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Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 2015 Current Affairs PDF- Second Week

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1) Who was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog on 5 January 2015? - Arvind Panagariya

2) Who was named as the Business person of the Year for 2014 on 6 January 2015 by Fortune magazine? - Larry Page

3) 102nd Indian Science Congress (ISC) was recently held at? - Mumbai
Note: The theme of the ISC was Science and Technology for Human Development.

4) Name the French satirical weekly magazine in Paris which was attacked by three masked gunmen on 7 January 2015? - Charlie Hebdo

5) Which bank on 7 January 2015 launched contactless credit cards and debits cards called Coral Contactless Credit Card and Expressions Wave Debit Card respectively in India? - ICICI Bank

6) Who has sworn-in as the 7th President of Sri Lanka on 9 January 2015? - Mithripala Sirisena

7) Name the joint venture of Tata-SIA which started its flight operation in India on 9 January 2015? - Vistara Airline

8) Who was on 10 January 2015 appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog with effect from 1 January 2015? - Sindhushree Khullar

9) Which city will host International Hindi Conference in April 2015? - New Jersey

10) Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 January 2015 approved to set up the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) in which state? - Tamil Nadu

11) Who was named as the Brand Ambassador of Andhra Pradesh (AP) health sector on 6 January 2015? - Amitabh Bachchan

12) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 January 2015 released a commemorative coin to mark the 175th birth anniversary of which industrialist? - Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata

13) Which airline was named as the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com on 6 January 2015? - Qantas
Note: It is Australia’s national airline.

14) Name the new antibiotic discovered by scientists nearly after two decades? – Teixobactin

15) Which Indian film was on 8 January 2015 nominated for British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2015 under non-English best film category? -  Lunchbox

16) Which bank secured its shareholders approval for amalgamation with ING Vysya Bank recently? - Kotak Mahindra Bank
17) Name the Chinese nuclear physicist who was on 9 January 2015 presented with the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping? - Yu Min

18) Who presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2015 to sixteen personalities on 9 January 2015? - Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari

19) Who resigned as Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) on 2 January 2015? - Jiji Thomson

20) Board of Control for Cricket in India on 6 January 2015 announced the 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup 2015. Who will captain the team? - MS Dhoni

21) Which country will host the 42nd World Bridge Championships in Sep-Oct 2015? – India

22) PM Narendra Modi on 8 January 2015 inaugurated a state-of-the-art museum Dandi Kutir at which place? - Gandhinagar, Gujarat

23) Who won 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title on 6 January 2015? - Popov Ivan of Russia

24) Who was sworn in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand on 8 January 2015? - Krishan Kant Paul

25) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on 5 January 2015 launched the sale of subsidised 5 kg cooking gas cylinders for BPL families under which scheme? - Free Trade LPG (FTL)

26) Who took charge as Coal India Limited’s full-time Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) on 5 January 2015? - Sutirtha Bhattacharya

27) Who was on 7 January 2015 appointed as the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General, Department of Field Support (DFS)? - Atul Khare

28) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 January 2015 released Commemorative Postage Stamps to mark ___ Years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Return from South Africa to India? – 100

29) Who won his maiden National Sub-Junior Billiards title at the BRC Gloster National Billiards & Snooker Championship 2015 recently? - S Shrikrishna

30) Who was elected as the Speaker of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly on 7 January 2015? - Dr. Dinesh Oraon of BJP

31) Which firm launched China's first online bank named WeBank to boost small businesses on 6 January 2015? - Tencent Holdings

32) Governor's rule was recently imposed in which state on 9 January 2015? - Jammu and Kashmir


33) Who was appointed as the Prime Minister of West African nation Mali on 8 January 2015? - Modibo Keita
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