Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 26, 2015Q1. Name the telemedicine initiative launched by the government on 25th Aug’15 in collaboration with Apollo Hospitals to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas?
D. PoshanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. Centre has informed Supreme Court that political parties should not be brought under the ambit of Right to Information, RTI Act by terming them __________.
ANSWER: C. Sehat
Under the initiative people will be able to consult doctors through video link and also order generic drugs. The initiative was launched by Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. With this initiative the tele-consultation services are being extended to 60,000 centres across the country.
A. Public Authorities
B. Private Authorities
C. Independent Authorities
D. Democratic AuthoritiesView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Name the typhoon that hit the Japan's southern main island of Kyushu on 25th Apr’15?
ANSWER: A. Public Authorities
In an affidavit, Department of Personnel and Training said that bringing political parties under the RTI will not only hamper their smooth working but help political rivals to file pleas with malicious intention to seek information. The government said, when the RTI Act was enacted, it was never visualised that political parties would be brought within the ambit of the transparency law. The affidavit said, there are provisions in Representation of the People Act 1951 and Income Tax Act which brought necessary transparency about the financial aspects of a political party.
D. GoniView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Which country would be compensated by Russia for seizing a ship belonging to the pressure group, Greenpeace, during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, as ordered by an International court of arbitration in The Hague?
ANSWER: D. Goni
People in Japan's southern main island of Kyushu are facing strong winds and heavy rains as Typhoon Goni rips through the region. The storm is causing gusts of nearly 200 kilometers per hour.
D. NetherlandView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. Which of the following countries has condemned deportations of its citizens after Venezuela closed its border with its eastern neighbour last week?
ANSWER: D. Netherland
Russian commandoes seized the Dutch-flagged ship in September 2013 and detained the 30 Greenpeace activists and journalists onboard after a protest at an offshore oil rig owned by Russian state oil giant Gazprom.
D. PanamaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. As per the report by Alzheimer Disease International, by which year number of people suffering from dementia in the world would triple to more than a hundred and thirty million?
ANSWER: A. Colombia
The crossings were shut after an attack by smugglers left three soldiers and a civilian injured. Since then around 1,000 Colombians living in Venezuela have been expelled as part of a crackdown on smugglers and criminal gangs in the region. The two countries are due to hold talks on the issue on 26th Aug’15.
D. 2060View Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Which of the following countries released its last known Ebola patient from a hospital on 24th Aug’15?
ANSWER: B. 2050
Alzheimer Disease International says dementia will saw as people live longer posing serious challenges to health and social care systems. Ten million news cases are expected this year alone.
A. Sierra Leone
D. SenegalView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Who has been sworn in as the new Lokayukta of Maharashtra on 24th Aug’15?
ANSWER: A. Sierra Leone
It allows the nation to begin a 42-day countdown to being declared free of the virus that has killed nearly 4,000 people here. President Ernest Bai Koroma presented a certificate of discharge to Adama Sankoh, 40, who contracted Ebola after her son died from the disease late last month.
A. Justice Vinod Tawde
B. Justice Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani
C. Justice Ravindra Singh
D. Justice P B GaikwadView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Who among the following would not be conferred by Dronacharya Award for the year 2015?
ANSWER: B. Justice Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani
Justice Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani, a retired judge of the Bombay High Court was sworn in as the new Lokayukta of Maharashtra. Governor Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office to Justice Tahaliyani at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. . Justice Tahaliyani succeeds Justice PB Gaikwad, whose term as Lokayukta ended on July 1, 2014.
A. Anoop Singh
B. Harbans Singh
C. Swatantar Raj Singh
D. Romeo JamesView Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. Who among the following would not be conferred by Dhyan Chand Award for the year 2015?
ANSWER: D. Romeo James
Dhyan Chand Award 2015 will be given to Mr Romeo James for Hockey. Dronacharya Awards will be conferred on Athletics Para-sports coach Naval Singh and Wrestling coach Anoop Singh. An official release issued by the Sports Ministry said, Coach Harbans Singh will be given Dronacharya Awards for his life time contribution to Athletics, Coach Swatantar Raj Singh for Boxing and Coach Nihar Ameen will be conferred Dronacharya Awards for his life time contribution in Swimming.
A. Shiv Prakash Mehra
B. T.P.P. Nair
C. Romeo James
D. Ajay VishwakarmaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. Name the woman journalist who won the prestigious 2015 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism?
ANSWER: D. Ajay Vishwakarma
The awardees will receive their awards from the President Pranab Mukherjee at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th Aug’15. Dhyan Chand Award 2015 will be given to Mr Romeo James for Hockey, Mr Shiv Prakash Mishra for Tennis and Mr T.P.P Nair for Volleyball.
A. Zaina Erhaim
B. Anjana Kashyap
C. Christiane Amanpour
D. Barbara WaltersView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: A. Zaina Erhaim
Over the last two years, she has trained about 100 citizen reporters from inside Syria, approximately a third of them women, in print and TV journalism, and has helped establish many of the new emerging independent newspapers and magazines in the war torn country. Erhaim is also the Syria project coordinator for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), an international organization that support journalists in countries undergoing conflict, crisis, or transition.