Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 17 November – 23 November 2014

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  • 1. 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 November 2014 gifted an Australian lawyer’s 1854 petition against the East India Company (EIC) on behalf of Rani Lakshmibai to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Name the lawyer?

    • A.

      Daisy May O'Dwyer

    • B.

      C.E.W. Bean

    • C.

      William Henry Bragg

    • D.

      John Lang

    Correct Answer
    D. John Lang
  • 2. 

    The Bombay High Court on 18 November 2014 quashed the IT department’s 18000-crore rupees tax order against an oil major company. Name the company?

    • A.

      Petrobras India

    • B.

      Sinopec India

    • C.

      Shell India

    • D.

      Cairn India

    Correct Answer
    C. Shell India
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shell India. The Bombay High Court overturned the 18000-crore rupees tax order issued by the IT department against Shell India.

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  • 3. 

    Name the Indian pharmaceutical company that in November 2014 sued USFDA for revoking approvals granted to its two key drugs Nexium and Valcyte

    • A.

      Pfizer Inc

    • B.

      Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited

    • C.

      Novartis International AG

    • D.

      AstraZeneca Plc

    Correct Answer
    B. Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited
    Explanation
    Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited is the correct answer because in November 2014, the Indian pharmaceutical company sued USFDA for revoking approvals granted to its two key drugs, Nexium and Valcyte.

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  • 4. 

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 19 November 2014 was chosen for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014. Who was the winner of the award in 2013?

    • A.

      Hamid Karzai

    • B.

      Angela Merkel

    • C.

      Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    • D.

      Ela Bhatt

    Correct Answer
    B. Angela Merkel
  • 5. 

    Name the person who on 18 November 2014 was awarded with the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2014?

    • A.

      Kesz from Philippines

    • B.

      Neha Gupta from the US

    • C.

      Chaeli Mycroft from South Africa

    • D.

      Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    B. Neha Gupta from the US
    Explanation
    Neha Gupta from the US was awarded the International Children's Peace Prize in 2014. The prestigious prize recognizes her outstanding efforts in improving the lives of underprivileged children through her organization, Empower Orphans. Her dedication and commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children globally have been acknowledged and celebrated with this award.

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  • 6. 

    Foreign Policy Magazine of America on 17 November 2014 released a list of 100 Global Thinkers. Name the Indian who was named in the list of Moguls?

    • A.

      Shubhranshu Choudhary

    • B.

      Padmini Prakash

    • C.

      Sangeeta Bhatia

    • D.

      Arundhati Bhattacharya

    Correct Answer
    D. Arundhati Bhattacharya
    Explanation
    Arundhati Bhattacharya was named in the list of Moguls in the Foreign Policy Magazine of America on 17 November 2014.

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  • 7. 

    Assam State Zoo in Guwahati in the third week of November 2014 announced to conserve a critically endangered species of a pig and with this it became the first and only zoo of the world to have this critically endangered species of pigs. Name the species of pig that will be a part of Assam Zoo?

    • A.

      Pygmy Hog

    • B.

      Guinea pig

    • C.

      Choctaw Hog

    • D.

      Aksai Black Pied

    Correct Answer
    A. Pygmy Hog
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pygmy Hog. The Assam State Zoo in Guwahati announced in November 2014 that it will be conserving a critically endangered species of pig, making it the first and only zoo in the world to have this species. The species of pig that will be a part of the Assam Zoo is the Pygmy Hog.

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  • 8. 

    Name Sri Lanka’s oldest hotel doorman, who died recently? He served world leaders like Lord Mountbatten, Princess Elizabeth, Mahatma Gandhi and others.

    • A.

      Hermann Vallentin

    • B.

      Kottarapattu Chattu Kuttan

    • C.

      Der letzte Mann

    • D.

      Emil Jannings

    Correct Answer
    B. Kottarapattu Chattu Kuttan
    Explanation
    Kottarapattu Chattu Kuttan is the correct answer for the oldest hotel doorman in Sri Lanka who recently passed away. He was known for his service to world leaders such as Lord Mountbatten, Princess Elizabeth, and Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • 9. 

