Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 1 December – 07 December 2014

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  • 1. 
    Who was recently awarded with the Asian of the Year 2014 by The Straits Times?
    • A. 

      Chinese President Xi Jinping

    • B. 

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    • C. 

      Myanmar President Thein Sein

    • D. 

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • 2. 
    The first Adaptation Gap Report on Climate Change was recently released by
    • A. 

      World Bank

    • B. 

      United Nations Development Organisation

    • C. 

      United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    • D. 

      United Nations Environment Programme

  • 3. 
    Name the places that will be connected by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which was inaugurated by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 29 November 2014
    • A. 

      Lahore in Pakistan and Xinjiang in China

    • B. 

      Gwadar Port in Pakistan and Xinjiang in China

    • C. 

      Xinjiang in China and Gilgit in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

    • D. 

      Lahore in Pakistan with Shanghai in China

  • 4. 
    Who on 30 November 2014 won the 2014 presidential elections of Uruguay?
    • A. 

      Jose Mujica

    • B. 

      Luis Lacalle Pou

    • C. 

      Tabare Ramon Vazquez Rosas

    • D. 

      Juan Pedro Bordaberry Herran

  • 5. 
    Recently American geologists discovered the most abundant mineral on earth's lower mantle known as
    • A. 

      Calcite

    • B. 

      Aragonite

    • C. 

      Muscovite

    • D. 

      Bridgmanite

  • 6. 
    Indian Navy in the first week of December 2014 selected a company to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare among other maritime roles. Name the company.
    • A. 

      Finmeccanica

    • B. 

      AgustaWestland

    • C. 

      Sikorsky Aircraft Corp

    • D. 

      Rafael

  • 7. 
    State Government of Gujarat on 5 December 2014 declared 353 villages of a district as completely or partially scarcity affected. Name the district?
    • A. 

      Bhuj

    • B. 

      Kutch

    • C. 

      Mandvi

    • D. 

      Adipur

  • 8. 
    Mahaparinirwan Diwas was observed across India on 6 December 2014. The day is observed to pay tribute to whom of the following?
    • A. 

      Lord Buddha

    • B. 

      Dr BR Ambedkar

    • C. 

      Lal Bahadur Shastri

    • D. 

      Rajendra Prasad

  • 9. 
    Union Government on 5 December 2014 sent five Indian Air Force (IAF) transport aircraft and one naval vessel carrying a large consignment of potable water to a country which was facing a national water crisis. Name the country?
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      Maldives

    • C. 

      Afghanistan

    • D. 

      Myanmar

  • 10. 
    A State Government on 5 December 2014 decided to ban health camps without prior approval of district civil surgeons. Name the state that banned health camps?
    • A. 

      Punjab

    • B. 

      Chhattisgarh

    • C. 

      Bihar

    • D. 

      Meghalaya

  • 11. 
    Air India on 4 December 2014 signed an MoU for implementation of the monetisation of assets of Air India at various locations on joint venture basis with
    • A. 

      National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited

    • B. 

      Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd

    • C. 

      Star Alliance

    • D. 

      Boeing

  • 12. 
    Justice V. R. Iyer died on 4 December 2014 at the age of 100. Which of the following statement is/are true in context of this personality?I. He was born in 1914 at Vaidyanathapuram near Palakkad, in Malabar region of Kerala in a Tamil Brahmin familyII. He is the last but one Supreme Court judge who have previously served as a politicianIII. He served as the Home Minister in the first Communist Ministry in Kerala.IV. He never served as a Law Commission Chairman
    • A. 

      Only Statement I is only true

    • B. 

      Only Statement IV is only true

    • C. 

      Only Statement I, II and III are true

    • D. 

      All four statements are true

  • 13. 
    Raninder Singh an accomplished international level trap shooter was in news in December 2014 for
    • A. 

      Becoming the first Indian to get elected as a member of the executive committee of ISSF

    • B. 

      Being elected as the President of Sports Authority of India

    • C. 

      Becoming the first Indian to get elected to the executive committee of International Olympics Committee.

    • D. 

      Being elected as the President of Badminton Association of India

  • 14. 
    Infosys on 4 December 2014 appointed a Stanford Professor as an Independent member on its Board of Directors (BoD). Name him?
    • A. 

      Ashton Carter

    • B. 

      John W. Etchemendy

    • C. 

      John L Hennessy

    • D. 

      Condoleezza Rice

  • 15. 
    Indian Oil on 4 December 2014 won the 119th Beighton Cup after defeating Punjab National Bank in tie-breaker at the SAI Eastern Centre in Kolkata. Beighton Cup is associated with which game?
    • A. 

      Kho Kho

    • B. 

      Hockey

    • C. 

      Football

    • D. 

      Kabbadi

  • 16. 
    Deodhar Trophy of cricket for the season 2014-15 was won by?
    • A. 

      East Zone

    • B. 

      West Zone

    • C. 

      South Zone

    • D. 

      North Zone

  • 17. 
    Supreme Court constituted a Social Justice Bench, comprising of two judges for delivery of speedy justice in a range of social issues. The bench will be headed by?
    • A. 

      Justice T.S. Thakur

    • B. 

      Justice Madan B Lokur

    • C. 

      Justice U U Lalit

    • D. 

      Justice Anil R. Dave

  • 18. 
    Name the author of the book titled Prince of Gujarat: The Extraordinary Story of Prince Gopaldas Desai (1887-1951)?
    • A. 

      Rajmohan Gandhi

    • B. 

      Sundarajan Padmanabhan

    • C. 

      Madhav Khosla

    • D. 

      Rajdeep Sardesai

  • 19. 
    Name the head of the 15-member Committee that was formed by State Government of Meghalaya on 3 December 2014 to speed up the process of getting Khasi included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India?
    • A. 

      R C Laloo

    • B. 

      Rowell Lyngdoh

    • C. 

      Prestone Tynsong

    • D. 

      Deborah C Marak

  • 20. 
    Name the person who was recently appointed as the new Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
    • A. 

      Acharya Shivpoojan Sahay

    • B. 

      Ranjit Sinha

    • C. 

      Anil Kumar Sinha

    • D. 

      Sharad Kumar

  • 21. 
    The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2 December 2014 approved Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2013. The Bill seeks to amend the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) Act passed in?
    • A. 

      1975

    • B. 

      1976

    • C. 

      1977

    • D. 

      1979

  • 22. 
    Recently, second-generation asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 was launched by which country?
    • A. 

      The US

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      United Kingdom

  • 23. 
    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 3 December 2014 issued Press Note 10 of 2014 series to relax FDI norms for which sector of Indian economy?
    • A. 

      Defence

    • B. 

      Railways

    • C. 

      Insurance

    • D. 

      Construction development

  • 24. 
    Navy Day was observed on 4 December 2014. It is observed to commemorate?
    • A. 

      The success of India over Pakistan in 1971 war

    • B. 

      The participation of Royal Indian Navy in World War-II

    • C. 

      The success of Operation Trident of Indian Navy in 1971

    • D. 

      The establishment day of Royal Indian Navy in 1945

  • 25. 
    RBI on 4 December 2014 notified norms to set up Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS). The TReDS will facilitate the financing of bills of which sector of Indian economy?
    • A. 

      MSME sector

    • B. 

      Khadi and Rural sector

    • C. 

      Agriculture sector

    • D. 

      All of the above

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