Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 12 May -18 May 2014

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  • 1. 
    The Tel Aviv District Court of Israel on 13 May 2014 sentenced former Prime Minister to six years in prison for corrupt practices in real estate projects. Name the prime minister?
    • A. 

      David Ben-Gurion

    • B. 

      Ariel Sharon

    • C. 

      Benjamin Netanyahu

    • D. 

      Ehud Olmert

  • 2. 
    Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung on 13 May 2014 constituted a High Powered Committee to look into the pollution levels in national Capital and suggest the steps to reduce its levels in the city. Who will chair the committee?
    • A. 

      Delhi Chief Secretary

    • B. 

      Environment Secretary

    • C. 

      Transport Commissioner

    • D. 

      DPCC Additional Secretary

  • 3. 
    UN on 12 May 2014 appointed a woman to head UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). With this appointment, the woman became the first-ever female to head a UN peacekeeping force in its entire history. Name her?
    • A. 

      Kristin Lund of Norway

    • B. 

      Rashida Manjoo of South Africa

    • C. 

      Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka of South Africa

    • D. 

      Helen Clark of New Zealand

  • 4. 
    US Senate on 13 May 2014 confirmed the name of an Indian – American as the federal judge in Massachusetts. Name the person?
    • A. 

      Indira Talwani

    • B. 

      Nikki Haley

    • C. 

      Kal Penn

    • D. 

      Padma Lakshmi

  • 5. 
    Name the State Government that on 14 May 2014 signed an agreement with the TiE Silicon Valley as a part of state’s efforts to develop it an IT hub and attract US investment?
    • A. 

      Karnataka

    • B. 

      Andhra Pradesh

    • C. 

      West Bengal

    • D. 

      Odisha

  • 6. 
    Name the State that on 14 May 2014 banned rat-hole mining and transportation of coal throughout the State to comply with the ex-parte interim order of National Green Tribunal?
    • A. 

      Assam

    • B. 

      Meghalaya

    • C. 

      Jharkhand

    • D. 

      Odisha

  • 7. 
    Recently about 205 coal miners were killed in a coal pit collapse at a place in Turkey. The pit collapsed at which place?
    • A. 

      Anatolia

    • B. 

      Ankara

    • C. 

      Soma

    • D. 

      Bursa

  • 8. 
    Name the country that on 14 May 2014 announced its decision to abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers?
    • A. 

      Algeria

    • B. 

      Yemen

    • C. 

      Kuwait

    • D. 

      Qatar

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements regarding the Sponsorship system for foreign workers is/are right?   I. This system mandates that the expatriates must be sponsored by a local employer to get a permit  II. This system is also known as Kafala system III. The system doesn’t require employer’s consent before leaving the country as is prevalent at present IV. None of these 
    • A. 

      Statement I and II are right

    • B. 

      Statement I, II and III is right

    • C. 

      Statement IV is only right

    • D. 

      Only Statement II is right

  • 10. 
    Name the person who was appointed as the Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal on 14 May 2014?
    • A. 

      Justice NP Singh

    • B. 

      Justice BS Chauhan

    • C. 

      Justice Sudhir Narain

    • D. 

      Justice HL Dattu

  • 11. 
    The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) was constituted by the Government of India in which year?
    • A. 

      1990

    • B. 

      1998

    • C. 

      2005

    • D. 

      2010

  • 12. 
    The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) was constituted by the Government of India with an aim to give its ruling on the water dispute regarding inter-state river Cauvery and the river valley thereof between two states. Name the two states for which the tribunal was constituted?
    • A. 

      Tamil Nadu and Kerala

    • B. 

      Karnataka and Kerala

    • C. 

      Karnataka and Maharashtra

    • D. 

      Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

  • 13. 
    Name the person who on 18 May 2014 was sworn-in as the eighth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh at the Raj Bhavan in Itanagar?
    • A. 

      Nirbhay Sharma

    • B. 

      Nabam Tuki

    • C. 

      Gegong Apang

    • D. 

      Mukut Mithi

  • 14. 
    Name the Indian who featured on the cover page of the business magazine Forbes Middle East’s Top Indian Leaders in Arab World 2014 issue?
    • A. 

      Bollywood actor Amir Khan

    • B. 

      Infosys CEO Narayan Murthy

    • C. 

      Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan

    • D. 

      Cricketer Sachin

  • 15. 
    When was the World Migratory Bird Day 2014 observed across the world?
    • A. 

      10 May 2014

    • B. 

      10-11 May 2014

    • C. 

      20 -21 May 2014

    • D. 

      20 May 2014

  • 16. 
    What is the theme of the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014?
    • A. 

      Save the Bird : Improve the Tourism

    • B. 

      Migration and encourage Tourism

    • C. 

      Conservation of Birds: Tourism

    • D. 

      Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism

  • 17. 
    Name the Oscar winning documentary film-maker who made Searching for Sugar Man who died recently at the age of 36
    • A. 

      Robert Richardson

    • B. 

      Malik Bendjelloul

    • C. 

      Octavia Spencer

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Recently Supreme Court gave a judgement that Candidates fighting elections can be disqualified if they fail to disclose information about assets and liabilities of even their spouse and dependent children. According to which Article of the Constitution of India, do the citizens have the right to know the information about candidate’s assets and liabilities?
    • A. 

      Article 21

    • B. 

      Article 30(a)

    • C. 

      Article 19 (a)

    • D. 

      Article 14

  • 19. 
    According to the US EIA’s annual Energy Outlook estimation, India will become -------- largest oil consumer of the World.
    • A. 

      Fifth largest

    • B. 

      First largest

    • C. 

      Sixth largest

    • D. 

      Third largest

  • 20. 
    Name the former Chairman and Managing Director of Tata Steel known as the Grand Old Man of Steel, who died on 16 May 2014?
    • A. 

      Russi Mody

    • B. 

      Ratan Tata

    • C. 

      JRD Tata

    • D. 

      B. Muthuraman

  • 21. 
    Who won the Women’s Italian Tennis Open 2014 for the third time on 18 May 2014?
    • A. 

      Sara Irrani of Italy

    • B. 

      Serena Williams of the US

    • C. 

      Venus Williams of the US

    • D. 

      Maria Sharapova of Russia

  • 22. 
    Who won the Men’s Italian Tennis Open 2014 for the third time on 18 May 2014?
    • A. 

      Rafael Nadal of Spain

    • B. 

      Roger Federer of Switzerland

    • C. 

      Novak Djokovic of Serbia

    • D. 

      Andy Murray of UK

  • 23. 
    Name the instant messaging app launched by Sistema Shyam Teleservices for feature phones.
    • A. 

      MyBuddy

    • B. 

      MBuddy

    • C. 

      WeChat

    • D. 

      WithU App

  • 24. 
    On 18 May 2014, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee dissolved the 15th Lok Sabha. The dissolution of Lok Sabha was done by the President in accordance with which Article of the Constitution of India?
    • A. 

      Article 85 (1)(b)

    • B. 

      Article 85 (2)(a)

    • C. 

      Article 85 (1)

    • D. 

      Article 85 (2)(b)

  • 25. 
    Who on 14 May 2014 won the Cricket Club of India (CCI) Classic Billiards and Snooker tournament?
    • A. 

      Aditya Mehta

    • B. 

      Devendra Joshi

    • C. 

      Geet Sethi

    • D. 

      Pankaj Advani

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