May 28, 2015

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GK Updates for 27th May 2015

gk 27 may 2015
1) Who is the first person to become the Chief Minister of two states? - N. D. Tiwari (He was the CM of Uttar Pradesh as well as Uttarakhand).

2) The author of the book "Why Socialism" is? - Jayaprakash Narayanan

3) Who took over the leadership of Dandi March after the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi? - Abbas Tyabji

4) 'Bhoomi Putra' was the editorial of which famous Indian Organization? - Bhoodan Movement

5) The French writer who wrote the biography of Gandhi is? - Romain Rolland

6) Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey, the first women university in India is in? - Pune

7) Element with the highest specific heat capacity? - Hydrogen

8) Khudai-Khid Matgar is the organization started by? - Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

9) September 25 is celebrated as Anthyodaya Day is the birthday of? - Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

10) Asian Games 2018 will be held at? - Jakarta
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Latest Current Affairs MCQ: 27 May 2015

Current affairs quiz 27 may 2015
1) Name Indian Navy's latest anti-submarine warfare class stealth corvette which was launched on 19 May 2015?
(A) INS Kavaratti
(B) INS Sardar Patel
(C) INS Porbandar
(D) INS Kalavari

2) Researchers have recently discovered the driest place on the Earth in the Atacama Desert and named it Maria Elena South (MES). In which country it is?
(A) Algeria
(B) Chile
(C) Uganda
(D) Cuba

3) Which tech giant has recently acquired Coherent Navigation, a Bay Area firm working on high-accuracy GPS and navigation technologies?
(A) Microsoft
(B) Google
(C) Apple
(D) None of these

4) Laszlo Krasznahorkai who recently won the Man Booker International Prize 2015 is from which country?
(A) Australia
(B) Canada
(C) Turkey
(D) Hungary

5) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 May 2015 returned to India after completing his tour to three nations. Which among the following country was not among his visit?
(A) China
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Mongolia
(D) South Korea

6) Who was recently named as England men’s cricketer of the year 2014-15?
(A) Eoin Morgan
(B) Moeen Ali
(C) Stuart Board
(D) Joe Root

7) Who among the following is the recipient of Pt Haridutt Sharma Award 2015?
(A) Vikram Seth
(B) S Krishna Kumar
(C) Anurraddha Prasad
(D) Vivek Mishra

8) Which club recently won the Spanish La Liga title for the 23rd time?
(A) Real Madrid
(B) Barcelona
(C) Valencia
(D) Atletico Madrid

9) Which country topped the first World Environmental Democracy Index?
(A) Switzerland
(B) Lithuania
(C) Norway
(D) USA

10) Tathagata Roy recently sworn in as the governor of?
(A) Tripura
(B) Mizoram
(C) Arunachal Pradesh
(D) Sikkim

Answers
1) Ans. (A) INS Kavaratti
2) Ans. (B) Chile
3) Ans. (C) Apple
4) Ans. (D) Hungary
5) Ans. (B) Bangladesh
6) Ans. (D) Joe Root
7) Ans. (C) Anurraddha Prasad
8) Ans. (B) Barcelona
9) Ans. (B) Lithuania
10) Ans. (A) Tripura  
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26th May 2015 Important Current Affairs

current affairs 26 may 2015
1) Nirbhay Sharma sworn-in as Governor of Mizoram:
--> Lt General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma was on 26 May 2015 sworn-in as the Governor of Mizoram at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan.
--> Justice T Vaiphei, judge of the Gauhati High Court, administered the oath of office to General Sharma.
--> He is the eighth governor of Mizoram.

2) NASSCOM launched cyber security task force:
--> National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Data Security Council of India have launched NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force.
--> It aims to build India as a global hub for providing cyber security solutions, developing cyber security R&D plan and develop a skilled workforce of cyber security experts.
--> Rajendra Pawar, Chairman, NIIT will be the chairman of  NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force.

3) Snapdeal acquires m-commerce tech startup MartMobi:
--> E-commerce major Snapdeal has acquired Hyderabad-based mobile technology startup, MartMobi for an undisclosed amount.
--> The move will help the firm strengthen its mobility platform for merchant partners.
--> Founded by Pramod Nair and Satya Krishna Ganni, MartMobi creates mobile sites and apps for e-commerce stores, small and medium-sized businesses.

4) Modi launched DD Kisan Channel:
--> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26 May 2015 launched Doordarshan's farmer-centric channel - DD Kisan.
--> The government has made DD Kisan a "must carry" channel making it mandatory for cable and Direct to Home (DTH) operators to provide it to their subscribers.
--> The channel was announced in the Budget Speech of Arun Jaitley in February 2015.

