Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 15 September – 21 September, 2014

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  • 1. 

    Name the Indian badminton player who won the Indonesian Badminton Masters Grand Prix Gold on 14 September 2014?

    • A.

      Firman Abdul Kholik

    • B.

      Saina Nehwal

    • C.

      Arvind Bhat

    • D.

      HS Prannoy

    Correct Answer
    D. HS Prannoy
    Explanation
    HS Prannoy is the correct answer because he won the Indonesian Badminton Masters Grand Prix Gold on 14 September 2014.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the flag bearer from India at the 17th Asian Games at Incheon in South Korea?

    • A.

      Abhinav Bindra

    • B.

      Sardar Singh

    • C.

      Saina Nehwal

    • D.

      Yogeshwar Dutt

    Correct Answer
    B. Sardar Singh
    Explanation
    Sardar Singh was the flag bearer from India at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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  • 3. 

    India observed National Hindi Divas on?

    • A.

      16 September

    • B.

      14 September

    • C.

      12 September

    • D.

      10 September

    Correct Answer
    B. 14 September
    Explanation
    India observed National Hindi Divas on 14 September. Hindi Divas is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of Hindi as one of the official languages of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on 14 September 1949. This day is dedicated to promoting and spreading the importance of Hindi language and its rich cultural heritage. Various cultural events, competitions, and programs are organized across the country to celebrate the occasion and encourage the use of Hindi language.

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  • 4. 

    AIBA Executive Committee Bureau on 15 September 2014 formally recognised Boxing India as the provisional AIBA National Federation to represent the sport of boxing in India. Name the President of Boxing India?

    • A.

      Praful Patel

    • B.

      Sandeep Jajodia

    • C.

      Bhupindra Singh

    • D.

      Narayana Ramachandran

    Correct Answer
    B. Sandeep Jajodia
    Explanation
    Sandeep Jajodia is the correct answer because he is the President of Boxing India, which was formally recognized by the AIBA Executive Committee Bureau in 2014 as the provisional AIBA National Federation to represent boxing in India.

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  • 5. 

    Outside Asia, Hindi is an official language of which country?

    • A.

      Fiji

    • B.

      New Zealand

    • C.

      Kenya

    • D.

      Scotland

    Correct Answer
    A. Fiji
    Explanation
    Hindi is an official language of Fiji because of its historical connection with the country. Fiji has a significant population of Indo-Fijians, who are descendants of Indian laborers brought to Fiji during the British colonial period. Hindi is one of the languages spoken by this community and has gained official recognition alongside English and Fijian. This recognition reflects the cultural diversity and heritage of Fiji.

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  • 6. 

    International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on?

    • A.

      14 September

    • B.

      16 September

    • C.

      18 September

    • D.

      25 December

    Correct Answer
    B. 16 September
    Explanation
    The International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on 16 September. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of protecting the ozone layer, which plays a crucial role in protecting life on Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. The date was chosen to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987, an international treaty aimed at phasing out the production and use of ozone-depleting substances. By observing this day, efforts are made to promote actions and policies that contribute to the preservation of the ozone layer and the overall sustainability of the planet.

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  • 7. 

    President of India Pranab Mukherjee was on a state visit to which country from 14-17 September 2014?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Scotland

    • D.

      Vietnam

    Correct Answer
    D. Vietnam
    Explanation
    During the period mentioned, President Pranab Mukherjee visited Vietnam.

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  • 8. 

    India and Vietnam signed seven pacts to further strengthen their strategic partnership in key sectors. Which of the following is not a part of the signed pact between the two countries?I. On Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs MattersII. On 100 million dollar Line of Credit for Defence ProcurementIII. In the field of Human HealthIV. On Cooperation in the Field of Setting up of Pangasius Breeding and Farming in IndiaV. On Cooperation in Youth Affairs

    • A.

      Statement I is not the part of the signed pact

    • B.

      Statement III is not the part of the signed pact

    • C.

      Statement I and III is not the part of the signed pact

    • D.

      Statement III and V is not the part of the signed pact

    Correct Answer
    D. Statement III and V is not the part of the signed pact
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Statement III and V are not part of the signed pact. This means that the signed pacts between India and Vietnam do not include cooperation in the field of Human Health and cooperation in Youth Affairs.

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  • 9. 

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 15 September 2014 approved 4754.42 crore rupees Comprehensive Scheme for Strengthening of Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Systems (CSST&DS) in two north-eastern states of India. Name them?

    • A.

      Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Meghalaya and Manipur

    • C.

      Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim

    • D.

      Mizoram and Tripura

    • E.

      Nagaland and Sikkim

    Correct Answer
    C. Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a scheme to strengthen the transmission and distribution systems in these two northeastern states of India. This scheme aims to improve the power infrastructure and ensure reliable electricity supply in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

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  • 10. 

    Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation for the first time declined to a 5-year low of 3.74 percent in August 2014. Last time in which month and year, the WPI-based inflation was at its lowest?

    • A.

      September 2009

    • B.

      October 2009

    • C.

      January 2010

    • D.

