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

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Tanmay Shankar
T
Tanmay Shankar
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 491 | Total Attempts: 1,791,283
Questions: 30 | Attempts: 3,445

SettingsSettingsSettings
Current Affairs Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. MOXIE
    Explanation
    MOXIE stands for Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment. It is an instrument that will be used by NASA to produce oxygen from Martian atmospheric carbon dioxide. MOXIE's purpose is to demonstrate the ability to generate oxygen on Mars, which is crucial for future human exploration and potential colonization efforts. By converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, MOXIE could enable astronauts to breathe, provide propellant for rockets, and serve as a valuable resource for various other applications on the Red Planet.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. InSight
    Explanation
    InSight is the correct answer because it is the Mars lander mission that was launched in 2016 to study the deep interior of Mars. It is designed to gather data about the planet's seismic activity, heat flow, and the composition of its core. InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. It is an important mission that aims to provide valuable insights into the formation and evolution of rocky planets, including Earth.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. PIXL
    Explanation
    PIXL stands for Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry. It is an 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. PIXL will use X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to analyze the chemical composition of rocks and soil on Mars, providing valuable information about the geology and potential habitability of the planet.

    Rate this question:

  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    D. African penguins (Spheniscus demersus)
    Explanation
    Italian researchers successfully decoded the language of African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) for the first time and revealed that the birds have a song that caters to every occasion.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment
    Explanation
    MOXIE stands for Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment. This experiment refers to a technology demonstration on the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, which aims to produce oxygen from the carbon dioxide present in the Martian atmosphere. The successful implementation of MOXIE could potentially pave the way for future human exploration of Mars by enabling the production of breathable air, as well as serving as a valuable resource for rocket propellant.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. China
    Explanation
    Yunnan province is located in China. The earthquake mentioned in the question occurred in southwest Yunnan province of China, resulting in significant loss of life and injuries.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. It was the epicenter of earthquake that struck there
    Explanation
    Longtoushan Township of China was in the news in August 2014 because it was the epicenter of an earthquake that struck the area. This means that the earthquake originated from this location, causing significant damage and attracting media attention.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. In 1958 at Cardiff
    Explanation
    The tradition of the Queen's Baton Relay was introduced in 1958 at Cardiff. This means that the first ever Queen's Baton Relay took place in Cardiff in 1958.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Carried by workers of Glasgow to celebrate the end of the games
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Carried by workers of Glasgow to celebrate the end of the games". This is because the banner "Let Glasgow Flourish" was used during the 2014 Commonwealth Games as a symbol of celebration and pride for the city of Glasgow. It was carried by workers of Glasgow during the closing ceremony of the games, signifying the end of the event and the successful hosting of the games by the city.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Statement I and II are true
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Statement I and II are true". This is because the statement mentions that Dipa Karmakar won a bronze in the women's vault final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which is true according to statement I. Additionally, it states that she became the first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games, which is true according to statement II.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Sayeeda Warsi
    Explanation
    Sayeeda Warsi resigned from the British government on 5 August 2014 in protest of Britain's policy on Gaza.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Due to landslide in the village
    Explanation
    Malin village in Ambegaon taluka in Maharashtra was in the news recently due to a landslide that occurred in the village. This natural disaster resulted in significant damage and loss of life in the village.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Spain
    Explanation
    Xavi Hernandez, a football midfielder, announced his retirement from International football after representing his country for a record 133 times. This implies that he played for a national team and not a club team. The question asks which country he belonged to, and the correct answer is Spain.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Germany
    Explanation
    Deutsche Welle is a public service broadcaster of Germany. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Prasar Bharati, India's Public Service Broadcaster, for the distribution of Doordarshan's overseas India channel, DD India. This collaboration indicates that Deutsche Welle is from Germany.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Pran Kumar Sharma
    Explanation
    Pran Kumar Sharma is an eminent cartoonist who created popular comic book characters like Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu. He passed away on 6 August 2014.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Light Out
    Explanation
    Britain turned off its lights for one hour on 4 August 2014 to pay tribute to those who died in World War I. This initiative was known as "Light Out."

