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Sunday, April 20, 2014

GK Current Affairs Quiz : 19-20 Apr 2014

1. A new robot called Borewell Robot was developed by a Madurai-based social worker to rescue kids who fall into borewells. Can you name him?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Jaya Pandian
[B] PN Subramaniam
[C] M.Manigandan
[D] KV Nilkantham


2. Randstad Awards 2014 was announced on 17 April 2014 to encourage best practices for talent attraction and to identify the best Employer Brand in the country based on perceived attractiveness of a company. Which company was awarded as the most attractive employer in India?
[Category: Recruitment Current Affairs]
[A] Microsoft
[B] Sony India
[C] Yahoo India
[D] Amazon


3. Scientists from which University created a 3D model of the human malaria parasite genome for the first time, whose study was published in the journal Genome Research on 16 April 2014?
[Category: Science GK Current Affairs]
[A] University of Pennisylvenia
[B] University of California
[C] University of Singapore
[D] University of Melbourn


4. Archie Andrews the famous comic book character that has ruled the market of comics for past 73 years is set to die in this summer issue of July 2014. Who created this fictional character Archie?
[Category: Comics Current Affairs]
[A] Vic Bloom and Jennifer Howud
[B] John Goldwyn and Nick Brown
[C] Jim Walter and Parker Dennis
[D] Vic Bloom and Bob Montana


5. Which country's ferry carrying 459 passengers and crew drowned on 16 April 2014 off the south of the Korean Peninsula?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] South Korea
[B] North Korea
[C] Japan
[D] China


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Current Affairs GK for Exams Questions Answers Quiz: 18 April 2014

1. On 17 April 2014, who took over as the 22nd Chief of Indian Navy?
[Category: CDS GK Current Affairs]
[A] Admiral DK Joshi
[B] Admiral Sharad Sinha
[C] Admiral S K Bhagwat
[D] Admiral Robin K Dhowan


2. Supreme Court (SC) of India on 17 April 2014 said that the national auditor is empowered to audit the revenues of private telecom companies. Who is the national auditor?
[Category: India GK Current Affairs]
[A] Comptroller and Auditor General
[B] Financial Controller
[C] Financial Auditor General
[D] Chartered Auditor General


3. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) panel on 4 April 2014 announced that this place in India regained the world record for highest rainfall in 48 hours with 2493 millimeters. Which place?
[Category: Recent GK Current Affairs]
[A] La Reunion Island
[B] Imphal
[C] Cherrapunji
[D] Gangtok


4. On 15 April 2014, this bank launched digital banking facilities for the convenience of customers. The bank will offer its valued customers the facility of opening accounts at their door step through Tab Banking. The sales staff of bank will visit the customers at their home and with the use of the tablets they will get the formalities completed. Which bank has launched this service?
[Category: Bank Exam GK Current Affairs]
[A] ICICI Bank
[B] State Bank of India
[C] Axis Bank
[D] Yes Bank


5. Google on 14 April 2014 bought a maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones. It has acquired the drone making company to bring internet access to the remotest parts of the world and also to solve problems related to it. Name the company?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A] Quartz Aerospace
[B] Emerald Aerospace
[C] Titan Aerospace
[D] Sapphire Aerospace


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

16-17 April GK Current Affairs Quiz

1. A memoir entitled "Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths" authored by which former Coal Secretary was released on 14 April 2014 in New Delhi?
[Category: Exams Current Affairs]
[A] P C Parekh
[B] Sanjaya Baru
[C] Pulok Chatterji
[D] Ranjeet Sinha


2. Indian Railways launched a portal on 15 April 2014 with an aim to improve energy efficiency in Indian Railways. This initiative will facilitate railways in saving energy upto 15 percent by the year 2020, through improved energy efficiency measures as laid down in Railway’s vision document. What is the name of the portal?
[Category: Railways GK Current Affairs]
[A] RAILENERGY
[B] RAILSAVER
[C] RAILESAVE
[D] ESAVER


3. Inflation based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) reached a 3-month high of _________ in March 2014. This hike was driven up by increases in prices of food items and fuel costs.
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] 5.3 %
[B] 5.5 %
[C] 5.7 %
[D] 5.9 %


4. The largest lender of India, State Bank of India (SBI) on 15 April 2014 launched a financing scheme for women fashion boutique owners. By what name the scheme is known as?
[Category: Bank PO Current Affairs]
[A] Women Boutique Financing
[B] Financing Cottage
[C] Fashion Financing
[D] Boutique Financing


5. The 61st National Film Awards for 2013 was announced in New Delhi on 16 April 2014 by the Directorate of Film Festivals. Which film was selected as the Best feature film?
[Category: Films GK Current Affairs]
[A] Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
[B] Ship of Theseus
[C] Shahid
[D] Kaphal


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GK Current Affairs Quiz for 14-15 April 2014

1. In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court today recognised transgenders or eunuchs as third category of gender and directed Centre and states to grant them all facilities including voters ID, passport and driving licence. A bench of Justices ___________ and ___________ directed the government to take steps for granting recognition to transgenders as a separate third category of gender after male and female.
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] P. Sathasivam and A K Sikri
[B] Rajendra Mal Lodha and K S Radhakrishnan
[C] Rajendra Mal Lodha and A K Sikri
[D] K S Radhakrishnan and A K Sikri