      December 2008

    Correct Answer
    B. October 2009
    Explanation
    The given answer, October 2009, is correct. The question asks for the last time when the WPI-based inflation was at its lowest. The statement in the question indicates that the WPI-based inflation for August 2014 was at a 5-year low of 3.74 percent. Therefore, the previous lowest point would have been in October 2009.

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  • 11. 

    Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry on 17 September 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which State to make the State a permanent venue for International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?

    • A.

      Kerala

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      Goa

    • D.

      Kolkata

    Correct Answer
    C. Goa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Goa. The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Goa to make it the permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). This decision was made on September 17, 2014.

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  • 12. 

    Recently International Basketball Federation (FIBA) allowed players to wear religious head coverings such as hijabs or turbans on trial basis. In this context name the two Indian Sikh players who were asked to remove their turbans during Asia Basketball Cup in July 2014?

    • A.

      Amanpreet Singh and Manpreet Singh

    • B.

      Amjyot Singh and Amritpal Singh

    • C.

      Anmol Singh and Amjyot Singh

    • D.

      Anmol Singh and Amritpal Singh

    Correct Answer
    B. Amjyot Singh and Amritpal Singh
    Explanation
    Amjyot Singh and Amritpal Singh were the two Indian Sikh players who were asked to remove their turbans during the Asia Basketball Cup in July 2014. This incident occurred before FIBA allowed players to wear religious head coverings such as hijabs or turbans on a trial basis.

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  • 13. 

    Indian Air Force on 18 September 2014 gifted a vintage aircraft from its museum to Bangladesh Air Force. Name the vintage aircraft?

    • A.

      Dakota

    • B.

      Hawker Hurricane

    • C.

      Ilyushin Il-14

    • D.

      Bell 47 G-2

    Correct Answer
    A. Dakota
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dakota. The Indian Air Force gifted a vintage aircraft from its museum to the Bangladesh Air Force on September 18, 2014. The vintage aircraft in question was the Dakota.

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  • 14. 

    Recently Union government launched FASTag. What is FASTag?

    • A.

      ETC programme to be launched by Government

    • B.

      A programme to enhance athleticism in youth

    • C.

      SBI women run for breast cancer

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. ETC programme to be launched by Government
    Explanation
    FASTag is a program launched by the Union government that stands for Electronic Toll Collection. It is an electronic device that uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to make toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it. It aims to make the process of toll collection at highways faster and more efficient by eliminating the need for manual cash transactions. This program is part of the government's efforts to digitize and streamline transportation systems in the country.

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  • 15. 

    Name the Music Maestro Mandolin player who died on 19 September 2014 in Chennai following a failed liver transplant at the age of 45?

    • A.

      Uppalapu Srinivas

    • B.

      Dave Apollon

    • C.

      Ricky Skaggs

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Uppalapu Srinivas
    Explanation
    Uppalapu Srinivas was a renowned Mandolin player who passed away on 19 September 2014 in Chennai. He died following a failed liver transplant at the age of 45.

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  • 16. 

    India and China agreed to open a new route for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jingping to India. As per the agreement, the new route will be through?

    • A.

      Nathula Pass

    • B.

      Lipulekh Pass

    • C.

      Spanggur Gap

    • D.

      Shipkila Pass

    Correct Answer
    B. Lipulekh Pass
    Explanation
    During the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India, an agreement was made between India and China to open a new route for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The correct answer, Lipulekh Pass, is the route that has been agreed upon. This pass is located in the Himalayas and connects the Indian state of Uttarakhand with the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. Opening this new route will provide pilgrims with an alternative and more convenient path to reach the sacred Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.

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  • 17. 

    Name the liberal religious scholar and professor and the dean of Islamic Studies of Karachi University who was shot dead on 18 September 2014 in Karachi, Pakistan?

    • A.

      Dr. Abdul Rasheed

    • B.

      Ghulam Qadir Thebo

    • C.

      Dr. Shakeel Auj

    • D.

      Pir Muhammad Shah

    Correct Answer
    C. Dr. Shakeel Auj
    Explanation
    Dr. Shakeel Auj was a liberal religious scholar and professor, as well as the dean of Islamic Studies at Karachi University. He was shot dead on 18 September 2014 in Karachi, Pakistan.

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  • 18. 

    A State on 19 September 2014 launched an Angel Fund to help the first generation entrepreneurs and skilled youths to set up micro and small enterprises. Name the state?

    • A.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Assam

    • C.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • D.

      Uttar Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    B. Assam
    Explanation
    Assam launched an Angel Fund to support first-generation entrepreneurs and skilled youths in setting up micro and small enterprises. This initiative aims to provide financial assistance and guidance to individuals who have innovative business ideas but lack the necessary resources to start their ventures. By launching this fund, Assam aims to promote entrepreneurship and create opportunities for the youth to contribute to the state's economic growth.

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  • 19. 

    Which State government on 19 September 2014 launched a Unicode based mobile app for android phones to promote the language spoken in the State?

    • A.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B.

      Tamil Nadu

    • C.

      Karnataka

    • D.

