Today World Current Affairs 2015 Magazine / Quiz Questions

Welcome to the Current Affairs Objective Quiz Questions Section of Current Affairs section will definitely help those who are preparing for competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, Railways, Postal, State level exams and all kinds of Bank exams (IBPS, SBI, RRB, RBI, Defense & Intelligence). The student has to be aware of what’s happening around the world and India as they are an important part of the general studies paper in all exams. Apart from academic knowledge, students need to be aware of current affairs as most exams and govt. jobs related interviews emphasise on the level of the candidate on how much he is aware about the country. At the interview current issues rule and how much awareness students show about the burning issues decides the rank of the candidate and even whether s/he will get through or not. In such a scenario the coverage of hot topics in India as well as current world affairs, becomes an important part of your preparations.




  1. PM Narendra Modi launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna
  2. Helena Ndume, Jorge Sampaio awarded with first-ever Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize
  3. Ramachandra Guha chosen for Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize 2015
  4. Earth-like exoplanet Kepler 452b discovered
  5. Reliance Group, Augur Overseas Operation signed MoU to manufacture Aerostats and Airships
  6. Mosquirix, world’s first malaria vaccine, approved by European Medicines Agency
  7. Shubham Jaglan won IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event 2015
  8. Ajay Mathur appointed as Director-General of TERI.
  9. Peter Higgs receives Copley Medal, world’s oldest scientific prize.
  10. President nominates 2 members of Anglo-Indian Community to Lok Sabha.
  11. Indian-American Amitoj Chhabra wins junior title at US Powerlifting Championships.


  1. Ramachandra Guha chosen for Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize 2015
  2. Reliance Group, Augur Overseas Operation signed MoU to manufacture Aerostats and Airships
  3. Mosquirix, world’s first malaria vaccine, approved by European Medicines Agency
  4. Shubham Jaglan won IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event 2015
  5. Haryanavi film ‘Pagdi: The Honour’ made tax free in Haryana
  6. Peter Higgs received Royal Society’s Copley Medal, the world’s oldest scientific prize
  7. First All Women Trans Continental road expedition from Delhi to London flagged off


  1. Union I&B Ministry approved ENIL proposal to purchase TV Today Network’s Oye FM
  2. Indian-American Amitoj Chhabra won Junior Title at US Powerlifting Championships 2015
  3. Longtime cartoonist Tom Moore die
  4. India ranked 12th in terms of power generation from nuclear source
  5. National Broadcasting Day observed across the country
  6. R.D. Burman: The Prince of Music written by Khagesh Dev Burman
  7. Book titled Ghosts of Calcutta authored by Sebastian Ortiz released
  8. Conakry named as World Book Capital for 2017 by UNESCO
  9. Glenmark launched affordable Type 2 diabetes drug Teneligliptin
  10. French film The Big Day to showcase Anand Kumar’s Super 30
  11. Soyuz rocket with 3 astronauts launched towards ISS
  12. 36th annual American Book Awards announced
  13. CCEA extended CCTNS deadline to March 2017


  1. Anil Ambani’s Pipavav inks pact with Russian firm to build ships under ‘Make in India’ initiative
  2. 36th annual American Book Awards has been announced in which Carlos Santana, Marlon James and Naomi Klein are among the dozen of recipients of the award.
  3. BRICS New Development Bank starts its operations from Shanghai, China
  4. UN Security Council adopts resolution endorsing Iran nuclear deal
  5. Government proposes direct transfer of fertiliser subsidy to farmers
  6. KFC partners IRCTC, to serve meals on trains
  7. E.L. Doctorow author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate passes away
  8. Sangram Singh becomes the first Indian to win WWP Heavyweight Championship
  9. Union Government launched Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan
  10. BCCI announced venues for ICC World Twenty20; Kolkata’s Eden Gardens to host final
  11. Noted Hollywood actor Olaf Pooley passed away
  12. India and Singapore signed agreement to enhance maritime cooperation
  13. Hisao Tanaka resigned as CEO and President of Toshiba
  14.  New fish species named Puntius Dolichopterus discovered in Kerala
  15.  Ananth Narayanan appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Myntra


