Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-answers January 2014, January 13 – January 19

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  • 1. 
    An International team of 34 scientists on 13 January 2014 spotted the footprints of Dinosaurs at which place of Rajasthan?
    • A. 

      Karoli

    • B. 

      Jaisalmer

    • C. 

      Kota

    • D. 

      Jaipur

  • 2. 
    The Supreme Court of India on 13 January 2014 directed the Government of India to place the report of a Commission on illegal mining in Odisha and Jharkhand. Name the commission whose report has been asked to be presented?
    • A. 

      Vijay Kelkar Commission

    • B. 

      Narendran Commission

    • C. 

      Mukherjee Commission

    • D. 

      Justice Shah Commission

  • 3. 
    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) recently reduced the refinance rates for the banks and other lending agencies by 0.20 percent. The NABARD was established on the recommendation of which committee?
    • A. 

      Narendran Commission

    • B. 

      Mukherjee Commission

    • C. 

      Justice Shah Commission

    • D. 

      B Sivaraman Committee

  • 4. 
    The Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently agreed to expand the amount of the Bilateral Swap Agreement (BSA) to
    • A. 

      15 billion dollars

    • B. 

      35 billion dollars

    • C. 

      50 billion dollars

    • D. 

      75 billion dollars

  • 5. 
    Who is the Governor of the Bank of Japan?
    • A. 

      Matsukata Masayoshi

    • B. 

      Haruhiko Kurodo

    • C. 

      Toyotaro Yuki

    • D. 

      Masaaki Shirakawa

  • 6. 
    Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on which day every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.
    • A. 

      8 January

    • B. 

      9 January

    • C. 

      10 January

    • D. 

      11 January

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements in context of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is true?  
    1. Mahatma Gandhi returned on this day from South Africa
    2. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is an interactive ministry, dedicated to the multitude of Indian Nationals settled abroad
    3. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9 January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India
    4. PBD conventions are being held every year since 1990
    • A. 

      Statements I, II and IV are true

    • B. 

      Statements I, II and III are true

    • C. 

      None of the above are true

    • D. 

      All the above mentioned statements are true

  • 8. 
    The charge of Indian Army was given to an Indian after independence of India. Who was the last Englishman to lead the Indian Army as the Commander-in-Chief?
    • A. 

      Francis Robert Roy Bucher

    • B. 

      Robert McGregor Macdonald Lockhart

    • C. 

      Sunith Francis Rodrigues

    • D. 

      Sam Hormusji Framji

  • 9. 
    The Parliament of Europe has signed off new carbon dioxide restrictions for commercial vans on 14 January 2014 that will slash emissions by what percentage from 2020?
    • A. 

      15 percent

    • B. 

      20 percent

    • C. 

      26 percent

    • D. 

      28 percent

  • 10. 
    Who was the first Indian to become the Commander-in-Chief of Independent Indian Army?
    • A. 

      Satyawant Mallannah Shrinagesh

    • B. 

      K M Cariappa

    • C. 

      Pran Nath Thapar

    • D. 

      Paramasiva Prabhakar Kumaramangalam

  • 11. 
    On which date the Army Day is observed in India?
    • A. 

      11 January

    • B. 

      15 January

    • C. 

      7 January

    • D. 

      21 January

  • 12. 
    In which year was the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was adopted?
    • A. 

      1970

    • B. 

      1988

    • C. 

      1995

    • D. 

      2000

  • 13. 
    The director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 15 January 2014 announced to set-up a specialized unit to handle the cases related to sports fraud, fixing and illegal batting. Who is the director of CBI?
    • A. 

      Amar Pratap Singh

    • B. 

      Ashwani Kumar

    • C. 

      Vijay Shanker Tiwari

    • D. 

      Ranjit Sinha

  • 14. 
    Which polio-endemic country, according to WHO, has the maximum number of reported polio cases in the world in 2013?
    • A. 

      Bangladesh

    • B. 

      Pakistan

    • C. 

      Pakistan

    • D. 

      Afghanistan

  • 15. 
    The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospects Report released on 15 January 2014 forecasted that economy of India by
    • A. 

      4 percent

    • B. 

      5 percent

    • C. 

      6 percent

    • D. 

      8 percent

  • 16. 
    Where is the World Bank headquartered and when it was established?
    • A. 

      Geneva and was established in 1946

    • B. 

      Washington, DC and was established in 1944

    • C. 

      London and was established in 1945

    • D. 

      Singapore and was established in 1958

  • 17. 
    Name the woman who has become the first woman in Afghanistan to be appointed as the police chief of the District One of Kabul province?
    • A. 

      Jamila Bayaz

    • B. 

      Sheikh Haseena

    • C. 

      Nur Sultana

    • D. 

      Christina Mohamed Sultana

  • 18. 
    What is the rank of India in the recently released Index of Economic Freedom published by Wall Street Journal?
    • A. 

      101

    • B. 

      111

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      121

  • 19. 
    The athletes of which Indian sports were barred from participating in the Qatar World Cup due to suspension of Indian Olympic Association by International Olympic Committee?
    • A. 

      Archery

    • B. 

      Wrestling

    • C. 

      Fencing

    • D. 

      Boxing

  • 20. 
    Which place has the largest reservoir of polio cases in the world as per the recently released report of World Health Organisation (WHO)?
    • A. 

      Kabul

    • B. 

      Peshawar

    • C. 

      Sind

    • D. 

      Congo

  • 21. 
    US President ordered on 17 January 2014 to curb the powers of National Security Agency in collecting the data for the use of surveillance. In this regard, consider the following statements.
    1. NSA will be required to get a secretive courts’ permission before accessing phone records that are collected from hundreds of millions of Americans.
    2. Government will not hold the bulk telephone metadata and will take steps to modify the programme so that a judicial finding is required before the database is queried.
    3. The US will not monitor the communications of its close friends and allies overseas unless there is a compelling national security purpose.
    4. Foreigners will get some protection against spying that US citizens enjoy.
    Select the correct code
    • A. 

      I, II and III

    • B. 

      II, III and IV

    • C. 

      I, III and IV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    US President Barack Obama ordered on 18 January 2014 to establish Af-Pak Strategic Partnership Office (APSPO). The office will be located in
    • A. 

      Istanbul

    • B. 

      Washington

    • C. 

      Islamabad

    • D. 

      New Delhi

  • 23. 
    US Scientists recently genetically engineered the Tulasi plant to produce a compound that is helpful in curing breast cancer. Name of the compound is
    • A. 

      Basil

    • B. 

      Eugenol

    • C. 

      Ocimum sanctum

    • D. 

      Ocimum tenuiflorum

  • 24. 
    Third Lusofonia Games organized by the Association of Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committee will be held in
    • A. 

      Rio de Jenario

    • B. 

      Goa

    • C. 

      Lisbon

    • D. 

      Beijing

  • 25. 
    Who has been elected as the President of Madagascar on 17 January 2014?
    • A. 

      Francois Rakotozafy

    • B. 

      Robinson Jean Louis

    • C. 

      Marc Ravalomanana

    • D. 

      Hery Rajaonarimampianina

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