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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
    What is the rank of India in the recently released Global Gender Gap Report 2014?
    • A. 

      116

    • B. 

      115

    • C. 

      113

    • D. 

      114

  • 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

  • 12. 
    Who among the following won the 2014 World’s Children Prize?
    • A. 

      Kailash Satyarthi

    • B. 

      Malala Yousafzai

    • C. 

      Indira Ranamagar

    • D. 

      John Wood

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

      China

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Nepal

    • D. 

      Bhutan

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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