  1. Union Government launched National Career Counselling portal
  2. Maurice Obstfeld appointed as Chief Economist of IMF
  3. Telugu cartoonist Pamarthy Shankar won Grand Prix World Press Cartoon 2014 Award
  4. Benoy Behl won the Best Documentary Producer award at Madrid International Film Festival
  5. Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI
  6. Indian Railways and Odisha Government signed MoU for Dasappla-Bolangir Railway Line
  7. Pankaj Munjal appointed as CMD of Hero Motors Group
  8. India’s 1st indigenously designed and developed High Thrust cryogenic rocket engine tested


  1. Swati Maliwal takes charge as Chairperson of DCW
  2. Varunavat Mountain witnessed crack in its range; landslides feared
  3. Alex Rocco, the actor known for his role in Godfather, died at 79
  4. Noted Urdu writer Dr Bisheshar Pradeep died
  5. Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI
  6. Kerala tourism’s Muziris heritage project bagged PATA award
  7. 2 new plant species named Vellithumpa & Eriocaulon manoharanii discovered in Western Ghats
  8. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated first ‘Aam Aadmi Clinic’ at Peeragarhi Relief Camp


  1. Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia died
  2. Prashant Pathrabe appointed as Interim Director of Film and Television Institute of India
  3. Union Government launched Delhi Police Railway Helpline Number 1512
  4. Scientists created mini heart on microchip with stem cells
  5. Jagannath Rath Yatra began in Puri, Odisha
  6. 2nd Sohra Marathon held in Meghalaya
  7. Kutchi New Year observed in Kutch Region of Gujarat
  8. Veteran Telugu playback singer V Ramakrishna died
  9. RBI signed Special Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka


  1. Indian American Sunita Viswanath honoured as Champions of Change by US White House
  2. White-Fi technology of Microsoft to boost Digital India Initiative
  3. INS Astravahini decommissioned after 31 years of service
  4. Union Cabinet approved redevelopment of 400 railway stations through Swiss Challenge method
  5. India and World Bank signed Financing Agreement for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project
  6. CCEA approved creation of Intra State Transmission System in 7 States
  7. Kutchi New Year observed in Kutch Region of Gujarat
  8. RBI permitted CBS-enabled Cooperative Banks to issue ATM cards in tie-up with a sponsor bank
  9. DoT released A K Bhargava committee report on Net Neutrality
  10. CCI imposed Rs 671 crore penalty on 4 state-run insurance companies
  11. Greek parliament passed a bill to implement EU mandated austerity measures
  12. Cameroon banned Islamic veil after suicide bombings in Fotokol
  13. FlipKart appointed Eric Lange as Vice President of Product Management
  14. PM launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana to impart skill training to youth
  15. Union Government approved signing of India-Canada Civil Aviation Pact


  1. Remnants of India’s one of the oldest port discovered in Goa
  2. Sayed Haider Raza honoured with highest French civilian honour Legion of Honour
  3. PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards 2014 conferred
  4. PM unveiled National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015
  5. Manipur Legislative Assembly unanimously resolved to withdraw MRVTMW Bill, 2015
  6. World Youth Skills Day observed globally
  7. RBI constituted Deepak Mohanty Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion
  8. Union Government launched four initiatives as part of Skill India vision
  9. Rakesh Sahni appointed as Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority
  10. Bangladesh won 3-match ODI series against South Africa 2-1


  1. Union Government launched National Mission for Skill Development
  2. Union Government approved Transit Oriented Development policy for Delhi
  3. Maharashtra assembly passed Guarantee of Public Services Bill, 2015
  4. Scientist at Large Hadron Collider discovered the existence of subatomic particle Pentaquarks
  5. Defence Acquisition Council approved defence proposals worth 30000 crore rupees
  6. Iconic musician Joan Sebastian passed away
  7. India’s first railway-line built under PPP model inaugurated in Gujarat
  8. India-based Comparex India Pvt Ltd won Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award 2015
  9. Professor Kamal Bawa, an Indian-origin scientist, elected to Royal Society of London
  10. Union Government, Facebook launched #100Women Initiative to recognize 100 women achievers of India
  11. Union Ministry of Urban Development launched nationwide HRIDAY scheme from Amritsar
  12. India won 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe 3-0