    Name the India – China joint military exercise that started in Pune on 17 November 2014?

    • A.

      Surya-Kiran 2014

    • B.

      Hand-in-Hand 2014

    • C.

      Mitra-Maitri 2014

    • D.

      Yudh Abhyas 2014

    Correct Answer
    B. Hand-in-Hand 2014
    Explanation
    Hand-in-Hand 2014 is the correct answer because it is the name of the India-China joint military exercise that started in Pune on 17 November 2014. The exercise aims to enhance cooperation and coordination between the two countries' armies in counter-terrorism operations.

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  • 10. 

    Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth on 16 November 2014 clinched women’s and men’s singles title of the Open Super Series Premier of Badminton. Name the title?

    • A.

      China Open Super Series Premier

    • B.

      Australia Open Super Series Premier

    • C.

      The US Open Super Series Premier

    • D.

      India Open Super Series Premier

    Correct Answer
    A. China Open Super Series Premier
    Explanation
    Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won the women's and men's singles titles respectively at the Open Super Series Premier of Badminton. The title they won is the China Open Super Series Premier.

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  • 11. 

    Name the person who recently became the first recipient of state bravery award of Assam?

    • A.

      Gunjan Sarma

    • B.

      Aditi Sarma

    • C.

      Gayatri Sarma

    • D.

      Haribala

    Correct Answer
    A. Gunjan Sarma
    Explanation
    Gunjan Sarma recently became the first recipient of the state bravery award of Assam.

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  • 12. 

    Researchers recently claimed that basin in Ontario, Canada was formed due to comet impact. Name the basin?

    • A.

      Athabasca Oil Sands Basin

    • B.

      Saskatchewan Basin

    • C.

      Sudbury Basin

    • D.

      Hudson Bay basin

    Correct Answer
    C. Sudbury Basin
    Explanation
    The Sudbury Basin is the correct answer because researchers have claimed that this basin in Ontario, Canada was formed due to a comet impact.

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  • 13. 

    Name the tennis player who won the ATP World Tour finals recently?

    • A.

      Roger Federer

    • B.

      Novak Djokovic

    • C.

      James Blake

    • D.

      Wilfried Tsonga

    Correct Answer
    B. Novak Djokovic
    Explanation
    Novak Djokovic is the correct answer because he recently won the ATP World Tour finals. He is a professional tennis player known for his exceptional skills and achievements in the sport. Djokovic has a strong track record and has consistently performed well in various tennis tournaments, including the ATP World Tour finals. His recent victory in this prestigious event further solidifies his position as one of the top players in the world.

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  • 14. 

    To honour Narendra Modi, a four boggy train called Modi Express was flagged off in Australia on 17 November 2014. The train was flagged off from which city of Australia?

    • A.

      Melbourne

    • B.

      Sydney

    • C.

      Canberra

    • D.

      Torres Strait Islands

    Correct Answer
    A. Melbourne
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Melbourne. The question asks about the city from which the train called Modi Express was flagged off in Australia to honor Narendra Modi. The information provided states that the train was flagged off in Australia on 17 November 2014, but it does not mention the specific city. However, based on the given options, Melbourne is the most logical choice as it is one of the major cities in Australia and is known for its transportation infrastructure.

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  • 15. 

    Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to hit 21 ODI centuries and broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar who had taken 200 innings to get to 21 hundreds in the one-day format. Kohli played how many innings to break Sachin’s record?

    • A.

      120 innings

    • B.

      138 Innings

    • C.

      150 Innings

    • D.

      179 Innings

    Correct Answer
    B. 138 Innings
    Explanation
    Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to hit 21 ODI centuries, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's record. Sachin had taken 200 innings to reach 21 hundreds in the one-day format. Kohli broke this record by achieving the same feat in just 138 innings.

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  • 16. 

    Union Government on 20 November 2014 approved the launch of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY) and decided to merge an ongoing Yojna with DUGJY scheme. Name the Yojna that will be merged with DUGJY?

