Apr. 27 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: UN and___have signed a historic agreement on sport for peace and economic development?UN and___have signed a historic agreement on sport for peace and economic development?
  • Explanation:Secretary-General Ban said the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the IOC was a logical and historic step after years of ever closer collaboration in using sport to promote development and peace.Secretary-General Ban said the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the IOC was a logical and historic step after years of ever closer collaboration in using sport to promote development and peace.
  • Question 2: Kasturirangan Committee has recommended a ban on development activities in the 60,000 square km ecologically-sensitive area in....?Kasturirangan Committee has recommended a ban on development activities in the 60,000 square km ecologically-sensitive area in....?
  • Explanation:Karnataka has accepted the Kasturirangan Committee report asking a ban on development activities in the 60,000 square km ecologically-sensitive area in the Western Ghats. Karnataka has accepted the Kasturirangan Committee report asking a ban on development activities in the 60,000 square km ecologically-sensitive area in the Western Ghats.
  • Question 3: Name the Indian who has been appointed as new President and CEO of Nokia Corporation? Name the Indian who has been appointed as new President and CEO of Nokia Corporation?
  • Explanation:Rajeev Suri will take charges as President and CEO of Nokia on 1 May 2014 and he is one of the few global bosses who did not go to a business school. Rajeev Suri will take charges as President and CEO of Nokia on 1 May 2014 and he is one of the few global bosses who did not go to a business school.
  • Question 4: Who has been hounoured with Global Indian Award 2014 by Canada India Foundation? Who has been hounoured with Global Indian Award 2014 by Canada India Foundation?
  • Explanation:Murthy is the fifth recipient of the award and was awarded for his remarkable vision and leadership in the IT sector. Murthy is the fifth recipient of the award and was awarded for his remarkable vision and leadership in the IT sector.
  • Question 5: Chernobyl disaster happened in....?Chernobyl disaster happened in....?
  • Explanation:Ukranian Government has announced to build a arch over Chernobyl to protect its citizens from radioactive dust. The arch is being built to mark the 28th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster. Ukranian Government has announced to build a arch over Chernobyl to protect its citizens from radioactive dust. The arch is being built to mark the 28th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster.
  • Question 6: Which IT giant is working on self driving cars? Which IT giant is working on self driving cars?
  • Explanation:In a new milestone Google self-driving car passes 700,000 accident-free miles, can now avoid cyclists, stop at railroad crossings. In a new milestone Google self-driving car passes 700,000 accident-free miles, can now avoid cyclists, stop at railroad crossings.
  • Question 7: Green Nobel 2014 is....?Green Nobel 2014 is....?
  • Explanation:Goldman Environmental Prize aka Green Nobel, honours the heroic grassroots environmentalists around the world for their achievements. Goldman Environmental Prize aka Green Nobel, honours the heroic grassroots environmentalists around the world for their achievements.
  • Question 8: What is Californian Mite? What is Californian Mite?
  • Explanation:A Southern California mite Paratarsotomus macropalpis set a new record as world fastest land animal, surpassing Cheetah. A Southern California mite Paratarsotomus macropalpis set a new record as world fastest land animal, surpassing Cheetah.
  • Question 9: What is the name of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports scheme that was launched to develop the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service?What is the name of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports scheme that was launched to develop the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service?
  • Explanation:Currently, there are about 32.5 lakhs NSS volunteers in senior secondary schools, colleges and universities, but the same is less than 15% of the student strength eligible to join NSS.Currently, there are about 32.5 lakhs NSS volunteers in senior secondary schools, colleges and universities, but the same is less than 15% of the student strength eligible to join NSS.
  • Question 10: Boundary Count is a term related with which sport? Boundary Count is a term related with which sport?
  • Explanation:Boundary Count comes to picture when a team is declared winner in a T20 tied match and when even super over is tied, then the team which has maximum number of total boundaries is the winner. Boundary Count comes to picture when a team is declared winner in a T20 tied match and when even super over is tied, then the team which has maximum number of total boundaries is the winner.