Current Affairs Quiz, March 2014, (March 3 - March 9)

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  • 1. 

    Name the person who recently won the singles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship?

    • A.

      Tomas Berdych

    • B.

      Roger Federer

    • C.

      Novak Djokovic

    • D.

      Andy Murray

    Correct Answer
    B. Roger Federer
    Explanation
    Roger Federer recently won the singles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship.

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  • 2. 

    Who won the doubles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship?

    • A.

      Rohan Bopanna and Aihsan ul Haq Qureshi

    • B.

      Daniel Nestor and N. Zimonjic

    • C.

      Bautista Agut and Istomin

    • D.

      Tomasz Bednarek and Lukas Dlouhy

    Correct Answer
    A. Rohan Bopanna and Aihsan ul Haq Qureshi
    Explanation
    Rohan Bopanna and Aihsan ul Haq Qureshi won the doubles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship.

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  • 3. 

    Union Cabinet on 2 March 2014 cleared the Ordinance for reservation for which community under the central list of OBC category in nine northern states?

    • A.

      Jats

    • B.

      Oraon

    • C.

      Bheel

    • D.

      Muslims

    Correct Answer
    A. Jats
    Explanation
    The Union Cabinet on 2 March 2014 cleared the Ordinance for reservation for Jats under the central list of OBC category in nine northern states. This means that Jats will now be eligible for reservation benefits and quotas in education and government jobs in these states.

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  • 4. 

    Mortal remains of about 282 Indian soldiers of 1857 mutiny were exhumed (dug out) on 2 March 2014 from the well at?

    • A.

      Nankana Sahib in Faisalabad

    • B.

      Ajnala in Amritsar

    • C.

      Faridabad in Haryana

    • D.

      Barrackpur in Uttar Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    B. Ajnala in Amritsar
    Explanation
    The mortal remains of about 282 Indian soldiers of the 1857 mutiny were exhumed from a well in Ajnala, Amritsar on 2 March 2014. This suggests that the well in Ajnala was the location where these soldiers were buried during the mutiny.

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  • 5. 

    The 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014 was announced on 2 March 2014. Which film was awarded the best picture award?

    • A.

      The Great Gatsby

    • B.

      12 Years A Slave

    • C.

      Dallas Buyers Club

    • D.

      Gravity

    Correct Answer
    B. 12 Years A Slave
    Explanation
    12 Years A Slave was awarded the best picture award at the 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014.

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  • 6. 

    Which country won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 held in March 2014?  

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. South Africa
    Explanation
    South Africa won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 held in March 2014.

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  • 7. 

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 3 March 2014 extended the date for exchange of the pre-2005 banknotes from 31 March 2014 to

    • A.

      31 December 2014

    • B.

      1 August 2014

    • C.

      1 January 2015

    • D.

      31 March 2015

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 January 2015
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1 January 2015. The Reserve Bank of India extended the date for exchange of pre-2005 banknotes from 31 March 2014 to 1 January 2015.

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  • 8. 

    Union Defence Ministry on 3 March 2014 ordered a CBI investigation into the purchase of jet fighter engines from a British firm. Name the firm?

    • A.

      Lockheed Martin

    • B.

      Direction des Constructions Navales (DCNS)

    • C.

      Rolls-Royce

    • D.

      ATA Defence

    Correct Answer
    C. Rolls-Royce
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rolls-Royce. The Union Defence Ministry ordered a CBI investigation into the purchase of jet fighter engines from a British firm. This suggests that there may have been some irregularities or suspicions surrounding the purchase, leading to the need for an investigation.

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  • 9. 

    Recently Indian Navy successfully completed its one of the largest war drills spread over Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal region. Name the drill?

    • A.

      Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX)

    • B.

      Naval Interaction-2013

    • C.

      INDRA-2014

    • D.

      2014 KOMODO multilateral joint exercise

    Correct Answer
    A. Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX). This drill was conducted by the Indian Navy and it was one of their largest war drills. It covered the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and Bay of Bengal region.

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  • 10. 

