Feb. 28 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: India post has introduced CBS and ATM facilities for its customers. CBS stands for...?India post has introduced CBS and ATM facilities for its customers. CBS stands for...?
  • Explanation:64 Post Offices in many states such as Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Assam are being migrated into the CBS system while four Post Offices of Delhi have started ATM services. 64 Post Offices in many states such as Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Assam are being migrated into the CBS system while four Post Offices of Delhi have started ATM services.
  • Question 2: Bangaru Laxman, who died recently was related with...?Bangaru Laxman, who died recently was related with...?
  • Explanation:Bangaru Laxman was from BJP. Bangaru Laxman was from BJP.
  • Question 3: Name Indian-origin US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, who will be on India visit from March 4-6?Name Indian-origin US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, who will be on India visit from March 4-6?
  • Explanation:A top Obama administration official Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to India next week to broaden and deepen Indo-US ties following a brief standoff over the Devyani Khobragade affair. A top Obama administration official Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to India next week to broaden and deepen Indo-US ties following a brief standoff over the Devyani Khobragade affair.
  • Question 4: What is the name of just completed Indian Navy's one of largest war drills spread over Indian Ocean?What is the name of just completed Indian Navy's one of largest war drills spread over Indian Ocean?
  • Explanation:TROPEX stands for Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise, which involved large scale naval manoeuvres in all three dimensions surface, air and underwater. TROPEX stands for Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise, which involved large scale naval manoeuvres in all three dimensions surface, air and underwater.
  • Question 5: The parliament of which country has just authorised the deployment of its troops in Ukraine? The parliament of which country has just authorised the deployment of its troops in Ukraine?
  • Explanation:The fall of Russia-backed president Viktor Yanukovych has led to this development. The fall of Russia-backed president Viktor Yanukovych has led to this development.
  • Question 6: Which committee has submitted its report on alleged irrigation scam in Maharashtra? Which committee has submitted its report on alleged irrigation scam in Maharashtra?
  • Explanation:Madhav Chitale, a water management expert, was appointed in Dec. 2012 to examine the alleged irregularities in the water resources department, controlled by Nationalist Congress Party. Madhav Chitale, a water management expert, was appointed in Dec. 2012 to examine the alleged irregularities in the water resources department, controlled by Nationalist Congress Party.
  • Question 7: KiwiRail of___has pulled 40 of its newest locomotives from service after discovering they contain asbestos. KiwiRail of___has pulled 40 of its newest locomotives from service after discovering they contain asbestos.
  • Explanation:KiwiRail said urgent tests are underway on the engines to determine if the asbestos poses any safety threat. Exposure to asbestos can lead to lung diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.KiwiRail said urgent tests are underway on the engines to determine if the asbestos poses any safety threat. Exposure to asbestos can lead to lung diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.
  • Question 8: UNAMA stands for...?UNAMA stands for...?
  • Explanation:United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has expressed satisfaction over the ongoing political, security and economic transition processes in the country. United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has expressed satisfaction over the ongoing political, security and economic transition processes in the country.
  • Question 9: South Africa has lifted the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 after defeating___in final?South Africa has lifted the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 after defeating___in final?
  • Explanation:At Dubai Chasing 132, South Africa achieved the target in 42.1 overs. A.K. Markram 66 and G. Oldfield 40 were the top scorers for South Africa.At Dubai Chasing 132, South Africa achieved the target in 42.1 overs. A.K. Markram 66 and G. Oldfield 40 were the top scorers for South Africa.
  • Question 10: The govt. has cleared disinvestment in state-owned IOC and BHEL, this sale would fetch over...?The govt. has cleared disinvestment in state-owned IOC and BHEL, this sale would fetch over...?
  • Explanation:The decision to go ahead with stake sale of ten per cent in IOC and 5 per cent in BHEL was taken by the Empowered Group of Ministers on disinvestmentThe decision to go ahead with stake sale of ten per cent in IOC and 5 per cent in BHEL was taken by the Empowered Group of Ministers on disinvestment