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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 19. 
    Which non-governmental organisation recently received the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, 2014?
    • A. 

      Chintan

    • B. 

      Pratham

    • C. 

      Manthan

    • D. 

      Goonj

  • 20. 
    Which software company on 18 November 2014 launched the new email servise Verse?
    • A. 

      Infosys

    • B. 

      IBM

    • C. 

      HP

    • D. 

      Intel

  • 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

  • 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

  • 23. 
    Russia on 20 November 2014 signed defence cooperation agreement with which country?
    • A. 

      Afghanistan

    • B. 

      Ukraine

    • C. 

      Pakistan

    • D. 

      India

  • 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

  • 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)

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