Current Affairs Questions and Answers - September 1, 2015Q1. Who is the Chairman of the Law Commission that recommended abolition of death penalty for all crimes other than terrorism related offences and waging war against the state?
A. Justice A P Shah
B. Justice H L Dattu
C. Ravi Prasad
D. A K SinghView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. What is the GDP growth estimated in first quarter of current financial year?
ANSWER: A. Justice A P Shah
Chairman of the Commission Justice A P Shah said, in the last decade the Supreme Court has on numerous occasions expressed concern over the arbitrary sentencing in death penalty cases. The recommendation by the nine member panel was, however, not unanimous, with three members dissenting and supporting retention of capital punishment.
D. 8View Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Who has been appointed as new Home Secretary on 31st Aug’15?
ANSWER: B. 7
GDP at constant prices for April to June this year rose by 7 percent compared to a growth rate of 7.1 percent for the same period in last fiscal. GDP at constant prices at the end of first quarter in june this year stood over 27 lakh crore rupees.
A. Ajit Doval
B. L C Goyal
C. Rajiv Mehrishi
D. S K SharmaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Against which of the following person the Supreme Court upholds ‘ban on entering Goa’?
ANSWER: C. Rajiv Mehrishi
A. M K Venkatraghvan
B. Giriraj Singh
C. Baba Ramdev
D. Pramod MuthalikView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. What is the theme of the 10th World Hindi Conference (WHC) to be organized in Bhopal from 10th -12th Sept’15?
ANSWER: D. Pramod Muthalik
A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu refused Sri Ram Sene Chief Muthalik's plea and told him to come after six months. Muthalik had moved the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court which on 2nd July had refused to interfere with the prohibitory order imposed on him and his associates by the state police.
A. Hindi Jagat: Vistar
B. Hindi: Hamari Matrabhasha
C. Hindi Jagat: Vistar evam sambhavnai
D. Hindi se JagatView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Who has developed a mobile based security system for the running trains named “Rakshak scheme” for safety of rail passengers?
ANSWER: C. Hindi Jagat: Vistar evam sambhavnai
The 10th World Hindi Conference (WHC) is to be organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, in partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
C. Railway Protection Force
D. Government Railway PoliceView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Name the new name of the Mount McKinley of North America?
ANSWER: D. Government Railway Police
Through Rakshak Scheme security personnel who are on duty in the running trains will be linked with the railway police control rooms. Railway police is taking this project initially as a pilot project and the project has been launched from Allahabad Division of railway police.
A. Proud of North America
D. ArcticansView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Which of the following states has been conferred 5 awards for outstanding performance in the various fields of Renewable Energy and Power Generation, including first award for highest capacity addition in grid connected solar rooftop power in the country during the financial year 2014-15?
ANSWER: B. Denali
President Barack Obama has said the 20,000 feet peak will revert to the original name given to it by Native Alaskan's, Denali. He made the announcement on the eve of a visit to Alaska for a conference of Arctic Nations. The central Alaska Mountain has officially been called Mount McKinley for almost a century.
A. Madhya Pradesh
D. ChhattisgarhView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Which state’s Chief Minister has directed all the departments of the City government to submit their updated guidelines by 4th Sep’15 for the effective implementation of the Citizens Charter?
ANSWER: B. Punjab
The other four areas in which Punjab bagged awards includes achieving highest cumulative grid connected solar rooftop power capacity, deployment of highest cumulative numbers of Solar Water Pumps, highest capacity addition of off-grid waste to energy plants and achieving highest capacity addition in grid connected solar power in the country.
D. AssamView Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. What is the status of the country's infrastructure sector in July 2015?
ANSWER: A. Delhi
The Chief Minister also said that the government will provide the technical support to them for ensuring effective implementation of the Citizens Charter. He also said the departments, can add new points in the Citizens Charter next year but it will be mandatory to implement whatever will be mentioned in this charter.
C. No Change
D. None of the aboveView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: B. Decreased
Growth of the country's infrastructure sector slowed to a 3-month low of 1.1 per cent in July, as the output of crude oil, natural gas and steel contracted. The eight core sectors, which contribute about 38 per cent to the overall industrial production, had grown at 4.1 per cent in July last year.