Current Affairs Questions Answers for June 2015-One liners

One liners for the month of June 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

Created On: Jul 1, 2015 15:38 IST

One liners for the month of June 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

• Winner of three Wimbledon titles in a day, who died on 29 May 2015 at the age of 89 - Doris Hart

• Person who was sworn-in as 19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on 1 June 2015 - Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa

• Former cricketers who were inducted into the BCCI’s newly-constituted cricket advisory committee on 1 June 2015 - Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman

• Football club that on 30 May 2015 won Copa del Rey also known as Spanish King’s Cup by defeating Athletic Bilbao, 3-1 - Barcelona

• Person who was appointed as the new Chancellor of the Nalanda University, Bihar on 30 May 2015 - George Yeo, the former Foreign Minister of Singapore

• The women, who on 1 June 2015 was designated as the new President of the Indian Ocean island nation, Mauritius by its government - Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

• India and Sweden on 1 June 2015 signed 6 agreements to boost ties and restart the bilateral strategic dialogue in presence of - President Pranab Mukherjee, who was on a state visit to Sweden

• One of the founders of India’s Information Technology (IT) industry and chairman of Hinditron Group who died on 1 June 2015 - Hemant Sonawala

• 92 year 65 days old cancer survivor, who on 31 May 2015 became the oldest woman to finish a marathon at San Diego’s Rock 'n' Roll Marathon of 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) - Harriette Thompson

• President of FIFA who resigned on 2 June 2015 amid the corruption scandal that has engulfed the football’s governing body - Sepp Blatter

• To attract investment of 1 lakh crore rupees Maharashtra Cabinet on 2 June 2015 approved - a Composite Renewable Energy Policy worth 4156.43 crore rupees

• Scientists claimed that some female members of a critically endangered species of sawfish are reproducing in the wild without sex, that is, by - Parthenogenesis

• US President Barack Obama on 2 June 2015 signed the USA FREEDOM Act 2015 in law for Uniting and Strengthening America by - Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015.

• The former cricket captain of Indian team, who was on 2 June 2015 re-appointed as the Director of Indian cricket team for the Bangladesh tour - Ravi Shastri

• Sixth city in the country to have metro services; other cities are Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kolkata is – Jaipur  

• Indian shot putter who on 3 June 2015 won gold medal in men's shot put event in the 21st Asian Athletics Championships - Inderjeet Singh

• India and Belarus on 3 June 2015 inked six agreements to boost ties and relationship based on - friendship and mutual benefit

• Jharkhand Cabinet on 3 June 2015 approved Jharkhand Special Courts Ordinance, 2015 to make Jharkhand - rid of corruption

• Person who for his contribution towards the development of athletics in Asian continent was was conferred with the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President’s award on 2 June 2015 - Suresh Kalmadi

• World Bank Board approved $250 Million support to Jammu and Kashmir for - Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project

• Name the legendary Telugu writer who died in Hyderabad on 8 June 2015, after a brief illness - Dasaradhi Rangacharya

• Name the Cyclonic storm that was developed over the Arabian Sea on 8 June 2015 - ASHOBAA

• Three districts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh that were included in National Capital Region on 9 June 2015 are - Jind, Karnal and Muzaffarnagar

• ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, on 9 June 2015 appointed a person as the non-executive chairman for a period of five years is - Mahendra Kumar Sharma

• City that who’s Municipal Corporation (AMC) on 9 June 2015 announced USE and GET PAID scheme, under which people will be paid one rupees for using public toilets – Ahmadabad

• Person who was on 10 June 2015 conferred with the prestigious 14th Sant Namdev National Award 2015 at a function in Pune, Maharashtra - Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal

• Former Indian cricketer who died after a prolonged illness on 9 June 2015 at his residence in Pune, Maharashtra - Hemant Kanitkar

• Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman who was on 10 June 2015 named as the new Law Minister of Delhi - Kapil Mishra

• Researchers discovered a trio of mud statuettes inside a reed basket in a building, an important archaeological site, in the ancient city of Vichama in northern Peru is believed to be created about 3800 years ago by - the ancient Caral civilization.

