Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. The Home Ministry wrote letter to all public sector banks and financial institutions to take all commercial decisions in the best interest of the organisation without any fear or favour.
2. This assurance followed a two-day brainstorming meeting on 3-4 January 2015 in Pune where Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed ideas to improve the health of state lenders, who are facing mounting bad loans and corporate governance issues.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

:: Science & Technology ::

Q. 2

1. In an important development for the field of country’s high-end scientific research, the Union Govt. during December 2015 gave its approval to the highly ambitious Neutrino Project.
2. Under this project experiments in high-energy physics would be conducted using an underground Neutrino Detector.

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. HDFC Bank launched India’s first contactless debit and credit card that enables one to make payments by just waving the card near merchant terminals instead of swiping the same.
2. This type of card uses the near-field communication technology to provide customers improved convenience of speed and security over traditional cards as these cards can complete a transaction faster and be more secured as they remain with customer.

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. The Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) proposed e-IPO norms where investors can bid for shares through Internet and eventually on mobiles.
2. This was done so as to boost fund raising from markets.

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. Qantas (The national airline of Australia) was named as the world’s safest airline in a report published by AirlineRatings.com that was released.
2. The remainder of the top 10 spots in this list in terms of the world’s safest airlines were Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.

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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