Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. Mizoram officially lifted prohibition ending almost two decades of prohibition in the state.
2. It replaced the Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition Act of 1995, through which prohibition was imposed in the state in 1995.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

:: International ::

Q. 2

1. Airbus A350 is world’s newest jetliner that took to the skies carrying its first paying passengers from Qatar.
2. The first A350 Airbus departed from the Qatari capital Doha to Frankfurt, Germany on 1st January to mark the debut flight of this relatively lightweight, twin-aisle, long-range plane, which promises to connect smaller cities with major aviation hubs nonstop at a cheaper cost for airlines.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

:: Business & Economy ::

Q. 3

1. In a surprising move the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut its repo interest rate by 25 basis points making its first reduction in a year.
2. Repo rate is the level at which RBI lends to commercial banks.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

:: Persons in News ::

Q. 4

1. Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar (A.S. Kiran Kumar) took over as the new Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2. A.S. Kiran Kumar became the 8th Chairman of ISRO. He also took over as Secretary Department of Space and Chairman of the Space Commission.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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


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