Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 19 May - 25 May 2014

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  • 1. 

    Recently European Court asked which search engine to amend some of its search results at the request of ordinary people when they show links to outdated, irrelevant information?

    • A.

      Google search engine

    • B.

      Netscape Navigator

    • C.

      Yahoo

    • D.

      Internet Explorer

    Correct Answer
    A. Google search engine
    Explanation
    The European Court recently requested Google search engine to amend some of its search results at the request of ordinary people when they show links to outdated, irrelevant information. This means that when individuals find outdated or irrelevant information about themselves on Google search results, they can request Google to remove or amend those links. This decision highlights the court's recognition of individuals' right to privacy and their ability to control the information that is displayed about them online.

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  • 2. 

    During the Russian President Vladimir Putin visit to China, China on 21 May 2014 signed with Russia a deal of 30 years to buy natural gas at the cost of

    • A.

      400 million US dollars

    • B.

      383 million US dollars

    • C.

      400 billion US dollars

    • D.

      543 billion US dollars

    Correct Answer
    C. 400 billion US dollars
    Explanation
    During the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to China in May 2014, China signed a 30-year deal with Russia to purchase natural gas. The deal was worth a staggering 400 billion US dollars.

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  • 3. 

    China on 19 May 2014 set up a 1.6 billion dollars fund to revive an ancient maritime trade route going through India. In this context, which Indian city does fall on map of ancient maritime silk trade route?

    • A.

      Mumbai

    • B.

      Vishakhapatnam

    • C.

      Kolkata

    • D.

      Kochi

    Correct Answer
    C. Kolkata
    Explanation
    Kolkata falls on the map of the ancient maritime silk trade route. The question mentions that China set up a fund to revive the ancient trade route going through India, implying that the route passes through multiple Indian cities. Out of the given options, Kolkata is the only city that falls on this route.

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  • 4. 

    Who has been appointed as the new chief minister of Odisha on 21 May 2014?

    • A.

      Naveen Patnaik

    • B.

      Janaki Ballabh Patnaik

    • C.

      Surendra Mohanty

    • D.

      Satchidananda Dalal

    Correct Answer
    A. Naveen Patnaik
    Explanation
    Naveen Patnaik has been appointed as the new chief minister of Odisha on 21 May 2014.

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  • 5. 

    Name the country which recently launched two postage stamps to pay tribute to the 100 years of Indian cinema?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      United States of America

    • D.

      United Kingdom

    Correct Answer
    B. Brazil
    Explanation
    Brazil recently launched two postage stamps to pay tribute to the 100 years of Indian cinema.

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  • 6. 

    Two postage stamps were released in Brasilia to observe the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema. Name the Indian graphic designer who designed the postage stamps?

    • A.

      Anand Jyothi

    • B.

      Ashok Tomar

    • C.

      Satya Raj

    • D.

      Carina Bini Palackapilly

    Correct Answer
    C. Satya Raj
    Explanation
    Satya Raj is the correct answer because he is the Indian graphic designer who designed the postage stamps released in Brasilia to observe the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema.

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  • 7. 

    Anandiben Patel, who was sworn-in as the first woman and overall 15th Chief Minister of Gujarat on 22 May 2014 as the successor of Narendra Modi was serving Gujarat on which portfolio under the Narendra Modi government?

    • A.

      Revenue

    • B.

      Agriculture

    • C.

      Energy and Petrochemicals

    • D.

      Forest and Environment

    Correct Answer
    A. Revenue
    Explanation
    Anandiben Patel was serving as the Revenue Minister under the Narendra Modi government.

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  • 8. 

    World Turtle Day is observed on

    • A.

      20 May

    • B.

      21 May

    • C.

      22 May

    • D.

      23 May

    Correct Answer
    D. 23 May
    Explanation
    World Turtle Day is observed on 23 May. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the conservation and protection of turtles and their habitats. It aims to highlight the importance of turtles in maintaining the ecological balance of marine and freshwater ecosystems. By observing this day, people are encouraged to take actions such as reducing plastic waste, supporting turtle conservation organizations, and spreading knowledge about the threats faced by turtles.

