Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 27, 2015Q1. Name the athlete who challenged the recommendation of Sania Mirza for the prestigious Khel Ratna award before Karnataka High Court?
A. Saina Nehwal
B. H N Girisha
C. Jwala Gutta
D. Tintu LukkaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. Which of the following communication satellites will be launched on 27th Aug’15 from Sriharikota?
ANSWER: B. H N Girisha
On 26th Aug’15 Karnataka High Court found substance in the claim of Para-athlete H N Girisha who challenged the recommendation of Sania Mirza for the prestigious Khel Ratna award. Justice A S Bopanna, who heard the case on a petition filed by Girisha issued notices to sports ministry and the tennis ace and directed the respondents to reply to the notices within 15 days. Girisha, a Paralympic Games medallist, said in his plea that he deserved to win the coveted award more than Sania because he was the top contender with 90 points against his name and the tennis star was far behind him as per performance-based points system.
D. PSLV-B6 View Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. On 26th Aug’15, C-DOT celebrated its foundation day. C-DOT is a ______.
ANSWER: A. GSAT-6
The launch of advanced communication satellite GSAT-6 using the GSLV-D6 rocket, powered by the indigenous cryogenic engine, began at 1152 hrs on 27th Sug’15 at the spaceport of Sriharikota.
A. Chemical Research & Development Centre
B. Defence Research & Cryo Centre
C. Cryo Development & Fertility Centre
D. Telecommunication Technology Development CentreView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Which of the following courts dismissed 1984 Sikh riot case against Sonia Gandhi?
ANSWER: D. Telecommunication Technology Development Centre
The Centre for Development of Telematics is an Indian Government owned telecommunications technology development centre. It was established in 1984 with initial mandate of designing and developing digital exchanges.
A. UN Court
B. Supreme Court
C. US Court
D. Delhi HighCourtView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. Which of the following countries signed a peace deal with rebels after a threat of sanctions from the UN?
ANSWER: C. US Court
The three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that it found the arguments presented by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) in its case against Gandhi "without merit". SFJ had filed a lawsuit in 2013 against Gandhi accusing her of allegedly shielding and protecting Congress party leaders in the anti-Sikh riots that had erupted following the assassination of former Prime Minister and her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi.
B. South Sudan
D. NigeriaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Which country announced that it will sponsor a resolution on Sri Lanka at United Nations Human Rights Council session at Geneva next month supporting Sri Lankan government’s bid to set up a credible domestic inquiry into allegations of human right violations?
ANSWER: B. South Sudan
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels after a threat of sanctions from the UN. He told those gathered for the signing ceremony in the capital, Juba, that he had "reservations" about how the mediation was conducted and some of the clauses in the compromise deal. Rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal last week but Mr Kiir refused. It is meant to end months of brutal civil war and would see Mr. Machar return as Vice-President.
D. United StatesView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. According to Wealth-X report, who has been named as the wealthiest individual under the age of 35, with a personal fortune of 41.6 billion US Dollars?
ANSWER: D. United States
The US had sponsored a resolution at the UNHRC last September calling for a credible inquiry on war crime and other human right violation allegations against the security forces of Sri Lanka and the LTTE militants.
A. Sergey Brin
B. Mark Zuckerberg
C. Larry Page
D. Rahul BajajView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. In which state women police station will be inaugurated on the eve of Rakshabandhan on 29th Aug’15?
ANSWER: B. Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg is joined on the list by fellow Facebook co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, who claimed the second place on the list with an estimated net worth of USD 9.3 billion and Eduardo Saverin who was ranked fourth with an estimated net of USD 5.3 billion, as per Wealth-X, the global wealth intelligence and prospecting company.
B. Uttar Pradesh
D. PunjabView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. What measures have been adopted by the China, to support a stuttering economy and plunging stock market that sent shock waves around the globe?
ANSWER: C. Haryana
A government spokesman said that the motive behind opening the police stations for women is to ensure their safety and instill among them a sense of security and confidence.
A. Cut Interest Rates
B. Lowered the amount its reserve banks must hold
C. Disinvested the Govt. Shares
D. All of these View Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. Name the country that will host the ‘World Hindi Conference’ in Sep’15?
ANSWER: A. Cut Interest Rates & B. Lowered the amount its reserve banks must hold
China's central bank has cut interest rates and lowered the amount its reserve banks must hold. People's Bank of China cut its key lending rate by 0.25 percentage points to 4.6 per cent, an effort to calm stock markets. It is the fifth interest rate cut since November and will come into effect from 26th Aug’15. This move has boosted global share prices further, however, US stocks ended in descent after initials gains. London's FTSE 100 jumped 3 per cent, while Germany's Dax gained 5 per cent and the Paris Cac rose by 4.1 per cent.
A. South Africa
D. IndiaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. Which of the following Port was declared as best Major Port of 2014-15?
ANSWER: D. India
The 10th World Hindi Conference (WHC) is being organized from 10-12 September 2015 in the city of Bhopal by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The decision to organize the 10th edition of the Conference in India was taken at the 9th World Hindi Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2012.
A. Nhava-Sheva Port
B. Kandhla Port
C. Kolkata Port
D. Mumbai PortView Answer / Hide Answer
Q12. Who has been appointed as the Director General of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)?
ANSWER: C. Kolkata Port
Kolkata Port has been adjudged ‘ Major Port of the Year’ amongst 12 major ports in the country for the year 2014-15 in recognition of its impressive growth rate in volumes, optimizing capacity utilization, growth in output per berth and customer satisfaction . It has been declared in the Gateway Award 2015 programme held at Mumbai recently.
A. Girish Sahni
B. H C Verma
C. Ramesh Paul
D. None of theseView Answer / Hide Answer
Q13. Who was appointed as the Australia-India Education Ambassador during Australia-India Education Council (AIEC) annual meeting in New Delhi on 24th Aug’15?
ANSWER: A. Girish Sahni
Dr. Girish Sahni, who had been the Director, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh, assumed charge as the next Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, with effect from the 24th August 2015.
A. Steve Waugh
B. Mark Waugh
C. Adam Gilchrist
D. None of theseView Answer / Hide Answer
Q14. On 25th Aug’15 the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India (RGI) released the data on Census 2011 on Population by Religious Communities. What is the percentage of Christian’s population in India?
ANSWER: C. Adam Gilchrist
D. 0.4%View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: B. 2.3%
The proportionof population in India is Hindu -96.63 crores (79.8%), Muslim-17.22 crores (14.2%), Christian -2.78 crores (2.3%), Sikh-2.08 crores (1.7%), Buddhist-0.84 crores (0.7%), Jain-0.45 crores (0.4%), Other Religions & Persuasions-0.79 crores (0.7%), Religion Not Stated-0.29 crores (0.2%).