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

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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

    Correct Answer
    A. Gro Harlem Brundtland
    Explanation
    Gro Harlem Brundtland was awarded the Tang Prize 2014 for sustainable development on 18 June 2014.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Kodela Siva Prasada Rao
    Explanation
    Kodela Siva Prasada Rao was elected as the first speaker of Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation on 20 June 2014.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Chinese American, Historian Yu Ying-shih
    Explanation
    Yu Ying-shih won the inaugural Tang Prize 2014 for Sinology.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Indian Ocean Dipole
    Explanation
    The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is known as the "Indian Nino" phenomenon. It refers to the irregular oscillation of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Indian Ocean. Similar to El Nino in the Pacific Ocean, the IOD can have significant impacts on the climate patterns in the Indian Ocean region, including the Indian Monsoon. This phenomenon is characterized by the development of positive or negative anomalies in sea surface temperatures, which can lead to droughts or excessive rainfall in different parts of India.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Albie Sachs
    Explanation
    Albie Sachs was awarded the Tang Prize for The Rule of Law.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival programme
    Explanation
    DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. This program was launched in 2012 in the United States and it provides temporary protection from deportation to certain individuals who were brought to the country as children and meet specific eligibility criteria. The program allows these individuals to obtain work permits and provides them with access to certain benefits. Pratishtha Khanna, an India-born individual, was recognized as one of the ten Champions of Change by the White House, and all the ten Champions of Change were beneficiaries of the DACA program.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Ice land
    Explanation
    Iceland topped the Global Peace Index 2014 released by the Institute for Economics and Peace on 18 June 2014. The Global Peace Index measures the level of peace and stability in countries and regions around the world. Iceland's high ranking indicates that it had the lowest levels of violence, crime, and conflict, making it the most peaceful country in the world in 2014.

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  • 8. 

    What is the rank of India in Global peace index 2014?

    • A.

      153 rank

    • B.

      100 rank

    • C.

      143 rank

    • D.

      136 rank

    Correct Answer
    C. 143 rank
    Explanation
    India was ranked 143rd in the Global Peace Index 2014. The Global Peace Index measures the relative peacefulness of countries and regions based on various indicators, including levels of violence, crime, political instability, and militarization. Therefore, India's ranking of 143 indicates that it was considered to have a relatively lower level of peace compared to many other countries in the world during that year.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Rajeev Topno
    Explanation
    Rajeev Topno was recently appointed as the private secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Yu His
    Explanation
    Yu His is the correct answer because he is a Taiwanese poet who translated Tirukuural and Subramanya Bharathi's poems into Mandarin language. The other options, Lin Dan, Hein Tsang, and Wang Yi, are not known for their translations of these works.

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  • 11. 

    Who won the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2014?

    • A.

      Netherlands

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      Brazil

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    A. Netherlands
    Explanation
    The Netherlands won the Women's Hockey World Cup in 2014.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Ninth
    Explanation
    The Indian team finished at the ninth position in the Men's Hockey World Cup held recently in The Hague, Netherlands.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Sanjaya Rajaram
    Explanation
    Sanjaya Rajaram was honored with the World Food Prize of 2014 by the World Food Prize Foundation on 18 June 2014.

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  • 14. 

    Who won the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2014?

    • A.

      Netherlands

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Argentina

    Correct Answer
    B. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia won the Men's Hockey World Cup 2014.

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  • 15. 

    Who was elected as President of Colombia recently?

    • A.

      Oscar Ivan Zuluaga

    • B.

      Hun Sen

    • C.

      Lol Nol

    • D.

      Juan Manuel Santos

    Correct Answer
    D. Juan Manuel Santos
    Explanation
    Juan Manuel Santos was elected as the President of Colombia recently. This indicates that he won the majority of votes in the presidential election and is now the leader of the country.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation
    Madhya Pradesh launched India's first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) named Gauravi for women who are victims of violence. This initiative aims to provide immediate medical, legal, and psychological assistance to women who have experienced violence. It is a significant step towards addressing the issue of violence against women and ensuring their safety and well-being.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir. This means that the Madhya Pradesh Government approved the linking of the Narmada, Malwa, and Gambhir rivers to provide irrigation facility.

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  • 18. 

    World Refugee Day is observed on?

    • A.

