

5. PDP 

Explanation: 25 seats. BJP emerged as the second emerging party in Jammu & Kashmir. PDP has won maximum 28 seats out of 87.

 

 

 10) Mr. Raghubar Das will be the new Chief Minister of which state?

Ans:(2)
1. Uttarkhand

2. Jharkhand

3. Uttar Pradesh

 4. West Bengal

5. Tripura 

Explanation: Mr. Raghubar Das. Mr. Das is an MLA from Jamshedpur and has been the Deputy Chief Minister earlier. The decision was taken on 26th Dec’14.

 

 11) Mission Indradhanush is the mission that aims to cover all those children by which year who are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated against seven vaccine preventable diseases?

Ans:(4)
1. 2016

2. 2017

3. 2018

4. 2020

5. 2019 

Explanation: Mission Indradhanush. The diseases are diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B. 

 

 12) 25th December ‘ 2014 was observed in India as………………?

 Ans:(2)
1. Environmental Day

2. Good Governance Day

 3. Good Health Day

 4. Good Day

5. Non-Pollution day

Explanation: 25th December 2014. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s 90th birthday was celebrated today as Good Governance Day.

 

 13) Name the scheme which has become the world`s largest direct benefit transfer with 2.5 crore households getting about 550 crore rupees since 15th Nov’14? 

Ans:(3)
1. SBTL

2. MBTL

3. DBTL

4. LBTL

5. NBTL 

Explanation: Direct Benefit Transfer on LPG (DBTL). The scheme was rolled out in 54 districts and will be extended all over the country from next year 1st January. The scheme has surpassed number of beneficiaries in direct benefit transfer programmes in China and Brazil.

 

 14) On 26th Dec - 14 , 10th Tsunami Anniversary was observed in …………? 

Ans:(2)
1. India

2. Srilanka

3. USA

4. China

5. Japan 

Explanation: 26th Dec’14. The survivors and family members of the victims of the 2004 Tsunami marked the 10th anniversary of the tragedy with memorial services across Sri Lanka. 

 

 15) On 26th December 2014, the Winter Line Carnival was launched in …………..

 Ans:(1)
1. Uttarkhand

 2. UttarPradesh

3. Goa

 4. Telengana

5. New Delhi 

Explanation: At Mussorie, Uttarakhand. The carnival will be held till December 30 and will witness the participation of singer Kailash Kher, veteran Bollywood actor Tom Alter, and some local performers.

 

  16) Who is the person , who has been announced as the Brand Ambassador of Winter Line Carnival, Mussorie?

Ans:(1)
1. Ruskin Bond

 2. James Bond

3. Mark Bond

4. Andry Bond

5. None

Explanation: Ruskin Bond (born 19 May 1934) is an Indian author of British descent. The Indian Council for Child Education recognised his pioneering role in the growth of children`s literature in India, and awarded him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, given by the Sahitya Akademi, India`s National Academy of Literature. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014. He now lives with his adopted family in Landour, in Mussoorie.

 

 

 17) Which Day is the new deadline for withdrawal of pre-2005 currency notes of various denominations?

 Ans:(2)
1. 28 June 2015

2. 30 June 2015

 3. 12 June 2015

4. 11 July 2015

5. 10 May 2015 

Explanation: 30th June’2015. According to Central bank, currency notes issued before 2005 do not have the year of printing on the reverse side. The RBI said, post-2005 notes have added security features and help in curbing the menace of fake currency

 

18) Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been conferred with the which honour, which is the country`s highest civilian honour on 24th Dec - 14? 

Ans:(3)
1. Padmasree

2. PadmaVibhushan

 3. Bharath Ratna

4. Bharath Vajra

 5. Bharath Astra 

Explanation: Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister and Madan Mohan Malviya, Educationist and Social reformer. With this 45 other personalities have received Bharat Ratna.

 

 19) Bodo Militants is the militant group carried out a series of massacres on 23rd & 24th Dec 14 in which state, and killed over 70 tribal people?

Ans:(4)
1. Odisha

2. Goa

3. Arunachal Pradesh

 4. Assom

 5. Kerala

Explanation: They are belonging to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) is an armed separatist outfit which seeks to obtain a sovereign Bodoland for the Bodo people in Assam, India. It is designated as a terrorist organization by the Government of India. NDFB traces its origin to Bodo Security Force, a militant group formed in 1986. The current name was adopted in 1994, after the group rejected Bodo Accord signed between the Government of India and ABSU-BPAC. The group has carried out several attacks in Assam, targeting non-Bodo civilians as well as the security forces. 

