Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: June 23 – June 29, 2014

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  • 1. 

    35th National Games that will be held from 31 January to 14 February 2014 will be held in which state?

    • A.

      Tamil Nadu

    • B.

      Kerala

    • C.

      Maharashtra

    • D.

      Delhi

    Correct Answer
    B. Kerala
    Explanation
    The 35th National Games that took place from 31 January to 14 February 2014 were held in Kerala.

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  • 2. 

    What is the mascot for 35th National Games to be held in 2015?

    • A.

      Ammu, the Great Indian Hornbill

    • B.

      Rongmon, the Rhino

    • C.

      Chhaua, the deer

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Ammu, the Great Indian Hornbill
    Explanation
    The mascot for the 35th National Games held in 2015 was Ammu, the Great Indian Hornbill. The mascot was chosen to represent the rich biodiversity and cultural heritage of the host state. The Great Indian Hornbill is a majestic bird found in the region and is also associated with good luck and prosperity. The choice of Ammu as the mascot aimed to create awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation and promote the state's natural beauty.

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  • 3. 

    Union Government on 26 June 2014 extended the deadline for implementing National Food Security Act by how many months?

    • A.

      2 months

    • B.

      3 months

    • C.

      4 months

    • D.

      5 months

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 months
    Explanation
    The Union Government extended the deadline for implementing the National Food Security Act by 3 months. This means that the original deadline for implementing the Act was not feasible and needed to be extended to allow for more time for preparation and implementation. The extension of the deadline indicates that there may have been challenges or delays in the initial implementation process, and the government recognized the need for additional time to ensure a smooth and effective implementation of the Act.

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  • 4. 

    Of these states, which has yet not implemented the National Food Security Act?

    • A.

      Maharashtra

    • B.

      Punjab

    • C.

      Chhattisgarh

    • D.

      Odisha

    Correct Answer
    D. Odisha
    Explanation
    Odisha is the correct answer because it has not yet implemented the National Food Security Act. The National Food Security Act is a law enacted by the Government of India in 2013, which aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two-thirds of the population. While Maharashtra, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh have implemented this act, Odisha has not yet done so.

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  • 5. 

    The high-level forum entitled Acting on the Call, Ending preventable child and maternal deaths was held in?

    • A.

      New Delhi

    • B.

      Washington

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Geneva

    Correct Answer
    B. Washington
    Explanation
    The high-level forum entitled Acting on the Call, Ending preventable child and maternal deaths was held in Washington.

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  • 6. 

    Name the State which in June 2014 announced 33 percent reservation for women in the police force of the State?

    • A.

      Tamil Nadu

    • B.

      Meghalaya

    • C.

      Gujarat

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    C. Gujarat
    Explanation
    Gujarat announced 33 percent reservation for women in the police force in June 2014. This means that one-third of the positions in the police force in Gujarat are reserved for women. This decision was made to promote gender equality and provide more opportunities for women in law enforcement. It is a step towards empowering women and increasing their representation in the police force.

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  • 7. 

    International Seafarer’s Day was observed on?

    • A.

      26 June

    • B.

      25 June

    • C.

      24 June

    • D.

      23 June

    Correct Answer
    B. 25 June
    Explanation
    International Seafarer's Day is observed on 25 June. This day is dedicated to recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of seafarers in the maritime industry. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of seafarers and the challenges they face while working at sea. By celebrating this day, we acknowledge the vital role that seafarers play in global trade and the economy, as well as their commitment to ensuring the smooth functioning of the shipping industry.

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  • 8. 

    World Vitiligo Day dedicated to people with vitiligo was observed on?

    • A.

      22 June

    • B.

      23 June

    • C.

      24 June

    • D.

      25 June

    Correct Answer
    D. 25 June
    Explanation
    World Vitiligo Day is observed on 25 June. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about vitiligo, a skin condition that causes loss of pigmentation in patches of the skin. It aims to educate people about the challenges faced by individuals with vitiligo and promote acceptance and understanding. By observing this day, efforts are made to reduce the stigma associated with vitiligo and support those affected by the condition.

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  • 9. 

    Name the Rajdhani Express that derailed on 25 June 2014 at Golden Ganj station near Chhapra in Bihar?

    • A.

      Delhi-Ranchi Rajdhani Express

    • B.

      Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani Express

    • C.

      Dehi- Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani Express

    • D.

      Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express

    Correct Answer
    D. Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express
  • 10. 

    Name the airlines from India that joined Star Alliance on 23 June 2014?

    • A.

      Air India

    • B.

      Air Asia India

    • C.

      Go Air

    • D.

      IndiGo

    Correct Answer
    A. Air India
    Explanation
    Air India joined Star Alliance on 23 June 2014.

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  • 11. 

    Name the bank that purchased the HSBC bank's Swiss private banking assets?

    • A.

      Six SIS AG

    • B.

      Zurich Cantonal Bank

    • C.

      LGT Bank

    • D.

      WIR Bank

    Correct Answer
    C. LGT Bank
    Explanation
    LGT Bank is the correct answer because it is the bank that purchased HSBC bank's Swiss private banking assets.

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  • 12. 

