Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 16 February – 22 February 2015

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  • 1. 
    Nayudamma Awards for the year 2014 were announced on 15 February 2015. In this context consider the following statements:I. Women scientists Dr. Tessy Thomas and Geeta Varadan were jointly named for Nayudamma Award 2014.II. World renowned astrophysics scientist and cosmologist Jayant Vishnu Narlikar was the winner of Nayudamma Award 2013.III. Nayudamma Award is conferred annually on persons who have made important contributions to the development of science and technology in the country.Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I & II

    • B. 

      I & III

    • C. 

      II & III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Name the team that topped the medal tally in the 35th National Games which concluded in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 14 February 2015.
    • A. 

      Services

    • B. 

      Haryana

    • C. 

      Kerala

    • D. 

      Arunachal Pradesh

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the first National Tribal Festival that was inaugurated on 13 February 2015 by the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram?
    • A. 

      Vanaj 2015

    • B. 

      Bhagoriya 2015

    • C. 

      Moatsu 2015

    • D. 

      Ngada 2015

  • 4. 
    Which of the following Hindi feature films on 14 February 2015 won two awards at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival?
    • A. 

      Dor

    • B. 

      Dhanak

    • C. 

      Ye Honsla

    • D. 

      Taxi

  • 5. 
    Election Commission (EC) on 14 February 2015 announced to launch Electoral Roll Authentication Mission (ERAM) and Purification Drive.  What is the aim of the mission?
    • A. 

      To enlist all the eligible voters in voters list

    • B. 

      To create awareness about the voting right

    • C. 

      To weed out bogus voters from the voters list

    • D. 

      (a) and (c)

  • 6. 
    Name the corporate group that on 14 February 2015 tied-up with World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-India for managing human-elephant conflict?
    • A. 

      Muthoot Group

    • B. 

      Wipro

    • C. 

      Reliance

    • D. 

      GVK Group

  • 7. 
    The Third National Lok Adalat on 14 February 2015 disposed off 56000 cases in a single day. The Third National Lok Adalat was held under the chairmanship of:
    • A. 

      Justice HL Dattu

    • B. 

      Justice TS Thakur

    • C. 

      Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar

    • D. 

      Justice Anil R Dave

  • 8. 
    Who was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) Limited on 13 February 2015?
    • A. 

      Manoj Vaish

    • B. 

      Jignesh Shah

    • C. 

      Balasubramaniam Venkataramani

    • D. 

      PK Singhal

  • 9. 
    Name the Indian cricketer who on 13 February 2015 was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?
    • A. 

      Rahul Dravid

    • B. 

      Kapil Dev

    • C. 

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • D. 

      Saurav Ganguly

  • 10. 
    India on 13 February 2015 signed grant agreement of 8 million US dollars with the World Bank (WB) for funding Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) Project. In this context, consider the following statements:I. The amount will be used to implement special projects under SLACC Project to improve adaptive capacity of the rural poor to climate change in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha.II. The grant is in addition to 100 crore rupees National Adaptation Fund (NAF) set up by the Union Government in 2014.III. National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is the implementing agency of the SLACC Project.Which is/are true?
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Central Information Commission (CIC) on 17 February 2015 ruled that Governments, at both the Centre and State level, are expected to be a responsible litigant. A responsible litigant means that:I. Litigation will not be resorted to for the sake of litigating.II. False pleas and technical points will not be taken and shall be discouraged.III. Ensuring that the correct facts and all relevant documents will be placed before the court.IV. Nothing will be suppressed from the court and there will be no attempt to mislead any court or tribunal.Select the correct code:
    • A. 

      I, II, and III

    • B. 

      II, III, and IV

    • C. 

      I, II, and IV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 12 February 2015 unanimously adopted a resolution to choke off the source of financing for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Nusrah Front (ANF). The resolution was adopted under which Chapter of the UN Charter?
    • A. 

      Chapter V

    • B. 

      Chapter VI

    • C. 

      Chapter VII

    • D. 

      Chapter IV

  • 13. 
    Consider the following statements with regard to the resolution adopted by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to choke off the source of financing for ISIS and Al-Nusra Front terrorist groups:I. The resolution was sponsored by Russia and adopted unanimously by all the 193 member states.II. It called all the member states to take appropriate steps to prevent the trade in cultural heritage and art illegally removed from Iraq since 6 August 1990 and from Syria since 15 March 2011.Which is/are true?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 14. 
    Who was sworn-in as the fourth President of Croatia on 15 February 2015?
    • A. 

