May 27, 2015

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Current Affairs Quiz: 26 May 2015

Current Affairs Quiz 26 may 2015
1) Who recently won the Rome Masters Tennis title?
(A) Roger Federer
(B) Novak Djokovic
(C) Rafael Nadal
(D) Andy Murray

2) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16 May 2015 became the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia. Name the capital of Mongolia?
(A) Victoria
(B) Tashkent
(C) Phnom Penh
(D) Ulaanbaatar

3) Draupadi Murmu recently sworn in as the first woman Governor of which Indian state?
(A) Bihar
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Jharkhand
(D) Karnataka

4) India recently assumed the presidency of the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) after a gap of 19 years. 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) was held at?
(A) Geneva
(B) Tokyo
(C) Ottawa
(D) Cambodia

5) US president Barack Obama on 18 May 2015 joined which social networking site with his official handle @POTUS?
(A) Facebook
(B) Twitter
(C) LinkedIn
(D) Google Plus

6) Vice chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya recently launched its new website. Name the URL?
(A) Niti.gov.in
(B) Nitiaayog.gov.in
(C) Aayodniti.org
(D) Nitiaayog.nic.in

7) Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia was recently appointed chairman of a Joint Committee of Parliament that will look into?
(A) Women's Reservation Bill
(B) GST Bill
(C) FDI Bill
(D) Land Acquisition Amendment Bill

8) Federal Bank on 18 May 2015 enetered into credit card segment through the launch of co-branded credit cards in partnership with which bank?
(A) ICICI
(B) HDFC
(C) SBI
(D) Kotak Mahindra Bank

9) Nelong Valley in which state was opened recently for tourists for the first time since the 1962 Indo-China war?
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Bihar
(C) Uttarakhand
(D) Himachal Pradesh

10) Supreme Court has recently banned photos of politicians in government advertisements based on which committee recommendation?
(A) N S Madhava Menon Committee
(B) T S R Subramanian Committee
(C) Ajay Chauhan Committee
(D) Not based on any committee recommendation

Answers
1) Ans. (B) Novak Djokovic
2) Ans. (D) Ulaanbaatar
3) Ans. (C) Jharkhand
4) Ans. (A) Geneva
5) Ans. (B) Twitter
6) Ans. (A) Niti.gov.in
7) Ans. (D) Land Acquisition Amendment Bill
8) Ans. (C) SBI
9) Ans. (C) Uttarakhand
10) Ans. (A) N S Madhava Menon Committee
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 25 May 2015

Current Affairs for Exams 25 May 2015
1) ICICI Bank launched voice password facility for users:
--> Country's largest private lender ICICI Bank has on 25 May 2015 launched a service through which customers can make transactions using just their voice, without using other means of authentication like a password.
--> The voice recognition service authenticates customers based on their speech patterns and allows them to execute banking transactions through the bank's call centre, the bank said in a statement.
--> Normally customer use authentication like entering card numbers, answering security questions and entering a personal identification number (PIN) to carry out a phone banking transaction.
--> Now their voice will act as the password for banking transactions through the call centre and it is secure.

2) Manoj Mishra appointed as CMD of National Fertilizers:
--> Government has appointed Manoj Mishra as Chairman and Managing Director of state-run National Fertilizers Ltd (NFL).
--> Mishra, currently posted as Director Finance at State Trading Corporation (STC), is likely to assume the charge of CMD of the fertiliser firm this week.

3) Government cleared 21 FDI proposals worth Rs. 281 crore:
--> The government has cleared 21 foreign direct investment (FDI) deals worth Rs. 281 crore but deferred Kotak Mahindra Bank’s proposal to hike foreign investment limit in the bank to 55 per cent.
--> FDI proposals under approval route are cleared by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).

4) Sunil D'Souza, former PepsiCo executive, appointed as Whirlpool India MD:
--> Home appliances maker Whirlpool of India has appointed Sunil D'Souza as managing director.
--> He will come on board effective June 22, 2015.
--> He joins appliances manufacturer Whirlpool from PepsiCo where he was the Head of PepsiCo’s VIMAPS Business Unit in Malaysia.

