current affairs 29 May 2015

Pradeep Kumar Sinha, appointed as the new Cabinet Secretary

  • He is 1977 batch IAS officer.

Veena Jain, appointed as director general (DG) of News in Doordarshan.

  • She is 1984 Indian Information Service officer.

"Ajanmi Beti Ke liye Daud" organised in Himachal Pradesh for saving girl child.

  • Forum for Human Rights and Justice (FHRJ) on 27 May 2015 organised a Marathon named as Ajanmi Beti Ke liye Daud (Protecting the Unborn Girl) in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. 
  • The objective of this Marathon is to save girl child and arrest the declining sex ratio in the hill state.
  • Himachal is one among the ten worst states wherein sex ratio is worst. It has a child sex ratio of 906 against 1000 females.

S Christopher has been appointed as new Director General of DRDO.

  • He was Distinguished Scientist and Programme Director (airborne early warning and control system) and Director, Centre for Air-Borne Systems in the DRDO.

Gurnimrat Nimmy Sidhu has been named for Oxford University award.

  • Indian-origin teacher Gurnimrat Nimmy Sidhu was named for University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award. 
  • She was named for this award for helping one of her students get into the world-famous varsity.
  • She is among 12 teachers to win the University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award. 

Important Current Affairs Questions for SBI PO 2015

1. ‘Together we can’ is slogan of ________? - Canara Bank

2. “Pahla kadam , pahli udan” account is launched by ______ ? - SBI

3. Bank formed by Brics is known as - New Development Bank

4. SEBI extended guide line to appoint at least one women in board of 

    director by - 31march 2015

5. Upallu Srinivas who died recently is a renowned – Madolin Player

6. RBI has recently reduced ATM transaction from 5 to 3, on _______ 

    accounts it is not applicable? - BSBDA

7. Pension scheme for rural and unorganised sector is - Swavalamban

8. Card launched by Indian Railway to avoid payment transaction during 

    ticket booking is - Go India smart Card

9. Government clears disinvestment in 3 PSU’s for the sum of Rs 44,000 

    crores, _________ is one of them? - ONGC

10. Cantolania referendum is a part of _______? - Spain

11. Rupay card is used by which type of banks? - All scheduled commercial 


12. Current Prime Minister of UK is - David Cameroon

13. Who was the Indian cricket team coach in the recent debacle against 

      England in the investec test series? - Duncan Fletcher

14. Shivasundram hydro power project is stated in which state ? - Karnataka

15. _________ has launched premium credit cards exclusively for women 

      scheme? - HDFC Bank

16. The upper limit that can be deposited in PPF account has increased to – 

      Rs 2 lac

17. “And Then One Day” novel is authored by – Naseeruddin Shah

18. _________ has not been conferred with Padma Shri awards? - 

      Raghunath Mashelkar

19. Bhamashah Financial Empowerment scheme is launched by the 

      government of which of the following states? - Rajasthan

20. _________ states in India has the highest rural population? - Sikkim

21. The minimum paid up capital required for both small and payment 

      banks is – Rs 100 crores

22. Limit for FDI in multibrand is - 51%

23. _________ banks has signed 500 million dollar line of credit EXIM 

      bank of Korea? - SBI

24. Committee formed to review the investment guidelines for national 

       pension schemes in the private sector – G.N. Bajpai Committee

25. As per HSBC report India will become the fifth largest exporter by the 

      year - 2030

26. Asia’s first ballistic Research Centre is to be opened in – India

27. The book ‘Lajja’ is authored by – Taslima Nasrim

28. Name the French Foreign Minister who recently visited India. - Laurent 


29. ‘Economic Outlook Report’ is published by which of the following 

       organisations? - IMF

30. India’s first Kisan Mandi is to be set up in – Delhi

31. Jan Dhan yojna additional insurance coverage is provided by which 

     organization? - HDFC

32. What is the tagline of United bank of India? - The Bank that begins with 


33. BSBDA is related with which of the following field? - Banking

34. Which is the Largest desert in the world? - Sahara

35. Who is Lieutenant Governor of Delhi? - Najeeb Jung

36. Hanoi is the capital of –Vietnam

37. Who is the author of Half girlfriend? - Chetan Bhagat

38. PMGSY full form-Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

39. What is the Currency of China? - yuan

40. What is the maximum amount in PPF? - Rs 150000

41. Kudankulam Nuclear power plant is situated in which state? - Tamil 


42. Who is the Director of Finding Fanny? - Homi Adajania

43. What is the Maximum limit of RTGS? - No limit

44. Pre shipment and post shipment is related with which finance? - Export 


45. State with lowest population, according to census 2011? - Sikkim

46. RBI release draft Guidelines for Licensing of Payments Banks and Small 

       Banks.What is the capital of these banks? - Rs 100 crore

47. RRCAT is located in which state? - Madhya Pradesh

48. Individual Borrower can check their credit report from –CIBIL

49. EBT full form-Electronic Benefits Transfer

50. Bank license given to which NBFCs ? - Bandhan and IDFC