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Current Affairs Question 19 October 2014

Daily Current Affairs Quiz-15



1. Who has been appointed as Union Finance Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs of the Union Ministry of Finance ?

A. Rajiv Mehrishi
B. Arvind Mayaram
C. Anil Swarup
D. Prabhu Dayal Meena


A. Rajiv Mehrishi
2. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed across the world on ________________. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

A. 17 October 2014
B. 11 October 2014
C. 7 October 2014
D. 1 October 2014


A. 17 October 2014

The theme for the day was Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty.
3. Which Indian born scientist received World Food Prize 2014 ?

A. Sanjaya Shastri
B. Sanjaya Patel
C. Sanjaya Upadhyay
D. Sanjaya Rajaram


D. Sanjaya Rajaram

An eminent Indian scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram on 16 October 2014 received the World Food Prize 2014 for his scientific research that led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production by more than 200 million tons building upon the successes of the Green Revolution.
4. Union Petroleum Ministry on 3 October 2014 set up a Panel headed by _____________ to inquire into the reasons for delay in developing gas discoveries in ONGC's Krishna Godavari basin KG-D5 block.

A. K.T.Thomas
B. B.N.Talukar
C. C.R.Patel
D. T.N.Gupta

B. B.N.Talukar
5. The Union ministry of Science and Technology announced which scheme for women scientist ?

A. ASHA
B. KIRAN
C. SABLA
D. UJALA

B. KIRAN

The Union ministry of Science and Technology announced 'Knowledge, Involvement, Research, Advancement through Nurturing (KIRAN)' for scientist- a unique advertising scheme to bring about, as far as possible, gender equality in the field if Science and Technology on September 11, 2014.
6. Union government on 16 October 2014 launched _____________ Shramev Jayate Karyakram.

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Deendayal Upadhyay
C. Shyamaprasad Mukharjee
D. Jayprakash Narayan


B. Deendayal Upadhyay
7. Governor of Central Bank of which country won Euromoney Award for Best Central Bank Governor of the Year 2014?

A. USA
B. France
C. Bangladesh
D. India

D. India

Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor of Reserve Bank of India on 10 October 2014 was conferred with Euromoney’s Central Bank Governor of the Year Award 2014 in Washington.
8. Hurricane Gonzalo of Category 2 struck which country on 18 October 2014 ?

A. Peru
B. Bermuda
C. India
D. Philippines


B. Bermuda
9. Indian-origin Singaporean Tamil poet and writer KTM Iqbal on 15 October 2014 was named for the 2014 Cultural Medallion, the highest cultural award of _________________.

A. Thailand
B. Singapore
C. Hongkong
D. Vietnam

B. Singapore
10. Which project India is planning to launch as an answer to China's 'Maritime Silk Road' ?

A. Project Nalanda
B. Project Mausam
C. Project Naya Bharat
D. Project India Today

B. Project Mausam 
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17 October 2014 Current Affairs Updates

1) Supreme Court granted bail to Jayalalithaa in DA case: The Supreme Court has granted interim bail to AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, who was sentenced to four years in jail in a high-profile corruption case that has lasted nearly two decades. Alongwith Jayalalithaa, her aide Sasikala and two others have also been granted bail. Jayalalithaa was granted bail of grounds of ill health.

2) India test-fired nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile: India's indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay', which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, was test-fired from a test range at Chandipur. "The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range at about 10.03 hours," said an official soon after the flight took off from the launch ground. It is the second test of the sub-sonic long range cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from the ITR.

3) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed: The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world. It was officially recognised by the United Nations. Theme for 2014 is: Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty. The annual day, in observance since 1993, is celebrated to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

4) West Indies cricket team pulled out of India tour: The West Indies tour to India has come to an abrupt end, with the BCCI saying it had been called off by the WICB and announcing a replacement tour. The WICB initially released a statement saying it had not called off the tour, but following a meeting after the fourth ODI in Dharamsala, it clarified that it was "left no option" by the West Indies players. The developments followed a protracted payment structure dispute between the players, the WICB and West Indies Players' Association. At the end of the game, the official broadcaster Star Sports displayed India as the winners of the ODI series by a 2-1 margin, though no trophy was given to MS Dhoni at the presentation ceremony.

5) Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela elected as non-permanent members of UNSC: Venezuela, Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain on 16 October 2014 were elected as non-permanent members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC). They were elected after member states voted in support of these five nations after three rounds of voting. All these five new members received over two-thirds of the votes cast in a secret ballot. The new members of the Security Council will begin their two-year appointment on 1 January 2015 and will serve on the Council until 31 December 2016.


6) India-born scientist Sanjaya Rajaram awarded World Food Prize:  India-born Mexican scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been presented with the prestigious World Food Prize 2014 for his agricultural research that led to a remarkable increase in world wheat production building on the successes of the Green Revolution.
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16th October 2014 Current Affairs Updates

1) Arvind Subramanian appointed Chief Economic Adviser: Former IMF economist Arvind Subramanian was appointed Chief Economic Advisor in the Finance Ministry. An alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, Subramanian joins the Finance Ministry at a time when the government has started work for the 2015-16 budget which will be the first proper budget of the Modi government. The post of CEA has been lying vacant since Raghuram Rajan left the Finance Ministry to join the Reserve Bank as Governor in September last year. The Finance Ministry has prepared an interim budget and full fledged budget for 2014-15 without a formal CEA in office. A graduate from St Stephens College, Subramanian has been advising the Indian government in different capacities and has been a member of the Finance Minister's Expert Group on the G-20.

2) ISRO successfully launched navigation satellite IRNSS 1C: Scripting yet another milestone in outer space, Isro successfully launched IRNSS 1C, the third member of the seven satellite constellation of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), in the wee hours of Thursday. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) - C26, carrying IRNSS 1C, lifted off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 1.32am. The satellite detached from the launch vehicle about 20 minutes after the launch at an altitude of 499.63km soaring with a velocity of 9604.87 metre per second. This was the 27th consecutive successful flight of PSLV.

3) Rajiv Mehrishi replaced Arvind Mayaram as Finance Secretary: The Narendra Modi government has transferred the top civil servant at the finance ministry, Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram, replacing him with Rajiv Mehrishi, the chief secretary of Rajasthan, a state that has pushed dramatic free market reforms in recent months.

4) Kotak Mahindra Bank launched Facebook-based funds transfer platform KayPay: Mumbai headquartered Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched KayPay, a bank agnostic payment product for Facebook users to send money to each other. Users won't have to depend on net banking or have to know the details of the payee, the company said. According to the bank, users can transfer funds by choosing recipients from their Facebook friends list. KayPay is built on top of the mobile based Immediate Payment System launched by the National Payment Corporation of India. Users have to register their bank accounts once to start using the service. KayPay uses Facebook user id & password and a One Time Password(OTP) to authenticate a transaction. Both sender and the receiver receive notification on SMS and Facebook.

5) Modi launched Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate scheme: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate scheme, under which he dedicated a Shram Suvidha portal, Labour Inspection scheme and Portability through Universal Account Number for Employees Provident Fund to the nation.



6) World Food Day celebrated: World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The World Food Day theme for 2014 is Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”.
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 15 October 2014

1) Australia’s Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker prize with war story: The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was on Tuesday night won by an Australian, with Richard Flanagan triumphing for a “magnificent novel of love and war” that tells the harrowing stories of prisoners and captors on the Burma railway. Flanagan won for The Narrow Road to the Deep North as he became the third Australian to win the prize, following on from Thomas Keneally and Peter Carey.

2) Global Handwashing Day observed: Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. It takes place on October 15 of each year. Thecampaign is dedicated to raising awareness of handwashing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention.