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Hungary
    Explanation
    Angela Nemeth, the 1968 Olympic Javelin champion, passed away at the age of 68 on August 5, 2014, after a long illness. Since she was a resident of Hungary, it can be inferred that Hungary is the correct answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. S K Jain
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Arvind Gupta
    Explanation
    Arvind Gupta was appointed as the Deputy National Security Adviser by the Union Government on 4 August 2014.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Manipur
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Manipur because Noney, where the construction work on the world's tallest bridge started recently, is situated in Manipur.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Justice Dr. Manjula Chellur
    Explanation
    Justice Dr. Manjula Chellur was sworn-in as the first woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 5 August 2014.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Virus
    Explanation
    Ebola is caused by a virus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared it as a World health emergency. Viruses are microscopic infectious agents that can only replicate inside the cells of a living organism. Ebola virus causes severe illness in humans and has a high mortality rate. It is transmitted through direct contact with the blood, secretions, organs, or other bodily fluids of infected animals or humans. This declaration by WHO highlights the urgent need for global attention and coordinated efforts to prevent the spread of the virus and protect public health.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. I, II and III
    Explanation
    The given answer, I, II and III, is correct. Statement I is correct because Ebola spreads through contact with infected animals, particularly fruit bats. Statement II is correct because Ebola was first observed in 1976 when it infected people in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Statement III is correct because Professor Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine did indeed discover the Ebola virus in 1976.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Factories Act, 1948
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Factories Act, 1948. This is because the Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced in Lok Sabha to replace the existing Factories Act, 1948. The Bill aims to bring about amendments and updates to the Act in order to address the changing needs and concerns of the factory workers and ensure better working conditions and safety measures in factories.

    Rate this question:

  • 26. 

    Consider the following statements concerning Apprentice (Amendment) Bill 2014.I. Allows industries to appoint apprentices from a different state from where the employer is located.II. Every employer allowed formulating its own policy on recruiting apprentices who have completed training in the employer’s establishment.Which is/are correct?

    • A.

      I only

    • B.

      II only

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    C. Both I and II
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Both I and II," is correct because both statements I and II are true. Statement I states that the Apprentice (Amendment) Bill 2014 allows industries to appoint apprentices from a different state from where the employer is located. Statement II states that every employer is allowed to formulate its own policy on recruiting apprentices who have completed training in the employer's establishment. Therefore, both statements are correct.

    Rate this question:

  • 27. 

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 7 August 2014 issued draft guidelines for implementation of Bharat Bill Payment System (BPPS), an anytime anywhere bill payment system. This was issued on the recommendation of which committee/

    • A.

      Nachiket Mor Committee

    • B.

      Bimal Jalan Committee

    • C.

      Chakravarty Committee

    • D.

      G Padmanabhan Committee

    Correct Answer
    D. G Padmanabhan Committee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is G Padmanabhan Committee. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued draft guidelines for the implementation of Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) based on the recommendations of the G Padmanabhan Committee. This committee was formed by the RBI to study the feasibility of implementing a standardized bill payment system in India. The BBPS aims to provide a convenient and secure platform for consumers to make bill payments anytime and anywhere.

    Rate this question:

  • 28. 

    Name the Supreme Court advocate who on 4 August 2014 withdrew as amicus curiae in Padmanabhaswamy Temple case?

    • A.

      Gopal Subramanium

    • B.

      Vinod Rai

    • C.

      Fali Nariman

    • D.

      G Shankaranarayanan

    Correct Answer
    A. Gopal Subramanium
    Explanation
    Gopal Subramanium withdrew as amicus curiae in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple case on 4 August 2014.

    Rate this question:

  • 29. 

    What is the percentage of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) allowed in Indian Railways by Union Government on 6 August 2014?

    • A.

      49 percent

    • B.

      100 percent

    • C.

      0 percent

    • D.

      76 percent

    Correct Answer
    C. 0 percent
    Explanation
    The Union Government of India did not allow any percentage of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Indian Railways on 6 August 2014. This means that no foreign investors were permitted to invest in the Indian Railways sector at that time.

    Rate this question:

  • 30. 

    Name the Indian sportsperson who was selected as the Chairman of the Arjuna Awards Selection Committee on 7 August 2014?

    • A.

      Sunil Gavaskar

    • B.

      Milkha Singh

    • C.

      Kapil Dev

    • D.

      Ajitpal Singh

    Correct Answer
    C. Kapil Dev
    Explanation
    Kapil Dev was selected as the Chairman of the Arjuna Awards Selection Committee on 7 August 2014. Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national cricket team. He is considered one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. His appointment as the Chairman of the Arjuna Awards Selection Committee showcases his experience and knowledge in the field of sports, making him an ideal candidate for this role.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 20, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Aug 27, 2014
    Quiz Created by
    Tanmay Shankar
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.