5) Four Indians among world's 100 most powerful women:
--> SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI bank head Chanda Kochhar, Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and HT Media Chair Shobhana Bhartia are among the world’s 100 most powerful women, according to the Forbes’ annual list which is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
--> Two women of Indian-origin PepsiCo Chief Indra Nooyi and Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior also make the list.
--> The top 5 include US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (2), philanthriopist Melinda Gates (3), Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (3), GM CEO Mary Barra (5).
--> The 59-year-old Bhattacharya has been ranked 30th on the list, followed by Kochhar on the 35th spot, Mazumdar-Shaw (85) and newcomer on the list Bhartia is on the 93rd spot.

6) Govt formed panel headed by Vijay Kelkar to revisit PPP infra model:
--> Union government has constituted a 10-member committee to review and revitalise public private partnership (PPP) mode of infrastructure development.

--> The committee will be chaired by former finance secretary Vijay Kelkar and submit its report within a period of 3 months from the date of its Constitution.

May 27, 2015

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Current Affairs Quiz: 26 May 2015

Current Affairs Quiz 26 may 2015
1) Who recently won the Rome Masters Tennis title?
(A) Roger Federer
(B) Novak Djokovic
(C) Rafael Nadal
(D) Andy Murray

2) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16 May 2015 became the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia. Name the capital of Mongolia?
(A) Victoria
(B) Tashkent
(C) Phnom Penh
(D) Ulaanbaatar

3) Draupadi Murmu recently sworn in as the first woman Governor of which Indian state?
(A) Bihar
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Jharkhand
(D) Karnataka

4) India recently assumed the presidency of the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) after a gap of 19 years. 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) was held at?
(A) Geneva
(B) Tokyo
(C) Ottawa
(D) Cambodia

5) US president Barack Obama on 18 May 2015 joined which social networking site with his official handle @POTUS?
(A) Facebook
(B) Twitter
(C) LinkedIn
(D) Google Plus

6) Vice chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya recently launched its new website. Name the URL?
(A) Niti.gov.in
(B) Nitiaayog.gov.in
(C) Aayodniti.org
(D) Nitiaayog.nic.in

7) Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia was recently appointed chairman of a Joint Committee of Parliament that will look into?
(A) Women's Reservation Bill
(B) GST Bill
(C) FDI Bill
(D) Land Acquisition Amendment Bill

8) Federal Bank on 18 May 2015 enetered into credit card segment through the launch of co-branded credit cards in partnership with which bank?
(A) ICICI
(B) HDFC
(C) SBI
(D) Kotak Mahindra Bank

9) Nelong Valley in which state was opened recently for tourists for the first time since the 1962 Indo-China war?
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Bihar
(C) Uttarakhand
(D) Himachal Pradesh

10) Supreme Court has recently banned photos of politicians in government advertisements based on which committee recommendation?
(A) N S Madhava Menon Committee
(B) T S R Subramanian Committee
(C) Ajay Chauhan Committee
(D) Not based on any committee recommendation

Answers
1) Ans. (B) Novak Djokovic
2) Ans. (D) Ulaanbaatar
3) Ans. (C) Jharkhand
4) Ans. (A) Geneva
5) Ans. (B) Twitter
6) Ans. (A) Niti.gov.in
7) Ans. (D) Land Acquisition Amendment Bill
8) Ans. (C) SBI
9) Ans. (C) Uttarakhand
10) Ans. (A) N S Madhava Menon Committee
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 25 May 2015

Current Affairs for Exams 25 May 2015
1) ICICI Bank launched voice password facility for users:
--> Country's largest private lender ICICI Bank has on 25 May 2015 launched a service through which customers can make transactions using just their voice, without using other means of authentication like a password.
--> The voice recognition service authenticates customers based on their speech patterns and allows them to execute banking transactions through the bank's call centre, the bank said in a statement.
--> Normally customer use authentication like entering card numbers, answering security questions and entering a personal identification number (PIN) to carry out a phone banking transaction.
--> Now their voice will act as the password for banking transactions through the call centre and it is secure.

2) Manoj Mishra appointed as CMD of National Fertilizers:
--> Government has appointed Manoj Mishra as Chairman and Managing Director of state-run National Fertilizers Ltd (NFL).
--> Mishra, currently posted as Director Finance at State Trading Corporation (STC), is likely to assume the charge of CMD of the fertiliser firm this week.

3) Government cleared 21 FDI proposals worth Rs. 281 crore:
--> The government has cleared 21 foreign direct investment (FDI) deals worth Rs. 281 crore but deferred Kotak Mahindra Bank’s proposal to hike foreign investment limit in the bank to 55 per cent.
--> FDI proposals under approval route are cleared by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).