 

 20) SSC should be conducted ………….â€Â, is the important recommendation that was made by I.M.G. Khan Committee which was constituted in February 2014 to review the existing test system of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC)?

 Ans:(1)
1. Online

 2. Email

 3. Skype

 4. OMR sheet

5. OCR Sheet

Explanation: SSC should be conducted online. The committee made recommendation to conduct SSC exam through online mode.

 

 21) Which airline service has introduced world`s first-of-its-kind three-room suite service on its planes during December 2014?

 Ans:(4)
1. Indigo

2. Kingfisher

3. Spice Jet

4. Etihad

5. Vistara 

Explanation: Etihad. Etihad`s A380 will start its daily operations to London Heathrow from 27 Dec’2014.

 

 22) Taiwan country has launched its largest Missile Warship in Dec ‘ 14. What is it`s name?

 Ans:(1)
1. Tuo Chiang

 2. Leo Keinche

 3. Tuko Viang

4. Miuo Chiang

5. Teo Hiango 

Explanation: Taiwan. The 500-tonne corvette missile is the first of its kind ever produced by Taiwan. 

 

 23) Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil is the leader appointed as Leader of Opposition (LoP) in which state Legislative Assembly, the lower house on 23rd Dec 14?

 Ans:(2)
1. Madhya Pradesh 2. Maharashtra 3. Haryana 4. Punjab 5. Jharkhand
 

Explanation: Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Congress Leader. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil was the Minister of Agriculture and Marketing in the Government of Maharashtra. . He is a member of the Congress Party. Vikhe Patil was elected to the Shirdi Vidhan Sabha constituency in 2009.He has been reelected in 2014 assembly elections with landslide lead around 75000 votes.Currently he is also serving as Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. the security forces. 

 

 24) Name the e-commerce company which has launched the online Agri Store offering agricultural products to the farmers on 23rd Dec 14? 

Ans:(4)
1. Quikr.com

 2. Filpkart

3. OLX.in

 4. Snapdeal

5. Amazon 

Explanation: Snapdeal. The Agri Store aims to offer wide variety of farm items from seeds to fertilisers, farming tools and irrigation tools. 

 

 25) On 24th Dec 14 , The ……………… National Consumers Right Day was observed across India ?

Ans:(3)
1. 30

 2. 28

3. 29

4. 23

5. 24

Explanation: 24th Dec 14. The day provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of the consumer movement and the need to make every consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities. 

 

 26) Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi joined which political party on 15th Jan`15? 

Ans : (1)
1. BJP

 2. AAP

3. Congress

 4. BSP 5.

 TRS 

 

Explanation: She was inducted in the party in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah, Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Dr. Harshvardhan in New Delhi. 

 

 27) Manjul Krishna thakur is which state Minister who has joined the BJP for Refugee Rehabilitation on 15th Jan`15?

Ans: (1)
1. West Bengal

2. Goa

 3.Uttarkhand

4. Jharkhand

5. Uttar pradesh

Explanation: The State BJP President said that for the first time a State Minister has joined their party and this will lead to collapse of the ruling Trinamool Congress Government. 

 

 28) Death Anniversary of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was observed on ?

Ans:(1)
1. 16 january

 2. 17th January

3. 18th January

 4. 19th January

 5. 20th January

Explanation: He was a Bengali novelist and short story writer of early 20th century. His works have been made into some fifty films in many Indian languages, particularly his novel Devdas made into sixteen versions, from Bengali, Hindi to Telugu, all versions get huge response.

 

 29) Anupam srivastava has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of............?

Ans: (3)
1. Aircel

2. Bharthi Airtel

 3. BSNL

4. Vodafone

 5. Idea Cellular 

Explanation: Anupam Srivastava. At present, he is serving as Director - Consumer Mobility at the PSU. 

 

 30) Sharmishtha Mukherjee is the daughter of the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee to fight which state polls as Congress Candidate during Feb`2015?

Ans:(1)
1. Delhi

2. Uttar Pradesh

3. Jharkhand

 4. Telengana

5. Anhra Pradesh 

Explanation: 49-year-old Sharmishta is a Kathak dancer and has been participating in events and rallies of Delhi Congress for the last few months. 

 

  31) Brett Lee is which country who announced retirement on 15th Jan`15 from all forms of cricket?

