Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-answers January 2014, January 6 - January 12

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  • 1. 
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently launched its heavy-duty rocket GSLV-D5 for placing a communication satellite into the orbit. Name the satellite that was carried by GSLV-D5?
    • A. 

      INSAT-3A

    • B. 

      GSAT-5P

    • C. 

      GSAT-14

    • D. 

      GSAT-10

  • 2. 
    Assam will launch its adult vaccination drive against Japanese Encephalitis from 22 February 2014. Japanese Encephalitis disease is caused by which virus?
    • A. 

      Herpesviridae

    • B. 

      Bunyaviridae

    • C. 

      Bunyaviridae

    • D. 

      Flavivirus

  • 3. 
    The heavy-duty rocket of ISRO, GSLV-D5, was powered by an indigenously developed engine. Name the engine?
    • A. 

      LEROS engine

    • B. 

      Vikas engine

    • C. 

      Dream Chaser rocket engine

    • D. 

      Cryogenic engine

  • 4. 
    Who is the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
    • A. 

      K Radhakrishnan

    • B. 

      G Madhavan Nair

    • C. 

      K Kasturirangan

    • D. 

      U R Rao

  • 5. 
    The virus causing Japanese encephalitis is transmitted by mosquitoes belonging to which groups of mosquitoes?
    • A. 

      Culex tritaeniorhynchus and Culex vishnui

    • B. 

      Les moucherons and Les cousins

    • C. 

      Zancudos and West Nile virus

    • D. 

      LaCrosse encephalitis and Western Equine encephalitis

  • 6. 
    Name the party that has secured an absolute majority in the Parliamentary elections held in Bangladesh?
    • A. 

      Jatiya Party

    • B. 

      Awami League

    • C. 

      JaSad

    • D. 

      BNP

  • 7. 
    Name the tropical storm that struck the north-eastern coast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka on 5 January 2013.
    • A. 

      Humberto

    • B. 

      Ingrid

    • C. 

      Jerry

    • D. 

      One

  • 8. 
    Name the player, who on 6 January 2014 won the Open du Gard squash title?
    • A. 

      Greg Lobban of Scotland

    • B. 

      Christophe Andre of France

    • C. 

      Ammar Altamimi of Kuwait

    • D. 

      Mahesh Mangaokar of India

  • 9. 
    Indian Navy for the first time sent an all-women crew aboard a ship for circumnavigating the globe as a part of training. Name the ship.
    • A. 

      Moksha

    • B. 

      INS Mhadei

    • C. 

      Victoria

    • D. 

      Vendee Globe

  • 10. 
    Who became the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the world?
    • A. 

      Aditya Joshi from Madhya Pradesh

    • B. 

      Rakesh johar from Maharashtra

    • C. 

      Deepak Thirkey from Jharkhand

    • D. 

      Ramohar Manhani from Delhi

  • 11. 
    Who won the Chennai Open Tennis Cup for the second time?
    • A. 

      Edouard Roger-Vasselin

    • B. 

      Stanislas Wawrinka

    • C. 

      V. Pospisil

    • D. 

      M. Granollers

  • 12. 
    The former Supreme Court Judge, Justice A K Ganguly on 6 January 2014 resigned as the Chairman of which organisation following allegations of sexual harassment by a law intern.
    • A. 

      Rural Development

    • B. 

      West Bengal Human Rights Commission

    • C. 

      2G Spectrum Scam Committee

    • D. 

      University of Calcutta

  • 13. 
    The world Famous Dhanu Yatra is a cultural festival of which place and state?
    • A. 

      Chandankyari, Jharkhand

    • B. 

      Bargarh, Odisha

    • C. 

      Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

    • D. 

      Solan, Himachal Pradesh

  • 14. 
    The Government of India on 7 January 2014 launched the nation’s first comprehensive adolescent health programme called
    • A. 

      National Tobacco Control Program

    • B. 

      National Program for Prevention and Control of Deafness

    • C. 

      Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram

    • D. 

      Universal Immunization Program

  • 15. 
    Government of India on 6 January 2014 announced Jeevan Raksha Padak for 37 people for their meritorious act of human nature in saving human lives. Persons from which of the following state failed to receive the Padak?
    • A. 

      Jharkhand

    • B. 

      Uttar Pradesh

    • C. 

      Manipur

    • D. 

      Kerala

  • 16. 
    India on 7 January 2014 launched the third phase of its housing project in Sri Lanka. The third phase of the housing project has been expanded to include as beneficiaries
    • A. 

      Indian origin Tamils settled in the central part of Sri Lanka as plantation laborers

    • B. 

      Indian origin Tamils in all profession

    • C. 

      Sri Lankans settled as the plantation labourers

    • D. 

      Indians settled as washer profession

  • 17. 
    The US Senate confirmed whose name to head the US Federal Reserve?
    • A. 

      Jeremy C. Stein

    • B. 

      Ben Bernanke

    • C. 

      Janet Yellen

    • D. 

      Daniel K. Tarullo

  • 18. 
    Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Generali India Life Insurance?
    • A. 

      Arvind Mayaram

    • B. 

      Santosh Hegde

    • C. 

      JS Mathur

    • D. 

      Munish Sharda

  • 19. 
    Name the steel maker giant that has received environment clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) for setting up a steel plant worth 52000 crore rupees in Odisha?
    • A. 

      Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal of Japan

    • B. 

      Gerdau of Brazil

    • C. 

      Hyundai Steel of South Korea

    • D. 

      POSCO of South Korea

  • 20. 
    World Hindi Day was celebrated by the Ministry of External Affairs on
    • A. 

      8 January

    • B. 

      9 January

    • C. 

      10 January

    • D. 

      11 January

  • 21. 
    A panel of Reserve Bank of India has suggested to set-up specialized banks to cater to the low income households and small businesses. These banks will ensure that every citizen have a bank account by 2016. The panel was headed by
    • A. 

      Mukul Mudgal

    • B. 

      Nachiket Mor

    • C. 

      Raghuram Rajan

    • D. 

      Bilal Nazaki

  • 22. 
    Name the programme launched by United Nations and its humanitarian partners on 10 January 2014 to save millions of Syrian Children from losing generation amidst the civil war in the country.
    • A. 

      Champions of the Children of Syria

    • B. 

      No Lost Generation initiative

    • C. 

      Global Education First Initiative

    • D. 

      Building a peaceful society through education

  • 23. 
    Name the youngest cricketer who has been retained in the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
    • A. 

      Sanju Samson

    • B. 

      Manan Vohra

    • C. 

      Bharat Arun

    • D. 

      Akhil Herwadkar

  • 24. 
    According to a report released by G B Pant Institute of Himalayan Ecology, the Gangotri glaciers are retreating. Gangotri glacier is located in which state?
    • A. 

      Jammu & Kashmir

    • B. 

      Himachal Pradesh

    • C. 

      Uttarakand

    • D. 

      Assam

  • 25. 
    The Government of India has notified the new natural gas pricing formulae, which will be come into effect from 1 April 2014. As per the newly issued notification, the rate of all domestically produced fuel will be almost doubled to 8.2 to 8.4 dollar per unit. The new gas pricing formula was based on the recommendations of which committee?
    • A. 

      Nachiket Mor Committee

    • B. 

      Rangrajan Committee

    • C. 

      Bilal Nazaki Committee

    • D. 

      Mukul Mudgal Committee

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