Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 5 May 2014 – 11 May 2014

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  • 1. 
    Recently, Philippines and the United States signed a defence pact. The military agreement between both the countries will allow a bigger US military presence on Filipino territory. Check the correct statement in this regard:    1. The defence pact will be valid for 10 years. 2.  Philippine defence minister Voltaire Gazmin and US ambassador Philip Goldberg signed the defence pact. 3. The new agreement will not allow the reopening of US bases in the Philippines.   4. The agreement is seen as another element of Obama's effort to focus US military and economic attention more heavily on Asia.
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      1,2 and 3

    • C. 

      1 and 3

    • D. 

      All are correct

  • 2. 
    Which animal was recently named as the fastest land animal in the world? 
    • A. 

      Cheetah

    • B. 

      Southern California mite

    • C. 

      Blue Wildebeest

    • D. 

      Brown Hare

  • 3. 
    Consider the following statements with respect to Akash missile. 1. Akash is a medium range surface-to-air anti-aircraft defence system 2. Missile has a strike range of 25 km 3. It was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)   Correct statements are: 
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      2 and 3

    • C. 

      1 and 3

    • D. 

      All are correct

  • 4. 
    228 light-weight aircraft Nabhrathna was handed over to Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Which organization has developed Nabhratna?
    • A. 

      Electronics and Radar Development Establishment

    • B. 

      Armament Research & Development Establishment

    • C. 

      Hindustan Aeronautical Limited

    • D. 

      Aeronautical Development agency

  • 5. 
    Ukranian Government announced to build a 32000 tonnes arch over Chernobyl. What is the importance of this arch?
    • A. 

      To protect the citizens of Ukraine from radioactive dust

    • B. 

      To mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster

    • C. 

      To make the site a heritage monument

    • D. 

      None

  • 6. 
    Who won the presidential election of Panama recently?
    • A. 

      Ricardo Martinelli

    • B. 

      Juan Carlos Navarro

    • C. 

      Juan Carlos Varela

    • D. 

      Voltaire Goldberg

  • 7. 
    Coca-Cola announced to remove an inflammated ingredient from its cold drinks. What is the name of the ingredient?
    • A. 

      Acetate isobutyrate

    • B. 

      Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)

    • C. 

      Glycerol ester

    • D. 

      Sucrose rosin

  • 8. 
    What is RuPay? Consider the following statements: 1. An  Indigenous Card payment System 2. RuPay is the coinage of two terms Rupee and Payment 3. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCL) developed the Rupay platform 4. Rupay is the seventh card payment system in the world Choose the correct Statements:
    • A. 

      1, 2 and 3

    • B. 

      2,3 and 4

    • C. 

      1, 2 and 4

    • D. 

      All are correct

  • 9. 
    Air-to-Air missile Astra was successfully test fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet. Consider the following statements about Astra:   1. Astra is India's first Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-to-Air missile. It was designed and developed indigenously by the DRDO.  2. India becomes the fifth country to have BVR missile.  3. The 60-km plus range missile possesses high Single Shot Kill Probability (SSKP) which makes it highly reliable. 4. Astra is an all-weather missile with active radar terminal guidance. Choose the correct statements: 
    • A. 

      1, 2 and 3

    • B. 

      2,3 and 4

    • C. 

      1, 2 and 4

    • D. 

      All are correct

  • 10. 
    Recently, Scientist found new Element named Ununseptium which is about to join the periodic table. What is the proton number of the new element?
    • A. 

      118

    • B. 

      117

    • C. 

      119

    • D. 

      120

  • 11. 
    Name the person who on 4 May 2014 won the Munich ATP tournament?
    • A. 

      Fabio Fognini of Italy

    • B. 

      Martin Kilzan of Slovakia

    • C. 

      Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany

    • D. 

      Tommy Haas of Florida

  • 12. 
    The Obama administration on 5 May 2014 gave its approval to a country’s opposition to open its formal diplomatic mission in Washington. Name the country?
    • A. 

      Syria

    • B. 

      South Korea

    • C. 

      Afghanistan

    • D. 

      Bangladesh

  • 13. 
    What is the name of the tennis charity (fundraiser) event that was announced by the tennis player, who died due to Liver cancer on 4 May 2014?
    • A. 

