Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 30, 2015Q1. The Union Cabinet has approved amendments proposed by Rajya Sabha Select Committee on Goods and Services Tax, GST Constitution Amendment Bill. For how many years, the amendments include compensation to the states for any revenue loss due to introduction of GST?
A. 3 years
B. Upto 5 years
C. 5 years
D. Upto 10 yearsView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. For recruitment of which post Indian Air Force on 29th July launched a dedicated website?
ANSWER: C. 5 years
The amendments include compensation to the states for 5 years instead of upto 5 years for any revenue loss due to introduction of GST.
A. Airmen Cadre
C. Flying Officer
D. PilotView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Which of the following persons have won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for the year 2015?
ANSWER: A. Airmen Cadre
The website airmenselection.gov.in was launched by Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel, Air Marshal S Neelakantan and dedicated to the nation today. Now aspiring candidates for airmen selection would be able to apply online for all recruitment tests.
A. Kailash Satyarthi
B. Sanjiv Chaturvedi
C. Anshu Gupta
D. Anu KapoorView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Where would the last rites of former President APJ Abdul Kalam will be held on 30th July’15?
ANSWER: B. Sanjiv Chaturvedi and C. Anshu Gupta.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi, former Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at AIIMS and Anshu Gupta, founder of NGO Goonj are among the people who have been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015. In 2014, Chaturvedi was relieved from the additional charge of CVO, although he continued to retain the Deputy Director post at AIIMS. He had alleged that his removal from the CVO post was a result of campaign by corrupt officials.
Anshu Gupta is being recognised for creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating in cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity.
D. RameshwaramView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. On 29th July’15, The Supreme Court confirmed its decision of commuting the death sentence to life imprisonment of three persons convicted of killing former Prime Minister _________.
ANSWER: D. Rameshwaram
Rameshwaram was the hometown of APJ Abdul Kalam.
A. Indira Gandhi
B. Lal Bahadur Shashtri
C. Rajiv Gandhi
D. Sanjay GandhiView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Name the new operating system launched by the Microsoft on 29th July’15?
ANSWER: C. Rajiv Gandhi
The apex Court dismissed the curative petition filed by the Centre which was seeking a review of the decision in February last year. In February last year, the Court had commuted the death sentence of three persons - Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan, citing the 11-year delay in deciding their mercy petitions. The three convicts are lodged in a Vellore prison. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on 21st May’1921 in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
A. Windows 8.2
B. Windows 8.5
C. Windows 9.1
D. Windows 10View Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. In Pakistan, the chief of banned outfit Malik Ishaq has been killed in an encounter with the police in Punjab province. He was the
ANSWER: D. Windows 10
Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to most consumers. According to a Microsoft statement, upgrading to Windows 10 would be easy for customers having a genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC or tablet. Microsoft said the Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever. Armed with new innovative features like Cortana, an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge, the software would be available in 190 nations.
chief of which group?
D. Al-QaidaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. For which programme Patna High Court has directed the Bihar government not to go for audio-video recording and its display which aimed at preparing vision document on development for the state till 2025?
ANSWER: B. Lashkar-i-Jhangvi
Ishaq was on a US list of global terrorists and the group he founded has claimed responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of civilians. The police said Ishaq's two sons and eleven top members of the group linked to al-Qaeda were also killed in the encounter in Muzaffargarh district. Ishaq has been accused of masterminding dozens of attacks against the minority Shia community.
A. Badh Chala Bihar
B. Bihar Vikas Path
C. Sabka Bihar
D. Viksit BiharView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. With effect from which day, the Government has finalised arrangements to extend and implement the e-Tourist Visa facility to the passport holders of People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong Administrative Region and Macau Special Administrative Region?
ANSWER: A. Badh Chala Bihar
A division bench of Chief Justice L Narsimha Reddy and Justice Anjana Mishra issued the directive to Bihar government after hearing a PIL filed in this regard.
A. 1st Aug’15
B. 31st July’15
C. 30th July’15
D. 29th July’15View Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. World Hepatitis Day was observed on ______.
ANSWER: C. 30th July’15
The e-Tourist Visa scheme launched by the Government of India on the November 27, 2015 has been extended to 77 countries/territories so far. The total number of countries/territories covered under the e-Tourist Visa scheme will go up from 74 to 77, with the inclusion of these countries/territories.
A. 25th July
B. 28th July
C. 30th July
D. 1st AugustView Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. Which automaker company becomes the world’s biggest automaker in the first half of the year 2015?
ANSWER: B. 28th July
The theme for this year was ‘Prevent Hepatitis, Act Now’.
D. General Motors View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: A. Volkswagen
Volkswagen surpassed Toyota as the world's largest automaker in the first half of 2015, fulfilling a long-held goal, but the achievement came at a cost. Volkswagen sold 5.04 million vehicles in the first six months of the year, edging Toyota's 5.02 million.