Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 8 December – 14 December 2014

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  • 1. 
    The Union Cabinet on 10 December 2014 gave its approval for creation of five posts of Additional Solicitors General (ASG), one each for the High Courts of certain states. Which of the below is not a part for it?
    • A. 

      Punjab & Haryana, Patna, Jharkhand

    • B. 

      Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

    • C. 

      Punjab & Haryana, Patna and Gujarat

    • D. 

      Karnataka and Jharkhand

  • 2. 
    Nine new species of bush frogs were discovered recently in the Western Ghats by scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. These bush frogs belong to the family of
    • A. 

      Micrixalus

    • B. 

      Raorchestes

    • C. 

      Micrixalidae

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Ebola fighters were collectively named as the TIME’s Person of the Year 2014. Who of the following was named as the TIME’s Person of Year 2013? 
    • A. 

      Mark Zuckerberg

    • B. 

      The Protester

    • C. 

      Pope Francis

    • D. 

      Barack Obama

  • 4. 
    Name the Indian bank that on 9 December 2014 launched two indices named Monthly Composite Index and Yearly Composite Index to track monthly and yearly economic trends.
    • A. 

      Axis Bank

    • B. 

      HDFC

    • C. 

      IDBI

    • D. 

      State Bank of India

  • 5. 
    Recently on 8 December 2014, World Economic Forum (WEF) released The 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index. What is the rank of India in the index? 
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      65

    • C. 

      98

    • D. 

      125

  • 6. 
    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 9 December 2014 ruled against a country’s decision to impose high duty on imports of certain steel products from India. Name the country against which the verdict was given?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      China

  • 7. 
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected unopposed as head of a party on 9 December 2014. Name the party?
    • A. 

      Christian Social Union of Bavaria

    • B. 

      German People's Party

    • C. 

      Conservative Christian Democrats

    • D. 

      People's National Reich Association

  • 8. 
    Four European nations, namely Germany, France, Luxembourg and Belgium on 6 December 2014 decided to suspend marketing authorisations for 25 drugs of a pharmaceutical company from India. Name the company
    • A. 

      Novartis

    • B. 

      GVK Biosciences

    • C. 

      Roche

    • D. 

      Merck & Co.

  • 9. 
    Name the web-based taxi service company that was recently banned from providing services in the national capital?
    • A. 

      Uber

    • B. 

      Ola

    • C. 

      Taxi for Sure

    • D. 

      TaxiPixi

  • 10. 
    Hockey Olympian Grihanandan Singh alias Nandy Singh died on 7 December 2014 in New Delhi. He was a part of the National Hockey team that won the Olympic Gold in which years?
    • A. 

      1932 and 1936

    • B. 

      1944 and 1948

    • C. 

      1948 and 1952

    • D. 

      1952 and 1956

  • 11. 
    The United States (US) and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) recently ended their combat mission in Afghanistan. The combat mission formally came to end on
    • A. 

      8 December 2014

    • B. 

      10 December 2014

    • C. 

      12 December 2014

    • D. 

      11 December 2014

  • 12. 
    Delhi Court on 8 December 2014 convicted three Anandmargis and an advocate for the charges of murder and criminal conspiracy for killing a former Railway Minister. Name the leader?
    • A. 

      Lalit Narayan Mishra

    • B. 

      Beant Singh

    • C. 

      Gopinath Munde

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Indian Blind Cricket team on 7 December 2014 won the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup (BCWC) by defeating
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      New Zealand

  • 14. 
    Nedanuri Krishnamurthy who died on 8 December 2014 in Visakhapatnam was?
    • A. 

      Carnatic vocalist

    • B. 

      Politician in Andhra Pradesh

    • C. 

      Chirographer

    • D. 

      Writer

  • 15. 
    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 5 December 2014 approved the proposed 4 billion dollars merger of Ranbaxy with which pharmaceutical company ?
    • A. 

      Abbott Laboratories

    • B. 

      Sun Pharmaceutical

    • C. 

      Pfizer

    • D. 

      GlaxoSmithKline

  • 16. 
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 7 December 2014 suspended an off-spinner from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect for illegal bowling action. Name him?
    • A. 

      Sachitra Senanayake

    • B. 

      Mohammad Hafeez

    • C. 

      Saeed Ajmal

    • D. 

      Marlon Samuels

  • 17. 
    China on 7 December 2014 rejected the UN arbitration to resolve the South China Sea maritime dispute with its neighbors. The UN mediation to resolve the dispute was demanded from which country?
    • A. 

      Brunei

    • B. 

      Taiwan

    • C. 

      Philippines

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 18. 
    India on 7 December 2014 set the Guinness Record for largest human formation of a national flag in the world. The previous record was held by?
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 19. 
    Name the NASA’s spacecraft mission that came out of hibernation on 6 December 2014 for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with the Pluto system?
    • A. 

      Cassini

    • B. 

      Opportunity

    • C. 

      Apollo-Soyuz

    • D. 

      New Horizons

  • 20. 
    Which Indian Company on 8 December 2014 commissioned the Nyaborongo Hydro Electric Project in Rwanda?
    • A. 

      Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

    • B. 

      Coastal Projects Limited

    • C. 

      Tata Hydroelectric Power Supply Company

    • D. 

      Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited

  • 21. 
    Which organisation on 9 December 2014 translated the Indian Constitution into Arabic language?
    • A. 

      International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

    • B. 

      National Democratic Institute

    • C. 

      Institute for Democracy and Cooperation

    • D. 

      Institute for Democratic Education in America

  • 22. 
    The Union Government recently divested its 5 percent stake in which company?
    • A. 

      Oil And Natural Gas Corporation

    • B. 

      Coal India Limited

    • C. 

      Steel Authority of India Limited

    • D. 

      National Thermal Power Corporation

  • 23. 
    Which organisation on 10 December 2014 banned the sale of 80 generic drugs produced in India on the grounds that their clinical trials were insufficient?
    • A. 

      Central Drugs Standard Control Organization

    • B. 

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

    • C. 

      International Generic Drug Regulators

    • D. 

      Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

  • 24. 
    Name the person who died recently and had developed the Brown Box console video game system
    • A. 

      Michel Ancel

    • B. 

      Ed Averett

    • C. 

      Ralph Henry Baer

    • D. 

      Richard Bartle

  • 25. 
    Consider the following statements in context of Web Index 2014 that was released on 10 December 2014.I. The Web Index measures the internet's contribution to social, economic and political progress in the world.II. India ranks at the 48th with 48.6 score in the index.Which is the correct statement(s)?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I & II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

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