Current Affairs Interactive Quiz : August 04 - August 10, 2014

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  • 1. 
    Which of the instrument from given below will be used by NASA to produce oxygen from Martian atmospheric carbon dioxide?
    • A. 

      PIXL

    • B. 

      SHERLOC

    • C. 

      MOXIE

    • D. 

      RIMFAX

  • 2. 
    Name the Mars lander mission that will be launched to take the first look into the deep interior of Mars in 2016?
    • A. 

      InSight

    • B. 

      Electra

    • C. 

      ExoMars

    • D. 

      SuperCam

  • 3. 
    Name the instrument that will be used by NASA after sending its next Rover to Mars to determine the fine scale elemental composition of Martian surface materials?
    • A. 

      RIMFAX

    • B. 

      PIXL

    • C. 

      SHERLOC

    • D. 

      MOXIE

    • E. 

      SuperCam

  • 4. 
    Italian researchers successfully decoded the language of a species of Penguins for the first time and revealed that the birds have a song that caters to every occasion. Name the species?
    • A. 

      King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus )

    • B. 

      Little (Blue) penguins (Eudyptula minor)

    • C. 

      Macaroni penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus)

    • D. 

      African penguins (Spheniscus demersus)

  • 5. 
    MOXIE stands for?
    • A. 

      Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment

    • B. 

      Mars Oxy International Experiment

    • C. 

      Martian Oxygen Xpert International Experiment

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale stuck southwest Yunnan province of a nation recently and killed about 380 people and injured about 1800 others. Name the country, where Yunnan is present?
    • A. 

      Taiwan

    • B. 

      Burma

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Indonesia

  • 7. 
    In August 2014, Longtoushan Township of China was in news for?
    • A. 

      It was the epicenter of earthquake that struck there

    • B. 

      It suffered a terrorist attack

    • C. 

      It suffered a lethal landslide

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The Queen's Baton Relay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow was launched on 9 October 2013 at Buckingham Palace. When this tradition of the Queen’s Baton Relay was introduced and where?
    • A. 

      In 1934 at London

    • B. 

      In 1958 at Cardiff

    • C. 

      In 1970 at Edinburgh

    • D. 

      In 1998 at Kuala Lumpur

  • 9. 
    Banner Let Glasgow Flourish was used during 2014 Commonwealth Games was carried by and during?
    • A. 

      Carried by workers of Glasgow to celebrate the start of the games

    • B. 

      Carried by workers of Glasgow to celebrate the end of the games

    • C. 

      Carried by performers of Glasgow during the start ceremony of the games

    • D. 

      Carried by performers of Glasgow during end ceremony of the games

  • 10. 
    Dipa Karmakar was news recently forI.    She bagged a bronze in the women’s vault final at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, 2014 Commonwealth GamesII.    She became the first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth GamesIII.    She won Women's squash silver at Glasgow, 2014 Commonwealth GamesIV.    She won Gold in 55 kg freestyle at Glasgow, 2014 Commonwealth Games
    • A. 

      Statement I and II are true

    • B. 

      Statement I is only true

    • C. 

      Statement III and IV are true

    • D. 

      Statement IV is true

  • 11. 
    Name the Foreign Office minister of Britain who resigned from the government on 5 August 2014 in protest of Britain’s policy on Gaza?
    • A. 

      Jimmy Thomas

    • B. 

      Sara Keays

    • C. 

      Jerry Hayes

    • D. 

      Sayeeda Warsi

  • 12. 
    Malin village in Ambegaon taluka in Maharashtra was in news recently for what reason?
    • A. 

      Due to landslide in the village

    • B. 

      Due to earthquake that led to death of several people

    • C. 

      Gadgil committee on Western Ghats highlighted some serious concern about the village

    • D. 

      Kasturirangan committee on Western Ghats highlighted some serious concern about the village

  • 13. 
    Xavi Hernandez, a football midfielder on 5 August 2014 announced his retirement from International football after representing his country for a record 133 times. He belonged to which country?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 14. 
    Prasar Bharati, India’s Public Service Broadcaster on 5 August 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Deutsche Welle for distribution of Doordarshan’s overseas India channel, DD India on a DTH platform. Deutsche welle is a public service broadcaster of which country? 
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 15. 
    Name an eminent cartoonist who created the comic book character like Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu who died on 6 August 2014?
    • A. 

      Pran Kumar Sharma

    • B. 

      Angela Nemeth

    • C. 

      DP Yadav

    • D. 

      Madhukar Singh

  • 16. 
    US Secretary of State John Kerry was on a three-day long visit to India from 30 July 2014 to 1 August 2014. Which of the following was not a part of the dialogue areas of mutual interest?I.    Energy and climate changeII.    Education and developmentIII.    Economy, trade and agricultureIV.    Science and technologyV.    Health and innovation
    • A. 

      Statement V was not a part of the dialogue

    • B. 

      Statement II and IV were not a part of the dialogue

    • C. 

      Statement II, IV and V were not a part of the dialogue

    • D. 

      All the above five statements were part of the dialogue

  • 17. 
    On the occasion of 100 years of World War –I, Britain turned-off lights for one hour to pay tribute to those who died in war on 4 August 2014. Under which project it did so?
    • A. 

      Switch off the Lights

    • B. 

      Light Out

    • C. 

      Dark Hour

    • D. 

      Night Out

  • 18. 
    Angela Nemeth, the 1968 Olympic Javelin champion died at 68 in 5 August 2014 after prolong illness. She was a resident of which country?
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Hungary

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 19. 
    Name the Chairman and Managing Director of the Syndicate Bank who was suspended by the Union government for allegedly receiving bribe on 4 August 2014?
    • A. 

      M Narisimham

    • B. 

      S K Jain

    • C. 

      Upendra Ananth Pai

    • D. 

      S K Bhushan

  • 20. 
    Who was appointed as the Deputy National Security Adviser by the Union Government on 4 August 2014?
    • A. 

      Nehchel Sabdhu

    • B. 

      Arvind Gupta

    • C. 

      Kamla Beniwal

    • D. 

      Vimlendra Sharan

  • 21. 
    The construction work on World’s tallest bridge started recently at Noney. Noney is situated in which State?
    • A. 

      Mizoram

    • B. 

      Nagaland

    • C. 

      Sikkim

    • D. 

      Manipur

  • 22. 
    Who on 5 August 2014 was sworn-in as the first woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court?
    • A. 

      Justice G Rohini

    • B. 

      Justice Anna Candy

    • C. 

      Justice Dr. Manjula Chellur

    • D. 

      Justice R Banumathi

  • 23. 
    World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared Ebola as a World health emergency. Ebola is a disease caused by
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Virus

    • C. 

      Fungus

    • D. 

      Anopheles mosquito

  • 24. 
    Ebola since its outbreak in March 2014 in Guinea in Africa has claimed thousands of lives. In this context, consider the following statements.I.  The disease spreads through contact with an infected animal mainly Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family.II. Ebola Virus was first witnessed in 1976 when it infected people of Nzara, Sudan, and Yambuku in Democratic Republic of Congo.III. Professor Peter Piot of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine discovered the Ebola virus in 1976Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      I, II and III

  • 25. 
    Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 7 August 2014. The Bill seeks to replace
    • A. 

      Factories Act, 1948

    • B. 

      Factories Act, 1956

    • C. 

      Apprentice Act, 1961

    • D. 

      Apprentice Act, 1948

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