Jan. 11 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: As Journal of the American Medical Association by the end of 2012, India had how many women smokers?As Journal of the American Medical Association by the end of 2012, India had how many women smokers?
  • Explanation:It says that in 2012 a total of 12.1 million women smoked in India, compared to 5.3 million female smokers in 1980. in India consumed an average of 8.2 cigarettes per day.It says that in 2012 a total of 12.1 million women smoked in India, compared to 5.3 million female smokers in 1980. in India consumed an average of 8.2 cigarettes per day.
  • Question 2: Name resupply spacecraft which recently successfully docked with ISS?Name resupply spacecraft which recently successfully docked with ISS?
  • Explanation:Cygnus is carrying more than 1.3 tonnes of different cargoes, including food, water, spare parts, equipment and material for scientific experiments Cygnus is carrying more than 1.3 tonnes of different cargoes, including food, water, spare parts, equipment and material for scientific experiments
  • Question 3: Ariel Sharon, who died recently was...?Ariel Sharon, who died recently was...?
  • Explanation:He served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel until he was incapacitated by a strokeHe served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel until he was incapacitated by a stroke
  • Question 4: In a first which state is strengthening tasar plantation and lac cultivation to generate employment? In a first which state is strengthening tasar plantation and lac cultivation to generate employment?
  • Explanation:Jharkhand is giving stress to improve tasar plantation and lac cultivation and its convergence with other existing government schemes. Jharkhand is giving stress to improve tasar plantation and lac cultivation and its convergence with other existing government schemes.
  • Question 5: WB to provide 50 million dollar assistance to Afghanistan to...?WB to provide 50 million dollar assistance to Afghanistan to...?
  • Explanation:World Bank will provide 50 million dollar assistance to Afghanistan to support the government's efforts to improve access to credit for micro, small and medium enterprises.World Bank will provide 50 million dollar assistance to Afghanistan to support the government's efforts to improve access to credit for micro, small and medium enterprises.
  • Question 6: Which bank has reduced refinance rate for banks and other lending agencies by 0.20 per cent to promote rural credit? Which bank has reduced refinance rate for banks and other lending agencies by 0.20 per cent to promote rural credit?
  • Explanation:New rate is 9.70 per cent effective from Jan. 7. New rate is 9.70 per cent effective from Jan. 7.
  • Question 7: Which city hosts 1st tennis grand slam of the year?Which city hosts 1st tennis grand slam of the year?
  • Explanation:Season's first Grand Slam tennis tournament, the Australian Open, begins in MelbourneSeason's first Grand Slam tennis tournament, the Australian Open, begins in Melbourne
  • Question 8: Indian cricket team has leaft for tour to New Zealand, this would be India's___bilateral contest with New Zealand? Indian cricket team has leaft for tour to New Zealand, this would be India's___bilateral contest with New Zealand?
  • Explanation:This is India's ninth visit to New Zealand for a bilateral contest, and their first since 2008-09 that they won 1-0.This is India's ninth visit to New Zealand for a bilateral contest, and their first since 2008-09 that they won 1-0.
  • Question 9: Ministry of Environment and Forest cleared the Tawang-II hydroelectric project in...?Ministry of Environment and Forest cleared the Tawang-II hydroelectric project in...?
  • Explanation:The Tawang – II hydroelectric of 800MW project in Arunachal Pradesh will be executed by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)The Tawang – II hydroelectric of 800MW project in Arunachal Pradesh will be executed by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)