Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 15, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 15, 2015

Q1. In which festival people were killed in a stampede on 14th July’15-inaugural day of the fest?

A. Kumbh
B. Nashik Kumbh
C. Pushkar
D. Maha Pushkarams

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ANSWER: D. Maha Pushkarams

Twenty-seven people including 21 women and one child were killed in a stampede that occurred at one of the Pushkar ghats in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, at the beginning of River Godavari’s 12-day Maha Pushkarams.

Q2. Which of the following two teams have been suspended for two years from Indian Premier Leagues?

A. Chennai Super Kings
B. Rajasthan Royal
C. Kolkata Knight Riders
D. Kings XI Punjab

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ANSWER: Both A & B

On 14th July’15, Star-studded Chennai Super Kings, two-time champions in the IPL, and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the cricket league for two years for the betting activities of their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season. Meiyappan, the former Team Principal of CSK, and Kundra, co-owner of the Rajasthan Royals, were suspended for life for indulging in betting and bringing the IPL and the game into disrepute.

Q3. Skill India Campaign is being launched on _____.

A. 13th July’15
B. 14th July’15
C. 15th July’15
D. 16th July’15

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ANSWER: C. 15th July’15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Skill India campaign’ today at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. On this occasion, Meghalaya Skill Development Society will be organizing the programme under the theme, “Why Skill Development is necessary for the youth of Meghalaya?” in conformity with the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

Q4. In which case, a Special Court in Delhi has ordered framing of charges against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and eight others on 14th July’15?

A. Paddy Scam Case
B. 2G Case
C. Commonwealth Scam Case
D. Coal Scam Case

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ANSWER: D. Coal Scam Case

Madhu Koda, ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta, former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Ashok Kumar Basu and six others were ordered to be put on trial by a special court on charges of corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating in connection with a coal block allocation scam case.

Q5. Republic Day of Iraq was observed on ______.

A. 13th July’15
B. 14th July’15
C. 15th July’15
D. 16th July’15

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ANSWER: B. 14th July’15

Q6. Bastille Day of France was observed on ____.

A. 11th July’15
B. 12th July’15
C. 13th July’15
D. 14th July’15

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ANSWER: D. 14th July’15

Q7. With which country India has inked a MoU in New Delhi for cooperation in the field of election management and administration on 13th

A. Albania
C. Georgia
D. Tanzania

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ANSWER: C. Georgia

The MoU was signed by the Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr. Nasim Zaidi and Chairperson, Central Election Commission of Georgia, Ms Tamar Zhvania.

Q8. What percent of growth was registered in tourist arrival on e-visa during January-June 2015 over the same period last year?

A. 956%
B. 754%
C. 800%
D. 500%

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ANSWER: A. 956%

A total of 1,26,214 tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa during the period. During the month of June this year, a total of 15,557 tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa. The tourists from USA account for about 42% per cent in it. The high growth may be attributed to introduction of e-Tourist Visa for 76 countries as against coverage of earlier Tourist Visa on Arrival scheme for 12 countries. The Government of India had launched Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization, presently known as e-Tourist Visa scheme in November last year for 43 countries. Later, the Government extended this Scheme to the nationals of 33 countries this year.

Q9. Name the new class of particles discovered in the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider?

A. mu Leptons
B. Pentaquark
C. Heavy Electron
D. None of these

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ANSWER: B. Pentaquark

Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of a new class of exotic subatomic particles called the pentaquarks. Pentaquark was first predicted to exist in the 1960s but, much like the Higgs boson particle before it, the particle eluded science for decades until its detection at the LHC.

Q10. As announced by the UNAIDS on 14th July’15 by which year the AIDS epidemic can end?

A. 2020
B. 2022
C. 2030
D. 2042

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ANSWER: C. 2030

The AIDS epidemic can end by 2030 highlighting the global response that has averted 30 million new HIV infections worldwide in the last 15 years including in India, which ranks among the top five worst affected countries.

Q11. Which one of the following legendary music directors passed away on 14th July’15?

A. M S Viswanathan
B. Dakshinamurthy
C. G Devrajan
D. Gangai Amaren

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ANSWER: A. M S Viswanathan

He was 87, and is survived by four sons and three daughters. The southern veteran musician has composed music for over a thousand films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam and was fondly called as the “King of Light Music.” He has the distinction of having worked with four chief ministers in the film world, MG Ramachandran, NT Ramarao, M.Karunanidhi and J.Jayalalithaa. MS Viswanathan was born in a village in Palghat district of Kerala.

Q12. The Foreign Direct Investment equity inflows has increased by _____ per cent during October 2014 to April 2015 as compared to the corresponding period last year.

A. 23%
B. 34%
C. 39%
D. 48%

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ANSWER: D. 48%

The increase in FDI is attributed to the launch of Make in India initiatives in September last year. In 2014-15, the country witnessed unprecedented growth of 717 percent, to 40.92 billion dollars investment by Foreign Institutional Investors. The FDI inflow under the approval route saw a growth of 87 per cent during the period with inflow of 2.22 billion dollars and more than 90 percent of FDI through automatic route. These indicators reflect remarkable pace of approval being given by the government and confidence of investors in the resurgent India.

Q13. World Youth Skills Day is observed on ____.

A. 12th July’15
B. 13th July’15
C. 15th July’15
D. 16th July’15

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ANSWER: C. 15th July’15

To raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development, the United Nations General Assembly has decided to celebrate the first World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on 15 July 2015.

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