    Forest Department and the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) recently captured and relocated seventh of the stranded Gibbon families in Dello village to Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary. Name the species of these Gibbons

    • A.

      Hoolock gibbon

    • B.

      Plieated Gibbon

    • C.

      Northern White Cheeked Gibbon

    • D.

      Siamang Gibbon

    Correct Answer
    A. Hoolock gibbon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hoolock gibbon. The Forest Department and the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) captured and relocated a stranded Gibbon family to Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary. This suggests that the species of Gibbons being relocated is the Hoolock gibbon.

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  • 11. 

    The Union Health Ministry on 4 March 2014 issued new guidelines for treating rape victims and has asked all the hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims. These guidelines have been formulated on the recommendation of a committee chaired by

    • A.

      Dr ME Khan

    • B.

      Dr VM Katoch

    • C.

      Indrajit Khandekar

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Dr ME Khan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dr ME Khan because the Union Health Ministry issued new guidelines for treating rape victims based on the recommendation of a committee chaired by Dr ME Khan. This indicates that Dr ME Khan played a significant role in formulating the guidelines, making him the most likely correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 3 March 2014 accorded a sports body with the status of a National Sports Federation (NSF) for governing the sport (both men and women) in India. Name the sports body?

    • A.

      India Hockey

    • B.

      Indian Federation of Hockey

    • C.

      Indian Hockey Federation

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. India Hockey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is India Hockey. This is because the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports accorded a sports body with the status of a National Sports Federation (NSF) for governing the sport in India, and the name of this sports body is India Hockey.

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  • 13. 

    Name the person, who has been appointed as the Governor of Kerala

    • A.

      Sheila Dikshit

    • B.

      Arvind Kejriwal

    • C.

      Ashok Gehlot

    • D.

      Nikhil Kumar

    Correct Answer
    A. Sheila Dikshit
    Explanation
    Sheila Dikshit has been appointed as the Governor of Kerala.

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  • 14. 

    Who won the International Women of Courage Award given by the US Secretary of State?

    • A.

      Nirbhaya

    • B.

      Laxmi

    • C.

      Iris Yassmin

    • D.

      Roshika Deo

    Correct Answer
    B. Laxmi
    Explanation
    Laxmi won the International Women of Courage Award given by the US Secretary of State.

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  • 15. 

    Name the South African cricketer, who on 4 March 2014 announced his retirement from international cricket

    • A.

      Hasim Amla

    • B.

      Morne Morkel

    • C.

      Jacques Kallis

    • D.

      Graeme Smith

    Correct Answer
    D. Graeme Smith
    Explanation
    Graeme Smith, the South African cricketer, announced his retirement from international cricket on 4 March 2014.

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  • 16. 

    World Dentist Day is observed on?

    • A.

      5 March

    • B.

      6 March

    • C.

      7 March

    • D.

      8 March

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 March
    Explanation
    World Dentist Day is observed on 6 March. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about oral health and the importance of regular dental check-ups. It aims to promote good dental hygiene practices and highlight the role of dentists in maintaining oral health. By observing this day, people are encouraged to take care of their teeth and gums and seek professional dental care when needed.

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  • 17. 

    European Union on 6 March 2014 froze the assets of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted Ukrainian leader and other 17 former ministers, businessmen and security chiefs. This decision was taken by the leaders of European Union during an emergency meeting held in?

    • A.

      Brussels

    • B.

      Kiev

    • C.

      London

    • D.

      Paris

    Correct Answer
    A. Brussels
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brussels. The European Union leaders held an emergency meeting in Brussels and decided to freeze the assets of Viktor Yanukovych and other individuals.

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  • 18. 

    India, Sri Lanka and Maldives on 6 March 2014 held national security advisor-level meeting on maritime security cooperation in

    • A.

      Colombo

    • B.

      New Delhi

    • C.

      Maldives

    • D.

      Seychelles

    Correct Answer
    B. New Delhi
    Explanation
    India, Sri Lanka, and Maldives held a national security advisor-level meeting on maritime security cooperation in New Delhi. This suggests that the meeting took place in India's capital city.

