Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 13 October–19 October 2014

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  • 1. 

    Name the person who won singles men title of the Shanghai Masters trophy of Tennis in October 2014?

    • A.

      Roger Federer

    • B.

      Gilles Simon

    • C.

      Julien Benneteau

    • D.

      Edouard Roger

    Correct Answer
    A. Roger Federer
    Explanation
    Roger Federer won the singles men title of the Shanghai Masters trophy of Tennis in October 2014.

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  • 2. 

    British lawmakers on 13 October 2014 voted in favour to recognise a country/state as an official state. Name the state/country?

    • A.

      Palestine

    • B.

      Gaza

    • C.

      Kiev

    • D.

      Israel

    Correct Answer
    A. Palestine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Palestine. On 13 October 2014, British lawmakers voted in favor of recognizing Palestine as an official state. This decision was a significant step towards acknowledging the Palestinian people's right to self-determination and statehood. It demonstrated support for their aspirations and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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  • 3. 

    Name the author of the book Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar?

    • A.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • B.

      Dilip D’Souza

    • C.

      Ashutosh Gowariker

    • D.

      Binayak Sen

    Correct Answer
    B. Dilip D’Souza
    Explanation
    Dilip D'Souza is the author of the book Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar.

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  • 4. 

    Name the person who was honoured with the National Kishore Kumar Award for 2012-13?

    • A.

      Saleem Khan

    • B.

      Anuradha Paudwal

    • C.

      Ibrahim Ashk

    • D.

      Sameer

    Correct Answer
    D. Sameer
    Explanation
    Sameer was honoured with the National Kishore Kumar Award for 2012-13.

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  • 5. 

    Global Handwashing Day is observed on?

    • A.

      13 September

    • B.

      15 October

    • C.

      16 October

    • D.

      19 November

    Correct Answer
    B. 15 October
    Explanation
    Global Handwashing Day is observed on 15 October. This day is dedicated to promoting the importance of handwashing with soap as a simple yet effective way to prevent diseases and save lives. It aims to raise awareness about the critical role of handwashing in preventing the spread of infections and improving overall public health. By observing this day, individuals, communities, and organizations worldwide come together to promote and practice proper hand hygiene, emphasizing its significance in maintaining good health and hygiene.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following cyclone struck India in October 2014?

    • A.

      Vongfong

    • B.

      Trudy

    • C.

      Hudhud

    • D.

      Nilofar

    Correct Answer
    C. Hudhud
    Explanation
    In October 2014, the cyclone Hudhud struck India.

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  • 7. 

    Name the person who won 2014 Man Booker Prize for his wartime?

    • A.

      Richard Flanagan

    • B.

      Thomas Keneally

    • C.

      Peter Carey

    • D.

      Joshua Ferris

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Flanagan
    Explanation
    Richard Flanagan won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his wartime novel.

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  • 8. 

    Name the writer of the novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North?

    • A.

      Neel Mukherjee

    • B.

      Richard Flanagan

    • C.

      Thomas Keneally

    • D.

      Peter Carey

    Correct Answer
    B. Richard Flanagan
    Explanation
    Richard Flanagan is the correct answer because he is the writer of the novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North." This novel, published in 2013, tells the story of an Australian surgeon during World War II and explores themes of love, war, and the human condition. Flanagan's work has received critical acclaim, and he was awarded the Man Booker Prize for this particular novel in 2014.

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  • 9. 

    Name the king of Norway, who invited President Pranab Mukherjee to Norway?

    • A.

      Harald V

    • B.

      Olaf II

    • C.

      Harald III

    • D.

      Sverre

    Correct Answer
    A. Harald V
    Explanation
    Harald V is the correct answer because he is the current king of Norway and it is mentioned in the question that he invited President Pranab Mukherjee to Norway.

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  • 10. 

    Name the 10-year old terminally ill boy who became Hyderabad Police Commissioner for a day in October 2014?

    • A.

      Sadiq

    • B.