    Union Cabinet on 25 June 2014 in-principle approved the MoU for setting up industrial parks with which country?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Pakistan

    • C.

      Bangladesh

    • D.

      Bhutan

    Correct Answer
    A. China
    Explanation
    The correct answer is China because the Union Cabinet in-principle approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up industrial parks with China. This indicates that the government has agreed to collaborate with China in establishing industrial parks, which could potentially boost trade and investment between the two countries.

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  • 13. 

    Maharashtra State Cabinet on 26 June 2014 approved 21 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for which two communities?

    • A.

      Maratha and Brahmins

    • B.

      Brahmins and Muslims

    • C.

      Marathas and Muslims

    • D.

      Harijans and Muslims

    Correct Answer
    C. Marathas and Muslims
    Explanation
    The Maharashtra State Cabinet approved a 21 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for Marathas and Muslims. This decision was made to provide these communities with more opportunities and representation in these sectors. The reservation aims to address historical disadvantages faced by these communities and promote social equality and inclusion.

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  • 14. 

    Name the State that on 26 June 2014 raised the retirement age of State government employees from 58 to 60?

    • A.

      Odisha

    • B.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • C.

      Telangana

    • D.

      Goa

    Correct Answer
    A. Odisha
    Explanation
    Odisha is the correct answer because on 26 June 2014, the state government of Odisha raised the retirement age of state government employees from 58 to 60. This means that employees can now continue working for an additional two years before retiring.

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  • 15. 

    Union Government declared a day as Passport Seva Divas to commemorate Passport Act 1967. Which date will be observed as the Passport Seva Divas?

    • A.

      22 June

    • B.

      23 June

    • C.

      24 June

    • D.

      25 June

    Correct Answer
    C. 24 June
    Explanation
    The Union Government declared 24 June as Passport Seva Divas to commemorate the Passport Act 1967. This act was a significant milestone in the history of passport services in India, as it laid down the legal framework for issuing passports and travel documents. By observing 24 June as Passport Seva Divas, the government aims to raise awareness about the importance of passports and the services provided by the Passport Seva Kendras in the country.

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  • 16. 

    Name the person who has been appointed as the first Chairman of ICC?

    • A.

      Mustafa Kamal

    • B.

      Allan Issac

    • C.

      David Richardson

    • D.

      N Srinivasan

    Correct Answer
    D. N Srinivasan
    Explanation
    N Srinivasan has been appointed as the first Chairman of ICC. This appointment signifies his leadership and authority within the organization. As the Chairman, he will be responsible for overseeing the operations and decision-making processes of the ICC. His appointment reflects the trust and confidence placed in him by the ICC and its members.

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  • 17. 

    World Refugee Day was 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 is an opportunity to show support to refugees, advocate for their rights, and promote understanding and empathy towards their experiences. Various events and activities are organized on this day to highlight the challenges faced by refugees and to encourage actions that can help improve their lives.

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  • 18. 

    Name the site of Gujarat that was inscribed into World Heritage list of UNESCO on 23 June 2014?

    • A.

      Rani-ki-Vav

    • B.

      Dilwara temples

    • C.

      Akshardham temple

    • D.

      Bibi ka Makbara

    Correct Answer
    A. Rani-ki-Vav
    Explanation
    Rani-ki-Vav was inscribed into the World Heritage list of UNESCO on 23 June 2014. This site is located in Gujarat and is an intricately designed stepwell. It was built in the 11th century AD and is a significant example of the ancient water management system in India. The stepwell is adorned with beautiful sculptures and carvings, depicting various mythological and religious themes. Rani-ki-Vav showcases the architectural brilliance of the Solanki dynasty and is an important cultural and historical site in Gujarat.

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  • 19. 

    Name the person, who will head the independent High Level Committee constituted by Union Government to inquire into the incident of gas leakage in Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh that occurred on 12 June 2014.

    • A.

      KAP Singh

    • B.

      SB Mathur

    • C.

      Soumitra Tarafder

    • D.

      KK Mehrotra

    Correct Answer
    D. KK Mehrotra
    Explanation
    KK Mehrotra will head the independent High Level Committee constituted by the Union Government to inquire into the incident of gas leakage in Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh that occurred on 12 June 2014.

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  • 20. 

    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
    In the Bhilai Steel Plant accident, methane gas leaked, resulting in the death of 6 people and injuring over 30. Methane is a highly flammable and explosive gas, and its leakage can lead to disastrous consequences. Methane is a significant component of natural gas and is commonly used as a fuel source. Its release in an industrial setting can pose severe risks to workers and the surrounding environment.

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  • 21. 

    Study of a university says that robots can be programmed by causally talking with them. Name the University.

    • A.

      Cornell University

    • B.

      Cambridge University

    • C.

      Pune University

    • D.

      Tokyo University

    Correct Answer
    A. Cornell University
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cornell University. This is because the study conducted at this university suggests that robots can be programmed by causally talking with them.

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  • 22. 

    Name the person of Indian origin, who demonstrated that robots can be programmed by causally talking with them.

    • A.

      Ashutosh Saxena

    • B.

      Dipendra K Misra

    • C.

      Jaeyong Sung

    • D.