2. Who is the author of the book "The Accidental Prime Minister" released recently?
[Category: Recent GK Current Affairs]
[A] Sanjaya Baru
[B] P C Parekh
[C] Pulok Chatterji
[D] Ranjeet Sinha


3. Who was appointed as the first women Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 11th April 2014?
[Category: Civil Services Current Affairs]
[A] G Rohini
[B] S Agnihotri
[C] Karuna Deshpande
[D] Savita S


4. The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced on 12 April 2014 that legendary poet and film lyricist Gulzar was selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013. He is the _____ winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] 40th
[B] 42nd
[C] 45th
[D] 47th


5. The Union Home Ministry on 13 April 2014 for the first time approved the recruitment of young women as combat officers in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). SSB is the second largest border guarding force. Young women under and up to the age of _____ years will be recruited as direct entry officers in the rank of assistant commandants (ACs).
[Category: SSB Current Affairs]
[A] 21 Years
[B] 25 Years
[C] 27 Years
[D] 30 Years


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Current GK and Online Current Affairs Quiz: 12-13 April 2014

1. A documentary entitled Gulabi Gang will be screened at the 14th New York Indian Film Festival to be held from 5 May to 10 May 2014. The documentary is based on the life of which activist?
[Category: Recent GK Current Affairs]
[A] Medha Patkar
[B] Irom Sharmila
[C] Sampat Devi
[D] Kamlesh Devi


2. Which company announced on 10 April 2014 to sold its equity stake to Vodafone India for 8900 crore rupees?
[Category: MBA Exams GK Current Affairs]
[A] Piramal Enterprises
[B] Shyam Telecom
[C] NSN Technologies
[D] Maytas Group


3. Name the British-American physicist, who won Millennium Technology Prize 2014 for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks.
[Category: Science GK Current Affairs]
[A] Shuji Nakamura
[B] Tim Berners-Lee
[C] Michael J Francis
[D] Stuart Parkin


4. State Bank of India (SBI) on 11 April 2014 launched its Twitter handle account. SBI aims to strengthen its social media presence with this launch. What is the twitter handle of SBI?
[Category: Bank Current Affairs]
[A] SBIOnline
[B] TheOfficialSBI
[C] OnlineSBI
[D] SBITweet


5. On 11 April 2014, who was appointed as Next Chief Justice of India by President of India?
[Category: IAS GK Current Affairs]
[A] Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha
[B] Justice P. Sathasivam
[C] Justice A F Hussain
[D] Justice P N Singhvi


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GK Current Affairs for 10-11 April 2014

1. In remarks that sparked outrage on Thursday, Samajwadi Party chief opposed capital punishment for rape, saying “ladke, ladke hain… galti ho jati hai (boys will be boys… they commit mistakes).” He further said his government would try to change such anti-rape laws. Can you name him(Shame on him)?
[Category: Disgusting Current Affairs]
[A] Akhilesh Yadav
[B] Azam Khan
[C] Ram Gopal Yadav
[D] Mulayam Singh Yadav


2. On 9 April 2014 , who became 1st Indian cricketer on cover page of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack when the 151st edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack published?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Sunil Gavaskar
[C] Kapil Dev
[D] Ravi Shastri


3. Which Indian businessman on 10 April 2014 was appointed as a member of the Board of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)?
[Category: MBA Exams GK Current Affairs]
[A] Anil Ambani
[B] Ratan Tata
[C] Mukesh Ambani
[D] Kishor Biyani


4. One of the stone-age tribes of Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) islands for the first time casted their votes in Great Nicobar on 10 April 2014. Can you name the tribe?
[Category: Lok Sabha Chunav 2014 Current Affairs]
[A] Bidu
[B] Jhawar
[C] Shompens
[D] Rainser


5. A new security threat which adversely impacts the online safety of internet users worldwide has been detected recently. This threat can result into compromising of confidential information. This problem is limited to OpenSSL, a variant of SSL/TLS, but OpenSSL software is used by a large no. of websites. What is the name of it?
[Category: Computers Banking Current Affairs]
[A] Bodybleed
[B] Bloodwar
[C] Heartbleed
[D] Bloodthreat


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz : 9 April 2014

1. INS Vikrant, the decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy has been sold for 60 crore rupees in first week of April 2014 to which company?
[Category: Indian GK Current Affairs]
[A] AB Group Pvt Ltd
[B] SK Commercial Pvt Ltd
[C] IBIL Pvt Ltd
[D] IB Commercial Pvt Ltd


2. Approximate what per cent of government’s foodgrain is stored in an “unprofessional” way due to acute shortage of storage capacity to the tune of 35 million tonnes as per the industry chamber Assocham, which said this on Wednesday, 9th April 2014?
[Category: Civil Services GK Current Affairs]
[A] 20 %
[B] 30 %
[C] 40 %
[D] 50 %


3. Which Indian cricketer has been named as one of the five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden for his performance in 2013 on 9th April 2014?
[Category: Sports GK Current Affairs]
[A] MS Dhoni
[B] Shikhar Dhawan
[C] Virat Kohli
[D] Yuvraj Singh


4. A new law legalizing sale of self-testing kits for HIV came into force in which country on 6 April 2014?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] USA
[B] Australia
[C] UK
[D] Spain


5. Ashish Bose, veteran demographer, died in New Delhi due to illness on 7 April 2014. Ashish Bose was best known for coining which term?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] BIMARU
[B] HAMAAR
[C] PANCHAYATI RAJ
[D] RAVAR


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