Jan. 29 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: India observes martyrs' day on...?India observes martyrs' day on...?
  • Explanation:martyrs' day is a homage to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 66th death anniversary on Jan. 30. martyrs' day is a homage to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 66th death anniversary on Jan. 30.
  • Question 2: How many representatives of various countries and international organisations took part in joint Co-ordination and Monitoring Board meet on Afghanistan?How many representatives of various countries and international organisations took part in joint Co-ordination and Monitoring Board meet on Afghanistan?
  • Explanation: Representatives of 50 countries and international organisations reaffirmed their commitment to providing 16 billion dollar aid to Afghanistan in the next four years. Representatives of 50 countries and international organisations reaffirmed their commitment to providing 16 billion dollar aid to Afghanistan in the next four years.
  • Question 3: Recently, India and__ have signed double taxation avoidance agreement?Recently, India and__ have signed double taxation avoidance agreement?
  • Explanation:India and Fiji have signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement, DTAA for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. India and Fiji have signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement, DTAA for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
  • Question 4: The term DTAA stands for?The term DTAA stands for?
  • Explanation:Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) also referred as Tax Treaty is a bilateral economic agreement between two nations that aims to avoid or eliminate double taxation of the same income in two countries.Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) also referred as Tax Treaty is a bilateral economic agreement between two nations that aims to avoid or eliminate double taxation of the same income in two countries.
  • Question 5: RBI has just released a document called Framework for Revitalizing Distressed Assets in the Economy. It mainly deals with? RBI has just released a document called Framework for Revitalizing Distressed Assets in the Economy. It mainly deals with?
  • Explanation:In the new guidelines, which will be effective from April 1, the RBI has said that restructuring of a bad loan should be done in such a manner that shareholders, including promoters, bear the first loss and not the lendersIn the new guidelines, which will be effective from April 1, the RBI has said that restructuring of a bad loan should be done in such a manner that shareholders, including promoters, bear the first loss and not the lenders
  • Question 6: UN Security Council has renewed sanctions against___ . The measures include an arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes.UN Security Council has renewed sanctions against___ . The measures include an arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes.
  • Explanation:There were credible reports that M-23 rebels appeared to be regrouping two months after they were defeated by Congolese troops and UN peace-keepers.There were credible reports that M-23 rebels appeared to be regrouping two months after they were defeated by Congolese troops and UN peace-keepers.
  • Question 7: President of which country has gone on sick leave as the concerned nation continues to reel under unrest and crisis? President of which country has gone on sick leave as the concerned nation continues to reel under unrest and crisis?
  • Explanation:Opposition leaders in Ukraine have expressed doubt about whether President Viktor Yanukovych is genuinely ill. Mr Yanukovych, 63, has taken sick leave stating he has acute respiratory illness and a high fever.Opposition leaders in Ukraine have expressed doubt about whether President Viktor Yanukovych is genuinely ill. Mr Yanukovych, 63, has taken sick leave stating he has acute respiratory illness and a high fever.
  • Question 8: As per new rules officers of the three premier services - IAS, IPS and IFS - will now spend a minimum of__ at each posting?As per new rules officers of the three premier services - IAS, IPS and IFS - will now spend a minimum of__ at each posting?
  • Explanation:Department of Personnel and Training said, any exception in the form of transfers or new appointments, will only be done upon the recommendation of a Civil Services Board. The new rules aimed at checking political interference.Department of Personnel and Training said, any exception in the form of transfers or new appointments, will only be done upon the recommendation of a Civil Services Board. The new rules aimed at checking political interference.
  • Question 9: The Cabinet has approved amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for__States and__ Union Territories?The Cabinet has approved amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for__States and__ Union Territories?
  • Explanation:The proposed changes will enable people belonging to backward castes and communities to avail benefits of reservation in government jobs and Central educational institutions. They will also be eligible for benefit under various welfare schemes and scholarThe proposed changes will enable people belonging to backward castes and communities to avail benefits of reservation in government jobs and Central educational institutions. They will also be eligible for benefit under various welfare schemes and scholar
  • Question 10: The government has raised quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 cylinders per household in a year from the present nine. The hike will be effective from...?The government has raised quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 cylinders per household in a year from the present nine. The hike will be effective from...?
  • Explanation:However, consumers will get one extra cylinder each during February and March this year, beyond the quota of nine. However, consumers will get one extra cylinder each during February and March this year, beyond the quota of nine.