      Imran

    • C.

      Sohan

    • D.

      Jagan

    Correct Answer
    A. Sadiq
    Explanation
    Sadiq, a 10-year-old terminally ill boy, became Hyderabad Police Commissioner for a day in October 2014. This opportunity was granted to him as a special gesture to fulfill his wish and bring him joy during his difficult time. It was a heartwarming act by the Hyderabad Police to make Sadiq's dream come true and create a memorable experience for him.

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  • 11. 

    ISRO on 16 October 2014 repositioned its Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan as a precautionary step against, which of the following things?

    • A.

      Due to expected Comet Siding Spring

    • B.

      As it was not able to study presence of methane properly

    • C.

      It was a scheduled plan of the mission since launch

    • D.

      None of the above, the orbiter was not repositioned

    Correct Answer
    A. Due to expected Comet Siding Spring
    Explanation
    ISRO repositioned its Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan as a precautionary step against the expected Comet Siding Spring.

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  • 12. 

    Name the University who’s Scientists found that the sea levels have risen more in past century as compared to any century in past 6000 years?

    • A.

      Harvard University

    • B.

      New York University

    • C.

      Australian National University

    • D.

      Cambridge University

    Correct Answer
    C. Australian National University
    Explanation
    Scientists from Australian National University have found that the sea levels have risen more in the past century compared to any century in the past 6000 years.

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  • 13. 

    ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan on 16 October 2014 announced that the Indian space agency will launch GSLV Mark-III within next 45 days. What is the full form of GSLV Mark-III?

    • A.

      Geo Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III

    • B.

      Geometer Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III

    • C.

      Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III

    • D.

      Geosynchronous Satellite Launching Vehicle Mark III

    Correct Answer
    C. Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III. This is the full form of GSLV Mark-III, as announced by ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan.

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  • 14. 

    Name the state, who’s Lokayukta ordered probe into misuse of 32 crore rupees funds for afforestation?

    • A.

      Gujarat

    • B.

      Karnataka

    • C.

      Jharkhand

    • D.

      Tamil Nadu

    Correct Answer
    B. Karnataka
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Karnataka. The Lokayukta of Karnataka ordered a probe into the misuse of 32 crore rupees funds for afforestation in the state. This indicates that there were allegations or suspicions of misappropriation of funds meant for afforestation in Karnataka, leading to an investigation being initiated by the Lokayukta.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following cyclone struck India in October 2014?

    • A.

      Gonzalo

    • B.

      Trudy

    • C.

      Hudhud

    • D.

      Nilofar

    Correct Answer
    C. Hudhud
    Explanation
    Hudhud is the correct answer because it struck India in October 2014.

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  • 16. 

    Recently, which country allowed US to use its air base to fight against ISIS?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Turkey

    • D.

      Iran

    Correct Answer
    C. Turkey
    Explanation
    Turkey recently allowed the US to use its air base to fight against ISIS. This decision was made in response to the growing threat posed by ISIS in the region. By allowing the US to use its air base, Turkey is demonstrating its commitment to combating terrorism and supporting international efforts to defeat ISIS. This partnership between Turkey and the US is crucial in the fight against ISIS, as it allows for increased coordination and effectiveness in targeting the terrorist organization.

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  • 17. 

    The recent Monetary Policy reforms announced by the Finance Ministry related to set inflation Target for the Reserve Bank of India to achieve are contrary to which committee?

    • A.

      Nachiket Mor Committee

    • B.

      Urjit Patel Committee

    • C.

      Rajan Committee

    • D.

      Reddy Panel

    Correct Answer
    B. Urjit Patel Committee
    Explanation
    The recent Monetary Policy reforms announced by the Finance Ministry, which set an inflation target for the Reserve Bank of India to achieve, are contrary to the recommendations of the Urjit Patel Committee. The Urjit Patel Committee had suggested the adoption of a flexible inflation targeting framework, which would give the central bank more autonomy in setting interest rates to control inflation. However, the recent reforms announced by the Finance Ministry seem to be moving away from this framework, indicating a contradiction with the recommendations of the Urjit Patel Committee.