  1. Tamil music composer Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan died
  2. India and Georgia signed MoU for cooperation in field of Election Management
  3. Iran, P5+1 countries reached agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme at Vienna
  4. PM Narendra Modi concluded his 6-nation tour to Russia and five Central Asian nations
  5. BCCI suspended Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah for corruption
  6. Former BSFI president Pashupatinath Roy died
  7. Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha Kumbh Mela began in Maharsahtra
  8. India second among 40 countries in terms of Confidence in National Government: OECD
  9. ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ bagged best screenplay award at Madrid film festival
  10. 55th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships concluded in Tamil Nadu
  11. IT department launched OTP to e-file Income Tax
  12. MoD and MSDE signed MoU to increase employability of ex-servicemen
  13. 12-day Godavari Maha Pushkaram began in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh


  1. Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won women’s doubles title in Wimbledon
  2. India, Tajikistan inked 2 agreements to strengthen bilateral relations
  3. Indo-Vietnamese pair Sumit Nagal-Nam Hoang Ly won 2015 Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles title
  4. Union Civil Aviation Ministry launched GAGAN System
  5. Tata Steel’s West Bokaro Division conferred with Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2015
  6. Patnitop Tunnel, India’s longest road tunnel, set to open in 2016
  7. Union Government appointed lawyer Rodrigo Oreamuno to arbitrate Vodafone tax case
  8. Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon Women’s Single title
  9. USA designated Tunisia as 16th Major Non-NATO Ally
  10. Novak Djokovic won the men’s singles title of Wimbledon
  11. Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India written by Jairam Ramesh
  12. Paes-Hingis won mixed doubles final at Wimbledon


  1. India to be part of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) along with Pakistan by 2016
  2. ‘World Population Day’ observed with theme Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies
  3. Renowned Urdu poet Bashar Navaaz passed away
  4. ISRO successfully launched five British satellites into space
  5. Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) launched by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
  6. New species of butterfly called Banded Tit discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
  7. RBI released Final Guidelines on PPI for Mass Transit System (PPI-MTS)
  8. Kagiso Rabada became second bowler to claim hat-trick on ODI debut
  9. NASA selected four Astronauts for First US Commercial Spaceflights


  1. MPEDA launched mobile-based applications to help farmers capture data through mobile
  2. Ufa Declaration released at 7th BRICS Summit in Ufa
  3. Renowned Urdu poet Bashar Navaaz passed away
  4. India, USA signed MoU on cooperation to establish PACESetter Fund
  5. India’s 1st Earthquake Warning System successfully installed in Uttarakhand
  6. Infosys signed Multi-Million Euro Deal with Deutsche Bank
  7. Dus Kadam: 10 Steps for the Future proposed by PM Narendra Modi for BRICS countries
  8. Typhoon Chan-hom lashed Okinawa island chain in Japan
  9. 7th BRICS Summit held in Ufa, Russia
  10. India, US signed Inter Governmental Agreement to implement FATCA
  11. Kolkata-based Bandhan Bank appointed its Chairman, Boards of Directors

Current Affairs


  1. World Bank released State of Safety Nets 2015 report
  2. Lord Kamlesh Patel became first British-Asian appointee to ECB Management Board
  3. SN Sahai appointed as Home Secretary of Delhi
  4. Inderjeet Singh became first Indian to win a Gold Medal at World University Games in Gwangju
  5. WHO released Global Tobacco Epidemic 2015 Report
  6. Union Railway Ministry launched Mobile ticketing app for suburban commuters
  7. Union Sports Ministry constituted Ashwini Nachappa committee to study status of SAI training centers
  8. Indian Army dedicated Prerna Sthal at Hussainiwala to the nation
  9. World Bank released State of Safety Nets 2015 report
  10. Electronic Nose for environmental monitoring jointly developed by CSIR-NEERI & C-DAC
  11. Climate Change to be the theme of Science Express in 2015
  12. Rahul Bhatnagar appointed as MD and CFO of Bharti Enterprises
  13. Telangana government, ICRISAT signed MoU to improve profitability of farmers
  14. Sriram Kalyanaraman appointed as MD and CEO of National Housing Bank


