Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 05, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 05, 2015

Q1. In its third bi-monthly monetary policy review Reserve Bank of India has kept its key policy rates ________.

A. Increased
B. Decreased
C. Unchanged
D. None of these

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ANSWER: C. Unchanged

In Mumbai, RBI announced that repo rate at which the RBI lends to the system, will remain unchanged at 7.25 per cent. The cash reserve ratio (CRR) which is the proportion of deposit banks have to park with the central bank, will remain at 4 per cent.

Q2. On 4th Aug’15, Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh launched a document which is a compilation of all schemes of both Central and State governments for Gram Panchayats. What is the title given to the document?


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Briefing media in New Delhi after the launch, Mr Singh said the purpose behind bringing out SAMANVAY is to help MPs in utilising relevant schemes in the planning and implementation of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. He said more than 1800 state schemes from across all states have been documented in SAMANVAY.

Q3. Name the magazine launched to monitor the progress of the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana?

A. Gram Vikaas
B. Saansad Gram Vikaas
C. Adarsh Gram Vikaas
D. Panchayat Darpan

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ANSWER: D. Panchayat Darpan

It will act as a mirror of all the development activities in the village panchayats. Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana was launched in October last year under which MPs are to develop three Adarsh Gram Panchayats by 2019. The objective of the programme is to create Model Villages.

Q4. Name the Asia’s biggest telescope that was inaugurated at the Udaipur Solar Observatory on 4th Aug’15?


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The Multi Application Solar Telescope (MAST) was inaugurated by the Professor U.R Rao- Chairman of Physical Research Laboratory. MAST will be the biggest ever telescope which can help to study the movements of stars and sun even in the day time. He said with the help of the device the researchers will be able to achieve new heights internationally in the study of sun and the related components. The telescope was installed under the Ministry of Science and Technology and was funded by Department of Space.

Q5. Which Insurance company will invest 1.50 lakh crore in Railways over 5 years?

A. Oriental Insurance Company
B. Life Insurance Corporation
C. National Assurance Company
D. Bajaj Allianz

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ANSWER: B. Life Insurance Corporation

Life Insurance Corporation has agreed to provide funds to the tune of Rs 1.50 lakh crore to Railways for five years for infrastructure development.

Q6. In which state Pawan Hans Chopper went missing since morning on 4th Aug’15?

A. Jammu & Kashmir
B. Assam
C. Nagaland
D. Arunachal Pradesh

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ANSWER: D. Arunachal Pradesh

The helicopter was on a routines sortie to Longding from Tirap and was to return to Mohanbari airport in Dibrugarh, Assam when it lost contact.

Q7. Which state police became the first law enforcement agency in the country to get access to TASER gun?

A. Delhi Police
B. J&K Police
C. Goa Police
D. Maharashtra Police

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ANSWER: A. Delhi Police

The Delhi Police received the first lot of five Tasers – Taser X2 priced at Rs. 1 lakh each on 4th Aug’15. When fired, this non-lethal weapon releases electro-magnetic pulse that will paralyze the central nervous system of the suspect, leaving the person in a foetal position on the ground for almost 15 seconds.

Q8. Name the Hindi litterateur who was chosen for the Uttar Pradesh's highest literary award, Bharat Bharti, for the year 2014 on 3rd Aug’15?

A. Keshavnath Bharti
B. Mamta Kalia
C. Kashinath Singh
D. Bhakti Yadav

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ANSWER: C. Kashinath Singh

The award is given by UP Hindi Sansthan every year. It carries a cash prize of 5 lakh rupees. He is best known for his most famous novel Kashi ka Assi, which captures the vibrant hues of Banaras.

Q9. Name the sports based on flying disc that have been given official recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 2nd Aug’15?

A. Disc Golf
B. Frisbee
C. Freestyle
D. Saucer Golf

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ANSWER: B. Frisbee

The recognition was granted at IOC’s session as Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Q10. How many member states of the United Nations on 2nd Aug’15 reached agreement on a new Sustainable Development Agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change?

A. 193
B. 206
C. 252
D. 258

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ANSWER: A. 193

With this agreement, the document called "Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" will be adopted at a UN summit just before the annual meeting of world leaders at the General Assembly in September 2015.

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