Current Affairs Quiz 31 October 2014

Daily Current Affairs Quiz-21

1. On 28th October 2014, Google has dedicated a doodle on its homepage to Jonas Salk on scientist's 100th birthday. Salk developed which vaccine ? current-affair-quiz

A. Malaria
B. Typhoid
C. Polio
D. Tuberculosis

C. Polio
2. Who amongst following is appointment as the first BJP Chief Minister of Maharashtra ?

A. Nitin Gadkari
B. Devendra Fadnavis
C. Pankaja Munde
D. Eknath Khadse

B. Devendra Fadnavis
3. Recently, Dilma Rousseff has been Re-elected to Second Term as President of which country ?

A. Brazil
B. Chile
C. Argentina
D. Peru

A. Brazil
4. I. World Economic Forum (WEF) on 28 October 2014 released the Global Gender Gap Report 2014. The 2014 report provides Gender Gap scores for 142 countries compared to 136 countries included in 2013 report.
II.In the Report, India with a score of 0.646 has been ranked 114.
III. In 2013, India was ranked 101 out of 136 countries.

Which of these statements are correct ?

A. Only I, II
B. Only II, III
C. Only I, III

5. India on 29 October 2014 was re-elected to which Specialized agency of United Nations ?



United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India's term at ECOSOC was scheduled to end in 2014.
6. The central government has set a ___________ deadline for Members of Parliament to choose one village which they will develop as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

A. November 11
B. November 16
C. November 21
D. November 30

A. November 11
7. Who clinched the World Billiards Championship (time format) title to bag a record 12th world crown and also complete a rare 'Grand Double' post his third win in both the long and short formats in the same year ? pankaj-advani

A. Geet Sethi
B. Pankaj Advani
C. Mike Russell
D. Balachandra Bhaskar

B. Pankaj Advani
8. Which Indian eminent scientist has been conferred the prestigious fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society, London for his outstanding contributions in the field of aeronautics and aerospace engineering ?

A. Dr. Koppillil Radhakrishnan
B. Dr G Satheesh Reddy
C. Avinash Chander
D. Dr. G Madhavan Nair

B. Dr G Satheesh Reddy

He is Director of DRDO's Research Centre Imarat. This fellowship is considered as Top International Honour for Navigation Scientist.
9. Michael Sata (Nick Name: King Kobra) died on 28 October 2014 in London at age of 77. He was President which African nation ?

A. Algeria
B. Tunisia
C. Zambia
D. Madagascar

C. Zambia

He was reputed for a sharp tongue and rude manner which earned him nick name, King Cobra.
10. Who amongst following is Chief of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money ?

A. Mukul Rohatgi
B. Justice Ranjana P Desai
C. Justice MB Shah
D. Justice HL Dattu

C. Justice MB Shah

Current Affairs Quiz 30 October 2014

Daily Current Affairs Quiz-21

1. Who was appointed as Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board ?
A. Surya Prakash
B. Mrinal Pande
C. Markandey Katju
D. Akhilesh Bharti

A. Surya Prakash

Surya Prakash on 28 October 2014 was appointed as the Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board for a term of three years.

He succeeded Mrinal Pande whose term ended on April 2014.

Surya Prakash authored What Ails Indian Parliament was published in 1995.He was Editor, Zee News; Executive Editor, The Pioneer; India Editor, Asia Times, a business and political daily published from Bangkok and Singapore; Political Editor, Eenadu Group of Newspapers and Chief of Bureau, Indian Express, New Delhi.
2. World Polio Day was observed across the world on ________________.

A. 21 October
B. 24 October
C. 27 October
D. 29 October

B. 24 October

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
3. Harvard Business Review (HBR), in the issue of November 2014, named which CEO as best-performing CEO in the world ?

A. Jeff Bezos ( Amazon )
B. Pierre Nanterme (Accenture)
C. Tim Cook (Apple Inc.)
D. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook )

A. Jeff Bezos ( Amazon )
4. Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 28 October 2014 announced TB-____________ to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) from India.

A. Mission 2017
B. Mission Possible
C. Mission 2020
D. Mission Eliminator

C. Mission 2020
5. Which cricketers recently entered Bradman Hall of Fame ?

A. Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh
B. Waqar Younis and MS Dhoni
C. Bob Simpson and Sir Garry Sobers
D. Rahul Dravid and Shane Warne

A. Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh

The cricketers were inducted as the 2014 Bradman Honourees at a gala dinner held at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground.
6. Who won the 2014 World’s Children Prize on 29 October 2014 after a global vote involving millions of children ?

A. Malala Yousafzai
B. Kailash Satyarthi
C. Samantha Smith
D. Shirin Ebadi

A. Malala Yousafzai

Remember:Indira Ranamagar and John Wood won the 2014 World's Children's honorary awards. Whereas Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history was nominated for the 2014 World’s Children’s Prize for her courageous and dangerous fight for girls’ right to education. She received 50000 US dollar as award.
7. Read following sentences carefully.

