Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 17, 2015Q1. The Government has extended the deadline for submission of public comments on the proposed policy framework for net neutrality till ___________.
A. 20th August
B. 30th August
C. 1st September
D. 5th SeptemberView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. Which Hindi film was awarded as a best film on the second day of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015?
ANSWER: A. 20th August
Department of Telecom said in a notice on its website that last date for submission of suggestions and comments on report of committee on Net Neutrality through discussion forum under MyGov.in has been extended till 20th of August. Net neutrality implies that equal treatment be accorded to all Internet traffic and no priority be given to an entity or company based on the payment to content or service providers such as telecom companies, which is seen as discriminatory. The neutrality debate flared up in India after telecom operator Airtel launched a platform, Airtel Zero, that would allow free access of some websites on its network.
A. Dum Laga Ke Haisha
D. DrishyamView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Who won the best actress award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015?
ANSWER: B. Piku
The programme was organised at the National Gallery of Victoria attended by various personalities including Australian High Commissioner to India Patrick Suckling, Indian High Commissioner Navdeep Suri, Consul General Manika Jain, Anil kapoor, Bhumi Padnekar, Simi Grewal, Sonam Kapoor,film director Shojit Sircar.
A. Sonam Kapoor
B. Deepika Padukone
C. Bhumi Pednekar
D. Rani MukherjeeView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Who won the best actor award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015?
ANSWER: C. Bhumi Pednekar
She won the best actress award for acting in a ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ movie.
A. Amitabh Bachchan
B. Ajay Devgan
C. Shahrukh Khan
D. Irfan KhanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. Name the title of the India-US Combined Military Training Exercise scheduled to be held from 9th Sep’15 at Joint Base Lewis McChord in the USA?
ANSWER: D. Irfan Khan
Irfan Khan was awarded for best actor award for his performance in "Piku" film.
A. EXPEDITION 2015
B. WAR EXERCISE 2015
C. YUDH ABHYAS 2015
D. YUDH SAMAGAM 2015View Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. On 16th Aug’15, Hamida Salem passed away at her residence in Jamia Nagar, New Delhi. She is a/an ______.
ANSWER: C. YUDH ABHYAS 2015
The exercise will be the 11th such event in the Yudh Abhyas series, which started in 2004 under US Army Pacific partnership program.
A. Urdu Writer
D. PoetView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Which of the following countries declared State of Emergency due to over increasing activity at the Cotopaxi volcano?
ANSWER: A. Urdu Writer
Salim was the first woman graduate of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). She had penned down many books including' Shorish-e-Dauran', 'Ham Saath Thhe','Parchhaiyon Ke Ujale' and ' Hardam Rawan Hai Zindagi'. She was sister of the legendary poet Israrul Haqu Mazaj and aunt of famous lyricist Javed Akhtar.
D. ChileView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Name the Indian badminton player who became the first Indian to win a silver in the World Badminton Championship on 16th Aug’15?
ANSWER: A. Ecuador
Ecuador President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity at the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital Quito. Cotopaxi is among the world's most dangerous volcanoes and is prone to fast-moving rock and mud flows. Cotopaxi last had a major eruption in 1877.
A. Ashwani Ponappa
B. Aditya Joshi
C. Saina Nehwal
D. P KashyapView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Name the player who clinched the gold medal in the compound men's individual section in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 competition in Poland on 15th Aug’15?
ANSWER: C. Saina Nehwal
She lost the women's singles summit clash to Spain's Carolina Marin in Jakarta. This was India's fifth medal at the World Championship after PV Sindhu clinched the bronze twice in 2013 and 2014 and Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa notched up a bronze in women's doubles at the 2011 edition. Legendary shuttler Prakash Padukone was the first Indian to win a bronze at the 1983 edition.
A. Deepika Kumari
B. Abhishek Verma
C. Mangal Singh Champia
D. None of the aboveView Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. In which country the first International Army Games was held?
ANSWER: B. Abhishek Verma
At Wroclaw, the world number 18 was at his best in the individual final as he held on to his lead to wrap up the issue against Esmaeil Ebadi of Iran
D. RussiaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. The 2015 US-India Cyber Dialogue was held on 11-12th Aug’15 in which city?
ANSWER: D. Russia
The International Army Games 2015 were held August 1st to 15th on 11 training ranges across three Russia’s military commands, the Western, the Southern and the Central. Fifty seven teams from 17 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, which competed at the Games.
A. New Delhi
C. Washington DC
D. Berlin View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: C. Washington DC
The dialogue was held with an aim to increase global cyber security and promote the digital economy.