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Current Affairs PDF Download - January 2015 (Third Week)

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1) Who won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best footballer of the year in the world on 12 January 2015? - Cristiano Ronaldo

2) Who was on 12 January 2015 appointed as Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)? - Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar

3) Who has received the Governor of the Year Award for 2015 in the Central Banking Awards announced on 12 January 2015? - Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor

4) Who took charge as Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog on 13 January 2015? - Arvind Panagariya

5) Which district in Kerala became first District of India to have Complete Rural Broadband Coverage, as Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology on 12 January 2015 linked this district to the National Optic Fiber Network (NOFN)? – Idukki

6) Which club on 11 January 2015 lifted their maiden football Federation Cup defeating Goa's Dempo Sports Club 2-1? - Bengaluru FC

7) Name the Indian open water swimmer who on 14 January 2015 set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean? - Bhakti Sharma

8) Who was appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) by President Pranab Mukherjee on 15 January 2016? - Hari Shankar Bramha
Note: He succeeds V.S. Sampath who has retired from service.

9) Baba Ramdev was on 15 January 2015 appointed as state brand ambassador of? – Haryana

10) Who was appointed as the head coach of Indian men’s football team on 16 January 2015? - Stephen Constantine

11) Who won the Chennai Open Tennis title on 11 January 2015? - Stanislas Wawrinka

12) Which Pakistan cricket player recently announced his retirement from One Day International (ODI) and T20 after the Cricket World Cup 2015? - Misbah-ul-Haq

13) Who won the Brisbane International Tennis title on 11 January 2015? - Roger Federer

14) Who was on 10 January 2015 selected for the Vikram Sarabhai memorial award 2015? - MYS Prasad
Note: He is the director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota Range (SHAR).

15) 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) 2015 concluded on 9 January 2015 in Gujarat. What was the theme of 2015 PBD? - Bharat ko jano and Bharat ko mano

16) Which mission of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was on 12 January 2015 won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category? - Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)

17) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 15 January 2015 announced sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement. RBI has cut its main lending rate (Repo Rate) by ___ per cent? - 0.25 (Present Repo Rate - 7.75)

18) Who was on 13 January 2015 presented with the Social Media Person of the Year Award 2015 by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)? - Amitabh Bachchan

19) Which Australian cricketer on 14 January 2015 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career? - Brett Lee

20) Reserve Bank of India on 15 January 2015 issued final guidelines for banks to act as? - Insurance Brokers
21) The Red Sari, an unauthorized biography of Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, was released by Roli Books in India on 16 January 2015. Book was written by? - Javier Moro

22) Who was on 16 January 2015 appointed as Nepal's ambassador to India? - Deep Kumar Upadhyay

23) National Youth Day was observed across India on 12 January every year to mark the birth anniversary of? - Swami Vivekananda

24) Who was on 12 January 2015 appointed as the 21st chief justice of Bangladesh, becoming the first non-Muslim to take charge of the office of Chief Justice of Bangladesh? - Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha

25) Name the Union Minister for Railways who on 13 January 2015 inaugurated India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered train on the Rewari – Rohtak link of Northern Zone? - Suresh Prabhu

26) Which search engine on 13 January 2015 launched its Flight Search Tool in India? – Google

27) Seventh Vibrant Gujarat Summit was held from 11 January to 13 January 2015 at? - Gandhinagar, Gujarat

28) Who was appointed as CMD (Chairman and Managing Director) of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on 14 January 2015? - Anupam Shrivastava

29) Who was named as the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2014 for Sanskrit on 14 January 2015? - Prabhu Nath Dwivedi

30) Who has resigned as Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification, (CBFC) on 16 January 2015? - Leela Samson

31) Who has resigned as member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 14 January 2015? - A P Singh

32) Who was on 16 January 2015 conferred with the JGBS-Top Rankers' Excellence Award for CEO of the year 2014? - R.K. Tyagi, HAL Chairman

33) Which state was on 16 January 2015 selected for the National Award for e-Governance for the best district-level initiative in Citizen-Centric Service Delivery through ICT? - Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)

34) Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands of which country on 16 January 2015 won the women’s doubles title of the Sydney International Tennis Tournament? – USA

35) India on 15 January 2015 observed the ___th Army Day? – 67

36) Pope Francis on 14 January 2015 cannonised Joseph Vaz as the first saint of which country? - Sri Lanka

37) Union Government on 13 January 2015 removed whom as the Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)? - Avinash Chander

38) Australia on 10 January 2015 won the 4-match Border-Gavaskar Test series played against India by 2-0. Who was named Player of the series? - Steven Smith


39) Which Indian professional golfer was on 12 January 2015 voted as the 2014 Players’ Player of the year in Asian Tour? - Anirban Lahiri
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