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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 2nd January 2014

1. Which cricketer cracked the fastest century in one-day international history, reaching three figures in just 36 deliveries against the West Indies on Wednesday, 1st January 2014?
[Category: Sports GK Current Affairs]
[A] Corey Anderson
[B] Shahid Afridi
[C] Shane Watson
[D] Rohit Sharma


2. Which country becomes the 18th EU member state to adopt the euro on 1st January 2014?
[Category: MBA Entrance Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Austria
[B] Latvia
[C] Belgium
[D] Lithuania


3. India scrapped the 3600 crore rupees to supply 12 VVIP helicopter deal with the Anglo-Italian firm on 1 January 2014. It was scrapped following the alleged payment of kickbacks to the tune of 360 crore rupees paid in the deal. Can you name the firm in the question?
[Category: IBPS GK Current Affairs]
[A] FitseWestland
[B] Boeing
[C] Tatra
[D] AgustaWestland


4. The Lokmanya Tilak National Award instituted by the Kesari Mahratta Trust for excellence in journalism was awarded to the Chief Editor and Managing Director of Malayala Manorma on 31 December 2013. Can you name him?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Mammen Mathew
[B] Jose Mathew
[C] Mammen Samuel
[D] Vimal Peter


5. The lady, who more than three decades ago became the first woman lawyer to file a public interest litigation on behalf of voiceless under-trial prisoners in Bihar to earn the title 'Mother of PIL', has passed away on 2nd January 2014. Can you name her?
[Category: IAS GK Current Affairs]
[A] Priya Ranawat
[B] Shweta Mathur
[C] Kapila Hingorani
[D] Bhirawa Bai


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