      Ivo Josipovic

    • B. 

      Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

    • C. 

      Stjepan Mesic

    • D. 

      Zlatko Tomcic

  • 15. 
    Bihar State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on 14 February 2015 approved a proposal of state SC/ST welfare department to include a caste in the Mahadalit category. Name the caste that was included into the Mahadalit category.
    • A. 

      Dhobi

    • B. 

      Musahar

    • C. 

      Bhuiyan

    • D. 

      Dusadh

  • 16. 
    SAFAR-Air was launched by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences on 17 February 2015 to monitor the air quality in Delhi and Pune. In this context, which one of the following colour is not matched with its indicator of air qualityColour     Indicator of Air Quality
    • A. 

      Green: Good

    • B. 

      Red: Very Poor

    • C. 

      Maroon: Poor

    • D. 

      Yellow: Moderately polluted

  • 17. 
    Supreme Court on 11 February 2015 held that demand for dowry can be made at any time and not necessarily before marriage. Name the case in which the SC held this decision.
    • A. 

      State of Uttarakhand vs Bhim Singh & Anr

    • B. 

      State of Bihar vs Arnesh Kumar & Anr

    • C. 

      State of Rajasthan vs Prem Kumar

    • D. 

      State of Punjab vs Kans Raj & Ors

  • 18. 
    Name the cardiac surgeon from Maharashtra who became the first surgeon in the State and second in India to use titanium plates for sternal closure in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) surgery.
    • A. 

      Dr. Nikku Ram

    • B. 

      Dr. Anil Agarawal

    • C. 

      Dr. Rahul Kaiche

    • D. 

      Dr. AK Dubey

  • 19. 
    Name the film producer who held the Guinness World record of producing highest number of films in several languages. He died on 18 February 2015 in a hospital at Hyderabad.
    • A. 

      Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran

    • B. 

      Santhosh Kumar

    • C. 

      Daggubati Ramanaidu

    • D. 

      Ravi Shankara Prasad

  • 20. 
    Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on 18 February 2015 set up an online help desk to trace inoperative provident fund accounts and seek final settlement. In this context consider the following statements:I. There are about 8.15 crore inoperative provident fund accounts with a balance of 20000 crore rupees.II. Inoperative accounts are those accounts wherein the contribution has not been received for 36 months.Which is/are true?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 21. 
    Consider the following operational guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 18 February 2015 with respect to import of gold by nominated banks and agencies.I. The obligation to export under the 20:80 scheme will continue to apply in respect of unutilised gold imported before 28 November 2014.II. The import of gold coins and medallions will no longer be prohibited.Restrictions on banks in selling gold coins and medallions were also lifted up.Which is/are true?
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Consider the following statements in context of Mridaparikshak that was launched on 18 February 2015.I. It has been jointly developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Indian Institute of Soil Science, (IISS) Bhopal.II. It is a minilab for soil testing.III. It determines all the important soil parameters, i.e. soil pH, EC, organic carbon, available nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur and micronutrients like zinc, boron, and iron.Which of the following statements are correct?
    • A. 

      I & II

    • B. 

      II & III

    • C. 

      I & III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Manuel Valls headed socialist government of France on 19 February 2015 survived the no-confidence motion. In this context consider the reason(s) due to which opposition brought the motion against the government:I. Manuel Valls employed 49 – 3 decree of the Constitution to force through a key package of economic reforms.II. The socialist government passed a law to extend the austerity measures to comply with the European Union rule on national debt.Which is/are true?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 24. 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 19 February 2015 gave its approval for four highway projects in three states namely Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. In this context, which one of the following sections of National Highways (NH) is not matched with its parent National Highway?
    • A. 

      Chakeri – Allahabad: NH -2

    • B. 

      Handia – Varanasi: NH -2

    • C. 

      Baleshwar – Chandikhole: NH - 5

    • D. 

      Raipur – Bilaspur: NH - 7

  • 25. 
    German researchers on 17 February 2015 successfully combined the solar telescope with which technique to make possible the search of Earth-like planets in distant space with accuracy and ease?
    • A. 

      Solar Frequency Comb

    • B. 

      Laser Frequency Comb

    • C. 

      Optical Multiplexer

    • D. 

      Both (b) and (c)

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