Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 09, 2015Q1. Who has been appointed as the new Home Secretary of Delhi on 8th July’15?
A. Rajendra Kumar
B. Dharam Pal
C. S N Sahai
D. T R BaluView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. In which state, the Pandharpur Wari Yatra begins with Palkhi procession on 8th July’15?
ANSWER: C. S N Sahai
Senior IAS officer S N Sahai has been appointed as the new Home Secretary of Delhi. Sources said Home Ministry issued the order appointing Mr. Sahai, a 1986 batch Union Territory cadre officer. Mr. Sahai's name was zeroed in as a compromise candidate for the high post after continuous tussle between the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and the Arvind Kejriwal-led government on the issue.
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. MaharashtraView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. On 8th July’15, in which north eastern states pre-paid Taxi facility for popular high altitude destinations like Nathula, Baba Mandir and the picturesque Chhangu lake was launched?
ANSWER: D. Maharashtra
Sant Dnnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi will start its journey towards Pandharpur on 9th july’15. Wari is spiritual identity of Maharashtra with a history of more than 800 years. Pune city becomes witness to the vibrations of the prayers and chants as it is well positioned on the route between Alandi, Dehu and Pandharpur. Though the Warkaris are mainly from the farmer community of Maharashtra they are also backed by academicians, professionals, foreigners and people from urban areas within Maharashtra and nearby states.
D. ManipurView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Which state government has decided to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 in the state from 1st October’15?
ANSWER: A. Sikkim
The facility was formally launched at the Baluakhani Taxi stand in Gangtok by the State Transport Minister DT Lepcha and Tourism Minister Ugen Gyatso. A total of 40 vehicles have been exclusively earmarked for operations under the prepaid scheme. The aim of launching the prepaid Taxi service is to ensure uniformity in taxi-fairs and saving the tourists from fleecing by the unscrupulous taxi operators.
D. RajasthanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. Who is the author of the book titled ‘India Central Asia Relations: The Economic Dimension’?
ANSWER: B. Odisha
The Odisha government has decided to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, in the state from 1st October this year. Food and Consumer Welfare Secretary of Odisha, Madhu Sudan Padhi, told that the state government has initiated the process for identification of the priority households by approving eight exclusion and five auto-inclusion criteria.
A. Vikram Chandra
B. Arundhati Ray
C. Salman Roushdie
D. Amiya ChandraView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Name the co-authors of the book titled ‘Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years’ was published on 6th July’15 by HarperCollins?
ANSWER: Amiya Chandra
Amiya Chandra is the Joint Director-General of Foreign Trade in the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry.
A. A S Dulat
B. Aditya Sinha
C. Tapas Chandra
D. Both A & BView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Name the bank launched Watch Banking application for Apple Watch in the first week of July 2015?
ANSWER: D. Both A & B
AS Dulat, was the chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) during Vajpayee government. Aditya Sinha has been a journalist since February 1987. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the New Indian Express and DNA. The book focuses on initiatives launched by the Vajpayee government between 1998 and 2004 to restore normalcy in India's most beautiful but troubled state.
A. ICICI Bank
C. Bank of Baroda
D. HDFC BankView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Which state will host the Youth Delphic Games in Feb2016?
ANSWER: D. HDFC Bank
With this, HDFC became the first bank in India to offer the service of Watch Banking.
B. Uttar Pradesh
D. Tamil Nadu View Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. At which oil block, on 7th July’15 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov jointly launched the first exploratory drilling by ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) and KazMunaiGaz of Kazakhstan?
ANSWER: A. Goa
The Youth Delphic Games are held at every four years and invites participants of the age group of 15 to 25 years.
A. Aktas Oil Block
B. Satpayev Oil Block
C. Dunga Oil Block
D. Kumkol Oil BlockView Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. Name the Russian cosmonaut entered Guinness World Records for spending most number of days in the space in the first week of July 2015?
ANSWER: B. Satpayev Oil Block
The Satpayev oil block is an offshore field (1582 sq km) in the Northern Caspian Sea, in water depths of 6-8 m. It has a potential reserves estimated at 1.8 billion barrels crude oil and natural gas.
A. Alexey Leonov
B. Sergei Avdeyev
C. Sergei Krikalev
D. Gennady PadalkaView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: D. Gennady Padalka
He achieved the feat by spending 804 days on the International Space Station (ISS). He surpassed cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, also a Russian, record of 803 days, nine hours and 41 minutes in the space which Sergei achieved across six missions from 1998 to 2005.