Current Affairs Interactive Quiz, 14 April – 20 April 2014

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  • 1. 
    Name the woman who has been recently appointed as the Next Chief Justice of Delhi High Court?
    • A. 

      Justice Gita Mittal

    • B. 

      Justice Gorla Rohini

    • C. 

      Justice Reva Khetrapal

    • D. 

      Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed

  • 2. 
    Name the report released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which has highlighted that Arab countries will have to come up with bold economic policy reforms for economic stability and job creation?
    • A. 

      New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions

    • B. 

      Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions – the new Horizons

    • C. 

      Towards New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    The book titled The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh' is authored by
    • A. 

      PC Parekh

    • B. 

      Sanjaya Baru

    • C. 

      Chetan Bhagat

    • D. 

      Nikhil Chandwani

  • 4. 
    A state Government has refused to repatriate all the Bru refugees lodged in six Tripura relief camps within three months. Name the state that has refused to repatriate the Bru Refugees within 3 months?
    • A. 

      Assam

    • B. 

      Sikkim

    • C. 

      Manipur

    • D. 

      Mizoram

  • 5. 
    Name the team that won the National Syed Mustaq Ali Cricket T20 Trophy title 2014?
    • A. 

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B. 

      Baroda

    • C. 

      Mumbai

    • D. 

      Delhi

  • 6. 
    Along which coast of India a 45-day long ban on fishing was imposed from the midnight on 14 April 2014?
    • A. 

      East Coast

    • B. 

      West coast

    • C. 

      Along the coast of A & N Islands

    • D. 

      Both (a) & (b)

  • 7. 
    Who won the Women’s Champion Fiberlass Texas Open squash tournament held at Houston, United States on 14 April 2014?
    • A. 

      Nour El Sherbini

    • B. 

      Jan Koukal

    • C. 

      Charlotte Fish

    • D. 

      Svante Sandell

  • 8. 
    Supreme Court of India in its landmark judgment of 15 April 2014 recognised transgender as the third category of sex. In its judgment the Apex Court claimed transgenders as socially and economically backward. The decision came while hearing PIL (Public Interest Litigation) in which case?
    • A. 

      National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Vs Union of India & Ors

    • B. 

      Shatrughan Chauhan & Anr Vs Union of India & Ors

    • C. 

      Champakam Dorairajan Vs State of Madras

    • D. 

      S.R. Bommai Vs Union of India

  • 9. 
    India born poet Vijay Seshadri on 14 April 2014 won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems published in 2013. Name the collection of the poems for which he was awarded?
    • A. 

      The Goldfinch

    • B. 

      Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation

    • C. 

      The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia

    • D. 

      3 Sections

  • 10. 
    Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 14 April 2014 released theTrends in world military expenditure, 2013. According to this the world military expenditure in real terms has declined since 2012 by
    • A. 

      1.9 percent

    • B. 

      2.0 percent

    • C. 

      2.5 percent

    • D. 

      3.0 percent

  • 11. 
    Name the author of the book Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths?
    • A. 

      PC Parekh

    • B. 

      Sanjaya Baru

    • C. 

      RK Yadav

    • D. 

      Nikhil Chandwani

  • 12. 
    Indian Railways launched a portal on 15 April 2014 with an aim to improve energy efficiency in Indian Railways, which will facilitate railways in saving energy up to 15 percent by the year 2020. Name the portal?
    • A. 

      AIMS

    • B. 

      RAILAIMED

    • C. 

      RAILSAVER

    • D. 

      IRCTCSAVER

  • 13. 
    Name the director of Ship of Theseus that was selected as the Best picture film at 61st National Film Awards for 2013 announced in New Delhi on 16 April 2014
    • A. 

      Nagraj Manjule

    • B. 

      Balu Mahendra

    • C. 

      Satish Manwar

    • D. 

      Anand Gandhi

  • 14. 
    Google on 14 April 2014 bought a firm that is a maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones to bring internet access to the remotest parts of the world and also to solve problems related to it. Name the firm acquired by Google?
    • A. 

      Solar Drone Company Ascenta

    • B. 

      Titan Aerospace

    • C. 

      DeepMind Technologies

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Supreme Court of India on 17 April 2014 said that the national auditor, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is empowered to audit the revenues of
    • A. 

      Private Telecom Companies

    • B. 

      Private Electricity Companies

    • C. 

      Private Manufacturing Companies

    • D. 

      All the Private Companies

  • 16. 
    Name the person, who has been appointed as the 22nd Navy Chief of India?
    • A. 

      Shekhar Sinha

    • B. 

      Robin K Dhowan

    • C. 

      Satish Soni

    • D. 

      Sunil Lamba

  • 17. 
    The world on 18 April 2014 celebrated the World Heritage Day to celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites. What is the theme for the year 2014?
    • A. 

      World Heritage Convention

    • B. 

      World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities

    • C. 

      Heritage of Commemoration

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    The European Parliament on 15 April 2014 approved the Banking Union reforms. In this context consider the following statements I. To establish a new oversight system known as the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) under the European Central Bank (ECB) II. A fund of 55 billion euros (76 billion dollars) will be set up to cover the cost of closures. Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      II only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 19. 
    What is the name of a new software app was developed to help the illiterate farmers?
    • A. 

      Sandesh Pathak

    • B. 

      Messenger Reader

    • C. 

      Sandesh Vahak

    • D. 

      Padho Kishan

  • 20. 
    Which Indian agency has set up Sports Integrity Unit on 15 April 2014 to investigate cases related to fraud in sports?
    • A. 

      Central Vigilance Commission

    • B. 

      Central Bureau of Investigation

    • C. 

      Criminal Investigation Department

    • D. 

      Union Ministry of Sports

  • 21. 
    Who has been appointed as the new Union Finance Secretary on 15 April 2014?
    • A. 

      Ashok Singhal

    • B. 

      Arvind Mayaram

    • C. 

      R P Watal

    • D. 

      Ravi Mathur

  • 22. 
    Piramal Enterprises Ltd decided on 17 April 2014 to acquire 20 percent stake in which Indian company?
    • A. 

      Vodafone India

    • B. 

      Sundaram Finance

    • C. 

      Shriram Capital

    • D. 

      Sun Pharma

  • 23. 
    What is Bluefin 21 which was deployed on 14 April 2014 to find the remains of the missing Malaysian airplane MH370 in the Indian Ocean?
    • A. 

      A submarine

    • B. 

      A robot submarine

    • C. 

      An undersea buoy

    • D. 

      A robot

  • 24. 
    Who won the OUE Singapore Badminton Open 2014 held in the third week of April 2014?
    • A. 

      Simon Santoso, Indonesia

    • B. 

      Deepika Pallikal, India

    • C. 

      Saina Nehwal, India

    • D. 

      Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia

  • 25. 
    Scientists of which University created the first 3D model of the malaria parasite genome in April 2014?
    • A. 

      Harvard University

    • B. 

      Indian Institute of Science

    • C. 

      University of California

    • D. 

      University of Washington

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