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    1) Status of the societies to the applicants and Certificates issued to the societies will be given though the new website for Multi Cooperative Societies launched by Agriculture Minister recently. Who is the Agriculture Minister? Ans : (1)
    1. Radha Mohan singh & sanjeevbalyan
    2. Radheshyam& sunder Barora
    3. Sanjay Arora & RakeshKulguptha
    4. Giridhar Singh
    5. None

    Explanation: The portal www.mscs.dac.gov.in will provide easy access of information relating to the status of the societies to the applicants as well as to the general public. Initially the website shall facilitate access of information like status of applications, notices, orders, certificates issued to the societies and contact details of officers. It shall also provide link to the websites of the offices of State Registrars of Cooperative Societies.

    2)Recently Except whom, the Supreme Court barred publication of photos of leaders in government advertisements ? Ans : (1)
    1. President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India.
    2. President, Prime Minister and the Chief Minister.
    3. President, Vice President and Prime Minister.
    4. President, Prime Minister, Chief Minister and Chief Justice of India.
    5. None

    Explanation: A bench headed by Justice RanjanGogoi approved the suggestions given by a three-member committee on regulation of public advertisements, barring a few exceptions. It rejected the stand of the central government that judiciary should not encroach into government policies and executive decisions and said that they can step in if there is no policy or law in place.

    3) The Government approved the procurement of how many helicopters for anti-naxal operations which are meant for Border Security Force? Ans : (3)
    1. 7
    2. 9
    3. 8
    4. 10
    5. 12

    Explanation: besides anti-naxal operations, these helicopters will also be deployed for disaster management functions and fulfills the requirements of the National Security Guards. The first batch of two helicopters was inducted in BSF Air Wing.

    4) USD 250 Million of money will be invested by the government over the next how many years in coal, power, and renewable energy to meet the power crises in the country? (5)
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Explanation: Addressing a seminar on Challenges in enhancing coal production in New Delhi on 13th may’15, Power and Coal Minister PiyushGoyal said that government is also planning to open 40 to 50 coal mines in next one and half years to increase the production and productivity of coal.

    5) 5% & 10% percent of disinvestment was approved by the Union Cabinet recently in National Thermal Power Corporation Limited and in which other Corporation? Ans : 3)
    1. GAIL
    2. ONGC
    3. Indian Oil Corporation
    4. Power Grid
    5. OIL

    Explanation:The proposed share sale of 5 per cent in NTPC will fetch the government 5,565 crore rupees while that of 10 per cent in IOC will bring in 7,932 crore rupees. Thus, the stake sale in both companies will help the government mop up over Rs 13,000 crore.

    6) Which Bollywood Celebrity has once again been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the ongoing investigations into Indian Premier League? Ans : (1)
    1. Sharukh Khan
    2. Salman Khan
    3. ShilpaShetty
    4. PreityZinta
    5. None

    Explanation: The ED is investigating two separate sale of shares by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009 and 2010. An audit by ED concluded that Kolkata Knight Riders' shares were undervalued during these two transactions. ED had also summoned the actor last month for questioning.

    7) Hyderabad became ……………………….in India to get Google Street View as announced recently? Ans : (3)
    1. Second
    2. Third
    3. First
    4. Last
    5. None

    Explanation: :- Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. Streets with Street View imagery available are shown as blue lines on Google Maps

    8) Recently, Supreme Court dismissed a bunch of petitions filed by various telecom companies, including Vodafone and Bharthiairtel , seeking extension of their how many years spectrum Licenses? Ans : (1)
    1. 20
    2. 23
    3. 12
    4. 19
    5. 18

    Explanation: Petitioners were seeking extension of their 20-year spectrum licenses by another 10 years. The telecom operators had also challenged the government's decision to reject their applications for extension of their licenses and auction the spectrum surrendered by them.

    9) Name the city where , Prime Minister NarendraModi held Summit level talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping recently in China? Ans : (4)
    1. Xian
    2. Beijing
    3. Guangzhou
    4. Shanghai
    5. None

    Explanation: Prime Minister NarendraModi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks at Xian in China. The talks lasted for about 90 minutes during which the two leaders discussed wide ranging issues including peace and tranquility on the border, trade imbalance and investment climate.

