Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 20 October – 26 October 2014

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  • 1. 
    Name the noted freedom fighter who worked for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died on 23 October 2014 after prolonged illness in Almora, Uttarakhand.
    • A. 

      Turaga Janaki Rani

    • B. 

      Jagdish Sharan Pande

    • C. 

      Kapil Krishna Thakur

    • D. 

      Madhav Vittal Kamath

  • 2. 
    UNSC urged the international community to step up their support for the government of a country in intensifying their battle against ISIS fighters. Name the country?
    • A. 

      Syria

    • B. 

      Turkey

    • C. 

      Iraq

    • D. 

      Pakistan

  • 3. 
    Name the country which successfully defended its Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) Under-21 Hockey title at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, Johor Bohru, Malaysia?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      New Zealand

    • D. 

      Malaysia

  • 4. 
    Name the tropical storm that struck Mexico on 19 October 2014?
    • A. 

      Vongfong

    • B. 

      Trudy

    • C. 

      Odile

    • D. 

      Nilofar

  • 5. 
    The first border haat (market) facility on zero line on the Indo-Bangladesh international border in Tripura was inaugurated on 20 October 2014. The facility was opened at?
    • A. 

      Rangpur-Dhaka border

    • B. 

      Khulna-Rajshahi border

    • C. 

      Sylhet-Chittagong border

    • D. 

      Srinagar-Ramgarh border

  • 6. 
    Name the Indian men’s hockey team main coach who resigned from his post because of a pay dispute with the Sports Authority of India (SAI)?
    • A. 

      Terry Walsh

    • B. 

      Michael Nobbs

    • C. 

      Richard Allen

    • D. 

      Peter Fernandes

  • 7. 
    Who of the following was conferred with the 2014 Liberty Medal on 21 October 2014 at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia?
    • A. 

      Hillary Rodham Clinton

    • B. 

      Hamid Karzai

    • C. 

      Malala Yousafzai

    • D. 

      Kailash Satyarthi

  • 8. 
    Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition was conducted on which River in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh?
    • A. 

      Siyom

    • B. 

      Dibang

    • C. 

      Kameng

    • D. 

      Subansiri

  • 9. 
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 21 October 2014 decided to initiate legal proceedings against Cricket Board of a country for abrupt cancellation of their tour to India. Name the country against whose Cricket Board the proceedings will be initiated?
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      Bangladesh

    • C. 

      West Indies

    • D. 

      Zimbabwe

  • 10. 
    Who among the following names was ranked at the first position in the winners list of 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge?
    • A. 

      Jai Kumar

    • B. 

      Katherine Wu

    • C. 

      Sahil Doshi

    • D. 

      Christopher Isozaki

  • 11. 
    Ashwika Kapur on 24 October 2014 became the first Indian woman to win prestigious Wildscreen Panda Award. She won the award for which film?
    • A. 

      Sirocco - how a dud became a stud

    • B. 

      Pride

    • C. 

      We Are Rhino

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Name the person who on 24 October 2014 broke the world altitude record for highest free-fall parachute jump?
    • A. 

      Austrian Felix Baumgartner

    • B. 

      Alan Eustace

    • C. 

      Masayoshi son

    • D. 

      Larry Page

  • 13. 
    International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 22 October 2014 provisionally suspended Indian boxer for protesting against a controversial verdict. Name the boxer?
    • A. 

      Mary Kom

    • B. 

      Laishram Sarita Devi

    • C. 

      Gurbakhsh Singh Sandhu

    • D. 

      Sagar Mal Dhayal

  • 14. 
    Union Government on 21 October 2014 ordered merger of the scam-hit firm, National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) with its holding company Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL). The merger was done in accordance with which section of the Companies Act?
    • A. 

      Section 400

    • B. 

      Section 396

    • C. 

      Section 249

    • D. 

      Section 25

  • 15. 
    Liberty Medal is annually given to honour men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. It was established in?
    • A. 

      1987, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution

    • B. 

      1988, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution

    • C. 

      1990, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution

    • D. 

      1997, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution

  • 16. 
    When is the International Internet Day celebrated?
    • A. 

      28 September

    • B. 

      26 August

    • C. 

      29 October

    • D. 

      30 November

  • 17. 
    What was the theme of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage observed on 27 October 2014?
    • A. 

      Archives at Risk: Much more to do

    • B. 

      Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation

    • C. 

      Save and Savour your Audiovisual Heritage - Now

    • D. 

      Audiovisual Heritage: See, Hear, and Learn

  • 18. 
    Who won the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on 21 October 2014?
    • A. 

      Denis Mukwege Mukengere

    • B. 

      Malala Yousafzai

    • C. 

      Nelson Mandela

    • D. 

      Kofi Annan

  • 19. 
    Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Cairn India on 21 October 2014?
    • A. 

      Mayank Ashar

    • B. 

      Mehul Bhatia

    • C. 

      Rahul Dhir

    • D. 

      Sudhir Mathur

  • 20. 
    International Stammering Awareness Day is observed on
    • A. 

      22 October

    • B. 

      24 October

    • C. 

      25 September

    • D. 

      27 October

  • 21. 
    Police Commemoration Day was observed on
    • A. 

      24 October

    • B. 

      16 October

    • C. 

      15 October

    • D. 

      21 October

  • 22. 
    Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day is observed on
    • A. 

      23 October

    • B. 

      24 September

    • C. 

      21 October

    • D. 

      16 October

  • 23. 
    Recently, Pakistan-based Basmati Growers’ Association (BGA) challenged Geographical Indication (GI) tag for basmati rice produced in the state
    • A. 

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B. 

      Madhya Pradesh

    • C. 

      Bihar

    • D. 

      Orissa

  • 24. 
    In October 2014, Union government hiked the tariff rates of domestically produced natural gas by what percent?
    • A. 

      46 percent to 6.17 per mmBtu

    • B. 

      56 percent to 5.17 per mmBtu

    • C. 

      76 percent to 9.15 per mmBtu

    • D. 

      66 percent to 5.17 per mmBtu

  • 25. 
    Union Cabinet recently approved inter-governmental MoU to upgrade which port of Iran?
    • A. 

      Bandar Noshahr

    • B. 

      Chabahar port

    • C. 

      Anzali port

    • D. 

      Noshahr port

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