GK & Current Affairs : January 6, 7, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers for January 6 and 7, 2015 with latest MCQs on Current Affairs with explanations for competitive examinations

1.

The theme of National Youth Festival-2015, which began in Guwahati recently (January 2015) is __?
[A]Celebrating Diversity in Unity
[B]Youth For Drugs Free World
[C]Youth for Clean, Green and Progressive India
[D]Youth For Better India

Youth for Clean, Green and Progressive India
The 19th National Youth Festival has begun in Guwahati, Assam. This festival coincides with the 152nd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Theme of this edition of youth festival is Youth for Clean, Green and Progressive India. It aims to spread to spread national integration and harmony. National Youth Festival is one of the most important events organized by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports wherein about 5000 youth from all over the country congregate to show their grit and metal in the field of art and culture.

2.

The Union Government is planning to launch Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan to create awareness among the students in _____?
[A]Science and Mathematics
[B]Science and Social
[C]Ancient History
[D]Classical Music

Science and Mathematics
The union government will launch Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan to create interest among the students in Science and Mathematics. Abhiyan which will be launched from the next academic session envisages to motivate and engage children in 6-18 age group in Science, Mathematics and Technology through observation and experiment.

3.

Who among the following has become the first to make three Test centuries in his first three innings as captain?
[A]Virat Kohli
[B]M S Dhoni
[C]Steve Smith
[D]Hashim Amla

Virat Kohli
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli became the first man to make three Test centuries in his first three innings as captain. Kohli made this record on an eventful third day of the fourth Test against Australia in Sydney.

4.

Recently, which among the following banks has launched the countries first contactless debit and credit cards?
[A]ICICI Bank
[B]Axis Bank
[C]Corporation Bank
[D]State Bank of Mysore

ICICI Bank
ICICI bank has become the first bank to launch the countries first contactless debit and credit cards. The cards use the near-field communication technology, enabling one to make payments by just waving the card near merchant terminals instead of swiping the same. The bank has introduced these two cards in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Gurgaon to begin with and it has installed over 1,200 PoS machines capable of accepting contactless payments in these cities.

5.

The strategic oil- and gas bearing region called “Yamala Peninsula” is located in which country?
[A]Russia
[B]Norway
[C]Vietnam
[D]China

Russia
The Yamal Peninsula stretches some seven hundred kilometres into the Arctic Ocean from the Russian mainland below the Arctic Circle. It is believed that his region has one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world.

6.

Which city is the host of International Hindi Conference (April 2015)?
[A]New York
[B]Chicago
[C]New Jersey
[D]California

New Jersey
New Jersey is the venue for the International Hindi Conference-2015 that will be held in April 2015. Theme of 2015 edition of this conference is Expanding World of Hindi: Possibilities and Challenges.

7.

According to Fortune magazine, the Business Person of the Year-2014 is __?
[A]Mark Zuckerberg
[B]Jack Ma
[C]Larry Page
[D]Laxmi Mittal

Larry Page
Google co-founder Larry Page has been named as the business person of the year-2014, according to Fortune magazine. Larry Page surpassed global business leader Alibaba co- founder Jack Ma and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to top the list.

8.

The largest monolith of granite in the world called “El Capitan” is located in __?
[A]USA
[B]France
[C]Switzerland
[D]Germany

USA
El Captain, the largest monolith of granite in the world is in California’s Yosemite National Park USA. It extends around 3,000 feet from base to summit along its tallest face. It is one of the world’s favourite challenges for rock climbers and BASE jumpers. reference

9.

Teixobactin, which is news recently, is a ____?
[A]A new antibiotic
[B]A new bacterial disease
[C]Nanofiber cloth
[D]Drug resistant bacteria

A new antibiotic
A new antibiotic Teixobactin is the first new class of antibiotic announced in decades. Teixobactin shows great activity against some of the problem Gram positive superbugs like MRSA, enterococci, and C. diff—and has activity against tuberculosis and B. anthraces.

10.

Maithripala Sirisena, has been elected as new President of which country?
[A]Sri Lanka
[B]Mauritius
[C]Singapore
[D]Indonesia

Sri Lanka
Maithripala Sirisena has won the Presidential election of Sri Lanka. Maithiripala Sirisena was declared elected in Presidential elections after he had defeated incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa by more than 4 and a half lakh votes. In this election he had secured 51.28 per cent of total votes casted. Sirisena is the seventh President of Sri Lanka.

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