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Q.1) Name the Union Minister who was appointed as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President of Maharashtra State on 6 January 2015?

A. Devendra Fadnavis
B. Raosaheb Patil Danve
C. Amit Shah
D. Sudhir Mungantiwar

Ans. B

Q.2) State Government of Bihar on 6 January 2015 decided to grant child care leave for women government employees. The child care leave was granted for how many days?

A. 600 days
B. 730 days
C. 800 days
D. 1000 days

Ans. B

Q.3) Bihar Government on 6 January 2015 increased the duration of maternity leave to 180 days from

A. 90 days
B. 120 days
C. 135 days
D. 150 days

Ans. C

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Question 1
Name the Union Minister who was appointed as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President of Maharashtra State on 6 January 2015?
A
Devendra Fadnavis
B
Raosaheb Patil Danve 
C
Amit Shah
D
Sudhir Mungantiwar
Question 2
President Pranab Mukherjee on 7 January 2015 signed an ordinance to amend the Motor Vehicles Act of
A
1988
B
1995 
C
2004
D
2014
Question 3
Name the French satirical weekly magazine that was attacked by three masked gunmen on 7 January 2015?
A
Charivari
B
Nain jaune
C
Charlie Hebdo 
D
Canard enchaine
Question 4
National Youth Day was observed across India on 12 January 2015. The day was observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of which famous Indian personality?
A
Swami Dayanand Saraswati 
B
Swami Vivekananda 
C
Aurobindo Ghosh
D
Rabindranath Tagore
Question 5
Jharkhand Assembly on 8 January 2015 adopted a resolution urging State government to send a proposal to Union Government for setting up a bench of the Jharkhand High Court in?
A
Dumka 
B
Jamshedpur
C
Dhanbad
D
Bokaro
Question 6
India on 8 January 2015 decided to provide 60 million US dollars Line of Credit (LoC) to a country for its road infrastructure projects and passenger ferry service. Name the country.
A
Maldives
B
Guyana 
C
Nigeria 
D
Myanmar
Question 7
Which Indian bank on 7 January 2015 launched contactless credit cards and debit cards?
A
HDFC Bank 
B
ICICI Bank 
C
Axis Bank
D
Citibank
Question 8
What is AMCA that was in news in the first week of January 2015?
A
It is Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft being built by India and Russia jointly
B
It is fifth generation fighter aircraft being built by India indigenously 
C
It is fifth generation nuclear submarine being built by India and France jointly 
D
Both (a) and (b)
Question 9
Who was sworn-in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand on 8 January 2015?
A
Rameshwar Thakur
B
V K Bisht
C
K K Paul 
D
Aziz Qureshi
Question 10
Which Indian film was nominated for 2015 BAFTA Awards under non-English best film category on 8 January 2015?
A
The Lunchbox 
B
Two Days, One Night
C
Liar’s Dice 
D
Timbuktu
Question 11
Who was appointed as MD & CEO of AXIS Capital Limited on 5 January 2015?
A
Nilesh Shah 
B
Albert A. Benchimol
C
Naba Mondal 
D
Jignesh Shah
Question 12
Who won the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title on 6 January 2015?
A
Popov Ivan of Russia 
B
Dzhumaev Marat of Uzbekistan 
C
Mozharov Mikhail of Russia
D
Swapnil S Dhopade
Question 13
Governor Rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on 9 January 2015 under
A
Article 356 of Indian Constitution
B
Section 92 of the J & K Constitution 
C
Section 356 of the J & K Constitution
D
Article 370 of the Constitution
Question 14
Name the Indian industrialist on whose 175th birth anniversary, Union government launched the commemorative stamp on 6 January 2015?
A
G D Birla 
B
T V Sundaram Iyengar
C
Kasturbhai Lalbhai
D
Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata 
Question 15
Who was sworn-in as the President of Sri Lanka on 9 January 2015?
A
Mahinda Deshapriya
B
Mahinda Rajapaksa 
C
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
D
Mithripala Sirisena 
Question 16
Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 January 2015 approved to set up the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) at
A
Pottipuram village, Tamil Nadu 
B
Raval Village, Uttar Pradesh
C
Puttamraju Kandrika village, Andhra Pradesh
D
Adamwal village, Punjab
Question 17
Name the space telescope that on 6 January 2015 discovered 1000th exoplanet in the constellation Lyra.
A
Hubble Space Telescope
B
Chandrasekhar Space Telescope 
C
Kepler Space Telescope 
D
James Webb Space Telescope
Question 18
China on 7 January 2015 announced to include which vegetable as staple diet?
A
Tomato 
B
Potato 
C
Beans
D
Cabbage
Question 19
Indian Immunologicals Limited on 8 January 2015 launched India’s first vaccine to counter the deadly bluetongue disease. Name the vaccine?
A
Vibriovax
B
Ultravac Botulinum 
C
Cattlevax LC
D
Raksha Blu 
Question 20
Pakistan government in the first week of January 2015 decided to restrict the Pakistan-India Dosti bus service up to Wagah border.  In this context, consider the following statements.I. For the first time the bus services on Delhi – Lahore route was suspended in the aftermath of the Indian Parliament attack in 2001II. The bus service between Delhi and Lahore was started in February 1999 by the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto.Which is/are correct?
A
I Only 
B
II Only 
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II
Question 21
Name the National Park that was shut down on 11 January 2014 for one week after 47 migratory birds were found dead in the park?
A
Keoladeo National Park
B
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
C
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary 
D
Sultanpur National Park 
Question 22
Name the person who on 11 January 2015 won the men’s single of Chennai Open of Tennis?
A
Aljaz Bedene
B
Stanislas Wawrinka 
C
Roger Federer
D
Novak Djokovic
Question 23
Name the new class of antibiotic capable of fighting infections which was discovered in first week of January 2015 by scientists from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts?
A
Zovirax
B
Teixobactin 
C
Ampicillin 
D
Penicillin
Question 24
Which country on 11 January 2015 announced to host an International Anti-terror Summit in the month of February 2015?
A
The United Kingdom
B
The United States 
C
France
D
India
Question 25
Bihar Government on 6 January 2015 increased the duration of maternity leave to 180 days from
A
90 days 
B
120 days
C
135 days 
D
150 days
Question 26
State Government of Bihar on 6 January 2015 decided to grant child care leave for women government employees. The child care leave was granted for how many days?
A
600 days
B
730 days 
C
800 days
D
1000 days 
Question 27
President Pranab Mukherjee on 6 January 2015 signed the ordinance to amend Citizenship Act, 1955. Which of the statements in this regard is/are right?I. The ordinance exempts Person of Indian Origin (PIO) from appearing before the local police station on every visitII. It replaced the clause that says foreigners marrying Indians must continuously stay in the country for a period of six months before they get an Indian citizenship
A
I Only 
B
II Only
C
Both I and II 
D
Neither I nor II
Question 28
Name the airline that was named as the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com on 6 January 2015?
A
Lufthansa
B
Singapore Airlines 
C
Emirates
D
Qantas 
Question 29
Name the company which on 7 January 2015 bagged Uganda’s largest ethanol plant order from Kakira Sugars?
A
WNS (Holdings) Limited
B
Praj Industries 
C
Hinduja Global Solutions
D
Cognizant Business Process Services
Question 30
Larry Page on 6 January 2015 was named as the Business person of the Year for 2014 by Fortune magazine. Who is he?
A
CEO of Google 
B
CEO of Amazon
C
CEO of Yahoo
D
CEO of WhatsApp
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