Dec. 23 2013 quiz

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  • Question 1: Who has been appointed as the new Environment and Forest Minister? Who has been appointed as the new Environment and Forest Minister?
  • Explanation:Marpadi Veerappa Moily, the petroleum and natural gas Minister took additional charge of the Environment and Forest Ministry on December 24, 2013. Marpadi Veerappa Moily, the petroleum and natural gas Minister took additional charge of the Environment and Forest Ministry on December 24, 2013.
  • Question 2: Vernon Philander, who has topped the Test bowler ranking of ICC for the first time in his career, is from...? Vernon Philander, who has topped the Test bowler ranking of ICC for the first time in his career, is from...?
  • Explanation:South African paceman Vernon Philander has ended compatriot Dale Steyn's four-year reign as the world's top-ranked bowler. South African paceman Vernon Philander has ended compatriot Dale Steyn's four-year reign as the world's top-ranked bowler.
  • Question 3: As per CRISIL India's Fiscal deficit for 2013-24 would be?As per CRISIL India's Fiscal deficit for 2013-24 would be?
  • Explanation:Crisil said government will overshoot its 4.8 per cent fiscal deficit target by 0.40 per cent this fiscal and suggested state-run companies should dip into their cash reserves to narrow the gap by paying extra dividends.Crisil said government will overshoot its 4.8 per cent fiscal deficit target by 0.40 per cent this fiscal and suggested state-run companies should dip into their cash reserves to narrow the gap by paying extra dividends.
  • Question 4: Fiscal deficit is...?Fiscal deficit is...?
  • Explanation:Fiscal deficit is the difference between the government’s expenditures and its revenues (excluding the money its borrowed). Fiscal deficit is calculated as a percentage of country's GDP Fiscal deficit is the difference between the government’s expenditures and its revenues (excluding the money its borrowed). Fiscal deficit is calculated as a percentage of country's GDP
  • Question 5: Which country has declared Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group? Which country has declared Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group?
  • Explanation:The Egyptian Government has officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. Deputy Prime Minister Hossem Eissa announced the move which will give the authorities more powers to crackdown on the Brotherhood.The Egyptian Government has officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. Deputy Prime Minister Hossem Eissa announced the move which will give the authorities more powers to crackdown on the Brotherhood.
  • Question 6: Athletics Federation of India has banned six states because these federations were...? Athletics Federation of India has banned six states because these federations were...?
  • Explanation:More than 44 overaged athletes were found in six states and they have been suspended for one year. More than 44 overaged athletes were found in six states and they have been suspended for one year.
  • Question 7: New Civil Aviation Secretary of India is...?New Civil Aviation Secretary of India is...?
  • Explanation:The Ministry of Civil Aviation of the Government of India is the nodal Ministry responsible for the formulation of national policies and programmes for development and regulation of Civil Aviation The Ministry of Civil Aviation of the Government of India is the nodal Ministry responsible for the formulation of national policies and programmes for development and regulation of Civil Aviation
  • Question 8: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved which bank's request to increase its foreign investment from 49 percent to 62 percent? Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved which bank's request to increase its foreign investment from 49 percent to 62 percent?
  • Explanation:The approval is subject to the aggregate foreign institutional investors that hold not exceeding 49 percent of the paid up equity share capital of the bank. The approval is subject to the aggregate foreign institutional investors that hold not exceeding 49 percent of the paid up equity share capital of the bank.
  • Question 9: For which commodity Direct transfer of Cash subsidy will be launched soon? For which commodity Direct transfer of Cash subsidy will be launched soon?
  • Explanation:The scheme would be known as DTCK (direct transfer of cash subsidy on PDS kerosene). This would be on the lines of DBTL (direct benefit transfer of subsidy on LPG (cooking gas). The scheme would be known as DTCK (direct transfer of cash subsidy on PDS kerosene). This would be on the lines of DBTL (direct benefit transfer of subsidy on LPG (cooking gas).
  • Question 10: If a Test match is starting on Boxing Day, it will be played on...?If a Test match is starting on Boxing Day, it will be played on...?
  • Explanation:A test match that starts on 26 December is termed as the Boxing Day Test match. Each year Australia hosts a test match on December 26 against the touring team. A test match that starts on 26 December is termed as the Boxing Day Test match. Each year Australia hosts a test match on December 26 against the touring team.