Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 28, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 28, 2015

Q1. Which statement is/are correct about GSAT-6 satellite launched on 27th Aug’15?

A. It is the communication satellite.
B. The satellite launched by the Polar Synchronous Lunar Vehicle PSLV-D6.
C. Launched from Chandipur, Odisha.
D. This version is capable of launching satellites weighing up to two tonnes into geostationary orbits.

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ANSWER: A. It is the communication satellite. & D. This version is capable of launching satellites weighing up to two tonnes into geostationary orbits.

The Indian Space Research Organization ISRO on 27th Aug’15 successfully launched the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-D6 and injected the communication satellite GSAT-6 into its intended transfer orbit. It injected the satellite carrying S-Band transponders meant for strategic purposes within 17 minutes and four seconds in the intended geosynchronous transfer orbit. The mission life of the satellite GSAT-6 weighing 2117 kg is nine years. This is the second continuous successful GSLV mission using India’s own cryogenic engine, out of the three development flights held so far using it.

Q2. On 26th Aug’15, one Pak terrorist was captured alive in Jammu & Kashmir. The captured terrorist belongs to which group?

A. Jaish-e- Mohammad
B. Laskar-e-Toiba
C. Al-Qaida
D. Indian Mujahideen

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ANSWER: B. Laskar-e-Toiba

In Jammu & Kashmir, four militants were killed and one Pakistani militant captured alive in a four day joint operation by Army and Special Operations Group through robust counter infiltration grid which helped in foiling the infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Uri sector of Baramulla district. One 22 year old Lashkar e Toiba militant Sajjad of Baluchistan Pakistan was captured alive.

Q3. The centre announced the names of cities & towns to be developed as smart cities on 27th Aug’15. Which state gets the maximum number of aspirant smart cities?

A. Maharashtra
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Madhya Pradesh

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ANSWER: C. Uttar Pradesh

The aspirants’ cities were selected by the States and Union Territories on the parametres set by the Centre. Announcing the list in New Delhi, Union Urban Development Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu said, it include 13 cities from Uttar Pradesh, 12 from Tamil Nadu, 10 from Maharashtra, 7 from Madhya Pradesh, 3 each from Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. All other states have also got one or two cities for the purpose. Out of these 98 cities, 24 are capital cities, 24 are business and industrial centres, 18 are of cultural and tourism importance, 5 are port cities and three are educational and healthcare hubs. 9 capital cities including Patna, Shimla, Bengaluru, Daman, Kolkata did not find place for smart city development. Two more cities will be announced in due course since the Government of Jammu and Kashmir sought more time to firm up their choice and there was tie between Meerut and Raibarelly in Uttar Pradesh.

Q4. Which statement is/are true about Bilateral Investment Treaty draft?

A. The Law Commission has suggested a host of changes in the model Bilateral Investment Treaty draft.
B. Changes will make it more investment friendly and include a confidentiality clause.
C. It will form the basis for renegotiation of the existing pacts and negotiating new ones with different countries.
D. All of the above

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ANSWER: D. All of the above

The Law Commission has also suggested inclusion of the most favoured nation in the model treaty. It further recommended that the government procurement should not be excluded from the treaty protection. The Commission also said it is not necessary to exclude taxation from the purview of the treaty as "power to tax is an integral part of the State's police powers in international law. This power exists independent of a treaty, unless the tax itself is arbitrarily imposed to destroy the State's regulatory freedom".

Q5. Name the Indian scientist to receive first Sunhak Peace Prize in Seoul on 28th Aug’15?

A. Dr. Amiya Shanker
B. Dr. S Venkatraghvan
C. Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta
D. None of these

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ANSWER: C. Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta

Noted Indian agricultural scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta will receive the first Sunhak Peace Prize in South Korean Capital Seoul. He is a joint winner of the prize along with President of Kiribati Islands Anote Tong. Dr. Gupta was also recipient of the World Food Prize in 2005 for development and dissemination of low-cost techniques for freshwater fish farming. Sunhak Peace Prize was founded by South Korean religious leader Dr Hak Ja Han Moon to recognise eminent individuals who contributed to peace and development of the world. Billed next only to the Nobel Prize in terms of money being awarded to individuals, the Sunhak Peace Prize will be given annually from this year.

Q6. On 27th Aug’15, against which ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, a Pakistani anti-corruption court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for alleged corrupt deals by approving subsidies to fake companies?

