Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 27 October – 2 November 2014

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  • 1. 

    Name the South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper who died on 26 October 2014 after being shot in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg?

    • A.

      Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

    • B.

      Phindile Mwelase

    • C.

      Senzo Meyiwa

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Senzo Meyiwa
    Explanation
    Senzo Meyiwa was the captain and goalkeeper of South Africa's football team who tragically died on 26 October 2014 after being shot in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg.

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  • 2. 

    Name the winner of doubles title of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore?

    • A.

      Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei

    • B.

      Venus Williams and Serna Williams

    • C.

      Cara Black and Peng Shuai

    • D.

      Sania Mirza and Cara Black

    Correct Answer
    D. Sania Mirza and Cara Black
    Explanation
    Sania Mirza and Cara Black were the winners of the doubles title at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore.

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  • 3. 

    Name the person, who was sworn-in as the tenth Chief Minister of Haryana?

    • A.

      Vikram Singh Thekedar

    • B.

      Krishan Kumar Bedi

    • C.

      Manohar Lal Khattar

    • D.

      Ram Bilas Sharma

    Correct Answer
    C. Manohar Lal Khattar
    Explanation
    Manohar Lal Khattar was sworn-in as the tenth Chief Minister of Haryana.

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  • 4. 

    To pay homage to war heroes, the 68th Infantry Day was observed across India on?

    • A.

      27 October 2014

    • B.

      26 October 2014

    • C.

      25 September 2014

    • D.

      17 August 2014

    Correct Answer
    A. 27 October 2014
    Explanation
    On 27th October 2014, the 68th Infantry Day was observed across India to pay homage to war heroes. This day is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices made by the Indian Army's infantry during the Indo-Pak War of 1947. It is a day to honor the bravery and valor of the soldiers who fought for the nation's security and defended its borders. Infantry Day serves as a reminder of the dedication and selflessness of these war heroes and their contribution to the country.

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  • 5. 

    Name the person who was re-elected as Brazilian President for the second term in the last week of October 2014?

    • A.

      Ricardo Amaral

    • B.

      Aecio Neves

    • C.

      Lula da Silva

    • D.

      Dilma Rousseff

    Correct Answer
    D. Dilma Rousseff
    Explanation
    Dilma Rousseff was re-elected as the Brazilian President for the second term in the last week of October 2014.

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  • 6. 

    Name the person who has been named as a Soviet Spy by Declassified files of National Archives released on 28 October 2014?

    • A.

      CN Dhar

    • B.

      ACN Nambiar

    • C.

      Subash Chandra Bose

    • D.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    Correct Answer
    B. ACN Nambiar
    Explanation
    ACN Nambiar has been named as a Soviet Spy by declassified files of National Archives released on 28 October 2014.

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  • 7. 

    Name the Japanese Telecom giant that on 27 October 2014 pledged to make an investment of 10 billion US dollars (over 60000 crore rupees) in India's IT and communications sector in coming years?

    • A.

      Nippon Telegraph and Telephone

    • B.

      Osaka Denwa

    • C.

      Jaleco

    • D.

      SoftBank

    Correct Answer
    D. SoftBank
    Explanation
    SoftBank, a Japanese Telecom giant, pledged to invest 10 billion US dollars in India's IT and communications sector in the coming years. This investment demonstrates SoftBank's commitment to supporting the growth and development of India's technology industry. SoftBank's investment will likely contribute to the expansion of India's IT and communications infrastructure and the advancement of digital services in the country.

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  • 8. 

    Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh was in news recently for which of the following reason?

    • A.

      He was inducted into Don Bradman Hall of Fame

    • B.

      He has been appointed as Cricket Coach of England

    • C.

      He has entered Australian politics

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. He was inducted into Don Bradman Hall of Fame
    Explanation
    Steve Waugh was in the news recently because he was inducted into the Don Bradman Hall of Fame. This is a significant recognition for his contributions to cricket and his achievements as a former Australian cricket captain. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a prestigious honor and highlights his impact on the sport.

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  • 9. 

    Name the organisation that released the Global Gender Gap Report 2014 in the last week of October 2014

    • A.

      WEF

    • B.

      UNICEF

    • C.

      WHO

    • D.

      UNESCO

    Correct Answer
    A. WEF
    Explanation
    The correct answer is WEF. The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the last week of October 2014. This report assesses gender-based disparities in various countries and provides rankings based on economic, political, educational, and health criteria.

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  • 10. 

    What is the rank of India in the recently released Global Gender Gap Report 2014?

    • A.

      116

    • B.

      115

    • C.

      113

    • D.

      114

    Correct Answer
    D. 114
    Explanation
    India is ranked 114th in the recently released Global Gender Gap Report 2014. This means that India is relatively low in terms of gender equality compared to other countries. The report measures gender equality in various areas such as economic participation, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. India's ranking suggests that there is still significant work to be done in terms of closing the gender gap and ensuring equal opportunities for men and women in the country.

