Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: July 14 – July 20, 2014

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  • 1. 

    River Baki was in news recently due to recovery of four dead bodies that led to tensions in a State. Name the State concerned?

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Assam

    • C.

      Tripura

    • D.

      Bihar

    Correct Answer
    B. Assam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Assam. The question states that the recovery of four dead bodies in River Baki led to tensions in a State. The name of the State concerned is not mentioned in the question, but the correct answer is Assam.

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  • 2. 

    Resolution 2165 adopted by the 15-member United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 14 July 2014 is concerned with which war-torn country?

    • A.

      Libya

    • B.

      Ethiopia

    • C.

      Iraq

    • D.

      Syria

    Correct Answer
    D. Syria
    Explanation
    Resolution 2165, adopted by the United Nations Security Council, is concerned with the war-torn country of Syria. This resolution was passed on 14 July 2014 and aims to address the dire humanitarian situation in Syria by allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines. It recognizes the need for immediate action to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people affected by the ongoing conflict.

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  • 3. 

    Bab a-Salam and Bab al-Hawa are border crossings in which country through which recently UNSC allowed relief delivery to Syrian citizens for 180 days?

    • A.

      Iraq

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Turkey

    • D.

      Palestine

    Correct Answer
    C. Turkey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Turkey. Bab a-Salam and Bab al-Hawa are border crossings in Turkey through which recently the UNSC allowed relief delivery to Syrian citizens for 180 days.

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  • 4. 

    Recently on 14 July 2014 Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi emphasized that Juvenile Justice Act needs to amended in light of increasing crimes against women committed by juveniles. The concerned Act was enacted in which year?

    • A.

      1986

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      2000

    • D.

      2002

    Correct Answer
    C. 2000
  • 5. 

    Sixth BRICS Summit was held from 15 July – 16 July 2014 in which city of Brazil?

    • A.

      Brasilia

    • B.

      Rio de Janeiro

    • C.

      Fortaleza

    • D.

      Maracana

    Correct Answer
    C. Fortaleza
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fortaleza. The sixth BRICS Summit was held in Fortaleza, Brazil from 15 July to 16 July 2014.

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  • 6. 

    At the Sixth BRICS Summit on 15 July 2014, the participating countries agreed to establish a New Development Bank with a corpus of

    • A.

      50 billion dollars

    • B.

      100 billion dollars

    • C.

      75 billion dollars

    • D.

      150 billion dollars

    Correct Answer
    B. 100 billion dollars
    Explanation
    At the Sixth BRICS Summit in 2014, the participating countries reached an agreement to establish a New Development Bank. The bank was intended to provide financial support for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). The correct answer, 100 billion dollars, represents the agreed upon corpus or initial capital of the bank. This significant amount of funding demonstrates the commitment of the BRICS countries to promote economic growth and development within their own nations and collectively as a group.

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  • 7. 

    The headquarters of the New Development Bank, which was agreed to be established during the Sixth BRICS summit, will be at

    • A.

      New Delhi

    • B.

      Brasilia

    • C.

      Tshwane

    • D.

      Shanghai

    Correct Answer
    D. Shanghai
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shanghai because during the Sixth BRICS summit, it was agreed that the headquarters of the New Development Bank would be established in Shanghai.

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  • 8. 

    National Centre for Research & Development in Bulk Drugs (NCRDBD) was recently decided to be set up at

    • A.

      NIPER, Hyderabad

    • B.

      PGIMER, Chandigarh

    • C.

      AIIMS, New Delhi

    • D.

      CDRI, Lucknow

    Correct Answer
    A. NIPER, Hyderabad
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NIPER, Hyderabad. The National Centre for Research & Development in Bulk Drugs (NCRDBD) is being established at NIPER, Hyderabad. NIPER, which stands for National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, is a premier institute in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. It is known for its excellence in research and development of drugs. Therefore, it is a suitable location for setting up the NCRDBD, which aims to promote research and development in the field of bulk drugs.

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  • 9. 

    Polavaram Multi-purpose Project, for which Parliament passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2014 on 14 July 2014, will link which two rivers of the Deccan region?

    • A.

      River Godavari and River Pennar

    • B.

      River Bhima and River Krishna

    • C.

      River Krishna and River Cauvery

    • D.

      River Krishna and River Godavari

    Correct Answer
    D. River Krishna and River Godavari
    Explanation
    The Polavaram Multi-purpose Project, for which the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill was passed, will link River Krishna and River Godavari.

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  • 10. 

    Polavaram Project will affect the people of certain States. The States in question are

    • A.

      Maharashtra, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

    • B.

      Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh

    • C.

      Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh

    • D.

      Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

    Correct Answer
    B. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh
    Explanation
    The Polavaram Project is a multi-purpose irrigation project located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It involves the construction of a dam across the Godavari River and aims to provide irrigation water to several districts in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh. Therefore, the correct answer is Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, as these are the states that will be affected by the project.