I .Finance ministers and tax chiefs from fifty-one countries signed an agreement on 29 October 2014 to automatically swap tax information beginning in 2017.

II. The agreement that was reached in Berlin will help the participant countries to share financial data and boost efforts to crackdown on tax evasion.

III. United States hasn’t signed the deal but said that it will share information as part of bilateral deals, while India has deferred from signing the agreement.

Which of these statements are correct.

A. Only I,II
B. Only I,III
C. Only II,III

8. On October 2014 which Union ministry has launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) ?

A. Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs
B. Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
C. Union Ministry of Rural Development
D. Union Ministry of Women and Child Development

A. Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs
The scheme was launched on pilot basis in one block each of the States of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
9.The Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) announced to set up a Free Trade and Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) on 100 acres, adjacent to its premises. Kamarajar port will became the first port on the eastern coast to set up FTWZ. This port is located in which Indian State?

A. Kerala
B. Odisha
C. West Bengal
D. Tamilnadu

D. Tamilnadu
10. According to recent report Released by Inter-American Development Bank, India ranks _________ among 55 developing nations in clean energy investment .

A. first
B. fourth
C. tenth
D. thirty-fifth

B. fourth

30 October 2014 Current Affairs & GK Quiz for preparing Exams

1) Who is/are the winner of World’s Children prize 2014?
(A) Malala Yousafzai
(B) Indira Ranamagar
(C) John Wood
(D) All the above

2) Michael Sata, who passed away on 28 October 2014 in London was the President of which African country?
(A) Nigeria
(B) Uganda
(C) Zambia
(D) Mangolia

3) Sachin Tendulkar along with which other player was on 29 October 2014 inducted into Don Bradman Hall of Fame?
(A) Brian Lara
(B) Steve Waugh
(C) Ricky Ponting
(D) Rahul Dravid

4) Which territory in September 2014 held a referendum for independence from the United Kingdom?
(A) England
(B) Northern Ireland
(C) Scotland
(D) Wales

5) What was India’s rank in the World Bank’s latest “Ease of Doing Business” report which was released on 29 October 2014?
(A) 142
(B) 189
(C) 140
(D) 134

6) Union Health Minister on 29 Oct 2014 announced "TB-Mission 2020" to eliminate Tuberculosis from the country. Name the Union Health Minister?
(A) Nitin Gadkari
(B) Arun Jaitley
(C) Harsh Vardhan
(D) Sis Ram Ola

7) Srinagar city is situated on the banks of which river?
(A) Sutlej
(B) Tapi
(C) Jhelum
(D) Tawi

8) India along with 20 other countries on 23 October 2014 signed an agreement to set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Where will be its headquarters?
(A) Tokyo
(B) New Delhi
(C) Dhaka
(D) Shanghai

9) Where will the 2018 Commonwealth games be held?
(A) India
(B) Wales
(C) Australia
(D) Canada

10) Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami from which country was on 29 October 2014 handed death penalty for killings of nation’s leading intellectuals during the country’s War of Liberation in 1971?
(A) Bangaldesh
(B) Pakistan
(C) Iran
(D) Saudi Arabia


1) Ans. (D) All the above
2) Ans. (C) Zambia
3) Ans. (B) Steve Waugh
4) Ans. (C) Scotland
5) Ans. (A) 142
6) Ans. (C) Harsh Vardhan
7) Ans. (C) Jhelum
8) Ans. (D) Shanghai
9) Ans. (C) Australia
10) Ans. (A) Bangaldesh

Daily Current Affairs Updates: 29 October 2014

1) Malala won 2014 World’s Children prize: Champion for girls’ rights Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history, won the World’s Children’s Prize 2014 on 29 October 2014, after a global vote involving millions of children. “Millions of children have voted to award Malala this year’s World’s Children’s Prize for the rights of the child,” the organisation said in a statement. “Nobody has ever received the Nobel Peace Prize and the World’s Children’s Prize, often dubbed the ‘Children’s Nobel Prize’ by the media, in the same year,” it added. This year’s honorary awards went to former Microsoft executive John Wood, founder of the Room to Read literacy group, and Indira Ranamagar from Nepal, for her work for the children of prisoners. Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, Anne Frank and Kofi Annan have previously been honoured.

2) India ranks 142 in latest "Ease of Doing Business" report: World Bank- India ranked 142 among the 189 countries surveyed for the latest World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” report released on Wednesday, a drop by two places from the last year’s ranking, as Singapore topped the list. The fall in ranking from last year’s 140 is mainly because other nations performed much better, Bank officials said. India’s ranking originally stood at 134 last year, but was adjusted to 140 to account for fresh data. In the 2014 report, India had 52.78 points and this year it scored 53.97 points. The latest ranking, however, does not take into account a slew of measures taken by the Modi government to make India a business friendly destination.