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  • 11. 

    Recently, Finance ministers and tax chiefs from fifty-one countries signed an agreement to automatically swap tax information to boost efforts to crackdown on tax evasion. The agreement was developed by?

    • A.

      Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

    • B.

      Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

    • C.

      Economic Policy Research Institute

    • D.

      World Resources Institute

    Correct Answer
    B. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD is an international organization that promotes economic growth and trade, and it also works to combat tax evasion and promote transparency in tax matters. The agreement mentioned in the question is likely the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which was developed by the OECD. The CRS is a global standard for the automatic exchange of financial account information between tax authorities, aimed at preventing tax evasion and improving tax compliance.

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  • 12. 

    Who among the following won the 2014 World’s Children Prize?

    • A.

      Kailash Satyarthi

    • B.

      Malala Yousafzai

    • C.

      Indira Ranamagar

    • D.

      John Wood

    Correct Answer
    B. Malala Yousafzai
    Explanation
    Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 World's Children Prize. Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She gained international recognition for her advocacy of education for girls in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012 but survived and continued her activism.

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  • 13. 

    Name the country or state that on 30 October 2014 banned its government officials from higher studies in mainland China for national security reasons?

    • A.

      Taiwan

    • B.

      Tibet

    • C.

      Hongkong

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    A. Taiwan
    Explanation
    Taiwan banned its government officials from higher studies in mainland China for national security reasons on 30 October 2014. This decision was made to protect sensitive information and prevent potential espionage activities by mainland China. By restricting higher studies in mainland China, Taiwan aimed to safeguard its national security interests and maintain control over its government officials' education and training.

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  • 14. 

    The foundation stone of the Statue of Unity - the world's tallest statue – was laid down recently in which state/union territory

    • A.

      Gujarat

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      Delhi

    • D.

      Sikkim

    Correct Answer
    A. Gujarat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gujarat because the foundation stone of the Statue of Unity, which is the world's tallest statue, was laid down recently in Gujarat.

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  • 15. 

    Union Government on 30 October 2014 announced to give compensation to the kin of 3325 people who were killed during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984. What is the compensation amount?

    • A.

      3 lakh rupees

    • B.

      5 lakh rupees

    • C.

      7 lakh rupees

    • D.

      10 lakh rupees

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 lakh rupees
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5 lakh rupees. The Union Government announced to give compensation of 5 lakh rupees to the kin of 3325 people who were killed during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984. This compensation amount was announced as a form of reparation for the loss and suffering endured by the victims' families during the tragic events.

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  • 16. 

    Name the person who was appointed as the new chief secretary of Gujarat on 30 October 2014?

    • A.

      DJ Pandian

    • B.

      Dr Varesh Sinha

    • C.

      S K Nanda

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. DJ Pandian
    Explanation
    DJ Pandian was appointed as the new chief secretary of Gujarat on 30 October 2014.

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  • 17. 

    Warren M Anderson, the former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation who died recently was famous in India for?

    • A.

      He was the main accused of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy

    • B.

      He was one of the most important human rights activists of India

    • C.

      He was one of the Italian marines, who are accused for killing fishers

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. He was the main accused of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy
    Explanation
    Warren M Anderson, the former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation, gained notoriety in India for being the main accused in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. The Bhopal gas tragedy was one of the world's worst industrial disasters, resulting in the release of toxic gas that caused the deaths of thousands of people and left many more injured. Anderson's involvement in the incident and subsequent legal proceedings made him infamous in India.

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  • 18. 

    Which Country will host 18th SAARC Summit in November 2014?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      Nepal

    • D.

      Bhutan

    Correct Answer
    C. Nepal
    Explanation
    Nepal will host the 18th SAARC Summit in November 2014. SAARC, which stands for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, is an organization comprising eight countries in South Asia. The summit is a meeting of the heads of state or government of these member countries, and it rotates among the member states. In 2014, Nepal was selected as the host country for the summit, providing an opportunity for leaders from the region to come together and discuss various issues of mutual interest and cooperation.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following Novels is not authored by Chetan Bhagat?

    • A.

      Five Point Someone

    • B.

      Half Girlfriend

    • C.

      Gone Girl

    • D.

      2 States

    Correct Answer
    C. Gone Girl
    Explanation
    The novel "Gone Girl" is not authored by Chetan Bhagat. Chetan Bhagat is a renowned Indian author known for his popular novels such as "Five Point Someone," "Half Girlfriend," and "2 States." However, "Gone Girl" is a psychological thriller novel written by Gillian Flynn, not Chetan Bhagat.

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  • 20. 

    Which on 30 October 2014 became the first European Union country to recognise the State of Palestine?

    • A.

      Hungary

    • B.

      Iceland

    • C.

      Poland

    • D.

