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January 30, 2015

Current Affairs Quiz - 1st January 2015


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  1. Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched a mobile application on 1st January 2015, which will allow women to send a distress call to police control room and their relatvies in case of any emergency. Name it ?
    1. Takhat
    2. Mulakhat
    3. Nirbhaya
    4. Himmat
    5. None of these
  2. The Indian government has recently bocked atleast 32 websites under Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. What was the reason for that ?
    1. They were promoting sex determination tests
    2. They were promoting adult content
    3. They were promoting drugs
    4. They were promoting anti-India views
    5. None of these
  3. The Chairperson of ISRO (Indian SPace Research Organization), K. Radhakrishnan retired on 1st January 2015. Who is the new chairman of ISRO ?
    1. G Madhavan Nair
    2. A. S. Kiran Kumar
    3. K Kasturirangan
    4. U R Rao
    5. Satish Dhawan
  4. The union Water Resources Ministry has announced the "Hamara Jal, Hamara Jeewan" initiative to be adopted in every district of the country during the India water week. The India water week is observed from 13th January to ?
    1. 16th January
    2. 15th January
    3. 14th January
    4. 17th January
    5. None of these
  5. Who is our Water Resources Minister ?
    1. Suresh Prabhu
    2. Nitin Jairam Gadkari
    3. Maneka Gandhi
    4. Anant Geete
    5. Uma Bharati
  6. The minimum paid-up capital required for setting up of small Finance Banks (SFBs) and payments Banks (PBs) is?
    1. Rs. 50 crore
    2. Rs. 100 crore
    3. Rs. 200 crore
    4. Rs. 250 crore
    5. Rs. 300 crore
  7. In a payment bank, the balance at the close of business on any day should not exceed how many rupees per individual customer?
    1. Rs. 1,00,000
    2. Rs. 2,00,000
    3. Rs. 3,00,000
    4. Rs. 4,00,000
    5. Rs. 5,00,000
  8. From 1st January 2015, the domestic LPG users will get 568 rupees in the bank account the moment they join the Direct Benifit Transfer scheme for LPG. This scheme has now been renamed as ?
    1. PAHAD
    2. PAHELI
    3. PRAHLAD
    4. PAHARA
    5. PAHAL
  9. The government has announced that the excise duty for SUVs had been reduced to 24 percent from 30 per cent. Expand SUV ?
    1. Suburban Uniform Vehicles
    2. Sport Utility Vehicles
    3. Standard Unauthorized Vehicles
    4. Suppressed Urbanized Vehicles
    5. None of these
  10. The 65 year old planning commission was on 1st January 2015 replaced by a new body. Name it ?
    1. RITI Aayog
    2. KRITI Aayog
    3. NITI Aayog
    4. PRITI Aayog
    5. JANATI Aayog
  11. Expand NITI ?
    1. National Institution for Traditional India
    2. Natural Investigative Team of Intellectuals 
    3. National Institution for Transforming India
    4. Nirbhaya's Institute for Traditional Ideology
    5. None of these 
  12. Who is the Chairperson of NITI Aayog ?
    1. Home Minister (Rajnath Singh)
    2. Defense Minister (Manohar Parrikar)
    3. Prime Minister (Narendra Modi)
    4. Law & Justice Minister (Sadanda Gowda)
    5. None of these
  13. Which of the following is the main aim of NITI Aayog ?
    1. to involve the states in economic policy making in India
    2. to eradicate deadly diseases
    3. to make sure that every state government is involving in swatch bharat abhiyaan
    4. to make sure that NITI (Ethics) followed by every govt organization
    5. All of these
  14. The Reserve Bank of India 1st January 2015 extended the deadline for submission of applications for licensing of Small Finance Banks (SFBs) and Payments Banks (PBs) to ________________
    1. 2nd February
    2. 3rd March
    3. 4th April
    4. 5th May
    5. 6th June
  15. Which of the following countries celebrate it's Constitution Day on 1st January ?
    1. Switzerland
    2. Phinland
    3. Italy
    4. Japan
    5. Norway
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  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015 launched a small deposit scheme Sukanya Samridhi Yojana for girl child under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) campaign..

    questions that can be asked related to this Yojana in the upcoming exams:

    1) Who can open account in the name of Girld Child under Sukanya Samridhi Yojana? - Guardian/Natural Guardian

    2) A Guardian can open how many accounts under SSY? - Only one account in the name of one girl child and maximum two accounts in the name of two different girl children.

    3) An account under SSY can be opened up to the age of ___ years only from the date of birth? - 10 Years

    4) Whether nomination facility is available for accounts under SSY? - No

    5) Minimum amount for opening of SSY Account? - Rs.1000 (Subsequent deposit should be in multiple of Rs.100/-)

    6) Maximum amount that can be deposited in a financial year in this account? - Rs.1,50,000

    7) Whether there is any limit on the number of deposits? - No

    8) What is the interest rate for the financial year 2014-15 under Sukanya Samridhi Yojana account? - 9.1%

    9) Partial withdrawal, maximum upto 50% of the balance standing at the end of the preceding financial year can be taken after Account holder is attaining age of ___ years? - 18 Years

    10) Sukanya Samridhi Account can be closed after completion of ___ years? - 21

    11) If account is not closed after maturity, balance will continue to earn interest as specified for the scheme from time to time. State whether the statement is correct? - Yes

    12) Normal premature closure will be allowed after completion of 18 years provided which condition? - Girl is married

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