Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 14, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 14, 2015

Q1. In which country, the bust of Gurudev Rabindranath Thakur has been unveiled on 13th July’15?

A. Tajikistan
B. Kazakhstan
C. Turkmenistan
D. Kyrgyzstan

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ANSWER: A. Tajikistan

The bust of Gurudev Rabindranath Thakur was unveiled at Bukhoro Square in Dushanbe on 13th Jult’15.

Q2. On 13th July’15 the Supreme Court dismissed businessman Vijay Mallya's plea seeking quashing of criminal proceedings against him in a case pertaining to violation of __________.

A. Money Laundering Act
B. Foreign Exchange Rules
C. Illegal Land Acquisition Rules
D. All of above

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ANSWER: B. Foreign Exchange Rules

Earlier, the apex court had issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Mallya's plea against the Delhi High Court order turning down his appeal for quashing criminal proceedings in a trial court for alleged wilful disobedience of summons issued to him by the ED. The ED had alleged that Mallya violated the provisions of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) in arranging funds to advertise his liquor products abroad over a decade ago.

Q3. On which of the following National Highways India’s longest road tunnel will be opened in next year?

A. Mumbai-Pune National Highway
B. Delhi-Chandigarh National Highway
C. Jammu-Srinagar National Highway
D. Lucknow-Delhi National Highway

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ANSWER: C. Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

The tunnel is being built on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will be opened for general traffic in July 2016. It will reduce the distance between the two cities by 30 kms. The 9.2 km tunnel is part of 286km long four laning project of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

Q4. What is the reason for the demolition of facade of Bhopal’s historical Shaukat Mahal by the Municipal Corporation Employees on 12th July’15?

A. It acquired more space in the populous city.
B. It is not considered as a National Heritage.
C. Land is acquired for Govt. Office.
D. It developed wide cracks.

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ANSWER: D. It developed wide cracks.

Q5. Name the campaign that will be launched by India on the occasion of the first ever UN World Youth Skills Day?

A. Namai Gange Campaign
B. Skill India Campaign
C. Yuva Kalyan Kosh
D. Sab Haath Rozgaar Campaign

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ANSWER: B. Skill India Campaign

On that day Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the National Skill Development Mission and will unveil the new National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Q6. Challenging India's jurisdiction to try two of its marines, which country on 13th July’15 made a fresh plea before the Supreme Court saying it has invoked international arbitration?

A. France
B. China
C. Pakistan
D. Italy

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ANSWER: D. Italy

The two Italian marines were accused of killing two Indian fishermen three years ago. The court allowed one of them to remain in Italy for six more months on medical grounds. On the other hand, Additional Solicitor General P S Narasimha told the apex court bench, hearing the case said that India had jurisdiction to try the two Italian marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, as the alleged offence had taken place in the Indian waters.

Q7. Name the satellite-based navigation system launched on 13th July’15 for the use by the aviation industry?

A. Saarang
B. Gagan
C. Naarang
D. Aarambh

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ANSWER: B. Gagan

Gagan, which stands for GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation, is a satellite-based system meant to improve the accuracy and integrity of the navigation systems. India will become the fourth country globally to do so. It will augment GPS signals over the Indian landmass, the Bay of Bengal, South East Asia, the Middle East and the Arabian Sea widening its reach up to Africa. At present radio navigation aids are used for precision landing and approaches at Indian airports. It will make it easier for aircraft movements to small airports which do not have navigation aids.

Q8. Name the indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile test fired from helicopter?

A. Agni V
B. Prithvi IV
C. Nag
D. Sarp

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India has test-fired its indigenously developed Nag anti-tank guided missile. It can hit a target upto seven kilometres, from a helicopter. Three-round trial of helicopter-launched Nag (HeliNa) missile were conducted on 12th July’15 at the Chandhan firing range in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer. HeliNa is a helicopter-launched version of Nag and has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.

Q9. Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks held in ______.

A. Germany
B. France
C. London
D. Brussels

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ANSWER: D. Brussels

Amid one of the worst crises in the EU's history, the head of the European Commission said the risk of Greece leaving the eurozone had been averted. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that after a tough battle, Greece had secured a growth package and debt restructuring. Greece will now have to pass reforms demanded by the eurozone by 15th July’15.

Q10. Which country’s Prime Minister resigned as he has been charged with several counts of corruption in a long-running investigation?

A. Pakistan
B. Romania
C. France
D. Greece

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ANSWER: B. Romania

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has been charged with several counts of corruption in a long-running investigation. The country's anti-corruption agency said he faces charges of fraud, tax evasion and money laundering dating back to when he was a lawyer before he became Prime Minister in 2012.

Q11. Name the spacecraft that is set to take close look of Pluto in this week?

A. New Horizons Spacecraft
B. Horizons Spacecraft
C. Galaxy Spacecraft
D. Dwarf Spacecraft

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ANSWER: A. New Horizons Spacecraft

After travelling almost five billion kilometres, the Probe, which was launched from earth nine years ago, is now within two million kilometres of the dwarf planet. New Horizons should pass close to Pluto tomorrow, taking photographs and collecting data from the surface. The Probe has already relayed some photographs back to earth on Wednesday.

Q12. In which city, the Kumbh Mela is beginning from 14th July’15?

A. Allahabad
B. Varanasi
C. Nashik
D. Haridwar

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ANSWER: C. Nashik

The Nashik city and its nearby holy town Trambakeshwar are set ready for the Grand congregation or the Kumbh mela beginning from 14th July’15.

Q13. Name the IPS officer discharged by a special CBI Court on 13th July’15 from Sohrabuddin encounter case?

A. P C Pandey
B. Geeta Johri
C. N Balasubramanyam
D. Abhay Chudasama

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ANSWER: C. N Balasubramanyam

He is an Andra Pradesh-cadre IPS officer. Special CBI judge M B Gosavi passed the order on 13th July’15. The court has so far discharged BJP president Amit Shah, Former Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria, Rajasthan-based businessman Vimal Patni, former Gujarat police chief P C Pande, Additional Director General of Police Geeta Johri, Gujarat police officer Abhay Chudasama, Yashpal Chudasama and Ajay Patel from the case. Sohrabuddin, a gangster who the Gujarat police claimed had links with Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, and his wife Kausar Bi were allegedly abducted by Gujarat ATS from Hyderabad on their way to Sangli in Maharashtra in 2005.

Q14. Name the Mumbai Ranji cricketer suspended by BCCI on 12th July’15 for making a "corrupt approach" to a fellow player during the IPL?

A. Hikesh Shah
B. Vinod Tambe
C. Parthiv Patel
D. Abhijeet Gaur

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ANSWER: A. Hikesh Shah

Hiken Shah was found guilty of breaching BCCI's Anti-Corruption Code for participants. he BCCI stated that Hiken Shah made a corrupt approach to one of his colleagues from first-class cricket, who is also a member of one of the IPL teams. The approached player immediately informed the incident to his franchise team. The franchise team followed the process of informing the incident to the Anti-Corruption Unit of the BCCI.

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  • RE: Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 14, 2015 -amandeep (09/09/15)
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