Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 06, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 06, 2015

Q1. While crossing which river, two trains Kamayani and Janata Express were derailed in Madhya Pradesh on 5th Aug’15?

A. Shipra
B. Machak
C. Betwa
D. Chambal

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ANSWER: B. Machak

In Madhya Pradesh, 30 passengers were killed and more than 50 injured after two trains derailed while crossing a swollen Machak river near Harda. Ten coaches of Kamayani Express and four coaches plus the engine of Janata Express were derailed as the base material on the tracks got washed away in heavy rains. The mishap took place between Khirkiya and Bhirangi stations near Harda.

Q2. With which country has India signed an MoU on expanding cooperation in energy sector on 5th Aug’15?

A. Mozambique
B. Guinea
C. Brazil
D. Republic of Congo

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ANSWER: A. Mozambique

Mozambique is a large and proximate source of natural gas, coal and other minerals to meet India’s energy security. India and Mozambique share a history of profitable trade relations. Both nations' bilateral trade in 2014-15 values at 2.4 billion dollars. Trade between the two countries has multiplied five times in the last five years.

Q3. Which country will set up online police stations at key websites to strengthen internet security over allegations of hacking and cyber attacks?

A. India
B. Russia
C. Singapore
D. China

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ANSWER: D. China

The online police will be responsible for openly inspecting the operation of websites and enforcing laws governing online activities. The Online Police stations were announced in the backdrop of reports that the US, which has been accusing China of hacking the key data of the top commercial firms, is considering retaliatory measures against China.

Q4. Name the head of the Afghan Taliban’s political office who resigned in Qatar on 5th Aug’15?

A. Mullah Mohammad Omar
B. Agha Akhtar
C. Syed Mohammad Tayyeb Agha
D. None of these

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ANSWER: C. Syed Mohammad Tayyeb Agha

In a statement released to the media, Tayyab Agha said there were historic mistakes made in keeping Mullah Omar’s death secret for nearly two years and in picking his successors outside of Afghanistan. Agha’s claim gives credence to the widespread perception that the Taliban’s new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, was selected with the backing of Pakistan. He said the new Taliban leader should have been elected from the Taliban fighters and in the bunkers.

Q5. Which state government has launched a full-fledged confidence building exercise to instill confidence among farming community in the state?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Karnataka
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Himachal Pradesh

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ANSWER: B. Karnataka

Hence 10 days campaign is kicked off in all the districts to counsel farmers against suicide using audio visual medium and social media. Chief Minister and his council of ministers are visiting villages where farmers committed suicides. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is visiting families of farmers who committed suicide in Gadag and Dharwad districts on 5th Aug’15.

Q6. As per the UNICEF report which state has all the social development indices in its favour to declare it as the first Child-friendly State in the country?

A. Kerala
B. Gujarat
C. Goa
D. West Bengal

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ANSWER: A. Kerala

UNICEF has made this assessment, based on the remarkable strides Kerala has made in the field of education, health and hygiene, sanitation, cleanliness and safe drinking water supply.

Q7. With which organisation the International Labour Organisation signed an MoU to impart training to MSMEs to make them competitive & boost productivity?

A. Indian Labor Organisation
D. World Bank

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ANSWER: A. Indian Labor Organisation

This is the second phase of the signing of Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Global Programme, wherein national institutes provide training to MSMEs. In line with the objective of SCORE, ILO is entrusted with building capacity of FICCI in three phases to enable the industry body to effectively coordinate and manage SCORE training services.

Q8. Name the World record breaking free dive champion who went missing after failing to surface from a dive near the Spanish island of Ibiza on 5th Aug’15?

A. Natalia Molachanova
B. Chen Aisen
C. Sascha Klein
D. Wang Han

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ANSWER: A. Natalia Molachanova

She is presumed dead. The family said it was feared she got into difficulties in the strong underwater current. Natalia, widely regarded as the greatest free diver in history, who holds 41 world records could halt a breath for nine minutes.

Q9. On which day did Japan mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in a ceremony in the city?

A. 4th August’15
B. 5th August’15
C. 6th August’15
D. 9th August’15

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ANSWER: C. 6th August’15

An American B-29 bomber named Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb, dubbed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, in one of the final chapters of World War II.

Q10. The Ramanujan Prize for 2015 has been won by Mr. Amalendu Krishna of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. He is a/an _________.

A. Social Scientist
B. Mathematician
C. Environmentalist
D. Economist

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ANSWER: B. Mathematician

He has been recognised for outstanding contributions in the area of algebraic K-theory, algebraic cycles and the theory of motives. The prize is awarded jointly by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) to a person under 45 working in a developing country.

Q11. Which temple in India has opened up a Demat account to accept donations from devotees in the form of shares and securities?

A. Shirdi Sai Temple
B. Tryambkeshwar Temple
C. Vaisho Devi Temple
D. Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

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ANSWER: D. Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, also known as Tirupati Balaji, is considered to be one of India's richest temple and receives crores of rupees, precious metals and stock certificates in donations every year. The temple, as of August 2014, had around 5,000kg of gold deposited with various banks in India.

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