Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: July 28 – August 3, 2014

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  • 1. 
    Supreme Court recently appointed one man commission to probe 2006 Meerut fire tragedy. The one man commission will be headed by
    • A. 

      Justice (retd) Markandey Katju

    • B. 

      Justice (retd) A P Shah

    • C. 

      Justice (retd) S B Sinha

    • D. 

      Justice (retd) Venkatchelliah

  • 2. 
    Which Bollywood star was appointed as horticulture ambassador by the Maharashtra government?
    • A. 

      Shah Rukh Khan

    • B. 

      Aamir Khan

    • C. 

      Anupam Kher

    • D. 

      Amitabh Bachchan

  • 3. 
    Narendra Modi led government on 26 July 2014 launched the MyGov web platform to facilitate
    • A. 

      Citizen engagement in good governance

    • B. 

      Business engagement in good governance

    • C. 

      Civil society engagement in good governance

    • D. 

      Centre-State partnership in good governance

  • 4. 
    World Hepatitis Day was observed on
    • A. 

      28 July

    • B. 

      29 July

    • C. 

      30 July

    • D. 

      31 July

  • 5. 
    Consider the following statements about Rashtriya Gokul Mission.I. It will promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a focused and scientific manner.II. It is a focussed mission under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development.Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      II only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 6. 
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 28 July 2014 cancelled the certificate of registration of six non-banking financial company (NBFCs). Which one of the following is not one of the NBFCs whose certificate of registration has been cancelled?
    • A. 

      Profound Exports Private Limited

    • B. 

      Two Brothers Holding Limited

    • C. 

      Swank Services Private Limited

    • D. 

      Kamal Auto Finance Limited

  • 7. 
    Who is the author of the book The Vijaya Mallya Story published recently?
    • A. 

      Faraz Ahmad

    • B. 

      R D Pradhan

    • C. 

      K Giriprakash

    • D. 

      Neel Mukherjee

  • 8. 
    Which Indian author has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 recently?
    • A. 

      Jhumpa Lahiri

    • B. 

      Arvind Adiga

    • C. 

      Amitav Ghosh

    • D. 

      Neel Mukherjee

  • 9. 
    Indian Air Force on 28 July 2014 received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Name the country from which India has procured these aircraft?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      The USA

    • D. 

      The UK

  • 10. 
    Who was recently elected as the seventh President of Iraq?
    • A. 

      Nuri-al Maliki

    • B. 

      Fuad Masum

    • C. 

      Hanan al-Fatlawi

    • D. 

      Hussein al-Masawi

  • 11. 
    Who has been named as the Chairman of the Committee that was recently appointed by the Union government to review the Rangarajan formula for pricing of gas?
    • A. 

      Kirit Parikh

    • B. 

      Kirit Somiah

    • C. 

      Devendra Sharma

    • D. 

      Suresh Prabhu

  • 12. 
    Who took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee on 30 July 2014?
    • A. 

      Lt-Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag

    • B. 

      Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

    • C. 

      Admiral R K Dhowan

    • D. 

      Lt-Gen Amit Sharma

  • 13. 
    Who became the fourth Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India on 30 July 2014?
    • A. 

      S S Mundra

    • B. 

      Gopalkrishna Gandhi

    • C. 

      Deepak Parekh

    • D. 

      Ashima Goyal

  • 14. 
    What is the name of the autobiography of former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh that was released on 1 August 2014?
    • A. 

      Live of Others

    • B. 

      One Life is Not Enough

    • C. 

      Corridors of Power

    • D. 

      Countdown

  • 15. 
    Malin village which was in news recently due to a landslide caused by heavy downpour that killed more than hundred peoples is in which State?
    • A. 

      Maharashtra

    • B. 

      Uttarakhand

    • C. 

      Uttar Pradesh

    • D. 

      Himachal Pradesh

  • 16. 
    Who became the first Indian woman to win a medal in Gymnastic at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland?
    • A. 

      Mohini Bhardwaj

    • B. 

      Dipa Karmakar

    • C. 

      Priti Das

    • D. 

      Meenakshi

  • 17. 
    Who recently was selected for 22nd edition of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award?
    • A. 

      D R Mehta

    • B. 

      Gautam Bhai

    • C. 

      Muzaffar Ali

    • D. 

      Nirmala Deshpande

  • 18. 
    Who on 31 July 2014 became the first Indian to win gold medal in Men’s Athletics event at Commonwealth Games after Milkha Singh?
    • A. 

      Vikas Gowda

    • B. 

      Joseph Abraham

    • C. 

      Anil Kumar

    • D. 

      Om Prakash Singh Karhana

  • 19. 
    At the recently concluded 2014 Commonwealth Games, India finished at 5th position in the medal tally with
    • A. 

      69 medals

    • B. 

      64 medals

    • C. 

      72 medals

    • D. 

      104 medals

  • 20. 
    Name the Committee set up by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development to review the status of University Grants Commission?
    • A. 

      Hari Gautam Committee

    • B. 

      Raghunath Mashelkar Committee

    • C. 

      Suresh Prabhu Committee

    • D. 

      Arun Nigvekar Committee

  • 21. 
    Name the organisation from Pakistan which won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for the year 2014 announced on 31 July 2014?
    • A. 

      Centre for Legal Assistance to pollution victims

    • B. 

      The Citizens Foundation

    • C. 

      The HELP

    • D. 

      Society for The Empowerment of People (STEP)

  • 22. 
    Who got the 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership on 31 July 2014?
    • A. 

      Wang Canfa of China

    • B. 

      Omara Khan Masoudi of Afghanistan

    • C. 

      Randy Halsan of the Philippines

    • D. 

      Hu Shuli of China

  • 23. 
    Which Public Sector Undertaking has become the 17th Navratna Company of the country recently?
    • A. 

      Container Corporation of India (CONCOR)

    • B. 

      Engineers India Limited (EIL)

    • C. 

      Airports Authority of India (AAI)

    • D. 

      BEML Limited

  • 24. 
    Name the mission that will be launched by NASA to examine habitability of Mars environment?
    • A. 

      ExoMars Mission

    • B. 

      Mars 2020 Rover Mission

    • C. 

      InSight

    • D. 

      MAVEN Orbiter

  • 25. 
    Pashupatinath Temple into which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers on his visit to Nepal is situated on banks of which river?
    • A. 

      River Bagmati

    • B. 

      River Sapt Koshi

    • C. 

      River Arun

    • D. 

      River Bisnumati

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