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ONLINE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - JANUARY 2015


1) Who has been named as the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit, 2014 for his collection of 16 short stories called 'Kanakalochanaha'?
A) Prabhu Nath Dwivedi
B) Mridula Garg
C) Chandrakant Devtale
D) Adil Jussawala

2) What is the name of chief executive officer and co-founder of Google who was named Business person of the Year for 2014?
A) Sergey Brin
B) Larry Page
C) Mark Zuckerberg
D) Tim Cook

3) Which South African cricketer broke the Corey Anderson's world record of fastest century in One Day International (ODI)?
A) A B de Villiers
B) Herschelle Gibbs
C) Hashim Amla
D) J P Duminy

4) By which margin Australia won the 4 match Border-Gavaskar Test series against India?
A) 2-0
B) 3-0
C) 4-0
D) 2-1

5) Name the district of Kerala which got India's first high-speed rural broadband network?
A) Ernakulam
B) Idduki
C) Alappuzha
D) Kozhikode

6) In an all stock amalgamation which bank decided to merge with Kotak Mahindra Bank, creating the fourth largest private sector bank in the country?
A) ING Vysya Bank
B) Vijaya Bank
C) Federal Bank
D) Karur Vysya Bank

7) Who won the National Billiards title for the 7th time?
A) Geet Sethi
B) Ashok Shandilya
C) Devendra Joshi
D) Pankaj Advani

8) National Immunization Day for the year 2015 was observed on?
A) 8th January
B) 14th January
C) 18th January
D) 25th January

9) B.G. Verghese who passed away recently was related to which field?
A) Journalism
B) Scientist
C) Cinema
D) Literature

10) Who was appointed as the chairman of Sangeet Natak Academi?
A) Smt. Aruna Sairam
B) Leela Samson
C) Shekhar Sen
D) A Kiran Kumar

11) Name the Indian swimmer who created world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature at Antarctic Ocean?
A) Richa Mishra
B) Shikha Tandon
C) Bhakti Sharma
D) Maana Patel

12) Which country will host the ICC T20 World Cup in the year 2016?
A) Australia
B) India
C) South Africa
D) England

13) India celebrated 67th Indian Army day on?
A) 10th January
B) 15th January
C) 20th January
D) 30th January

14) In which financial institution Union Government will increase its stake to 51% to make it a government company?
A) AAI
B) BEML
C) IFCI
D) BHEL

15) 13th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2015 was held at?
A) Gujarat
B) Kolkata
C) Mumbai
D) New Delhi

16) R K Laxman who died recently was a renowned
A) Journalist
B) Cartoonist
C) Environmentalist
D) Scientist

17) Which day is celebrated every year as the Anti Leprosy Day (Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi) all over the India?
A) 15th January
B) 20th January
C) 25th January
D) 30th January

18) Who was appointed as Director General of Civil Aviation?
A) V P Agarwal
B) R N NAYAK
C) M. Sathiyavathy
D) R K Srivastava

19) What is the name of India's First Digital Village launched by ICICI Bank?
A) Akodara
B) Kaner
C) Mudhan
D) Akari

20) Who broke Adam Gilchrist's world record of 472 dismissal in One Day Internationals?
A) Kumar Sangakarra
B) M S Dhoni
C) A B de Villiers
D) Jos Buttler

21) Who won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014?
A) Cristiano Ronaldo
B) Lionel Messi
C) Neymar
D) Luis Suarez

22) Who was appointed as the 8th Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
A) G Madhavan Nair
B) K Kasturirangan
C) K Radhakrishnan
D) A S Kiran Kumar

23) On which day National Youth Day was observed across India to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda?
A) 10th January
B) 12th January
C) 14th January
D) 16th January

24) Who took over as the new chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI) replacing Sudheer Raheja?
A) V P Agarwal
B) R N NAYAK
C) M. Sathiyavathy
D) R K Srivastava