Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 04, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers – Apr 04, 2015

Q1. On 3rd Apr’15, President Pranab Mukherjee gave assent to re-promulgate the ____ Bill.

A. Land Acquisition Ordinance
B. Coal Auction
C. FDI in Insurance
D. FDI in Defence

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ANSWER: A. Land Acquisition Ordinance.

The Union Cabinet had made a recommendation to the President in this regard on 31st Mar’15. The present Land Acquisition Ordinance is to lapse tomorrow. The new ordinance, includes nine amendments, that were part of the Bill which was passed by the Lok Sabha last month. The Bill is pending before the Rajya Sabha, where government is in minority.

Q2. The BJP National Executive also adopted a ________ resolution on the first day of the meet on 3rd Apr’15.

A. Land Policy
B. Anti Corruption Policy
C. Women Empowerment Policy
D. Foreign Policy

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ANSWER: D. Foreign Policy.

The resolution said, dignity and honour, greater engagement of dialogue, shared prosperity, regional and global security and cultural and civilizational preservation are the five pillars of the foreign policy. The resolution urged the government to engage in talks with Pakistan in an atmosphere free of terrorism.

Q3. Who has given a new slogan "give it up" to exhort the better off sections of society to fore go their cooking gas subsidy which would be utilised in providing subsidised LPG connections to the poor?

A. Narendra Modi
B. Pranab Mukherjee
C. Sonia Gandhi
D. Smriti Irani

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ANSWER: A. Narendra Modi.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the "Give it up" campaign should be taken up on the lines of "Swacch Bharat" and "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" initiatives.

Q4. Good Friday was observed on 3rd April across the world. It is the day on which Jesus Christ was _______.

A. Born
B. Re-birth
C. Crucified
D. Given Sermon

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ANSWER: C. Crucified

Good Friday is a Christian religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

Q5. The Pakistan Government has approved the formation of a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in general elections that were comprehensively won by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's (PML-N) and led to months of political tension in the country. In which year were the general elections were held in the Pakistan?

A. 2015
B. 2014
C. 2013
D. 2012

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ANSWER: C. 2013.

President Mamnoon Hussain issued the ordinance for the setting up of the commission following an agreement between the government and the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on the 20th of last month after months of hectic parleys.

Q6. Name the two districts from Kerala that have been chosen for the implementation of Mission Indradhanush on World Health Day to be observed on 7th Apr’15?

A. Kozhikode
B. Idukki
C. Malappuram
D. Kasargod

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ANSWER: C. Malappuram and D. Kasargod.

There are 201 high priority districts from across the country where intensified vaccination drive will be taken up to cover all children who have missed out vaccination or are partially vaccinated. The vaccination drive is against seven vaccine preventable diseases -- diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and Hepatitis B.

Q7. As per the statement by the Pentagon's Chief Weapons Buyer, the US Government would support selling General Atomics' electro-magnetic launching system for aircraft carriers and other key technologies to _______.

A. Pakistan
B. India
C. Japan
D. Sri Lanka

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ANSWER: B. India.

Defence Under-secretary Frank Kendall, who heads a joint US-India defence trade and technology said he was optimistic about the two countries' efforts to cooperate on a planned aircraft carrier for India.

Q8. The foreign ministers of P5+1 countries, European Union and Iran held an important round of negotiations for limiting Iran’s nuclear programme during March-April 2015 at ________.

A. Lausanne
B. Davos
C. Geneva
D. Tehran

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ANSWER: A. Lausanne.

Lausanne is situated in Switzerland. Under the agreement reached during these negotiations, the world powers and Iran will now aim to draft a comprehensive nuclear accord by 30 June 2015.

Q9. International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action Day is being observed on ___.

A. 4th March
B. 4th April
C. 4th May
D. 14th April

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ANSWER: B. 4th April.

The 2015 theme 'More than Mines' takes into account the types of explosive threats faced by the United Nations and its members and brings attention to the fact that disposing of explosive hazards is only one part of UN mine action work.

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