Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 6 October–12 October 2014

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  • 1. 

    Who among the following is not a recipient of Global Diversity Award that is given in Britain to an outstanding individual who has made a major contribution to worldwide diversity?

    • A.

      Amitabh Bachchan

    • B.

      Jackie Chan

    • C.

      Shah Rukh Khan

    • D.

      All of the above are recipients of the award

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are recipients of the award
    Explanation
    All of the above are recipients of the Global Diversity Award in Britain. This means that Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan, and Shah Rukh Khan have all made significant contributions to worldwide diversity and have been recognized for their efforts by receiving the award.

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  • 2. 

    Name the reputed newspaper that on 6 October 2014 issued an apology to its readers for its racist cartoon on India’s Mars Mission and clarified that it in no way was trying to impugn India?

    • A.

      The New York Times

    • B.

      Washington Post

    • C.

      BBC

    • D.

      Bloomberg

    Correct Answer
    A. The New York Times
    Explanation
    The New York Times is the reputed newspaper that issued an apology to its readers for its racist cartoon on India's Mars Mission. The newspaper clarified that it in no way was trying to impugn India.

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  • 3. 

    A state recently constituted a task force to probe into Burdwan bomb blast. Burdwan is located in which state of the country?

    • A.

      Assam

    • B.

      West Bengal

    • C.

      Odisha

    • D.

      Andhra Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    B. West Bengal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is West Bengal because Burdwan is located in West Bengal. The state recently formed a task force to investigate the bomb blast that occurred in Burdwan.

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  • 4. 

    Name the Olympic champion swimmer, who was suspended from all competition for six months for violating the organization's code of conduct in US?

    • A.

      Jenny Thompson

    • B.

      Katie Ledecky

    • C.

      Michael Phelps

    • D.

      Natalie Coughlin

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael Phelps
    Explanation
    Michael Phelps is the correct answer because he was indeed suspended from all competition for six months for violating the organization's code of conduct in the US. Phelps, a highly decorated Olympic champion swimmer, was suspended in 2009 after a photo of him smoking marijuana surfaced in the media. The suspension was a result of his actions being deemed as a violation of the United States Anti-Doping Agency's code of conduct.

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  • 5. 

    Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 6 October 2014 became the co-owner of the Indian Super League franchise. Name the franchise?

    • A.

      Delhi Dynamos FC

    • B.

      Kerala Blasters FC

    • C.

      North East United FC

    • D.

      Chennaiyin FC

    Correct Answer
    D. Chennaiyin FC
    Explanation
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the co-owner of the Indian Super League franchise, Chennaiyin FC.

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  • 6. 

    Britain inked a MoU on new joint Visa cooperation with a country that allows non-European travelers to these nations with a common short-stay visa. Name the second country or party that inked the MoU?

    • A.

      Scotland

    • B.

      Apian

    • C.

      Ireland

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Ireland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ireland. Britain signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ireland on new joint Visa cooperation. This agreement allows non-European travelers to both countries to use a common short-stay visa.

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  • 7. 

    The Mauritian parliament was dissolved on 6 October 2014 to pave the way for elections for a certain change in?

    • A.

      The country's constitution

    • B.

      Power of President

    • C.

      To bring in power Army

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The country's constitution
    Explanation
    The Mauritian parliament was dissolved on 6 October 2014 in order to pave the way for elections. This suggests that the reason for the dissolution was not to bring in power the army or to change the power of the president, but rather to make way for a change in the country's constitution.

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  • 8. 

    The Supreme Court appointed high-powered committee that submitted its report to the court on 6 October 2014 with guidelines on government ads was headed by?

    • A.

      TK Viswanathan

    • B.

      Ranjit Kumar

    • C.

      NR Madhava Menon

    • D.

      Talukar Panel

    Correct Answer
    C. NR Madhava Menon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NR Madhava Menon. The high-powered committee appointed by the Supreme Court submitted its report on 6 October 2014 with guidelines on government ads. NR Madhava Menon was the head of this committee.