      Aerobathon

    • B. 

      Rally for Bally

    • C. 

      Blossom Charity Ball

    • D. 

      John O’Groats to Land End Cycle

  • 14. 
    Name the former British tennis player, who died on 4 May 2014 due to liver cancer at the age of 30. 
    • A. 

      Elena Baltacha

    • B. 

      Bill Allen

    • C. 

      Andrzej Grubba

    • D. 

      Henner Henkel

  • 15. 
    Constitutional Bench Supreme Court of India on 6 May 2014 held that prior sanction is not required from the government to probe the senior bureaucrats on corruption charges. In its decision the Court highlighted an Article of Constitution of India that says Equality before the Law. Which Article highlights Equality before the law?
    • A. 

      Article 10

    • B. 

      Article 14

    • C. 

      Article 18

    • D. 

      Article 156

  • 16. 
    Name the organisation/Institute that on 5 May 2014 in its release termed that by the end of 2014 the world will have about 3 billion internet users – two-thirds of them will be from the developing world – with mobile-broadband penetration approaching 32 percent. 
    • A. 

      United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

    • B. 

      WikiLeaks

    • C. 

      UK’s National Pupil Database (NPD)

    • D. 

      Google

  • 17. 
    BCCI on 6 May 2014 indefinitely suspended a States Cricket Association within hours of appointment of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi as the President of that Association.  Name the state whose cricket association has been suspended?
    • A. 

      Punjab

    • B. 

      Maharashtra

    • C. 

      Rajasthan

    • D. 

      Tamil Nadu

  • 18. 
    Constitutional Court of a country on 7 May 2014 ruled that the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawartra must step down over abuse of power charges. Name the country whose court has given a decision of removal of the Prime Minister?  
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      Malaysia

    • C. 

      Philippines

    • D. 

      Thailand

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not a nuclear-weapons-free Zones treaty?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Tlatelolco

    • B. 

      Treaty of Rarotonga

    • C. 

      Treaty of Bangkok

    • D. 

      Treaty of Switzerland

  • 20. 
    The Supreme Court of India on 7 May 2014 quashed the law passed by Kerala Assembly on the Mullaperiyar dam and ruled that the water level of the dam can be raised. As per the decision of SC the water can be raised to what level?
    • A. 

      132 feet

    • B. 

      136 feet

    • C. 

      140 feet

    • D. 

      142 feet

  • 21. 
    The Supreme Court quashed the law passed by Kerala Assembly on the Mullaperiyar dam named Kerala Irrigation and Water Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2006 and gave permission to raise the water level of the dam. The Mullaperiyar dam is in debate between two states Tamil Nadu and Kerala. When the Mullaperiyar dam Lease Agreement was signed?
    • A. 

      1886

    • B. 

      1947

    • C. 

      1976

    • D. 

      2008

  • 22. 
    Supreme Court of India on 7 May 2014 banned use of bulls for Jallikattu (bull-fighting) events or bullock-cart races across the country terming that the rights guaranteed to the bulls under an Act could not be taken away or curtailed. Name the Act?
    • A. 

      Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act 1950

    • B. 

      Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act 1960

    • C. 

      Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act 1980

    • D. 

      Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act 1990

  • 23. 
    Name the person, who was appointed as the new national coach of the national team of Pakistan on 6 May 2014? He will join the national side of Pakistan as a coach in June 2014. 
    • A. 

      Javed Miandad

    • B. 

      Intikhab Alam

    • C. 

      Mushtaq Mohammad

    • D. 

      Waqar Younis

  • 24. 
    Name the cricketing great, who on 8 May 2014 quit from his post of Cricket Australia after being refused a pay rise?
    • A. 

      Dennis Lillee

    • B. 

      Grant Flower

    • C. 

      Jow Dawes

    • D. 

      Duncan Fletcher

  • 25. 
    Fourteen new species of dancing frogs were discovered in the Western Ghats of southern India by the Indian scientists/biologists. What is the scientific name of dancing frogs?
    • A. 

      Ophiophagus Hannah

    • B. 

      Lacertilia

    • C. 

      Micrixalidae

    • D. 

      Testudines

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