Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 04, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 04, 2015

Q1. In which month will the Bengali Edition of Krishi Darshan Channel of Doordarshan be launched?

A. August’15
B. September’15
C. October’15
D. November’15

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ANSWER: B. September’15

The Channel will cater to the needs of farmers and will provide necessary information relating to various aspects of rural life and professions in the State.

Q2. Name the programme that has been launched by the government to compete in the global market?

A. National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme
B. International Retail Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme
C. National Retailing Competitiveness Programme
D. National Servicing Competitiveness Programme

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ANSWER: A. National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme

Q3. Which political party’s 25 Member of Parliament (MPs) were suspended for five consecutive days for disrupting proceedings in the Lok Sabha House by the Speaker on 3rd Aug’15?

D. Congress

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ANSWER: D. Congress

The suspended leaders were protesting against the government over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam scams. Taking tough action against the agitating members, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said they were suspended for persistently and willfully obstructing the House. She ruled that the 'named' members will not attend five sittings of the House.

Q4. Which state’s chief minister will dedicate an innovative project known as “Thari Pension, Thare Pass’ on 4th Aug’15?

A. Rajasthan
B. Punjab
C. Gujarat
D. Haryana

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ANSWER: D. Haryana

Under this project about ten lakh beneficiaries would get payment of social security pensions of July 2015 through banks or post offices directly into their accounts marking the successful completion of its first phase.

Q5. Which state government will implement ‘Onion Mission’ in order to rein in the exorbitant price of onion in the state?

A. West Bengal
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Bihar
D. Odisha

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ANSWER: D. Odisha

The government will set up 300 cold storage centres across Odisha in which about 25 lakh tonne of onion can be stored that will help in containing the price rise of onion.

Q6. Name the Indian gymnast who has clinched the women's vault bronze medal at the 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships at Hiroshima on 3rd Aug’15?

A. Seema Chawla
B. Dipa Karmakar
C. Ritu Singh
D. Pooja Bedi

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ANSWER: B. Dipa Karmakar

Chinese Yan Wang defended her title with 14.988 points followed by Japanese Sae Miyakawa with 14.812 points.

Q7. With which rebel group India has signed a historic peace accord on 3rd Aug’15 that promises a return to normalcy in the Nagaland?


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Centre signed a landmark peace accord with National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. On the occasion, NSCN (I-M) leader T Muivah said the accord has ushered in a new relationship between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M).

Q8. Name the festival which is a celebration of Culture & Cuisine from different states of India, organized from 3rd - 15th Aug’15 in Delhi as a part of Independence Day celebrations?

A. IndianFest
B. Encore’15
C. Reprise’15
D. Bharat Parv

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ANSWER: D. Bharat Parv

As part of these celebrations, the Ministry of Tourism is organizing the “Bharat Parv” comprising of State Centric Food Festivals along with cultural performances at prominent locations in Delhi in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, Delhi Tourism, NDMC & several other agencies.

Q9. Which country has launched the telephone hotline aimed at preventing people from joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group?

A. Afghanistan
B. India
C. Bangladesh
D. Russia

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ANSWER: D. Russia

Russians, who fear that their family members could be under the threat of being recruited by the IS, can address their concerns to the State Civic Chamber by phone or in writing.

Q10. Name the country that broke the India's Guinness World record for largest umbrella?

A. Singapore
B. United States
C. China
D. Japan

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ANSWER: C. China

The umbrella company in east China's Jiangxi Province set the new record for creating the world's largest umbrella by unveiling an umbrella of around 23 meters in diameter and 14.4 meters in height. According to the website of Guinness World Records, the largest umbrella measures 17.06 m (56 ft) in diameter and is 10.97 m (36 ft) tall and was made by Max New York Life Insurance (India).

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