Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-answers January 2014, January 20 – January 26

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  • 1. 
    Which Airlines on 19 January 2014 flew Boeing 777 plane powered by bio fuel?
    • A. 

      Air India

    • B. 

      US Airways

    • C. 

      British Airways

    • D. 

      Ethihad Airways

  • 2. 
    An airlines company completed a demonstration flight of 45 minutes that was powered by bio fuel. Name the institution/firms, which were involved in creation of the bio fuel that propelled the flight?
    • A. 

      Airox Nigen and Alpha Biotech

    • B. 

      Total and Takreer

    • C. 

      Alvigor AG and AlgaeLink

    • D. 

      Greon and Toakreer

  • 3. 
    Name the country that won the final of Hero Hockey World League 2014
    • A. 

      New Zealand

    • B. 

      Argentina

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Netherlands

  • 4. 
    Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of United Nations on 20 January 2014 withdrew the invitation for which country to join the peace conference on Syrian crisis?
    • A. 

      Afghanistan

    • B. 

      Pakistan

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Iraq

  • 5. 
    In which stadium was the Hero Hockey World League Final held?
    • A. 

      Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi

    • B. 

      Bell Centre, Montreal

    • C. 

      Joe Louis Arena, Detroid

    • D. 

      Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Supreme Court (SC) of India on 20 January 2014 directed the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) to verify the authenticity of ST status of the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Name the Chief Minister of Meghalaya?
    • A. 

      Donkupar Roy

    • B. 

      Mukul Sangma

    • C. 

      D.D. Lapang

    • D. 

      J. D. Rymbai

  • 7. 
    Government of India has granted the minority status to a community on 20 January 2014. Name the community?
    • A. 

      Jain

    • B. 

      Sikh

    • C. 

      Muslims

    • D. 

      Buddhists

  • 8. 
    Reserve Bank of India on 20 January 2014 constituted an Expert Committee to Review Governance of Bank Boards in India. The expert committee will be chaired by?
    • A. 

      Urjit R. Patel

    • B. 

      HR Khan

    • C. 

      KC Chakrabarty

    • D. 

      PJ Nayak

  • 9. 
    Who was elected as the interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR)?
    • A. 

      Mahamath Isseine Abdoulaye

    • B. 

      Catherline Samba-Panza

    • C. 

      Desire Kolinba

    • D. 

      Sam Ouandja

  • 10. 
    Football Federation of a country banned its top division team from using new shirt that has the number one shaped as the map of Palestine before the creation of Israel?
    • A. 

      Chilean Football Federation

    • B. 

      Argentina Football Federation

    • C. 

      Germany Football Federation

    • D. 

      Colombia Football Federation

  • 11. 
    Government of a country has introduced a new bill in parliament that will give police special powers to maintain public order in Little India. Name the country?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Britain

    • D. 

      Singapore

  • 12. 
    The Supreme Court held that death sentence of a condemned prisoner can be commuted to life imprisonment on the ground of delay on the part of the government in deciding the mercy plea. It has commuted death sentence of how many death row inmates to life term?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      30

  • 13. 
    Name the country that is likely to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) within the next three months?
    • A. 

      Syria

    • B. 

      Iran

    • C. 

      Iraq

    • D. 

      Afghanistan

  • 14. 
    Name the country whose court has sentenced 30 people to death over heroin smuggling in what is said to be the largest such trial ever held in the country?
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Vietnam

  • 15. 
    The 61st Senior National Kabaddi Championship will begin at which Sports stadium?
    • A. 

      Patliputra Sports Complex stadium, Patna

    • B. 

      Maharishi Dayanand Sports Club, Mumbai

    • C. 

      Mahindra Stadium, Mumbai

    • D. 

      Guru Nanak Stadium, Chandigarh

  • 16. 
    Recently, an Expert Panel on Monetary Framework set up by the RBI recommended to strengthen and revise the current monetary policy framework. The Expert Panel was headed by?
    • A. 

      Raghuram G Rajan

    • B. 

      Peter J. Montiel

    • C. 

      Rupa Nitsure

    • D. 

      Urjit Patel

  • 17. 
    Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj won the Marconi Society Prize 2014 for a technology development. Name the technology?
    • A. 

      Multiple Input Multiple Output antennas

    • B. 

      Radio Common Carrier

    • C. 

      Improved Mobile Telephone Service

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Indian American Professor Rakesh Khurana on 23 January 2013 was appointed as the Dean of a College. Name the college?
    • A. 

      Harvard

    • B. 

      Oxford

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Times

  • 19. 
    National Girl Child Day was observed across India by the Union Government on
    • A. 

      24 January

    • B. 

      25 January

    • C. 

      27 January

    • D. 

      21 January

  • 20. 
    An Expert Committee to review the institutional framework of Prasar Bharti submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 25 Janauary 2014. The Committee was headed by
    • A. 

      Nachiket Mor

    • B. 

      Sam Pitroda

    • C. 

      T Chandrasekhar

    • D. 

      Justice Soumitra Sen

  • 21. 
    A country has unanimously amended an article of the penal code that allowed rapists of underage girls to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Name the country?
    • A. 

      Morocco

    • B. 

      Israel

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      China

  • 22. 
    The Union Aviation Ministry removed the chairperson of the Airports Authority of India on 24 January 2014. Name the person.
    • A. 

      Ashok Reddy

    • B. 

      Arjun Paul

    • C. 

      V P Agarwal

    • D. 

      Alok Sinha

  • 23. 
    India and Pakistan signed an agreement on Non Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) in place of Most Favoured Nation Status on 20 January 2014. In this context, consider the following statements. I. The issue of bank license is covered under the NDMA. II. The agreement on NDMA was signed in accordance to the provisions of WTO. III. It was signed at the 5th SAARC Business Conclave held in New Delhi. Select the correct code
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    The National Voters Day was celebrated on which day
    • A. 

      24 January

    • B. 

      26 January

    • C. 

      20 January

    • D. 

      25 January

  • 25. 
    NASA Mars Rover Opportunity found that Mars had life friendly fresh water once. The evidence of water was found on the crater
    • A. 

      Endeavour

    • B. 

      Gale

    • C. 

      Mount Olympus

    • D. 

      Curiosity

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