Current Affairs Quiz-feb 2014(10th-16th Feb)

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  • 1. 

    Domestic content requirement of India's solar mission on 10 February 2014 was challenged by which country by alleging it as discriminatory and against international norms including the laws of WTO?

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      Britain

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    A. United States
    Explanation
    The United States challenged India's domestic content requirement of its solar mission on 10 February 2014, alleging that it was discriminatory and against international norms, including the laws of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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  • 2. 

    Foundation named YouWeCan joined its hand with an NGO Navbharat Sewa Samiti on 10 February 2014 to roll out a campaign named Cancer Mukt Purvi Dilli. Name the founder of the foundation YouWeCan?

    • A.

      Manisha Koirala

    • B.

      Yuvraj Singh

    • C.

      Lisa Ray

    • D.

      Anurag Basu

    Correct Answer
    B. Yuvraj Singh
    Explanation
    Yuvraj Singh is the founder of the foundation YouWeCan. The foundation collaborated with NGO Navbharat Sewa Samiti to launch the Cancer Mukt Purvi Dilli campaign on 10 February 2014.

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  • 3. 

    Name the country that on 13 February 2014 legalised death to terminally ill children of any age?

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      Netherlands

    • C.

      Luxembourg

    • D.

      Switzerland

    Correct Answer
    A. Belgium
    Explanation
    Belgium is the correct answer because on 13 February 2014, they passed a law that legalized euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age. This law allows children suffering from incurable diseases to request euthanasia if they are experiencing unbearable suffering and if their parents and medical team agree to the decision. This controversial law sparked a lot of debate and discussion both nationally and internationally.

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  • 4. 

    Name the country that became the first country to ligalise death to terminally ill children?

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      Netherlands

    • C.

      Luxembourg

    • D.

      Switzerland

    Correct Answer
    B. Netherlands
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Netherlands. In 2002, the Netherlands became the first country to legalize euthanasia for terminally ill children. The law allows children aged 12-17 to request euthanasia with parental consent and the agreement of a medical professional. This decision was made to provide relief to terminally ill children who are suffering and have no hope for recovery.

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  • 5. 

    Volcanic eruption took place in Indonesia on 13 February 2014 after rumbling for several weeks. The eruption took place on which mountain?

    • A.

      Mount Sinabung

    • B.

      Mount Kelup

    • C.

      Puncak Jaya

    • D.

      Mount Bromo

    Correct Answer
    B. Mount Kelup
  • 6. 

    Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi resigned on 14 February 2014 as his government failed to introduce

    • A.

      Swaraj Bill

    • B.

      Jan Lokpal Bill

    • C.

      Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill

    • D.

      Swaraj Jan Bill

    Correct Answer
    B. Jan Lokpal Bill
    Explanation
    Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, resigned on 14 February 2014 due to his government's failure to introduce the Jan Lokpal Bill. The Jan Lokpal Bill is an anti-corruption legislation that aims to establish an independent ombudsman to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption in the government. Kejriwal's resignation signifies his commitment to fighting corruption and his frustration with the obstacles preventing the implementation of this crucial bill.

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  • 7. 

    G-4 Directors General for UN Affairs met on 11 February 2014 at which place?

    • A.

      Tokyo

    • B.

      Berlin

    • C.

      New Delhi

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    C. New Delhi
    Explanation
    The G-4 Directors General for UN Affairs met in New Delhi on 11 February 2014.

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  • 8. 

    Name the State that on 14 February 2014 passed the Lokayukta Bill 2014

    • A.

      Delhi

    • B.

      Uttrakhand

    • C.

      Odisha

    • D.

      West Bengal

    Correct Answer
    C. Odisha
    Explanation
    Odisha is the correct answer because on 14 February 2014, the state of Odisha passed the Lokayukta Bill 2014. This bill aimed to establish a Lokayukta, which is an anti-corruption ombudsman, in the state. The Lokayukta would be responsible for investigating and addressing complaints of corruption and maladministration against public officials. This move by the state of Odisha was a significant step towards promoting transparency and accountability in government and combating corruption.

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  • 9. 

