Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 19 & 20, 2015Q1. On 20th July’15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Session of the Indian Labour Conference in New Delhi. Which edition of the session Indian Labour Conference is being launched?
D. 49thView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. On 18th July’15 which court declared that special status of Jammu and Kashmir under the article 370 of the Indian constitution is not alterable?
ANSWER: C. 46th
The two day Conference will deliberate on social security for workers, both in organised and unorganised sectors, and job creation. Prime Minister will dedicate the National Career Service, NCS portal to the nation and launch health reforms of the Employees' State Insurance Corporation of India, ESIC on the occasion.
A. Delhi High Court
B. Patiala Court
C. J&K High Court
D. Supreme CourtView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. In which state the 2nd Sohra Marathon-2015 was held on 17th July 2015?
ANSWER: C. J&K High Court
The observation was made by the bench comprising Justices M A Attar and A M Magray while ruling that the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act, 2002 cannot be enforced in the state. It was enacted by Indian Parliament in 2002.
D. Odisha View Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. After how many weeks, Greek banks are ready to open their branches across the country?
ANSWER: B. Meghalaya
The marathon, named after the Cherrapunji’s historical name Sohra, started and ended at Mawkdok crossing through 13 destinations. It witnessed the participation of thousands of people from all walks of life including ministers, bureaucrats, officials, bankers, policemen, tourists, parents, children and persons with disabilities.
A. 3 weeks
B. 4 weeks
C. 2 weeks
D. 5 weeksView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. On 20th July’15, The United Nations Security Council has scheduled a vote on a resolution endorsing the ________ deal.
ANSWER: A. 3 weeks
Greeks will be able to withdraw 420 euros a week at once instead of just 60 euros a day, but the limit will effectively remain the same and capital controls will also stay in place. The shutdown is estimated to have cost the economy some 3 billion euros in market shortages and export disruption. Greece prepared yesterday to restart its struggling economy with a revamped government, a bank reboot and a new round of tax hikes agreed after months of fraught confrontation with its creditors.
A. US-Cuba Deal
B. Indo-Pak Deal
C. US-Iran Deal
D. Iran-Nuclear Deal View Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Dr Bisheshar Pradeep a fiction writer passed away in Lucknow on 19th July’15. He was a noted _____ Writer.
ANSWER: D. Iran-Nuclear Deal
With all five permanent members of the Security Council involved in the marathon negotiations with Iran, the resolution's adoption is almost certain. The UN vote will come as US lawmakers begin their own review of the historic deal. The Obama administration sent the nuclear agreement to Congress.
D. Hindi View Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Which state has got the first Aam Aadmi Clinic aimed at providing better medical facility to the weaker sections?
ANSWER: A. Urdu
He was a prolific writer who penned more than a dozen fiction books in Urdu. Retired as director from state PWD of Uttar Pradesh, he was a native of a place near Pakistan's Faisalabad and migrated to India after partition. He was awarded with ' Urdu Hindi Sahitya Akademi Award' in 1996. He was best known for his 'Afsana Nigari', the fiction writing form in Urdu.
A. Uttar Pradesh
D. KeralaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. On 17th July’15 the Union Government has launched Delhi Police Railway Helpline Number. What is the Helpline Number allotted to this service?
ANSWER: B. Delhi
The clinic has been set up at a very low cost of around Rs 15 to Rs 20 lakh, whereas earlier a dispensary used to cost much higher. The Chief Minister said that the clinics will be able to cure 95 per cent of the patients and will reduce the rush at hospitals.
D. 1512 View Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Who has been appointed as Interim Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on 17th July’15?
ANSWER: D. 1512
This helpline will serve as a very useful mechanism for rail passengers. Any person can make calls on this all-India Helpline Number from anywhere across the country.
A. Surendra Kumar
B. Nagendra Chauhan
C. Prashant Pathrabe
D. None of these View Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. On 17th July’15 with which country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India signed a Special Currency Swap Agreement?
ANSWER: C. Prashant Pathrabe
He succeeded incumbent Director DJ Narain who superannuated the office on 4 July 2015. He is Maharashtra-based senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer of 1992 batch.
D. Sri LankaView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: D. Sri Lanka
Under the arrangement, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka can draw up to 1.1 billion US dollar for a maximum period of six months. This special arrangement is in addition to the existing Framework on Currency Swap Arrangement for the SAARC Member Countries.