Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 15 December – 21 December 2014

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  • 1. 

    Which country won the Hockey Champions Trophy for the year 2014?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    B. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia won the Hockey Champions Trophy in 2014. This can be inferred from the fact that Australia is listed as the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Who won the Miss World title for the year 2014 in December 2014?

    • A.

      Megan Young

    • B.

      Rolene Strauss

    • C.

      Elizabeth Safrit

    • D.

      Edina Kulcsar

    Correct Answer
    B. Rolene Strauss
    Explanation
    Rolene Strauss won the Miss World title for the year 2014 in December 2014.

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  • 3. 

    China recently developed a long-range and non-lethal Pain Beam weapon. Name it?

    • A.

      Active Denial System

    • B.

      Hotwave system

    • C.

      Poly WB-1

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Poly WB-1
  • 4. 

    Name the Indian participant in Miss World 2014 competition

    • A.

      Vanya Mishra

    • B.

      Priyanka Chopra

    • C.

      Koyal Rana

    • D.

      Navneet Kaur Dhillon

    Correct Answer
    C. Koyal Rana
    Explanation
    Koyal Rana is the correct answer because she was the Indian participant in the Miss World 2014 competition.

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  • 5. 

    Global Illicit Financial Flows Report 2014 was released on 15 December 2014 by

    • A.

      Moody's Corporation

    • B.

      The World Bank

    • C.

      Global Financial Integrity

    • D.

      International Monetary Fund

    Correct Answer
    C. Global Financial Integrity
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Global Financial Integrity. The Global Illicit Financial Flows Report 2014 was released by Global Financial Integrity on 15 December 2014. This organization focuses on promoting transparency and accountability in the financial system and works to combat illicit financial flows, such as money laundering and tax evasion. The report likely provides insights and analysis on the scale and impact of illicit financial flows globally.

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  • 6. 

    Consider the following statements regarding the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971?I. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 has never been amended before.II. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2014 redefines public premises to include the companies in which at least 51 percent of the paid-up share capital is held by Central and state governments.Which of the statement(s) is correct?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    B. Only II
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Only II. The explanation for this answer is that statement I is incorrect because the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 has been amended before. However, statement II is correct as the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2014 does redefine public premises to include companies in which at least 51 percent of the paid-up share capital is held by Central and state governments.

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  • 7. 

    Who on 15 December 2014 was appointed as the 16th Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations?

    • A.

      Masood Khan

    • B.

      Syeda Abida Hussain

    • C.

      Bapsi Sidhwa

    • D.

      Maleeha Lodhi

    Correct Answer
    D. Maleeha Lodhi
    Explanation
    Maleeha Lodhi was appointed as the 16th Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations on 15 December 2014.

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  • 8. 

    Who on 15 December 2014 was appointed as the 19th Surgeon General of America?

    • A.

      Vivek Hallegere Murthy

    • B.

      Boris Lushniak

    • C.

      Walter Wyman

    • D.

      Regina Benjamin

    Correct Answer
    A. Vivek Hallegere Murthy
    Explanation
    Vivek Hallegere Murthy was appointed as the 19th Surgeon General of America on 15 December 2014.

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  • 9. 

    Consider the following statements regarding Google's Year in Search Report 2014.I. According to Google's Top Trending Global Searches, searches for the late actor Robin Williams topped the list.II. Elections 2014 topped the list of top Trending Searches in India.Which of the following statement(s) is correct?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    C. Both I and II
    Explanation
    Both statements I and II are correct. Statement I states that according to Google's Top Trending Global Searches, searches for the late actor Robin Williams topped the list. Statement II states that Elections 2014 topped the list of top Trending Searches in India.

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  • 10. 

    The historic Geeta Press announced its lockout for an indefinite period because

    • A.

      It failed to market its publications in the markets

    • B.

      Clashes between the management and employees over wage issues

    • C.

      Conflicts between the trustees of the press

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Clashes between the management and employees over wage issues
    Explanation
    The historic Geeta Press announced its lockout for an indefinite period due to clashes between the management and employees over wage issues. This conflict led to a situation where the press was unable to operate smoothly and efficiently, resulting in the decision to shut down temporarily.

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  • 11. 

    Consider the following statements regarding Global status report on violence prevention 2014.I. Global status report on violence prevention 2014 is aimed to describe the state of the problem of interpersonal violence worldwide.II. The report reveals that 475000 people were murdered in 2012 and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15–44 years.Which of the above statement(s) is not correct?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    D. Neither I nor II
    Explanation
    The given answer "Neither I nor II" is correct because both statements I and II are correct. Statement I states that the Global status report on violence prevention 2014 aims to describe the state of the problem of interpersonal violence worldwide, which is true. Statement II reveals that 475,000 people were murdered in 2012 and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15-44 years, which is also true. Therefore, neither statement I nor statement II is incorrect.

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  • 12. 

