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ONLINE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - AUGUST 2015


1) Who was presented the 24th Saraswati Sammaan for the year 2014 by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, for his Epic 'Sri Ramayana Mahanveshanam' written in Kannada?
A) Govind Mishra
B) Sugatha Kumari
C) A A Manavalan
D) M Veerappa Moily

2) According to data released by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India on Population by Religious Communities of Census 2011, what is the total population of India in 2011?
A) 109.05 crores
B) 112.50 crores
C) 118.03 crores
D) 121.09 crores

3) Which port was adjudged 'Major Port of the Year' for the year 2014-15 among the 12 major ports in India at the Gateway Award 2015 ceremony organised in Mumbai on August 21. The port received this award for increased cargo volumes, optimizing capacity utilization, growth in output per berth and customer satisfaction?
A) Kolkata Port
B) Visakhapatnam Port
C) Mumbai Port
D) Chennai Port

4) Who was appointed as Union Home secretary by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, succeeding L C Goyal?
A) Rajiv Mehrishi
B) Deepak Choudhary
C) Vimal Pathak
D) Sujit Kumar

5) Who is the author the non-fiction book "Making India Awesome"?
A) Anita Desai
B) Amitav Ghosh
C) Ashwin Sanghi
D) Chetan Bhagat

6) Name the Tennis Player who was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF?
A) Roger Federer
B) Rafael Nadal
C) Andy Murray
D) Novak Djokovic

7) What is the name of new parent company launched by Google Inc to separate its search and advertising business?
A) Loom
B) Marshmallow
C) Numeral
D) Alphabet

8) Name the programme launched by the Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh which is a compilation of all schemes of both Union and State governments for Gram Panchayats?
A) SARAL
B) SAMANVAY
C) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
D) INSPIRE Programme

9) Name the Kolkata based Micro Financial Institution which started operation as commercial bank recently?
A) IDFC Ltd
B) SKS Microfinance Ltd
C) Aditya Birla Finance Ltd
D) Bandhan Financial Services

10) Name the epic in respect of which a special digitally restored recordings produced by All India Radio was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently?
A) Mahabharat
B) Vishnupuran
C) Life of Ganga
D) Ramcharitmanas

11) Who was elected as President of Gymnastics Federation of India?
A) Sudhakar Shetty
B) Pankaj Kher
C) Ismail Shroff
D) Ashok Khemka

12) In which country 15th IAAF World Championships in Athletics concluded recently?
A) China
B) Japan
C) South Korea
D) Thailand

13) On which day the United Nations' (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed each year to promote and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population?
A) 9th August
B) 13th August
C) 19th August
D) 23rd August

14) World Humanitarian Day was observed across the world with the theme "Inspiring the World's Humanity"?
A) 4th August 2015
B) 8th August 2015
C) 20th August 2015
D) 25th August 2015

15) Name the Co-Chairman of Hero Cycles Ltd and a leading industrialist of India who died in Ludhiana at the age of 87?
A) Om Prakash Munjal
B) Brijmohan Lall Munjal
C) Satyanand Munjal
D) Dayanand Munjal

16) According to the report "Population by Religious Communities of Census 2011" the growth rate of population in the decade 2001-2011 was?
A) 8.7%
B) 17.7 %
C) 23.5%
D) 28.3%

17) Name the Jain practice which was banned by Rajasthan High Court earlier and now the ban was stayed by the Supreme Court recently? (It is a practice of starving oneself to death in order to attain spiritual salvation.)
A) Santhara
B) Jina
C) Asteya
D) Utsarpani

18) National Sports Day was celebrated on?
A) 4th August 2015
B) 10th August 2015
C) 21st August 2015
D) 29th August 2015

19) Who was appointed as the Director General of Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)?
A) Amarinder Singh
B) Girish Sahni
C) Piyush Dave
D) Dinesh Yadav

20) Who became the second Tennis player to be recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award? (The first tennis player to be named for the top award was Leander Paes who got this award in 1996 after winning bronze medal in the Atlanta Olympics.)
A) Sania Mirza
B) Mahesh Bhupathi
C) Somdev Devvarman
D) Rohan Bopanna

21) Name the eminent environment activist who was conferred with 2015 Stockholm Water Prize for his innovative water restoration efforts?
A) Rajendra Singh
B) Gajendra Singh
C) Partha Chatterjee
D) Umesh Gupta

22) Name the Hindi litterateur who was chosen for Bharat Bharti literary award 2014? (The award is given by UP Hindi Sansthan.)
A) Gopaldas Neeraj
B) Janki Ballabh Shastri
C) Manohar Shyam Joshi
D) Kashinath Singh

