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    1) The ...... National Voters Day was celebrated in India on 25th January 2015.? Ans : (1)
    1. 5th
    2. 6th
    3. 7th
    4. 1st
    5. 2nd

    Explanation: The Election Commission of India is celebrating 5th National Voters' Day ( NVD) across the country and the theme for the 5th NVD is 'Easy Registration, Easy Correction'.

    2)Election Commission Foundation Day was observed on which day? Ans : (4)
    1. 28th January'15.
    2. 27th January'15.
    3. 26th January'15.
    4. 25th January'15.
    6. 22nd January 2015

    Explanation: 25th January is also the foundation day of the Commission, which came into being on this day in 1950.

    3)India signed a Joint Declaration of Intent for Cooperation in the Field of Information & Communications Technology and Electronics (ICTE) With which country on 23rd Jan'15, ? Ans : (2)
    1.United Kingdom
    2.United States

    Explanation: This Joint Declaration of intent made for a period of next five years would help in strengthening industrial, technological, research & innovation and economic cooperation between India and U.S. in the ICTE sector.

    4)Among the following , In which year were the National Bravery Awards instituted in India? Ans : (2)

    Explanation:This Award is given annually by the Government of India and Indian Council of Child Welfare. This year, 24 children selected for the awards include 4 awardees who have been rewarded posthumously for their acts of bravery.

    5) Which tennis player has defeated four time champion Roger Federer in the Australian Open on 23rd Jan'15? Ans : (4)
    1.Dudi Sela
    2. Andy Murray
    3. Rafael Nadal
    4. Andreas Seppi

    Explanation:It was the Italian player Seppi's first win against Federer in 11 matches.

    6)Who among the following is the new South Korean Prime Minister ? Ans : (1)
    1. Lee Wan Koo
    2. Chung Hong-Won
    3. Park Geun Hye
    4. Guyen Kui
    5. None of these

    Explanation: He succeeds Chung Hong-Won. Chung Hong-Won had offered to resign over a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in Apr'14.

    7) Recently, In which year India's foreign exchange reserves touched an all-time high of $322.135 billion on account of a surge in foreign currency assets? Ans : (4)
    1. 2012
    2. 2013
    3. 2014
    4. 2015
    5. 2016

    Explanation: India's foreign exchange reserves touched an all time high of 322.135 billion US Dollars for the week ended 16thJanuary'15. Strong FII inflows and reduction in import burden due to a record fall in oil prices have led to accumulation of the record forex reserves.

    8)Which bank directed all the banks to display all costs associated with loans on their website on 22nd Jan'15? Ans : (3)
    1. SEBI
    2. NABARD
    3. RBI
    4. Ministry of Finance
    5. Central Bank

    Explanation: Reserve bank of India made it compulsory for banks to set out every possible cost in respect of the loan in a fact sheet at the processing stage and they also have to publish the 'annual percentage rate' representing the total cost of credit to an individual borrower.

    9)Which bank launched the 1 trillion Euros Bond Buying Programme recently to revive Euro Zone Economy? Ans : (3)
    1. Central bank
    2. Federal bank
    3. European Central Bank
    4. Central Bank
    5. None

    Explanation: ECB would purchase sovereign debt starting from March 2015 until the end of September 2016 in an effort to release 60 billion euros ($68 billion) a month into the European economy.

    10)Name the state in which 'Chota ATM' launched by SBI and Ezetap recently? Ans : (4)
    1. Karnataka
    2. Punjab
    3. Maharashtra
    4. Kerala
    5. Telengana

    Explanation: Chota ATM enables kirana store owners, taxi drivers, small businessmen, traders who are dealing with customers to turn their mobile device into both a cash withdrawal point as well as a credit/debit card payment terminal.

    11) Who is the U.S. President who became the first sitting president to visit India twice? Ans : (3)
    1. Bill Clinton
    2. George Bush
    3. Barack Obama
    4. Jimmy Carter.
    5. None

    Explanation: He is also the first American President to become Chief Guest at India's Republic Day Celebrations.

    12) Who among the following is the first ever woman officer to lead the ceremonial Guard of Honour that was inspected by the U.S. President Barack Obama at Rashtrapathi Bhavan on 25th January 2015? Ans : (4)
    1. Pooja Sharma
    2. Anjali Gupta
    3. Anjali Sharma
    4. Puja Thakur
    5. Divya Pandey

    Explanation: She is a Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force. It is the first time a woman officer led the Guard of Honour for a major visiting dignitary at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    13)Recently, The women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament was held in which city on 25thJan'15? Ans : (2)
    1. Kanpur
    2. Lucknow
    3. Pune
    4. Hyderabad
    5. Secunderabad

    Explanation: She beat the reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow.

