Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 January 2015

:: Persons in News ::

Q. 1

1. London-based financial journal “Central Banking” named Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor as the winner of the “Governor of the Year” award.
2. He had earlier won the “Best Central Bank Governor” award for 2014 by Euromoney magazine. Rajan has been credited with stabilising the rupee and controlling stubbornly-high inflation that rocked India’s economy for the last three years.

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. Justice S K Sinha became the first Hindu to be appointed as the Chief Justice of Bangladesh
2. He will take over on 17 January 2015 with the present Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain retiring on 16 January on reaching 67, the retirement age for Supreme Court judges in Bangladesh.

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. Harishankar Brahma (H.S. Brahma) was named as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India.
2. He will be 19th CEC and will take over from V.S. Sampath who retires on 15 January 2015 after almost two and half years as CEC.

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. 4

1. Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the second year running and the third overall
2. Nadine Kessler (Germany) won the women’s Player of the Year award.

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. 5

1. Cipla Limited engaged in production of generic drugs was recently barred by the Delhi High Court from making or selling a cheaper copy of Novartis AG’s respiratory drug Onbrez domestically.
2. Cipla Limited, India’s fourth-largest generic drugmaker by revenue, had launched its copy of Onbrez in New Delhi during October 2014 at a fifth of the original drug’s price, citing urgent unmet need in India.

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. 6

1. Pope Francis gave Sri Lanka its first saint at a huge Mass held in capital Colombo.
2. Joseph Vaz is the name of this Indian-born missionary who thus became the first Saint from 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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