Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 18, 2015Q1. In which country, two powerful bomb blasts occurred outside a hugely popular Lord Brahma temple on 17th Aug’15?
D. SingaporeView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. In 2014-15, Food grain production in country is estimated to have declined by _____.
ANSWER: B. Thailand
The temple is located on a main road through Bangkok's commercial hub and is surrounded by three major shopping malls. It is among Bangkok's most popular tourist attractions.
D. 4.66%View Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Who has been appointed as the 23rd Chief justice of Pak Supreme Court on 17th Aug’15?
ANSWER: D. 4.66%
Country's food grain production is estimated to have declined 4.66 per cent to 252.68 million tonnes (MT) in 2014-15 crop year due to poor monsoon and unseasonal rains in February-March. An official statement says, total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at 252.68 MT, which is lower by 12.36 MT than the last year's record foodgrain production of 265.04 MT.
A. Nasirul Mulk
B. Mamnoon Hussain
C. Jawwad S Khawaja
D. Shiraj HussainView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Who has won the Rogers Cup Masters tournament held in Canada on 17th Aug’15?
ANSWER: C. Jawwad S Khawaja
Justice Khawaja, the senior-most sitting judge, will serve as chief justice for only 23 days as he is due to retire on the 9th of next month.
A. Andy Murray
B. Novak Djokovic
C. Leander Paes
D. Rafael NadalView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. In Golf, what position has been achieved by Anirban Lahiri at the US PGA championship, Whistling Straits?
ANSWER: A. Andy Murray
World number two Murray won to record his first victory against the top seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic since the 2013 Wimbledon Final. It was Murray's 11th Masters title. Djokovic, who lost for just the fourth time this year, had won 12 consecutive Masters Series Finals before this.
D. 2ndView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. On 17th Aug’15, from which city direct flights to Sharjah was inaugurated?
ANSWER: C. 5th
Anirban Lahiri finished tied 5th at the US PGA championship at Whistling Straits which is the highest position by an Indian at a Golf Major. The 28-year-old Lahiri and American Brooks Koepka, shared the fifth position while Australia's Jason Day lifted the PGA Championship title. World No. 53 Lahiri won his first European Tour title at the Malaysian Open in February before adding a second later that month on home soil at the Indian Open.
D. KochiView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. On 15th Aug’15, which of the following campaigns was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day Address?
ANSWER: B. Varanasi
The Varanasi-Sharjah flight, IX 183, took off from Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi with 170 passengers.
A. Start-up India, Stand up India
B. Start and Run India
C. Learn and Earn India
D. Skilled and Expert India View Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Name the new name of the Agriculture Ministry as proposed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address to the nation on 15th Aug’15?
ANSWER: A. Start-up India, Stand up India
It is associated with Promoting banks to finance start-ups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship and job creation. It is expected to give a new dimension to entrepreneurship and help set up a network of start-ups in the country.
A. Ministry of Indian Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
B. Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Ministry
C. Ministry of Indian Agriculture and Welfare
D. Agriculture and Welfare MinistryView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched an official twitter account of Taj Mahal on 15th Aug’15?
ANSWER: B. Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Ministry
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. GujaratView Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board?
ANSWER: C. Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh Tourism said the Taj had become the first historical monument in the world to have its own Twitter account.
A. Atul Chaturvedi
B. Aradhan Jauhari
C. S P Goel
D. Ajit Kumar SethView Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. Name the Indian cricketer who became the first player in test cricket history to take 8 catches in a match?
ANSWER: D. Ajit Kumar Seth
He is a 1974-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, completed his extended tenure of four years at the Cabinet secretariat on 13th June 2015.
A. Rohit Sharma
B. Ajinkya Rahane
C. Virat Kohli
D. Shikhar DhawanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q12. With which country India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to tackle the menace of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) smuggling in Aug’15?
ANSWER: B. Ajinkya Rahane
Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane created a world record as he became the first non-keeper player to take eight catches in a Test match. He achieved the feat on the third day of the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle when he caught Rangana Herath at slip off Amit Mishra.
D. BangladeshView Answer / Hide Answer
Q13. Which bank has launched the fist contactless debit, credit and multi-currency forex card?
ANSWER: D. Bangladesh
The MoU was signed during a maiden meeting of the Joint Task Force on Fake Currency Notes (JTFFC) in Dhaka.
A. Axis Bank
B. ICICI Bank
C. HDFC Bank
D. SBIView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: A. Axis Bank
The bank launched contactless multi-currency forex cards in partnership with Visa - the payments gateway company. Axis Bank would be the first bank to issue multi-currency contactless cards or 'tap and pay' cards which can be loaded in 15 currencies such as Swiss Franc and Hong Kong dollar besides the three main currencies - US dollar, Euro and British Pound.