Apr. 16 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: In an unprecedented event, in which Indian state a deadly dust storm recently killed 38 people. In an unprecedented event, in which Indian state a deadly dust storm recently killed 38 people.
  • Explanation:The worst hit districts have been Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Barabanki, Lucknow, Sitapur, Faizabad, Kasganj and Jalaun among others. The worst hit districts have been Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Barabanki, Lucknow, Sitapur, Faizabad, Kasganj and Jalaun among others.
  • Question 2: What is the name of an Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone? What is the name of an Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone?
  • Explanation:NASA discovered exoplanet Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone—a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface.NASA discovered exoplanet Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone—a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface.
  • Question 3: Which car has been named 2014 world as car of the year? Which car has been named 2014 world as car of the year?
  • Explanation:The Audi A3 is the 2014 World Car of the Year. This is the second overall title for Audi in the 10 year history of the World Car of the Year Awards. The Audi A6 won the inaugural overall title in 2005. The Audi A3 is the 2014 World Car of the Year. This is the second overall title for Audi in the 10 year history of the World Car of the Year Awards. The Audi A6 won the inaugural overall title in 2005.
  • Question 4: For 2013-14 which of the following sector has registered a negative growth?For 2013-14 which of the following sector has registered a negative growth?
  • Explanation:Within the industry sector, mining and manufacturing sectors have decelerated significantly over the period 2010-11 and 2012-13. Within the industry sector, mining and manufacturing sectors have decelerated significantly over the period 2010-11 and 2012-13.
  • Question 5: Name the two countries with which India has formally reached an agreement to include a new cross-boundary landscape covering parts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region?Name the two countries with which India has formally reached an agreement to include a new cross-boundary landscape covering parts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region?
  • Explanation:16,000 square kilometers areas has been identified by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development to study the impact of climate change on the extended Himalayan region.16,000 square kilometers areas has been identified by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development to study the impact of climate change on the extended Himalayan region.
  • Question 6: Who is Sri Lanka new High Commissioner to India?Who is Sri Lanka new High Commissioner to India?
  • Explanation:Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne is a renowned scholar and Professor of Archaeology at Peradeniya University in Sri Lanka. Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne is a renowned scholar and Professor of Archaeology at Peradeniya University in Sri Lanka.
  • Question 7: Which country has approved a law expanding the powers of the spy agency and setting prison terms for publishing leaked information?Which country has approved a law expanding the powers of the spy agency and setting prison terms for publishing leaked information?
  • Explanation:It provides expanded scope for the MIT spy agency to tap into private phone conversations and collect intelligence related to "terrorism, international crimes, and external intelligence gathering. It provides expanded scope for the MIT spy agency to tap into private phone conversations and collect intelligence related to "terrorism, international crimes, and external intelligence gathering.
  • Question 8: Who wrote the famous book - One Hundred Years of Solitude?Who wrote the famous book - One Hundred Years of Solitude?
  • Explanation:Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed millions of readers to Latin America passion, superstition, violence and inequality died at home in Mexico City. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed millions of readers to Latin America passion, superstition, violence and inequality died at home in Mexico City.
  • Question 9: What is Sandesh Pathak?What is Sandesh Pathak?
  • Explanation:This application has been jointly developed by C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram , C-DAC Mumbai, IIT Kharagpur, IIT-Madras and IIIT Hyderabad.This application has been jointly developed by C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram , C-DAC Mumbai, IIT Kharagpur, IIT-Madras and IIIT Hyderabad.
  • Question 10: Who is the author of the book - 2 States: The Story of My Marriage?Who is the author of the book - 2 States: The Story of My Marriage?
  • Explanation:Written by Chetan Bhagat - 2 States: The Story of My Marriage - which is partly autobiographical, love blossomed between them. Written by Chetan Bhagat - 2 States: The Story of My Marriage - which is partly autobiographical, love blossomed between them.