Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 13, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 13, 2015

Q1. Which country’s prime minister resigned live on TV, hours after peace talks between the country’s rival factions restarted?

A. Egypt
B. Libya
C. Sudan
D. South Sudan

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ANSWER: B. Libya

The prime minister of Libya's internationally recognised government, Abdullah al-Thani, has announced his resignation. The announcement was made in a surprise move live on television, hours after peace talks between the country's rival factions restarted. During the talk show, Prime Minister Al-Thani faced angry questions from citizens who blamed his government for the lack of basic services such as electricity and poor security in areas of it controls. Al-Thani said during the show that if his exit is the solution, he resigns. He added that his resignation will be submitted to the parliament on 16th Aug’15.

Q2. Name the mountain that was sealed off by the Malaysian authorities following a magnitude 6 earthquake and will reopen partially on 1st Sep’15?

A. Mount Muchinga
B. Mount Alps
C. Mount Kinabalu
D. Mount Kilimanjaro

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ANSWER: C. Mount Kinabalu

The park is expected to open from September 1st, but visitors will be able to climb up to only Laban Rata because trails to the summit, which were damaged by the earthquake, have not been repaired. Laban Rata is the last stop for climbers heading to the summit.

Q3. Which of the following has been awarded a rating of A+ by the Power Ministry in its Third Annual Integrated Rating Exercise covering 40 state power distribution utilities across India?


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Apart from Punjab, Gujarat is the second state which has got A+ Rating. Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal has formally announced the award of the rating to the PSPCL.

Q4. In which month Industrial output grows at 4 month high of 3.8% in India?

A. May
B. June
C. July
D. August

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According to data released by the Central Statistics Office, the manufacturing sector, which constitutes over 75 percent of the IIP, grew at 4.6 per cent in June this year. But output of capital goods, a barometer of investment, contracted 3.6 per cent, and mining sector output fell 0.3 per cent during the month. Power generation growth stood at 1.3 per cent in June.

Q5. Indian Snooker player won the World 6-Red Snooker Championship on 12th Aug’15. It was his ____ world title.

A. 1st
B. 5th
C. 13th
D. 19th

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ANSWER: C. 13th

Q6. Which country has sent shockwaves through global markets by moving to prevent a further drop in exports with the biggest one-off devaluation of its currency in 20 years?

A. Japan
B. United States
C. Hong Kong
D. China

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ANSWER: D. China

The People’s Bank of China said the centre of the yuan’s trading band was reset 1.9% lower at 6.2298 per US dollar, its weakest point against the US dollar for almost three years.

Q7. International Youth Day was observed on ______.

A. 12th August
B. 1st August
C. 2nd August
D. 8th August

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ANSWER: A. 12th August

The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.”

Q8. How many Tigers were lost between January and 9th Aug’15 as per the data from National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and TRAFFIC-India, the wildlife trade monitoring network released in August 2015?

A. 11
B. 8
C. 34
D. 41

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The States that have reported the maximum number of tiger deaths include Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Q9. On 16th Aug’15, PM Narendra Modi will embark on a journey to UAE. It is the first time that an Indian Prime Minister is going to Gulf Nations in the last _____ years.

A. 14
B. 23
C. 34
D. 46

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He will meet the ruler, the vice president and also the prime minister of the country.

Q10. Which of the following got accredited by the Green Climate fund as a national implementing entity for undertaking climate change related projects in India?


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NABARD is the only NIE in the country, at present, for undertaking climate change projects. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was set up under the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010 to help developing countries finance clean energy, other mitigation efforts and adaptation to climate change.

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  • RE: Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 13, 2015 -Namit Gupta (08/18/15)
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