    14)Who among the following won the Men's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament held in Lucknow on 25th Jan'15? Ans : (1)
    1. Parupalli Kashyap
    2. Kidambi Srikanth
    3. Sameer Varma
    4. Aditya Prakash
    5. Omkar Guptha

    Explanation: P. Kashyap defeated Kidambi Srikanth in the Men's Single title.

    15) How many persons were chosen for Padma Awards for the year 2015 on 25th Jan'15? Ans : (4)

    Explanation: Total 104 persons were chosen for these awards, of which 9 were awarded Padma Vibhushan, 20 were awarded Padma Bhushan and 75 were awarded Padma Shri.

    16) Which is the highest civilian award in India? Ans : (1)
    1. Bharat Ratna
    2. Padma Vibhusan
    3. Padma Bhusan
    4. Padma Shree
    5. Padma Deva

    Explanation:Bharath ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred "in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The award was originally limited to achievements in the arts, literature, science and public services but the government expanded the criteria to include any field of human endeavour" in December 2011. Recommendations for the Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President, with a maximum of three nominees being awarded per year. Recipients receive a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a peepal-leaf-shaped medallion.

    17) Name the second highest civilian award in India? Ans : (3)
    1. Param Vir Chakra
    2. Ashok Chakra
    3. Padam Vibhusan
    4. Padma Shree
    5. Bharath Ratna

    Explanation: Padam Vibhusan is the second highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna. Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of high order and Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

    18) Under the category of foreigners, How many persons of NRI and PIO were selected for the Padma Awards 2015? Ans : (3)

    Explanation: Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by Government servants. The recommendations for Padma Awards are received from the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, Central Ministries/Departments, Institutions of Excellence, etc. which are considered by an Awards Committee. On the basis of the recommendations of the Awards Committee, and after approval of the Home Minister, Prime Minister and President, the Padma Awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day.

    19) Who is the only foreigner awarded with Padma Vibhusan Award 2015? Ans : (3)
    1. Prof. Manjul Bhargava
    2. Ms. Melinda Gates
    3. Shri Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan
    4. Bill Gates
    5. None

    Explanation: Shri Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner) of France/UK (State/Domicile)given Padma Vibhusan award in the disciple of Trade and Industry.

    20) Who among the following has been awarded with the Padma Vibhushan award 2015 in the Art discipline? Ans : (1)
    1.Amitabh Bachchan and Mohd. Yusuf Khan
    2. Lal Krishna Advani
    3. Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya
    4. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade
    5. Shri shankar Guruji

    Explanation: Lal Krishna Advani has been awarded with Padma Vibhushan Award in the Public Affairs discipline; Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya has been awarded in the Others category; Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade has been awarded with the Padma Vibhushan Award in the Social Work discipline.

    21) The number of MoUs that have been signed between India and United States on 25th Jan'15 as part of Indian Government ambitious "Smart Cities" Scheme are....? Ans : (2)

    Explanation: Under these MOUs, the U.S. would assist India in developing three smart cities Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam.

    22) According to the Civil Nuclear Agreement between United States and India on 25th Jan'15 which is correct among the following? Ans : (1)
    1. It would not allow nuclear contracts to be signed between U.S. Firms and India.
    2. India has not reached an understanding on two issues-civil nuclear liability and administrative arrangements for implementing 123 Agreement.
    3. It would allow nuclear contracts to be signed between U.S. Firms and India.
    4. None of these.
    5. All above

    Explanation: It would allow nuclear contracts to be signed between U.S. Firms and India.

    23) According to the agreement made between U.S. and India on 25th Jan'15, which among the following will be established between the Indian Prime Minister and the U.S. President and National Security Advisors (NSAs) of the two countries? Ans : (1)
    1.Secure hotlines
    2. Telephone Channel
    3. Common Telephone Lines
    4. None of these
    5. All above

    Explanation: India and United States on Sunday (25 January) agreed to set up a hotline between the two countries' top leaders, PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama. The two leaders decided to stay quiet on the major discussions between them at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Sunday (25 January).

    24) Identify that Which edition of Republic Day was celebrated in India on 26th Jan'15? Ans : (2)

    Explanation: India celebrated its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as its chief guest. He is the first US President to be the chief guest at the parade. On January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution came into force. With women empowerment being this year's theme for the Republic Day parade, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force fielded an all women contingent each.

    25) Who among the following are the two army personnel who laid down their lives combating militants in Kashmir Valley, were awarded posthumously the highest peacetime military honour, the Ashok Chakra, by President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day'15? Ans : (1)
    1.Major Mukund Varadarajan and Lieutenant Neeraj Kumar Singh
    2.Naik Mukund Varadarajan and Colonel Neeraj Kumar Singh
    3.Subedar Mukund Verma and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh
    4.Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh
    5.Prabhath Rajan and Nikhilesh Kumar Singh

    Explanation: Major Varadarajan, who was an officer in the Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army, killed three terrorists in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in April last while Naik Neeraj Singh leading a search operation in general area Gurdaji of Kupwara district in August came under heavy fire from terrorists.