Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 21, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 21, 2015

Q1. Name the career counseling portal launched by PM Narendra Modi on the inaugural session of 46th Indian Labour Conference in New Delhi on 20th July’15?


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The move is aimed at modernising all government-run employment exchanges and providing an online platform to job seekers and employers. According to a Labour Ministry press release stating way forward for the NCS project, the government has planned integration (of portal) with CBSE database for verification of candidate academic performance. Under the NCS project, Labour Ministry is transforming the National Employment Service comprising a network of 978 employment exchanges into NCS by leveraging information technology to improve the delivery of services.

Q2. In which state, Union Road Transport Minister laid foundation stones of three road projects involving a total investment of Rs 3412 crores on 20th July’15?

A. Rajasthan
B. Haryana
C. Maharashtra
D. Uttar Pradesh

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ANSWER: B. Haryana

While laying the foundation stones of Ambala-Kaithal and Yamunanagr -Barwala four lane highways at Saha in district Ambala, Mr Gadkari announced that road projects costing Rs 25,000 crore would be initiated in the State by December 2015.

Q3. Name the Nobel laureate who announced that his organisation will launch campaign for the upliftment of 100 million deprived children?

A. Kailash Satyarthi
B. Malala Yosafazai
C. Amartya Sen
D. T B Rajeshwar

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ANSWER: A. Kailash Satyarthi

Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi said that his organization Kailash Satyarthi Children Foundation will launch campaign for the uplift of 100 million deprived children. Delivering the K K Handiqui memorial lecture in Guwahati on 20th July’15, he appealed youth to be the part of his campaign.

Q4. Which celebrity on 20th July’15 said that he did not enter into any contract with Doordarshan to endorse its channel DD Kisan?

A. Salman Khan
B. Shahrukh Khan
C. Anupam Kher
D. Amitabh Bachchan

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ANSWER: D. Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan said in a statement that he neither entered into any contract with Doordarshan, for DD Kisan, nor did he receive any money from them. There were reports that Bachchan was roped in for Rs 6.31 crore in the most expensive endorsement deal ever by an actor.

Q5. Who has taken over as the new Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women, DCW on 20th July’15?

A. Swati Maliwal
B. Meenakshi Lekhi
C. Anuradha Shukla
D. Bharkha Shukla

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ANSWER: A. Swati Maliwal

Mrs Maliwal, wife of AAP leader Navin Jaihind, has been associated with Arvind Kejriwal since India Against Corruption days. She was working as adviser to Delhi Chief Minister on public grievances and and handling Janta Samwad, before assuming the new responsibility. Promila Gupta, Farheen Malik and Sarika Chaudhary are members of the commission.

Q6. In which state over 2,300 fuel pumps have stopped selling petrol and diesel to consumers as petroleum dealers have gone on an indefinite strike against hike in VAT on diesel?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Karnataka
C. Haryana
D. Delhi

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ANSWER: C. Haryana

However, the fuel pumps, which are directly owned by oil companies like Indian Oil, BPCL and HPCL, are open. The petroleum dealers are demanding that tax on diesel should be lowered by 1-2 per cent than the rates prevailing in neighbouring states. Dealers have been demanding removal of 5 per cent surcharge on VAT and landing cost of crude oil at Panipat refinery from the state government.

Q7. Which of the following formats have been revamped by the BCCI as per the suggestions given by the Anil Kumble-led technical committee?

A. Gavaskar Trophy
B. Deodhar Trophy
C. Vijay Hazare Trophy
D. Vijay Merchant Trophy
E. Both B and C

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ANSWER: E. Both B and C

BCCI has decided to change the format of the Deodhar Trophy Inter-zonal one day tournament making it into a three-team affair from current five zones vying for top spot. The BCCI decided to implement the suggestions given by the Anil Kumble-led technical committee where in the Deodhar Trophy will feature four 50-overs matches across five days between 24th January to 28th January. Just like Challenger series, the Vijay Hazare Trophy champions will be one of the teams. It will compete with two other teams which will be selected by the national selectors from the performance of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Q8. FIFA will hold a special election on February 26 to replace its President. Name the President.

A. Michel Platini
B. Sepp Blatter
C. Tim Jason
D. None of these

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ANSWER: B. Sepp Blatter

FIFA will hold a special election on February 26 to replace President Sepp Blatter, football's scandal-tainted world body said as French football great Michel Platini moved closer to launching a campaign.

Q9. Name the Indian men's hockey team chief coach who created a flutter by claiming that he has been fired by Hockey India?

A. Paul Van Ass
B. Narinder Batra
C. Rajesh Kalra
D. Jagdeep Singh

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ANSWER: A. Paul Van Ass

The outspoken Dutchman says he was conveyed that his services were no longer required. Van Ass told PTI from The Netherlands that he was fired one week after the Hockey World League Semi-finals in Antwerp, Belgium. He, however clarified that he is yet to get official confirmation. Hockey India has outrightly denied that Van Ass has been sacked and said that he had not reported for his duty on the stipulated date.

Q10. Who is the author of the book 'Early Hindu Temples of Gujarat' released by the PM Narendra Modi on 20th July’15?

A. Ajay Kumar
B. Varun Maira
C. Santosh Singh
D. Amrinder Singh

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ANSWER: B. Varun Maira

Q11. Who is the author of the book “Locale, Everyday Islam and Modernity” released by the Vice President of India on 20th July 2015?

A. Jamal Ahmad
B. Lavinder Singh
C. M. Raisur Rahman
D. Ajit Kumar

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ANSWER: C. M. Raisur Rahman

This book presents the Qasbahs of colonial India as vital and vibrant centres of intense intellectual and cultural activity. The book demonstrates that the emergence of modernity among Muslims was a process during their colonial encounter in which Qasbah residents were active agents, and the Islam that emerged was that of everyday living. Through this book the author, an Associate Professor, Department of History, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA has explored why locales remain major identity-markers and what makes Qasbahs continue to evoke memory and nostalgia.

Q12. In which state the Salman Khan starrer feature film 'Bajrangi Bhaijan' becomes tax free?

A. Maharashtra
B. Gujarat
C. Haryana
D. Uttar Pradesh

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ANSWER: D. Uttar Pradesh

The film director Kabir Khan on 20th July’15 met CM Akhilesh Yadav and requested him to exempt the film from entertainment tax after which the decision was taken.

Q13. On 17 July 2015 which bank has announced its proposal of sharing profits with its employees as part of an initiative for talent retention and motivation?

A. Bank of Baroda
B. Bank of India
C. Punjab National Bank
D. State Bank of India

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ANSWER: D. State Bank of India

SBI is seeking the government's permission to dole out up to 3% of its annual profits to staff in incentives in an attempt to draw top talent that normally make a beeline for private sector behemoths such as ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank.

Q14. Which online payment website that has requested Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to increase limit on money that can be kept in a mobile wallet to Rs. 25,000?

A. freecharge
B. Paytm
C. PayUMoney
D. PayPal

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ANSWER: B. Paytm

Under the existing RBI norms, only a minimum know your customer (KYC) of the mobile number and e-mail ID verification is sufficient to hold Rs. 10,000 in a mobile wallet. For anything higher, a full KYC, similar to what is required for opening of a bank account, is mandatory. This maximum cash limit of Rs. 10,000 was set by the RBI some years ago.

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  • RE: Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 21, 2015 -j.v.k. vishnupriya (07/22/15)
  • it is good. but there must be an increase in the number of important questions.