5) Bank staff to get 15% wage hike:
--> Around one million employees of 43 banks, including state-owned ones, will get a 15% hike in salaries as the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) on 25 May 2015 signed a wage agreement with unions and officers' associations.
--> The revision, applicable with effect from November 1, 2012, will benefit employees and officers in public sector banks, old private sector banks and a few foreign banks.
--> The 15% hike would put an extra burden of Rs 4,725 crore on banks, IBA chairman T M Bhasin said. 

6) Ajinkya Rahane, Kumar Sangakkara conferred with CEAT awards:
--> Ajinkya Rahane won the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year award while former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara clinched the International Cricketer of the Year honour at a ceremony held in Mumbai on 25 May 2015.
--> Former India captain Kapil Dev, who led the country to the first of two World Cup titles in 1983, was conferred with the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the awards.
--> The award winners:
1) International Lifetime Achievement Award: Kapil Dev
2) International Cricketer of the Year: Kumar Sangakkara
3) Indian Cricketer of the Year: Ajinkya Rahane
4) International Batsman of the Year: Hashim Amla
5) International Bowler of the Year: Rangana Herath
6) T20 Player of the Year: Dwayne Bravo
7) Popular Choice Award: Kieron Pollard
8) Special Award: Rohit Sharma
9) Domestic Cricketer of the Year: R Vinay Kumar
10) Young Player of the Year: Deepak Hooda.

7) 200 rallies to mark 1 year of Modi government:
--> BJP will celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one year in office with a week-long campaign called “Jan Kalyan Parv” or “People’s Welfare Festival” .

--> The party will hold 200 rallies across the country with Mr. Modi scheduled to address the first meeting at Nagla Chandrabhan village in Mathura, the birthplace of Deendayal Upadhyaya, on May 25.

May 26, 2015

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Current Affairs MCQ: 25 May 2015

1) Indian-origin Harbhajan Kaur Dheer recently became the first Asian elected mayor in which country?
(A) USA
(B) Japan
(C) South Korea
(D) UK

2) Suchitra Bhattacharya who died on 13 May 2015 was a celebrated writer in which language?
(A) Bengali
(B) Marathi
(C) Tamil
(D) Kannada

3) Lok Sabha on 13 May 2015 passed The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The Bills seeks to amend the Negotiable Instruments Act of which year?
(A) 1857
(B) 1881
(C) 1947
(D) 1951 

4) On 13 May 2015, who took over as the new Election Commissioner of India?
(A) Basanth Seth
(B) H S Brahma
(C) Achal Kumar Jyoti
(D) Nasim Zaidi

5) PM Narendra Modi on 16 May 2015 inaugurated which bank's first Chinese branch in Shanghai?
(A) HDFC Bank
(B) Punjab National Bank
(C) ICICI Bank
(D) State Bank of Travancore

6) Mohamed Morsi who was sentenced to death by country's court recently, was the former president of which country?
(A) Egypt
(B) Syria
(C) Yemen
(D) Iraq

7) Government has recently allocated Rs 5000 crore for development of AYUSH. Name the Union Minister for AYUSH Ministry?
(A) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
(B) Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
(C) Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar
(D) Shri Anant Geete

8) Which country won their sixth consecutive Sudirman Cup(for Badminton) on 17 May 2015?
(A) Malaysia
(B) China
(C) Singapore
(D) India

9) Vikas Gowda recently won a bronze medal in the second leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League series on 17 May 2015. Vikas Gowda is related with which sport?
(A) Tennis
(B) Discus Throw
(C) Weight Lifting
(D) Shooting

10) Indian technology major Infosys on 17 May 2015 announced establishing its first overseas centre outside India, in which country?
(A) China
(B) Australia
(C) Mangolia
(D) South Korea

Answers
1) Ans. (D) UK
2) Ans. (A) Bengali
3) Ans. (B) 1881
4) Ans. (C) Achal Kumar Jyoti
5) Ans. (C) ICICI Bank
6) Ans. (A) Egypt
7) Ans. (A) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
8) Ans. (B) China
9) Ans. (B) Discus Throw
10) Ans. (A) China
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 23 May 2015

1) Jayalalithaa sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister:
--> Ms. Jayalalithaa took oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time at a ceremony held at the Centenary Hall of the University of Madras on 23 May 2015.
--> Her return to office comes less than a fortnight after the Karnataka High Court acquitted her and three others of corruption charges in a disproportionate assets case.
--> Governor of Tamil Nadu K. Rosaiah administered the oath of office and secrecy to her.
--> Apart from Jayalalithaa, 28 other ministers also took oath of office and secrecy.