    Who among the following Indian-origin woman was recently appointed as the Chairman of Santander UK Bank?

    • A.

      Nina Davuluri

    • B.

      Renu Khator

    • C.

      Shriti Vadera

    • D.

      Subra Sudesh

    Correct Answer
    C. Shriti Vadera
    Explanation
    Shriti Vadera was recently appointed as the Chairman of Santander UK Bank. She is an Indian-origin woman who has a strong background in finance and economics. Vadera has previously held positions in the British government as a Minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and as a member of the House of Lords. Her extensive experience and expertise in the financial sector make her a suitable candidate for the role of Chairman of Santander UK Bank.

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  • 13. 

    The Reserve Bank of India on 17 December 2014 imposed monetary penalty on two banks for violation of its instructions regarding norms on Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML). Name the banks.

    • A.

      ICICI bank and State Bank of Patiala

    • B.

      ICICI bank and Bank of Baroda

    • C.

      Axis bank and State Bank of India

    • D.

      Bank of Baroda and State Bank of India

    Correct Answer
    B. ICICI bank and Bank of Baroda
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ICICI bank and Bank of Baroda. This is because the Reserve Bank of India imposed a monetary penalty on these two banks for violating its instructions regarding norms on Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML).

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  • 14. 

    ISRO recently test-fired GSLV Mark-III from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. GSLV Mark-III is?

    • A.

      A educational satellite

    • B.

      Heaviest rocket of India

    • C.

      A satellite launched to study ozone over earth

    • D.

      A re-entry module

    Correct Answer
    B. Heaviest rocket of India
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Heaviest rocket of India". The GSLV Mark-III is the heaviest rocket developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is capable of launching heavy satellites into orbit and has the potential to carry out manned missions in the future. The successful test-firing of GSLV Mark-III demonstrates India's advancements in space technology and its ability to launch heavier payloads into space.

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  • 15. 

    To check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladeshis into Assam, Supreme Court on 17 December 2014 directed the Union Government to complete fencing work along Indo-Bangladesh border within?

    • A.

      Three-months

    • B.

      Six-months

    • C.

      Nine-months

    • D.

      Twelve-months

    Correct Answer
    A. Three-months
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court directed the Union Government to complete the fencing work along the Indo-Bangladesh border within three months. This decision was made in order to address the issue of cross-border influx of illegal Bangladeshis into Assam. By completing the fencing work within a short timeframe, it is expected that the flow of illegal immigrants will be significantly reduced, thus ensuring the security and integrity of the border.

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  • 16. 

    Name the world’s first twin and siblings who on 16 December 2014 achieved the feat of climbing the highest peaks of the seven continents.

    • A.

      Tashi and Nungshi Malik

    • B.

      Khusi and Aparajita Agarwal

    • C.

      Liam and Aidan O'Donnell

    • D.

      Jason and Kristopher Simmons

    Correct Answer
    B. Khusi and Aparajita Agarwal
    Explanation
    Khusi and Aparajita Agarwal are the correct answer for this question. They are the world's first twin and siblings who achieved the feat of climbing the highest peaks of the seven continents on 16 December 2014.

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  • 17. 

    Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Games mascot have been named as

    • A.

      Vinicius and Tom

    • B.

      Oba and Eba

    • C.

      Tiba Tuque and Esquindim

    • D.

      Oba and Tom

    Correct Answer
    A. Vinicius and Tom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vinicius and Tom. Vinicius and Tom were the official mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Games. Vinicius is a yellow and blue creature representing Brazilian wildlife, while Tom is a green and yellow creature representing the country's rich musical heritage. These mascots were chosen to embody the spirit of the games and promote Brazilian culture.

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  • 18. 

    The Lok Sabha on 16 December 2014 passed the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Amendment Bill, 2014. The Bill seeks to amend

    • A.

      National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2005

    • B.

      National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2009

    • C.

      National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011

    • D.

      National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2013

    Correct Answer
    C. National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011
    Explanation
    The correct answer is National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011. This is because the question states that the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Amendment Bill, 2014 seeks to amend an existing act. Among the options provided, the Second Act of 2011 is the most recent and therefore the most likely one to be amended.

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  • 19. 

    Name the Marathi film that was nominated in the Best Picture Category of the 87th Academy Awards, popularly known as Oscars

    • A.

      Shwaas

    • B.

      Ek Hazarachi Note

    • C.

      Kapus Kondyachi Goshta

    • D.

      Fandry

    Correct Answer
    C. Kapus Kondyachi Goshta
    Explanation
    Kapus Kondyachi Goshta is the correct answer because it was the Marathi film that was nominated in the Best Picture Category of the 87th Academy Awards.

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  • 20. 

    Name the person, who was recently appointed as Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB)?

    • A.

      Arun Majumdar

    • B.

      Nehchal Sandhu

    • C.

      Syed Asif Ibrahim

    • D.