23) Himachal Pradesh government announced the launch of a new smartstreet lighting project, an efficient smart LED street lighting project which replace the older street lights?
A) RISHTA
B) UJALA
C) PRAKASH
D) SMARTLED

24) First National Handloom Day was observed on?
A) 7th August 2015
B) 12th August 2015
C) 22nd August 2015
D) 30th August 2015

25) Name the senior India hockey player who was suspended for nine months for indulging in groupism and creating disharmony within the team?
A) Gurbaj Singh
B) Rupinder Pal Singh
C) Harjot Singh
D) Mandeep Singh

26) Name the mobile application launched recently by the Union Telecom Ministry to promote digital literacy in Bihar?
A) Pahal
B) Siksha
C) Disha
D) Sahaj

27) What is the name of telemedicine initiative launched by the Union Government in collaboration with Apollo Hospitals to provide health care facilities in rural areas?
A) SURAKSHA
B) CARE
C) SEHAT
D) SARAL

28) Name the Mauryan emperor in whose name the Union Government released Postal stamp?
A) Chandragupta Maurya
B) Bindusara
C) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
D) Ashoka

29) Name the communication satellite which was successfully launched into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by GSLV-D6?
A) GSAT-2
B) GSAT-4
C) GSAT-5
D) GSAT-6

30) Who broke Sourav Ganguly's record of fastest 8000 ODI runs in just 182 innings?
A) Virat Kohli
B) AB de Villiers
C) Rohit Sharma
D) Steve Smith

31) Who won the 200 meter title at 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing?
A) Yohan Blake
B) Warren Weir
C) Usain Bolt
D) Justin Gatlin

32) Who won the 100 meter title at 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing?
A) Usain Bolt
B) Justin Gatlin
C) Warren Weir
D) Yohan Blake

33) Name the Indian mathematician of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai who won Ramanujan Prize for 2015 for his contributions in the area of algebraic K-theory, algebraic cycles and theory of motives?
A) Sujatha Ramdorai
B) Amalendu Krishna
C) P V Reddy
D) Sudhansu Mukherjee

34) Name the former Madhya Pradesh IAS officer who was appointed as new Election Commissioner of India? (Naseem Zaidi and Achal Kumar Joti are the other two members of the Election Commission.)
A) O P Rawat
B) K V Chowdary
C) R Reddy
D) Debashish Chatterjee

35) Which Indian State has decided to implement National Food Security Act recently?
A) Nagaland
B) Meghalaya
C) Tripura
D) Mizoram

36) What is the name of global satellite for earth observation and disaster risk reduction which was proposed under the UN framework to be dedicated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam?
A) GlobalSat for DRR
B) EDUSAT
C) GSAT-15
D) INSAT-3D

37) Which telecom company of India became the first company to roll out the pan-India 4G network in 296 towns across India which is built on an open partner ecosystem model?
A) Bharti Airtel
B) BSNL
C) Tata Indicom
D) Reliance Infocomm

38) Name the former India captain who was elected unopposed as the president of the Association of Indian Statisticians and Scorers of India?
A) Ravi Shastri
B) Mohinder Amarnath
C) Dilip Vengsarkar
D) Suni Gavaskar

39) Who took over charge as the Chairman of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) succeeding Vijay Chhibber?
A) Pankaj Diwedi
B) Amit Mishra
C) Raghav Chandra
D) Suresh Nair

40) Name the online LPG service recently launched by Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry which will help consumers avoid hassles in getting new connections? (The new system will be available on the websites of each oil company and the government's LPG portal, Pahal.)
A) e-LPG
B) SAHAJ
C) e-Gas
D) SARAL

41) Which team won the second edition of Pro Kabaddi League 2015 by defeating Bengaluru Bulls in final?
A) Telugu Titans
B) U Mumba
C) Patna Pirates
D) Bengaluru Bulls

42) Which state granted the status of an 'adventure sport', to the festival, Dahi Handi, in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it?
A) Gujarat
B) Maharashtra
C) Rajasthan
D) Uttar Pradesh

43) Name the scheme which was acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest cash transfer program (households)? (As on 13.8.2015, 13.9 crore LPG consumers have joined this scheme.)
A) SARAL
B) PAHAL
C) GIVEUP
D) SAMAJ

44) Who became the first Indian to win the Ladies British Amateur stroke play golf championship?
A) Aditi Ashok
B) Saina Nehwal
C) Richa Kapur
D) Mamta Sharma

45) Which country recently unveil a $8.5 billion Suez Canal expansion aimed at resurrecting the country's flagging economy?
A) Egypt
B) Turkey
C) Syria
D) Israel