Mar. 25 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: World Health Organisation has certified India as a Polio Free country, which makes India one of the__polio free countries in the South-East Region?World Health Organisation has certified India as a Polio Free country, which makes India one of the__polio free countries in the South-East Region?
  • Explanation:The achievement makes the South-East Region, the fourth WHO Region to be certified polio-free, after the Region of the Americas in 1994, the Western Pacific Region in 2000 and the European Region in 2002.The achievement makes the South-East Region, the fourth WHO Region to be certified polio-free, after the Region of the Americas in 1994, the Western Pacific Region in 2000 and the European Region in 2002.
  • Question 2: Recently, India has abstained from voting on UNHRC resolution on ....?Recently, India has abstained from voting on UNHRC resolution on ....?
  • Explanation:United Nations Human Rights Council voted for an international inquiry against allegations of Human Rights violations during the civil war in Sri Lanka. India is one of the 12 nations that abstained.United Nations Human Rights Council voted for an international inquiry against allegations of Human Rights violations during the civil war in Sri Lanka. India is one of the 12 nations that abstained.
  • Question 3: Competition Commission of India has imposed a fine of Rs. 1 Crore on __ for failure to comply with the directions given by the Director General seeking information and documents?Competition Commission of India has imposed a fine of Rs. 1 Crore on __ for failure to comply with the directions given by the Director General seeking information and documents?
  • Explanation:The DG was investigating the informations filed by Matrimony com private limited and Consumer Unity & Trust Society against Google for alleged abuse of market power in the relevant markets of online search and search advertising. The DG was investigating the informations filed by Matrimony com private limited and Consumer Unity & Trust Society against Google for alleged abuse of market power in the relevant markets of online search and search advertising.
  • Question 4: The first state to declare all election booths as No Smoking Areas in Lok Sabha elections 2014 is....The first state to declare all election booths as No Smoking Areas in Lok Sabha elections 2014 is....
  • Explanation:Now it is mandatory for all election booths to display the No Smoking Area warning sign. The direction was issued in the backdrop of a request made by the Jammu and Kashmir Voluntary Health Association.Now it is mandatory for all election booths to display the No Smoking Area warning sign. The direction was issued in the backdrop of a request made by the Jammu and Kashmir Voluntary Health Association.
  • Question 5: Who wrote the famous book 'The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous'? Who wrote the famous book 'The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous'?
  • Explanation:The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous, is the last book written by Khushwant Singh. The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous, is the last book written by Khushwant Singh.
  • Question 6: Bihari Puraskar is given for outstanding work in ....?Bihari Puraskar is given for outstanding work in ....?
  • Explanation:Bihari Puraskar is a literary award instituted by K. K. Birla Foundation. The award is named after the famous Hindi poet Bihari and is awarded to an outstanding work published in Hindi or Rajasthani by a Rajasthani writer.Bihari Puraskar is a literary award instituted by K. K. Birla Foundation. The award is named after the famous Hindi poet Bihari and is awarded to an outstanding work published in Hindi or Rajasthani by a Rajasthani writer.
  • Question 7: WHO-India has launched IVR 2020 to protect....?WHO-India has launched IVR 2020 to protect....?
  • Explanation:The aim of the programme is to help in attaining one-horned rhinoceros population to at least 3000 in Assam by 2020. Rhinos are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species.The aim of the programme is to help in attaining one-horned rhinoceros population to at least 3000 in Assam by 2020. Rhinos are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species.
  • Question 8: A new term, Dendroid, was in news recently. What is it?A new term, Dendroid, was in news recently. What is it?
  • Explanation:The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has detected a Smartphone Virus called Dendroid. It directed the users of Android smartphone to be beware of Dendroid as it can compromise the data stored on the users phone. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has detected a Smartphone Virus called Dendroid. It directed the users of Android smartphone to be beware of Dendroid as it can compromise the data stored on the users phone.
  • Question 9: SEBI would be release FATCA compliance norms in the fiscal year 2014-15. What is FATCA?SEBI would be release FATCA compliance norms in the fiscal year 2014-15. What is FATCA?
  • Explanation:FATCA is a law which checks and imposes withholding tax on illicit activities of some wealthy individuals, who resort to offshore accounts to evade millions of dollars in taxes. FATCA is a law which checks and imposes withholding tax on illicit activities of some wealthy individuals, who resort to offshore accounts to evade millions of dollars in taxes.
  • Question 10: The only South Asian country still struggling with polio is...?The only South Asian country still struggling with polio is...?
  • Explanation: Apart from India, the other countries which are given polio-free certificates are Bangladesh, Bhutan, North Korea, Indonesia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste. Apart from India, the other countries which are given polio-free certificates are Bangladesh, Bhutan, North Korea, Indonesia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste.