Current Affairs Revision Class: August

1) Which city is officially declared as the “rape capital” of India?

2) Which district in Himachal Pradesh has imposed a ban on playing of diesel and petrol-driven vehicles in Rohtang Pass in compliance with the orders of the National Green Tribunal?
3) Who has been presented the first APJ Abdul Kalam award?

4) The government announced a seven-point action plan named as_____________________ to infuse professionalism and fresh capital in to public sector banks. What is the full form of BBB?

5) Which is the first his first historical monuments in the world to have a Twitter account of its own?

6) Which technology giant has agreed to work with the Andhra Pradesh government on White Spaces, technology that uses unused television spectrum to deliver low-cost Internet connectivity?

7) Name the famous event of Mumbai which is now officially declared as an adventure sport.

8) A commission to probe the CNG Fitness Scam of 2002 has been constituted by the Delhi Government. The commission will be headed by?

9) Who is heading the committee related to examining on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas and Other Related Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014?

10) Which country announced to move its clock back 30 minutes, to create a new “Pyongyang Time”?

11) Who has been appointed as the Governors of Bihar and Himachal Pradesh?

12) Which Indian telecom services commercially launched its fourth generation (4G) communication services?

13) The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), for the first time since its inception in 1951, will invest in equities with a corpus of Rs.5,000 crore initially through which mutual fund company?

14) How many enclaves of India and Bangladesh were integrated with the main land with the execution of Land Border Agreement, 1974 between the two countries?

15) India signed a loan agreement of 300 million US dollars with which international organization for its flagship programme National Urban Health Mission (NUHM)?

16) Which country becomes the 162nd member of WTO?

17) Which Bank launced ‘Dhanchayat,’ an educational film to create awareness on the dangers of borrowing money from the unorganised sector? 

18) In August 2015, India signed an agreement for exchange of information to curb tax evasion and avoidance with which country?

19) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in August 2015 that it will freeze its benchmark currency basket, until October 2016, giving markets more time to adjust to the possible addition of China’s yuan as part of a review of global reserve currencies. Name the currency basket of IMF.

20) Moody’s Investors Service trimmed India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal from 7.5% earlier to ?

21) Which International Airport has become the first airport in India to be completely powered by solar power with the commissioning of a 12-MW solar project?

Answers -

Answer 1. New Delhi

Answer 2. The Kullu district 

Answer 3. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist N. Valarmathi 

Answer 4. Indradhanush & Bank Board Bureau (BBB)

Answer 5. The Taj Mahal

Answer 6. Microsoft

Answer 7. Dahihandi

Answer 8. Justice (Retired) SN Agarwal

Answer 9. E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan

Answer 10. North Korea

Answer 11. Ram Nath Kovind (Bihar) & Acharya Dev Vrat (HP)

Answer 12. Bharti Airtel

Answer 13. SBI Mutual Fund

Answer 14. 162 enclaves ( 51 Bangladeshi Enclaves & 111 Indian Enclaves)

Answer 15. Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Answer 16. Kazakhstan

Answer 17. HDFC

Answer 18. Seychelles

Answer 19. Special Drawing Rights

Answer 20. 7%

Answer 21.Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL)