Latest Current Affairs Quiz - Competitive Exams

1. The govt has set up a three-member SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The SIT will be headed by  _________.
1) Kumar Gyanesh
2) Rakesh Kapoor
3) Pramod Asthana
4) Anil Goswami
5) None of these

2. Which of the following pairs is the winner of the men’s doubles title of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament?
1) Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini
2) Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut
3) Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
4) Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo
5) None of these

3. The freelance journalist Kenji Goto, who was beheaded by the Islamic State militants recently, was a ___________citizen.
1) Jordanian
2) US
3) French
4) Japanese
5) South Korean

4. Who has been appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner w.e.f 19th Apr’15?
1) Umesh Sinha
2) A Y Qureshi
3) Nasim Zaidi
4) Harishankar Brahma
5) None of These

5. PM Narendra Modi on 8 Apr announced farmers will now be eligible for input subsidy if __________of their crop has been damaged.
1) 50 per cent
2) 40 per cent
3) 33 per cent
4) 25 per cent
5) None of these

6. The CCEA has approved the four-laning of the Sultanpur-Varanasi section of National Highway-56 in Uttar Pradesh. The NH-56 connects ___________.
1) Lucknow and Varanasi
2) Lucknow and Gorakhpur
3) Lucknow and Agra
4) Lucknow and Kanpur
5) None of these

7. Areva, the world's largest nuclear company, will set up nuclear power plants in Jaitapur in Maharashtra. Areva is a ________firm.
1) US
2) Japanese
3) Chinese
4) French
5) German

8.  Who among the following has taken over as the new Director of the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Satellite Centre (ISAC) situated in Bengaluru?
1) Shailesh Nayak
2) SK Shivakumar
3) M Annadurai
4) AS Kiran Kumar
5) None of these

9. Which of the following banks is all set to become the first in the country and among the few in the world to deploy voice-recognition technology for biometric authentication?
1) Axis Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) Yes Bank
4) ICICI Bank
5) SBI

10. ___________has been appointed Chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council recently.
1) Ranjib Biswal
2) Ajay Shirke
3) Ravi Shastri
4) Sourav Ganguly
5) Rajeev Shukla

11. The 14th Finance Commission had recommended the Centre to transfer ________from the divisible tax pool to states for a period of five years, starting from the current financial year (FY16).
1) 32 per cent
2) 42 per cent
3) 45 per cent
4) 49 per cent
5) 51 per cent

12. The 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament was held in Malaysia from Apr 5 to 12. It is associated with the game of __________.
1) Cricket
2) Hockey
3) Football
4) Tennis
5) None of these

13.  The Joint Conference of Chief Ministers of States and Chief Justices of High Courts was held on 5th Apr’15 in _____.
1) Bengaluru
2) Agra
3) Panaji
4) Chandigarh
5) New delhi

14. The World Bank has sanctioned Rs 100 cr for all round development of Sagar Island which is situated in _____________.
1) Odisha
2) West Bengal
3) Jharkhand
4) Karnataka
5) Andhra Pradesh

15. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax (GST)?
1) Manish Sisodia
2) Jayant Malaiya
3) Saurabh Patel
4) KM Mani
5) None of these


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