Bihar - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Indian archaeologists will use high end lasers to map which city of Bihar?

a. Rajgir
b. Patna
c. Gaya
d. Buxar
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Rajgir

Explanation:
Indian archaeologists are using high end lasers to map the ancient Bihari city of Rajgir.

  • This plan is a part of their inter-disciplinary Rajgir Archaeological Survey Project which includes the survey of archaeological evidence and the flora and fauna of the area.
  • Archaeologists are planning to make use of remote sensing technique Light Detection and Ranging using laser light to survey the earth’s surface.
  • The LIDAR device will be mounted on drones or helicopters to get the expected result, for which permissions are needed.
  • It is a collaborative project between the society and Nalanda University in partnership with Bihar Ministry of Art, Culture and Youth.
  • The aim is to better understand the historic city’s landscape by studying the existing archaeological remains through a comprehensive survey.
  • Located in Bihar’s Nalanda district, this is one of the most significant tourist places for Buddhist pilgrims.
  • It was the first capital of the Magadha Empire.
  • Gautama Buddha spent many years of his life in this city.
  • He delivered numerous sermons as well.
  • The city was the venue of the first Buddhist Council.
  • Apart from Buddhism, the ancient city is also known for its association with Jainism as its founder Lord Mahavira spent 14 years there.


2)   Senior JDU leader Nitish Kumar has been sworn as Bihar CM for _____ time on November 20, 2015.

a. Fourth
b. Third
c. Fifth
d. Second
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Fifth

Explanation:
Senior JDU leader Nitish Kumar has been sworn in as Bihar CM for the fifth time on November 20, 2015. The swearing in ceremony was held at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan. Governor Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to the CM. RJD president Lalu Yadav’s sons MLAs Tejaswi Prasad Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav were also sworn in. JDU, RJD and INC emerged as the winner of the recent Bihar elections through their winning Mahagatbandhan coalition.


3)   For which state, PM Narendra Modi announced Rs. 1.25 Lakh Crore special package on 18th Aug’15?

a. Bihar
b. Telangana
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Uttarakhand
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Bihar

Explanation:
About half of the Prime Minister's Bihar Package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore will be spent on construction of highways and bridges. A press release issued by the PMO said that around 55 thousand crore rupees will be spent on four-laning and widening of highways, construction of bridges across Ganga, Sone and Kosi rivers and 12 Rail overbridges.


4)   For which programme Patna High Court has directed the Bihar government not to go for audio-video recording and its display which aimed at preparing vision document on development for the state till 2025?

a. Badh Chala Bihar
b. Bihar Vikas Path
c. Sabka Bihar
d. Viksit Bihar
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Badh Chala Bihar

Explanation:
A division bench of Chief Justice L Narsimha Reddy and Justice Anjana Mishra issued the directive to Bihar government after hearing a PIL filed in this regard.


5)   What percent of voting was recorded in the Bihar Legislative Council elections held on 7th July’15?

a. 39%
b. 46%
c. 67%
d. 94%
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 94%

Explanation:
Election for 24 seats of Bihar Legislative council passed off peacefully. An estimated 94% voting was recorded during poll. Counting of vote will take place on the 10th July’15. All eyes are on the result of this poll as the election has been dubbed as semifinal before the upcoming assembly polls in September-October with a grand alliance of JDU RJD and the NDA taking on each other.


6)   In which state an ambitious campaign ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ has been launched on 2nd July’15?

a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Bihar
c. Assam
d. Rajasthan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Bihar

Explanation:
In Bihar, on 2nd July’15 JD(U) kicked off "Har Ghar Dastak, (a knock on every door)," an ambitious campaign to reach three crore voters for the state elections to be held later this year. Chief Minister Nitish kumar started this campaign at Paschim Darwaja locality in Patna. Mr. Kumar knocked ten doors of the locality. He highlighted his government’s achievement before people. The party has instructed its Ministers, MPs, Legislators and office bearers to visit at least ten doors of the state. This campaign will continue for one month with an interval of ten days.


7)   Name the newly formed political party launched by Jitan Ram Manjhi former Chief minister of Bihar?

a. Aam Manas Party
b. Harijan Party
c. Hindustani Awam Morcha
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Hindustani Awam Morcha

Explanation:
No explanation is available for this question!