3) World Stroke Day observed: World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. On this day, organizations around the world have facilitated events emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide.

4) Harsh Vardhan announces TB-Mission 2020: Underlining the plans of the Indian government to eliminate Tuberculosis from the country, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today announced 'TB-Mission 2020'. Vardhan was speaking at WHO's Global TB Symposium titled 'Moving out of the box to end global TB epidemic: with post-2015 strategy. Tuberculosis control was also declared as the dominant agenda for the upcoming meeting of BRICS Health Ministers in December.

5) Government relaxed FDI norms for construction, real estate sector: The government eased overseas investment rules in construction to attract money into the funds-starved sector and serve its twin objectives of faster job creation and housing for all. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a comprehensive proposal by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), dropping the minimum 10-hectare rule for serviced housing plots and slashing the minimum floor area for construction development projects to 20,000 sq m from 50,000 sq m to be eligible for overseas investment. 

6) Sachin Tendulkar inducted into Don Bradman Hall of Fame: Sachin Tendulkar added another feather to his cap on Wednesday when the Indian batting legend was inducted as one of the latest honourees in the Bradman Foundation. At a gala dinner held at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground, former Australian captain Steve Waugh was the other cricketer to enter the Bradman Hall of Fame alongside Tendulkar.

7) Bangladesh Jamaat chief gets death for war crimes: A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal on Wednesday handed death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for crimes, which include the killings of nation’s leading intellectuals during the country’s War of Liberation in 1971.

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29 October 2014 Current Affairs Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

1) Devendra Fadnavis is set to become the first BJP Chief Minister of which state?
(A) Haryana
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Delhi
(D) Himachal Pradesh

2) Which of these derives its name from a river in the Democratic republic of Congo?
(A) Chikungunia virus
(B) Lassa fever
(C) Ebola virus
(D) Salmonella bacteria

3)  Who was appointed as the new Chairman of the Prasar Bharti Board on 28 October 2014 for a term of three years?
(A) Jawhar Sircar
(B) Bimal Julka
(C) Surya Prakash
(D) None of these

4) 2018 FIFA World Cup logo was unveiled by FIFA President Sepp Blatter on 28 October 2014. Which country is hosting the event?
(A) Qatar
(B) Japan
(C) Brazil
(D) Russia

5) Union Government on 28 October 2014 has launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) for the welfare of?
(A) Tribal People
(B) Transgenders
(C) Labourers
(D) Minorities

6) What was India’s rank in the World Economic Forum’s 2014 gender gap index that was released on 27 October 2014?
(A) 101st
(B) 77th
(C) 114th
(D) 5th 

7)  Which company on 28 Oct 2014 launched the refreshed version of its popular hatchback car named 'Swift' with 10 per cent enhanced fuel efficiency?
(A) Maruti Suzuki
(B) Honda
(C) Chevrolet
(D) Hyundai

8)  International Internet Day was observed globally on?
(A) 30 October 2014
(B) 29 October 2014
(C) 28 October 2014
(D) 27 October 2014

9) Japanese telecom giant Softbank on 27 October 2014 announced to invest 627 million US dollar in which online retailer?
(A) Snapdeal
(B) Flipkart
(C) Amazon
(D) eBay

10) Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently gave a commitment to modernise which country's defence and security forces, after talks with his counterpart of that country?
(A) Bhutan
(B) Indonesia
(C) Vietnam
(D) Cuba


1) Ans. (B) Maharashtra
2) Ans. (C) Ebola virus
3) Ans. (C) Surya Prakash
4) Ans. (D) Russia
5) Ans. (A) Tribal People
6) Ans. (C) 114th
7) Ans. (A) Maruti Suzuki
8) Ans. (B) 29 October 2014
9) Ans. (A) Snapdeal
10) Ans. (C) Vietnam

Current Affairs Quiz 29 October 2014

Daily Current Affairs Quiz-20
1. Who amongst following has been named to chair global research platform panel on sustainable development instituted by an alliance of UNEP, UNESCO and World Meteorological Association? current-affair-quiz

A. Shahi Throor
B. Madhav Gadgil
C. Arvind Subramanian
D. Jairam Ramesh

D. Jairam Ramesh

He was designated as the head of Future Earth Engagement Committee, a global research platform panel on sustainable development.

The Future Earth Engagement Committee was instituted by an alliance of organisations including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
2. According to World Bank report released on April 2014, India has replaced which country to become third largest economy based on Purchasing Power Parity(PPP)?

A. Japan
B. Germany
C. Russia
D. China

A. Japan
3. Who amongst following was recently appointed as the CEO of software giant Infosys?

A. Vishal Sikka
B. S. Ramadora
C. Jeya Kumar
D. Kris Gopalakrishna

A. Vishal Sikka
4. According to World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, India is at ________ position amongst _____142 countries.

