1) How many Indian origin MP’s were eleted to UK Parliament during the British elections of 2015?
Ans:- 10

2) Which country has criticised European Union proposals to authorise the use of force against smugglers taking migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe?
Ans:-  Libya

3) After losing more than 4,000 people to Ebola, which country has now been declared free of the disease by the World Health Organization (WHO)?
Ans:- Liberia

4) What is the name of the former Army General who took over as the 8th President of Guyana on 16 May 2015?
Ans:- David Arthur Granger

5) The World’s first referendum on same sex marriage is being held in — ?
Ans:- Ireland


1) 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill is related to –?
Ans:- Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh

2) Name the festival of Indian Culture inaugurated in Russia on 10 May 2015 by the President of India?
Ans:- Namaste India

3) India has recently extended e-tourist visa scheme to — more countries?
Ans:- 31

4) What is India’s current global ranking in terms of electricity generation from nuclear source?
Ans:- 13th

5) How many agreements have been signed between India and China for bilateral cooperation in several areas including economy, trade, science and technology and culture?
Ans:- 24


1) “Educate Encourage Enlighten” will be the new tagline of ____ as announced recently?
Ans:- New Education Policy

2) Name the programme launched by Government with Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) located on the banks of the river Ganga for achieving the objective of Clean Ganga?
Ans:- Nirmal Ganga Sahbhagita

3) Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has recently launched a new TV rating system in India. This will replace existing which rating system?
Ans:- TAM (Television Audience Measurement)

4) The Supreme Court on 13 May 2015 barred publication of photos of leaders in government advertisements except those of the —-?
Ans:- President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India

5) For the next 5 years, Namami Gange programme will have a budget outlay of ?
Ans:- Rs 20,000 crore


1) In which state a cow-urine refinery inaugurated for research on the cow products on 3 May 2015?
Ans:- Rajasthan

2) Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on 1 May 2015 introduced ___ rupees Accident Insurance Scheme for transport drivers?
Ans:- 5 lakh

3) Which state is site to the India’s first hydro-engineering college?
Ans:- Himachal Pradesh

4) Which court on 11 May 2015 acquitted AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa in the 19 year old disproportionate assets case?
Ans:- Karnataka High Court

5) Which thermal power plant will be built by NTPC in Jharkhand ?
Ans:- Patratu Plant


1) What is the theme of the 6th National Conference on Nuclear Energy was organized by ASSOCHAM in New Delhi on 15 May 2015?
Ans:- Nuclear Energy: A ‘Clean’ Energy option

2) In 2015, where will the conference to establish a new international framework replacing the 1997 Kyoto Protocol be held –?
Ans:- Paris


1) Name the Indian who won the Whitley Award 2015 for his work to protect the iconic Great Indian Bustard in the Thar Desert?
Ans:- Pramod Patil

2) Dr Prannoy Roy who was recently conferred the RedInk Award for lifetime achievement is the executive co-chairman of?
Ans:- NDTV

3) Which district in India has received 2015 UN Public Service Award?
Ans:- Nadia, West Bengal

4) Who has been conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters for his contribution to the fashion industry?
Ans:- Wendell Rodricks

5) The PEN literary award for freedom of speech has been awarded to __?
Ans:- Charlie Hebdo


1) Name the team that won the English Premier League 2014-15 football title on 3 May 2015 held at London?
Ans:- Chelsea

2) In which country BRICS Under-17 Football Cup set to be held?
Ans:- India

3) Who won the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open Men’s Singles Title?
Ans:- Andy Murray

4) Who won the inaugural BNP Paribas Istanbul Open Tennis men’s single title?
Ans:- Roger Federer

5) Jonathan Trott who has recently retired from International Cricket is from which country?
Ans:- England


1) Which French IT firm recently announced to buy US rival IGATE for 4 billion US dollar?
Ans:- CapGemini

2) Which company has announced that it would merge its retail operations with Bharti Retail Ltd. to create one of India’s biggest retail chains with more than 570 stores across the country?
Ans:- Future Retail

3) Which entity during May 2015 completed India’s single largest office space leasing deal so far by signing up for a 2-million sq. ft. custom-built office campus in Bengaluru?
Ans:- Flipkart

4) By what percent, Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell in the month of April 2015 as against 8.48 percent in April last year due to decline in the prices of food articles?
Ans:-  4.87%

5) Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 13 May 2015 gave its approval for ___% disinvestment in NTPC and ___% in Indian Oil Corporation respectively?
Ans:- 5% and 10%

6) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on 8 May 2015 announced a ___ percent reduction in charges for transactions on its inter-bank ATM network?
Ans:- 10 %


1) A new strategic naval base of the Indian Navy named “INS Sardar Patel” was commissioned on 9 May 2015. This base has been established in which coastal city of Gujarat?
Ans:- Porbandar

2) Canada has most recently pledged to reduce Greenhouse gas emmisions by how many percentage points by 2030?
Ans:- 30%

3) Japanese Scientists on 14 May 2015 discovered a new state of matter called?
Ans:- Jahn-Teller-metal

4) How many smokers (approx.) are there globally as disclosed in the newly disclosed status report of Global Statistics on Addictive Behaviours (GSAB)?
Ans:-  1 billion

5) An advanced version of the BrahMos land-attack cruise missile was successfully test-fired on 9 May 2015 from the Car Nicobar Islands at?
Ans:- Andaman and Nicobar Islands

6) The ‘Kavaratti’ ship has been launched on 19th May’15 at a glittering ceremony held at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata. It is the _______ Ship of Project-28?
Ans:- Fourth



1) Name the Indian-origin Member of Parliament in Britain appointed as the new Employment Minister in British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Cabinet?
Ans:- Priti Patel

2) Who has been appointed as the President of Japan’s multinational telecommunications and internet company SoftBank Corp on 11 May 2015?
Ans:-  Nikesh Arora


1) Name the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu resigned on 21 May 2015?
Ans:- O Panneerselvam


1) Ruth Rendell, who passed away on 2 May 2015, was associated with which field?
Ans:- Crime fiction writing


1) In which city of China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held Summit level talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on 14 May 2015?
Ans:- Xian


1) Mumbai sessions court on 6 May 2015 sentenced Bollywood film star Salman Khan to five years in prison, for killing a man in a hit-and-run accident happened in which year?
Ans:- 2002


1) Name the city that would become the first in India to get Google Street View as announced on 12 May 2015?
Ans:- Hyderabad


1) What is full form of DARPA ?
Ans:- Defense Advance Research Project Agency


1) Book titled Unbelievable – Delhi to Islamabad was released on 8 May 2015 by Vice President M Hamid Ansari in New Delhi. Who is the author of this book?
Ans:- Bhim Singh


1) Which committee was set up to review of deep-sea fishing Policy and Guidelines?
Ans:- Meenakumari committee


The World Press Freedom day was observed globally on –?
Ans:- 3 May 2015

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