Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 12 & 13, 2015Q1. In which country did PM Narendra Modi unveil the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on 12th July’15?
D. KyrgyzstanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. In which of the following states, the 12th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES) was inaugurated on 12th July’15?
ANSWER: D. Kyrgyzstan
PM Narendra Modi remarked that this was his first visit to Central Asia, and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi had been unveiled in two countries, during this visit.
D. OdishaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. In which state, the city police on 12th Jan’15 launched a new initiative known as ‘UDAAN’, an employment linked skill training program for under privileged youth?
ANSWER: B. Goa
The first ISAES was organised way back in 1963 at Cape Town, and the last one (11th) at Edinburgh, with the Symposium traversing through Oslo, Madison, Adelaide, Cambridge, Tokyo, Siena, Wellington, Potsdam and Santa Barbara.
B. Uttar Pradesh
D. MaharashtraView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Which organisation has set a target of providing 30,000 crore rupees as credit to farmers for irrigation over the next three years?
ANSWER: C. Haryana
In Haryana, the Gurgaon Police launched a new initiative known as ‘UDAAN’, an employment linked skill training program for under privileged youth. As many as 60 people would be trained in hospitality in the first batch of ‘UDAAN’.
D. SBIView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. Name the women tennis player who won the Wimbledon Women’s Singles title on 11th July’15?
ANSWER: A. NABARD
The state-run National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, NABARD has set a target of providing 30,000 crore rupees as credit to farmers for irrigation over the next three years. This funding will be in addition to the government’s recent announcement of providing 50,000 crore rupees of loans to farmers over the next five years under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.
A. Venus Williams
B. Serena Williams
C. Garbine Muguruza
D. Sania MirzaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Name the Indian who won the Junior Boys' Doubles Wimbledon Title on 12th July’15?
ANSWER: B. Serena Williams
In the final in London on 11th July’15, Serena Williams defeated 21-year old Garbine Muguruza of Spain.
A. Sumit Nagal
B. Sachin Mehra
C. Yuki Bhambri
D. Ramesh KrishnanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Who won the Wimbledon Mixed Double title on 12th July’15?
ANSWER: A. Sumit Nagal
Youngster Sumit Nagal entered the history books as only sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title after winning the boys doubles trophy at the Wimbledon championships with partner Nam Hoang Ly.
A. Leander Paes and Sania Mirza
B. Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza
C. Leander Paes and Martina Hingis
D. Mahesh Bhupati and Serena WilliamsView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Who won the Wimbledon Men’s Single title on 12th July’15?
ANSWER: C. Leander Paes and Martina Hingis
Leander Paes clinched his 16th Grand Slam trophy, winning the mixed doubles event of the Wimbledon Championship with legendary Martina Hingis by defeating Alexander Peya and Timea Babos.
A. Roger Federer
B. Leander Paes
C. Novak Djokovic
D. None of theseView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Which one of the following organisations website was hacked on 12th July’15?
ANSWER: C. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic won the third Wimbledon title by defeating Roger Federer.
C. Indian Army
D. Indian Navy View Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. The maiden flight of city-based regional low cost carrier TruJet, part of Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd. took off between which cities on 12th July’15?
ANSWER: A. ISRO
The website of Indian Space Research Organisation's commercial arm Antrix was hacked. The home page of the Antrix Corporation Limited website seems to have been hacked as per the statement made by the ISRO official.
A. Hyderabad to Tirupati
B. Secunderabad to Bengaluru
C. Hyderabad to Delhi
D. Pune to AhmedabadView Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. How many members constitute the special team by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh?
ANSWER: A. Hyderabad to Tirupati
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the first commercial flight of TruJet, promoted by a group of investors including Tollywood actor Ram Charan Teja.
D. 40View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: D. 40
The apex court's order came after the MP government gave its consent to transfer investigation of all Vyapam-related cases from the Special Investigation Team and the Special Task Force to the CBI.