Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 25, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 25, 2015

Q1. Name the person who will be awarded with the 50th Jnanpith Award on 25th Apr’15 by the Prime Minister in Parliament House Complex?

A. Kedarnath Singh
B. Dudhnath Singh
C. Mamta Kalia
D. Bhalchandra Nemade

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ANSWER: D. Bhalchandra Nemade.

Mr Nemade will receive the country's highest literary award for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature. His novel, Kosala, written in 1963 was considered as a path breaking in Marathi literature. The award includes 11 lakh rupees and a citation.

Q2. As per the statement made by the Health Minister in the Lok Sabha on 24th Apr’15, the number of HIV positive cases reported in the country in 2011 declined by
____ as compared in 2000.

A. 10%
B. 57%
C. 34%
D. 23%

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ANSWER: B. 57%.

The number the cases reported in 2011 are around 1.16 lakh as compared to 2.74 lakh in 2000.

Q3. Name the volcano in the Chile which erupted for the first time after more than 42 years on 22nd Apr’15?

A. Calbuco Volcano
B. Krakatoa Volcano
C. Mount Fuji Volcano
D. Galeras Volcano

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ANSWER: A. Calbuco Volcano.

Calbuco has had at least 10 eruptions since 1837. One of the largest historical eruptions in southern Chile took place there in 1893–1894.

Q4. World Malaria Day was observed on _____.

A. 23rd April
B. 25th April
C. 26th April
D. 28th April

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ANSWER: B. 25th April

As per the UNICEF Report, Worldwide more than 1200 children die every day from Malaria. According to the recent report by the World Health Organization, since 2000, Malaria deaths worldwide declined by 47 percent. In Africa alone, Malaria deaths during the period declined by 54 percent.

Q5. The Centenary of Ottoman Massacre was observed by Armenians on ____.

A. 24th April 2015
B. 25th April 2016
C. 23rd April 2014
D. 1st May 2015

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ANSWER: A. 24th April 2015

Armenians worldwide are marking the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people by Ottoman forces. On 24th Apr’15, in the capital Yerevan, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and first lady Rita Sarkisian laid a wreath at a hilltop memorial at the start of a solemn ceremony marking the mass killings that began in 1915.

Q6. As per the approval made by the Government, retirement fund body EPFO is to invest what percent of its corpus in exchange traded funds?

A. 1%
B. 2%
C. 5%
D. 10%

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It will result into an inflow of around five thousand crore rupees into the stock markets during this fiscal. As per estimates, the EPFO's incremental deposits for 2014-15 would be around 80 thousand crore rupees.

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  • RE: Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Apr 25, 2015 -balram (04/29/15)
  • thx u sir