3) Tobacco packets to devote 85 percent space to warnings: India Wednesday made it mandatory for tobacco companies to devote 85 percent space on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products to warnings against the ill effects of tobacco consumption. "We have issued a notification to ensure that in the next few months cigarette manufacturers have 85 percent space on packets covered with either pictorial warnings or messages warning against the perils of tobacco use," union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced at a function on the occasion of Global Hand-washing Day. 

4) Maharashtra registers 64% turnout, Haryana creates history with 76% polling: Amid tight security arrangements, voters queued up to exercise their franchise as polling began for the 288 assembly seats in Maharashtra and 90 seats in Haryana on Wednesday. The assembly polls in both states are one of the biggest electoral tests for Narendra Modi, who spearheaded a high decibel BJP campaign to wrest power from the opposition. Over 76% eligible voters in Haryana and 64% in Maharashtra exercised their franchise .Both numbers are an increase from 2009 and the figure is all time highest for Haryana.


5) Raghuram Rajan given Best Central Bank Governor awardReserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has been conferred with the Best Central Bank Governor award for 2014 by Euromoney magazine. Euromoney said Raghuram Rajan’s tough monetary medicine combatted the storm ravaging the deficit-ridden economy in the recent emerging market crisis. Mr. Rajan received Euromoney’s Central Bank Governor of the Year Award 2014 in Washington on October 10, the RBI said in a release on Wednesday.
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Daily Current Affairs: 14 October 2014

1) PM Narendra Modi announced Rs 1,000 crores for Andhra Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited cyclone-battered Visakhapatnam on 14 Oct 2014, has announced a Rs. 1,000-crore package to help Andhra Pradesh get back on its feet.

2) World Standards Day observed: World Standards Day is celebrated internationally each year on 14 October.The aim of World Standards Day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy. 14 October was specifically chosen to mark the date, in 1946, when delegates from 25 countries first gathered in London and decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization.

3) Indian cop wins UN's international female peacekeeper award: An Indian police inspector has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award by the UN's police division for her "exceptional achievements" in her duty with the UN mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts towards helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Inspector Shakti Devi of the Jammu & Kashmir Police, currently deployed in the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan ( UNAMA), has been awarded the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2014. 

4) IRCTC launched ticket booking app for Android:  IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) has released IRCTC Connect, the official railway ticket booking app for Android. The launch of the Android app comes more than an year after IRCTC released the first railway ticket booking apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. It had also launched a BlackBerry 10 app in August 2014. The IRCTC Connect app offers users a one-step login feature, the ability to search and book train tickets, view and cancel tickets and upcoming journey alerts.


5) Khaled Bahah new PM of Yemen: In Yemen, President Mansour Hadi has named country’s envoy to UN, Khaled Bahah as the next Prime Minister. He was among the three names proposed by the Houthi rebels to end the political standoff in the country.

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Daily Current Affairs: 13 October 2014

1) 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics announced: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2014 to Jean Tirole “for his analysis of market power and regulation”. The prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace have been awarded since the inception of Nobel Prize in 1901, however the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was created in 1968. The economics prize is officially called the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. 

2) International Day for Disaster Reduction observed: World observed 'International Day for Disaster Reduction 2014' on October 13.  The day is celebrated to raise awareness of how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters. The theme for this year is 'Resilience is for Life'. The focus this year is on older people and the role they can play in resilience-building through their experience and knowledge.

3) Shashi Tharoor dropped as Congress spokesperson: The Congress on Monday dropped its former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor from the party’s panel of spokespersons in view of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee’s demand for disciplinary action against him for accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to a select panel of prominent personalities to advocate the Swachh Bharat Mission. The decision to drop Mr. Tharoor from the panel of spokespersons was taken by Congress president Sonia Gandhi as per the recommendations of the party’s Disciplinary Action Committee.