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  • 18. 

    Which country will host the first leg of Asia Cup Archery Tournament?

    • A.

      Iran

    • B.

      Bangkok

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    C. India
    Explanation
    India will host the first leg of the Asia Cup Archery Tournament.

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  • 19. 

    Which company launched e-portal to sell homes online?

    • A.

      Tata Value homes

    • B.

      Snapdeal

    • C.

      Flipcart

    • D.

      Jabong

    Correct Answer
    A. Tata Value homes
    Explanation
    Tata Value Homes launched an e-portal to sell homes online. This initiative allows customers to browse and purchase properties from the comfort of their homes. This move by Tata Value Homes aims to make the home buying process more convenient and accessible for potential buyers. By launching an e-portal, Tata Value Homes is embracing technology and leveraging the power of the internet to reach a wider audience and streamline the home buying experience.

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  • 20. 

    Who became the president of Bolivia?

    • A.

      Evo Morales

    • B.

      Samuel Doria

    • C.

      Alvaro Garcia Linera

    • D.

      Fidel Castro

    Correct Answer
    A. Evo Morales
    Explanation
    Evo Morales became the president of Bolivia.

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  • 21. 

    Who penned Earth Anthem?

    • A.

      Abhay K

    • B.

      Dr. Bhishma Narayan

    • C.

      Javed Akhtar

    • D.

      Honey Singh

    Correct Answer
    A. Abhay K
    Explanation
    Abhay K is the correct answer because he is the author of the Earth Anthem. He wrote the anthem as a way to promote global unity and environmental consciousness. The Earth Anthem is a poem that celebrates the beauty and diversity of the planet and emphasizes the need for harmony and peace among all nations. Abhay K's work has been recognized and appreciated globally, making him the rightful author of the Earth Anthem.

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  • 22. 

    Which bank launched Facebook-based funds transfer platform KayPay?

    • A.

      SBI

    • B.

      PNB

    • C.

      Kotak Mahindra Bank

    • D.

      Axis Bank

    Correct Answer
    C. Kotak Mahindra Bank
    Explanation
    Kotak Mahindra Bank launched the Facebook-based funds transfer platform called KayPay. This platform allows users to transfer funds to their Facebook friends without the need for their bank account details. It provides a convenient and easy way to send money to friends and family through the popular social media platform.

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  • 23. 

    Which PSU of India launched the facebook based funds transfer platform KayPay?

    • A.

      BSNL

    • B.

      National Payment Corporation of India

    • C.

      RuPay

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    B. National Payment Corporation of India
    Explanation
    The correct answer is National Payment Corporation of India. National Payment Corporation of India launched the Facebook-based funds transfer platform KayPay. This platform allows users to transfer money to their Facebook friends directly from their bank accounts. It aims to provide a convenient and secure way for users to make transactions through the popular social media platform.

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  • 24. 

    Recently, Union Government launched Arogya Gram Yojna scheme. Where the scheme was launched?

    • A.

      Punjab

    • B.

      Jammu & Kashmir

    • C.

      Rajasthan

    • D.

      Himachal Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    B. Jammu & Kashmir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jammu & Kashmir. The Union Government recently launched the Arogya Gram Yojna scheme in Jammu & Kashmir. This scheme aims to provide comprehensive healthcare services to the rural population in the state. It focuses on strengthening the primary healthcare infrastructure and delivering quality healthcare services to the people in remote areas. By launching this scheme in Jammu & Kashmir, the government aims to improve the overall health and well-being of the rural population in the state.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following two companies signed a deal to jointly sell goods over the internet?

    • A.

      US Online store Amazon and Vodafone mobiles

    • B.

      Vodafone mobiles and retailer Future Group

    • C.

      US Online store Amazon and retailer Future Group

    • D.