    10) Union Minister for Minorities Welfare startedUstadYojana scheme which boosts the skill of artisans, craftsmen and weavers who are already engaged in their work, from Varanasi. Who is Union Minister for Minorities Welfare ? Ans : (1)
    1. NazmaHeptullah
    2. Rajnath Singh
    3. SadanandaGowda
    4. Uma Bharathi
    5. NitinGadkari

    Explanation: Under the scheme, the artisans and weavers will not only get training and skill orientation but also they will be given help to sell their products.

    11) Tolkappiyar is the award given by President for lifetime achievement in Classical to SV Shanmugam for 2011-12 and R Krishnamurthi for 2012-13 belongs to which language? Ans : (1)
    1. Tamil
    2. Telugu
    3. Kannada
    4. Oriya
    5. Bengali

    Explanation: President Pranab Mukherjee on 14th May’15 conferred the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil for the years 2011-12 and 2012-13 on scholars for their outstanding contribution to the development of Classical Tamil language and literature.

    12) Eva Maria Wilden has been conferred with the KuralPitam Award by the President of India for the year 2011-12 for which languge as a non-Indian Origin? Ans : (2)
    1. Telugu
    2. Tamil
    3. Kannada
    4. Oriya
    5. Gujrathi

    Explanation: KuralPitam Award is given to eminent scholars of Classical Tamil of non-Indian origin

    13) Minister of State for Power and Coal inaugurated the New Solar Passive Building of the National Institute of Solar Energy at Gurgaon . Who is the Minister? Ans : (1)
    1. PiyushGoyal
    2. Nitingadkari
    3. Nazmaheptullah
    4. Raj nathsingh
    5. None

    Explanation: The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) is the apex National Centre of research and development in Solar Energy under administrative control of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India. It coordinates solar energy research & technology related work in the country under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

    14) Amtrak train going from Washington to which place was derailed recently ? Ans : (2)
    1. Kensas city
    2. New York
    3. Boston
    4. Canada
    5. Milwaukee

    Explanation: According to safety experts an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit.

    15) A two-day international conference on Conservation of natural and cultural values of which National Park was held at Sikkim? Ans : (1)
    1. Khangchendzonga National Park
    2. Jawaharlal Nehru National park
    3. Hemis National park
    4. Kaziranga national park
    5. Ranthambore National Park

    Explanation: The Khangchendzonga National Park was reportedly selected as one of the top 100 Green destinations in the world last year, while a proposal to nominate it as a World Heritage Site has been posed to the UNESCO. The conference assumes significance in view of a proposal from the State Government for declaration of the Kanchenjungha National Park as a World heritage site remains under consideration of the UNESCO.

    16) Among the following, which state’s High Court prohibited credit cooperative societies in the state from accepting deposits from people without getting licence from the RBI? Ans : (3)
    1. Maharashtra br> 2. Gujarat
    3. Rajasthan
    4. Uttar Pradesh
    5. Goa

    Explanation:The division bench headed by Chief Justice Sunil Ambwani gave the orders while hearing a PIL which had raised suspicion on the credibility of the societies in terms of the deposits taken from non-members. The court observed that these societies are carrying out banking activities without any permission from RBI. The court also considered the ATM installations by these societies as a banking activity. In its order, the bench said that the societies' directors will have to return the entire deposited amount to the depositors as per rules.

    17) An international level museum at a cost of Rs 30 crore to display significant archaeological findings, is going to set up by the Govt, In Panchkula district. This district is in which state? Ans : (2)
    1. Punjab
    2. Haryana
    3. Rajasthan
    4. Delhi
    5. Telengana

    Explanation: The work to set up museum at Panchkula would commence within next 3 to 4 months, the work on museum at Rakhigarhi would be taken up within a month. A state-level museum at a cost of Rs 5 crore will also be set up at Rakhigarhi village in Hisar district to display various items excavated at Rakhigarhi which is the biggest site of Harappan civilization in the South-east Asia.