A. 71st
B. 101st
C. 114th
D. 135th

C. 114th

India slipped 13 spots from its last year's ranking of 101 on the Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum. India is part of the 20 worst-performing countries on the labour force participation, estimated earned income, literacy rate and sex ratio at birth indicators.

On the other hand, India is among the top 20 best- performing countries on the political empowerment subindex.

The index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria.
5. The Centre will soon launch an intensive information, education and communication (IEC) campaign at an estimated cost of __________ to generate awareness about the need for cleanliness and to bring about much-needed behavioural changes for achieving the goal of 'Swachh Bharat'

A. Rs 1800 crore
B. Rs. 900 crore
C. Rs. 500 crore
D. Rs. 100 crore

A. Rs 1800 crore
6. As per the latest data from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued Aadhaar numbers to to how many residents across the country as of now ?

A. 90 crore
B. 70 crore
C. 60 crore
D. 45 crore

B. 70 crore
Nine states, including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, have crossed 90 per cent Aadhaar coverage, while 16 states have over 70 per cent coverage, a press statement by UIDAI said.In the recent months, government has provided fresh impetus to the UIDAI by linking Aadhaar to various schemes and initiatives, including the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), MGNREGS, Pensions, Scholarships, DBTL, UAN (EPFO), PDS, Passports, Attendance system in government offices etc.
7. Global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services SunEdison Inc signed an MoU with which state government to establish 5,000 MW capacity of solar power in next five years in the state ?

A. Gujarat
B. Tamilnadu
C. Rajasthan
D. Maharashtra

C. Rajasthan
8. Which telecom giant from Japan 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. SoftBank Group
B. ANI Technologies
C. NTT Communications Corp
D. Tokai Communications

A. SoftBank Group

9. Google CEO Larry Page on 26 October 2014 appointed whom as new Product Chief of Google ?

A. Vic Gundotra
B. Sundar Pichai
C. Susan Wojcicki
D. Andy Rubin

B. Sundar Pichai

In addition to handling his new responsibility, Pichai will continue to work as Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome and Apps.
10. Sundar Pichai will look after entire major product range of Google except ___________.

A. Google plus
B. Gmail
C. Search Maps
D. Youtube

D. Youtube

Google’s YouTube will remain under the command of Susan Wojcicki, CEO of the well known video hosting website.

28 October 2014 Current Affairs Questions for Competitive Exams

Current Affairs for Competitive Exams

1) Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed this year from October 27, 2014 to November 01, 2014 with the theme?
(A) “Transparency in Public"
(B) "Promoting Good Governance -- positive contribution of vigilance".
(C) "Combating Corruption- Technology as an enabler"
(D) "Participative Vigilance"

2) In the recently released World Bank report titled India Development Update, claims India's GDP to grow by ....... percent in current fiscal year?
(A) 5.6
(B) 4.3
(C) 3.6
(D) None of these 

3) Senzo Meyiwa who was shot dead by intruders on 26 October 2014 was the captain of which country’s national soccer team?
(A) Nigeria
(B) Italy
(C) Afghanistan
(D) South Africa

4) Dilma Rousseff was on 27 October 2014 re-elected as the president of which country?
(A) Germany
(B) Brazil
(C) South Korea
(D) Liberia

5) What was India's position in the latest ICC Test rankings released on 26 October 2014?
(A) 3rd
(B) 4th
(C) 5th
(D) 6th

6) Name the dedicated website for Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) lauched by Union Finance Ministry on 27 October 2014?

7) Who won the women's singles title of BNP Paribas WTA Finals on 26 October 2014?
(A) Serena Williams
(B) Cara Black
(C) Simona Halep
(D) Sania Mirza

8) Nguyen Tan Dung who began his two-day India visit on 27 October 2014 is the Prime Minister of which country?
(A) Taiwan
(B) Vietnam
(C) Mongolia
(D) North Korea

9) Which Indian golfer recently won the Venetian Macau Open?
(A) Anirban Lahiri
(B) Arjun Atwal
(C) Shiv Kapur
(D) Himmat Rai

10) Who is the subject of Sanjaya Baru’s book, The Accidental Prime Minister which was released some months back?
(A) H D Deve Gowda
(B) Inder Kumar Gujral
(C) Manmohan Singh
(D) Rajiv Gandhi


1) Ans. (C) "Combating Corruption- Technology as an enabler"
2) Ans. (A) 5.6
3) Ans. (D) South Africa
4) Ans. (B) Brazil
5) Ans. (D) 6th
6) Ans. (C)
7) Ans. (A) Serena Williams
8) Ans. (B) Vietnam
9) Ans. (A) Anirban Lahiri
10) Ans. (C) Manmohan Singh

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