      Dineshwar Sharma

    Correct Answer
    D. Dineshwar Sharma
    Explanation
    Dineshwar Sharma was recently appointed as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

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  • 21. 

    Name the winner of 2014 London Classic Chess title

    • A.

      Anish Giri

    • B.

      Viswanathan Anand

    • C.

      Michael Adams

    • D.

      Fabiano Caruana

    Correct Answer
    B. Viswanathan Anand
    Explanation
    Viswanathan Anand is the correct answer because he won the 2014 London Classic Chess title.

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  • 22. 

    Name the corporate group that in the second week of December 2014 acquired the iconic old war office building of Winston Churchill of Britain.

    • A.

      Hinduja Group

    • B.

      Arcelor Mittal Group

    • C.

      Tata Group

    • D.

      Reliance Group

    Correct Answer
    A. Hinduja Group
    Explanation
    In the second week of December 2014, the Hinduja Group acquired the iconic old war office building of Winston Churchill of Britain.

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  • 23. 

    14th Finance Commission on 15 December 2014 submitted its report to the President of India. Name the person who headed the commission

    • A.

      Vijay L. Kelkar

    • B.

      YV Reddy

    • C.

      AN Jha

    • D.

      KC Neogy

    Correct Answer
    B. YV Reddy
    Explanation
    YV Reddy is the correct answer because he was the person who headed the 14th Finance Commission. The commission submitted its report to the President of India on 15 December 2014.

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  • 24. 

    Name the Indian-American who on 17 December 2014 was appointed as the Federal judge of district of Columbia?

    • A.

      Susan Graber

    • B.

      Amit Priyavadan Mehta

    • C.

      Richard Verma

    • D.

      Shriti Vadera

    Correct Answer
    B. Amit Priyavadan Mehta
    Explanation
    Amit Priyavadan Mehta was appointed as the Federal judge of the district of Columbia on 17 December 2014.

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  • 25. 

    Who was appointed as the first Chairman of Telangana State Public Service Commission on 17 December 2014?

    • A.

      Chitta Ranjan Biswal

    • B.

      Samedur Rahman

    • C.

      Ranjit Borthakur

    • D.

      Ghanta Chakrapani

    Correct Answer
    D. Ghanta Chakrapani
    Explanation
    Ghanta Chakrapani was appointed as the first Chairman of Telangana State Public Service Commission on 17 December 2014.

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  • 26. 

    Consider the following statements regarding Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014.I. Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 proposes to exempt corporate from the need to get shareholders' nod in the case of related party transactions valued lower than 100 crore rupees.II. The bill does not prescribe punishments for those raising illegal deposits from the public.Which of the above statement(s) is correct?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    A. Only I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Only I". The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 proposes to exempt corporations from the requirement of obtaining shareholders' approval for related party transactions valued below 100 crore rupees. However, the bill does not include any provisions for punishing individuals who raise illegal deposits from the public.

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  • 27. 

    Who was recently appointed as the first female bishop of the Church of England?

    • A.

      Reverend Libby Lane

    • B.

      Reverend Katharine Jefferts

    • C.

      Reverend Barbara Clementine

    • D.

      Reverend Marjorie Matthews

    Correct Answer
    A. Reverend Libby Lane
    Explanation
    Reverend Libby Lane was recently appointed as the first female bishop of the Church of England. This historic appointment marks a significant milestone for gender equality within the church. It demonstrates a shift towards inclusivity and recognition of women's leadership in religious institutions. Reverend Libby Lane's appointment is a positive step towards breaking down barriers and promoting diversity within the Church of England.

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  • 28. 

    Lens-free on-chip Microscope was primarily developed to

    • A.

      Image samples that are transparent to the eye

    • B.

      Magnify images of small samples

    • C.

      Image pathology samples

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Image pathology samples
    Explanation
    The Lens-free on-chip Microscope was primarily developed to image pathology samples. This technology allows for high-resolution imaging of samples without the need for traditional lenses, making it particularly useful for examining transparent samples that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Additionally, the microscope can also magnify images of small samples, providing detailed and accurate pathology imaging. Therefore, the correct answer is "image pathology samples."

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  • 29. 

    Consider the following statements regarding the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014.I. The Bill brings e-carts and e-rickshaws under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.II. The Bill states that the driver licences can be issued for e-cart or e-rickshaw in the same manner as for light motor vehicle.Which of the above statement(s) is correct?

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    A. Only I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Only I." This is because statement I is correct as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014 does bring e-carts and e-rickshaws under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. However, statement II is incorrect as the Bill does not state that driver licenses can be issued for e-carts or e-rickshaws in the same manner as for light motor vehicles.

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  • 30. 

    Who recently won the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2014?

    • A.

      John Agard

    • B.

      Douglas Dunn

    • C.

      Imtiaz Dharker

    • D.

      Fleur Adcock

    Correct Answer
    C. Imtiaz Dharker
    Explanation
    Imtiaz Dharker recently won the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2014.

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