4) ‘Queen of Jaffna’ to link Sri Lanka's north again: The “Queen of Jaffna,” a once-popular train linking the ethnic Tamil’s northern heartland to the rest of Sri Lanka before a bloody civil war cut the link 24 years ago, chugs back into service this coming week, reinforcing the government’s authority in a region once controlled by Tamil rebels. President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated service along the 400-kilometer (250-mile) route between Jaffna and Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital.

5) India 55th on global hunger index:  India has made some progress in reducing poverty level, but still ranks behind neighbouring Nepal and Sri Lanka on the Global Hunger Index and its hunger status remains classified as "serious". India was at 63rd position in the global hunger index (GHI) last year. The 55th position in 2014 is better than Pakistan (ranked 57) and Bangladesh (57), but trails behind Nepal (44) and Sri Lanka (39). Burundi, Eritrea Top Global Hunger Index.
6) Mary Kom named Most Valuable Player of India's Asian Games campaign: Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India on Monday. Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in Asian Games when she clinched the yellow metal in the Incheon Games in flyweight (-51kg) class, was named the MVP after a poll. All the 11 individual/team gold winners, including the men's hockey team, were in the contest.

7) Gujarat increased women's reservation to 33% in government jobs:Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel decided to increase the quantum of reservations for women in state government jobs by 3%. Therefore, the quota now stands at 33%. The decision follows the CM's announcement of 33% reservation for women in the police force.
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Nobel prize for Economics 2014

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2014 to

Jean Tirole
Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France

“for his analysis of market power and regulation”.

--> Tirole is the third French Laureate awarded the prize in Economic Sciences.

--> Tirole who has used game theory in an attempt to find ways to control the dominance of major companies said he was incredibly surprised when he got the news.

--> 61-year-old Tirole who was awarded the economics prize — the first without an American winner or joint winner since 1999 wins eight million kroner (£700,000) prize.


--> The Academy said, "Tirole is one of the most influential economists of our time. He has made important theoretical research contributions in a number of areas, but most of all he has clarified how to understand and regulate industries with a few powerful firms."
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 12 October 2014

1) Indian Super League begins: The new order in Indian football announced its arrival with a bang on Sunday! With its exciting freshness, well-packaged avatar and a never-seen-before razzmatazz, the mass entertainment of Bollywood and football, riding on Indian cricket's shoulder, descended on the illuminated Salt Lake Stadium to set the ball rolling for Indian Super League. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee started the proceedings. And it was left for Nita Ambani, chairperson of the ISL, to strike the right chord when she officially opened it before the world. Atletico de Kolkata won the opening match against Mumbai City FC.

2) Bryans achieve ‘Masters Slam’: American twins Bob and Mike Bryan added another accolade to their lengthy resume after taking the Shanghai Masters men’s doubles title on Sunday to become the first pair to win all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. The 35-year-old siblings defeated French Open champions Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 7-6(3) to take an unprecedented 101st career title in their 152nd final.

3) Cyclone Hudhud hits parts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha: Cyclone Hudhud, which made a landfall in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, lost its intensity by evening as it moved further 60km northwest of Visakhapatnam, India Meteorological Department said. The cyclone hit the port city of Visakhapatnam on Sunday bringing with it torrential rains in three coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and leaving five persons dead in the state and neighbouring Odisha besides snapping power and communication lines.

4) Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinched Dutch Open, bags maiden Grand Prix: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram on Sunday notched up the biggest triumph of his career by clinching USD 50,000 Yonex Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament. The 27-year-old Bangalore-based player defeated Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 10-11, 11-6, 11-7, 1-11, 11-9 in the men's singles final which lasted 46 minutes to bag his maiden Grand Prix title at the Topsportcentrum Almere.

