Current Affairs Questions 2 November 2014

Daily Current Affairs Question-23

1. Which country successfully completed its first return mission to the moon with its unmanned orbiter landing back on Earth, becoming only the third country in the world to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US accomplished the feat about 40 years ago ?

A. India
B. China
C. Europe
D. Japan
B. China
2. Fourth International Counter-Piracy Conference recently held in _________.

A. Dubai
B. Washington D.C.
C. London
D. Geneva
A. Dubai

The Conference was hosted by UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with global marine terminal operator DP World. The Conference addressed the challenges, and current concerns regarding maritime piracy.
3. All India Radio News Services Division on 29 October 2014 launched free SMS service in four more languages to provide news updates to people. Now total number of languages for AIR's free SMS news service reached to ____. All-India-Radio-News

A. 22
B. 16
C. 10
D. 8

C. 10

Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had launched Free AIR News on SMS service in Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali languages in September 2014.The four newly added languages are Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam and Assamese.
4. Who was appointed as Chairman of India Council for Cultural Relations ?

A. Girija Vyas
B. Lokesh Chandra
C. Karan Singh
D. Surya Prakash
B. Lokesh Chandra
5. _____________ the former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation who was blamed for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy died.

A. Don Bracken
B. Sir John Bradfield
C. Warren M Anderson
D. Roger Freeman
C. Warren M Anderson
6. Which company has adopted the Jantar Mantar as part of the cleanliness initiative of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ? current-affairs-quiz

7. Recently, BCCI slaps Rs 250 crore damages claim on which cricket board ?

A. Pakistani Cricket Board
B. West Indies Cricket Board
C. Sri lanka Cricket Board
D. South African Cricket Board
B. West Indies Cricket Board
8. Who amongst following this year's Nobel Prize winners is to donate USD 50,000 to help rebuild United Nations schools in Gaza ?

A. Shuji Nakamura
B. Kailash Satyarthi
C. Jean Tirole
D. Malala Yousafzai
D. Malala Yousafzai
9. World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, India stands at _____rank out of 142 countries.

A. 37
B. 73
C. 114
D. 134
C. 114

India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival.

India's 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.
10. As per the official statement, the term of the 14th Finance Commission has been extended till ______________ .

A. 31 December 2014
B. 31 March 2015
C. 30 June 2015
D. 31 August 2015
A. 31 December 2014

It is extended by two months.

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