Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 January 2015

:: Business & Economy ::

Q. 1

1. Indian banks have achieved the target set by the government to open 10 crore accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) a month before the deadline of 1st January 2015.
2. In order to achieve universal access of banking, banks have deployed bank Mitras in 1.23 lakh Sub Service Areas (SSAs) leaving a gap of 6,031 uncovered SSAs.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Q. 2

1. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (The founder of Tata Group) became the 2nd Indian industrialist to be felicitated by a commemorative coin after a commemorative coin on this industrialist was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2. The $500 billion Tata Group now comprises over 10 operating companies, with operations in more than 100 countries across six continents, exporting products and services to over 150 countries.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

:: Persons in News ::

Q. 3

1. A.K. Mittal was appointed as the new Chairman of the Railway Board.
2. A.K. Mittal, who was Member of the Railway Board till this appointment, replaced, Arunendra Kumar who retired on the same day.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Q. 4

1. K. Radhakrishnan retired as the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently.
2. Shailesh Nayak took over as the Chairman in his place.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

:: International ::

Q. 5

1. Tropical storm Jangmi hit The Philippines causing widespread destruction and death of over 30 persons.
2. Jangmi hit Mindanao Island of the Philippines causing heavy rains, flash floods and landslides in the region. It was known as Seniang strom in the Philippines.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2


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