      Sweden

    Correct Answer
    D. Sweden
    Explanation
    Sweden became the first European Union country to recognize the State of Palestine on 30 October 2014. This decision was a significant step towards supporting the Palestinian cause and promoting a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. By recognizing Palestine as a state, Sweden showed its commitment to the rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people and their right to self-determination. This move also put pressure on other EU countries to consider recognizing Palestine and contributed to the international recognition of the Palestinian statehood.

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  • 21. 

    Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) was launched on 28 October 2014 by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs to

    • A.

      Lift human development indices of tribal people

    • B.

      Ensure that forest dwellers are not deprived of their due

    • C.

      Promote Tribal language

    • D.

      Establish a National Research Centre in the Tribal Research Institute

    Correct Answer
    A. Lift human development indices of tribal people
    Explanation
    Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) was launched to lift the human development indices of tribal people. This means that the program aims to improve the overall well-being and quality of life for tribal communities by addressing various aspects of development such as education, healthcare, infrastructure, livelihood opportunities, and social empowerment. The goal is to bridge the gap between tribal communities and the rest of society by ensuring that they have access to basic amenities and opportunities for growth and development.

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  • 22. 

    Name the rocket of the NASA that exploded just seconds after its launch from Wallop island site of Virginia, US on 28 October 2014.

    • A.

      Antares

    • B.

      Orbital

    • C.

      Virgin Spaceship

    • D.

      Soyuz

    Correct Answer
    A. Antares
    Explanation
    Antares is the correct answer because it was the rocket launched by NASA from the Wallop island site in Virginia, US, on 28 October 2014, that exploded just seconds after its launch.

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  • 23. 

    Which country recently decided to become the partner to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit scheduled to be held in 2015?

    • A.

      The United Kingdom

    • B.

      The United States of America

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    B. The United States of America
    Explanation
    The United States of America recently decided to become the partner to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit scheduled to be held in 2015.

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  • 24. 

    Name the player who won the IBSF World Billiards Championship on 30 October 2014.

    • A.

      Ashok Mehta

    • B.

      Geet Sethi

    • C.

      Pankaj Advani

    • D.

      Mike Russell

    Correct Answer
    C. Pankaj Advani
    Explanation
    Pankaj Advani won the IBSF World Billiards Championship on 30 October 2014.

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  • 25. 

    Which country recently became the largest economy in the world in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    D. China
    Explanation
    China recently became the largest economy in the world in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). This means that when comparing the economies of different countries, China has the highest ability to purchase goods and services based on the value of its currency. This is a significant milestone for China, as it reflects its rapid economic growth and development over the years.

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  • 26. 

    All India Radio recently launched its SMS services in 4 more Indian languages. Which one of the following is not one of them?

    • A.

      Gujarati

    • B.

      Tamil

    • C.

      Malayalam

    • D.

      Maithili

    Correct Answer
    D. Maithili
    Explanation
    All India Radio recently launched its SMS services in four more Indian languages, namely Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam, and Maithili. Therefore, Maithili is not the correct answer as it is indeed one of the languages in which the SMS services were launched.

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  • 27. 

    Who was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 31 October 2014?

    • A.

      Nitin Gadkari

    • B.

      Devendra Fadnavis

    • C.

      Vinod Rathod

    • D.

      Praveen Chavan

    Correct Answer
    B. Devendra Fadnavis
    Explanation
    Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 31 October 2014. Nitin Gadkari, Vinod Rathod, and Praveen Chavan are not correct options as they did not hold the position of Chief Minister during that time.

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  • 28. 

    Which country on 28 October 2014 became the first developed country to ban tourists from Ebola-hit countries of West Africa?

    • A.

      The USA

    • B.

      Ireland

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    C. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia became the first developed country to ban tourists from Ebola-hit countries of West Africa on 28 October 2014. This decision was made in order to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus within its borders and protect the health and safety of its citizens. By implementing this ban, Australia aimed to minimize the risk of Ebola transmission and ensure the containment of the disease within the affected regions.

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  • 29. 

    What is the rank of India in Doing Business Report 2015 published by World Bank on 29 October 2014?

    • A.

      143

    • B.

      142

    • C.

      141

    • D.

      140

    Correct Answer
    B. 142
    Explanation
    India's rank in the Doing Business Report 2015 published by the World Bank on 29 October 2014 is 142. This indicates that India is not performing well in terms of ease of doing business compared to other countries.

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  • 30. 

    Name the country of African continent which came under Emergency Rule recently.

    • A.

      Syria

    • B.

      Burkina Faso

    • C.

      Botswana

    • D.

      Tunisia

    Correct Answer
    B. Burkina Faso
    Explanation
    Burkina Faso is the correct answer because it recently came under Emergency Rule. This means that the government declared a state of emergency due to a crisis or threat to public safety. The country may be facing political instability, social unrest, or a significant security threat, leading to the implementation of emergency measures to maintain order and protect its citizens.

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