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Quiz 85: on Current Affairs 2014-15 for SSC CGL, UPSC, IBPS, MAT, CAT and other competitive exams









GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUIZ


World cancer day was observed on 4 February 2013 in order to raise awareness about this illness as well as to promote the measures, early detection, prevention and treatment of the disease. What was the theme for World Cancer Day, 2013?  


Teach children and teenagers to avoid UV exposure by being "sun smart"

Global burden of cancer

Cancer - Did you know?

Together it is possible

The result of first direct Presidential elections held in Czech Republic was declared on 25 January 2013. Name the person who emerged as the winner in the Presidential Elections of Czech Republic?

Petr Necas

Karel Schwarzenberg

Milos Zeman

Vaclav Klaus

Name the winner of Nobel Prize for literature, 2012 and the movie star who were given a political role in China by being selected as members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, one of the houses of Chinese parliament. 

Zhang Ziyi and Mo Yan

Mo Yan and Jackie Chan

Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Jackie Chan

Mo Yan and Tony Leung Chiu Wai

 India dropped itself nine places in the list of 179 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index 2013, which is the lowest since 2002.India was ranked at which position in context of World Press Freedom Index 2013?

140

149

131

79

NASA on 1 February 2013 marked 10th anniversary of which Space Shuttle?

Challenger

Columbia

Both of these

None of these

The Reserve Bank of India on 29 January 2013 slashed its key interest rates by 0.25 per cent and released 18000 crore rupees additional liquidity into the system to perk up growth through reduced cost of borrowing. Which of the following statements in context of the same is true?
i. RBI in its third quarter monetary policy review surprised the market by cutting short-term lending rate called repo, by 0.25 per cent to 7.75 per cent 
ii. The Cash Reserve Ratio was slashed to 4 percent
iii.The repo rate cut will increase the cost of borrowing for individuals and corporate, whereas the reduction in CRR, which is the portion of deposits that banks have to park with RBI, would improve the availability of funds. 
iv. the stance of monetary policy in this review is intended to provide an appropriate interest rate environment to support growth as inflation risks moderate


All the four statements are true

Statements i, ii and iv are true

Only statement iii is true

Statements ii and iii are true’

 Which of the following statements mentioned below are true?
i. The Union Government of India gave the Maharatna status to three PSUs- BHEL, AAI and GAIL on 1 February 2013. Granting Maharatna status to BHEL, AAI and GAIL will provide them with better functional and financial freedom and will also guarantee them with better valuation of the shares.
ii. Enforcement Directorate issued a penalty notice to IPL team Rajasthan Royals for violation of Forex Laws. The penalty notice was issued after investigating the matter for 2 years under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
iii. Maharatna firm has a capacity to take investment decision of around 10000 crore Rupees without taking assistance from the government. On the other hand, forms with Navratna status have this capability of 5000 crore Rupees.
iv. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in February 2013 gave its principle approval for the price pooling mechanism of coal. The mechanism includes cost blending of the domestic coal with the imported one to counterbalance price hike.


Statement ii is only true

Statements ii, iii and iv are true

Statements ii and iv are true

Statements i and iii are true

Rajasthan Royals was penalized with a fine amount of around 100 crore Rupees for violating the Forex laws in February 2013. Name the body that slapped the fine on the IPL team?

Enforcement Directorate

BCCI

Competition Commission of India

None of these

Match the following PSUs with the status granted to them?
i. Coal India Limited                  a. Navratna
ii. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited    b. Miniratna Category I
iii. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited   c. Miniratna Category I
iv. RITES Limited                          d. Maharatana


i&a, ii&d, iii&c and iv&c

i&d, ii&a, iii&b and iv&c

i&c, ii&a, iii&b and iv&d

i&d, ii&b, iii&a and iv&c

Name the two PSUs, which were granted the Maharatna status by the Union Government of India in February 2013?

BHEL and GAIL

ONGC and Gail

NTPC and BHEL

ONGC and NTPC

Life Time Achievement Award 2012 was conferred to an Indian by Ernst & Young. Name the person who was conferred with the award

Ratan Tata

Azim Premji

Aditya Vikram Birla

Gautam Thapar

The Union Cabinet of India on 6 February 2013 gave its nod to the proposal of decreasing the headcounts to what number in habitations under the government's flagship programme, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, PMGSY

200

125

140

100

My India Initiative-A Digital Volunteer Programme was launched by which ministry of the Government of India?

New and Renewable Energy

Information and Broadcasting Ministry

Agricultural Ministry

Science and Technology Ministry

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 8 February 2013 arranged the first of its kind Live Twitter Conference. What was the theme of the conference?

Live Twitter Conference

Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference

Community Radio: Road Travelled & Way Forward

Climate Change and Sustainable Development Conference


Which Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) got in-principal approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for establishing as well as operating White Label ATMs (WLAs) in the last week of June 2013?


Muthoot Finance

USB Financial Corporation Ltd.

Mahindra& Mahindra Financial Services Ltd

Escorts Finance Ltd.

Name the Walmart India Head who resigned from the US retail giant on 26 June 2013.



Mike Duke

Ramnik Narsey

Raj Jain

Rob Walton

The European Commission (EC) on 26 June 2013 approved Inter Continental Exchange’s (ICE) proposed 8.2 billion dollars takeover of __________. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option.

BSE- Euronext

NYSE-Euronext

ICE-Next

Nasdaq

Which drug firm on 25 June 2013 announced that it was given World Health Organisation (WHO) pre- qualification for the anti-malarial tablets which will be launched immediately?

Bristol Mayer Pharma

Aurobindo Pharma

Wyeth Pharma

Strides Arcolab Pharma

Which online travel portal announced in June 2013 that it acquired GateGuru, the mobile resource for airport as well as flight information across the globe?

Easy Go Trip

TripAdvisor

Make My Trip

Travel guru

UK scientists in the third week of January 2013 discovered a set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest anywhere in the world while exploring the ocean floor in the __________. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option

Atlantic

Caribbean Islands

Cayman Trough

None of these

Where did the researchers in the third week of February 2013 detected water traces inside the crystalline structure?

Moon

Mars

Sun

Earth

The astronomers in the second week of February 2013 discovered the proof that cosmic rays originate as the results of explosions of stars or supernova, these are termed as the most energetic event in the galaxy. Who discovered the cosmic rays first in 1912?

Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi

Eratosthenes

Victor Hess

Claudius Ptolemy

Scientists discovered in their study that Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) can detect the electric fields of _________. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option.

Plants

Vegetables

Fruits

Flowers

 Where will the first wildlife skywalk of India come up?

Sikkim

Shillong

Manali

Manipur

The Sixth East Asia Summit (EAS) was organized in
…………… in November, 2011.


Indonesia

India

Thailand

Philippines




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