Current Affairs May 2015 Quiz - 6

51The economy of the euro zone grew by _______ in the first quarter of the year as per the official figure published in May 2015 which was also the fastest quarterly growth rate in last two years.
 A) 0.2%
 B) 0.7%
 C) 0.4%
 D) 1.1%
  
52Which country became the world's top importer of crude oil in April (announced in May 2015)?
 A) United States
 B) China
 C) Germany
 D) Japan

 
53"National Technology Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 8-May
 B) 3-May
 C) 11-May
 D) 9-May
  
54Indian-American student, ___________, aged 14, has won the prestigious National Geographic Bee competition in the US in May 2015.
 A) Ameya Mujumdar
 B) Akhil Rekulapelli
 C) Pranit Nanda
 D) Karan Menon
  
55Indian author ____________ was awarded with the 2014 Encore Award for his novel The Lives of Others in May 2015. The Lives of Others was also shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.
 A) Arundhati Roy
 B) Amitav Ghosh
 C) Neel Mukherjee
 D) Aravind Adiga
  
56Who was appointed as the new Governor of Arunachal Pradesh by President Pranab Mukheejee in May 2015?
 A) V Shanmuganthan
 B) J P Rakkhowa
 C) Tathagata Roy
 D) Draupadi Murmu
  
57Eminent Bengali ________-- Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away following a cardiac arrest in May 2015.
 A) Author
 B) Actress
 C) Musician
 D) Artist
  
58An Egyptian court has sentenced Egypt-s ousted President ___________ to death along with 20 others in May 2015. He is already serving a 20-year sentence following his conviction in April this year on charges linked to the killing of protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in December 2012.
 A) Mohammed Morsy
 B) Hosni Mubarak
 C) Ahmed Shafik
 D) Bassem Youssef
  
59India's overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at _______ in April 2015 (announced in May 2015).
 A) -2.06%
 B) -0.39%
 C) 0.85%
 D) -2.65%
  
60The Central Government was able to restrict the fiscal deficit to ______ of GDP during financial year 2014-15, which is much lower than the revised estimate announced in the budget.
 A) 4.5%
 B) 3.5%
 C) 4%
 D) 6%

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Answers:
51Ans) 0.4%
52Ans) China
53Ans) 11-May
54Ans) Karan Menon
55Ans) Neel Mukherjee
56Ans) J P Rakkhowa
57Ans) Author
58Ans) Mohammed Morsy
59Ans) -2.65%
60Ans) 4%

 
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