Current Affairs Quiz February 2014, February 17 - February 23

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  • 1. 
    The Indian flag was unfurled on 17 February 2014 at the Winter Olympics Village at Sochi, Russia at a special ceremony held at International Plaza of the Mountain Village. India was suspended by International Olympic Committee (IOC) from participation in the games for how long?
    • A. 

      12-months long suspension

    • B. 

      14-month long suspension

    • C. 

      16-month long suspension

    • D. 

      22-months long suspension

  • 2. 
    80-million rupees has been sanctioned for restoration of Bhagat Singh’s ancestral house, school and village on 17 February 2014. At which place the ancestral house, school and village of Bhagat Singh is located?
    • A. 

      Faisalabad, Punjab in Pakistan

    • B. 

      Ludhiana, Punjab in India

    • C. 

      Shadman in the Eastern City of Lahore Pakistan

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Name the Indian film that on 17 February 2014 won the Crystal Bear (Glasernen Bar) for the best film by the Children’s jury in Generation KPlus section at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.  
    • A. 

      The Grand Budapest Hotel

    • B. 

      Killa

    • C. 

      Little House

    • D. 

      Black Coal

  • 4. 
    Name the country whose minister on 17 February 2014 warned Pakistan that it may send its forces to enter Pakistani and Afghan territory to release border guards seized by a rebel group. 
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Britain

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Iraq

  • 5. 
    Arun Jaitely, a BJP leader on 16 February 2014 unveiled a book entitled ModiNomics: Inclusive Economics, Inclusive Governance. Name the author of the book?
    • A. 

      Abdul Qavi Desnavi

    • B. 

      Sameer Kochhar

    • C. 

      Amitav Ghosh

    • D. 

      Amish Tripathi

  • 6. 
    Name the pole-vaulter who recently broke 21-year-old world record of pole vault of Sergey Bubka with a leap of 6.16 meter at Donetsk in the Ukraine.  
    • A. 

      Pierre Quinon

    • B. 

      Thierry Vigneron

    • C. 

      Philippe Houvion

    • D. 

      Renaud Lavillenie

  • 7. 
    What is the scientific name of the breed of wild dogs that is found in India and other part of south-east Asia for whose protection a conservation breeding centre is to be set up?
    • A. 

      Lycalopex culpaeus

    • B. 

      Canis latrans

    • C. 

      Chrysocyon brachyurus

    • D. 

      Cuon alpinus

  • 8. 
    The Supreme Court of India on 18 February 2014 commuted the death sentence of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life imprisonment. Which Article of Constitution gives the power to the President of India and the Governor of the States to grant pardons, reprieves or remissions of punishment or to suspend the sentence of any person convicted of any offence against any law?
    • A. 

      Article 70 and Article 159

    • B. 

      Article 71 and Article 160

    • C. 

      Article 72 and Article 161

    • D. 

      Article 73 and Article 162

  • 9. 
    India’s first Minority Cyber Village was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs K Rehman Khan on 19 February 2014 in
    • A. 

      Chandoli village of Rajasthan

    • B. 

      Laxmangarh village in Himachal Pradesh

    • C. 

      Kishengarhbas village in Uttrakhand

    • D. 

      Ramgarh village Jharkhand

  • 10. 
    Which are the five international languages of the world that has been classified as the classical languages?
    • A. 

      Chinese, Sanskrit, Arabic, Russian and Latin

    • B. 

      Chinese, Sanskrit, French, Greek and Latin

    • C. 

      Chinese, Sanskrit, Arabic, Greek and Latin

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The 35th Foreign Ministers Meet of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was held at
    • A. 

      Maldives

    • B. 

      Kathmandu

    • C. 

      New Delhi

    • D. 

      Colombo

  • 12. 
    Union Cabinet on 20 February 2014 gave its nod for classifying a language as a classical language. Name the language?
    • A. 

      Tamil

    • B. 

      Telugu

    • C. 

      Malayalam

    • D. 

      Odia

  • 13. 
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 20 February 2014 released its annual report on the state of the Indian economy and projected that India’s economic growth for 2014-15 will be?
    • A. 

      6.1 percent

    • B. 

      6.0 percent

    • C. 

      5.5 percent

    • D. 

      5.4 percent

  • 14. 
    Who has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of Pakistan to India on 17 February 2014?
    • A. 

      Salman Bashir

    • B. 

      Asama Jahangir

    • C. 

      Abdul Basit

    • D. 

      Ahmad Riyaz

  • 15. 
    The Dua layer (a thin layer of collagen in human cornea) has been discovered by
    • A. 

      Sangeeta Bhatia

    • B. 

      Harminder Dua

    • C. 

      R K Srikantan

    • D. 

      Sushma Banerjee

  • 16. 
     Name of the first pro-Hindi political party launched in Tamil Nadu by a group of advocates on 17 February 2014 is
    • A. 

      Tamil Maanila Katchi

    • B. 

      Tamil Hindi Katchi

    • C. 

      Hindi Dravida Maanila

    • D. 

      Dravida Munnetra Hindi Party

  • 17. 
    Which Chinese player was ranked World No 2 in the latest WTA Singles Ranking released recently?
    • A. 

      Peng Shuai

    • B. 

      Li Na

    • C. 

      Hsieh Su-Wei

    • D. 

      Lin Dan

  • 18. 
    The popular carnatic music proponent Rudra Krishna Srikantan who died recently was a
    • A. 

      Sitarist

    • B. 

      Violinist

    • C. 

      Vocalist

    • D. 

      Dancer

  • 19. 
    Which one of the following heritage places in India will not be covered under the Project 360 degree signed between Archaelogical Survey of India and Google Inc on 20 February 2014?
    • A. 

      Taj Mahal

    • B. 

      Humayun Tomb

    • C. 

      Fatehpur Sikri

    • D. 

      Majuli Islands

  • 20. 
    Who bought the Reader Digest for 1 Pound only on 17 February 2014?
    • A. 

      Jon Moulton

    • B. 

      Mike Luckwell

    • C. 

      De Witt

    • D. 

      Lila Bell Wallace

  • 21. 
    The book titled The Meaning of Success: Insights from Women will be released by which world-famous University to address the decline of women professors in the university?
    • A. 

      Oxford University

    • B. 

      London School of Economics

    • C. 

      Cambridge University

    • D. 

      Harvard University

  • 22. 
    Union Cabinet recently approved to form Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC). The EOC was recommended by which Committee?
    • A. 

      Justice Sachar Committee

    • B. 

      Justice Majithia Committee

    • C. 

      Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee

    • D. 

      Justice Venkatchelliah Committee

  • 23. 
     In which nuclear plant of Japan did the radioactive water leak of 100 tonnes took place?
    • A. 

      Ikata Nuclear Power Plant

    • B. 

      Kashiwazaki - Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant

    • C. 

      Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

    • D. 

      Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant

  • 24. 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a National Mission for a Green India on 20 February 2014. In this context consider the following statements I. The GIM scheme envisages a total cost of 46000 crore rupees over the next 10 years. II. To increase forest cover on 5 million hectares (ha) of forest/non-forest land.  III. To improve the quality of forest cover on another 5 million hectare. Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    G-20 Summit of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was held in 
    • A. 

      Sydney

    • B. 

      Brisbane

    • C. 

      Lisbon

    • D. 

      Copenhagen

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