5) Kevin-Pietersen launched his autobiography named 'KP': Maverick England discard, Kevin Pietersen, who has had a turbulent time with the England team management,admits that meeting Rahul Dravid in India was a blessing, and has praised the former Indian legend in shaping up his batting technique. Pietersen, who recently launched his book 'KP', says an e-mail by Dravid on tackling his weakness against spin bowling, helped him immensly and brought to light his batting flaws. "Rahul was a great and heroic Indian batsman in his day. He is also a genius at dealing with spin bowlers. Our conversations and emails were a private master class from a genuine guru.Rahul improved my cricket and helped me develop the way I think about the game. His generosity will stay with me always," said Pietersen about Dravid.

6) India to host Asia Cup archery: India has been allotted the inaugural leg of the Asia Cup world-ranking archery tournament early next year. The Asia Cup, which will replace the Asian GP, will be held on the format of the annual World Cups and fetch valuable ranking points for the archers. According to a top Archery Association India (AAI) official, the first leg will be conducted in Delhi in the second week of January. The second and third legs have been allotted to Bangkok (March) and Tehran (June).
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Current Affairs Questions and Answer 17 October 2014


 Daily Current Affairs Questions-14


1. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 16 October 2014 successfully launched third navigation satellite Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) 1C. How many satellites were planned to be deployed to form satellite constellation of the IRNSS ? 
IRNSS-1C

A. 5
B. 7
C. 9
D. 11


B. 7

The first two satellites in the series were IRNSS 1A and IRNSS 1B.

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C26 injected IRNSS 1C into the designated orbit from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. This was the 27th consecutive successful flight of PSLV.

The fourth navigational satellite of the IRNSS segment will be launched in December 2014 and the project will be fully operational in 2015.
2. Who amongst following was appointed as India's Chief Economic Adviser for a period of 3 years ?

A. Aditi S. Ray
B. Dr. Vinita Aggarwal
C. Kaushik Basu
D. Dr. Arvind Subramanian

D. Dr. Arvind Subramanian

He has worked in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (1992-2013), the GATT (1988-1992) during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations, and taught at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government (1999-2000) and the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University (2008-2010, and 2014).

He is the author/editor of five books:
I.India's Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation (2008; Oxford University Press).
2. Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance (2011; Peterson Institute for International Economics).
3. Who Needs to Open the Capital Account (with Olivier Jeanne and John Williamson; 2012; Peterson Institute for International Economics).
4. Greenprint: A New Approach to Cooperation on Climate Change (2013; with Aaditya Mattoo; Center for Global Development).
5. Efficiency, Equity, and Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System at the Millennium (2002; with Roger Porter and Pierre Sauve; Brookings/Harvard University Press).

His next book, From Wariness to Partnership: Closer India-US Economic Cooperation (with C. Fred Bergsten) will be published later this year.

He is a columnist for India's financial daily, Business Standard. He contributes regularly to the UK daily, The Financial Times.
3. India pledged aid ______________ for Gaza reconstruction.

A. 2 million dollar
B. 4 million dollar
C. 10 million dollar
D. 25 million dollar

B. 4 million dollar
4. Recently Turaga Janaki Rani died. He was renowned author in which Indian language ?

A. Telugu
B. Tamil
C. Kannada
D. Malayalam

A. Telugu
5. Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises on 25 September 2014 proposed the Union Cabinet to shut down how many sick Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSEs)?

A. six
B. seven
C. eleven
D. twenty

A. six 

The sick CPSEs include HMT Watches, HMT Barings, HMT Chinar Watch, Hindustan Photo Films, Hindustan Cables and Tungbhadra Steel. 

Besides, the Ministry also proposed to revive 5 CPSEs. These CPSEs include HMT Machine Tools, Heavy Engineering Corporation, NEPA, Nagaland Paper & Pulp Co; and Triveni Structurals.
6. Sadiq, a 10-year old terminally ill boy became which city's Police Commissioner for a day ?

A. Hyderabad
B. Delhi
C. Mumbai
D. Patna

A. Hyderabad

His last wish was fulfilled by the help of an NGO, Make a Wish Foundation that decided to fulfill Sadiq’s dream on humanitarian ground.
7. Uber Cup 2014 title has been won by ____________.

