Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: August 11 – August 17, 2014

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  • 1. 
    Mehrabad airport, west of Tehran in Iran, was in news recently for which of the following reason/s?
    • A. 

      A passenger plane crashed

    • B. 

      It suffered a militant attack

    • C. 

      It won an American award for Best Airport in Middle East

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Police of a state or union territory on 10 August 2014 launched Whatsapp helpline to curb corruption. Name the state where the helpline was issued?
    • A. 

      Delhi

    • B. 

      Pondicherry

    • C. 

      Bihar

    • D. 

      Maharashtra

  • 3. 
    Federal Act on International Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters was amended recently by Switzerland. The Act pertains to
    • A. 

      Allowing foreigners access to Swiss banking system

    • B. 

      Allowing India and other countries to pursue the black money trail

    • C. 

      Disallows foreigners to have access to Swiss banking system

    • D. 

      Disallows India and other countries to not pursue black money trail

  • 4. 
    World Elephant Day is observed across the world on?
    • A. 

      5 August

    • B. 

      7 August

    • C. 

      10 August

    • D. 

      12 August

  • 5. 
    Which of the following elephant is assigned under the vulnerable category in the IUCN Red List of threatened species?
    • A. 

      African Elephants

    • B. 

      Asian Elephants

    • C. 

      Eurasian Elephants

    • D. 

      American Elephants

  • 6. 
    Elephas Maximus is the scientific name of which variety of elephants?
    • A. 

      African Elephant

    • B. 

      Eurasian Elephant

    • C. 

      Asian Elephants

    • D. 

      American Elephants

  • 7. 
    What is the full form of MEDA that will be sent on Mars with Mars 2020 rover mission?
    • A. 

      Mars Environmental Dynamics Analysis

    • B. 

      Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyst

    • C. 

      Mars Environmental Dynamics Analog

    • D. 

      Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer

  • 8. 
    What is the brand name of the Tata-Singapore Airlines (SIA) upcoming joint venture airline that will start its operation from October 2014?
    • A. 

      Vistara

    • B. 

      Vyom

    • C. 

      Samskaar

    • D. 

      Jan Seva

  • 9. 
    Name the Powerful Typhoon that smashed large parts of south-west Japan on 9 August 2014 and killed at least 10 people and injured several?
    • A. 

      Neoguri

    • B. 

      Roke

    • C. 

      Wipha

    • D. 

      Halong

  • 10. 
    Name the High Court that on 11 August 2014 banned participation of Govindas below the age of 18-years in Dahi Handi celebration that is held during Krishna Janmashtami?
    • A. 

      Kolkata

    • B. 

      Allahabad

    • C. 

      Bombay

    • D. 

      Ahmedabad

  • 11. 
    As per a High Court decision what height of Dahi Handi celebration should not exceed?
    • A. 

      15 feet

    • B. 

      20 feet

    • C. 

      25 feet

    • D. 

      30 feet

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not right in context of steps suggested by the Court for protection during the Dahi Handi celebration in the state?I. The local competent authority should be informed by the organisers not less than 15 days ahead of festival of their plans to put the HandiII. The exact venue and timing of celebrations should be informed to the authoritiesIII. The organisers should make available immediate medical aid including first aid, ambulances and other necessary infrastructures that is necessary to treat injured Govindas and take them to nearby hospitalsIV. To minimise the injury in case of fall, the Court ordered organisers are responsible for providing safety belts and helmets to Govindas and put thick cushion layers at the venue or around human pyramids
    • A. 

      None of the four statements are right

    • B. 

      All the four statements are right

    • C. 

      Statement II is not right

    • D. 

      Statement III is not right

  • 13. 
    Name the person, who will chair the three members’ panel of UNHRC’s Commission of Inquiry to probe possible war crimes and human rights violations during a month long conflict in Gaza?
    • A. 

      Baudelaire Ndong Ella

    • B. 

      William Schabas

    • C. 

      Amal Alamuddin

    • D. 

      Doudou Diene

  • 14. 
    Who of these was conferred the outstanding Parliamentarian Awards for 2011 by President of India?
    • A. 

      P Chidambaram

    • B. 

      Arun Jaitley

    • C. 

      Karan Singh

    • D. 

      Sharad Yadav

  • 15. 
    Name the place, where Human skull with carnelian beads embedded copper crown belonging to Harappa civilisation was discovered recently?
    • A. 

      Chandayan village

    • B. 

      Sinauli village

    • C. 

      Rakhigarhi

    • D. 

      Cholistan area

  • 16. 
    Name the Indian-origin mathematician who was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the International Mathematical Union’s (IMU) International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, Korea?
    • A. 

      Manjul Bhargava

    • B. 

      Maryam Mirzakhani

    • C. 

      Subhash Khot

    • D. 

      Manjul Mohapatra

  • 17. 
    Paragliding World Cup Association selected an Indian State as a venue to host the 2015 para-gliding World Cup. Name the state?
    • A. 

      Jammu & Kashmir

    • B. 

      Uttarakhand

    • C. 

      Sikkim

    • D. 

      Himachal Pradesh

  • 18. 
    Which football club won the UEFA Football Super Cup 2014 held in Cardiff, Wales?
    • A. 

      Sevilla

    • B. 

      Real Madrid

    • C. 

      Bayern Munich

    • D. 

      Barcelona

  • 19. 
    What is the full form of RIMFAX?
    • A. 

      Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Exploitation

    • B. 

      Radar Imager of Mars' Subsatellite Exploration

    • C. 

      Radar Imager for Mars' Surface Exploration

    • D. 

      Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Exploration

  • 20. 
    The Union Government on 14 August 2014 re-launched the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY). Which of the following statement in context of the Yojna is false?I. The Scheme will be administrated by the Life Insurance Corporation, LICII. The scheme is available to citizens aged 60 years and aboveIII. A beneficiary can take loan (up to 75% of subscribed amount) after 3 years from the date of commencementIV. The scheme would help the senior citizens across the country by providing monthly pension ranging from 500 to 5000 rupees per month
    • A. 

      Statement I and II are false

    • B. 

      Statement III is false

    • C. 

      Statement I is false

    • D. 

      None of the statements are false

  • 21. 
    The Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) was launched by which government and when?
    • A. 

      UPA-I government in 2005-06

    • B. 

      NDA government in 2003-04

    • C. 

      BJP Government in 1996-97

    • D. 

      Congress Government in 1991-92

  • 22. 
    Roger Federer of Switzerland on 17 August 2014 won Cincinnati Tennis Open also called Western & Southern Open. This was his
    • A. 

      78th career title

    • B. 

      79th career title

    • C. 

      80th career title

    • D. 

      81th career title

  • 23. 
    As per the recent data released by the Union Tourism Ministry, which State in the North-East region became the most favoured destination for the foreign tourist in 2013?
    • A. 

      Manipur

    • B. 

      Mizoram

    • C. 

      Sikkim

    • D. 

      Arunachal Pradesh

  • 24. 
    Name the Delhi University professor who won the prestigious Global South Award of International Political Science Association (IPSA) recently?
    • A. 

      Yogendra Yadav

    • B. 

      Dr. Sunil Kumar

    • C. 

      Anjum Yadav

    • D. 

      Dr. Rakesh Banerjee

  • 25. 
    Who on 13 August 2014 became the first Indian squash player to reach the semi-finals of World Junior Squash Championship?
    • A. 

      Deepika Pallikal

    • B. 

      Jwala Gutta

    • C. 

      P Kashyap

    • D. 

      Kush Kumar

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