  1. Goa to host the Youth Delphic Games in February 2016
  2. UGC accorded Heritage Status on 19 Colleges across the country
  3. Legendary producer Jerome Charles Weintraub died
  4. NDDB launched mobile application Pashu Poshan to boost dairy farmers’ income
  5. India, Kazakhstan signed five Agreements including a contract for supply of uranium
  6. UN released Millennium Development Goals Report 2015
  7. India, Uzbekistan inked three agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation
  8. Floyd Mayweather stripped of WBO Welterweight title he won against Manny Pacquiao
  9. India, Kazakhstan launched first drilling at Satpayev oil block
  10. Jodhpur Film Society honoured with Pritiman Sarkar Award 2014-15
  11. Telangana Government signed MoU with Uber to expand operations in Hyderabad
  12. India Central Asia Relations authored by Amiya Chandra
  13. HDFC Bank launched watch banking application for Apple Watch
  14. Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years authored by AS Dulat & Aditya Sinha released


  1. Maldives submitted instrument of acceptance of Doha amendment to Kyoto Protocol to UNFCC
  2. 37 Bridges authored by Aamer Hussein
  3. India, Uzbekistan released Joint Statement to intensify security cooperation, exchanges
  4. USA, Brazil issued Joint Statement on Climate Change
  5. 37 Bridges authored by Aamer Hussein
  6. Four World-Class Broadband Products developed by C-DOT launched under Digital India Programme
  7. Maldives submitted instrument of acceptance of Doha amendment to Kyoto Protocol to UNFCC
  8. China nominated Jin Liqun, former Chinese Finance Minster, for the post of AIIB President
  9. President inaugurated Nakshatra Vatika at Rashtrapati Nilayam Gardens


  1. World Bank released revised classification of world’s economies based on Gross National Income
  2. Chile defeated Argentina to win 2015 Copa America Cup Football tournament
  3. Japan committed $6 billion to Mekong region countries at 7th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo
  4. MIT Scientists developed a Quantum Dot Spectrometer small enough to function within a smartphone
  5. USA defeated Japan to win Women’s FIFA World Cup for the third time
  6. Renowned Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away
  7. UNESCO and UNITAR signed agreement to protect cultural heritage with geo-spatial technologies
  8. Hollywood actress Diana Douglas died
  9. Champagne vineyards of France granted with World Heritage status by UNESCO
  10. India won 2015 South Asian Basketball Championship
  11. Corporation Bank launched first MUDRA card under Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana
  12. President of Tunisia declared 30-day state of emergency
  13. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix title


  1. Microsoft agreed to set up Digital Village in Maharashtra
  2. Four Indian-Americans honoured with 2015 Great Immigrants: The Pride of America award
  3. Former Chief Justice of India Y K Sabharwal passed away
  4. Rajasthan to replicate Maharashtra’s Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan
  5. 58 percent school kids in Maharashtra suffer from orthopaedic ailment due to heavy bags: Report
  6. Union Government released the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India
  7. Army launched Operation Shiva to secure Amarnath Yatra
  8. C D Balaji took charge as Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency
  9. Indian-American Professor R. Paul Singh named for GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2015
  10. SBI launched Project Tatkal


  1. Adelaide Crows football coach Phil Walsh died
  2. MobiKwik tied up with stationary retailer WHSmith India
  3. President Pranab Mukherjee received first copy of book titled Uniki by CH Vidyasagar Rao
  4. National Green Tribunal banned use of Plastic in Haridwar & Rishikesh
  5. NASA successfully flight tested Prandtl-d, prototype of first Mars airplane
  6. Cuba became first country in the World to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis
  7. Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Ajay Ratra retired from all forms of Cricket
  8. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal launched Punjab ePMS portal
  9. Keltron founding chairman K P P Nambiar passed away
  10. India launched eMigrate system for Foreign Employers
  11. Scientists discovered importance of Interleukin-21 protein in fight against HIV-1 infection
  12. Union Cabinet approved institutional framework for National Skill Development Mission 2015


