Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 19, 2015Q1. For which state, PM Narendra Modi announced Rs. 1.25 Lakh Crore special package on 18th Aug’15?
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. UttarakhandView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. Around which sanctuary located in the national capital region, the demarcation of eco-sensitive zone has been completed by the government?
ANSWER: A. Bihar
About half of the Prime Minister's Bihar Package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore will be spent on construction of highways and bridges. A press release issued by the PMO said that around 55 thousand crore rupees will be spent on four-laning and widening of highways, construction of bridges across Ganga, Sone and Kosi rivers and 12 Rail overbridges.
A. National Bird Sanctuary
B. Okhla Bird Sanctuary
C. Gautam Buddha Vihar Sanctuary
D. Buddha Bird SanctuaryView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Name the wife of President Pranab Mukherjee who passed away on 18th Aug’15?
ANSWER: B. Okhla Bird Sanctuary
The announcement will come as a major relief to the people who have booked their flats in the area and invested huge amounts of their hard earned money.Earlier in the day, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Ministry to issue the final notification on Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the sanctuary within three weeks Once the notification is issued, the government will allow the home buyers outside the ESZ to get occupancy certificates of their flats, which had been pending for quite some time.
A. Sonam Mukherjee
B. Annapurna Mukherjee
C. Suvra Mukherjee
D. Akshita DasView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. On 18th Aug’15 which of the following courts directed the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh to ensure that government servants, representatives of people, Judiciary etc send their wards to the government primary school of the state , so that they become serious enough to ensure good condition of primary schools?
ANSWER: C. Suvra Mukherjee
Mrs Mukherjee was born on 17th of September 1940 in Jessore and got married to Mr Pranab Mukherjee in 1957. She was a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet and founded the Geetanjali Troupe. She had also written two books Chokher Aloey and Chena Achenai Chin.
A. Delhi High Court
B. Allahabad High Court
C. Supreme Court
D. Bombay High CourtView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. The headquarter of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is located at ____.
ANSWER: B. Allahabad High Court
While hearing a petition filed by Shiv Kumar Pathak and others, Justice Sudhir Agarwal severely criticized the condition of junior basic schools in the state and said until wards of Judges, people's representatives and bureaucrats would study compulsorily in these schools the condition will not improve. Justice Agarwal ordered the chief secretary to ensure that children of all government and quasi government employees, People's representatives, judges and bureaucrats study in government schools and if they not obey the order some punitive actions will also be taken against them.
D. New DelhiView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Which country did PM Narendra Modi visit on 16th Aug’15?
ANSWER: B. Masdar
Masdar city is located in UAE that relies completely on solar energy and other renewable sources of energy. Masdar city is also known as world’s first zero-carbon and car-free smart city.
D. UAEView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Name the India based airlines that signed a massive deal to purchase 250 aircrafts from Europe’s Airbus Company?
ANSWER: D. UAE
Narendra Modi was on a 2-day official visit of the UAE and became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the UAE in 34 years.
A. Vistara Airlines
B. Indian Airlines
C. SpiceJet Airways
D. Indigo AirlinesView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Which political group emerged as the largest group to win the Sri Lankan polls held in Aug’15?
ANSWER: D. Indigo Airlines
The deal makes IndiGo the largest airline customer for the Airbus A320-family of aircraft. It is the largest ever order in terms of volume by any company.
A. United National Party
B. Lanka Desham Party
C. Tamil National Party
D. None of theseView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. According to ASSOCHAM, which State led the employment generation in manufacturing sector of the country in 2012-13?
ANSWER: A. United National Party
The results of Sri Lanka’s 15th General Elections on 18th Aug’15 have brought to a close the Rajapaksa era in country’s politics. United National Party leader and current Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe has return to the parliament as the leader of the largest group, with possible support from several members from the opposite camp.
A. Andhra Pradeh
B. Tamil Nadu
D. PunjabView Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. Name the mobile wallet app launched by the State Bank of India on 18th Aug’15?
ANSWER: B. Tamil Nadu
Among 20 States that were part of the analysis, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal recorded a positive growth, while others saw a significant decline. Overall, employment generation in 2012- 13 in the manufacturing sector declined to 12.95 million from 13.4 million in 2011-12, registering a fall of 3.6%.
B. Apna Purse
D. BuddyView Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. How many Non Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) have been suspended by the orders issued by RBI under RBI Act, 1934?
ANSWER: D. Buddy
State Bank of India launched a mobile wallet application, SBI Buddy, in collaboration with Accenture and Mastercard. The service will be available to existing as well as non-SBI customers. The application is available in 13 languages with several features like cash transfer, bill payment, all types of ticket bookings payment and booking for movies, hotels as well as for shopping. The app is available to all android mobile phone users, at present, and soon will be launched for other mobile operating software.
D. 10View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: C. 7
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has suspended licences of seven non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), some for being dormant and some for either not carrying out its principal business or not fulfilling various norms including minimum net owned funds. The seven NBFCs whose licences were suspended are Religare Finance, Artisans Micro Finance, Eden Trade & Commerce, RCS Parivar Finance, Nott Investments, Dewra Stocks & Securities and Swetasree Finance.