Current Affairs Questions & Answers - Sept 08, 2015

1)   Name the English football player who recently became the first UK player to score 50 international goals.

a. Wayne Rooney
b. Frank Lampard
c. Bobby More
d. David Beckham
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ANSWER: Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney became the first Englishman to score 50 international goals, breaking the previous record of Sir Bobby Charlton who scored 49 in 106 caps. With this, Rooney becomes the leading goalscorer of England. Rooney has broken the record before 30 years of age which is a remarkable feat. He will be awarded the Golden Boot by Charlton for attaining this record.

2)   The Department of Archaeology and Museums has found 200 megalithic burial sites dating back to 1000 BC to 2nd Century AD in which dam’s reservoir bed?

a. Nagarjunasagar
b. Tehri
c. Indira Sagar
d. Mettur
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ANSWER: Nagarjunasagar

200 megalithic burlal sites were found in the reservoir bed of the Nagarjunasagar dam after water receded the Minimum Draw Down level. Officials indicated this site could have been used for megalithic community burials.

3)   India recently conducted its first leopard census. What is the count of the spotted cat, according to the census?

a. 10,000-12,000
b. 12,000-14000
c. 14,000-16,000
d. 16,000-18,000
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ANSWER: 12,000-14000

The first leopard census was conducted in 2015 along with last year’s tiger census and it estimates the total population of the spotted cat in India to be around 12,000 to 14,000. The earlier estimate varied from 10,000 to as high as 45,000. Study also found India’s leopard population is healthy because it survives in shrubs as well as forests impacted by human activity. For the first leopard census, 3,50,000 square km of forested habitat across Shivalik and Gangetic Plains, C. India and Western Ghats was covered, with as high as 17,143 pictures of 1647 leopards taken during the exercise.

4)   Name the international women’s grouping that has recently been formed by the G-20 nations in Turkey’s capital, Ankara?

a. F20
b. W20
c. C20
d. D20
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World’s top 20 economies have launched W20 for gender inclusive economic growth. The international grouping is led by Gulden Turktan. It has aimed to provide inclusive economic growth which involves women’s participation and gender equality as well as equal remuneration for men and women. Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey is heading the W20 and forming part of its steering committee in addition to Women and Democracy Association and Turkish Businesswomen Association.

5)   Earlier, IT returns had to be filed with CPC in Bengaluru. Now paperless e-filing has been promoted through the following:

a. Telephone Verification Code
b. Electronic Verification Code
c. Digital Verification Code
d. Mobile Verification Code
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ANSWER: Electronic Verification Code

EVC of Electronic Verification Code promotes paperless e-filing whereby EVC is a 10 digit alpha numeric code generated to verify IT returns while taking the e-filing route. Code is unique for each PAN number. It can also be generated using Adhaar card, mobile number, and net banking or registered email.

6)   The Thai military junta backed legislative council has recently rejected a new constitution. What is the name of the council?

a. Democratic Reform Council
b. National Reform Council
c. Nationalist Reform Council
d. Legislative Reform Council
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ANSWER: National Reform Council

Thai junta formed the National Reform Council for assessing the suitability of the draft new constitution. The National Reform Council has rejected the new constitution with 105 in favour, 135 against and 7 abstentions. This is a major obstacle for the establishment of democracy in Thailand.

7)   Recently, the non executive chairman of NPCI/National Payments Corporation of India was re-appointed. He is:

a. Balachandran M
b. Gopinath. S
c. c. Srinivasan. C
d. Ganeshan. J
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ANSWER: Balachandran M

Balanchandran M. has been re-appointed as Non Executive Chairman of the NPCI for the second time for a period of two years. Prior to this, he had also taken charge of the non-executive chairman pst following the resignation of Narayan Murthy.

8)   SBI has recently launched a mobile wallet service. What is it called?

a. State Bank Buddy
b. State Bank Growth Plan
c. State Bank System
d. State Bank e-Wallet
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ANSWER: State Bank Buddy

State Bank Buddy was launched by FM Arun Jaitley on 18th August 2015 in the presence of SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya. The solution was launched by the bank in Delhi. It is the latest revolution in the field of e-banking.

9)   Which two banks recently received status as Domestic- Systemically Important Banks/D-SIBs?

a. ICICI and SBI
c. Punjab National Bank and SBI
d. Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC
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RBI has conferred the status of Domestic Systemically Important Banks on ICICI and SBI. These banks are now identified as too big to fail. D-SIBs have acquired importance in the face of recurrent financial meltdowns and market volatility. Additional capital requirement of certain level is required to be a D-SIB

10)   A new ED of United Bank of India has been appointed on August 29th, 2015. He is:

a. K. V. Rama Moorthy
b. K.V. Kamat
c. Raghuram Rajan
d. Arundhati Bhattacharya
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ANSWER: K. V. Rama Moorthy

K. V. Rama Moorthy has been appointed as the new ED of United Bank of India on August 29th 2015. He was the ED of Bank of Baroda before this. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture besides a certificate from CAIIB.

11)   Indian Bank has launched a new mobile app. What is it called?

a. Indpay
b. SmartPay
c. Online Wallet
d. India Pay
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ANSWER: Indpay

Indian Bank has launched Indpay, a new mobile app offering online banking to people through mobiles. Indpay is compatible with Android, Windows and IoS as well.

12)   Recently, a member of the TERI Governing Council has stepped down. Name the member.

a. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
b. Deepak Parekh
c. Naina Lal Kidwai
d. R. K.Pachauri
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ANSWER: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has recently resigned from the TERI governing council following the lodging of a harassment case against R. K. Pachauri, its former director. Other members of the governing council include former HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh and banker Naina Lal Kidwai. Dr. Ajay Mathur has been appointed in the place of Pachauri following the allegations.

13)   Domestic cotton production in 2014-2015 was pegged at the following value

a. 354.75 lakh bales , each weighing 170 kgs
b. 359 lakh bales, each weighing 120 kgs
c. 359 lakh bales, each weighing 170 kags
d. 354.75 lakh bales, each weighing 120 kgs
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ANSWER: 354.75 lakh bales , each weighing 170 kgs

Domestic cotton production in 2014-2015 was 354.75 lakh bales each weighing 170 kgs down from 359 lakh bales in 2013-2014. With weak monsoon and whitefly attack, an agricultural crisis is growing in two key cotton growing areas of the nation-Gujarat and Punjab currently as well as Haryana