• HDFC Bank on 10 June 2015 launched a mobile app as a complete digital payment and purchase solution – PayZapp

• The United Nations (UN) envoy in Burundi crisis, who stepped down from his role as mediator of the crisis on 11 June 2015 after being accused of being biased - Said Djinnit

• Union Government on 11 June 2015 scrapped customs import duties for drugs and test kits used to treat – AIDS

• Four Indian languages included in the books of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of UAE which can be chosen while appearing for driving tests here in the UAE from September 2015 includes - Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Bengali

• Cricketer who on 14 July 2015 became the ninth all-time highest Test wicket-takers by claiming 416 wickets in 102 matches is - Indian off-spin cricketer Harbhajan Singh

• Person elected as the President of United Nations General Assembly’s 70th session - Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark

• China on 12 June 2015 unveiled 800-year-old Buddha statue (Qianshou Guanyin) famous for its 1000 hands in - Dazu County in Sichun province

• First Indian footballer to score 50 international goals - Sunil Chhetri

• India’s first 100 percent visually-challenged person to be inducted into the Indian Foreign Services (IFS) is - Beno Zephine

• The International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 16 June 2015 constituted a five-member ad-hoc committee to manage the process of finding a group to organise and run boxing in India will be chaired by - Kishan Narsi

• It is a documentary film on Test Cricket that was premiered at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival on 8 June 2015 - Death of a Gentleman

• Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) that on 17 June 2015 launched the country’s first consumer complaint mobile app named ASCIonline is a - self regulatory body for content in Indian advertising

• IPS officer of 1980-batch of Tamil Nadu cadre who was appointed as the Director of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) - Archana Ramasundaram

• The Union Government on 17 June 2015 decided to increase the number of workdays under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) from 100 days to 150 days in - Drought-hit areas

• Parliament of Japan (Diet) on 17 June 2015 passed a bill to lower the voting age from - 20 to 18.

• Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on 18 June 2015 launched a weather alert service named - NOWCAST.

• Journalist and writer Aakar Patel appointed as Executive Director of Amnesty International (AI) India on 18 June 2015 and see its India operations and its efforts to end human rights abuses - India and worldwide.

• Legislators of Legislative Council Hong Kong on 18 June 2015 rejected - Beijing-backed election reform package.  

• Keith Vaz who on 18 June 2015 was re-elected as chairman of Parliaments Home Affairs Select Committee for the third time is - Britain’s longest-serving Indian-origin MP

• France on 18 June 2015 announced a ban on wearing earphones while driving a vehicle and riding a cycle with an aim - to reduce deaths due to accidents

• Name the state who’s Chief Minister on 19 June 2015 banned sale of thermocol plates in complete state with an aim to promote leaf plates and generate employment – Jharkhand

• India and Tanzania on 19 June 2015 signed six MoUs in the field of tourism, education and hydrography to deepen bilateral cooperation during India visit of - President of Tanzania Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.

• Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) celebrated the 350th foundation day of Shri Anandpur Sahib at - Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib located in Anandpur Sahib in Punjab.

• India's largest central air-conditioning company that on 20 June 2015 launched first-ever locally-developed-and-produced VRF (variable refrigerant flow) ACs in India - Blue Star

• Scientists in third week of June 2015 named a newly discovered galaxy after Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronald and labeled is as - CR7 (COSMOS Redshift 7).

• Former Indian women hockey captain who died along with her son in a road accident at the Ropar-Nawanshahr-Phagwara area of National Highway 344-A in Punjab on 21 June 2015 - Shashi Bala

• First International Yoga Day celebration in Rajpath, New Delhi on 21 June 2015 helped India to create two Guinness World Records (GWRs) and they are - participation of most individuals and individuals from the largest number of nationalities performing asanas at a single venue.