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  • 9. 

    Name the organization that observed World Turtle Day for the first time

    • A.

      Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia

    • B.

      Sea Turtle

    • C.

      Marinerio

    • D.

      American Tortoise Rescue

    Correct Answer
    D. American Tortoise Rescue
    Explanation
    American Tortoise Rescue is the correct answer because they were the organization that first observed World Turtle Day. They have been actively involved in the conservation and protection of turtles and tortoises for many years, and they initiated the celebration of this day to raise awareness about the importance of these creatures and their habitats. Through their efforts, World Turtle Day has become an annual event that promotes education and conservation initiatives worldwide.

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  • 10. 

    President of India on 20 May 2014 appointed Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India. He appointed Modi as the Prime Minister in accordance to which Article of Constitution of India?

    • A.

      Article 73 (1)

    • B.

      Article 75 (1)

    • C.

      Article 78 (a)

    • D.

      Article 79

    Correct Answer
    B. Article 75 (1)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Article 75 (1). According to this article, the President of India has the power to appoint the Prime Minister. This article states that the Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. Therefore, Narendra Modi was appointed as the Prime Minister of India by the President in accordance with Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India.

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  • 11. 

    Bhasha Shahid Diwas or Language Martyrs Day was observed on 19 May 2014 in a North East State of India. Name the State?

    • A.

      Manipur

    • B.

      Assam

    • C.

      Meghalaya

    • D.

      Sikkim

    Correct Answer
    B. Assam
    Explanation
    Assam is the correct answer because Bhasha Shahid Diwas or Language Martyrs Day was observed on 19 May 2014 in a North East State of India, and Assam is one of the states in the North East region of India.

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  • 12. 

    Name the Chief Minister of Bihar who took oath on 20 May 2014?

    • A.

      Nitish Kumar

    • B.

      Sharad Yadav

    • C.

      Jitan Ram Manjhi

    • D.

      Sushil Modi

    Correct Answer
    C. Jitan Ram Manjhi
    Explanation
    Jitan Ram Manjhi is the correct answer because he took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar on 20 May 2014. Nitish Kumar had previously served as the Chief Minister but had resigned, leading to the appointment of Jitan Ram Manjhi as his successor. Sharad Yadav and Sushil Modi are not relevant to this question as they did not hold the position of Chief Minister during that time.

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  • 13. 

    Name the High Court which recently in its historic judgement said that the nationals of Bangladesh, who settled in the state before 24 March 1971 should be treated as Indians and they should be enrolled in the voters list

    • A.

      Meghalaya High Court

    • B.

      Manipur High Court

    • C.

      Guwahati High Court

    • D.

      Kolkata High Court

    Correct Answer
    A. Meghalaya High Court
    Explanation
    The Meghalaya High Court recently made a historic judgement stating that nationals of Bangladesh who settled in the state before 24 March 1971 should be considered as Indians and should be included in the voters list. This decision implies that these individuals, who have been residing in the state for a significant period of time, should be granted the same rights and privileges as Indian citizens, including the right to vote. This judgement is significant as it recognizes the contributions and integration of these individuals into the local community.

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  • 14. 

    Meghalaya High Court recently pronounced that a Bangladeshi national who came to the state prior to 24 March 1971 should be treated as Indians. Which of the following statement is/are the reasons cited by the court for the judgement? I. It might demographically alter the population of India threatening internal security II. The two countries have agreed that who should be allowed to stay and who should be deported back to Bangladesh III. Only because these refugees were born in India IV. None of the above

    • A.

      Only Statement IV is right

    • B.

      Only Statement II is right

    • C.

      Statements I and III is right

    • D.

      Statements II and III are right

    Correct Answer
    B. Only Statement II is right
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Only Statement II is right." The Meghalaya High Court's judgment is based on the fact that the two countries, India and Bangladesh, have agreed on who should be allowed to stay and who should be deported back to Bangladesh. The court is recognizing and upholding this agreement between the two nations. The other statements, such as the demographic alteration of India's population and the fact that the refugees were born in India, are not mentioned as reasons for the judgment.

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  • 15. 

