Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: August 25 – August 31, 2014

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 5515

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  • 1. 
    Recently first commercial seaplane service in Maharashtra was launched from Mumbai to Lonavala. Which commercial aircraft was used for seaplane services?
    • A. 

      Airbus A310

    • B. 

      Cessna 208

    • C. 

      Adam A500

    • D. 

      Auster J-4

  • 2. 
    Which country recently offered anti-viral drug favipiravir as a possible treatment of Ebola virus?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      United Kingdom

  • 3. 
    Which PSU will develop 2050-km Energy Highway for the Eastern India proposed by the Narendra Modi led government?
    • A. 

      SAIL

    • B. 

      GAIL

    • C. 

      ONGC

    • D. 

      Coal India Limited

  • 4. 
    Recently, Tata Value Homes tied up with which E-Portal company to sell its homes online?
    • A. 

      Snapdeal

    • B. 

      Myntra

    • C. 

      Amazon

    • D. 

      Flipkart

  • 5. 
    Which Union Ministry was recently empowered to make amendments in Model Concession Agreement (MCA)?
    • A. 

      Home Ministry

    • B. 

      Defence Ministry

    • C. 

      Railway Ministry

    • D. 

      Road Transport and Highway Ministry

  • 6. 
    MCA is a legal contract that forms the basis of public private partnership (PPP) projects in India. It stands for 
    • A. 

      Master of Computer Applications

    • B. 

      Mumbai Cricket Association

    • C. 

      Model Concession Agreement

    • D. 

      Ministry of Corporate Affairs

  • 7. 
    Which State government in India banned liquor bars which are below five star category?
    • A. 

      Kerala

    • B. 

      Punjab

    • C. 

      Tamil Nadu

    • D. 

      Sikkim

  • 8. 
    Who among the following was elected as Prime Minister of Thailand, following a military coup in May 2014?
    • A. 

      Prayuth Chan-ocha

    • B. 

      Bhumibol Adulyade

    • C. 

      Yingluck Shinawatra

    • D. 

      Ahmet Davutoglu

  • 9. 
    Google started building a knowledge base that gathers and merges data from the web to provide access to all facts about the world. What language is used in it? 
    • A. 

      Machine language only

    • B. 

      Human language

    • C. 

      Both Machine and human readable

    • D. 

      None

  • 10. 
    Where is India's first Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) located? 
    • A. 

      Shibpur

    • B. 

      Darjeeling

    • C. 

      Jalandhar

    • D. 

      Vidharbha

  • 11. 
    In August 2014, Cairn India was in news for getting an environmental clearance. To which sector does Cairn India belong
    • A. 

      Petroleum Products

    • B. 

      Nuclear Energy

    • C. 

      Forest Conservation

    • D. 

      Solar Power Production

  • 12. 
    Sheila Dikshit, who resigned as the governor of Kerala was the former chief minister of which state?
    • A. 

      Haryana

    • B. 

      Sikkim

    • C. 

      Delhi

    • D. 

      Goa

  • 13. 
    The Chairman of Public Accounts Committee can be elected from the following House/Houses.(1) Rajya Sabha                                                                 (2) Lok Sabha 
    • A. 

      Only 1

    • B. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • C. 

      Only 2

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 14. 
    Who has been elected as chairman of Indian Banks Association for the year 2014-15? 
    • A. 

      K R Kamath

    • B. 

      Chanda Kochhar

    • C. 

      Arundhati Bhattacharya

    • D. 

      T M Bhasin

  • 15. 
    When did the Supreme Court of India received first report from the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money case? 
    • A. 

      11August 2014

    • B. 

      27 May 2014

    • C. 

      20 August 2014

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 16. 
    Name the city in India which got the Metro Project on 20 August 2014?
    • A. 

      Jaipur

    • B. 

      Nagpur

    • C. 

      Chennai

    • D. 

      Hyderabad

  • 17. 
    The Forward Markets Commission, which regulates intermediaries of the commodity derivatives markets is overseen by which department of India? 
    • A. 

      Union Ministry of Finance

    • B. 

      Reserve Bank of India

    • C. 

      Finance Commission

    • D. 

      SEBI

  • 18. 
    The Nariman House of Mumbai that was reopened on 26 August 2014, nearly six years after the 26/11 terror attack in 2008 is also known as 
    • A. 

      Chabad House center

    • B. 

      Jewish House center

    • C. 

      Rabbi Gavriel House center

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    What is Avia Indra-2014 that was in news recently?
    • A. 

      Indo-China aerial exercise

    • B. 

      Indo-Bangladesh aerial exercise

    • C. 

      Indo-Russia aerial exercise

    • D. 

      Indo-US aerial exercise

  • 20. 
    US President Barack Obama on 26 August 2014 authorised surveillance flights over a country in order to gain intelligence on the activities of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants. Name the country? 
    • A. 

      Iraq

    • B. 

      Israel

    • C. 

      Palestine

    • D. 

      Syria

  • 21. 
    Name the organisation that has called for a range of tough regulations that restricts the use of e-cigarettes? 
    • A. 

      WHO

    • B. 

      UNESCO

    • C. 

      FAO

    • D. 

      ILO

  • 22. 
    Who among the following was the winner of Hindi Sevi Samman in Dr. George Grierson Award category?
    • A. 

      Tejendra Sharma

    • B. 

      Ashgar Vajahat

    • C. 

      Madanlal Madhu

    • D. 

      Samtoff Azad

  • 23. 
    The Supreme Court of India on 27 August 2014 directed the real estate developer DLF to pay a fine of 630 crore rupees that was imposed on it by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). CCI imposed the fine on it for?
    • A. 

      For not providing facilities to buyers

    • B. 

      For cheating its customers

    • C. 

      On the complaint of apartment owners in the Belaire project in Gurgaon

    • D. 

      On the complaint of apartment owners in the Garden city project in Gurgaon

  • 24. 
    Which of the following languages is/are not a part of the list of languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India?I.   Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri, DogriII.  Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Marathi, MaithiliIII. Konkani and SanthaliIV. Urdu and Bodo, 
    • A. 

      Languages in statement IV is not included in the Eighth Schedule

    • B. 

      None of the above mentioned languages are part of languages included in the Eighth Schedule

    • C. 

      All of the above mentioned languages are included in the Eighth Schedule

    • D. 

      Languages in statement III is not included in the Eighth Schedule

  • 25. 
    The BSF and BGB recently agreed to conduct vulnerability mapping in every six months to implement a coordinated border management plan to curb drug and human trafficking and other trans-border crimes. The agreement was reached in?
    • A. 

      New Delhi

    • B. 

      Dhaka

    • C. 

      Khulna

    • D. 

      Chittagong