A. India
B. China
C. Finland
D. Russia

B. China
8. Which village in Nagaland has been declared as India's first Tobacco-free village ?

A. Pheza
B. Merema
C. Garifema
D. Bosta

C. Garifema
9. Which senior advocate of the Supreme Court has been appointed as new Solicitor General of India ?

A. Ranjit Kumar
B. Milon K. Banerji
C. Mukul Rohatgi
D. L.Nageswara Rao

A. Ranjit Kumar
10. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 16 October 2014 repositioned its Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan as a precautionary step against the expected Comet ____________ that would fly by Mars, the red planet on 19 October 2014.

A. Phobos
B. Siding Spring
C. Machholz 1
D. Giclas


B. Siding Spring
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Target General Knowledge 1000 Questions Part III

Mixed Bag


21. The first mid-term elections for Lok Sabha were held in GKquiz

A. 1951
B. 1954
C. 1962
D. 1971

 
D. 1971
22. Epicentre is concerned with

A. Volcano
B. Cyclone
C. Earthquake
D. Land-sliding

 
C. Earthquake
23. How many members of Anglo-Indian Community can be nominated by the President of the India to the Parliament ?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 5
D. 11


 
B. 2
24. Who decides whether a bill is a Money Bill or not ?

A. The President
B. Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
C. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
D. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

 
C. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
25. The Kheda Satyagraha was basically initiated by

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Mohanlal Pandya
C. Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel
D. Vinoba Bhave

 
A. Mahatma Gandhi
26. Children confined to closed dark rooms are likely to suffer from

A. goitre
B. anaemia
C. pellagra
D. bone deformation


 
D. bone deformation
27. Which one of the following is responsible for waterblooms ?

A. Small fish
B. Blue-green algae
C. Fishing trawlers
D. Oil tankers


 
D. Oil tankers
28. Which one of the following is known as the first line of defence for the body ?

A. WBCs
B. Antibodies
C. Skin
D. Nails

 
B. Antibodies
29. Widal test is required for the diagnosis of

A. tuberculosis
B. typhoid
C. leprosy
D. etanus

 
B. typhoid
30. The Speaker's vote in Lok Sabha is called

A. Direct vote
B. Indirect vote
C. Casting vote
D. Sound vote

 
C. Casting vote
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Target General Knowledge 1000 Questions Part II

11. The invention of slide rule is contributed to ___________. Slide_rule

A. Oughtred
B. Newton
C. Pascal
D. Babbage


 
A. Oughtred
12. 1 Megabyte equals approximately

A. 1 million bits
B. 10 million bits
C. 1 million bytes
D. 1000 bytes


 
C. 1 million bytes
13. Which of the following devices is used in the First Generation Computer ?

A. Vacuum Tube
B. Integrated circuit
C. Microprocessor
D. Micro-controller


 
A. Vacuum Tube
14. The term 'Programme' in Computer Science refers to ________________.

A. a set of instructions
B. the integral design of computer
C. Any information stored in memory
D. Any information processed by computer

 
A. a set of instructions
15. Unit of measurement of intensity of earthquake is _____________.

A. Kilometer
B. Kilogram
C. Newton
D. Richter scale


 
D. Richter scale
16. Which soil is best for cotton cultivation ?

A. Black-Regur Soil
B. Red Soil
C. Sandy Soil
D. Clay Soil

 
A. Black-Regur Soil
17. In 2009, Chemistry Nobel laureate American Scientist of Indian origin is ____________________.

A. Sir C.V.Raman
B. Dr. S.Chandrashekhar
C. Dr. Venkatraman Ramkrishnan
D. Dr. Amarte Sen

 
C. Dr. Venkatraman Ramkrishnan
18. Which tax gives more income in the economy of developing country ?

A. Indirect tax
B. Direct Tax
C. Agricultural Tax
D. None of these


 
A. Indirect tax
19. Which is the longest river of India ?

A. Ganges
B. Yamuna
C. Krishna
D. Godavari

 
A. Ganges
20. Which is not a cause of increasing prices of food grains ?

A. Holding by traders
B. Increasing population
C. Increasing per capita Income
D. Less stock of stored food grain

C. Increasing per capita Income 
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Target General Knowledge 1000 Questions Part I

