Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. India’s first CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) based train was flagged-off by the Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu from Rewari (Haryana).
2. The Indian railway plans to start more such trains on other routes in due course to reduce diesel consumption.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

Q. 2

1. Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Leela Samson tendered her resignation amidst controversy of a film featuring Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the lead role being cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT).
2. “MSG – The Messenger of God” is the controversial film that was earlier rejected clearance for public screening by the CBFC.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

:: Science & Technology ::

Q. 3

1. Microsoft suspended the support for its highly popular Windows 7 operating system, which according to some industry estimates runs almost half of the personal computers globally.
2. The general availability of Windows 7 was made on 22 October 2011.

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. 4

1. Kalanithi Maran, the promoter of the beleaguered airline SpiceJet, would transfer his entire stake in the carrier to one of the original founders of airline, who had founded this airline in 2005.
2. Maran and KAL Airways hold 53.48% stake in the BSE-listed SpiceJet. Retail investors hold 45.69% of the company that has a total market value of Rs. 1,000 crore.

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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