• Andy Murray who won his fourth title at the Queen’s Club joined an illustrious list of champions - John McEnroe, Lleyton Hewitt, Boris Becker and Andy Roddick

• Sanjay Subrahmanyam who was selected for the Sangitha Kalanidhi award of the Madras Music Academy for the year 2015 on 21 June 2015 is a renowned – carnatic vocalist

• The Ministry that will implement Bharat Mala project of linking borders and coastal areas with road network – Union Ministry of Roads Transport & Highways

• Pitcairn Island, the world’s smallest country by population of 48 people was in news as it legalised - same-sex marriage

• The European Union (EU) on 22 June 2015 launched a naval operation to stop human traffickers from bringing migrants across - the Mediterranean to Europe

• The European Union (EU) on 22 June 2015 launched a naval operation to stop human traffickers from bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe – EU NAVFOR Med

• The four border points through which India will allow the movement of vehicles imported from a third country into Nepal after amending the bilateral Treaty of Transit are - Raxaul-Birgunj, Jogbani-Biratnagar, Sunauli-Bhairahawa and Nepalgunj Road-Nepalgunj border

• India will be the partner country for Russian Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM 2016 to be held in - Yekaterinburg

• Blue Mormon (Papilio polymnestor) was declared as the state butterfly by – Maharashtra Government

• Bhuvan Ganga app was launched by Union Government on 23 June 2015 to aid - National Mission for Clean Ganga

• Zoo that was renamed as Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, Lucknow on 23 June 2015 was - Lucknow Prani Udyan, popularly known as Lucknow zoo,

• Bird Sanctuary of Unnao district was named as Shaheed Chandra Shekhar Azad Pakshi Vihar, Nawabganj was - Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

• Scientific name of Snake bird after which Kerala Government announced 22 June as a Snake Bird Day - darter-Anhinga melanogaster

• Maharashtra’s state cabinet on 23 June 2015 approved the proposal to amend the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) Act, 1981 to include criminal activities related to - sand mafia and black marketing

• German Tennis legend Steffi Graf was appointed as Kerala’s Ayurveda brand ambassador to promote - Visit Kerala Scheme

• National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on 24 June 2015 commissioned the first 250 MW unit of Bongaigaon project of which state - Assam.

• Australia on 24 June 2015 decided to join China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member with an investment of - 930 million Australian dollars (718.5million US dollars)

• Four scholars selected for the Bhasha Samman on 24 June 2015 for their contribution to classical and medieval literature in various languages – Acharya Munishwar Jha, K Meenakshi Sundaram, Charu Chandra Pande, Mathuradutt Mathpal

• Mustafizur Rahman was awarded Man of the Series award in – 3-day ODI series against India

• The online poll in which Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the Best Test Player of the 21st century - Top-100 Test players' list since 2000

• Hemis festival is celebrated in largest monastery of Ladakh Hemis Gompa (monastery) of Jammu and Kashmir is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of - Guru Padmasambhava

• Union Government on 25 June 2015 requested the Chief Ministers of Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan to encourage supply of free milk in - the Mid-Day Meal scheme

• Revdanda coast of Alibaug, Maharashtra came into news on 24 June 2015 after death of - a 42-foot-long blue whale weighing 20 tonnes

• The four-day long Mela at Kamakhaya Devi temple at Guwahati, Assam that concluded on 26 June 2015 is known as – Ambubachi Mela

• Two local entrepreneurs, who in fourth week of June 2015 signed agreements with several civic bodies in Assam to do away with the plastic hazards under a solid-waste management project, are - Satyaki Saikia and Pulak Roy

• President Pranab Mukharjee on 26 June 2015 conferred Punyabhushan Award on - Prataprao Pawar, Chairman of Sakal Media Group (SMG)

• The place where first species of Yeti Crab named Kiwa tyleri was found - Antarctica

• Indian pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa on 28 June 2015 won the first title of the 2015 season – Canada Open Badminton tournament

• An unmanned American SpaceX rocket that broke apart in flames minutes after lifting off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on 29 June 2015 was dubbed as - Falcon-9

• Authors of the book Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji are - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam & Arun Tiwari

• Book titled Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower is authored by - Henry M. Paulson

• The place where first species of Yeti Crab named Kiwa tyleri was found - Antarctica

• Indian pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa on 28 June 2015 won the first title of the 2015 season – Canada Open Badminton tournament

• The district to win the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award 2015 in June 2015—Nadia of West Bengal

• The prestigious professional basketball league of North America in which Satnam Singh Bhamara of Punjab became the first Indian national to join-- National Basketball Association (NBA)

• The 10-km stretch of Chennai Metro Rail service launched on 29 June 2015 will cover the distance between – Alandur to Koyabedu

• The Chinese-initiated multilateral lending bank established in June 2015-- Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

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