Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. The Insurance Regulatory Authority of India (IRDA) has got an actuary after a gap of over 10 years.
2. Pournima Gupte assigned the post of member (actuary) in IRDA. The post of member (actuary) had been lying vacant after R. Kannan retired from IRDA.

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. 2

1. Poland created history by winning its maiden Hopman Cup by defeating much stronger U.S. in the finals.
2. Poland defeated much fancied United States led by women’s number one player Serena Williams by 2-1 to win their maiden Hopman Cup title.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

Q. 3

1. West Indies created a world record in chasing target in T20 when it successfully chased 232 run target set by hosts South Africa at The Wanderers in Johannesburg.
2. West Indies successfully chased target of 232 run set by South Africa to beat India’s record of chasing 211 against Sri Lanka in 2009.

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. 4

1. Gulf International Bank (GIB) during January 2014 launched region’s first online-only consumer banking business will offer personal finance products and credit cards.
2. GIB is a Bahrain-based entity but is 97%-owned by the Saudi government. The online-only retail banking business launched by it has been launched for Saudi Arabia and has been named as “Meem”.

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. 5

1. India’s first hi-speed Rural Broadband Network (HSRBN) was commissioned in Idukki District of Kerala and was declared the first district in the country linked to the National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN).
2. NOFN is the largest rural connectivity project of its kind in the world. It seeks to link each of the 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats of India through broadband optical fibre network. On its completion, NOFN is expected to facilitate broadband connectivity to over 600 million rural citizens of the country.

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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