Ans:(3)
1. South Africa

 2. Bangladesh

3. Australia

4. West Indies

 5. New Zealand

Explanation: He quit internationals in July 2012 as his country`s fourth-highest Test wicket-taker - with 310 in 76 matches - and has focused on Twenty20 cricket in recent years.

 

 32) Who is the chief of Censor Board of Film Certification who announced her retirement on 15th Jan`15?

Ans:(3)
1. Sharmila Tagore

 2. Smt. Arundhati Nag

3. Leela Samson

4. Rajeev Masand

5. Rahul malhotra

Explanation: Leela Samson. is a Christian dancer, choreographer, instructor and writer from India. As a soloist she is known for her technical virtuosity and has taught Bharatanatyam at Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra in Delhi for many years. 

 

 33) Which Bollywood celebrity has been presented with the Social Media Person of the Year Award 2015 by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on 13 January 2015?

Ans:(1)
1. Amitabh Bachchan

2. Salman Khan

 3. Ranbir Kapur

4. Aamir Khan.

 5. Shah rukh khan 

Explanation: He was awarded for being an active blogger and user of different social networking sites. He makes the most use of social media to communicate with his fans and well-wishers. 

 

 34) Which Airlines announced its decision to transfer the ownership, management and control of the company from Sun Group chairman Kalanithi Maran and Kal Airways to ajay singh on 15th Jan`15.?

Ans:(2)
1. King Fisher airlines

 2. Spice jet

3. Indigo

 4. Kal airways

5. None 

Explanation: Ajay is a Co-promoter of SpiceJet. SpiceJet is an Indian low-cost airline. It is the country`s second largest airline by domestic passenger share. The airline operates more than 340 daily flights to 49 destinations, including 41 Indian and 8 international cities using a fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft.
The airline began services in May 2005 and has its registered office in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and corporate office in Gurgaon,Haryana
 

 

 35) Name the Zone In which the Railway Minister on 13 January 2015 inaugurate India`s first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered train? 

Ans:(1)
1. Rewari-Rohtak link of Northern Zone.

2. Secundrabad- Begumpet of Southern Zone.

3. Dadar-Panvel of Western Zone.

4. Bhopal-Habeebgung of Central Zone. 5. none

Explanation: The Rewari-Rohtak line is a railway line that connects Rewari and Rohtak in India. Train services on this line were initiated on 8 January 2013. it is the first new railway project in Haryana in thirty-three years. A new DEMU train has been started and there is also a demand that another train from Rohtak to Rewari be introduced that will return to Rohtak in the evening 

 

 36) India-Japan Foreign Ministers` Strategic Dialogueof 8th time is scheduled to be held on 17th Jan`15 at which place?

Ans:(4)
1. Tokyo

2. Kyoto

3. Varanasi

4. New Delhi.

5. Pune

Explanation: New Delhi. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and and her Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida will deliberate on a range of key issues including joint production of amphibious aircraft US-2, removing hurdles to finalise a civil nuclear deal, enhancing maritime security cooperation and implementing several mega infrastructure projects. 

 

 37) How many years ago the project LCA Tejas was started , which is now sanctioned to the Indian Air Force?

Ans:(3)
1. 5 years.

 2. 12 years.

3. 32 years.

 4. 25 years.

5. 20 Years 

Explanation: 32 years. The first of the indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft, LCA Tejas is finally expected to be handed over to the Indian Air Force on 17thJan`15 The project was sanctioned 32 years ago in 1983. This will be the start of a process of induction of the fighters being built at home under a project which has already estimated to have cost the exchequer over 17,000 crore rupees. 

 

 38) The Sun begins its journey from which direction which that marks the transition from winter to Spring?

Ans:(1)
1. North

2. South

3. East

4. West

 5. North east

Explanation: Makar Sakranti is the beginning of Uttarayan, which is considered to be a Punya kaal. 

 

 39) Stephen Constantine has been appointed as the head coach of Indian men`s of which sports team on 16th Jan`15, paving the way for his return at the helm of affairs for the second time?

Ans:(2)
1. Volley ball

2. Foot ball

3. Basket ball

4. Base ball

 5. Cricket

Explanation: Stephen Constantine was India coach from 2002 till 2005, during which the national team won the LG Cup in Vietnam and finished runners-up in the Afro Asian Games.

