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Current Affairs Quiz/questions-answers February 2014, February 03 – February 09

33 Questions
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  • 1. 
    Olympic torch was recently lit atop the highest peak of Europe and also Russia. The name of the highest peak is
    • A. 

      Mount Elbrus

    • B. 

      North Pole

    • C. 

      Siberia’s Baikal Lake

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following does not form the part of the 4 Special Route designated for the Olympic torch relay undertaken for 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi?
    • A. 

      International Space Station, North Pole, Siberia’s Baikal Lake and Mount Elbrus

    • B. 

      Centre of Pacific Ocean, North Pole, Siberia’s Baikal Lake and Black Sea

    • C. 

      International Space Station, Black Sea, Siberia’s Baikal Lake and Mount Elbrus

    • D. 

      International Space Station, North Pole, Centre of Pacific Ocean and Mount Elbrus

  • 3. 
    Name the body that on 3 February 2014 announced that the tea production of India has gone up by 6.5 percent in the year 2013.
    • A. 

      Indian Tea Research Association

    • B. 

      Indian Tea Association

    • C. 

      Tea Board India

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    As per a data released on 3 February 2014, the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent State) countries imported maximum of 39.88 million kilograms of Indian tea. How many countries are the parts of the CIS list?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      13

  • 5. 
    Name the Oscar-winning American actor who died at the age of 46 due to drug overdose on 2 February 2014 at his flat in New York at the age of 46. As per the police of the country, the death happened due to overdose of drugs?
    • A. 

      Philip Seymour Hoffman

    • B. 

      Gabourey Sidibe

    • C. 

      Carey Mulligan

    • D. 

      Jennifer Lawrence

  • 6. 
    Which State team won the 2014 Ranji Trophy?
    • A. 

      Maharashtra

    • B. 

      Karnataka

    • C. 

      Jammu & Kashmir

    • D. 

      Andhra Pradesh

  • 7. 
    Name the Dennis amputee who on 5 February 2014 became the first person to receive a bionic hand that allows him to feel life-like sensation from the device’s artificial fingers
    • A. 

      Aabo

    • B. 

      Paolo Rossini

    • C. 

      Agostino Gemelli

    • D. 

      Stanisa Raspopovic

  • 8. 
    Dennis amputee, who on 5 February 2014 became the first person to receive a bionic hand, which allows life-like sensation to be felt from the device’s artificial fingers and was able to feel what was available in his hands by the sensors that was connected to his nerves of his upper arm. The operation was done by surgeons of which country?
    • A. 

      Spain Surgeons

    • B. 

      American Surgeon

    • C. 

      British Surgeons

    • D. 

      Italy surgeons

  • 9. 
    The work on the project of widening the shipping route of Panama Canal was suspended by the Panama Canal Authority on 5 February 2014. It was suspended following dispute over rising costs. Who was the first European to navigate through the Strait of Magellan?
    • A. 

      French sailor, Charles Albanel in 1659

    • B. 

      Portuguese sailor, Pero de Alenquer in 1565

    • C. 

      Portuguese sailor, Ferdinand Magellan in 1520

    • D. 

      British sailor, Benedict Allen in 1874

  • 10. 
    The Olympic flame on 5 February 2014 reached Sochi in Russia. The flame has travelled the longest route in the history of the games as it has completed a journey of about 65000 kilometers. Who was the eldest person to participate in the relay programme of the torch and what was his age?
    • A. 

      101-year- old man, Alexander Kaptarenko

    • B. 

      73-year-old, Vadim Gorbenk

    • C. 

      77-year-old, Oleg Kotov

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    During the relay function of the Sochi Winter Olympics, how many Arctic nations participated with their members as torch-bearers during the torch’s visit to North Pole?
    • A. 

      Nine

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      Seven

    • D. 

      Six

  • 12. 
    India on 5 February 2014 extended the facility of visa-on-arrival for the tourists of how many nations?
    • A. 

      167

    • B. 

      175

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      180

  • 13. 
    Tourists of how many countries have been barred from the facility of visa-on-arrival during their visit to India?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      Nine

  • 14. 
    Tourists of which of the following country is/are have been barred from the facility of Visa-on-arrival in India? i. Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan ii. Nigeria, Somalia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka iii. US, UK and China iv. None of the above
    • A. 

      Statements i and ii are only true

    • B. 

      Statements ii and iii are only true

    • C. 

      Statement iv is only true

    • D. 

      Statement i is only true

  • 15. 
    The State Government of Rajasthan on 5 February 2014 declared 10225 villages of the State across how many districts as scarcity-hit?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      18

  • 16. 
    A Parliamentary Panel on Transport, Tourism and Culture on 6 February 2014 submitted its report on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of India Bill, 2013 to Parliament and has asked the government to come out with a comprehensive Bill after revisiting the Aircraft Act 1934. Who was the head of the panel?
    • A. 

      P. J. Kurien

    • B. 

      Sitaram Yechury

    • C. 

      Arun Jaitely

    • D. 

      KC Venugopal

  • 17. 
    The nominations for the Vyas Samman were announced recently. In this context who was the first person to win the Vyas Samman award?
    • A. 

