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Current Affairs on january 2015

Current Affairs 31 January 2015

1. Union Government on 30th January 2015 announced that under it's ambitious Digital India Programme, Aadhaar number will be use as Digital identity for what purpose ?: Mobile Banking Explanation: In a major step towards making Digital India by connecting villages to digital world, Union government announced on 30 January 2015 that Aadhaar number will be linked with Mobile......
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Banking Awareness 26 - 31 January 2015

1. On 27 January 2015, Sebi allows which stock exchange to Exit from Stock Bourse Business?: Gauhati Stock Exchange Explanation: The GSE was granted recognition as a stock exchange on May 1, 1984 and GSE as a stock exchange was last renewed for a period of one year on November May 1, 2012. It  made a request to Sebi for its exit as stock exchange in March 2013. In May 2012,.....
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Current Affairs 30 January 2015

1. Uttar Pradesh Government on 29 January 2015 announced to gift how much money to couples who enter in to inter-cast marriages?: Rs.50,000 Explanation: The step taken by the UP government to eliminate the Caste divides among the people by gratifying them with rs.50000 to those who enter into Inter-cast marriages. They will also receive the medal and certificate from the state......
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Current Affairs 29 January 2015

1. Cricket world cup 2015 will start with 6 new rules. What are those?: 5 Fielders will remain inside of 30 yard of circle till end of the game. Compulsory use of 2 new balls in an Inning Only 2 power play in an Innings reducing from 3. 1st power play by bowling side within 10 over’s and 2nd by the batting side before 40th Over for 5 over each. No substitute runner will be......
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Current Affairs 28 January 2015

1. On 27 January 2015, Sebi allows which stock exchange to Exit from Stock Bourse Business? – Gauhati Stock Exchange Explanation: The GSE was granted recognition as a stock exchange on May 1, 1984 and GSE as a stock exchange was last renewed for a period of one year on November May 1, 2012. It  made a request to Sebi for its exit as stock exchange in March 2013. In May 2012,....
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Current Affairs 26 January 2015

1. On 25 January 2015, who became the first ever woman officer to lead the ceremonial Guard of Honour by leading the Guard of Honour contingent that was inspected by the U.S. President Barack Obama at Rashtrapathi Bhavan? – Wing Commander Pooja Thakur Explanation: Wing Commander Pooja Thakur belongs to the administrative branch of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and is currently posted...
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Banking Awareness 19 - 25 January 2015

1. In terms of market capitalization, which bank was ranked at highest place among Indian banks in the list of the Top 50 Most Valued Global Banks that was released by Bloomberg on 17 January 2015? – HDFC Bank Explanation: HDFC Bank, which is India’s second-largest private bank (in terms of asset size), was ranked at 45th place in Bloomberg’s List of Top...
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Current Affairs 24 January 2015

1. At Rs.6000 developed a 10-inch netbook, which is claims to be the world’s cheapest by which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of the country? – IIT Bombay Explanation: In order to cater the Indian student need and also to provide value for money to middle /lower income family IIT Bombay thought it is important to have a fully functional keyboard as opposed to a virtual...
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Current Affairs 23 January 2015

1. Since 2009 Marten Pieters was the India CEO of Vodafone and On 22 January 2015 Vodafone names which person as the new CEO replacing the Pieters?: Sunil Sood as India CEO Explanation: Marten Pieters took over from Asim Ghosh as Vodafone-Essar CEO as Essar exited from the venture in 2011 and last year the British company acquired the India operations completely. Marten Pieters was......
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Current Affairs 22 January 2015

1. Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 21 January 2015 decided to give flexibility to state governments to set retail price of PDS (Public Distribution System) sugar that has been kept unchanged at Rs 13.50 per kg since when? – 2002 Explanation: About 2.8 million tonnes of sugar is required for PDS and currently sugar is sold at the retail issue price (RIP) of Rs 13.50...
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Current Affairs 21 January 2015

1. In the quarter ended December 2014, which company overtook Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) to become the country’s most profitable private company? – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Explanation: RIL operates the world’s largest refinery in Gujarat and TCS is a global player and gets most of its business from the US and Europe. The Tata Group owned TCS’ net......
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Current Affairs 20 January 2015

1. On 19 January 2015, United States has presented Martin Luther jr. Award to which Indo-American person for his contribution / efforts in international service and civil engagement?: Frank Islam Explanation: Martin Luther Jr. Award function is the annual awards ceremony, which was started in 1991 to honour the legacy of the famed civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr and the......
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Banking Awareness 1-10 January 2015

1. Government of India is finally decided to rename & reconstruct the Yojana Ayog (Planning commission) with which new name?: - Niti Ayog (National Information of Transforming India) Explanation: On 26th January 2015, Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi will finally announce the rename & reconstruct of 64 years old planning commission “Yojana Ayog” to......
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Current Affairs 19 January 2015

1. In terms of market capitalization, which bank was ranked at highest place among Indian banks in the list of the Top 50 Most Valued Global Banks that was released by Bloomberg on 17 January 2015? – HDFC Bank Explanation: HDFC Bank, which is India’s second-largest private bank (in terms of asset size), was ranked at 45th place in Bloomberg’s List of Top...
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Banking Awareness 11-17 January 2015

1. On 11 January 2015, World Bank has projected what percentage of economy growth in India in 2015?: 6.4% Explanation: On 11 January 2015, In the Vibrant Gujarat summit World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has announced the economic growth in India in 2015 will be 6.4 % and will be double by 2016. One of the factors for the economic growth in 2015 and 2016 will be the GST which.....
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Current Affairs 17 January 2015

