Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 3 November – 9 November 2014

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  • 1. 

    Name the person who was selected as the captain of ICC ODI Team for the Year 2014?

    • A.

      Angelo Mathews

    • B.

      Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    • C.

      George Bailey

    • D.

      AB de Villiers

    Correct Answer
    B. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Explanation
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni was selected as the captain of the ICC ODI Team for the Year 2014.

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  • 2. 

    Name the country, who’s Parliament on 5 November 2014 passed a law to block the release of Palestinian prisoners convicted for murder in any future, peace negotiations?

    • A.

      Iran

    • B.

      Israel

    • C.

      Iraq

    • D.

      Syria

    Correct Answer
    B. Israel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Israel. On November 5, 2014, the Israeli Parliament passed a law to block the release of Palestinian prisoners convicted for murder in any future peace negotiations. This law aimed to ensure that convicted murderers would not be released as part of any potential peace deal with the Palestinians.

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  • 3. 

    The scientific term Fallstreak Hole Cloud was in news recently because

    • A.

      It appeared in the sky over Gippsland in eastern Victoria of Britain

    • B.

      It appeared in the sky over Gippsland in eastern Victoria of Burma

    • C.

      It appeared in the sky over Gippsland in eastern Victoria of Australia

    • D.

      It appeared in the sky over Gippsland in eastern Victoria of New Zealand

    Correct Answer
    C. It appeared in the sky over Gippsland in eastern Victoria of Australia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It appeared in the sky over Gippsland in eastern Victoria of Australia." This explanation states the specific location where the Fallstreak Hole Cloud was observed, which is Gippsland in eastern Victoria of Australia.

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  • 4. 

    Experts recently discovered at least 20 drawings of the Harappan (Sindhu) era in Gondi dialect on a boulder on top of a hill near Talwarghatta that is adjacent to river Tungbhadra. The place is located in?

    • A.

      Bastar, Chhattisgarh

    • B.

      Hampi, Karnataka

    • C.

      Bet Dwarka, Gujarat

    • D.

      Kutch desert, Gujarat

    Correct Answer
    B. Hampi, Karnataka
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hampi, Karnataka. The explanation for this answer is that the boulder with the drawings was found near Talwarghatta, which is adjacent to the river Tungbhadra. Hampi is a famous historical site located on the banks of the river Tungbhadra in Karnataka. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that the drawings were found in Hampi, Karnataka.

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  • 5. 

    A Torpedo Recovery Vessel, TRV-72 of Indian Navy that sank off the Visakhapatnam coast during a naval exercise on 6 November 2014 was of which class?

    • A.

      Arihant-class

    • B.

      Astravahini Class

    • C.

      Chakra (Akula II)-class

    • D.

      Shishumar-class

    Correct Answer
    B. Astravahini Class
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Astravahini Class.

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  • 6. 

    Robert O’Neill was in news recently. Who is he?

    • A.

      The person who claims that he killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan

    • B.

      The person who was arrested for killing several people in Nigeria through a blast

    • C.

      The person who was appointed as the defence secretary in the US

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The person who claims that he killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan
    Explanation
    Robert O'Neill gained attention in the news for claiming that he killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

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  • 7. 

    Name the private Indian airline that recently banned shipment of shark fins to protect marine ecosystem?

    • A.

      Jet Airways

    • B.

      Kingfisher

    • C.

      Indian Airways

    • D.

      Air India

    Correct Answer
    A. Jet Airways
    Explanation
    Jet Airways is the correct answer because it recently implemented a ban on the shipment of shark fins. This decision was made to protect the marine ecosystem, as shark finning is a practice that contributes to the decline of shark populations and disrupts the balance of marine life. By banning the shipment of shark fins, Jet Airways is taking a step towards conservation and promoting sustainable practices in the airline industry.

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  • 8. 

    Hyderabad recently found an intelligent way to manage the traffic problems in the city in a smart way by using H-TRIMS. What is the full form of H-TRIMS?

    • A.

      Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Maintenance System

    • B.

      Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System

    • C.

      Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Manipulation System

    • D.

      Hyderabad Traffic Inked Management System

    Correct Answer
    B. Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System." H-TRIMS is a system implemented in Hyderabad to address traffic problems in the city. It is an intelligent way of managing traffic by integrating various aspects of traffic management, such as monitoring, maintenance, and control, into a single system. This system aims to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, and enhance overall transportation management in Hyderabad.

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  • 9. 

    Recently Catalonia region held a non-binding vote on Independence. From which country does Catalonia seeks independence?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      The United Kingdom

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    B. Spain
    Explanation
    Catalonia seeks independence from Spain. The recent non-binding vote on independence in the Catalonia region indicates their desire to break away from the Spanish government and establish their own independent state.

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  • 10. 

    Who was recently appointed as the Advocate General of Haryana?

    • A.

      GS sandhu

    • B.

      Vitthal das

    • C.

      Baldev Raj Mahajan

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Baldev Raj Mahajan
    Explanation
    Baldev Raj Mahajan was recently appointed as the Advocate General of Haryana. This means that he has been chosen to represent the state government in legal matters and provide legal advice to the government. He will be responsible for representing the government's interests in court and ensuring that the state's legal affairs are handled effectively.

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  • 11. 

    Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park recently won The Earth Heroes Award for the year 2014. Where is it located?

    • A.

      Bihar

    • B.

      Darjeeling

    • C.

      West Bengal

    • D.

      Sikkim

    Correct Answer
    C. West Bengal
    Explanation
    Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park recently won The Earth Heroes Award for the year 2014. The correct answer is West Bengal.

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  • 12. 

    Which international organisation recently passed a resolution of sports autonomy and sports as means to promote peace and development?

    • A.

      International Olympic Committee

    • B.

      Commonwealth Games Federation

    • C.

      United Nations

    • D.

      Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

    Correct Answer
    C. United Nations
    Explanation
    The United Nations recently passed a resolution on sports autonomy and sports as a means to promote peace and development. This signifies that the United Nations recognizes the importance of sports in fostering peace and development globally.

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  • 13. 

    Which corporate giant recently announced to launch the Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA) to make available local language content on the internet?

    • A.

      Yahoo

    • B.

      Facebook

    • C.

      IBM

    • D.

      Google

    Correct Answer
    D. Google
    Explanation
    Google recently announced the launch of the Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA) to make local language content available on the internet. This initiative aims to bridge the digital divide in India by providing internet access and content in regional languages, thereby enabling more people to access and benefit from the internet. By focusing on local language content, Google aims to empower Indian users and promote digital inclusion in the country.

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  • 14. 

    What is the name of India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise that started on 3 November 2014 in Colombo?

    • A.

      Mithra Shakti

    • B.

      Garud

    • C.

      Mithra Yudh Abhyas

    • D.

      Vajra

    Correct Answer
    A. Mithra Shakti
    Explanation
    Mithra Shakti is the correct answer because it is the name of the India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise that began on 3 November 2014 in Colombo. The exercise aims to enhance the interoperability and cooperation between the armed forces of both countries.

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  • 15. 

    Name the team that recently won the 2014-15 Duleep trophy of cricket?

    • A.

      South Zone

    • B.

      Central Zone

    • C.

      Eastern Zone

    • D.

      Western Zone

    Correct Answer
    B. Central Zone
    Explanation
    Central Zone recently won the 2014-15 Duleep trophy of cricket.

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  • 16. 

    Union Government on 2 November 2014 announced series of measures to help rejuvenate the shipping industry of a state. Name the state?

    • A.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B.

      Kerala

    • C.

      Goa

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    C. Goa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Goa. The question asks for the state for which the Union Government announced measures to help rejuvenate the shipping industry. Among the options provided, Goa is the only state mentioned. Therefore, Goa is the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    Name the Iraqi tribe whose 332 members were executed by militants of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in western Anbar province?

    • A.

      Al-Douri tribe

    • B.

      Al-Dhafeer tribe

    • C.

      Al-Bu Nimr tribe

    • D.

      Al-Fatlah tribe

    Correct Answer
    C. Al-Bu Nimr tribe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Al-Bu Nimr tribe. The Al-Bu Nimr tribe, consisting of 332 members, was executed by militants of ISIS in the western Anbar province of Iraq. This brutal act was part of ISIS's campaign to intimidate and control local tribes in the region. The execution of the Al-Bu Nimr tribe was one of the many atrocities committed by ISIS during their reign of terror in Iraq and Syria.

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  • 18. 

    Name the two cars that failed crash test conducted on them under the Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNAP) on 3 November 2014 raising safety concerns.

    • A.

      Renault Duster and Maruti’s Swift

    • B.

      Maruti’s Swift and Nissan’s Dastun Go

    • C.

