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Thursday, April 24, 2014

GK Current Affairs for 24 April 2014

1. Indian railways information and technology arm, CRIS, on 23 April 2014 launched a new mobile application. This application can be used for various enquiries including train running status. What does CRIS stands for?
[Category: RRB Current Affairs]
[A] Centre for Railway Infotech Systems
[B] Central Railway India Systems
[C] Centre for Railway Indian Systems
[D] Centre for Railway Information Systems


2. B Shobha Nagi Reddy, contesting from Allagadda, died in an accident while returning from the campaign on 23rd April 2014. To which party she belonged?
[Category: Elections 2014 Current Affairs]
[A] Congress
[B] BJP
[C] YSR Congress
[D] DMK


3. Aiming to enhance its domain knowledge and expertise in life sciences, which BPO services major announced on 23rd April 2014 to acquire Pharmalink Consulting, a global provider of regulatory services in life sciences, for an undisclosed amount?
[Category: MBA Exams GK Current Affairs]
[A] Daksh
[B] Genpact
[C] Accenture
[D] Syntel


4. Who was appointed by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MoEA) on 23 April 2014 as India's first Ambassador to the separate Indian Mission to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) & East Asia Summit?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Suresh Kumar Reddy
[B] Chakresh Dhar
[C] Sachin Ahlawat
[D] Narinder Singh


5. Cadbury India Limited on 22 April 2014 announced to change its name to what?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Mondelez India Foods Limited
[B] Heinz India Foods Limited
[C] DelMonte India Foods Limited
[D] Hershey India Foods Limited


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Online GK Current Affairs Daily Questions Answers Quiz: 23 April 2014

1. The largest IT services provider of India, on 21 April 2014 joined the league of top 10 global IT services companies. It moved from the 13th position in 2012 to the 10th spot in 2013. This was revealed by the HfS Research Survey on competitive landscape for IT Services in 2013. Can you name the company?
[Category: Indian GK Current Affairs]
[A] Infosys
[B] TCS
[C] Wipro
[D] HCL


2. Name the Indian-American professor, who was named as one of ten Solar Champions of Change by the White House on 19 April 2014 because of the initiative taken by him in solar deployment across America?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Surendra Singh
[B] Harendra Singh
[C] Rajendra Singh
[D] Gurinder Singh


3. Which Campaign was launched on International Mother Earth Day by the India Biodiversity Portal on 22 April 2014 and would be organized from 22 April to 27 April 2014?
[Category: Recent GK Current Affairs]
[A] Neighbourhood Trees Campaign
[B] Reduce Carbon Footprint
[C] Reduce Pollution
[D] Green Healthy Life


4. A student astronomer Ethan Kruse found a self-lensing binary star system in the Lycra constellation. A binary star system is a place where two stars are so close that their gravitational interaction causes them to orbit about a common centre of mass. What name has been given to this start system?
[Category: Universe Current Affairs]
[A] KOI-3254
[B] KOI-3262
[C] KOI-3278
[D] KOI-3287


5. Who won the BMW Malaysian Open 2014 Tennis Tournament at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 20 April 2014?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Donna Vekic
[B] Dominika Cibulkova
[C] Sania Mirza
[D] Maria Sharapova


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GK Current Affairs Quiz : 21-22 April 2014

1. Every year on which day, the world observes International Mother Earth Day to create awareness and also to support environmental protection?
[Category: Days GK Current Affairs]
[A] 20 April
[B] 21 April
[C] 22 April
[D] 23 April


2. The blood donation camp organised by this Bank on 6 December 2013 was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. The camp involved 61902 participants with 1115 blood donation camps held across 709 locations in the country. The camp has found a place in Guinness Book of Records as the largest such drive on a single day. Name the Bank, which sets World record for Blood collection in a single day?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] ICICI Bank
[B] HDFC Bank
[C] SBI
[D] Axis Bank


3. Who was selected for M S Subbulakshmi Award 2014, which was announced by the M S Subbulakshmi Foundation on 19 April 2014?
[Category: Awards GK Current Affairs]
[A] Mathangi Sathyamurthy
[B] Saikumar
[C] Sujathan
[D] R Subramanya Sharma


4. The Supreme Court (SC) on 21 April 2014 lifted a 19 month old ban on mining(The ban was imposed in September 2012 as part of a drive to curb illegal mining) in which state?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Karnataka
[B] Odisha
[C] Jharkhand
[D] Goa


5. Which Indian company on 21 April 2014 announced that it has entered Bangladesh in two wheeler segment and it will enter the market of Bangladesh through a joint venture of 55:45 with Bangladesh’s Nitol Niloy and will invest 40 million US dollar in the country in next five years?
[Category: MBA Exams GK Current Affairs]
[A] Hero MotoCorp
[B] Bajaj Auto
[C] Mahindra
[D] LML Ltd


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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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