 

 40) Which militant is Jagtar Singh Tara, who was the Former Punjab CM Beant Singh`s assassin has been deported to India from the Thailand on 16th Jan`15?

Ans:(1)
1. Sikh Millitant

2. Islamic militant

3. Tamil tiger Millitant

4. Pakistani Islamic Millitant

 5. Taliban millitant

Explanation: He is a Babbar Khalsa International militant, had escaped from the high-security Burail prison in Chandigarh in 2004 and was absconding before being nabbed by Thai authority.

 

 41) Which one among the following has bagged the award of being the best Indian language website in the year 2014 given by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)?

Ans:(2)
1. Divya Bhaskar

2. Navbharat Times

3. Maharashtra Times

4. Times of India.

5. The Hindu 

Explanation: :Of the several entries in the category only three portals - Navbharat Times, Maharashtra Times and Divya Bhaskar managed to reach the final shortlisting, from which NBT emerged as the winner. .

 

 42) Javier moro is the author of the which book among the following which was launched in India, recently?

(Ans:(2)
1. The Blue sari

2. The Red sari

3. The black sari

4. The Yellow sari

5. The sari of India

Explanation: Javier Moro. is a Spanish author of a dramatized biography of Sonia Gandhi, `The Red Sari` is relieved his book has finally been published in India. 

 

 43) Which state on 16th January 2015 was selected for the National Award for e-Governance for the best district-level initiative in Citizen-Centric Service Delivery through ICT?

Ans:(3)
1. Karnataka

 2. Andhra Pradesh

3. Jammu & Kashmir

4. Maharashtra

5. Kerala

Explanation: J & K for the first time will be awarded since the institution of awards in 1997. 

 

 44) Baba Ramdev was appointed as state brand ambassador of which state Government on 15th Jan`15?

Ans:(3)
1. Punjab

2. Kerala

3. Haryana

4. Telengana

 5. Maharashtra

Explanation: Baba ramdev appointment was a part of government of Haryana`s ambitious plans to promote yoga and ayurveda in Haryana state. 

 

 45) Subash Chandra agarwal is the Indian RTI activist, who was on 15th January 2015 conferred with which award 2015 by a US-based NGO Project?

Ans:(1)
1. Giraffe Hero award

2. Tiger Hero award

3. lion Hero award

 4. Bull Hero award

5. Gorilla Hero award

Explanation: Subhash Chandra Agrawal. He holds the Guinness record of filing highest number of published letters to the editors. 

 

 46) Which country is planning with Nepal to begin joint tourism promotion campaign?

Ans:(3)
1. Indonesia

 2. Bangladesh

3. India

4. Srilanka

5. Pakistan

Explanation: at the 51st anniversary of Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae said that there is a need of mutual cooperation as Nepal and India are jointly promoting tourism. 
"As Nepal is a famous religious tourism destination for it has Pashupatinath, Lumbini, Muktinath and Janakpurdham. .
 

 

 47) 2015-16 is the year which will be celebrated as........... across the country? 

Ans:(1)
1. Jal Kranthi varsh(saving water)

2. Akash Kranti varsh(ISRO`s MOM project Year)

 3. Beti Kranti varsh(Save girl child scheme)

4. Arogya Kranti varsh(Health scheme)

5. Vridhha Kranthi varsh (Old people pension scheme)

Explanation: the programme will be celebrated in each district of the country and all efforts will be made to conserve and save water

 

 48) National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is celebrating its ..........Raising Day on January 19, 2015?

 Ans:(2)
1. 11

 2. 10

3. 9

4. 8

5. 7

Explanation: The National Disaster Response Force is a specialized disaster response which has proven its worth by rescuing thousands of people in several parts of country. 

 

 49) National Investigation Agency (NIA) Day was be celebrated on which day? 

Ans:(4)
1. January 22, 2015

 2. February 23, 2015

3. February 18, 2015

 4. January 19, 2015

 5. January 20 , 2015 

Explanation: The first NIA Day was celebrated on completion of five years of the agency`s existence, on January 20, 2014. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was set up by the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008, which was enacted as India`s law enforcement response to terrorism in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Late Shri R. V. Raju took over as the first Director General of the NIA on January 19, 2009. 

 

 50) How many branches are there UN National Investigation Agency (NIA), as on January 2015?

Ans:(2)
1. 5

2. 6

3. 19

4. 2

5. 34

Explanation: Arvind Panagariya. He is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics at Columbia University and an ex-Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank.

 


 

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