    • A.

      Accelerated Rural Electrification Programme

    • B.

      Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana

    • C.

      Pradhan Mantri Gram Vidyut Yojna

    • D.

      Kutir Jyoti Programme

    Correct Answer
    B. Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana. The Union Government approved the launch of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY) and decided to merge an ongoing Yojna with DUGJY scheme.

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  • 17. 

    The Union Cabinet on 20 November 2014 approved signing of three SAARC agreements that is to be signed at 18th SAARC Summit scheduled to be held from 26 November 2014. Which one of the following is not one of the SAARC agreements?

    • A.

      SAARC Regional Railways Agreement

    • B.

      SAARC Motor Vehicles Agreement

    • C.

      SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity)

    • D.

      SAARC Inter-governmental Transport Connectivity

    Correct Answer
    D. SAARC Inter-governmental Transport Connectivity
    Explanation
    The SAARC Inter-governmental Transport Connectivity is not one of the SAARC agreements. The question asks for the agreement that is not part of the three agreements approved by the Union Cabinet. The other options, SAARC Regional Railways Agreement, SAARC Motor Vehicles Agreement, and SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity), are all mentioned as agreements that were approved to be signed at the 18th SAARC Summit.

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  • 18. 

    Name the 18th Duchess of Alba, Spain who died on 20 November 2014 at her Duenas Palace in the southern city of Seville, Spain?

    • A.

      Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart

    • B.

      Jacintha Saldanha

    • C.

      Alfonso Piccolomini

    • D.

      Dona Isabel de Requesens y Enriquez de Cardona

    Correct Answer
    A. Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart
    Explanation
    Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart is the correct answer because she was indeed the 18th Duchess of Alba, Spain who passed away on 20 November 2014 at her Duenas Palace in Seville, Spain.

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  • 19. 

    Which non-governmental organisation recently received the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, 2014?

    • A.

      Chintan

    • B.

      Pratham

    • C.

      Manthan

    • D.

      Goonj

    Correct Answer
    A. Chintan
    Explanation
    Chintan recently received the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, 2014.

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  • 20. 

    Which software company on 18 November 2014 launched the new email servise Verse?

    • A.

      Infosys

    • B.

      IBM

    • C.

      HP

    • D.

      Intel

    Correct Answer
    B. IBM
    Explanation
    IBM is the correct answer because it is the software company that launched the new email service called Verse on 18 November 2014. Infosys, HP, and Intel are not relevant to this question and do not have any connection to the launch of Verse.

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  • 21. 

    Who was appointed as CMD of Coal India Limited on 19 November 2014?

    • A.

      Sutirtha Bhattacharya

    • B.

      P.N.Roy

    • C.

      Gopalkrishnan

    • D.

      S.D. Shibulal

    Correct Answer
    A. Sutirtha Bhattacharya
    Explanation
    Sutirtha Bhattacharya was appointed as the CMD of Coal India Limited on 19 November 2014.

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  • 22. 

    Who on 19 November 2014 launched the Axilor Ventures?

    • A.

      Ratan Tata

    • B.

      Infosys co-founders Gopalakrishnan and Shibulal

    • C.

      Ganapathy Venugopal

    • D.

      Vivek Sood

    Correct Answer
    B. Infosys co-founders Gopalakrishnan and Shibulal
    Explanation
    Infosys co-founders Gopalakrishnan and Shibulal launched Axilor Ventures on 19 November 2014. Axilor Ventures is a startup accelerator and venture capital firm that supports early-stage startups in India. This initiative was established by Gopalakrishnan and Shibulal to provide mentorship, funding, and other resources to budding entrepreneurs and help them build successful businesses.

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  • 23. 

    Russia on 20 November 2014 signed defence cooperation agreement with which country?

    • A.

      Afghanistan

    • B.

