Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 20, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 20, 2015

Q1. In which city is the second summit of the Forum for India Pacific Island Cooperation (FIPIC) is scheduled to be held on 21st Aug’15?

A. Jaipur
B. Jakarta
C. Bangkok
D. Hanoi

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ANSWER: A. Jaipur

Mr. Modi during his visit to Fiji in 2014 had identified areas for cooperation including food processing, fisheries, solar energy, tele-medicine and climate change and proposed FIPIC summit to be held regularly. A Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation FIPIC was set up, and the forthcoming summit in Jaipur is part of the process. The first FIPIC summit was held in Suva Fiji in November, 2014.

Q2. Which country lifted the South Asian Football Federation U-16 title on 18th Aug’15?

A. India
B. Bangladesh
C. Sri Lanka
D. Nepal

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ANSWER: B. Bangladesh

On 18th Aug’15 Bangladesh Under-16 team won their first-ever South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) under-16 title by defeating Indian team. The tournament was participated by India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and the Maldives.

Q3. Who among the following has not been recommended for the 2015 Dhyan Chand Award?

A. TPP Nair
B. SP Misra
C. Romeo James
D. Gurmail Singh

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ANSWER: D. Gurmail Singh

The selection committee headed by former Indian hockey captain Zafar Iqbal on 18 August 2015 recommended the names of TPP Nair (former captain of Volley ball team), SP Misra (former captain of Davis Cup) and Romeo James (former goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team)for 2015 Dhyan Chand award. In 2014, the award was conferred on three individuals, namely Gurmail Singh (Hockey), KP Thakkar (Swimming-Diving) and Zeeshan Ali

Q4. Who is the author of the book ‘The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity’?

A. Roman Saini
B. Ajeet Seth
C. Tarun Khanna
D. Rahul Mehrotra

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ANSWER: C. Tarun Khanna

On 17thAug’15 the book titled, The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity, authored by Tarun Khanna was released by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The book was edited by Rahul Mehrotra, Felipe Vera and Diana Eck.

Q5. Name the officer who has been assigned the additional charge of Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on 19th Aug’15?

A. Sanjeev Chaturvedi
B. Karnal Singh
C. Manjunath Sharma
D. Shomesh Bhandari

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ANSWER: B. Karnal Singh

He is an IPS officer of 1984 batch of union territories cadre, currently serving as Special Director in Centre Region of Enforcement Directorate and will replace Rajan S Katoch.

Q6. Name the woman who became India's first woman to play in English league football?

A. Sumitra Agarwal
B. Jayanti Pandyan
C. Aditi Chauhan
D. None of these

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ANSWER: C. Aditi Chauhan

She is India’s international football goalkeeper and made her debut for the women’s team of the West Ham United in the opening game of the season against Coventry City.

Q7. Which state has announced that Sanskrit language will be introduced as a mandatory subject in all Government schools of the state?

A. Tamil Nadu
B. Uttarakhand
C. Himachal Pradesh
D. Uttar Pradesh

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ANSWER: C. Himachal Pradesh

It was announced by the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Q8. Who is appointed as the head of the three member team constituted to assess situation in Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune by Union Government?

A. S M Khan
B. Gajendra Chauhan
C. Nagesh Naik
D. Abdur Khan

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The three-member team will be headed by the Registrar of Newspapers in India (RNI) SM Khan and comprise two more I&B Ministry officials.

Q9. The Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi is being observed on ______.

A. 19th September
B. 20th August
C. 21st August
D. 22nd September

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ANSWER: B. 20th August

Q10. Name the frontline warship of the Indian Navy that made a port call at the port of Haifa, Israel on 19th Aug’15?

A. INS Saumitra
B. INS Pinaka
C. INS Taringini
D. INS Trikand

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ANSWER: D. INS Trikand

INS Trikand, commanded by Captain Vinay Kalia, is the latest warship of the Indian Navy equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors enabling to address threats in all the three dimensions – air, surface and sub-surface. The visiting ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet and is under the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, with its Headquarters at Mumbai.

Q11. How many payment banks received in-principle approval by the Reserve bank of India?

A. 3
B. 4
C. 6
D. 11

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A payment bank is different from conventional banks as it cannot lend to its customers. It is allowed to take deposits, allow remittances and provide simple financial products. The central bank has approved applications of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), Reliance Industries , Aditya Birla Nuvo , Airtel M Commerce, Department of Posts , Fino PayTech, Tech Mahindra, Vodafone m-pesa, Cholamandalam Distribution Services, PayTM, and Sun Pharma.

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  • RE: Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 20, 2015 -divya (08/22/15)
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