  1. Industrial Policy 2015 for Chandigarh city launched
  2. Rahul Yadav sacked as CEO of
  3. Anisa Rasouli nominated as first female judge of Afghanistan Supreme Court
  4. CCEA approved Scheme for Promotion of National Agricultural Market
  5. Darshan Jain, an Indian-American teacher named for US Presidential Award
  6. CCEA approved Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yoiana (PMKSY)
  7. Chandrasekaran Ramakrishnan appointed as CFO of Tata Motors’ Group
  8. UK Food Standards Agency gave clean chit to India-made Maggi
  9. U P Singh appointed as Interim CMD of Oil India Limited
  10. Sanjeev Galande selected for G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2014
  11. Union Cabinet approved setting up of Online National Agriculture Market
  12. Mhara Gaon- Jagmag Gaon Scheme launched in Haryana
  13. Maharashtra government signed MoU with Blackstone and Panchshil SPV for three projects
  14. Union Government notified dates for Compliance Window under Black Money Act


  1. 30 June 2015 clocked one second longer with a leap second added to clocks worldwide
  2. More than 20 killed in Darjeeling as heavy rain triggered landslides
  3. Matti Makkonen, pioneer of SMS technology, died
  4. Prime Minister launched Digital India Week to spread awareness about Digital India Programme
  5. Greece became first developed nation to default on IMF debt
  6. AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing for All to rejuvenate urban infrastructure

Current Affairs – What Role They Play In A Student Life

Current affairs are those news that are popular than the others and one needs to know to be aware of the recent happenings, both national and international. Media is the body that plays a crucial role so that all the people of the country stay updated about the happenings around them. The way media uses to highlight the news is also an important factor and responsible for getting people interested about the news.

The examination conducted recently by different exam bodies had relatively more questions in the current affairs segment in comparison to previous years. For students, aspirants who wish to crack important examination, current affairs is essential because in every competitive exam questions related to currents affairs are compulsorily asked, whether it is an examination of IAS, bank PO/clerks, PSUs, SSCs or entrance examinations like LLB, MBA, etc. In IAS examinations in the last couple of years more than fifty percent questions were asked from current affairs in preliminary as well as mains examinations. In LLB entrance examinations (especially DU law entrance examination) it has been formally declared that questions from current affairs will be more in numbers.

Current affairs different from news:

Technically Current Affairs is defined as a genre of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or are ongoing at the time of broadcast. This differs from regular news broadcasts where the emphasis is on news reports prepared for simple presentation as soon as possible, often with a minimum of analysis. It is also different from the news magazine show format in that the events are discussed immediately. According to the UK’s Office of Communications Current Affairs is an explanation and analysis of current events and issues, including political or industrial controversy or public policy issues.

For the very purpose of getting you ready for the challenge that is current news and views in India, we are covering the current affairs 2015 on a regular basis. Our hot topics are categorised such that they include political affairs, current news, science news, general knowledge, current government affairs and international affairs. Only studying India’s current scenario or political affairs is not sufficient as you have to cover international events and affairs along with the Indian news space, as well as important and current events in the field of science and sports.

Knowledge of Current Events is Important!

Gaining knowledge in world affairs and current events allows you to decide where you fall on key issues impacting your city, region and country. It also provides you the ability to influence legislators in a meaningful and thoughtful way.


Enjoy healthy debates or discussions with friends, colleagues and community groups to increase their knowledge (and yours) about issues like poverty, hunger, war and conflict, foreign policy and the world economy.

Many students still not realise the importance of knowing the current affairs and in the end pays for it by getting a lower rank in the examination they were aiming for. So, get your attention to Current affairs before they get you.

Therefore, the growing dependency of current affairs is evident in our lives. Some people update themselves to stay vigilant, while it helps others for exam preparation. Practicing current affairs quiz and reading newspapers can help you to stay aware.