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  • 9. 

    Name the Former New York Mayor and philanthropist billionaire who was granted an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in Britain on 6 October 2104? 

    • A.

      Michael Rubens Bloomberg

    • B.

      Bill Gates

    • C.

      Angelina Jolie

    • D.

      Steven Spielberg

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael Rubens Bloomberg
    Explanation
    Michael Rubens Bloomberg is the correct answer because he is the former New York Mayor and philanthropist billionaire who was granted an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in Britain on 6 October 2014.

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  • 10. 

    Name the author of the book titled Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age?

    • A.

      Alexander Bard

    • B.

      Bette Dam

    • C.

      Parimarja

    • D.

      Faraz Ahmad

    Correct Answer
    A. Alexander Bard
    Explanation
    Alexander Bard is the correct answer because he is the author of the book titled "Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age".

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  • 11. 

    Name the person who was appointed as the first Hindu priest (Chaplain) at Georgetown University?

    • A.

      Renu Khator

    • B.

      Pratima Dharm

    • C.

      Ananda Coomaraswamy

    • D.

      Tulsi Gabbard

    Correct Answer
    B. Pratima Dharm
    Explanation
    Pratima Dharm was appointed as the first Hindu priest (Chaplain) at Georgetown University.

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  • 12. 

    Name the author of the book Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace?

    • A.

      Leon Panetta and Jim Newton

    • B.

      Parimarja and Faraz Ahmad

    • C.

      William E. Moerner and Jean Tirole

    • D.

      Alexander Bard and Garik Israelien

    Correct Answer
    A. Leon Panetta and Jim Newton
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Leon Panetta and Jim Newton. This book, titled "Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace", is written by Leon Panetta, who served as the US Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA, and Jim Newton, a journalist and author. The book provides insights into Panetta's experiences and leadership during times of war and peace.

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  • 13. 

    World Post Day is observed on?

    • A.

      9 October

    • B.

      5 October

    • C.

      12 October

    • D.

      14 October

    Correct Answer
    A. 9 October
    Explanation
    World Post Day is observed on 9 October. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of the postal sector in people's lives and its contribution to social and economic development. It is an opportunity to recognize the postal workers who play a crucial role in delivering mail and packages worldwide. The day also highlights the role of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in promoting global communication and cooperation among postal organizations.

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  • 14. 

    Name the person who was removed as the President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on 11 October 2014?

    • A.

      Lalit Modi

    • B.

      Lalit Bhunot

    • C.

      Dilip Pendse

    • D.

      Ravi Shastri

    Correct Answer
    A. Lalit Modi
    Explanation
    Lalit Modi was removed as the President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on 11 October 2014.

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  • 15. 

    Who was honoured with the National Kishore Kumar Award for the year 2012-13 recently by the Madhya Pradesh government?

    • A.

      Lyricist Sameer

    • B.

      Singer Shreya Ghosal

    • C.

      Lyricist Gulzar

    • D.

      Singer Asha Bhosle

    Correct Answer
    A. Lyricist Sameer
    Explanation
    Lyricist Sameer was honored with the National Kishore Kumar Award for the year 2012-13 by the Madhya Pradesh government. This award recognizes his exceptional contributions to the field of music and lyrics. Sameer is known for his prolific work in Bollywood, having written lyrics for numerous popular songs. His talent and creativity have made him a respected figure in the industry, deserving of this prestigious award.

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  • 16. 

    Who won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix 2014 of the Formula One on 12 October 2014?

    • A.

      Nico Rosberg of Germany

    • B.

      Lewis Hamilton of Britain

    • C.

      Jules Bianchi of France

    • D.

      Fernando Alonso of Spain

    Correct Answer
    B. Lewis Hamilton of Britain
    Explanation
    Lewis Hamilton of Britain won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix 2014 of the Formula One on October 12, 2014.