      Telangana

    Correct Answer
    C. Karnataka
    Explanation
    Karnataka launched a Unicode based mobile app for android phones to promote the language spoken in the state. This initiative shows the state government's efforts to support and promote the local language and culture through technology. The app is designed to make it easier for people to communicate and interact in the language, thereby preserving and promoting the linguistic heritage of Karnataka.

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  • 20. 

    India and China on 18 September 2014 agreed to establish a Joint Working Group to promote facilitation in the film sector. The group will meet for the first time in November 2014 in?

    • A.

      Goa

    • B.

      New Delhi

    • C.

      Beijing

    • D.

      Hong Kong

    Correct Answer
    A. Goa
    Explanation
    India and China agreed to establish a Joint Working Group to promote facilitation in the film sector. The question asks where the group will meet for the first time in November 2014. The correct answer is Goa.

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  • 21. 

    Who was appointed as Chairperson of National Commission for Women?

    • A.

      Sonia Gandhi

    • B.

      Lalitha Kumarmangalam

    • C.

      Nancy Kumari

    • D.

      Reema Malhotra

    Correct Answer
    B. Lalitha Kumarmangalam
    Explanation
    Lalitha Kumarmangalam was appointed as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women.

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  • 22. 

    Name the first transgender television news anchor of the country who anchors news for Coimbatore-based Lotus News Channel Studios?

    • A.

      Shano Begum

    • B.

      Padmini Prakash

    • C.

      Abhina Aher

    • D.

      Mamta Kinnar

    Correct Answer
    B. Padmini Prakash
    Explanation
    Padmini Prakash is the first transgender television news anchor of the country who anchors news for Coimbatore-based Lotus News Channel Studios.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following US based pharma company recently gave license to seven Indian companies to manufacture cheap Hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir?

    • A.

      Trizetta

    • B.

      Gilead

    • C.

      Mojag

    • D.

      Lupin

    Correct Answer
    B. Gilead
    Explanation
    Gilead is the correct answer because they recently gave license to seven Indian companies to manufacture cheap Hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following Indian – origin person recently became the first Law Lecturer at Cambridge University?

    • A.

      Antara Haldar

    • B.

      Ram Jethmalani

    • C.

      P. Sathasivam

    • D.

      Arun Jaitley

    Correct Answer
    A. Antara Haldar
    Explanation
    Antara Haldar recently became the first Law Lecturer at Cambridge University.

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  • 25. 

    Where was the G-20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Level Meet held?

    • A.

      Geneva

    • B.

      Melbourne

    • C.

      Perth

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    B. Melbourne
    Explanation
    The G-20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Level Meet was held in Melbourne.

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  • 26. 

    Who recently became the Miss America 2014?

    • A.

      Miss Virginia Courtney

    • B.

      Miss Kira Kazantsev

    • C.

      Miss North Dakota

    • D.

      Miss North Dakota

    Correct Answer
    B. Miss Kira Kazantsev
    Explanation
    Miss Kira Kazantsev recently became the Miss America 2014.

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  • 27. 

    Where Cu Chi tunnels are located which was in news recently?

    • A.

      Malaysia

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      Vietnam

    • D.

      Sikkim

    Correct Answer
    C. Vietnam
    Explanation
    The Cu Chi tunnels are located in Vietnam. These tunnels gained recent attention in the news, likely due to their historical significance and role in the Vietnam War. The Cu Chi tunnels were used by the Viet Cong as hiding spots, communication and supply routes, and living quarters during the war. They are now a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of Vietnam's resilience and determination during the conflict.

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  • 28. 

    And then One Day: A Memoir is the autobiography of which of the following personality?

    • A.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • B.

      Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    • C.

      Naseeruddin Shah

    • D.

      Amitabh Bachhan

    Correct Answer
    C. Naseeruddin Shah
    Explanation
    "And then One Day: A Memoir" is an autobiography written by Naseeruddin Shah, an Indian actor and director. The book chronicles his life and career in the film industry, providing insights into his personal experiences, struggles, and achievements.

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  • 29. 

    Police of which state recently launched its first e-police station to deal with vehicle thefts?

    • A.

      Haryana

    • B.

      Uttrakhand

    • C.

      Gujarat

    • D.

      New Delhi

    Correct Answer
    D. New Delhi
    Explanation
    New Delhi recently launched its first e-police station to deal with vehicle thefts. This initiative aims to provide a convenient and efficient platform for citizens to report vehicle thefts and track the progress of their cases online. The e-police station will help in reducing the burden on physical police stations and improve the overall effectiveness of the law enforcement system in New Delhi.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following Ebola affected country recently launched a three day health curfew countrywide?

    • A.

      Sierra Leone

    • B.

      Liberia

    • C.

      Guinea

    • D.

      Nigeria

    Correct Answer
    A. Sierra Leone
    Explanation
    Sierra Leone recently launched a three-day health curfew countrywide. This measure was taken in response to the Ebola outbreak in the country. The curfew aimed to limit the movement of people and raise awareness about the disease, as well as allow health workers to conduct house-to-house searches for infected individuals. This proactive approach was implemented to contain the spread of Ebola and protect the population.

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