Current Affairs Questions and Answer - July 28, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answer - July 28, 2015

Q1. On 27th July’15 in which city former President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away?

A. Bengaluru
B. Shillong
C. Guwahati
D. Imphal

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ANSWER: B. Shillong

He died at the age of 84 and known as People's President, Dr Kalam breathed his last at a hospital in Meghalaya's capital at 7.45 PM. The former President was rushed to the Bethany hospital after he collapsed during a lecture in the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. During his tenure as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister from July 1992 to December 1999, he led the weaponisation of strategic missile systems and the Pokhran-II nuclear tests, which made India a nuclear weapon state. In 1997, Dr Kalam was conferred Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian awards.

Q2. For how many days Government has announced mourning throughout the country as a mark of respect to the former President APJ Abdul Kalam?

A. 1
B. 3
C. 5
D. 7

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During the period of the mourning, the national flag will fly at half-mast on all the buildings throughout the country where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment.

Q3. In which district of Punjab terrorist attack took place on 27th July’15?

A. Kapurthala
B. Gurdaspur
C. Pathankot
D. Dinanagar

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ANSWER: B. Gurdaspur

In Punjab, almost 12-hour long operation in Dinanagar police station in Punjab’s boder district of Gurdaspur has successfully accomplished with the killing of three highly armed terrorists. that four police personnel including one Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh and three home guard Jawans laid down their lives fighting terrorists who were holed up in the police station since about 5.30 in the morning.

Q4. In which state High Court has permitted a transgender to participate in physical test for the post of Sub-Inspector?

A. Karnataka
B. Maharashtra
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Delhi

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ANSWER: C. Tamil Nadu

In an interim order, the court on 26th July’15 directed Tamil Nadu Uniform Services Recruitment Board to permit K Prathika Yashini to go through the process of physical test scheduled on August 5. Passing the interim order, the bench held that she does qualify for the horizontal reservation stipulated by Supreme Court. The court said, she should go through the selection process, and that results will be subject to the result of the writ petition - meaning her eligibility and final selection would hinge on the outcome of the case. Yashini had first approached the court for permission to take part in written exam held in May this year. The physical test is the second stage of selection process.

Q5. What position has been secured by India's under-21 women hockey team at the Volvo Invitational tournament?

A. First
B. Second
C. Third
D. Fourth

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ANSWER: C. Third

Q6. What percent growth registered in Foreign Tourist Arrival in 2014 over 2013 and 2012 years?

A. 7.46
B. 7.1
C. 7.68
D. 10.2

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ANSWER: D. 10.2

The growth registered in the final figures of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during last three years was better than the provisional estimates of FTAs except for the year 2012. The Growth rate on 2012 and 2013 are 4.3% and 5.9% respectively.

Q7. Name the district located in Telangana state where a village recently came to news for discovery of numerous burial sites belonging to the Megalithic period?

A. Guntur
B. Medak
C. Khammam
D. Anantpur

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ANSWER: B. Medak

A tiny village located at Siddipet mandal in Medak district where 30 megalithic burials, believed to be dated between 1,000 B.C. and 200 A.D. were unearthed.

Q8. For which rail link Union Government has sanctioned 1000 Crore rupees on 25th July’15?

A. Indo-Pak Rail Link
B. Indo-Bangladesh Rail Link
C. Indo-Nepal Rail Link
D. Indo-Myanmar Rail Link

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ANSWER: B. Indo-Bangladesh Rail Link

1000 crore rupees sanctioned for the laying of 15.06 km long tracks to connect Indian Railways with Bangladesh through the North East. Out of 15.06 km length connecting Agartala with Akhaura railway junction in Bangladesh, 3.7 km would comprise of elevated corridor.

Q9. Which FM Channel has been allowed on 26th July’15 by Delhi High Court to participate in Stage-III of FM auctions?

A. Red FM
B. Radio Mirchi
C. Radio Mantra

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The court also quashed the Union Government’s decision of 15 July 2015 wherein Red FM was denied security clearance due to its association with Sun TV promoted by Kalanithi Maran who along with his brother Dayanidhi Maran is being prosecuted in cases of money laundering.

Q10. Name the athlete won the Tour de France 2015 on 26th July’15 to become the first Briton to won this most prestigious cycling championship twice?

A. Chris Jade
B. Chris Froome
C. Nairo Quintana
D. Alejandro Valverde

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ANSWER: B. Chris Froome

Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde secured the second and third position respectively.

Q11. Name the World’s largest flower bloomed for the first time in 5 years in the fourth week of July 2015 at the Jindai botanical gardens in Tokyo, Japan?

A. Amorphophallus Titanum
B. Rafflesia Arnoldi
C. Corypha Umbraculifera
D. Pando

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ANSWER: A. Amorphophallus Titanum

It is commonly called the corpse flower because it smells like rotting meat that helps attract pollinators such as beetles and flies. Moreover, it only last for few days.

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