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  • 17. 

    Name the city chosen by the Gujarat Government on 10 October 2014 to promote it as cultural capital of Gujarat?

    • A.

      Ahmedabad

    • B.

      Porbandar

    • C.

      Surat

    • D.

      Vadodara

    Correct Answer
    D. Vadodara
    Explanation
    The Gujarat Government chose Vadodara on 10 October 2014 to promote it as the cultural capital of Gujarat. This decision indicates that the government believes Vadodara has a rich cultural heritage and can serve as a hub for various cultural activities and events in the state.

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  • 18. 

    The Defence Department of which country on 9 October 2014 approved the licenses for two technology transfer to India which were stalled previously?

    • A.

      The USA

    • B.

      The UK

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    A. The USA
    Explanation
    The Defense Department of the USA approved the licenses for two technology transfers to India that were previously stalled. This indicates that the USA has given the green light for these transfers to take place, allowing India to acquire the necessary technology.

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  • 19. 

    Which telecom giant on 9 October 2014 signed 4G network deal with Bharti Airtel?

    • A.

      Samsung

    • B.

      Ericsson

    • C.

      Nokia

    • D.

      Apple

    Correct Answer
    B. Ericsson
    Explanation
    Ericsson signed a 4G network deal with Bharti Airtel on 9 October 2014. This means that Ericsson agreed to provide the necessary infrastructure and technology for Bharti Airtel to establish and operate a 4G network. Samsung, Nokia, and Apple are not mentioned in the context of this deal.

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  • 20. 

    Kundu Committee which was set by the Union government recently submitted its report. The Kundu Committee was related to

    • A.

      Suggest ways to reform Indian economy

    • B.

      Evaluate Sachar Committee recommendations implementation

    • C.

      Suggest ways to enhance FDI in India

    • D.

      Suggest ways to restructure administration in India

    Correct Answer
    B. Evaluate Sachar Committee recommendations implementation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to evaluate the implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations. The Kundu Committee, which was set up by the Union government, submitted its report recently. Therefore, it can be inferred that the committee's purpose was to assess the progress and effectiveness of the recommendations made by the Sachar Committee. The Sachar Committee was formed in 2005 to study the social, economic, and educational conditions of Muslims in India. Thus, the Kundu Committee's task was to evaluate the implementation of these recommendations and suggest any necessary reforms or improvements.

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  • 21. 

    Recently Union government launched year-long celebrations to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Ghazal singer Begum Akhtar. Her original name was

    • A.

      Akhtar Bai Faizabadi

    • B.

      Akhtar Bai Allahabadi

    • C.

      Begum Akhtar Ferozabadi

    • D.

      Mehrunisa Lucknowi

    Correct Answer
    A. Akhtar Bai Faizabadi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Akhtar Bai Faizabadi. Begum Akhtar, the renowned Ghazal singer, was born with the name Akhtar Bai Faizabadi. She was known for her soulful renditions of Ghazals and is considered one of the greatest female Ghazal singers of all time. The Union government launched year-long celebrations to commemorate her birth anniversary, recognizing her contribution to Indian music.

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  • 22. 

    What is the purpose of the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) launched by World Bank Group on 9 October 2014?

    • A.

      To ensure that billions of fund are channelized to eradicate poverty from African nations

    • B.

      To ensure that billions of funds are channelized to build infrastructure in emerging and developing countries

    • C.

      To fight against disease and hunger in the Third World nations

    • D.

      To build infrastructure in countries affected by civilian conflicts

    Correct Answer
    B. To ensure that billions of funds are channelized to build infrastructure in emerging and developing countries
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) launched by the World Bank Group on 9 October 2014 is to ensure that billions of funds are channeled to build infrastructure in emerging and developing countries. The GIF aims to address the infrastructure gap in these countries by mobilizing public and private resources, providing technical expertise, and facilitating project preparation and financing. By focusing on infrastructure development, the GIF aims to promote economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve living standards in these countries.

