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The ‘long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was moved in the LokSabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley amid stiff resistance by several Opposition parties on 24 April 2015. The Bill seeks to amend the Constitution to introduce CIST which will subsumes various Central indirect taxes, including the Central Excise Duty, Countervailing Duty, Service Tax, etc. It also subsumes State value added tax (VAT), octroi and entry tax, luxury tax, etc. The GST Bill, if passed in the Parliament, will facilitate which amendment in the Indian Constitution?

One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment (122ndAmendment)



What was India’s rank in the 2015 World Happiness Report published by the United Nations (UN) during April 2015?

117th (Out of 158 countries)
A Russian spacecraft loaded with cargo for the ‘International Space Station (ISS) that was launched on 25 April 2015, went out of control and w-as on its way to crash into the earth’s atmosphere. What is the name of this space mission?

“Progress 59”
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on 16 June 2015 suspended the recognition of the PA Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP), which is a recognized regional party in Meghalaya. What is the reason for this ECI action?

NPP’s failure to file the election expenditure statement for the 2014 LokSabha Elections
The Supreme Court on 15 June 2015 directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to reconduct All India Pre-Medical Test 2015 within four weeks. What was the reason for this direction?

Irregularities were alleged to have taken in this exam
Which prominent European country’s Parliament on 9 June 2015 voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that seeks to hold a referendum to gauge the mood of its citizens on the issue of remaining part of the European Union (EU)?

Britain
Who was appointed as new Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG) on 7 June 2015?

R.C. Tayal
The Reserve Bank of India (RB on 2 June 2015 cut the Repo Rate by 25 basis points. The latest cut takes the number of rate cuts this calendar year to three. What is the new Repo Rate after this cut?

7.25%
Delhi Metro received India’s first driver-less metro train on 4 June 2015 from South Korea. The new generation train, which is a part of a 20-set consignment, will be suitable to eventually run on UTO (unattended train operation) mode. These trains are being procured through Hyundai Rotem, which manufactures them at its facility in Korea. Which entity is manufacturing these trains in India?

Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)
Which country’ will become the first to make a cricket tour of ‘Pakistan since 2009 as announced on 30 April 2015?

Zimbabwe
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC Limited) completed how many years of its establishment during May 2015?

20 years
India and Iran on 6 May 2015 signed an agreement to develop a strategic port in southeast Iran. This was done despite U.S. pressure not to rush into any such trade agreements before world powers clinch a final nuclear accord with Iran. Which Iranian port is involved in this agreement?

Chabahar Port
Which West African country, which was at the center of the largest Ebola epidemic so far, was declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization on 9 May 2015?

Liberia
A closely watched Japanese forecast on 12 May 2015 confirmed the return of the El Nino phenomenon this year which is expected to adversely affect economies heavily dependent on agriculture, particularly India which is already reeling from bad weather. In which year El Nino had last made its lasting impact fell in India?

2009-10
On the second day of his state visit to China on 15 May 2015, Indian Prime Minister made the announcement of the opening of the second route for the Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra by China from June 2015. This second route would be through which pass to complement the existing route tlirough the Upulekh Pass in Uttarakhand?

Nathu La (Sikkim)
Which country won the 2015 SudirmanCup(for Badminton) on 17 May 2015?

China
Who won the 2015 Man International Booker Prize as announced on 20 May 2015?

Laszlo Krasznahorkai (Hungary)
Mumbai Indians won their second IPL title as they defeated

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by
Which US state became the first conservative state in more than 40 years and 19th overall to abolish the death penalty?

Nebraska
What will be the name of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh as approved by the Cabinet of the state on 1 April 2015?

“Amaravathe
What is the name of the Alabama (US) inmate who was set free on 3 April 2015 alter serving almost 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

Anthony Ray Hinton
29 What is the number of the anti-corruption helpline launched on 5 April 2015 by Delhi Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal, which on 6 April received an overwhelming response of over twelve thousand calls?

1031
US-based rating agency Moody’s on 9 April 2015 upgraded India’s economic outlook from stable to positive. It announced that the Indian govt. is taking steps to improve its economic strength. What is Moody’s upgraded rating for India now?

*Baa3′
Which airline became the newest air service operator in India on 12 April 2015 when if commenced its first flight on this day?

Air Pegasus
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) has recently come out with new corporate agency norms under the new exposure draft. Under this IRDA has proposed to allow each of the corporate agents to sell policies of a maximum of three life insurers and three general insurers, besides a host of other changes. The insurance industry has been virtually divided on this norm. What is the present IRDA norm on this issue’?

At present corporate agents are allowed to sell policies of only one life insurance and one non-life insurance company
What is the name of United Nations’ Special Adviser on Yemen who resigned from his post on 16 April 2015 after his apparent failure to bring peace in this war-ravaged country?

Jamal Benomar
What is the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes that has been retained for 2015-16 as notified by the Finance Ministry on 21 April 2015?

8.70%
At least 1,500 people died in a massive earthquake and a series of aftershocks that hit several parts of Nepal and India since morning of 25 April 2015. Which district of Nepal was the epicentre of the quake?

Lamjung
According to the 2015 World Happiness Report published by the United Nations (UN) during April 2015 which country is the happiest country in the world?

Switzerland
Union Government on 27 April 2015 announced extending e-Tourist Visa scheme for 31 more countries. With this extension the scheme will be available for how many countries from 1 May 2015?

76
On 16 June 2015, who became the first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals?

Sunil Chhetri
What is the name of the Joint-Military’ Exercise that started between the armies of India and UK at Salisbury Plains Training Area, UK on 13 June 2015?

“Ajeya Warrior 2015”
Pappu Yadav, the expelled MP of the Lain Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on 9 June 2015 announced the formation of his own political party to take on Lalu-Nitish Kumar combine in Bihar. What is the name of this new party?

Jan Adhikar Party (JAP)
The 2-day Summit of G7 countries started on 7 June 2015. This summit is being held at which place?

Schloss Elmau (Germany)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would become the first-ever Indian Prime Minister to visit which important country, as announced by External Affairs Minister Sushrna Swaraj on 1 June 2015?

Israel
Which Indian male Badminton player stunned World No. I Chen Long in the Indonesian Open Super Series badminton tournament to reach men’s semi-finals on 5 June 2015?

parupalli Kashyap
Software giant Microsoft recently unveiled its new web browser, which would eventually replace the existing Internet Explorer. What is the name of this browser which will incorporate several new path-breaking features?

Edge
Kishore Biyani and Rajan Bharti Mittal announced the merger of Biyani’s Future Retail with Miltal’s Bharti Retail on 4 May 2015. This move is expected to create one of the largest retail networks in the country. What is the total value of this all-stock transaction?

Rs. 750 crore
What was India’s place in the State of the World’s Mothers 2015 Report prepared by ‘Save the Children’ that was launched on 6 May 2015?

140 out of 179 countries
Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first prime minister in last 30 years to visit Naxal hotbed of Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) on 9 May 2015. Who was the last to do so?

Rajiv Gandhi