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  • 19. 

    Who won the best supporting actress award at the 86th Oscar Academy Awards held in Los Angeles?

    • A.

      Cate Blanchett

    • B.

      Spike Jonze

    • C.

      Lupita Nyong'o

    • D.

      Kirsten Stewart

    Correct Answer
    C. Lupita Nyong'o
    Explanation
    Lupita Nyong'o won the best supporting actress award at the 86th Oscar Academy Awards held in Los Angeles.

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  • 20. 

    Which Municipal Corporation of India launched a new health scheme called Stri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana for women on 6 March 2014?

    • A.

      North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)

    • B.

      Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)

    • C.

      Brinhan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

    • D.

      Kolkota Municipal Corporation (KMC)

    Correct Answer
    A. North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). The NDMC launched a new health scheme called Stri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana for women on 6 March 2014. This scheme aims to provide comprehensive healthcare services to women in North Delhi, focusing on reproductive health, maternity care, and child healthcare. The NDMC is taking proactive steps to prioritize the health and well-being of women in their jurisdiction through this initiative.

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  • 21. 

    According to the data released by RBI on 5 March 2014, Current Account Deficit (CAD) as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined to its lowest in past eight years. The CAD as a percentage of GDP at present is at

    • A.

      4.8

    • B.

      0.9

    • C.

      3.2

    • D.

      1.4

    Correct Answer
    B. 0.9
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 0.9. According to the data released by RBI on 5 March 2014, the Current Account Deficit (CAD) as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined to its lowest in the past eight years. This means that the CAD is currently at 0.9% of the GDP, which is the lowest it has been in the past eight years. This indicates that the country's current account deficit has improved and is now at a more sustainable level.

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  • 22. 

    The reason for the decline in Current Account Deficit (CAD) of India in the Third Quarter (October -December) of 2013-14 is/are I. Curbs on import in general II. Curbs on import of gold III. Increase in Exports IV. Depreciation of Rupee against Dollar Select the correct code

    • A.

      I, II and III

    • B.

      II, III and IV

    • C.

      I, III and IV

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. II, III and IV
    Explanation
    The decline in Current Account Deficit (CAD) of India in the Third Quarter (October - December) of 2013-14 can be attributed to several factors. Firstly, curbs on imports in general (I) would have reduced the overall import expenditure, contributing to a decline in CAD. Secondly, curbs on import of gold (II) would have specifically reduced the import of gold, which is a major contributor to India's import bill. Thirdly, an increase in exports (III) would have resulted in higher foreign exchange earnings, which would help in reducing CAD. Lastly, the depreciation of the Rupee against the Dollar (IV) would have made Indian exports more competitive and imports more expensive, further helping to reduce CAD. Therefore, the correct answer is II, III and IV.

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  • 23. 

    Which Indian Pharmaceutical company won the patent case against Israeli firm Teva on 3 March 2014 for launching the generic version of multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone in USA?

    • A.

      Ranbaxy

    • B.

      Cipla

    • C.

      Natco

    • D.

      Pfizer

    Correct Answer
    C. Natco
    Explanation
    Natco won the patent case against Israeli firm Teva on 3 March 2014 for launching the generic version of multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone in the USA.

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  • 24. 

    Recently retired Supreme Court Judge K T Thomas and Senior Advocate Fali Nariman refused to be the part of Lokpal Committee Search panel appointed by the Lokpal Selection Committee headed by Prime Minister. In this context, who is/are not the part of Lokpal Selection Committee? I. Leader of the Opposition II. Retired Chief Justice of a High Court III. Rajya Sabha Speaker IV. Lok Sabha Speaker V. An eminent jurist appointed by the President Select the correct code

    • A.

      I, II, III and IV

    • B.

      I, II, IV and V

    • C.

      I, IV and V

    • D.

