Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Sept 05, 2015

1)   On 5th Sep’15, Teachers Day celebrates the birthday of India's President and scholar Dr S Radhakrishnan. He was the _____ president of India.

a. Second
b. Fifth
c. Seventh
d. Eighth
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ANSWER: Second

On the eve of Teachers' day, Mr Modi released the coins at a function ahead of his interaction with central school students at Zorawar hall, Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi.

2)   In the memory of which personality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4th Sep’15 released two commemorative coins of Rs 125 and Rs 10?

a. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
b. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
c. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
d. Sarojni Naidu
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ANSWER: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

On 4th Sep’15 Prime Minister Narendra Modi released two commemorative coins of Rs 125 and Rs 10 in the memory of former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

3)   Under which act, the Government has cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India?

a. Foreign Contribution Regulation Act
b. Green Tribunal Act
c. Greenpeace Regulation Act
d. Green Contribution Act
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ANSWER: Foreign Contribution Regulation Act

The move will make the NGO ineligible to receive funds from abroad that could force it to close down operations. In an affidavit submitted to Delhi High Court on 3rd Sep’15, the Home Ministry said Greenpeace violated FCRA by mixing its foreign and domestic contributions. Greenpeace’s FCRA registration was suspended on April 9 for allegedly violating norms by opening five accounts to use foreign donations without informing the authorities. The court had on May 27 allowed it to use two of its accounts for receiving and utilising domestic donations for day-to-day functioning.

4)   In which of the following cities, is International Buddhist Conclave 2015 concluding?

a. Raxaul
b. Imphal
c. Bodh Gaya
d. Pune
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ANSWER: Bodh Gaya

On 4th Sep’15 the conclave will be concluded. It was a 3 days conclave that started in Delhi on 3rd Sep’15. The Prime Minister will attend the ceremony at the Bodhi tree as the head of delegates of 90 countries that include former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Kumaratunga, besides foreign ministers of Japan, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Taiwan and other Buddhist countries, the Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee ( BTMC ) confirmed.

5)   On 3rdSep’15, in which of the following forces did Delhi High Court allow permanent commission for women?

a. Indian Army
b. Indian Air Force
c. Indian Navy
d. All of the above
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ANSWER: Indian Navy

The court said that sexist bias and service bias will not be allowed to block progress of women. While the Army and Air Force allow permanent commission for women, the Navy has limited women officers to short service commission of 14 years only. A two judge bench also allowed women naval officers' plea seeking retirement benefits like pension. Women naval officers were not eligible for pension as it required 20 years of service.

6)   As per the information given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, by which year the Entire Cable TV network will be digitised?

a. 2015
b. 2016
c. 2017
d. 2018
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ANSWER: 2016

The third phase of digitisation programme is in progress under which all the cities of with population of more than one lakh shall be covered by end of this year.

7)   Who has been selected for the prestigious 2014 National Humanities Medal which would be presented by US President Barack Obama in next week?

a. Arundhati Roy
b. Chetan Bhagat
c. Salman Roushdie
d. Jhumpa Lahiri
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ANSWER: Jhumpa Lahiri

Indian-American Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected for the prestigious 2014 National Humanities Medal which would be presented to her by US President Barack Obama. She has been selected for the award for enlarging the human story. The first National Humanities Medal was awarded in 1996.

8)   Which of the following states started a special programme ‘Muktir Alo’ for sex workers and for women saved from the clutches of traffickers?

a. West Bengal
b. Maharashtra
c. Delhi
d. Rajasthan
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ANSWER: West Bengal

The State Chief Minister Miss Mamata Banerjee inaugurated a programme called ‘Muktir Alo’, in Kolkata. In this programme, a total of Rs 2, 500/- will be granted to each sex worker and to those rescued from the human traffickers. Besides this, different types of trainings will be imparted to them, to make them self reliant. These women will get scope for work in different self-help groups and other non-government organizations, after training.

9)   Name the company that has bought a 15% stake in Russia's second-largest oil field from Rosneft, for about USD 1.35 billion?

b. Indian Oil Corporation
d. ESSAR Oil
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ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas investment arm of the state explorer, signed agreements in Moscow to buy 15 per cent stake in the Vankor oil field in East Siberia. The 15 per cent stake will give OVL about 3.5 million metric tonnes of oil a year. OVL already has a 20 per cent stake in the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas field off Russia's far eastern coast and owns Imperial Energy which has fields in Siberia.

10)   Name the railway zone that became the first zone of the Indian Railway to eliminate all unmanned level crossings?

a. Central Railway Zone
b. Western Railway Zone
c. North-Eastern Railway Zone
d. North-Central Railway Zone
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ANSWER: Western Railway Zone

Indian Railway has over 30 thousand level crossings out of which nearly 40% are unmanned ones. The West-Central Railway (WCR) Zone, with its headquarters at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, became the first-ever zone of the Indian Railway to have eliminated all unmanned level crossings.