Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: June 16 – June 22, 2014

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 2751

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  • 1. 
    Who was awarded Tang Prize 2014 for sustainable development on 18 June 2014?
    • A. 

      Gro Harlem Brundtland

    • B. 

      Angela Merkel

    • C. 

      Hakob Sanasaryan

    • D. 

      Anadish Pal

  • 2. 
    Who was the elected as the first speaker of Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation on 20 June 2014?
    • A. 

      Jana Reddy

    • B. 

      Chandrababu Naidu

    • C. 

      Kodela Siva Prasada Rao

    • D. 

      Jagan Mohan Reddy

  • 3. 
    Who won inaugural Tang Prize 2014 for Sinology?
    • A. 

      American Michael Loewe

    • B. 

      Chinese American, Historian Yu Ying-shih

    • C. 

      Japanese Paul Thompson

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    El Nino has been in news for past one month as it may affect the Indian Monsoon. In this context which phenomenon is known as Indian Nino?
    • A. 

      Indian Ocean Dipole

    • B. 

      Southern Oscillations

    • C. 

      Himalayan low pressure belt

    • D. 

      Bay of Bengal low pressure belt

  • 5. 
    Who was awarded Tang Prize for The Rule of Law?
    • A. 

      Albie Sachs

    • B. 

      Stacey Gardner

    • C. 

      Jose Baez

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Recently India-born Pratishtha Khanna was recognized as one of the ten Champions of Change by the White House and all the ten Champions of Change were beneficiaries of a US programme DACA launched in 2012. What is the full form of DACA?
    • A. 

      Department of Assessment, Commerical Affairs

    • B. 

      Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival programme

    • C. 

      Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which country topped the Global Peace Index 2014 released by Institute for Economics and Peace on 18 June 2014?
    • A. 

      Ice land

    • B. 

      Norway

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Finland

  • 8. 
    What is the rank of India in Global peace index 2014?
    • A. 

      153 rank

    • B. 

      100 rank

    • C. 

      143 rank

    • D. 

      136 rank

  • 9. 
    Who was appointed as private secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently?
    • A. 

      Arjun Kumar

    • B. 

      Syamal Kumar Sarkar

    • C. 

      PK Misra

    • D. 

      Rajeev Topno

  • 10. 
    Name the Taiwanese poet who translated Tirukuural and Subramanya Bharathi’s Poems in Mandarin language?
    • A. 

      Yu His

    • B. 

      Lin Dan

    • C. 

      Hein Tsang

    • D. 

      Wang Yi

  • 11. 
    Who won the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2014?
    • A. 

      Netherlands

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      India

  • 12. 
    In the Men’s Hockey World Cup held recently in The Hague, Netherlands, Indian team finished at which position?
    • A. 

      Fifth

    • B. 

      Seventh

    • C. 

      Ninth

    • D. 

      Third

  • 13. 
    Who was honoured with World Food Prize of 2014 on 18 June 2014 by World Food Prize Foundation?
    • A. 

      Sanjaya Rajaram

    • B. 

      M S Swaminathan

    • C. 

      Max Born

    • D. 

      Gerty Theresa Cori

  • 14. 
    Who won the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2014?
    • A. 

      Netherlands

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Argentina

  • 15. 
    Who was elected as President of Colombia recently?
    • A. 

      Oscar Ivan Zuluaga

    • B. 

      Hun Sen

    • C. 

      Lol Nol

    • D. 

      Juan Manuel Santos

  • 16. 
    Which State on 16 June 2014 launched India’s first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) named Gauravi for women who are victims of violence?
    • A. 

      Gujarat

    • B. 

      Andhra Pradesh

    • C. 

      West Bengal

    • D. 

      Madhya Pradesh

  • 17. 
    The Madhya Pradesh Government on 18 June 2014 approved the linking of which three rivers to provide irrigation facility?
    • A. 

      Narmada- Sipra-Gautami

    • B. 

      Narmada-Sipra-Gambhir

    • C. 

      Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir

    • D. 

      Narmada-Malwa-Betwa

  • 18. 
    World Refugee Day is observed on?
    • A. 

      19 June

    • B. 

      20 June

    • C. 

      21 June

    • D. 

      23 June

  • 19. 
    Name the gas that leaked in the Bhilai Steel Plant accident in which 6 people were killed and over 30 were injured?
    • A. 

      Nitrous Oxide

    • B. 

      Methane

    • C. 

      Sulphur dioxide

    • D. 

      Bromine

  • 20. 
    Supersonic Surface-to-Air Missile Akash was recently test-fired from ITR Balasore, Odisha at a particular low altitude. What was the altitude when the missile hit unmanned aerial vehicle, Banshee?
    • A. 

      30 meters above sea level

    • B. 

      40 meter above sea level

    • C. 

      70 meter above sea level

    • D. 

      90 meter above sea level

  • 21. 
    Name the governor of Chhattisgarh who resigned on 18 June 2014?
    • A. 

      Shekhar Dutt

    • B. 

      BL Joshi

    • C. 

      Shiela Dikshit

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    India won the Bangladesh series 2-0 in Bangladesh on 19 June 2014. Name the Indian bowler, who made the record of claiming 6 wickets for four runs in the series?
    • A. 

      Stuart Binny

    • B. 

      Mohit Sharma

    • C. 

      Ishant Sharma

    • D. 

      Suresh Raina

  • 23. 
    Name the Vice Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) who on 17 June 2014 resigned from his post
    • A. 

      KN Shrivastava

    • B. 

      JK Bansal

    • C. 

      KN Srivastava

    • D. 

      M Shashidhar Reddy

  • 24. 
    Who is the Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) that was established in 2005?
    • A. 

      Home Minister of India

    • B. 

      Prime Minister of India

    • C. 

      Finance Minister of India

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Name the Infrastructure Company of India that won arbitration award against Maldivian government for wrongful termination of Airport project contract?
    • A. 

      GMR

    • B. 

      DLF

    • C. 

      Amrapali

    • D. 

      None of the above

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