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    1)Who won the Australian Grand Prix first Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix of the season on 15 March 2015? Ans : (4)
    1. John Abraham David 2. Sebastian David 3. Nicolas Roseberg 4. Lewis Hamilton 5. None of these

    Explanation:Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) dominated the first race of the campaign. He was followed by the Nico Roseberg (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).

    2)Which among the following online free educational portal initiative launched by the Gujarat Chapter of Code For India- U.S. based NGO on 13th Mar - 15?Ans: (2)
    1. Make In India 2. Skill Up India 3. Make Up India 4. Made in India 5. The India

    Explanation: The portal was launched by CFI's Gujarat chapter, in partnership with iCreate, IIT, Gandhinagar, IIM Ahmedabad, CIIE and US-India Business Council (USIBC). Skill Up India is part of the new movement in the country to help youth with free access to high quality education through online and mobile courses essential to re-focus our workforce to meet the demands of global economy.

    3) In the region Jaffna , PM Narendra Modi handed over 27,000 new homes on 14th Mar-15 to Tamils who became homeless during the civil war. Where is it? Ans:(2)

    1. Tamil Nadu 2. Srilanka 3. Kerala 4. Bangladesh 5. Nepal

    Explanation:The houses were built with Indian assistance as part of India's efforts to help in the reconciliation process. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also the second international leader to visit the region after Premier David Cameron in 2013.

    4) 4) In London, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi made by the sculptor Philip Jackson was unveiled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 14th Mar – 15. He is a …………..?Ans: (2)

    1. French 2. Britisher 3. Australian 4. Canadian 5. American

    Explanation: Mahatma Gandhi's statue was unveiled at London's Parliament Square.

    5)On which day the National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week was launched ?Ans:(2)

    1. 15th Mar’15 2. 16th Mar’15 3. 17th Mar’15 4. 18th Mar’15 5. 20th Mar’ 15

    Explanation:The Center launched National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week at Kankrola-Bhanglora Village of Gurgaon District in Haryana. During the campaign, there will be an extensive awareness drive on construction and use of household toilets, keeping the villages clean, safe handling and use of drinking water, awareness of quality of drinking water, water conservation, community managed water supply systems in rural areas.

    6)Who is the Chief of International Monetary Fund who is on a visit to India Recently? Ans:(4)

    1. Horst Kohler 2. Rodrigo De Rato 3. Dominique Strauss Kahn 4. Christine Lagarde 5. None

    Explanation:She is the Managing Director and Chairman of Executive Board starting July 5, 2011.

    7)Which cyclone recently hit the South Pacific Islands during Mar’15?Ans:(3)

    1. Katrina 2. HudHud 3. PAM 4. Nilofar 5. Laila

    Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sorrow and pain of all those affected by the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

    8)According to IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, by which year Indian Economy would be double the size of 2009?Ans:(1)

    1. 2019 2. 2022 3. 2027 4. 2020 5. 2024

    Explanation: According to IMF Chief, India's growth is expected to exceed China this year. She said the recently presented Budget of India is a step in the right direction and India's recent adoption of flexible inflation targeting is a welcome step.

    9)15th March was observed on as………? Ans:(1)
    1. World Consumer Rights Day 2. World Customer Rights Day 3. World Credit card Day 4. World Debit Card Day 5. World Compassion Day

    Explanation: The theme of the year 2015 was ‘Helping Consumers Choose Healthy Diets’.

    10) According to (SIPRI) which country become the world’s largest arms importer? Ans:(1)
    1. India 2. China 3. Saudi Arabia 4. Pakistan 5. South Africa

    Explanation: India accounted for 15% of the global arms imports from 2010 to 2014. "Between 2005-2009 and 2010-2014, India's arms imports increased by 140%.

    11)Shakti women cab service launched by which State/UT Municipal Council?Ans:(3)
    1. Puducherry 2. Kerala 3. New Delhi 4. New Delhi 5. Goa

    Explanation: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to introduce a fleet of taxis with women drivers next month.

    12)Mirach Capital company on 16thMar’15 decided to file a 400 million US dollar defamation lawsuit against the which group?Ans:(2)
    1. Reliance 2. Sahara 3. Mahindra & Mahindra 4. Mahindra & Mahindra 5. J P Morgan

    Explanation: Mirach accused Sahara’s representatives of breaching an exclusivity contract with it following public comments by its CEO Saransh Sharma regarding the group’s acquisition strategy of the Sahara assets.

    13)Name the state among the following which passed the ‘Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill, 2015’ on 16th Mar’15?Ans:(1)
    1. Haryana 2. Maharashtra 3. Uttar Pradesh 4. Gujarat 5. Telengana

    Explanation: The bill bans cow slaughter, sale of beef and prescribes rigorous punishment for its violation and also covers a wide range of administrative measures intended to conserve and improve the livestock.

