Mar. 23 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: How many nations have signed an initiative pledging to turn international nuclear security guidelines into national laws?How many nations have signed an initiative pledging to turn international nuclear security guidelines into national laws?
  • Explanation:The initiative at the nuclear summit pushed by the Netherlands, the United States and South Korea also requires participating nations to open up their security procedures to independent review.The initiative at the nuclear summit pushed by the Netherlands, the United States and South Korea also requires participating nations to open up their security procedures to independent review.
  • Question 2: Winner of 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, Shigeru Ban is from....?Winner of 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, Shigeru Ban is from....?
  • Explanation:Japanese architect Shigeru Ban who uses cardboard tubes to make temporary housing in disaster zones has won 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Architect has designed a range of buildings to help victims of natural disasters and refugees. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban who uses cardboard tubes to make temporary housing in disaster zones has won 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Architect has designed a range of buildings to help victims of natural disasters and refugees.
  • Question 3: The first bank state-run lender to allow withdrawal of funds from its ATMs without a debit card is...?The first bank state-run lender to allow withdrawal of funds from its ATMs without a debit card is...?
  • Explanation:Bank of India has launched a domestic remittance service called Instant Money Transfer that allows card-less cash withdrawal from it selected ATMs. Bank of India has launched a domestic remittance service called Instant Money Transfer that allows card-less cash withdrawal from it selected ATMs.
  • Question 4: Winner of Saraswati Samman 2013 is...?Winner of Saraswati Samman 2013 is...?
  • Explanation:Each year Saraswati Samman is given in recognition of outstanding poetry literary works in Indian languages, listed in Schedule VII of the constitution of India. Each year Saraswati Samman is given in recognition of outstanding poetry literary works in Indian languages, listed in Schedule VII of the constitution of India.
  • Question 5: Name the book for which Saraswati Samman 2013 has been awarded...?Name the book for which Saraswati Samman 2013 has been awarded...?
  • Explanation:A renowned Hindi author, Govind Mishra, has won Sarawasti Samman 2013 for his book Dhool Paudho Par. Govind Mishra is the second Hindi author to receive this prestigious prize after Harivansh Rai Bachchan.A renowned Hindi author, Govind Mishra, has won Sarawasti Samman 2013 for his book Dhool Paudho Par. Govind Mishra is the second Hindi author to receive this prestigious prize after Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
  • Question 6: Saraswati Samman was started in the year...?Saraswati Samman was started in the year...?
  • Explanation:Saraswati Samman was started in 1991 and Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the first Hindi author to receive this honour. Saraswati Samman was started in 1991 and Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the first Hindi author to receive this honour.
  • Question 7: Which state has deployed Disaster Response Force on Char Dham route?Which state has deployed Disaster Response Force on Char Dham route?
  • Explanation:Deployment of State Disaster Response Force personnel in danger zones prone to natural disasters en route to the famous Himalayan shrines located in the state is under way. Deployment of State Disaster Response Force personnel in danger zones prone to natural disasters en route to the famous Himalayan shrines located in the state is under way.
  • Question 8: Facebook has bought Oculus for $2B. Oculus is related with..?Facebook has bought Oculus for $2B. Oculus is related with..?
  • Explanation:Oculus is the leader in immersive virtual reality technology and has already built strong interest among developers, having received more than 75,000 orders for development kits for the company's virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift. Oculus is the leader in immersive virtual reality technology and has already built strong interest among developers, having received more than 75,000 orders for development kits for the company's virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift.
  • Question 9: Second nuclear fuel complex of India to reprocess atomic fuel will be set up in...?Second nuclear fuel complex of India to reprocess atomic fuel will be set up in...?
  • Explanation:India is setting up second nuclear fuel complex to reprocess atomic fuel in view of growing number of atomic reactors in the country. The NFC will come up next to Rawabhata nuclear plant in Kota, Rajasthan at a cost of Rs 2,400 crore.India is setting up second nuclear fuel complex to reprocess atomic fuel in view of growing number of atomic reactors in the country. The NFC will come up next to Rawabhata nuclear plant in Kota, Rajasthan at a cost of Rs 2,400 crore.
  • Question 10: Templeton Prize is given for...?Templeton Prize is given for...?
  • Explanation:Czech priest-philosopher Fr. Tomas Halik has won Templeton Prize for 2014 for religious and spiritual progress.Czech priest-philosopher Fr. Tomas Halik has won Templeton Prize for 2014 for religious and spiritual progress.