Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 24 November – 30 November 2014

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  • 1. 

    Roberto Gomez Bolanos, also known as Chespirito died on 28 November 2014. Who was he?

    • A.

      A Mexican comedian

    • B.

      An Italian director

    • C.

      A French Army Chief

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. A Mexican comedian
    Explanation
    Roberto Gomez Bolanos, also known as Chespirito, was a Mexican comedian. He was widely recognized and beloved for his iconic characters, such as El Chavo del Ocho and El Chapulín Colorado, which became cultural phenomena in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Chespirito's comedic talent and unique style made him a household name, and his shows continue to be popular even after his death in 2014.

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  • 2. 

    The critically endangered Forest Owlet (Athene blewitti) was spotted in northern Western Ghats by naturalist Sunil Laad in October 2014. The bird was spotted in?

    • A.

      Satpura Mountain ranges in central India

    • B.

      Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

    • C.

      Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra

    • D.

      Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    B. Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
  • 3. 

    Parliament of a country on 28 November 2014 voted to ban commercial surrogacy. Name the Country whose Parliament passed the bill?

    • A.

      Thailand

    • B.

      Pakistan

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Switzerland

    Correct Answer
    A. Thailand
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Thailand. The question asks for the country whose parliament passed a bill to ban commercial surrogacy on 28 November 2014. Out of the given options, Thailand is the correct answer as its parliament voted to ban commercial surrogacy on that date.

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  • 4. 

    Name the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist boxer who on 26 November 2014 received the prestigious Arjuna Award after he took the legal route for the same?

    • A.

      Akhil Kumar

    • B.

      Manoj Kumar

    • C.

      Hawa Singh

    • D.

      Jitender Kumar

    Correct Answer
    B. Manoj Kumar
    Explanation
    Manoj Kumar is the correct answer because he is the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist boxer who took the legal route to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award on 26 November 2014. Akhil Kumar, Hawa Singh, and Jitender Kumar are not the correct answers as they did not receive the Arjuna Award in 2014 or take the legal route for the same.

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  • 5. 

    Recently a Biography titled My Name is Abu Salem was in controversy after being released. Name the author of the book?

    • A.

      Max Wylie

    • B.

      Al Saffee and Al Mahdee

    • C.

      S Hussain Zaidi

    • D.

      Taslima Nasrin

    Correct Answer
    C. S Hussain Zaidi
    Explanation
    S Hussain Zaidi is the author of the biography titled "My Name is Abu Salem". The book has sparked controversy since its release.

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  • 6. 

    Name the Global credit rating agency that on 26 November 2014 in its report said that FDI inflows in India have increased significantly in the fiscal year 2014-15 and will continue during the remainder of this fiscal and beyond?

    • A.

      Standard & Poor's (S&P)

    • B.

      Moody's

    • C.

      Fitch Group

    • D.

      Egan-Jones Ratings Company

    Correct Answer
    B. Moody's
    Explanation
    Moody's is the correct answer because they are a global credit rating agency that reported on November 26, 2014, that FDI inflows in India have increased significantly in the fiscal year 2014-15 and are expected to continue to increase throughout the remainder of the fiscal year and beyond.

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  • 7. 

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 26 November 2014 held that all vehicles which are old than 15 years would not be permitted to ply on roads of which city?

    • A.

      Jaipur

    • B.

      Delhi

    • C.

      Mumbai

    • D.

      Kolkata

    Correct Answer
    B. Delhi
    Explanation
    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) held that all vehicles older than 15 years would not be allowed to operate on the roads of Delhi. This decision was made to address the issue of air pollution in the city, as older vehicles tend to emit higher levels of pollutants. By banning these vehicles, the NGT aims to improve the air quality and reduce the environmental impact caused by vehicular emissions in Delhi.

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  • 8. 

    Name the Pakistani actress who was sentenced to 26 years in jail on account of blasphemy on 26 November 2014 by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC)?

    • A.

      Mahira Khan

    • B.

      Venna Malik

    • C.

      Humaima Malik

    • D.

      Saba Qamar

    Correct Answer
    B. Venna Malik
  • 9. 

    South Korean paleontologists recently discovered fossilised skeleton of one of the smallest species of dinosaur in rare condition. The fossil was discovered in?

    • A.

      Ansan

    • B.

      Hadong

    • C.

      Busan

    • D.

      Dongducheon

    Correct Answer
    B. Hadong
    Explanation
    South Korean paleontologists recently discovered a fossilized skeleton of one of the smallest species of dinosaur in rare condition. The location where the fossil was discovered is not specified in the question. Therefore, an explanation for the correct answer, "Hadong," cannot be provided as there is no context or information given to support this choice.

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  • 10. 

    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced United Nations Lighthouse Activities award 2014 in Bonn, Germany on 25 November 2014. Name the winner of the award?

    • A.

      Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

    • B.

      Belgian-based EcoNation

    • C.

      Assam-based Aaranyak

    • D.

