Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 21, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 21, 2015

Q1. The Centre has drawn up a draft Civil Aviation Policy with a view to promote certain airports as _______ hubs for entry and exit gateways in the future.

A. International
B. Trade
C. Import-Export
D. Infrastructure

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ANSWER: A. International.

The airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata have been identified for development as major international hubs for travel to and from India.

Q2. What percent of growth was observed in the Tourism sector of India during Jan-Mar’2015 as compared to the same period in 2014?

A. 1.5%
B. 10%
C. 3.2%
D. 5.3%

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ANSWER: C. 3.2%

Nearly 23 lakh foreign tourists visited India between January and March this year.

Q3. In Jammu & Kashmir, the authorities have released all the separatist leaders who had been detained at their residences after the incident of _________ in central Budgam district.

A. Narbal Killing
B. Suicide Attack
C. Clash between Army & Public
D. None of these

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ANSWER: A. Narbal Killing

Authorities had put the separatist leaders under house detention following killing of 16 year old teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi of Narbal on April 18, by police and subsequent violence.

Q4. In which city, PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Dr. B R Ambedkar International Centre?

A. Mumbai
B. Bengaluru
C. New Delhi
D. Kolkata

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ANSWER: C. New Delhi

Q5. What milestone has been achieved by BJP in terms of membership that made BJP a World’s largest party?

A. 10 Crore
B. 20 Crore
C. 1 Crore
D. 5 Crore

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ANSWER: A. 10 Crore

BJP has claimed to have crossed the ten crore membership mark to become the largest party in the world.

Q6. With which country Australia has agreed to share intelligence about Australians fighting with militant groups in Iraq?

A. United Nations
B. Russia
C. Iraq
D. Canada

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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said the deal will help both countries in their efforts to tackle Islamic State. She added that Australia would have access to information gathered by Iranian operatives in Iraq.

Q7. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is keen to replicate which country’s model of power development in the new capital of the state, Amaravathi?

A. Korea
B. United States
C. Singapore
D. Shanghai

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ANSWER: D. Shanghai.

AP State Energy Secretary, Ajay Jain, who accompanied the Chief Minister on his six-day tour to China, said several national and international companies are keen to invest in the State.

Q8. Which country has summoned the US ambassador and demanded an apology over comments on the Holocaust by FBI Director James Comey?

A. Poland
B. France
C. Germany
D. India

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ANSWER: A. Poland.

The foreign ministry said Mr Comey had suggested in a Washington Post article that some Poles were accomplices. After the summons US envoy Stephen Mull said he made it clear the US believed Nazi Germany alone was responsible.

Q9. As per the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court, which category of the society is also entitled to get food security, ration card and to avail the status of the head of a household?

A. Physically Handicapped
B. Transgender
C. Gay
D. Bi-sexual

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ANSWER: B. Transgender.

A division bench of chief justice Dr DY Chandrachud and Justice Narain Shukla passed the judgment on a PIL, seeking direction to make available food security and ration cards to the transgender including their column as male/female/third gender.

Q10. Which state government has launched a major campaign Subodham, in a bid to wean people away from addiction to liquor?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Assam
D. Kerala

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ANSWER: D. Kerala

Liquor consumption has alarmingly increased in Kerala over the years and has spread to all sections of the society. Subodham project aims to free one lakh people each year from alcohol addiction, through comprehensive, systematic awareness campaigns. The aim is to achieve the ambitious target of making the state totally alcohol free over the next ten years.

Q11. Name the Former Delhi Police Commissioner appointed as chief adviser of the BCCI's Anti Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) for a term of one year on 20th Apr’15?

A. B S Bassi
B. Neeraj Kumar
C. Ajay Khosla
D. None of these

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ANSWER: B. Neeraj Kumar

The decision to appoint Neeraj Kumar to the top post was taken at the Governing Council Meeting of the Indian Premier League New Delhi, which was chaired by IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla.

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  • RE: Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 21, 2015 -hafsa (09/20/15)
  • Thank u
  • RE: Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 21, 2015 -Rajeev (04/21/15)
  • You are doing a great job by making these questions available for everyone. Thanks & Vivek