Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 01, 2015Q1. On 31st July’15, Maharashtra govt. announces construction of 800 kms Nagpur-Mumbai expressway. This expressway will also be known as ___________.
A. Vidharbha Marg
B. Marathwada-Vidarbha Expressway
C. Communication Super Expressway
D. Trade Silk RoadView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. 75th Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh was observed on _______.
ANSWER: C. Communication Super Expressway
This project would be completed in coming five years and the travel time between the state capital and second capital would be brought down from 14 hours to 10 hours. This super-expressway will become a road to development for the backwards regions of northern Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha in the state.
A. 30th July’15
B. 31st July’15
C. 1st Aug’15
D. 2nd Aug’15View Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. In which city the integrated underwater harbour defence and surveillance system was commissioned on 31st July’15 to strengthen security in the western coastline?
ANSWER: B. 31st July’15
Udham Singh was a revolutionary and a brave hearted man known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer on 13 March 1940 avenging the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre. He was in Jallian wala Bagh and had seen the massacre. On July 31st 1940 he was hanged in England.
D. PondicherryView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Which day has been declared as National Handloom Day beginning from this year throughout the country?
ANSWER: B. Kochi
According to Defence sources, this system is first of its kind in the country and also part of Navy’s initiative to strengthen coastal security. The system is capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warning for all types of surface and underwater threats to harbour security. It was designed by Israel Aerospace Industries and consists of advance coastal surveillance radars, sensors and sound navigation and ranging systems. Presence of divers and under water threats could be detected with the help of this automatic system. Such a system is fitted in over 150 locations across the world. Kochi is the first harbour in the country to commission this integrated surveillance system. It will be commissioned in other parts also in the later stage.
A. 1st August
B. 2nd August
C. 10th August
D. 7th AugustView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. With which country India redrew maps at midnight on 1st August 2015 as 162 enclaves on the border got transferred to respective countries under the 1974 Land Boundary Agreement effected during Prime Minister's Narendra Modi visit to a country in June month?
ANSWER: D. 7th August
The first National Handloom Day will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai on 7th August.
A. Sri Lanka
D. ChinaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. As per the Wikileaks website, which country has been spying on Japanese Cabinet Officials, Banks and Companies, including the Mitsubishi Conglomerate?
ANSWER: C. Bangladesh
111 Indian enclaves within Bangladesh merged with Bangladesh, and 51 Bangladeshi ones got merged with India. The transfer gave over 50,000 people citizenship of both countries, bringing them access to all legal rights and civic amenities. A joint survey conducted from 6th -16th July gave them choice to decide which country they want to live in. Those who decided to move have been promised safe and secure passage with personal belongings & movable property till November 30th this year. Ban on property sale imposed since 6th July will be lifted to allow those moving, to sell their land.
D. United StatesView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Which state government has instituted a youth award in the name of former President Dr Kalam?
ANSWER: D. United States
Documents released by Wikileaks list 35 telephone numbers targeted for interception by the US National Security Agency (NSA). Wikileaks said the surveillance extends back at least eight years. Wikileaks has previously released files showing the US spied on Germany, France and Brazil - like Japan, all allies. There has been no comment from Japan on the latest claims.
A. Tamil Nadu
D. MeghalayaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. As per the statement made by Minister of state for Finance Jayant Singh in the Lok Sabha how many women directors are there in listed companies of the country as on 27th July’15?
ANSWER: A. Tamil Nadu
In a statement issued in Chennai, Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has said the annual “Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award” consisting 8 gram gold, Rs 5 Lakh cash and a citation would be given from this year onward on every Independence Day to a person from the state who works with exceptional merit in science, humanities and students welfare. She has also announced that Dr Kalam’s birthday on October 15th would be celebrated as the “Youth Revival Day”.
D. 1453View Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Which cricketer has received the Arjuna Award on 31st July’15 which was conferred on him last year?
ANSWER: B. 3785
The Companies Act 2013 provides that every listed company having paid up share capital of 100 crore rupees or more or turnover of 300 crore rupees or more, shall appoint at least one women director.
A. Ravichandran Ashwin
B. M S Dhoni
C. Ravindra Jadeja
D. Virat KohliView Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. Fourteen year old Master Prabhroop Sekhon has clinched two gold medals in 300 metre and 500 metre Roller Skating in the Special Olympics World Summer Games. Which city of India does he belong to?
ANSWER: A. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ashwin was not present during the Award Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2014 as he was a part of the India ODI team, which was touring England at that time.The bowler from Tamil Nadu has taken 124 wickets in 25 Tests, 139 in 99 ODIs and 26 wickets in 25 T20 internationals.
D. LucknowView Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. Which city has won the bid to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games?
ANSWER: D. Lucknow
The event is being held at Los Angeles, USA. Sekhon is a student of ASHA School in Lucknow Cantt where he was coached and selected for various camps at State and National level as one amongst the 241 participants representing India.
B. New Delhi
D. DurbanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q12. Name the mobile banking app of Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) launched primarily for “un-banked” regions?
ANSWER: C. Beijing
The Chinese capital beat Almaty, Kazakhstan in a secret ballot of 85 IOC members. Now Beijing will be the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games. Beijing successfully hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008.
A. Kotak Bharat
C. Kotak India
D. IndianKotakView Answer / Hide Answer
Q13. How many Indian companies have been listed in the Forbes Asia Fabulous 50 companies?
ANSWER: A. Kotak Bharat
It is the ‘inclusive digital banking’ app launched by KMB that is primarily targetted to benefit customers in the under-banked and un-banked regions, who can access its services in their preferred language. One major benefit of this app is that it requires no internet connectivity.
D. 23View Answer / Hide Answer
Q14. What amount of capital would be infused in Public Sector banks by Indian Government over a period of four years to improve capital ratio and fight with rising bad loans?
ANSWER: B. 10
These 10 companies are HDFC Bank, TCS, HCL Tech, Aurobindo Pharma, Lupin, Sun Pharma, Motherson Sumi Systems, Tech Mahindra, Tata Motors and Titan.
A. 70,000 Crore
B. 1 Lakh Crore
C. 2 lakh Crore
D. 500 CroreView Answer / Hide Answer