      Filpkart and Future Group

    Correct Answer
    C. US Online store Amazon and retailer Future Group
    Explanation
    US Online store Amazon and retailer Future Group signed a deal to jointly sell goods over the internet. This means that Amazon and Future Group have agreed to collaborate and work together to sell products online.

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  • 26. 

    Who won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix 2014?

    • A.

      Lewis Hamilton

    • B.

      Jules Bianchi

    • C.

      Nigel Mansell

    • D.

      Nico Rosberg

    Correct Answer
    A. Lewis Hamilton
    Explanation
    Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in 2014. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question.

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  • 27. 

    What was the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation in inflation of September 2014?

    • A.

      7.5 percent in urban areas & 6.5 percent in rural areas

    • B.

      7.0 percent in urban areas & 7.1percent in rural areas

    • C.

      6.5 percent in urban areas & 6.8 percent in rural areas

    • D.

      6.34 percent in urban areas & 6.68 percent in rural areas

    Correct Answer
    D. 6.34 percent in urban areas & 6.68 percent in rural areas
  • 28. 

    Who is the Prime Minister of Yemen?

    • A.

      Khaled Bahah

    • B.

      Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

    • C.

      Ali Abdullah Saleh

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Khaled Bahah
    Explanation
    Khaled Bahah is the correct answer because he served as the Prime Minister of Yemen from 2014 to 2015. Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was the President of Yemen during that time, but Bahah was the Prime Minister. Ali Abdullah Saleh was the former President of Yemen, but he was not the Prime Minister at the time of this question. Therefore, the correct answer is Khaled Bahah.

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  • 29. 

    Recently India signed an agreement to launch a Joint Science Programme Focusing on Clean Water Technologies with which of the following countries?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Argentina

    • C.

      United Kingdom

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Canada
    Explanation
    India recently signed an agreement with Canada to launch a Joint Science Programme Focusing on Clean Water Technologies. This indicates that India and Canada have agreed to collaborate and work together in the field of clean water technologies. The agreement aims to promote scientific research and development in order to find innovative solutions for clean water access and management.

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  • 30. 

    According to the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry data that was released in October 2014, exports of India grew with what percentage for the month of September 2014?

    • A.

      2.73 percent

    • B.

      5.75 percent

    • C.

      3 percent

    • D.

      4.75 percent

    Correct Answer
    A. 2.73 percent
    Explanation
    In October 2014, the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry released data stating that exports of India grew by 2.73 percent for the month of September 2014.

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  • 31. 

    Which of the following is not elected as non-permanent members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC)?

    • A.

      Venezuela

    • B.

      Angola

    • C.

      Malaysia

    • D.

      Turkey

    Correct Answer
    D. Turkey
    Explanation
    Turkey is not elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The UNSC consists of 15 members, with 5 permanent members (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and 10 non-permanent members elected for two-year terms. While Venezuela, Angola, and Malaysia have been elected as non-permanent members in the past, Turkey has not.

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  • 32. 

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on?

    • A.

      15 October

    • B.

      17 October

    • C.

      14 November

    • D.

      15 September

    Correct Answer
    B. 17 October
    Explanation
    The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on 17 October. This day aims to raise awareness about the need to eradicate poverty in all countries. It recognizes the efforts made by individuals and organizations to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development. The choice of 17 October as the date for this observance is significant as it marks the anniversary of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.

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  • 33. 

    Union Government on 16 October 2014 appointed US-based economist as Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in the Union Finance Ministry. Name him?

    • A.

      Parvez Dewan

    • B.

      Rajiv Mehrishi

    • C.

      Arvind Mayaram

    • D.

      Arvind Subramanian

    Correct Answer
    D. Arvind Subramanian
    Explanation
    Arvind Subramanian was appointed as the Chief Economic Advisor in the Union Finance Ministry by the Union Government on 16 October 2014. He is a US-based economist and has had experience working with international organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Subramanian's appointment as the CEA was significant as he brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role, which was crucial for advising the government on economic policies and reforms.

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