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  • 23. 

    Name the country where the Typhoon Vongfong struck recently

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Philippines

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Indonesia

    Correct Answer
    C. Japan
    Explanation
    Typhoon Vongfong recently struck Japan. This is evident from the given options where Japan is listed as one of the countries. The question specifically asks for the country where the typhoon struck, and Japan is the correct answer based on the information provided.

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  • 24. 

    Recently which State government prohibited strike at German company Bosch Ltd?

    • A.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B.

      Tamil Nadu

    • C.

      Karnataka

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    C. Karnataka
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Karnataka. The Karnataka state government recently prohibited strikes at German company Bosch Ltd. This suggests that the government has taken measures to ensure smooth operations and productivity at the company, possibly to attract more foreign investment and maintain a favorable business environment in the state.

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  • 25. 

    Name the persons who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2014?

    • A.

      Popat Pawar and Asima Jehangir

    • B.

      Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

    • C.

      Kailash Satyarthi and Shaukat Choudhary

    • D.

      Chandi Prasad Bhat and Malala Yousafzai

    Correct Answer
    B. Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
    Explanation
    Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education, was recognized for her advocacy and struggle against the suppression of children and young people's right to education. Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children's rights activist, was honored for his efforts to combat child labor and promote the right of all children to education. Their work and dedication to improving the lives of children and advocating for their rights made them deserving recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

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  • 26. 

    Name the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for the year 2014

    • A.

      French author Patrick Modiano

    • B.

      South African author Nadine Gordimer

    • C.

      India-born US author Neel Mukherjee

    • D.

      Australian author Richard Flanagan

    Correct Answer
    A. French author Patrick Modiano
    Explanation
    The correct answer is French author Patrick Modiano. In 2014, Patrick Modiano was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his works that "uncovered the life-world of the occupation." Modiano's writing often explores themes of memory, identity, and the impact of World War II on individuals and society. His works are known for their introspective and atmospheric style, and he is considered one of the leading contemporary French authors.

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  • 27. 

    The primary goal of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 October 2014 is to develop three Adarsh Grams or model villages by

    • A.

      March 2019

    • B.

      March 2020

    • C.

      March 2022

    • D.

      March 2024

    Correct Answer
    A. March 2019
    Explanation
    The primary goal of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 October 2014 is to develop three Adarsh Grams or model villages by March 2019.

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  • 28. 

    Who among the following is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the year 2014?

    • A.

      Eric Betzig

    • B.

      Stefan W Hell

    • C.

      William E. Moerner

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." In 2014, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell, and William E. Moerner for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. Their groundbreaking work allowed for the visualization of molecular processes at the nanoscale level, revolutionizing the field of biological imaging.

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  • 29. 

    Three Japanese-born researchers Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura on 7 October 2014 won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics. They won the Nobel Prize for

    • A.

      Developing humanoids

    • B.

      Developing Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lamps

    • C.

      Developing rechargeable solar battery

    • D.

      Developing Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology

    Correct Answer
    B. Developing Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lamps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Developing Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lamps. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2014 for their invention and development of efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This breakthrough in LED technology paved the way for the development of energy-saving and environmentally friendly white light sources, which have revolutionized lighting technology. Their work has had a significant impact on various fields, including lighting, displays, and electronics.

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  • 30. 

    The Nobel Assembly on 6 October 2014 decided to award the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to John O´Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser. The award was given

    • A.

      For their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain

    • B.

      For their discoveries of cells that contribute to diabetes

    • C.

      For developing vaccines for Ebola disease

    • D.

      For developing the procedure of womb transplant ending the curse of infertility caused to millions of women

    Correct Answer
    A. For their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain
    Explanation
    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. This implies that their work has significantly contributed to our understanding of how the brain processes and perceives spatial information, which has important implications for various fields such as neuroscience and psychology.

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