    14) “TheFind “ is the shopping search engine that has been acquired by the which site on 14thMar’15? Ans:(3)
    1. Google 2. Orkut 3. Facebook 4. Ask.com 5. Skype

    Explanation: With this move, Facebook entered into the e-commerce business.

    15)Which leader was named as Young Global Leader from India by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Mar’15?Ans:(4)
    1. Rahul Gandhi 2. Jyotiridtya Sindhiya 3. Varun Gandhi 4. Smriti Irani 5. Priyanka Gandhi

    Explanation: Smriti Irani, union human resources development minister is named the Young Global leader from India.

    16) Among the following Name the bank that has announced the launch of Chillr App that enables quick transfer of funds to those who are in mobile phone contacts list?Ans:(3)
    1. Yes Bank 2. ICICI Bank 3. HDFC Bank 4. Bank of Baroda 5. Axis Bank

    Explanation: This app connects directly to the bank account of mobile phone owner. Thus there is no need to deposit money in pre paid account for money transfer.

    17)Textiles Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by India with which country on 17th Mar’15?Ans:(2)
    1. Pakistan 2. Kyrgyzstan 3. Sri Lanka 4. Bangladesh 5. Nepal

    Explanation: The two countries have agreed to set up a Joint Working Group (JWG) to explore details of cooperation within the scope of the MoU and the steps required to facilitate bilateral trade and investment.

    18)The first Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction of the post-2015 era will be hosted by which country?Ans:(4)
    1. Sri Lanka 2. China 3. Japan 4. India 5. Indonesia

    Explanation: This was announced by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh during the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction being held in Sendai from March 14-18, 2015.

    19)In which country’s Capital many people were killed as after a gunmen targeted a museum on 18th Mar’15?Ans:(2)
    1. Syria 2. Tunisia 3. Israel 4. Britain 5. Pakistan

    Explanation: The attack happened at the Bardo Museum, which is next to the Parliament building in central Tunis. At the time of the attack, deputies were discussing anti-terrorism legislation.

    20) 20) As the Lok Sabha on 18th Mar’15 passed a Bill seeking to repeal the enactments which have become obsolete, then How many laws would be repealed?Ans:(3)
    1. 100 2. 55 3. 33 4. 10 5. 29

    Explanation: The Repealing and Amendment Bill, 2014 intends to repeal 35 laws and pass amendments to two laws. These include, Indian Fisheries Act, 1897, Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1947 and Sugar Undertakings (Taking Over of Management) Act, 1978.

    21) The government launches the new Tourism Policy 2015 on …………..?Ans:(4)
    1. 1st April 2015 2. 15th August 2015 3. 1st May 2015 4. 15th May 2015 5. 20th May 2015

    Explanation: Government will set up a National Tourism Board as a part of the new Tourism Policy to speed up and promote tourism in the country. The new Tourism Policy, 2015 will be launched on the 15th of May this year.

    22) Batukbhai Dikshith award was given by PM Narendra Modi to how many Gujarati Journalists on 18th Mar’15? Ans:(4)
    1. 10 2. 11 3. 12 4. 13 5. 14

    Explanation: The Prime Minister congratulated the awardees for this honour. The award is given by Surat Shaher Patrakar Kalyan Nidhi.

    23) The government decided to set up Central Sector Projects Coordination Committee (CSPCCs) in the states under chief secretaries for ………………….? Ans:(1)
    1. Speedy Implementation of Projects 2. Monitoring and Implementation of Jan Dhan Yojna 3. Implementation of GST 4. Implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan 5. None

    Explanation: The government has decided to set up Central Sector Projects Coordination Committee, CSPCCs in the states under chief secretaries to remove bottlenecks and to facilitate speedy implementation of major projects.

    24) Government decided to print an All India Helpline Number and Security Helpline On which tickets to publicise and bring more awareness?Ans:(3)
    1. Flight Tickets 2. Bus Tickets 3. Rail Tickets 4. Park Tickets 5. Cinema Tickets

    Explanation: Indian Railways provided the All India Helpline Number ‘138’ for passengers, for queries and complaints related to medical emergency, cleanliness, food and catering, and coach maintenance. Security helpline number 182 is used to report unsavoury situation during journey. India Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation, IRCTC has been directed to make necessary arrangements to ensure printing of the numbers on the hard copies as well as SMS of e-tickets.

    25)On 23rd Mar 2015, the PM visited National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala in Ferozepur district of which state to pay tributes to the three great martyrs of India’s freedom struggle Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev?Ans:(2)
    1. Haryana 2. Punjab 3. New delhi 4. Uttar Pradesh 5. Gujarath

    Explanation: All three martyrs were cremated on the banks of the river Satluj at Hussainiwala on March 23, 1931.