      Both (a) and (c)

    Correct Answer
    D. Both (a) and (c)
    Explanation
    Both (a) and (c) are the winners of the United Nations Lighthouse Activities award 2014. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) based in Kathmandu and Aaranyak based in Assam were both recognized for their contributions to addressing climate change and sustainable development.

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  • 11. 

    Name the state that on 25 November 2014 reversed the retirement age of government employees from 60 to 58 years?

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Jammu and Kashmir

    • C.

      Haryana

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    C. Haryana
    Explanation
    Haryana is the correct answer because on 25 November 2014, the state government of Haryana reversed the retirement age of government employees from 60 to 58 years.

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  • 12. 

    Name the cricketer who in November 2014 died after a bouncer ball hit back of his head at Sydney Cricket Ground?

    • A.

      Abdul Aziz of Pakistan

    • B.

      Raman Lamba of India

    • C.

      Sean Abbott of Australia

    • D.

      Phillip Hughes of Australia

    Correct Answer
    D. Phillip Hughes of Australia
    Explanation
    Phillip Hughes of Australia died in November 2014 after being hit by a bouncer ball at Sydney Cricket Ground. This tragic incident shocked the cricketing world and led to discussions about player safety and the use of protective gear. Hughes was a talented young cricketer who had represented Australia in international matches and was highly regarded in the cricket community. His untimely death had a profound impact on the sport and led to changes in safety protocols to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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  • 13. 

    Legendary danseuse Sitara Devi who died on 25 November 2014 at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai at the age of 94 was associated with which form of dance?

    • A.

      Odissi

    • B.

      Kuchipudi

    • C.

      Kathak

    • D.

      Bharata Natyam

    Correct Answer
    C. Kathak
    Explanation
    Sitara Devi, the legendary danseuse who passed away in 2014, was associated with the dance form of Kathak. Kathak is a classical Indian dance form that originated in the northern part of India. Sitara Devi was known for her exceptional talent and mastery in Kathak, and she made significant contributions to popularizing the dance form. Throughout her career, she mesmerized audiences with her graceful movements, intricate footwork, and expressive storytelling through dance.

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  • 14. 

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on 24 November 2014 resigned after remaining at the top military post for less than two years. Hagel is a veteran of war for which he had received two Purple Hearts as an infantry squad leader. Name the war with which he is associated?

    • A.

      Vietnam War

    • B.

      American Civil War

    • C.

      Gulf War

    • D.

      War in Iraq

    Correct Answer
    A. Vietnam War
    Explanation
    Chuck Hagel is associated with the Vietnam War because he received two Purple Hearts as an infantry squad leader during this war.

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  • 15. 

    Name the Indian Cyclist who in November 2014 won four gold medals at the Track Asia Cup Cycling Championship 2014?

    • A.

      Deborah

    • B.

      Manorama Devi

    • C.

      Sunita Devi

    • D.

      Anjana

    Correct Answer
    A. Deborah
    Explanation
    Deborah is the correct answer because she won four gold medals at the Track Asia Cup Cycling Championship in November 2014.

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  • 16. 

    Britain on 24 November 2014 withdrew its last military force based at which Airfield in southern Afghanistan?

    • A.

      Jalalabad

    • B.

      Kandahar

    • C.

      Bagram

    • D.

      Hemland

    Correct Answer
    B. Kandahar
    Explanation
    Britain withdrew its last military force based at Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan on 24 November 2014. Kandahar Airfield was a key location for NATO forces during the war in Afghanistan, serving as a major hub for military operations and logistics. The withdrawal marked the end of Britain's military presence in the region and was part of the larger drawdown of international forces in Afghanistan.

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  • 17. 

    Name the senior Congress leader and former Union Minister who died after a prolonged illness on 24 November 2014 in Mumbai?

    • A.

      Murli Deora

    • B.

      Raghuvir Nevrekar

    • C.

      Mohan Nag

    • D.

      Chandrasekhar P Sant

    Correct Answer
    A. Murli Deora
    Explanation
    Murli Deora was a senior Congress leader and former Union Minister who passed away on 24 November 2014 in Mumbai after battling a long illness.

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  • 18. 

    Name the F1 driver who on 23 November 2014 won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (GP) of Formula One (F1) racing at Yas Marina circuit in United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

    • A.

      Daniel Ricciardo

    • B.

      Lewis Hamilton

    • C.

      Valtteri Bottas

    • D.

      Nico Rosberg

    Correct Answer
    B. Lewis Hamilton
    Explanation
    Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 23 November 2014.

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  • 19. 

    Pico do Fogo volcano that erupted on 24 November 2014 is located in?

    • A.

      Doma Peaks in Papua New Guinea

    • B.

      Ostrzyca in Poland

    • C.

      Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa

    • D.

      Barren Island located in the Andaman Sea of India

    Correct Answer
    C. Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa. Pico do Fogo is a volcano located in the Cape Verde archipelago. It erupted on 24 November 2014, causing significant damage to the surrounding areas. The Cape Verde archipelago is a group of volcanic islands located off the coast of West Africa in the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • 20. 

