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ONLINE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - APRIL 2015


1) Union Cabinet gave its nod to 100 smart cities project and the new urban renewal mission with a total outlay of about Rs one lakh crore. The Government approved the Smart Cities Mission for development of 100 smart cities and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) of 500 cities with outlays of Rs ............ and Rs ......... respectively. AMRUT is the new avatar of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and has been named after former Prime Minister
A) Rs 20,000 crore and 25,000 crore
B) Rs 40,000 crore and 50,000 crore
C) Rs 48,000 crore and 50,000 crore
D) Rs 50,000 crore and 55,000 crore

2) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for continuation of the minimum pension of Rs........... per month to the pensioners of Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS) beyond 2014-15 on perpetual basis. Retirement fund body EPFO had earlier suspended this minimum monthly pension scheme from 1st April 2015 in the absence of any direction from the Government.
A) Rs 1,000
B) Rs 2,000
C) Rs 3,000
D) Rs 4,000

3) Which country recently suffered massive earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on the Richter Scale in which thousands of people had died?
A) Bangladesh
B) India
C) Nepal
D) Bhutan

4) Which Bollywood actor was conferred with Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2015 along with Marathi actor Dilip Prabhavalkar?
A) Anil Kapoor
B) Rishi Kapoor
C) Vinod Khanna
D) Shatrughan Sinha

5) Which Iconic Indian industrialist and business leader has acquired a stake in the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi recently?
A) Aditya Birla
B) Ratan Tata
C) Mukesh Ambani
D) Sunil Mittal

6) What is the name of legendary Tamil writer and winner of Jnanpith Award who died recently?
A) Jayakanthan
B) Sujatha Rangarajan
C) Anuradha Ramanan
D) A. Muttulingam

7) What is the name of nuclear capable surface to surface missile which was successfully test fired from a naval ship off the Odisha Coast?
A) Akash
B) Dhanush
C) Agni-V
D) Prithvi

8) International Mother Earth Day with the theme Itís Our Turn to Lead was observed on?
A) 4th April
B) 16th April
C) 22nd April
D) 27th April

9) Fourth Lighthouse Museum of India will be opened at? (The other three lighthouses museums was opened at Alappuzha in Kerala and Chennai & Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.)
A) Kannur (Kerala)
B) Idduki (Kerala)
C) Ernakulam (Kerala)
D) Malappuram (Kerala)

10) Who was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner of India by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee?
A) H. S. Brahma
B) V. S. Sampath
C) Dr Nasim Zaidi
D) S. Y. Quraishi

11) Name the Indian Army regiment which completed 200 years of their raising recently?
A) Punjab Regiment
B) Rashtriya Rifles
C) The Grenadiers
D) Gorkha Rifles

12) Who was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015 for his performance in the film 'Happy New Year'?
A) Abhisek Bachchan
B) Shahrukh Khan
C) Bomen Irani
D) Sonu Sood

13) Tourist Visa on Arrival scheme was renamed by Union Ministry of Home Affairs as?
A) Visa on Arrival
B) e-Visa
C) e-Visa on Arrival
D) e-Tourist Visa

14) Who was recently appointed as the CEO of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)?
A) Arun Kumar Jha
B) Arvind Panagariya
C) Bibek Debroy
D) Ms. Sindhushree Khullar

15) Which country has made an agreement with India to supply Uranium for nuclear power plants in India?
A) United States
B) Australia
C) Canada
D) Germany

16) Mobile recharge platform Freecharge was recently acquired by?
A) Snapdeal
B) Flipkart
C) Amazon
D) eBay

17) Which country won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup men's hockey tournament defeating Australia?
A) New Zealand
B) Netherland
C) India
D) South Korea

18) The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Tuesday, banned all diesel vehicles over _______ years old from plying on Delhi roads?
A) 10 years
B) 15 years
C) 20 years
D) 25 years

19) Which country won the World Team Chess Championship in Tsaghkadzor?
A) India
B) Russia
C) Japan
D) China

20) 9th Civil Services Day was observed across India on?
A) 5th April
B) 18th April
C) 21st April
D) 26th April

21) Name the former Finance Minister and External Affairs Minister who has been conferred the Officer of the Legion of Honour by the French Government?
A) Yashwant Sinha
B) Sushma Swaraj
C) Salman Khurshid
D) S. M. Krishna

22) Who was appointed as Chairperson of Children's Film Society of India?
A) Anupam Kher
B) Mukesh Khanna
C) Dilip Tahil
D) Bomen Irani

23) For how many months Union Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India Society?
A) 3 months
B) 6 months
C) 9 months
D) 1 year

24) Who was elected as General Secretary of CPI (M) succeeding Prakash Karat?
A) Sitaram Yechury
B) Brinda Karat
C) Surja Kanta Mishra
D) Harkishan Singh Surjeet

25) Who was elected as the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2015-16?
A) Mr. Ajay S. Shriram
B) Mr. Sumit Mazumder
C) Mr S Gopalakrishnan
D) Mr Adi Godrej

26) Which city was named as National Earth Hour Capital 2015 by World Wildlife Fund (WWF)?
A) Thane
B) Coimbatore
C) Nagpur
D) Gwalior

27) World Hemophilia Day 2015 was observed across the world on?
A) 4th April
B) 17th April
C) 20th April
D) 22nd April

28) Union Finance Ministry retained interest rate for General Provident Fund (GPF) at .... percent for the year 2015-16?
A) 8.25 percent
B) 8.50 percent
C) 8.70 percent
D) 9.00 percent

29) World Malaria Day was observed across the world on? (The theme from 2013 to 2015 is Invest in the future, Defeat malaria.)
A) 5th April
B) 10th April
C) 20th April
D) 25th April

30) World Heritage Day 2015 was observed across the world on?
A) 6th April
B) 18th April
C) 23rd April
D) 29th April

31) Which country became the 161st Member of WTO?
A) Vietnam
B) Seychelles
C) Tonga
D) Comoros

32) What percentage of its corpus can Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) invest in the stock market?
A) 5 percent
B) 10 percent
C) 15 percent
D) 20 percent

33) The Supreme Court directed private hospitals to provide free treatment, including specialized surgeries, to _________?
A) Road accident victims
B) Rape attack victims
C) Acid attack victims
D) Victims of child abuse

34) With which country India has made an agreement to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets?
A) United States
B) France
C) Israel
D) Russia

35) The logo for International Day of Yoga was launched on Wednesday by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik. Which day will be celebrated every year as International Day of Yoga? (In December 2014, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted an India-led resolution to observe this day as the International Day of Yoga).
A) 14th June
B) 18th June
C) 21st June
D) 25th June

36) Which National Park in Uttarakhand is declared as India's 48th Tiger Reserve?
A) Rajaji National Park
B) Jim Corbett National Park
C) Dudhwa National Park
D) Gangotri National Park

37) National Panchayati Raj Day was observed on?
A) 12th April
B) 20th April
C) 24th April
D) 30th April