    18) Wholesale Inflation dropped to a new low of -2.65% in April 2015. So Deflationary pressure continued for the how much times straight month? Ans : (1)
    1. 6
    2. 5
    3. 7
    4. 8
    5. 2

    Explanation: This was largely due to a fall in the prices of fuel and manufactured items. Inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index, was 5.55 per cent in April 2014.

    19) By 5.25% percent which among the following crop output is going to fall in the 2014-15 year? Ans : (1)
    1. Food Grains
    2. Mango
    3. Oil seeds
    4. Pulses
    5. Sugar cane

    Explanation: India's food grain production is estimated to have declined by 5.25 per cent to 251.12 million tonnes in 2014-15 crop year. The country had registered a record food grain production of 265.04 million tonnes in 2013-14 crop year. The production of most of the Kharif crops fell because of the poor monsoon last year and Rabi crops due to the recent unseasonal rain and hailstorms.

    20) Tejaswini is the youngster who won her maiden world title by bagging the which medal in the under-15 category of World School Chess Championships? Ans : (2)
    1. Silver
    2. Gold
    3. Bronze
    4. All above
    5. None of these

    Explanation: In the event that concluded at Pattaya, Tajaswini - Aurangabad-girl defeated KavinyaMiyuniRajapaksa of Sri Lanka in the ninth and final round.

    21) Punjab state’s sports department in collaboration with which country Trade Commission is going to launch a state wide sports awareness campaign? Ans : (3)
    1. Canada
    2. Pakistan
    3. Australia
    4. South Africa
    5. New Zeeland

    Explanation: state wide joint campaign to promote sports culture would witness interactive session in the presence of renowned international sportspersons with budding players motivating them to participate in international level tournaments.And also known Australian players would also impart technical sports training to the players. Melanie Jones, former Australian Cricket player, would also grace the occasion

    22) Agreements signed between India and China for bilateral cooperation in several areas including economy, trade, science and technology and culture are …………….? Ans : (1)
    1. 24
    2. 11
    3. 9
    4. 16
    5. 29

    Explanation: These agreements include enhancing cooperation in Railways, mineral and mining sectors, space, tourism, trade, vocational education and skill development. Both the countries will also establish Additional Consulate General. Both the countries have also agreed to establish China-India think tank forum and three sister cities.

    23) Dooradarshan, signed an agreement with which country’s television channel for exchange of television programmes related to art, culture and development? Ans : (2)
    1. Japan
    2. Chaina
    3. Indonesia
    4. Nepal
    5. Australia

    Explanation: PrasarBharathi CEO JawharSircar, who signed the agreement on behalf of India in Beijing on 15th May’15, said that the agreement enables both Doordarshn and CCTV to share programmes on their networks free of cost.

    24) Name the ministry that decided to launch a nation-wide unique and single emergency response number that can be used in case of any emergency, especially by women in distress? Ans : (4)
    1. Ministry of Social Justice
    2. Ministry of Human Resources
    3. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
    4. Ministry of Home Affairs
    5. None

    Explanation: On 15th May’15 the Ministry said, it has invited proposals from reputed companies to participate in the competitive bidding process for implementation and maintenance of the Nationwide Emergency Response System. It was felt that various emergency call numbers like Police, Fire and Ambulance could be integrated into one to not only act as receivers of emergency calls but also as responders in a very quick time. The project will also integrate all smart communication facilities like calls, SMS and online chat platforms into one.

    25) 109th Birth Anniversary of which freedom fighter was celebrated on 15th May 2015? Ans : (1)
    1. Sukhdev
    2. Bhagath Singh
    3. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    4. Sardarvallabhai Patel
    5. Dr. rajendra Prasad

    Explanation: ShaheedSukhdev was the close associate of Bhagat Singh and Rajguru. The trio laid down their lives for the freedom of the country. Punjab government has organised a state level function in the memory of Sukhdev at Ludhiana.