2) Ireland becomes first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage:
--> Republic of Ireland on 23 May 2015 became first country in the world to constitutionally legalise same-sex marriage.
--> The referendum on this issue to amend country’s written constitution was passed with a resounding 62.1 per cent ‘Yes’.
--> Off the total voter turnout of 60.5 per cent, 1,201,607 people voted in favour of same-sex marriage, while 734,300 voted against it.
--> With this passage of same-sex marriage referendum, now Irish constitution gives equal status to marriage between two people of the same sex as compared to a marriage between a man and a woman.

3) India-Singapore bilateral naval exercise began:
--> Bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX-15 between India and Singapore commenced on 23 May 2015 in Singapore.
--> SIMBEX-15 will be held between May 23-26, 2015.
--> Indigenously-built guided missile stealth frigate INS Satpura and anti-submarine corvette INS Kamrota are participating in SIMBEX-15.
--> The annual bilateral exercise SIMBEX started in 1999.

4) Masaan won critics prize at 68th Cannes film festival:
--> debutant director Neeraj Ghaywan’s Masaan won the prestigious critics prize in the Un Certain Regard category, which runs parallel to the competition for the main prize, Palme d’Or, at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).
--> It stars Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi along with Richa Chadda and Sanjay Mishra.

--> The film is a narrative set based in Varanasi and its characters connected with the Ganga.

May 25, 2015

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Uttar Pradesh Post Office Recruitment 2015, 932 Vacancies, Uttar Pradesh Post Office Jobs 2015

Government of India, Ministry of Communications & IT, Department of Posts, Uttar Pradesh Postal Circle has invited applications for the recruitment of 932 Postman, Mail Guard, MTS( Administrative Office & Subordinate Office) vacancies. Interested and eligible candidates may apply online from June 1, 4 pm to June 30 by 11.59 pm or offline on or before June 30.

Post details:

Name and number of posts:
Postman: 602
Mail Guard: 20
MTS (Administrative Office): 42
MTS (Subordinate Office): 268

Eligibility:

Educational qualification:  
For Postman and Mail Guard posts:  The candidates should have passed Matriculation from recognized board.
For MTS posts: Candidates must have passed Matriculation or equivalent or ITI from recognised Boards.
Age limit: The candidates' age should be between 18 to 27 years as on June 30. Age relaxation is applicable for 5 years for SC/ST category, 3 years for OBC and Government Servants up to 40 years in accordance with Government rule.
Selection process: Candidates will be selected based on their performance in an aptitude test.
Application fee: Candidates have to pay Rs 500 (OC/OBC candidates) and Rs 100 (SC/ST/PH/Women candidates).
How to apply: The OMR application form will be available at Post Offices of UP Circle from June 1 to June 30. The eligible candidates may apply online through the official website of India Posts www.indiapost.gov.in or send their application along with OMRapplication form number, photocopy of e-payment receipt and examination fee. Candidates must mention in bold letters on the cover of the envelope "Application for the post of MTS in Administrative Offices or Application for the Post of MTS in Subordinate Offices or Application for the Post of Postman or Application for the Post of Mail Guard". The letter should be mailed through speed post/registered post to 'The Direct Recruitment Cell, Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Uttar Pradesh Circle, Lucknow-226001' on or before June 30.

Important dates:

Starting date for submission of online applications: June 4 at 4 pm
Last date for submission of online application: June 30 till 11.59 pm
Last date for receipt of applications: June 30
Last date for payment of fee: July 3


Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/uttar-pradesh-postal-circle/1/439784.html
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Current Affairs : May 2015 (Third Week)

1) Name the Hungarian writer who on 19 May 2015 won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015? - Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Note: Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation. 

2) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 May 2015 returned to India after completing his tour to three nations namely? - China, Mongolia and South Korea

3) Who was on 23 May 2015 sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time? - J Jayalalithaa
Note: She succeeded O Panneerselvam who resigned on 21 May 2015 following her acquittal on 11 May 2015 in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court.

4) Who was appointed as the new Defence Secretary? - G Mohan Kumar
Note: He succeeds Radha Krishna Mathur who completes his tenure on 28 May 2015.

