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Quiz 87: on Current Affairs 2014-15 for SSC CGL, UPSC, IBPS, MAT, CAT and other competitive exams









GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUIZ


 Which cellular technology celebrated its 20th
anniversary in July, 2011?


GSM

CDMA

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

The US recently upgraded India to ............... countries on
its Human Trafficking List.


Tier I

Tier II

Tier III

Tier IV

Name the temple in Pakistan whose gates were recently
re-opened after 60 years following a High Court order.


Badami Cave Temple

Kailash Temple

Mukteshwara Temple

Goraknath Temple

Who is the Director of the 2011 Lollywood film ‘Bol’?

Shoiab Mansoor

Atif Aslam

Iman Ali

Sajjad Ali

The website launched by J.K. Rowling for legal access to
Harry Potter books is


Pottermore

Harrypottermore

Hogwartsinn

None of the above

Curiosity is on a _________ mission on Mars for finding out the chemical and geologic conditions on Mars which are required for supporting as well as preserving the microbial life. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option:

3-year

2-year

5-year

10-year

In the first bionic man of the world, Rex, where did the synthetic blood come from?



MIT

Swansea

University College London

Sheffield University

Which of the following statements is not true?

NASA on 9 February 2013 announced that its Mars rover Curiosity drilled into the surface of the planet for first time.

The drilling into Martian surface took place for the first time on 8 February 2013.

As an outcome of the drilling, the pictures were sent by Challenger which depicted a hole of around 0.63 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep in the fine-grained sedimentary bedrock.

The first drill target of Curiosity was a Martian rock which was laced with the veins which appeared like water-deposited minerals

Where was the first bionic man of the world called Rex unveiled on 7 February 2013?

Europe Science Museum

London's Science Museum

American Science Museum

Paris Science Museum

Name the Mars rover of NASA.

Challenger

Era

Curiosity

Discovery

The core of Milky Way is actually cloaked in dust which makes all stars unclear from telescopes of the astronomers, except the brightest stars. But these hypervelocity stars were useful in providing a peep into _________. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option

Formation of stars in Milky Way

Deaths of stars in Milky Way

Birth of the stars in the universe

Deaths of the stars around the Sun

NASA scientists discovered the youngest black hole in our galaxy, Milky Way in February 2013. How far is this black hole from Earth?

26000 light years away

12000 light years away

10000 light years away

25000 light years away

Astronomers in the third week of February 2013 discovered six speeding stars which were racing through the space at a speed of 3.2 million kilometres per hour. The mass of these stars is equivalent to what?

Milky Way

Moon

Earth

Sun

A new study using data from a pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites found on 12 February 2013 that large parts of the arid __________ region lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the past decade. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option.

North Western

Middle East

South Eastern

Saudi Arabia

The Union Cabinet of India approved merger of Bharat Heavy Plate & Vessels Ltd. (BHPV) Vishakhapatnam with which company?

Bharat Electronics Ltd.

Akaltara Power Ltd.

BEML Ltd.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

Telecom Regulator Authority of India (TRAI) started the pre-consultation process for the country-wide __________. Fill in the blank with appropriate option.

lower STD rates

mobile number portability

free roaming

free international SMS

Dabur India on 18 February 2013 launched Dabur Babool Salt Powder Toothpaste. Who was chosen for endorsing this brand?

Irrfan Khan

Bipasha Basu

Sonakshi Sinha

Salman Khan

Which company launched WiFi-only Galaxy Camera in February 2013? The new WiFi-only Galaxy Camera is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system.

Cannon

Nikon

Sony

Samsung

A group of various banks agreed to loan 937 crore Rupees for 1000-MW NTPL power project. NTPL power project is the joint venture of Tamil Nadu Power Generation and Distribution Corporation as well as Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC). Where will the project come up?

Kalpakkam

Vishakhapatnam

Tuticorin

Tamil Nadu

Where will the first wildlife skywalk of India come up?

Sikkim

Shillong

Manali

Manipur

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

Flowers

Fruits

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

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

Moon

Mars

Sun

Earth

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 opti

Atlantic

Caribbean Islands

Cayman Trough

None of these

A box of books said to be that of Sir Isaac Newton, in the school physics laboratory of UK was discovered in the first week of February 2013. The textbooks are over 300 years old and contain works of Sir Issac Newton who is credited with discovery of gravity. Name the institute where these books were discovered

Silsoe Research Institute

Newcastle-under-Lyme School, Staffordsh

The Royal Institution of Great Britain

Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research




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