    Name the person who on 15 February 2014 tendered his resignation from the post of Director-General of Cricket to the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

    • A.

      Mushtaq Ahmed

    • B.

      Nadeem Ghauri

    • C.

      Rameez Raja

    • D.

      Javed Miandad

    Correct Answer
    D. Javed Miandad
    Explanation
    Javed Miandad tendered his resignation from the post of Director-General of Cricket to the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 15 February 2014.

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  • 10. 

    Name the country that has agreed to develop biggest cargo airport in Afghanistan on Herat airport that is located in Western part of the country.

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. Italy
    Explanation
    Italy has agreed to develop the biggest cargo airport in Afghanistan on Herat airport in the Western part of the country.

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  • 11. 

    National Women's Day of India was observed on

    • A.

      8 March

    • B.

      13 February

    • C.

      12 February

    • D.

      5 March

    Correct Answer
    B. 13 February
  • 12. 

    To promote clean and green living, a green foundation named Green Circle – RWITC Foundation was launched in Mumbai on 14 February 2014. The foundation has been set up by two institutions of which the one is Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC). What is the name of the second institution/ministry?

    • A.

      Union Ministry of Environment & Forests

    • B.

      The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

    • C.

      Indian Institute of Forest Management

    • D.

      Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development

    Correct Answer
    B. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • 13. 

    National Women’s Day of India is celebrated in the memory of which personality?

    • A.

      Mahadevi Verma

    • B.

      Anne Besant

    • C.

      Jhansi Laxmi Bai

    • D.

      Sarojini Naidu

    Correct Answer
    D. Sarojini Naidu
    Explanation
    Sarojini Naidu is the correct answer for the National Women's Day of India. She was a prominent Indian independence activist and poet who played a significant role in the freedom struggle. Naidu was the first woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become the Governor of an Indian state. Her contributions to the women's movement and her literary achievements make her a celebrated personality, and the National Women's Day of India is observed in her memory.

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  • 14. 

    The Supreme Court of India on 14 February 2014 issued a notice to the centre and all states to frame guidelines against racial discrimination to protect the people of which part/state of the country who face discrimination in various parts of the country.

    • A.

      People from north eastern states

    • B.

      People from eastern states

    • C.

      People from Southern states

    • D.

      People of Mizoram only

    Correct Answer
    A. People from north eastern states
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "People from north eastern states." The Supreme Court of India issued a notice to the centre and all states to frame guidelines against racial discrimination to protect people from the north eastern states who face discrimination in various parts of the country. This suggests that there is a specific issue of racial discrimination faced by individuals from the north eastern states, prompting the need for guidelines to address this problem.

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  • 15. 

    Indian Navy on 13 February 2014 kicked off its largest exercise with both the western and eastern fleets in _______ for intensive combat maneuvers.

    • A.

      Bay of Bengal

    • B.

      Arabian Ocean

    • C.

      Indian Ocean

    • D.

      South China Sea

    Correct Answer
    A. Bay of Bengal
    Explanation
    The Indian Navy conducted its largest exercise with both the western and eastern fleets in the Bay of Bengal. This exercise involved intensive combat maneuvers and showcased the Navy's capabilities in a strategic location. The Bay of Bengal, located in the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, provides an ideal setting for such exercises due to its proximity to India and its strategic significance in the region.

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  • 16. 

    Huge snow storm that blanketed the densely North-East of United States in third week of February 2014 after wreaking havoc with ice in South has been termed as?

    • A.

      Snowmaggedon

    • B.

      Snowmag

    • C.

      Snow-flood

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Snowmaggedon
    Explanation
    The huge snow storm that covered the densely populated North-East of the United States in the third week of February 2014, after causing damage with ice in the South, was termed as "Snowmaggedon."

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  • 17. 

    World Press Freedom Index (WFPI) released on 11 February 2014 has ranked which country at the last position?

    • A.

      Turkmenistan

    • B.

      Somalia

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Eritrea

    Correct Answer
    D. Eritrea
    Explanation
    The World Press Freedom Index (WFPI) released on 11 February 2014 ranked Eritrea at the last position. This indicates that Eritrea had the least amount of press freedom among the countries included in the index.