Geography Question and Answer



1. 'Hirakud Dam' is built on the river __________. Hirakud-Dam

A. Ganges
B. Indus
C. Godavari
D. Mahanadi


D. Mahanadi
2. One lunar day is equal to ___________.

A. one earth day
B. 14 earth day
C. 28 earth day
D. 365 earth day


C. 28 earth day
3. Days and nights are of equal duration on March 21 at ___________.

A. Equator alone
B. The Tropic of Cancer alone
C. The Tropic of Capricorn alone
D. All parallels of latitude


D. All parallels of latitude
4. Marble is a ____________________.

A. Plutonic rock
B. Volcanic rock
C. Metamorphic rock
D. Sedimentary rock

C. Metamorphic rock
5. Dhariwal, in Punjab, is famous for ____________.

A. Cotton textiles
B. Woolen goods
C. Fertilizers
D. Machine tools

B. Woolen goods
6. Western Ghat belong to ______________ vegetation.

A. Deciduous
B. Tropical
C. Mangrove
D. Hill Forest

B. Tropical
7. Which Indian state is the largest quantity of rubber ?

A. Assam
B. Kerala
C. West Bengal
D. Gujrat

B. Kerala
8. Mount Everest is located in _____________. Mount-Everest

A. Nepal Himalayas
B. Assam Himalayas
C. Kumaon Himalayas
D. Punjab and Himachal Himalayas


A. Nepal Himalayas
9. Chilka lake is situated in ___________.

A. Odisha
B. Rajsthan
C. Assam
D. West Bengal

A. Odisha
10. What is Plankton ?

A. Drifting organism in oceans, lakes or rivers
B. A variety of seafish
C. A sea animal in cold seas
D. None of the above

A. Drifting organism in oceans, lakes or rivers 

Oct 16, 2014

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Result of PA / SA Direct Recruitment Examination 2014


On completion of Paper II & subsequent processing respective Postal Circle shall publish Result of PA/SA Direct Recruitment Examination 2014 on its website. Candidate is requested to visit the website of the Postal Circle for updates on regular basis.

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Current Affairs Quiz 16 October 2014

1. Who amongst following won Man Booker Prize 2014 ? Man-Booker-Prize-2014

A. Richard Flanagan
B. Ali Smith
C. Howard Jacobson
D. Neel Mukherjee


 
A. Richard Flanagan
The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a novel of Australian author Richard Flanagan. His previous novels were Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist and Wanting.
2. Union Finance Ministry on 14 October 2014 approved ____ FDI proposals with total investment of 1546 crore rupees.

A. 25
B. 35
C. 45
D. 55

 
A. 25
3. Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) on 14 October 2014 launched Facebook-based funds transfer platform ___________. Kotak-Mahindra-Bank

A. Rupay
B. FaceKotak
C. KayPay
D. Easycash

 
C. KayPay

Now users can transfer funds by choosing recipients from their Facebook friends list and there will be no charges for either sending or receiving the money.
4. Man Booker Prize 2014 was awarded for which novel ? Man-Booker-Prize

A. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
B. The Lives of Others
C. J
D. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

A. The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The novel narrates story of a love and war during the construction of the Thailand Burma Death Railway in World War II. The story revolves around a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp and centres upon the experiences of surgeon Dorrigo Evans (an Australian doctor) who was haunted by his wartime love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Post war, he finds his growing celebrity as a war hero at odds with his sense of his own failings and guilt.
5. The book "Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar" authored by ________________.

