Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 09 & 10, 2015Q1. Name the drive that has been launched by the Government in a Mission Mode through participating banks and insurance companies to facilitate enrolment under social security schemes?
A. Suraksha Bandhan
B. Banking Vinivesh
C. Dhan Sanchay
D. Khaata Jeevan Yojna View Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. Name the country where four major parties have reached a landmark deal to divide the country into six provinces, each sharing its border with India?
ANSWER: A. Suraksha Bandhan
The schemes are Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, PMSBY, and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, PMJJBY. The drive launched in the back drop of Raksha Bandhan aims at taking forward the Government’s objective of creating a universal social security system in the country, targeted especially at the poor and the under-privileged.
B. Sri Lanka
D. Bangladesh View Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Name the typhoon called the biggest typhoon of the year that made a landfall in the Chinese coast on the night of 8th Aug’15?
ANSWER: C. Nepal
The agreement resolves contentious issues of federalism under the new constitution, a crucial development praised by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. Mr Koirala and top leaders of CPN-UML, Nepali Congress, Unified CPN-Maoist and Madhesi Peoples Rights Forum Democratic, MPRFD, were present during the meeting. However, UCPN-Maoist and MPRFD, have signed the deal with some reservations.
A. El Nino
B. La Nino
D. SoudelorView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. In which district of Tamil Nadu, Stanley Reservoir has been opened for irrigation?
ANSWER: D. Soudelor
After pounding Taiwan, Soudelor made a landfall in Fujian Province and moved from there to neighbouring Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces and has weakened.
D. KanchipuramView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. In which country, the World Badminton Championship will be started from 10th Aug’15?
ANSWER: B. Salem
It is the major dam in the state and its sluice gates are normally opened every year on June 12. However, during deficient storage years, the date of release used to be deferred. The release on 9th Aug’15 would help to irrigate over 12-lakh acres of land in the Cauvery Delta districts for Samba Crop.
D. IndonesiaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Name the Indian-American diplomat appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives?
ANSWER: D. Indonesia
Led by Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, India will be fielding its biggest contingent at the prestigious championships which will be held at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium. It is for the first time that India will have two players in the top 5 -- Saina (World No 2 in women's singles) and Srikanth (World No 3 in men's singles).
A. Richard Rahul Verma
B. Amit Khaitan
C. Aakash Sen
D. Atul KeshapView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. In a survey conducted during 2014-15 by the Ministry of Urban Development, which city topped the Swachh Bharat Rankings among 476 cities in India?
ANSWER: D. Atul Keshap
He became the second Indian origin diplomat to be posted after Richard Rahul Verma.
D. Navi Mumbai View Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Name the initiative launched by the Union Government for the NITI Aayog plans to work with states to prune their administrative structure & improve their efficiency and governance?
ANSWER: C. Mysuru
The top 10 ranked cities in the city are Mysuru, Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Navi Mumbai, Kochi (Kerala), Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru (Karnataka), Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Halisahar (West Bengal) and Gangtok (Sikkim).
D. DESHNITI View Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Name the satellite that was proposed to be named after former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam?
ANSWER: C. NIYATAM
The move is part of a larger interaction with states called NIYATAM or NITI Initiative to Yield Aspirational Targets and Actionable Means, where the NITI Aayog plans to engage with them on six issues.
C. GlobalSat for DRR
D. GlobeNavSatView Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. What was the theme of the 48th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Foreign Ministers’ meet that was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 4- 6 Aug’15?
ANSWER: C. GlobalSat for DRR
The proposal to name the satellite after Dr. Kalam was made by Milind Pimprikar, Chairman of CANEUS (Canada-Europe-US-Asia) headquartered in Montreal, Canada. The satellite to be used for earth observation and disaster risk reduction will be renamed as UN Kalam GlobalSat.
A. Our People, Our Community, Our Vision
B. Our Community, Our Vision
C. Our People, Our Vision
D. Our People, Our Community, Our TraditionView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: A. Our People, Our Community, Our Vision
Besides, the ASEAN foreign ministers meet was participated by India’s Minister of State for External Affairs of India Gen (Retd) VK Singh.