    Name the State which on 21 May 2014 scrapped its new Recruitment Policy, 2011 after the debacle in the 16th Lok Sabha election 2014?

    • A.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Jammu and Kashmir

    • C.

      Assam

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    B. Jammu and Kashmir
    Explanation
    Jammu and Kashmir scrapped its new Recruitment Policy, 2011 after the debacle in the 16th Lok Sabha election 2014.

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  • 16. 

    Name the F1 world champion who died recently and held the record of winning the Formula-1 in a car that was designed, built and driven by him and also carried his name?

    • A.

      Michael Schumacher

    • B.

      Graham Hill

    • C.

      Jackie Stewart

    • D.

      Jack Brabham

    Correct Answer
    D. Jack Brabham
    Explanation
    Jack Brabham is the correct answer because he was a Formula-1 world champion who recently passed away. He holds the record of winning the Formula-1 in a car that was designed, built, and driven by him, and the car also carried his name.

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  • 17. 

    Name the two gases those were added in the list of prohibited substances of WADA on 18 May 2014?

    • A.

      Xenon and Nitrogen Gases

    • B.

      Argon and Silicate Gases

    • C.

      Xenon and Argon Gases

    • D.

      Silicate and Nitrogen Gases

    Correct Answer
    C. Xenon and Argon Gases
    Explanation
    On 18 May 2014, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) added Xenon and Argon Gases to the list of prohibited substances. These gases are used for their performance-enhancing properties, particularly in endurance sports. Xenon is believed to stimulate the production of erythropoietin (EPO), which increases the number of red blood cells and improves oxygen delivery to the muscles. Argon, on the other hand, has been found to have neuroprotective effects and may enhance recovery from brain injuries. By adding these gases to the prohibited substances list, WADA aims to maintain fairness and integrity in sports by preventing athletes from gaining an unfair advantage.

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  • 18. 

    Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) on 19 May 2014 upheld a penalty of 630 crore rupees imposed on a company. Name the company.

    • A.

      DLF

    • B.

      Ambrapali

    • C.

      Corpxcel

    • D.

      Antilia

    Correct Answer
    A. DLF
    Explanation
    The correct answer is DLF. The Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) upheld a penalty of 630 crore rupees imposed on DLF.

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  • 19. 

    Name the person who on 21 May 2014 was selected to head ONGC Videsh Ltd as the Managing Director by Public Enterprises Selection Board.

    • A.

      Vikas Tayal

    • B.

      Shashi Shanker

    • C.

      Dinesh K Sarraf

    • D.

      Narendra Kumar Verma

    Correct Answer
    D. Narendra Kumar Verma
    Explanation
    Narendra Kumar Verma was selected to head ONGC Videsh Ltd as the Managing Director by the Public Enterprises Selection Board on 21 May 2014.

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  • 20. 

    Name the country, where its army on 19 May 2014 declared martial law amid political crisis to preserve law and order in the country

    • A.

      Malaysia

    • B.

      Thailand

    • C.

      Syria

    • D.

      Vietnam

    Correct Answer
    B. Thailand
    Explanation
    In 2014, Thailand's army declared martial law in response to a political crisis in the country. The declaration was made in order to maintain law and order and prevent further unrest. This decision allowed the military to take control of the government, suspend the constitution, and restrict civil liberties. The martial law was seen as a measure to stabilize the situation and restore peace in Thailand.

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  • 21. 

    Name the bank that was included in the second schedule of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act, 1934 on 21 May 2014.

    • A.

      Neelachal Gramya Bank

    • B.

      Bharatiya Mahila Bank

    • C.

      Chikmagalur Kodagu Grameena Bank

    • D.

      Purvanchal Gramin Bank

    Correct Answer
    B. Bharatiya Mahila Bank
    Explanation
    Bharatiya Mahila Bank was included in the second schedule of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act, 1934 on 21 May 2014.

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  • 22. 

    The International agency of France on 22 May 2014 extended Line of Credit (LoC) of 100 million euro to Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) for utilizing the financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency projects in India. Name the agency?

    • A.

      Renewable Energy Agency of France

    • B.

