Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 29, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - August 29, 2015

Q1. Why China is granting official pardons to its thousands of convicted war veterans as well as very young and old prisoners meeting certain criteria?

A. To mark the C-J Day
B. To mark the Republic Day of China
C. To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II
D. All of these

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ANSWER: C. To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

The prisoner amnesty law, promulgated by President Xi Jinping on 29th Aug’15, comes 40 years after China granted an amnesty to war criminals in 1975. Amnesty is a system under the Constitution in China, which has long stressed governing by virtue and laws. This is the eight amnesty granted by the People's Republic of China since its founding in 1949.

Q2. Who has won the women's marathon at World Athletics Championships in Beijing?

A. Mare Dibaba
B. Novlene Williams
C. Francena McCorory
D. Asbel Kiprop

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ANSWER: A. Mare Dibaba

Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba won the women's marathon at the world athletics championships after a thrilling sprint finish in Beijing. The 25-year-old Dibaba out-kicked Kenya's Helah Kiprop to win the grueling event by just one second, crossing the finish line in two hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds. Ethiopia has a long and proud tradition in marathon running but Dibaba was the first Ethiopian female to win the lung-sapping event at the world championships.

Q3. On 28th Aug’15 Indian women’s hockey team created history as it made its return to the Olympics. After how many years Indian Women’s Hockey team will play in the Olympics 2016?

A. 20 years
B. 22 years
C. 16 years
D. 36 years

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ANSWER: D. 36 years

The fifth-place finish at the Hockey World League semi-finals earlier in July this year was enough for India to clinch an Olympic berth as a place opened up after the Netherlands and England reached the final of the EuroHockey Championships in London.

Q4. Aurangzeb Road will be renamed after which personality as announced by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on 28th Aug’15?

A. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
B. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
C. Indira Gandhi
D. Sardar Vallab Bhai Patel

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ANSWER: A. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Q5. In which city the Shahi Snan of Kumbh Mela took place on 29th Aug’15?

A. Prayag
B. Kashi
C. Haridwar
D. Nashik

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ANSWER: D. Nashik

Over 7 lakh devotees took bath in the first main bathing ceremony of the Singhasth Kumbh being organized at Trimbakeshwar in Nashik on 29th Aug’15.

Q6. Name the scheme launched by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry for online LPG connections on 30th Aug’15 to give more convenience to new LPG consumers?


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The facility was simultaneously launched at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Pune. All state-run fuel retailers would be joining the e-tail bandwagon with a web-based system for selling new LPG connections. The new system would be available on the websites of each oil company and the government's LPG portal, Pahal.

Q7. Name the president of the Greece Supreme Court who was sworn in as the first female prime minister in the nation's history?

A. Tina Birbili
B. Louka Katseli
C. Vassiliki Thanou
D. Elpida Tsouri

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ANSWER: C. Vassiliki Thanou

The appointments come a day after Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou was sworn into office. The 65-year-old was appointed after outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned last week, barely seven months into his four-year mandate, following a rebellion by members of his radical-left Syriza party who objected to his agreement with the conditions of Greece's third international bailout.

Q8. Name the author of the book “1965: Stories from the Second Indo-Pak War” launched on 28th Aug’15?

A. Hamid Ansari
B. Rachna Bisht Rawat
C. Let Gen K J Singh
D. None of these

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ANSWER: B. Rachna Bisht Rawat

The book includes five key battles from the 1965 war and is extensively researched, with interviews and profiles of war veterans.

Q9. When did Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) celebrated its first Anniversary?

A. 27th Aug’15
B. 18th Aug’15
C. 28th Aug’15
D. 30th Aug’15

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ANSWER: C. 28th Aug’15

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is the biggest financial inclusion initiative in the world. It was announced by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15th Aug’14 and Mega launch was done by him on 28th August 2014 across the country.

Q10. With which country has India signed an agreement to improve international tax compliance apart from a multi-lateral agreement to automatically exchange information based on Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters?

A. Seychelles
B. Mauritius
C. United States
D. Singapore

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ANSWER: C. United States

In regard to this, RBI has asked all banks and financial institutions to be prepared for the implementation of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – FATCA. RBI has said that non-compliance of the rules can lead to huge penalties in addition to loss of reputation.

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