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  • 11. 

    127th edition of the Durand Cup football tournament will be held in October 2014 in which State?

    • A.

      New Delhi

    • B.

      West Bengal

    • C.

      Kerala

    • D.

      Goa

    Correct Answer
    D. Goa
    Explanation
    The 127th edition of the Durand Cup football tournament was held in October 2014 in Goa.

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  • 12. 

    The winner of the 126th edition of the Durand Cup football tournament held in New Delhi in 2013 was

    • A.

      Mohammedan Sporting

    • B.

      Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

    • C.

      East Bengal

    • D.

      Churchill Brothers

    Correct Answer
    A. Mohammedan Sporting
    Explanation
    Mohammedan Sporting won the 126th edition of the Durand Cup football tournament held in New Delhi in 2013.

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  • 13. 

    Which country on 17 July 2014 repealed the carbon tax thus becoming the first nation in the world to do so?

    • A.

      United States of America

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    D. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia repealed the carbon tax on 17 July 2014, making it the first nation in the world to do so. This decision was made by the Australian government in an effort to reduce the cost of living for its citizens and to boost the country's economy. The carbon tax was initially implemented in 2012 as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it faced significant opposition from various industries and political parties. The repeal of the carbon tax was seen as a controversial move, with supporters arguing that it would stimulate economic growth, while critics claimed it would hinder efforts to combat climate change.

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  • 14. 

    7th BRICS Summit will be held in Ufa in 2015. Ufa is in which country?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    B. Russia
    Explanation
    The 7th BRICS Summit will be held in Ufa in 2015, indicating that Ufa is the host city for the summit. Therefore, the country in which Ufa is located is Russia.

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  • 15. 

    What is the name of the Malaysia airlines Boeing airplane that crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014 claiming 298 lives?

    • A.

      MH370

    • B.

      MH-17

    • C.

      MH282

    • D.

      MH-27

    Correct Answer
    B. MH-17
    Explanation
    MH-17 is the correct answer because it refers to the Malaysia airlines Boeing airplane that crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014, resulting in the loss of 298 lives.

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  • 16. 

    Name the village in eastern Ukraine that was the crash site of the Malaysia airlines airplane?

    • A.

      Marebo

    • B.

      Grabavo

    • C.

      Donetsk

    • D.

      Sakhalin

    Correct Answer
    B. Grabavo
  • 17. 

    Who took charge as the Chairman of the Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on 16 July 2014?

    • A.

      R K Malhotra

    • B.

      R S Butola

    • C.

      B Ashok

    • D.

      I M Pandey

    Correct Answer
    C. B Ashok
    Explanation
    B Ashok took charge as the Chairman of the Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on 16 July 2014.

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  • 18. 

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 15 July 2014 asked the Banks to issue long-term bonds to raise resources for lending to long-term projects in infrastructure sub-sectors and affordable housing. The issued long-term bonds will have minimum maturity of how many years?

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      8 years

    • C.

      10 years

    • D.

      7 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 7 years
    Explanation
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) instructed banks to issue long-term bonds for lending to long-term projects in infrastructure sub-sectors and affordable housing. These bonds should have a minimum maturity of 7 years. This means that the banks must issue bonds that cannot be redeemed or paid back before the completion of 7 years. This requirement ensures that the funds raised through these bonds are used for long-term projects and not withdrawn or used for short-term purposes.

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  • 19. 

    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 17 July 2014 released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2013. The NHP is issued by which institution under the Union Health Ministry?

    • A.

      Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI)

    • B.

      Central Health Education Bureau (CHEB)

    • C.

      Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)

    • D.

      Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)

    Correct Answer
    A. Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). The National Health Profile (NHP) 2013 was released by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The NHP is issued by the CBHI, which is an institution under the Union Health Ministry.

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  • 20. 

    Which tribunal of India on 18 July 2014 declared itself to be a court?

    • A.

      Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT)

    • B.

      National Green Tribunal (NGT)

    • C.

      Income Tax Tribunal (ITT)

    • D.

      Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT)

    Correct Answer
    B. National Green Tribunal (NGT)
    Explanation
    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) declared itself to be a court on 18 July 2014. The NGT is a specialized tribunal that was established to handle cases related to environmental issues and disputes. By declaring itself a court, the NGT gained greater authority and jurisdiction to hear and decide on matters related to environmental protection and conservation. This move aimed to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the NGT in resolving environmental disputes and promoting sustainable development in India.

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  • 21. 

    What is the theme of the Global Innovation Index 2014 released on 18 July 2014?

    • A.

      Research factor in Innovation

    • B.

      Government factor in Innovation

    • C.

      PPP and Innovation

    • D.

      Human factor in Innovation

    Correct Answer
    D. Human factor in Innovation
    Explanation
    The theme of the Global Innovation Index 2014 released on 18 July 2014 is the human factor in innovation. This means that the focus of the index is on how individuals, their skills, creativity, and knowledge contribute to the innovation process. The index likely explores the role of human capital, education, and training in fostering innovation and driving economic growth.