      Ankit Tiwari

    Correct Answer
    A. Ashutosh Saxena
    Explanation
    Ashutosh Saxena is the correct answer because he is a person of Indian origin who demonstrated that robots can be programmed by causally talking with them. He is a renowned computer scientist and researcher who has made significant contributions to the field of robotics. Saxena's work focuses on developing algorithms and techniques that enable robots to understand and interpret natural language commands, allowing for more intuitive and user-friendly human-robot interactions. His research has paved the way for advancements in robot programming and has the potential to revolutionize various industries that rely on robotic technology.

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  • 23. 

    Project Mausam presented by Indian government at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Doha, Qatar is an initiative of which Union Ministry?

    • A.

      Union Ministry of Culture

    • B.

      Union Ministry of Home Affairs

    • C.

      Union Ministry of Environment and Forest

    • D.

      Union Ministry of External Affairs

    Correct Answer
    A. Union Ministry of Culture
    Explanation
    Project Mausam, presented by the Indian government at the World Heritage Committee, is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Culture. This ministry is responsible for promoting and preserving India's rich cultural heritage. Project Mausam aims to explore the ancient maritime routes and cultural interactions between different countries in the Indian Ocean region. It seeks to promote a better understanding of the shared heritage and strengthen cultural ties among the participating nations. The initiative focuses on research, documentation, and conservation of historical sites, traditions, and practices associated with the Indian Ocean's maritime heritage.

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  • 24. 

    The Union Home Ministry on 23 June 2014 rejected the proposal of Ministry External Affairs (MEA) that asked visa-free entry to nationals of a country. Name the country for which the proposal was mooted by MEA?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Myanmar

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      Bangladesh

    Correct Answer
    D. Bangladesh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bangladesh. The Ministry of External Affairs proposed visa-free entry for nationals of Bangladesh, but the Union Home Ministry rejected the proposal.

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  • 25. 

    Union Government on 23 June 2014 decided to provide additional interest-free loan to cash-starved sugar industry to pay their huge arrears to the farmers. The magnitude of loan amount is

    • A.

      6600 crore rupees

    • B.

      55 crore rupees

    • C.

      4400 crore rupees

    • D.

      3300 crore rupees

    Correct Answer
    C. 4400 crore rupees
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4400 crore rupees. The Union Government decided to provide an additional interest-free loan to the cash-starved sugar industry to help them pay their arrears to the farmers. This loan amount is significant and shows the government's commitment to supporting the sugar industry and ensuring that farmers receive their due payments.

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  • 26. 

    N Srinivasan on 23 June 2014 was appointed as the Chairman of a State’s Cricket Association. Name it?

    • A.

      Kerala

    • B.

      Tamil Nadu

    • C.

      Rajasthan

    • D.

      Karnataka

    Correct Answer
    B. Tamil Nadu
    Explanation
    N Srinivasan was appointed as the Chairman of Tamil Nadu's Cricket Association on 23 June 2014.

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  • 27. 

    Union Government on 26 June 2014 delicensed the manufacturing of which items from the compulsory licensing list?

    • A.

      Atomic energy related items

    • B.

      Defence items

    • C.

      Some Hazardous chemicals

    • D.

      Railway equipments

    Correct Answer
    B. Defence items
    Explanation
    The Union Government delicensed the manufacturing of defence items from the compulsory licensing list. This means that manufacturers no longer require a license to produce defence items. This move is aimed at promoting ease of doing business and encouraging private sector participation in defence manufacturing. By removing the licensing requirement, it is expected to attract more investments and boost the domestic defence industry.

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  • 28. 

    Which two Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) have been granted the status of Navratna

    • A.

      Engineers India Limited and National Building Construction Corporation

    • B.

      Engineers India Limited and Antrix Corporation

    • C.

      National Building Construction Corporation and Balmer Lawrie & Company

    • D.

      Balmer Lawrie & Company and Engineers India Limited

    Correct Answer
    A. Engineers India Limited and National Building Construction Corporation
    Explanation
    Engineers India Limited and National Building Construction Corporation have been granted the status of Navratna.

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  • 29. 

    In the latest released World Investment Report 2014 of UNCTAD, what is the position of India as the most attractive destination for FDI?

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Fourth

    Correct Answer
    D. Fourth
    Explanation
    India is ranked fourth as the most attractive destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) according to the World Investment Report 2014 released by UNCTAD. This means that there are three other countries that are considered more attractive for FDI than India. The report provides an indication of India's competitiveness and attractiveness in terms of investment opportunities and policies compared to other countries.

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  • 30. 

    Which Indian shooter became the first Indian to win two medals in successive ISSF Shooting World Cups?

    • A.

      Heena Sidhu

    • B.

      Manavjit Singh Sandhu

    • C.

      Jitu Rai

    • D.

      R S Rathore

    Correct Answer
    C. Jitu Rai
    Explanation
    Jitu Rai is the correct answer because he became the first Indian shooter to win two medals in successive ISSF Shooting World Cups. This achievement highlights his exceptional skills and consistency in the sport. Jitu Rai's success is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and talent, making him a pride for the nation in the field of shooting.

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