5) Which Indian cricket player was placed at sixth position in the World’s 50 Most Marketable 2015 report released by British magazine SportsPro? - Virat Kohli

6) Which fighter jet of Indian air force (IAF) on 21 May 2015 landed successfully on Yamuna Expressway as part of developing road runaway for emergency landing? - Mirage 2000

7) US President Barack Obama recently entered Guinness Book of World Record for what reason? - Reaching a million followers within 5 hours after going live on Twitter with @POTUS account.

8) V Shanmuganathan on 20 May 2015 was sworn in as 15th Governor of which state? – Meghalaya

9) Who has sworn in as the Governor of Tripura on 20 May 2015? - Tathagata Roy

10) Name Indian Navy’s latest anti-submarine warfare class stealth corvette which was launched on 19 May 2015 in Kolkata? - INS Kavaratti

11) Which state will host the Paragliding World Cup from 23 October to 31 October 2015 at Bir Billing in Kangra valley as announced recently? - Himachal Pradesh

12) Union Government on 18 May 2015 launched official website of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. Name the URL of the website? - http://www.Niti.gov.in.

13) What was India's rank in the first Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) for the year 2015 released recently? - 24th

14) Union Cabinet on 21 May 2015 approved Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme consisting of fifteen operational flights from? - PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50

15) Name the Indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile which was successfully test fired at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha on 20 May 2015? – Astra

16) Anti-Terrorism Day was observed across India on? - May 21
Note: The day is annually observed on the death anniversary of seventh Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

17) President Pranab Mukherjee on 20 May 2015 inaugurated the ___th anniversary of India’s first historic climb of Mount Everest in 1965? - 50th

18) Who was on 18 May 2015 appointed as the chairman of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) (Amendment) Bill, 2015? - SS Ahluwalia, BJP Lok Sabha Member

19) Who was on 18 May 2015 sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand? - Draupadi Murmu

20) Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 16 May 2015 inaugurated the first branch of ICICI Bank in China at? – Shanghai

21) Name the Australian wicketkeeper batsman who on 17 May 2015 retired from One Day International (ODI) cricket? - Brad Haddin

22) Who was on 20 May 2015 appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Kerala? - TP Senkumar

23) Name the Indian-American professor who was on 21 May 2015 appointed as a member of the prestigious National Council on Humanities of United States (US) by President Barack Obama? - Akhil Amar

24) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 19 May 2015 announced that ASTROSAT will be launched in which month? - October 2015

25) Who was elected as the eighth President of the Federated States of Micronesia on 11 May 2015? - Peter M Christian

26) Who won the women’s singles of Italian Open for the third time on 17 May 2015? - Maria Sharapova

27) Who won his fourth Rome Masters Tennis title on 17 May 2015? - Novak Djokovic

28) Which temple in India on 20 May 2015 received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2008 certification for best quality practices? - Siddhivinayak temple of Mumbai

29) International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) was observed on 22 May 2015 with the theme? - Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

30) Which company on 20 May 2015 launched LiteOS operating sytem meant for Internet of Things (IoT) based devices? - Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

31) International Day of Families was observed on 15 May 2015 with the theme? - Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families.

32) Which state government on 19 May 2015 decided to launch Pay & Play Scheme at the designated stadiums or sports complexes to promote sports? – Delhi

33) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 16 May 2015 launched the official website of 10th World Hindi Conference. 10th World Hindi Conference will be held at? – Bhopal

34) Mamata Banerjee recently inaugurated the new headquarter of Coal India Ltd at? - Rajarhat in West Bengal

35) Name the nurse who was in a vegetative state for 42 years after being sexually assaulted and the face of mercy killing who passed away recently? - Aruna Shanbaug

36) Name the eminent economist and academics who passed away on 20 May 2015 in Pune? - Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri

37) Who were on 18 May 2015 named as England men’s and women’s cricketers of the year 2014-15 respectively? - Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards

38) Researchers have recently discovered the driest place on the Earth in the Atacama Desert in Chile and named it as? - Maria Elena South (MES)

39) Name the Veteran jazz musician who passed away on 20 May 2015 after suffering a heart attack? - Bob Belden

40) Nelong Valley in which state was recently opened for tourists for the first time since its closure in 1962 during war between India and China? - Uttarakhand
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