Mar. 29 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: Name US ambassador to India who has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out?Name US ambassador to India who has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out?
  • Explanation:US ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced that she has submitted her resignation to President Obama and, as planned for some time, will retire to her home in Delaware before the end of MayUS ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced that she has submitted her resignation to President Obama and, as planned for some time, will retire to her home in Delaware before the end of May
  • Question 2: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra commences from which state?Kailash Mansarovar Yatra commences from which state?
  • Explanation:The Yatra is organized by the Ministry of External Affairs every year between June and September. It is open to eligible Indian citizens, holding valid Indian passports. The Yatra is organized by the Ministry of External Affairs every year between June and September. It is open to eligible Indian citizens, holding valid Indian passports.
  • Question 3: Which organisation would provide loan to Ukraine worth $18 billion for next two years, which is being seen as an effort by West to counter growing Russian presence in the region? Which organisation would provide loan to Ukraine worth $18 billion for next two years, which is being seen as an effort by West to counter growing Russian presence in the region?
  • Explanation:Under the IMF deal Ukraine will have to cut the budget deficit, raise taxes, shift to a flexible exchange rate and increase retail energy tariffs toward their full cost. Under the IMF deal Ukraine will have to cut the budget deficit, raise taxes, shift to a flexible exchange rate and increase retail energy tariffs toward their full cost.
  • Question 4: Vyasi hydro project of Uttarakhand is on which river?Vyasi hydro project of Uttarakhand is on which river?
  • Explanation:BHEL is taking care of Vyasi hydro by increasing its manufacturing capacity to 20000 MW per annum. The project is in Uttarakhand on river Yamuna. BHEL is taking care of Vyasi hydro by increasing its manufacturing capacity to 20000 MW per annum. The project is in Uttarakhand on river Yamuna.
  • Question 5: Famous Malaysian Grand Prix is related with...?Famous Malaysian Grand Prix is related with...?
  • Explanation:Lewis Hamilton has won the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang (Malaysia) on 30 March 2014. Lewis Hamilton has won the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang (Malaysia) on 30 March 2014.
  • Question 6: SEBI Ordinance Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013 is to act against...?SEBI Ordinance Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013 is to act against...?
  • Explanation:The Bill will empower SEBI to order search and seizure and crack down on Ponzi schemes and to demand information such as phone calls data records for aiding its securities transactions investigations. The Bill will empower SEBI to order search and seizure and crack down on Ponzi schemes and to demand information such as phone calls data records for aiding its securities transactions investigations.
  • Question 7: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has sealed the Candidates Chess tournament held at...?Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has sealed the Candidates Chess tournament held at...?
  • Explanation:By doing so Anand has earned the right for a re-match with Norway's World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who dethroned Anand of the title in Chennai last year.By doing so Anand has earned the right for a re-match with Norway's World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who dethroned Anand of the title in Chennai last year.
  • Question 8: India is challenging the European Union’s move to ban exports of fresh___and four other vegetables?India is challenging the European Union’s move to ban exports of fresh___and four other vegetables?
  • Explanation:EU declared that it would ban Indian mango and four other vegetables including egg plants and gourds from May 1 on the grounds that they contained harmful organisms.EU declared that it would ban Indian mango and four other vegetables including egg plants and gourds from May 1 on the grounds that they contained harmful organisms.
  • Question 9: Name the Former Israeli PM who has been convicted of bribery?Name the Former Israeli PM who has been convicted of bribery?
  • Explanation:Ehud Olmert was found guilty in a bribery trial in a case which forced him to resign in 2008. Olmert was convicted in the Holyland affair in which bribes were paid and received to speed up a luxury property development. Ehud Olmert was found guilty in a bribery trial in a case which forced him to resign in 2008. Olmert was convicted in the Holyland affair in which bribes were paid and received to speed up a luxury property development.
  • Question 10: Which state election Electoral Office has launched a SMS based service - Polling at your fingertips? Which state election Electoral Office has launched a SMS based service - Polling at your fingertips?
  • Explanation:In this service voters just need to enter their EPIC number and send it to 98560 66666 and they will get all the details of their electoral number, polling stations, timing and date of polls in their mobile phones. The SMS will be charged at Rs 3 per SMS.In this service voters just need to enter their EPIC number and send it to 98560 66666 and they will get all the details of their electoral number, polling stations, timing and date of polls in their mobile phones. The SMS will be charged at Rs 3 per SMS.