      Maruti’s Alto K10 and Nissan’s Dastun GO

    • D.

      Mahindra’s Xylo and Renault’s Duster

    Correct Answer
    B. Maruti’s Swift and Nissan’s Dastun Go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Maruti’s Swift and Nissan’s Dastun Go. These two cars failed the crash test conducted by the Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNAP) on 3 November 2014. This raises safety concerns as it indicates that these cars may not provide adequate protection to occupants in the event of a crash.

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  • 19. 

    Which country has assured India that it will assist SIT on Black Money in its investigation?

    • A.

      Cyprus

    • B.

      Mauritius

    • C.

      Switzerland

    • D.

      Liechtenstein

    Correct Answer
    B. Mauritius
    Explanation
    Mauritius has assured India that it will assist the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Black Money in its investigation. This means that Mauritius has agreed to cooperate and provide necessary support to the SIT in their efforts to uncover and track down black money.

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  • 20. 

    Oil prices on 4 November 2014 dipped to a four-year low of 82.82 US dollars per barrel. The primary reason for this was

    • A.

      Fall in demand of oil by emerging economies

    • B.

      Increase in supply of oil by OPEC members

    • C.

      Decision of Saudi Arabia to give oil to US at discounted price

    • D.

      The advance of ISIS in the region

    Correct Answer
    C. Decision of Saudi Arabia to give oil to US at discounted price
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the decision of Saudi Arabia to give oil to the US at a discounted price. This decision by Saudi Arabia led to an increase in the supply of oil in the market, which in turn caused the oil prices to dip to a four-year low. By offering oil at a discounted price, Saudi Arabia aimed to maintain its market share and put pressure on other oil-producing countries. This move had a significant impact on the global oil market and contributed to the decline in oil prices.

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  • 21. 

    Name the cheapest automatic car launched by Maruti Suzuki on 3 November 2014.

    • A.

      Alto K10

    • B.

      Alto 800

    • C.

      Swift Dream

    • D.

      Zen K10

    Correct Answer
    A. Alto K10
    Explanation
    The cheapest automatic car launched by Maruti Suzuki on 3 November 2014 is the Alto K10.

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  • 22. 

    Law Commission headed by Justice (retd) A P Shah recently recommended deleting 73 more obsolete statutes. In this context which one of the following obsolete Act is not matched with its year of becoming effective?

    • A.

      Representation of the People Act: 1951

    • B.

      Special Marriage Act: 1954

    • C.

      Indian Divorce Act: 1869

    • D.

      Indian Evidence Act: 1861

    Correct Answer
    D. Indian Evidence Act: 1861
    Explanation
    The Indian Evidence Act was not effective in 1861.

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  • 23. 

    Name the woman who was appointed as the first woman chief of CERN, the particle physics research centre, on 4 November 2014?

    • A.

      Rolf Heuel

    • B.

      Fabiola Gianotti

    • C.

      Sukumari Banerjee

    • D.

      Christine Lagarde

    Correct Answer
    B. Fabiola Gianotti
    Explanation
    Fabiola Gianotti was appointed as the first woman chief of CERN, the particle physics research centre, on 4 November 2014.

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  • 24. 

    Which cricketer on 5 November 2014 won the LG People’s Choice Award for the year 2014?

    • A.

      Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    • B.

      Angelo Mathews

    • C.

      Kumar Sangakarra

    • D.

      Virat Kohli

    Correct Answer
    A. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    Explanation
    Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the LG People's Choice Award for the year 2014.

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  • 25. 

    The Union Cabinet on 6 October 2014 gave its approval for signing a treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between with which country?

    • A.

      South Africa

    • B.

      Nigeria

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Bangladesh

    Correct Answer
    B. Nigeria
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nigeria. The Union Cabinet approved signing a treaty on transfer of sentenced persons with Nigeria. This treaty would allow for the transfer of prisoners between the two countries, providing a framework for cooperation in the administration of justice and rehabilitation of prisoners. It would also help in addressing issues related to overcrowding in prisons and facilitating the social reintegration of prisoners.

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  • 26. 

    Name the Indian-American who became one of the youngest lawmakers in the US on 5 November 2014.

    • A.

      Jay Goyal

    • B.

      Saira Blair

    • C.

      Niraj Antani

    • D.

      Patrick Ashok

    Correct Answer
    C. Niraj Antani
    Explanation
    Niraj Antani became one of the youngest lawmakers in the US on 5 November 2014.

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