A. General Musharraf
B. Nawaj Sharif
C. Yusuf Raza Gilani
D. Benazir Bhutto

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ANSWER: C. Yusuf Raza Gilani

A Pakistani anti-corruption court in Karachi issued non-bailable arrest warrants against former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and former trade minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim for alleged corrupt deals by approving subsidies to fake companies. The court issued arrest orders after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented a formal charge sheet of 12 cases registered against the duo and some senior officials of Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP). Gilani was prime minister from 2008 to 2013 when he was sacked after the Supreme Court held him responsible for defying an order of the court to write a letter to the Swiss government to reopen a corruption probe against then President Asif Ali Zardari.

Q7. Which athlete won the 200m race in the World Athletic Championships in Beijing on 27th Aug’15?

A. Usain Bolt
B. Justin Gatlin
C. Anaso Jobodwana
D. None of these

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ANSWER: A. Usain Bolt

Bolt clocked a world-leading 19.55 seconds to beat Gatlin by nearly two-tenths. The victory meant Bolt has now remarkably won 11 of the last 12 individual Olympic and world sprint titles dating back to Beijing 2008. His only blip came after a false start in the 100 metres at the 2011 worlds in Daegu.

Q8. Who won the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey title on 27th Aug’15?

A. Army XI
B. Air India
C. Indian Railway
D. None of these

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ANSWER: B. Air India

Air India has regained the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey title after seven years. Air India defeated defending champions Army XI.

Q9. Who clinched the title of Glocal Square 53rd National Challengers Chess C’ship on 27th Aug’15?

A. Swapnil Dhopade
B. K. Praneeth Surya
C. Neelotpal Das
D. M.R. Venkatesh

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ANSWER: A. Swapnil Dhopade

International Master Swapnil Dhopade from Indian Railways has clinched the title of the Glocal Square 53rd National Challengers Chess Championship which concluded in Nagpur. FIDE Master K. Praneeth Surya from Telangana secured the second position while Grand Master Murali Karthikeyan from Tamil Nadu had to be content with the third position.

Q10. Name the Indian conferred with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize on 26th Aug’15?

A. Rakesh Singh
B. Rajendra Singh
C. Jamal Siddiqi
D. M S Nair

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ANSWER: B. Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh is also known as Waterman of India. He has contributed several decades of his life to defeat drought and empowering communities of Rajasthan through his organisation Tarun Bharat Sangh (India Youth Association).

Q11. Who launched the India Energy Security Scenarios (IESS) 2047 Version 2.0 and unveiled the IESS website along with the documents at a conference organized by FICCI in partnership with NITI Aayog?

A. Pranab Mukherjee
B. Narendra Modi
C. Arvind Panagariya
D. Bibek Debroy

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ANSWER: C. Arvind Panagariya

IESS would become a very useful tool for framing the National Energy Policy. IESS would enable decision makers to take a detailed view of India's emerging energy scenario, and help in effectively deciding the right mix of appropriate technology interventions and measures towards maximizing indigenous fuel supplies towards meeting the country's energy challenges.

Q12. Which country announced that it would fund a capacity building programme for making Kolkata a carbon city?

A. Denmark
B. Australia
C. United States
D. United Kingdom

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ANSWER: D. United Kingdom

To cleanse the environment with low carbon emission and help to decrease the effect of climate change, Kolkata mayor and UK Minister have join hands to take an initiative.

Q13. Name the sports personality to be appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF on 26th Aug’15?

A. M S Dhoni
B. A B De Villers
C. Novak Djokovic
D. Saina Nehwal

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ANSWER: C. Novak Djokovic

Since 2011, Djokovic had served as UNICEF’s Serbia Ambassador.

Q14. By what percent U.S. economy grew in Apr-June 2015?

A. 2.3%
B. 3.7%
C. 4.6%
D. 4.1%

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ANSWER: B. 3.7%

On 27th Aug’15 the Commerce Department revised sharply upward its estimate of economic growth in the second quarter to a healthy annual pace of 3.7 percent, from an initial estimate of 2.3 percent.

Q15. Which of the following banks has launched the India's first mortgage guarantee-backed home loan product ‘Extraa Home Loan’?

A. State bank of India
B. Bank of Baroda
D. HDFC Bank

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This move will help customers raise the eligible amount by up to 20 per cent and increase the tenure by up to seven years. It will expand the credit amount and increase the tenure upto 67 years of age for an additional fee as well.

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