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  • 18. 

    Penguin India, the publisher of book The Hindus: An Alternative History on 11 February 2014 agreed to withdraw the book from the Indian market. This book is written by?

    • A.

      Wendy Doniger

    • B.

      Paulo Coelho

    • C.

      Seamus Heaney

    • D.

      Gabriel García Márquez

    Correct Answer
    A. Wendy Doniger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Wendy Doniger. Penguin India agreed to withdraw the book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" from the Indian market on 11 February 2014.

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  • 19. 

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 10 February 2014 revoked the ban imposed on Indian Olympic Association (IOA). Which of the following statements mentioned below is false?   I. IOC suspended India in December 2012 for electing tainted men as secretary general and President and failed to comply with the Olympic charter and for allegations of corruption. II. In Olympic history, this is the first time, when the suspension of an NOC has been lifted during an Olympic Games and the decision will have an immediate impact. III. Indian athletes entered the Sochi Winter Olympic Games under the Olympic flag and have competed as Independent Olympic participants. IV. IOC delegation that observed the elections was headed by N Ramachandran

    • A.

      Statements I and IV are false

    • B.

      Only Statement II is false

    • C.

      Only statement IV is false

    • D.

      All the four given statements are false

    Correct Answer
    C. Only statement IV is false
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it accurately identifies that only statement IV is false. The statement mentions that the IOC delegation that observed the elections was headed by N Ramachandran, which is incorrect. It was actually headed by Francisco Elizalde. Statements I, II, and III are all true and provide accurate information about the revocation of the ban on the Indian Olympic Association.

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  • 20. 

    World Press Freedom Index (WFPI) released on 11 February 2014 has ranked which country at the first place?

    • A.

      Finland

    • B.

      Luxembourg

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Netherlands

    Correct Answer
    A. Finland
    Explanation
    Finland has been ranked first in the World Press Freedom Index (WFPI) released on 11 February 2014. This ranking indicates that Finland has the highest level of press freedom among all the countries included in the index. Press freedom is an important indicator of a country's democratic values and respect for freedom of expression. Finland's top ranking suggests that it has strong legal protections for journalists and media independence, allowing for a free and diverse press landscape.

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  • 21. 

    Name the Prime Minister of Italy who resigned on 14 February 2014.

    • A.

      Enrico Letta

    • B.

      Giorgio Napolitano

    • C.

      Matteo Renzi

    • D.

      Silvio Berlusconi

    Correct Answer
    A. Enrico Letta
    Explanation
    Enrico Letta is the correct answer because he was the Prime Minister of Italy who resigned on 14 February 2014.

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  • 22. 

    International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank group ordered a probe into the accusation of human rights abuse against an Indian company's plant in Assam on 14 February 2014. Name the company.

    • A.

      Tata Global Beverages Ltd

    • B.

      Assam Tea

    • C.

      Himalayan leaf Private Ltd

    • D.

      Chennai Exporters

    Correct Answer
    A. Tata Global Beverages Ltd
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tata Global Beverages Ltd. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank group ordered a probe into the accusation of human rights abuse against an Indian company's plant in Assam on 14 February 2014.

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  • 23. 

    Which country announced to build the longest underwater tunnel of the world?

    • A.

      Switzerland

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Turkey

    Correct Answer
    C. China
    Explanation
    China announced to build the longest underwater tunnel in the world.

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  • 24. 

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) selected two companies to help destroy the remaining chemical weapons of Syria so as to meet the deadline by June 2014. The companies selected belong to which countries?

    • A.

      Switzerland and France

    • B.

      Germany and US

    • C.

      Finland and US

    • D.

      Germany and Finland

    Correct Answer
    C. Finland and US
    Explanation
    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) selected Finland and the US to help destroy the remaining chemical weapons of Syria. This means that these two countries were chosen by the OPCW to assist in the process of eliminating the chemical weapons in order to meet the deadline set for June 2014.

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  • 25. 

    The fire-resistant paper was recently developed by the researchers of which famous Institute of the world?

    • A.

      Stanford University

    • B.

      National Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar

    • C.

      Chinese Academy of Sciences

    • D.

