Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 22 December – 28 December, 2014

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  • 1. 
    Name the first non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand who was sworn-in as tenth Chief Minister of the State on 28 December 2014?
    • A. 

      Louis Marandi

    • B. 

      Neelkanth Singh Munda

    • C. 

      Chandra Prakash Choudhary

    • D. 

      Raghubar Das

  • 2. 
    Pompadour Green Pigeon, a native of the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka was spotted on 28 December 2014 over a Bar tree (Ficus bengalensis) of Barkheda village in Rajasthan. What is the scientific name of Pompadour Green Pigeon?
    • A. 

      Treron pompadora

    • B. 

      Ectopistes migratorius

    • C. 

      Columba livia

    • D. 

      Zenaidura macroura

  • 3. 
    Name the photojournalist who died on 26 December 2014? He was acclaimed for chronicling Indo-US relations from Washington DC, for more than half-a-century.
    • A. 

      Ritam Banerjee

    • B. 

      Pablo Bartholomew

    • C. 

      Darogha Ubbas Alli

    • D. 

      Rajan Devadas

  • 4. 
    Operation All Out was in news on 23 December 2014. What is it?
    • A. 

      International army operation against ISIS militants

    • B. 

      International operation to discover Air Asia flight that went missing

    • C. 

      Indian Army operation to flush out Bodo militants in Assam

    • D. 

      Cricket operation to ban players suspected of betting and fixing

  • 5. 
    Name the former left handed batsman of England who died on 25 December 2014 at the age of 79?
    • A. 

      Geoff Pullar

    • B. 

      Fred Spofforth

    • C. 

      Herbert Sutcliffe

    • D. 

      Arthur Mailey

  • 6. 
    Board of Control for Cricket in India on 28 December 2014 banned an Indian bowler from bowling in competitive matches after his bowling action was found illegal. Name the bowler who was banned?
    • A. 

      Abhinav Bali

    • B. 

      Pragyan Ojha

    • C. 

      Sreesanth

    • D. 

      Amit Yadav

  • 7. 
    India observed National Mathematics Day on 22 December 2014 to commemorate birth anniversary of
    • A. 

      Nilakantha Somayaji

    • B. 

      Satyendra Nath Bose

    • C. 

      Srinivasa Ramanujan

    • D. 

      Aryabhata

  • 8. 
    Which country on 20 December 2014 won the men’s title of the fifth edition of Kabaddi World Cup 2014 held in Punjab?
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      New Zealand

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Denmark

  • 9. 
    To bring transparency and curb irregularities in the state administration, State Government of Maharashtra on 18 December 2014 decided to make e-tendering compulsory for projects over what amount?
    • A. 

      3 lakh rupees

    • B. 

      5 lakh rupees

    • C. 

      10 lakh rupees

    • D. 

      15 lakh rupees

  • 10. 
    The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) on 19 December 2014 announced that it had partnered with a company to transform Surat into a smart city. Name the company/institution?
    • A. 

      Infosys

    • B. 

      Tata Consultancy Services

    • C. 

      Mindtree

    • D. 

      Microsoft India

  • 11. 
    The women’s title of the fifth edition of the Kabaddi World Cup 2014 was won by India on 20 December 2014. India defeated which country to win the title?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Pakistan

    • C. 

      New Zealand

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 12. 
    US and NATO on 28 December 2014 officially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan and replaced it with training and support mission under the name
    • A. 

      Resolute Support

    • B. 

      Resolute Peace

    • C. 

      Enduring Support

    • D. 

      Enduring Peace

  • 13. 
    What was the level of Foreign Exchange Reserves in India on 26 December 2014 as revealed by RBI Data on Foreign Exchange?
    • A. 

      320 billion US dollars

    • B. 

      295 billion US dollars

    • C. 

      330 billion US dollars

    • D. 

      272 billion US dollars

  • 14. 
    As revealed by Union Ministry of Law and Justice on 28 December 2014, how many States have ratified the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014?
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      17

  • 15. 
    Dubai Customs on 28 December 2014 released the trade data for the first nine months of 2014. In this context.consider the following statementsI. India is the second largest trading partner of Dubai after ChinaII. Among Arab nations, India is the largest trading partner with trade volume of 10 billion US dollarsWhich is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 16. 
    Name the country where first municipal elections were held in 60 years on 27 December 2014.
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      North Korea

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Myanmar

  • 17. 
    The gecko gripper to grab space debris being developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California was in news on 19 December 2014. In this context, consider the following statements.I. Gecko grippers are adhesive gripping tool with characteristic feature of permanent stickinessII. These grippers will grab space debris by using the van der Waals forceWhich is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 18. 
    Union Government announced on 24 December 2014 to confer the Bharat Ratna on which two personalities?
    • A. 

      P V Narasimha Rao and Deen Dayal Upadhayay

    • B. 

      Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malaviya

    • C. 

      Deen Dayal Upadhayay and Atal Behari Vajpayee

    • D. 

      Madan Mohan Malaviya and Deen Dayal Upadhayay

  • 19. 
    Name the country which on 22 December 2014 launched the construction of an inter-oceanic canal linking the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      Panama

    • B. 

      Costa Rica

    • C. 

      Nicaragua

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 20. 
    Consider the following statements on global Arms Trade Treaty that came into force on 24 December 2014.I. It aims to regulate the industry and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights violators worldwideII. It is the first major arms accord since the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1996III. The treaty has been signed by 130 countries and ratified by 60 countries, including IndiaWhich is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    What is the name of the Committee constituted by Union government on 23 December 2014 to examine the possibility of constitution of Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe anti-Sikh riots of 1984?
    • A. 

      Justice Nanavati Commission

    • B. 

      Justice Mathur Committee

    • C. 

      Justice Khosla Committee

    • D. 

      Justice V K Iyer Committee

  • 22. 
    Nepal on 23 December 2014 signed agreement with which country to expand the use of local currency for border trade?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Bangladesh

    • C. 

      Bhutan

    • D. 

      China

  • 23. 
    As per the announcement of the Union government on 22 December 2014, which State is going to host the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in January 2015?
    • A. 

      Kerala

    • B. 

      Gujarat

    • C. 

      Chhattisgarh

    • D. 

      Delhi

  • 24. 
    Consider the following statements on STAP technique of stem cells which was in news due to resignation of Japanese stem cell scientists on 19 December 2014.I. STAP stands for Stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotencyII. It requires neither nuclear transfer nor the introduction of transcription factorsIII. In this pluripotent stem cells are generated by subjecting ordinary cells to certain types of stressIV. The stress includes either the application of a bacterial toxin or submersion in a weak acid or physical squeezingWhich is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I, II and III

    • B. 

      II, III and IV

    • C. 

      I, III and IV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Who headed the Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy which submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Power and Coal on 22 December 2014?
    • A. 

      Suresh Prabhu

    • B. 

      Pratyush Sinha

    • C. 

      Partho Bhattacharya

    • D. 

      Vallabh Bhansali

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