Current Affairs - Quiz -14

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  • 1. 

    Li Keqiang, Communist Party of China's second-ranking leader, was on March 15 elected as Prime Minister by the Parliament. He will succeed      

    • A.

      1) Zhu Rongji

    • B.

      2) Wen Jiabao

    • C.

      3) Li Peng

    • D.

      4) Zhao Ziyang

    • E.

      5) Hua Guofeng

    Correct Answer
    B. 2) Wen Jiabao
    Explanation
    Li Keqiang was elected as Prime Minister to succeed Wen Jiabao.

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  • 2. 

    World Consumer Rights Day is being observed on March 15 to create awareness about consumer rights and consumer protection measures to ensure fair trade and business practices under the theme of      

    • A.

      1) Consumer justice now

    • B.

      2) Our money, our rights

    • C.

      3) Consumer for fair financial services

    • D.

      4) Junk food generation

    • E.

      5) Unethical drug promotion

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Consumer justice now
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Consumer justice now." This answer aligns with the purpose of World Consumer Rights Day, which is to create awareness about consumer rights and protection measures. It emphasizes the need for justice for consumers, highlighting the importance of fair trade and business practices.

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  • 3. 

    Defending champion and top seed Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on March 13 after defeating      

    • A.

      1) Petya Nedelcheva

    • B.

      2) Jiang Yanjiao

    • C.

      3) Juliane Schenk

    • D.

      4) Youn Joo Bae

    • E.

      5) Tine Baun

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Petya Nedelcheva
  • 4. 

    Despite its unimpressive performance in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers earlier this month, the India football team jumped 24 places in the FIFA Rankings issued on March 13.What is the current rank of India?      

    • A.

      1) 140th

    • B.

      2) 142th

    • C.

      3) 143rd

    • D.

      4) 145th

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. 3) 143rd
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer, which is 143rd, is that despite the unimpressive performance in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers, the India football team managed to jump 24 places in the FIFA Rankings. This indicates that other teams performed worse, allowing India to move up in the rankings.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following countries has launched an anti-espionage investigation against the US-based Coca-Cola for allegedly conducting illegal mapping in many sensitive areas of its mainland, a move that may escalate a spying row between the country and Washington?      

    • A.

      1) UK

    • B.

      2) Switzerland

    • C.

      3) China

    • D.

      4) Russia

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. 3) China
    Explanation
    China has launched an anti-espionage investigation against the US-based Coca-Cola for allegedly conducting illegal mapping in sensitive areas of its mainland. This move may escalate a spying row between China and Washington.

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  • 6. 

    Chennai-lad Sundar Pichai, an Indian American computer engineer, will lead Google’s Android, the most used mobile operating system in the world. He was an alumnus of      

    • A.

      1) IIT Kharagpur

    • B.

      2) IIT Delhi

    • C.

      3) IIT Kanpur

    • D.

      4) IIT Guwahati

    • E.

      5) IIT Roorke

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) IIT Kharagpur
    Explanation
    Sundar Pichai, a Chennai-born Indian American computer engineer, will lead Google's Android operating system. He is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, one of the premier engineering institutes in India. This suggests that Pichai's educational background and expertise gained from studying at IIT Kharagpur played a significant role in his career development and prepared him for the leadership position at Google.

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  • 7. 

    Name the noted environmentalist and former professor of Banaras Hindu University who was awarded with TIME Magazine's ‘Hero of the Planet' in 1999 for his work related to cleaning of Ganga and who passed away recently.      

    • A.

      1) Professor Veer Bhadra Mishra

    • B.

      2) Professor Satish K. Tripathi

    • C.

      3) Professor S. Shankar Sastry

    • D.

      4) Professor Vijay K. Dhir

    • E.

      5) Professor Paul Shrivastava

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Professor Veer Bhadra Mishra
    Explanation
    Professor Veer Bhadra Mishra was a noted environmentalist and former professor of Banaras Hindu University. He was awarded with TIME Magazine's 'Hero of the Planet' in 1999 for his work related to cleaning of Ganga. He recently passed away.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is an easy way of providing credit to the farmer community?      

    • A.

      1) Kisan Credit Card

    • B.

      2) Indira Vikas Patra

    • C.

      3) National Savings Certificate

    • D.

      4) Loan against gold

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Kisan Credit Card
    Explanation
    The Kisan Credit Card is an easy way of providing credit to the farmer community because it is specifically designed to meet the credit needs of farmers. It provides them with a convenient and flexible source of credit for agricultural and allied activities. The card allows farmers to access timely and adequate credit for the purchase of inputs, working capital requirements, and other agricultural expenses. It also offers benefits such as lower interest rates, flexible repayment options, and insurance coverage. Overall, the Kisan Credit Card helps to empower farmers by providing them with the financial support they need to sustain and improve their farming activities.

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  • 9. 

    Peter Banks,who has been described as one of the "architects of progressive music", has died aged 65 recently. He was a famous      

    • A.

      1) Guitarist

    • B.

      2) Violinist

    • C.

      3) Flutist

    • D.

      4) Clarinetist

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Guitarist
    Explanation
    Peter Banks, who recently passed away at the age of 65, was a renowned guitarist. He was known for his contributions to progressive music and was considered one of its architects.

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  • 10. 

    Who among the following has been selected for the Bihari Puraskar for 2012 for his Hindi novel 'Dhuni Tape Teer'?      

    • A.

      1) Nand Kishore Acharya

    • B.

      2) Hariram Meena

    • C.

      3) Vijaydan Dethav

    • D.

      4) Italian Ambassador

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. 2) Hariram Meena
    Explanation
    Hariram Meena has been selected for the Bihari Puraskar for 2012 for his Hindi novel 'Dhuni Tape Teer'.

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