    Report on the impact of global warming titled Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal was released by?

    • A.

      UNESCO

    • B.

      IPCC

    • C.

      World Bank

    • D.

      UNDP

    Correct Answer
    C. World Bank
    Explanation
    The report titled "Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal" was released by the World Bank. This report focuses on the impact of global warming and highlights the need for urgent action to address climate change. The World Bank, as an international financial institution, plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable development and supporting projects that mitigate the effects of climate change. This report serves as a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders to understand the challenges and potential solutions related to global warming.

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  • 21. 

    Indian Women Boxers Sarjubala Devi and Saweety on 24 November 2014 won Silver medals at the 8th World Women's Boxing Championships, in Jeju, South Korea. Sarjubala Devi is a boxer from which state of India?

    • A.

      Telangana

    • B.

      Manipur

    • C.

      Kerala

    • D.

      Haryana

    Correct Answer
    B. Manipur
    Explanation
    Sarjubala Devi is a boxer from Manipur. This can be inferred from the fact that she won a silver medal at the World Women's Boxing Championships, and Manipur is known for producing talented boxers in India.

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  • 22. 

    Who among the following is not the member of UN probe panel on Gaza constituted recently?

    • A.

      K C Reddy

    • B.

      Patrick Cammaert

    • C.

      Pierre Lemelin

    • D.

      Peter Hans

    Correct Answer
    D. Peter Hans
    Explanation
    Peter Hans is not a member of the UN probe panel on Gaza constituted recently. The question asks for the member who is not part of the panel, and Peter Hans is the only option among the given names who is not a member.

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  • 23. 

    Who was elected as the Majority leader of US Senate during the 114th session of Congress in November 2014?

    • A.

      Mitch McConnell

    • B.

      Harry Reid

    • C.

      John Cornyn

    • D.

      Roger Wicker

    Correct Answer
    A. Mitch McConnell
    Explanation
    Mitch McConnell was elected as the Majority leader of the US Senate during the 114th session of Congress in November 2014.

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  • 24. 

    Who became the first ever male Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women from South Asia?

    • A.

      Shahrukh khan

    • B.

      Salman Khan

    • C.

      Farhan Akhtar

    • D.

      Akshay Kumar

    Correct Answer
    C. Farhan Akhtar
    Explanation
    Farhan Akhtar became the first ever male Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women from South Asia. This recognition highlights his efforts in promoting gender equality and women empowerment. As a renowned actor, filmmaker, and social activist, Farhan Akhtar has consistently used his platform to raise awareness about important social issues, including gender discrimination. His appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador will further amplify his voice and contribute towards creating a more inclusive and equal society.

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  • 25. 

    Which Country will host the G20 Summit of the emerging economies in 2015?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Turkey

    Correct Answer
    D. Turkey
    Explanation
    Turkey will host the G20 Summit of the emerging economies in 2015.

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  • 26. 

    Who recently won the presidential elections of Romania in 2014?

    • A.

      Klaus Iohannis

    • B.

      Traian Basescu

    • C.

      Victor Ponta

    • D.

      Marin Preda

    Correct Answer
    A. Klaus Iohannis
    Explanation
    Klaus Iohannis recently won the presidential elections of Romania in 2014.

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  • 27. 

    Who among the following is not the recipient of the Sumitra Charat Ram Award?

    • A.

      Birju Maharaj

    • B.

      Pandit Jasraj

    • C.

      Pandit Ravi Shankar

    • D.

      Kishori Amonkar

    Correct Answer
    C. Pandit Ravi Shankar
    Explanation
    Pandit Ravi Shankar is not the recipient of the Sumitra Charat Ram Award.

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  • 28. 

    Who won the 2014 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize?

    • A.

      Jhumpa Lahiri

    • B.

      Bilal Tanweer

    • C.

      Ravinder Singh

    • D.

      Chetan Bhagat

    Correct Answer
    B. Bilal Tanweer
    Explanation
    Bilal Tanweer won the 2014 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.

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  • 29. 

    The book titled Your Dreams Are Mine Now: She Showed him What Love was is authored by

    • A.

      Chetan Bhagat

    • B.

      Durjoy Dutta

    • C.

      Ravinder Singh

    • D.

      Arundhati Roy

    Correct Answer
    C. Ravinder Singh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ravinder Singh.

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  • 30. 

    Which one of the following was recently appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia?

    • A.

      Rahul Dravid

    • B.

      Aamir Khan

    • C.

      Sania Mirza

    • D.

      Madhuri Dixit

    Correct Answer
    C. Sania Mirza
    Explanation
    Sania Mirza was recently appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia. This means that she has been chosen to represent and promote the work of UN Women in the South Asian region. As a Goodwill Ambassador, Sania Mirza will use her platform and influence to advocate for gender equality, women's empowerment, and other important issues related to women's rights. Her appointment is a recognition of her achievements as a professional tennis player and her commitment to social causes.

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