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Quiz 36 on Current Affairs 2014-15 for SSC CGL, UPSC, IBPS, MAT, CAT and other competitive exams

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUIZ

Fastest shorthand writer was ?
Dr. G. D. Bist
J.M. Tagore
J.R.D. Tata
Khudada Khan
For which of the following disciplines

is Nobel Prize awarded?

Physiology or Medicine
Physics and Chemistry
All of these
Literature, Peace and Economics
Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New

York is the world’s ?

Largest Railway Station
Highest Railway Station
None of the above
Longest Railway Station
Name the authority that named three

Indian Airports Namely Delhi's Indira

Gandhi International (IGI), Mumbai's

Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport

and Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International

airport (RGI) among the top five airports

in different category in March 2013.

Airports Council International
Airports Council India
Airports Council Asia
Airport Authority of India
All Women Post Office, which of the

following statements in relation to the

Women Post office true.
I. Union Minister of Communications & IT,

Kapil Sibal on 8 March 2013 inaugurated

the First All Women Employees Post Office

of India at Rastrapati Bhawan in New

Delhi.
II. Post Office is called Project Arrow

Office and consists of three counters. Two

of the three counters offer Multi Purpose

services such as registration, booking of

money orders, booking of speed post as

well as sale of IPOs
III. Junior Engineer [Civil] - the in-

charge of maintenance of the post office

building, as well as the Assistant

Superintendent of Post Offices of the

Postal Sub Division and Senior

Superintendent of Post Offices of Delhi

Central division of this Post Office are

also women.
IV. There are 1003 women employees at

operative level in Delhi circle. The

percentage of these women in overall

workforce is around 14 percent. In

administrative cadres, percentage of women

employees is 22 percent.

Statements I, II and IV are true
Statements II, III and IV are true
All the four statements are true
Statements I, III and IV are true
The government in March 2013 for the

first time instituted national awards in

order to recognise the efforts and

encourage excellence in the field of

prevention of Alcoholism and Drug abuse

and rehabilitation of its victims. Which

of the following statements in relation to

the same are true?
I. The awards shall be conferred on the

awardees in a function to be held in New

Delhi on the 26 June every year, which has

been declared as the International Day

against Drug Abuse and Illicit

Trafficking.
II. The Awards are open to all Indian

Institutions, Organisations including Gram

Panchayats and Individuals without any

distinction or discrimination on grounds

of religion, race, sex, caste or creed.
III. Under the provisions of the awards,

the person who has done outstanding work

in the field of awareness generation or

de-addiction or rehabilitation will be

recognized and will not be recognized.
IV. This is the plan of Union Ministry of

Social Justice and Empowerment.

Statements I, III and IV are true
All the four statements are true
Statements II, III and IV are true
Statements I, II and IV are true
The Union Cabinet on 14 March 2013

cleared a Bill providing for severe

punishment for rape, acid attack, stalking

and voyeurism more to the point reducing

the age of consent for sex to 16 years.

Which of the following statements

mentioned below are true in context of the

bill?
I. The bill was named the Criminal Law

(Amendment) Bill, 2013
II. As per the provisions the bill

demanded reduction of the age of consent

from existing 18 to 16 years; and was

accepted by the cabinet and made a law
III. Stalking, voyeurisms have been

defined as criminal offences in the bill.

Sustained stalking will be a non-bailable

offence.
IV. As per the bill there is replacement

in more general expression sexual assault

used in the ordinance. It also provides

for the death sentence if the rape victim

dies or ends up in a vegetative state.

Statements II, III and IV are true
Statements I, II and IV are true
Statements I, III and IV are true
All the four statements are true
What growth percent is estimated by

World Bank for the Indian Economy during

2013-14?

7 Percent
6 Percent
4 Percent
8 Percent
 Which of the financial regulator is

not included among four financial

regulators who signed an agreement on 8

March 2013 among each other for co-

operation on consolidated supervision and

monitoring of financial groups?

RBI
SEBI
IMF
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
What is the percentage of Investment

allowance as proposed in the Union Budget

2013-14 for investment in plant &

machinery?

10 Percent
12 Percent
15 Percent
13 Percent
What is the hike percentage on Defence

Budget over the last year 2012-13, as

allocated in the Union budget 2013-14 thus

promising more funds required for national

security?

12 Percent
14 Percent
10 Percent
9 Percent
Union Government of India on 7 March

2013 approved export of what quantity of

wheat from its Godowns?

10 Miilion Tonnes
5 Million Tonnes
15 Milion Tonnes
20 Million Tonnes
Which drug company, on 4 June 2013

announced that got the final approval from

US health regulator, US Food and Drug

Administration (USFDA) for generic

testosterone cypionate injection?

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
Ranbaxy
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
Where did Coca-Cola, the largest

soft-drink maker of the world, opened its

bottling plant on 4 June 2013 as part of

its planned five-year 200 million US

dollar investment?

Coca-Cola
Pinya Manufacturing Co.
PepsiCo
Coca-Cola Zero
Which State Government signed a

Memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 5

June 2013 with Directorate General of

Foreign Trade (DGFT) for making use of

electronic Bank Realization Certificate

(e-BRC)?

Maharashtra Government
Delhi Government
Kerala Government
Haryana Government
The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) roped in

which company for maintenance as well as

cleanliness of Taj Mahal as well as five

more tourist destinations, under the

Campaign Clean India?

Indian Oil
Bharat Petroleum
ONGC
Hindustan Petroleum
Media General, the owner of 18

network-affiliated TV stations announced

on 6 June 2013 that it will merge with

which privately held company?

New Young Broadcasting
MyNetworkTV
NBC
Fox 1
China and the US agreed mutually to

hold high level, regular negotiations on

setting standards for ________________.

Commercial spying only
Cyber security only
Commercial spying as well as cyber security
None of the above
Parliament of which country that

passed a bill that criminalized gay

marriage, and made it punishable with a

14-year prison term.

Nigeria
South Korea
Germany
Russia
The UN Security Council on 31 May 2013

imposed sanctions on the Syrian rebel

group, ___________ on account of its links

with Al-Qaeda?

Syrian Revolution General Commission
Al-Nusra Front
Syrian Islamic Front
National Salvation Front in Syria
Name the organization that has offered

help to Pakistan for Polio Vaccination?

AIIMS
Red Cross Society of India
Apollo India
Rotary International's India National Polio Plus Committee
 India and Thailand signed a treaty

after two decades of negotiations. Name

the treaty?

Free Trade Agreement
Extradition Treaty
Economic Support Treaty
None of the above
 The United States on 10 May 2013

slapped sanctions against four Iranian

Nuclear Supply Companies and an individual

for their attempt to procure goods for

Iranian Nuclear Programme. Name the four

companies against which the sanctions were

launched ?

Aluminat, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Pishro Systems Research Company and Taghtiran Kashan Company
Aluminat, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Parviz Khaki and Taghtiran Kashan Company
Parviz Khaki, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Pishro Systems Research Company and Taghtiran Kashan Company
Aluminat, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Pishro Systems Research Company and Parviz Khaki
Name the country that launched a legal

challenge to Australia's tobacco packaging

laws at the World Trade Organization, the

Geneva-based trade body

Germany
Kuwait
Cuba
Singapore
Name the Party ___________ led by by

Najib Razak in May 2013 that won by simple

majority in the 13th General Elections of

Malaysia.

Seruan Al-Azhar Clarion party of Malaysia
Pilehan Timur party of Malaysia
National Front of Malaysia
The Malaysian Party
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