Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 24, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 24, 2015

Q1. Name the city that holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs and has added to its collection after dozens more were unearthed at a construction site?

A. Pondicherry
B. Heyuan
C. Berlin
D. Sao Paolo

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ANSWER: B. Heyuan.

A nest containing 43 dinosaur egg fossils was found in the city in southern China's Guangdong province. These eggs are large in size and one even has a diameter of 13 cm. All the eggs, which were found on April 2015 have been sent to the museum for further preservation and further research. Nearly 17,000 dinosaur eggs have been found in Heyuan since 1996, when a group of children playing at a building site first came across some fossils. The museum has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records for its collection of 10,008 dinosaur egg fossils, the largest in the world.

Q2. Name the Indian-American who was sworn-in as the US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony held at Fort Myer in Virginia on 23rd Apr’15?M

A. Vivek Murthy
B. K Srikanth
C. Arun Sharma
D. Robin Sharma

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ANSWER: A. Vivek Murthy

Murthy has become the youngest-ever in-charge of the country's public health. He is now the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama Administration.

Q3. Which state’s chief minister laid the foundation stone for the International Centre for performing Arts and Culture in the capital city of the state on 23rd Apr’15?

A. Assam
B. Sikkim
C. Meghalaya
D. Mizoram

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ANSWER: C. Meghalaya

Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma asserted that the project will make differences in the lives of the people in the State and will give an opportunity to the youth to unleash their talent.

Q4. Name the two former prime ministers whose name has been dropped from two awards conferred to people based on outstanding work for promoting the progressive use of Hindi Language?

A. Rajeev Gandhi
B. Indira Gandhi
C. V K Singh
D. Deve Gowda

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ANSWER: A. Rajeev Gandhi & B. Indira Gandhi.

According to a Home Ministry order, the 'Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar' and 'Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar', launched more than two decades ago, have given away for 'Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar' and 'Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar'.

Q5. Name the national park recognized as the India’s 48th Tiger Reserve by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)?

A. Rajaji National Park
B. Nagarjunsagar Srisailam National Park
C. Sathyamanglam National Park
D. Kaziranga National Park

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ANSWER: A. Rajaji National Park

The NTCA has accorded final approval to Kudermukh National Park in Karnataka and Rajaji National Park in Uttarkhand for being declared as tiger reserves by respective states.

Q6. Name the 14th Edition of Indo-French naval exercise that started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa on 23rd Apr’15?


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The scope of Exercise VARUNA includes the entire gamut of maritime operations from Aircraft Carrier Operations, Anti Submarines Warfare Exercises, Maritime Interdiction Operations to multi-ship replenishment exercise.

Q7. National Panchayati Raj Day is being observed in India on ______.

A. 24th April
B. 1st May
C. 20th April
D. 1st October

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ANSWER: A. 24th April

The Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24th April, 1993 has vested constitutional status on Panchayati Raj institutions. This date thus marks a defining moment in the history of decentralization of political power to the grassroots level.

Q8. Name the Bollywood actress who was conferred with Kalashree Award by the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation for her contribution to the field of arts and entertainment in Apr’15?

A. Hema Malini
B. Jaya Bachchan
C. Jaya Prada
D. Aruna Irani

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ANSWER: C. Jaya Prada.

She has acted in over 200 films and also ventured into regional film industry like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.

Q9. World Earth Day was observed on ____.

A. 22nd April
B. 23rd April
C. 24th April
D. 25th April

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ANSWERA: 22nd April

Q10. World Book Day was observed on _____.

A. 22nd April
B. 26th April
C. 28th April
D. 23rd April

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ANSWER: D. 23rd April.

This day is celebrated because it marks the death anniversary of Miguel De Cervantes and William Shakespeare.

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  • RE: Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 24, 2015 -Preety Gurditta (05/04/15)
  • the answer of question 9 should be 22 april.
  • RE: Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 24, 2015 -Meera (04/24/15)
  • Helpful for my preparation. Keep it up