1. On 16 January 2015, Govt. has cut down Petrol and Diesel by Rs.2.42/ltr and Rs.2.25/ltr, which bring the petrol and Diesel price to lowest after how many years?: 4 years Explanation: On 16 January 2015, Govt. has cut down Petrol and Diesel price (Rs.2.42/ltr and Rs.2.25/ltr) to lowest in 4 years. Thus now in Delhi, petrol will cost Rs 58.91 a litre, the lowest in 44 months, as......
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Current Affairs 16 January 2015

1. Under which setup RBI on 15th January allowed Banks to offer Insurance Broking Services to citizen of India?: By Setting up subsidiary or Through Joint Ventures Explanation: In order to increase the penetration of the Insurance in India, Reserve Bank of India RBI in 15th January allowed bank to offer the Insurance broking Service by setting up “the subsidiary or through joint.....
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Current Affairs 15 January 2015

1. On 14 January 2015, Who was named as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India? – Harishankar Brahma (H.S. Brahma)   Explanation: 60-year old Brahma, who hails from Assam, is a 1975 IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre is named as 19th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India. He will take over from V.S. Sampath who retires on 15 January 2015. Brahma will......
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Current Affairs 14 January 2015

1. In a Major milestones for the Indian railways, 1st CNG Train was started from which city?: Rewari – Rohtak Section (Northern Zone) Explanation: In a Major breakthrough in order to adopt the Green Fuel, on 13th January 2015 Indian railways has launched 1st CNG train from Rewari – Rohtak section (Northern Zone). This train is based on dual fuel CNG-Diesel system. The.....
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Current Affairs 13 January 2015

1. In the Global Poll conducted by the US agency which Hotel of India was declared as world Best hotel on 12 January 2015 ?: Oberoi Mumbai Explanation: In the Global Poll conducted by the leading financial magazine, Institutional Investor Oberoi Mumbai Hotel of India was declared as world Best hotel on 12 January 2015. Founded in 1934, the Oberoi Group operates 30 hotels in six......
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Current Affairs 12 January 2015

1. On 11 January 2015, World Bank has projected what percentage of economy growth in India in 2015?: 6.4% Explanation: On 11 January 2015, In the Vibrant Gujarat summit World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has announced the economic growth in India in 2015 will be 6.4 % and will be double by 2016. One of the factors for the economic growth in 2015 and 2016 will be the GST which.....
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Current Affairs 11 January 2015

1. SpaceX scored another successful launch of supplies to the International Space Station on 10 January 2015 but its fails to perform a new era test which was aimed with this launch. What was the test?: A test attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform but booster broke apart because it came down very hard. Explanation: On 10 January 2015, SpaceX has......
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Current Affairs 10 January 2015

1. On 9 January 2015, Kerala will be the first state to be fully covered by broadband connectivity under project, which aims to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across the nation by December 2016. Name the Project?: National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) Explanation: Kerala will be the first state to be fully covered by broadband connectivity under the National Optical Fibre Network...
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Current Affairs 09 January 2015

1. To fuel the fund raising from markets, Sebi on 8 January 2015 proposed Which norms through which investors can now bid for shares through Internet and eventually on mobiles?: e-IPO Norms Explanation: On 8 January 2015, in order to boost the fund raising process from the Markets, Sebi has proposed e-IPO norms where investors can now bid for the shares through internet  and.....
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Current Affairs 08 January 2015

1. On 7th January 2015, after 2 decade Paris has faced major terrorist attack at the office of which Magazine company?:  Charlie Hebdo Explanation: On 7 January 2015, 2 terrorist attacked the office of Charlie Hebdo magazine company in Paris. Nearly 12 people Died in this attack and many are critically injured. In year 2011, similar attack was carried on the same company by......
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Current Affairs 07 January 2015

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 January 2015 released a commemorative coin in honour of which person at his 175th birth anniversary, who is also popularly known as father of modern Indian industry?: Jamsetji Tata Explanation: On 6 January 2015 at the 175th Birth anniversary of Jamsetji Tata, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a commemorative coin in honor of his......
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Current Affairs 06 January 2015

1. Yojana Aayog (Planning commission) was reconstructed and renamed as “Niti” Aayog by the Prime Minister of India. Who was elected as 1st vice-Chairperson of the Niti Ayog?: Economist Arvind Panagariya Explanation: Yojana Aayog (Planning commission) was reconstructed and renamed as “Niti” (National Institution for Transforming India) Ayog by the Prime......
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Current Affairs 05 January 2015

1. Which company has been registered as the world's first transport sector project under the Programme of Activities (PoA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( UNFCCC), enabling it to quantify climate change benefit from all metro operations in India ?:  The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Explanation: In 2008, DMRC had become the first......
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Current Affairs 03 January 2015

1. On 2 January 2015, Government comes out with roadmap for "New Accounting standards” for the companies based on networth. What are those networths:? Networth of Rs.500 Crore or More and Networth less than 500  Explanation: Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) are converged with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). On 2 January 2015, Government comes...
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Current Affairs 02 January 2015

1. Government has launched which App for the Instant alert to police/safety for the women in New Delhi on 1st January 2015?: Himmat App Explanation: On 1st January 2015, Mr. Rajnath Union Home Minister in Indian Government has launched the Andriod Mobile App “Himmat” for the safety of the women in New Delhi. The Himmat app can be downloaded free of cost from the Delhi.....
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Current Affairs 01 January 2015

1. Name the scientist and when he was retired, who spearheaded the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) triumphantly through several milestones and also achieved crown glory of Mission to Mars?: K Radhakrishnan and he retired on 31st December 2014 Explanation: K Radhakrishnan had spearheaded the Indian Space Research Organization triumphantly through several milestones......
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