Current Affairs Questions and Answers - September 4, 2015Q1. On 3rd Sep’15, with which country has India agreed to increase bilateral trade by 60% in next 5 years?
D. Saudi ArabiaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. Name the 115-year-old trust that has been wound up by Government and its balance corpus fund of Rs 91 lakh transferred to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund?
ANSWER: A. UAE
The agreements were arrived at the 11th session of the India-UAE Joint Commission meeting held in New Delhi on 3rd Sep’15. The two sides also agreed to work for early establishment of the planned India-UAE Joint Fund for investments in the infrastructure sector in India. During the meeting, the two sides also signed MOUs on cooperation in the areas of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tourism, Telecommunication and also between the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
A. Famine People’s Trust
B. Jaipur Natural Calamity Trust
C. Indian People's Natural Calamity Trust
D. Natural Calamity TrustView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Which country’s multi-spectral remote sensing satellite will be launched by India from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota?
ANSWER: C. Indian People's Natural Calamity Trust
The Indian People's Natural Calamity Trust (IPNCT) was created by former Ruler of Jaipur in 1900 with an objective to provide relief to the people during famine. The Trust is being administered under the chairmanship of Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh with 27 nominated members and two officers. The Agriculture Ministry said in a release that since its last meeting held in August 1995, the Trust has no significant activity except giving donations through PM Relief Fund in case of natural disasters.
D. Japan View Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. Who among the following will take a class of students belonging to 11th & 12th on 4th Sep’15 to mark Teacher’s Day?
ANSWER: C. Indonesia
India will launch a second multi-spectral remote sensing Indonesian satellite that will help the country to monitor land-use, natural resource and in disaster mitigation. The satellite will be shipped to India on 4th Sep’15. LAPAN A2 /Orari will function as a tool to monitor land usage, ship movements, sea resources and fishing explorations. The satellite will orbit the Earth along the equator with an altitude of 650 kilometers, and travel at 7.5 kilometers per second - enabling it to circle the Earth 14 times a day.
A. Narendra Modi
B. Pranab Mukherjee
C. Rahul Gandhi
D. Amitabh BachchanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q5. Name the deaf and mute Indian girl whose petition seeking her custody rejected by the Pakistan Court on 3rd Sep’15?
ANSWER: B. Pranab Mukherjee
Mr Mukherjee will hold a joint class of the students of Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodhya Vidhalaya school. The school is located in the Presidential Estate. He will also interact with students and teachers of the school.
D. PragyaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. Which of the following country’s President made the announcement on 3rd Sep’15 to reduce its military personnel by three lakh?
ANSWER: C. Geeta
A Pakistani court dismissed the petition filed by an Indian social worker seeking custody of a deaf and mute Indian girl Geeta, stuck in Pakistan for more than a decade. The court, refused to issue orders for her forced repatriation. A Social worker and lawyer from Haryana, had filed the petition in Sindh High Court to seek the custody of 23-year-old Geeta. Geeta has been stranded in Pakistan for the last 13 years after crossing over to Pakistan by mistake. She was arrested by Pakistan Rangers and then handed over to Edhi which has been taking care of her.
D. AfghanistanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. According to a new report by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, which of the following cities has the highest number of dollar millionaires in Africa?
ANSWER: A. China
China will reduce its military personnel by three lakh. President Xi Jinping made the announcement at a massive military parade at Tiananmen Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of China's victory against Japan in the 2nd World War. He, however, did not give a timeframe for the plan. The Chinese President described the cut as a gesture of peace. China has presently more than 20 lakh military personnel.
D. DurbanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Which state’s High Court on 3rd Sep’15 rejected its state government's request to postpone elections to local bodies for a further one month period?
ANSWER: A. Johannesburg
Johannesburg alone, known as the city of gold, is home to 23,400 millionaires. South Africa has 30 per cent of the total. Egypt's Cairo comes second with 10,200, with Nigeria's Lagos third with 9,100. The study defines millionaires as people with net assets worth at least one million dollars. It estimates there are close to 163,000 millionaires living in Africa, with a combined wealth of 670 billion dollars.
B. Uttar Pradesh
D. KeralaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. As per the latest FIFA rankings released on 3d Sep’15, what is the ranking of Indian Football team?
ANSWER: D. Kerala
The bench, comprising Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice A M Shafique, said it is the constitutional obligation of the State Election Commission (SEC) to take a decision on conducting polls to local bodies. It is not necessary or required for the High Court to consider the government's request, it said, adding that the decision has to be taken independently by the SEC.
D. 124View Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. As per the announcement made by RBI on 3rd Sep’15, the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation ____coins to commemorate golden jubilee of Indo-Pak War 1965.
ANSWER: C. 155
Earlier in July, India had dropped 15 positions to 156th place after two successive defeats in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. India was recently held to a goalless draw by Nepal in an international friendly match in Pune. The Indian team will now take on Iran in a World Cup qualifier in Bengaluru on September 8.
D. Rs.10View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: C. Rs.5
RBI said in a release that the coins will be legal tender as provided in the Coinage Act 2011. Existing coins in this denomination will also continue to be legal tender. The new coin in the obverse will bear Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with Satyamev Jayate inscribed below it, the release said.
On the reverse it will bear image of 'Amar Jawan' monument along with the design of olive leaves branch on its left and right sides at the center, with the inscription "veerata aur balidan" in Devnagri script on the left upper periphery and "VALOUR AND SACRIFICE" in English on the right upper periphery. The year "2015" is written below the image of the monument. Also, "GOLDEN JUBILEE 1965 OPERATIONS" in English on the lower periphery will also be written on this face of the coin.