      19 June

    • B.

      20 June

    • C.

      21 June

    • D.

      23 June

    Correct Answer
    B. 20 June
    Explanation
    World Refugee Day is observed on 20 June. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of refugees worldwide and honoring their courage and resilience. It aims to highlight the challenges faced by refugees and promote empathy and support for their protection and well-being. The date was chosen to commemorate the signing of the 1951 Refugee Convention, an international treaty that defines the rights of refugees and the obligations of nations to protect them. World Refugee Day serves as a reminder of the millions of people who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution, or other factors beyond their control.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Methane
    Explanation
    Methane is the correct answer because it is a highly flammable and explosive gas that can cause severe accidents. In the Bhilai Steel Plant accident, the leakage of methane led to the loss of lives and injuries. Methane is commonly used in industrial processes, and its leakage can pose significant risks to human safety and the environment.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 30 meters above sea level
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 30 meters above sea level. This means that the altitude at which the missile hit the unmanned aerial vehicle, Banshee, was 30 meters above the level of the sea.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Shekhar Dutt
    Explanation
    Shekhar Dutt is the correct answer because he resigned as the governor of Chhattisgarh on 18 June 2014.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Stuart Binny
    Explanation
    Stuart Binny is the correct answer because he is the Indian bowler who made the record of claiming 6 wickets for four runs in the series against Bangladesh.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. M Shashidhar Reddy
    Explanation
    M Shashidhar Reddy is the correct answer because he resigned from his post as the Vice Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on 17 June 2014.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Prime Minister of India
    Explanation
    The Prime Minister of India is the Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) that was established in 2005. The NDMA is responsible for coordinating and implementing measures for disaster management in the country. As the head of the government, the Prime Minister is entrusted with the task of overseeing and guiding the efforts to mitigate and respond to disasters effectively.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. GMR
    Explanation
    GMR is the correct answer because it is an infrastructure company in India that won an arbitration award against the Maldivian government. The award was given due to the wrongful termination of an airport project contract. This suggests that GMR had a valid contract with the Maldivian government for the airport project, but it was terminated without proper justification. As a result, GMR was awarded compensation for the damages caused by the wrongful termination.

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  • 26. 

    Name the chess player who recently won the Gold in FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship?

    • A.

      Faniani Caruana

    • B.

      Magnus Carlsen

    • C.

      Vishwanathan Anand

    • D.

      Alexander Morozevich

    Correct Answer
    B. Magnus Carlsen
    Explanation
    Magnus Carlsen recently won the Gold in FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship.

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  • 27. 

    Name the person who on 17 June 2014 was elected as INTERPOL’s next Secretary General?

    • A.

      Ronald L Noble of New Jersey

    • B.

      Nicolas Sarkozy of France

    • C.

      Juergen Stock of Germany

    • D.

      Ranjit Sinha of India

    Correct Answer
    C. Juergen Stock of Germany
    Explanation
    Juergen Stock of Germany was elected as INTERPOL's next Secretary General on 17 June 2014.

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  • 28. 

    Name the author who won 2014 Pen Pinter Prize?

    • A.

      Salman Rushdie

    • B.

      Carol Ann Auffy

    • C.

      Hanif Kureishi

    • D.

      David Hare

    Correct Answer
    A. Salman Rushdie
    Explanation
    Salman Rushdie won the 2014 Pen Pinter Prize.

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  • 29. 

    SAARC Monsoon Initiative Programme National Working Group one day meet was organised in which city in June 2014?

    • A.

      Bhopal

    • B.

      Mumbai

    • C.

      Thimbu

    • D.

      Dhaka

    Correct Answer
    A. Bhopal
    Explanation
    The SAARC Monsoon Initiative Programme National Working Group one-day meet was organized in Bhopal in June 2014.

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  • 30. 

    West Bengal government recently announced bifurcation of Jalpaiguri district to create 20th district of the State. Name it?

    • A.

      Alipurduar

    • B.

      Sialdeh

    • C.

      Cooch Behar

    • D.

      Malda

    Correct Answer
    A. Alipurduar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alipurduar. The West Bengal government has announced the bifurcation of Jalpaiguri district to create the 20th district of the state, which will be named Alipurduar. This decision was made to improve administrative efficiency and better serve the needs of the people in the region.

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