4) Sunil D'Souza, former PepsiCo executive, appointed as Whirlpool India MD:
--> Home appliances maker Whirlpool of India has appointed Sunil D'Souza as managing director.
--> He will come on board effective June 22, 2015.
--> He joins appliances manufacturer Whirlpool from PepsiCo where he was the Head of PepsiCo’s VIMAPS Business Unit in Malaysia.

5) Bank staff to get 15% wage hike:
--> Around one million employees of 43 banks, including state-owned ones, will get a 15% hike in salaries as the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) on 25 May 2015 signed a wage agreement with unions and officers' associations.
--> The revision, applicable with effect from November 1, 2012, will benefit employees and officers in public sector banks, old private sector banks and a few foreign banks.
--> The 15% hike would put an extra burden of Rs 4,725 crore on banks, IBA chairman T M Bhasin said. 

6) Ajinkya Rahane, Kumar Sangakkara conferred with CEAT awards:
--> Ajinkya Rahane won the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year award while former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara clinched the International Cricketer of the Year honour at a ceremony held in Mumbai on 25 May 2015.
--> Former India captain Kapil Dev, who led the country to the first of two World Cup titles in 1983, was conferred with the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the awards.
--> The award winners:
1) International Lifetime Achievement Award: Kapil Dev
2) International Cricketer of the Year: Kumar Sangakkara
3) Indian Cricketer of the Year: Ajinkya Rahane
4) International Batsman of the Year: Hashim Amla
5) International Bowler of the Year: Rangana Herath
6) T20 Player of the Year: Dwayne Bravo
7) Popular Choice Award: Kieron Pollard
8) Special Award: Rohit Sharma
9) Domestic Cricketer of the Year: R Vinay Kumar
10) Young Player of the Year: Deepak Hooda.

7) 200 rallies to mark 1 year of Modi government:
--> BJP will celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one year in office with a week-long campaign called “Jan Kalyan Parv” or “People’s Welfare Festival” .

--> The party will hold 200 rallies across the country with Mr. Modi scheduled to address the first meeting at Nagla Chandrabhan village in Mathura, the birthplace of Deendayal Upadhyaya, on May 25.

May 26, 2015

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Current Affairs MCQ: 25 May 2015

1) Indian-origin Harbhajan Kaur Dheer recently became the first Asian elected mayor in which country?
(A) USA
(B) Japan
(C) South Korea
(D) UK

2) Suchitra Bhattacharya who died on 13 May 2015 was a celebrated writer in which language?
(A) Bengali
(B) Marathi
(C) Tamil
(D) Kannada

3) Lok Sabha on 13 May 2015 passed The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The Bills seeks to amend the Negotiable Instruments Act of which year?
(A) 1857
(B) 1881
(C) 1947
(D) 1951 

4) On 13 May 2015, who took over as the new Election Commissioner of India?
(A) Basanth Seth
(B) H S Brahma
(C) Achal Kumar Jyoti
(D) Nasim Zaidi

5) PM Narendra Modi on 16 May 2015 inaugurated which bank's first Chinese branch in Shanghai?
(A) HDFC Bank
(B) Punjab National Bank
(C) ICICI Bank
(D) State Bank of Travancore

6) Mohamed Morsi who was sentenced to death by country's court recently, was the former president of which country?
(A) Egypt
(B) Syria
(C) Yemen
(D) Iraq

7) Government has recently allocated Rs 5000 crore for development of AYUSH. Name the Union Minister for AYUSH Ministry?
(A) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
(B) Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
(C) Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar
(D) Shri Anant Geete

8) Which country won their sixth consecutive Sudirman Cup(for Badminton) on 17 May 2015?
(A) Malaysia
(B) China
(C) Singapore
(D) India

9) Vikas Gowda recently won a bronze medal in the second leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League series on 17 May 2015. Vikas Gowda is related with which sport?
(A) Tennis
(B) Discus Throw
(C) Weight Lifting
(D) Shooting

10) Indian technology major Infosys on 17 May 2015 announced establishing its first overseas centre outside India, in which country?
(A) China
(B) Australia
(C) Mangolia
(D) South Korea

Answers
1) Ans. (D) UK
2) Ans. (A) Bengali
3) Ans. (B) 1881
4) Ans. (C) Achal Kumar Jyoti
5) Ans. (C) ICICI Bank
6) Ans. (A) Egypt
7) Ans. (A) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
8) Ans. (B) China
9) Ans. (B) Discus Throw
10) Ans. (A) China
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