Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. The 15th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) started on 7 January 2015 with the inaugural session of the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
2. This years’ PBD is being held in Gandhinagar (Gujarat).

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. Trade unions of coal sector went on a five-day strike recently that was termed as the biggest industrial action for any sector since 1977.
2. The strike can affect coal production of up to 1.5 million tonnes a day and may also hit supplies to power plants which are already grappling with fuel shortages.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

:: Business & Economy ::

Q. 3

1. The BSE Sensex crashed 905 points in intraday trade, which was its biggest single-day fall in over 25 years.
2. The major reason that contributed in this crash was the talk of Greece crashing out of the Euro zone.

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. 4

1. Sindhushree Khullar was cleared as the first CEO of NITI Aayog by the Union Government.
2. He was the Secretary of the erstwhile Planning Commission, which has now been replaced by the NITI Aayog (Policy Commission).

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

:: Sports ::

Q. 5

1. Uttarakhand (men’s) and Chhattisgarh (women’s) won the men’s and women’s title of 65th Senior National Basketball Championship 2014-15.
2. In the title clash for men’s title, Uttarakhand defeated Kerala by 72-63 to reclaim the title.

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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