      I, III and IV

    Correct Answer
    C. I, IV and V
    Explanation
    The correct answer is I, IV and V. The question asks which individuals are not part of the Lokpal Selection Committee. According to the information given, the Leader of the Opposition (I), Lok Sabha Speaker (IV), and an eminent jurist appointed by the President (V) are not part of the committee. The retired Chief Justice of a High Court (II) and Rajya Sabha Speaker (III) are not mentioned in relation to the Lokpal Selection Committee, so it is unclear whether they are part of it or not.

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  • 25. 

    16th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championship was held in

    • A.

      Seoul, South Korea

    • B.

      Pune, India

    • C.

      Singapore

    • D.

      Bangsean, Thailand

    Correct Answer
    D. Bangsean, Thailand
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bangsean, Thailand.

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  • 26. 

    Indian-American scientist Anil Jain on 6 March 2014 developed the first 3D model of a human fingerprint called

    • A.

      FingerWeb

    • B.

      Phantom

    • C.

      JainFinger

    • D.

      Image

    Correct Answer
    B. Phantom
    Explanation
    Anil Jain developed the first 3D model of a human fingerprint called "Phantom".

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  • 27. 

    Who has been appointed as the first Secretary General of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on 4 March 2014?

    • A.

      Sumith Nakandala

    • B.

      Kamlesh Singh

    • C.

      Fuwad Thowfeek

    • D.

      Surendra Pandey

    Correct Answer
    A. Sumith Nakandala
    Explanation
    Sumith Nakandala has been appointed as the first Secretary General of BIMSTEC on 4 March 2014.

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  • 28. 

    Which State won the women's title at the recently concluded 64th National Basketball Championship?

    • A.

      Uttarakhand

    • B.

      Punjab

    • C.

      Jharkhand

    • D.

      Chhattisgarh

    Correct Answer
    D. Chhattisgarh
    Explanation
    Chhattisgarh won the women's title at the recently concluded 64th National Basketball Championship.

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  • 29. 

    Which State won the men's title at the recently concluded 64th National Basketball Championship?

    • A.

      Punjab

    • B.

      Tamil Nadu

    • C.

      Karnataka

    • D.

      Rajasthan

    Correct Answer
    B. Tamil Nadu
    Explanation
    Tamil Nadu won the men's title at the recently concluded 64th National Basketball Championship.

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  • 30. 

    The second update of the Annual Health Survey was released on 6 March 2014. In this context, consider the following statement. I. The Annual Health Survey was conducted in all the 284 districts in eight Empowered Action Group (EAG) States. II. EAG States includes Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Rajasthan. III. Crude Birth Rate (CBR) in urban areas districts is generally higher than that in rural areas. IV. Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is minimum at 19 in Rudraprayag in Uttarkhand while in Shrawasti in Uttar Pradesh it was maximum at 103. Select the correct code

    • A.

      I, II and IV

    • B.

      II, III and IV

    • C.

      I, III and IV

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. I, II and IV
    Explanation
    The given statement is about the Annual Health Survey and the information provided in options I, II, and IV are all correct and supported by the given context. Option I states that the survey was conducted in all the 284 districts in eight Empowered Action Group (EAG) States, which is mentioned in the context. Option II lists the correct EAG States, which are Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, and Rajasthan, as mentioned in the context. Option IV provides the correct information about the minimum and maximum Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in Rudraprayag in Uttarkhand and Shrawasti in Uttar Pradesh, respectively, which is also mentioned in the context. Therefore, options I, II, and IV are correct.

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  • 31. 

    India at Risk is a book written by

    • A.

      Yashwant Sinha

    • B.

      Brahma Chellaney

    • C.

      Jaswant Singh

    • D.

      Y V Reddy

    Correct Answer
    C. Jaswant Singh
    Explanation
    Jaswant Singh is the correct answer because he is the author of the book "India at Risk".

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  • 32. 

    Who has topped the 28th Annual World Billionaires list of Forbes released on 3 March 2014?

    • A.

      Bill Gates

    • B.

      Carlos Slim Helu

    • C.

      Amanico Ortega

    • D.

      Larry Ellison

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Gates
    Explanation
    Bill Gates has topped the 28th Annual World Billionaires list of Forbes released on 3 March 2014.

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