Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 14, 2015Q1. Who has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner on 13th Aug’15?
A. O P Rawat
B. P S Gangwar
C. S P Ranjan
D. R R RanjanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. On which planet Researchers have found what is believed to be the youngest lake?
ANSWER: A. O P Rawat
Law Ministry said, the appointment of former Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer Mr Rawat will come into effect from the day he assumes office.
B. Kepler B-252
D. SaturnView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Who has been appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court?
ANSWER: C. Mars
A new research study published in the journal Geology uncovered a basin that may have housed a body of water 36 million years ago, a full 200 million years after scientists believe Mars had seen its last drop of liquid water. The findings came from a study of salt deposits in an 18 square mile area near the Martian equator, about 100 miles from NASA’s Opportunity rover landing site.
A. Justice A K Nayar
B. Justice B N Mishra
C. Justice V M Sahai
D. Justice Jayant PatelView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Name the person elected as the president of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) on 12th Aug’15?
ANSWER: D. Justice Jayant Patel
Justice Patel has replaced Justice V. M. Sahai who retired as acting chief justice on superannuation. Gujarat High Court has received a notification from the Supreme Court of India regarding the appointment of Justice Jayant Patel as the acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court on 12th Aug’15.
A. Sudhakar Shetty
B. Anirban Kumar
C. Anil Mahapatra
D. Suneel SinghView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. Name the scheme that has been acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest cash transfer program (households)?
ANSWER: A. Sudhakar Shetty
The elections were held with Justice P K Bhasin (Retired Judge of Delhi High Court) acting as the Returning Officer in the presence of HS Bhadu, IOA Observer and R K Saxena, Government Observer.
B. Jan Dhan Yojana
D. All of aboveView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Name the former Indian cricket team captain who became social ambassador of Coca-Cola India for three years?
ANSWER: C. PAHAL
Government of India launched the `PAHAL’ Scheme in 54 districts of the country on 15.11.2014 and in remaining districts of the country on 1st January, 2015. As on 13.8.2015, 13.9 crore LPG consumers have joined the PAHAL scheme. LPG consumers who join the PAHAL scheme will get the LPG cylinders at market price and receive LPG subsidy (as per their entitlement) directly into their bank accounts.
A. Kapil Dev
B. Sunil Gavaskar
C. Sachin Tendulkar
D. Saurav GangulyView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Under which initiative Social network giant Facebook has given benefits of around 21 million dollars to Indian developers?
ANSWER: D. Saurav Ganguly
He replaced Sachin Tendulkar whose contract ended in last year.
D. Fb FirstView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. What is the new character limit for direct messages set by Twitter?
ANSWER: B. FbStart
FbStart is a programme launched last year to help early-stage mobile start-ups build and grow their applications. Under this, Facebook runs two tracks called ‘Accelerate companies’ and ‘Bootstrap companies’ and for which it will provide software and tools worth 80,000 dollars and 30,000 dollars respectively to developers.
D. 10000View Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Which bank has made profit worth Rs 3692 Crore for the first quarter of 2015-16 as announced on 11th Aug’15?
ANSWER: D. 10000
It will now allow messages of up to 10,000 characters in its mobile apps, desktop apps, and the web.
A. ICICI Bank
B. State Bank of India
C. Bank of Baroda
D. ING VysyaView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: B. State Bank of India