      French Agency for Development

    • C.

      Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. French Agency for Development
    Explanation
    The correct answer is French Agency for Development. This is because the question asks for the name of the agency that extended the Line of Credit to IREDA for financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in India. The French Agency for Development is an international agency of France that provides financial assistance and support for development projects in various sectors, including renewable energy.

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  • 23. 

     What was the combined market cap of Indian Stock Market on 20 May 2014?

    • A.

      2 trillion US dollar

    • B.

      1 trillion US dollar

    • C.

      1.42 trillion US dollar

    • D.

      2.5 trillion US dollar

    Correct Answer
    C. 1.42 trillion US dollar
    Explanation
    The combined market cap of the Indian Stock Market on 20 May 2014 was 1.42 trillion US dollars.

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  • 24. 

    The heritage site Rani ki Vav (The Queen's Stepwell) of India will be digitally recreated in Scotland, United Kingdom as part of the project called The Scottish Ten. Where is Rani ki Vav located?

    • A.

      Maharashtra

    • B.

      Punjab

    • C.

      Rajasthan

    • D.

      Gujarat

    Correct Answer
    D. Gujarat
    Explanation
    Rani ki Vav is located in Gujarat. The question mentions that it is a heritage site in India, and specifically states that it will be digitally recreated in Scotland as part of The Scottish Ten project. Therefore, it can be inferred that Rani ki Vav is located in Gujarat, as Gujarat is a state in India known for its rich cultural heritage and historical sites.

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  • 25. 

    Which Project on 21 May 2014 under Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) won the United Nations Public Service Award 2014?

    • A.

      Project Mobile Seva

    • B.

      Project Arrow

    • C.

      Project Sailor

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. Project Mobile Seva
    Explanation
    Project Mobile Seva won the United Nations Public Service Award 2014 under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). This project was recognized for its contribution in providing mobile-based services to citizens, enabling them to access various government services through their mobile phones. The award highlights the project's effectiveness in improving public service delivery and promoting inclusivity by reaching out to a wider population.

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  • 26. 

    Who won the National Geographic Bee award 2014 on 21 May 2014?

    • A.

      Akhil Rekulapelli

    • B.

      Ameya Mujumdar

    • C.

      Tuvya Bergson

    • D.

      Michael Majumdar

    Correct Answer
    A. Akhil Rekulapelli
    Explanation
    Akhil Rekulapelli won the National Geographic Bee award in 2014 on 21 May.

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  • 27. 

    Which State Government recently resumed Olive Ridley Conservation Programme after 25 years?

    • A.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B.

      Odisha

    • C.

      Tamil Nadu

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    C. Tamil Nadu
    Explanation
    Tamil Nadu recently resumed the Olive Ridley Conservation Programme after a gap of 25 years. This suggests that the state government recognized the importance of protecting and conserving the Olive Ridley turtles, which are an endangered species. By resuming the programme, Tamil Nadu is taking proactive steps to ensure the survival and well-being of these turtles, which is a positive move towards biodiversity conservation.

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  • 28. 

    Spain on 22 May 2014 suspended bull fight festival after matadors got injured by bulls. What is the name of the bull fight festival that was suspended?

    • A.

      San Isidro Festival

    • B.

      Semana Santa Festival

    • C.

      Castellon de la Plana Festival

    • D.

      Feria de Magdalena Festival

    Correct Answer
    B. Semana Santa Festival
  • 29. 

    Which country on 25 May 2014 has become the top source of FDI into India?

    • A.

      Mauritius

    • B.

      Singapore

    • C.

      USA

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    B. Singapore
    Explanation
    Singapore became the top source of FDI into India on 25 May 2014. This means that Singapore was the country that invested the most money into India on that specific date.

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  • 30. 

    Who won the Presidential elections of Ukraine held on 25 May 2014?

    • A.

      Petro Poroshenko

    • B.

      Yulia Tymoshenko

    • C.

      Viktor Yanukovych

    • D.

      Robert Viktor

    Correct Answer
    A. Petro Poroshenko
    Explanation
    Petro Poroshenko won the Presidential elections of Ukraine held on 25 May 2014.

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