      Dr. Shiv Prasad Singh

    • B. 

      Dr. Ram Vilas Sharma

    • C. 

      Girija Kumar Mathur

    • D. 

      Dr. Dharmvir Bharti

  • 18. 
    Name the Hindi writer, who has been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013?
    • A. 

      Chitra Mudgal for Anwan

    • B. 

      Mannu Bhandari for Ek Kahani Yah Bhi

    • C. 

      Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari for Phir Bhi Kuch Rah Jayega

    • D. 

      Vishwanath Tripathi for Vyomkesh Darvesh

  • 19. 
    The Union Government on 6 February 2014 approved the increase in the FRP for sugarcane by 10 rupees per quintal for 2014-15 to 220 rupees per quintal. What is the full form for FRP?
    • A. 

      Financial Reactive Programme

    • B. 

      Fair and Remunerative Price

    • C. 

      Final resting place

    • D. 

      Functional reactive programming

  • 20. 
    Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted by the Delhi Police to investigate the death of Nido Tania, the student from Arunachal Pradesh, who died after being allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers in South Delhi in January 2014. Under whose direct supervision the SIT will work?
    • A. 

      P Karunakaran

    • B. 

      Bhim Sain Bassi

    • C. 

      Arun Bhagat

    • D. 

      Y.S. Dadwal

  • 21. 
    The World Cancer Day 2014 was observed across the world on?
    • A. 

      3 January 2014

    • B. 

      4 January 2014

    • C. 

      5 January 2014

    • D. 

      6 January 2014

  • 22. 
    Name the Health Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on 7 February 2014 who resigned from the Council of Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir?
    • A. 

      Abdul Rahim Rather

    • B. 

      Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed

    • C. 

      Tara Chand

    • D. 

      Shabir Khan

  • 23. 
    Police of which place on 7 February 2014 successfully dismantled the largest ever find of World War II bomb?
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Indonesia

    • C. 

      Assam

    • D. 

      Hong Kong

  • 24. 
    Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is in the process of developing a device to track down Maoists in naxal-hit States including Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Name the device?
    • A. 

      Super Cavitations technology

    • B. 

      Unmanned Arial Vehicles

    • C. 

      Miniature SAR & ISAR technologies

    • D. 

      Pulse Power network technologies

  • 25. 
    Maruti has stopped the production of a car in February 2014. That car is considered as the first car of middle class Indians. The name of the car is
    • A. 

      Maruti 800

    • B. 

      Alto

    • C. 

      Omni

    • D. 

      None of the following

  • 26. 
    Kumar Sangakkara, the cricketer of Sri Lankan national team on 7 February 2014 became the second person in the history of Cricket to score a triple century and a century in the same test match. Name the first person on whose name this rare record is registered
    • A. 

      Brain Lara

    • B. 

      Andrew Greenwood

    • C. 

      Graham Gooch

    • D. 

      Chuck Fleetwood-Smith

  • 27. 
    Name the institution that on 7 February 2014 issued a ban on the process of burning of tyres at public places like roads and areas surrounded by residential buildings?
    • A. 

      National Green Tribunal

    • B. 

      Supreme Court of India

    • C. 

      High Court of Mumbai

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    John Abraham, who turned producer successfully with "Vicky Donor" and "Madras Cafe", is now gearing up to produce a biopic on an Indian wrestler in which he will play the title role. Name the person on whose story, he is producing a biopic?
    • A. 

      Sushil Kumar

    • B. 

      Stan Stasiak

    • C. 

      Great Gama

    • D. 

      Muhammad Aziz

  • 29. 
    She was the favourite of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. She even sang bhajans on All India Radio. She was often referred to as Adhunik Meera after Meera Bai. She died recently at the age of 93 in Kolkota. The person in the reference is
    • A. 

      Kamal Dasgupta

    • B. 

      Jhutika Roy

    • C. 

      Arundhati Roy

    • D. 

      Suraiyaa

  • 30. 
    Who was given the Amazing Indian Award on 6 February 2014 by the Vice-President of India, M Hamid Ansari, for scaling Mount Everest despite being physically challenged?
    • A. 

      Santosh Kumar

    • B. 

      Bachendri Pal

    • C. 

      Arunima Sinha

    • D. 

      Deepika Roy

  • 31. 
    Union Cabinet recently gave the approval for a FDI proposal totaling 10141 crore rupees floated by a company to acquire 100 percent stake in its Indian subsidiary. Name the company
    • A. 

      Bharti Airtel

    • B. 

      Vodafone

    • C. 

      MTS

    • D. 

      Systema mobiles

  • 32. 
    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved 5 Port projects worth 17630 crore rupees on 5 February 2014. The projects are aimed at augmenting the capacity of major ports by about 151 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). Which one of the following is not one of the 5 Ports included as part of the project?
    • A. 

      Kandla Port

    • B. 

      Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust

    • C. 

      Tuticorin Port Trust

    • D. 

      Ennore Port

  • 33. 
    The Parliament of which country recently joined the group of countries which have passed Same Sex Marriage laws?
    • A. 

      Finland

    • B. 

      Netherlands

    • C. 

      USA

    • D. 

      Scotland