Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-answers January 2014, January 27 – February 02

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  • 1. 
    Who won the Australian Open men’s singles title on 26 January 2014?
    • A. 

      Rafael Nadal

    • B. 

      Roger Federer

    • C. 

      Andy Murray

    • D. 

      Stanislas Wawrinka

  • 2. 
    Who won the Australian Open women’s singles title?
    • A. 

      Dominika Cibulkova

    • B. 

      Li Na

    • C. 

      Serena Williams

    • D. 

      Ana Ivanovic

  • 3. 
    Who won the Mixed doubles tennis titles at Australian Open 2014?
    • A. 

      Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor

    • B. 

      Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau

    • C. 

      Ana Ivanovic and Rafael Nadal

    • D. 

      Li Na and Andy Murray

  • 4. 
    Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi was awarded in South Africa on 26 January 2014 for her lifetime contribution to the freedom struggle in South Africa. She received which award from the South Africa government?
    • A. 

      Amadelkufa

    • B. 

      Umkhonto we Sizwe

    • C. 

      Spear of the Nation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which country won the gold in the men’s basketball in the Lusofonia Games 2014?
    • A. 

      Angola

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Mozambique

    • D. 

      India

  • 6. 
    Which country has won the female gold in Basketball match played in Lusofonia Games 2014?
    • A. 

      Angola

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Mozambique

    • D. 

      India

  • 7. 
    Which of the following nations is not a member of the Lusofonia Games 2014?
    • A. 

      Cape Verde

    • B. 

      Sao Tome and Principe

    • C. 

      Timor-Leste

    • D. 

      Bangladesh

  • 8. 
    Who is the army chief of Egypt, who has been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal, the highest in the Egyptian military?
    • A. 

      Hussein Tamtawi

    • B. 

      Fattah al-Sisi

    • C. 

      Sedky Sobhy

    • D. 

      Mulazim Thani

  • 9. 
    New Zealand on 31 January 2014 won the five match ODI Series against India by 4-0. What was the venue for the fifth ODI match?
    • A. 

      Queenstown Events Centre at Queenstown

    • B. 

      Westpac Stadium at Wellington

    • C. 

      Auckland Domain at Grafton

    • D. 

      Pukekura Park at New Plymouth

  • 10. 
    Which division bench of Allahabad High Court of Uttar Pradesh on 31 January 2014 directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds in seven districts that was provided for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) from the centre?
    • A. 

      Division bench of Meerut Court

    • B. 

      Division bench of Bareilly Court

    • C. 

      Division bench of Lucknow Court

    • D. 

      None of the following

  • 11. 
    Central Statistics Office (CSO) of India on 31 January 2014 announced that economy might have expanded by 4.5 percent in fiscal year 2012-13 when compared to the previous estimate. What was the earlier estimate?
    • A. 

      6 percent

    • B. 

      5 percent

    • C. 

      4 percent

    • D. 

      3 percent

  • 12. 
    Name the programme that has planned to release up to 25 vultures into the 30000 kilometer square safe zone following the decrease of vulture population at an alarming pace?
    • A. 

      Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE)

    • B. 

      International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of threatened Specie

    • C. 

      BirdLife International Vulture Zone (BIVZ)

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Name the veterinary drug that is effecting the population of vulture by killing them and not allowing them to reproduce?
    • A. 

      Anorexia

    • B. 

      Sulfonamides

    • C. 

      Streptomycin

    • D. 

      Diclofenac

  • 14. 
    Which three species of vultures that are critically endangered has declined by more than 97 percent since 1990s?
    • A. 

      Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture and Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

    • B. 

      Oriental white-backed, Long-billed and Slender-billed vulture

    • C. 

      Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, California condor and Andean Condor

    • D. 

      King Vulture, Oriental white-backed and Long-billed

  • 15. 
    US on 31 January 2014 warned China against any move to declare a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over
    • A. 

      South China Sea

    • B. 

      Senkaku Islands

    • C. 

      Socotra Rock (known as Suyan Jiao in China)

    • D. 

      Yonaguni Island

  • 16. 
    Name the two states that have scrapped its approval for the foreign direct investment in multi-brand retailing?
    • A. 

      Delhi and Rajasthan

    • B. 

      Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh

    • C. 

      Delhi and Chhattisgarh

    • D. 

      Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

  • 17. 
    Kathy Cross on 30 January 2014 became the first woman to be appointed in an International Cricket Council (ICC) umpires panel. She belongs to which country?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 18. 
    Union Government of India on 30 January 2014 signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income with a nation. Name the nation?
    • A. 

      Finland

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Fiji

    • D. 

      Georgia

  • 19. 
    Who has been appointed as the CMD of Shipping Corporation of India by the government as the post was vacant since December 2012?
    • A. 

      Arun Kumar Gupta

    • B. 

      S Hajara

    • C. 

      BK Mandal

    • D. 

      Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

  • 20. 
    A Seminar on Indo-Dutch Collaboration on Sports was organized on 30th January 2014 at
    • A. 

      Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen

    • B. 

      Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi

    • C. 

      Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise

    • D. 

      Reunion Arena in Dallas

  • 21. 
    Which song was withdrawn from the Best Song nomination category by the Oscar Academy on 30 January 2014?
    • A. 

      Alone Yet Not Alone

    • B. 

      Variety Noted

    • C. 

      The Godfather

    • D. 

      I am not a Man

  • 22. 
    Government of India on 31 January 2014 launched a portal in Britain on a famous personality of India with an aim to popularise about him among British Indian children. Name the personality
    • A. 

      Jawahar Lal Nehru

    • B. 

      Subhash Chandra Bose

    • C. 

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • D. 

      Gopal Krishna Gokhale

  • 23. 
    The Government of India on 30 January 2014 raised the cap on number of LPG cylinders that an individual can avail in a year. The number raised is
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      10

  • 24. 
    Union Cabinet approved the second phase of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project to improve public transport in the city on 30 January 2014. The name of the Bangalore Metro is
    • A. 

      Amma Metro

    • B. 

      Namma Metro

    • C. 

      Bengaluru Metro

    • D. 

      Dakshin Metro

  • 25. 
    According to the data released by IAMAI, by June 2014 the internet user base in India is projected to reach
    • A. 

      240 million

    • B. 

      140 million

    • C. 

      243 million

    • D. 

      143 million

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