Apr. 12 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: Which of the following animals may be extinct by 2020? Which of the following animals may be extinct by 2020?
  • Explanation:There are now just 20,000 white rhinoceros and 5,000 black rhinoceros left in the wild. If poaching carries on at the rate it is now for six more years it will devastate the numbers.There are now just 20,000 white rhinoceros and 5,000 black rhinoceros left in the wild. If poaching carries on at the rate it is now for six more years it will devastate the numbers.
  • Question 2: Which of the following pharma companies has been accused of paying Polish doctors bribes? Which of the following pharma companies has been accused of paying Polish doctors bribes?
  • Explanation:UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors. UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors.
  • Question 3: Who is the author of the book - Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths? Who is the author of the book - Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths?
  • Explanation:The book accuses Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of being weak and unable to stamp out corruption on his watch. PC Parakh, has retired as coal secretary in 2005.The book accuses Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of being weak and unable to stamp out corruption on his watch. PC Parakh, has retired as coal secretary in 2005.
  • Question 4: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, is related with which sport? Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, is related with which sport?
  • Explanation:The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a Twenty20 cricket domestic championship in India, organized by Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a Twenty20 cricket domestic championship in India, organized by Board of Control for Cricket in India.
  • Question 5: Winner of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2014 is...?Winner of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2014 is...?
  • Explanation:Baroda defeated Uttar Pradesh by three runs to regain the National T20 title for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in a thrilling last ball finish at the Wankhede stadium.Baroda defeated Uttar Pradesh by three runs to regain the National T20 title for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in a thrilling last ball finish at the Wankhede stadium.
  • Question 6: Which Indian city has completed 30 years of an initiative run by volunteers to provide free and cold drinking water to all? Which Indian city has completed 30 years of an initiative run by volunteers to provide free and cold drinking water to all?
  • Explanation:From its modest beginning in the early 1980s, the Jal Sewa network of Agra today runs 70 odd water points in the city, besides a dozen night shelters in winter. From its modest beginning in the early 1980s, the Jal Sewa network of Agra today runs 70 odd water points in the city, besides a dozen night shelters in winter.
  • Question 7: Recently, World powers have discussed global nuclear governance in...?Recently, World powers have discussed global nuclear governance in...?
  • Explanation:A meeting of five nuclear powers, China, the United States, Russia, Britain and France began on Monday in Beijing to discuss ways of enhancing global nuclear governance. A meeting of five nuclear powers, China, the United States, Russia, Britain and France began on Monday in Beijing to discuss ways of enhancing global nuclear governance.
  • Question 8: Green Economy Summit 2014 is underway at...?Green Economy Summit 2014 is underway at...?
  • Explanation:More than 1500 exhibitors from 34 countries including India are taking part in the exhibition to showcase the best in renewable or green energy solutions. More than 1500 exhibitors from 34 countries including India are taking part in the exhibition to showcase the best in renewable or green energy solutions.
  • Question 9: What is WETEX? What is WETEX?
  • Explanation:The Green Economy Summit gets underway in Dubai. The four daylong meet is a part of the annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2014. The Green Economy Summit gets underway in Dubai. The four daylong meet is a part of the annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2014.
  • Question 10: Rongali Bihu, is a festival of...?Rongali Bihu, is a festival of...?
  • Explanation:Rongali Bihu marks the beginning of New Year at the advent of seeding time in Assam. Rongali Bihu marks the beginning of New Year at the advent of seeding time in Assam.