Mar. 17 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year, until...?UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year, until...?
  • Explanation:The security council also decided that UNAMA will continue to support, at the request of the Afghan authorities, the organisation of future Afghan elections, including the 2014 presidential and provincial council elections. The security council also decided that UNAMA will continue to support, at the request of the Afghan authorities, the organisation of future Afghan elections, including the 2014 presidential and provincial council elections.
  • Question 2: Who is the Bharatiya Mahila Bank Chairperson-cum-Managing Director?Who is the Bharatiya Mahila Bank Chairperson-cum-Managing Director?
  • Explanation:The first branch of Bharatiya Mahila Bank was opened in Shimla. This is the first branch of the bank in Himachal Pradesh and 17th in the country. The bank has plan to raise this number to 25 till the end of this monthThe first branch of Bharatiya Mahila Bank was opened in Shimla. This is the first branch of the bank in Himachal Pradesh and 17th in the country. The bank has plan to raise this number to 25 till the end of this month
  • Question 3: Vodafone has agreed to buy___cable operator Ono for 7.2 billion euros in a deal aimed at expanding its interests in Europe?Vodafone has agreed to buy___cable operator Ono for 7.2 billion euros in a deal aimed at expanding its interests in Europe?
  • Explanation:Ono, which is private equity-owned, offers cable TV and Internet services and has 1.9 million customers in Spain.Ono, which is private equity-owned, offers cable TV and Internet services and has 1.9 million customers in Spain.
  • Question 4: Great Himalayan National Park, which India has nominated for World Heritage Site Status for 2014, was declared a national park in the year...?Great Himalayan National Park, which India has nominated for World Heritage Site Status for 2014, was declared a national park in the year...?
  • Explanation:Park is located in the western part of the Himalayan Mountains in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Constituted in 1984 and declared as a National Park in 1999.Park is located in the western part of the Himalayan Mountains in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Constituted in 1984 and declared as a National Park in 1999.
  • Question 5: Which is the first group to suspend Russia from its Club over its incursion into Crimea? Which is the first group to suspend Russia from its Club over its incursion into Crimea?
  • Explanation:The Group of Eight countries have suspended Russia from elite club of world powers amid heightened tensions over Ukraine and Russia's incursion into Crimea. The US and European Union also announced new sanctions against Moscow over the same issue. The Group of Eight countries have suspended Russia from elite club of world powers amid heightened tensions over Ukraine and Russia's incursion into Crimea. The US and European Union also announced new sanctions against Moscow over the same issue.
  • Question 6: Crimea has decided to use___ as its official currency? Crimea has decided to use___ as its official currency?
  • Explanation:Crimea has decided to use Russian rubles as official currency, while the Ukrainian Hryvnias will continue to circulate till January 2016. According to a resolution approved by the new republic's legislature, Crimea has also decided to switch to Russian tiCrimea has decided to use Russian rubles as official currency, while the Ukrainian Hryvnias will continue to circulate till January 2016. According to a resolution approved by the new republic's legislature, Crimea has also decided to switch to Russian ti
  • Question 7: US regulator, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has filed a law-suit against how many__world’s largest banks? US regulator, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has filed a law-suit against how many__world’s largest banks?
  • Explanation:These banks have been accused for for allegedly manipulating the Libor interest rate. Libor is an interest rate at which banks can borrow funds, in marketable size, from other banks in the London inter-bank market. These banks have been accused for for allegedly manipulating the Libor interest rate. Libor is an interest rate at which banks can borrow funds, in marketable size, from other banks in the London inter-bank market.
  • Question 8: As per SIPRI, India is the world’s largest arms importer, followed by....?As per SIPRI, India is the world’s largest arms importer, followed by....?
  • Explanation:Stockholm International Peace Research Institute data has ranked China and Pakistan second and third respectively as the largest arms importer. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute data has ranked China and Pakistan second and third respectively as the largest arms importer.
  • Question 9: Henderson Brooks Report is related with...?Henderson Brooks Report is related with...?
  • Explanation:The Ministry of Defence has come across news reports which state that an Australian journalist, Neville Maxwell, has put out sections on Internet allegedly from the Henderson Brooks Report on the India – China conflict of 1962. The Ministry of Defence has come across news reports which state that an Australian journalist, Neville Maxwell, has put out sections on Internet allegedly from the Henderson Brooks Report on the India – China conflict of 1962.
  • Question 10: Which country has decided to honour the Indian heroes of World War I? Which country has decided to honour the Indian heroes of World War I?
  • Explanation:The United Kingdom will honour Indian soldiers, who participated in World War-I (WW-I) as part of British India, through a series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war.The United Kingdom will honour Indian soldiers, who participated in World War-I (WW-I) as part of British India, through a series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war.