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  • 22. 

    What is the rank of India in the Global Innovation Index released in Sydney in Australia on 18 July 2014?

    • A.

      66

    • B.

      76

    • C.

      86

    • D.

      56

    Correct Answer
    B. 76
    Explanation
    In the Global Innovation Index released in Sydney in Australia on 18 July 2014, India was ranked 76th. This ranking indicates that India's level of innovation was considered to be relatively moderate compared to other countries.

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  • 23. 

    Recently scientist unveiled the genetic blueprint of a staple crop. Name the crop.

    • A.

      Rice

    • B.

      Bajra

    • C.

      Wheat

    • D.

      Millet

    Correct Answer
    C. Wheat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Wheat. Scientists have recently revealed the genetic blueprint of wheat, which is a staple crop. This breakthrough provides valuable insights into the genetic makeup of wheat and can help in developing improved varieties that are more resistant to diseases, pests, and environmental stressors. Understanding the genetic blueprint of wheat is crucial for ensuring food security and improving crop yields to meet the growing global demand for this important staple crop.

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  • 24. 

    Which country on 18 July 2014 passed a law to legalise child labour for kids from age 10?

    • A.

      Turkey

    • B.

      Bolivia

    • C.

      Croatia

    • D.

      Argentina

    Correct Answer
    B. Bolivia
    Explanation
    Bolivia passed a law on 18 July 2014 to legalize child labor for kids from the age of 10. This means that children as young as 10 years old are allowed to work legally in Bolivia. This decision could have been influenced by various factors such as economic conditions, cultural norms, or government policies. However, it is important to note that child labor is generally considered harmful and detrimental to a child's well-being, education, and development.

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  • 25. 

    Rory McIlroy won the British Golf Open Championship 2014 held at Royal Liverpool Golf course in Holyake, United Kingdom on 20 July 2014. He belongs to which country?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Ireland

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Sweden

    Correct Answer
    B. Ireland
    Explanation
    Rory McIlroy, the winner of the British Golf Open Championship 2014, belongs to Ireland. This can be inferred from the fact that the championship was held in the United Kingdom, and McIlroy's nationality is commonly known to be Irish.

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  • 26. 

    The deadline for reaching an agreement on Iran's Nuclear Programme was extended on 20 July 2014 during a meet between P5 + 1 countries and Iran. The deadline has been extended till

    • A.

      24 November 2014

    • B.

      24 December 2014

    • C.

      30 November 2014

    • D.

      31 January 2015

    Correct Answer
    A. 24 November 2014
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 24 November 2014. The deadline for reaching an agreement on Iran's Nuclear Programme was extended during the meeting between P5 + 1 countries and Iran. This extension gives the negotiating parties more time to continue discussions and negotiations in order to reach a final agreement. The new deadline is set for 24 November 2014.

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  • 27. 

    President Pranab Mukherjee gave assent to the Telecom Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2014 on 17 July 2014. The TRAI (Amendment) Bill sought to amend which section of the TRAI Act, 1997?

    • A.

      Section 6 (i)

    • B.

      Section 5 (8)

    • C.

      Section 5 (h)

    • D.

      Section 8 (5)

    Correct Answer
    B. Section 5 (8)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Section 5 (8). This is because the TRAI (Amendment) Bill, 2014 aimed to amend this particular section of the TRAI Act, 1997. The bill received assent from President Pranab Mukherjee on 17 July 2014.

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  • 28. 

    Who won the German Grand Prix of Formula One on 20 July 2014 Hockenheim?

    • A.

      Lewis Hamilton

    • B.

      Nico Roseberg

    • C.

      Sebastian Vettel

    • D.

      Valterri Bottas

    Correct Answer
    B. Nico Roseberg
    Explanation
    Nico Roseberg won the German Grand Prix of Formula One on 20 July 2014 at Hockenheim.

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  • 29. 

    Who was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)?

    • A.

      Basudev Chatterjee

    • B.

      Y Sudharshan Rao

    • C.

      Irfan Habib

    • D.

      Bipen Chandra

    Correct Answer
    B. Y Sudharshan Rao
    Explanation
    Y Sudharshan Rao was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).

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  • 30. 

    Recently Supreme Court asked the States and UTs to examine and send the report on euthanasia in six months. In this context name the first country which legalised euthanasia.

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      Switzerland

    • C.

      The Netherlands

    • D.

      The USA

    Correct Answer
    C. The Netherlands
    Explanation
    The Netherlands was the first country to legalize euthanasia. This decision was made in 2002, allowing for the practice under specific conditions. The Netherlands' law requires that the patient must be suffering unbearably and have no prospect of improvement, and their request for euthanasia must be voluntary and well-considered. The decision must also be approved by at least two doctors. This landmark legislation has since influenced other countries in considering their own laws regarding euthanasia.

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