Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 29, 2015Q1. Name the mission that will be renamed after former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam?
A. Rashtriya Pratibha Khoj Abhiyan
B. Rashtriya Vigyan Abhiyan
C. Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan
D. Rashtriya Raksha AbhiyanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. On which country’s request NATO is holding rare emergency meeting to discuss Turkey's campaign against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants?
ANSWER: C. Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan
Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan focuses on connecting school-based knowledge to life outside the school and making the learning of science and mathematics a joyful and meaningful activity. It also aims at nurturing a spirit of inquiry and creativity and the effective use of technology amongst children.
A. United States
D. TurkeyView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. On 28th July’15 which country has signed an agreement with Google Corporation to place 13 high-altitude balloons over the country that will provide island-wide internet connection within the next few months?
ANSWER: D. Turkey
The meeting in Brussels has been called by Turkey, which has become involved in the Syrian conflict in recent days. The country, which had previously been reluctant to intervene, has launched raids against IS in Syria and Kurdish PKK guerrillas in northern Iraq. The Turkish strikes followed a wave of attacks by militants on Turkish soil.
D. Sri LankaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Name the city become the first city to start online police verification for passport?
ANSWER: D. Sri Lanka
The project is also expected to provide free Wi-Fi connectivity across the country. The agreement was signed at the office of Sri Lankan Prime Minister in Colombo. Google will install high altitude 'floating telecom tower' balloons which will provide full broadband internet coverage. The Google Loon balloons have transceivers which can connect to cell phone networks filling gaps in their networks. This will be a boon for people living or travelling in sparsely populated areas like mountains and deserts.
D. PanajiView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of TRAI on 27th July’15?
ANSWER: C. Bengaluru
The police officer will match biometric data, photo, and address of the applicant in the NPR, Aadhar data and check criminal antecedent on CCTNS, a comprehensive database for crimes and criminals that connects around 14,000 police stations across the country.
A. Ajit Doval
B. R S Sharma
C. S K Banerjee
D. Rajesh SinghView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. In which city Indian Institute of Management (IIM) was inaugurated on 26th July’15?
ANSWER: B. R S Sharma
He is an IAS officer of 1978 Jharkhand batch and replaces Rahul Khullar, who had retired in May.
D. NagpurView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. In which country the political parties have agreed to remove the word “Secularism” from their new constitution?
ANSWER: D. Nagpur
It is Maharashtra's first IIM and is being mentored by IIM Ahmedabad. It will start its first batch with 60 students from a temporary campus in Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology this week
D. NepalView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. On which automobile company, Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of 420 crore rupees for unfair trade practices?
ANSWER: D. Nepal
A majority of people wanted the word to be replaced by "Hindu" or "religious freedom," according to Nepal’s Constituent Assembly. Nepal was declared a secular country in 2007 after Nepal’s hardcore Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist joined mainstream politics after a decade-long insurgency that killed over 13,000 people.
A. Hyundai Motor India
B. TATA Motors
C. Mahindra Automobiles
D. Renault IndiaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Name the company that is bidding adieu its social network product which had launched four years ago hoping it would become a serious rival to Facebook?
ANSWER: A. Hyundai Motor India
The Commission found that the company is guilty of indulging in anti-competitive practices as it did not make genuine spare parts freely available in the open market.
D. RediffView Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. Indian Post to Release Series of Stamps on Well Known __________
ANSWER: B. Google
Google is bidding adieu to Google Plus, a social network that the American search engine had launched four years ago hoping it would become a serious rival to Facebook. The company announced its most drastic step for breaking up Google Plus on 27thJuly’15. The reason being it did not perform up to the mark as expected.
A. Actors, Writers, Freedom Fighters, Politicians and Dancers
B. Doctors, Engineers, Writers, Painters and Dancers
C. Singers, Writers, Freedom Fighters, Painters and Dancers
D. Singers, Dancers, Architects, Martyrs, Writers and Freedom FightersView Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. On 28th July’15 former cricketer Clive Rice died. He played cricket for which country?
ANSWER: C. Singers, Writers, Freedom Fighters, Painters and Dancers
The philatelic advisory committee which met under the Chairmanship of Minister for Communication & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad 27th July’15 also decided that stamps with picture postcards may be release on tourist places in India such as Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora, Belur Math, Khajuraho etc.
A. West Indies
D. South AfricaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q12. Who has cancelled Sahara Mutual Fund license on 28th July’15?
ANSWER: D. South Africa
Former all-rounder Clive Rice, the first post-apartheid captain of South Africa, died in Johannerburg. An official from national cricket association of South Africa said that Rice, who had been suffering from a brain tumour, played most of his cricket during South Africa's 20-year isolation from the international game. When South Africa returned to the international fold in November 1991, Rice was appointed captain of a team which played three one-day internationals (ODIs) in India.
A. Supreme Court
D. CRISILView Answer / Hide Answer
Q13. With which bank, the Government of India on 28th July’15 signed a $300 million loan to support the government’s flagship program, the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) that is aimed at improving the health status of the country’s urban population?
ANSWER: B. SEBI
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has cancelled Sahara asset Management Company’s license. The market regulator in its order said that the company is not fit and proper entity to carry out the business of mutual fund. It said, Sahara’s fund management license would stand cancelled after 60 days from the date of the order. It has directed Sahara AMC not to take any new subscription from the investors including existing investors in systematic investment plans and also not to levy any penalties on the investors for not depositing the installments.
A. Asian Development Bank
B. World Bank
C. BRICS Bank
D. European Central BankView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: A. Asian Development Bank
The loan – Supporting National Urban Health Mission – will reinforce ongoing government efforts under the NUHM to develop health systems in urban areas that can deliver quality health services and that reach the urban poor and vulnerable. It will focus on strengthening primary health care and also promote better coordination between health and urban sectors and opportunities for public-private partnerships.