      Singapore National University

    Correct Answer
    C. Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chinese Academy of Sciences. This suggests that the fire-resistant paper was developed by researchers from this famous institute.

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  • 26. 

    Second Advance Estimate released by Union Ministry of Agriculture on 14 February 2014 has pegged the foodgrain production for the year 2013-14 to be the highest in the history of country. The estimated foodgrain production is

    • A.

      259 milllion tonnes

    • B.

      263.2 million tonnes

    • C.

      257 million tonnes

    • D.

      265.2 million tonnes

    Correct Answer
    B. 263.2 million tonnes
    Explanation
    The Second Advance Estimate released by the Union Ministry of Agriculture on 14 February 2014 states that the foodgrain production for the year 2013-14 is estimated to be 263.2 million tonnes. This is the highest foodgrain production in the history of the country.

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  • 27. 

    Who has been appointed as the President of Broadcast Content Complaints Council (BCCC) on 13 February 2014?

    • A.

      Justice Mukul Mudgal

    • B.

      Justice A P Shah

    • C.

      Justice N Ramanna

    • D.

      Justice J P Bharucha

    Correct Answer
    A. Justice Mukul Mudgal
    Explanation
    Justice Mukul Mudgal has been appointed as the President of Broadcast Content Complaints Council (BCCC) on 13 February 2014.

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  • 28. 

    Name the noted film director of Hindi film Sadma who died recently

    • A.

      G Keshavan

    • B.

      Balu Mahendra

    • C.

      Mani Ratnam

    • D.

      Arun Avinash

    Correct Answer
    B. Balu Mahendra
    Explanation
    Balu Mahendra is the noted film director of the Hindi film Sadma who recently passed away.

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  • 29. 

    Third World Congress on Agro-forestry was held in mid of February 2014 in

    • A.

      Lisbon

    • B.

      New Delhi

    • C.

      Manila

    • D.

      Washington D C

    Correct Answer
    B. New Delhi
    Explanation
    The Third World Congress on Agro-forestry was held in New Delhi in mid-February 2014. This means that the correct answer is New Delhi.

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  • 30. 

    Which private airlines has signed a contract with Brazil's Embraer to buy 50 air planes?

    • A.

      Jet Airways

    • B.

      Kingfisher Airlines

    • C.

      Air Costa

    • D.

      IndiGo Airlines

    Correct Answer
    C. Air Costa
    Explanation
    Air Costa has signed a contract with Brazil's Embraer to buy 50 airplanes. This means that Air Costa, a private airline, has entered into an agreement with Embraer to purchase a significant number of aircraft. The other options, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, and IndiGo Airlines, are not mentioned as having signed a contract with Embraer in this context.

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  • 31. 

    On 12 February 2014, Union Government gave in-principle approval for the development of which metro rail project?

    • A.

      Nagpur Metro Rail Project

    • B.

      Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project

    • C.

      Patna Metro Rail Project

    • D.

      Pune Metro Rail Project

    Correct Answer
    D. Pune Metro Rail Project
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pune Metro Rail Project. On 12 February 2014, the Union Government gave in-principle approval for the development of the Pune Metro Rail Project. This project aims to improve public transportation in Pune by establishing a metro rail network. It will help alleviate traffic congestion and provide a faster and more efficient mode of transportation for the residents of Pune.

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  • 32. 

    Who won the Irani Cup for the fifth time in February 2014?

    • A.

      Rest of India

    • B.

      Mumbai

    • C.

      Karnataka

    • D.

      Haryana

    Correct Answer
    C. Karnataka
    Explanation
    Karnataka won the Irani Cup for the fifth time in February 2014.

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  • 33. 

    Which State became the first State to legally ban the smokeless tobacco on 13 February 2014?

    • A.

      Sikkim

    • B.

      Mizoram

    • C.

      Bihar

    • D.

      Assam

    Correct Answer
    D. Assam
    Explanation
    Assam became the first state to legally ban smokeless tobacco on 13 February 2014. This means that the use and sale of smokeless tobacco products such as gutka and pan masala were prohibited in the state. This ban was implemented to promote public health and reduce the harmful effects of tobacco consumption.

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