      Ukraine

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    C. Pakistan
    Explanation
    Russia signed a defense cooperation agreement with Pakistan on 20 November 2014. This agreement signifies a mutual interest in enhancing military cooperation and sharing defense technology between the two countries. This partnership is likely to include joint military exercises, intelligence sharing, and the sale of military equipment. It is a significant development in the bilateral relations between Russia and Pakistan, as it strengthens their defense ties and potentially opens up new avenues for collaboration in the future.

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  • 24. 

    The High-level Pledging Conference of Green Climate Fund on 20 November 2014 was held in which city?

    • A.

      Paris, France

    • B.

      Geneva, Switzerland

    • C.

      Berlin, Germany

    • D.

      Washington, US

    Correct Answer
    C. Berlin, Germany
    Explanation
    The High-level Pledging Conference of Green Climate Fund was held in Berlin, Germany on 20 November 2014. This conference aimed to raise funds for the Green Climate Fund, which supports developing countries in their efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Berlin was chosen as the host city for this important event, bringing together government officials, business leaders, and civil society representatives to discuss and commit to financial contributions towards climate action.

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  • 25. 

    Name the institute that on 20 November 2014 developed a hollow-fiber membrane to cut the dialysis cost and time by half.

    • A.

      Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B)

    • B.

      BITS, Pilani

    • C.

      Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-K)

    • D.

      Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

    Correct Answer
    A. Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B)
    Explanation
    Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) developed a hollow-fiber membrane on 20 November 2014 to reduce the cost and time of dialysis by half.

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  • 26. 

    China on 18 November 2014 signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral Antarctica Cooperation with which country?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      The USA

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. Australia
    Explanation
    China signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral Antarctica Cooperation with Australia. This agreement signifies a commitment between the two countries to collaborate and cooperate in various areas related to Antarctica research and exploration. It may include joint scientific expeditions, sharing of data and resources, and coordination of efforts to protect the fragile ecosystem of Antarctica. This partnership highlights the importance of international cooperation in understanding and preserving Antarctica's unique environment.

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  • 27. 

    Name the Indian author who wrote Live of Others which was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards on 19 November 2014?

    • A.

      Jhumpa Lahiri

    • B.

      Amitav Ghosh

    • C.

      Shobha De

    • D.

      Neel Mukherjee

    Correct Answer
    D. Neel Mukherjee
    Explanation
    Neel Mukherjee is the Indian author who wrote "Live of Others" which was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards on 19 November 2014.

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  • 28. 

    Name the Australian city where the G-20 Summit was held in the month of November 2014?

    • A.

      Sydney

    • B.

      Brisbane

    • C.

      Perth

    • D.

      Canberra

    Correct Answer
    B. Brisbane
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brisbane. The G-20 Summit in November 2014 was held in Brisbane, Australia.

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  • 29. 

    Name the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who was expelled by Infosys on 18 November 2014 on account of serious financial irregularities.

    • A.

      Gautam Thakkar

    • B.

      Abraham Mathews

    • C.

      Gopalakrishna

    • D.

      Deepak Bhalla

    Correct Answer
    B. Abraham Mathews
    Explanation
    Abraham Mathews was expelled by Infosys on 18 November 2014 due to serious financial irregularities.

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  • 30. 

    State Bank of India (SBI) on 17 November 2014 approved 1 billion US dollar loan for which Indian mining company to develop Carmichael coal mine project near Clermont in Central Queensland, Australia?

    • A.

      Adani Mining

    • B.

      National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)

    • C.

      Adani-Welspun Exploration Limited

    • D.

      Indian Mines Ltd

    Correct Answer
    A. Adani Mining
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Adani Mining. The State Bank of India approved a 1 billion US dollar loan for Adani Mining to develop the Carmichael coal mine project in Australia. Adani Mining is an Indian mining company that operates globally and specializes in coal mining. The loan from SBI will help Adani Mining finance the development and operation of the Carmichael coal mine, which is located near Clermont in Central Queensland, Australia. This loan is significant as it demonstrates SBI's support for Indian companies expanding their operations overseas and highlights the importance of the coal mining industry in both India and Australia.

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