A. Dilip Vengsarkar
B. Dilip D’Souza
C. Ravi Shastri
D. Harsha Bhogle

 
B. Dilip D’Souza

Dilip D'Souza is a Mumbai-based writer and journalist
6. Global Hand Washing Day (GHD) was observed across the world on ____________. Global-Hand-Washing-Day

A. 5 October 2014
B. 11 October 2014
C. 13 October 2014
D. 15 October 2014


 
D. 15 October 2014

Theme for 2014 GHD is Clean Hands Save Lives.
7. Who of the following has been nominated as the next Interpol chief to be appointed to the post in 2015 ?

A. Juergen Stock
B. Ronald K Noble
C. Raymond Kendall
D. Ranjit Sinha

 
A. Juergen Stock

On 17 June 2014, Juergen Stock of Germany was selected by INTERPOL’s Executive Committee as its candidate to be the Organization’s next Secretary General. He will assume office when current Secretary General Ronald K. Noble steps down in 2015.
8. Which of the following state has recently been declared as India's first 'Kerosene-free' state ?

A. Gujrat
B. Tamilnadu
C. Delhi
D. Sikkim

C. Delhi
9. 'Hard Choices' is the memoir of which of the following renowned personalities ?

A. Hilary Clinton
B. Condoleezza Rice
C. John F. Kerry
D. Madeleine Albright

 
A. Hilary Clinton
10. In October 2014, which government passes motion to recognize Palestine?

A. USA
B. UK
C. Japan
D. Israel

B. UK 

Oct 15, 2014

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Current Affairs Question and Answer 15 October 2014

1. According to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) released on 13 October 2014 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), India ranked at ___________ position. global-hunger-index

A. 5th
B. 25th
C. 55th
D. 75th

C. 55th

The 2014 GHI was calculated for 120 developing countries and countries in transition, 55 of which have a serious or worse hunger situation.
2. Who was chosen as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of India’s Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors, Samsung India ?

A. Seema Punia
B. Yogeshwar Dutt
C. Men's squash team
D. MC Mary Kom

D. MC Mary Kom
3. Which Indian badminton player won 50000 dollar Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament 2014 ? badminton

A. Ajay Jayaram
B. Aditya Joshi
C. Saurabh Varma
D. Sameer Verma

A. Ajay Jayaram

This was maiden GP title for Jayaram and with this win, he also became the first Indian to win badminton Grand Prix tournament under the new 11x5 scoring system.
4.In October 2014 Khaled Bahah appointed as Prime Minister of_____________.

A. Turkmenistan
B. Yemen
C. Switzerland
D. Italy


B. Yemen
5. Lok Sabha MP Kapil Krishna Thakur died on 13 October 2014, he was representative of which Loksabha constituency ?

A. North 24 Parganas
B. Machilipatnam
C. Tezpur
D. Bhagalpur

A. North 24 Parganas
6. US Online store Amazon on 12 October 2014 signed a deal with which Indian retailer to jointly sell goods over the internet ?general-knowldge

A. Future Group
B. Flipkart
C. WS Retail
D. Big bazar


A. Future Group
7. NASA successfully installed its first Earth-observing instrument ___________________ on the ISS. nasa

A. ISS-RapidScat
B. NASA Earth
C. Earth Map
D. Spy Sat


A. ISS-RapidScat
8. India signed the Minamata Convention on 30 September 2014. This Convection is related to ?Minamata-Convention

A. CFC
B. Forests
C. Mercury
D. Ozone


C. Mercury

The convention is named after the Japanese city Minamata that has become synonymous with deadly mercury contamination since 1950.

The Minamata Convention gives five years time to India to control and reduce emissions from new power plants and 10 years time for the already existing power plants.
9. Recently powerful typhoon Vongfong stuck ____________.

A. India
B. Japan
C. Indonesia
D. Philippines


B. Japan
10. Cyclone Hudhud struck coastal areas of which Indian states ? hudhud

A. Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal
B. Andhra Pradesh and Odisha
C. Tamilnadu and Keral
D. Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh


B. Andhra Pradesh and Odisha
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